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In the classic old movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai," a group of prisoner-of-war British engineers is forced by Japanese captors during World War II to build a passage over the waterway so the Japanese can strategically move military supplies.
I know I've posted a lot of diaries about raising the minimum wage today but I believe that not only is it the right thing to do but I also think it's a winning issue for Democrats.
With Michigan looming as a now key Senate race, Democratic Rep. Gary Peters, who is locked in a tight battle with Republican Terri Lynn Land, has replaced his campaign manager.
Single mother and cancer patient Julie Boonstra isn't taking Democrats' mean-spirited and misleading attacks on her credibility lying down -- but we already knew that , didn't we? Boonstra, whose life was turned upside-down when Obamacare stripped her of her existing coverage, has teamed up with Americans for Prosperity to produce a second ... (more)
Bob Griggs, 52 right and Harry Marx, 51 both of Wyandotte, Mich. leave Belanger Park on their way to fish in River Rouge, Mich.
With mid-term congressional elections bearing down, the government changed its regulation of Obamacare to give consumers and states more flexibility to decide on their health plans, insurers more time to sign up customers and taxpayers a chance to avoid more costs.
Harry Reid is leading a concerted election-year strategy by Democrats to demonize the Koch brothers, starting on the Senate floor.
Democrats already face long odds in taking back the House, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's first round of "Red to Blue" races underscores just how difficult that uphill task is in a GOP-friendly midterm year.
The conservative group Americans for Prosperity is firing back against Democratic attacks on its ad featuring a Michigan cancer patient.
Can a shorter summer break eventually lead to more college graduates? That's the long-term strategy behind efforts to convert some struggling high-poverty schools to a year-round calendar.
At this point, eight months before the Nov. 4 election, it's hard to see a lot of good news for congressional Democrats.
Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year budget on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits... Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year ... (more)
House members voted 48-43 for the measure Monday, three short of the 51 votes needed to pass in the 101-member House.