Rahm Emanuel Tied To Firm Astroturfing Protests Against Chicago Teachers Union

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 2:00 pm

A consulting firm tied to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been caught paying people to protest the Chicago Teachers Union. The firm, Resolute Consulting, worked on Rahm Emanuel’s 2002 Congressional campaign and is led by long time Emanuel friend Greg Goldner. Goldner along with other interested parties have been involved in smear campaign against the [...]

 

What Is Even the Point of Trying to Make Pelosi Speaker?

By: Thursday April 4, 2013 2:59 pm

President Obama went to a DCCC fundraiser and told all the big donors about how he needed Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House again. He claimed it would be a “whole lot easier to govern” if she were.

While the line was meant to get donors to open their wallets, it is so completely detached from the reality in Washington that it seems more appropriate as a punch line than a call to action.

Sean Eldridge, Husband of Facebook’s Chris Hughes, to Run for Congress in NY-19

By: Friday February 8, 2013 9:17 am

Sean Eldridge, the 26 year-old husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, has filed paperwork to run as a Democratic candidate in New York’s 19th district, currently represented by two-term Republican incumbent Chris Gibson.

Late Night: Will Obama Encourage a Purge at the DCCC in a Push to Take Back the House in 2014?

By: Wednesday November 7, 2012 8:00 pm

The Democratic Party made modest gains Tuesday, in the U.S. House.

Some argue the chances of larger gains ended in the 2010 state-level elections that brought the GOP in control of enough legislatures that they drove the post-census redistricting process out of reach for Democrats in hundreds of state legislative, and scores of national legislative districts.

Obama to Congressional Campaign Committees: You’re On Your Own

By: Monday March 5, 2012 12:30 pm

Masaccio wrote an open letter to the President’s fundraisers over the weekend, and of course everyone has to decide for themselves about election support and donations, and I don’t presume to tell you how to approach that. I will say that, as a practical matter, there’s nothing more ineffectual an activist can do with their money than to donate to a Presidential campaign. And today, the DNC announced it won’t be helping the Congressional campaigns.

CREDO Calls Out DCCC for Funding Anti-Woman Candidates

By: Saturday October 15, 2011 11:15 am

CREDO, the progressive organization, has had enough. They noticed that the DCCC, the campaign arm for Democrats in the House, which solicited fundraising right after the vote on the Let Women Die Act saying that Democrats had to be elected to “protect the health of women,” listed three of the Democrats above as “Frontline” candidates, meaning they will be at the front of the line for that cash (the three are Matheson, Mark Critz and Mike McIntyre). So they have begun a campaign to get the DCCC to stop funding candidates who sell out women.

Democrats Panic, Dump Hundreds of Thousands into NY-09 Race

By: Thursday September 8, 2011 2:25 pm

Incredibly, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a half-million dollar ad buy into New York City with one weekend to go until a special House election in NY-09, the seat once held by Anthony Weiner. That half a million dollars would have come in very handy next year, when Democrats make a push to take back the House, no? Instead, it’s being chewed up in the expensive New York City media market to protect a bad candidate whose district will probably get chopped up in redistricting anyway.

DCCC: We Can’t Recruit Candidates If Medicare Cut in Debt Limit Deal

By: Friday July 8, 2011 5:15 pm

If Obama cannot be swayed, House Democrats will have the choice: do they want to remain in the minority for the foreseeable future? Or did they run for office for some reason other than personal enrichment in their post-Congress lobbying careers?

Bill Clinton Hopes Democrats Don’t Use NY-26 Win “As an Excuse to Do Nothing” on Deficit

By: Wednesday May 25, 2011 3:45 pm

Bill Clinton was the ultimate DLC guy in office, and a lot of his economic team is sitting in the Obama White House. They don’t want an excuse to do nothing either, I’d suspect.

Except doing nothing is the best hope of actually keeping safety net benefits at current levels. If you “do nothing,” the Bush tax cuts expire, tax rates go back to what they were under Bill Clinton when we created 23 million new jobs, and the medium-term deficit goes away completely. Doing nothing is a pretty darn good idea, at least compared to the alternatives.

NY-26: Outside Money Pours In as Hochul Vows to Protect Safety Net

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 9:31 am

With all three candidates financially viable, how will the race shake out? The presence of Davis makes it harder to claim that this is a referendum on Medicare privatization. However, I do think you can say what Josh Kraushaar says, that this has refocused attention on the actual desires of Republicans, which are broadly unpopular.

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