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Amanda Terkel

DNC Chair: The GOP Is 'Hoping For Failure' For The Economy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) accused the Republican Party of acting in bad faith in ...

Sam Stein

Democrats Look To Inflict Political Pain On GOP For Blocking Obama's Jobs Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the White House is to win the debate over President Barack Obama's jobs bill, its victory won't be measured in congressional vote tal...

Sam Stein

DNC Chair Says Stock Market Plunge Hurts GOP Candidates | Sam Stein | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The massive drop in the stock market Thursday afternoon provides an ominous, albeit politically inviting, backdrop for the Republican de...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Trump Democrats In August Fundraising | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For only the second time in 2011, the Republican Party's main electoral committee out-raised its Democratic counterpart, according to di...

Elise Foley

Democrats: New York 9 Loss Doesn't Mean Anything For Obama In 2012 | Elise Foley | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats were quick to defend the party against its losses in New York's ninth congressional district and Nevada's second, saying on We...

Jason Linkins

Dems' Fight For American Jobs Act Will Play Out Exclusively In Battleground States | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

President Obama is embarking on a campaign to promote the new jobs bill and fight for its passage. Will this fight be coming to your state? Well, ask yourself this: are your state's electoral votes up for grabs in 2012? No? Well, probably not then.

DNC Ad Campaign Urges Voters To Fight For Obama's Jobs Plan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- The Democratic National Committee is launching an ad campaign in politically key states to try and rally the pu...

Sam Stein

Michelle Rhee's Key Hire Finds Difficulty In Diffusing Union Distrust | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attempts to bridge the divide between self-styled education reform groups and teachers unions, backed by progressive organizations, hit ...

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic Fundraising Slows In July | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee was not kidding when it hinted last month that fundraising would slow down from the torrid pace set du...

Paul Blumenthal

Democratic National Committee Blasts Romney Over Mystery Contribution | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is responding to concern about the W Spann Super PAC donation by blasting the $1 million mystery...

"JOBS FIRST" -- Starting 'Labor' Day, Obama Can Turn Tables on GOP

Mark Green | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

On Labor Day, President Obama should announce a "Jobs First" program. Namely, spend $300 billion more starting now to spur consumer demand in exchange for $300 billion in reduced spending in 2014. Jobs first. Cuts later.

Chuck Manatt, One of America's Great Democracy Activists, Both Here and Abroad

John Sullivan | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Charles T. (Chuck) Manatt passed away late last month at the age of 75. As Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 1981 to 1985, Chuck rebuilt that organization into a much more powerful force in the national political scene.

Michelle Obama To Speak At Aspen Fundraiser

Posted 09.25.2011 | Denver

First Lady Michelle Obama is making a stop in Aspen, Colo. today to speak at a private fundraiser organized by the Democratic National Committee, CBSD...

Former DNC Chair Charles Manatt Dies At 75

AP | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Charles T. Manatt, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a U.S. ambassador during the Clinton administration, ...

Jordan Howard

Obama Campaign Touts Grassroots Strength, Calls On GOP Candidates To Name Big Donors | Jordan Howard | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a conference call with reporters this morning, Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign touted the their second-quarter fundraising nu...

Sam Stein

Ed Rendell Calls Outlines Of Debt Ceiling Deal A 'Road Map To Disaster' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell warned on Thursday that the contours of a debt ceiling deal being drawn up by lawmakers, includi...

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...