DNC Articles

O'Malley: DNC Would Add Debates If Clinton Asked

2:29 PM, Sep 17, 2015

Martin O'Malley has continued to be a thorn in the side of the Democratic National Committee. Over the past few weeks, he's publicly criticized the DNC and its chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for limiting debates in order to help Hillary Clinton. Schultz hasn't taken it lightly.

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Debbie: 'Thrilled' Republican Debate Drowning Out Democratic Primary

12:17 PM, Sep 16, 2015

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is "thrilled" the Republican debate is drowning out the Democratic primary. The DNC chair made the comments today on MSNBC:

"The Republicans are drowning you guys out, though," said Andrea Mitchell.

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Dems Rally Today Against Debbie Wasserman Schultz's 'Dictatorial Debate Restrictions'

7:06 AM, Sep 16, 2015

Democrats are protesting Democrats later today on Capitol Hill. A group calling for more Democratic presidential debates will gather outside the Democratic National Committee's headquarters to do demand more debates. 

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O'Malley: Triple the Number of Debates

"I think that the Democratic party is doing a bad job."
3:25 PM, Aug 13, 2015

On MSNBC's Morning Joe program this morning, Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley told Mika Brzezinski he'd like to see the number of Democratic debates tripled before votes are cast in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

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Debbie Confronted Over Debate Schedule

8:14 AM, Aug 07, 2015

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was confronted this morning on national TV about the Democrats' truncated debate schedule:

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Debbie Blocks Tweeter Who Questioned Dem Debate Schedule

2:02 PM, Aug 06, 2015

Earlier today, a Twitter user with the handle @Ladysandersfarm questioned the Democratic National Committee chair's decision to limit the number of debates to six. 

"Why no summer debates? @DWStweets Seems quite unfair to #OMalley2016 and #Bernie2016 Trying to give grandma an edge?"

For that, @Ladysandersfarm got blocked by Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Twitter, the social media user claims.

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DNC Hosts Cleveland Spin Room at Anti-Israel Hotel

11:03 AM, Aug 06, 2015

As the clock ticks down to tonight's set of debates in Cleveland, the Democrats have set up their spin shop to try and sway the press. The venue they chose, the Radisson Hotel Cleveland-Gateway, may sound like an ordinary hotel, but beneath the surface lies an awkward controversy for the ostensibly pro-Israel DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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Obama's Sexism and the Democrats' Dead Dogma

After years of relying on identity politics, Democrats no longer even know how to argue.
10:12 AM, May 13, 2015

After Senate Democrats went back on their word and killed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, Elizabeth Warren was upheld as a progressive champion for orchestrating the legicide. While Republicans were miffed about the betrayal, the situation quickly devolved into an ugly Democrat-on-Democrat spat between Warren and the White House, which had worked hard to sell the deal.

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GOP: Make Democrats Answer for Their Fellow Democrats

8:19 AM, Feb 24, 2015

Democrats have not had to answer for the actions of Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (who offered to change a policy position in exchange for not being criticized, and threatened to paint President Obama as anti-Semitic and anti-women). Or for the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation (which accepts foreign donations). Or for Joe Biden (who said last week he knows Somalis because "there’s an awful lot driving cabs").

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Ex-Con Dem Pol Says DWS Could Have Had Feds Called On Her

8:04 AM, Feb 20, 2015

Florida congresswoman and chairman of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz might have been the subject of a federal investigation, suggests a former Democratic politician and ex-con. Politico reports that Wasserman Schultz "offered to change her position on medical marijuana if a major Florida donor recanted his withering criticism of her."

Here's more from Politico:

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Red Carpet at Grammys

7:39 PM, Feb 08, 2015

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was spotted in the background of the Red Carpet show leading up to tonight's Grammys. She was joined by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas. 

They were no doubt fighting for President Obama's so-called middle class economics plan.

Here's video:

The politicians were first spotted by Jacqueline Alemany of CBS.


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Obamacare’s Throne of Lies

Nov 24, 2014

The late William F. Buckley famously observed that he “would sooner be governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than by the two thousand members of the faculty of Harvard.” Not only does this remain a sage observation, The Scrapbook would suggest extending Buckley’s cordon sanitaire further down the Charles River basin to encompass the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber teaches.

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Cost Podcast: The State of Play 8 Days Out

Hosted by Michael Graham.
1:35 PM, Oct 27, 2014

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on the state of play, eight days out from the midterm elections.

