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  • Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

    Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site
    For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus would raise the curtain on another campaign showdown in Ohio. Democrats...
  • Tammy Duckworth: I'm 'taking a real serious look' at Senate run

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a two-term Democrat, told CQ Roll Call on Monday that she is seriously considering challenging vulnerable Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., in 2016. Duckworth, currently finishing maternity leave following the birth of her daughter, said...
  • Cities forge policy apart from states

    WASHINGTON Republicans have seized their largest state lawmaking majorities since the 1920s, but many Democratic-dominated cities are likely to take matters into their own hands this year by passing progressive measures that go beyond or even conflict...
  • Villaraigosa would add dynamic new element in race to succeed Boxer

    Villaraigosa would add dynamic new element in race to succeed Boxer
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement that he is seriously weighing a bid for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer added a dynamic new element to what is likely to be a crowded and expensive...
  • Democratic committee assignments less than a zero-sum game

    WASHINGTON The House Democrats undeniably remain the fourth and smallest wheel in the congressional machine. And they're still struggling to apply enough internal political grease to get their pieces of the legislative engine out of neutral. The party...
  • Former LA mayor Villaraigosa says he will 'seriously consider' run for Boxer's Senate seat

    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Saturday that he is seriously considering a run for the Senate seat Barbara Boxer will vacate after deciding not to seek re-election to a fifth term. "Too many Californians are struggling to make ends...
  • Repair this broken system

    Drawing representative district lines to favor the political party in power is nearly as old as the republic itself. It's a strategy both Democrats and Republicans use to protect majorities and which allows prominent incumbents to all but ensure re-...
  • Mario Cuomo: The rhetoric and the record

    How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician. In most media accounts, references were made to...
  • Gov. Quinn says post-Blagojevich stability his greatest accomplishment

     Gov. Quinn says post-Blagojevich stability his greatest accomplishment
    As Gov. Pat Quinn prepares to leave the state's top job, he's worried about Illinois losing a prominent progressive voice and suggested his legacy is not defined by an electoral defeat, but his effort to stabilize Illinois at one of the lowest points in...
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo eulogizes dad Mario Cuomo, calls him a philosopher, crusader and friend

    Former Gov. Mario Cuomo's legacy as a liberal champion and powerful orator was remembered at his funeral Tuesday by one who knew him best — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his son. "At his core, he was a philosopher. He was a poet. He was an advocate. He was...
  • Brian Feinstein: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress — change committees

    Brian Feinstein: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress — change committees
    As Washington welcomes the 114th Congress, the capacity of our national legislature to address the nation's problems is in doubt. Public approval of Congress hovers near historic lows. The contrast between Congress' bare ability to pass routine...