House Democrats invited to White House
October 9th, 2013
08:41 AM ET
7 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
IRS interviews show no political bias, Democrats say
July 16th, 2013
02:45 PM ET
9 months ago

IRS interviews show no political bias, Democrats say

Washington (CNN) – In the latest salvo of a pitched political battle over Internal Revenue Service targeting, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday that interviews with 15 tax agency employees found no evidence of bias or White House manipulation alleged by Republicans.

"Despite an extremely aggressive investigation involving thousands of documents and more than a dozen interviews of IRS employees, the overwhelming evidence before the committee reveals no political motivation or White House involvement in this process," said the memo made public by Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel's ranking Democrat.

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Filed under: Democrats • IRS
National park on moon proposed
July 9th, 2013
07:31 PM ET
10 months ago

National park on moon proposed

(CNN) – Yorktown. Independence Hall. The moon?

The site of man's first lunar landing could join battlefields, presidential birthplaces and other major American historical sites on a roster of protected places if two Democrats have their way.

U.S. Reps. Donna Edwards of Maryland and Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas have proposed legislation that would designate artifacts at the site of American moon landings as comprising a National Historical Park, citing potential commercial traffic on the moon that could damage the areas.
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Filed under: Democrats • NASA
One after the other, Dem senators endorse same-sex marriage
March 27th, 2013
03:14 PM ET
1 year ago

One after the other, Dem senators endorse same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina on Wednesday became the latest Democratic senator to unveil support for same-sex marriage, saying on Facebook the "time has come."

"After much thought and prayer, I have come to my own personal conclusion that we shouldn't tell people who they can love or who they can marry," she wrote.
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Filed under: Democrats • Kay Hagan • Same-sex marriage • Senate
U.S. reaction to Chavez's death: from mourning to celebration
March 5th, 2013
09:08 PM ET
1 year ago

U.S. reaction to Chavez's death: from mourning to celebration

(CNN) – Minutes after the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was announced, scores of his fellow citizens made their way to El Arepazo, a Venezuelan restaurant outside Miami.

The colors of the Venezuelan flag - red, blue and yellow - predominated among the crowd of about 200 people, many of whom cheered and waved tiny flags as they bellied up to a buffet stocked with "pabellon criollo," the traditional Venezuelan dish of rice, beans, shredded beef and stewed black beans.

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Filed under: Democrats • Hugo Chavez • Republicans
Unlikely bedfellows: Colbert headed for Democrats' retreat
February 7th, 2013
07:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Unlikely bedfellows: Colbert headed for Democrats' retreat

(CNN) - To the people of Colbert Nation, a retreat for Democratic House members may be the last place they'd expect to find Stephen Colbert.

Unless the comedian who plays a conservative on television is plotting to take the Democrats down.
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Filed under: Congress • Democrats • Nancy Pelosi
Democrats Talk Tax Hikes, Part II
February 7th, 2013
06:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Democrats Talk Tax Hikes, Part II

(CNN) - Senate Democrats are working on a temporary measure, which includes new tax measures, to avoid steep automatic spending cuts looming on March 1, CNN has learned.

While a source familiar with the plan did not specify any cuts that would be part of the package, he did outline three areas for possible revenue increases to be proposed "in the next couple of weeks."
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Filed under: Democrats • Senate • Taxes
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