Op-Ed

Democrats Still Searching for Winning Formula

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the former Congressman and White House chief of staff could not avoid a run-off in the Read More

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Politics

Liberal ‘Hell No’ Caucus Rises

(Politico) – The defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline in the Senate marked a major show of muscle for next year’s new hell-no caucus: liberals. Liberal Senate Democrats united to block the controversial project, even though their imperiled Democratic colleague Mary Landrieu of Louisiana begged Read More

Op-Ed

Democrats Beat Themselves

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist   In the face of a calculated and relentless assault by Republicans on Barack Obama, a president with a dismal approval rating, Democratic candidates panicked and frantically ran away from the president and his/their “record” over the past six years. Read More

Politics

Democrats Bet on Diversity

(Politico) – With Barack Obama’s sweeping move to reorder the nation’s immigration system through the stroke of the presidential pen, Democrats say the White House is making a dramatic and likely irreversible bet that the ultra-diverse Obama coalition will sustain the party through 2016 and Read More

Politics

Liberal ‘Hell No’ Caucus Rises

  (Politico) – The defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline in the Senate marked a major show of muscle for next year’s new hell-no caucus: liberals. Liberal Senate Democrats united to block the controversial project, even though their imperiled Democratic colleague Mary Landrieu of Louisiana Read More

Politics

13 Reasons Democrats Lost Florida

  Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier 1. State Democratic leadership believes that Black political support is an entitlement and refused to invest serious money in long-term registration and turnout activities. The numbers tell the story. Democrat Charlie Crist lost by a little Read More

Op-Ed

Democrats Defy Logic

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   The closer Election Day gets, the more confused I am by the behavior of Democrats. For the past several years, there has been this false obsession with the importance of the Hispanic vote. All you hear in the media Read More

Business

Dems Give Business a Thorny Embrace

Bernie Becker and Peter Schroeder, THE HILL WASHINGTON (TheHill.com)—Democrats are offering a mixed message to the business community as they try to peel away support from the Republican Party. For months, Democrats have wooed the business community by touting their support for the expiring Export-Import Read More

Politics

Dems Paint GOP as Shutdown Party

(Politico) – Democrats hear only one thing when Republicans talk about fighting President Barack Obama’s immigration agenda or GOP plans for controlling Congress: government shutdown. In fundraising requests, media appearances and conference calls, Democrats are painting Republicans as the “shutdown party” just in time for Read More

Politics

U.S. Political Views Not Rigidly Defined

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Politically, the nation is less a sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of  political ideologies, according to the Pew Center. The report, “Beyond vs. Blue: The Political Typology” (and its Read More

Op-Ed

Democrats ‘Ain’t Loyal’

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could have avoided controversy – and been on point – if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t Read More

Politics

President Obama: Republicans Blocked 500 Bills

[Politico] – President Barack Obama is railing against congressional Republicans, telling a Hollywood crowd that the midterm elections are crucial because the GOP is willing “to say no to everything.” The president, speaking at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event Wednesday evening hosted at Walt Read More

Health

Sebelius: 7.5 Million Now Signed Up

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Enrollment for the president’s health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing President Barack Obama and the Democrats bigger coverage numbers to tout in the face of election-year attacks. Sign-ups for Read More

Op-Ed

Democrats Can Be Racists, Too

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Two weeks ago, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) set off a firestorm of controversy by saying on the syndicated radio talk show of Bill Bennett: “…we have got this tailspin of culture in our inner cities, in particular, of men not Read More