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Obama's Choice and How It Impacts Congressional Democrats

Chris Wilson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Wilson

From a policy perspective, it probably doesn't matter what the heck Obama says in his State of the Union address. But there's still politics, and that's where this gets interesting.

There Are Few Congressional No Brainers -- This is One

Angela Jamene | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Angela Jamene

HR 1981: Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2013 is not getting a lot of press. I believe that is partly because of how few kno...

Pay Equity for Women Opposed by Entire Texas Republican Congressional Delegation

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Pay inequity is an outrage committed against women of all demographic groups. What most people do not know is that the hardest-hit of those who suffer pay discrimination may well be Hispanic women.

Dems Urge Supreme Court To Strike Down Part Of DOMA

AP | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than 200 congressional Democrats are urging the Supreme Court to overturn a key provision of the federal law against gay marri...

Democrats Reintroducing Assault Weapons Ban

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month'...

Ryan Grim

Call Time For Congress Shows How Fundraising Dominates Bleak Work Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to town, new members of Congress. Now hit the phones. For an incoming member of Congress still basking in the glow of electo...

Size Matters: Is Obama's Second Term Agenda Big Enough? It's Not Just About Talk -- It's About Performance

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

For the most part, the Democratic and Republican Parties don't disagree on goals. But goals aren't an agenda. When it comes to a mandate, size does matter.

Romney Video Provides Opening For Democrats

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats running for the House and Senate are pouncing on Mitt Romney's remarks that nearly half of all Americans think they are "...

Unlikely Dems Gear Up For Tough Fights

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Rep. Lois Capps of California and other vulnerable House Democrats, a string of successful re-election bids and double-digit ma...

Give Me Back My Money, I'll Make Something Happen

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

You can argue tax policy until you're blue in the face, as well as income inequality. But the first steps in the development of a government besides finding an even-handed way it can govern fairly, is to govern itself without greed, corruption and selfishness.

Nancy Pelosi 'Wants To Leave' Congress 'Right Now,' Says Daughter

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Nancy Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami disputed Alexandra Pelosi's claim on Thursday in a statement to Politico. "This may be wishful thi...

Alexander Eichler

'Occupy The SEC' Scrutinizes Volcker Rule For Loopholes

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A handful of protesters at Occupy Wall Street are doing what the authors of a complex piece of financial legislation may have hoped no one...

Mike Sacks

Justice Clarence Thomas Feeling More Heat

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) is turning up the heat on Justice Clarence Thomas based on new information that builds upon previous repo...

Ryan Grim

Bill Clinton Gets Into Financial Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton is teaming up with a top aide, a former State Department envoy, and Tony Blair to start a private equity f...

Jordan Howard

Voters Don't Like Either Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For politicians of both parties, the hits keep coming. Two new polls this week provide more evidence that, heading into the 2012 electi...

Jason Linkins

The Next Obstacle For The American Jobs Act: Congressional Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

In my recent discussions on passing the American Jobs Act, it seemed clear to me that President Barack Obama was working to create an environment in which the GOP leadership, seeing that job creation was in their best interests, might become amenable to bargaining, as opposed to obstruction. A pretty dicey gamble, considering how well obstruction has worked out for the GOP electorally! Of course, what I should have considered is the first major obstacle the bill would face would actually come in the form of intra-caucus undermining from the Democrats themselves.

The Goons of August

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The United States has been rendered ungovernable except on the extortionate terms of the far-right. For the first time in modern history, one of the two major parties is in the hands of a faction so extreme that it is willing to destroy the economy if it doesn't get its way.

Can the Constitution Prevent Debt Ceiling Catastrophe?

Todd Brewster | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Todd Brewster

Truth is, no one knows quite how to understand the fourth section of the Fourteenth Amendment since there is no doctrine to consult. The Supreme Court has not addressed the issue.

"But We Promised!" Says the GOP

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You made commitments to your constituents, and they made commitments to their constituents. You promised to do X, and they promised, in many cases, to do Not-X. Now what?

The Three Wings of the Republican Party

Drew Westen | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

Both the president and Congressional Democrats are making the same mistake Democrats chronically make: When the going gets rough, adopt GOP talking points. Unfortunately, that's bad politics and bad policy.

Who Will Speak for the Unemployed?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

We've seen how a relatively small number of passionate people formed the Tea Party, able to impose their views on our country. The 39 million Americans out of work or not working full time constitute a potentially much more powerful force.

Congressional Democrats Should Take a Hint From Obama

Ronnie Shows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronnie Shows

The president, by reaching out to business, is helping get millions of Americans back to work and at the same time increasing his chances of being elected to a second-term in the White House.

Reapportionment Not Necessarily Good News for Republicans

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The just-released census data shows ten states losing Congressional seats. On its face, this looks to be bad news for Democrats. The problem with this logic is that Republicans have a growing problem with minorities.

Solution, Not Surrender: De-Couple Tax Cuts

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

If President Obama and the Democrats surrender to the forces of the Mega-Rich on the tax cut for the top two percent, they will demonstrate that they ...

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Barbara Lee Says Democrats Will Fight On

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

"The public did not reject the Democrats. This was a referendum in part for change and in part out of anger and frustration over the economy and the job situation."