Thomas Perez - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Thomas Perez Party chairman, anti-abortion Democratic group plan to meet DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez plans to meet with an anti-abortion Democratic group amid divisions within the party over whether to back candidates opposed to abortion, according to the group. DNC officials say there's no meeting confirmed yet. Democrats for Life Executive Director Kristen Day said Tuesday that th... Wed, 17 May 2017 00:10:00 GMT 2017-05-17T00:10:00Z Biden to headline DNC's annual LGBT gala in New York WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline the Democratic National Committee's annual LGBT Gala in New York next month, the DNC says. DNC Chair Tom Perez says the former vice president will receive the inaugural LGBT hero award for his advocacy on behalf of gays and lesbians at the June 21 dinner. Gays and lesbians ... Mon, 15 May 2017 19:12:00 GMT 2017-05-15T19:12:00Z Protest at White House Over Comey Firing DNC Chair Tom Perez spoke to protesters gathered outside the White House Wednesday, demanding that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate Russian... Wed, 10 May 2017 19:15:00 GMT 2017-05-10T19:15:00Z The Latest: Omaha mayor election a symbol for Democrats OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — The Latest on the Omaha mayoral election (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Democrat Heath Mello has lost his race for Omaha mayor after the anti-abortion, former state senator became a flashpoint for the internal party battle whether differing views should be allowed on reproductive rights. Moderate... Wed, 10 May 2017 03:32:00 GMT 2017-05-10T03:32:00Z Sanders urges Democrats to reach out to Trump supporters LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders urged Democrats to reach out to President Donald Trump's supporters to promote a progressive agenda that includes guaranteed health care for all Americans as part of a strategy to rebuild the party. Sanders told a boisterous crowd Tuesday night in Louisville that Trump has reneged on his promises to worki... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:59:00 GMT 2017-04-19T02:59:00Z Sanders: Trump will be a one-term president NEW YORK (AP) — Promising to "expose the Republican Party for what it is," Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted Wednesday that President Donald Trump would be a one-term president as the liberal icon prepared to launch a nationwide tour to rally Democrats. "In terms of the first three months in office, Donald Trump is the least popular president in the h... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:08:00 GMT 2017-04-12T22:08:00Z Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations ATLANTA (AP) — New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is asking all paid party employees to resign as he tries to rebuild the embattled organization. Perez spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa confirms that the chairman is overhauling the DNC's internal structure in the coming weeks. Some staffers will be rehired for permanent pos... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:18:00 GMT 2017-03-29T15:18:00Z Ellison says Democrats must fight Republicans at all levels MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democrats need to prepare for an ongoing fight against Republicans at all levels of government, not just the White House, their newly appointed deputy national chairman said on Saturday. "We can't just say it's all about Trump," Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's annual meeting. Ellison, who l... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:51:00 GMT 2017-03-25T21:51:00Z Liberals seeking a comeback take aim at their own party WASHINGTON (AP) — Four days after Donald Trump's surprising White House victory, the liberal organization CREDO Action fired off a frantic warning to its 4.6 million anxious supporters. Their worry wasn't the new president. It was his opposition. "Democratic leaders have been welcoming Trump," the email said. "That's not acceptable. Dem... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:39:00 GMT 2017-03-06T08:39:00Z Democratic effort led by ex-AG Holder targets swing states Seeking a path back to power in Congress, Democrats first want to hold on to the governorship in Virginia this year. Then they're setting their sights in 2018 on crucial governors' contests in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The targeted races are part of a strategy by a new Democratic coalition led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:49:00 GMT 2017-03-01T00:49:00Z Capitol Hill Buzz: Democratic women wearing white for Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic women in the House are planning to wear white in honor of women's suffrage when they attend President Donald Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress. The heads of the Democratic Women's Working Group wrote a letter to their colleagues Monday reminding them to wear white to honor the suffrage movement and also to "stand in solidarity ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:28:00 GMT 2017-02-27T23:28:00Z New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party ATLANTA (AP) — Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to the Senate" and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election. Speaking in television interviews, Perez indicated that an important first step was joining with vanq... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:30:00 GMT 2017-02-26T20:30:00Z Democrats elect Perez national chairman ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump. Perez, the first Latino to hold the post, edged Rep. Keith Ell... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-02-26T00:01:00Z The Latest: Obama congratulates Perez as new DNC leader WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new national leader of the Democratic Party (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Former President Barack Obama has congratulated Tom Perez on his election to lead the Democratic Party and commended his decision to ask runner-up Keith Ellison to be his deputy. Obama said in a ... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:31:00 GMT 2017-02-25T21:31:00Z AP Explains: Why the Democratic Party chair race matters ATLANTA (AP) — National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Leading contenders in the Saturday vote are former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, is a longshot hoping he can rise to the to... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:05:00 GMT 2017-02-25T06:05:00Z Out of power, Democrats hope to harness Trump resistance ATLANTA (AP) — Out of power and looking for a way forward, Democrats are hoping to harness the energy of an opposition movement that has flourished since President Donald Trump took office. The ideal for the party is to use a disparate network of liberal and progressive groups — like the Facebook sensation that led to worldwide women's marches the day after Trump's inaugurat... