Former President Jimmy Carter says Americans could have had comprehensive health care coverage decades ago if Sen. Edward M. Kennedy hadn't blocked a plan Carter had proposed. Carter revisited the old spat in an interview with CBS' 60 Minute
U.S. Rep. John Spratt will debate his Republican challenger Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday, but the only people who will get to see any of it have already bought tickets to the sold out dinner at a South Carolina Lions Club.
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has made no secret of his desire to run for mayor of Chicago one day, saying as recently as April that becoming chief executive of his home town had "always been an aspiration."
Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank's retort was an Internet sensation. Questioned at a town hall last year about the "Nazi policy" of health care reform, Frank told the speaker who made the comment that talking to her was "like arguing with a
While the rest of the political world is preoccupied with the midterm elections, Chicago dentist William DeJean is hatching plans for 2012. He shelled out $5,000 to create an ad encouraging Americans to back a Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2012
Larson spoke days after a new opinion poll showed Republicans have an unprecedented 10-point edge among registered voters nationwide, their widest advantage in the Gallup polling organization's six-decade history of mid-term election surveys.
Do you really want to see the character of the Democratic Party? Do you truly think that the Democrats are so strong willed, so brave, so kind, so caring? Do you really believe that they wouldn’t turn their backs on you like the conservatives claim b
Unable to attract support on their own, Democrat incumbents are running phony Tea Party candidates all over the country in hopes of siphoning away support from their Republican challengers.
Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, the mother of the imprisoned ex-mayor of Detroit, lost her bid for an eighth term with a Democratic primary defeat Tuesday. The 65-year-old Detroit congresswoman conceded the race to State Sen. Hansen Clarke of Detr
In what appears to be a breakdown of the party's consensus on the how to handle the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts, two more Senate Democrats called for extending tax cuts for all earners—including those with the highest incomes.
Under pressure, the Democrats are cracking. On both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, there is a realization that Nancy Pelosi's hold on the speakership is in true jeopardy; that losing control of the Senate is not out of the question...
In his first campaign appearance, South Carolina's surprising U.S. Senate candidate, Alvin Greene, received applause Sunday with his exhortations to improve education and fight unemployment.
If elections are even half won simply by voter turnout, then this chart shows why the Democrats are toast this year. Republicans have far more momentum than at any other time in two decades, according to survey data from Pew Research.
California Sen. Barbara Boxer is quickly becoming one of the Democrats’ most vulnerable incumbents ahead of the November midterms. A new Field Poll finds Boxer narrowly leading former Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina in her bid for re-election, 47
Polls show Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, 70, struggling in his bid for a fifth term, with disapproval ratings hovering around 50 percent.
Read this article closely. It shows the huge gap between Team Obama and American people. As a result, the poll numbers are looking worse for the Dems even than in 1994, when they were swept out of Congress by the dozens.
This might just go down as the swiftboating of all time. For ES&S voting systems and electronic voting as an industry. Ya gotta love it. Video!
Greene, a 32-year-old unemployed military veteran who lives with his parents, defeated Vic Rawl for the Democratic Senate nomination despite having run essentially no public campaign — no events, no signs, no debates, no website, no fundraising. The
Nathan Daschle is sending out emails, sounding the alarm for DemocratGovernors.org. . What's got Nathan so spooked? A 82-second video called "Remember November." Let's take a look at Nate's trembling missive.
Mickey Kaus, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California, showed up for a debate with incumbent Barbara Boxer (D-Greece). Boxer continued her dodge of Kaus, so a stand-in for the Senator was utilized. Many in the audience noticed no difference.
Like father, like son - but nothing like the last two governors. Andrew Cuomo, following in the footsteps of dad Mario and two scandal-scarred predecessors, announced his long-expected campaign for governor by promising a crackdown on corruption.
What are Progressives using to fire up their base and fundraise? Let's take a look at this week's fundraising appeals--one from the President himself.
Las Vegas Sun’s Jon Ralston ignores real polls and presents a mixture of straw polls and home-cook Dem ones. Ralston said Republicans smell “the scent of fear.” Voters in Nevada certainly smell something–it’s doubtful it’s fear.
A reliable vote for Nancy Pelosi became the first incumbent to lose his congressional seat Tuesday: Rep. Alan Mollohan lost his 28-year lease on WV's 1st congressional seat. Mollohan was defeated by state Sen. Mike Oliverio in the WV Dem primary ele
What’s the latest things bothering Democrats–including the President? Here’s a sample of what’s ended up in our email over the last few days–most of it used to try and raise money for Democrats and their causes.
f you’re a Democrat living in California and not a member of a government union–not exactly one and the same–you don’t have to pull the lever for Barbara Boxer. Try the common sense approach of a “political gadfly,” as the LA Times describes writer M
As usual, Congressman Alan Mollohan's (D-WV) Incredible Perpetual Money Machine has filled his once-empty campaign coffers. What's not so usual is that the congressman, a staple on Citizens for Reform and Ethics in Washington's "15 Most Corrupt" list
If Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears get flak for airbrushing their photos, why not the speaker of the House?
In this video, James David Manning, PhD speaks about how half of the Arizona Legislature wants Barack Hussein "Long Legged Mack Daddy" Obama to show his birth certificate to state officials if he runs for re-election...
Big Government has learned that Clintonistas are plotting a “push/pull” strategy. They plan to identify 7-8 national figures active in the tea party movement and engage in deep opposition research on them. If possible, they will identify one or two t