January 26th, 2014
01:56 PM ET
6 months ago

Frustrated progressives start to look beyond Obama

Washington (CNN) – "I am not a member of any organized political party," Will Rogers once joked. "I am a Democrat."

Plenty has been written on the current fight for the soul of the Republican Party. But as President Barack Obama unofficially rings in the sixth year of his administration with Tuesday's State of the Union address, another intriguing struggle may be emerging - between moderates and progressives on the Democratic side.

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Filed under: Democrats • President Obama
Poll: Record percentage of Americans say they're independents
January 8th, 2014
11:00 AM ET
7 months ago

Poll: Record percentage of Americans say they're independents

(CNN) - The percentage of Americans who identify themselves as political independents is at an all-time high and the number who identify as Republicans is at an all-time low, according to new numbers by Gallup.

Forty-two percent of Americans identified themselves as independents last year, the highest level Gallup's measured since it switched from in-person to telephone interviews a quarter century ago.

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Filed under: Democratic Party • Democrats • independents • Polls • Republican • Republican Party
What your New Year's drink of choice says about your politics
January 1st, 2014
09:09 AM ET
7 months ago

What your New Year's drink of choice says about your politics

Washington (CNN) – If you are like most Americans, you imbibed in a few (or too many) drinks to ring in 2014 on Tuesday night. But did you ever stop to consider what those drinks say about your political leanings?

The answer is a lot, according to two years of consumer data from GFK MRI that was analyzed by the right-leaning National Media Research Planning and Placement.

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Filed under: Democrats • Republicans
Major donor to Obama: Where's the White House valet?
November 26th, 2013
03:06 PM ET
8 months ago

Major donor to Obama: Where's the White House valet?

(CNN) - The host of a fundraiser and major donor to the Democratic Party complimented President Barack Obama for his hospitality back in Washington but joked about the lack of valet parking at the White House, offering to pay for the addition.

Billionaire Haim Saban, and his wife Cheryl, hosted the President and a group of Hollywood and political elites at their estate in Beverly Hills Monday night for a fundraiser for Democratic House and Senate campaign committees.
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Filed under: California • Democrats • Fundraising • President Obama
With elections looming, Obamacare rattling Democratic nerves
November 8th, 2013
01:08 PM ET
9 months ago

With elections looming, Obamacare rattling Democratic nerves

Washington (CNN) - Quick, can you hear it? That creaking sound from Washington is the nerves of congressional Democrats in response to the political firestorm raging around Obamacare.

The botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act's vital new marketplaces, coupled with insurers notifying more than a million Americans that their policies were being canceled, raised questions about the administration competence and honesty in selling and implementing President Barack Obama's signature health care reforms.

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Filed under: 2014 • Democrats • Health care • Obamacare
From the "war on women" to the war with women
October 25th, 2013
04:45 PM ET
9 months 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
House Democrats invited to White House
October 9th, 2013
08:41 AM ET
10 months ago

House Democrats invited to White House

Washington (CNN) - The House Democratic caucus has been invited to a meeting at the White House Wednesday afternoon on the government shutdown and the upcoming debt limit deadline, according to a White House official.

The event will not be open to the press, and other caucuses will be invited in the coming days, the official said.
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Filed under: Democrats • Government Shutdown • House • President Obama • White House
Poll gives both sides ammunition in health care battle
September 30th, 2013
12:24 PM ET
10 months ago

Poll gives both sides ammunition in health care battle

Washington (CNN) - Do Americans support or oppose the health care law?

As the clock ticks towards a federal government shutdown over Republican attempts to weaken or eliminate the Affordable Care Act, that question is front and center in the standoff.
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Filed under: Congress • Democrats • Health care • Republicans
Obama officials try to sway House Democrats on Syria
September 2nd, 2013
03:21 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama officials try to sway House Democrats on Syria

Washington (CNN) - Making a case for military action in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry and other top administration officials told House Democrats in a phone call Monday to expect more international support in the coming days and argued the collateral damage of any strike would be low, according to two sources on the call.

While both sources said the tone among House Democrats was more positive than expected–given their anti-war fervor over the years–one source said there was still a "healthy dose of skepticism and concern."
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Filed under: Congress • Democrats • President Obama • Syria
Group to advance southern Democrats takes shape
August 5th, 2013
07:00 AM ET
12 months ago

Group to advance southern Democrats takes shape

(CNN) – As Republicans retool their own 50-state strategy, a southern Democrat is on a mission to make his party competitive in the Deep South again, too.

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is launching a new political action committee today called the Southern Progress Fund that seeks to build a farm team of Democratic candidates. The organization will focus on statewide legislative and down-ballot races, which Musgrove argues are typically overlooked for bigger races, like senatorial and gubernatorial elections.
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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Democrats
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