Tag Archives: Democrats

Julian Castro Rips Trump In WH Bid Speech [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Julián Castro, who served as Housing and Urban Development secretary under former President Obama, announced Saturday he is running for president in 2020. “I’m running for president because it’s time for new leadership, it’s time for new energy, it’s time for new commitment to make sure the opportunities that I had are available to every American,” Castro …

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TODAY: Julian Castro Launches 2020 WH Campaign

Reuters reports: Texas Democrat Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor who went on to be the top U.S. housing official, was expected to formally announce his White House bid on Saturday, the first Hispanic in what looks to be a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Castro, 44, the grandson …

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Dem Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces Run For Presidency

Reuters reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday she will run for president in 2020. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” the Hawaii Democrat told CNN’s Van Jones during an interview slated to air at 7 p.m. Saturday on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show.” Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, currently serves …

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Oprah To Interview Beto At Times Square Event

The Texas Tribune reports: Oprah Winfrey plans to interview Beto O’Rourke next month in New York City, an event sure to ratchet up national attention surrounding the former Democratic congressman from El Paso and potential 2020 presidential candidate. Oprah is set to sit down with O’Rourke on Feb. 5 in Times Square as part of a series of conversations with …

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AOC Claps Back At Joe Lieberman: New Party, Who Dis?

The Hill reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday fired back at former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) who said he hopes she is not the future of the Democratic Party. Ocasio-Cortez fired back in a tweet asking, “New party, who dis?” Lieberman, a former Democrat who was the party’s vice presidential nominee in the 2000 election, argued that the New …

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White House Legal Team Adds 17 New Attorneys

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump recently reinforced the White House legal team by substantial numbers–hiring 17 additional lawyers to fend off congressional and special counsel investigators–according to the attorney in charge of that effort. The Independent reports that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone made the new hires in response to a slate of anticipated inquiries from House Democratic …

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REPORT: Kamala Harris To Launch WH Bid On MLK Day

CBS News reports: Sen. Kamala Harris has decided to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, sources close to her told KCBS Radio. She’ll announce her candidacy on  Martin Luther King Day, probably at a campaign rally in Oakland, the sources said. Harris, 54, has been making the rounds of television talk shows and appearing at several events this week …

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Billionaire Tom Steyer Won’t Run For President In 2020

The New York Times reports: Tom Steyer, the California billionaire who has crusaded for President Trump’s impeachment, said on Wednesday that he would not join the pack of Democrats running for president in 2020 and would instead redouble his efforts to topple Mr. Trump before the election. Mr. Steyer’s decision came as a surprise even to some of his political …

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Dem Response Beats Trump’s Speech In The Ratings

Variety reports: With a 29.3/47 in metered markets results on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, Pelosi and fellow Democrat and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer’s live rebuttal topped Trump’s Oval Office speech on the government shutdown and his demand for a wall on the southern border. Across the seven nets and down 4 from the opposition, …

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Politico: Beto O’Rourke Is “Leaning Toward Running”

Politico reports: Beto O’Rourke is leaning toward running for president, according to four people who have spoken with him or his advisers in recent days. But for a presidential contender, his radio silence is becoming increasingly awkward. In Iowa and New Hampshire — where Democrats are accustomed to being courted aggressively by presidential contenders — calls from Democratic Party organizers …

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Esquire: How AOC Is Making The Right People Crazy

Charles Pierce writes at Esquire: In Tuesday’s Washington Post, Max Boot, the former imperialist cheerleader now d/b/a Never Trumper extraordinaire, addressed one of the nation’s pressing problems: the popularity of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, rookie congresswoman from New York and subject of a current conservative obsession bordering on a full-on manic episode. I admit, I was dubious about AOC. But then, for …

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NYC Mayor Unveils “Health Care For All” Plan [VIDEO]

NBC New York reports: New York City will begin guaranteeing comprehensive health care to every single resident regardless of someone’s ability to pay or immigration status, an unprecedented plan that will protect the more than half-a-million New Yorkers currently using the ER as a primary provider, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. NYC Care is expected to launch in the Bronx …

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Sen. Kamala Harris On The View: The US Is “Absolutely Ready” For Its First Woman Of Color President [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Tuesday said that she believes the U.S. is “absolutely” ready for a woman of color as president. Harris made the remarks during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” to promote her new memoir, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.” “Is this country, after what [President] Trump has unleashed and what we …

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Networks To Air Dem Response To Trump’s Speech

Variety reports: NBC, Fox, ABC and CBS confirmed that they will air a Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s primetime address on border security on Tuesday evening, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer requested the time. Other broadcasters, like Telemundo and PBS, also will carry Trump’s speech and the response, as will cable news networks, …

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“Draft Beto” Group Launches Site, Hires Key Strategists

The Houston Chronicle reports: Patience has apparently already run out for some Democrats waiting on Beto O’Rourke to announce whether he’ll run for president. A group of Democrats led by a key South Carolina Democrat and a TV actress have created a “Draft Beto” campaign with a goal of raising $1 million and setting up a grassroots network to help …

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VIRGINIA: Dem Gov Unveils Plan To Repeal Voter ID

Via press release: Governor Ralph Northam today announced legislative proposals to remove barriers to voting and reform campaign finance laws. The package includes proposals to implement no-excuse absentee voting; repeal the requirement to show a photo ID to vote; limit large campaign contributions; ban direct contributions from corporations or businesses; and prohibit the personal use of campaign funds. “Participation makes …

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White House: Impeachment Is A “Losing Strategy”

Mediaite reports: While at least one elected Democrat has deployed Oedipal profanity in support of impeaching Trump, leaders like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have adopted a wait-and-see-what-Mueller’s-got posture. But on Monday morning’s edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, White House Director of Communications Mercedes Schlapp boldly declared that impeachment would fail. Schlapp touted Trump’s “accomplishments,” and said …

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Obama Calls For “New Blood” In Political Leadership

The Hawaii Civil Beat reports: Barack Obama is a little older and a little grayer. But at a speech at the East-West Center’s Hawaii Imin Conference Center Sunday evening, he sounded very much like the hope-and-change leader that vaulted him to the White House in 2008. Most of the problems in the world, he said, do not face technological or …

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Democrats Ready “Brutal” Avalanche Of Investigations

Politico reports: Democrats want to investigate the Trump Hotel deal and President Donald Trump’s taxes. They want to haul up conflicted Cabinet officials and dig into controversial changes to the census and food stamps. They want to put Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under oath and investigate child detentions at the border. The threat of subpoenas, investigations and oversight hearings will …

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Pelosi Cautions Against “Divisive” Impeachment Talk

NBC News reports: Newly elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Friday shied away from moving forward with impeachment at this time, calling it a “divisive” option and saying that a colleague’s use of an expletive to describe President Donald Trump was no “worse” than some of the language the president himself has used. “I do think that we …

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