Washington (CNN) - Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Tuesday joined a fast aimed at encouraging the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The freshman Democratic congressman from Massachusetts is among six activists who will replace current members of the "Fast for Families" group, many of whom are too weak to continue after 22 […]
Representative Raul Labrador of Idaho used colorful language at a House Judiciary Committee hearing just now in ripping into Democrats for their lack of concern about President Obama's alleged abuses of the law after they "seemed toShow More Summary
Washington (CNN) – As the White House begins a series of events over the next few weeks to highlight the benefits of the new health care law, the number two House Democrat said the President's signature domestic achievement doesn't need to be rebranded, but he regrets referring to the Affordable Care Act as "Obamacare." "I […]
Senate Bill 1 passed the House in May but was defeated in the Senate. Now it's back, in a different form supported by Democrat and Republican legislative leaders, for a possible vote today in Springfield. See what's changed in our handy, shareable infographic.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday he would not support a stop-gap funding measure aimed at avoiding a January government shutdown that keeps automatic spending cuts in place.
HealthCare.gov handled 1 million visitors on Monday. With the assurance that the site is ready to handle an onslaught of customers, the White House is starting a major push to focus on the benefits of the law to maximize enrollments between now and December 23. Show More Summary
This White House’s transparently toothless maneuvers are not coming from a position of strength. Republicans and the public at large see this. When Democrats finally come to the same conclusion, their position will be dramatically weaker than it even is today.
In the states President Obama won twice, he will work to help elect Democratic governors. In particular, he’ll focus on Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Maine and Michigan. The White House has committed to its first Democratic Governors Association fundraising event of the cycle and pledged to help candidates next year, people familiar with the discussions […]
State Rep. Steve Webb, Democrat, North St. Louis County Credit (Tim Bommel/Mo. House Communications) State Representative Steve Webb (D-Florissant) stepped down last night following felony charges for stealing and spending campaign cash. FOX2 News reported: Missouri State Representative Steve Webb … Continue reading ?
Since World War II, there's been a strikingly consistent pattern in American politics: The economy does much better when a Democrat is in the White House. More specifically, since 1947, the U.S. economy has grown at an average real rate … Continue reading ?
The medium to long-term plan for the Democrats is to transition from Obamacare to single payer. This “bug” that George Will is discussing is the key “feature” they intend to use to make that happen. As the White House touted improvements...Show More Summary
The White House announced Sunday it has met its goal to make its troubled Healthcare.Gov website operate smoothly for most users, fueling hope among Democrats that attention can now turn to successes of the underlying health care law. Show More Summary
Despite repeated objections from the White House, Senate Democrats and Republicans are charging ahead with plans to pass new sanctions legislation against Iran. Though some Democrats fear burning bridges with the White House, aides tell...Show More Summary
This needs to be filed in your Department of No Duh file: Former administration officials and Democratic operatives say President Obama is ill-served by his current White House staff and must reboot his second term team following the disastrous ObamaCare rollout. First-term insiders argue the White House’s weakness was defined by a lack of preparedness, [...]
Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden says Edward Snowden’s disclosures about US spying practices have been “catastrophic” o the intelligence community. White House staff are the latest people Democrats have urned to to blame for...Show More Summary
White House officials announced Sunday that they have met their goal to improve the Healthcare.gov website for most users, inspiring hope among Democrats that attention can now focus on successes of the embattled health care law, USA Today reports.
(Time): "Hawaii rings in speedy start to gay marriages" (Nuclear Beast): "The GOP’s nuclear winter strategy" (The Hill): "Democrats admit reboot needs stronger White House team"(Washington Post): "113th Congress, going down in history for its inaction, has a critical December to-do list" (New York Times): "Putting military pay on the table"
When asked this morning whether Obamacare's individual mandate should be delayed, Democrat Chris Van Hollen, ranking member of the House Budget Committee, wouldn't rule it out. "As of today, no," he wouldn't support delaying the mandate, he said. Show More Summary
What's the SNAFU?[I]n Wisconsin... a Democratic governor and a legislature dominated by Democratic majorities in both houses passed a bill in 2009 that opened the door to force dozens of schools to change their Native American names.... Show More Summary
Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker sympathetically noted that a "battered" President Obama "grew introspective" on his West Coast fundraising tour for Democrats. At NBA legend Magic Johnson's house, Obama said he talked with David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, who's traveling with the president. Show More Summary