Tag Archives: Democrats

Tonight: Beto Reboots Campaign With CNN Town Hall

Politico reports: No candidate entered the presidential race with loftier expectations than Beto O’Rourke — or fell back so quickly afterward. Stalled at about 5 percent in national polls, Beto O’Rourke acknowledged recently that he needs to “do a better job” reaching a national audience. When he landed in Iowa this week for his fourth visit to the state, he …

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Mayor Pete Features On Cover Of Out‘s Pride Issue

From Out Magazine‘s annual LGBT Pride issue: Buttigieg is nobody’s radical, but he doesn’t quite represent the presidential status quo either. For all the ways that Buttigieg resembles the bulk of our white, male, Ivy League-educated presidents past, he stands out as a gay man — one who came out in the middle of his 2015 mayoral re-election campaign and …

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Fox Host Brit Hume: Mayor Pete Is “Most Impressive Candidate” Since The Emergence Of Obama [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the “most impressive… candidate” in terms of political talent in the current 2020 Democratic presidential field, Brit Hume said, comparing the South Bend, Ind. mayor’s rise in popularity to the “emergence of Barack Obama.” “I think Pete Buttigieg is the most impressive, by far, candidate in terms of just raw political talent in …

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Mayor Pete Blasts Fox Hosts Ahead Of Fox Town Hall

Via email from the Buttigieg campaign: There’s been a lot of debate recently about whether Democratic presidential candidates should go on Fox News. Tomorrow night [tonight], I’ll be participating in a Fox News town hall with Chris Wallace, and I want to tell you why. First, let me be clear: I strongly condemn the voices on Fox and in the …

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De Blasio Admits He Won’t Qualify For First Debate

Politico reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged Friday he may not qualify for the first presidential debate next month, but argued that isn’t a telltale sign about his overall chances of winning the Democratic nomination. As he kicked off his campaign here in the nation’s first presidential selection state, the mayor said he has achieved one debate …

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Mayor Pete To Fox News: I’m Old Enough To Remember When Republicans Cared About Presidential Character

Fox News reports: The South Bend, Indiana mayor – a one-time long-shot for the nomination whose surge over the past two months has made him a legitimate contender for the Democratic nomination – drew attention to Trump’s payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump. “I’m old enough to remember when Republicans talked …

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BREAKING: US House Approves LGBTQ Equality Act

Via press release from GLAAD: “LGBTQ Americans are one step closer to being protected by federal law instead of living in a country where hard-working Americans in a majority of states can be fired from their jobs, denied housing opportunities, and turned away from other critical services – including access to health care – simply for being who they are. …

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LIVE VIDEO: US House Debates LGBTQ Equality Act

Via press release: Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement in support of H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity: “I rise today in strong support of H.R. 5, the “Equality Act,” which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other core civil rights …

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Joe Biden Backs Decriminalizing Marijuana

CNN reports: Joe Biden supports decriminalizing marijuana, a Biden campaign spokesman told CNN, but the former vice president isn’t going as far as calling for the drug to be legalized on the federal level. “Nobody should be in jail for smoking marijuana,” Biden told voters at a Tuesday house party in Nashua, New Hampshire. Asked by CNN if the former …

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NYPD Union Blasts De Blasio’s “Laughable” WH Bid

The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, which represents active and retired NYPD officers, this morning issued the below statement: It is laughable that a mayor who has shown no interest in running New York City for six years now says he wants to mismanage the entire country. While the mayor of our nation’s largest city is …

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Biden Chooses Philadelphia As Campaign Headquarters

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is choosing Philadelphia to base his 2020 presidential campaign, opting for his native Pennsylvania over the state of Delaware that sent him to the Senate for 36 years. The choice is both practical and symbolic for Biden. Philadelphia is convenient to his homes in Wilmington, Delaware, and northern Virginia. The site …

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IL Rep. Dan Lipinski Reverses, Will Vote For Equality Act, Is Only House Democrat Not To Co-Sponsor Bill

The Hill reports: Rep. Daniel Lipinski (Ill.), a centrist Democrat facing a liberal primary challenge, announced Wednesday that he will vote for legislation to expand civil protections for LGBT people despite his concerns that it could conflict with religious liberty. Lipinski is the only House Democrat not to co-sponsor the Equality Act, which is expected to hit the floor later …

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Bill De Blasio Announces 2020 Presidential Bid [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has released a video on YouTube announcing his campaign for president, which will be followed by an appearance on “Good Morning America” Thursday morning. De Blasio, who is in his second term, joins a crowded field of nearly two dozen Democrats seeking to move into the White House. The central theme …

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Biden Widens Lead Over Dem Field, +16 Over Bernie

Reuters reports: Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has expanded his lead over a wide field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination by 5 percentage points since he entered the race in late April, according to a monthly Reuters/Ipsos poll. The poll released on Wednesday found 29% of Democrats and independents said they would vote for Biden in …

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Warren Rejects Fox News Town Hall Offer: They’re A “Hate For Profit Racket” That Gives Voice To Racists

Politico reports: Elizabeth Warren turned down a Fox News invitation Tuesday for a televised town hall and denounced the cable network as a “hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.” The network has been inviting Democratic presidential candidates to participate in town halls moderated by its news reporters. Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar already done the events, …

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Mayor Pete Slow Jams The News With Fallon [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Last month, the hosts of Fox & Friends openly worried that Mayor Pete Buttigieg might be the next Barack Obama. Now, Jimmy Fallon may have just confirmed their worst nightmare. On Monday night, Buttigieg joined the Tonight Show host for his latest edition of “Slow Jam the News.” The recurring bit started as a vehicle for …

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Dem Montana Gov Announces 2020 WH Bid [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced on Tuesday that he’s running for president, appealing to primary voters as a Democrat elected twice in a largely Republican state and joining a primary field of nearly two dozen candidates. Bullock is focusing his campaign message on campaign finance, touting Montana’s election laws that he has championed as attorney general and governor, …

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Surgery For Jimmy Carter After Breaking Hip In Fall

Via press release from the Carter Center: While leaving to go turkey hunting this morning, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell at his home in Plains, Georgia. He is recovering comfortably from surgery to repair a broken hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. His surgeon stated that the surgery was successful. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him. …

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Mayor Pete Launches LGBT Pride Month Merchandise

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg just texted his followers to announce the launch of #PrideForPete merchandise, which includes t-shirts, tank tops, bags, stickers, badges, rally signs, and temporary tattoos. The swag comes in the colors of the transgender pride flag, the eight-stripe rainbow that includes the colors black and brown, and one shirt hails the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. As …

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Mayor Pete Warns Against “Identity Politics” [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Pete Buttigieg sought to diffuse weeks of fraught questions about white privilege and his struggles attracting minorities to his campaign by calling out fellow Democrats on Saturday for playing “identity politics” and pitting one group’s grievances against another’s. In a risky speech to the Human Rights Campaign, a major LGBT rights group, Buttigieg warned of a “crisis …

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