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  • Dem convention decision delayed ( Union problems )

    12/19/2006 10:15:48 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 757+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 19, 2006 | Alan Gathright and Stuart Steers
    Denver was granted critical time to settle an 11th hour labor beef that could sink its 2008 Democratic National Convention bid when Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean announced today that he'll delay picking whether Denver or New York City host the event until after New Years. The announcement came as top state political leaders, including Gov.-elect Bill Ritter, U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, scrambled to iron out a labor dispute with the Pepsi Center before it sinks Denver’s bid. The hang up is that the local stagehands' union is among labor groups that need to sign...
  • "Crunch time" for the Moobats re: ABC's Path to 911

    09/08/2006 3:02:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 147 replies · 2,610+ views
    Email f rom the DNC | Sept 8, 2006 | Tom McMahon
    Dear Jim, This is it: crunch time for getting the slanderous ABC television docudrama "The Path to 9/11" yanked off the air. The network schedule has this slanderous attack on Democrats slated to start on Sunday night, September 10, at 8 o'clock -- and as long as it stays on the schedule, we have work to do. Take a minute right now and tell Disney president Robert Iger to keep this right-wing propaganda off our airwaves: http://www.democrats.org/pathto911 Here's the good news: the suits at ABC and the Walt Disney Company have started panicking under pressure, thanks to your ferocious response...
  • A Despicable, Irresponsible Fraud (Path to 9/11)

    09/06/2006 4:09:12 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 232 replies · 4,168+ views
    (DNC Executive Director, Tom McMahon, sent the following email to Democrats across the country today.) Dear Fellow Democrat, Does a major national broadcast network want to stain itself by presenting an irresponsible, slanderous, fraudulent, "docu-drama" to the American public? Not if you and I have the last word -- but either way, we're about to find out. The ABC television network -- a cog in the Walt Disney empire -- unleashed a promotional blitz in the last week for a new "docudrama" called "The Path to 9/11". ABC has thrown its corporate might behind the two-night production, and bills it...
  • DNC: Dean on Bush's Speech

    09/06/2006 1:51:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies · 967+ views
    DNC: Dean on Bush's Speech 9/6/2006 4:39:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: Stacie Paxton or Mark Paustenbach, 202-863-8148, both of the Democratic National Committee WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- DNC Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement following President Bush's speech today: "It's about time that President Bush finally addressed Guantanamo Bay and the issue of bringing suspected terrorists to justice. For five years now, Democrats have urged the Bush White House and Republican Congress to establish measures to bring the terrorists to justice but President Bush has stubbornly decided to go-it-alone. Democrats want to aggressively fight the war...
  • Howard Dean, Segolene Royal To Attend Spanish Socialist Congress

    09/04/2006 5:54:42 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 11 replies · 482+ views
    AFP ^ | September 4 2006
    MADRID, Sept 4, 2006 (AFP) - US Democratic Party chief Howard Dean and possible French Socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal will attend a conference organised by Spain's ruling Socialists in mid-September. It will be the first time that the head of the Democrats will attend such a conference, Jose Blanco of the Socialist (PSOE) party said. Dean, a vocal opponent of the US invasion of Iraq, serves as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and ran to be the party's presidential nominee in 2004, losing the candidacy to John Kerry.
  • Howard Dean is Destroying the Democratic Party

    09/02/2006 7:51:13 PM PDT · by LC HOGHEAD · 32 replies · 1,075+ views
    Howard Dean is Destroying the Democratic Party Which is in theory a good thing, but can make for a very unbalanced American political system over the next 20 years as non-GOPers grope for a new Party to challenge the GOP for power. The latest indicator of the Dean-led Democratic melt down comes from Robert Novak (4th item): Lifetime Democratic contributors have made good on their threat to stop giving money to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) so long as Howard Dean is its chairman. Some of the party's longtime money men warned that would happen when Dean took over the...
  • GWB's wish list - DISSATISFIED WITH DEAN

