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Obama secures last vote needed to assure Iran deal

A key Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday became the 34th senator to announce support for the proposed Iran nuclear deal, providing the White House the firewall it needs against Republican efforts to kill the agreement.

Could Hillary Clinton’s candidacy unravel over her emails?

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

She remains Democrats’ best hope — for now — to retain the White House, but Hillary Clinton has failed to shake an unremitting email scandal that has dragged down her perceived trustworthiness and upended her campaign. On Monday, the State Department released 4,000 more messages...

Madigan, Rauner face showdown day over major labor bill

A significant showdown in state government's political stalemate is expected to unfold at the Capitol on Wednesday when Democrats led by House Speaker Michael Madigan attempt to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a major labor bill.

Will suburban Democrats stand with their constituents or Michael Madigan?

House Speaker Michael Madigan has been cranking up pressure on his fellow Democrats to cripple Gov. Bruce Rauner's efforts to get state spending under control. Madigan wants to stick Rauner with a defeat and hand a gift to the state's largest public employees union.

Two more senators back Iran nuclear deal, giving boost to White House

Two more key Democratic senators announced their support Tuesday for the Iran nuclear deal, all but ensuring that President Obama will have enough votes to uphold the polarizing accord despite almost unanimous opposition from Republicans.

Obama Gains Support of Senator Bob Casey for Iran Deal

22 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Senator Casey, Democrat of Pennsylvania, said he would back the nuclear accord, putting the White House within two of the 34 votes needed to block the opposition.

Iran nuke deal gains momentum after endorsements by 4 House Democrats

Three House Democrats from New York and a House Democrat from Florida who is running for a Senate seat endorsed President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran on Monday, lending fresh momentum to the pact from political quarters that once appeared most leery of it. In rapid succession, Representatives Nydia M. Velázquez, Gregory W. Meeks and […]

Four House Democrats Endorse Iran Deal

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Three members from New York and another from Florida lent fresh momentum to the pact from quarters that once appeared leery of it.

More New York Democrats Back Iran Nuclear Deal

A handful of House Democrats, including three from New York, said Monday they would support President Barack Obama’s nuclear accord with Iran.

US Sanctions on Russian Lawmakers Violate Democratic Principles - Matvienko

The speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament Valentina Matvienko said US sanctions against Russian lawmakers violate principles of Democracy.

Bernie Sanders Says He Wouldn’t End Drone Program

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (Robert F. Bukaty / AP) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would not put a stop to the United States’ lethal and controversial drone campaign if he entered the White House, the presidential...Show More Summary

I’M PRETTY SURE SHE WAS ALREADY INFECTED: Christie: Clinton caught ‘disease’ of lawlessness fro…

I’M PRETTY SURE SHE WAS ALREADY INFECTED: Christie: Clinton caught ‘disease’ of lawlessness from Obama White House. Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said on Sunday that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is careless for using a private email server at the State Department. “No one is above the law,” Christie told host Chris Wallace on “Fox […]

How does your U.S. representative view the Iran deal?

The Los Angeles Times has been keeping a tally of how California House Democrats break down on the diplomatic agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program. Republicans are expected to reject the deal en masse, but many Democrats in our state's largest delegation to Congress remain undecided on the...

Possible Biden bid for White House faces rough road

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper. Joe Biden may be considering whether to enter the race for president, but he sat out last week's meeting of the Democratic National Committee. In his place,...Show More Summary

Why a politician-free House of Lords is the only democratic solution

In my business, there’s a lot of fretting about the idea of representativeness. Pollsters put questions to, say, a thousand people – and take them as a sample of the country. How to… Continue reading The post Why a politician-free House of Lords is the only democratic solution appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Don't cave to Madigan: Why independent Democrats should put taxpayers first

On Wednesday, Illinois House members are scheduled to reconvene in Springfield. A showdown between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan could unfold over a bill that would imperil the finances of this already debt-ravaged state. Adding to the intrigue? Campaign season officially...

Delaware Sen. Tom Carper announces support for Iran nuclear deal

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) The White House has been quietly lobbying Democratic senators who still haven't taken on a position on the Iran nuclear pact, with a goal of getting enough votes to filibuster a rejection of the deal, and avoiding the necessity of a presidential veto. On Friday, one more of those undeclared Democrats declared. Show More Summary

Rauner, Madigan dig in during Springfield stalemate

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan are digging in during the Springfield stalemate, their resistance to giving ground driven by political calculations each believes will help his side eventually prevail.

Will the Chair of the Democratic Party Desert Obama on Iran?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has voted in lockstep with the White House for years. But she's undecided on the nuclear deal.

Top House Democrat talks Iran deal during California visit

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

A top house Democrat usually in charge of whipping votes for the minority party hasn't decided if he will support an agreement designed to curb Iran's nuclear program.

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