Tag Archives: Democrats

Politico: Dems “Smell A Rout” Coming In November

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s collapsing poll numbers have Democrats thinking bigger than just winning the White House and seizing the Senate — they’re imagining a rout that extends all the way down the ballot. Intent on not repeating the mistakes of 2010 under then-President Barack Obama, the party is seizing on a once-in-a-decade opportunity to drive the redistricting process — …

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Joe Biden: Trump Is Eroding America’s Foundation

From an op-ed published today by Joe Biden: That pursuit of a more perfect union has been thrown off course in recent years — and no one bears more responsibility than President Donald Trump. Every day, he finds new ways to tarnish and dismantle our democracy — from baseless attacks on our voting rights to the use of military force …

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Hillary: I Would Have Done A Better Job On Coronavirus

“We wouldn’t have been able to stop the pandemic at our borders the way that Trump claimed in the beginning, but we sure could have done a better job saving lives, modeling better, more responsible behavior. I don’t think we necessarily should have had as deep an economic assault on livelihoods and jobs as we have. So I know I …

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TEXAS: Trump +4 Over Joe Biden In New UT Poll

Texas Politics reports: The University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll of Texas voters finds President Donald Trump holding a four-point lead over former vice-president Joe Biden among registered voters. With just under five months to go before Election Day, 48 percent of those polled preferred Trump, with 44 percent choosing Biden. This poll is the latest in a series of …

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Biden +12 Over Trump In New National Monmouth Poll

Politico reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump by a wide margin nationally, a poll released Thursday shows, as the race for the White House stabilizes, at least for the time being, with Biden well in front. The Monmouth University poll shows Biden with a 12-point nationwide lead over the president, 53 percent to 41 …

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Biden Outraises Trump With Record $141 Million Haul

Reuters reports: Democrat Joe Biden edged out Republican Donald Trump in fundraising for a second straight month in June, data from the rival U.S. presidential campaigns showed on Wednesday. Biden and allied Democratic groups raked in over $141 million during the month, while President Trump and closely tied groups hauled $131 million. In each case, the figures were new monthly …

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Pew Research: Biden +40 Among Voters Ages 18-29

Just out today from Pew Research: In the presidential contest, Donald Trump faces a 10 percentage point deficit in his race against Joe Biden: 54% of registered voters say if the election were held today, they would support Biden or lean toward voting for him, while 44% support Trump or lean toward supporting him. By well more than two-to-one (68% …

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FBI Arrests Four Toledo Officials On Bribery Charges

The Toledo Blade reports: The FBI has taken into custody multiple Toledo city council members accused of taking cash in exchange for votes during what is described in court records as a years-long, sweeping bribery scandal involving some of the city’s highest elected officials. City council members Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and Gary Johnson are all accused of …

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Amy McGrath Projected To Win KY Dem Senate Primary

NBC News reports: Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath has won the state’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary, NBC News projects, narrowly edging Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker in a tougher-than-expected race for the right to face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November. McGrath, who was backed by several establishment Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had initially …

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US House Passes Bill To Expand Obamacare

The Washington Post reports: The House Monday passed the first significant expansion of the Affordable Care Act since its birth a decade ago, providing Democrats a high-wattage platform to castigate President Trump for his efforts to overturn the landmark law during a pandemic and an election year. The 234-179 vote, almost entirely along party lines, was a hollow exercise in …

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Dems Blast Trump’s “Bigotry” In Stonewall Recognition

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: “51 years ago today, the LGBTQ+ community in New York City, led by transgender and lesbian women of color, fought back against harassment, persecution, and police brutality. Their activism at Stonewall and in the years to come rippled across America and the world — changing hearts, minds, culture, and law. “One year later, …

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US House Approves DC Statehood Bill In 232-180 Vote

CNN reports: House Democrats approved a bill to admit Washington, DC, as a state on Friday, marking the first time either chamber of Congress has advanced a DC statehood measure. The bill, introduced by DC’s nonvoting House member, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, would shrink the federal capital to a small area encompassing the White House, Capitol building, Supreme Court, and …

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FLORIDA: Dems 300K Ahead In Vote-By-Mail Signups

Politico reports: Democrats have opened up a 302,000-voter advantage over Republicans in vote-by-mail enrollment, an edge that could pay big dividends in President Donald Trump’s newly adopted must-win state. Five months before Election Day, more than 1.46 million Democrats have signed up to vote by mail compared to 1.16 million Republicans, according to an analysis of state Division of Election …

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Joe Biden +14 Over Trump In New NYT National Poll

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. has taken a commanding lead over President Trump in the 2020 race, building a wide advantage among women and nonwhite voters and making deep inroads with some traditionally Republican-leaning groups that have shifted away from Mr. Trump following his ineffective response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new national poll …

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Obama Raises $7.6M For Biden In Virtual Fundraiser

Deadline reports: Former president Barack Obama headlined his first fundraiser for Joe Biden on Tuesday, at an event that raised $7.6 million for his former vice president’s campaign. That is the most money raised for at any Biden event this cycle. With 175,000 donors chipping in, Obama and Biden appeared virtually before thousands of donors. Obama criticized his successor, but …

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Dozens Of GOP Former Security Officials To Back Biden

Reuters reports: Dozens of Republican former U.S. national security officials are forming a group that will back Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, people familiar with the effort said, in a further sign that President Donald Trump has alienated some members of his own party. The group will publicly endorse Biden in the coming weeks and its members plan to campaign …

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Rep. Ted Lieu: Vote For Me, I Can Also Drink Water

The Week reports: Rep. Ted Lieu, standing in front of a campaign sign and wearing a bright red tie, is shown using one hand to drink from a glass of water. He looks around, nods, brings the glass back up for round two, then tosses the remaining water. It’s a reenactment of Trump drinking a glass of water during his …

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Joe Biden Officially Forms White House Transition Team

CNN reports: Joe Biden has officially formed a transition team that will be led by former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman, a longtime Biden adviser who also led his transition as vice president in 2008, a Biden campaign aide confirmed to CNN. This team is a preliminary group that will focus on developing the infrastructure of the transition effort. The full …

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Politico: Christians For Biden May Be Deciding Factor

Politico reports: Biden, a lifelong Catholic, has performed better in recent polling among white evangelicals — and other religious groups — than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton did in 2016, and is widely perceived as more religious than the current White House occupant. A Pew Research study conducted earlier this year showed that a majority of U.S. adults (63 percent) …

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House Dems May Subpoena Bolton To Testify On Book

Politico reports: Top House Democrats say they’re seriously considering whether Bolton should appear before them — either voluntarily or under subpoena — to testify about explosive allegations contained in his new book, including that Trump encouraged China to construct internment camps for Uighurs, urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to purchase American agricultural products in order to help his reelection bid …

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