Democrats

Trump’s Four Targets: Impeach The Racist Now [VIDEO]

Let’s go to Fox News for this one: In spirited remarks tinged with open animosity, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., standing side-by-side with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, declared at a news conference on Capitol Hill Monday that “it is time for us to impeach this president” for “openly violating” his constitutional oath. “The eyes of history are …

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House To Vote On Condemning Trump’s “Xenophobia”

Vox reports: House Democrats will soon vote on a formal resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his racist tweets about four members of Congress. After blasting the president’s words in her own tweet this weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House will go further. Democrats will soon introduce a resolution condemning Trump’s “xenophobic” remarks. The resolution will be sponsored …

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AOC: Lindsey Graham Is Bringing Back McCarthyism

NBC News reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fired back at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) Monday afternoon after he called her and three other freshman congresswomen targeted by President Trump “anti-Semitic” and “communists.” Graham made the remarks in defending a series of tweets from Trump aimed at Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), telling …

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NEW YORK: Gay NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres To Challenge Homophobe Ruben Diaz In House Primary

The New York Times reports: In January, as Congress swore in a record 10 openly L.G.B.T.Q. members, Ritchie J. Torres, a 31-year-old Bronx councilman, recalled how the moment filled him with admiration, but also a sense that the accomplishment was still incomplete. Mr. Torres, who is the first openly gay person to hold elected office in the borough, noted that …

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Omar To Trump: You Are Stoking White Nationalism

Politico reports: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said on Sunday that President Trump is “stoking white nationalism” after he suggested unidentified progressive congresswomen should “go back” to the places they came from. Omar, who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, came to the U.S. with her family as a refugee. Trump in an earlier tweet said that the Democratic lawmakers, who “originally …

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New Republic Faces Backlash Over Mayor Pete Hit Piece

The Hill reports: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced Saturday it pulled out of a climate forum hosted by The New Republic after the outlet posted an offensive piece about White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg. “The offensive piece by this author, and the choice to run it, are inconsistent with our values and LCV is withdrawing our participation in …

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Mayor Pete Questions Medicare For All, Free College

CNN reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg weighed in on his opponents’ plans to implement “Medicare for All” and free college tuition, calling them “questionable on their merits” and “pretty far out from where Americans are.” “I do think that we should be realistic about what’s going to work. And just flipping a switch and saying we’re instantly going to …

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New Republic Deletes Bizarre Hit Piece On Mayor Pete

Mediaite reports: Just hours after The New Republic posted a bizarre, acerbic, and definitely not satirical essay by gay novelist and critic Dale Peck about 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who is also gay, the magazine pulled down the piece and posted a short Editor’s Note in its place. Almost immediately after the essay’s publication, criticism began pouring in on …

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Seth Moulton: Trump Voters Know He’s An Asshole

Politico reports: Rep. Seth Moulton thinks voters know Donald Trump is an “asshole” — but he says Democrats are wasting their time launching a “moral crusade” against the president. Moulton is polling at the back of the pack seeking the Democratic nomination for president, and he didn’t make it on the stage for the first primary debate last month. But …

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Harris Proposes $1B Fund To Clear Rape Kits Backlog

Newsweek reports: There are currently hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits in police evidence storage facilities around the country and 2020 Democratic hopeful Kamala Harris has a plan to end the nationwide backlog. On Thursday, Harris said she would spend $1 billion in order to help states clear rape kit backlogs. The money would also help law enforcement reform …

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Joe Biden Vows Return To Daily Press Briefings [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House hopeful Joe Biden vowed his administration would revive daily press briefings, a tradition that has become less and less frequent under President Trump. “We believe in the power of free press. That’s why I’ll return immediately to daily press briefings in the White House, the State Department and the Defense Department,” the former vice president …

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House To Vote On Contempt Charges For Barr And Ross

Politico reports: House Democrats will vote next week on criminal contempt charges against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena over the 2020 census, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday. The vote — the second time a sitting attorney general would be found in criminal contempt by the House — has …

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House Votes To Overturn Trump’s Trans Military Ban

Reuters reports: The House on Thursday approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill aimed at reversing President Trump’s policy banning most transgender people from serving in the military. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would enshrine in law that any person who meets gender-neutral occupational standards can serve in the military regardless of race, color, …

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Mayor Pete Unveils Sweeping Plan On Racial Disparity

NPR reports: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg got a really big boost to his campaign recently, announcing a staggering $24.8 million fundraising haul over the past three months. But that hasn’t changed one of the toughest realities his candidacy faces: support among black voters that barely registers in the polls. Countering skeptics who doubt he can win crucial African …

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Pelosi Scolds Progressive Reps On Tweeted Infighting

Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi chided progressives in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, calling on them to address their intra-party grievances privately rather than blasting their centrist colleagues on Twitter. Pelosi’s comments, which were described as stern, came during the first full caucus meeting since a major blow up over emergency border funding last month between progressive and moderate lawmakers as …

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McConnell Challenger Raises Record $2.5M On First Day

NBC News reports: Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath raised more than $2.5 million in the first 24 hours of her campaign against Mitch McConnell — over $1 million of it coming in just the first five and a half hours after she announced, according to her campaign. McGrath campaign manager Mark Nickolas said it’s the most ever raised in …

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Dem Rep To Kellyanne Conway: Take A Seat And Keep My Name Out Of Your Lying Mouth, Distraction Becky

The Hill reports: Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) lit into White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday after Conway took aim at the freshman Democrat for voting against a President Trump-backed border aid bill. Her tweet came in response to a tweet Conway made in which she mocked a disagreement between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Pressley and other progressive Democrats …

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Manchin Intros Equal Pay Bill For Women’s Soccer Team

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent any federal funding for the 2026 World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to provide equal pay to the U.S. women’s and men’s national teams. The bill would cut off “any and all” federal money that would otherwise be spent when the United States …

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Former USMC Fighter Pilot To Challenge McConnell

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Former Marine Corps fighter pilot Amy McGrath announced Tuesday that she wants to challenge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November 2020, ending months of speculation about whether she’d try to take out one of the most powerful political figures in the country. In a three-minute video on social media and on the MSNBC show …

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Activist Tom Steyer Announces 2020 White House Bid

NBC News reports: Billionaire activist Tom Steyer declared his candidacy for the presidency on Tuesday in a video, reversing an earlier announcement several months ago that he intended to sit out the 2020 Democratic primary race. While he is not well known and the candidate field is already overstuffed with two dozen candidates, Steyer’s money could give him an edge, …

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