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Jun 20, 2012

Congressman Sean Duffy, That’s a Clown Question, Bro

Wall Street Darling Congressman Sean Duffy whiffed on his chance to take on J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon at this week’s House Financial Services hearing on the Wall Street bank’s risky investments and staggering losses. CNBC mocked Congressman Duffy’s turn at bat in a post entitled, “Are You Smarter Than a Congressman,” writing, “Would you, dear reader, be more on target than Rep. Sean Duffy of …

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Jun 20, 2012

BREAKING: Congressman Vern Buchanan to testify under oath

House Republican fundraising chief, Rep. Vern Buchanan, is under multiple ethics investigations for what has been termed an "extensive and ongoing scheme" to reimburse his employees for contributing to Buchanan's congressional campaign. In the latest chapter of his ongoing ethics challenges, Buchannan will be testifying under oath. More about Buchanan's ethic challenges: Love at first sight: Buchanan and a tax code that benefits him Another day, another investigation …

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Jun 19, 2012

DCCC Launches New “Have His Back” Campaign

This Juneteenth, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced a new campaign as part of its effort to increase outreach to the African American Community and encourage down ballot voting to support President Obama’s re-election and win the House. At HaveHisBack.com voters can pledge to have President Obama’s back, register to vote, and find important tools to spread the word in their community.   Congressional Republicans have a …

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Jun 19, 2012

One in Five Bills Passed by the House is to Rename a Post Office?

A CNN report, “Congress: Same Hours, Half the Work,” finds that about 1 in every 5 measures were to rename a U.S. Post Office. While Americans are looking for work, student loan rates are about to increase, and Republicans focus on deeply cutting Medicare to pay for tax breaks for millionaires, Big Oil, and corporations that ship jobs overseas, House Republicans are prioritizing passing bills to rename Post Offices? No wonder Americans are angry at Congress. Thomas Mann, …

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Jun 14, 2012

You Simply Can’t Trust Flip Flopping Congressman Crawford

Notorious flip flopping Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) has proven repeatedly that he will say anything to mislead Arkansas voters, but Congressman Crawford cannot change his record on voting for massive cuts in Medicare and agriculture in order to provide tax breaks to millionaires and companies that ship jobs overseas. By voting lockstep with a Republican agenda that caves to Washington special interests and corporate outsourcers, Congressman Crawford …

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Jun 14, 2012

Typical Politician Tom Rice Is Another Rubber Stamp for Lobbyists

Typical politician Tom Rice (SC-07) does special favors for lobbyists instead of standing up for Horry County families. Rice allowed a special presentation by a campaign contributor and lobbyist in front of the City Council but refused to allow the fire chief or police chief to testify.   Rice voted to slash funding for the police and fire department which could slow response times to emergencies. …

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Jun 14, 2012

Math to the Majority

Intense buyer’s remorse among independent voters has driven House Republicans numbers down.  In 2012, the head wind House Democrats had faced in 2010 has corrected and Democrats now have a neutral political environment.  With this better political environment, favorable redistricting results, and excellent candidates running strong campaigns there are two questions that will determine whether Democrats win the House in November: Do Democrats have messages that work?  Are there …

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Jun 14, 2012

Andre Bauer: Reckless Driving, Reckless Ideas

Career politician Andre Bauer’s reckless driving doesn’t compare with Bauer’s reckless economic plan for South Carolina families: protecting millionaires, big corporations and companies that ship jobs overseas at the expense of seniors and middle class families.   In these tough economic times, Andre Bauer’s tax plan would create a 23% sales tax on almost everything South Carolinians buy – from gas, groceries, and doctor’s visits. While Bauer supports more tax breaks for millionaires and …

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Jun 13, 2012

Kevin Cramer – Wrong for North Dakota Seniors and Middle Class

Kevin Cramer is a flawed candidate with an extreme agenda that is wrong for middle class North Dakota families and seniors. Kevin Cramer supports dangerous policies that will cost seniors and the middle class more while giving tax breaks to millionaires and companies that ship American jobs overseas.   Cramer’s out-of-touch agenda is only part of his problem.  Cramer is tainted by ethics …

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Jun 12, 2012

Pelosi Statement on the Election of Ron Barber

Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement tonight congratulating Congressman-elect Ron Barber on his victory in the Special Election to fill the seat of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in Arizona's 8th congressional district: "Tonight, Ron Barber earned the votes and the trust of the people of Arizona's 8th district. In the days to come, we look forward to welcoming him to Congress as the newest Member …

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Jun 12, 2012

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Statement on Victory in Arizona’s 8th District

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement about Ron Barber’s victory in the Special Election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. “On behalf of the DCCC, congratulations to Ron Barber on his victory. Ron will bring his independent-minded approach and strong commitment to rebuilding the middle class to Congress and build on Gabby’s legacy. “Arizona’s 8th Congressional district has more registered Republicans than Democrats, this race has been rated …

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Jun 12, 2012

Memo: Kevin Cramer - Wrong for North Dakota Seniors and Middle Class

TO: Interested Parties FROM: DCCC Communications DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 RE: Kevin Cramer – Wrong for North Dakota Seniors and Middle Class Kevin Cramer is a flawed candidate with an extreme agenda that is wrong for middle class North Dakota families and seniors. Kevin Cramer supports dangerous policies that will cost seniors and the middle class more while giving tax breaks to millionaires and companies that ship American jobs overseas. …

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Jun 12, 2012

Republicans Putting Their Perks and Pay Before their Constituents

Republicans Vote to Protect Their Perks and Pay. The following is a clarification on Vote #376. Republicans voted against cutting their office budget. Republicans voted against cutting 10% of what they spent on franked mail from their budget. [HR 5882, Vote #376, 6/08/12] Republicans Voted to Cut Medicare and Assistance for Veterans…  Republicans voted to deeply cut Medicare and raise seniors’ health care costs Background: House Republicans voted to pass …

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Jun 06, 2012

THIS MORNING - Tea Party Jesse Kelly Says Let Student Loan Rates Go Up

During a national media interview this morning, Tea Party candidate Jesse Kelly admitted that he would let interest rates on student loans double on July 1st if he were in Congress. There are 521,128 Arizona students relying on student loans and students would pay an additional $408 million in interest if rates doubled. While Kelly stalls on protecting families from student loan rates doubling, he still supports more tax breaks for millionaires and would …

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Jun 06, 2012

DCCC Chairman Israel Statement on the Role of Outside Money in Wisconsin

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on the role of outside money in the Wisconsin recall election: “The Wisconsin results should serve as a wake-up call for Democrats: on the ground organizing is critically important, but it must be coupled with an aggressive air campaign.  “I’ve long said that Republicans didn’t beat Democrats in 2010, Karl Rove and Koch brothers did after the Citizens United …

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