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    Democrat New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara called on  Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign Tuesday after three women accused him of sexual harassment and making inappropriate advances.  "There's a lot going on," Santabarbara told "Your World". "I believe, and many others believe that this distraction ... it detracts from the work that we have to do in Albany. And I think that for the good of the state, to allow us to move forward, he should resign."  Even before the sexual misconduct allegations, Cuomo was struggling to deal with the fallout from an admission by his top aide last month that the administration hid the actual numbers of nursing home deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic from lawmakers due to concern about a federal investigation. "He hasn't had a COVID briefing in over a week now, so the question is, what is he doing? He's dealing with this crisis," Santabarbara said. "That's what he's doing. He was fighting with the [state] AG...
    Rep. Kathleen Rice has become the first Democratic member of Congress to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after a third woman came forward with accusations of inappropriate behavior. “The time has come. The Governor must resign,” Rice, who represents parts of Long Island, wrote on Twitter in response to a new accusation that he made unwanted advances toward a woman at a 2019 wedding. Other state Democratic lawmakers — including state Sens. Gustavo Rivera, Alessandra Biaggi and Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas — also joined in on their calls for Cuomo to step down after Anna Ruch, 33, told the New York Times that the governor made the advances toward her and kissed her on the cheek at a New York City wedding reception. While not expliciting calling for Cuomo’s resignation, state Sen. John Liu responded on Twitter: “A person who treats women this way is not...
    More On: andrew cuomo ‘Can I kiss you?’: Cuomo accused of making unwanted advances at wedding Cuomo’s just ‘joking’ sex harass defense falls flat as accuser, mayor trash ‘non-apology’ ‘Resign Now!’ billboard targeting Gov. Cuomo amidst dueling scandals gets update Hypocritical COVID politicians want lockdown for you, but not them Rep. Kathleen Rice has become the first Democratic member of Congress to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after a third woman came forward with accusations of inappropriate behavior. “The time has come. The Governor must resign,” Rice, who represents parts of Long Island, wrote on Twitter in response to a new accusation that he made unwanted advances toward a woman at a 2019 wedding. Other state Democratic lawmakers — including State Sens. Gustavo Rivera, John Liu, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti — also joined in on their calls for Cuomo to resign after Anna...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing increasing pressure from fellow Democrats to resign from office as he battles dueling scandals. The Empire State governor has been under fire over his handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuomo has also been accused by two of his former staffers — Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett — of sexual harassment. Cuomo addressed Bennett's allegations in a statement Sunday where he apologized, saying that he "sometimes" believed that he was "being playful" at work and "made jokes" that he found humorous. The governor has denied Boylan's claims of unwanted touching and an unwanted kiss.  CUOMO HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS ‘SICKENED ME,’ DE BLASIO SAYS Several Democratic state legislators have called on the governor to resign.  On Monday, New York Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara became the latest Democrat to call on Cuomo to step down. "No surprise to see the Governor quickly trying to interfere with this investigation after his 'apology,'" Santabarbara wrote on...
    A former aide’s allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual harassment have spurred calls for an investigation — and questions about who might meaningfully conduct one. Within hours of Lindsey Boylan detailing her claims about the Democratic governor in an online post Wednesday, five Republican state senators urged New York’s attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate. At least one Democratic state senator also has called for an inquiry. Demands are also coming from some voices outside the state Capitol, including the prominent national anti-sexual-harassment organization Time’s Up and an advocacy group launched by former New York legislative employees who experienced such harassment.
    Democratic New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim called for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be impeached over the ongoing nursing home scandal in a Monday op-ed for Newsweek. Kim, who accused Cuomo of threatening to “destroy him” over a phone call last week, has come out in support of impeaching Cuomo, the New York Post reported. (RELATED: New York Democrats Look To Censure Andrew Cuomo) Democrat Ron Kim calls for Cuomo to be impeached over nursing home scandal https://t.co/gaikZtygk4 pic.twitter.com/cBIcXXt4ct — New York Post (@nypost) February 22, 2021 “It is time to be brave, to hold him accountable, to investigate his cover-up of nursing home information,” said Kim in an op-ed for Newsweek. In his op-ed, Kim accused Cuomo of covering up thousands of nursing home COVID-19 deaths and bullying those that wouldn’t cover up his “crime.” Kim cited a call between Cuomo’s top aide Mellissa DeRosa and...
    A Democratic state lawmaker is demanding hearings into COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes in New York State as Governor Andrew Cuomo comes under more pressure to appoint an independent investigation. ‘We need to get to the truth,’ State Senator Leroy Comrie was quoted as saying by the New York Post on Sunday. ‘Clearly mistakes were made. We want full disclosure on what the hell happened from A to Z.’ The state senator who represents the 14th State Senate District in Queens said: ‘I’m personally pushing for the Legislature to hold hearings on the nursing home mess, It’s a mess. No doubt about it. ‘We need to drill down to find out what happened so it doesn’t happen again.’ DailyMail.com has reached out to both Comrie and Cuomo’s office seeking comment. State Senator Leroy Comrie (left) of Queens is demanding hearings into COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes in New...
    (CNN)Democratic Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota sent a letter to regulators Saturday calling for an investigation into possible price gouging of natural gas in Texas and other areas affected by severe winter storms this month. "While the worst of the crisis has been centered in Texas, the effects have rippled across the entire region, including in Minnesota," Smith wrote in the letter, which was first reported by the Associated Press. "One such ripple effect has been in the natural gas markets, where natural gas spot prices have spiked, in some cases, to nearly 100 times typical levels."Smith specifically requested an investigation into the conditions in the natural gas market over the last week and asked that the acting secretary of the Department of Energy, David Huizenga, and other regulators invoke emergency measures such as the Natural Gas Policy Act, which would regulate natural gas production and transmission."These drastic price increases...
    NFL legend Herschel Walker argued against reparations for black Americans at a congressional hearing, saying: 'Slavery ended over 130 years ago.' Walker made his case to members of the Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties who met via Zoom on Wednesday to discuss House Resolution 40, which aims to 'establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery'.   The athlete, who played for the University of Georgia and won the Heisman Trophy in 1982 before going pro, asserted that compensating black Americans for the lasting impacts of slavery would cause more harm than good.  'We use black power to create white guilt,' Walker, a longtime friend of former president Donald Trump, told the subcommittee. 'My approach is biblical...how can I ask my Heavenly Father to forgive me if I can't forgive my brother?  'America is the...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded Thursday that the 9/11-style commission being established to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have subpoena power, amid concerns on the right that the probe could become partisan. “You have to have subpoena power,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) said during her weekly news conference when asked if the commission should be able to demand testimony from unwilling witnesses. “There’s really strong support in the country for us to seek the truth, find the truth, but also understand how we have to protect the American people from what might be out there in terms of domestic terrorism and the rest,” the top ranking House Democrat argued. Bipartisan calls for a 9/11-style probe intensified in recent weeks, with calls coming to a head from both Democratic and GOP lawmakers. By Monday, Pelosi had announced the formation of a commission, telling House members in a “Dear Colleague” letter that...
    California Rep. Sara Jacobs is calling for a “truth commission” to establish a “common narrative” in the United States around issues including race. “Lots of countries, lots of places have ideologies that are extreme, people who have ideologies that are extreme have conflict, have disagreements within their community,” Jacobs noted in a weekend interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter. “But there are only some areas where that actually turns into violence, and that’s the role of conflict entrepreneurs — or in other words, leaders.” Jacobs advised that leaders could use “the enabling environment of our media ecosystem” to establish a narrative. “In the case of the United States, it’s about a ‘whitelash,’ a white Christian America reaction, backlash, to a changing, country personified by Trump,” Stelter said, agreeing with Jacobs. He then asked how that contributed to her previous calls for a commission. “We haven’t really done the reckoning with the racial injustice and white supremacy of...
