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David Plouffe: Hillary Clinton Is Democratic Frontrunner If She Runs in 2016

David Plouffe: Hillary Clinton Is Democratic Frontrunner If She Runs in 2016

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Bloomberg TV contributor David Plouffe, who ran President Obama’s 2008 campaign for president, said during an exclusive to web interview with This Week, that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…

Obama to Start Fundraising for Dems Looking to Win House Seats

Obama to Start Fundraising for Dems Looking to Win House Seats

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama assured Republicans this week that he’s not running a perpetual campaign, that “I actually just want to govern, at least for a couple years.”  But now, it appears that t…

First Budget Plan from Democrats in Four Years

First Budget Plan from Democrats in Four Years

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Calling it “a balanced and fair approach” to solving the nation’s red ink, Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray on Wednesday officially unveiled the Democrats’ budget proposal that focuses on both spendi…

House Dems Rip GOP Redo of Violence Against Women Law

House Dems Rip GOP Redo of Violence Against Women Law

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats say they are not satisfied with the Republican-crafted version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, pledging to oppose it if it comes up for a vote later this week in the House.Speakin…

Boehner Not Blinking in Budget Deadlock

Boehner Not Blinking in Budget Deadlock

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With sequestration set to strike on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner returned to the Capitol after a nine-day recess with no apparent change in his political posture: If the $85 billion cuts are…

Senate Democrats Protect Corporate Jet Loophole

Senate Democrats Protect Corporate Jet Loophole

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By Jonathan Karl
(WASHINGTON) — Listening to the White House, you’d think the key to averting the across-the-board spending cuts (the dreaded “sequester”) set to take place on March 1 is closing the tax break f…

Republicans Don’t Budge After Obama Shames Congress on TV

Republicans Don’t Budge After Obama Shames Congress on TV

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The so-called sequester seems more unavoidable than ever as lawmakers enjoying a nine-day recess in the comfort of their districts watched President Obama shame them publicly on television, part of the presiden…

As Fiscal Cliff Nears, All Eyes Turn to the Senate

As Fiscal Cliff Nears, All Eyes Turn to the Senate

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — A fiscal-cliff fix went nowhere in the House. Now, the Senate will take its turn. With just three days before their end-of-the-year deadline, Congress and the White House are hurtling toward the so-called “fiscal…

House Democrats Urge Congress To Toughen Gun Laws

House Democrats Urge Congress To Toughen Gun Laws

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — As the country mourns victims of last week’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the debate over gun control takes on new urgency in Washington, House Democrats Wednesday cal…

Senate Democrats Plead for Gun Control Debate in Wake of Newtown Shootings

Senate Democrats Plead for Gun Control Debate in Wake of Newtown Shootings

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate floor Monday was filled with Democrats calling for a renewed debate on gun control in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Sen. Menendez, D-N.J., called for Newtown to be the “turn…

Fiscal Talks Turn as Tax Pledge Questioned

Fiscal Talks Turn as Tax Pledge Questioned

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The two-party tango that is negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” took a turn Monday as two more Republican lawmakers expressed willingness to break with a long-standing anti-tax pledge and the White House reveale…

Let the Liberal Pressure Begin: Union Ads Tell Dems Not to Cave on Cuts

Let the Liberal Pressure Begin: Union Ads Tell Dems Not to Cave on Cuts

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Three major unions have joined forces to air ads pressuring Democrats to reject GOP demands as party leaders negotiate a way to sidestep the dreaded “fiscal cliff.”Congress will return after Thanksgivin…

Majority of Americans Skeptical a Deal Will Be Reached on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Poll Finds

Majority of Americans Skeptical a Deal Will Be Reached on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Poll Finds

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Americans don’t trust Republicans and Democrats to get along, it seems.A new poll from the Pew Research Center finds that 51 percent of Americans don’t believe a deal will reached between President Obama and R…

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — A day after holding onto his speakership and the House Republican majority, John Boehner signaled openness Wednesday to the inclusion of new tax revenue in a legislative package to address the so-called “fisc…

Election 2012: Senate Democratic Majority Holds After Millions Spent

Election 2012: Senate Democratic Majority Holds After Millions Spent

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Democrats will maintain their majority in the U.S. Senate, ABC News projects, no small effort in an age of astronomically expensive campaigns and hyper-partisanship.More than $1 billion is projected to have been sp…

Democrats Grab First Gubernatorial Wins in Vermont, Delaware

Democrats Grab First Gubernatorial Wins in Vermont, Delaware

Offices of the Governors(NEW YORK) — Democrats grabbed the first two gubernatorial wins of Election Day with victories in Vermont and Delaware, two states that ABC News projects will also go to President Obama.In both states that were expected to rema…

Obama, Democrats Report Raising Record-Smashing $181 Million in September

Obama, Democrats Report Raising Record-Smashing $181 Million in September

Shahar Azran/WireImage/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama Campaign and Democrats report raising a whopping $181 million in September – more money than any presidential campaign has ever raised in a single month.The announcement came Saturday m…

Obama Campaign, Democrats Win in Ohio Early Vote Case

Obama Campaign, Democrats Win in Ohio Early Vote Case

Comstock/Thinkstock(TOLEDO, Ohio) — The Obama campaign has won a legal victory in Ohio that, like other recent decisions, should make it easier for voters to cast their ballots.A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the Obama campaign and local…

Lackluster Popularity Dogs the Political Parties, Poll Finds

Lackluster Popularity Dogs the Political Parties, Poll Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s no party being a political party: The Democrats, while slightly more popular than unpopular, are near their record lows.  The Republicans are underwater.  And the Tea Party political movement has sl…

Democrats Pounce on Romney Over Uninsured, ER Care

Democrats Pounce on Romney Over Uninsured, ER Care

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Democrats are seizing on a portion of Mitt Romney’s interview with 60 Minutes in which he cites hospital emergency rooms as a health care option for the uninsured — a statement that contrasts with his longstandin…

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