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Category: Democratic Party :: Midterm Elections
Last updated: Jun 03 2019 24:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How a dark-money scam created Alabama’s hard-right legislature — and the abortion ban 2.6.2019 Raw Story
Mike Hubbard's money-laundering scheme turned Alabama deep red in 2010. He may go to prison, but the damage is done
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Ocasio-Cortez calls for ban on revolving door as study shows two-thirds of recently departed lawmakers are now lobbyists 31.5.2019 Raw Story
One of Capitol Hill’s most popular new Democrats on Thursday called for a total ban on the revolving door that allows lawmakers to jump from Congress into K Street lobbying firms as soon as they leave office. In a tweet, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that former members of Congress “shouldn’t be allowed to turn […]
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Young Americans Outvoted Baby Boomers in 2018 Midterm Elections: Survey 30.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Baby Boomers, Millennials and Generation X voters all turned out in record numbers for the November 2018 midterm elections, with Millennials aged 22 to 37 doubling their turnout from 2014.
Dems need to impeach Trump if they want to win in 2020 — according to a professor who predicted 9 presidential elections 29.5.2019 Raw Story
Allan Lichtman has successfully predicted presidential elections since 1984. Lichtman is a professor at American University and authored “Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House 2016.” CNN’s Chris Cillizza sat down with Lichtman to see his predictions so far abou...
Nevada Democrats pass bill to restore voting rights of 77,000 people 24.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Nevada may soon restore voting rights to tens of thousands of people who have been released from prison after serving out a felony conviction. The bill, which passed both chambers of the state legislature and is awaiting a signature from newly elected Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, would restore one of the most fundamental constitutional rights […]
Abortion debate sparks women’s activism and jumps to the head of 2020 campaign agenda 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After Alabama’s governor signed a near-total ban on abortion into law last week, a surge of women interested in running for office contacted Emily’s List, a women’s political group. The Virginia Democratic Party saw a spike in contributions. VoteRunLead, a group that trains female candidates, saw...

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Lawmakers in Texas just concocted a new way to keep Democratic voters from the ballot box 23.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Texas Democrats are condemning a GOP-backed bill that bans mobile polling stations that makes it possible for thousands of college students, senior citizens, and low-income residents throughout the state to vote. The bill, which passed both chambers of the Texas legislature and is awaiting a signature from the state’s Republican Gov. Gregg Abbott, is a […]
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Trump’s infrastructure tantrum backfires immediately — and Senate Republicans know it 23.5.2019 Raw Story
Desperately trying to change the subject from impeachment, Trump stages another episode of "Chuck and Nancy"...
Donald Trump Brags That He Unleashed A Cyber Attack On Russia In 2018 19.5.2019 Crooks Liars
In an interview with FOX Propaganda News* that is set to air tonight, Donald Trump claims that he authorized a cyber attack against Russia during the 2018 midterm elections. He was asked by Steve Hilton: “It’s been reported this year that you personally authorized a cyber attack on Russia around the time of the midterms last year in order to stop them meddling in the midterm election." Trump responded: “Well, I’d rather not say that. But you can believe that the whole thing happened and it happened during my administration.” Hilton responded: “But why wouldn’t you talk about that?” Trump, ever the idiot, said: “Well you know intelligence, they say ‘please don’t talk about that." Deep sigh. If there is anyone who knows about intelligence, or lack of it, it is this useful idiot. He ended with a dig at the Obama Deep State Witchhunt 49 Angry Hillary Obama Comey Mueller Loving Democrats Who Know Nothing About Anything And Just Hate Your Favorite President, Me, King Donald Big Hands Trump, by saying: "But you ...
Renowned political historian: Impeachment investigation would give Democrats the ‘keys to the kingdom’ 14.5.2019 Raw Story
Many commentators and observers, including me, have argued that Democrats would be foolish to impeach President Trump. At least in terms of outcomes, it would be a fruitless exercise: At least 20 Republican senators would have to turn against one of their own to convict Trump in a Senate trial and r...
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Biden Pledged Not to Take Special Interest Money, But Not His PAC 11.5.2019 Truthout.com
Biden has quietly taken in more than $30,000 from corporate interests through his own political action committee.
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Some donors sought out by Garcetti’s PAC don’t have to be disclosed 10.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The political action committee created by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and his advisors collected more than $2 million for Democratic candidates and state parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections — donations that were publicly disclosed as required by federal law.

The Garcetti-led Democratic...

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Scholars echo Pelosi’s concerns: Trump will not step down in 2020 if he loses re-election 6.5.2019 Raw Story
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi predicted this weekend that President Donald Trump may not step down from power if he is defeated in the 2020 election. “We have to inoculate against that. We have to be prepared for that,” Pelosi told The New York Times on Wednesday after cautioning tha...
Kamala Harris Blames Voter Suppression for Abrams, Gillum Election Losses 6.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“So the truth is, we need a new voting rights act,” Kamala Harris said during her keynote speech at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner.
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These Colorado Democrats are vying to take on U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020 29.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Here's a look at who's running for the Democratic nomination for Republican Cory Gardner's U.S. Senate seat.
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Trump’s 10,000 Lies 29.4.2019 Outside the Beltway
The President has hit a dubious milestone barely two years into his administration.
F.B.I. Warns Of Russian Plans To Interfere In 2020 Elections 27.4.2019 Outside the Beltway
Counter-Intelligence officials are warning that Russia is preparing another election interference campaign for the 2020 election.
Trump Campaign Worried About Pennsylvania 25.4.2019 Outside the Beltway
Trump campaign officials are worried about the President's chances of holding onto a state that was crucial to his win in 2020. They should be.
How Mitch McConnell Killed the Senate 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Mitch McConnell is no leader. He is the epitome of unprincipled power.
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Mitch McConnell is killing the Senate — and he doesn’t care 15.4.2019 Raw Story

America used to have a Senate. But under McConnell, what was once known as the worlds greatest deliberative body has become a partisan lap dog. ...

The post Mitch McConnell is killing the Senate — and he doesn’t care appeared first on Raw Story.

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