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  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brings in record money for February

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has posted another record fundraising month, the committee announced Thursday, padding its war chest further for a fiercely competitive midterm election cycle. The committee brought in $6.8 million last month -- its best February ever -- to bring...

  • Ex-Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss dies at 95

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Strauss could work with anybody — Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Soviets, Israelis and Arabs. Playing the game and making the deal made his day. Of Strauss' many accomplishments — earning a fortune in postwar investments, co-founding an international law...

  • Tea Partier wins write-in race for Pennsylvania state Senate seat

    York is a modest little city in Southern Pennsylvania not too far from Baltimore and right in the heart of Dutch country. It's not the sort of place where political revolutions are found. But Republican state Senate nominee Ron Miller may think differently this morning because he just lost a...

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz mocks: If Chris Christie runs in 2016, 'we're going to be OK'

    She’s not exactly predicting that he will win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but Democratic Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn’t too worried should controversial New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie get the nod.

  • Democrats scrap affirmative action amendment

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state's higher education system. Assembly Speaker John Perez said he does not have enough...

  • Make Democrats pay for Obamacare and Obamanomics

    My humble advice to the GOP: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Don't fail to grasp the significance of the Florida election. Make Democrats pay for their president and their shared agenda.

  • Robert Gibbs: Democrats 'definitely' and 'absolutely' in danger of losing the Senate

    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs admitted Sunday that Democrats were in obvious danger of losing the Senate in 2014. When asked by NBC's David Gregory if Democrats could lose the senate, the former press secretary for President Obama replied, "absolutely" and "definitely."...

  • Democratic strategists in 2014 are like French generals in 1940

    It is reminiscent of the quandary faced by General Maurice Gamelin on the evening of May 15, 1940. Suddenly he realized that German panzer troops had broken through the supposedly impassable Ardennes.

  • Chris Matthews pulls fire alarm for Democrats holding Senate

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews, never one for nuanced political commentary, has proclaimed that Democrats are doomed to lose the Senate in 2014. “It’s going to be very hard to hold the Senate — I think the Senate goes,” Matthews said on "Morning Joe" on Thursday. Matthews pointed out that...

  • When blacks voted 80 percent Democratic, Malcolm X called them 'chumps'

    When blacks gave 80 percent of their vote to the Democratic Party in 1964, black activist Malcolm X called them "political chumps." White voters, X said, "are so evenly divided that every time they vote, the race is so close they have to go back and count the votes all over again. Which means...

  • With loss in Florida special election, Democrats look to regroup

    Democrats did not lose a congressional seat Tuesday in a high-wattage special election in Florida, but the party's somber steps Wednesday toward regrouping seemed to belie that reality. Just months ago, many predicted that Alex Sink, a Democrat, would trounce her Republican opponent, David...

  • There's still hope for Democrats in Florida special election results

    “What happened last night in Florida was really scary,” the Democratic National Committee wrote its online donors Wednesday afternoon. The fundraising pitch was referring to the role millions in outside spending had played in their Saint Petersburg-area special election loss Tuesday night....

  • Florida House race could be warning for Democrats

    After months of railing against President Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans have scored a key victory in a hard-fought congressional race that has been closely watched as a bellwether of midterm elections in November.

  • Republican David Jolly wins Florida-13 special election, narrowly

    Republican David Jolly has defeated Democrat Alex Sink by a 49-percent to 47-percent margin in the special election in Florida's 13th congressional district, according to current returns.

  • Democrats talk about climate, rake in billionaire bucks

    Democrats occupied the Senate floor all night Monday, talking about climate change. They didn't try to advance any legislation, and they didn't even try very hard to get media attention.



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