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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • As the president shifts topics, the GOP is still focused on Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union address, President Obama will touch on his healthcare law but keep the focus instead on his agenda to tackle income inequality: a push to increase the minimum wage, extend unemployment benefits and boost access...
  • Republican moderate announces he won't seek reelection

    Republican moderate announces he won't seek reelection
    WASHINGTON -- A moderate Republican congressman from New Jersey announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection in 2014 – a possible consequence of last month’s 16-day government shutdown. Rep. Jon Runyan, a second-term lawmaker who...
  • Conservative group blasts Republican Diaz-Balart as Obamacare supporter

    Conservative group blasts Republican Diaz-Balart as Obamacare supporter
    Updates | 3:26 p.m. and 4:01 p.m. Original blog post | 2:55 p.m. U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican who represents part of South Broward, was attacked Thursday by a conservative group over his vote to fund a reopening of the federal...
  • Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress. Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...
  • Obama returns to Chicago for fundraising pitch

     Obama returns to Chicago for fundraising pitch
    President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Wednesday to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates as part of his party's push to take back control of the House and preserve Democrats' majority in the Senate next year. While potentially a...
  • Obama in Chicago for Democratic congressional fundraisers

    Obama in Chicago for Democratic congressional fundraisers
    President Barack Obama is back in Chicago tonight for a pair of fundraisers as Democrats try to capture the House and defend the Senate next year. During his 15-minute remarks at the Hilton, Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but said he...
  • Obama to attend fundraisers in Chicago next week

    Obama to attend fundraisers in Chicago next week
    The White House this afternoon confirmed that President Barack Obama will fly to Chicago for Democratic fundraisers Wednesday. The Tribune reported this month that the president and two other Democratic leaders will visit Chicago to attend two...
  • Obama in town May 29 for fundraisers

     Obama in town May 29 for fundraisers
    — President Barack Obama and two other Democratic leaders will visit Chicago on May 29 to attend two fundraisers for House Democrats. Obama will be accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., who...