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)



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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
Feb 15, 2017


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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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February 15, 2017


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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
Updated02/15/17 12:48 PM EST


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