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  • 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 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dems target Maryland's 6th District

    Maryland’s competitive congressional election for Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett’s district has made a list of 36 races the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Wednesday it intends to target in the hopes of clawing back...