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The Democratic Party Must Find Its Core Values in Order to Become Relevant Again

It appears that Democratic members of the House were the most amazed of all at the drubbing they took in this past election. How could it come as such a shock? Even our clueless VP Joe Biden had been predicting the Senate would remain under Democratic control. Show More Summary

Deep Loss by Democrats Obscures Party’s Numbers Problem

Democrats grumbled in 2012 that they had won more votes in House races than Republicans had, but still ended up trailing their rivals in the number of seats. That problem for the party hasn't gone away in 2014 -- though it was obscured by the GOP's clear win.

Bipartisan Political Agenda

Bipartisan Proaction for Jobs, Revenues and Prosperity With control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate it is now incumbent upon the Republican party in conjunction with the President and the Democratic Minority Leaders...Show More Summary

Senate Democrats meeting with White House erupts in torture report fight

Sen. Mark Udall White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough met with Senate Democrats Thursday to provide a briefing on President Obama's immigration plans. But once the immigration talk was over, the meeting reportedly devolved intoShow More Summary

White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuke talks

The White House told a select group of Congressional Democrats on Friday that Secretary of State John Kerry will suggest to Iran that the two sides extend ongoing nuclear negotiations that are not expected to seal a comprehensive deal by a Nov. 24 deadline.

Hillary Clinton's Top Supporters Insist She Could Lose In 2016

Hillary Clinton seems to have a very clear path to the White House in 2016. A slew of polls have shown her leading all her likely Democratic primary rivals. While that kind of prime positioning obviously has its advantages, being the front-runner hasn't worked for four Democrats in recent races — including Clinton in 2008. Show More Summary

White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuclear talks

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The White House told a select group of Congressional Democrats on Friday that Secretary of State John Kerry will suggest to Iran that the two sides extend ongoing nuclear negotiations that are not expected to seal a comprehensive deal by a Nov. 24 deadline.

5 Lessons From the Midterm Elections

Democrats got shellacked on November 4. Republicans gained at least eight Senate seats, 12 House seats, and three governorships. Democratic partisans spread the blame around: President Obama, party leaders, lethargic blue voters, and a hostile media. Show More Summary

House files Obamacare lawsuit against Obama Administration

Looking for a hint as to how the new Republican controlled Congress will work with the Democratic president for the next two years? We got an answer to today: Not very well. Republican House leaders finally filed the long-threatened lawsuit against the Obama Administration. Show More Summary

Some Data That Should Cheer Up Depressed Democrats: "No Republican candidate has a credible shot at the White House in 2016"

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Chris Ladd writes the GOPLifer blog at the Houston Chronicle and he believes the 2014 midterms were a complete disaster for one of our political parties—and it's the Democratic party. Yes, Republicans took the Senate and some governors' mansions and some state legislatures. Show More Summary

What’s Distinctive About Democrats’ Losses Under Obama? Their Magnitude.

Rhodes Cook: Midterm losses are not unusual, but after six years in office, no other president in the past half-century has seen their party lose more than 50 House seats or more than a dozen Senate seats.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer on the end of Alpha House

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Friday that he’s unsure what will happen to the remaining residents of retiring Rep. George Miller’s house now that he’s planning to sell. The California Democrat confirmed this week that he’s putting his Capitol Hill home on the market after purchasing it in 1974. The setting serves as […]

Meet the Democrat on Capitol Hill that the White House loathes

In The Washington Post's autopsy of what went wrong for Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections, one name popped up over and over again: David Krone, the right-hand man of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Krone basically pinned...Show More Summary

Obama just ensured the next occupant of the White House is a Democrat

American conservatives, like some Canadian conservatives, are apparently unaware that the country is changing under their feet.Obama’s move is a masterstroke, and the following paragraphs demonstrate why: “Republicans are in a bind over immigration: the U.S. Show More Summary

Charting Congressional Comity

Even before the president announced the executive order on immigration, Republicans were responding exactly as you’d expect: Some Republicans expressed frustration that Obama invited only Senate and House Democrats to dinner Wednesday evening to huddle before the announcement. Show More Summary

Strike Three for Miller-Meeks

Iowa Republicans had a banner day on November 4th, picking up both a U.S. Senate seat and one U.S. House seat, but Mariannette Miller-Meeks' defeat in her third attempt to oust Democrat Dave Loebsack in the 2nd CD means the...

Congressman Criticizes ‘Selective Prosecution’ of CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, Calls for Pardon

On the floor of House of Representatives on November 17, Virginia Democratic Representative Jim Moran put forward a stinging rebuke of the “selective prosecution” of former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou. He asked President...Show More Summary

Lawmaker: Delayed notification of postal hacking ‘doesn’t fly’

The top Democrat on a House panel this week criticized the U.S. Postal Service for waiting to notify employees that a recent breach of the organization’s computer network had compromised their personal information, saying the agency’s justification for the delay “doesn’t fly.” Rep. Show More Summary

Simone Bell becomes First Openly Gay/Lesbian Legislative Officer

On Wednesday, the House Democratic Caucus convened to elect their leadership. Simone Bell is the new Chief Deputy Minority Whip. As the title says, she is now the first openly-gay/lesbian legislative leader. Pat Gardner is the other addition she will serve as secretary. Show More Summary

Nancy Pelosi: 'The Emancipation Proclamation Was an Executive Order'

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi argues President Barack Obama has ample authority to take executive actions as many presidents before him have done, including President Abraham Lincoln. “Does the public know the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order?” Pelosi asked reporters Thursday. Show More Summary

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