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The real reason Republicans hate Planned Parenthood

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 23, 2016 at 10:03am   |   0 Comments

Luz Towns-Miranda, mother of Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, recently joined the board of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Democratic power couples

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 20, 2013 at 12:32pm   |   0 Comments

When the POTUS and FLOTUS dance at the inaugural balls Monday, America will witness the ultimate in power couples.

Pelosi wants to keep leadership post

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 14, 2012 at 9:44am   |   0 Comments

Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she will seek the minority leader job again this year.

And Arlen Specter makes 60?

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 28, 2009 at 1:49pm   |   0 Comments

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said today he is leaving the Republican Party and will run for re-election in 2010 as a Democrat, increasing the odds that Democrats will achieve a filibuster-proof majority.

Democratic politics laid bare at rules committee meeting

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 1, 2008 at 8:20am   |   3 Comments

The Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic National Committee may have made history yesterday, deciding to restore half the delegate votes to Florida and Michigan in the national convention.

Obama, Clintons court Gov. Bill Richardson

By Gary Jacobson   |   February 23, 2008 at 2:23am   |   5 Comments

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who quit the presidential race Jan. 10, says Barack Obama calls him every three days or so and that about 10 supporters of Hillary Clinton call him every day.

Their goal: obtain his endorsement for president.

The New York Times calls Richardson one of the biggest prospective endorsers in the Democratic Party because he is a former candidate, Hispanic governor and a superdelegate.

Richardson tells the newspaper that he is “genuinely torn.” He says he may make an endorsement next week, or not at all.

Paul Singer is force behind vote initiative

By A. James Memmott   |   November 27, 2007 at 8:32am   |   0 Comments

Thanks to Woodward, Bernstein and Deep Throat, the first rule of investigative journalism is “Follow The Money.”

The rule works for Muckety, too, especially when it comes to politics. Connections between politicians and their donors are always revealing.

A case in point: A story by Michael Cooper and Leslie Wayne in Thursday’s New York Times. It focused on the wealthy Paul E. Singer, a hedge-fund founder and backer of Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid.


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