    09/02/2006 4:37:10 PM PDT · by JerseyDvl · 27 replies · 1,264+ views
    Townhall ^ | 09/02/06 | Robert Novak
    Lifetime Democratic contributors have made good on their threat to stop giving money to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) so long as Howard Dean is its chairman. Some of the party's longtime money men warned that would happen when Dean took over the DNC following the 2004 elections. Lower contributions, combined with Dean's heavy spending, have resulted in the most recent cash-on-hand report by the DNC of $11.3 million, compared with $43.6 million at the Republican National Committee.
  • Good News of the Day: Democrats Running Out of Money

    08/31/2006 5:09:03 AM PDT · by Rawlings · 45 replies · 1,351+ views
    Time ^ | 8/30/06 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    Democratss have been leading in the polls for months now, but that doesn't mean everyone in the party is feeling so comfortable about their chances of regaining the House in November. Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago congressman in charge of getting House Democrats elected, has already been in a months-long feud with Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, complaining that Dean isn't spending enough of the DNC's money on this year's congressional races. But now Emanuel is expanding his fight with other groups in his own party, blasting George Soros and MoveOn.org, two key sources of campaign cash...
  • Republicans Are Obstructing King's Dream, [Howard] Dean Says

    08/29/2006 4:02:19 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies · 552+ views
    CNSNews ^ | August 29, 2006 | CNSNews Staff
    On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean accused President Bush and other Republicans of abandoning the civil rights movement and the call of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to fight poverty. "As we mark this anniversary, we should remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King and others who spoke on the Mall in Washington some 43 years ago calling on each one of us as individuals and our nation to honor our obligation to one another as part of the American community," Dean said in a statement. "We have a long way to go...
  • Great expectations - Democrat internal firing squad

    08/29/2006 5:39:34 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 20 replies · 1,083+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2006 | Greg Pierce
    Great expectations "Concern is rising among Democrats that party leaders could tear each other apart if the party fails to take control of the House or Senate in November," U.S. News & World Report says in its White House Week column. "Expectations are especially high about winning the House, and one adviser to Bill Clinton says if the Democrats fail, it could result in party leaders forming a 'circular firing squad.' Specifically, Democratic defeat could quickly undermine the leadership positions of Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi."
  • Howard Dean's Comments on George Allen

    08/24/2006 6:32:35 PM PDT · by SDGOP · 75 replies · 2,106+ views
    Asked if he's satisfied with George Allen's apology: "I served with George Allen when he was governor. I don't think he belongs in public service, to be honest with you. There are Republicans who are capable and smart, thoughtful people, and he's not one of them" (MSNBC, 8/23).
  • Dean: Bush Still Has No Plan for Iraq [support the phased re-deployment of troops so we can......]

    08/21/2006 1:47:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 395+ views
    Dean: Bush Still Has No Plan for Iraq 8/21/2006 4:06:00 PM To: National Desk Contact: Stacie Paxton or Damien LaVera, 202-863-8148, both of the Democratic National Committee Press Office WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Democratic National Committee today released the following document "Dean Says Bush Still Has No Plan for Iraq": Today, President Bush again failed to recognize the changing reality on the ground in Iraq, reiterating instead his ongoing commitment to a failed strategy in the region. The president distorted the Democratic position on the war and national security, using the politics of fear to distract from...
  • DNC: Bush Renounces Smears, But Will Cheney, Rove and Mehlman Follow?

