Posts Tagged ‘Democrats’

Democrats Introduce ‘Mar-A-Lago Act’ To Bare Secret Trump Meetings

Senate and House Democrats have introduced the “Mar-a-Lago Act” demanding that President Trump provide visitor logs to provide the names of people streaming to the pricey golf resort that he refers to as his “Winter White House.” The difference with the actual White House is that visitors’ logs are supposed to be maintained there so […]

Chris Rock Joins Dave Chappelle To Burst Democrats Election Night Bubble On ‘SNL’

“Saturday Night Live” poked fun at Democrats who were overly confident on election night, with the help of surprise guest Chris Rock. In the skit, a group of friends made excuses about why the results weren’t going their candidate Hillary Clinton’s way. It was up to characters played by comedians Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock […]

Seth Meyers Has 4 Words Of Advice For Democrats When It Comes To Trump

Seth Meyers has a simple message for senior Democrats when it comes to Donald Trump: “Stay out of it.” The “Late Night with Seth Meyers” host said it just wasn’t worth President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton mentioning the GOP presidential candidate’s latest antics. “Obama, Hillary, don’t comment on Trump right now,” the comedian said Wednesday. […]

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Final Report)

This is definitely going to be my final report from Philadelphia. I realize I’m almost a week late with it, but it was a busy and sleep-deprived week all around. In case you missed it, I reviewed the primetime speeches Monday and then yesterday posted my photos from the trip. Today I’m going to cover […]

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Primetime)

As I write this, the birds are chirping outside my window, the sun is breaking through the morning coastal fog, and the temperature is unremarkable. In other words, your traveling correspondent is back home, leaving behind record-breaking 90-plus-degree temperatures and humidity being so important the television weathermen actually report on it each night (cue Steve […]

Can Joe Biden Save the Democrats? (and Do the Dems Need Saving?)

Hillary Clinton’s been having a rather rough time of it for months now. Not so much because of her performance as a candidate this year as because of the overhang of a few old decisions. The most recurring of those being her decision to run all her e-mail as US secretary of state through a […]

Obama Writes Letter To Sway Wavering Democrats On Iran Deal

WASHINGTON — In his most comprehensive effort to assure wavering Democrats, President Obama wrote in a letter to Congress that the United States would unilaterally maintain economic pressure and deploy military options if needed to deter Iranian aggression, both during and beyond the proposed nuclear accord. The Aug. 19 letter, obtained by The New York […]

Obama Iran Deal Gains Democrats Support Ahead Of Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is picking up crucial support from swing-state Senate Democrats despite Republican opposition heightened by revelations of a secret side-agreement between Iran and the U.N. agency that inspects nuclear facilities. On Thursday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., became the latest to declare her backing, saying in a […]

Anti-Climate Provision Gives Democrats Fresh Reason To Oppose Obama On Trade

WASHINGTON — A measure that would excuse the U.S. from any trade deal obligations to address climate change adds a fresh wrinkle to the tense debate in the House over President Barack Obama’s trade agenda. House Democrats opposing legislation that would grant Obama fast-track authority to funnel trade deals through Congress are pressuring undecided members […]

Here’s The Senator Who United Democrats To Block Obama’s Trade Agenda

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been the public face of the Democratic Party’s feud with President Barack Obama over his trade agenda. But behind the scenes, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) quietly united his party behind a strategy that resulted in a major defeat Tuesday for the president. Brown’s weeks of work came to […]

Democrats Renew Call to Reform, Justice and Investment in Our Communities

My heart beats in Baltimore, where my mom Nancy Pelosi was born and my grandfather and uncle served the public. So the news of Freddie Gray’s killing struck close to home and renewed my call to justice. I’ve seen too many names; too many unarmed women and men of color killed at the hands of […]

Democrats’ Civil War Over Free Trade

The most important trade bill in a decade has pitted Harry Reid against President Barack Obama. Liberal Democrat Rosa DeLauro against moderate Democrat Ron Kind. Labor unions against pro-business Democrats. And Elizabeth Warren against virtually everyone who supports a landmark piece of legislation that would allow the president to close what could be the biggest […]

Montana Republicans And Democrats Unite To Ban Dark Money

WASHINGTON — The Montana legislature passed sweeping campaign finance legislation on Wednesday that will require the disclosure of all donors to any independent group spending money on state-level elections. The bipartisan Montana Disclose Act will effectively end the flood of “dark money” — electoral spending by nonprofit groups that do not disclose their donors — […]

Disappointed With Democrats, De Blasio Convenes Summit On Income Inequality

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to host a meeting of leading progressive elected officials and activists at Gracie Mansion on Thursday with the explicit goal of forcing the issue of income inequality to the forefront of the national political debate and the 2016 elections. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As […]

Will Democrats Back Obama’s UN Push for Two States in Israel-Palestine?

The Obama administration has broadcast that since Benjamin Netanyahu announced that there will never be a Palestinian state so long as Netanyahu remains Prime Minister of Israel, the U.S. may end its policy of blocking consideration of the Israel-Palestine conflict at the United Nations Security Council. In particular, the U.S. may support a Security Council […]

House Democrats Regroup On Middle-Class Message, Dance To ‘Love Train’

PHILADELPHIA — They came. They grappled with fresh losses. They searched for a new strategy. And then they danced their asses off. This year’s House Democratic retreat, a three-day getaway in Philadelphia, gave lawmakers a chance to regroup after losing 13 seats in November. But if the goal was to find a new, well-crafted message […]

Sarah Palin’s Bizarre Iowa Speech Gets Thanks — From The Democrats

Shortly after declaring that she’s “seriously interested” in running for president in 2016, Sarah Palin delivered a confusing speech that was panned by many, even some on the right. Speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Saturday, the former Alaska governor and one-time vice presidential candidate delivered a speech that John Fund […]

What Democrats Stand For: Four Messages for 2016

In the aftermath of the disastrous 2014 midterm election, former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean observed, “You’ve got to stand for something if you want to win.” Before 2016, Democrats must figure out what they stand for and develop coherent messages. Here are four suggestions. 1. Fight for the Middle Class. In 2016, Democrats […]

Surgeon General Nominee Vivek Murthy Picking Up Steam Among Democrats

WASHINGTON — Prospects that the Senate will confirm Vivek Murthy as surgeon general have remained bleak throughout the year, largely due to the physician’s support for stricter gun laws. But a last-ditch campaign by health care activists has provided a glimmer of hope for Murthy, with a number of key Democrats coming out in support […]

Are Democrats the Real Racists?

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, recently elected speaker of the assembly’s Republican caucus, stepped down this week. His resignation comes after he made some truly remarkable public comments about race. He claimed that the “relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship, with the benevolent master knowing what’s best for his simple-minded darkies.” Yes, […]

Romney: Democrats Lost Because They Weren’t ‘Proud’ Enough Of Obama

WASHINGTON — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney might have been forgiven for gloating a little about this week’s election. A half-dozen GOP Senate candidates pulled a page from Romney’s 2012 playbook and ran successfully as moderate, pro-business Republicans, helping the GOP take control of the Senate for the first time in nearly a decade. […]

Silicon Valley Democrats Spar At HuffPost Debate

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Democratic challenger Ro Khanna squared off in the only debate for California’s 17th Congressional District Monday evening in San Jose, with questions from The Huffington Post. The moment that may linger longest was Honda’s response to allegations that his staff used his public office to raise funds for his campaign. […]