On Tuesday night, 44-year-old Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley won the Democratic primary for the seventh congressional district in Massachusetts against 10-term incumbent Representative Michael Capuano. Since there is no Republican running on the ballot for that district in November, she is expected to take that…
Though Massachusetts is one of the bluest states in the country, in its 230-year history, it has never elected a woman of color to Congress. Forty-four-year-old Ayanna Pressley wants to change that.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stopped by Pod Save America this week to discuss her unexpected candidacy, democratic socialism, President Trump, and the Democratic Party’s incredibly self-defeating approach to voter outreach.
I, like Trump, am very bad at handling the things I’m responsible for.
Nearly 200 black women leaders and allies penned a scathing letter to Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, accusing them of failing to defend Congresswoman Maxine Waters from Trump, the GOP, and those threatening to kill her.
On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave reporters her take on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win: “They made a choice in one district.”
What an emotional rollercoaster the past 24 hours has been.
Trump officials have recently been on the receiving end of less than pleasant dining experiences. Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen and White House Advisor Stephen Miller were heckled at Washington Mexican restaurants and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia last week.…
A few short weeks ago, former Rhode Island governor and failed Democratic presidential primary candidate Lincoln Chafee teased a possible Senate primary run against Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse. The possibilities, at the time, seemed endless. His soft gray center part on live television. His confused face turning a…
House Democrats are inviting Parkland survivors to intern for them over the summer and help work on policy related to gun violence prevention. (They should pay their new interns, by the way.)
Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly took ownership over the fall of former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has resigned and is facing multiple criminal investigations after the New Yorker published allegations of his physical abuse against women. Cuomo, whose office has…
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, America’s gentlest nincompoop, is once again teasing a run for office. In response, I am once again drenched with the rapturous sweat of anticipation. Months upon months of Lincoln Chafee? A possible primary debate? More confusing interviews with Russia Today?
Congress will vote next week on an omnibus spending bill, and it seems that Democrats will not use it as an opportunity to fight for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The official outcome of Tuesday’s special House election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district is still pending: As of Wednesday morning, the New York Times reports that Democrat Conor Lamb is leading Republican Rick Saccone by a 0.3 percent margin—641 votes—in a red district where Trump won by nearly 20…
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave the longest continuous speech in House history on Wednesday—clocking in at eight hours and seven minutes—in support of Dreamers, whose futures were not addressed in the bipartisan budget deal recently negotiated in the Senate. Pelosi, 77, did not sit or take a bathroom break,…
Love that! Love it! Fantastic!
What if I have lost my ability to be surprised??? What then???
Tom Steyer, an unfathomably rich man and a major Democratic political donor, is pumping millions of dollars into voter outreach efforts with the goal of impeaching Donald Trump.
Susie Tompkins Buell, an entrepreneur, major liberal donor, and Hillary Clinton’s bestie, is considering pulling financial support for lawmakers who called on former Sen. Al Franken to resign over allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Typically the GOP is known for the political zingers, but on Saturday the Democratic Party tried its hand at Photoshop. The resulting relatable meme-hopeful popped up on the official Democratic Party’s Twitter feed: