(CNN) - The heads of both major political parties battled Sunday over the handling of Rep. Anthony Weiner's scandal, with the Republican Party boss accusing Democrats of inaction and the Democratic Party leader accusing Republicans of a "double standard."
In a heated debate on NBC's "Meet the Press," Republican National Committee Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus said that "for the first 10 days" of the scandal, "the only job (House Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi was interested in saving was Anthony Weiner's." Democratic National Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz fired back that Priebus was following "a double standard."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN)-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz might "say anything," but she also might take it back. After being blasted by opponents for invoking Jim Crow during a critique of voter identification laws backed by Republicans, the congresswoman admitted using the "wrong analogy."
When asked about the measures including identification requirements and shorter windows for early voting Sunday, the Florida congresswoman told Roland Martin, CNN contributor and host of "Washington Watch" on TV One, "You have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally-and very transparently-block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates than Republican candidates." But she later backed down.
Washington (CNN) - After a travel-filled day, President Barack Obama ends his day with some pure politics.
The president will headline two fundraisers in the nation's capitol Monday night. The first is a dinner at the St. Regis hotel in downtown Washington, with the second a reception at the Capitol Hilton, which is located across the street from the St. Regis.
Washington (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz received the gavel Wednesday to lead the Democratic National Committee, vowing to the 440 serving members that Democrats will "not be outworked" in the 2012 election.
The newly elected chair asked the DNC members to educate America so that each voter knows "what Democrats have done for them and what Republicans have done against them."
Washington (CNN) – Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee by its members in an uncontested election Wednesday after President Barack Obama nominated her in April.
The president called into the gathering to congratulate Schultz.
Washington (CNN)– Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stood by her comments that Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal is a "death trap for seniors" in a CNN interview Thursday.
The incoming head of the Democratic National Committee reasoned that dramatic cuts in state funding within the GOP proposal would put seniors living in nursing homes under Medicare at risk.
Washington (CNN) – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida will be named chair of the Democratic National Committee to succeed Tim Kaine, who is running for the U.S. Senate, according to an e-mail sent Tuesday to Democratic supporters.
Two women have previously chaired the DNC - Jean Westwood in 1972 and Debra DeLee in 1994-95.FULL STORY
Tuscon, Arizona (CNN) - When President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had opened her eyes for the first time since being shot on Saturday, an overflow crowd of nearly 30,000 people at a memorial event erupted into cheers that the congresswoman may have heard in her hospital room.
Obama said he learned of the eye-opening from Giffords' husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.
(CNN) – Democrats offered a "prebuttal" on Monday to a top Republican's planned economic address, scheduled for Tuesday. But, it seems, they had to look to the past to predict the future.
On a conference call with reporters, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse and Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern pounded home the message that no matter what House Minority Leader John Boehner says on Tuesday, his policies would bring America back to "the last eight years."
The three Democrats joined to present a chorus of dissention.
"More of the same," Wasserman-Schultz said. "Maybe repackaged into something shiny. But not that it's going to look or smell or taste like anything different."
Female members of Congress and members of the media oiled up their gloves and laced up their spikes to do battle in the second annual Congressional women's softball game Wednesday evening in Washington. (PHOTO CREDITS: Bob Kovach/CNN)
(CNN) - The Washington Nationals may have been on the road Tuesday night but baseball fans were able to get their fix by two teams who were in a league of their own.
On this humid June evening, members of Congress and members of the media oiled up their gloves and laced up their spikes to do battle in the second annual Congressional women's softball game.
Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Jo Ann Emerson and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Lisa Murkowski captained the congresspersons team. Leading the members of the Capitol Hill press were CNN's Dana Bash and Shailagh Murray of the Washington Post.
An overflow crowd in excess of three hundred enthusiastic fans, mostly Capitol Hill staffers and interns, cheered on the teams at Guy Mason Field in Northwest Washington. But there were some DC luminaries in the ballpark, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Reps. John Boehner and Eric Cantor.
Check out more pictures and find out who was victorious, after the jump: