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HAWAII: Freshman House Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Vies For Inouye’s Senate Seat

Just-elected Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), the first Hindu person elected to Congress, has submitted herself to replace venerable Sen. Daniel Inouye, who died last week after almost 50 years in the Senate. “In the military, I learned that ‘leadership’ means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments,” Gabbard said in a statement announcing her application to fill …

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Sen. Daniel Inouye Dies At 88

Nine-term Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye has died at the age of 88. “His last words were, ‘Aloha,'” his office said. Inouye died at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, with his wife, Irene, and his son, Ken, at his side. Last rites were performed by Senate Chaplain Dr. Barry Black, his office said. A senator since 1963, Inouye in 2009 …

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Charlie Crist Regrets Marriage Petition

“Would I do it today? No. I think the best way to judge where my heart is is to look at the deeds that I have done, whether as attorney general, governor -restoration of rights, civil rights cases, things of that nature that I think show a compassionate heart and hopefully someone who cares and knows who the boss is – …

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QUEENS: Former NY Sen. Hiram Monserratte Gets Two Years In Prison

Former Democratic New York Sen Hiram Monserrate has been sentenced to two years in prison for campaign finance fraud. The ex-Queens politician was also ordered to cough up $79,000 in restitution, following his guilty plea in May to mail fraud. Monserrate is expected to report to prison in March. “Hiram Monserrate was undone by his greed and now will pay …

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Rep. Jackie Speier To Introduce House Resolution Against “Ex-Gay Quackery”

From the office of Rep. Jackie Speier: In response to tragic examples of the harmful psychological abuse inflicted on young people through dangerous sexual orientation conversion practices, also known as reparative therapy to convert or “repair” an individual’s sexual orientation, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) will introduce the Stop Harming Our Kids (SHOK) resolution on Wednesday, November 28. At …

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr To Resign

The family of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr announced today that he will resign from Congress. Jackson, 47, a South Side Democrat, has been treated for bipolar depression and has been on a medical leave from Congress since June. He has been under investigation by federal authorities for alleged misuse of campaign dollars and also has faced a congressional ethics probe. …

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Ruben Diaz: I Won’t Leave The Democrats

“Everyone knows that I have always been a Democrat, I am a Democrat, and I will be a Democrat. The only difference is that I am a conservative Democrat. I am a pro-life Democrat, meaning that I am against abortions. I am a traditional marriage Democrat, meaning that I am against gay marriage, and that I believe marriage should be …

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NEW YORK: Democrats Seek To Expel Renegade State Sen. Simcha Felder

As I noted yesterday, newly-elected Democratic state Sen. Simcha Felder has announced that he will caucus with the GOP, imperiling the chance of Democratic control of the chamber for the first time in many years, not to mention jeopardizing the long overdue Gender Non-Discrimination Act, which has languished for a decade. Now the Democrats say they are exploring how to …

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NEW YORK STATE: Defection Of Dem Senator May Give Control To GOP

Democratic New York state Senator-elect Simcha Felder, who last week won his seat in Brooklyn’s newly drawn and heavily Orthodox Jewish district, has announced that he will caucus with the Republicans. Felder’s decision may upend the Democrats’ coming (for now) one-seat hold on the Senate majority. The Democrat, Simcha Felder, a former city councilman who is a deputy to the …

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Pelosi To Remain Minority Leader

After teasing the press with hints that she might be stepping down, today Rep. Nancy Pelosi told the House Democratic Caucus that she will stay Minority Leader. According to a Democratic aide, Leader Pelosi told members of her caucus, “They say a picture is worth a million words. Well, this picture is worth millions of aspirations of the American people. …

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Pelosi May Step Down As Minority Leader

According to multiple reports, Rep. Nancy Pelosi is preparing to step down tomorrow as House Minority Leader. “I love you all very dearly, but I thought I’d tell my caucus first,” Pelosi told reporters Tuesday. Pelosi has held the top slot among Democrats in the House for 10 years, a decade that saw her lead her party to control of …

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George McGovern Dies At 90

Liberal icon George McGovern has died in his home state of South Dakota at the age of 90.  McGovern is perhaps best remembered for his vehement opposition to the Vietnam War. A three-term U.S. senator from South Dakota, McGovern won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972. His hard-fought campaign against Nixon and the war in Southeast Asia attracted millions of …

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Former Sen. Arlen Specter Dead At 82

Longtime Republican, recently turned Democrat, and friend to the LGBT community, former Sen. Arlen Specter has died at the age of 82. One of the few remaining Republican moderates on Capitol Hill at a time when the party had turned sharply to the right, Mr. Specter confounded fellow Republicans at every turn. He unabashedly supported Roe v. Wade, the Supreme …

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NEW YORK: Recently Arrested NY Sen. Shirley Huntley Loses Dem Primary

New York state Sen. Shirley Huntley yesterday lost her Democratic primary, leading NOM to crow that “another marriage traitor” has been unseated. The real story, of course, is that Huntley was arrested earlier this month on corruption charges. Embattled State Sen. Shirley Huntley has lost her primary fight to hold on to the Democratic nomination for her State Senate seat. …

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