Tag Archives: Democrats

Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Responds To Right Wing Attacks Over Having Once Dated Sen. Kamala Harris

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown writes: I’ve been peppered with calls from the national media about my “relationship” with Kamala Harris, particularly since it became obvious that she was going to run for president. Most of them, I have not returned. Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have influenced her career by …

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Bernie: My Dem Opponents Want Black, Gay, Female, Latino Candidates “Regardless Of What They Stand For”

From a just-published profile in GQ Magazine: “There are people who are very big into diversity but whose views end up being not particularly sympathetic to working people, whether they’re white or black or Latino,” he said. “My main belief is that we need to bring together a coalition of people—of black and white and Latino and Asian-American and Native-American—around …

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NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Early Voting Bill Into Law After Years Of Opposition By Republicans

The Albany Central reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation making New York the 38th state to allow early voting. The bill, which the Democratic-led state Legislature passed last week, establishes a nine-day early voting period before election days. The early voting period would conclude on the Sunday before an election. Democratic lawmakers attempted for years to adopt an …

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“STUPIDITY Act” Could End Government Shutdowns

The Week reports: The unprecedented shutdown fell into its 32nd day over President Trump’s demand for border wall funding and Democrats’ refusal to give in. But while there remained no hint of a deal to reopen the government on Tuesday, Sen. Mark Warner did introduce the STUPIDITY Act to prevent hypothetical shutdowns in the future. Under the craftily acronymed act, …

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Dem Rep “Proudly” Posts Trans Flag Outside DC Office

The Hill reports: Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) said a transgender flag is “proudly” on display outside of her office this week after the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to temporarily enforce restrictions on transgender people who serve in the military. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), an Iraq War veteran, also criticized the Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday. She blasted the …

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Openly Gay South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Unveils His 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old, two-term Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, took a significant step toward a run for the White House on Wednesday, announcing that he is forming a presidential exploratory committee, the precursor to an official campaign. He was commissioned as a Navy intelligence officer in 2009 and in 2013, while serving as mayor, he …

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2020 Hint: Bloomberg Talks Importance Of Compromise

The Washington Post reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City who is considering a presidential run, appeared before reporters in Annapolis on Tuesday to chide Washington over the government shutdown and talk about the importance of compromise. “You can’t be an absolutist . . . life is much more complex than that,” he said. “You want to …

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Billionaires At Davos Forum Fear AOC’s Tax Hike Plan

CNBC reports: The elite financiers attending the World Economic Forum are worried about the 70 percent tax rate on earnings above $10 million proposed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. “It’s scary,” Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer for $265 billion Guggenheim Partners, said in an interview. “By the time we get to the presidential election, this is going to …

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John Kerry At Davos: Trump Needs To Resign [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: John Kerry had a one-word answer when asked his message for President Donald Trump: “Resign.” The former secretary of State and Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts made the declaration while speaking on a CNBC panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Kerry, who lost in his bid to become president in 2004, first hesitated to answer …

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Tom Steyer To Democratic Hopefuls: Don’t Even Bother Running For President If You’re Against Impeachment

The Atlantic reports: Tom Steyer is launching an effort to make every Democrat campaigning to run against President Donald Trump first come out in support of impeachment. Volunteers from Steyer’s organization, Need to Impeach, already showed up at several of Elizabeth Warren’s events earlier this month during her first swing through Iowa and tried to pin her down on impeachment. …

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Democrats Vow To Fight Back And Reverse Trans Ban

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: “Prejudice is not patriotism. Discrimination is not a national security strategy. This ban is nothing more than bigotry codified into law and an insult to all who have worn our nation’s uniform. Not only does it go against our values as Americans, it also makes us less safe. “Democrats believe diversity is our …

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AOC Gives “Zero Fucks” About Her Critics [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) in an interview late Monday said she gives “zero” f—s about criticism she’s received from members of her own party. “I want to ask this question in a respectful manner, knowing also that you’re from Queens, so you will understand this question,” he continued. “And the BX,” Ocasio-Cortez, who is …

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Tulsi Gabbard’s Father: I’m Still Anti-LGBT But I’m Sorry That I Traumatized Her With My “Aggressive Advocacy”

“I’d always known that as a child, Tulsi had been deeply affected by the conflict between myself and the gay community. But after seeing her video the other day, what she said broke my heart. I never realized how much trauma I put her through because of my overly aggressive advocacy for traditional marriage. We continue to have a very …

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Sen. Kamala Harris: I’m Running For President [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced on Monday that she will run for president in 2020, becoming the third senator since December to enter what is likely to be a crowded Democratic primary field. “I am running for president,” Harris, the first African-American to formally enter the 2020 fray, said on an early-morning Martin Luther King Jr. Day …

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Jimmy Carter Urges Cory Booker To Run For President

The Hill reports: Former President Jimmy Carter urged Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to run for president in an Instagram Live video on Sunday. Booker, who is known for his social media savvy, took to the platform to film a road trip through Georgia with civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) ahead of MLK Day. “I’m very glad to have …

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Kamala Harris Picks Baltimore For 2020 Headquarters

The Baltimore Sun reports:  Sen. Kamala Harris has selected Baltimore for her campaign headquarters if she runs for president, as expected, in 2020, according to sources familiar with the California Democrat’s plans. Harris picked Baltimore because of its diversity, its proximity to Washington and because it is in the Eastern time zone, the sources said, who requested anonymity because Harris …

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New Jersey To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 By 2024

The New Jersey Advance reports: New Jersey’s Democratic governor and legislative leaders have reached a highly anticipated agreement to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for most workers by 2024. Under the deal, many workers would see their wages rise gradually to a $15 an hour, though some, including those employed by small businesses with five or …

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Democrats Ready Trump/Deutsche Bank Investigation

Reuters reports: Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives are working out which House panels will take the lead in investigating President Donald Trump’s business ties to Deutsche Bank, lawmakers and aides familiar with the plans told Reuters. As the new Democratic House of Representatives majority launches a range of investigations into the Republican president and his …

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Dem Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Apologizes For Anti-LGBT Past: “My Views Have Since Changed Significantly” [VIDEO]

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who last week launched her campaign for president, today posted a video apology for her past as an anti-LGBT activist. From the included text on the below YouTube clip: Aloha. In my past I said and believed things that were wrong, and worse, hurtful to people in the LGBTQ+ community and their loved ones. Many years …

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AOC’s First House Speech Sets C-SPAN Record [VIDEO]

Oh, how this is triggering the cultists: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) first speech from the House floor quickly became C-SPAN’s most-viewed Twitter video of any remarks by a House lawmaker, drawing 1.16 million viewers in just over 12 hours. C-SPAN’s communications director, Howard Mortman, shared the results on his Twitter feed Thursday afternoon, one day after Ocasio-Cortez gave her first …

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