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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Landscape Shifts: Democrats Could Take Control Of Senate

The Senate is up for grabs, and the landscape a year out suggests the Democrats could win control away from the Republicans.

October 31, 2015

Cartoon: Bernie Sanders Announces His Run For President As A Democrat

Bernie Sanders Announces His Run For President As A Democrat

April 30, 2015

Swing State Polls Find Christie Weak Against Clinton

The latest round of 2016 polls has good news for Hillary Clinton.

February 18, 2015

Why I Will Vote For Andrew Cuomo — On The Working Families Line

The most effective way to sanction Andrew Cuomo, ironically, is to vote for him on the Working Families Party line.

November 3, 2014

White House Briefing Fails To Calm Bergdahl Storm

By William Douglas and John Moritz, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration suggested Monday that the deal to swap five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could rekindle peace negotiations between the terrorist group and Afghan government. The suggestion of a possible benefit from the deal came as the White House continued to […]

June 10, 2014

Tuesday’s Primary Will Be A Test Of California’s ‘Top-Two’ System

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Millions of Californians will cast ballots in races for governor and hundreds of other public offices Tuesday in the first full-scale test of a new primary system aimed at curbing entrenched partisanship in state politics. In contests for statewide office, Congress and the Legislature, candidates who finish […]

June 3, 2014

Analysis: Campaign Cash Already Pours In

By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times Let’s just go ahead and say it: As far as politics is concerned, 2014 will be the Year of the Boogeyman. Or men. (Aren’t they always?) On the Republican side, as Democrats have bemoaned for years, are the Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists who have spent huge sums of money — […]

May 27, 2014

PA Governor Won’t Appeal Decision To Overturn Ban On Gay Marriage

By Amy Worden and Angela Couloumbis, The Philadelphia Inquirer HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he would not appeal the federal court decision overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, making Pennsylvania the 19th state to recognize such marriages. Corbett’s announcement, coming one day after the landmark ruling by U.S. District […]

May 22, 2014

Republicans Say Comments On Hillary Clinton’s Health Are ‘Fair Game’

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health and age are “fair game” for political debate if she decides to run for president, Republicans argued Sunday, even as Democrats called it “pathetic” for GOP consultant Karl Rove to suggest recently that she suffered from some kind of “brain injury” two years […]

May 19, 2014

Aiken Maintains Lead; Is Official Democratic Nominee For Congress

By Craig Jarvis, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) RALEIGH, N.C. — Clay Aiken will be the Democratic nominee facing Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers for the 2nd Congressional District seat. The final canvassing of votes — a tally of Election Day plus absentee and provisional ballots in nine counties — came the day after runner-up Keith […]

May 13, 2014

Keystone Vote Dies Along With Energy Efficiency Bill

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The chances for a Senate vote to approve the Keystone pipeline died on Monday along with an energy efficiency bill, victims of Congress’ inability to do anything regarding energy policy. The Senate, paralyzed by partisan bickering, has not been able to pass a major energy bill since 2007, […]

May 13, 2014

Sudden Death In North Carolina Race Likely Clears Way For Clay Aiken

By David Zucchino and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau DURHAM, N.C. — Former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken most likely clinched the Democratic nomination for a congressional seat in North Carolina after the sudden death of the opponent who closely trailed him in last week’s primary. Keith Crisco, a 71-year-old businessman and former state commerce […]

May 13, 2014

Obama’s Pick To Head Health And Human Services Draws GOP Support

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to take over the administration of his signature health law drew support Thursday from several Republicans in her first appearance before a congressional committee, signaling her likely confirmation to head the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of my objections to Obamacare, […]

May 8, 2014

Outcome Of North Carolina Primary Between Crisco, Aiken May Not Be Known For Days

By Craig Jarvis, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) RALEIGH, N.C. — Keith Crisco and Clay Aiken kept low profiles Wednesday, the day after the would-be Democratic nominees for a congressional seat from North Carolina were stuck in a contest too close to call. The outcome is on hold until provisional and absentee ballots can be […]

May 8, 2014

Florida Congressman Asks For Annulment, Accuses Wife Of Bigamy

By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — When U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) married his wife, she was already wed to another man, according to a new court filing by the congressman’s lawyers, seeking an annulment on the basis of bigamy. In new court paperwork filed in the couple’s divorce case last week, days before […]

April 29, 2014

Louisiana Democrat Highlights Independence From Obama In New Ad

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times When Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA) of Louisiana assumed the chairmanship of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee this year, it was a major boon to her difficult re-election campaign — placing her in a prominent position to aid her state’s oil and gas industry and strengthening her argument […]

April 16, 2014

Poll: Abbott Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Davis In Texas Gubernatorial Race

By Jonathan Tilove, American-Statesman Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Greg Abbott is holding a steady double-digit lead over state Sen. Wendy Davis in the Texas governor’s race, according to a poll conducted Thursday through Sunday by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning polling firm based in North Carolina. The survey found that Abbott was leading Davis […]

April 15, 2014

California Wins Out Over Idaho In Fight Over 9th Circuit Court Post

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — California prevailed over Idaho on Monday in a long battle over the fate of a key judicial post, thanks largely to the Democrats’ change last year to long-standing Senate filibuster rules. The Senate voted 56-43 to confirm John B. Owens for a seat on the 9th U.S. […]

April 1, 2014
Hillary Clinton

Creating A United Front For Clinton

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—Hillary Rodham Clinton will not announce for months whether she will run for president, but as she arrived in California for events this week the machinery of a campaign was cranking into gear around her. The Ready for Hillary “super PAC,” created to encourage her candidacy, will launch a […]

March 5, 2014

The Right’s Embarrassing Attacks On Wendy Davis Are Too Much For This Conservative

Did you hear the big news? Wendy Davis wasn’t divorced at age 19. She was only separated and briefly living alone with her daughter in a trailer before she was divorced at 21. OMG. It gets worse! It turns out she had a pretty great ex-husband who supported her and her child as she went to […]

January 21, 2014

Elizabeth Warren’s Candidacy Generates Excitement, But Will It Be Enough?

The entry of Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard-professor-turned-consumer-advocate, into the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts has created a stir among Democratic activists and donors, but she faces a difficult challenge in unseating Republican Sen. Scott Brown. While she has never previously run for office, her high profile as a regulator and tough critic of the financial […]

September 14, 2011

Redistricting In Massachusetts Could Hurt Anti-Health Care Rep. Lynch

In the 2010 election, many Democrats lost their re-election campaign because of their support for health care reform. However, in 2012, Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch may defy that trend and become a rare Democrat to lose re-election because he opposed President Obama’s health care reform plan. Massachusetts will lose one seat in Congress due to […]

August 25, 2011

Obama Raises $86 Million For Reelection Campaign

Obama was always going to out-raise the Republicans, but that he has surpassed their combined total–by a factor of two–is somewhat staggering: Republicans, of course, have more corporate spending, especially on new groups where donations are unlimited and need not be disclosed, at their disposal. But if the president can raise this much now–with 98% […]

July 13, 2011

Reports: Weiner to Step Down

Embattled New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has decided to give up his fight to stay in Congress, according to reports: Representative Anthony D. Weiner has told friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House, said a person told of Mr. Weiner’s plans. […]

June 16, 2011