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Leaks Show DNC Asked White House To Reward Donors With Slots On Boards And Commissions

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Comer's statements imply that the DNC could neither guarantee any specific position nor ensure that a person suggested would receive an appointment at all from the Obama administration.

Interview With Connecticut Secretary Of State And Convention Delegate Denise Merrill

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I conducted the following interview yesterday, before the convention actually started. Denise Merrill is a Connecticut delegate (although not, as she pointed out to me, a superdelegate) and serves Connecticut as their Secretary of State. A recent achievement was the state becoming the first to pass a campaign finance reform law which created a public financing system for elections -- all the other states with such laws created them through ballot initiatives or referenda.

When The DNC Attacks: Political Storm Writer Caught Up In WikiLeak Email Expose

Jon Saltzman | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Jon Saltzman

This whole incident with Lucas and the DNC shows how truly polarized we are, even for an accomplished journalist just trying to get a quote.

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Day One)

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Day One of the Democratic National Convention is now over, and tonight seemed designed to allow Bernie Sanders supporters to vent their frustrations, given the lineup of speakers.

Debbie's National Committee: How Wasserman Schultz Gained And Lost Control Of The DNC

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― Many staffers inside the Democratic National Committee breathed a sigh of relief Sunday when news broke that their boss, Rep. Debbie ...

Atheist Group Calls For DNC CFO To Resign Over Proposed Attack On Bernie Sanders' Faith

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics

One of the nation’s largest atheist groups on Monday called for the resignation of Democratic National Committee CFO Brad Marshall, following revela...

FBI Investigates Hacking Of Democratic National Committee

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the nature and scope of a cyber intrusion at the Democratic...

Wasserman-Schultz Out As DNC Chair: Right Move, Wrong Reasons

Marty Rudoy | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Marty Rudoy

The resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the Democratic national committee chair is the right move but is being made for the wrong reasons. ...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns As Democratic Party Chair

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics

After mounting pressure from party officials, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation on Sunday, sendin...

Sanders Calls DNC Leak 'Outrageous,' Calls For New DNC Chair

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday called the leak of Democratic National Committee emails suggesting a bias against his presidential campaign “o...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz And The Crisis in Workers' Retirement Funds

Tim Canova | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Tim Canova

American unions should be standing up for American workers, not caving in to a corporate-dominated Democrat who has done so much to undermine both the Democratic Party and the security of American workers. I'm not afraid to stand up for American workers or to stand up to Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Parties -- Especially Dems -- Lag In Convention Funding

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

With less than three weeks left until the Republicans open their convention on July 18, both parties may be thinking more fondly about the good old days of public financing. Each party would have received about $20 million for their nominating powwows this year if the public funding program had continued.

How Bernie Sanders' Revolution Can Win, Even Without Him

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Senator Bernie Sanders claimed his campaign would build a political revolution. It turns out there's a plan for how that can happen. Photo courtes...

Democrats Edge Out Debbie Wasserman Schultz With Clinton's Pick To Run DNC

Grant Stern | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Grant Stern

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has handed the day-to-day operations of the Democratic Party over to Clinton's hand picked operator Brandon Davis. Davis ass...

Bernie Sanders Calls For 'Fundamental Transformation' Of The Democratic Party

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders called for a wholesale transformation of the Democratic Party on Tuesday, the day of its last primary, signaling what he'...

Clinton and Sanders Aren't Butting Heads Over The Democratic Platform -- Yet.

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders avoided confrontations over policy during their first platform drafting committee heari...

My Role With the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee

James Zogby | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

In addition to all of the other critical issues Bernie Sanders has raised, he has done our nation and the cause of peace a service by bringing the matter of Israel/Palestine into the national debate. It belongs there and deserves to be discussed on its merits, without rancor and without fear.

Democrats Are Actually More Upbeat About Their Nomination Contest Than The GOP

John A. Tures | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The Democrats still have a primary battle going on between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, while Trump seems to have sewn up the GOP nomination. So why are Democrats more upbeat about their contest, while Republicans seem even more nervous about their primary situation?

Democrats Can't Unite Unless Wasserman Schultz Goes!

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Rep. Wasserman Schultz is facing a primary challenge for the first time this year, her opponent a law professor, activist and progressive Sanders supporter named Tim Canova. But the primary's not until late August, long after the Democratic National Convention.

USAGov's Guide to the Party Conventions | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

Presidential primaries will be wrapping up in the next couple months. And looking ahead to the summer, the political party conventions will be where candidates are officially nominated. Conventions can be exciting to watch if you know what's going on.

State Democratic Parties Fear Bernie Sanders Is Turning His Voters Against Them

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State Democratic parties are ticked off that Bernie Sanders is characterizing fundraising arrangements they have with Hillary Clinton’...

Friday Talking Points -- Fighting or Following?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ryan's got enough problems right now as it is, since he hasn't really gotten anything done in the House this year. Just like John Boehner before him, the Tea Party extremist faction is holding everything hostage and gumming up the works.

Democrats Plan To Sue Over Arizona's Primary Election Mess

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

National Democrats plan to file a lawsuit Friday on behalf of voters who were affected by cutbacks to Arizona voting sites for the state’s primary o...

New York: Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.

A Bird, A Plane? No, It's Superdelegates!

Michael Winship | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Democratic Party's special class of entitled and unelected VIP delegates helps explain what's wrong with the way we choose our presidential candidates.