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On Obama, Wall Street Shows A Reluctance To Commit

The New York Times | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

President Obama's $35,800-a-plate fund-raising dinner was the talk of Wall Street last week....

Hillbilly Stereotypes Spark Controversy in Kentucky Election

Don McNay | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

Just like in other recent political scandals, the first bit of news breaking from YouTube and social networks on Bob Farmer's jokes about Eastern Kentuckians has sparked a flood of additional information about Farmer on the internet.

Leading Progressives in Congress Call for Sizable and Significant Afghan Drawdown

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

A significant redeployment of U.S. troops from Afghanistan beginning next month would send a clear message that the United States does not seek a permanent presence in Afghanistan.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Ready To Do Battle

Debbie Hines | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

This week's events infused an energy boost to the Democratic Party with the death of Osama bin Laden and the election of Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman...

Sam Stein

DNC Whacks The Weekly Standard | Sam Stein | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Weekly Standard put up a blog post on Thursday questioning why, at a time when the White House was pushing for humility following Os...

Trymaine Lee

DNC's Family Feud Over Minority Contracting | Trymaine Lee | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

Party insiders say the Democratic National Committee awards few contracts to companies controlled by racial minority groups, despite repeated pledges ...

Jennifer Bendery

WATCH: Obama Heckled By Singing Protesters | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attendees at a high-ticket fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee on Thursday burst into song in the middle of a speech by Pre...

Five Ways Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Shake Up the DNC

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

As Schultz moves into one of the most important roles in her party -- chair of the DNC -- what can we expect from her? Business as usual, or is she going to show the Dems a path to victory in 2012 they haven't thought about yet?

How the DNC Will Get Its Groove Back

Debbie Hines | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

The Democratic National Committee and the Democrats are on the road to getting their groove back with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) at the helm...

Lucia Graves

Dem Rep: Debbie Wasserman Schultz's New Role As DNC Chair Will 'Strain Her' | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) has her work cut out for her. When asked about Wasserman's d...

Obama's Harlem Visit Draws Praise And Protest

| Jeff Mays | Posted 05.29.2011 | New York

HARLEM -- As President Barack Obama prepares to visit Harlem Tuesday night for a $30,000 per plate fundraiser, some are hailing the trip as another si...

The Person We Should Be Moving Our Money to

Don McNay | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Over 4 million people moved their money from Wall Street Banks in 2010, according to Sara Ackerman, project coordinator for Move Your Money. I bought...

Petraeus: Kucinich-Jones-Paul Resolution Today Would Give Osama the Victory

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting. What did General David Petraeus have to say about all this in his Congressional testimony yesterday?

Harlem Restaurant To Get The Obama Boost

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

President Obama is heading to Harlem to raise money for the Democratic National Committee. From Politico: According to two invitations obtained by P...

Washington Smackdown: Petraeus vs. "Substantial Drawdown"

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Whether Members of Congress choose to believe Petraeus' reassurances over the assessments of the U.S. intelligence community could prove decisive in the July drawdown of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

Sam Stein

Tim Kaine 'Increasingly Likely' To Run For Senate But No Decision Yet | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Democratic officials say Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine is “increasingly likely” to announce a run for the Virgin...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic National Committee Pressures Obama | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) gave President Obama a rare push on Saturday, adopting a resolution attempting to enc...

Amanda Terkel

DNC Expands Role In Labor Protests To Ohio, Indiana | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Building on the momentum in Wisconsin, where tens of thousands of protesters have turned out to oppose Republican Gov. Scott Walker's ef...

President Kaine?

David Meadvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Meadvin

It may be pure prognostication. My crystal ball isn't any clearer than anyone else's. But if you're already growing tired of the 2012 storyline and cast of characters, keep an eye on Kaine.

Almost an Independent

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Danziger

I remember the moment I decided to vote for then Senator Barack Obama for president. He was loosening up behind the three-point line in a gym packed ...

Obama Fix # 1 -- Put a Woman Over the DNC

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

Put Kaine somewhere in the Administration, and put a WOMAN over the currently ineffective DNC. Not a Hollywood actress; not a Silicon Valley tech gur...

Have Democrats Lost Faith In Faith-Based Outreach?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) As Democrats conduct a grim postmortem on Tuesday's (Nov. 2) elections, some liberal leaders s...

Sam Stein

For Democrats In 2010, Losing Is An Expensive Proposition | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is for now just one guaranteed outcome to the 2010 elections: losing is an expensive proposition. On Tuesday, the Democratic Party is expected t...

Now, Here's How to REALLY Restore Sanity

Jeremy Bird | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Bird

You came, you rallied, you restored sanity -- almost. There's still some crazy out there, and that's why grassroots volunteers with Organizing for America are stepping it up to get voters to the polls in the elections just three days from now.

The Election War and the Internal War

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Amid the campaign frenzy, we need to stop for a moment and quickly note, because it will become hugely more important in the coming weeks and months, that not everyone in the Obama administration is on the same team.