Democrats

Officials: President Obama and Senate Democrats Will Propose Immigration Reforms In One Comprehensive Bill

January 14, 2013

“The president and Democrats will also oppose measures that do not allow immigrants who gain legal status to become American citizens one day.”

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Newark (NJ) Mayor Cory Booker Files Papers to Run for the U.S. Senate in 2014

January 14, 2013

“Cory Booker, the New Jersey mayor who is a rising star in the Democratic party, filed documents on Friday revealing his intention to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, possibly setting up a primary challenge against 88-year-old Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg

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Nancy-Anne DeParle, Senior Aide to President Obama, Leaving the White House

January 14, 2013

“DeParle, 56, a White House deputy chief of staff, was Obama’s point person on his signature healthcare overhaul in 2010. She was also a healthcare adviser to former President Bill Clinton and headed the agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid from 1997-2000.”

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White House: No Negotiations with Congressional Republicans on the Debt Ceiling

January 13, 2013

“”There are only two options to deal with the debt limit,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney. “Congress can pay its bills or it can fail to act and put the nation into default.”"

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Conservative Talk Radio Host Sean Hannity: Secession isn’t necessarily a “radical concept”

January 12, 2013

“States with lower taxes may soon decide they want to stop shouldering the burden of states with higher taxes, Hannity warned.”

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Criminally Indicted Businessman: Utah Attorney General John Swallow Brokered Deal to Bribe Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

January 12, 2013

“Johnson said he does not know if any of the money he paid in the deal actually reached anyone connected to Reid.”

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Wal-Mart Bribery Scandal: Company’s Mexico Unit Accused of Bribing Local Mexican Officials

January 11, 2013

“Yesterday, Walmart officials said they didn’t dispute that Duke had known of bribery allegations in 2005, and insisted their previous denials referred to bribery charges in 2004.”

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Five-Term U.S. Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller (WV) Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2014 and Retire

January 11, 2013

“Rockefeller’s retirement was widely expected and puts the seat held by Democrats since 1958 in jeopardy for the party. Within weeks of November’s elections, Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito vowed to run for the seat in 2014.”

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President Obama: NATO Troops in Afghanistan to Speed Up Transferring Security Responsibilities to Afghan Forces This Spring

January 11, 2013

“NATO plans had previously called for foreign forces to transfer lead fighting duties against the Taliban by the middle of the this year. Obama was careful to stress however that US troops will still fight alongside Afghans.”

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Democratic Rep. Ed Markey (MA) Accuses Shell of Moving its Kulluk Drillship to Avoid Taxes

January 11, 2013

“Shell could have been exposed to a state tax if the rig had remained in the state until January 1, as Alaska law says an annual tax of 2 percent can be assessed on drilling equipment on that date, Markey said in the letter sent on Wednesday.”

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President Obama: U.S. Has Fallen “Short of the Ideal” in Afghanistan

January 11, 2013

“In remarks with Afghan president Hamid Karzai at the White House this afternoon, President Barack Obama said the U.S. has fallen “short of the ideal” in Afghanistan.”

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Discusses Gun Control in His State of the State Address

January 11, 2013

““I say to you forget the extremists. It’s simple — no one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer and too many people have died already,” Cuomo said.”

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Vice President Biden and the Gun Control Task Force to Present its Findings to President Obama Next Tuesday

January 11, 2013

“He said he plans to have the recommendations, which are not yet final, to President Obama by Tuesday.”

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President Obama Urges Great Britain to Remain in the European Union

January 10, 2013

“Washington officials have made similar warnings in private in recent weeks, but this marked the first time a named senior member of Obama’s government has spoken on the record about the risks posed by Britain’s EU-membership debate.”

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President Obama Formally Nominates White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary

January 10, 2013

“Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont who caucuses with the Democrats, criticized Lew’s time working as a hedge fund manager at Citigroup.”

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