January 22nd, 2013
09:22 PM ET
2 years 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
2 years 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
Obama wants DNC chair to stay on the job
December 3rd, 2012
09:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama wants DNC chair to stay on the job

Washington (CNN) – Two senior Democratic Party officials tell CNN that President Barack Obama will ask Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida to stay on for a second term as chair of the Democratic National Committee.

The DNC meets in Washington, D.C. on January 22, the day after the president's second inauguration, for its annual winter meetings. The top thing on the agenda at the gathering is to vote on the chair and other party officials for the next two years.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC • President Obama
November 13th, 2012
09:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Lawmakers react to generals scandal with questions

(CNN) – Lawmakers expressed shock – and a desire for more information – after Gen. John Allen, the top American military commander in Afghanistan, was ensnared in a growing scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus at the end of last week.

"Disturbing is the word that has come to my mind since all of this has come to light," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Tom Price
November 7th, 2012
09:06 AM ET
2 years ago

DNC chair expects Obama to carry Florida

(CNN) – The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said Wednesday she expects Florida, which has yet to be called for either presidential candidate, to fall in President Barack Obama's column.

"I think later this morning, you'll see the opportunity to change that from yellow to blue. The numbers have moved in President Obama's direction," Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who's also a U.S. congresswoman from Florida, said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."

Obama narrowly carried the Sunshine State in 2008, beating Sen. John McCain by three percent.


Filed under: 2012 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Florida
September 10th, 2012
10:21 AM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: DNC chair details platform change

(CNN) – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explains why convention delegates revised their official platform last week.

READ MORE: Convention floor chaos: Democrats alter platform, disagree

September 6th, 2012
09:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Democrats struggle to explain Jerusalem, God omissions

(CNN) – A co-chairman of the committee charged with drafting the Democrats' official party platform said Thursday it was "unfortunate" that references to Jerusalem and God were initially omitted from this year's document, but could not explain events that led to that exclusion.

"It was an unfortunate omission," Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker said on CNN's "Starting Point," stressing that the discrepancies between this year's platform and 2008's – which did include language referring to God and Jerusalem – did not detract from President Barack Obama's core beliefs.
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September 3rd, 2012
06:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Party leaders split on 'better off' question

(CNN) - The leaders of the Republican and Democratic Party committees on Monday made their battle lines clear in CNN interviews over whether the economy and Americans are now better off than they were when President Barack Obama took office.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, went as far as suggesting on CNN's "The Situation Room" that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney does not care about those who are struggling economically, but rather about his own electoral prospects.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Reince Priebus
Controversial anti-Romney ad remains in spotlight Sunday
August 12th, 2012
01:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Controversial anti-Romney ad remains in spotlight Sunday

(CNN) – Political figures on both sides of the aisle sought distance on Sunday from a video produced by the main super PAC supporting President Barack Obama's reelection – an ad which juxtaposes an uninsured woman's death with the closure of a steel mill owned by Romney's firm.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz went as far as to say "I have no idea of the political affiliation of folks who are associated with that super PAC," though she acknowledged the group's leanings in an online post after the show.
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Democrats: Close race ahead in Florida
July 18th, 2012
06:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats: Close race ahead in Florida

(CNN) – Gearing up for a heated battle in the Sunshine state, top Obama surrogates tried to draw a stark contrast between the President and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney Wednesday.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Obama campaign press secretary, Ben LaBolt, said the campaign won’t be “ceding any ground to the Republicans,” particularly noting two Florida counties the President lost badly during the 2008 election - Lee and Collier.
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