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Sam Stein

Van Hollen: DISCLOSE Act Obituaries 'Very, Very Premature' | 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? | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

Jeff Muskus

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

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: National Health Insurance Exchange "Essential" | 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...

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 ...

2010: Senate Dems Optimisitic, House Dems Not

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two years out, Democratic campaign leaders have differing outlooks for the next election cycle in 2010. On the House side, there's pessimism, as Polit...

Ryan Grim

The Obama Wing Of The GOP: Caught Between The President And The Hardliners | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When House Republicans voted unanimously against President Obama's stimulus package, Democrats had their eyes on a select group: Obama's Republicans. ...

Thomas B. Edsall

The Very Strange Bedfellows Of The Stimulus Package | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the biggest winners in the $825 billion Economic Stimulus Bill moving through Congress is the "hard hat lobby," the alliance known as the Buy A...

Congress May Soon Freeze Salaries

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's decision to freeze top White House staff salaries may force members of Congress to do something they never want to do -- bloc...