    08/21/2006 1:16:02 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 785+ views
    DNC: Bush Renounces Smears, But Will Cheney, Rove and Mehlman Follow? 8/21/2006 3:39:00 PM To: National Desk, Political Reporter Contact: Stacie Paxton of the Democratic National Committee Staff, 202-863-8148 WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by the Democratic National Committee: During today's news conference, President Bush pledged not to attack the patriotism of his critics. This stunning reversal comes after years of work by the President and his top surrogates and strategists to smear anyone who disagrees with the President or challenges his policies. "President Bush seems to have turned over a new leaf today...
  • Democrats Set Primary Calendar and Penalties

    08/19/2006 6:13:04 PM PDT · by JohnLongIsland · 18 replies · 585+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 20, 2006 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    CHICAGO, Aug. 19 — The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to penalize 2008 presidential candidates who defied a new nominating calendar devised to lessen the longtime influence of New Hampshire and Iowa, the two states that have traditionally kicked off the nominating process.
  • A Gap In Their Armor (The Democratic Party has a self-image problem - Rove's greatest victory)

    08/15/2006 3:57:47 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 46 replies · 1,521+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | E. J. Dionne Jr
    Talk to Democrats at every level about the strong position the party is in for this fall's elections and the conversation inevitably ends with a variation of: "Yeah, if we don't blow it." Karl Rove's greatest victory is how much he has spooked Democrats about themselves. This, in turn, leads to a problem among political elites and, especially, fundraisers: While Republicans believe in their party and in the cause of building its organization from bottom to top, Democratic sympathizers tend to focus on favorite causes and favorite candidates, notably in presidential years. If you understand this, you can understand the...
  • Dean: President Bush Is Not Doing His Job On Defense Or Domestically

    08/13/2006 10:03:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies · 516+ views
    Dean: President Bush Is Not Doing His Job On Defense Or Domestically 8/13/2006 12:15:00 PM To: National Desk, Political Reporter Contact: Karen Finney of DNC Press Office, 202-863-8148 WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- This morning DNC Chairman Howard Dean appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press." The interview covered a wide range of topics from Washington Republicans' failed defense and domestic policies, to the war on the middle class and the need for a new direction in America. Below are excerpts from Governor Dean's appearance: Republicans Have Failed America "...I think President Bush is not doing his job on defense...
  • Lieberman should drop out of election race: Dean

    08/13/2006 11:18:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 267 replies · 3,062+ views
    Lieberman should drop out of election race: Dean 11 minutes ago U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (news, bio, voting record) should bow out of the November's congressional race altogether after his defeat in Connecticut's Democratic primary, a top Democrat said on Sunday. Lieberman, a three-term senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000, lost to political newcomer Ned Lamont in Connecticut on Tuesday and said he plans to run as an independent in the November election. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Lieberman should support his party -- and Lamont -- rather than running against him to defeat...
  • DNC: Dean on Republican Post-Primary Spin

    08/09/2006 4:33:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 673+ views
    DNC: Dean on Republican Post-Primary Spin 8/9/2006 7:02:00 PM To: National Desk, Political Reporter Contact: Karen Finney or Stacie Paxton, 202-863-8148, both for the DNC WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Yesterday's results reconfirm what recent polls have shown: the American people soundly reject President Bush's failed leadership and don't trust Republicans to do the people's business. In an act of desperation, national Republicans resorted to divisive propaganda in the wake of yesterday's primaries. Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following response to the most recent Republican spin: "Republicans can try to spin their propaganda, but the truth...
  • House Democrats breaking with DNC

    08/03/2006 1:57:49 PM PDT · by 300magnum · 29 replies · 1,383+ views
    United Press International ^ | August 3, 2006 | UPI Staff
    WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Democrats are creating campaigns to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives because they say the national party leadership is inept, aides say. U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., plans to ask lawmakers and donors to help fund a new voter-turnout program run by House Democrats, The Washington Post reports. "I am not waiting for anyone anymore who said they were going to" build a turnout operation, Emanuel said. "It has got to be done." He and other Democrats believe Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean has his priorities mixed up, Democratic aides tell the Post. Dean...
  • Despite Uptick in Party Money, Democrats Still Trail (GOP - $405.7 million; Dems - $289.3 million)

