"My only interest is making sure that when I look back 20 years from now..."7:02 AM, May 30, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a fundraiser last night in Chicago, President Barack Obama signaled that he's interested in his legacy as a president and insisted that he's willing to work with anyone.
"My only interest is making sure that when I look back 20 years from now, I say I accomplished everything that I could while I had this incredible privilege to advance the interests of the broadest number of Americans and to make sure that this country was stronger and more prosperous than it was when I came into office. That’s my only interest," the president said.
"And that means that I am willing to work with anybody -- Republican, Democrat or independent -- to get stuff done. And I am not going to put the pause button on for the next year and a half or two years or whatever it is, simply to position myself for the next election. If I’ve got a Republican who’s willing to work with me to rebuild our infrastructure, let’s go. If I’ve got a Republican out there who’s willing to get serious about what we need to deal with our long-term deficit challenges, I’m prepared, come on, let’s talk."
But Obama then suggested he'd draw the line at "climate change" deniers. "If I’ve got somebody who has a different approach to dealing with climate change -- I don’t have much patience for people who deny climate change, but if you’ve got creative approaches, market-based approaches, tell me about them. If you think I’m doing it the wrong way, let me know. I’m happy to work with you," said Obama.
The fundraiser at a private residence was to support the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Raising money to win back the House.7:02 AM, May 29, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Later this evening, President Barack Obama will head to his hometown of Chicago to attend two Democratic party fundraisers aimed to help his party help win back the House of Representatives from the Republicans.
"In the afternoon, the President will travel to Chicago. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at O’Hare International Airport are open press," Obama's schedule reads.
4:32 PM, May 16, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In an email to supporters of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi encouraged readers to sign a petition to "declare your support" for Obamacare ahead of the House plan to hold a vote on repealing the unpopular health care law. The email, which had the subject line "this has gotten out of control,"claims that the vote to repeal is "worthless," particularly because "a real repeal would actually COST money rather than save it."
Read the whole email from Pelosi below:
7:08 PM, Sep 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A recent email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which focuses on getting Democratic party members elected to the House of Representatives, announces a contest to find the "Worst. Republican. Ever."
2:56 PM, Aug 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a desperate plea for money, the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is telling potential donors that "Mitt Romney will sell America out if he becomes President." The Democrat is arguing that, in order to prevent this, one should make a donation.
9:02 AM, Jun 27, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Rep. Steve Israel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is urging Democratic candidates to skip his party's national convention in September.
"If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts," Israel reportedly said at a Reuters conference, according to Reuters.
"I don't care if the president was at 122 percent favorability right now," he said. "I think (candidates) should be in their districts," rather than spend time at the convention, which will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3-6.
11:19 AM, Oct 10, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
From an email sent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC):
4:43 PM, May 16, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is ramping up its misleading campaign on this year's Republican House budget (which includes Medicare reforms). On a new microsite, DontEndMedicare.com, the DCCC is urging citizens to "Tell Republican Members of Congress to keep their hands off the Medicare benefits that seniors have earned," and provides a list of upcoming town hall meetings this week where they can do so.
1:36 PM, May 5, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) produced a highly misleading ad last week about the House GOP's Medicare reform plan. The ad portrayed seniors working tough jobs to pay for their health care under a plan the DCCC says would "end Medicare."
Heritage Action, a political arm of the Heritage Foundation, has released a response video, depicting children scrounging for money to pay for unfunded entitlement liabilities. Take a look:
The Republican House did not vote to end Medicare.5:01 PM, Apr 27, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is out today with a new advertisement targeting freshman Republican House members from districts that had previously elected Democrats. The ad juxtaposes campaign ads and appearances from last year's election, when the GOP candidates said they'll protect Medicare for seniors, with those representatives' votes this month to "end Medicare." Watch below:
9:02 AM, Jul 1, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Last week, Sarah Palin, a former vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party and grassroots darling who serves in no elected or official capacity, tweeted a link to a Thomas Sowell column that included a reference to Nazi tactics. Democrats were outraged that she seemingly endorsed the comparison Sowell made.
Special elections are a harbinger of November.Apr 26, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 30 • By SEAN TRENDE
The first signs that the Republicans were in for a terrible November in 1974 came in February of that year. Pennsylvania’s 12th District, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of West Central Pennsylvania, had elected a Republican to Congress in every election for a century except in the very worst Republican years: 1922, 1934, and 1948. In 1972, it had reelected its 12-term congressman, John P. Saylor, with 68 percent of the vote.