    “Like all witch hunts initiated by the left over the past four years, the indictment has nothing to do with facts, evidence and American interests,” said Michael van der Veen in beginning the defense statement. Using the same weapons as Democratic prosecutors, he immediately released videos, in particular to show that Donald Trump has regularly presented himself as the protector of “law and order”, but also that his opponents have themselves sometimes held fiery speeches. The 45th President of the United States is notably reproached for having launched “Fight like devils” to his supporters, just before they launched an attack on the seat of Congress, where elected officials were in the process of to certify the victory of his democratic rival Joe Biden in the presidential election. “This is ordinary political rhetoric, no different from the language used by all parties for hundreds of years”, pleaded Mr. van der...
    More On: joe biden Delta CEO blasts idea to require COVID tests for travel Biden’s son-in-law’s work reportedly raises ethical questions DOJ asks Trump-era US attorneys to resign Axios reporter reveals relationship with White House aide WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday declined to condemn calls for violence and unrest from Democratic lawmakers, saying President Biden would not “opine” on “back and forth arguments.” At a briefing on Tuesday afternoon as former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial was getting underway, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki was pressed on how the Biden administration felt about incendiary rhetoric from Democrats in Congress. In their pre-trial brief, attorneys for Trump pointed to comments from Rep. Maxine Waters in 2018 who called for supporters at a rally to confront and harass Trump officials over their support of the child separation border policy — claiming Trump was the victim of a double...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota House Republicans laid out a roadmap Monday for lifting the state’s coronavirus restrictions on businesses with a goal of letting them return to full operations by May 1. Rep. Dave Baker, of Willmar, said at a news conference that businesses such as restaurants, hotels, event centers and gyms need to be able to make reopening plans with some certainty. He said the downward trends in COVID-19 cases and other key metrics, plus rising vaccination rates, mean businesses can operate safely with the proper precautions in place. RELATED: Stimulus Check Latest: Did The Timeline For Another Economic Relief Payment Just Get Shorter? Liz Rammer, CEO of Hospitality Minnesota, said no sector of the economy has been more devastated by the pandemic than the hospitality industry. She said the bill that Republicans plan to introduce this week is a reasonable and balanced approach. RELATED: COVID In Minnesota: Over...
    By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota House Republicans laid out a roadmap Monday for lifting the state's coronavirus restrictions on businesses with a goal of letting them return to full operations by May 1. Rep. Dave Baker, of Willmar, said at a news conference that businesses such as restaurants, hotels, event centers and gyms need to be able to make reopening plans with some certainty. He said the downward trends in COVID-19 cases and other key metrics, plus rising vaccination rates, mean businesses can operate safely with the proper precautions in place. Liz Rammer, CEO of Hospitality Minnesota, said no sector of the economy has been more devastated by the pandemic than the hospitality industry. She said the bill that Republicans plan to introduce this week is a reasonable and balanced approach. Baker said he's ready to compromise on the details. He said he knows the bill...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene woke up in a fighting mood, calling fellow Republicans who voted to strip away her committee assignments 'morons' and embracing her reduced stature as liberating.   'I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats (+11) are for giving some one like me free time,' she wrote, just hours after taking to the House floor to disavow QAnon conspiracy theory beliefs she said she gave up in 2018. 'In this Democrat tyrannical government, Conservative Republicans have no say on committees anyway. Oh this is going to be fun!' she wrote, shortly before 8 am on Twitter. Republican Representative from Georgia Marjorie Taylor Greene (C) walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 04 February 2021. She said it would be 'fun' being kicked off committees, and called those who voted against her 'morons' Greene's new posture came after...
    In an interview with CNN on Friday, Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California said that the United States Congress should hold hearings to expel Republican Party Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. Per Mediaite, speaking with host Wolf Blitzer, Khanna condemned Greene and her staffers for allegedly berating freshman Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush. Khanna said that such conduct would not be tolerated in any other workplace, especially since Greene and her team were reportedly not wearing masks as they attacked Bush. Bush moved her office away from Greene’s, saying that she fears for her physical safety. Khanna noted that he has no concerns about his own safety, but said that some of his colleagues have “felt vulnerable” and received death threats. “They should hold hearings to expel her. Let’s look at what she has done,” Khanna said of Greene, pointing out that the controversial Republican has posted about assassinating prominent...
    Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley filed an ethics countercomplaint on Monday against seven Senate Democrats who called for an ethics investigation into his objection to certifying Pennsylvania’s electoral count. Hawley called on the Senate Ethics Committee, presently chaired by Republican Sen. Jim Lankford of Oklahoma and Vice Chairman Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, to investigate the conduct of the seven Democratic senators who filed the complaint against him. The Missouri senator accused all seven Democratic senators of abuse of the ethics process, alleging potential coordination with dark-money groups. Hawley requested that the committee look into the seven senators’ contacts with specific liberal nonprofit organizations when they prepared their complaints, as well as whether the lawmakers coordinated with Senate Democratic leadership and the Biden administration. Additionally, Hawley asked the ethics panel to examine if the seven senators have been contacting lobbyists for corporations to push for the suspension of those corporations’...
    Actress Kirstie Alley sounded off on Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's drastic shift away from lockdowns during the pandemic. As part of his annual State of the State address, Cuomo raised eyebrows on Monday for denouncing the economic restrictions that his own administration put into place in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  "We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass," Cuomo said. "The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely." CRITICS MOCK NY GOV. CUOMO'S SUDDEN DENUNCIATION OF LOCKDOWNS, SUGGEST TRUMP HACKED HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT On Tuesday, the former "Cheers" star took aim at the Democratic governor over the timing of his sudden change of heart.  "Thank God Cuomo is opening up New York!!!.....and JUST IN TIME for Biden’s inauguration .....it’s like a Covid miracle ...ish," Alley wrote.  Alley also mocked...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Gov. Gavin Newsom said the flags over the California State Capitol will fly at half-staff Sunday in honor of fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries a day after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building as lawmakers began to certify Joe Biden’s election win. Several people have already been arrested or identified through photos from the riot. The Department of Justice announced charges against 17 people in federal court and dozens of others were charged in Superior Court by Saturday, CBS News reported. Newsom said he called for the flying of flags at half-staff in solidarity with those lowered over the U.S. Capitol. “Our democracy rests on our common civility. The attack on our nation’s Capitol was an attempt to upend our democratic process, resulting in the loss of life and terrorizing of hundreds of dedicated public servants,” the governor said....
    Senate Democrats are pushing for two of their Republican colleagues to resign following Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol building, claiming that their roles in challenging the results of November’s election helped to "undermine" democracy. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., were vocal objectors during Wednesday’s counting of electoral votes, and now they are being urged to step down as a result. BIDEN SAYS CRUZ, HAWLEY PART OF 'BIG LIE' -- WHILE SENATORS CLAIM THEY ARE BEING CALLED NAZIS "At a time of deep national division and in the midst of a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, Senators Cruz and Hawley chose to undermine our democracy and feed the big lie that the election was stolen," Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., tweeted Saturday night. "They should resign immediately." Smith joins several other Democrats, including Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Patty Murray, D-Wash.; and Chris Coons, D-Del. "Both @HawleyMO and @SenTedCruz have betrayed...
    Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenCOVID-19 relief bill: A promising first act for immigration reform David Sirota: Democrats gave away leverage in forcing vote on ,000 checks Lawmakers share New Year's messages: 'Cheers to brighter days ahead' MORE (D-Ore.), the incoming chairman of the powerful Finance Committee, on Friday became the second Senate Democrat to call on Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzRep. Joaquin Castro wants to prevent Federal government from ever naming buildings, property after Trump Limbaugh dismisses calls to end violence after mob hits Capitol McMaster: Trump 'compromised our principles' for 'personal gain' MORE (R-Texas) and Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyDonor who gave millions to Hawley urges Senate to censure him for 'irresponsible' behavior Simon & Schuster cancels publication of Hawley's book McMaster: Trump 'compromised our principles' for 'personal gain' MORE (R-Mo.) to resign because of their roles in objecting to the certification of Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol Police...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) –  U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Thursday, Jan. 7, he’s not resigning amid increased calls by Democrats for him to do so. Democrats accused Cruz of inciting the violence at the Capitol Wednesday as he led efforts by some Republican Senators to object to the certification of the 2020 election. On Thursday, Cruz and Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York mixed it up on Twitter. She said, “Senator Cruz, you must accept responsibility for how your craven, self-serving actions contributed to the deaths of four people yesterday.. Both you and Senator Hawley (R-Missouri) must resign.” In response, Cruz tweeted, “You are a liar. Leading a debate in the Senate on ensuring election integrity is doing our jobs, and it’s in no way responsible for the despicable terrorists who attacked the Capitol yesterday.. And sorry, I ain’t going anywhere.” The Senator told KTRK in Houston, “No...
    BOSTON (CBS) – All 11 members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation are calling for President Trump to be removed from office. “If the Republicans can jam through a Supreme Court nominee in historic time, we can do our job with impeachment,” said Democratic Congressman Seth Moulton. The President’s own cabinet members have reportedly discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to have him declared unfit. Democratic Congressman Bill Keating says it’s warranted. “With 13 days left, there’s still opportunities galore for legal challenges,” Keating said. “You know how the president will use legal challenges to his advantage.” Meanwhile, Democratic Congressman Jake Auchincloss says he has concerns about foreign policy and the transfer of power. “He’s spiraling,” said Auchincloss. “And as he’s getting increasingly boxed in, he’s increasingly lashing out.” MIT Political Science Professor Charles Stewart says the easiest course of action may be to simply ignore the President’s directives. “Vice President [Mike]...
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blows a kiss to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he and Senator Mitch McConnell arrive for a joint session to certify the 2020 election results, inside the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer called for President Donald Trump's removal Thursday a day after a mob spurred by the president overran the Capitol as lawmakers tallied President-elect Joe Biden's presidential win. "What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one day longer," the New York Democrat said in a statement. "The quickest and most effective way - it can be done today - to remove this president from office would be for the Vice President to immediately invoke the 25th amendment,"...
    Freshmen Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., drafted a resolution Wednesday, calling for the "expulsion" of the Republican congressmen that pledged to object the results of the Electoral College in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. Bush’s resolution follows the breach of the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday afternoon by a mob of pro-Trump supporters opposed to the certification of the Electoral College results. PRO-TRUMP PROTESTER SHOT AT CAPITOL IS DEAD, DC POLICE CONFIRM Wednesday's breach was the first time the U.S. Capitol had been infiltrated since the War of 1812, when the Capitol was burned by British soldiers in 1814.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence were evacuated from the Capitol while other congressional members bunkered down in secure locations as Capitol Police attempted to regain control of the building. "I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack...
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared that Democrats had regained control of the Senate and said he would serve as Senate “majority leader” during a Wednesday press conference. “It feels like a brand new day. For the first time in six years, Democrats will operate a majority in the United States Senate — and that will be very good for the American people,” Schumer told reporters. “The Senate Democratic majority is committed to delivering the bold change and help that Americans need and demand.” WATCH: Democrats are anticipating control of the White House and both chambers of Congress after multiple election projections indicated that Democratic candidates will win both Georgia Senate runoff races, according to The Hill. Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock was declared the winner against incumbent Republican Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the Tuesday runoff election. Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff currently leads incumbent Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The ballots are still being counted in Georgia, but a number of outlets — including CBS News — are projecting Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler will be defeated by her Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock. And the race between Republican Sen. David Purdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff is still too close to call, but Ossoff has pulled ahead in the count, with a number of ballots yet to be counted in heavily Democratic-favored districts. Should both seats flip, that would give Democrats an edge — a 50-50 split in the balance of power, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris serving as the tiebreaking vote. That would also mean that the Democratic Party would have control of the presidency and, however narrow the margins, both chambers of the Legislature. On Wednesday, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar surveyed the results of the runoff and tweeted, “This is our shot.” Omar is...
    A Democratic Florida state representative has called for President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort to be fined and shut down after the Palm Beach club hosted a maskless ‘superspreader’ event on New Year’s Eve. While Donald Trump was not in attendance for the $1,000-per-head party on Thursday, his children Don Jr., Eric and Tiffany were, alongside a number of the president’s allies, including Rudy Giuliani. Footage from the New Year’s Eve gala later emerged on social media, showing dozens of maskless guests packed in closely together on a dancefloor, singing and dancing along to performances from the likes of Vanilla Ice and Berlin's Terri Nunn. An outraged Rep. Omari Hardy, a Democrat from Palm Beach, posted a series of tweets over the weekend, insisting the Mar-a-Lago event violated a local mask mandate and called for the resort to be sanctioned.  ‘Mar-a-Lago is a club. A club is a business. Businesses must comply with Palm...
    (Credit: Getty Images) Loading the player... Early voting continues in the state of Georgia for two U.S. Senate races as a cloud hangs over the state’s election process there. On Saturday, President Donald Trump allegedly committed voter and election crimes with an unprecedented and illegal request for Georgia election officials to change the state’s certified vote count.   In the hour-long taped phone conversation, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said no, rebuffing the president’s request. Read More: Georgia’s Brad Raffensperger ‘never believed’ Trump call was appropriate With just weeks remaining in his term as president, Trump targeted Georgia’s Fulton County, a predominantly Black community that overwhelmingly voted for the Biden-Harris presidential ticket. On the call, Trump also went after super voter turnout strategist Stacey Abrams in his attempt to overturn the certified vote tally in the state of Georgia. Democratic Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Grammy-winning artist Common leads voters during...
    Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for the Democratic Party's congressional leaders to stand aside so the "next generation" of leaders can assume their role. The New York congresswoman hasn't been shy in criticizing members of her own party, but this was a direct shot at party leadership. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, 70, was reelected to be the leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus in November, while Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 80, is expected to retain her role in the House, but she has said it would be her last term in the leadership position. Ocasio-Cortez, who was recently reelected for the first time, told the Intercept in an interview published on Wednesday, "We need new leadership in the Democratic Party." “A lot of this is not just about these two personalities but also about the structural shifts that these two personalities have led in their time in leadership," Ocasio-Cortez...
    President-elect Joe Biden’s deputy chief of staff, Jen O'Malley Dillon, called Republicans "a bunch of f---ers" while praising Biden's call for unity in an interview with Glamour magazine. O'Malley Dillon was responding to a comment from Glamour reporter Glennon Doyle in the interview published Tuesday about redefining "compromise," saying Biden "rejected" the idea that he could not work with the GOP. "The president-elect was able to connect with people over this sense of unity," O'Malley Dillon said. "In the primary, people would mock him, like, 'You think you can work with Republicans?' I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f---ers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that." She continued: "From start to finish, he set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs...