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DNC Chair Won't 'Predict' Dem House Takeover

6:31 AM, Oct 22, 2014

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz wouldn't "predict" a Democratic takover of the House:

"So is there a chance for Democrats to pickup the House of Representatives?" asked the MSNBC host interviewing her.

"You know, I think the best thing that I could predict is that we have an opportunity to pick up seats. Beyond that I wouldn't make any other predictions," said Wasserman Schultz. 

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Paltrow to Obama: 'You’re So Handsome That I Can’t Speak Properly'

8:46 PM, Oct 09, 2014

The host gushed at the sight of President Obama. The setting was a Democratic fundraiser at the home of Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow.

"You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly," Paltrow told Obama at the fundraiser in her backyard.

The Hollywood star wished the president had even more power to accomplish even more things. As the pool report phrased it:

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The Toxic Democratic Brand

9:35 AM, Oct 09, 2014

For years, it's been axiomatic among political observers that the GOP "brand" is damaged. There is certainly merit to this observation, though it is often bandied about in contexts where there's little to no evidence supporting that conclusion.

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Six Democratic Campaign Events Today for Obama and Biden

10:35 AM, Oct 07, 2014

President Obama may not be, in his words, "on the ballot" this November, but that doesn't mean he's not on the campaign trail.

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John Kerry: 'I'm Sort of Thinking 2016'

7:12 AM, Sep 04, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry's speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S.

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More Democrats Call for Shinseki's Resignation

10:54 AM, May 29, 2014

As PBS reports, the last 24 hours has seen the "floodgates open" with calls for Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

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The Perfect Venue

11:08 AM, Apr 23, 2014

The political conventions will be coming in the summer of 2016 and the parties must choose locations for the festivities.

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Obama to Boston for DNC Events

12:26 PM, Mar 03, 2014

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is not slowing down the president. Barack Obama will travel to Boston on Wednesday for Democratic National Committee events, the White House announced today. 

President Obama to Travel to Boston

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Democrats Misquote President Obama on Minimum Wage: 'Reagan Was In Congress'

9:31 AM, Mar 02, 2014

President Obama spoke to the Democrat National Committee's winter meeting in Washington, D.C. on Friday and addressed the minimum wage increase that he recently proposed, comparing it to the minimum wage in Ronald Reagan's time.

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Obama Heads to Dem Fundraiser After Ukraine Remarks: 'Officially Happy Hour With the Democratic Party'

5:52 PM, Feb 28, 2014

After delivering remarks on Ukraine, and warning Russia, President Obama headed over to DNC where it's "officially happy hour with the Democratic party."

The pool reporter adds:

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Michelle Obama to Donors: 'Writing Those Checks Is the Single Most Impactful Thing You Can Do'

9:02 AM, Jan 31, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama tells rich donors to keep the checks coming. "You can write a check. Or another one. Write a big fat check. Write the biggest check you could possibly write," the first lady said at a high-dollar Democratic fundraiser last night in San Francisco.

"Some of you might be tired being always asked for money,'' Obama added. "I know that writing those checks is the single most impactful thing you can do right now."

Via the pool report:

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ECI: No Excuse for Wasserman Schultz Deceiving Her Constituents on Iran

9:42 AM, Jan 24, 2014

Certain elements of the pro-Israel community are willing to give DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz a pass on being tough on Iran. After all, she's in difficult position, they say, trying to be pro-Israel and the head of the Democratic party.

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Hillary? Really? Continued

1:51 PM, Jan 20, 2014

In this week's issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, the boss writes that nothing about Hillary Clinton's candidacy, nomination, or election to the presidency in 2016 is inevitable. Here's an excerpt:

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DNC Chair Refuses to Answer for Her Position on Iran

9:45 AM, Jan 19, 2014

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz won't say where she stands on Iran. Instead, she's ducking questions from a reporter on her trail.

As Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports:

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Report: DNC Chair Fighting Against Sanctioning Iran

12:42 PM, Jan 07, 2014

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) has become a major obstacle to a new bipartisan Iran sanctions measure, according to multiple sources on Capitol Hill and in Florida.

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CNN Poll: Democrats Trail GOP in 2014 Generic Ballot

10:04 AM, Nov 26, 2013

The politics of Obamacare have erased a lead Democrats once held in the generic congressional ballot for the 2014 elections, according to a new poll from CNN. Here are the details:

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