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NEVADA: Gay Dem Senate Majority Leader Resigns, Pleads Guilty To Personal Use Of Campaign Funds

The Nevada Independent reports: Democratic Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson is expected to resign from the Legislature on Tuesday after pleading guilty to federal charges of misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use. The sudden resignation marks a precipitous fall for Atkinson, the state’s third African-American and first openly gay Senate majority leader. A …

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Hillary: I’m Not Running For Anything Again [VIDEO]

New York City’s News 12 reports: Hillary Clinton ruled out a 2020 presidential run for the first time on camera in an exclusive interview with News 12, pledging instead to take an active role by working with the candidates in the crowded Democratic field. “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for …

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Pelosi Announces Dem Bill To Reinstate Net Neutrality

The Hill reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Monday that Democrats will introduce a net neutrality bill to replace the open internet rules that were repealed in 2017. In a letter to her Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said a bill called the Save the Internet Act will be unveiled Wednesday and will be introduced in the Senate as well. Democrats have …

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Cuomo Hints He’ll Run For WH If Biden Doesn’t

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday suggested his decision on entering the presidential race is based on whether former Veep Joe Biden runs. “We live our lives on a set of assumptions and a set of assumptions,” Cuomo said during an interview with Albany radio station WAMC. “I have a set of assumptions as to who …

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Beto Backs Legal Weed Nationwide, Expunging Records

The Hill reports: Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) on Monday expressed support for the federal legalization of marijuana as he mulls a potential presidential bid in 2020. O’Rourke sent an email to supporters in which he backed the repeal of the federal criminalization of marijuana and called for the records of those jailed over marijuana possession to be expunged. “Giving …

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Trump And Ivanka Donated To Kamala In Recent Years

The Sacramento Bee reports: Asked last week if she believes President Donald Trump is a racist, California Sen. Kamala Harris told The Root, “I don’t think you can reach any other conclusion.” In 2018, the Trump White House accused Harris of “supporting the animals of MS-13,” a gang formed by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles. Earlier this decade, however, …

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Nadler Hits 71 Trump World Figures With Docs Demand

CBS News reports: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has delivered a slew of document requests as a first step in his investigation into President Trump and his associates, as the White House adjusts to the realities of a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. On Monday Nadler revealed his committee has requested documents from 71 entities and individuals, from the White …

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House Democrats To Pick Apart Trump’s Finances

Axios reports: House Democratic leaders worry impeachment proceedings against President Trump could backfire if they move too fast. They plan to pursue a slow-bleed strategy with lengthy public hearings and scores of witnesses to methodically pick apart Trump’s finances and presidency. In an investigation being coordinated among six to eight House committees, Trump will essentially be on public trial for …

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Eric Holder Won’t Run For President In 2020

From a just-posted Washington Post op-ed: Though I will not run for president in 2020, I will continue to fight for the future of our country through the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and its affiliates. For too long, Democrats have lost sight of the state and local races that shape the day-to-day lives of the people we serve. With state …

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Former Dem Colorado Gov Launches 2020 WH Bid

NBC News reports: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday that he is running for president, positioning himself as fighter for progressive priorities who won’t shy away from a brawl with President Donald Trump. In a video released Monday morning, Hickenlooper says his campaign would center on taking action on key issues like guns and climate change, but also in …

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Tulsi Gabbard Promotes Praise From Tucker Carlson

Mediaite reports: Aside from her low 2020 name-recognition, Gabbard is also loathed by many Democrats. That’s thanks to her questionable past position on gay marriage and brilliant decision in 2017 to go on an unsanctioned “fact finding” trip to visit mass murderer Bashar al-Assad in Syria — only to return with pro-regime talking points. It makes sense, then, that Gabbard …

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House Democrats Demand Security Clearance Docs

The Washington Post reports: Top House investigators are demanding that the White House turn over documents related to its security clearances process by Monday, an escalation of the years-long fight between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration that could lead to subpoenas in the coming days. House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), in a letter to the White …

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Dem Former Colorado Gov Preps 2020 Presidential Bid

The Colorado Sun reports: John Hickenlooper is close to a decision about a 2020 presidential bid, with the campaign eyeing an announcement in Denver as soon as next week. The former Colorado governor received a permit to hold an event March 7 in the amphitheater at Civic Center park, according to records obtained by The Colorado Sun. The disclosure comes …

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Triggered CPAC Speakers Rage Endlessly About AOC

NBC News reports: There is an undisputed star at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference — one name popping up on stage and off at the nation’s top gathering of movement conservatives, one politician whose big-policy push on the Hill has captured activists’ imagination. It isn’t President Donald Trump and his border wall. It’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her …

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Dem Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Enters 2020 WH Race

The Associated Press reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. The 68-year-old governor is launching his bid Friday in Seattle, following recent visits to the first primary state of New Hampshire and the early caucus …

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House Passes First Major Gun Control Bill In Decades

NPR reports: The House passed what advocates call the most significant gun control measure in more than two decades on Wednesday when it approved the first of two bills aimed at strengthening the federal background check system for firearms purchases. The bill will likely stop in the House, though, as the Senate is unlikely to take up the measure and, …

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REPORT: Beto To Announce 2020 WH Bid Within Weeks

The Dallas Morning News reports: Beto O’Rourke has decided not to run for Senate next year against Republican incumbent John Cornyn and likely will announce a campaign for president soon, people close to the former El Paso congressman told The Dallas Morning News Wednesday. Numerous people close to O’Rourke said they expect him to announce his presidential campaign within weeks. …

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CHICAGO: Open Lesbian Advances To Mayoral Runoff

Reuters reports: Two black women will face off in an historic April runoff for Chicago mayor, one a former prosecutor and anti-establishment candidate and the other a career politician, as the third-largest U.S. city struggles with crime and racial divisions. Lori Lightfoot, 56, the former president of independent civilian body the Chicago Police Board, had 17 percent of the first …

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Joe Biden: My Family Is Now On Board For 2020 WH Bid And We’re Very Close To Getting To A Final Decision

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that his family is on board with a 2020 run and he’s “very close” to making a decision in his most direct comments to date about his thinking on jumping into the campaign. Speaking at the University of Delaware, Biden said that he has discussed a run with his family, …

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Hillary Clinton: Just Because I’m Not Running, I’m Not Shutting Up, I’ll Still Keep Speaking Out Against Trump

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton says she “can’t imagine” running for president again but says in a new interview that she’s “going to keep speaking out” about President Trump. “I can’t imagine that, no,” the former secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said Monday on Tina Brown’s podcast “TBD” when asked whether she could change her mind about …

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