    Donald Trump Jr. stressed the importance of the runoff U.S. Senate elections in Georgia and panned calls for supporters of President Donald Trump to boycott them during a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Republican Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler face Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively, in the Jan. 5 runoffs to determine which party controls the Senate. Republicans must win one of two to maintain a slim majority. “Stop the Steal” attorney Lin Wood has accused both Republican senators of having ties to Chinese communists and suggested that Georgia Republicans shouldn’t vote in “another rigged election.” Meanwhile, a progressive PAC with ties to former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang installed 50 billboards across rural Georgia that say: “Perdue/Loeffler Didn’t Deliver For Trump, DON’T Deliver For Them.” After stressing the importance of watching for voting irregularities, Trump Jr. told Fox News host Tucker...
    On Thursday night, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah took aim at an unlikely target: Democratic politicians. You see, a number of Dem politicians of late have been caught telling their constituents to stay inside and avoid large gatherings while ignoring those rules themselves. Among the offending Dems were San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who attended a group dinner at the swanky restaurant French Laundry; California Governor Gavin Newsom, who was among a group of 12 people dining at French Laundry; and Austin Mayor Steve Adler, who made a video cautioning his fellow Austinites to “stay inside”—but recorded it from a vacation timeshare in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. “Oh man, come on! What is it with these Democrats?” asked Noah, before mimicking Adler’s message to the public: “This is your mayor here, telling you to stay home, and stay safe. Do the right thing… All my boys in the pool...
    A New Jersey Democrat is calling for the Justice Department to investigate the entire Trump administration upon President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTucker Carlson assures viewers his show 'not going anywhere' following presidential election Trump senior advisers dissuaded president from military strike on Iran: report Senators clash on the floor over wearing masks: 'I don't need your instruction' MORE's inauguration in January. In a fiery statement Tuesday, Rep. Bill PascrellWilliam (Bill) James PascrellOn The Money: House Democrats to renew effort to obtain Trump's tax returns | How Biden might use executive power to advance economic agenda House Democrats to renew effort to obtain Trump's tax returns next year America Borealis: How 'Simpsons' references became the perfect shorthand for Trump-era politics MORE (D-N.J.) called for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTucker Carlson assures viewers his show 'not going anywhere' following presidential election Trump senior advisers dissuaded president from military strike on Iran: report Senators clash on...
    Michael Moore outlined his hopes for a Joe Biden presidency in an open letter to the president-elect that he shared on Facebook.  The filmmaker, who has been an ardent critic of President Donald Trump over the past four years, took to Facebook earlier this week to prove that his political thinking doesn’t end at dissenting with the current administration. He outlined his wishlist for things he hopes to see Biden do as soon as possible once he's in power.  Moore opened the letter by congratulating the president-elect on his victory.  “YOU did it. WE did it! You stopped the madness. A grateful nation - and myself - are in a state of joy, hope and relief,” he began. ”Thank you for that! We are all eager to join with you to repair the damage done to our country — and to eliminate that about our society and our politics which gave...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., on Monday called out Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., for sharing the narrative that progressive policy ideas are the reason congressional Democrats failed to meet expectations in the 2020 election. Omar is one of four progressive Democratic congresswomen who refer to themselves as "The Squad" and who have been pushing back against that narrative, which has created tension among members of the Democratic Caucus since Election Day. "Stop worrying about progressives, this might be the reason we don’t win the Senate races in Georgia. Good grief," Omar tweeted Sunday night in reference to Georgia's ongoing neck-and-neck Senate races between Republican incumbent David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, as well as Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock and Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. Her tweet came in response to a video clip of Manchin, who has held his seat for a decade, who appeared Sunday on Fox News' "Special Report" to discuss Senate runoffs...
    Andrew Yang said the Democratic party had some real soul searching to do, even if Joe Biden does manage to become president. The businessman and former presidential candidate told a CNN panel this week that the party was in danger of becoming out of touch with working class voters — and described his own experience telling ordinary people he was a Democrat. “I would say, ‘Hey! I’m running for president!’ to a truck driver, retail worker, waitress in a diner, and they would say, ‘What party?’ And I’d say ‘Democrat’ and they would flinch like I said something really negative or I had just turned another color or something like that.” Yang told CNN host Don Lemon during a panel. “So you have to ask yourself, what has the Democratic Party been standing for in their minds?,” he continued. “And in their minds, the Democratic Party, unfortunately, has taken...
    Solskjaer vows he will not fall like a house of cards after Man Utd defeats How Grocery Stores Have Changed Over the Years Dow Futures Turn Positive As Biden Takes Lead in Pennsylvania, NBC Calls Election For Democratic Challenger The Friday Market Minute Global stocks mixed as U.S. Presidential race narrows in key states, while Donald Trump's legal threats raise the prospect of a contested outcome. U.S. TV networks pull away from Trump briefing that made baseless claims of voter fraud, while Democrat Joe Biden takes a narrow lead in Georgia. Biden also leading by a slim margin in Pennsylvania as mail-in ballots erase a near 600,00 vote lead for President Trump. Vote counting in battleground states may last through the weekend, while a run-off for the two Senate seats in Georgia won't take place until January. U.S. COVID infections rise at a record pace in...
    (CNN)Bullish Democrats went into Election Day with the hope of padding their House majority while taking back the Senate for the first time in six years. But they've now been left with a smaller House majority, and the likelihood of a Republican-led Senate, dooming their hopes for an ambitious agenda aimed at pushing through their party's vision for America. Privately, Democrats are venting, with moderate Democrats accusing liberals for pushing policies easily demonized by Republicans that made it harder to win their races. Liberals argue that it's the progressive policies that are turning out the base -- not incremental approaches favored by centrist members. And many are second-guessing decisions by party leaders, including the failure of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to cut a big-ticket stimulus deal in the weeks before the election. Democratic leaders are blaming bad polling for their miscalculation in races that leaves their...
    By BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Here is a state-by-state look at how and why The Associated Press is calling U.S. states in the 2020 presidential election. States will be added throughout Election Night. ___ WHY AP CALLED KENTUCKY FOR TRUMP: The AP declared President Donald Trump the winner of Kentucky as soon as polls closed in the state, even though election officials there had yet to release results from Tuesday’s presidential contest. The news agency did so after results from AP VoteCast and an analysis of early voting statistics confirmed expectations that the state’s longstanding political trends in favor of Republican presidential candidates will hold. VoteCast, the AP’s wide-ranging survey of the American electorate, captures voters’ choices and why they made them. Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential contender to win Kentucky in 1996. Trump won the state in 2016 by nearly 30 points. ___ WHY...
    Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) makes a statement after voting in the Judiciary Committee to move the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court out of committee and on to the Senate for a full vote on October 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham suggested funds for Jaime Harrison come from “shadowy figures” and wants a potential investigation. Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) makes a statement after voting in the Judiciary Committee to move the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court out of committee and on to the Senate for a full vote on October 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) During an interview with The Hill, Graham questioned the source of Harrison’s funding. “Where’s all this money coming from ActBlue coming from? How easy would it be...
    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called out the inconsistencies and notable absences in Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe’s election security warning, which concluded that threatening emails sent to Democratic voters were part of an Iranian election interference plot to “damage President Trump.” At the opening of her Wednesday night, show the MSNBC host dove right into breaking news about the 2020 election. During a hastily-called public announcement just 90 minutes earlier, Ratcliffe said that the FBI has concluded that emails targeting Democratic voters in four states — warning them to elect Trump or else face retribution — were part of a covert intimidation campaign by Iran. The emails in question were spoofed to look like they were sent from someone else, Ratcliffe noted, without mentioning the numerous reports of voters getting them from alleged self-identified members of the Proud Boys far right extremist group. But after providing no other evidence,...
