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  • Obama urges Democrats not to be defensive

    Obama urges Democrats not to be defensive
    President Obama sought to transfer some swagger to a deflated group of Democrats on Thursday, saying the American people would respond if the party made a forceful case for what it stands for. Addressing the thinned-out ranks of House Democrats after an...
  • All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins

    All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins
    With less than two years to go before the election, Florida politicians are already pondering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Many of the Democrats and all of the potential Republican candidates, however, will most likely wait to see what incumbent...
  • Wasserman Schultz slams Marco Rubio, says Republicans afraid to stand up to bigots in their own party

    Wasserman Schultz slams Marco Rubio, says Republicans afraid to stand up to bigots in their own party
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Friday that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a possible presidential candidate, too often chooses political expedience and doesn't fight for the middle class. The Weston congresswoman and chairwoman of the Democratic National...
  • Wendell Ford, Democratic Kentucky governor and longtime U.S. senator, dies

    Wendell Ford, Democratic Kentucky governor and longtime U.S. senator, dies
    Wendell H. Ford, a former Kentucky governor and longtime Democratic U.S. senator, died Thursday at his Kentucky home. He was 90.  Ford had publicly acknowledged last year that he was battling lung cancer, and his family and state officials confirmed his...
  • Wendell Ford, ex-Kentucky governor, U.S. senator, dies at 90

    Former U.S. Sen. and Kentucky Gov. Wendell Ford, an unapologetic smoker whose unfiltered chats and speeches endeared him to voters in a state that once thrived on tobacco and coal, has died at age 90. Ford's health had declined in the last two weeks,...
  • Van Hollen to lead fundraising for DCCC, Ruppersberger back to Appropriations

    Van Hollen to lead fundraising for DCCC, Ruppersberger back to Appropriations
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Montgomery County lawmaker frequently at the center of Democratic messaging on the economy, will serve as the top campaign fundraiser for House Democrats in the next election. Long viewed as a rising star in the...
  • Obama seeks to soothe labor's anger over trade with union-friendly economic pitch

    On a cold overcast morning in January, President Barack Obama briefly delayed his departure for an Iowa day-trip to huddle in the Oval Office with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams. The topic was Obama's...
  • 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...
  • Christie courts nation in State of the State address

    TRENTON, N.J. — As he eyes a potential presidential run, Chris Christie delivered a State of the State speech Tuesday aimed at defining his record as New Jersey governor for a national audience, calling for an "American renewal" while offering...
  • Lawmaker apologizes for tweet comparing Obama to Hitler

     Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the Paris terrorist attacks. Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Weber sent on his official...
  • The agenda

    The agenda
    Maryland's 188 legislators will be sworn in tomorrow at the start of the General Assembly's 435th session, but the most important figure in Annapolis, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan, won't join them until his inauguration a week later. This will be the third time...