Democrats

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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Drudge Poll Names Gabbard As First Debate Winner

The Hill reports: The conservative Drudge Report’s instant poll shows Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) as the biggest winner of the first night of the Democratic presidential debates, with nearly 45 percent of the vote just after 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning. The unscientific online poll shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at a distant second with 11.2 percent, followed by Rep. John …

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Glorious Leader Ridicules “Boring!” Democratic Debate

Yahoo News reports: President Trump, who earlier Wednesday said he wouldn’t watch the first round of the first Democratic presidential debate, because he was “off to save the free world,” initially tweeted just one word about the event in Miami: “BORING!” Trump tweeted from Air Force One, which had stopped off Anchorage, Alaska, en route to Japan, where the president …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Presidential Debate Night One

The Los Angeles Times reports: The Democrats vying to challenge President Trump will no doubt take turns denouncing him when they gather in Miami for their first debate on Wednesday and Thursday. Will they be as combative toward one another? For the opening round on Wednesday, center stage will belong to Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Rep. Beto …

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DNC Chair Tom Perez: Nobody Will Be Talking About Hand Size Or Silly Nicknames At Democratic Debates

“We’re going to talk about the issues. There will be nobody talking about hand size. There will be nobody talking about silly nicknames for their opponents, we’ll leave that to the Republicans. I think people want to know what do you stand for, what are you going to fight for and will you fight for the issues that matter to …

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Bernie Sanders Won’t Commit To Conceding Primary Even If He Has No Chance Of Being The Dem Nominee

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday did not commit to conceding the primary even if it became clear he would not be the nominee, a move that traces back to 2016 when the senator was facing down then-Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. In an afternoon interview, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Sanders if he would leave the race before the …

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Five Dems Lead Trump In Head-To-Head Matchups

Reuters reports: An Emerson Polling survey released Tuesday found both former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leading President Trump by 10 points nationally. The poll, conducted June 21-24 among 1,096 voters, found the two Democratic presidential hopefuls both ahead of Trump in a hypothetical matchup, 55 percent to 45 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) also led …

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