Early Tuesday night, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., gave a rousing speech to an enthusiastic crowd at the Democratic National Convention. It wasn’t part of the main presentation, though, and that is no accident.
Remember that back in May, Booker told David Gregory of “Meet the Press” that President Barack Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s time with Bain Capital were “nauseating to the American public.” Read More
Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean has a warning for his fellow party leaders: Sarah Palin can beat President Obama in 2012.
“I think she could win. She wouldn’t be my first choice if I were a Republican but I think she could win,” Dean told The Hill in a Friday interview that has yet to be reported by either The Washington Post or The New York Times (If their site search engines are to be trusted). Read More
National Journal reports that former Democratic presidential aspirant and Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean says he "would be quietly rooting" for a government shutdown in the current budget showdown with House Speaker John Boehner and Republicans on Capitol Hill.
“If I was head of DNC, I would be quietly rooting for it,” said Dean while speaking on a National Journal Insider’s Conference panel earlier today. Read More
It is unlikely that Howard Dean intended to expose one of his party’s greatest weaknesses in August 2009 when he explained why Obamacare could not include a tort reform provision that experts said could save up to $400 billion in health care costs.Speaking at a northern Virginia town hall meeting, the former Democratic presidential candidate and Democratic National Committee chairman stunned many in the nation’s capital with these unexpected words: Read More
Guantanamo Bay is still open. There is no public option for health insurance. Gay men and women cannot serve openly in the military. Obama has 50,000 troops in Iraq, and more troops in Afghanistan than George W. Bush had on his last day in office. The Patriot Act was renewed with no added oversight of surveillance. You still can't buy reimported prescription drugs. And if Obama's latest deal becomes law, Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" will continue. Read More
It's pretty clear that Democrats are less enthusiastic about voting this year than Republicans. The latest evidence comes from Gallup, which reports that Republicans' 3 percent edge in congressional voting among registered voters increases to 13 and 18 points when you include just those likely and very likely to actually vote.
So why are Democrats less enthusiastic? And why has "the progressive donor base," as Democratic consultant Jim Jordans reports, "stopped writing checks"? Read More
Former DNC chairman Howard Dean, who earlier this week blasted his fellow Democrats for “demonizing” opposition to the mosque near ground zero, is again taking aim at members of his own party in the White House: Read More
Howard Dean defended his position concerning the mosque near Ground Zero on Keith Olbermann last night. Dean raised the ire of many left leaning commentators by suggesting that Muslims should try to work out a compromise to settle the controversy.
“I think you’re gravely mistake about this. . .” Olbermann lectured Dean at the beginning of the segment and peppered him with questions.
Watch Dean’s response: Read More
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar appointed 12 new members to the National Park System Advisory Board, describing them as “highly accomplished men and women whose creativity and wisdom will help us prepare for the challenges of the National Parks Service’s second hundred years.” Read More
Howard Dean offered MSNBC's Rachel Maddow some tough words for the Democrats when it became clear that Republican Scott Brown won the Massachusetts special election for the Senate. Read More