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Jeffries Unanimously Elected Leader Of House Dems

CBS News reports: House Democrats elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York as their next party leader in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, ushering in a generational shift as Democrats prepare to relinquish control of the lower chamber in January. Long considered a rising star in the party, the 52-year-old Jeffries will make history as the first Black party leader …

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House Democrats Expect Smooth Leadership Transfer

NBC News reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s departure from leadership could easily have led to a power vacuum in which a host of ambitious lawmakers — old and young — publicly battled it out for the chance to lead House Democrats. Instead, a new generation — Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, 52, of New York; Katherine Clark, 59, of Massachusetts; and Pete Aguilar, …

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Announces Bid For Dem Leader

The Washington Post reports: Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries announced a bid for House Democratic leader in a generational shift that would make history. If elected by fellow House Democrats — as expected — the 52-year-old New Yorker would be the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congress. He would replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who announced Thursday …

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WaPo: Democrats Are Readying For Post-Pelosi Era

The Washington Post reports: House Democrats are bracing for a turnover in leadership next year that would amount to a seismic event for the party — one that could empower a new, diverse generation of members while also exacerbating tensions over the direction of the caucus and the policies it should pursue. After almost 19 years as House Democratic leader, …

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Cultist Guilty Of Threats To Journalists And Dem Rep

CNN reports: A California man who was accused of sending threats to a congressman and multiple journalists has pleaded guilty to one count of making threatening interstate communications. At his change of plea hearing Friday, Robert Lemke pleaded guilty to the count related to a threat he made to a family member of a New York City-based journalist, saying in …

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