    08/02/2006 4:35:57 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 6 replies · 333+ views
    Congressional Quarterly via Yahoo! News ^ | August 1, 2006 | Greg Giroux
    The two major political parties have raised a combined $695 million for federal office elections this campaign cycle through June 30, according to a report released Monday by the Federal Election Commission. Predictably, the Republicans — who control the White House, both chambers of Congress and a narrow majority of governorships — outraised the Democrats. The report, which analyzed campaign finance activity over the first 18 months of the 2005-06 cycle, showed that Republican Party committees at the federal, state and local level have raised $405.7 million (58 percent of the two-party total) in strictly regulated “hard” money, compared to...
  • Democrats Scrambling To Organize Voter Turnout ( Dean has a Big Secret )

    08/02/2006 3:06:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies · 2,738+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2006 | Jim VandeHei
    Top Democrats are increasingly concerned that they lack an effective plan to turn out voters this fall, creating tension among party leaders and prompting House Democrats to launch a fundraising effort aimed exclusively at mobilizing Democratic partisans. At a meeting last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean for not spending enough party resources on get-out-the-vote efforts in the most competitive House and Senate races... Pelosi -- echoing a complaint common among Democratic lawmakers and operatives -- has warned privately that Democrats are at risk of going into the November midterm elections with a...
  • McAuliffe Nostalgia - "Dean is Making McAuliffe look good."

    07/28/2006 9:46:37 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 35 replies · 1,212+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 27, 2006 | Tom Bevan
    Let me steal the opening from Ruth Marcus' column on Alberto Gonzales yesterday and repackage it for my own purposes: Howard Dean is achieving something remarkable, even miraculous, as DNC Chairman: He is making Terry McAuliffe look good.Surveying the wreckage of Dean's latest imbecilic utterings, grotesquely overwraught analogies, and phony calls for unity, one really has to wonder: has there been a greater buffoon leading one of the two major parties in recent history? Republicans remain thrilled by Dean's rise, of course, not only because he has an uncanny ability to make the Democratic party look bad with cringe-inducing headlines...
  • Dean calls Iraqi PM an 'anti-Semite'

    07/26/2006 5:30:03 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 53 replies · 1,444+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/26/06 | Brian Skoloff
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean on Wednesday called Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki an "anti-Semite" for failing to denounce Hezbollah for its attacks against Israel. Al-Maliki has condemned Israel's offensive, prompting several Democrats to boycott his address to a joint meeting of Congress and others to criticize him. Dean's comments were the strongest to date. "The Iraqi prime minister is an anti-Semite," the Democratic leader told a gathering of business leaders in Florida. "We don't need to spend $200 and $300 and $500 billion dollars bringing democracy to Iraq to turn it over to people...
  • Dean raps Bush on defense (Big Loser Alert!)

    07/17/2006 1:58:01 AM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 36 replies · 805+ views
    Democratic chairman speaks at conference By Philip J. LaVelle UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER July 16, 2006 Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean accused President Bush last night of being weak on national defense and absent in the escalating violence between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. In remarks at San Diego State University, Dean urged activists to fan across the nation – including deep into the heart of Republican-rich “red” states – to tell voters that Bush has failed as president – including in national defense, which Republicans tout as their core strength. Advertisement “There are a lot of things we...
  • Democratic chairman speaks at conference (Dean raps Bush on defense)

    07/16/2006 8:19:44 AM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies · 481+ views
    signonsandiego.com ^ | July 16, 2006 | Philip J. LaVelle
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean accused President Bush last night of being weak on national defense and absent in the escalating violence between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. In remarks at San Diego State University, Dean urged activists to fan across the nation – including deep into the heart of Republican-rich “red” states – to tell voters that Bush has failed as president – including in national defense, which Republicans tout as their core strength. “You know, people say the Republicans are tough on defense. How can you be tough on defense if five years after 9/11, Osama...
  • GOP chair offers free plane ticket to Alabama for Howard Dean

