New York Congressional Dems Support Schneiderman on Foreclosure Fraud Investigation

By: Tuesday August 30, 2011 6:50 am

Eric Schneiderman keeps picking up support in his quest to hold a real investigation on the criminal failures in mortgage securitization and servicing. He has the support of a number of newspaper editorial boards, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which devoted its Sunday editorial to an out-of-state Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman won’t play ball with [...]

White House Fails to Persuade Democrats on Libya

By: Friday June 24, 2011 8:15 am

Democrats heard a pitch from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday on supporting the Libya operation. They were not enthused. Even the argument that Republicans wouldn’t challenge a president of their own party the same way didn’t carry much sway. “The president has not developed strong relationships with members of Congress that would allow members [...]

Elaine Marshall, Senate Candidate in North Carolina, Calls for Alan Simpson’s Firing

By: Thursday August 26, 2010 12:16 pm

Today’s the day of Democrats calling for firings, I guess. On top of Tom Perriello wanting Tim Geithner to step down, Elaine Marshall, the Senate candidate who is close to even in polls against Republican incumbent Richard Burr in North Carolina, announced in a speech today that Alan Simpson should resign as co-chair of the [...]

More Bed-Wetter Democrats Join Reid on Cordoba House

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 6:40 am

Chris Cillizza must have been the first one with his hand up in the Washington Post editorial meeting to volunteer to write the “Democrats in disarray” piece, about the Cordoba House project. He must have dialed with glee into all the campaigns and heard all the anguished responses. I particularly enjoyed the anonymous operative at [...]

Shelby Gambit Highlights Need for Changes To Senate Rules

By: Friday February 5, 2010 8:02 am

While all the hoopla over Richard Shelby’s hostage situation is a little overhyped – if not him, some other Republican would have held each and every one of these nominees – it does amount to what you would call a “teachable moment” about the dysfunctional Senate. Anyone who thinks that the fillibuster is merely a [...]

Citizens United Rumblings: Democrats Plot To Offset Supreme Court Ruling

By: Tuesday February 2, 2010 10:58 am

Democrats in the House and Senate are preparing a raft of legislation to blunt the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, which would allow corporations to use their treasuries to influence elections. The Senate Rules Committee held a hearing today on the matter, and several Democratic Senators indicated their desire for a change [...]

Jerrold Nadler Unaware Of Altered OPR Report

By: Tuesday February 2, 2010 7:29 am

Last week, Newsweek reported that David Margolis, a career official at the Justice Department, softened an imminent Office of Professional Responsibility report about Bush “torture memo” lawyers John Yoo and Jay Bybee. Instead of sanctioning the two lawyers for their violating their professional obligations in writing legal opinions justifying torture, the report will now say, [...]

Potential Gillibrand-Ford Matchup Already Heated

By: Saturday January 9, 2010 5:00 am

Harold Ford really does look like he’s going to take a run at New York’s US Senate seat currently held by Kirsten Gillibrand. He’s staffed up with a spokesman and a pollster, as well as Rod Blagojevich’s old campaign manager (!). And the spokesman is already running with an angry statement: Harold is not going [...]

Pushback On Harold Ford’s Senate Bid In New York Comes Fast And Furious

By: Friday January 8, 2010 11:14 am

Harold Ford might want to re-think jumping into the New York Senate race, given the kind of pushback he’s already getting. Within 48 hours of the footsie-playing article in The New York Times, Chuck Schumer went public telling him not to run; Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said he would be a disaster, and NARAL Pro-Choice NY, [...]

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