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:30:00 GMT 2017-02-24T04:30:00Z Harrison drops out of DNC race, backs Perez ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison is exiting the race for Democratic National Committee chairman and throwing his support to Tom Perez, solidifying the former Labor Secretary's place as the front-runner in a still-volatile contest. Harrison said he simply lacked support to secure the 224 votes needed to capture the chairm... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:22:00 GMT 2017-02-23T19:22:00Z DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains. A tight race between front-runners Tom Perez, a former labor secretary, and Rep.... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:49:00 GMT 2017-02-23T04:49:00Z Biden, Sanders weigh in on race to lead Democratic Party WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is backing Tom Perez to head the Democratic National Committee, calling the former Obama administration labor secretary the "best bet to help bring the party back." Biden's endorsement — a sign of Perez's strong support among former Obama administration officials — drew a sharp response from Vermont Sen. B... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:31:00 GMT 2017-02-01T20:31:00Z Fueled by protest, liberals push for blockade of Trump picks WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are racing to respond to the wave of liberal outrage triggered by President Donald Trump, jumping into protests, organizing rallies and vowing to block more of the new president's nominees — including, possibly, his pick for the Supreme Court. Those steps may not be enough to satisfy their increasingly aggressive party base. Fo... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:29:00 GMT 2017-01-31T15:29:00Z Lack of Latinos in Trump Cabinet draws ire for 'setback' ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who call it a major setback for the nation's largest minority group. Trump announced former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday as his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, ending hopes that the last... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:42:00 GMT 2017-01-19T23:42:00Z Democrats in sad shape: Power deficit as Trump era begins WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats begin the Donald Trump presidency in sad shape. They lack a clear power base, they've got no distinct national leader, and party brokers are searching for a formula to counter the new Republican-dominated government and figure out how to win again. It's a curious and dispiriting position for a party that has led the national po... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:59:00 GMT 2017-01-19T20:59:00Z Indiana mayor joins crowded field to lead national Democrats INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A little-known mayor from Indiana on Thursday joined a crowded field of candidates seeking to become the next head of the Democratic National Committee. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is barely known outside northern Indiana, but he brings a distinctive resume to the campaign as a Rhodes scholar who served a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan in 2014 ... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 23:02:00 GMT 2017-01-05T23:02:00Z Obama praises Labor Secretary Perez, who's weighing DNC bid WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama weighed in on the race to head the Democratic National Committee on Friday, praising Labor Secretary Tom Perez as "tireless, wicked smart" and "extraordinary." Though he withheld a formal endorsement, Obama made his views fairly clear on which candidate he prefers to take over the helm of the Democratic Party's las... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:54:00 GMT 2016-12-16T22:54:00Z Sen. Warren deeply troubled by reports of Russian hacking BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she's deeply troubled about reports of Russian hacking in the run-up to the November election. The Massachusetts Democrat, one of Republican President-elect Donald Trump's fiercest critics, said Thursday she's also worried that Trump doesn't seem to want to listen to U.S. intelligence agencies. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 23:35:00 GMT 2016-12-15T23:35:00Z Labor Secretary Tom Perez announces bid to lead DNC WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez officially announced his bid to head the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, casting himself as the candidate best able to speak to "the big tent" of a decimated and dispirited Democratic Party. The Obama administration official, who was encouraged to run for the position by the White House, described an ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:51:00 GMT 2016-12-15T20:51:00Z Labor Secretary Perez to formally enter DNC race Thursday WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez plans to officially announce his candidacy for the leadership of the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, according to Democrats familiar with his effort. Encouraged to mount a bid by the White House, the Obama administration official will challenge early front-runner Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison for the c... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 23:39:00 GMT 2016-12-14T23:39:00Z Labor Sec. Tom Perez plans bid for Democratic leadership WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez is telling senior Democratic officials that he plans to mount a bid for the head of the Democratic National Committee. Perez, who was urged to run by White House officials, will challenge Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the early front-runner for the post, according to a Democratic strategist familiar with the conversations who reque... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 03:46:00 GMT 2016-12-13T03:46:00Z Ellison says he'll resign from Congress if elected DNC head WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are searching for an alternative to Rep. Keith Ellison, the early favorite to become the next leader of the Democratic National Committee, amid resistance to the Minnesota liberal's bid from key parts of the party's base. The contest to replace Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:48:00 GMT 2016-12-08T18:48:00Z Ellison says he'll resign from Congress if elected DNC chair WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are searching for an alternative to Rep. Keith Ellison, the early favorite in the race to head the Democratic National Committee, amid growing resistance to his bid. The liberal Minnesota congressman has faced vocal criticism from prominent Democrats, Jewish groups and some union l... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:08:00 GMT 2016-12-08T08:08:00Z