    07/15/2006 8:22:09 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 34 replies · 1,304+ views
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The head of Alabama's Republican Party has an offer for Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean: She'll pay for the plane ticket if he will come campaign with Democratic gubernatorial nominee Lucy Baxley. Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh said today she would foot the cost of Dean's flight to Alabama if he'd come stand with Baxley and explain his party's position on issues including abortion, gay marriage, gun rights and taxes. Cavanaugh made her comments ahead of an appearance by Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman in Birmingham. Baxley spokesman Jeff Bridges says he didn't know whether the Democratic lieutenant governor...
  • Statement by Howard Dean on the New York Court of Appeals Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    07/06/2006 7:13:32 PM PDT · by cornelis · 23 replies · 576+ views
    usnewswire ^ | 7.6.2006 | dnc
    Statement by Howard Dean on the New York Court of Appeals Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage 7/6/2006 2:05:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Damien LaVera of the Democratic National Committee, 202-863-8148 WASHINGTON, July 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean today issued the following statement in response to the decision by the New York Court of Appeals that the state constitution does not guarantee the right to marriage for same-sex couples, but that the state legislature could provide this: "As Democrats, we believe that every American has a right to equal protection under the law and...
  • Dean calls New York ruling on gay marriage 'bigoted, outdated'(DNC pro-homosexual marriage, again)

    07/06/2006 12:54:02 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 75 replies · 1,621+ views
    Dean calls justification used in New York ruling on gay marriage 'bigoted, outdated' Today in New York: New York's highest court today turned back a broad attempt by gay and lesbian couples across the state to win the right to marry and raise children under New York State's marriage law, saying that denying marriage to same-sex couples does not violate the state constitution. In a 4-2 decision, the Court of Appeals found that the state's definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman, enacted more than a century ago, could have a rational basis, and that...
  • Howard Dean: Get U.S. Back to Turbulent 60's

    06/29/2006 12:36:39 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 73 replies · 1,453+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 6/29/06 | warner todd huston
    Showing once again the bankruptcy of ideas in the Democratic Party, Party Chairman, Howard Dean, said that he thinks the U.S. is about to return to the era of the 1960's. "We're about to enter the '60s again," he wistfully told a religious conference in Washington D.C. on June 27th. Of course, he tried to back track almost as soon as he said it warning that, as he weakly tried to explain it, he didn't mean a return to the race riots and anti-war demonstrations that typified the era. No, he said he meant that we are moving toward an...
  • DNC Radio Address (Howard Dean Uses the Vietnam War Memorial to Bash President Bush)

    06/27/2006 1:26:27 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 18 replies · 421+ views
    DNC via US Newswire ^ | June 24, 2006 | Howard Dean
    To: National Desk, Political Reporter Contact: Stacie Paxton or Mark Paustenbach, 202-863-8148, both of the DNC Communications Staff WASHINGTON, June 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean delivers the Democratic Radio Address this week, where he calls on the Bush Administration to end its commitment to a failed strategy in Iraq and talks about Democratic efforts to implement an Iraq policy that's both tough and smart. Democrats agree that 2006 must be a year of significant transition in Iraq, and that the Administration must outline real benchmarks for success so that Iraqis can take control of their...
  • Washington Democrats think their core voters are barking mad.

    06/23/2006 9:35:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 95 replies · 2,968+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | June 22, 2006 | PEGGY NOONAN
    They feel an increasing intellectual estrangement from and impatience with the activists who people their base of support. And this is something new. On the Democratic side, it is not just as bad but worse. They don't only think they're more sophisticated than their base, more informed and aware of the complexities. I believe they think their base is mad. You can see their problem in their inability to get a slogan. Which, believe me, is how they think of it: a slogan. "Together for a Better Future." "A Future With Better Togetherness." Today for a better tomorrow, tomorrow for...
  • DNC Chairman Howard Dean on Karl Rove

    06/15/2006 5:48:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 857+ views
    DNC Chairman Howard Dean on Karl Rove Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement on the news that top Bush advisor Karl Rove will not be indicted despite disclosing the identity of a covert agent during a time of war: "The prosecutor’s decision not to indict Karl Rove does not diminish the fact that Karl Rove was involved in leaking the identity of an intelligence operative during a time of war. Karl Rove does not belong in the White House. If the President valued America more than he valued his connection with Karl Rove, Karl Rove would...
  • Dean on Iraq Resolution [Republicans politically-motivated, non-binding resolution on Iraq.....]

    06/16/2006 2:53:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies · 388+ views
    Dean on Iraq Resolution Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement on the House Republicans’ politically-motivated, non-binding resolution on Iraq: "Today’s vote on the misguided Republican Iraq War resolution was yet another example of the GOP-led Congress playing partisan political games instead of demanding real accountability. The Bush Administration’s ineptitude and reckless policies have gone unchecked for three years. Our troops, their families and the American people deserve a real plan for success in Iraq from the Bush Administration, not a permanent, open-ended commitment to a failed strategy. It is irresponsible for President Bush to say this...
  • DNC Chairman Dean: Rove has Real Sin

    06/13/2006 8:49:17 AM PDT · by MikeA · 38 replies · 1,321+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 06/13/06
    DNC CHAIRMAN DEAN: ROVE HAS REAL SIN Tue Jun 13 2006 08:29:32 ET DNC Chair Howard Dean on NBC's 'TODAY': 'If Karl Rove had been indicted it would have been for perjury. That does not excuse his real sin which is leaking the name of an intelligence operative during the time of war. He doesn't belong in the White House. If the President valued America more than he valued his connection to Karl Rove, then Karl Rove would have been fired a long time ago. So I think this is probably good news for the White House, but its not...
  • DNC Chairman Howard Dean Addresses Stonewall Democrats Conference

    06/04/2006 9:26:01 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 12 replies · 419+ views
    To: National Desk Contact: Damien LaVera of the Democratic National Committee, 202-863-8148 WASHINGTON, June 3 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean today gave the keynote address to the National Stonewall Democrats conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The following are excerpts of Dean's remarks as prepared for delivery. "I want to start today by thanking you for standing with me. Not just through the recent controversy over my CBN interview, but for standing with me as we have fought side by side for equal rights under the law for all Americans. That fight continues, and the Democrat Party is...
  • Howard Dean: Democrats Need Religious Voters

    05/30/2006 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 64 replies · 1,577+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 31 May 2006
    Howard Dean says Democrats must have faith in their ability to attract religious voters. The former presidential candidate, who will speak at this weekend's Oregon Democratic Convention in Eugene, says his party must do a better job of winning the support of evangelical Christians, who have voted Republican in recent elections. To that end, Dean recently appeared on Pat Robertson's "700 Club." The appearance wasn't without its bumps. Dean had to later apologize to gay-rights leaders for incorrectly stating during the program that the party's platform said "marriage is between a man and a woman." Still, Dean, the chairman of...
  • Democrats Gather For Religious Outreach Training

    05/30/2006 10:23:06 AM PDT · by dogdayafternoon · 57 replies · 1,029+ views
    Koin News ^ | 5/30/2006 | Koin News
    Democrats Gather For Religious Outreach Training Convention Planned For Eugene EUGENE, Ore. -- The Democratic Convention is coming to Eugene this weekend. It will offer a half-day training session on religious outreach, an important part of the Democratic Party's attempt to extend beyond its core secular issues. The religious outreach is part of an overall emphasis in this convention on training Democratic activists for success at the ballot box and in policymaking. Session and speech topics include Internet strategy for grass-roots activists, how to use the party's new voter file database and ways Democratic leaders can broaden their appeal to...
  • FWIW - Howard Dean Reaction to Immigration BIll (what a JOKE)

    05/26/2006 3:21:27 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 47 replies · 924+ views
    VOTE ON FINAL PASSAGE: 62-36 From Governor Dean: "We congratulate Senate Democrats for their continued leadership, led by Leader Harry Reid, on the important issue of comprehensive immigration reform. Democrats have consistently fought for immigration reform that strengthens our borders, protects U.S. workers and their wages, reunites families and allows hard-working immigrants who pay taxes and obey the law the opportunity to earn the right to apply for the responsibilities of citizenship. "While the Senate bill is better than the Republican bill passed by the House with the President's backing, the next important step of reconciling these measures could erase...
  • Dean: Dem's Legal Woes Don't Compare To GOP Corruption

