Fury Over Reported Federal Plan Targeting Transgender People

By DAVID CRARY and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. “I feel very

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Obama Rails Against Republicans, Rallies Democrats in Nevada

By MICHELLE L. PRICE LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Barack Obama delivered a biting critique of Republicans in Washington and President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday but avoided mentioning his successor by name. Obama, speaking at a rally in Las Vegas for Nevada Democrats, said Republicans had promised to

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Georgia Purged 107,000 Voters Just Because They Haven’t Voted Recently

By Eric Boehlert –October 19, 2018 Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s determined strategy to kick people off the state’s voter rolls included making sure 107,000 voters are ineligible simply because they opted not to participate in elections recently. The news comes as Republican Kemp, running for governor in the state, is

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Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy Says He’d Be ‘Senator for Everybody’

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS October 20, 2018   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mike Espy is doing a balancing act as he runs for U.S. Senate in Mississippi. As an African-American Democrat, Espy needs a strong voter turnout among black people, who make up 38 percent of the state’s population. But

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DeSantis, Andrew Gillum Tackle Trump and More in Florida Debate

BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn’t a big fan of President Donald Trump, but he said during a debate Sunday night that he’d gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects. “That’s just not

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Republican 2018 Midterm Strategy on Healthcare, Pre-Existing Conditions: Lie

rss@dailykos.com (Joan McCarter) Published: Fri, October 12, 2018 2:18 PM For the first time since 2010, Republicans really, really don’t want to have to be running on health care. Since talking about Obamacare repeal is far too dangerous in 2018, they’re resorting to the tried and true: lies. Whether it’s

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Groups Work to Energize Black Voters in Key 2018 Midterm Election Contests

By Vanessa Williams October 19 at 9:58 AM BlackPAC, which helped to boost turnout among black voters for crucial Democratic victories in Virginia and Alabama, will spend $8 million to mobilize African Americans for key midterm contests for the Senate, House and governorships. The group will use direct mail and

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Jefferson County Georgia Mayor Compares ‘Black Voters Matter’ To Suicide Cult Amid Bus Controversy

By Hayley Miller   A mayor in Jefferson County, Georgia, where officials ordered dozens of black elderly voters off a bus headed for the polls earlier this week, posted an apparently racist message on the Facebook page of Black Voters Matter. Bartow Mayor Robert Morris on Wednesday wrote that Black Voters

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