September 27, 2023

Dem Rep. Gonzalez: Mexico Needs to Be Sanctioned if It Doesn’t Stop Migrant Flow

On Monday’s edition of NBC’s “Meet the Press NOW,” Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) stated that Mexico has not been a good neighbor to the U.S. and the Biden administration needs to threaten the Mexican government with sanctions if Mexico fails to secure its own southern border and stop the flow of migrants before it reaches

Dem Rep. Slotkin: Inflation Hurting Auto Workers Helped Set the Scene for Auto Talks

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Inside Politics,” Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) stated that “the scene for these negotiations” between automakers and the UAW was set by large profits for auto companies and the fact that “people who are working at those facilities…are struggling and have less money in their pockets because

Virginia Dem who livestreamed racy sex videos says she’s a victim. Is she right?

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The bizarre story of Susanna Gibson and her candidacy for a seat in the House of Delegates has occupied much of the conversations around Virginia, where I live.  The Democratic nominee was exposed recently by the Washington Post for streaming sex acts on a site called Chaturbate for […]

Former Biden White House aide wins crowded primary for safe Dem seat in Rhode Island

Gabe Amo prevailed over nearly a dozen other Democrats. | Amo Campaign via AP Gabe Amo is on a path to become his state’s first person of color in Congress after Democrats nominated him for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday. “It is not lost on me that I stand on the shoulders of

Dem Senate plots move amid spending clash with House GOP

“To avoid a government shutdown, the House should follow the Senate’s lead and pass their appropriations bills in a bipartisan way,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. | Francis Chung/POLITICO The Senate is preparing its first big move in the fall spending fight. Chuck Schumer is tentatively planning to bring up several spending bills for

Dem Rep. Sherman: Some Dems Are Risking a Global Recession to Block a Pipeline

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Bloomberg’s “Sound On,” Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) reacted to Sen. Tim Kaine’s (D-VA) plan to try to strip the approval of the Mountain Valley pipeline from the debt ceiling bill by stating that doing so risks a global recession over one pipeline. Co-host Joe Mathieu asked, [relevant exchange begins around 53:50]

GOP Rep Plots Second Bid Against Vulnerable Dem Senator: REPORT

Montana Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale is planning on another Senate bid against vulnerable Democratic Sen. Jon Tester in 2024, Politico reported Friday. Rosendale, who lost to Tester in 2018, has been telling lawmakers he intends to take another swipe at the senator, two sources familiar, who were granted anonymity to speak candidly about the conversations

‘Fix The System’: Louisiana AG Thinks Crime-Fighting Focus Can Reclaim Gov’s Mansion After Eight Years Of Dem Control

Louisiana’s Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry is capitalizing on his career in law enforcement, the military and as the state’s top attorney in his gubernatorial bid, he told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. Landry is largely focusing his campaign on crushing crime, as Louisiana has the highest crime rate in the nation

Dem Rep. Torres: Pentagon Leak Is a Reminder China Is the Biggest Strategic Challenge

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) stated that the leak of classified documents are “a reminder that China represents the single greatest strategic challenge to the United States.” Host Bret Baier asked, [relevant exchange begins around 2:10] “Congressman Torres, one of the reasons I brought you all together

Dem Rep. Goldman: House GOP’s Corruption Allegation Against Biden ‘Complete Garbage’

Representative Daniel Goldman (D-NY) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In” that House Republicans’ allegations against President Joe Biden are “complete garbage.” Anchor Chris Hayes said, “Pointing to something and saying, ‘There’s something nefarious afoot’ is easier than saying what the thing is. In this case, they have gotten a lot of mileage from pointing to this

White House believes massive Dem bailout may be needed to pass debt ceiling compromise

Rank-and-file Democrats acknowledge that they will be under enormous political pressure to support any debt-ceiling deal backed by President Joe Biden, lest they leave the economy and the president of their own party out to dry. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo White House aides privately estimate they may need to deliver as many as 1srcsrc Democratic

Controversial judicial pick asks Biden to withdraw after failing to win Dem support

Several Democrats on the Judiciary Committee were resisting supporting Michael Delaney, shown in 2src13, when he served as an attorney general. | Jim Cole/AP Photo Appellate court nominee Michael Delaney asked President Joe Biden to withdraw his nomination Thursday, a rare failure of a judicial nominee with Democrats controlling the Senate and White House. Several

Dem Rep. Boyle: ‘Deep-Pocketed Special Interests’ Will ‘Pressure’ GOP into Taking Our Side on Debt Limit

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” House Budget Committee Ranking Member Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) stated that “deep-pocketed special interests” “will start applying pressure to” Republicans to go along with Democrats on raising the debt ceiling without any spending reforms attached. While discussing the discharge petition by Democrats to force a vote on a

Virginia Dem lawmaker’s staff injured in baseball bat attack

“The thought that someone would take advantage of my staff’s accessibility to commit an act of violence is unconscionable and devastating,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said. | Francis Chung/POLITICO A man armed with a baseball bat allegedly injured two staff members in Rep. Gerry Connolly’s district office, police said Monday. “This morning, an individual entered

Laredo Mayor: Abbott Busing Migrants to Dem Cities ‘Helps’ –

On Monday’s broadcast of NBC’s “MTP Daily,” Laredo Mayor Victor Treviño stated that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott busing migrants from Laredo to Democratic-run cities does provide some help and that while recent policy changes by the Biden administration have helped, “we should have done this a long time ago, proactively.” Treviño said, “[O]f course, there’s

