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Chris Van Hollen

Democrats Plan Bill To Counter Citizens United Ruling

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats plan to introduce legislation next week that would sharply limit the ability of foreign-connected companies to participate in U.S. politics ...

Democrats Take NRA Cash, Block Disclosure

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

This is not the first piece of sensible legislation that NRA-backed Democrats have jeopardized because of their allegiance to the NRA and the money it pours into their campaigns. But now is the time for this to stop.

Sam Stein

DISCLOSE Act Authors: This Is Tougher On NRA Than Status Quo

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an effort to push new campaign finance legislation through the House of Representatives, defenders of the bill are reasserting the argument that it...

Sam Stein

Joe Barton's Apology: Dems Doing All They Can To Draw It Out Through November

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The weekend break and subsequent disavowals from Republican lawmakers have not been enough to cool the political heat surrounding Rep. Joe Barton afte...

Sam Stein

Van Hollen: DISCLOSE Act Obituaries 'Very, Very Premature'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting by Arthur Delaney Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said on Friday that any obituaries being written about his push for new campaign fina...

Stuart Whatley

Citizens United Response To Be Very Limited, Will More Meaningful Reforms Follow?

HuffingtonPost.com | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The DISCLOSE Act was already going to fall far short of sparing the 2010 campaign field from the effects of Citizens United, but it could have at least served as a symbolic gesture towards transparency and functional governance.

Democrats Preparing Election-Year Fight To Take Down Citizens United Ruling

The Hill | Russell Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legislation that aims to counteract the landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing corporate and union campaign spending could be introduced by the end of...

Brunner and Hanabusa: Great Female Candidates Ignored and Rejected

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Strange winds are blowing from Washington to Ohio to Hawaii. Why do national committees continue to tilt the playing field in favor of male candidates, without clear justification?

Sam Stein

Chris Van Hollen: GOP Prematurely Popping Champagne, No Chance For '94 Repeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to Democratic doomsayers who see the potential for an electoral bloodbath in 2010, the man in charge of running House races for the party s...

Sam Stein

DCCC Chair To Dems: 'Go On The Offense' With Health Care Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lawmaker overseeing Democratic reelection campaigns in the House of Representatives is urging candidates to take ownership of health care reform a...

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

Unredeemable Rascals: Republicans Sit Pretty With or Without Passage of Health Care Reform Bill

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

My sense is that, in a way, it was actually a great relief to Republicans when the Democrats finally found an end-around to their obstructions as it relates to health care reform.

We Need You on a 2010 Campaign

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chris Van Hollen

The DCCC is proud to announce a fantastic opportunity for those who are interested in keeping America moving forward towards a brighter tomorrow.

Ryan Grim

Pelosi Taps Task Force To Counter Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats are forming a Citizens United task force to decide on the best set of legislative push back against the Supreme Court decision that up...

Van Hollen: Senate Health Care Bill 'Unacceptable In Its Current Form'

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a strikingly candid assessment of the politics of health care, DCCC chief Chris Van Hollen said in an interview that the Senate bill's brand may be...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: National Health Insurance Exchange "Essential"

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed the House health care position forward on Tuesday night, insisting that a national health insurance exchange is "essential...

Jeff Muskus

Pelosi Backs Extension Of Parental Health Benefits For Kids To Age 27

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new provision being rolled into the unified House health care bill would allow young adults to stay on their parents' health care plans until they t...

Sam Stein

Parker Griffith Got Coal In His Stocking, DCCC Chair Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said on Sunday he was "very confident" that there would be no more defec...

Sam Stein

DCCC Chair: GOP Opposition To National Security Funds Will Be Issue In 2010

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic leadership in Congress is pledging to make Republican votes against key national security and defense funding measures a feature in the upc...

Jeff Muskus

Dems: We're Rich Enough To Beat Back The GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Democrat in charge of reelection campaigning said Thursday that the party's fundraising edge will help it hold off a Republican resurgence, ...

Dems Hit Back, Blame Bush For Failed Terror Policies

Hotline On Call | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As GOPers begin increasingly using the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner to score political points, 2 Dems are blaming the Bush admin for ...

Join Our Health Care Tele-Town Hall

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chris Van Hollen

The best way you can help Democrats unite behind Obama's plan is by helping us set the record straight. I invite you to join me for the DCCC's Health Care Reform Tele-Town Hall Meeting .

Waxman-Markey's "Postage Stamp" Costs Transfer Wealth from the Poor to the Rich

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

Fuel and electricity costs are highly visible, but under Waxman-Markey, the benefits to consumers will be mostly invisible.

Waxman-Markey vs. Van Hollen: Two Approaches to Climate Change

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

Two climate change bills were introduced last week. If we liken these two bills to race horses, they have just left the gate and they have many laps still to go

MoveOn: We Won't Back Off Moderate Dems

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MoveOn has a message for Harry Reid, DCCC chair Chris Van Hollen, and anyone else who may want the group to stop pressuring moderate Dems to support ...