Many Democrats Are Now Donating Harvey Weinstein's Campaign Contributions To Charity
Weinstein — who was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations — has been a prolific donor to Democratic candidates and causes. As many Democratic U.S. senators and two governors said they'd give contributions from Weinstein to charity, the Democratic National Committee said they would redirect $30,000 in his most recent donations to other political groups.
The Family Of A Murdered DNC Staffer Has Rejected A Report Linking His Death To WikiLeaks
A report on Monday evening claimed to find links between slain DNC staffer Seth Rich and WikiLeaks. But Rich's family told BuzzFeed News, "[W]e see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails."
Some Black Democrats Want A Lot More From Tom Perez
It's early in his tenure atop the challenging Democratic National Committee, but black Democrats say chair Tom Perez hasn't given enough due to black issues and operatives. “We can’t mobilize our people on ‘Remember the last eight years.’ That’s not enough.”
Black Democrats Are Starting Their Own Groups To Work Outside Of The DNC
The goal, operatives say, is to replicate the success of groups like Planned Parenthood Action and EMILY's List. "They say, ‘Hey, we hear you, we're going to change.’ Then they do worse. I think this moment is us finally saying, ‘This is not working for us.’”
Keith Ellison’s Loss Leaves A Sour Taste For Progressives
Tom Perez is taking the helm of a party still contending with ideological differences and unresolved questions about how Democrats will handle pressure from the left to resist President Trump at every turn. And despite his united front with Ellison, some progressive activists elevated by Bernie Sanders' 2016 success are unsatisfied with how things stand.
Bernie Sanders Keeps Quiet On His Supporters’ Plans To Primary Democrats
The question roiling the Democratic Party is how much elected officials should oppose Trump — and according to Bernie alums, the answer is not nearly enough, even for their old boss. "It’s time for Democrats to start seriously considering impeachment."
It Looks Like Someone Curated The Wikileaks Emails Before They Were Published
While the anti-secrecy group has said that they released all the emails that were provided to them, some messages are suspiciously missing. “The idea that Wikileaks and Julian Assange is about some kind of high minded transparency is totally completely full of shit,” a Democratic staffer said.
How A Decision In May Changed The General Election
It’s hard to remember now, but Hillary Clinton once cast Donald Trump as a product of the same old Republican extremism Democrats always talk about. Four months ago, her campaign blew it all up, arguing that Trump isn’t like any other Republican, distancing policy and partisanship from Clinton’s message, and dragging Democrats along.
These Were The Bernie Supporters Left Out Of The DNC
While the people inside Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center were busy nominating Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate for President, not everyone was happy about it. Photographer Ed Eckstein captures powerful black and white images from outside of the DNC.