Posted in Citizens United House Democrats POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

Dem Rep Calls for Campaign Finance Reform After Benefitting From Super PACs, Special Interests

With Monday marking the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, first-term Rep. Gil Cisneros (D., Calif.) called on Congress to support campaign finance reform, despite his campaign benefitting from Democratic super PACs, special interest groups, and tens of thousands of dollars from the financial services industry.

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Posted in 2020 Election POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

Buffalo Newspaper: Gillibrand ‘Flat-Out Lied’ During Senate Campaign About Not Running for President

A major newspaper in western New York slammed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) on Thursday for saying unequivocally during her 2018 Senate campaign that she would serve her full six-year term in the Senate.

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Posted in 2020 Election Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

Flashback: Biden Accused Warren of ‘Punishing the Rich’

As Democrats continue announcing their plans for 2020, a look back at two of the potential nominees, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and former Vice President Joe Biden, reveals a rocky relationship over some issues.

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Posted in National Security SPECIAL REPORTS

Liz Cheney Slams Trump Admin. Proposal to Lift Certain Russian Sanctions

Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) on Friday said she disapproved of President Donald Trump’s proposal to terminate sanctions on companies connected with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

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Posted in Chris Cuomo Don Lemon POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

Don Lemon Compares Government Shutdown to Slavery, Indentured Servitude

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Posted in 2020 Election Issues SPECIAL REPORTS

Gabbard Apologizes for Past Anti-LGBT Rhetoric, Calling It ‘Wrong,’ ‘Hurtful’

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Posted in National Security SPECIAL REPORTS

Former USAID Official: Agency to End All Palestinian Projects

The U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, is ending all projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Jan. 31 following the decision to cut funding to the Palestinians, according to a former USAID official.

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Posted in POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

Former O’Rourke Regional Political Director Accused of Rape

Damien Jones, who recently served as Beto O’Rourke’s regional political director during his unsuccessful senate bid, is named in a new lawsuit suit against Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for their handling of a rape allegation against him.

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Posted in 2020 Election Immigration POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

CNN’s Keilar Questions Whether O’Rourke is Prepared for a 2020 Bid

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Posted in Issues SPECIAL REPORTS

Ilhan Omar on Calling Israel ‘Evil’: Those Were ‘The Only Words I Could Think About Expressing at That Moment’

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Posted in China National Security SPECIAL REPORTS

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ban American Exports to Chinese Telecom Companies That Violate U.S. Sanctions

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the House and the Senate on Wednesday introduced the Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act, which would direct President Donald Trump to impose denial orders banning the export of American parts and components to Chinese telecommunications companies that are in violation of U.S. sanctions laws.

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Posted in 2020 Election POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

Gillibrand: ‘I Banned Corporate PAC Checks’ Because ‘My Values Are Never for Sale’

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Posted in Media Bias POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

Hawley Presses Barr on How DOJ Should Respond to Potential Violations by Major Tech Companies

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Posted in POLITICS senate democrats SPECIAL REPORTS

Senate Democrats Frustrated Over Ocasio-Cortez Becoming Face of Democratic Party

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), who was sworn into Congress for the first time less than two weeks ago, is already facing scrutiny from some Democratic senators who say her views don’t represent those of their constituents.

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Posted in 2018 Election POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

McCaskill Joins MSNBC, NBC as Political Analyst

Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) has joined MSNBC and NBC News as a political analyst.

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Posted in 2020 Election Bernie Sanders Education Elizabeth Warren POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

McAuliffe: I Don’t Want Dems Making ‘False Promises’ Like Free College

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Posted in 2020 Election POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS

Julian Castro Attempts to Explain Why He’s Not ‘One of the Biggest Lightweights’

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Posted in POLITICS Rashida Tlaib SPECIAL REPORTS

Palestinian Activist Who Believes Israel Is ‘Terrorist Entity’ Attends Private Dinner With Tlaib

Abbas Hamideh, a “Palestinian right of return” activist with a history of calling Israel a “terrorist entity,” attended a swearing-in ceremony and private dinner with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.).

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Posted in 2018 Election DCCC POLITICS SPECIAL REPORTS Texas

Former Progressive Candidate Slams Gillibrand for Hiring DCCC Comms Director

Laura Moser, a failed 2018 progressive candidate who ran in Texas’ 7th Congressional District, suggested Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) was giving the party’s progressive base “a big middle finger” by hiring the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s communications director.

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Posted in 2018 Election Bernie Sanders DCCC House Democrats POLITICS Randy Bryce SPECIAL REPORTS

Progressive Groups Blast Bustos for Tapping Moderate Dems for DCCC Leadership Team

Several progressive organizations blasted the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, on Wednesday for announcing a leadership team consisting entirely of pro-business Democrats from the New Democrat Coalition.

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