Tag Archives: Democrats

House Approves Remote Voting, GOP Cries “Shame”

NPR reports: For the first time in its history, the Democratic-led House approved rule changes that will allow members to vote by proxy and hold hearings remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. For weeks, lawmakers debated the proposal as the pandemic worsened and forced the House to extend its recess as public health risks were assessed. House Democrats installed the new …

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Biden: If Elected I Would Not Pardon Trump [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not pardon President Donald Trump if elected and insisted any prosecutorial decisions would be left to a more independent Justice Department. Answering questions in a virtual town hall-style event on MSNBC Thursday, the Democratic presidential hopeful was asked by a voter about whether he’d follow the lead …

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Politico: Trump Getting “Trounced” Among Biden Haters

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is losing a critical constituency: voters who see two choices on the ballot — and hate them both. Unlike in 2016, when a large group of voters who disliked both Trump and Hillary Clinton broke sharply for Trump, the opposite is happening now, according to public polling and private surveys conducted by Republicans and Democrats …

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DNC To Discuss Options For Virtual 2020 Convention

Axios reports: Democrats are now acknowledging that the coronavirus may make it impossible to conduct the in-person convention in August that they’d envisioned, and they’re taking steps to allow virtual or socially distanced elements. The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee meets Tuesday to consider a resolution giving the convention team “maximum flexibility to plan a safe event that …

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Senate Map Shifts Towards Democrats Amid Pandemic

NBC News reports: Back on February 5, when there was not yet a single reported case of COVID-19 in the United States, the Cook Political Report listed three Republican Senate seats as “Tossups” and three more as “Lean Republican.” By the end of April, that had shifted to four Republicans in “Tossup” races and four more in “Lean Republican” races. …

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Biden Raises $2.7 Million In First Zoom Fundraiser

CBS News reports: Joe Biden’s first virtual fundraiser embracing the new rules of an agreement with the Democratic National Committee brought in big money in Friday night’s joint fundraiser. The virtual event raked in $2.7 million dollars, a source with direct knowledge on the fundraiser told CBS News, making it the most-successful night of fundraising for Biden’s campaign so far. …

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California Gov Signs Exec Order Allowing Vote-By-Mail

CNBC reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Friday allowing all registered voters in the state to receive a mail-in ballot this November. The move comes as several states weigh how to carry out their remaining 2020 elections while keeping voters safe from contracting and spreading the deadly coronavirus. “I signed an executive order,” Newsom said, “that …

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Biden Accuser Tara Reade Calls On Him To Drop Out

Axios reports: Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer who has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993, called on the presumptive Democratic nominee to “step forward and be held accountable” in an excerpt of an interview with Megyn Kelly. Biden has denied the allegations. This is Reade’s first on-camera interview. Top Democrats have rallied around Biden, stating that …

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NY Defends Canceled Primary In Suit Brought By Yang

Politico reports: In a lawsuit brought by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a lawyer representing New York state argued on Monday that the cancellation of the state’s Democratic presidential primary did not harm candidates, like Yang, who are no longer seeking the party’s nomination. Assistant AG Matthew Conrad also said that forcing the state to hold the contest, which would …

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Biden Accuser Didn’t Mention Assault In Complaint

The Associated Press reports: Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her 27 years ago, says she filed a limited report with a congressional personnel office that did not explicitly accuse him of sexual assault or harassment. “I remember talking about him wanting me to serve drinks because he liked my legs and thought I …

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Analysis: Dems “Slightly Favored” To Win Back Senate

CNN reports: Whoever is the president next year may have the ability to appoint one or more justices to the US Supreme Court. But to get those justices confirmed, the president will need the US Senate behind him. To gain Senate control from Republicans in November’s elections, Democrats will need a net gain of three seats (if former Vice President …

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Biden: I’m Not Going To Question Accuser’s Motives

The Guardian reports: Asked by Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe whether the allegation is true, Biden replies: “No it is not true. I’m saying unequivocally, it did not happen and it didn’t.” Asked about his apparent discrepancy in his comments on Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault during his Supreme Court nomination hearing, and his denial …

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Biden Denies Assault Allegation: “This Never Happened”

The Washington Post reports: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday denied that he sexually assaulted a former Senate aide, addressing the allegation publicly for the first time under increasing pressure from his party to speak about it. “I want to address allegations by a former staffer that I engaged in misconduct 27 years ago,” Biden said in a …

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Sanders And Biden Reach Agreement On Delegates

Axios reports: Joe Biden’s campaign released a memo on Thursday announcing that it has come to an agreement with Bernie Sanders’ former team to allocate enough statewide delegates at the Democratic National Convention to ensure “fair representation” for the progressive wing of the party. Now that Sanders won’t be the nominee, this is one way for his team to sustain …

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Pelosi Taps Seven To Oversee Trump’s COVID Spending

Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday appointed seven Democratic members to a newly created House panel meant to police the Trump administration’s coronavirus response efforts. The appointments are expected to ignite a wave of congressional action to spotlight President Donald Trump’s handling of the multitrillion-dollar pandemic relief packages meant to confront the illness’ devastating toll on American life. Pelosi …

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Hillary Clinton Endorses Biden: Imagine When We Have A Real President, Not A Man Who “Plays One On TV”

The Associated Press reports: Hillary Clinton, the first woman to become a major party’s presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Tuesday, continuing Democrats’ efforts to coalesce around the former vice president as he takes on President Donald Trump. Clinton made her announcement during a Biden campaign town hall to discuss the coronavirus and its effect on women. …

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Joe Biden +6 Over Trump In New National Poll

USA Today reports: Six months before Election Day, the coronavirus pandemic has done what impeachment did not: Cost President Donald Trump his advantage over Joe Biden in the 2020 campaign. A new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll shows the former vice president leading Trump nationwide by six percentage points, 44%-38%, a shift from Trump’s three-point lead in the survey as he …

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NEW YORK: Democratic Presidential Primary Canceled

NBC New York reports: In an unprecedented move, New York has canceled its Democratic presidential primary originally scheduled for June 23 amid the coronavirus epidemic. The Democratic members of the State’s Board of Elections voted Monday to nix the primary. New York will still hold its congressional and state-level primaries on June 23. New York Democratic Party chair Jay Jacobs …

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Nancy Pelosi Endorses Biden: He Will Be Extraordinary

CNN reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Joe Biden for president on Monday, calling the former vice president “a leader who is the personification of hope and courage.” “Today, I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States because he will be an extraordinary President. He knows how to get the job done,” she said in …

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Pro-Trump GA Dem State Rep Rescinds Resignation

The Associated Press reports: A Democratic Georgia lawmaker who recently endorsed President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he is no longer planning to resign and will instead serve the remainder of his term. A day after Rep. Vernon Jones said he would resign effective immediately, Jones posted a Twitter video stating he changed his mind because he received “overwhelming” …

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