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Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 5, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

DCCC Chair: ‘We’d Rather Pass An Immigration Bill Than Worry About The Election’

An overhaul to the nation’s broken immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

04/15/2014

Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 5, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Republican Base ‘Animated By Racism’ On Immigration

An overhaul to the nation’s broken immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

04/14/2014

A stop sign is seen next to the US Congress building. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Calif. Democrats Walk Middle Path In Health Debate

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law.

04/12/2014

Plastic And 3-D Gun Ban Passes House, Democrats Look To Expand Restrictions

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would extend a 1988 law banning plastic guns that could slip past X-ray machines and metal detectors – but some Democrats are calling for tougher, more modern restrictions.

12/04/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks towards the Senate Chamber after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon on Sept. 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Republicans Have Launched ‘Kamikaze Mission’ To Shut Down Government, Economy

Under relentless pressure from their right wing, Republicans are in the midst of a risky fight with President Barack Obama they know they will lose, little more than a year before an election that history says they should win.

09/25/2013

The top Democratic leaders in the House hashed out their to-do list Wednesday at a suppertime powwow with President Barack Obama. (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Democrats, Obama Discuss To-Do List Over Dinner At Upscale Hotel

The top Democratic leaders in the House hashed out their to-do list Wednesday at a suppertime powwow with President Barack Obama.

05/09/2013