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Howard Dean Campaigning In Arizona

Americablogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It really is a 50-state strategy. And, Arizona is in play. Via email from the DNC: On Monday, November 3rd DNC Chairman Howard Dean will spend t...

Dems Take Out $10 Million Credit Line To Fund Wave

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to maximize congressional gains, the DNC is taking out a $10 million line of credit to split equally between the House and Senate campaign comm...

Green Democratic Convention Not Going as Well as Planned

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

The DNC has trumpeted for months its desire for the greenest convention ever, but now that it's in the midst of the convention, not all of its green s...

Draft Copy of Democratic Party Platform

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

I've been given a copy of the most recent draft of the Democratic Party's platform. I'm told that this is getting close to the end. There is good stuff and bad stuff. Here are the highlights.

McCain "Proud Of That Commercial" DNC Makes Web Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee today a web ad today called "Proud of that Commercial" that features John McCain defending his "Celeb" ad. The video...

Obama Lets Voters Add To DNC Platform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee and Barack Obama's presidential campaign will hold meetings in all 50 states to get voters more i...

Obama May Cut Dem Convention Short

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to the LA Times, Obama's campaign could slice a day off the Denver convention to improve his poll numbers: Barack Obama's campaign and th...

DNC: Investigate McCain For Election Law Violations

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Party officials plan to file a new lawsuit to compel federal regulators to investigate whether Sen. John McCain violated...

We Can Stop Ducking the Waves of Misogyny -- Our Democracy Teeters on the Brink.

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

Wake up America. We are so close to losing any semblance of democracy in our country.

What Game is Hillary Playing?

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guy T. Saperstein

There is not an ounce of principle in the Clinton position. When they thought they were ahead in the presidential race, they supported DNC rules, but now that they are behind, they don't like them.

Colorado Superdelegate Urges Peers To "Get Off The Fence"

Colorado Confidential | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Colorado Confidential

Marquez received a phone call from Bill Clinton asking her to support Hillary. After she informed him or her support for Obama, it became a difficult finger-wagging kind of conversation.

DNC Releases First Ad Against McCain

DNC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee has released its first ad, which criticizes McCain's inconsistent statements on the U.S. economy: ...

DNC Donors Want Money Returned Because Of Florida

Hotline | Jennifer Salka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Democratic source tells On Call that the Democratic National Committee is returning as much as $175K to donors dismayed with the party's handling of...

Howard Dean's Low-Key Leadership Tested By Democrat's Turmoil

New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The turmoil in the Democratic presidential race has presented a sharp test of Howard Dean's low-profile approach to leading the Democratic National Co...

Dean Facing Lawsuit Against DNC Over Firing Of Gay Director

Washington Post | Mary Ann Akers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As if dealing with a protracted Democratic presidential primary fight and the Michigan and Florida delegate debacles weren't enough, Democratic Nation...

Clinton Donors Threaten To Withhold Funds From DNC

New York Times | MICHAEL LUO and JOHN M. BRODER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times reports on the latest behind-the-scenes conflict over the delegate stalemate in Florida and Michigan. Reflecting how tense the si...

DNC-Appointed Superdelegates Support Clinton 3-1

James Freedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Freedman

Hillary Clinton currently leads Barack Obama by a wide margin among superdelegates appointed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Clinton maint...

Clinton Superdelegate Defects to Obama: "I'm Not That Important to Them"

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Asked if she had heard from the Clintons before or since she made her super delegate switchover, Samuels said, "I haven't heard from the Clintons and to be truthful, I guess I'm not that important to them. I'm only one of 13 SuperDelegates in New Jersey and I'm following my heart."

Tracking Clinton Camp Hostage Taker: An Exclusive HuffPost Eyewitness Report

Bryan Bissell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bryan Bissell

Racing through Rochester, NH on assignment for OffTheBus, I had no idea I'd soon be chatting with the man the media had mistakenly pegged as the Clinton Camp hostage taker.

Dean Urges Do-Overs in Florida, Michigan

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The former head of the Democratic National Committee doubted Thursday whether chairman Howard Dean would be able to get approval fo...

DNC To File FEC Complaint Against McCain

Wall Street Journal | Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told reporters today that the DNC will file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Monday...

Pelosi: Florida And Michigan Delegates Shouldn't Decide Race

Bloomberg | Laura Litvan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Delegates from the disputed Florida and Michigan primaries shouldn't decide who wins the party's presidential nomination, said House Speaker Nancy Pel...

Frontrunner McCain To Face Howard Dean Fact Checking

Politico | Jeanne Cummings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With John McCain poised to win the Republican nomination, Democrats are already gathering ammunition to use against him in the general election. In m...

Lieberman Stripped Of Superdelegate Status

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who endorsed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for president, will be disqualified as a superdelegate at the Democratic convention "u...

Clinton Hostage-Taker Speaks About Standoff In New Hampshire In Interview

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The man accused of taking hostages at a Hillary Clinton campaign office in New Hampshire said in an interview he had hoped the standoff would end in h...