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  • '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...
  • Dems to help vulnerable Joe Garcia and Patrick Murphy

     While vowing to help them hang on to their seats, Democrats tacitly acknowledged on Tuesday that South Florida Congressmen Patrick Murphy and Joe Garcia are among the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress.  They were listed along with 24 others in...
  • Top Democrat calls for Gov. Jan Brewer's ouster over redistricting

    Top Democrat calls for Gov. Jan Brewer's ouster over redistricting
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) suggested that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer should be impeached for her role in ousting the independent official at the helm of the state’s redistricting commission. "I...
  • Republicans need to do better

    Republicans need to do better
    As one who worked in and around a few presidential campaigns, I'm always troubled and honestly quite alarmed when potential presidential candidates ask staff, focus groups, and tea leaves what their message should be and who in essence, they are. As a...
  • Our lack of choice at the pump props up the Saudis

    At a time when Americans are engaged in a heated debate about cutting domestic social services and entitlement programs, we are forced to fund more and more social programs — for other nations. How so? In February, after seeing fellow Sunni...
  • Nancy Pelosi calls for Ethics Committee to investigate Rep. Anthony Weiner

    Nancy Pelosi calls for Ethics Committee to investigate Rep. Anthony Weiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate Rep. Anthony Weiner after the New York congressman admitted to lying about explicit messages he sent women online. "I am deeply disappointed and saddened about this...
  • Rep. Joe Walsh skipping GOP convention

    Rep. Joe Walsh skipping GOP convention
    Controversial tea party-backed freshman Rep. Joe Walsh, in a tough race for re-election against Democrat Tammy Duckworth, said Thursday he would skip a visit to the Republican National Convention in Tampa at the end of next month. “The...
  • DCCC targets House Republicans on Medicare, including Dent, Fitzpatrick and Gerlach

    DCCC targets House Republicans on Medicare, including Dent, Fitzpatrick and Gerlach
    As U.S. House Republican Paul Ryan prepares to unveil a new budget plan Tuesday, the campaign arm for congressional Democrats have launched a preemptive strike against 41 House Republicans. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting...
  • Nancy Pelosi gets involved in South Florida primary contest

    Nancy Pelosi, the once – and she hopes future – speaker of the House is giving a boost to Democratic congressional candidate Lois Frankel just eight days before the Aug. 14 Democratic primary. Pelosi appears Monday with Frankel in Boca Raton,...