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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.) called the leak of Democratic National Committee emails suggesting a bias against his presidential campaign “outrageous...

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

USA.gov | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
USA.gov

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.

Virginia's Terry McAuliffe: The New Political Model

T. Dean Reed | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

In a year when much of the public wants the non-politician, there is a new model for successful office-holding -- the outgoing and ever-confident Virg...

The Revolution May Not Be Televised, But Bernie Sanders Is Going All The Way

Tom Weis | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

Between now and March 26, voters who are feeling the Bern in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to prove the pundits wrong by propelling Sanders toward victory in Philadelphia. We need our strongest fighter in the ring this fall. That fighter is Bernie Sanders.

Pres. Obama Should Tell Wasserman Schultz To Go -- And Go Now

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In one telling moment, Obama reminded Schultz that the DNC post was not about her, but as he put it, "Don't forget you work for me." That's true at least in part. The part being that Obama put her in her DNC head post, and that means that he can take the lead in removing her.

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

Viva la Revolución! Why Bernie Sanders' Revolution Is Already Dead.

Brian Ross | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Democrats' Wisconsin debate, instead of showcasing statesmanship and a clear vision of leadership for the United States, demonstrated that blue Kool-Aid is just as potent a political aphrodisiac as red.

An Unsolicited Addendum to the Legitimate "ALL CAPS Explosion of Feelings" About Hillary Clinton

Mario Machado | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Mario Machado

It is a shame that we have not yet had a female president. It is wrong that, even in 2016, Hillary Clinton (or any woman, for that matter) is still treated unjustly by a system and society that is pathologically patriarchal.

DNC Agrees To Hold More Presidential Debates

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After pressure and criticism from candidates, the Democratic National Committee has agreed to sanction more debates for the party's thre...

Progressives Are Calling On Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Step Down From DNC Chair

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

The progressive activist organization CREDO Mobile launched a petition Wednesday evening calling on the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Re...