November Congressional Races Become Intraparty Showdowns Under California RulesCalifornia's revamped primary system, approved by voters in 2010, allows the top two candidates regardless of political affiliation to advance to the general election. The idea is to fight polarization by making them appeal to a wider pool of voters.
Pelosi Nixes Budget Deal Without Jobless BenefitsThe leader of House Democrats says her rank and file won't support any year-end budget deal unless it includes plans to extend expiring unemployment benefits for long-term victims of the recession.
President Obama Calls For Bipartisanship, Toppling House GOP Majority In San FranciscoPresident Barack Obama is urging donors to buck up and making a thread-the-needle appeal for bipartisanship with Republicans even as he calls for replacing the House GOP majority and holding his Democratic edge in the Senate.
Rep. Pelosi To Deliver Commencement Address To UC Davis Law StudentsUC Davis law students will be addressed by Rep. Nancy Pelosi during the commencement address of their May graduation.
Pelosi Says Time Running Out For Fiscal Cliff DealHouse Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says a deal must be reached "in the next couple of days or the very beginning of next week" to avoid the fiscal cliff of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts.
Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On WomenShe will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
Pelosi To Announce Plans WednesdayDemocratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says she'll announce Wednesday whether she'll continue in her current position or step down after her party failed to gain the 25 seats it needed to win the House majority.
Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.
Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The DefensiveWhat a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans' star-packed convention in Tampa.
Opinion: Obama Avoids The Issues With Negative CampaignBeing president does not give a person license to disrespect opponents, and the disrespect and intolerance from Obama when a different opinion is expressed has been atrocious.
Opinion: Obama Should Release His College TranscriptsForget Romney’s taxes that will simply confirm his wealthy. Let’s see Obama’s college transcripts and find out what is necessary for him to hide.
Pelosi Hints, Then Denies She Has Gingrich SecretsDoes House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi have dark secrets about GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich?