By Meghashyam Mali | 03/04/14 09:18 PM
President Obama on Tuesday warned Democratic donors that the party could not repeat the mistakes of the 2010 midterms, and must focus on turning out voters in November. "Democrats are really good at presidential elections these days, if I do say so myself,” said Obama at a fundraiser for the...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/04/14 04:24 PM
Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel and his Tea Party supporters faulted Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., for fundraising with the Podesta Group, a powerful lobbying shop with ties to President Obama. The president recently hired the firm's co-founder, John Podesta, as a White House adviser....
By Charlie Spiering | 03/04/14 03:34 PM
The fundraiser is for Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who is running for the seat held by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/04/14 01:41 PM
Former White House health care adviser Ezekiel Emanuel said President Obama needs "to have a CEO" run Obamacare in order to avoid further mistakes, adding that he disagrees with the latest decision to delay another provision of the law.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/04/14 10:22 AM
Having fended off a baffling challenge from Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas Sen. John Cornyn appears poised to glide to victory in the Republican primary contest Tuesday. In a recent poll, Cornyn held a commanding lead over Stockman among likely voters, with 62 percent to 16 percent.
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 08:04 AM
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is set to unveil a plan aimed at electing "75 diverse candidates" and 150 women to office as Republicans.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/04/14 07:11 AM
Approval ratings continue to drop for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, who is seeking re-election in the key battleground state of North Carolina, according to a new poll.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/03/14 05:39 PM
Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Obamacare is "in a good place" for implementation moving forward, adding that his colleagues should campaign on the law even if he isn't. "Have we made mistakes? Yeah, we've made some mistakes, sure we have, and maybe [there are] some things we should...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/03/14 02:01 PM
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the campaign arm for House Democrats, on Monday named 16 candidates to its "Red To Blue" program, which identifies districts in which Democrats have a high chance of winning a seat from a Republican.
By Ashe Schow | 03/03/14 01:23 PM
Wendy Davis, darling of the abortion-loving wing of the Democratic party, has quite a following - just not in Texas, where she's running for governor. Davis is currently trailing her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, by 11 points, according to the latest University of...
By Michael Barone | 02/28/14 03:55 PM
February marked the fifth anniversary of the reemergence of the label "Tea Party" in American politics. It was in February 2009 that Rick Santelli delivered his famous rant on CNBC, and a few days later, a group calling itself theTea Party Patriots was organized.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/01/14 08:57 PM
As Kelly Ayotte prepared for her first campaign speech, as a candidate for Senate in 2009, she was nervous, but not about her message. “I’m worried about my voice thing,” she confided to an aide, pausing during a run-through. “My voice tends to do this cracking sound.” “"I call...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/28/14 07:06 PM
President Obama on Friday offered a staunch defense of his agenda in a fiery speech to the Democratic National Committee winter meeting, where he said Republicans were "0 for 2" in trying to turn back his agenda. Obama, rallying the party faithful ahead of November's crucial midterm elections,...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/28/14 05:05 PM
Senate Democrats won't do a fiscal 2015 budget resolution this year, saying it's not necessary -- a move that conveniently insulates them from having to take tough votes in an election year even as the Congressional Budget Office estimates that gross federal debt is on pace to hit $27 trillion...
By Emily Wagster Pettus | 02/28/14 02:16 PM
Travis Childers, a conservative Democrat who served just over two years in Congress before being defeated as Republicans grabbed the House majority in 2010, said Friday that he's running for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi this year.
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