Dem candidate for Maryland governor airs first campaign ad ever with same-sex kiss

Richard Madaleno, a Democratic candidate in Maryland’s gubernatorial race, made history on Thursday by airing the first political TV campaign ad to feature a same-sex kiss, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund. In the ad, Madaleno vows to “stand up to” President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge…

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Rick Scott's Senate bid sets quarterly fundraising record for 2018 election cycle

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) raised $10.7 million in the second fundraising quarter, more than any other Senate candidate during a three-month period this cycle.  The eye-popping total will undoubtedly increase pressure on his opponent, Democratic Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonNASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon…

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Net Neutrality Advocates Hopeful as California Bill Advances Despite Lobbyists' Attack

Despite concerns that California state lawmakers would cave to lobbyists for the telecommunications industry, legislation that’s been called the “gold standard” for state-level net neutrality protections cleared its first hurdle on the way to becoming law. Senate Bill 822, authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), passed the Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee and…

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In Gift to Trump, House GOP Members Draft Rosenstein Impeachment Articles

While President Donald Trump continues to stoke fears that he may try to fire federal officials involved with the Russia investigation, Trump-aligned House Republicans reportedly have drafted impeachment articles against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Members of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, led by Rep. Mark…

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'The Time for Single-Payer Is Now': Countering Corporate Lies, Doctors Run Ad Providing the Facts About Medicare for All

As momentum in the fight for Medicare for All continues to grow nationwide thanks to persistent grassroots organizing by nurses, democratic socialists, and progressive activists, a group of California doctors placed an unprecedented eight-page ad in a major Sacremento newspaper on Thursday in an effort to combat corporate lies about single-payer and provide “patients and…

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131 House Dems Help GOP Pass Massive Pentagon Budget That Includes Billions for Expanded Nuclear Arsenal

While the world responds with alarm over President Donald Trump’s spontaneous decision to cancel diplomatic talks with North Korea scheduled for next month—which aimed to ease rising nuclear tensions—131 Democrats in the U.S. House joined with the overwhelming majority of Republicans to pass a $717 billion Pentagon spending bill that includes massive expansion of the…

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"It's About Time": Canada Celebrated for Banning Bee-Killing Neonics While US Backslides

While the Trump administration recently moved to roll back a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in U.S. wildlife refuges, conservationists are celebrating Canada “for recognizing the overwhelming body of scientific evidence on neonics and phasing out these dangerous pesticides.” “This is a really huge decision.”—John Bennett, Friends of the Earth Canada “These bee-killing pesticides pose a…

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Delgado wins Dem primary in N.Y. race to unseat Faso

Attorney Antonio Delgado is projected to win his crowded Democratic primary, setting up a high-profile race against Rep. John FasoJohn James FasoThe most expensive congressional races of the last decade The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority GOP House super PAC targets two freshman Dems with new ads MORE (R-N.Y.). The…

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Jacky Rosen hits Dean Heller over health care in first negative ad

Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenThe Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Mnuchin sees ‘strong likelihood’ of another relief package; Warner says some businesses ‘may not come back’ at The Hill’s Advancing America’s Economy summit The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: CDC Director Redfield responds to Navarro criticism; Mnuchin and Powell brief Senate panel Hillicon Valley: Experts raise security concerns…

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