Tag Archives: Democrats

LIVE VIDEO: US House Members Vote On New Speaker

The Hill reports: It’s a huge day in the House, with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) set to be elected to a second stint as Speaker, and Democrats ready to take control of the body and pass legislation that would end the shutdown. The day will begin with the Speaker’s vote and also include the swearing in of new members. Votes …

Read More »

Rep. Jerry Nadler To Re-Intro Mueller Protection Bill

The New York Daily News reports: Protecting Robert Mueller is a priority for Democrats as they take over the House on Thursday. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the incoming House Judiciary Chairman, plans to re-introduce legislation to protect Mueller from being fired by President Trump, a congressional source told the Daily News. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle contemplated a bill …

Read More »

2016 Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Endorses Beto O’Rourke For 2020: We Need A Unifier And Healer

Martin O’Malley writes for the Des Moines Register: I will not be running for president in 2020, but I hope Beto O’Rourke does. And this is why. In 2016, my long-shot presidential candidacy found its flame extinguished between a rock and an angry place in my own party. America wasn’t in the mood for new leadership. We were in a …

Read More »

TODAY: House Democrats Take Back The Gavel

USA Today reports: Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to take the gavel as House speaker Thursday, told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview that President Donald Trump can expect a “different world” from the first two years of his presidency when the GOP controlled both chambers of Congress. The California Democrat plans to confront Trump on many fronts, from investigating …

Read More »

Dems To Introduce Bill Requiring Presidential Nominees To Make Ten Years Of Tax Returns Available To Public

CNN reports: According to two sources familiar with the discussions, Democrats will include a provision in their new bill that would require presidential nominees to disclose 10 years of tax returns shortly after they become the nominee. Vice presidents would also be required to disclose a decade of returns. The tax returns would then be posted on the Federal Election …

Read More »

Cuomo: Joe Biden Has The “Best Case” For 2020

“I think it sounds like a lot of people are running. The main issue for the Democrats is not going to be the articulation of the negative, it is going to be the articulation of the positive, and credibility. Of all the names that are out there, I think Joe Biden has the best case because he brings the most …

Read More »

Pelosi Critic: Dems Now “Absolutely” United Behind Her

Politico reports: House Democrats are “absolutely” united behind presumed incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Tim Ryan said Wednesday, putting the caucus in line behind the longtime Democratic leader as she prepares to face off against President Donald Trump on ending an ongoing government shutdown. Ryan (D-Ohio) has been among Pelosi’s most prominent critics, mounting a bid to unseat her as …

Read More »

Wave Of Dem WH Bids Expected In Next Few Weeks

Mike Allen reports at Axios: A wave of announcements, like the one Sen. Elizabeth Warren made on New Year’s Eve morning, is planned for the next few weeks. The hopefuls need to raise money, and need an organization for housing the aides they want to hire to take them off the hot 2020 job market. Look for announcements this month …

Read More »

Hillary Clinton: 2018 Was A “Dark Time” For America

The Independent reports: Hillary Clinton has branded 2018 a “dark time” for America in a New Year’s Instagram post. The Democrat former presidential candidate said she was “grateful to everyone who brought light into it” – including activists, journalists, election organisers, candidates and protesters. The former secretary of state called for more light in the coming year and a shared …

Read More »

House Democrats Unveil Plan To Reopen Government

The Associated Press reports: House Democrats are unveiling legislation to reopen the government without money for President Donald Trump’s border wall. The House is preparing to vote on the package Thursday when the new Congress convenes. This is according to an aide who was not authorized to discuss the plan publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. It will include …

Read More »

Elizabeth Warren Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren jumped into the 2020 presidential campaign Monday, offering a message of economic populism as she became the best-known Democratic candidate yet to enter what is expected to be a crowded race. Warren’s announcement that she was establishing an exploratory committee — the legal precursor to a run — came as other candidates, including …

Read More »

Elizabeth Warren Changes Twitter Name Because 2020

The Hill reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) dropped the prefix for the state she represents in the handle for her official Twitter account over the weekend, fueling speculation that she may announce a run for president in 2020. Warren changed her official campaign account name from “@elizabethforma” to “@ewarren.” The name change was initially recorded by Changes of Congress, a …

Read More »

House Republicans Brace For Minority Status

The New York Times reports: About two-thirds of Republicans returning to the House for the 116th Congress this week have never experienced the exquisite pain of being on the outs in an institution where the party in charge is totally in charge. Majority control runs the gamut from determining the floor agenda to determining access to the prime meeting space. …

Read More »

Democrats Plot To Reopen Government Despite Trump

Politico reports: Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants are considering several options that would refuse Trump the $5 billion he’s demanded for the wall and send hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal employees back to work, according to senior Democratic sources. While the strategy is fluid, House Democrats hope to pass a funding bill shortly after members are sworn in. …

Read More »

Bernie Rips “Wall Street Dems” In 2020 Money Beg

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday slammed “Wall Street Democrats” campaigning against his progressive goals while teasing a possible 2020 White House bid. Sanders slammed think tank Third Way for running ads in early primary states that single him out, accusing the group of attempting to undermine his progressive goals. In a fundraising email, Sanders asked for donations …

Read More »

Major Bernie 2016 Backers Are Unsure On Bernie 2020

The New York Times reports: Some of his top congressional supporters won’t commit to backing him if he runs for president again — and two may join the 2020 race themselves. A handful of former aides might work for other candidates. And Bernie Sanders’s initial standing in Iowa polls is well below the 49.6 percent he captured in nearly defeating …

Read More »

Bloomberg Ready To Spend $100M+ On 2020 WH Bid

CNBC reports: Billionaire Mike Bloomberg is prepared to spend well over the $100 million he put into his last campaign for New York City mayor if he runs for president in 2020. And he does not plan to accept any outside money from political action committees if he jumps into the race, CNBC has learned. Howard Wolfson, Bloomberg’s top political …

Read More »

POLL: Democratic Voters Want “Someone Entirely New”

USA Today reports: Asking voters their pick for president more than a year before the primaries begin typically doesn’t tell you much beyond name recognition. Instead of asking about support, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll tested which Democratic candidates now seem intriguing to voters, and who turns them off, in an effort to get clues about the dynamic ahead. Landing …

Read More »

Dem Sen. Sherrod Brown Readies 2020 WH Team

Politico reports: Sen. Sherrod Brown hasn’t decided whether he’s running for president — but he’s checking off a lot of the boxes that come along the way. The Ohio Democrat is reaching out to fellow senators and party officials in early primary and caucus states. His team is collecting résumés for potential campaign workers in those states. He is airing …

Read More »

House Democrats Plan To Restrict Trump’s War Powers

Politico reports: Key House Democrats plan to use their newfound power to force a debate about the war-making authority that Congress approved after 9/11 — after years of being stifled by the chamber’s Republican leaders. Prospects will be much brighter for the lawmakers who have spent years pushing Congress to weigh in on the use of American forces in countries …

Read More »