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Why We Need A New Democratic Party

Robert Reich | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

The Democratic Party as it is now constituted has become a giant fundraising machine, too often reflecting the goals and values of the moneyed interests. This must change. The election of 2016 has repudiated it.

Howard Dean Says He Will Run Again For DNC Chair

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics

Former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean said Thursday that he is running for the gig once more, pledging to recreate the cross-country ...

DNC Staffer Screams At Donna Brazile For Helping Elect Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― On Thursday, Democratic Party officials held their first staff meeting since Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to Donald Trump in the p...

Judge Won't Put GOP On Tight Leash Over 'Ballot Security' Voter Intimidation [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics

UPDATE: Nov. 5 ― In a 36-page ruling issued Saturday, U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez denied Democrats’ request to hold the Republican Na...

A Cyber-Attack on a U.S. Election is Inevitable

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Co-authored by Pedram Gholipour Since Direct Recording Electronic voting machines first came into vogue in the U.S. in 2002, a team of cyber-academic...

Friday Talking Points -- A Warning For Complacent Democrats

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Michelle Obama follow in Hillary's footsteps and eventually run for the Senate in Illinois? We certainly hope so.

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Final Report)

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is definitely going to be my final report from Philadelphia. I realize I'm almost a week late with it, but it was a busy and sleep-deprived week all around.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Wants A Progressive DNC Chair

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― Hillary Clinton’s campaign said it is looking for a progressive replacement to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) to chair the ...

Russians Respond to the DNC Hack: Who Cares If the Kremlin Did It?

Anastasya Manuilova | Posted 07.29.2016 | World
Anastasya Manuilova

MOSCOW -- Until it becomes clear what the bigger picture is, it may be wise for the U.S. public to pay more attention to what is in the DNC letters rather than who stole them.

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 12.28.2016 | 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...