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2014 Democratic Agenda: Protecting the 47 Percent

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

To respond to cold-hearted Republican ideology, the 2014 Democratic Agenda must have a strong populist bent. It should begin with the assertion that the economy must work for all the people.

Chris Dodd, David Obey Reflect On Decline Of Congress, Close Era Of Congressional Comity

Bloomberg News | Albert R. Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In separate interviews, Dodd and Obey reflected on rich experiences and contemporary concerns. Both are liberal Democrats -- Obey more so -- who care ...

Lame Duck Session Culminates With Big Accomplishments For Democrats

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — This is the story of a "lame duck" Congress that wasn't. Shaken by a historic election in which angry voters canceled Democratic c...

David Brooks Reveals His Problem With Republicans

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York Times columnist David Brooks debated Republican Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) at an American Enterprise Institute forum Thursday and, amid a large ...

Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Senate Candidate, Proving To Be One Dem Not Running From Party's Agenda

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

That's why Alexi Giannoulias, the Senate candidate in Illinois, remains a fascinating candidate to watch as a test case of whether a Democrat can win ...

New Rule: You Can't Use "There Will Be No Cooperation for the Rest of the Year" as a Threat If There Was No Cooperation in the First Half of the Year

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Democrats shouldn't listen to people who are now saying they shouldn't attempt anything else big for a while because health care was such a bruising battle. Wrong. Get drunk on this feeling of not backing down.

How Mitch McConnell Planned GOP's Blockade Of Democratic Agenda

The New York Times | CARL HULSE and ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before the health care fight, before the economic stimulus package, before President Obama even took office, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican m...

Sam Stein

White House Warns Against Dropping Health Care As Party Grows Skittish

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic officials were roiled by the news on Tuesday night that the supermajority they held in Congress, and the legislative possibilities that cam...

Health Care: What We Do Now

Nicholas Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicholas Brown

The Senate already passed a health care plan though. We need to vocally and wholeheartedly support that bill without any changes.

Democrats See Agenda Slipping

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is a growing sense among Democrats that they will not be able to accomplish the entire agenda leaders set for 2009, pushing major policy debates...

The Horror, The Horror Yet To Come

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The Wall Street Journal peered fearlessly today into the increasingly likely terror of an election that produces a Democratic President with larger Democratic majorities in Congress.