Many of us woke up the sad news this morning that legendary Baltimore Democratic Congressman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, had passed away. Cummings chaired the House Oversight Committee and was an ardent supporter of the impeachment of President Donald Trump. In fact, he was one of the political leaders guiding the impeachment inquiry from the House Democrats. Cummings, who was 68, died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital from complications from longstanding health challenges, according to a statement provided by his office. An outpouring of sympathetic words and statements have been issued since the news broke, particularly from his former colleagues in office. In fact, even Donald Trump has issued a personal statement on Cummings passing and supplied a statement on behalf of the White House saying, “as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of Representative Elijah E.
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 16: A conventioneer inspects an assault rifle on display at the 133rd National Rifle Association National Convention at the David L.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a rally for When We All Vote's National Week of Action at Chaparral High School on September 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Throngs of people descended on Atlanta and crowded the streets in celebration of their right to be who they are as part of the LGBTQ community during the 49th annual Atlanta Pride Parade. READ MORE: Billy Porter to play the Fairy Godmother in ‘Cinderella’ live-action remake Despite the rain, there was a showing of strength in numbers with thousands participating in the inclusive gathering. Among those in attendance was former Georgia gubernatorial contender Stacey Abrams, a gay rights supporter, who served as a grand marshal. Abrams’ presence at the festival and unwavering support of gay people proves that they have become an important component of society that has some political pull and clout that could make a difference in the elections ahead.
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is gaining popularity in the polls and it appears Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is amongst her fan club. According toFox News, Saturday evening, the A-list actor tweeted about his surprising connection with Warren. READ MORE: Is Dwayne Johnson returning to his wrestling roots?
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) takes a question during a town hall meeting. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Earlier this week a man claimed he was paid for sex by 2020 presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, he has now backtracked the statement saying he was hired for an acting role.
Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks during a CNN debate against his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Chris O'Meara-Pool/Getty Images) Is an ElizabethWarren/Andrew Gillum ticket in the works? Based on recent reports it just might be.
One of the most refreshing aspects of President Barack Obama‘s legacy is the fact that he surrounded himself with intelligent, thoughtful women who possess some of the most strategic minds in our government’s history. No one fits that paradigm more than Obama’s former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice. Throughout her years at the White House, Rice set the tone for national security as a serious defender of American democracy and an ardent champion of Democratic politics. In her 500-page memoir, “Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For” (Simon & Schuster) the 54-year diplomat, wife, daughter, sister, and mother of two, carefully details what it was like being a Black woman working in foreign policy as well as providing insight into some of the most pivotal moments of her personal life that led up to enormous professional accomplishments.