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, has already cast his ballot in the 2020 presidential election and did not vote for President Trump, his office confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday. It's unclear whether the senator voted for former Vice President Joe Biden, but his decision underscored tension within the GOP before the Nov. 3 election. While Republican politicians have overwhelmingly supported the president, the party saw breaks in its ranks in recent months. For example, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich offered his support for Biden in August when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Earlier this month, Romney issued a statement in which he criticized Trump's behavior as part of a broader, more toxic culture in U.S. politics. ROMNEY RIPS TRUMP, PELOSI, KEITH OLBERMANN, SAYS POLITICS IS NOW A 'VILE, VITUPERATIVE, HATE-FILLED MORASS' "I'm troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled...
    The New Republic’s Osita Nwanevu suggested Monday that modern Americans are “moral superiors” to the Founders and should pack the courts until they are able to abolish the Constitution. “The legitimacy of our Constitution is our crisis,” Nwanevu wrote. “That said, the American left should work toward abolishing the Constitution someday – either for a new document or a New Democratic order without a written constitution.” “It is beyond debate that we are their moral superiors; after over two centuries of a democratic experience here and of observing the democracies that have bloomed across the globe, we know infinitely more about the institutions that they have built and democratic governance than they did.” Nwanevu suggests replacing the Constitution with a “framework of economic rights rooted in the notion that democratic values and a revulsion for arbitrary, unchallenged authority should shape more than just our system of government.” WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 16: The Supreme...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper called out Fox News on Monday for talking about a New York Post report on NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker’s parents ahead of the next 2020 presidential debate, which Welker is set to moderate. After Fox News aired that Welker’s family had previously donated nearly $20,000 to former President Barack Obama, $3,300 to 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign, $2,100 t0 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and $7,300 to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Tapper criticized the outlet on Twitter. “If any other outlet started covering the political donations of *the parents* of folks who work at Fox there would be widespread outrage and rightly so,” reacted Tapper. “This is hideous and unjournalistic. And another example of how bad actors use standards against those who uphold them.” If any other outlet started covering the political donations of *the parents* of folks who...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi slammed CNN and anchor Wolf Blitzer in an interview Tuesday when he pressed her on passing a coronavirus stimulus package. In the interview, Blitzer pressed Pelosi on why she would not accept the $1.8 trillion dollar deal the White House and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin proposed, saying it is still not enough money. Blitzer then went on to read a tweet from Democratic California Rep. Ro Khanna which urged Pelosi to take the deal from the White House. “I don’t know why you’re always an apologist and many of your colleagues are apologists for the Republican position … Ro Khanna, that’s nice. That isn’t what we’re going to do,” Pelosi said to Blitzer. WATCH:  When even *CNN* and *Wolf Blitzer* are grilling Nancy Pelosi on why Democrats continue to reject any and all Republican stimulus offers, you know Dems might be playing politics. Watch...
    (CNN)Michigan Democratic state lawmakers are upset, angry and demanding firearms be banned from the Michigan state Capitol building after the news that the FBI thwarted an alleged domestic terror plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.One of the accused plotters allegedly had initially discussed storming the state Capitol and taking hostages, according to court documents."You know who those potential hostages would have been? STATE LEGISLATORS. My colleagues. My friends. Me. There was a reason we were scared to go to work during those violent gatherings. Will the GOP leaders take the steps needed to keep the Capitol safe now?" state Rep. Darrin Camilleri, a Democrat, tweeted Thursday. "I'm scared and I'm mad and I refuse to take it any longer," Democratic state Sen. Dayna Polehanki said on the Michigan state Senate floor later Thursday.She recalled how armed protesters gathered in the Senate chamber "to intimidate" her and her colleagues during protests...
    (CNN)Lawmakers are once again calling for their leadership to implement a wide-ranging testing plan to ensure the safety of not only members, but workers and aides at the Capitol Hill complex, as news from the last 12 hours has served as a frightening reminder of just how vulnerable the legislative branch is when it comes to coronavirus.Sen. Mike Lee's positive coronavirus diagnosis, his proximity to Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, his participation in GOP lunches and attendance at the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday is just the latest reminder that Capitol Hill is not immune from the threat of this virus, and the way that the massive complex operates can leave it more susceptible to outbreaks. For months, Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri and chairman of the Rules Committee has been arguing to his colleagues and Democratic and Republican leaders that the Capitol must implement a testing...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday called the first presidential debate "embarrassing for the country" and speculated that some parents took their children away from the television as President Trump regularly interrupted the former vice president and moderator Chris Wallace and hammered Biden with personal attacks, including about his son Hunter's drug use. The widely panned affair left the Trump campaign calling its candidate "the dominant force" and led the Commission on Presidential Debates to say it is likely to implement format changes "to ensure a more orderly discussion." Biden made his comments on the debate as he took a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania on Wednesday, speaking with local television stations, including Cleveland's WKYC. "I thought that was embarrassing for the country the way the president acted for the rest of the world watching this," Biden told WKYC. VideoTRUMP-BIDEN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IN CLEVELAND: TOP 5 MOMENTS Biden added: "I just...
    Moncef Slaoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKlines vaccines division, listens as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Dubbed "Operation Warp Speed," the Trump administration is announcing plans for an all-out effort to produce and distribute a coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2020.Drew Angerer | Getty Images President Donald Trump's coronavirus vaccine czar told CNBC on Wednesday that he's had enough of accusations that his former work in the pharmaceutical industry creates a conflict of interest.  Dr. Moncef Slaoui, who was appointed May 15 to run the Trump administration's Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed, is a former executive at GlaxoSmithKline as well as a former board member of Lonza Group and Moderna. All three companies are involved in the development of Covid-19 vaccines and House Democrats have previously said he had...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is standing firm on his refusal to discuss his plans for the Supreme Court should he win in November. In a series of interviews while in Wisconsin on Monday, the former vice president was hounded about divulging who he would appoint to the nation’s highest bench following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Speaking to local station TMJ4, Biden acknowledged having a list of potential nominees but argued that voters did not yet need to know more. “Should voters know? Should voters know who you’re going to appoint?” the reporter asked the 2020 hopeful. “No, they don’t, but they will if I’m elected. They’ll have plenty of time,” Biden answered. The Democratic presidential hopeful argued that it was “inappropriate” for him to name the individuals on that list for three reasons. The first, he argued, was that any current cases being...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is standing firm on his refusal to discuss his plans for the Supreme Court should he win in November. In a series of interviews while in Wisconsin on Monday, the former vice president was hounded about divulging who he would appoint to the nation’s highest bench following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Speaking to local station TMJ4, Biden acknowledged having a list of potential nominees but argued that voters did not yet need to know more. “Should voters know? Should voters know who you’re going to appoint?” the reporter asked the 2020 hopeful. “No, they don’t, but they will if I’m elected. They’ll have plenty of time,” Biden answered. The Democratic presidential hopeful argued that it was “inappropriate” for him to name the individuals on that list for three reasons. The first, he argued, was that any current cases being overseen...
    Senate GOP Conference Chairman John Barrasso called on President Trump and his Senate colleagues to summarily move forward on a nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, warning that whether or not they do so, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and his Democratic caucus will "blow up the Senate" if they take power in 2021. The senator aslo said that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's, D-N.Y., presence at a Schumer press conference earlier in the day is more proof she is the "de facto speaker of the House" and is a sign of what is to come in the Democratic Party. "We're here to protect the rights of women -- their rights to their body, to choose, their rights to health care and equality would go down the drain if that wish were not realized," Schumer said. "A court with a kind of nominee President Trump will choose will undo all of that and not make global...
