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Dems use billboard outside the Republican convention to hit Romney on outsourcing.
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Dems use billboard outside the Republican convention to hit Romney on outsourcing.

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underthemountainbunker:

Democratic National Convention to highlight GOP War on Women
Buzzfeed reports that “Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria will address the Democratic National Convention next month, according to a release… [she] has taken on a significant fundraising role for Obama, and has worked on Hispanic and women’s outreach for the campaign.”

Particularly in light of Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape this week, the Obama campaign has readied another push on women’s rights and women’s health, and is planning on using the convention to highlight the “War on Women.”
Among the other names announced on the all-female list announced today… View Post

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underthemountainbunker:

Democratic National Convention to highlight GOP War on Women

Buzzfeed reports that “Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria will address the Democratic National Convention next month, according to a release… [she] has taken on a significant fundraising role for Obama, and has worked on Hispanic and women’s outreach for the campaign.”

Particularly in light of Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape this week, the Obama campaign has readied another push on women’s rights and women’s health, and is planning on using the convention to highlight the “War on Women.”

Among the other names announced on the all-female list announced today… View Post

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erinnn:

This billboard is going up today on a highway just outside Tampa, welcoming attendees of the RNC Convention. Ruth’s List Florida, a group that works to elect progressive Democratic women to office, funded the billboard.

erinnn:

This billboard is going up today on a highway just outside Tampa, welcoming attendees of the RNC Convention. Ruth’s List Florida, a group that works to elect progressive Democratic women to office, funded the billboard.

demnewswire:

Back to School
It’s that time of year again. Here is our back to school checklist
Register to vote - If your school is in a different state (or DC) you can register there
Student voting rights (rockthevote.com)
CRITICAL: Know what you need to take to the polls (ID is required in many states)
President Obama’s record on education
Join your College Democrats Chapter
Young Democrats of America
Like Students for Barack Obama
Get connected with the campaign
Make it a great year!

demnewswire:

Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Here is our back to school checklist

Make it a great year!

kathiek:

OH YEAH!!!!!

Truth.  [Without so many blue dogs]

kathiek:

OH YEAH!!!!!

Truth.  [Without so many blue dogs]

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

90 Reasons To Re-Elect President Obama

Obama is the first president in U.S. history to acknowledge the right of gay couples to marry and enjoy the full benefits of marriage in the eyes of the law. read essay →

— BEN GIBBARD

There are 89 more…you can click to see.




This did not happen / They did not have lunch / They did not have any meal / They did not meet this month
State Dept. official Philippe Reines channeling Dr. Seuss to shoot down rumors that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lunched with an Obama aide to discuss her potentially replacing Vice President Joe Biden.  (via officialssay)

demnewswire:

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For questions about voting please email us at votercentral@democratsabroad.org”

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Join with Daily Kos and Democracy for America by signing our petition telling the House Democrats in ultra-safe districts who have stockpiled more than $63 million to start sending some of that money to progressive Democrats in swing districts. Please, click here to sign the petition.Democrats have a good chance to retake the House of Representatives, with eight polls in the last month showing them either ahead or tied. Still, the current Democratic lead is tenuous because negative ads from Republican Super PACs will only increase as the election approaches.Fortunately, there is a way to counter this coming onslaught of corporate cash. There are nearly 100 House Democrats in very safe districts who collectively have more than $63 million in their campaign bank accounts. If these Democrats started sending some of that money to campaigns in swing districts, they would provide the financial support needed to send John Boehner and the tea party packing.We know pushing these Democrats can work, because we’ve done it before. Back in 2006, our grassroots pressure resulted in ultra-safe Democrats sending millions of dollars to battleground districts, thus playing an important role in Democrats retaking the House that year.We can do it again in 2012, but we need to start now. Please, click here to tell ultra-safe House Democrats to stop hoarding cash and step up their support for progressive Democrats in swing districts.Keep fighting,Chris BowersCampaign Director, Daily Kos

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Join with Daily Kos and Democracy for America by signing our petition telling the House Democrats in ultra-safe districts who have stockpiled more than $63 million to start sending some of that money to progressive Democrats in swing districts. Please, click here to sign the petition.

