Democratic Party

Gabrielle Giffords Shootings : Opinion Brief
A makeshift memorial is set up outside Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's office.

Was the Arizona massacre inspired by political vitriol?

Some liberals say the right's angry rhetoric is partly to blame for the Giffords shootings. Conservatives call the charge a shameful attempt to exploit a tragedy

Gabrielle Giffords Shootings : Sunday Talk Show Briefing
What's the lesson behind the tragedy in Arizona?

The Giffords shooting: Blame Washington?

Jared Loughner's shooting spree has sparked an understated partisan war over heated partisan warfare. Does some of the blame for the shooting lie in Washington?

Charlie Rangel : Opinion Brief
The House ethics panel found Charles Rangel (D-NY) guilty of 11 counts of misconduct.

Charlie Rangel's censure: A 'meaningless' punishment?

The House reprimanded the Harlem Democrat for ethics violations with the stiffest penalty short of expulsion. Did he get what he deserved?

Future of the Democrats : Fact Sheet
The Tequila Party could help highlight the priorities of Hispanic voters, but some are calling the effort "racist."

What is the 'Tequila Party'?

Some Hispanic Democratic leaders want to follow the Tea Party's example and remove themselves from their party's fold

Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) had a "moment of inadvertent public honesty," says one blogger.

Is the Democrats' lame-duck agenda 'rigged'?

So said Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, in front of a hot mic on the Senate floor. What did he mean?

Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
Nancy Pelosi won the minority leader position for the next Congress by more than 100 votes.

Why Democrats didn't sack Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi won her bid for House minority leader, beating a challenge from a Blue Dog Democrat ... and perplexing many pundits

Charlie Rangel : Opinion Brief
The charges against Charles Rangel -- based on 549 exhibits, witness interviews and financial documents -- were "uncontested" by the House ethics committee.

The end of Charlie Rangel?

In a move some commentators are calling "inexcusable," the New York Democrat walked out of his ethics hearing on Monday. Can he resuscitate his political career?

Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
The former Washington Redskins quarterback-turned-Congressman says another Pelosi term is "unacceptable."

Heath Shuler's 'quixotic' bid to replace Nancy Pelosi

The former NFL quarterback turned Blue Dog Democrat says he will attempt to sack the Democratic minority leader. Pundits agree he has no chance of winning. So why is he making the play?

Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
Some party members say Nancy Pelosi would not be able to secure the moderate candidates necessary for the Democrats to win back the House in 2012.

Should Democrats ditch Pelosi?

A burning question for diminished Dems: Should they keep the "toxic" Nancy Pelosi as minority leader, or get a fresh start with someone new?

Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
In her interview with Diane Sawyer, Nancy Pelosi says Tuesday's election was a "tough loss."

Nancy Pelosi: 'Fire Pelosi' was a compliment

The outgoing House Speaker talks about her party's big losses, and why she didn't take the campaign against her personally

Rahm Emanuel : Twitter Take
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Rahm Emanuel : Opinion Brief
Emanuel brought a profanity-laced energy to the White House, which, some say, was a nice change of pace.

The Rahm goodbye: Grading Emanuel

As Obama's polarizing chief of staff steps down, a look at what he did right, and where he came up short

Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
Velma Hart put President Obama on the spot during a televised town-hall meeting.

Town hall Dem 'exhausted of defending' Obama

An Obama supporter asks the president to explain when things will finally improve

Future of the Democrats : Wit
The insignia change arrives just in time for the November election push.

Democrats' new logo: Change you can sell?

DNC head Tim Kaine unveiled a new logo and tag line for the party, to refresh the Democratic brand — and the bloggerati isn't buying it

Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
A shift in the House may be the change President Obama needs.

Could a GOP majority be good for Obama?

The Republicans are expected to win big in November. Could it offer a counter-intuitive boost to the President's chances of winning in 2012?

Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
The new aggressive Obama may be just what the Democrats need.

Can 'fired up' Obama turn the tide against the GOP?

President Obama is hitting the campaign trail with an aggressive new stance toward the resurgent Republicans. Will it help the Democrats?

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