Tag Archives: Democrats

Sen. Evan Bayh To Retire

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) says he will not seek reelection this fall as the list of Democrats bowing out in 2010 continues to grow. “After all these years, my passion for service to my fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so by serving in Congress has waned,” Bayh will say. Bayh will announce the decision at a …

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Maddow On The Myth Of Bipartisanship

The GOP’s strategy: “Whatever the president wants, we’re against it, no matter how good it may be for the country.”

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Garden State Equality: Stop Donating To Every Political Party

Garden State Equality is talking tough. Sending a bold signal that no political party should take the support of the LGBT community and its allies for granted, Garden State Equality’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved a new provision for the organization’s bylaws that immediately precludes Garden State Equality from giving financial contributions to political parties and their affiliated committees. …

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Fox-Worthy

“Democrat Scott Brown Sworn-In.” (Tipped by JMG reader Brad)

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Obama: Let’s Freeze Spending For 3 Years

The White House announced late today that President Obama plans to propose a three year freeze on discretionary spending during Wednesday’s State of the Union address. The proposed freeze, which could help position Obama in the political center by sharpening his credentials on fiscal discipline, would exempt the budgets of the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs, along …

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There’s A John Edwards Sex Tape

Gawker reports today that John “Baby Daddy” Edwards made a sex tape with his German filmmaker mistress. According to those that have seen the video, Edwards is rocking a monster. Sources have told us that, in the throes of their affair, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter made a sex tape that contains “several sex acts.” And that his aide, Andrew …

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Democrats Need Balls

Starring Liam Sullivan of “Kelly” fame. (Tipped by JMG reader David)

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John Edwards: I’m The Daddy

It’s taken two years, but onetime Democratic golden boy John Edwards has finally admitted fathering a baby with a woman working on a film about his 2008 presidential campaign. Mr. Edwards had vehemently denied the accusations – first reported nearly two years ago by The National Enquirer – but he made the not-so-surprising announcement before a tell-all book by a …

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Quote Of The Day – Peter Daou

“Nothing should have been a bigger red flag to the new administration than the growing complaints by established progressive bloggers that Democrats were veering off track on the stimulus, the health care bill, civil liberties, gay rights, and more. But scoffing at the netroots is second nature in many quarters of the political establishment, even though they laid the groundwork …

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Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) To Retire

Mere hours after the retirement announcement of Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) comes the news that Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) will announce that he too is retiring at the end of this term. Unlike Dorgan, Dodd’s retirement is actually seen as a good thing for the Democrats. Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home …

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Sen. Bryon Dorgan (D-ND) To Retire

Sen. Bryon Dorgan (D-ND) has announced that he will retire at the end of 2010, increasing Republican chances of diminishing the Democrats’ filibuster-proof supermajority. Asked about the retirement, a Democratic strategist told TPMDC, “It wasn’t expected and comes as a bit of a surprise, but it’s not shocking. Senator Dorgan has served for a long time and it’s not surprising …

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NJ Assembly Rebuffs Last Minute Plea For A Vote On Marriage Equality

Marriage equality activists and Bible-waving opponents faced off outside the New Jersey state house yesterday as Garden State Equality made a last-minute pitch to convince to convince lawmakers to make a vote on marriage before session ends on January 11th. Governor-elect Chris Christie takes office on the 19th. But the state Assembly Judiciary Committee refused the effort. Garden State Equality …

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NY Senate Lays Groundwork To Expel Sen. Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate

Yesterday a New York Senate committee report indicated that the expulsion of Sen. Hiram Monserrate may finally be in the works. Senator Hiram Monserrate behaved recklessly and callously after his companion was hurt during an argument at his Queens home, failing to call 911, dragging her violently through a hallway and taking her to a hospital miles away, according to …

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Dems Say They Have The 60 Votes On Senate Health Care Bill

Working overnight in the blizzard, today Senate Democrats announced that they have the necessary 60 votes to approve the health care reform bill. The news came this morning after Sen. Bill Nelson (D-NE) agreed to vote for cloture. “Change is never easy, but change is what’s necessary in America,” Mr. Nelson said at a morning news conference. “And that’s why …

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David Mixner’s Rules For Giving

Activist/author and former Clinton White House adviser David Mixner has posted five rules on political giving. 1. Do not contribute to Democratic party committees like the DNC, DSCC and DCCC. They will use the funds to not only elect our allies but also Blue Dog Democrats. Even if they set up a ‘special committee’ for us that will enable them …

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The Senate Alimentary Canal

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Monseratte Gets His Payoff From Diaz

Convicted girlfriend slasher Sen. Hiram Monserrate has gotten his reward from Sen. Ruben Diaz for his vote against marriage equality. Monserratte’s payoff? A letter from Diaz to Senate leadership decrying any attempt to expel him for being a domestic abuser. Paul Schindler at Gay City News: Surprise, surprise — on December 7, Diaz sent a letter to the Democratic and …

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LGBT Ally Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D) To Resign For Hawaii Governor Bid

Congress will lose one of its most ardent progressives this month when ten-term Rep. Neil Abercrombie resigns to run for governor of Hawaii. His unexpected announcement has raised the ire of fellow Democrats. Leaving his office of nearly 20 years gives him more time to campaign but immediately opens the door for criticism. U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye was first to …

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Marriage Vote Fallout: LGBT Activists Warn Of “Bloodbath” In New York Senate

Quoting an unnamed gay activist, today the NY Daily News says that pro-equality forces are planning an 2010 “bloodbath” for Democratic state senators who voted against same-sex marriage. Gay advocates are on the warpath after the state Senate killed same-sex marriage last week, and few Democratic senators who voted against the bill are safe from their wrath. After spending more …

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Crystal Ball 2010: Traitorous Democrats Crushed By Outraged Gay Opponents

• Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) — NO• Darrel Aubertine (D- Cape Vincent) — NO• Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) — NO• Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) — NO• Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) — NO• Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) — NO • George Onorato (D-Queens) — NO• William Stachowski (D-Buffalo) — NO Remember all of these names. I will be coming back to you to help fund their …

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