Tag Archives: Democrats

Sen. Jay Rockefeller Backs Marriage

“Like so many of my generation, my views on allowing gay couples to marry have been challenged in recent years by a new, more open generation. Churches and ministers should never have to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs, but the government shouldn’t discriminate against people who want to marry just because of their gender. Younger people in West Virginia …

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Sen. Mark Begich Backs Marriage

“I believe that same sex couples should be able to marry and should have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as any other married couple. Government should keep out of individuals’ personal lives—if someone wants to marry someone they love, they should be able to. Alaskans are fed up with government intrusion into our private lives, our daily business, and …

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Sen. Mark Warner Backs Marriage

“I support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do. Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on gay marriage have evolved, and this is the inevitable extension of my efforts to promote equality and opportunity for everyone. I was proud to be the first Virginia governor to extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBT state workers. In …

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Sen. Claire McCaskill Backs Marriage

“I have come to the conclusion that our government should not limit the right to marry based on who you love. While churches should never be required to conduct marriages outside of their religious beliefs, neither should the government tell people who they have a right to marry. My views on this subject have changed over time, but as many …

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March Madness

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Ruben Diaz Cheers His Third Hate March

“You should remember that when Governor Andrew Cuomo used his office and staff to raise money and to orchestrate the passing of gay marriage in the State, it was the National Organization for Marriage among others, who took the fight on their shoulders. With their help, we organized different rallies and demonstrations where thousands of people came together, in front …

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Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) To Retire

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) announced today that he will not seek reelection in 2014. “These issues will have an enormous impact on the people of Michigan and the nation for years to come and we need ot confront them,” he wrote. “I can think of no better way to spend the next two years than to devote all of my …

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Half Of Congress Files DOMA Brief

Almost half of the sitting members of Congress today filed a joint Supreme Court brief in the support of the overturn of DOMA. Via press release: Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Ranking Constitution Subcommittee Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) in the House, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in the Senate, along with …

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BROOKLYN: Crackpot Anti-Gay Assemblyman Dov Hikind Dons Blackface

New York state Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is the state’s second-most vicious anti-gay legislator, falling only slightly behind Sen. Ruben Diaz, who is also a Democrat.  The New York Post reports on his latest bit of assholery. Assemblyman Dov Hikind donned a blackface costume yesterday at his blowout Purim party and defended the outrageous getup as a harmless “basketball” look. …

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Dems Fire Back At GOP Valentines

Late yesterday the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fired back at the Valentine’s Day messages sent out by the GOP. Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy is super-upset!

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From Yesterday’s IL Senate Debate

Here are some of the heroes of yesterday’s debate in the Illinois Senate. There were really some amazing speeches.

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SAN DIEGO: Former Mayor Strikes Deal To Repay $2M Embezzled From Non-Profit

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor has struck a deal to repay $2 million to a non-profit ceated by her late husband. O’Connor allegedly took the money to feed a billion dollar gambling habit. O’Connor, 66, appeared in federal court and pleaded not guilty to a charge of misappropriating the funds as part of a deferred prosecution. Under the arrangement, …

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) To Retire, Good News For Cory Booker

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced today that he will not seek reelection in 2014. Lautenberg, 89, is the oldest member and the last World War II veteran in the Senate. Upon the news of Lautenberg’s retirement, the senator won praise from both sides of the aisle. President Obama called Lautenberg a “steadfast champion” for New Jersey. “Throughout his time in …

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Jesse Jackson Jr Signs Plea Deal

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) resigned from Congress three months ago amid corruption accusations and after being treated for depression. NBC News reports today that he has signed a plea deal that may result in prison time. Jackson’s case is being handled by the US Attorney’s office in Washington DC. While no public announcement is expected today, those with …

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NEW YORK: Former Sen. Shirley Huntley Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

Former NY Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) yesterday pleaded guilty to embezzling almost $90K in public money for the sham non-profit group she had established. The Queens Democrat said that she used government grants for her charitable non-profit education organization, the Parents Information Network, to buy personal items and benefit family members. Huntley admitted that she utilized “straw recipients” to help …

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Cory Booker In 1992

Back in 1992, then-Stanford student Cory Booker wrote an op-ed for the student newspaper in which he explained his evolution from casual homophobe to gay rights ally. The column provides some fascinating back story to one of brightest young stars of the Democratic Party. Embiggen and read. (The text of the column is also at the link.)

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Maddow: Goodbye 112th Congress

Last night Rachel Maddow opened her show with a lengthy goodbye to all the scoundrels (plus the few good guys) of the 112th Congress.

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Ruben Diaz Has 10 Wishes For 2013

Crackpot anti-gay New York Sen. Ruben Diaz has ten wishes for the new year. 1. For Senator John Sampson, to find better and more faithful friends. 2. For reporters Bob Kappstatter, from the Bronx Times and Jim Odato from the Times Union, to learn how to be impartial and objective journalists. 3. For Senator Jeff Klein and his Gang of …

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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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