IN THE STATES: Biden’s Economic Plan Is Working

2 Dec

In the states this week, local news was full of headlines showing President Biden’s economic plan is working, from lower gas prices to manufacturing jobs coming back.

Here’s what they’re reading about gas prices hitting their lowest level since Russia invaded Ukraine:

Also this week, President Biden visited Bay City, Michigan, to tout the American manufacturing jobs boom, thanks in large part to the Biden-Harris administration’s Made in America agenda.

Across the states, headlines show investments from the Biden-Harris administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are continuing to be awarded to help lower costs, make Americans’ travel faster and safer, reduce emissions and more. 

Finally, this week, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland welcomed Tribal leaders from across the country for the White House Tribal Nations Summit, where they reiterated their commitment to working with Tribal nations across the country. 

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LOCAL NEWS: Biden Touts Manufacturing Boom in Michigan

30 Nov

Yesterday, President Biden visited Bay City, Michigan, to tout the American manufacturing jobs boom thanks in large part to the Biden-Harris administration’s Made in America agenda. 

Under President Biden and Democrats’ CHIPS and Science Act, which a majority of House and Senate Republicans voted against, the United States is investing $52 billion for computer chips and public wireless supply chain innovation, developing and expanding chip manufacturing efforts in the U.S, as well as additional funding for further research and development. 

Here’s a look at what Michiganders are reading this morning about how President Biden and Democrats are making “Made in America” a reality:

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DNC Statement on Donald Trump Dinner with Nick Fuentes

25 Nov

DNC spokesperson Ammar Moussa released the following statement following confirmation Donald Trump met with Nick Fuentes at a dinner with Kanye West:

“If it was any other party, breaking bread with Nick Fuentes would be instantly disqualifying for Trump. The most extreme views have found a home in today’s MAGA Republican party.”

REMINDER: Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar were featured in Fuentes’ white nationalist conference just a few months ago. Kevin McCarthy has promised to restore both Taylor Green and Goser to committees if he wins Speaker.

CBS News: “The firestorm erupted over the weekend when Greene and Gosar spoke at the far-right America First Political Action Conference at a hotel in Orlando, Florida, an event organized by Nicholas Fuentes. Fuentes, a white nationalist activist who gained national prominence after he attended the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as “brilliant” in recent days as he ordered his military to invade Ukraine.”

The Washington Post: “To aid in his quest to clinch the speakership, McCarthy has promised to restore committee assignments for Greene and Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.), add more members to the influential steering committee and place Freedom Caucus members on their preferred legislative committees.”

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IN THE STATES: Holiday Week Headlines Show Biden, Dems Investing in America

25 Nov

In the states this week, Americans have been reading about how Democrats are making investments in communities across the country – from low unemployment rates in states to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law making affordable high-speed internet more accessible. And in Georgia, many voters will be able to get to the polls tomorrow to cast their ballots early ahead of the runoff election, thanks to Democrats who fought against Republican efforts to limit early voting.  

Also this week, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Cherry Point, North Carolina and joined Governor Roy Cooper and his wife to meet with military personnel and their families for a Friendsgiving celebration. 

And a week after its one-year anniversary, President Biden and Democrats’ Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is continuing to make headlines for its investments into communities across the country, spurring everything from access to more affordable internet, to faster commutes, to safer roads and bridges, and more down the road.

Meanwhile, as President Biden continues to lead a historic jobs recovery and grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out, states across the country are still seeing historically low unemployment rates. 

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DNC Statement on Thanksgiving

24 Nov

In celebration of Thanksgiving, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement:

“As Thanksgiving begins we reflect on all we have to be grateful for – and this year, there’s much to celebrate. 

“We’re thankful for the accomplishments of the Biden-Harris administration and congressional Democrats who kept their promises to the American people and have delivered on historic legislation. 

“We are thankful for all the organizers, activists, and volunteers who dug deep and worked tirelessly in the midterm elections to elect Democrats up and down the ballot and ensure we can continue moving our country forward. And we are grateful to live in a country where our democracy remains strong despite those who challenge it — and to our troops serving to protect it.

“The Democratic Party and I wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving.”

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IN THE STATES: GOP In Disarray After Dems Notch Historic Wins

18 Nov

In the states this week, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison joined local radio stations to discuss Republicans kicking off a messy race for their MAGA base after Democrats defied history in the midterm elections.

