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Report: Bill Clinton to Attend Obama Fundraisers

Report: Bill Clinton to Attend Obama Fundraisers

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former President Bill Clinton will join President Obama in appealing to deep-pocket Democratic donors at campaign fundraisers in the next few months, sources close to the arrangement tell Bloomberg News.The …

Obama: I’ve Proven Democrats Not ‘Weak on Defense’

Obama: I’ve Proven Democrats Not ‘Weak on Defense’

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama says his administration’s foreign policy over the past three years effectively neutralizes longstanding Republican criticism that Democratic presidents are “weak on defense.”&ld…

Olympia Snowe Scolds Senate as Being ‘Dysfunctional’

Olympia Snowe Scolds Senate as Being ‘Dysfunctional’

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, Wednesday leveled some tough parting words at the United States Senate.“It’s dysfunctional and the political paralysis has overtaken the environment to the detriment of the good of this …

A Spring Thaw? Obama, Congressional Leadership Search for Common Ground

A Spring Thaw? Obama, Congressional Leadership Search for Common Ground

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — For the first time since last summer, President Obama met at the White House Wednesday afternoon with congressional leadership to try and identify some areas of legislative common ground.What may be even more unusual th…

Liberal Voters Turn Out in Attempt to Topple Romney in Michigan

Liberal Voters Turn Out in Attempt to Topple Romney in Michigan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It may have been a Republican primary, but Democrat voters turned out in droves to vote for Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary, presumably attempting to topple Mitt Romney in his home state.About 10 percent of the…

Santorum Campaign Invites Democratic Votes in Michigan Robo-Call

Santorum Campaign Invites Democratic Votes in Michigan Robo-Call

Jay LaPrete/Getty Images(ROYAL OAK, Mich.) — How badly does Rick Santorum want to win Tuesday’s Republican primary in Michigan?  So badly his campaign began making an appeal to Democrats on primary eve.Santorum, who is locked in a tight rac…

House Democrats Protest California’s Proposition 8

House Democrats Protest California’s Proposition 8

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A collection of House Democrats are protesting silently against Proposition 8 Wednesday, participating in a photo shoot to draw attention to California’s state law banning same-sex marriage.Wednesday the NOH8…

Lawmakers Sign Off on Payroll Deal

Lawmakers Sign Off on Payroll Deal

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — Negotiators signed off on the bipartisan payroll tax deal Thursday afternoon, paving the way for Congress to approve an extension of the tax credit, plus unemployment insurance and the extension of the so-called …

‘Dogs Against Romney’? Democrats Say, Unleash the Hound!

‘Dogs Against Romney’? Democrats Say, Unleash the Hound!

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Tuesday at noon, outside the Westminster dog show at Madison Square Garden, the group “Dogs Against Romney” will protest “to ensure pet lovers are aware that Mitt Romney is me…

Dems Reluctantly Support Stock Act, Both Parties Bicker About Changes

Dems Reluctantly Support Stock Act, Both Parties Bicker About Changes

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As the House prepares to pass its version of the Stock Act Thursday, Democrats claim that even though the changes House Republicans made to the Senate-passed bill had weakened it — something the GOP flatly denies — De…

Senate Dems Say Obama ‘Reinforced’ Stance on Contraception Mandate at Retreat

Senate Dems Say Obama ‘Reinforced’ Stance on Contraception Mandate at Retreat

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama “reinforced” his stance on the controversial contraception mandate while speaking at the Democrats’ annual retreat at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Senate Democr…

House Passes Line-Item-Veto Budget Reform

House Passes Line-Item-Veto Budget Reform

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives voted Wednesday afternoon to approve a line-item veto for the president, granting the commander-in-chief discretion to slash spending while preserving Congress’s power to contro…

McConnell Calls Obama’s Contraceptives Decision ‘Abhorrent’

McConnell Calls Obama’s Contraceptives Decision ‘Abhorrent’

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As White House advisers indicated they could potentially seek a compromise on the rule requiring many Catholic institutions to offer birth control and other contraception services as part of employees’ health…

President and Campaign Manager Jim Messina to Appear at Senate Dems Retreat

President and Campaign Manager Jim Messina to Appear at Senate Dems Retreat

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and his re-election campaign manager Jim Messina will appear together Wednesday at an annual Senate Democrats retreat to be held at Nationals Park, campaign and Capitol Hill aides …

Senate Dems Draft ‘Backup’ Plan If Payroll Tax Conference Committee Fails

Senate Dems Draft ‘Backup’ Plan If Payroll Tax Conference Committee Fails

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the second time in as many days, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is increasing the heat on the payroll tax conference committee.The committee, tasked with finding a deal to extend the payroll tax cut…

2012 Could Be Key for Female Senate Dems

2012 Could Be Key for Female Senate Dems

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — 2010 was not a great year for women in Congress.  Although the midterm elections in that cycle saw a historic victory for the GOP, their 60-seat victory led to the first decrease in female representation in Co…

Rep. Heath Shuler, N.C. Democrat, Not Seeking 4th Term

Rep. Heath Shuler, N.C. Democrat, Not Seeking 4th Term

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Heath Shuler, the North Carolina chairman of the centrist Democrat Blue Dog coalition, announced Thursday he will not seek a fourth term in the House of Representatives this fall.He’s the sixth member …

President Obama Fires Up House Democrats at Retreat

President Obama Fires Up House Democrats at Retreat

Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images(CAMBRIDGE, Md.) — President Obama fired up House Democrats Friday with an energetic address, urging Democrats to capitalize on an array of legislative opportunities this year and build a case for a Democratic electoral…

House Democrats Huddle with Biden and Obama Friday

House Democrats Huddle with Biden and Obama Friday

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(CAMBRIDGE, Md.) — With the House Democratic Caucus’s rank and file meeting in Cambridge, Md., this week to brainstorm a strategy to regain control of the House, Vice President Joe Biden told House Democra…

State of the Union: Obama Makes Case for Economic ‘Fairness,’ Second Term

State of the Union: Obama Makes Case for Economic ‘Fairness,’ Second Term

Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama Tuesday night presented an argument for his presidency and a second term with a State of the Union address that outlined a sweeping vision for American exceptionalism sustained by an eco…

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