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Nathan Daschle

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The Day the Parties Died

(15) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 4:12 PM

Imagine a world where corporations and special interests didn't have outsized political influence, where we didn't pay out millions of public dollars on closed partisan primaries that discourage independents and thwart political competition, and where gerrymandered districts didn't protect most of Congress and state legislators from competition.

Tough to imagine?...

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Democratic Revival Begins with Governors

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2010 | 11:06 AM

People are angry and understandably so - they're not getting what they want from politicians. While our problems are as great as they have ever been, faith in government to fix them is at an all time low. We are still hungry for change, but change has never seemed so...

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Four Reasons Tonight Looks Bright for Democrats

(25) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 11:55 AM

After a breathless summer of Republicans predicting massive gains in November's gubernatorial races, they should take a collective breath today. Despite powerful historic trends that favor the party out of power, each of today's races highlights why Democrats are on offense -- even in one of the worst political environments...

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Looking Forward -- Beyond November

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 12:45 PM

DGA Chair Gov. Jack Markell and Jim Kessler of Third Way penned an op-ed in Politico this morning highlighting our ambitious pro-growth policy agenda to help the middle class get ahead. The Middle Class Success Agenda speaks to the bread-and-butter issues that most affect families.

These ideas outline a...

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Why Today's GOP Winners Are Already Losers

(135) Comments | Posted June 8, 2010 | 1:09 PM

In the six states holding primary elections today, the GOP has already paved our general election path, forcing candidates who wanted to run as moderates down the rabbit hole of the radical Tea Party right.

What we've learned in this race for the base is that Meg Whitman really likes...

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Is Bill McCollum the Next Victim of the GOP Civil War?

(6) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 12:29 PM

Two developments this weekend should keep perennial GOP candidate Bill McCollum up at night.

First -- after Utah Senator Bob Bennett's defeat, an emboldened Tea Party is looking for even more establishment candidates to take down. Republicans like longtime strategist Ed Rogers admit that Bennett's loss is "proof that...

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Freedom Fries, Take Two

(9) Comments | Posted April 27, 2010 | 9:01 AM

I'm impressed.

I thought that the Republican Party had hit its high-water mark for absurdity when several governors, led by the 2012 presidential aspirant Rick Perry of Texas, threatened secession.

But last week, Perry's potential rival, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, the Republican Governors' Association chairman, put Perry's secession...

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Drop the Lawsuits

(191) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 1:52 PM

They won't quit. Republicans failed to kill health care reform in Congress, but they aren't done trying to stop the new law from going into effect.

GOP governors are wasting time and taxpayer dollars filing frivolous lawsuits against the federal government, trying to have health care reform declared unconstitutional.


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Why Democrats Can Win Texas

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 4:24 PM

Don't believe the hype. Even though Republicans are already popping their champagne corks in hopes of making big gains this year, Democrats are quietly laying the groundwork for a strong fall. Just this week, we took another step toward winning the elusive Texas governor's mansion. Popular former Mayor Bill White...

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The GOP "Comeback" is Really a Throwback

(23) Comments | Posted November 19, 2009 | 1:43 PM

If the sound of loud cackling wakes you up in the middle of the night, that's the Republicans crowing about their recent wins in the 2009 gubernatorial races while they meet this week in Austin.

The GOP is downright giddy that, after three straight years of electoral losses at...

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How The GOP Plans to Redistrict Its Way Back Into Power

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2009 | 2:00 PM

Once every 20 years, two major events converge to reshape our political landscape for a generation.

That time has arrived. In the next 18 months, we'll elect more than three-quarters of the governors. Then -- despite Michele Bachmann's objections -- we'll take the national census and use the...

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