More Democratic Party Articles

  • 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...

  • With Obamacare enrollment milestone met, Democrats feel cautious enthusiasm

    Democrats who have been expecting a tough slog to defend the implementation of Obamacare in this important midterm election year weren't just pleased this week with news that 7.1 million people had enrolled in health insurance through federal or state exchanges. They were jubilant, and more...

  • VIDEO: Senate Dems and GOP weigh in on jobs and minimum wage

    Senate leaders on both sides stressed the importance of getting Americans out of poverty. Some suggested raising the minimum wage, while others tout their job-creation plans.

  • Obamacare victory likely short-lived for White House

    Democrats might want to tamp down their Obamacare celebration. For all the jubilation over 7.1 million people selecting plans through federal and state health exchanges, the politics surrounding the central issue of the 2014 midterms remains largely unchanged, according to both Republican and...

  • Fighting Obamacare's 30-hour work week: 'Even the French' work 35 hours

    Critics of Obamacare's regulation that just 30 hours amounts to a full-time job are launching a last-ditch effort to convince Democrats to help pass a change to restore the traditional 40-hour work week as the marker of a full-time job worthy of the insurance benefit. “I always...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Monotony Motors

    Anyone who’s ever misplaced the family car in a parking lot at the mall must surely sense that we are not living in a golden era of automobile design. Gazing in panic out across that vast tar...

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  • ‘Core’ Al Qaeda Gathering in Yemen

    A video of a large al Qaeda gathering in Yemen has raised eyebrows in the press. Nasir al Wuhayshi, the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), as well as general manager of al...

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  • Can They Come Back?

    It’s hard to believe, but the rebirth of the Republican party in Virginia may be happening in the unlikeliest of places: the liberal bastion of Northern Virginia.

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