Tag Archives: Democrats

Obama To Dems: Stop Pining For A Magical Savior

Politico reports: Barack Obama’s message to Democrats: Stop dreaming of him. Speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday in the lush backyard of two Beverly Hills megadonors, Obama warned of a country and world on the brink — “you are right to be concerned,” he told the crowd — but said they’d flub their chance to change that if …

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MARYLAND: Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous Wins Crowded Democratic Gubernatorial Primary [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous won Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, promising to deliver a progressive agenda that makes college free, legalizes marijuana and raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Bolstered by support in the Baltimore region, spending from outside groups and an aggressive union-backed turnout machine, Jealous emerged from the six-way …

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COLORADO: Rep. Jared Polis Wins Dem Gubernatorial Primary, Would Be First Openly Gay Governor [VIDEO]

CBS Denver reports: Jared Polis claimed the Democratic nomination for governor in Colorado with a clear victory Tuesday after he spent $11 million of his own fortune to vanquish three rivals. The five-term Boulder congressman would become the nation’s first openly gay man elected governor if he wins in November, and his candidacy represents a sharp leftward shift that will …

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Major Upset Rocks New York Dem House Primary

CNN reports: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district on Tuesday, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season. An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even …

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Bloomberg Mulls 2020 Presidential Bid As Democrat

CBS New York reports: Maybe the fourth time is the charm. Michael Bloomberg is revving up to run for president in 2020, making him both the oldest and richest person to seek the job. Bloomberg considered running in 2016 as an Independent, but sources tell CBS2’s Political Reporter Marcia Kramer that if he runs in 2020, he would run as …

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Democrats Celebrate Anniversaries Of Obergefell, Windsor, And Lawrence Rulings For LGBT Civil Rights

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: On the 3rd anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the 5th anniversary of U.S. v. Windsor, and the 15th anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement: “Before the Supreme Court handed down its decision in U.S. v. Windsor five years ago, Edie Windsor said, ‘I think justice will …

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Rep. Maxine Waters: Confront Trump Staffers In Person

TIME Magazine reports: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is calling on her supporters to confront Trump administration officials and staffers in public amid widespread backlash to the President’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in California over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that cabinet …

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Schumer Reveals His Lesbian Daughter’s Engagement

The New York Daily News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer introduced two brides-to-be from the packed Pride Parade — his youngest daughter Alison and her fiancée. Schumer’s daughter, Alison Schumer, is set to marry her partner, Elizabeth Weiland, on Nov. 18, according to a registry for the couple. It was not known how long the couple has been engaged and a …

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Dems React To JacketGate With “We Care” Shirt

The Hill reports: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is capitalizing on the controversy over first lady Melania Trump’s jacket choice during a visit to a Texas migrant detention facility this week. A shirt for sale in the DNC’s online store mocks the “I really don’t care, do u?” emblazoned on the back of Trump’s jacket, which she wore while boarding …

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GOP Rep Summons Sergeant-At-Arms When Dem Rep Won’t Stop Playing Audio Of Crying Children [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Two lawmakers got into a scuffle on the House floor Friday when a Democratic lawmaker defied demands to stop playing audio of crying immigrant children separated from their parents during a speech in the House chamber. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., started his remarks by saying “if the Statue of Liberty could cry, she would be crying today. …

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Bloomberg To Spend $80M On Flipping The House

The New York Times reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel Republicans from power. Mr. Bloomberg — …

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20 Dem House Candidates Vow To Reject Pelosi

Politico reports: Clarke Tucker’s first general election ad for an Arkansas-based House race tries to defuse one of the GOP’s most potent attacks: “I’ve said from Day One,” the Democrat declares, “that I won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi.” Tucker, an Arkansas legislator who’s running against Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.), is one of at least 20 House Democratic challengers who’ve publicly …

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Dems Blast Trump’s Withdrawal From UN Council As “Disturbing” Given His Love For Despots And Dictators

Just in from DNC chairman Tom Perez:  “The United States should be leading the world on human rights, not retreating into isolation and separating young children from their families. Because of our seat at the table, we’ve been able to give voice to the voiceless around the world while fighting for the council’s fair treatment of our allies like Israel. …

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MINNESOTA: Dem Senate Candidate Richard Painter Puts Out DC’s Dumpster Fire In Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Minnesota Senate candidate Richard Painter (D) released his first campaign ad this week, likening Washington to a “dumpster fire.” Painter, who previously served as White House ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush and switched political parties for the Senate bid, is first shown in the ad standing in front of a dumpster fire. “Some people …

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Democrats Mark Pulse Anniversary With Vow To Pursue “Common Sense Gun Reforms” And LGBTQ Rights

Just in from DNC chairman Tom Perez: “Two years ago, our nation witnessed one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. It was an attack on the LGBTQ community, the Latinx community, and LGBTQ people of color everywhere. It was an attack on the American people and the values of diversity and equality that all of us should cherish. …

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Obama Meets With Prospective 2020 Dem Presidential Candidates: Biden, Sanders, Warren, Patrick, Others

Well, this is fascinating: Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office. All the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told of the conversations, …

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Democrats +10 In New US House Generic Poll

NBC News reports: By a whopping 25-point margin, voters say they’re more likely to back a congressional candidate who promises to serve as a check on President Donald Trump, according to a new national poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. At the same time, six-in-10 are satisfied with the U.S. economy, and a plurality of voters give …

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Sen. Joe Manchin: I Might Endorse Trump In 2020

Politico reports: Joe Manchin wants you to know he really likes Donald Trump. The West Virginia senator doesn’t put it quite that way. But more than any other Democrat in Congress, he’s positioned himself as a vocal Trump ally. In fact, the senator, up for reelection in a state Trump won by more than 40 points, told POLITICO he isn’t …

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NEW YORK: Openly Gay Rep. Sean Maloney To Run For State AG And US House Reelection Simultaneously

The New York Daily News reports: Upstate Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Wednesday will formally announce he’s running for state attorney general at the same time he’s seeking re-election to Congress. Maloney said he will try to petition his way onto the Sept. 13 Democratic primary ballot for attorney general. He said if he wins the nomination, he will immediately …

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DNC Chair Tom Perez: This Case Was Never About Cake

“This case was never just about a wedding cake. It was about all people– no matter who they are – having the right to celebrate their love without facing discrimination. The Democratic Party believes that no individual has a license to discriminate. We believe in the dignity of every human being. And we will continue to fight for equality for …

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