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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: DNC chair Tea Party comments irresponsible

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, recently blamed the Tea Party movement for last year's shooting in Tucson, Ariz., which killed six people and seriously injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat ("Wasserman Schultz disgracefully equates Tea Party to Tucson shooting," Web, Thursday).

  • **FILE** Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida chairs the Democratic National Committee. (Associated Press)

    Democrats push back against voter identification laws

    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, saying that voter fraud in the U.S. is almost nonexistent, vowed Thursday to "get photo IDs into the hands" of people in states with Republican-sponsored voter-ID laws.

  • Lawmaker issues warning on 'personhood' amendment

    As Tuesday's vote in Mississippi on "personhood" nears, opponents are stepping up their warnings that such a law would end legal abortion and hamper birth- control and infertility treatments.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wasserman Schultz a fitting DNC head

    How did the Democratic National Committee become as mean-spirited and dishonest as it is today? It began in 1992 when Bill Clinton got into office.

 Rep. Anthony D. Weiner is questioned Saturday by the media near his home in Queens, N.Y. The congressman says he will take a leave of absence and seek treatment despite calls for his resignation from several top Democrats.

    Weiner plans to seek treatment

    Amid reports of an expanding investigation into his online habits and the disclosure of more lewd photos, top Democrats this weekend insisted that Rep. Anthony D. Weiner resign - but the New York congressman says he will instead take a leave of absence and seek treatment.

  • Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, New York Democrat, is questioned by the media near his home in the Queens borough of New York on June 11, 2011. (AP Photo)

    Weiner won't go; new photos surface on Internet

    House Democratic leaders on Sunday urged embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner to quit because of his sex texting scandal, a request the New York lawmaker has sidestepped in favor of a temporary leave of absence to undergo treatment.

  • **FILE** President Obama speaks in the Blue Room of the White House about the budget and averted government shutdown after a deal was made between Republican and Democrat lawmakers on April 8, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Obama courts jilted female followers

    Female voters have turned their backs on President Obama in droves, a development that Democrats vow to reverse as Mr. Obama gears up his re-election campaign.

  • Wasserman Schultz

    DNC's new chairwoman takes last dip in money pool

    As the new chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz refuses to take money for her campaign from lobbyists or political action committees - the same rules Barack Obama insisted upon for the DNC as a presidential candidate in 2008.

  • Associated Press
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat, acknowledges the crowd at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday in Washington, at which she was elected DNC chairwoman. Mrs. Wasserman Schultz was handpicked by President Obama.

    DNC elects Floridian as new chief

    The Democratic National Committee formally tapped Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as its new chairwoman Wednesday, opening a new chapter in the party's history as it looks to regain some of the footing lost to Republicans in last year's election.

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