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The Secret Genius of Donald Trump, the Democrat?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

What if everything Donald Trump was doing or saying in his "serious" bid for the presidency was just a ruse? What if's just a brilliant, cunning scheme, as a closeted Democrat, to ensure the election of Hillary Clinton in 2016?

Ryan Grim

Prepare To Have Your Inbox Carpet Bombed | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party’s arm charged with winning House elections, outraised its Republican counte...

Zach Carter

Republicans Already Under Fire For Voting To Block Predatory Lending Protections For Troops | Zach Carter | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, a host of House Republicans voted to block predatory lending protections for American soldiers. This week, the Democratic Par...

Julia Craven

Democrats Call On GOP Lawmakers To Give Aaron Schock Donations To Treasury Department | Julia Craven | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is asking Republican lawmakers who received donations from Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) to exercise thei...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Push To Promote Women Stumbles With All White Guy Committee Chairs | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans, stung by perceptions that they are the party of old white men, have gone out of their way since the election to give more p...

Wall Street Ties May Have Held Back This Democrat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) believes that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) passed him over as the next head of House Democratic campaign eff...

These States Were The Big Spenders And Penny Pinchers In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterm elections panned out to be the most expensive midterms ever, with total spending surpassing $3.67 billion. The country even saw its f...

Ben Ray Lujan Tapped To Lead DCCC

AP | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she had tapped Rep. Ben Ray Lujan to head the campaign committee and tr...

Samantha Lachman

These Democrats Could Be The Party's Ticket To A Comeback | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the Republican Party took control of the Senate, strengthened its House majority, picked up a host of state legislative chambers a...

The Cure for the Democrats' Woes -- Goldman Sachs!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

After the Democrats' drubbing in the 2014 midterm elections, there have been fervent debates about whether the Party should embrace an economic populism to tap pocketbook frustrations -- or move further to the center in the hopes of capturing more independents. One thing the Democrats did throughout Obama's nearly six years was move closer to Wall Street -- from the economic team Obama appointed, to the administration's premature embrace of deficit reduction promoted by financial moguls, to a bailout plan that shored up the biggest banks rather than breaking them up. It was this coziness with big finance that allowed the far-right Tea Party movement to paint Wall Street and Washington with the same brush -- and to capture much of the populist rage on display against Democrats in the 2010 midterms and once again on November 4. So the last thing Democrats need going forward is an even closer affinity with Wall Street, right? Well, the Democrats may soon get even cozier.

House Democrats' Campaign Arm Spends Almost $2 Million Daily

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties' House campaign arms spent almost $51 million in the first two weeks of October — or an average of almost ...

House Dems Spending Almost $1.8 Million Each Day

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties' House campaign arms spent almost $51 million in the first two weeks of October — or an average of almost ...

Top Dem: House Candidates Need More Outside Help

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With House Democrats struggling to avoid becoming an even smaller minority, the head of their campaign effort chided their outside...

What Jon Stewart Missed In Skewering Scary Dem Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

A recent string of desperate-sounding Democratic fundraising emails caught the attention of Jon Stewart on Monday night, and he did his usual best wit...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

House Campaign Committees Are Sitting On Lots Of Cash

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters...

Christina Wilkie

Proposed GOP Lawsuit Against Obama Helps Democrats Raise Millions | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $1 million in a single day on Monday, chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said. T...

House Dems To Focus On Jobs Ahead Of Midterms

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday outlined plans to focus on economic issues and job opportunities while portraying Republicans as beho...

Democrats Condemn Progressive Outside Group For Fundraising Off Of Benghazi Investigation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

In a move that may undermine some of the Democratic Party's outrage over Republicans fundraising off of the newly-created Benghazi special investigati...

Democratic Recruit Drops Out Of Florida House Race

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — A top Democratic recruit is dropping out of a key congressional contest in Florida after facing questions about the credibility of his ...

John Boehner: Democrats Are Probably Fundraising Off Benghazi 'Just Like We Are'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday declined to wave off Republican party committees from fundraising off the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consu...

Obama: 'Nothing Works' Because Republicans Are Willing 'To Say No To Everything'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama railed against Republicans during an event in Los Angeles Wednesday night, saying the GOP's willingness "to say no to everythin...

Paul Blumenthal

These Numbers Look Good For House Democrats | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $6.4 million in February, keeping up its record fundraising ahead of the 2014 mid...

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Score A Record January In Fundraising | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a record-setting 2013, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee keeps up the strong fundraising numbers this year with $6.8...

Obama Gears Up For Midterm Elections With Dem Fundraisers

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has committed to holding more than 18 fundraisers to help Democrats this year, putting the full force of hi...