Tom Perez

Donald Trump is Succeeding Where Hillary Clinton Failed—In Uniting Democrats

It’s been a good year for Democrats, and they have one man to thank for their success: President Donald J. Trump.<p>Even as activists fight over the …

Elections

Hey, Tom Perez: Black Women Don't Need Your Thanks, We Actually Don't Need You At All

The Alabama special elections are in the rearview mirror and our long national nightmare is finally over.<p>In a less than stunning (but still notable) …

Conservative View

Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power (12/13)

December 15th, 2017, 5:22 PM UTC<p>Guests include: John Feehery, EFB Strategy partner, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R) Tennessee, Tom Perez, DNC chairman, …

Business

Roy Moore issues fiery video refusing to concede: 'Immorality sweeps over our land'

In a statement, the Alabama judge railed against a litany of issues, including ‘abortion, sodomy and materialism’, before wishing viewers a ‘Merry Christmas’<p>Roy Moore refused to concede the Alabama senate election in a fiery video statement released Wednesday night in which he warned “the heart and …

Politics

Black women pulled out a win for Democrats in Alabama, and now they want to lead the party

• <b>Black women voted overwhelmingly for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones in Alabama, and they're now asking for recognition.</b>• <b><br>Black women historically have turned out in large numbers to vote Democrat, but they're not well represented in the party's leadership.</b><p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, black …

Women of Color

The biggest Pinocchios of 2017

It’s time for our annual roundup of the biggest Pinocchios of the year.<p>Usually, this is an easy task, as we sort through the craziest Four-Pinocchio claims on issues of substance made by members of both parties. But this is the era of Trump, and nothing is ever easy. If we were not careful, we’d …

U.S. Politics

Can Black Voters Turn the South Blue?

The contest for Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination is between two women named Stacey, both progressive lawyers who grew up in poverty, and it looks like a political science experiment about the future of the Democratic Party.<p>It’s not just that Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House …

Opinion

Democrats Draw Vivid Lesson From Alabama: Mobilize Black Voters

Amid the Democrats’ celebration over their success in turning out a huge number of black voters in the Senate election in Alabama, party leaders, activists and operatives are seeing a vivid message to increase outreach, mobilization and investment in minority communities.<p>In the wake of Doug Jones’s …

Democratic Party

Doug Jones Senate Win Helped By Black Women, Millennial Voters

A strong turnout by black women voters and a strong suburban support helped Doug Jones defeat Roy Moore.<p>BIRMINGHAM, AL - Although Republican Roy …

Birmingham, AL

Is the Electoral College Doomed?

Every four years we elect a president. And every four years someone emits a squeak of protest that the method we use for electing presidents under …

Donald Trump

Will 'Me Too' or general GOP awfulness be the Democratic banner in 2018?

Republican Roy Moore’s defeat in Alabama Tuesday signaled the power of sexual misconduct, even when only alleged, as an issue in U.S. politics. The …

Elections

DNC Chairman Tom Perez: 'Black Women Are The Backbone Of The Democratic Party'

Democrats in Washington are speaking out to address the need for the party to do more for the Black community, who has continuously supported them …

Women of Color

Charles Barkley to DNC: 'We're black 365 days of the year'

Charles Barkley "got goosebumps" when it hit him Tuesday night that Democrat Doug Jones--for whom he had been a vocal and visible supporter during …

Elections

What Black Women Running For Office Are Up Against

“African American women are the backbone of the Democratic Party,” an ecstatic Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, said not once, …

Women of Color

Let’s Not Forget The Pivotal Role Black Women Played In Doug Jones' Victory

"For non-Black folks praising Black women in tonight's election - do more. Support Black women."<p>In the aftermath of Democrat Doug Jones' surprising …

Women of Color

Democrats See Young-Voter Surge Growing in 2018

Democrats credited turnout and engagement from diverse coalitions for statewide election wins this year, but chief among these reasons was the …

Politics

Dems: Black voters deserve more from party

Democrats say their party needs to "wake up" and stop ignoring major parts of their coalition, particularly black voters.The party, they say, must …

Elections

At the Races: Jonesing for Another Special Election Yet?

Doug Jones pulled off an upset in Alabama, giving Democrats hope for 2018 wave<p><i>Welcome to At the Races! You can keep track of House and Senate races</i> …

Politics

Black Women ‘Saved America’ From Roy Moore—Now Vote Them Into Office, Say Political Activists

After 98 percent of black women voted to deliver Democratic candidate Doug Jones a near-impossible victory in Tuesday night's Alabama Senate …

Democratic Party

Democrats Push GOP to Delay Tax Talks After Alabama

But Republican tax conference committee is full speed ahead<p>Democrats were quick to call on Republicans to delay their efforts to rewrite the tax …

Politics

Can the Democratic Party Make a Comeback in 2018?

Democrats won a historic victory in the Alabama Senate special election, but the unique circumstances of that race won’t be easily replicated in future contests.<p>After losing the White House in 2016, the Democratic Party finally has a string of victories to celebrate. In November, Democrats won …

Politics

After Alabama’s Senate Race, Black Women Can Longer Serve As The Bridge To Freedom

After a long proverbial republican reign, the state of Alabama elected Democrat <b>Doug Jones</b> over <b>Roy Moore</b> in a special election on Tuesday night.<p>And in …

Women of Color

Doug Jones And The "Crackup Of The Trump Voter Coalition"

Support the news<p>This week on Freak Out And Carry On, Ron Suskind and Heather Cox Richardson talked with Carol Anderson, professor of African American …

Elections

Brazile's Not Done: I Wanted to 'Rip up' the Agreement Between DNC and Hillary

<b>Washington, D.C. -</b> All eyes were on the election results in the Alabama Senate race Tuesday night. Yet, Donna Brazile, former interim chair for the …

Elections

Democrats look to spread that Alabama magic

Strong turnout and low approval for Donald Trump have Democrats eyeing states where they haven’t been competitive in years.<p>Doug Jones’ earth-shaking win in Alabama Tuesday has Democrats dreaming of 2018 aftershocks across the country and in states where they haven’t been competitive in …

Elections

Terri Sewell Is Getting Some Help

With Doug Jones’ election, she is no longer only Democrat in Ala. delegation<p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When Rep. Terri Sewell joined Democrat Doug Jones on …

Politics

Trump Delivers Chanukah Wishes To ‘Jewish Brothers And Sisters’

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump said he was “proud to stand with the Jewish people” on Chanukah.<p>“Melania and I wish all of our Jewish …

Jewish Culture

Democrats to Senate: Delay tax bill vote, 'Lame duck' Luther Strange doesn't deserve a voice

"Lame ducks shouldn't have a chance to vote on this," DNC Chair Tom Perez said, referring to appointed Alabama Sen. Luther Strange.

Luther Strange

What Roy Moore's Loss Means for Democrats

December 13th, 2017, 7:05 PM UTC<p>Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, discusses the results of Alabama's special election with …

Business

Good Morning, News: Thank You, Black Voters of Alabama!

by Wm.™ Steven HumphreyRoy Moore: Racist, homophobic, accused pedophile... and now? LOOOOOSER! Scott Olson / Getty<b>GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN!</b> Put your …

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