Earlier this week, Democrats celebrated the one year anniversary of President Biden doing what Trump and his Republican Congress promised for years but failed to accomplish – signing a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that is making once-in-a-generation investments in our nation’s roads, bridges, railroads, ports, airports, water systems, and high-speed internet access. While Trump and his Republican Congress talked about an infrastructure week that never materialized, President Biden and Democrats are delivering an infrastructure decade. 

Also this week, local headlines were full of Republicans infighting and finger-pointing after Democrats defied expectations in the midterm elections — making it more clear that Americans are rejecting their extreme MAGA agenda.

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MEMO: Conspiracy Theorist, Trump Sycophant, & Proven Liar. Three things to know about James Comer.

17 Nov

MEMORANDUM

To: Interested Parties

From: Austin Dieter, DNC Research

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022

Subject: MEMO: Conspiracy Theorist, Trump Sycophant, & Proven Liar. Three things to know about James Comer. 


As Rep. James Comer holds a press conference today to rehash false attacks against the president’s family that the American people overwhelmingly rejected in the 2020 elections, here are some important facts you need to know about him. 

  1. He is a fringe conspiracy theorist.

James Comer is trying to reinvent himself as a reasonable person searching for the truth, but his record tells a very different story. As a Washington Post columnist noted, according to Comer, “Hunter Biden controls cobalt in Congo, fentanyl in Mexico, coronavirus in Wuhan and war in Ukraine. It is just a matter of time until Republicans find a Hunter Biden angle in Jeffrey Epstein’s demise and UFOs off the coast of California.”

Here are just a few of Comer’s outrageous conspiracy theories. (While he hasn’t yet claimed Hunter Biden staged the moon landing, we wouldn’t put it past him.)

  • Comer has repeatedly argued that Hunter Biden is the reason Joe Biden has not supported GOP investigations into the origin of Covid-19 or fentanyl.
  • Comer has said Hunter Biden is the reason why the Biden-Harris administration supports the Paris Climate Accords
  • Comer argued that Gen. Mark Milley’s warnings to Chinese generals during the Trump administration could somehow only be explained by Hunter Biden.

In short: Before accepting anything from Republicans on the House Government Oversight Committee, remember their leader is a conspiracy obsessed extremist who cannot and should not be taken seriously.

  1. He is a Donald Trump sycophant who made excuses for his misconduct.

James Comer has no credibility when it comes to government oversight. He spent four years making excuses for Donald Trump’s gross misconduct and is now attempting to use his sham investigations and staged hearings to hurt President Biden and help Trump.

Here are just a few examples of Comer covering up for Trump’s misconduct:

  • Comer is an election denier who backed Trump’s false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
  • Although Trump’s dangerous rhetoric indisputably incited the January 6 insurrection, Comer made excuses, saying Trump was speaking figuratively. 
  • Comer said he would support an independent commission to investigate January 6, but refused to break with his party and vote in favor of one.
  • Comer defended Trump’s racist tweets about four Democratic women of color congresswomen, saying they were “overblown.” 
  • Comer said Trump “may have been joking” when he tried to shut down former FBI Director James Comey’s investigation into Michael Flynn. 

In short: James Comer is a Trump apologist who has made clear that his phony investigations are political exercises designed to hurt President Biden. 

  1. He’s a proven liar who can’t be trusted.

James Comer has repeatedly stressed that his Hunter Biden investigations would not be partisan and that he would only make “factual” statements. However, Comer has already made multiple objectively false statements about Hunter Biden, including during congressional hearings. 

