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Democrats Call on GOP to Postpone Six-Week Campaign Recess

Democrats Call on GOP to Postpone Six-Week Campaign Recess

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats protested a six-week recess that’s set to begin Friday, urging Speaker of the House John Boehner to reconsider allowing lawmakers to leave Washington for a final campaign blitz in their congre…

‘Democrats for Lingle’: Hawaii Senate Candidate’s Ad Features Republicans

‘Democrats for Lingle’: Hawaii Senate Candidate’s Ad Features Republicans

Douglas Graham/Roll Call(HONOLULU) — Hawaii GOP Senate candidate Linda Lingle’s newest ad is purported to feature Democrats who support her — and it does. But the TV spot, originally posted online under the headline “Democrats for Lingle,” also…

‘Democrats for Lingle’: Hawaii Senate Candidate’s Ad Features Republicans

‘Democrats for Lingle’: Hawaii Senate Candidate’s Ad Features Republicans

Douglas Graham/Roll Call(HONOLULU) — Hawaii GOP Senate candidate Linda Lingle’s newest ad is purported to feature Democrats who support her — and it does. But the TV spot, originally posted online under the headline “Democrats for Lingle,” also…

In Tough Districts, Some Democrats Shun Obama to Stay Afloat

In Tough Districts, Some Democrats Shun Obama to Stay Afloat

Wilson (L) and Tomblin (R). US Senate/Governor’s Office, W.Va.(NEW YORK) — It is nothing new for local politicians to shun unpopular leaders of their parties to remain viable with voters, nor is it so uncommon for elected officials to switch parties …

Democrats Trash Lobbyists in Speeches, But Party with Their Cash

Democrats Trash Lobbyists in Speeches, But Party with Their Cash

ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Inside the Democratic convention hall in Charlotte, N.C., this week, lobbyists and special interests took a rhetorical beating from the party that has tried to carry the mantle of Washington reform.”If you give up on the id…

Dems Look Ahead to 2016 at DNC in Charlotte, NC

Dems Look Ahead to 2016 at DNC in Charlotte, NC

Hemera/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — It’s never too early to talk 2016.Democrats may be launching President Obama’s re-election push in Charlotte, N.C., but behind the scenes Charlotte also signals the unofficial kickoff of the 2016 presid…

Sen. Charles Schumer Says Focus on Middle Class Will Propel Dems to November Victory

Sen. Charles Schumer Says Focus on Middle Class Will Propel Dems to November Victory

Win McNamee/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer says that the Democratic Party’s focus on the middle class will result in victory up and down the ticket in the November election, but that it was up to Preside…

Super PAC Co-Founder Says Democrats Should ‘Be Very Nervous’

Super PAC Co-Founder Says Democrats Should ‘Be Very Nervous’

ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — When it comes to a battle of the bankrolls, Bill Burton, co-founder of the super PAC Priorities USA Action, has got a serious warning for Democrats gathered for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.: Be afra…

Dems Punt on Plan to Stage DNC Without Corporate Money

Dems Punt on Plan to Stage DNC Without Corporate Money

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — For more than a year, the Democratic National Committee touted its “unprecedented” plan to prohibit corporate and lobbyist funding of the 2012 convention in Charlotte, but it found it just couldn’t put o…

People Denied? Venue Change Dampens Democrats’ Convention for the Public

People Denied? Venue Change Dampens Democrats’ Convention for the Public

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — In August 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama marched out to the roar of a jam-packed Denver stadium to accept his party’s nomination for president as almost 80,000 people looked on.Obama’s speech at the 2008 D…

Dems Quickly Switch to Include ‘God,’ ‘Jerusalem’ Language in Platform

Dems Quickly Switch to Include ‘God,’ ‘Jerusalem’ Language in Platform

ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Moments after convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa gaveled in Day Two of the Democratic Convention, the hall burst into chaos as Democrats voted to amend their party’s platform to include the word “God” and name Jerusal…

Immigration Overhaul Is a Question of When, Not If, DNC Panel Concludes

Immigration Overhaul Is a Question of When, Not If, DNC Panel Concludes

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — “It’s not if, it’s when,” Rep. Xavier Becerra told ABC News’ Jake Tapper in response to a question about passing immigration overhaul. “It makes no difference if it’s a Democrat in the White House or a Republi…

Dems Lampoon Romney, Defend Obama on First Night of Convention

Dems Lampoon Romney, Defend Obama on First Night of Convention

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Democrats defended President Obama as a man who is “betting on the American worker” and lampooned Mitt Romney as someone “who is betting on a Bermuda shell corporation” on the opening night of their pres…

Obama Tours Storm-Ravaged Louisiana Parish

Obama Tours Storm-Ravaged Louisiana Parish

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — Taking a detour from his campaign battleground tour, President Obama on Monday surveyed a Louisiana neighborhood hit hard by the floods of Hurricane Isaac, reassuring victims of federal recovery aid and hail…

Calif. Dem Says Ryan Lies Like Nazi’s Goebbels

Calif. Dem Says Ryan Lies Like Nazi’s Goebbels

ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The chairman of the California delegation to the Democrats’ convention was criticized by both parties for comparing Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to the Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.In an i…

Calif. Dem Says Ryan Lies Like Nazi’s Goebbels

Calif. Dem Says Ryan Lies Like Nazi’s Goebbels

ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The chairman of the California delegation to the Democrats’ convention was criticized by both parties for comparing Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to the Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.In an i…

Democrats Cast Paul Ryan as an ‘Extreme’ Pick for the Republicans

Democrats Cast Paul Ryan as an ‘Extreme’ Pick for the Republicans

Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Democrats and the Obama campaign are poised to vigorously portray Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan for vice presidential nominee as a toxic choice and politi…

Democrats List Their Top House Candidates

Democrats List Their Top House Candidates

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Democrats had a rough time in the 2010 elections for the House of Representatives, and this year they have almost nowhere to go but up.On Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) unveiled i…

House Passes GOP’s Full Tax-Cut Extension

House Passes GOP’s Full Tax-Cut Extension

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House voted Wednesday to approve the one-year extension of the current tax code, 256-171. This includes an extension of the tax cuts for the country’s wealthiest earners. Nineteen Democrats peeled o…

With Biden Presiding, Senate Passes Democrats’ Tax Cut Plan

With Biden Presiding, Senate Passes Democrats’ Tax Cut Plan

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden made the rare move to come to Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon and fill his seat as “president of the Senate,” presiding over the Senate as they cast two votes on dueling tax c…

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