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The DNC's Efforts to Get Out the Crucial African American Vote

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

In the history of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), there has never been a media campaign so fiercely waged for African American votes in a mid...

Sam Stein

DNC Launches Ad Campaign On MTV, BET | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Continuing its effort to turn out both young and minority voters, the Democratic National Committee is releasing a new television ad on Thursday that ...

Sam Stein

DNC Makes Major Ad Buy Accusing Chamber Of Potentially 'Stealing' Election | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ratcheting up the debate over the influence of outside groups in congressional elections, the Democratic National Committee has made a major ad purcha...

Making Ends Meet in Coin-Operated Washington

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

For if Boston is the home of the bean and the cod, as the poet once said, then surely Washington is the home of the scheme and the fraud.

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

Sam Stein

DNC Unveils New Website, Logo | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee has revamped both its logo and website in hopes of taking on a sleeker, less bureaucratic perception among voters. ...

Superdelegates' Clout CURBED? Democrats Propose Less Influence For VIP Delegates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats have taken an initial step toward limiting the influence of so-called independent superdelegates in choosing the party's ...

How the DNC Sandbagged the Colorado Senate Primary

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Campaign efforts by the DNC more than doubled Bennet's $6 million investment in his campaign, providing him a more than 6:1 financial advantage over Andrew Romanoff.

Social Security Turns 75: Democrats Celebrate While Tea Party Republicans Grab the Ax

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The next time someone asks you about the difference between the parties, just remind them that when Social Security turned 75, Democrats celebrated while Tea Party Republicans grabbed the ax.

Sam Stein

In First 2010 TV Ad, DNC Raises Specter Of Bush Once Again | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee is once again using the imagery and words of former President George W. Bush to present a stark "choice" to voters h...

Friday Talking Points [133] -- The Silly Season Begins

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

August in Washington means the beginning of the official "silly season" of politics. This is because Congress takes the whole month off, and politica...

Obama's Credit Gap - Why the President's Victories Go Unnoticed

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

The media have finally noticed the gap between Obama's achievements -- health care reform, financial reform and preventing a depression, to name a very few -- and his seeming inability to win credit for them.

Waiting by the Window for Obama

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

President Obama is coming back to town next week for a birthday party. Unfortunately, there have been too many families in this city gathering for funerals instead of celebrations.

Very Expensive Invite: $30,000 Donation To DNC Required For Obama's Birthday Bash In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Want to attend President Obama's birthday bash in Chicago? It'll cost you $30,000. Obama will be in his adopted hometown on August 5, headlining a f...

Peace Activists Protest DNC Attack on Steele for War Criticism

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

As Americans working to end the war in Afghanistan, we write to express our deep disappointment and concern at the recent attack by the DNC on Michael Steele in response to his criticism of the war.

Friday Talking Points [130] -- Who Is This "They" Obama Speaks Of?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since we took last week off to write something patriotic for Independence Day weekend, we've got two weeks to cover today. Fortunately, every other w...

On Afghanistan, Michael Steele Speaks for Me

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Brad Woodhouse and the DNC owe all of us an apology for attacking Michael Steele on his Afghanistan remarks, but I would settle for a commitment not to engage in this sort of behavior in the future.

Shadow Elite: Has the Obama Organizing Machine Staged A Party Takeover?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

The shadow elite in America are adept at creating novel alternative structures and new venues of power that suit their agenda, and Organizing for America seems to be a case in point.

Sam Stein

DNC Launches Major Citizen-Tracker Project, Urging Activists To Film GOP | Sam Stein | Posted 06.28.2010 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee will debut on Tuesday a new web-based feature that will empower several million Democratic activists to serve as "tr...

RNC, DNC Monthly Reports Detail Lavish Spending

Washington Post | R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both the national Democratic and Republican party committees spend about two-thirds of the money they take in on the care and comfort of committee sta...

Sam Stein

Democratic Party Outraises GOP By More Than $2 Million In March | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee raised at least $13 million in the month of March, nearly $2 million more than the Republican National Committee, a ...

Jason Linkins

RNC Fights Back, Hits DNC For Expenditures | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's hardly surprising, but the Republican National Committee is pushing back on this week's disclosures of profligate spending by pumping out example...

Let's Get Serious About Teabagging

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

People in the Tea Party are mostly white, mostly Republican and mostly misinformed, but they are also dangerous. Despite appearances of weakness, they are still here and they're not going anywhere soon. Progressives must recognize the threat.

DNC Becomes Third Organization This Week To Air Markey Health Care Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Not a week has passed since Fort Collins Congresswoman Betsy Markey (CD-4) voted for health care reform, and three separate organizations have already...

Sam Stein

Obama, Democrats Begin Reaping Political Benefits Of Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only hours after the president signed health care reform legislation into law on Tuesday, the immediate political benefits for the Democratic Party ar...