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Dem Rep Israel Repeatedly Dodges On Clinton Camp Communicating With DOJ

Tuesday, on CNN, when asked about reports that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign appeared to communicate with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Clinton supporter Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) refused to acknowledge the emails were real or comment on

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Pelosi Praises Sanders, Hopes Hillary Will Capture His Youth Vote

Nancy Pelosi came out of a House Democrats retreat on Friday heaping praise on 2016 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Another House Dem eluded to plans to use young Bernie supporters to boost Hillary’s numbers in the November general election.

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Adam Schiff Forced to Sing Mets Song on House Floor

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a reputed Los Angeles Dodgers fan, was forced to sing the Mets team song to House members after he lost his bet with Mets fan Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY).

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Steve King Has the Chutzpah to Speak Truth About Jewish Democrats

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) took Tea Party stalwart Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to task for his criticism of liberal Jews: “I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president. They’re knee-jerk supporters of the president’s policy.” The context was the decision of several dozen Democrats, including some Jews, to boycott the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.

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Netanyahu Is The Thorn In Obama’s Side

On March 3, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver what many believe will be an epic anti-Obama administration speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, over the president’s ongoing and ill-advised nuclear negotiations with Iran. Speaker John Boehner

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House Dems Bully Israelis to Cancel Netanyahu’s Speech

House Democrats, knowing their primary allegiance is to Barack Obama, met Wednesday with Israeli officials in an attempt to forestall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech to Congress about a nuclear Iran.

Pelosi: Shaky, Not Stirred – For Now

Pelosi: Shaky, Not Stirred – For Now

If anyone needs a drink right now, it may well be 74 year-old House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi who by all accounts gets to keep a job she’s now failed at for two election cycles. But she no longer seems to

Obama Visits Ted Lieu's Campaign Headquarters

Obama Visits Ted Lieu's Campaign Headquarters

President Obama stopped by the campaign headquarters of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) on Thursday to offer his endorsement of the candidate in person and to provide some motivation to campaign volunteers working the phones. Lieu is running against Republican

Limbaugh Hits Back At DCCC

Rush Limbaugh spokesperson  Brian Glicklich claims the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is “lying” about Limbaugh’s recent remarks on sexual abuse in “a disturbing and cynical attempt to fund-raise from the serious problem of sexual abuse.” On Tuesday, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel

Andrew Cuomo Visits Israel

Andrew Cuomo Visits Israel

The New York Times is reporting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, who likely harbors thoughts of a 2016 presidential run, traveled to Israel recently.  Cuomo told Reuven Rivlin, Israel’s president, “We know you’re going through a very difficult

Obama in Bay Area Tuesday for Fundraising Coastal Trip

Obama in Bay Area Tuesday for Fundraising Coastal Trip

The Contra Costa Times has outlined Barack Obama’s schedule for his fundraising visit to California this week. Fresh out of raiding the fundraisers in Seattle, Obama will arrive Tuesday night in the Bay Area, then appear at a Democratic Congressional

DCCC Chairman Wants Criminal Investigation of VA

DCCC Chairman Wants Criminal Investigation of VA

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) said that he was “fed up” with the ongoing scandal at the VA and called for a criminal investigation of the department along with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation.  Israel

Democrats Not Sure They'll Participate in Benghazi Select Committee

Democrats Not Sure They'll Participate in Benghazi Select Committee

HouseDemocratssay they’re still waiting by the phone for Speaker JohnBoehner’s call, and until they hear from him, they cannot decidewhether to participate in the Benghazi Select Committee towhichRepublicans were named Friday. “Thespeakerhas not responded to respectful and reasonable requests forbipartisan

Americans Have 'Lost Faith,' Obama Tells Donors in San Diego

Americans Have 'Lost Faith,' Obama Tells Donors in San Diego

Americans have “lost faith” that the government can fulfill their desires, President Barack Obama told a group of wealthy donors in San Diego Thursday.  “[T]the American people are on our side on the issues; they just have lost faith that

Obama Arrives in San Diego for $10k-Per-Photo Fundraiser

Obama Arrives in San Diego for $10k-Per-Photo Fundraiser

President Barack Obama landed in Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego just before noon on Thursday. Recently-elected San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, a Republican, was present to greet the president.  As he disembarked, Obama

David Joyce Beats Conservative Challenger Matt Lynch in Ohio

David Joyce Beats Conservative Challenger Matt Lynch in Ohio

Republican freshman Rep. David Joyce beat his Republican primary challenger state Rep. Matt Lynch in the Ohio primary on Tuesday. Lynch ran a more conservative campaign, earning the support of Freedom Works and former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). Party leaders

Racism is the new Black

U.S. Attorney General Holder was clearly inferring racism especially given the room at the National Action Network which included one of America’s top race baiters, Al Sharpton. Democrats are pushing a racism narrative in a cynical, divisive election year political

Facing Election Losses, Democrats Cry Racism

Facing Election Losses, Democrats Cry Racism

As their hold on control of the U.S. Senate becomes more tenuous, high-ranking Democrats — including the president — are invoking charges of GOP racism more aggressively. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Steve Israel told CNN’s Candy Crowley that “not

DCCC Chair Steve Israel: Not All, but Most Republicans Are Racists

On Sunday’s “State of the Union,” CNN’s Candy Crowley asked DCCC Chairman Rep. Steve Israel if he thought his Republican colleagues are racist. Israel responded, “Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base

Conversation Between a Hedge Funder and a Democratic Fundraiser

Conversation Between a Hedge Funder and a Democratic Fundraiser

Fundraiser: “I’m calling about the renewal of your membership in the Jefferson Trust.” Hedge Funder: “Oh yeah, that thing. The thing Andrew Cuomo is a part of.” Fundraiser: “No, sir. That’s the Democratic Governors Association. The–“ Hedge Funder: “Oh, the

DCCC Chairman Wants FL Rematch Between Jolly, Sink in November

DCCC Chairman Wants FL Rematch Between Jolly, Sink in November

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Steve Israel said he wants Alex Sink, the Democrat who lost a key special election House race on Tuesday, to run again against Republican David Jolly in the fall.  Jolly won a district that President Barack Obama

Early House Race Tests Obamacare as Election Issue

Early House Race Tests Obamacare as Election Issue

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for

Obama, Pelosi to Fundraise for Democrats at Alonzo Mourning's Home

Obama, Pelosi to Fundraise for Democrats at Alonzo Mourning's Home

President Barack Obama will attend a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee next month at the home of Miami Heat and Georgetown legend Alonzo Mourning.  The March 20th fundraiser will also feature House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and

House Extends Plastic Gun Ban Without Roll Call Vote

House Extends Plastic Gun Ban Without Roll Call Vote

Using a procedure that prevents constituents from knowing which Republicans voted in favor of a ban on plastic guns, the House extended the Undetectable Firearms Act for another ten years Tuesday. The original bill was passed in 1988–the height of