Obama boosters receive luke-warm embrace at liberal Netroots conference
June 17th, 2011
05:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama boosters receive luke-warm embrace at liberal Netroots conference

Minneapolis (CNN) - Might President Obama and Democrats have a tough time rallying their supporters in the 2012 elections?

If responses from a gathering of progressives in Minneapolis is any indication, the answer may be yes.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dan Pfeiffer • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Democrats • Netroots Nation
Party bosses battle over Weiner scandal
June 12th, 2011
10:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Party bosses battle over Weiner scandal

(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."

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DNC chair Wasserman Schultz under fire for Jim Crow comments
June 6th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
3 years ago

DNC chair Wasserman Schultz under fire for Jim Crow comments

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.
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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC
President ends busy day with fundraisers
May 16th, 2011
12:32 PM ET
2 years ago

President ends busy day with fundraisers

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.
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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC • President Obama
New DNC chair gives her charge
May 4th, 2011
06:22 PM ET
3 years ago

New DNC chair gives her charge

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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC
Wasserman Schultz elected chair of DNC
May 4th, 2011
04:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Wasserman Schultz elected chair of DNC

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.
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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC
Wasserman Schultz: GOP budget proposal, 'death trap for seniors'
April 14th, 2011
04:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Wasserman Schultz: GOP budget proposal, 'death trap for seniors'

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.
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Filed under: Budget • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Medicaid • Medicare
Wasserman Schultz to chair Democratic National Committee
April 5th, 2011
05:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Wasserman Schultz to chair Democratic National Committee

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.

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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC • Tim Kaine
Giffords opens her eyes for the first time since the shooting
January 13th, 2011
08:04 AM ET
4 years ago

Giffords opens her eyes for the first time since the shooting

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.
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August 23rd, 2010
06:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Democrats look to the past in 'prebuttal'

(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.

Related: Dems release Web video ahead of Boehner speech

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."

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Filed under: 2010 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • John Boehner • Ohio
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