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Ben Ray Lujan Tapped To Lead DCCC

AP | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she had tapped Rep. Ben Ray Lujan to head the campaign committee and tr...

DCCC Chair Steve Israel To Step Down

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) will leave his job as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee after Republicans gained at le...

Steve Israel Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) was re-elected to Congress in New York's 3rd congressional district on Tuesday. Israel, who was first elected to Congres...

Top Dem: House Candidates Need More Outside Help

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With House Democrats struggling to avoid becoming an even smaller minority, the head of their campaign effort chided their outside...

Sam Levine

New York Politicians Scramble For Shelter During Rocket Attack In Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and former New York Gov. David Paterson (D) quickly found shelter after Hamas rockets were fired at a town near Gaza that the...

Christina Wilkie

Proposed GOP Lawsuit Against Obama Helps Democrats Raise Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $1 million in a single day on Monday, chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said. T...

Friday Talking Points -- Democrats' 'Middle Class Jumpstart' Agenda

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The biggest political event of the week (for Democrats, at any rate) was Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats rolling out a new campaign agenda -- the "Middle Class Jumpstart" -- in the tradition of Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America."

House Dems To Focus On Jobs Ahead Of Midterms

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday outlined plans to focus on economic issues and job opportunities while portraying Republicans as beho...

John Boehner: Democrats Are Probably Fundraising Off Benghazi 'Just Like We Are'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday declined to wave off Republican party committees from fundraising off the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consu...

Love Is the Engine -- Knowledge Is the Power

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Knowledge is power -- it is the power in all our choices, from the food we choose to put on our tables to who we vote for in our local and national elections. Less Cancer must be everyone's priority, and I am grateful to the many people who have joined the fight.

Christina Wilkie

Top Democrat: 'Not All' Republicans Are Racist

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Not all" Republicans are racist, said Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) on Sunday, but "to a significant extent, the Republican base has eleme...

Leave 3D Printing Alone

The Morningside Post | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
The Morningside Post

I thought John Sarik was trying to shake my hand when we met last Spring at the Columbia Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics (CLUE). Instead he was trying to hand me a small tan-colored plastic figurine of smuggler and rouge Han Solo, of Star Wars fame, frozen in carbonite.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Warn Obama They'll Kill His Big Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's international trade agenda is dead in the water if he doesn't do a better job engaging with Democrats in Congre...

Dem Rep Blames GOP Repeal Attempts For Low Obamacare Numbers

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), discussing the Department of Health and Human Services’ recent release of Affordable Care Act enrollment number...

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Winning Fundraising War Over Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued to break its own monthly fundraising records while besting its Republican coun...

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Raise Money At Record Pace For 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats' chief political arm maintained a record-breaking fundraising pace in October, adding $7 million to its existing $25 mil...

Sam Stein

Top Dem Not Worried By Obamacare Hiccups Just Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man tasked with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives is dismissing the newest round of conventional wisdom that the pr...

McCain Tells Russians They Deserve Better Than Putin

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for siding with "tyrannies," perpetuating bigotry, censoring the media and endo...

McCain Giving Putin A Dose Of His Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is responding to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times with a column of his own. McCain will at...

Dem Rep Gives Putin A Taste Of His Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Democratic Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) is responding to an op-ed in the New York Times by Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Laura Bassett

New Women Candidates For 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added nine new recruits to its top tier list of candidates for 2014 this week, and seven of them are w...

Sam Stein

Steve Israel: Syria Vote Won't Affect 2014 House Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though a hypothetical military intervention in Syria is as popular with the American public as the prospect of a colonoscopy while liste...

Obama's Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.

House Democrats Keep Raising Money

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $6.7 million in June to put its total six-month haul at $40.8 million, according ...

King Talks Opposition To 'Politicized' Move

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Sunday he opposed passing farm legislation that did not include food stamps alongside agriculture subsidies, saying the ...