Tag Archives: Democrats

Tom Foley Dies At Age 84

Former House Speaker Tom Foley has died at the age of 84. Foley, also a former U.S. ambassador to Japan in the Clinton administration, had been in hospice care at his home in the nation’s capital. He represented eastern Washington state in the U.S. House of Representatives for 15 terms, from 1965 to 1995. “With his passing, the House loses …

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Facebook Graphic Of The Day

Posted to the Facebook page of the Democratic Party.

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Senate Dems: Remember This Day

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Defund Obamacare Dem Explains

“It is irresponsible to add unrelated provisions to legislation to keep our government running. I have always preferred straightforward legislating that avoids political games. However, I believe we should avoid shutting down the government, and I voted for a continuing resolution to keep the legislative process working toward that end today.” – Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), who was one of …

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Tweet Of The Day – Cory Booker

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Cory Booker On Rumors That He’s Gay

“People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that …

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Quote Of The Day – Camille Pagia

“As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal. It’s time to put my baby-boom generation out to pasture! We’ve had our day and managed to muck up a hell of a lot. It remains baffling how …

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Filner Has Resigned

Filner went out denying all allegations and denouncing the “hysteria of lynch mobs.”

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Sen. Barbara Boxer Writes To Putin

“Dear President Putin: As the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee dedicated to the protection of human rights, I urge you to work to repeal recent laws and policies that severely infringe upon the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Russia. These efforts—including legislation you recently signed banning ‘homosexual propaganda’—are not only an affront …

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner To Resign

NBC San Diego has the story: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week with city officials, NBC 7 News has learned. Filner, spotted leaving City Hall with packing boxes Wednesday night, will formally vacate the office following a closed session of City Council Friday, according to several sources. City officials …

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Dems To GOP: You’re Doing It Wrong

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Dems Fire Back At GOP Resolution

Earlier today the Republican National Committee approved a resolution calling for GOP presidential candidates to boycott CNN and NBC in 2016 because both networks are working on documentaries about Hillary Clinton.  The Democrats have fired back: “After last year’s electoral losses, the RNC pledged to do a better job reaching out to the voters they had systematically alienated – like …

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Prison For Jesse Jackson Jr.

Former US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) was sentenced to 30 months in prison today for corruption regarding campaign donations. His wife was sentenced to one year. The Jacksons will be allowed to serve their sentences one at a time, with Jackson Jr. going first, based on the wishes of the family as expressed by Dan Webb, an attorney for …

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Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary

As expected, Newark Mayor Cory Booker yesterday glided to an easy win in the Democratic primary special election to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Booker told his supporters Tuesday night after he was declared the winner, “If you want someone in Washington who plays by the same old rules, find someone else. I’m going to the Senate the same …

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Quinn Continues Lead In Mayoral Polls

From the latest New York Times/Siena poll: Christine C. Quinn is leading the crowded field in the Democratic primary race for New York City mayor, lifted by support among Manhattanites and higher-income voters, the latest New York Times/Siena College poll finds. But just over a month before the Sept. 10 primary, Ms. Quinn is still well below the level needed …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Democrats Slam Gov. Tom Corbett On Same-Sex Marriage

From the YouTube channel of the Pennsylvania Democrats.

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Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Speaks On His Potential 2016 Bid For President

While other top Democrats continue to hold their breath while they wait for word from Hillary Clinton, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley this weekend spoke about his own potential 2016 run for president.  Politico reports: “By the end of this year, we’re on course to have a body of work that lays the framework of the candidacy for 2016,” he told …

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NEW JERSEY: Democrats To Attempt Override Of Christie’s Marriage Veto

New Jersey’s Star-Ledger reports: The state’s top Democratic lawmakers today urged their Republican counterparts to “vote their conscience” to legalize same-sex marriage, but said some GOP lawmakers won’t do this because they don’t want to cross Gov. Chris Christie. Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he will hold a vote to override Christie’s veto of a same-sex marriage bill that passed …

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TX Sen. Wendy Davis Now In 12th Hour Of Filibuster To Block GOP Abortion Bill

At this writing over 55,000 85,000 101,000 120,000 132,000 182,000 people are watching the below live-stream as Democratic Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis enters the twelfth hour of her filibuster to block a bill that would shut down 37 of the state’s 44 abortion clinics. Note: The sound on the below feed is occasionally turned off as GOP reps attempt …

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies At Age 89

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) died of pneumonia today at the age of 89. The oldest member of the Senate, Lautenberg had struggled with health problems since late last year, when he missed several weeks of votes because of what he said was flu and bronchitis.  The death of Lautenberg, a Democrat who was the longest-serving senator in New Jersey history, …

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