House Democrats Face Long Odds In 2014

The battle for the House was pretty even in 2012, with Democrats winning slightly more of the popular vote but Republicans holding a strong 33-seat majority thanks to a map that favors their party. And it will be very difficult for Democrats to win back the majority in 2014, because the president's party has rarely gained House seats in a midterm election.

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    WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
  • Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests
    The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • GOP boycotts health care advisory board
    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
  • Hillary Clinton Gets Another Nudge for 2016
    Paging, Hillary Clinton. Emily’s List, the influential abortion-rights group that backs Democratic women, unveiled an initiative Thursday to help put a woman in the White House. The group announced a six-figure digital media campaign and new polling that shows a strong appetite for a female commander-in-chief as part of its “Madame President” campaign. More
  • Democrats Are Going to Make Family Separation a Big Issue in the Midterms
    And Democrats ... families together while parents face criminal charges. But the order did not end the “zero-tolerance” initiative that arrests undocumented parents for crossing the border, nor did it clarify how long these families would be detained.
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  • Is the Nancy Pelosi era coming to a close? At least 20 Democrats running for the House oppose her
    And Pelosi could face resistance from a fresh crop of Democrats, who have said on record they would ... It is also no secret that Pelosi has long been vilified by Republicans – you can look all the way back to her first appointment to her ...
    06/22/2018 - 4:03 am | View Link
  • Paul Ryan Accuses Democrats Of Caring More About Open Borders Than Kids
    There are currently limits on how long children can be locked ... immigrants who cross illegally would still face potential deportation if a judge finds they are ineligible for asylum or other relief. Democrats and immigrant rights advocates have also ...
    06/21/2018 - 6:57 am | View Link
  • Mondale to Democrats: Win Back the House or Else
    Walter Mondale has some advice for his fellow Democrats: Focus all your energy on this fall's ... He stays in touch with politicians and former advisers, as he made clear during a long lunch in Minneapolis on Tuesday. "That's what I do in my office ...
    06/21/2018 - 2:11 am | View Link
  • FOX NEWS FIRST: Two immigration bills face House vote; Fonda let off easy in attack on Trump's young son
    But Democrats say the measure allows for indefinite detentions ... The reported proposal is a revival of long-held conservative ambitions dating back at least two decades. In the 1990s, Republican lawmakers proposed merging the Education and Labor ...
    06/20/2018 - 10:05 pm | View Link
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  • Maine: House Democrats vote to allow female genital mutilation
    “By a final vote of 77-70, the House killed the FGM ban in a mostly party-line vote…Last week House Democrats passed a toothless bill that wouldn’t actually ban FGM.”
    06/15/2018 - 11:49 pm | View Website
  • Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus | Homepage
    Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. HARRISBURG, June 13 – At a Capitol news conference today, state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, called attention to an unfair practice that has injured the state’s taxpayers and consumers and damaged the ability of local pharmacies to purchase prescription medications.
    06/15/2018 - 6:55 pm | View Website
  • Opinion | Will Democrats Win the House? Ask Texas
    Leave aside the Senate contest and Beto O’Rourke’s surprisingly muscular (if nonetheless improbable) bid to topple Ted Cruz. Several of the most truly competitive House races in the country are in Texas, which could wind up providing Democrats three or more of the 24 flipped seats that they need for control of the chamber.
    06/8/2018 - 3:57 pm | View Website
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