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  • Time bombs in Democratic coalition

    The Republican Party is roiling with internal conflicts, say the analysts. The Tea Party is confronting the establishment. The noninterventionists are at war (forgive the expression) with the interventionists. The libertarians would like the party to endorse same-sex marriage.

  • Dems' 2014 challenge: How to win when Americans see a liar in the White House

    Timing is everything in politics and the latest Fox News poll suggests the timing of the 2014 midterm election could not be worse for President Obama and his fellow Democrats. With public approval of Congress in the single digits, senators and representatives in both parties may face the most...

  • President defending health law good for some Dems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically. At a White House news conference Thursday, Obama noted that health insurance enrollments under the...

  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. An...

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections. Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite...

  • Poll: Democrats have better health care plan than GOP

    Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better approach to addressing the nation's health care needs than Republicans, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Almost one-third of respondents in the online survey said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to health care, compared...

  • Vermont's Bernie Sanders uses Rush Limbaugh, Fox to push his 2016 run vs. Hillary Clinton

    Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is using Rush Limbaugh and Fox News to promote his uphill 2016 presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, suggesting that the right is afraid of his progressive efforts to pull the Democrat to the left. In his daily news wrap-up, Sanders notes that...

  • Examiner Editorial: Lacking facts, Dems call Republicans names, tell lies about them

    Lawyers often say that “when you can't argue the facts, argue the law. When you can't argue the law, argue the facts. When you can't argue either the facts or the law, start calling names.” New York Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, provided a...

  • Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed...

  • Fired NC Democratic Party director hired in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Democratic Party's newest executive director is set to start this week, two months after being fired from a similar post in North Carolina. Robert Dempsey will run the day-to-day operations, party spokeswoman Ashley Bauman said Monday. Dempsey was let go as...

  • Most prefer random name out of phone book to current Congress

    Voter disgust with Congress has hit a new low, with just 9 percent wishing that the current House and Senate be re-elected and half of voters feeling that people picked randomly out of a telephone book would do better than the officeholders of today. Rasmussen Reports revealed in a Sunday poll...

  • Integrity lives as liberals start to buck Democratic Party

    The screeching polarization of American political and cultural life in recent years is exacting a toll. Debate has been debased. Contempt and hatred for those with opposing views is now the norm. Although some on the Right have criticized their own side -- think of Rick Perry and Jeb Bush...

  • Snap: Top Senate Dem group pays women 82 cents per $1 for men

    The Senate Democratic arm threatening to hang the GOP's refusal to OK equal pay legislation around the neck of every Republican in the midterm elections suffers from an even worse gender “pay gap” than the much-advertised 77 cents for women for every $1 a man makes. According to an...

  • GOP defends policies as female-friendly

    During the weekly House GOP leadership news conference, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and two senior female Republicans criticized congressional Democrats' push for more federal regulations that they argue would guarantee that women receive "equal pay" for doing the same work as men.

  • Gray, Bowser to attend Democratic unity breakfast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's Democratic Party says Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser will be attending a breakfast intended to promote party unity. Bowser defeated Gray and six others in Tuesday's mayoral primary. Following her victory, she called for the...



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