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Dems Seek To Capitalize Off Unproductive Congress

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congres...

Sam Stein

Joe Biden Steps Into Debt Ceiling Void As Outlines Of Deal Materialize | Sam Stein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over raising the nation’s debt ceiling will hit a heightened, more critical phase on Thursday when a bipartisan, bicamera...

Sam Stein

Democrats Increasingly Wary Of Being Held Hostage In Debt Ceiling Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is increasing concern among Democratic officials both on and off the Hill that Republicans will draw out negotiations over raising...

Obama's Bipartisan Obsession (Finally) Ends

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's speech signaled that he's over his obsession with chasing the nonexistent pipe dream of bipartisanship from Republicans. He defined what his party stands for and why their values are superior to Republicans'.

Sam Stein

White House: We Will Have The Votes To Pass Health Care Refom | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House's top point person on health care reform expressed confidence on Sunday that Democrats would muster the votes to pass legislation, imp...

The Republicans' Disdain for the American People Should Be the Story of 2009

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Looking back on 2009, a narrative seems to have emerged that the Democrats failed and would pay the price in the 2010 midterm elections. But where is the discussion of how the Republicans have behaved in the last year?

Weathering the 2010 Storm

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

The best thing that can happen to the Democrats for the long-term in 2010 is to lose just enough seats that a) it won't impact their majority, but that b) the Republicans will think they won big.

Sam Stein

Congress Has Used Ping-Pong Strategy Many Times Before | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans and some Democrats are grumbling over the decision by Democratic leadership to skip a formal conference committee in their efforts to pass...

Sam Stein

Clinton: There Won't Be A Repeat Of '94 Elections (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** Bill Clinton predicted on Sunday that Democrats in Congress would avoid the political bloodbath during the 2010 elections...

When "Yes We Can!" Meets "No We Won't!"

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If the Democrats in Congress don't find a way to become co-advocates with the president on these important issues, their future political problems will be the least of it.

Why Are Congressional Democrats Giving in to Bush on the Auto Bailout?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

You would think that winning the White House and overwhelming majorities in both houses of Congress would instill some backbone into Democrats on Capitol Hill. You would, of course, be wrong.

Sam Stein

Pelosi Mocks McCain: He Was For Me Before He Was Against Me | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the threat of Democrats controlling both houses of Congress and the White House creeps its way into nearly every GOP attack, some leaders on the Hi...

Democrats Set To Win 20 Or More Seats In The House

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A rush of Republican retirements has positioned Democrats to pick up 20 or more seats in the House and transform what might otherwi...

Congress Gets Better Approval Ratings From Republicans Than Dems

TPM Media | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now this is curious. In the latest Gallup poll, more Republicans approve of the job Congress is doing than there are Democrats who approve. According ...