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  • House Democrats' committee sitting on $40 million fund

    Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.

  • Free ride? Democrats failing to field challenger to Eric Cantor

    In a “never mind” move, Richmond, Va., Democrats have been forced to cancel their planned May 3 convention to pick a challenger to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor because nobody stepped forward to take him on. The Henrico County Democratic Committee made the surprise move after presumed...

  • House Dems push back on administration's proposed Medicare Advantage cuts

    Several House Democrats have urged the Obama administration to reconsider proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage plans. While typically it's Republicans who rail against White House health care provisions, more than a half-dozen Democrats took to the House floor Thursday to complain about...

  • Nancy Pelosi: Democrats won't jump to take advantage of new campaign donor limits

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested that her Democratic Party won't actively take advantage of new rules allowing individuals to donate more money to political campaigns, calling such a move "exploitation" of the electoral system. "Just because the ante is raised for everyone does not...

  • Obama, again: 'This is my last campaign'

    President Obama is on his last campaign -- again. "[E]ven though I promised Michelle that 2012 was going to be my last campaign, actually this one is my last campaign," Obama said at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Wednesday night in Chicago. But this time the message had a tone...

  • House Dems try to force vote on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats deployed a little-used legislative move Wednesday to force a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill, an effort doomed to fail but designed to increase the election-year pressure on Republicans to act. "It is time for us to have a vote," said Rep. Xavier...

  • Obama praises Democrats' effort to force immigration vote

    President Obama on Wednesday praised House Democrats for trying to force a vote on immigration reform. “I applaud the efforts of Democrats in the House to give immigration reform the yes-or-no vote it deserves,” said Obama, who is on a week-long trip to Europe, in a statement. Democrats...

  • Darrell Issa apologizes for turning off Democrat Elijah Cummings' microphone during hearing

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has apologized to Rep. Elijah Cummings, the panel's top Democrat, for turning off his microphone during a testy exchange at the conclusion of a hearing Wednesday. Cummings said the California Republican telephoned him...

  • House tables Democratic resolution condemning Rep. Darrell Issa

    The Republican-led House on Thursday rejected a Democratic resolution condemning Rep. Darrell Issa for turning off the microphones at the conclusion of a committee hearing a day earlier. The House voted 211-186 to table the measure, which accused the California Republican, who is chairman of...



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