Black People Politics : Democrats' Plan to take back White House: #swingleft

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A grassroots movement aiming to help Democrats take back the House is going viral
Democrats' Plan to take back White House: #swingleft


... Tens of thousands have joined a new campaign, called Swing Left, that aims to help Democrats win the majority in the House of Representatives in 2018. More than 100,000 people have signed up since Inauguration Day, according to Swing Left's founders ...

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-help-democrats-win-house-majority-2017-1?r=UK&IR=T



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Tom Perez on why the Democratic Party needs a dramatic culture shift

“We need a turnaround specialist because the Democratic Party needs to transform itself. It needs dramatic culture change.”

And Tom Perez thinks he is the person to do it. The former labor secretary under President Obama is now a leading contender in the crowded field to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee ...


https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/02/14/tom-perez-on-why-the-democratic-party-needs-a-dramatic-culture-shift/?utm_term=.f8457f01d530&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1


Former labor secretary Tom Perez, a candidate for Democratic National Committee chairman, speaks during a DNC forum last week in Baltimore. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)



By Jonathan Capehart February 14



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GOP lawmaker cuts off NAACP president's testimony, sparking a tense 'NAACP Day' at Capitol

... Angered by a GOP committee chairman who shut off the microphone of state NAACP President Nimrod Chapel during Chapel’s testimony Monday night, Democratic lawmakers and advocates unleashed condemnations of the Republican committee chairman, Bill Lant of Pineville, with at least one comparing his actions to those in the Jim Crow South.

The fracas prompted the House speaker to apologize — although Lant himself said he has “nothing to apologize for” ...

http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/gop-lawmaker-cuts-off-naacp-president-s-testimony-sparking-a/article_79518b6c-1fc6-5f5f-aefc-13925891da4d.html


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By Austin Huguelet and Celeste Bott St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Capitol Hill Buzz: Democrat eyes law on removing presidents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Perhaps in a bit of wishful thinking, a House Democrat says he plans to form a working group to "clarify and strengthen" the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which lays out presidential succession and the steps the executive branch can take to remove a president from office.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon says he's initiating this effort in response to Republican Donald Trump's presidency, even though there have been no signs of an effort to remove him ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/capitol-hill-buzz-democrat-eyes-law-removing-presidents-230120638--politics.html


FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perhaps in a bit of wishful thinking, a Blumenauer says he plans to form a working group to “clarify and strengthen” the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which lays out presidential succession and the steps the executive branch can take to remove a president from office. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)




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Don't matter, its gonna happen anyway GOP.

Democrats demand independent Russia probe

Top House and Senate Democrats are ratcheting up their calls for an independent investigation into communications between President Donald Trump’s associates and Russian intelligence agents — but Republicans show no sign of acquiescing ...

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/senate-democrats-meeting-trump-russia-235036


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the resignation of Michael Flynn as White House national security adviser is “a beginning of a much longer story.” | AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite




By KYLE CHENEY, ELANA SCHOR and SEUNG MIN KIM
02/15/17 08:34 AM EST
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#TrumpImpeachmentParty Worked: Democratic Rep. Forms Trump Impeachment Team

The nation has collectively been plotting on ways to impeach current president, Donald Trump ever since he assumed the position of commander-in-chief, and he might’ve just given us a legitimate reason. It was revealed that Trump’s team has been accused of treason by maintaining repeated contact with Russia throughout the election; as a result, National Security adviser, Michael Flynn just stepped down because of it, in light of the circumstance, the Twitter fam debuted #TrumpImpeachmentParty as the No. 1 trending topic earlier today (Feb. 15) ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumpimpeachmentparty-worked-democratic-rep-forms-164906634.html


Twitter wishes for a #TrumpImpeachmentParty and Democratic Representative might make it a reality.




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When you look at the people who are actually representing us in the government, there isn't enough diversity. Especially in the Senate. If there was a more diverse presence, them maybe the needs of someone other than white males could come to fruition
 

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When you look at the people who are actually representing us in the government, there isn't enough diversity. Especially in the Senate. If there was a more diverse presence, them maybe the needs of someone other than white males could come to fruition

Absolutely, well said indeed.

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Democrats reportedly plan total war on Trump

The New York Times reported Thursday that there was a time when Democrats were divided on their Trump approach; Trump did win former blue states in his November victory and Democrats in those states witnessed a new vulnerability.

The report, however, said that protests and angry emails have prompted Democrats to "cast aside any notion of conciliation with the White House” ...

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/24/democrats-reportedly-plan-total-war-on-trump.html



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It’s time for Democrats to become the party of American exceptionalism

As Democrats engage in soul-searching about their future, here’s an idea: Progressives should claim one of the oldest ideas in American thought — the concept of American exceptionalism — for their own ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-time-for-democrats-to-become-the-party-of-american-exceptionalism/2017/02/24/fb3780fc-f49a-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html?utm_term=.30d95090ab92&wpisrc=nl_opinionsA&wpmm=1


People listen as then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks. (Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)


By Ronald A. Klain February 24 at 7:14 PM
Ronald A. Klain served as a senior White House aide to both Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and was a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.


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