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Dems step up pressure for immigration vote

Dems step up pressure for immigration vote

House Democrats are determined to cast an election-year spotlight on Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration laws. To try to accomplish that in the GOP-controlled House,…

Can Democrats turn stand on issues into election wins?

Can Democrats turn stand on issues into election wins?

Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes their issues but not always the party. This…

President tries to calm Dems’ fears over Obamacare

President tries to calm Dems’ fears over Obamacare

President Barack Obama sought on Friday to ease strains with his Democratic allies in the U.S. Congress, who are fearful they could face election consequences from the botched rollout of…

Democrats push House showdown on minimum wage

Democrats push House showdown on minimum wage

House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new attention to an issue they consider…

In the end, Republicans helped unite Democrats

In the end, Republicans helped unite Democrats

Back in 1901, Finley Peter Dunne’s character Mr. Dooley said, “The Dimmycratic Party ain’t on speakin’ terms with itsilf.” Is that happening again now? You might think so, given the…

Obama to Democrats: ‘Yeah, I’m here to help’

Obama to Democrats: ‘Yeah, I’m here to help’

President Barack Obama spent part of a third straight day on Wednesday talking to congressional Democrats about an agenda for the year that party leaders hope will help them make…

Obama meeting with frustrated Democrats

Obama meeting with frustrated Democrats

When President Barack Obama solicits advice Wednesday from his party’s senators, the voices of some Democrats may come through louder than others. Of the 53 Democratic senators, it’s the nearly…

Democrats up for re-election steering clear of Obama

Democrats up for re-election steering clear of Obama

Spooked by President Barack Obama’s low approval ratings, some of his fellow Democrats in tough November election races have begun their campaigns by distancing themselves from the White House and…

Can Obama buid any momentum with Congress?

Can Obama buid any momentum with Congress?

President Barack Obama returns to Washington this weekend eager to test whether a modest budget deal passed in the waning days of 2013 can spark bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill.…

Democrats, Republicans repackage themselves

Democrats, Republicans repackage themselves

Both Republicans and Democrats are looking for fresh ways to pitch old arguments as they head into the final midterm election year of Barack Obama’s presidency. Eager to capitalize as…