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Dems To Push Background Check For All Gun Sales

Mother Jones reports: House Democrats plan to prioritize a bill that will require a background check for every gun sale, according to multiple sources close to the matter. The legislation represents an aggressive shift in strategy by Democrats and their gun reform allies, who in previous years had tended to pursue more modest background check bills that would have exempted …

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Michael Avenatti Drops 2020 Presidential Run

CNBC reports: Controversial lawyer Michael Avenatti announced Tuesday he will not run for president in 2020. Avenatti, who first gained fame and infamy for his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in multiple legal cases involving President Donald Trump, said, “I do not make this decision lightly — I make it out of respect for my family.” “But for their …

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Biden: I’m The Most Qualified Person To Be President

“I’ll be as straight with you as I can. I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president. The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse, that I’ve worked on my whole life. No one should run for the job unless they believe that they would …

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Springsteen: I’m Not Seeing A Dem Winner For 2020

The Asbury Park Press reports: Donald Trump voters, the Boss feels your pain. Bruce Springsteen credited, or blamed, the rise in popularity of populist Trump that resulted in his becoming president on the loss of jobs, technical innovations and a rapid pace of change in the country that’s been unaddressed by both Democrats and Republicans. “I think that there are …

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Harris To Decide On 2020 WH Bid “Over The Holiday”

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris has long been rumored to be considering running a presidential campaign in 2020, but on Sunday, the first-term senator finally gave a timeline as to when she’ll make her decision. Harris took part in the Know Your Value conference in San Francisco, and in an onstage talk with “Morning Joe” …

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CALIFORNIA: Openly Gay State Democratic Party Chair To Resign After Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

The Los Angeles Times reports: California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman, leader of one of the most influential political forces in the nation, said Thursday he intended to resign after allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior toward party staff members and activists. Bauman’s decision to resign follows a report from The Times on Wednesday that said 10 party staff …

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CALIFORNIA: Democrat Flips 40th US House Seat

The Los Angeles Times reports: TJ Cox defeated three-term Republican Rep. David Valadao on Wednesday, giving Democrats a gain of seven House seats in California and 40 nationwide — the party’s strongest midterm showing since the Watergate era in the mid-1970s. Cox clinched his victory more than three weeks after election day, when updated results from Fresno and Kings counties …

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Democrats Nominate Nancy Pelosi For House Speaker

NBC News reports: Nancy Pelosi has been chosen by House Democrats to lead them in the new Congress, but she still faces a showdown vote for House speaker when lawmakers convene in January. Pelosi ran unopposed as the nominee for speaker in a closed-door Democratic caucus election Wednesday despite unrest from those clamoring for new leadership. The California Democrat faces …

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NEW MEXICO: Democrat Flips 39th US House Seat

CNN reports: Democrat Xochitl Torres Small has defeated Republican Yvette Herrell in one of the nation’s last outstanding House races, New Mexico’s secretary of state certified Tuesday afternoon. The official result brings the total number of Democratic gains in the House to 39 seats, with one race outstanding, according to CNN’s count. Herrell claimed victory in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional …

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Andrew Cuomo “Rules Out” 2020 Run For President

The Hill reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Tuesday ruled out a potential bid for the presidency in 2020, saying that he has a “full plate” in his current role. “I am ruling it out. I ran for governor. I have a full plate. I have many projects. I’m going to be here doing the job of governor. …

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Nancy Pelosi Close To Clinching House Speaker Job

Reuters reports: Nancy Pelosi was expected on Wednesday to become the Democratic nominee for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, giving her the inside track to reclaim the House’s top job in January, unless critics in her own party block her. The 78-year-old San Francisco liberal, a frequent target of Republicans on the campaign trail, faces a small faction …

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Beto O’Rourke Won’t Rule Out 2020 White House Bid

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who built a national following and a deep fundraising base during his unsuccessful bid for the Senate, would not rule out a run for the presidency, telling constituents at an El Paso town hall that he and his wife were considering next steps. “Amy and I made a decision not to rule anything …

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Bernie: I’ll Run In 2020 If I’m The Best To Beat Trump

New York Magazine reports: He’s pretty certain he’s already the country’s second-most-important politician, and the logic for running in 2020 is obvious to him: His ideas are the best for the country, a majority of Americans will agree once they’re exposed to them, no other national politician has proved to be as uncompromised or effective a messenger of his platform …

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“Skeletal” WH Legal Staff Unprepared For Dem Takeover

Politico reports: The White House counsel’s office is down to a skeletal staff, potentially leaving them unprepared to deal with a flood of subpoenas for documents and witnesses when Democrats take control of the House. The office has been without a permanent leader since ex-White House senior attorney Don McGahn left the administration in mid-October. His replacement, Pat Cipollone, is …

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Cory Booker: Yes, I Might Run For President In 2020

The North Jersey Advance reports: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker just visited 24 — count ’em, 24 — states stumping for Democrats in the midterm elections. He contributed $686,000 to House and Senate candidates across the nation. And along the way, New Jersey’s dynamic Democrat stopped in all those early presidential primary states, plus a few that look to be big …

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Dems Condemn Trump Over Latest Anti-Trans Move

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: Yesterday, the Department of Justice requested the U.S. Supreme Court review President Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military. Currently, there are 3 cases navigating the federal judicial system. This request, if granted, would allow the cases to skip the traditional process and review of the various regional U.S. Courts …

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Booker Huddles With Obama Campaign Strategist

CNBC reports: Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has started consulting with two top Iowa presidential campaign strategists – one who worked with Hillary Clinton and another who worked with former President Barack Obama – as he contemplates a run for the White House in 2020, CNBC has learned. These early conversations with top-tier consultants in Iowa, where the major parties hold …

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Rep. Marcia Fudge Endorses Pelosi For House Speaker

The Hill reports: Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) endorsed Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker in the next Congress in a surprise move, abandoning the idea of challenging her. Fudge, who huddled with Pelosi in the Capitol on Friday, said Pelosi has offered to restore a defunct subcommittee on elections, and to make Fudge the chairwoman. “Leader Pelosi has …

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Dem Rep. Joe Kennedy: Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy writes for STAT News: Legalization would restore the federal government’s ability to regulate a powerful new industry thoroughly and thoughtfully. It would allow us to set packaging and advertising rules, so marketing can’t target kids. It would help set labeling requirements and quality standards, so consumers know exactly what they’re buying. It would ensure that we …

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Trump Cultists Smear Muslim Rep As Backing Slavery

Roll Call reports: Minnesota member-elect Ilhan Omar and fellow freshman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan made history on Election Day as the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress. But Omar is already fending off conspiracy theories targeting her for her religion. A post on Facebook superimposes an image of Omar on the cover of Time with an accurate quote (“I …

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