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  • Joe Biden emerges as patron saint of the embattled House Democrat

    Earlier than expected, there is a Biden-Clinton race underway — between Joe Biden and Bill Clinton, that is. In a year when an unpopular President Obama has been forced to scale back his campaigning to only the bluest states, former President...
  • Obama the conservative? Sunday on CNN

    Obama the conservative? Sunday on CNN
    CBS’ “Face the Nation” celebrates its 60th anniversary this weekend with President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Also on the Sunday morning lineup: “...
  • On eve of leadership vote, Nancy Pelosi lays out post-election strategy

    On eve of leadership vote, Nancy Pelosi lays out post-election strategy
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) announced plans Monday to broaden her leadership team ahead of her expected reelection as the House Democratic leader, the first steps in an ambitious strategy designed to put the party in a stronger position to...
  • Obama makes surprise visit to Ted Lieu for Congress headquarters

    President Obama made a surprise stop Thursday at the Venice campaign headquarters for state Sen. Ted Lieu, who is running for Congress. Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance who is favored to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in the Nov....
  • Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money

    Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money
    It's the height of season, and not just for snowbirds enjoying Florida while it's still cold up north. In the political world, it's the season for raising money. "This is high hunting season in the fundraising business," said Mark Foley, a Palm Beach...
  • Wasserman Schultz tries to spin Florida loss as positive

    Wasserman Schultz tries to spin Florida loss as positive
    Original post | 10:08 a.m. Updated | 11: 28 a.m. There’s so much spin emanating from Democrats on Wednesday, it would be easy to get a case of vertigo. They’re attempting to convince people that their loss in the closely watched...
  • Republicans can't stop talking about impeaching Obama

    When Republicans in Congress complained about his relentless attacks on their record, reporters dubbed President Truman "Give 'em Hell Harry." To which Truman fired back: "I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell!"...
  • Democrats target Republican ties to Koch brothers

    Democrats target Republican ties to Koch brothers
    WASHINGTON — Democrats struggling to combat a flood of outside money pouring in to defeat their candidates have found at least a temporary solution: If you can't beat them, brand them. The latest strategy of Democratic messaging is tying...
  • Aguilar claims second place on fall ballot for Rep. Miller seat

    Aguilar claims second place on fall ballot for Rep. Miller seat
    Following a fresh round of ballot-counting, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar on Thursday claimed the second place on the fall ballot to succeed Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga).  Most observers concluded there are not enough ballots left to deny...
  • 'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge

    'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge
    President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
  • Eric Cantor's primary loss an 'apocalyptic moment' for the GOP

    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory. Cantor, the No. 2 Republican...