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Less than a month after Al Franken was accused of groping a woman, the U.S. senator from Minnesota resigned from his seat under pressure from his Democratic colleagues. Two months have passed since Rep. Keith Ellison, also a Democrat from Minnesota, was accused of assaulting a woman. He is still deputy chairman of the…

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In his quest to become chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) has become the victim of a witch hunt and smear campaign. Some Jewish groups have branded the dynamic, progressive leader as an anti-Semite. This is about stifling free speech and criticism of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians — and […]

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At the age of 24, Svante Myrick became the youngest mayor in New York state and the first mayor of color in the town of Ithaca. Myrick spoke at a panel during the Democratic National Convention called “Why We Vote,” which was dedicated to understanding and discussing millennials voting in this election season. —‘Mothers of the Movement’ […]

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At the Democratic National Convention, Lucia McBath was one of nine "Mothers of the Movement" who stood together to speak on behalf of their fallen children...

The post Jordan Davis’ mother Lucia McBath explains why she forgave her son’s killer appeared first on theGrio.

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When the eldest first daughter decided it was a better choice to skip the DNC for Lollapalooza music festival, it got people talking. Despite surely knowing what people would expect from her in terms of her “duties,” Malia Obama could be seen dancing among other concertgoers at the time that Hilary Clinton was securing her […]

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She went off script and started with a prayer. “I need you all to hear me tonight. Give me two moments to tell you how good God is. Hallelujah.”...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised $75 million in July for the president's re-election campaign...

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NEW YORK (AP) - A new poll shows that the partisan gap over same-sex marriage in the U.S. continues to widen, with 65 percent of Democrats now supporting it compared to 24 percent of Republicans...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton will have a marquee role in this summer's Democratic National Convention, where he will make a forceful case for President Barack Obama's re-election...

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VIDEO - MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry sharply criticized congressional Democrats who won't attend the party's convention in August, arguing it weakens both these candidates and President Obama...

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