Debbie Wasserman Schultz said last week, “I’m not going to confidently predict that Democrats will take the House back.” That’s not the kind of thing Democratic operatives want to hear from their party chair. “This was not a particularly helpful thing to say or a particularly good way to say it,” says one.
“I believe him, I still support him,” says the mayor of Chesilhurst Borough. “I’d endorse Christie again,” says the mayor of Harrison, N.J.
President Obama doesn’t have to run another campaign on Obamacare. His Democratic allies do.
UPDATE: Harry Reid dropped the bomb. Maybe you heard about filibustering in the Senate and the threat of a “nuclear option,” and maybe you’re still a little bit confused about what it all means. Sit back and let the cast of Mean Girls walk you through the finer points.
The president tells Congress to ignore “the bloggers” and come together.
The most influential group of immigration advocates do not want to be a political pawn.
Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back — and the White House has signaled it’s on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight?
Here’s the invitation. Update: Paul’s office says he’s not hoping for a solution to the shutdown, but a “ratcheting down” of rhetoric that’s become “too personal.” So far one Democrat has signed up. Update, Oct 8: Heinrich’s office says the Democrat never planned to attend and didn’t go.
He’s that guy who was on SNL who said “Makin’ copies.” Oh, and he was the “You can do it” guy in The Waterboy.
Democrats were fine with how powerful the federal government was once Obama took office, but more and more are starting to change their mind.
Democrats with tougher electoral prospects are not interested in signing on to the president’s war.
Democrats like the government way more than Republicans do and Republicans like the oil and gas industry way more than Democrats do.
On Capitol Hill, Obama pledges to help Democrats on the trail and asks them to sell his economic plans.
Democrat pitcher Cedric Richmond shines again, while Rand Paul insists the NSA is stealing Republican signals.
Democrats are more likely than Republicans to be depressed, according to a BuzzFeed/SurveyMonkey survey.
“We’re trying to get a commercial break. We’re getting lopsided Democrats versus Republicans. We’ll try to rectify that.”
“If Democrats in Washington want to pin their hopes on a pro-Bush lobbyist who’s already lost two two midterm elections, they can explain that decision to progressives,” says Dayspring.
Support for Friday’s flight delay vote was the latest White House move on sequester that’s left Democrats on Capitol Hill grumbling. Meanwhile, the White House says Democrats in Congress don’t have the spine to take a political risk.
Whatever Progress Kentucky is trying to do, it should probably stop right now.
As the RNC sets out to expand outreach, Democratic reaction boils down to “we’ll believe it when we see it.”
CPAC crowd unmoved by the big moment, video shows. No gotcha here.
“We’re in a very good place on the president’s commitment to help,” Chairman Israel says.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee looks to hit Republicans again on cuts to Medicare.
Just one Dem participated in Rand Paul’s thirteen-hour filibuster against drone strikes. The defense: “A distraction” that just “didn’t feel like a constructive venue.”
Grassley’s decision to tone it down on Twitter made freshman Democratic senator “so sad.”
The president’s support will make their case easier.
The congresswoman from Florida will serve as chair for at least two more years.
“Democrats are baby-killers!”
And Republicans start looking for ways to embrace him. Liberals should be prepared to lose him.