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
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 [...]
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
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...
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
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 […]
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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 [...]
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...
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.
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
A democrat has won a Mississippi State House race against his republican opponent after drawing the longer straw.
By Jon Queally, staff writer | (Commondreams.org) | – – “Not much is bipartisan these days, but apparently bigotry is something both sides of the aisle can come together on.” “Speaker Ryan…
(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
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.