Tag Archives: Democrats

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At Age 65

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning at age 65, his office said. The sudden news came in an email from the office at 2:23 a.m. It read: “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. …

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Former State Pol Busted In $1M Bribery Scheme That Included Hundreds Of Pounds Of Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Boston’s CBS affiliate reports: Former Massachusetts Sen. Brian Joyce “violated the public’s trust” and “decided to take the path of greed” by using his office for personal profit to accept up to $1 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for official actions, federal investigators said Friday. Joyce, a longtime attorney and Milton Democrat who was arrested Friday, is accused …

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LIVE VIDEO: Sen. Al Franken Expected To Resign

UPDATE: Multiple outlets are reporting that Franken will resign. Minnesota Public Radio reports: Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and vanishing support from fellow Democrats, appears to be on the brink of resigning from the Senate. A Democratic official who spoke to Franken and key aides told MPR News Franken will resign Thursday. He’s expected to …

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Five Female Dem Senators: Al Franken Must Resign

Politico reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign in the wake of multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him. “While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it would be better for our country if he sent a clear message that any kind of mistreatment of women in …

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Rep. John Conyers Resigns Effective Immediately

The New York Times reports: Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced Tuesday that he will leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving current member of the House and the longest-serving African-American in history, called into a local radio show on Tuesday …

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Democratic Rep. John Conyers To Announce Retirement

The New York Times reports: Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, plans to announce Tuesday that he will not seek re-election, according to a family member who now plans to run for his seat. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, will make the announcement by calling into a local …

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Dem Senator Rages: I Just Got This 479-Page Tax Bill And I Can’t Even Read The Scribbled Changes [VIDEO]

Democratic Montana Sen. Jon Tester says he just got handed the 479-page tax and in a video just posted to Twitter, he rages that the bill even includes illegible “hand-scribbled policy changes.” “This is unbelievable. We’re doing massive tax reform on an absolutely incredible timeline. This is going to affect everybody in this country. This is going to shift money …

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MICHIGAN: Dem AG Candidate Causes Stir With Unique Promise Not To Commit Sexual Harassment [VIDEO]

Wonkette reports: Meet Dana Nessel, a Democratic candidate for Michigan Attorney General. She’s a Detroit attorney who became Michigan-famous for leading the legal fight for marriage equality in the Great Lakes State (and in the Wolverine State, too). And as her pretty-damn-good online ad suggests, she has a good idea for reducing the amount of sexual harassment by icky men …

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Nancy Pelosi: Rep. John Conyers Must Resign [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday upped the pressure on Rep. John Conyers, who is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and a House Ethics Committee probe, by calling on him to resign from office — a change in her position from just days ago. Pelosi’s comments are a stark turnaround from her stance on Sunday …

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World Net Daily: Michelle Obama Will Run For President

Oddly, I’m totally OK with this. From World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah: Is she or isn’t she? That’s the question about Michelle Obama’s intentions regarding a possible run for president in 2020. While she has consistently denied any interest in running, how plausible does that really sound? If the Democratic Party needed her and pleaded with her to run, …

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CALIFORNIA: State Assembly Democratic Majority Whip Resigns After Multiple Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The Associated Press reports: California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra is resigning immediately following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The Los Angeles Democrat had previously said he wouldn’t seek re-election and would leave office at the end of the next legislative session. He said Monday that he’s decided to leave immediately following reflection over the Thanksgiving weekend and conversations with family, friends …

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GOP Frets Over Dem Lead In Generic House Ballot

The Hill reports: Republicans head into the holiday season with a daunting number hanging over their heads — 10.7 percent. Democrats lead their Republican rivals by 10.7 percent on the generic congressional ballot, according to the most recent RealClearPolitics average of available polling data. That mark is the highest that average has gone since just before the 2010 elections, where …

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John Conyers Steps Down From House Leadership Post

NBC News reports: Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., stepped down as the ranking Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday, following multiple sexual harassment accusations. The 27-term congressman said he denied the allegations, but was stepping down because of the ongoing House Ethics Committee investigation. “I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for …

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Billionaire Tom Steyer Dodges On Senate Bid [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer on Sunday dodged questions about whether or not he will run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) seat in the upper chamber. “Well, I haven’t said I’m [considering] running. What I said is I haven’t ruled it out,” Steyer told CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked if he would make a better senator …

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Nancy Pelosi Defends “Icon” John Conyers, Says He Deserves “Due Process” On Sex Allegations [VIDEO]

Axios reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Rep. John Conyers — who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women — is an “icon in our country.” She added, “He has done a great deal to protect women … I believe he understands what’s at stake here, and he will do the right thing.” Pelosi made the comments …

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SORRY NOT SORRY: Ohio Dem Gubernatorial Candidate “Apologizes” For Bragging About Sexual Conquests

“If I offended anyone, particularly the wonderful women in my life, I apologize. But if I have helped elevate the discussion on the serious issues of sexual assault, as opposed to personal indiscretions, to a new level…I make no apologies. Suggesting the admitted conduct of Senator Al Franken and the alleged conduct of Judge Roy Moore are on the same …

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ALABAMA: Online Donations Pour In For Doug Jones

NBC News reports: The Roy Moore scandal has unleashed a torrent of online donations to Democrat Doug Jones, who was collecting around $250,000 per day in its immediate aftermath, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity. Democrats may end up in the unlikely situation of dramatically outspending the GOP in …

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OHIO: Dem Governor Candidate Brags About Sexual Conquests: I’ve Bedded 50 “Very Attractive Females”

Cleveland.com reports: Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, a Democratic candidate for governor, apparently trying to head off any criticisms from his opponents, revealed his sexual escapades over the years on a Facebook post. A post on O’Neill’s official Facebook said he was speaking up “on behalf of all heterosexual males” after allegations against Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken came …

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Menendez Warns Enemies: To Those Who Were Digging My Political Grave, I Know Who You Are [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A tearful Menendez thanked God, his family and the jurors outside the courthouse in Newark, New Jersey, as well as two senators who testified on his behalf as character witnesses, Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Lindsey Graham. “The way this case started was wrong,” said Menendez, flanked by his grown children. “The way it was investigated was wrong. …

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UPDATE: Mistrial In Menendez Bribery Trial

UPDATE BELOW. The Associated Press reports: The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez’s bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked. Menendez’s defense lawyer on Thursday asked Judge William Walls to declare a mistrial. An attorney for co-defendant Salomon Melgen asked Walls to poll the jury individually to confirm they are deadlocked. Federal prosecutors have …

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