Pres. Clinton to address House Democrats' retreat
February 5th, 2013
12:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Pres. Clinton to address House Democrats' retreat

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will address House Democrats at their member retreat later this week, the House Democratic Caucus said Tuesday.

He will deliver a keynote address Friday, the final day of the three-day 2013 Issues Conference in Leesburg, Virginia.
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Filed under: House Democrats • President Clinton
November 15th, 2012
11:53 AM ET
2 years ago

House Democratic women's numbers don't yet add up to power

Washington (CNN) - When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that she would seek to keep her leadership role she stood flanked by a cheering phalanx of her female colleagues.

Pelosi, who prior to the Democratic Party's loss of the House in 2010 served as its first female speaker, sandwiched her announcement between pointed comments about the Democratic agenda and how she sees her party's policies as helpful to women. Pelosi said she would vie to keep her leadership role "in order to continue work on empowering women."

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Filed under: 2012 • House Democrats • Nancy Pelosi
DCCC robo calls link House Republicans to Akin
August 27th, 2012
01:29 PM ET
2 years ago

DCCC robo calls link House Republicans to Akin

(CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a series of automated phone calls Monday linking House Republicans to Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments about rape, according to a release from the organization.

The GOP's Senate candidate in Missouri came under fire when he explained his opposition to abortion by citing unnamed female bodily responses that he said prevent pregnancy in instances of "legitimate rape" during an interview with a Missouri television station.
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Filed under: 2012 • Abortion • DCCC • House Democrats • House Republicans
NRCC tracks Blue Dogs
September 29th, 2011
11:25 AM ET
3 years ago

NRCC tracks Blue Dogs

(CNN) – The National Republican Congressional Committee has their sights set on Blue Dog Democrats, as evidenced by a website launched Thursday.

Republicans currently hold a 242-193 majority in the House of Representatives, a 49-seat majority the party would like to retain-and increase-in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • House Democrats • House Republicans • NRCC
Pelosi: Democratic plans still on track despite 'mogul'
September 15th, 2011
12:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Pelosi: Democratic plans still on track despite 'mogul'

Washington (CNN) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday brushed off the two special election losses Democrats suffered on Tuesday, saying the party was still on track with plans to regain control of the House of Representatives next fall.

"It does not alter our plan for taking back the House," Pelosi said, when asked about the GOP upset in a traditionally Democratic district in New York, and the wide margin the Republican received over the Democratic candidate in Nevada.
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The other 'American Jobs Act'
September 14th, 2011
05:21 PM ET
3 years ago

The other 'American Jobs Act'

Washington (CNNMoney) – At least one House Republican is having a chuckle over the "American Jobs Act." Earlier this week, no House Democrat had officially filed a bill introducing the $447 billion jobs package that President Obama had sent to Congress.

The president, of course, dubbed his proposal the American Jobs Act. Well, Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, liked that moniker so much he slapped it on a bill of his own - one that would never be embraced by any Democrat.

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Filed under: Congress • House Democrats • House Republicans • Jobs
House Democrats say they know what Ronald Reagan would do
July 19th, 2011
07:18 PM ET
3 years ago

House Democrats say they know what Ronald Reagan would do

WASHINGTON (CNN) - What would Ronald Reagan do? It's a question many Republicans often ask, but on Tuesday Democrats turned to the former president's words to argue he would raise the debt limit.

House Democrats released new video that features a Reagan radio address from September 1987 during which he called on Congress to raise the debt ceiling.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • House Democrats • Ronald Reagan
House Democrats: No dice on Medicare, Social Security cuts
July 8th, 2011
09:23 PM ET
3 years ago

House Democrats: No dice on Medicare, Social Security cuts

Washington (CNN) - Congressional Democrats, frustrated that President Obama is including entitlement changes in debt negotiations, pushed back Friday, insisting they will not support any benefit cuts to Medicare or Social Security.

They also reminded the White House it should heed their concerns if it wants to get Democratic votes necessary to pass any agreement.
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Filed under: Debt • House Democrats • Medicare • Social Security
House Democrats react to Weiner resignation
June 16th, 2011
06:17 PM ET
4 years ago

House Democrats react to Weiner resignation

Washington (CNN) - The news of Weiner’s resignation was met with reaction that ranged from relief to sadness on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

CNN caught up with up with several Democratic lawmakers during votes off the House floor just before Weiner made his resignation official in New York. These Democrats, who noted that they are close to Weiner, were quick to point out that while he will no longer be a member of Congress, they believe Weiner still has a promising future ahead, possibly including another political office.

Read reaction from several of Rep. Weiner's colleagues after the jump:
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • House Democrats
Weiner resigns after sexting scandal
June 16th, 2011
02:30 PM ET
4 years ago

Weiner resigns after sexting scandal

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from office Thursday, saying, "Unfortunately, the distraction that I have created" has made it "impossible" to continue his work in Congress.

Weiner apologized "for the personal mistakes I have made and for the embarrassment I have caused" to his neighbors, his constituents, and his wife.

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