    The moment Cramer realizes he f-ed up CNBC’s Jim Cramer has created a brand of business news host based on his “wild” antics, his “crazy” way of speaking and straight-shooting. His “crazy” way of acting and speaking is supposed to not only be entertaining for viewers, but to bely a secret, no-nonsense intelligence about the financial markets.  On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi came on Cramer’s show to discuss what deals are either in the works, or not, between Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the Democratic-led House. Cramer interrupted Pelosi ostensibly to question her on a statement she made a couple of days ago where she said she was “optimistic” that a deal to provide stimulus aid to the American public could be reached. Unfortunately, Cramer really let his misogynist foot get stuck in his mouth. We need to turn out Democratic voters to defeat Trump in November, even during a pandemic....
    Footage taken at a rally for President Donald Trump in Salem, Oregon shows a speaker equating LGBTQ rights with pedophilia and calling for Democrats to be shot in the street. Hide Guy at a Trump event in Salem today calls for Democrat officials to be "shot dead in the street", gets cheers from the crowd from PublicFreakout Hide The speaker, identified on Twitter as Marcus Edwards, a spokesperson for the “All Lives Matter” group at the rally, carried a bullhorn branded with 45, a reference to Trump as the 45th president. In the clip, which has been shared to both Twitter and Reddit, the speaker claims that the push to grant LGBTQ rights is actually a conspiracy to normalize pedophilia by political higher-ups, before going on to say that those “Democratic leaders who allow this to happen need to be shot dead in the street.” Hide Edwards seems also...
    Democratic St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson condemned the violence gripping American cities Wednesday, telling "Bill Hemmer Reports" that police departments need more funding, not less, to guarantee a respectful rapport with the communities they serve. Over the weekend, St. Louis police officer Tammaris Bohannon was shot and killed by a suspect who had barricaded himself in a home. Bohannon is the first St. Louis officer to be killed in the line of duty since 2011. SUSPECTED ST. LOUIS COP KILLER CHARGED, HAS LENGTHY CRIMINAL HISTORY "So many of society's problems today end up in a 911 call," Krewson told Roberts. "We all expect our police officers to respond to those calls. We need to fund them appropriately and support them appropriately. "Supporting law enforcement should not be a partisan issue," she added. Reflecting on the June 2 murder of retired St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn during riots that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Krewson said...
    Seemingly concerned that the Democratic presidential ticket isn’t resonating with enough voters, Marianne Williamson, the spiritual advisor and former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, has called for firings at the Biden campaign over its “sophomoric” tweets. “Fire your copywriter and fire your strategist. Your tweets are sophomoric,” Williamson told the 2020 Democratic ticket in a tweet on Sunday afternoon. “Trust us enough to say what you really think. More people agree with you than you have any idea. Engage our passion by speaking from your own.” .@JoeBiden @KamalaHarris Fire your copywriter and fire your strategist. Your tweets are sophomoric. Trust us enough to say what you really think. More people agree with you than you have any idea. Engage our passion by speaking from your own. — Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) August 30, 2020 While it’s unclear if Williamson’s tweet was in response to something specific, she didn’t hesitate to offer other...
    Bradley Cortright August 28, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump used his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention to tout his achievements and cast his Democratic opponent as “weak” and a “Trojan horse for socialism” who does not have the strength to stand up to “radicals.” Speaking on Thursday night, Trump stuck mostly to his prepared remarks and painted a bleak picture of America if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins in November. “If the left gains power, they will demolish the suburbs, confiscate your guns, and appoint justices who will wipe away your Second Amendment and other Constitutional freedoms,” Trump said. He continued, “Biden is a Trojan horse for socialism. If Joe Biden doesn’t have the strength to stand up to wild-eyed Marxists like Bernie Sanders and his fellow radicals, then how is he ever going to stand up for you?” Trump said the “most dangerous” aspect of Biden’s platform is...
    Without providing any tangible element, the tenant of the White House assured, in an interview with the Washington Examiner, to have been intrigued by the improvement of the services of Joe Biden during the Democratic primaries. “We are going to demand a doping test,” he said, astonished at the performance of the former vice-president during the last debate against Bernie Sanders in March. Does he have concrete elements to support his claims? “All I can tell you is I’m good at seeing this kind of stuff,” the president replied. “I watched him during the debates with all these people (the other candidates for the Democratic nomination, note). He was incompetent and, against Bernie, he was normal. How can that be explained?” In the fall of 2016, in the middle of the campaign, the Republican billionaire had already made similar remarks, citing the hypothesis that his then-Democratic opponent, Hillary...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump has called for drugs tests to be carried out before he and Democratic nominee Joe Biden go head-to-head in next month's first presidential debate. Trump, speaking to the Washington Examiner on Wednesday, said that he was making the suggestion based on Biden's supposed improved debate performances against Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont back in March. 4 President Donald Trump has called for he and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to be drug tested ahead of their first debate in SeptemberCredit: AP:Associated Press 4 Trump made the comments in an interview at the Oval Office on WednesdayCredit: Splash News The president offered no evidence to support his claims. Trump, speaking in the Oval Office, said: "Nobody thought that he was even going to win. Because his debate performances were so bad. "Frankly, his best performance was against Bernie. We're going to call for a drug test, by the...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisNikki Haley: US 'is not a racist country' Kimberly Guilfoyle gives dark convention address warning of Democratic destruction of country Gaetz uses convention speech to criticize Biden for lack of activity MORE (D-Calif.) honored Women's Equality Day in an op-ed on Wednesday, calling for expanded voting rights reform ahead of November's general election.  "We know what we have to do to fulfill the promise embodied in the 19th Amendment: We need to pass the John LewisJohn LewisThe census has been challenged by COVID and time— luckily, counties have a plan Democrats look to capitalize after Biden's big moment What we'll remember from the 2020 Biden convention MORE Voting Rights Act, support automatic and same-day voter registration and help fund secure state voting systems," Harris wrote in The Washington Post. "And that is what Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Fear overshadows hope at GOP convention's...
    “Black Lives Matter” — the official organization led by founder Patrisse Cullors — fired back at the Democratic National Committee and its convention over the weekend, registering disappointment that the group did not fully embrace the movement’s goals and calling the convention’s focus on racial justice “lip service.” POLITICO reports that Cullors, especially, is disappointed that the DNC did not go farther to address racial injustice, even though both 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addressed the matter in their acceptance speeches. “It’s been unfortunate to not see the Democratic Party fully align themselves with the powerful work this movement has been doing,” Cullors told the outlet. Biden and Harris, as well as other DNC attendees, were more than willing to endorse the idea behind the “Black Lives Matter” movement, but the organization has consistently refused to endorse the official BLM organization, likely...
