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For Grimm’s House Seat, New York Democrats Settle on City Councilman

Vincent Gentile, a city councilman from Brooklyn, will seek the seat left vacant after Representative Michael Grimm’s resignation. He will face Dan Donovan, the Republican district attorney on Staten Island, in a special election on May 5. Full News here – First Draft

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House Democrats Address Immigration/Executive Action, John McCain Speaks on ISIS and Ukraine – Politics Informer Video

House Democrats hold press conference to discuss Immigration & Executive Action. Then in Washington D.C., John McCain addresses the fight against ISIS and the issues in Ukraine. Video Rating: 1 / 5

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Senate Democrats Agree To GOP Plan To Fund Department Of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON — The Senate reached a deal on Wednesday on funding for the Department of Homeland Security, shifting the focus back on the House to prevent the agency from shutting down on Friday. Senate Democratic leaders announced after a caucus meeting that they had agreed to an offer put forward Tuesday by Majority Leader Mitch […]

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Senate Democrats Seek House Support for McConnell Plan on Homeland Security

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, said he would allow a vote on funding the department and a separate vote on President Obama’s immigration orders. Democrats want the House to go along. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Democrats Help the Middle Class – Why Can’t They Win Elections?

In the run-up to the 2016 election, Republicans are trying to position themselves as the party of the middle class. In a recent essay, Thomas Edsall writes, “The Republican appropriation of leftist populist rhetoric (and even policies) poses a significant threat to liberal prospects in 2016.” It may well work, but not because Republicans are in […]

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Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks during a news conference in Jerusalem

U.S. Senate Democrats invite Netanyahu to meeting during visit

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators during his upcoming visit to Washington, warning that making U.S.-Israeli relations a partisan political issue could have "lasting repercussions." Senators Richard Durbin and Dianne Feinstein extended the invitation "to […]

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Democrats Find Party Ignored Down-Ballot Races

The Democratic Party has all too often ignored down-ballot races that determine control of Congress and state legislatures, according to a preliminary report by a Democratic National Committee task force. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Why Democrats Lost in 2014

A new DNC report concludes the Democratic Party lacks a “single narrative” and must tighten its pitch to voters in order to compete in future elections, The Hill reports. Currently, the party is “loosely understood as a long list of policy statements and not with a common set of core values.” The post Why Democrats […]

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Democrats Look for Someone Better Than Sestak

“Anxious about a candidate considered to be an unreliable maverick and a political liability, Democratic Party leaders have undertaken a quiet, intensive search in recent months to recruit a serious primary challenger to former Rep. Joe Sestak, the party’s Senate nominee in 2010 who is again running for the seat,” National Journal reports. “The effort […]

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Senate Democrats Lobby for a Reprieve for Some Who Failed to Get Insurance

An extension would serve three purposes for the Obama administration: it would increase the number of insured people while reducing anger at the White House and opposition to the Affordable Care Act from those penalized. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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