  • In an April congressional hearing, when trying to make the already far-fetched argument that Joe Biden’s support for electric vehicles was somehow shaped by a cobalt mine deal an investment firm previously connected to Hunter Biden had made, Comer made multiple objectively false statements about the deal.
    • Comer claimed that Hunter Biden personally “orchestrated” the deal – however, multiple people involved in the cobalt deal said Hunter Biden was not involved, and many did not even know he was connected to the investment firm. 
    • Even more false, James Comer claimed the cobalt deal was connected to CEFC, in connection with the claim that CEFC’s payments to Hunter Biden were somehow China paying to change U.S. energy policies. However, this statement Comer made in Congress is objectively false – the cobalt deal in question did not involve CEFC.
  • Comer has also repeatedly made objectively false claims about Hunter Biden and sales from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Comer on multiple occasions claimed that the SPR sales actually went to CEFC, in a far-fetched attempt to try to further connect Joe Biden to the sales. 
  • James Comer has repeatedly given false descriptions of a type of bank report to claim that banks were “confident” Hunter Biden had committed a crime. These claims are demonstrably false.
    • In fact, Comer has been called out by independent fact checkers for misleading Americans about the claims. The Washington Post said Comer “needs to get his facts straight. Even if as many as 150 SARs were filed concerning Hunter Biden’s business dealings — a number that remains unconfirmed — that does not mean that he committed ‘serious crimes’ or that banks were ‘pretty confident’ that a serious crime was committed. Instead, these reports are merely tips that something may be suspicious — raw intelligence that still needs to be vetted, confirmed and possibly investigated. Comer earns Three Pinocchios.”
  • In September, James Comer said he discovered that a DOJ official had previously worked with Hunter Biden’s lawyer and framed it as a major new revelation, saying “no one ever knew” this.
    • It’s flatly untrue that it was a new revelation – that story had been reported on since the very start of the Biden-Harris administration in January 2021. Comer’s suggestion of impropriety is also untrue. The DOJ sent a letter that the official had recused himself of all matters involving his former law firm. For the House GOP’s chief Hunter Biden investigator – who has even bragged about having Google alerts set up for Hunter Biden – it’s impossible to believe he just discovered this and wasn’t just making a false claim to generate a news cycle for himself.

In short: How do you know when James Comer is lying? Well, if his lips are moving, it’s a sure bet.

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Declaraciones Del DNC Sobre El Anuncio De Donald Trump Para El 2024

16 Nov

El presidente del DNC, Jaime Harrison, emitió la siguiente declaración en respuesta al anuncio de Donald Trump en cuanto a su candidatura a la presidencia:

“Donald Trump fue un fracaso como presidente por eso perdió en 2020 y por eso volverá a perder.  Los demócratas estamos listos para recordarles a los estadounidenses lo que Trump trajo a Estados Unidos: el peor record de empleos registrado desde la Gran Depresión, miles de millones en dádivas en impuestos para los más ricos y las corporaciones, la Corte Suprema de extrema derecha que allanó el camino para que los republicanos de todo el país criminalizaran el aborto; y un caos absoluto que culminó con incitar a una turba a atacar el Capitolio para tratar de anular una elección que sabía que había perdido.

“Este es solo el primer anuncio de un candidato débil para iniciar una carrera republicana desastrosa. No importa quién gane estas primarias, los estadounidenses verán al Partido Republicano impulsar una agenda extremista de tendencia MAGA, enfocada no solo en prohibir el aborto y recortar drásticamente el Seguro Social y Medicare, sino también en proteger a sus donantes adinerados de intereses especiales para que no paguen lo que les corresponde en impuestos”.

“Este es solo el comienzo de lo que será una primaria republicana desastrosa con candidatos compitiendo por ser el republicano de tendencia más extremista en la carrera. El DNC estará listo para todos ellos”.

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DNC Chair on Donald Trump’s 2024 Announcement

16 Nov

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump announcing his candidacy for president:

“Donald Trump was a failure as president; that’s why he lost in 2020 and it’s why he will lose again. Democrats stand ready to remind Americans what Trump brought America: the worst jobs record since the Great Depression, rigged the economy for the super rich with massive tax giveaways to corporations, the right-wing Supreme Court that overturned Roe and paved the way for extreme Republicans across the country to criminalize abortion, a diminished standing across the world, and absolute chaos that culminated in inciting a mob to attack the Capitol to try to overturn an election he knew he lost.

“Today is just the kickoff to what will be a messy Republican primary with candidates competing to be the most extreme MAGA Republican in the race. The DNC will be ready for them all.”

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LOCAL NEWS: As Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Turns One, Biden Delivers Where Trump Failed

15 Nov

Today marks the one year anniversary of President Biden doing what Trump and his Republican Congress promised for years but couldn’t accomplish – signing a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that is making once-in-a-generation investments in our nation’s roads, bridges, railroads, ports, airports, water systems, and high-speed internet. While Trump and his Republican Congress promised an infrastructure week that never materialized, President Biden and Democrats are delivering an infrastructure decade. 

Across the country, local news headlines are touting the critical investments already flowing into communities thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law:

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