    Savannah Rychcik August 21, 2020 0 Comments While Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden considers Pennsylvania home, President Donald Trump ridiculed him for abandoning the state when he was 10-years-old. During the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting in Arlington, Virginia on Friday, Trump garnered laughs and applause from the audience for his remarks about Biden departing Pennsylvania. “I was in Pennsylvania yesterday, a place that he said he was born in, which is true, but he left when he was like 9-years-old. So he left a long time ago,” Trump said. He continued, “He left seven decades ago, and he still calls it his home, and his real home is a place he never leaves anymore, never leaves.”Watch his comments below: Trump is out here attacking Biden for moving away from Pennsylvania when he was 10 pic.twitter.com/x2KQchMw1F— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 21, 2020During Trump’s rally outside of Mariotti Building Products in...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Thursday was the big night for Joe Biden. He formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president at the Chase Center in Wilmington, which has become the de facto headquarters of the DNC since its all been virtual. It’s the grand finale of a convention that was forced to adapt. Regardless of format, the result was four years in the making for the Democratic Party, and a lifetime in the works for the former vice president. “This is a life-changing election. This will determine what America is gonna look like for a long, long time. Character is on the ballot, compassion is on the ballot, decency, science, democracy — they’re all on the ballot,” Biden said. “Who we are as a nation, what we stand for and most importantly, who we want to be, that’s all on the ballot, and the choice could not be more clear.”...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama hailed presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as a capable leader for a country of “compassionate, resilient, decent people,” while sharply criticizing President Donald Trump as lacking the ability to understand the feelings and experiences of others.  Capping the first of four nights of an extraordinary virtual Democratic national convention on Monday, Obama strongly argued that Trump had failed to adequately respond to economic and social crises and the coronavirus pandemic at home while turning away from international alliances built by previous administrations.  “Let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can,” she said in a prerecorded speech. “Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head.”   “He cannot meet this moment,” she added, in delivering the keynote address of the opening night. “He simply cannot be who we need him...
    Bernie Sanders helped conclude the first day of the 2020 Democratic National Convention by pleading with progressives to jump behind Joe Biden's campaign, claiming "the future of our democracy is at stake" in the November election. “My friends, I say to you, and to everyone who supported other candidates in this primary and to those who may have voted for Donald Trump in the last election: The future of our democracy is at stake. The future of our economy is at stake. The future of our planet is at stake," Sanders said in a prerecorded speech filmed in his Burlington, Vermont, home. Sanders's remarks highlighted his role as a uniter who, despite this year's Democratic primary proving significantly less competitive than that of 2016, has been tasked with shoring up the Democratic Party's progressive base. For months, Biden's campaign has been concerned that younger voters, who overwhelmingly supported...
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE called on Monday for an end to presidential caucuses, saying the 2020 caucuses should be the last the Democratic Party holds. Caucuses came under fire earlier this year after results of Iowa's contest was delayed.  Perez told The Associated Press that during the first day of the Democratic National Convention he intends to  “use the bully pulpit as a former chair to make sure we continue the progress” of changes to the state caucuses.  The recent alterations since the 2016 primary included mandating that states with caucuses formulate a paper ballot system.  Perez's term will be over before the 2024 nominating calendar is scheduled, but his calls represent a shift from the Democratic party’s traditional approach to the nominating season. ...
              Over the weekend, Democratic candidate John Thompson spoke at a Black Lives Matter protest by the home of Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis president Bob Kroll and his wife, WCCO anchor Liz Collin. Thompson recently won the Democratic primary for District 62A in St. Paul, Minnesota. Multiple video coverages of Thompson’s seven-minute speech show him calling for violence against the “racists” of Hugo, Minnesota. “Why the f*** is we so peaceful in this brackety-a** neighborhood? F*** yo motherf****** peace, white racist motherf******!” Thompson shouted. “This whole g****** state burned down for twenty f****** dollars, you think we gonna give a f*** about burning Hugo down?” Thompson also accused Kroll of membership in the Ku Klux Klan, referring to him as a “f****** clansman,” and “the Grand Wizard.” Across the street from the police union leader’s residence, five teenaged girls and several adults were...
    Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) called for "unrest in the streets" on Saturday during an appearance on MSNBC's "AM Joy." "I'm looking to the public. You know, this is as much about public outcry, and organizing, and mobilizing, and applying pressure so that this GOP-led Senate and these governors that continue to carry water for this administration, putting the American people in harm's way, turning a deaf ear to the needs of our families and our communities, hold them accountable. Make the phone calls, send the emails, show up," Pressley said of President Donald Trump's allies. "There needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there's unrest in our lives and unfortunately there's plenty to go around." Pressley told "AM Joy" guest host Tiffany Cross. Cross replied, "I have, I have no retort to that, congresswoman. That's, that's certainly accurate." This isn't the first...
    In a CNN opinion piece published on Friday, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang called for the Democratic Party to “embrace and champion” a universal basic income (UBI), which was the proposal his outsider 2020 campaign centered around. “$2,000 a month for the remainder of this pandemic would be a good place to start,” he wrote. “Universal basic income — a guaranteed, unconditional recurring payment for every American — is our future, and one that the Democratic Party should embrace and champion. Yang pointed to a recent IPSOS/Reuters poll that showed widespread support — three-quarters of Americans — for stimulus checks to aid the country during the coronavirus pandemic. The 45-year-old entrepreneur argued that such financial aid would “enable” millions of Americans and begin the process of humanizing the current economy, which he has frequently argued is working against the benefits of many Americans via automation. The Humanity Forward founder also...
    On Saturday, longtime Republican operative Roger Stone discussed the 2020 election, The Washington Times reported. Speaking at a virtual event organized by supporters of late conspiracy theorist Lyndon LaRouche, Stone suggested that President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is at a disadvantage. “Everything depends on this November,” Stone began. “We are outgunned and outmanned, but I have great confidence in the president’s skills as a communicator and as a campaigner,” he said. Stone — who worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign — said that the commander-in-chief should use his executive power to change the format of presidential debates. “I hope that he does not agree to the debate schedule as put forward by the presidential commission on debates,” Stone said. “I think the president can command how and when and under what format he debates, and he should use that power to control the dialogue on debates and to control what debates...
    Racist memorabilia on sale at Exit 76 Antique Mall in Edinburgh, Ind. The mall is co-owned by Congressman Greg Pence. (via Twitter) Congressman Greg Pence (R-In.) is getting public backlash for racist items being sold in a mall that he co-owns in Indiana. Vendors at Exit 76 Antique Mall, an antiques Pence owns with his wife, are selling objects depicting Black Americans in stereotypical fashions, according to the Associated Press. Merchants can rent booths at the sprawling shopping center in Edinburgh, Ind., about 30 miles south of Indianapolis. Over 4 million items are available for sale among the vendors, including other memorabilia like old baseball cards, Civil War relics and porcelain dinner sets. Some vendors have been selling items of Black caricatures, such as biscuit jars depicting “Mammy” slave caricatures and coin jars with a Black man in a straw hat eating watermelon. Complaints have been lodged...
    Democratic Georgia Rep. John Lewis called for justice and peace in a posthumous op-ed published by The New York Times Thursday. Lewis died July 17 at age 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The civil rights leader requested his last op-ed be published on the day of his memorial service – a request that was honored by the NYT. The op-ed, titled “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation,” pivots back to Lewis’ childhood and the battle he took up for civil rights. “While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me,” the op-ed begins. “You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society.” The former Democratic congressman continued on by...
    There are bipartisan calls for Illinois Democrats to step out from underneath the millions of dollars of political money House Speaker Michael Madigan controls. A patronage scandal involving a utility and people connected to Madigan, who’s the Democratic Party of Illinois chairman and Illinois House Speaker, could lead to increased scrutiny on political funds he controls. Madigan, D-Chicago, hasn’t been charged with a crime, but a recent deferred prosecution agreement with ComEd that the federal government released implicated the speaker in a nearly decade-long patronage scandal. Longtime Illinois politics observer and University of Illinois Springfield professor Kent Redfield said legislative leaders from both parties have control of their individual committees and party political funds. But Madigan controls four funds. Those funds are the Democratic Party of Illinois with $2.4 million currently, the Democratic Majority fund with $4.3 million, the 13th Ward Democratic Org with $2.2 million...