Democrats have a good chance to retake the House of Representatives, with eight polls in the last month showing them either ahead or tied. Still, the current Democratic lead is tenuous because negative ads from Republican Super PACs will only increase as the election approaches.

Fortunately, there is a way to counter this coming onslaught of corporate cash. There are nearly 100 House Democrats in very safe districts who collectively have more than $63 million in their campaign bank accounts. If these Democrats started sending some of that money to campaigns in swing districts, they would provide the financial support needed to send John Boehner and the tea party packing.

We know pushing these Democrats can work, because we’ve done it before. Back in 2006, our grassroots pressure resulted in ultra-safe Democrats sending millions of dollars to battleground districts, thus playing an important role in Democrats retaking the House that year.

We can do it again in 2012, but we need to start now. Please, click here to tell ultra-safe House Democrats to stop hoarding cash and step up their support for progressive Democrats in swing districts.

Keep fighting,
Chris Bowers
Campaign Director, Daily Kos

Raising the minimum wage won’t even come up for a vote in Speaker John Boehner’s House. We need a Democratic majority and Speaker Pelosi for that, just as we did in 2006 when Republicans had been blocking minimum wage increases for years. If ever you’re tempted to think there’s not enough difference between Democrats and Republicans to bother voting, remember that Democrats are the ones trying to give 28 million workers a raise in a way that will stimulate the economy.
peterfeld:

How Romney’s pick of Ryan is a godsend to Pelosi and House Dems hoping to win back their majority: my first political post for Business Insider.

By picking Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has managed something rare, for him: He’s made everyone feel good. Conservatives are thrilled, of course — they’ll have the “big choice” campaign they’ve been demanding from Romney. The Obama campaign is ecstatic — now they can more easily tie Romney to the unpopular Republican Congress and its determination (in last year’s debt ceiling fight and in the “Ryan Budget”) to force deep cuts to Medicare to balance the budget without raising taxes.
But don’t overlook the celebration at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, which faces an uphill struggle to convert dissatisfaction with House Republicans into a “wave” that could reverse their 2010 disaster and put Nancy Pelosi back in the Speaker’s chair… [read more] 

peterfeld:

How Romney’s pick of Ryan is a godsend to Pelosi and House Dems hoping to win back their majority: my first political post for Business Insider.

By picking Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has managed something rare, for him: He’s made everyone feel good. Conservatives are thrilled, of course — they’ll have the “big choice” campaign they’ve been demanding from Romney. The Obama campaign is ecstatic — now they can more easily tie Romney to the unpopular Republican Congress and its determination (in last year’s debt ceiling fight and in the “Ryan Budget”) to force deep cuts to Medicare to balance the budget without raising taxes.

But don’t overlook the celebration at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, which faces an uphill struggle to convert dissatisfaction with House Republicans into a “wave” that could reverse their 2010 disaster and put Nancy Pelosi back in the Speaker’s chair… [read more

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House Democrats Jump on Ryan Announcement

blissandzen:

10:07 am Carl Hulse 

House Democrats didn’t take long to begin tying Paul Ryan to Republicans they hope to unseat in November.

Less than two hours after the vice presidential announcement, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was issuing a flurry of e-mail press releases aimed at various Republican incumbents.

One sample headline: “Congresswoman Buerkle Has New Running Mate: Republican Budget That Ends Medicare.”

The release referred to Representative Ann Marie Buerkle, who is fighting for re-election in New York and can expect a lot of incoming Democratic fire over the Ryan budget now that her colleague is at the top of the ticket.

“The Republican budget is now Congresswoman Buerkle’s running mate as she must defend the indefensible – more tax cuts for millionaires and higher health care bills for seniors on Medicare,” said Jess Ferguson, a D.C.C.C. spokesman.
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Pushing it down the ballot already. Yeah, they were ready.