Dem senator calls on law enforcement to ‘pay attention’ to Trump protests ahead of potential arrest

Law enforcement across the U.S. should “pay attention” to former President Trump’s calls for his supporters to protest in the event of his arrest this week, Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., said Sunday. Kelly stated that Trump’s supporters have a First Amendment right to peacefully protest, but he argued that police should be prepared to ensure […]

California’s Dem Senate hopefuls vie for higher ground over Silicon Valley Bank debacle

Rep. Katie Porter leaned on those bonafides to spotlight a bipartisan 2src18 bill that, she argues, carved up landmark Wall Street reforms that were put in place after the last global financial crisis. | Apu Gomes/Getty Images The Democrats vying in California’s already-heated 2src24 Senate contest don’t disagree much on the response to Silicon Valley

Dem Rep. Crow: Biden ‘Could Have Gotten More Folks out’ of Afghanistan, He’s Taken Sufficient Responsibility

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) stated that if the Biden administration started evacuating people from Afghanistan earlier, “We could have gotten more folks out.” And the administration has taken sufficient accountability for the events in Afghanistan. Host Alex Marquardt asked, “You were critical of the Biden administration during that

Dem Rep. Harder: ‘Genie Is out’ after SVB and We’ll Need to Raise Amount of Deposits Protected ‘Pretty Dramatically’ Above $250K

On Wednesday’s broadcast of NBC’s “MTP Daily,” Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA) argued that covering deposits above the $250,000 limit in the case of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) means “the genie is out of the bottle” and the limit on deposits covered by the FDIC has “implicitly been raised, but we need to make it explicit”

Dem Rep. Cohen: ‘Hard’ to Serve with GOP So ‘Attached to Guns,’ They’re ‘Part of the Danger’

Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) said Monday on MSNBC’s “Katy Tur Reports” it is “hard” for him to serve in Congress with some Republicans who are “part of the danger” of mass shooting because they are “attached to guns.” Tur asked, “We saw Representative Andrew Clyde from Georgia who was distributing those AR-15 pins, the rifle

‘FASCISM’: Florida Dem lashes out at DeSantis for targeting group that hosted ‘Drag Queen Christmas’ with kids

A Democrat from the Florida Congressional delegation is taking aim at Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis over his decision to file a legal complaint against the institution responsible for hosting “A Drag Queen Christmas” event, which children were allowed to attend. The governor filed a six-count legal complaint against the Orlando Philharmonic Foundation for “exposing […]

Dem Rep. Quigley: China Spy Balloon Isn’t a New Issue, They’ve Had Satellites ‘for Years’

On Friday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) stated that the Chinese spy balloon is a serious issue, but we should note that “the low orbit Chinese satellites have been there for years, they’re there all the time. I don’t want the American people to think this is something new and that all of a

Dem Rep. Himes: ‘Unlikely’ Alaska Object Was ‘a Threat’ –

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) stated that he believes the object downed over Alaska “was unlikely to have been a threat of any kind, even of intelligence gathering,” and was probably something benign and “they just said, given what we just all went through for a week, better

Dem Rep. Craig on Assault: ‘What the Hell Do You Think’s Going to Happen’ with Light Sentences? Suspect only Held Because I’m in Congress

Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) discussed the assault on her in her D.C. apartment last week during a portion of an interview aired on “CBS Mornings” and on CNN’s “OutFront” on Tuesday and said that her alleged assailant is probably only being held because she’s a member of Congress and the case is being heard by

Dem Rep. Barbara Lee: My Lawsuit Against Trump Is in ‘the Country’s Best Interests’

Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), who is running for U.S. Senate to fill the seat soon to be vacated by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that her lawsuit against former President Donald Trump was “in the country’s best interest.” Lee was reacting to news that the Justice Department said Capitol Police officers

Rebranding rift guts Blue Dog Dem ranks

Seven of the 15 members expected to join the Blue Dogs this year, including Rep. Abigail Spanberger, are departing after a heated disagreement over a potential name change for the moderate bloc. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Congress’ influential Blue Dog Coalition is getting chopped nearly in half after an internal blow-up over whether to rebrand

Omar, now a Dem unifier, faces down her GOP critics

Ilhan Omar’s fellow Democrats are rallying around her and looking past the previous controversies. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Ilhan Omar, at times a lightning rod for House Democrats, is now a unifying force in her party’s quest to frustrate the GOP at every turn. The member of the so-called progressive “squad” knew even before starting her

House Dem laments ‘friendly fire’ after losing a plum panel seat

Mike Quigley lost his perch on the House Intelligence Committee thanks to his own party. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell got evicted from the House Intelligence Committee by the GOP. Their fellow Democrat Mike Quigley lost his perch there thanks to his own party. The Illinois lawmaker, who has served on

Klobuchar rising: Leadership path opens for Minnesota Dem

Provided she wins reelection next year in her blue state, Amy Klobuchar will have big decisions to make about where to go next. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images Amy Klobuchar made her debut as a member of Senate Democrats’ leadership “Big Four” with a dash of sarcasm. “Oh, the first time ever at the microphone,” the

Dem Rep. Raskin: We Don’t Want to Turn the Biden Docs Case into ‘Political Football’

Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents should not be turned into a “political football.” Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Comer raises an interesting question, why the president’s lawyers, which do not have security clearance, is doing the searching at the Penn Biden center

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