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Democrat Alan Grayson Goes Full Birther on Ted Cruz

Let's talk about Democratic Congressman and Senate candidate [mc_name name='Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)' chamber='house' mcid='G000556' ] and his threat to file a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of [mc_name name='Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)'...Show More Summary

Republicans Have a Much Bigger Upside in 2016

Dan Balz: “If Republicans win the presidency in 2016, they would then control nearly everything – the White House, the House, probably the Senate and certainly a majority of governorships.” “If Democrats hold the White House, they might win the [...]

Many African-Americans see two sides to Ben Carson

For many African-Americans, the vast majority of whom are Democrats, there are two Carsons: One is a genius doctor and inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons; the other is a White House candidate who pushesShow More Summary

House members indulge interests in caucus groups

Rep. Dan Lipinski says his favorite wine is the dirt-cheap white zinfandel from Trader Joe's known as Two Buck Chuck. Lipinski, a 49-year-old Democrat, admits he's no connoisseur. Nor can he can point to a single vineyard in his Chicago and suburban district. Neither fact disqualifies him from...

Republicans Move to Dump 'Fascist' Trump

Rivals and party leaders are starting to wonder how committed Trump is to democratic values. Many say the populist crazy talk is typical of the White House primaries, but Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s increasingly incendiary remarks are leading some conservatives to brand him a “fascist” and party rivals to ramp up attacks against him. Show More Summary

This week’s PB/Polling Matters podcast: The 2016 White House race with Stan Greenberg

On this week’s episode of the PB / Polling Matters podcast Keiran discusses the 2016 US Presidential race with Democratic pollster and strategist Stan Greenberg. Stan talks about his new book ‘America Ascendant’ where he outlines the profound demographic and cultural changes that have taken place in the U.S. and why they make the Democrats […]

The Planet’s Worst Nightmare: A Republican White House

In the second Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton deflected a question about her electability with an observation that could apply to pretty much any issue in the presidential race. She noted “there are some differences among” the Democratic...Show More Summary

36 Democrats push bill to keep people on terrorist watch-list from buying guns

Thirty-six Democrats plus independents Sen. Angus King and Sen. Bernie Sanders have sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan urging them to bring to the floor of the Senate and House legislation designed to block people on the terrorist watch-list from legally buying firearms in the United States. Show More Summary

Granny Clinton is ‘Edging Right’ As She Distances Herself From Obama’s Nonexistent ISIS Policy

If you disagree with Obama’s failed ISIS policy you obviously want terrorists to have guns or something, or you hate widows and orphans, or whatever today’s lame White House talking points might be. But if you’re the 2016 Democrat frontrunner, … Continued

Road to the White House: Family Forum a heartwarming tearjerker or grave portent?

Here's our weekly selection of commentary from the fair-minded, the partisan and the light-hearted as the action progresses in one of the world's most enduring (and lengthy) democratic processes. Last Friday Iowa experienced its first...Show More Summary

L.A. art collector vows to cut off funds to Democrats who voted for Syrian refugee bill

6 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

At least one major political donor is upset with House Democrats who voted with Republicans Thursday to tighten restrictions on Syrian refugees trying to move to the United States. Philanthropist and retired television executive Blake Byrne sent an email to several Democrats Monday, including California...

Sanders Slams Merger of Drug Giants Pfizer and Allergan as Disaster for America

Urges Obama White House to act and stop the deal. Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has slammed the just-announced corporate merger of giant drug makers Pfizer and Allergan, urging the Obama administration...Show More Summary

Clinton No Longer Focused on Sanders

New York Times: “At rallies these days, Mrs. Clinton criticizes the Republican presidential candidates for their economic policies (‘Our economy does better with a Democrat in the White House’); she knocks their foreign policy approaches and says their positions on [...]

Almost a century ago, another democratic socialist ran for President of the United States

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In the early twentieth century, roughly a century before Bernie Sanders’s long-shot run for the White House, another prominent democratic socialist, Eugene V. Debs, waged his own campaigns for the presidency. Debs began his political career as a labor leader. Growing up in Terre Haute, Indiana, he...

Ex-Benghazi panel staffer files new lawsuit against Gowdy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Republican staffer fired from the House Benghazi committee is filing a new lawsuit against the panel's GOP chairman. Gowdy has disputed that, saying Podliska was overly focused on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Who Should Pay For the Syrian Refugees?

Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch By Ron Paul Last week Congress dealt a blow to President Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrians fleeing their war-torn homeland. On a vote of 289-137, including 47 Democrats, the House voted to require the FBI to closely vet any applicant from Syria and to guarantee that none of them pose a threat to the US. Show More Summary

Mississippi State Election Settled by 'Drawing Straws'

A democrat has won a Mississippi State House race against his republican opponent after drawing the longer straw.

In Bipartisan display of Bigotry, 47 Democrats Join with House GOP to Refuse Syrian Refugees

By Jon Queally, staff writer | ( | – – “Not much is bipartisan these days, but apparently bigotry is something both sides of the aisle can come together on.” “Speaker Ryan…

The Week in Pictures: Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee Edition

(Steven Hayward) The question of accepting refugees threatens to become a petty squabble (heh), but the fact that so many Democrats headed for the tall grass on the House vote this week shows that at least a few understand that a large number of Americans simply have no confidence that the government has any of this in hand. Show More Summary

US Congressmen to Obama: Forget Assad, Fight ISIL

Republican and Democratic representatives in the US House of Representatives urged President Barack Obama to stop trying to overthrow Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and focus all efforts on fighting the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist group.

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