One Of The Last Anti-Abortion Democrats In Congress Just Beat A Progressive Challenger
Rep. Dan Lipinski won the Democratic primary in Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District in a close race with a progressive challenger amid the party’s internal wrangling about whether Democrats need a litmus test on abortion.
Anti-Abortion Students Are Going All-In To Save This Democrat’s Seat
Susan B. Anthony List, the anti-abortion group beloved by Mike Pence, sent dozens of college students to help Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski keep his seat in Tuesday’s Illinois primary that’s united most national Democrats against him. Even the students were surprised: “I realized pro-life and a Democrat don’t have to be mutually exclusive.”
The Supreme Court Won't Stop A New Pennsylvania Congressional Map Favored By Democrats From Going Into Effect This Year
Pennsylvania Republicans had tried to stop the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling redrawing the state's congressional map from going into effect. On Monday, a trial court and the US Supreme Court rejected their requests.
The White House Has Delayed The Release Of A Democratic Memo On The Russia Investigation, Citing National Security
The House Intelligence Committee sent the Democratic memo to the White House on Monday night so the president could decide whether to make it public, as he did with a Republican memo the week before.
Progressives Are Unhappy That Menendez Will Retake Foreign Affairs Committee Role
Sources tell BuzzFeed News that Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has approved the return of Sen. Robert Menendez as ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee. He's one of his party's most conservative foreign policy voices.
The Government Could Shut Down Again Because Congress Can't Figure Out A DACA Deal
Congress and the White House are not on course to reach an immigration deal by the end of the month, meaning hundreds of thousands of people could lose their residency status and another government shutdown could be in the cards.
Democrats Think The Retiring Head Of Planned Parenthood Should Run For Office
Democrats in Congress and political operatives told BuzzFeed News they think the departing Planned Parenthood president should strongly consider running a campaign of her own. “She would be an amazing candidate if she wanted to run.”
All The President’s Tweets — And Every Lawmaker’s Too
BuzzFeed News looked at all the tweets written by President Trump and every member of Congress during his first year in office. Here’s how Democrats and Republicans dealt with his early morning bully pulpit — and what the most prolific tweeter on Capitol Hill thinks about finding a voice in the age of @realDonaldTrump.
An Embattled Anti-Abortion Democrat Didn't Show Up For His Speech At The March For Life
Rep. Dan Lipinski, one of the few anti-abortion Democrats in Congress said he couldn't share a stage with President Donald Trump. His decision comes after two members of his own party took the rare step of endorsing his opponent, citing his views on abortion.
Republicans Just Abandoned The Bipartisan DACA Deal And Democrats Are Threatening To Shut Down The Government
Republicans are tossing out a bipartisan deal to protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, brought to the US as children, from deportation. Meanwhile, Democrats insist if a deal doesn’t get done by Friday’s deadline to fund the government, they won’t blink on a shutdown.
That Insane Virginia Race Where A Democrat Beat A Republican By One Vote Is Actually Now A TIE
In a dramatic turn of events on Tuesday, the Democratic challenger in a Virginia House race defeated the Republican incumbent by a single vote. Today, in an even further dramatic turn of events, it was ruled a tie.
Donald Trump Just Made A Deal With Democrats To Avoid A Government Shutdown
Trump agreed with Democratic leaders to a deal that will address Harvey relief funding, raise the debt limit, and keep the government funded until December. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he'll support the agreement, even as some Republicans have expressed outrage.
House Homeland Security Chair Responds To Democrats' Request For Domestic Terrorism Hearing
The ranking member of the House Homeland Security committee doesn’t think the chairman’s response is “sufficient or adequate” to address Democrats’ request that the committee investigate white supremacy and domestic terrorism.
The Center For American Progress Is Releasing A Nearly 50-Page Report Claiming Trump–Russia Collusion
In a forthcoming report, the progressive think tank lays out what the public knows about interactions between the Trump campaign and Russia during the lead-up to Election Day, hoping to get Democrats to “stop beating around the bush.”
Democrats Lost Their Top Challenger To Rep. Steve King, But They’re Not Too Upset About It
Democrat Kim Weaver dropped out of the race against controversial Rep. Steve King, citing “death threats.” But Democrats in Iowa are breathing a sigh of relief that the former professional psychic has stepped aside.
Some House Democrats Say Congress Made A "Down Payment" On Trump's Wall
While most House Democrats and leadership say they oppose the wall and that the funding was merely to replace existing fences along the border, a handful of House Democrats are now seeking assurances that leadership will hold the line.
Democrats Who Watched Clinton Impeachment Don’t Want To Make The Same Mistakes With Trump
Even as their base and some members are calling for impeachment, Democrats are wary of getting ahead of themselves, having seen how the rush to impeach hurt Republicans during the Clinton era. If it appears that “we’re just responding negatively to what he said in the campaign,” one Democrat said, the party will make Trump voters feel like “they’re being looked down on and dismissed.”