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Democratic senators urge YouTube to remove election misinformation videos.

New York Times
A group of Democratic senators urged YouTube to reverse its policy of allowing videos containing election outcome misinformation and pushed the company to adopt more aggressive steps to curb the spread of false content and manipulated media ahead of critical runoff elections for Georgia’s two Senate seats in January. In......

California Rep. Pete Aguilar wins vice chair position in House Democratic leadership

LA_Times
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah D. Wire Redlands Rep. Pete Aguilar was elected vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus on Thursday, guaranteeing at least one Latino member of House leadership in 2021 and 2022. Aguilar faced Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois for......

Senator Sherrod Brown calls out Senator Dan Sullivan for not wearing a mask in tense exchange

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here After Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown called on his colleague, Republican Senator Dan Sullivan, to wear a mask while sitting in the presiding officer’s chair on the Senate floor, Republican Senator Ted Cruz called Brown “a complete ass” for the......

Biden picks for senior White House staff include loyalists, rising Democratic stars

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his first slate of senior White House staff, choosing a mix of longtime Biden loyalists and rising Democratic stars. The overall makeup of the top staff is notable for its lack of......

Schumer ‘not on the ballot’ in Georgia Senate race, Democratic candidate says

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Warnock’s comments Sunday echoed a larger theme in his continued campaign against appointed GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler. As he and fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff — who is in his own runoff with Sen. David Perdue — jostle for seats in......

Young voters helped propel Biden to victory. Now they’re pushing for a more progressive Democratic Party

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the Georgia Tech Women’s basketball team hold voting signs outside of McCamish Pavillion which serves as a polling place on Election Day in Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty......

Democratic megadonors set sights on Georgia Senate fight after helping Joe Biden

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Now that President-elect Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump, Democratic megadonors are shifting gears toward the Senate fight in Georgia. The race between  Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock has been deemed a runoff by NBC......

The biggest surprises of the 2020 Democratic House debacle

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Democrats’ unexpected losses ranged from districts in Florida and Texas where sliding Latino support proved costly, blue-trending suburbs where affluent voters split their tickets and rural seats in which Trump’s GOP roared back last week. In the end, Democrats could......

Clyburn: ‘Defund the police’ slogan hurt Democratic candidates

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Justine Coleman House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Sunday that the “defund the police” slogan hurt Democratic candidates in the recent election.  Clyburn told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that he didn’t know if the slogan “cost all......

Ocasio-Cortez defends progressives from blame for Democratic ‘underperformance’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cristina Marcos Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez knocks McCaskill over comments about Democrats leaving voters behind Ocasio-Cortez slams Trump’s ‘authoritarian’ declaration of victory All four ‘squad’ members easily win reelection MORE (D-N.Y.) argued Friday that progressivism isn’t to blame for......

With Trump we lost the democratic system envisioned by our founders. With Biden we could get it back

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here George Skelton If Joe Biden really has been elected president, then we truly can begin to “Make America Great Again.” This country was great until President Trump was elected, running on a once-inconceivable demagogic message that the USA’s days......

Opinion: After Disappointing Cleveland Turnout, County Democratic Party at a Crossroads

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click to enlarge As we face down a close election at the national level, the results from Ohio leave little room for doubt. The Democratic Party in Ohio and Cuyahoga County did not perform well. Donald Trump is on pace to win statewide with a higher percentage of the vote......

Republicans on track to dash Democratic hopes of U.S. Senate majority

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, after Senator Susan Collins defied political odds to win re-election in Maine and other Republican incumbents led Democrats in a handful of undecided races. U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to supporters on stage at......

Battle for Senate control remains up in the air, with key races yet to be called

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here So far, CBS News projects Republicans have won seven U.S. Senate seats, including flipping an Alabama seat red. While some races are still being characterized as toss-ups, Democrats may have a tough time in their bid to win back......

Republican Senator Collins re-elected in Maine in setback for Democratic hopes

Reuters
By Andy Sullivan, Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Susan Collins, an independent-minded moderate, won a surprise re-election victory in Maine on Wednesday, strengthening her party’s chances of retaining control of the U.S. Senate. Collins, 67, turned back one of the strongest challenges in her career as she defeated......

Republican Senator Collins re-elected in Maine in setback for Democratic hopes

Reuters
By Andy Sullivan, Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Susan Collins, an independent-minded moderate, won a surprise re-election victory in Maine on Wednesday, strengthening her party’s chances of retaining control of the U.S. Senate. Collins, 67, turned back one of the strongest challenges in her career as she defeated......

How ActBlue has transformed Democratic politics

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Some Democrats already worry about a different kind of crash, questioning what happens to the online fundraising machine they’ve built when Trump is no longer president. But those nagging concerns are nothing compared to the disbelief, confusion or even anger......

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