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Blue Dog Democrats

Blue Dog Democrats Complain Of Being Shut Out Of Health Care Debate

New York Times | ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Forty-five House Democrats in the party's moderate-to-conservative wing have protested the secretive process by which party leaders in their chamber a...

'Blue Dog' Democrats Demand Billions In Pet Projects

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Representative Jim Marshall is a Georgia Democrat and a member of his party's Blue Dog Coalition, a group of lawmakers bound by a desire to restr...

Song Guy Who Wrote "Hey, Paul Krugman" Takes on EFCA

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonah Lalas

Firing someone for expressing an opinion should be branded "un-American" and identified as something you would expect from a dictatorial regime

The GOP: Conservatism's Empty Vessel

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

There will be plenty of battles in and outside the Democratic Party in the months to come; what is evident now is the very real and uncertain shift toward to left's slightly more pluralistic platform.

Rahm Emanuel's Think Tankers Enforce 'Message Discipline' Among 'Liberals'

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Independent journalists have tried to shine a spotlight on how groups like the Center for American Progress and MoveOn are now supporting the continuation of wars because their guy is now commander-in-chief.

Dem Rep. Questions Obama's Commitment To Security

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Something to watch for for: Dems in Congress who, worried about cuts to defense programs in their states in the proposed restructuring of the Pentago...

Ryan Grim

Blue Dog Membership List Released | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Call it service journalism. The updated membership list for the influential conservative Democratic group, the Blue Dog Coalition, is available below....

Corporate Government Reform

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Debate about the House tax bill and about earmarks is a striking reminder to us that governance in this country is at risk of going off track.

Evan Bayh's "Name That Obstructionist!"

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Senator Bayh announced today the formation of a "Moderate Dems Working Group", or to put it in layman's terms, a group of 15 or so Bush Dog... I'm sorry... Blue Dog conservative Democratic Senators.

Anti-EFCA Dem Linked To Dead Worker In New Union TV Ad

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This is some rough stuff. The SEIU has just launched a hard-hitting Web video that ties Blue Dog Democrat Dan Boren to the horrific death of a worker ...

Blue Dog Democrats and Republican Triangulation

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We must not allow the Blue Dogs to slow down President Obama's momentum or water down the sweeping reforms the nation needs in these trying economic times.

Blue Dogs and Citigroup Fight the Employee Free Choice Act

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Even the "Blue Dog" Democrats should be alarmed about bailed out banks taking billions in taxpayer funds only to lobby against this era's Wagner Act.

A Balanced What? Balanced Growth, Not A Balanced Budget

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The debate about balanced budgets should be employed only in the face of outrageous tax cuts that provide no benefit for future Americans.

GOP Moderates Live In Fear Of Right-Wing Republican Study Committee

CQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's enviable poll numbers have yet to persuade moderate House Republicans to back key parts of the new administration's economic agenda....

How The Centrist Blue Dog Caucus Got So Much Power

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House of Representatives is a body that produces few stars, but Jim Cooper of Tennessee is a household name inside the Beltway. David Brooks has c...

Obama To Meet With Blue Dog Democrats, Sell Stimulus

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama, following a day trip to Florida Tuesday to once again sell his stimulus plan, will host the 49 conservative House Democrat members of...

It's Show Time for Obama

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

When it comes to the stimulus plan, the bipartisan honeymoon is unlikely to last, and I'd say good riddance.

Kennedy Out, Gillibrand In

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Gillibrand is a pro-gun, fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrat, which is the name moderate Democrats gave themselves so people stopped confusing them with Republicans.

The Bad Democrats Begin to Surface

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom D'Antoni

The next time you find yourself getting pissed off at Obama, say these words out loud,"George Bush."

Friday Talking Points [59] -- New Year's Resolutions (For Democrats)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy New Year 2009! Because I've always felt it is more amusing to make new year's resolutions that others should follow, today's Friday Talking Poin...

Evan Bayh Forming Conservative "Blue Dog" Caucus In Senate

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Open Left, Roll Call reports: Bayh, who has spoken with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) about his initiative, said he is trying to cr...

Is Obama a Budget Hawk?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The president-elect seems to be focused on more than increases and decreases in spending, a framing conservatives and Blue Dogs use to describe just about all government programs.

House Bailout Vote Could Still Hold Surprises

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A wave of House converts jumped aboard the $700 billion financial industry bailout Thursday on the eve of a make-or-break second vo...

Wave of House converts jump aboard bailout bill

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A wave of House converts jumped aboard the $700 billion financial industry bailout Thursday on the eve of a make-or-break second vo...

Denver - Your Protestors Should Be Greeted With Flowers!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

At the very core of patriotism is the desire to preserve and enhance democracy. For true patriots - those who take their love of nation beyond the c...