Democrats

Mayor Pete Smacks Down Racist Troll At Event [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Pete Buttigieg has been facing a great deal of scrutiny on racial matters lately due to the recent police shooting of a black man in his hometown, so as he talked to voters in Iowa, a man asked the mayor to tell African American community of South Bend to “stop committing crimes and doing drugs.” The man was …

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Biden: Most Dems Are “Center Left” Not “Way Left”

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden expressed deep skepticism of the leftward tilt of the Democratic Party in an exclusive interview with CNN airing Friday. Biden, speaking with CNN’s Chris Cuomo in Des Moines, Iowa, suggested that “Medicare for All” is irrational, argued that the majority of Democrats are “center left” not “way left,” and said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, …

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Joaquin Castro Calls Ingraham A “White Supremacist”

Politico reports: A Twitter spat between Rep. Joaquin Castro and Fox News’ Laura Ingraham escalated quickly on Wednesday — with the Texas congressman branding the conservative talking head “a white supremacist” during an exchange over conditions at migrant detention centers. Castro, the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and several other lawmakers on Monday toured facilities operated by U.S. Customs …

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Lone Democratic US House Rep Joins Nike Boycott

Our least favorite House Dem is at it again: Illinois Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski showed off his Nike boycott to Twitter in light of the company’s decision to pull its Betsy Ross flag sneakers. “I’m sitting here working. Notice I’m not wearing Nikes, nor will I anytime soon,” Lipinski tweeted Tuesday night along with a photo of his New Balance …

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Biden Raises $21.5M In Second Fundraising Quarter

Reuters reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden raked in $21.5 million in the second fundraising quarter of the year, the second-highest total reported so far by a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, placing him behind only Pete Buttigieg, who raised $24.8 million. In an email to supporters, the Biden campaign pointed out that Biden entered the race in late April after …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Takes Lead In New Iowa Poll

Iowa Starting Line reports: We have a shakeup in Iowa. Elizabeth Warren leads the pack in the Iowa Caucus, according to a new poll out this morning from David Binder Research, currently earning the support of 20% of likely Democratic caucus-goers. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are both within the margin of error with Warren for first place, but they …

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Mayor Pete Proposes Expanded National Service Plan

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is proposing a massive expansion of national service programs in a bid to help unify Americans and bring people from different backgrounds together. Buttigieg, 37, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a military veteran, is due to unveil the plan during a speech on Wednesday in Iowa, where the Democratic nominating contest …

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Mayor Pete Welcomes Lil Nas X To LGBTQ “Family”

Page Six reports: The first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, just welcomed Lil Nas X to the LGBTQ community after the “Old Town Road” rapper came out came out on World Pride Day Sunday. “[email protected] has gone from viral sensation to groundbreaking musician,” Buttigieg, 37, tweeted on Tuesday. “As a fan, I’m thrilled and inspired to see him …

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ARIZONA: Mark Kelly Reveals Huge Fundraising Haul

The Arizona Republic reports: Democrat Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut who is hoping to unseat Republican Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona’s 2020 Senate race, raised $4.2 million during April, May and June, exceeding his first-quarter fundraising. All told, he has raised $8.3 million since announcing his candidacy in February, and he has nearly $6 million cash on hand, according to …

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Mayor Pete Is Filming A Campaign Documentary

Axios reports: Story Syndicate, a new production company founded by veteran filmmakers Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan, is creating a documentary on Mayor Pete Buttigieg, according to sources with knowledge of the film. Buttigieg becomes the latest millennial politician to turn to docs to define his legacy as an unlikely political challenger. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has both gotten involved with …

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House Committee Sues US Treasury For Trump’s Taxes

CNBC reports: The House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday sued the Treasury Department to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a spokesman for a committee member told CNBC on Tuesday. The Democrat-led panel had subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS chief Charles Rettig in May to hand over six years of Trump’s personal and business returns. The officials …

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New CNN Poll: Biden Slips, Harris and Warren Surge

CNN reports: Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have made steep gains after the first Democratic presidential debate, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. shows, with former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead over the field shrinking to a narrow 5 points. The results indicate a significant tightening in the race for the Democratic nomination. The poll, conducted after the …

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Mayor Pete Raised $25M In Last Quarter, Per Campaign

The New York Times reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., raised $24.8 million over the past three months, his campaign said on Monday, a head-turning total that is likely to be among the largest disclosed by any of the Democratic presidential candidates for the second quarter of the year. Mr. Buttigieg’s haul, from more than 294,000 donors, is …

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2020 Dems Defend Harris Against Racist Birther Attacks

Axios reports: Several Democratic presidential candidates defended fellow 2020 contender Sen. Kamala Harris on Saturday against false online accusations about her race and U.S. citizenship — with many calling the attacks racist. A social media researcher, cited in the NYT and Buzzfeed, aggregated at least 12 tweets questioning Harris’ race during the first Democratic primary debate, saying “it has all …

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LGBTQ Victory Fund Endorses Mayor Pete For President

The Daily Beast reports: On Friday, exactly 50 years after the Stonewall Riots helped ignite the modern gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights movement, the LGBTQ Victory Fund announced that it was endorsing Buttigieg for president, the first presidential endorsement in the organization’s history. “Every day that Pete is in the race, from the standpoint of an LGBT activist, he …

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Democrats Celebrate Stonewall: We See You, We Hear You, We Won’t Stop Fighting For Your Rights [VIDEO]

Just in via email from the Democratic National Committee: “Today, we celebrate the birth of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. We honor the courage and diversity of the activists at Stonewall. We remember heroes like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson – two trans women of color – whose bravery changed our country for the better. And we recognize all …

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Mayor Pete: Stonewall Made It Possible For Me To Run

Just in via email from the Buttigieg campaign: Fifty years ago, early on a Saturday morning, police came through the door of the Stonewall Inn. That raid gave rise to a resistance, which in turn helped launch the arrival of LGBTQ consciousness in America as we know it. My candidacy is possible today only because of the hard work and …

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Kamala Harris Says She Misheard Debate Question, Does Not Support Abolishing Private Health Insurance

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) said Friday that she does not support abolishing private health insurance in the United States, saying she misheard a question from NBC’s moderators about Medicare-for-all during the presidential debate. Thursday night, Harris alone joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in raising her hand when all of the candidates were asked if they …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Presidential Debate Night Two

Fortune reports: As the first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday may be seen in boxing parlance as the undercard match, Thursday’s highly anticipated matchup will definitely be the main event. Four of the 10 leading Democratic candidates in the polls will face off in Miami to these posing issues: Will Bernie Sanders waste no time and go all-in on former …

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2020 Democrats Celebrate SCOTUS Census Ruling

Let’s just hope this isn’t premature celebrating: Democratic presidential candidates celebrated the Thursday morning’s Supreme Court decision blocking the Trump administration’s request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Chief Justice john Roberts joined with the court’s liberal wing in a decision ruling 5-4 the Trump administration did not give adequate reason for adding the question. YES — …

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