    REPUBLICAN Representative Louie Gohmert introduced a resolution on Thursday that would ban the Democratic Party. Gohmert, of Texas, called on Congress to ban any political organization or party that has ever supported slavery of the Confederacy. 1Representative Louis GohmertCredit: AP:Associated Press More to follow… For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures, and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free app for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS.       Most read in US NewsHOW COULD HE?Man seen kneeling on crying two-year-old boy’s neck in BLM stunt faces jailNO HOPEBaby found dead in closet after child services placed him with violent...
    Democrats are considering a party platform that highlights climate change, police brutality, and reparations. A 15-person committee comprised of presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders allies have drafted an 80-page document detailing what the party broadly stands for as its candidates prepare to take that message to voters in the fall. The Democrats' full 180-delegate platform committee will now weigh in on the outline during a virtual meeting on Monday. The party will then ratify it by relying largely on email ballots during the national convention. That gathering is set to take place from Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee, but it will be conducted mostly online. The platform emphasizes Democrats' belief that the country "must ensure real accountability for individual and systemic misconduct in our police departments" and "reimagine policing for the benefit and safety of the American people" after George Floyd's death underscored the...
    Republicans have attacked Ocasio-Cortez since she shocked the political world to oust a former House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley in a Democratic primary in 2018. GOP ad-makers have tried to turn her into a boogeyman to the conservative base, running ads about Ocasio-Cortez's progressive policies in an attempt to try and tie her to other Democratic candidates and drag down their bids. However, Ocasio-Cortez told the Hill this was the first time a member of Congress had confronted her in this way. "I've never had that kind of abrupt, disgusting kind of disrespect levied at me," she told the Hill. Ultimately, Ocasio-Cortez's comments that poverty and unemployment lead to crime are backed up by studies, which show crime and poverty are linked. Yoho is retiring from Congress when his term expires in January. Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.
    Chris Wallace took a moment during his lengthy interview with President Donald Trump to call him out on the fact that, well, the president has attacked Wallace several times. Wallace brought up his “mean tweets” calling him a “Mike Wallace wannabe” and “nasty & obnoxious,” among other things. “One of your beefs seems to be that I put Democrats on the show and I ask them questions,” Wallace continued. “And I guess my question is: don’t you understand it’s my job to put Democrats on as well as Republicans and to ask them probing questions just like I ask Republicans?” Trump said “I’m not a big fan of Fox” since the days of Roger Ailes, complaining about how Democrats like Eric Swalwell appear on the network. Wallace even brought up Trump attacking him for the crime of… interviewing Nancy Pelosi. Nervous Nancy is an inherently “dumb” person. She wasted...
    Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is a “trojan horse” for leftwing radicals. “It’s clear Joe Biden would be nothing more than an autopen president, a trojan horse for a radical agenda,” Pence said during a campaign speech in Wisconsin. Pence echoed President Trump’s recent attacks on Biden, saying he would unleash “an avalanche” of regulations and raise taxes by $4 trillion while being weak on crime and China. Pence tied Biden to his challenger in the Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (i-Vt.), with whom Biden this month released a “unity platform” “I thought Joe Biden won the Democratic primaries. But looking at their unity agenda, it looks to me like Bernie won,” Pence said. “When you look at their agenda. The only thing and ended up unifying was Joe Biden to the radical left.” Pence continued: “It’s no wonder the socialist Bernie...
              Conservative Clergy of Color’s Chairman Bishop Aubrey Shines denounced an attack lobbed at U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Wednesday for speaking out against Black Lives Matter. Blackburn tweeted, “The life of every African American matters. But Black Lives Matter is a 501 (c)(3) organization run by “trained Marxists.” We cannot allow our great country to be destroyed under the pretense of social justice.” The life of every African American matters. But Black Lives Matter is a 501 (c)(3) organization run by "trained Marxists." We cannot allow our great country to be destroyed under the pretense of social justice. — Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) July 13, 2020 Adam Parkhomenko, a Democratic strategist, tweeted “You are inbred racist trash. Please f**k off.” You are inbred racist trash. Please fuck off — Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 13, 2020 In response, Shines said, “This is what Democrats...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Ann Coulter, who wrote the book In Trump We Trust, has been far more critical of the president recently, calling him a “moron” and a “blithering idiot” just two months ago. Now Coulter is calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to lose in November to Democratic opponent Amy McGrath, who recently won the nomination in a close race against Charles Booker. Coulter went off over a GOP group affiliated with McConnell taking out ads to stop Kris Kobach in the Kansas Senate primary: Sen. Mitch McConnell is spending millions of dollars on ads in Kansas to defeat the greatest living Republican — because the Chamber of Commerce is afraid Kris Kobach will cut off their supply of cheap foreign labor. — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 10, 2020 She tweeted directly “PLEASE REPUBLICANS, VOTE AGAINST MCCONNELL AND NEVER GIVE HIM ANOTHER DIME” and attacked Kobach’s...
    The Unity Task Force created by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and independent Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont called for a “postal banking” system for people who don’t have access to regular banks. The document, which was released on Wednesday and spans over 100 pages, does not specifically define the term “postal banking” but states that the “government should provide easily accessible service locations, especially postal banking to make it possible for everyone to access physical banking locations.” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, previously a rival for the Democratic nomination, introduced legislation in the prior Congress, the “Postal Banking Act,” that would grant the U.S. Postal Service the power to provide basic financial services, such as check cashing and bill payment services, as well as allow people to open a savings account and apply for small-dollar loans. It is unclear if what the senator introduced in 2018...
    A unity task force made up of supporters of both Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJoe Biden wins New Jersey primary Biden wins Delaware primary Military madness in the age of COVID-19 MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Joe Biden wins New Jersey primary Biden wins Delaware primary MORE has come up with a series of broad environmental recommendations for Biden as he prepares to become the official Democratic presidential nominee.  The task force’s broad plan includes a goal of eliminating carbon pollution from power plants by 2035, achieving net-zero emissions for all new buildings by 2030 and making energy-saving upgrades to as many as 4 million buildings and 2 million households within five years.  Some of the recommendations released Wednesday set more specific targets than the former vice president’s current climate plan, which calls for a shift away from coal-fired electricity,...
    The Nebraska Democratic Party has pulled support for Senate nominee Chris Janicek and is urging him to withdraw from the race after learning of a sexually inappropriate message he allegedly sent to a female campaign staffer. Janicek, who is set to square off against incumbent Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., this November, reportedly made the crude remark in a group text sent to five others, including the female staffer, who has since quit the campaign. DEM ESTABLISHMENT FAVORITE MCGRATH FACES LAST-MINUTE PRIMARY THREAT FROM THE LEFT IN BID FOR MCCONNELL SEAT "Our Democratic Party has no tolerance for sexual harassment,” state Democratic Party Chairwoman Jane Kleeb said in a statement. “Our party will not extend resources or any type of support to any candidate that violates our code of conduct and doesn’t treat men and women with the dignity and respect they deserve." According to The Associated Press, which obtained the...
    Friday, the Mobile County Democratic Executive Committee released a statement calling for easier voting ahead of the July 14 party runoff elections and looking ahead to the November 3 general election. “The Mobile County Democratic Executive Committee joins the Mobile City Council and our local legislators in calling for simpler, safer voting, for which no excuse absentee voting is a first step. In the midst of a pandemic, no one should have to choose between their health and their constitutional right to vote. In the midst of a wave of protests over the Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd incidents, it has never been more important to ensure that every voice is heard. No right is more sacred in American democracy than the right to vote. Hiding behind outdated and ill-intentioned laws to deny that right is against everything this nation stands for. It is time for Alabama to...
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