Source: Obama will have 'nice things to say' about DWS
September 19th, 2014
12:51 PM ET
1 day ago

Source: Obama will have 'nice things to say' about DWS

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will introduce President Obama at the party's Women's Leadership Forum on Friday, a well-placed Democratic source says.

"He'll have nice things to say about her," the source said. As for Politico's story on Democratic and White House grumblings about Schultz, the source said "it didn't come from the White House." But nobody at the White House is pushing back on it either, the source added.

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Filed under: 2014 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • President Obama
DNC chairwoman: Walker 'has given women the back of his hand'
September 3rd, 2014
07:23 PM ET
2 weeks ago

DNC chairwoman: Walker 'has given women the back of his hand'

(CNN) – The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee used domestic violence analogies while attacking Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin on Wednesday.

At an event on women's issues in Milwaukee, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasted Walker for his policies, saying he "has given women the back of his hand."

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June 18th, 2014
09:01 AM ET
3 months ago

At annual women’s Congressional softball game, Gabby Giffords throws out first pitch

Updated 8:18 p.m. ET, 6/18/2014

Washington (CNN) – Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords threw out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Giffords’s ability to throw the first pitch is a feat in itself. She played in the annual game until she was critically injured by a gunshot wound to her head. The 2011 incident killed six people and injured 17 others and forced her to resign from Congress.

The members’ team pitcher, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, walked Giffords onto the diamond in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington before nearly 1,000 spectators.

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May 11th, 2014
10:12 AM ET
4 months ago

DNC chairwoman: GOP using Benghazi to 'gin up their base' ahead of midterms

(CNN) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Republicans are digging up the issue of the 2012 attack in Benghazi to drive turnout this election year.

Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday that as the issue of health care fails rile up their base, House Republicans are refocusing their attention on the assault that left four Americans dead, including the ambassador to Libya.

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On anniversary of GOP 'autopsy,' both sides take aim
March 18th, 2014
02:53 PM ET
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 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
7 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
12 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
12 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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