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2018 midterms, congressional black caucus, democrats, house of reprsentatives, house speaker, marcia fudge, nancy pelosi, racism in democratic party, speaker of the house -

Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge joined the ever-rising chorus of people calling for California Rep. Nancy Pelosi to step down as speaker of the House, saying it’s time for new leadership for the Democratic Party.

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Minnesota Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar is catching heat for saying she supports BDS, a movement to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel, which some critics say is a reversal to earlier statements she made while campaigning.

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  It’s been a hard-fought battle for Stacey Abrams to get every vote counted in the Georgia’s governor’s race, and she’s leading the charge for change in how this election allowed Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp to use his position to suppress voters’ rights to give him an edge in the race for governor. While Republicans refuse to […]

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A new crop of Democratic leaders isn’t afraid to take its own party to task—saying what has been obvious to many black voters and voters of color for years now. The latest is newly elected Boston state Rep. Nika Elugardo, who at a recent panel called out the Democrats for being “straight-up racist.”

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Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people.

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the House floor when Democrats retake control after […]

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ayanna pressley, democrats, first black woman to represent massachusetts, halfway to hell, house of representatives, massachusetts, massachusetts 7th, midterms 2018 -

It was a win destined to go viral: Ayanna Pressley, Boston’s first black city councilor, beating out 10-time incumbent Mark Capuano in a stunning upset for the Massachusetts 7th congressional seat. Video taken of Pressley shows the moment she found out about her win—in a forest-green sheath dress, Pressley clutches…

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ALBANY, Ga.— Glenn Singfield, Sr. takes a lot of pride in the racially diverse clientele that enjoys his meals at Albany Seafood Company, a family-owned business that’s been around since 2014.

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Brian Kemp, Cyber Crimes, Democrats, Georgia, News, Politics, Top Stories -

The office of Georgia Secretary of State, which is headed up by Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate running for governor in a hotly contested race, announced on Sunday an investigation into the state’s Democratic Party for unspecified cyber crimes, according to The Hill. The investigation stems from an alleged hack of the state’s voter registration system. […]

The post What part of the game is this? Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate investigates Dems for alleged ‘cyber crimes’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Law enforcement officials arrested and charged 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, Jr. on Friday, in connection with at least a dozen pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, Rep. Maxine Waters, the Clintons, and philanthropist George Soros, all frequent targets of public attacks by…

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The blue wave is coming. And if the midterms turn out in favor of Democrats, well, seats will flip and in the end, the good guys (fine, the lesser of two evils) will take control of Congress.

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The Devil’s Mouthpiece aka Sarah Huckabee Sanders aka Lil’ Suckabee is doing the false equivalency thing that she’s become known for, in which she takes some shit that has nothing to do with the trash-ass administration she willingly works for and tries to pass it off as the same thing that the trash-ass president has…

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2018 Midterm Elections, Democrats, Georgia, News, Politics, Stacey Abrams -

Democrats haven’t won a major statewide office in Georgia since 2000, but this year’s gubernatorial race in the state is a tossup.

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2018 Midterm Elections, @AP, Beto ORourke, Campaign Finance, Democrats, News, Politics, Ted Cruz, Texas, Video -

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.

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Brett Kavanaugh, Cory Booker, Democrats, Iowa, News, Video -

  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democrats disappointed by Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to turn their despair into action as he made his national debut in Iowa as a Democratic presidential prospect. Racing from Saturday afternoon’s Senate confirmation vote in Washington, Booker breezed into the Iowa Democratic Party’s top fall […]

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It's a primary day in New York, but Jumaane Williams is preaching the promise of a way of getting things done in the Empire state if he becomes Lieutenant Governor.

The post Primary Day: Meet Jumaane Williams, the “activist-councilman” hoping to become NY’s next lieutenant governor appeared first on theGrio.

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On any given day, the president of the United States is liable to tweet nonsense. That isn’t an opinion; it’s a fair assessment of what the president tweets: a mix of hyperbole, self-congratulation, bullying and on more than one occasion, outright lies.

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One would think that honesty and integrity would be the most basic requirements for a nominee to the country’s highest court. By those standards, however, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh wouldn’t even be in the running. Yet, here we are.

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Ayanna Pressley, Boston, Democrats, Greg Meeks, John Lewis, Mike Capuano, News, Politics -

Tuesday night, Ayanna Pressley unseated longstanding incumbent Mike Capuano in Massachusetts’ Democratic primary and political insiders are still wondering how. For decades, Rep. John Lewis has been a passionate civil rights activist – a responsibility he took on well before his tenure in Congress. But last weekend the veteran Georgia lawmaker made a rare case […]

The post How the Congressional Black Caucus backed a white candidate over Ayanna Pressley and lost appeared first on theGrio.

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2018 Midterm Elections, Democrats, News, Politics, Redistricting, Republicans -

The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats know who their voters are. They just have to figure […]

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CNN commentator Angela Rye didn't mince words Tuesday when she criticized Democratic bigwigs Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for their rebuke of recent comments from fellow Democratic lawmaker Maxine Waters.

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Three Black members of Congress have been dubbed “sellouts” for their denouncement of Nation of […]

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Nearly half a dozen Democrats have distanced themselves from political mega-donor Ed Buck amid renewed […]

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Black Panther, Democrats, Entertainment, Los Angeles, News, Police Brutality, Politics, Shooting, Trump, Video -

Happy Tuesday Grio Fam! If you thought President Trump would ever take the high road or stop speaking in hyperbole, you thought wrong.  45 has now co-signed the idea that Democrats are “un-American” and “treasonous” because they didn’t clap for him. In addition to the administration losing their minds, “Black Panther” haters tried to organize […]

The post The Download | February 6, 2018: Trump Whines Over Dems Applause & ‘Black Panther’ Haters Go Online appeared first on theGrio.

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Political analyst Lauren Victoria Burke gives the Democratic response on President Trump's State of the Union speech.

The post SOTU Commentary: Trump’s first State of the Union is all talk and no action appeared first on theGrio.

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