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Bill Clinton Can Save Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Because Clinton can act as both a star player for Democrats and a believable referee for voters, alone among national figures, he provides a major advantage to Democrats.

Harry Reid Picking Up Where GOP Left Off

AP | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Democratic leader is promising to act this year on legislation that went nowhere in the last Congress, including aid to victi...

The Fallacy of a Democratic Supermajority

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

On the surface, there were 60 Democratic votes. But when you subtract two Independents, what existed was not 58 unilateral views or votes. A supermajority is a bloc, and this was never a bloc.

Reconciliation May Force A Public Option Too Liberal For Some Dems

Talking Points Memo | Brian Beutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Senate leaders begin work on a Democrat-only health care bill, they're finding themselves confronted with an unexpected irony: Though the caucus ha...

Left and Right Miss Lesson of Specter Switch

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

The Specter switch should be more than a wake-up call for Republicans. It should be a sign for all in Washington that the governing process is out of whack.

Experts Insist Recent Sightings of Mythical "Democratic Spine" Just Another Hoax

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Gene Sullivan

Unlike the Abominable Snowman, scientists say the Spine of the Democratic Party is more than a fairy tale. Incredible as it seems, the legend of Democratic Backbone is based on historical fact.

Democrats Target Southern Senate Seats For 2010

Southern Political Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

November 17, 2008 -- Democrats gained two US Senate seats in the South this year, three if Jim Martin (D) defeats US Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) in th...

Bring Joe-Mentum To The G.O.P.

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clifford J. Tasner

Now that the political tide has turned, it seems like there's no downside to Joe Lieberman taking his Joe-mentum to the G.O.P.!

Why Rahm Is Right

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

Though I don't know Rahm Emanuel personally, I know those who deal with him. He's a ball-buster, to put it bluntly and, as Chief of Staff, can keep Democrats thinking long-term.

Democratic Senate Contenders Introduced at Dem Convention

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Wednesday in Denver the party introduced reporters and voters to the new faces Democratic leaders have proactively recruited to challenge vulnerable incumbent Republican senators.