Tag Archives: Democrats

LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks To UN General Assembly

CNN reports: President Joe Biden on Tuesday is set to deliver his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly since taking office, where he’s expected to present his long-term vision for the global community, defend the withdrawal from Afghanistan and emphasize the importance of reestablishing alliances. Biden’s speech, which will come in the morning session, “will center on the …

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Michelle Obama Launches Series Of 2022 GOTV Events

The Hill reports: It’s more than a year away, but Michelle Obama is already looking ahead to the midterm elections next November, lining up a star-studded group of supporters with the aim of mobilizing voters ahead of 2022. The former first lady’s voter registration and engagement organization, When We All Vote, announced a series of celebrity-filled events on Tuesday. The …

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Sinema Opposes Dem Plan For Drug Pricing Reform

Politico reports: The White House has a new headache as it struggles to get its multitrillion-dollar party-line spending bill passed: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s objections to drug pricing reforms that are already struggling to make it through the House. The Arizona Democrat is opposed to the current prescription drug pricing proposals in both the House and Senate bills, two sources familiar …

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Axios: Beto O’Rourke To Announce Bid For TX Governor

Axios reports: Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke is preparing to run for governor of Texas in 2022, with an announcement expected later this year, Texas political operatives tell Axios. O’Rourke’s entry would give Democrats a high-profile candidate with a national fundraising network to challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott — and give O’Rourke, a former three-term congressman from El Paso and 2020 …

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CO’s Polis Becomes First Gay Gov To Marry In Office

NPR reports: Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis wed his longtime partner on Wednesday, marking the first same-sex marriage of a sitting United States governor. In 2018, Polis became the first openly gay man ever elected governor in the U.S. A decade earlier, he was the first openly gay man elected to the U.S. House. “Over the course of Jared’s career …

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Exit Poll: 83% Of LGBTs Voted Against Newsom Recall

NBC News reports: Like the state at large, an overwhelming majority of California’s LGBTQ voters voted “no” to a Republican-led effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and remove him from office, according to an NBC News Exit Poll of early and Election Day voters. The poll found that 7 percent of California recall voters identify as LGBTQ. Of …

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Manchin Not Budging On Biden’s $3.5T Spending Plan

The Hill reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), a key moderate Democrat, said on Sunday that he can’t support President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending plan. “We don’t have the need to rush into this and get it done within one week because there’s some deadline we’re meeting or someone’s going to fall through the cracks,” Manchin said on NBC’s “Meet the …

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Justice Breyer Warns Against Expanding SCOTUS

NPR reports: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has a warning to those who want to remake the court: Be careful what you wish for. In his new book, The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics, Breyer argues that over time, public acceptance of Supreme Court opinions, even those you may disagree with, has become a habit …

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Newsom Pulls Away In Latest California Recall Poll

The Los Angeles Times reports: Momentum has turned strongly against the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom with just days to go before voting ends, a change that comes after a deluge of political ads and support from leading Democrats who have slammed the effort as a Republican power grab. According to a UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll …

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Discloses Breast Cancer Treatment

The Washington Post reports: Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday that she has been treated for breast cancer that was found in February and the treatment “went well.” Klobuchar, 61, tweeted that the cancer was detected during a routine mammogram, and eventually she had a lumpectomy to remove the cancer. She said she completed radiation treatment in May, and a …

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KY Gov Calls Special Session Over “Dire” COVID Surge

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is calling for a special session of the General Assembly to address the commonwealth’s alarming rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The session will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the state Capitol in Frankfort. Beshear’s call comes two weeks after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled a lower court was wrong …

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Biden To Visit All Three 9/11 Sites For 20th Anniversary

The Washington Post reports: President Biden will travel to New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at all three sites where they occurred, the White House announced Saturday. Biden will be accompanied by first lady Jill Biden when he visits Lower Manhattan in New York City; Shanksville, Pa.; and the …

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Kamala Harris To Campaign For Newsom In California

CNN reports: Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign with California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday in the Bay Area, following through on her commitment to help the embattled Democratic governor defeat the Republican-led effort to oust him in the September 14 special election. Newsom is campaigning in Los Angeles on Saturday with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as they attempt to …

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Pete And Chasten Buttigieg Announce Birth Of Children

The Advocate reports: After announcing earlier this summer that they were expecting, Pete and Chasten Buttigieg have now revealed the birth of their two children. It is assumed that the children are twins. The history-making couple have been looking to become parents for some time. In August, the pair announced they would soon be growing the family, which already includes …

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Newsom: Biden Will Visit To Campaign Against Recall

Politico reports: President Joe Biden will campaign for Gov. Gavin Newsom in California ahead of the Sept. 14 recall vote, Newsom said Thursday. “I’m humbled by the fact the president will be out here soon,” Newsom told reporters during a campaign stop in San Francisco’s Chinatown district. While the White House pledged last month to offer Newsom campaign support with …

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Manchin Says He Won’t Vote For $3.5T Budget Package

Sen. Joe Manchin writes for the Wall Street Journal: I, for one, won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs. Inflation continues to rise and is bleeding the value of Americans’ wages and income. …

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POLL: Newsom +19 On California Recall Question

The Los Angeles Times reports: Most likely California voters are opposed to the Republican-led recall effort against Gov. Gavin Newsom and a growing number fear the consequences of removing him from office with a hard-right conservative best positioned to take his place, according to new poll by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California. The poll found that 58% of …

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NY Gov Unveils Deal To Extend Evictions Moratorium

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Hochul announced late Tuesday that she’s summoning legislators for a rare special session to extend New York’s expiring eviction moratorium and allocate more financial relief for renters in a bid to stave off an avalanche of evictions at a time when the coronavirus is resurging in the state. The special session, set for …

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House Approves John Lewis Voting Rights Act

NPR reports: House lawmakers approved new legislation aimed at protecting the right to vote on Tuesday, amid a wave of restrictive new elections laws from Republican-controlled state legislatures. The bill is named for the Georgia congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, who died last year. Democrats say the bill, known as H.R. 4 would strengthen the Voting Rights Act …

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House Approves Budget Package In 220-212 Vote

The Washington Post reports: House Democrats on Tuesday approved a roughly $3.5 trillion budget that could enable sweeping changes to the nation’s healthcare, education and tax laws, overcoming internal divisions in a debate that could foreshadow even tougher battles still to come. The 220-212 outcome came after days of delays as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) scrambled to stave off …

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