Tulsi Gabbard tears into George Santos during Fox interview: ‘Do you have no shame?’
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) ripped into Rep.-elect George Santos (R-N.Y.) over his embellishments and fabrications about his background, asking him point-blank, “Do you have no shame?” “If I were one of those in New York’s 3rd District right now, now that the election is over, and I’m finding out all of these lies that…news.yahoo.com
Tulsi Gabbard: Democratic Party is completely controlled by warmongers in Washington
Former presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard reacts to House Democrats being outraged by a letter from progressive Democrats urging President Biden to secure a peace deal in Ukraine on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."foxnews.com
Gabbard says she can’t stay in ‘today’s Democratic Party’
Former Hawaii congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard on Tuesday said she’s leaving the Democratic Party because it is “under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers who are driven by cowardly wokeness.” Gabbard, who served as a Democrat in the House from 2013 to the end of 2020, said in a…news.yahoo.com
Russia Airs Its Ultimate ‘Revenge Plan’ for America
Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty ImagesAs Russia’s war of aggression continues to ravage its neighbor, the Kremlin’s propaganda apparatus has been more blatant than ever in outlining the country’s goals for its biggest nemesis: the U.S.Last week, American intelligence officials reportedly assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin may use the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine as a pretext to order a new campaign to interfere in U.S. elections. Though AP reported that “it is notnews.yahoo.com
Decades later, Congress restores Medicaid for Marshallese and other Pacific Islanders
Nearly 25 years ago, with the stroke of a pen, the United States broke its commitment to provide medical care for Marshall Islands residents living in the United States. This past weekend, congressional negotiators agreed to reinstate that promise, delivering Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage to tens of thousands of Marshallese and residents of several other Pacific Island nations living in the United States. “This is an historic legislation that we finally right the wrong.”The healthcare assistance comes as the COVID-19 pandemic and related job losses have hammered many Marshallese and Pacific Island communities in the United States, from Washington state to Arkansas. It also provided the Marshallese with Medicaid coverage. For decades afterward, the U.S. continued to use the islands to test biological and convention weapons.latimes.com
Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash
The backlash to the French independent film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors. At the heart of the backlash is the idea that “Cuties” is dangerously and irresponsibly sexualizing pre-teen girls, which, ironically, is what the movie itself is criticizing too. She becomes fascinated with a clique of rebellious girls at her middle school who choreograph dance routines and wear crop tops and heels. Netflix acquired “Cuties” out of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it was favorably reviewed and won an award for its direction. “Our girls see that the more a woman is overly sexualized on social media, the more she is successful.
Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Congress
FILE -- In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, is state Sen. Kai Kahele at the opening day of the Hawaii Sate Legislature in Honolulu. Kahele is favored to win the Democratic Partys nomination to represent Hawaiis 2nd Congressional District in the primary election. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who decided not to run for reelection so she could focus on her presidential campaign, which was ultimately unsuccessful. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Gabbard's seat
Kahele is favored to win the Democratic Partys nomination to represent Hawaiis 2nd Congressional District in the primary election. Kahele’s bold move paved the way for him to claim an easy victory Saturday in the Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District. Kahele is the overwhelming favorite to win the seat in November in heavily Democratic Hawaii. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Ed Case won the Democratic nomination for the 1st Congressional District seat after he ran unopposed. He represented the 2nd Congressional District from 2002 to 2007 and served in the state House from 1994 to 2002.
Trump says he'll help with funeral costs for slain soldier
Vanessa Guillen, meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. “The truth will come out whether they like it or not,” said Lupe Guillen, the younger sister of Vanessa Guillen, said ahead of the meeting with the president. John Wittman, a spokesperson for Abbott, said the governor’s office has not heard from the Guillen family but is prepared to help. “Governor Abbott's heart aches for the Guillen family and he and the First Lady keep them in their prayers,” Wittman said in a text message. “And if I can help you out with the funeral, I’ll help you out, financially, I’ll help you,” Trump said.
Ex-White House hopeful Gabbard drops defamation suit against Hillary Clinton
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard speaks during a campaign event in Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S., February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tulsi Gabbard, a U.S. congresswoman from Hawaii, dropped a lawsuit against the Democratic Partys former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for defamation on Wednesday, according to a court filing. The complaint filed at a New York federal court in January sought at least $50 million in damages from Clinton for harming the reputation of then Democratic presidential hopeful Gabbard by saying Russians were grooming one of the Democratic presidential candidates for a third-party bid. Stein was the Green Party candidate in the 2016 presidential election. A spokesman for Clinton in January dismissed the suit as ridiculous.Gabbard and her campaign filed a notice of dismissal that said they remain certain of the actions legal merit but wished to focus on the coronavirus crisis and defeating Donald Trump in 2020, rather than righting the wrongs here.feeds.reuters.com
Joe Biden wins Hawaii presidential primary delayed by virus
Democratic Party of Hawaii staff tabulate presidential primary ballots in Honolulu on Friday, May 22, 2020. The Democratic Party of Hawaii is scheduled Saturday to release the results of its party-run presidential primary which was delayed by more than a month due the coronavirus pandemic. The party expected most members to vote by mail and some to cast ballots at about 20 in-person polling sites. But concerns about the virus forced the party to cancel in-person voting and allow only mail ballots. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)HONOLULU – Joe Biden won the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s party-run presidential primary on Saturday, which was delayed by more than a month because of the coronavirus.
