On anniversary of GOP 'autopsy,' both sides take aim
March 18th, 2014
02:53 PM ET
1 month ago

On anniversary of GOP 'autopsy,' both sides take aim

(CNN) - It's probably not on your calendar but in the political world Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of a symbolically important, self-determined revamp for the Republican Party.

As Republicans march on to the 2014 midterms armed with a plan for success - laid out in a post-election report prescribed from the party's failing in the 2012 - Democrats insist the so-called autopsy has had a negligible effect on transforming the GOP.

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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC • Reince Priebus • RNC
RNC chairman predicts 'tsunami-type election'
March 18th, 2014
01:43 PM ET
1 month ago

RNC chairman predicts 'tsunami-type election'

Washington (CNN) - The head of the Republican Party has a prediction about November's midterm elections.

"I think we're in for a tsunami-type election in 2014," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus said Tuesday at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. FULL POST

For 2016, Democrats hunt for a convention city
February 25th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
2 months ago

For 2016, Democrats hunt for a convention city

Washington (CNN) – As many as three dozen mayors from Atlanta to Sacramento received a letter earlier this month inquiring whether their cities were interested in hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

It was no small request.

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DNC chair on whether Democrats will win back House
February 24th, 2014
08:52 AM ET
2 months ago

DNC chair on whether Democrats will win back House

Washington (CNN) - Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says her party will gain seats in the House of Representatives in this year's midterm elections.

But the congresswoman from Florida wouldn't go as far as others in her party have in predicting that the Democrats will win back control of the House come November.

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Filed under: 2014 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • House • House Democrats • Steny Hoyer
September 30th, 2013
09:41 AM ET
7 months ago

GOP Rep: Shutdown ‘the last thing we need’

(CNN) – Hours before the midnight deadline, Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-North Carolina, remained confident that the federal government would not shut down.

"That's the last thing we need," said the chair of the Republican Women's Policy Committee in an interview on CNN's "New Day." But Republican priorities extend beyond that, added Ellmers.
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Sen. Paul wants to reconcile in conference committee
September 29th, 2013
01:28 PM ET
7 months ago

Sen. Paul wants to reconcile in conference committee

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday proposed an alternative way to avert a government shutdown, saying the two chambers of Congress should go to conference on the short-term spending bill at the center of the current stalemate.

"Why don't we have a conference committee on this? You could appoint one today. They could meet tomorrow and hash out the differences. That's the way it's supposed to work," he said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
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Citing Castro, new bill would strip rapists of custody rights
A police officer stands in front of the broken front door of the house where kidnapped women escaped in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 7.
July 25th, 2013
07:20 PM ET
9 months ago

Citing Castro, new bill would strip rapists of custody rights

(CNN) - After a judge denied Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro’s request to see the 6-year-old daughter authorities say he fathered with one of his victims, a bill introduced on Capitol Hill earlier this week would strip convicted rapists of their parental privileges and custody nationwide.

Called the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act, the bill would incentivize legal initiatives on the state level to help women secure full custody of children conceived through rape.
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Filed under: Congress • Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Top Dem on GOP overhaul: 'You can't put lipstick on a pig'
February 11th, 2013
03:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Top Dem on GOP overhaul: 'You can't put lipstick on a pig'

(CNN) - Republican attempts at honing their message to become more inclusive are merely superficial ploys, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee declared Monday.

"You can't put lipstick on a pig," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on a conference call prebutting Tuesday night's Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address starting Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Follow our real-time State of the Union live blog at cnn.com/conversation.
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January 22nd, 2013
09:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Back at work, Republicans assess Obama's address

(CNN) - If it's a honeymoon period, they might order separate rooms.

"One thing that is pretty clear from the president's speech yesterday: the era of liberalism is back," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said of President Barack Obama's inaugural address, which he called "unabashedly, far left of center."
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Democrats gather to re-elect president's pick to run party
January 22nd, 2013
02:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Democrats gather to re-elect president's pick to run party

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee formally re-elected Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida as DNC chair Tuesday, a move that was widely expected since President Barack Obama requested she remain in the position.

If there is little drama surrounding the re-election of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus later this week in Charlotte, North Carolina, there was even less drama for the Democrats.
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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Democrats
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