    05/25/2006 6:40:06 AM PDT · by Cindy_Cin · 17 replies · 598+ views
    CNSnews ^ | May 25, 2006 | Randy Hall
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday that there is no comparison between the ethical problems faced by U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D- La.) and what he termed the Republican "culture of corruption" in the nation's capital. A GOP spokesman dismissed Dean's criticism as "trying to sell a fundamentally flawed campaign slogan." "There's a difference between the involvement of Congressman Jefferson in activities for which there's been no indictment and the culture of corruption that extends throughout the White House, the vice president's office and both houses of Congress," Dean said during a press conference at the DNC headquarters...
  • The New Temptation Of Democrats

    05/23/2006 9:52:33 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 9 replies · 535+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/23/6 | Ruth Marcus
    When mega-pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church opened last year in its new Houston home, a most unlikely guest was on hand for the celebration: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). This month, Howard Dean went on Pat Robertson's "700 Club," asserting that Democrats "have an enormous amount in common with the Christian community, and particularly with the evangelical Christian community." Democrats these days are a party on a mission to persuade evangelical Christian voters to consider converting -- to the Democratic Party. Just as Republicans have worked at peeling off some African American voters from the Democratic Party, evangelical voters...
  • Howard Dean's Group Calls Lieberman 'Bush's Favorite Dem', Urges Aid for Primary Opponent!

    05/23/2006 10:08:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies · 515+ views
    Check out this email just received from Democracy for America, the group run by Jim Dean, Howard's brother, to keep the Dean flame alive. It attacks Joe Lieberman and calls for donations and support for Liebermans' liberal Democrat primary opponent, Ned Lamont. Can the DNC and the DSCC really support the notion of opposing incumbent senators or is Dean creating a major rift within the Dem party? --------------- Dear Supporter, Ned Lamont for Connecticut For years, Joe Lieberman has supported President Bush on issue after issue. He supported Bush's crusade to dismantle Social Security and he folded on the nominations...
  • DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE WORKED TO DEFEAT NAGIN

    05/21/2006 6:05:46 PM PDT · by Jean S · 221 replies · 9,848+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | SUN MAY 21, 2006 20:00:02 ET | Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN MAY 21, 2006 20:00:02 ET XXXXX DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE WORKED TO DEFEAT NAGIN **Exclusive** The Democratic National Committee (DNC) secretly placed political operatives in the city of New Orleans to work against the reelection efforts of incumbent Democrat Mayor Ray Nagin, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. DNC Chairman Howard Dean made the decision himself to back mayoral candidate and sitting Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu (D-LA), sources reveal. Dean came to the decision to back the white challenger, over the African-American incumbent Nagin, despite concerns amongst senior black officials in the Party that the DNC should...
  • FRESH CONTROVERSY HITS DEAN AT DNC... [DRUDGE]

    05/21/2006 4:12:15 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 92 replies · 4,980+ views
    Drudge ^ | May 21, 2006
    Just headline so far...
  • Govenor Dean on General Hayden's Nomination [NSA's domestic spying program disqualifies him....]

    05/19/2006 10:41:03 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 591+ views
    Govenor Dean on General Hayden's Nomination Governor Dean sent the following message to Democrats across the country today. No on Hayden. Add your voice now! As the director of the National Security Agency, Michael Hayden oversaw the creation of the massive domestic spying program revealed last week. Now George Bush wants him to run the CIA. After yesterday's hearings, it's obvious that Hayden's involvement in the NSA's domestic spying program disqualifies him from heading the CIA. His answers to questions from Congress and from the press have been evasive at best and downright false at worst. The Bush administration's chronic...
  • DNC Chairman Howard Dean Denounces Harmful Republican Voter ID Law in Missouri

