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Ryan's Medicare plan weapon in House races

House Democrats are making clear that GOP vice presidential contender Paul Ryan is one of their opponents in the election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching automated calls in 50 districts today aimed at tying Republican candidates to Ryan's plan to revamp Medicare, the government-run health insurance program for seniors.


Dems hit DOMA on behalf of a federal worker

Karen Golinski probably didn’t realize she has so many friends. Among them are the more than 130 House Democrats who submitted a legal brief this week saying the government should allow same-sex spouses of federal workers to be covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.


Dems raise money off Romney donor's remark

House Democrats raise money off a Romney supporter's comment that "lower income" people don't get the impact of President Obama's policies.


House Democrats defy Obama on tax cut bill

House Democrats defy Obama on tax cut bill

House Democrats voted not to bring up a tax deal President Obama negotiated with the GOP, raising questions over the president's influence in his own party.


Pelosi will seek to stay as House Dem leader

Pelosi will seek to stay as House Dem leader

Nancy Pelosi, the nation's first female House speaker, said Friday she will try to stay on as leader of the House Democrats despite huge election losses that cost her party the majority.


Some House Democrats may hold ground against Republican wave

In conservative districts around the U.S., Democratic incumbents are fighting back and beginning to reverse declining poll numbers. Their efforts could blunt the predicted GOP gains next month.


Democrats call on Rangel to resign

Democrats call on Rangel to resign

Calls for Rep. Charlie Rangel's resignation rained down on Capitol Hill late Friday from House Democrats who said the lawmaker showed a disregard for the rules and undermined the public's confidence in Congress.


House Democrats Mulling Standalone Jobs Bill After Senate Failure

The demise of Democrats' jobs-agenda legislation means that unemployment benefits will phase out for more than 200,000 people a week. Governors who had counted on fresh federal aid will now have to consider more budget cuts, tax increases and layoffs of state workers.

Democratic officials said the House may try to revive the long-stalled jobless aid bill next week as a stand-alone bill shorn of controversial tax and spending provisions that prompted Senate Republicans to filibuster it on Thursday.


Obama making final health care pitch to House Dems

Obama making final health care pitch to House Dems

Claiming unstoppable momentum but still short of the goal line, President Obama is heading to Capitol Hill to rally House Democrats ...


9 major changes in the new health care bill

In their attempt to pass a sweeping health care overhaul this weekend, House Democrats are pushing a package of legislative fixes to lure undecided or opposed members of their party to the "yes" category.


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