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The Democrats' New National Security Strategy

A. Trevor Thrall | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
A. Trevor Thrall

The New Democrats are simply echoing the bipartisan foreign policy consensus of the past two administrations. The United States, in this view, must engage deeply both militarily and diplomatically in order to keep the world from falling into chaos.

Answering Anxiety With Opportunity

Rep. Scott Peters | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Rep. Scott Peters

A year ago, I joined my colleagues in the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 52 pro-growth Democratic lawmakers, to release the American Prosperity Agenda. Earlier this month we released a one-year report that benchmarks our progress

Entrepreneurs: Engines of Our Economic Growth

Rep. Scott Peters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Rep. Scott Peters

On National Entrepreneurs' Day, we have a responsibility to ensure that our policies help give every would-be business owner a fair shot in this economy. That means supporting two key bipartisan priorities: comprehensive tax reform and common-sense regulatory reform.

Getting Back to What Really Matters to the American People

Rep. Suzan DelBene | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Rep. Suzan DelBene

We have seen that smart investments in workforce-development initiatives, backed by strong accountability measures, can deliver the kind of broad-based prosperity that Americans remember from the 1990s. It's time for Congress to get back to making those investments a priority.

Show Bipartisanship at Work By Bringing Comprehensive Immigration Reform to the Floor

Rep. Joaquin Castro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Joaquin Castro

Immigration reform isn't a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. It's an issue of whether or not we, as Americans, want to open the door of opportunity to the drivers, the dreamers, the doers, the passionate people whose talents have helped build the greatest economic engine the world has ever known.

Elise Foley

Democrats Issue Ultimatum To Boehner | Elise Foley | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moderate Democrats working to gather support from Republicans for comprehensive immigration reform sent an ultimatum Friday to Speaker J...

What Makes You Madder: JPMorgan's Recklessness or the Fed's Cluelessness?

Jane White | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Jane White

We not only need to rein the banks in but we've got to delegate the responsibility for measuring household wealth -- and hopefully come up with ways to boost it -- to an agency that's more in touch with "the 99%."

How Some Democrats Sold Their Souls to the 1 Percent

Jane White | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Jane White

Why haven't we had genuine financial services reform? The blame falls on a group called the New Democrat Coalition, members of Congress who have sold their souls for campaign contributions and future jobs as lobbyists.

Arthur Delaney

Melissa Bean: A Democrat Bankers Bank On | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Melissa Bean stands at the chokepoint of financial reform in the House of Representatives. The Democrat from suburban Chicago is only in her th...

Shahien Nasiripour

'New Dems' Extract Big Win For Big Banks | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The compromise reached late Wednesday between pro-reform House Democrats and the banker-friendly wing of the party could significantly weaken consumer...

The Best Little Whorehouse in Washington

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

In just the first half of 2009, the 15 New Democrats on Financial Services committee "received about $1.9 million in contributions from the finance, insurance and real estate industries."

Dem Centrists Pressure Pelosi To Hold Off On Climate Bill

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic centrists are pressing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to set aside a flagging climate change bill to focus on what they think is a more achieva...

Melissa Bean Helps Banks Gut Bill to Limit TARP Bonuses

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The New Democrats and the Blue Dogs made good on their threats to join with Republicans to block legislation that would limit the payment of TARP bonuses. Score one for the banks.

Ellen Tauscher (D-BofA) Helps Bank Lobbyists Write Our Laws

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

How can Tauscher claim that there's anything "moderate" about working on behalf of the bankers who created this crisis?

Mortgage Write-Downs: Why Does Ellen Tauscher Value Banks Over Constituents? Ask Adam Pase

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Why is Ellen Tauscher, head of the New Democrat Coalition, working so hard on behalf of bank and mortgage industry lobbyists?