Democrat Articles

Dem. State Rep. Urged to Resign Amid Sex Scandal

5:34 PM, Aug 20, 2012

The Pioneer Press reports: 

The calls for state Rep. Kerry Gauthier to quit politics grew louder Monday, as party leaders urged the first-term DFLer from Duluth to withdraw his bid for reelection following reports he had oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a Duluth-area rest stop in July.

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Another Dem. Congressman Refuses to Endorse Obama

10:33 AM, Jun 24, 2012

President Obama's reelection problems continue in North Carolina, the state that's hosting this year's Democratic National Committee convention later this year. Congressman Mike McIntyre, a Democratic representative of North Carolina's Seventh Congressional District, is now refusing to endorse President Obama.

A local news affiliate asked McIntyre who he'd be endorsing: 

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Retiring Dem: 'The People Have Gotten Dumber'

9:44 AM, Jun 21, 2012

Retiring congressman Gary Ackerman, a Democrat from New York, reflects on his time in Congress. 

"Congressman Ackerman, you’ve been here 30 years. Can you define comity as it existed when you arrived versus how it exists now?," Bloomberg Businessweek asks.

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Clinton: 'Remember Me? I'm the Only Guy that Gave You Four Surplus Budgets'

8:41 AM, Jun 05, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton had plenty of praise for President Barack Obama, as the two traversed New York City last night hauling in campaign cash. “I don't think it's important to reelect the president; I think it is essential to reelect the president—if we want this country to have the kind of future that our children and grandchildren deserve,” Clinton told group of Obama donors at the legendary Waldorf Astoria hotel.

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Under Obama, Party Affiliation Has Swung 10 Points Toward the GOP

1:11 PM, May 02, 2012

In the 39 months that President Obama has held office, party affiliation has swung 10 points against his party.

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Morning Jay: No Serious Democrat Will Challenge Obama

5:00 AM, Aug 04, 2011

Froma Harrop wrote a column this week, arguing that Democrats should primary Obama:

Ed Rendell, do you have plans for 2012? Hillary Clinton? If you, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, or you, the secretary of state, are free next year and wouldn't mind, would you please launch a primary challenge against President Obama?

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A Fling with the Welfare State

From the best of intentions to bankruptcy and recriminations
Jul 25, 2011

The intentions of Democrats are only the best. They want all of the old to have lavish retirements, all of the young to have scholarships, verse-penning cowboys to have festivals funded by government, and everyone to have access to all the best health care, at no cost to himself.

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Converting Mamet

A playwright’s progress
May 23, 2011

Santa Monica

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Indiana Fleebagger Equates Hiding in Illinois to Serving in Afghanistan

1:06 PM, Apr 01, 2011

Well, I hope you have an air-sickness bag handy. Here we have Indiana State Representative Dave Cheatham -- one of a number of Indiana Democrats that fled to Illinois to stop legislation aimed at reining in public sector unions -- comparing his total dereliction of public responsibility in order to protect teachers unions to a) "making our schools better" and b) putting your life on the line by serving in Afghanistan. Oh, and as an added bonus, he illustrates this by quoting impressionable children in his wife's first-grade class. Nice.


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