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Madigan is face of Democrats in battle with Rauner

Long content to wield his power largely behind the scenes, House Speaker Michael Madigan has in recent weeks become the very public face of the Democratic majority at the statehouse in a budget standoff with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner that's engulfed the government.

Louisiana, once a Democratic bastion, has completed its transformation into a Republican stronghold

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Louisiana State House We make our way back to Louisiana for a look at the state's 2014 Senate race. We have the results calculated by state House, Senate, and congressional district for the December runoff between defeated Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and now-GOP Sen. Show More Summary

ADDING TO THE DIVERSITY OF THE DEMOCRATIC FIELD: Jim Webb Announces White House Candidacy. His m…

ADDING TO THE DIVERSITY OF THE DEMOCRATIC FIELD: Jim Webb Announces White House Candidacy. His message touts his military experience as a company commander in Vietnam and as an assistant secretary of defense and secretary of the Navy. He also directly takes on Clinton’s record by arguing he would not have voted for the Iraq […]

Jim Webb Kicks Off 2016 Presidential Bid; Ex-Senator Penned ‘Rules Of Engagement’

As Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton can tell you, Hollywood has long been a generous ATM for Democratic Presidential candidates and incumbents. However today, a White House contender with actual Tinseltown experience formally announced his 2016 campaign – and we’re not talking about a Donald Trump reset. Show More Summary

Perry: Republicans are ones offering hope for black families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says black families should hold Democrats accountable for decades of what he says are unsuccessful anti-poverty programs. Perry is the latest White House hopeful to weigh in on the racial divide — an issue that's emerged as a central theme in the 2016 campaign.

Bundler Says Biden Is Planning a White House Bid

Vice President Joseph Biden’s team “is putting out the word that he is leaning in favor of joining the presidential race next month,” the Washington Times reports. Said Democratic bundler Jon Cooper: “They have given increasingly strong signals that Biden [...]

Former Democratic Senator Jim Webb announces White House campaign

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb announced on Thursday he would make a bid for the White House in 2016, becoming the fifth Democrat to challenge frontrunner Hillary Clinton on what is expected to be her march to the nomination. Webb, 69, who represented Virginia in the U.S. Senate from 2007 to 2012,...

In today's world, fear corporations or fear nations?

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

I do not often side with Republicans against Democrats. Nor has President Obama been known for his working relationship with congressional Republicans. Yet on the Trans-Pacific Partnership - which died in the House three weeks ago, only to be resurrected by the Senate last Wednesday - I find myself...

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Ron Kind

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. Ron Kind. As a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Wisconsin Democrat supports free trade and explains why it was such a difficult vote for many Democrats, who largely opposed President Obama. Kind shares his thoughts for the Obama administration in the latter stages of the TPP negotiations, especially... Read More

Extra Extra: Last-Ditch State Emergency Budget Proposal Fails In House Vote

The Illinois Democrats' last ditch effort to save the state government from fiscal collapse with a one-month budget to fund critical services failed in the House Wednesday afternoon. [ more › ]

Hillary’s Big Union Problem: Members like Socialist Sanders over ‘Untrustworthy’ Clinton nearly 8-1

Hillary Clinton has a union problem. Actually, with her Benghazi, Clinton Foundation, and e-mail scandals, she has more than just a union problem. However, since no Democrat can win the White House without union support, it is the union problem tham may pose a bigger problem than all the others...And, it has her campaign very worried. Show More Summary

Nancy Pelosi Is Happy to Not Be Going Anywhere

Having led House Democrats for a dozen years, now in the minority, Nancy Pelosi faces periodic questions about how long she wants the job. But not, she says, from young upstarts.

Kerry's Fateful Rendez-Vous With His "Munich Moment"

On September 2, 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry told House Democrats that the United States faced a "Munich moment" in deciding whether to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. He was referringShow More Summary

Republicans rigged the House through gerrymandering. Democrats can fight back at the ballot box

States where Democrats could gain from redistricting reform ballot initiatives, with current congressional district counts Republicans have successfully used redistricting to all but ensure they'll keep control of the House of Representatives short of a 2006-style wave for Democrats. Show More Summary

Capital Punishment Is Hard to Abolish. Pennsylvania’s Death Penalty Battle Shows Why.

The Republican-dominated Pennsylvania House recently voted in favor of a resolution condemning the death penalty moratorium enacted by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf in February, shortly after his hi

Bernie Sanders Predicts He'll Win White House

Sen. Bernie Sanders has a huge uphill battle to actually win the Democratic nomination, one of them being ballot access in all fifty states, but for now, he may very well be right about some early primary wins. ABC's George Stephanopolous spoke to Sanders about his recent rise in the polls and got some bold predictions in response from Bernie: Sen. Show More Summary

Republicans block research on gun violence, because knowledge might lead to action

How serious a public health issue is gun violence? Any information we have on that sure won't be funded by the government—House Republicans just blocked Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey's effort to reverse a ban on funding the Centers for Disease Control to research gun violence. Show More Summary

Hard Politicking Behind Democrats’ ‘Yea’ Votes on Trade Bill

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The campaign to get Democratic support for the Pacific Rim trade pact began more than a year ago, and came down to four days of tight maneuvering by G.O.P. leaders and the White House.

Mark Levin PRAISES House Conservatives Who Threaten To Side With Democrats To OUST BOEHNER

John Boehner has to go. Continually caving to Democrat demands and punishing conservatives who dare to speak up, Boehner is a greater tool for the left than for the Republican

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