Tag: Democrats

Republicans Vote for Voter Suppression

Republican Representatives of Maryland’s Montgomery County have been accused of voter suppression by Democratic reps and Maryland state lawmakers. Montgomery County Republican elections board members voted to close two early voting sites, located in Chevy Chase and Burtonsville, and open new ones in Brookeville and Potomac. According to James Shalleck,…

Confederate Flag Scheduled To Come Down at 9:45 This Morning

Following the South Carolina Senate’s quick decision to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, and the state’s House of Representatives’ overwhelming 94-20 vote, the bill was signed into law late Thursday by Gov. Nikki Haley. The state now has 24 hours to remove the flag. Thursday’s debate in…

Loretta Lynch Confirmation Stalled More Than 160 Days

Loretta Lynch has been on the verge of making history as the first Black woman to hold the post of U.S. Attorney General – but her confirmation has been stalled by Senate Republicans for more than 160 days. President Clinton appointed Lynch, 55, as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District…

Oregon's Kate Brown to Become First Openly Bisexual Governor

By Julissa Catalan Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is set to become the first openly bisexual governor in U.S. history, following Governor John Kitzhaber’s resignation amid allegations of ethics violations. Brown will be sworn in on Feb. 18. Brown, who has been married to husband Dan Little since 1997,…

Welcome to the Most Diverse Congress Yet

By Chris Hoenig Congress is still predominantly white and predominantly male, but the 114th Congress, sworn in on Tuesday, is the most diverse ever. There are 535 elected seats on Capitol Hill—435 in the House, 100 in Senate. In the House, three women are making history: New Jersey Democrat Bonnie…

The 'War on Whites'

By Chris Hoenig The Democratic Party is waging a “war on whites,” according to one U.S. congressman. Representative Mo Brooks, a Republican representing Alabama’s 5th congressional district, told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that he doesn’t believe that Republicans are hurting their standing with Latinosthe fastest-growing demographic in the United…