Joe Biden wins Alaska primary
Joe Biden has won the Alaska Democratic presidential primary, beating Senator Bernie Sanders 3 days after Sanders suspended his campaign. Sanders suspended his campaign this week but said he would keep his name on the ballot in states that haven't yet voted. Sanders won the state party's caucuses in 2016, over Hillary Clinton. The Alaska primary originally was scheduled for April 4, but concerns with COVID-19 upended plans. The primary itself was new to Alaska Democrats, who moved from their traditional caucuses to a primary for this year's race in a move Steinau said was aimed at increasing participation.cbsnews.com
New qualifications for next debate likely rule out Gabbard
The new rules announced Friday for the March 15 debate in Arizona will allow former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to participate but will likely exclude Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Gabbard has struggled to attract support in the contest and has picked up only two delegates — from the U.S. territory of American Samoa, where she was born. On Twitter late Friday, Gabbard urged Biden and Sanders to let her join the debate. Ten previous debates had at least six candidates, but many candidates have dropped out since then. Only Biden, Sanders and Gabbard remain in the Democratic race.
Bloomberg's hope for Super Tuesday splash lands in Pacific
In this Feb. 27, 2020 photo, a sign for the Mike Bloomberg campaign is shown in the village of Nu'uuli, near Pago Pago, American Samoa. Mike Bloomberg spent more than $500 million to net one presidential primary win in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. Bloomberg’s lone primary victory in American Samoa, population 55,000, was an unorthodox and inauspicious culmination to a much-hyped but short-lived Democratic presidential campaign marked by unprecedented spending designed to make a splash in Super Tuesday states. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who was born in American Samoa, received two delegates. Langkilde said he met with Gabbard’s brother, who lives in American Samoa, and began putting together print and radio ads in both English and Samoan.
Bloomberg's hope for Super Tuesday splash lands in Pacific
Bloomberg’s lone primary victory in American Samoa, population 55,000, was an unorthodox and inauspicious culmination to a much-hyped but short-lived Democratic presidential campaign marked by unprecedented spending designed to make a splash in Super Tuesday states. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who was born in American Samoa, received one delegate. “We actually started Friday to work on a local campaign." Langkilde said he met with Gabbard’s brother, who lives in American Samoa, and began putting together print and radio ads in both English and Samoan. In 2008, Hillary Clinton gained Democrats' support in American Samoa over Barack Obama, who was born in Hawaii and whose roots supporters played up.
Where do the remaining Democratic candidates stand on the big issues?
A field of Democratic candidates that was at one point more than two dozen has, for the moment, been whittled down. Candidates that do want a $15 minimum wage are Biden, Sanders, Warren, Gabbard, and Bloomberg. Biden wants to raise corporate taxes, but keep them lower than they were before 2017. College cost - Gabbard, Sanders and Warren feel college should be free. On the other side, Biden wants to increase defense spending.
Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton over Russia 'favorite' comments
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday over an interview in which Clinton appeared to call Gabbard "the favorite of the Russians.”Gabbard, a Hawaii congresswoman, said in her lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan that Clinton's comments in a podcast last year in which she suggested that Gabbard was being groomed by Russia to be a third-party candidate were based on either her own imagination or “extremely dubious conspiracy theories” that any reasonable person would know to be “inherently and objectively unreliable.”During the Oct. 15 Democratic presidential debate, Gabbard criticized a TV commentator she said had called her “an asset of Russia.”Without naming Gabbard, Clinton appeared to agree with the characterization during a podcast appearance days later on “Campaign HQ with David Plouffe.” Plouffe was campaign manager for President Barack Obama in 2008 and served as served as a senior adviser to the president. “She’s the favorite of the Russians,” Clinton told Plouffe, who was campaign manager for future President Barack Obama in 2008, referring to a person she had earlier identified as a woman “who’s currently in the Democratic primary. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”The lawsuit charges that Clinton “reserves a special hatred and animosity for Tulsi” because Gabbard endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders over Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary campaign and never endorsed Clinton. Asked to comment on the lawsuit, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said, “That's ridiculous.”Gabbard, whose support among Democratic primary voters has averaged around 1% in polls, has said she will not run for president as a third-party candidate.
Castro's exit is latest blow to diversity of 2020 field
AUSTIN, TX – The 2020 Democratic presidential primary initially featured the most racially diverse field in history. Sen. Kamala Harris, a black woman, exited the race in December. The trajectory has frustrated and confounded Democrats, a party that counts on broad support from minority voters in presidential elections. It's also raised concerns that issues facing minority voters could be marginalized during the White House race. The remaining candidates of color have sought to raise the alarm about the declining diversity of the Democratic field.
What Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, others aim to do tonight
Instead, O'Rourke is likely to focus on his own bevy of policy plans, punctuated by personal anecdotes he has collected on the campaign trail. The Minnesota senator, in preparation for Wednesday night's debate, watched video of the 2016 Republican primary debates -- raucous affairs where the massive field led to free-wielding and unpredictable exchanges. And Wednesday night's debate is unlikely to look any different for the Washington governor. RyanRyan told CNN that he has one strategy going into Wednesday night's debate: "I've got no real strategy other than be myself." De BlasioThe New York Mayor is going into the first Democratic debate with a clear goal: highlight contrast.