    05/18/2006 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 898+ views
    DNC Chairman Howard Dean Denounces Harmful Republican Voter ID Law in Missouri Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement in response to Republicans pushing restrictive voter ID measures in Missouri: "Once again Republicans have succeeded in their efforts to disenfranchise lawful voters. This time Republicans in Missouri have enacted a restrictive law that would require eligible voters to present a state issued photo ID when going to the polls to vote. Current law allows voters to present other forms of ID including utility bills, bank statements, or a paycheck. To justify these restrictive measures, Republicans are falsely...
  • Democrats plan to inject spirituality into agenda

    05/16/2006 9:23:27 AM PDT · by High Cotton · 52 replies · 919+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/15/2006 | Julia Duin
    A conference geared to help Democrats infuse God into their politics begins tomorrow at All Souls Unitarian Church in the District with the unveiling of a "spiritual covenant with America." The guest list for the conference, posted at www.tikkun.org, includes anti-war activists such as Cindy Sheehan, who will help lead a "pray-in for peace" outside the White House on Thursday afternoon. A range of Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim and Hindu speakers are also slated. The list did not include liberals who oppose abortion, such as Village Voice columnist Nat Hentoff, the group Democrats for Life and Pennsylvania Senate candidate Bob...
  • Dean's promise is reducing DNC assets

    05/15/2006 3:34:24 AM PDT · by Hadean · 20 replies · 735+ views
    The Herald News ^ | 5-14-2006
    Democratic insiders blame National Chairman Howard Dean for risking the party's chances in the 2006 elections by fulfilling campaign promises he made to state chairmen when he won the office after the 2004 election. Democratic National Committee (DNC) money traditionally has been concentrated in a dozen states that decide elections. But Dean pledged a 50-state policy, distributing money even to states that are not real battlegrounds. His fulfillment of that promise is reducing DNC assets dangerously. Dean's dispatch of money to Mississippi comes in for special criticism in party circles. Dean has devoted time and money to that state, where...
  • Dean comments about platform upset homosexuals

    05/14/2006 10:24:00 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 21 replies · 1,142+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | May 14 06 | Baptist PRess
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean generally has been embraced by liberals, but comments he made to the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) have homosexual activists upset -- so much so that one group is returning a contribution the DNC made. In an interview with CBN, Dean said that the 2004 DNC platform defined marriage in the natural and traditional sense. However, it did not. “The Democratic Party platform from 2004 says that marriage is between a man and a woman. That's what it says," said Dean, who has since retracted his statement. "I think where we may take exception with...
  • Semi-News: Howard Dean Outlines Democratic Agenda for Real Change

    05/14/2006 12:09:49 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies · 187+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE | 13 May 2006 | John Semmens
    On ABC's "This Week," Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean outlined the Democratic Party's agenda for bold leadership and real change. The following are excerpts from Dean's appearance: Economy: "We think voters have become disillusioned with the Bush tax cuts and are ready to embrace a Democratic initiative for targeted tax increases," Dean said. "Families are being wrenched out of their accustomed lifestyles as clients of the welfare state. Do middle class voters really want these lower class denizens joining their ranks? We think not." War on Terror: "Attacking Iraq was a mistake," said Dean. "We need to bring the...
  • Robert D. Novak: Howard Dean hurts Democrats’ chances this fall

    05/12/2006 9:12:48 PM PDT · by AZRepublican · 37 replies · 1,259+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 5/12/06 | Robert D. Novak
    DEMOCRATIC insiders blame National Chairman Howard Dean for risking the party’s chances in the 2006 elections by fulfilling campaign promises he made to state chairmen when he won the office after the 2004 election. Democratic National Committee (DNC) money traditionally has been concentrated in a dozen states that decide elections. But Dean pledged a 50-state policy, distributing money even to states that are not real battlegrounds. His fulfillment of that promise is reducing DNC assets dangerously. Dean’s dispatch of money to Mississippi comes in for special criticism in party circles. Dean has devoted time and money to that state, where...