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After 2016 Loss, Democrats Know They Need… White Male Voters

In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, photo Mike Wessell, center, a Republican-turned Democrat, talks with other supporters for democratic party candidate for Pennsylvania state senator Pam Iovino at her election returns party in Pittsburgh. Some Democrats thought they didn’t need white male voters in 2016. But the party knows it needs them in 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
When he moved to Pennsylvania about five years ago, it was a coin toss which party Brian Heitman would register with.
No longer.
Since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, Heitman, who is 42 and white, has become a reliable Democrat. Last week, he voted for the Democratic candidate in a special state Senate election in Pittsburgh’s affluent southern suburbs.
“A decade ago I probably wouldn’t have even noticed this election...

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Many Black Virginia Voters Feel Betrayed by Democratic Party, Left in No-Win Scenario

Eva Siakam’s choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America’s first black president.
But sitting in a stylist’s chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head in disgust when asked about revelations that Northam wore blackface 35 years ago.
“I really believed in him,” said Siakam, a 28-year-old student. “To find out that he dressed up in blackface is disappointing. He’s shown his disdain for black people.”
Black voters who factored prominently in the 2017 election that helped Northam become Virginia governor are feeling betrayed over the scandals that have engulfed the state over the past week, leaving them with a less-than-ideal set of choices at the top of the Democra...

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Julián Castro Launches 2020 Presidential Bid as One of the Youngest Candidates and Likely the Only Latino Candidate

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro has long been considered one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
When 44-year-old Julián Castro officially launches his presidential campaign Saturday, he’ll be one of the youngest candidates in the prospective 2020 Democratic field. And he’ll be first — and likely only — Latino candidate.
That could give Castro an edge in a key early presidential state — Nevada has the highest percentage of Hispanic voters of the four early voting states. And it’s likewise an asset in California, which stands to cast a long shadow over the Democratic presidential primary now that its primary has been moved forward to early March.
Together, the former San Antonio mayor and former Secretary of ...

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi Agrees to Step Aside by 2022 to Win Votes for House Speaker Bid

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) promised to step aside as Democratic leader by 2022 in an agreement with members of her party who objected to her becoming House Speaker for a second time, The Washington Post reports. Under the agreement, Pelosi will reportedly support a “three-term limit” for the top three House Democratic leaders. “I am comfortable with the proposal and it is my intention to abide by it whether it passes or not,” she said of the plan. The agreement also reportedly stipulates that a fourth term would only be possible if House members vote for it by a two-thirds majority...

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Pastor Andrew Hamilton of Berean Baptist Church in Thomasville, Georgia, Who Predicted Trump Would Win the 2016 Election, Now Predicts That Republicans Will Keep Both the House and Senate and Accuses Black Democratic Leaders of Being Like the House Negroes During Slavery Who Were Charged by the Masters With Keeping the Other Negroes on the Plantation

Pastor Andrew Hamilton
Pastor Andrew Hamilton of Berean Baptist Church in Thomasville, Georgia, who predicted that Donald Trump would win the 2016 presidential election when others did not think he had a chance, predicted today that the Republicans are going to keep the House and the Senate during tomorrow’s midterm elections. He says he believes many blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and white Democrats are going to break away from the Democratic Party because they appreciate the job President Trump has done in his first two years in office, especially on the economy with its increase in jobs.

Pastor Hamilton also accused black leadership in the Democratic Party, especially the Congressional Black Caucus, of being just like the house Negroes during slavery times who were often charged ...

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Richard N. Goodwin, Adviser and Speechwriter to Presidents, Dies at 86

Richard N. Goodwin, a senior adviser and speechwriter for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson whose later work as an author, journalist and political consultant reflected his unswerving liberal outlook, died on Sunday at his home in Concord, Mass. He was 86.

Mr. Goodwin’s wife, Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian, said he died after a brief bout with cancer.
The author of books and articles on public policy and a play, Mr. Goodwin was for years identified with the Kennedy clan and with leaders of the Democratic Party.
In 2000 he wrote the concession speech that Vice President Al Gore delivered after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount in the presidential election, effectively handing the White House to George W. Bush...

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