Democrats

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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Huge Lead For Warren In Poll Of MoveOn Members

NBC News reports: Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders top a new straw poll from progressive group MoveOn.org, illuminating how the packed field of candidates is coming into focus for more left-leaning Democratic voters just before the first debate of the 2020 cycle. The poll, being released Tuesday and which NBC News is the first to report, shows Warren is …

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POLL: Most Dem Voters Know Little About Candidates

The Associated Press reports: Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign , a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows most Democratic voters haven’t fully tuned in. Only 22% of Democrats …

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LIVE VIDEO: South Carolina Democratic Convention

South Carolina’s The State reports: Nearly all of the Democrats running for president are in Columbia Saturday where they will get a chance to make their pitch to voters. Twenty-two candidates are expected to speak at the S.C. Democratic Party Convention, and 20 will take the stage at the Planned Parenthood Action Fund presidential forum, the first of its kind …

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Mayor Pete Faces Protests Over Police Shooting [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: While his 2020 rivals mingled with large friendly crowds at a Democratic fish fry in South Carolina Friday night, Mayor Pete Buttigieg found himself somewhere very different, wading into an emotional knot of protesters at the South Bend Police Department, some of whom cursed him, interrupted him and shouted a list of demands through a …

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Bernie And Warren Go Viral With Miami Flight Photo

Mediaite reports: A photo of Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) ending up in coach on a flight together is going viral on Twitter. Both of the 2020 election opponents have window seats, with Warren seated behind Sanders in the flight. Twitter politicos were quick to pounce both on the seating arraignment and the senators’ seatmate looking directly …

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Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan To End All Private Prisons

Reuters reports: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday called for the elimination of privately run prisons and detention centers at the federal and state level, arguing they too often place profits above safety. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts also pledged to ban private contractors from charging inmates for routine services such as phone calls, bank transfers and healthcare, …

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Booker Proposes Broad Clemency For Drug Offenders

The New York Times reports: Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey on Thursday announced a plan to offer clemency to more than 17,000 inmates serving time for nonviolent drug-related offenses on the first day of his presidency, an expansive use of executive power that would be the broadest clemency initiative since the Civil War. The plan, which draws heavily on …

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Kamala Harris Unveils Plan To Widen PrEP Availability

Politico reports: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) released a plan Thursday that would seek to slow the spread of HIV by making a preventive drug more accessible. The plan would require that private and public insurance plans cover PrEP without a copay. In addition, insurance companies would be required to cover any tests related to PrEP. The bill also would create …

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