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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.

Sam Stein

DNC Memo: Early Voting Data Show NO Republican 'Wave' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a memo being sent to "interested parties" on Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee argues, again, that the early voting data s...

Why Asian Americans Will Vote Democratic This November

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are a community to be reckoned with in American politics, John Feehery correctly posited in The Hill's Pu...

Fired Up for the Final Two Weeks

Jeremy Bird | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Bird

News coverage of the "Moving America Forward" rally at The Ohio State University this past Sunday has focused on the massive, energized crowd of 35,00...

The DNC's Efforts to Get Out the Crucial African American Vote

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

In the history of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), there has never been a media campaign so fiercely waged for African American votes in a mid...

Sam Stein

DNC Launches Ad Campaign On MTV, BET | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Continuing its effort to turn out both young and minority voters, the Democratic National Committee is releasing a new television ad on Thursday that ...

Sam Stein

DNC Makes Major Ad Buy Accusing Chamber Of Potentially 'Stealing' Election | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ratcheting up the debate over the influence of outside groups in congressional elections, the Democratic National Committee has made a major ad purcha...

Making Ends Meet in Coin-Operated Washington

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

For if Boston is the home of the bean and the cod, as the poet once said, then surely Washington is the home of the scheme and the fraud.

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

Sam Stein

DNC Unveils New Website, Logo | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee has revamped both its logo and website in hopes of taking on a sleeker, less bureaucratic perception among voters. ...

Superdelegates' Clout CURBED? Democrats Propose Less Influence For VIP Delegates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats have taken an initial step toward limiting the influence of so-called independent superdelegates in choosing the party's ...

How the DNC Sandbagged the Colorado Senate Primary

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Campaign efforts by the DNC more than doubled Bennet's $6 million investment in his campaign, providing him a more than 6:1 financial advantage over Andrew Romanoff.

Social Security Turns 75: Democrats Celebrate While Tea Party Republicans Grab the Ax

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The next time someone asks you about the difference between the parties, just remind them that when Social Security turned 75, Democrats celebrated while Tea Party Republicans grabbed the ax.

Sam Stein

In First 2010 TV Ad, DNC Raises Specter Of Bush Once Again | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee is once again using the imagery and words of former President George W. Bush to present a stark "choice" to voters h...

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...