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New York State Assemblyman accused of sexually harassing three former staffers

Three women who formerly worked for a Buffalo-area state legislator made complaints of sexual harassment Thursday, accusing him of acts like dragging one to a massage parlor within two weeks of being hired, discussing his penis tattoos and commentary about their sexual characteristics. Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, D-Cheektowaga, has lost key…

Virginia defies Democratic Party lawsuit and purges 40,000 voters before election

The Virginia Board of Elections said this week that it had purged nearly 40,000 names from the voter rolls before a U.S. District judge could rule on a lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party. Earlier this month, the Democratic Party of Virginia had filed the lawsuit after learning that the…

GOP now the most unpopular political party ever measured by Gallup

The Republican Party has recorded the lowest favorability rating for a political party ever measured by Gallup. The polling company found the GOP’s favorability rating had dropped 10 percent, from 38 percent last month to 28 percent last week, in the wake of the government shutdown over the implementation of…

Is the government shutdown caused by racism?

The roots of the current government shutdown are based in the racial political dynamic created by the New Deal, argues a liberal blogger. Zack Beauchamp, a reporter for Think Progress, argued Wednesday that the seeds of the modern conservative movement were planted during legislative wrangling within the Democratic Party over…

San Diego Democrats hold meeting to decide whether to rebuke Mayor Bob Filner

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Democratic Party bosses and elected officials from San Diego County planned to meet on Thursday evening to decide whether to urge embattled Mayor Bob Filner to resign over allegations that he sexually harassed a former aide and at least two other women. The…

Rep. Steve King blasts ‘undocumented Democrats’ in anti-immigration reform speech

Representative Steve King (R-IA) on Monday accused the Democratic Party of pursuing comprehensive immigration reform solely to obtain votes. King explained at a rally in Washington, D.C. that his ancestors were abolitionists and his great great grandfather had died fighting in the U.S. civil war. He said his ancestors and…

Wisc. election officials: Fake Democrats can remain on primary ballot

Election officials in Wisconsin on Tuesday refused to disqualify fake Democratic candidates running in recall primary elections this spring, according to the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel. Attorney Jeremy Levinson had argued that the candidates violated Wisconsin law, because they lied about representing the Democratic Party. The fake Democratic candidates are running in…

Conservative leader: Democratic Party is ‘party of the KKK’

The founder of a movement to increase racial diversity within the Republican Party told a crowd of tea party supporters on Sunday that they weren’t racists because “the Democratic Party is the party of the KKK.” Speaking at the first ever South Carolina Tea Party Convention, Raging Elephants leader Apostle…

What next? An atheist club?

I can’t be the first person to think, “Wait, they had one?” at this news: Liberty University has revoked its recognition of the campus Democratic Party club, saying “we are unable to lend support to a club whose parent organization stands against the moral principles held by” the university. “It…

Dem NY State Senator Rubén Díaz organizing anti-marriage equality rally

“As long as you need me, there will be no gay marriage.” – NY State Senator Rubén Díaz, a Democrat who knows his party won’t challenge him on his bigoted views. This is a perfect example of why the Democratic party needs to check itself — just because someone has…

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