Acknowledging global unrest, Obama forges ahead with fundraising swing
July 23rd, 2014
01:11 AM ET
3 months ago

Acknowledging global unrest, Obama forges ahead with fundraising swing

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SEATTLE (CNN) - As President Barack Obama helped Democrats bank millions in campaign cash on Tuesday, he acknowledged his administration is confronting "some big overseas challenges" in the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere.

Speaking at a fundraiser in a wealthy enclave of Seattle, Obama said there is a sense among Americans "that around the world the old order isn't holding and we're not quite where we need to be in terms of a new order that's based on a different set of principles."

Overseas, Israel continues its ground invasion of Gaza and investigators continue to probe the downing of a Malaysia Air jetliner over Ukraine. Some Republicans and pundits have chastised Obama for maintaining his three-day fundraising swing on the West Coast, though his aides argue the President can do his job from anywhere.

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July 22nd, 2014
08:31 AM ET
3 months ago

Obama set to rake in millions, despite criticism of fundraising during tumult

Seattle (CNN) – Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest.

Not among those complaining? Democrats who stand to benefit from the millions of dollars in campaign cash Obama will help pull in this week during a three-day West Coast swing, bringing him into the homes of entertainment and real estate bigwigs in Seattle, the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

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A fundraising first for Obama
June 17th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
4 months ago

A fundraising first for Obama

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is about to do something he's never done before.

The President will headline a roundtable event for the Senate Majority PAC Tuesday evening in New York City. It's the first time Obama has served as the main attraction at a fundraiser for the organization, which is the major outside group assisting Democratic Senate incumbents and candidates running in this year's midterm elections.

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Six cities submit bids to host 2016 Democratic National Convention
June 7th, 2014
03:22 PM ET
4 months ago

Six cities submit bids to host 2016 Democratic National Convention

(CNN) - Meet the super six vying for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

The Democratic National Committee on Saturday revealed the six cities - Birmingham, Alabama; Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio; New York, Philadelphia and Phoenix - who submitted bids to host the marquee campaign season event.

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Will the race for the White House go through Brooklyn?
June 6th, 2014
04:15 PM ET
5 months ago

Will the race for the White House go through Brooklyn?

(CNN) - New York City's progressive mayor wants Brooklyn to anchor his city's bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

In a letter to the Democratic National Committee, Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote that the two-year-old Barclays Center, home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, would serve as the principal venue site for the city's convention bid, with other events and accommodations spread across Brooklyn, Manhattan and New York's three other boroughs.

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June 5th, 2014
03:46 PM ET
5 months ago

The groups that have Hillary's back

Washington (CNN) - It's a daily war of words playing out on multiple battlefields from the cable news networks to social media - pro-Republican groups criticize Hillary Clinton.

The fire is quickly returned by pro-Democratic groups that defend the former secretary of state, who's seriously considering a 2016 White House run.

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Biden teams up with top donor to raise big bucks
May 28th, 2014
03:27 PM ET
5 months ago

Biden teams up with top donor to raise big bucks

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden teams up Wednesday afternoon with one of the biggest Democratic donors: billionaire Tom Steyer.

The vice president will headline a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at Steyer's home in San Francisco.

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Filed under: 2014 • Democratic National Committee • DNC • DSCC • Fundraising • Tom Steyer • Vice President Biden
First on CNN: 15 cities in running for 2016 Democratic Convention
April 22nd, 2014
11:28 AM ET
6 months ago

First on CNN: 15 cities in running for 2016 Democratic Convention

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Party has asked 15 mayors to submit formal bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an event that could cost a city as much as $60 million but the payout could be triple the investment or more.

The Democratic National Committee's official request for proposal or "RFP" was sent to cities late Monday and they are required to submit their bids to host the convention by June 6.
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DNC rips MSNBC decision on Scarborough speech
April 10th, 2014
12:07 PM ET
6 months ago

DNC rips MSNBC decision on Scarborough speech

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is challenging MSNBC's decision to allow one of its hosts, Joe Scarborough, speak at a New Hampshire state GOP event.

In a letter to MSNBC president Phil Griffin on Thursday, the committee's communications director, Mo Elleithee, accused the liberal-leaning cable news channel of having a "pretty big double standard" when it comes to host participation at partisan events.

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Filed under: Democratic National Committee • DNC • MSNBC
Parties tout campaign cash figures
April 2nd, 2014
11:37 AM ET
7 months ago

Parties tout campaign cash figures

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is touting that it's the first party committee to top $100 million in fundraising this election cycle.

"I'm thankful to everyone who helped the RNC raise over $100 million for the 2014 cycle, 1st committee to hit that mark. Big, big year ahead," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted Wednesday morning.

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