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DEC 13, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Failed Omnibus Revolt Leaves Democrats Pondering Future In The Minority

WASHINGTON -- Thursday's failed rebellion over the omnibus government funding bill offered two radically different models for the Democratic Party over the next two years. Which will it be: a unified, determined opposition or junior partners to a more powerful GOP? The determined opposition was on display when Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) declared Wednesday that ...

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DEC 12, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The Levee Breaks: Democrats Rage Against Obama Over Wall Street Giveaway

WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) landed a new Senate leadership position, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and President Barack Obama risked a fight with her over government subsidies for risky Wall Street derivatives trading. They won the near-term policy fight: After a bruising bicameral battle, the House of Representatives ...

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DEC 11, 2014 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - Hail, Hail, Mighty Cromnibus

The fact that the "Democrats nearly sank the cromnibus" reminds us that "cromnibus" should be the name of a tugboat. Bureaucrats dusted off their shutdown procedures, and by "dusted off" we mean "looked up at office bulletin board where the procedures were from the last shutdown." And Meanwhile, the White House hosted its annual Christmas party, where the president takes ...

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DEC 08, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Bush Officials Step Up To Blast Torture Report Before It's Out

WASHINGTON -- For Democrats with the Senate Intelligence Committee, releasing a summary of their report on the CIA's post-9/11 enhanced interrogation practices will bring a successful end to five years' worth of work and difficult negotiations. But they are already being told that they got it wrong. The 6,000-plus-page document known as the torture report represents "a dishonest attempt to ...

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DEC 08, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Obama's Ebola Czar Ron Klain Plans To Wrap Up Work By March 1

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Ebola coordinator Ron Klain plans to return to his private sector job by the end of February, capping speculation that the seasoned political aide would play a broader White House role for the rest of President Barack Obama's tenure. An administration official speaking on condition of anonymity said Klain was hired as a ...

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