From the "war on women" to the war with women
October 25th, 2013
04:45 PM ET
1 year ago

From the "war on women" to the war with women

Washington (CNN) – The Democratic Party is waging a battle. They want to take back the House in the 2014 midterms and maintain their majority in the Senate. And one political front is with women.

In recent years the Democratic Party has enjoyed a political advantage with women as more of them have voted for Democrats.

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Filed under: Democratic Party • Democrats
Party politics in the blame game over shutdown
October 1st, 2013
01:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Party politics in the blame game over shutdown

Updated 10/1/2013 at 2:26pm

Washington (CNN) - It's Day One of the government shutdown and both political parties are blaming each other.

After the Democratic-controlled Senate voted on Tuesday for a fourth time to reject a measure passed by the Republican dominated House to dismantle the new health care law, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid once again blamed the shutdown on the GOP.
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Filed under: Congress • Democratic Party • Republican Party
Five reasons immigration reform isn't close to the finish line
July 11th, 2013
05:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Five reasons immigration reform isn't close to the finish line

Washington (CNN) - Two weeks ago, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill on a 68-32 vote, with 14 Republicans joining the Democratic majority to send the measure drafted by a bipartisan "Gang of Eight" to the GOP-controlled House.

President Barack Obama pushed for the House to quickly take up the measure that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants living illegally in the country while bolstering security along the Mexican border.

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Filed under: Congress • Democratic Party • GOP • Immigration • Senate
Photo: President Obama watches first lady's speech on TV with daughters
September 4th, 2012
11:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Photo: President Obama watches first lady's speech on TV with daughters

(CNN) - President Barack Obama watched the first lady's speech at Charlotte's Democratic National Convention on television with daughters, Malia and Sasha, in the Treaty Room of the White House Tuesday.

Michelle Obama made a personal case for her husband's second term saying the president, "knows the American Dream because he's lived it."

The White House released an official photograph of the president and his daughters.

An Obama campaign official said Obama had dinner with his daughters, where they talked about their first day of school, before watching the speech together.

Earlier in the day, Obama campaigned in Virginia.

Democrats in Tampa: What did Romney build?
August 28th, 2012
09:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats in Tampa: What did Romney build?

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Democrats wasted no time on Tuesday trying to undercut Republicans as they began their convention, attacking a key GOP message before party luminaries took the spotlight in Tampa.

Republicans aggressively pushed their convention theme, "We Built It," while Democrats sought to turn it back on Mitt Romney, who was affirmed as the nominee by a roll call of delegates in the first significant moments of the event.

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Democrats push for inclusion of DREAM Act in party platform
August 9th, 2012
03:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats push for inclusion of DREAM Act in party platform

(CNN) - Rep. Martin Heinrich, who is battling for a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico, joined other Senate candidates Thursday urging the Democratic Party to include the DREAM Act in its convention platform.

"This is the right time for this opportunity, because the convention only comes along every four years," Heinrich said on a conference call with reporters. "This is the right time, given the leadership the president has shown in recent months on the issue."
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Elizabeth Warren to speak at Democratic Convention just before Bill Clinton
July 30th, 2012
09:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Elizabeth Warren to speak at Democratic Convention just before Bill Clinton

(CNN) – U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will speak in a headlining role at the Democratic National Convention, the Obama campaign said Monday.

A rising star in the Democratic Party, Warren will speak in primetime just before former President Bill Clinton, who will enter President Obama’s name into the nomination.
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November 15th, 2010
09:52 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: No major changes in image of parties

Washington (CNN) - A new poll suggests that the results of the midterm elections did not alter Americans' views of the two political parties.

A Gallup survey released Monday morning indicates that 43 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Democratic party following the elections, down just one point from the 44 percent who said they had a favorable view of the party prior to the midterms.
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Filed under: Democratic Party • Polls • Republican Party
October 8th, 2010
01:40 PM ET
4 years ago

NRA Endorses Candidates on Both Sides, Frustrating GOP

Fairfax, VA (CNN) - Republicans are pressing their supporters to pull out the stops in the effort to retake the House in November's elections, but one of their frequent allies – the National Rifle Association – is still endorsing candidates in either party.

The gun-rights group has endorsed over 200 Republican candidates for Congress, but it has also endorsed 64 Democrats – including a number of incumbents who Republicans believe may be vulnerable, like Chet Edwards in Texas, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in South Dakota, and Tom Perriello in Virginia.
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Filed under: 2010 • Democratic Party • NRA • Republican Party
October 6th, 2010
09:03 AM ET
4 years ago

The Sweep: How did it come to this?

(CNN) - The House has just adjourned - a week early -to go home so Democrats can run for their political lives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, ardent as ever, calls in a group of journalists to make her pitch about the productive Congress - and begins with a list of achievements (health care, Wall Street reform, stimulus, small business jobs act).

"I'm so proud of it," she says, sounding like a parent examining a brilliant report card, beaming.

But near the end of the session, the tough, pragmatic Pelosi - the one who has the uphill battle to keep her speakership, the one Republicans boast they want to "fire" - let something slip through her relentlessly upbeat analysis. The unemployment rate, she admits, is a tough reality - and manna for the Republicans.

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Filed under: Congress • Democratic Party • Nancy Pelosi • Republican Party
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