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It’s Time To Change The Democratic Party

The race for Democratic National Committee chair is not just about who has the glamour and skills to turn around a party that spent more than $1 billion last year, lost more than 1,000 statewide and congressional seats during Obama’s presidency, and has the least power in 75 years. It’s about how that turnaround will be done.

February 13, 2017

Primary Elections: McCain, Rubio, Wasserman Schultz Win Races

In primary voting Tuesday night, incumbent Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) were all victorious against their opponents.

August 31, 2016
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks at a rally, before the arrival of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her vice presidential running mate U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Wasserman Schultz Wins Florida Democratic Nod In House Race

The Miami Herald projected that Wasserman Schultz defeated Tim Canova, a law professor who is an outspoken Wall Street critic. He is aligned with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

August 30, 2016
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks at a rally, before the arrival of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her vice presidential running mate U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. Picture taken July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Democratic Party Head Resigns Amid Email Furor On Eve Of Convention

Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned on Sunday amid a furor over leaked emails, throwing the party into disarray on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

July 24, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic U.S. presidential candidates debate in Kendall, Florida March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

How Far Left Will The Democratic Party Move? Draft Platform Tells Us

“We lost some but we won some,” said committee member and Sanders supporter James Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute. “We got some great stuff in the platform that has never been in there before.”

June 27, 2016
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, House Representative from Florida, Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Democrats Consider Removing Debbie Wasserman Schulz As DNC Chair

Congressional Democrats are considering removing Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position as chair of the Democratic National Committee in an effort to placate liberal Democrats and supporters of Bernie Sanders at the party’s convention this July.

May 25, 2016
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Sanders Campaigns Against The Democrats

As the primaries come to a close, Bernie Sanders has upped the ante in his fight against the Democratic establishment, leading many Democrats to worry about party unity going into the general election.

May 23, 2016
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Wasserman Schultz Challenger Rakes in Donations From DNC Problems

It’s been a bad week for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and a pretty great one for her opponent, Tim Canova, whose name you might not even know, if not for the controversy encircling the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

May 22, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a large crowd of supporters in Carson, California, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Sanders Insistent: Hubbub In Nevada Was The Party’s Fault

Sanders and his supporters allege that they were treated unfairly at the convention by party leadership, citing concerns that Roberta Lange, the chair of the Nevada Democratic Party, deemed 58 of Sanders’ delegates ineligible without allowing them to offer a chance to respond to the convention’s delegate credentials committee.

May 19, 2016
A Sanders supporter holds up a campaign sign after police and hotel security were brought in to break up the Nevada Democratic convention in Las Vegas early Sunday. Griffin de Luce via Medium user Yvonne C. Claes.

Sanders Issues Defiant Statement On Tumultuous Nevada Convention

Following a rowdy Nevada state Democratic convention on Saturday, in which supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders shouted down state chair Roberta Lange and a variety of other speakers including California Sen. Barbara Boxer, Bernie Sanders issued a statement that blamed Nevada Democratic officials for skewing the convention against his campaign.

May 17, 2016

Democratic Presidential Candidates Get Chance For Seventh Debate

It remained unclear, however, whether any candidates will attend — and if the party will relax its rule banning them from non-sanctioned debates.

January 26, 2016
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, House Representative from Florida, Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Democratic Party Chair Faces Multiple Challenges

From the gyrocopter pilot who landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to angry supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to feminist activists and supporters of medical marijuana, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is facing a barrage of criticism from the liberal wing of the Democratic Party.

January 20, 2016
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Pelosi Almost Endorses Clinton, Almost Accuses GOP Of Racism

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi admires President Barack Obama’s vow to support only those Democrats who agree with him on what he calls “common sense gun reform.”

January 14, 2016

Sanders Regains Access To Voter Files After Bitter Fight Over Data Breach

Democratic National Committee said the Sanders campaign had supplied information about the data breach, promised to cooperate with an investigation.

December 19, 2015

Sanders Campaign Accuses Democratic Officials Of Helping Clinton

DNC denies Sanders campaign access to voter data after a Sanders staffer improperly breached Clinton files. Sanders campaign says breach was accidental.

December 18, 2015

First Democratic Presidential Debate October 13, Nevada

Clinton’s opponents have complained that six debates are not enough to allow them to shine against the former secretary of state who has dominated media coverage so far in the Democratic race.

August 6, 2015

‘Roll Call’s’ Ten ‘Poorest’ Members Of Congress For 2014

By Steven T. Dennis, CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON — Roll Call’s annual list of the 10 “poorest” members of Congress contains one majority whip, one party chairman, one formerly impeached judge and one senator. As usual, the quirks of the disclosure rules make it impossible to know exactly how poor any one lawmaker is, or […]

September 11, 2014
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DNC Commemorates The First Anniversary Of The ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal

Did you forget about “Bridgegate?” The Democratic National Committee (DNC) certainly hasn’t. It’s been exactly one year since the Bridgegate scandal launched, and Democrats are celebrating the occasion by holding a press conference and bombarding people who live near the George Washington Bridge with anti-Chris Christie ads. On September 9, 2013, the Port Authority of New York […]

September 8, 2014

Wasserman Schultz Visits Hobby Lobby Store — To Urge A Boycott

By Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel DAVIE, Fla. — Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stopped at a Hobby Lobby store in her district on Wednesday — not to pick up some craft supplies for one of her kids’ school projects, but to alert people to the store’s existence […]

August 21, 2014

DNC Chair: Joni Ernst ‘An Onion Of Crazy’

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) appears to be shifting tactics in Iowa, by painting Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst as an unstable extremist. DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz set the tone at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, calling Ernst “an onion of crazy.” “I know that this state is known for its wind energy, for corn, for soybeans, […]

August 18, 2014

GOP Emphasis On Obamacare Helps David Jolly Win House Seat In Florida

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Republicans scored a significant victory in a special congressional election Tuesday, holding on to a seat in a swing district in Florida that Democrats had high hopes of capturing after a campaign that focused heavily on President Barack Obama’s health care law. With all precincts reporting, Republican David […]

March 12, 2014

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: Occupy Wall Street More Mainstream Than GOP Presidential Candidates

Occupy Wall Street has been pilloried by the Republican presidential contenders as a radical movement of hippies out of touch with the working class. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz visited the Boston protests today and made a very different case: Ten hours and about four blocks from where over 100 Occupy Boston protesters […]

October 11, 2011

Democratic Congresswomen Criticize Tea Party Rep. Allen West for “Sexist” Remarks

“You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U.S. House of Representatives.” So Republican Congressman and Tea Partier Allen West said of his colleague Debbie Wasserman Schultz, representative of Florida’s 20th District and chairwoman of the DNC, in a widely circulated email that has raised eyebrows on Capitol Hill. It all started […]

July 21, 2011

Rough Start for New Dem Party Chief

When Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was selected by President Obama to run the Democratic National Committee earlier this year, it was obvious that she’d be different than her predecessor, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Whereas Kaine is known for being quiet and calm, Wasserman Schultz is best known for her energetic partisanship. Which means […]

June 10, 2011