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Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz asked members of the Capitol Police to help out her suffering staffers who had to wait in long security lines to get to their office.
Texas recently elected tea party favorite Ted Cruz to Senate, but don't count on such results from the traditionally conservative state for much longer, predicts Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Last week, Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat, claimed congressional staff members were on the verge of starvation because of automatic budget cuts that recently went into effect ("Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Sequester nearly starving staffers," Web, Friday). These federal employees can dine in one of several tax-subsidized cafeterias around Washington, and they earn $60,000 to $160,000 a year - three to seven times the income of an average family of four.
Automatic federal cuts are bringing staffers to the brink of starvation, suggested Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at a recent House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.
Maryland Democratic Rep. John Delaney laid out a series of proposed entitlement reforms Tuesday considered anathema to many of his fellow Democrats —such as raising the retirement age — but ones he said are necessary to balance the nation's long-term budget.
A Florida eye doctor who owes millions of dollars in back taxes to the federal government but who managed to shower Sen. Robert Menendez and other politicians in Washington with campaign donations had his offices raided by the FBI on Wednesday.
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is "humbled" that she has been re-elected to a second term as chair of the Democratic Party.
After President Obama lays his hand on a Bible and takes the oath of office for a second White House term next month, he will be surrounded by pomp, circumstance and celebration bought and paid for by the very special interests he once vowed to disenfranchise from Washington politics.
President Obama wants Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party's chairwoman, a Democratic official said Monday.
A Florida judge on Friday denied Republican Rep. Allen West's plea for a full recount of early voting ballots in St. Lucie County, saying he didn't have authority to grant the request, according to the Palm Beach Post.
With a poll showing his once-sizable lead among female voters is gone, a raspy-voiced President Obama rallied supporters Thursday in three battleground states, warning repeatedly that Republican rival Mitt Romney would roll back women's rights and repeal the health care benefits they've been given under his signature health care law.
Three high-profile House conservatives, facing opponents insisting that their views are too extreme, have tricky paths to re-election next month.
Rep. Allen B. West, whose acerbic tongue and unabashed conservative swagger made him a tea party hero nationally two years ago during a successful run for Congress, is finding life on the campaign trail different -- and more difficult -- this year as he is locked in a battle to save his Florida seat.
israel and democratsIsraeli Ambassador Michael Oren found himself thrust into Democratic Party politics this week when he denied that he had ever told the party chairwoman that Republican policies are "dangerous for Israel."
While God had a pretty good week in Charlotte, N.C., enjoying His own Sally Fields Academy Awards moment ("You like me! Right now! You like me!"), one person who has had a decidedly bad week is Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
"Just to put in a good word for the frustration that our staff is feeling in the Cannon [House office building] tunnel," she said, in a YouTube video of her comments. "We're still in the midst of the Spring Break session and the lines are very, very long and with the closure — again, when we're in session, so not just doors, but magnetometers, having a staff only magnetometer open in the Cannon tunnel as much as possible so there are staff when — particularly when they are walking with us, who can go around them — it would be extremely helpful if you could look at that again and get another mag open as often as possible."
Last week, Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat, claimed congressional staff members were on the verge of starvation because of automatic budget cuts that recently went into effect ("Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Sequester nearly starving staffers," Web, Friday).