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
Obama plans fundraising tour for Democrats
February 7th, 2013
10:07 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama plans fundraising tour for Democrats

Washington (CNN) – House and Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2014 will get a boost from their party's most recognizable face when President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail in 2013.

Democratic Party officials confirmed Thursday that the president would hold 14 fund-raising events this year for Congressional Democrats, details that appeared first in the New York Times.
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Filed under: Democrats • President Obama
Democrats gather to re-elect president's pick to run party
January 22nd, 2013
02:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats gather to re-elect president's pick to run party

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee formally re-elected Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida as DNC chair Tuesday, a move that was widely expected since President Barack Obama requested she remain in the position.

If there is little drama surrounding the re-election of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus later this week in Charlotte, North Carolina, there was even less drama for the Democrats.
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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Democrats
Longtime Texas congressman Jack Brooks dead at 89
US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is escorted onto the stage by former Congressman Jack Brooks (L) at a campaign rally at the airport hangar in Beaumont, Texas on March 3, 2008. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK
December 5th, 2012
08:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Longtime Texas congressman Jack Brooks dead at 89

(CNN) – Jack Brooks, a former U.S. congressman from Texas, died Tuesday night in Beaumont Baptist Hospital after a sudden illness, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

At 89, Brooks passed away two weeks shy of his 90th birthday.
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Filed under: Democrats • House • Texas
When a win isn't a win: House Democratic gains may not equal victory
November 20th, 2012
03:04 PM ET
2 years ago

When a win isn't a win: House Democratic gains may not equal victory

(CNN) – Two weeks after President Barack Obama's re-election, the "Blue" map keeps expanding as the last few "too close to call" congressional races break for Democrats.

They have won six of the seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives that were undecided on Election Night with only Rep. Mike McIntyre's North Carolina result still subject to recount. A win there would push Democrats to 200 seats in the chamber compared with 234 for majority Republicans.

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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats • House
DCCC announces top staffers
November 15th, 2012
04:27 PM ET
2 years ago

DCCC announces top staffers

(CNN) – The key committee dedicated to electing Democrats to the U.S. House announced on Thursday several promotions as it builds a team for the 2014 congressional elections.

The group's political director, Kelly Ward, will take Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's top staff spot as Executive Director. The current communications director, Jesse Ferguson, and finance director, Missy Kurek, will become deputy executive directors.
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Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • Democrats
Angus King to caucus with Democrats
November 14th, 2012
09:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Angus King to caucus with Democrats

(CNN) - Maine's independent senator-elect announced Wednesday he would caucus with Democrats, giving the party a ten-vote advantage over Republicans in the upper chamber.

Angus King made the announcement Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol, where he and other newly elected senators and representatives are convening for a week of orientation. They will be officially sworn in as lawmakers in January.
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Filed under: Angus King • Democrats • Senate
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