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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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").Read more
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:Read more
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.
The politicians were first spotted by Jacqueline Alemany of CBS.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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:Read more
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.Read more
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 BostonRead more
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.Read more
Obama Heads to Dem Fundraiser After Ukraine Remarks: 'Officially Happy Hour With the Democratic Party'
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:Read more
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.Read more
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