Democratic Party (United States)

US Senator of California Barbara Boxer

Boxer asks for halt on oil operations in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Sen. Barbara Boxer has called on an oil company to stop production at its Los Angeles facility after some residents complained of nosebleeds, headaches and dizziness. The Democrat appeared Friday […]

11/08/2013

New Jersey first lady, Mary Pat Christie, laughs as husband, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, jokes with the media after they voted in Mendham Township, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ voters mull 2nd term for popular Gov. Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lopsided race for governor in New Jersey will be decided Tuesday when voters choose between Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who could leave before a second term ends to run for […]

11/05/2013

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Immigration bill’s fate murky on eve of lobbying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the […]

10/28/2013

In this Oct. 11, 2013 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington after a two-hour meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama and Senate leaders. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Outlaw shutdowns? That might make Congress worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is a way to prevent government shutdowns. A change in U.S. law would keep federal workers on the job and ensure that treasured sites like the Statue of Liberty and Yosemite […]

10/28/2013

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Brown vetoes bill banning semi-automatic rifles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in […]

10/11/2013

From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and others stand on the Senate steps on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, during a news conference on the ongoing budget battle. President Barack Obama was making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Shutdown-Default: All quiet on compromise front

WASHINGTON (AP) — Its approval ratings scraping bottom, Congress took no discernible steps Wednesday to end the nine-day partial government shutdown or to head off a threatened default by the national Treasury. Instead, the House […]

10/09/2013

Andrea Bentley, with the American Federation of Government Employees, protests the government shutdown outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Poll: No heroes in shutdown, GOP gets most blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and lawmakers must rise above their incessant bickering and do more to end the partial government shutdown, according to a poll Wednesday that places the brunt of the blame […]

10/09/2013

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho is interviewed by The Associated Press in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/John Miller, File)

Politically safe lawmakers see no shutdown urgency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown could last for many days or even weeks because politically safe lawmakers in both parties feel little pressure to compromise. Heavily gerrymandered districts make many House Democrats and Republicans […]

10/03/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Day 3: the government shutdown continues

Analysts say if Speaker John Boehner would bring a clean continuing resolution to the House floor, it would pass, and the government would re-open. But he has refused to do that, instead continuing his push […]

10/03/2013

People take pictures in front of the steps of the closed Lincoln Memorial, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Washington. The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation's most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Stop being so stupid, voters tweet to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The roiling debate over the U.S. government shutdown is extending to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as fed-up Americans turn to social media to register their disgust with federal lawmakers for shutting down […]

10/02/2013

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