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  • President Barack Obama is greeted by Orlando, Fla. Mayor John Dyer upon his arrival on Air Force One at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Obama is visiting Valencia College to highlight women's economic issues. He will also then travel to Miami for a pair of fundraisers for the democrats before returning to Washington later tonight. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    In Fla., Obama calls for equal pay for women

    Amid grappling with crisis in Ukraine, President Barack Obama made a pitch for women's pocketbook issues Thursday, calling for legislation requiring equal pay for equal work and saying Congress would get more done if it had more women.

  • In this March 7, 2014 photo, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, center, speaks to staff and community members about the Medicaid expansion benefit package at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. McAuliffe toured the clinic after meeting with staff and community members about the Medicaid expansion benefit package. (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Autumn Parry)

    McAuliffe travels Va. touting Medicaid expansion

    In his first months on the job, Virginia Gov. Terry McAullife is trying to capitalize on Democrats' takeover of top state offices and the state Senate by pushing a key element of President Barack Obama's health care law through a Republican-dominated House of Delegates.

  • Obama heads to NYC to raise money for Democrats

    President Obama will travel to New York City on Tuesday for a pair of Democratic party fundraisers.

  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about his signature health care law, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    DNC tries to drum up dollars with Obama 'impeachment' fears

    The Democratic National Committee is trying to jumpstart some fundraising flurry by using fear, suggesting that if party faithfuls don't give — and give big for the upcoming elections — President Obama could very well face impeachment.

  • Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (Associated Press)

    DNC to RNC on Obamacare: Bring it on

    Democrats have a message for Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who has said the GOP will "tattoo" Obamacare to Democrats' foreheads in the 2014 midterm elections. Bring it on.

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

    Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz trade fire over shutdown

    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz lit up the political stage this week, in a contentious, angry exchange that began when the Democratic National Committee chair accused the GOP in general for the government shutdown and in specific, Mr. Rubio and fellow senator colleague Ted Cruz.

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

    Fund-raising Blues: DNC remains in debt as it competes with Obama group for donors

    Barely more than a year before the 2014 midterm elections, the Democratic National Committee is struggling to pay off debt and rebuild its war chest while competing for donations with Organizing for America, the Web-based political group created from the remnants of President Obama's re-election organization.

  • A Marine officer stands watch as Air Force One, with President Obama on board, arrives at San Francisco International Airport outside San Francisco on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Obama piggybacks Texas fundraiser onto Bush library dedication

    When President Obama travels to Texas later this month to help dedicate the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, he will spend the night before at a fundraiser in Dallas, a move that significantly cuts the cost of the travel for the Democratic Party as it builds its 2014 campaign war chest.

  • Former DNC spokesperson Karren Finney attends the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (Twitter, Karren Finney)

    MSNBC adds former DNC spokeswoman Karen Finney to weekend lineup

    Among its recent announcement to shake things up with an Ed Schultz weekend show, MSNBC revealed Tuesday that it is hiring former Democratic National Committee spokesperson Karen Finney to host a new show on weekends from 4-5 p.m. Eastern.

  • A delegate holds a face of President Obama on the night he accepts his party's nomination for a second term at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 6, 2012. (Barbara Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    DNC won't repay Duke Energy for Charlotte convention costs

    The Democratic National Committee has no plans to repay Duke Energy for an unprecedented $10 million line of credit it guaranteed to help the Democratic convention's local host committee put on President Obama's three-day nominating convention in Charlotte, N.C., last September.

  • (Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times)

    DNC struggles to rein in debt; RNC debt-free

    The Democratic National Committee reported donations of $4.3 in January — but that's significantly less than the amount needed to pay off its debt.

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

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz re-elected DNC chair

    Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is "humbled" that she has been re-elected to a second term as chair of the Democratic Party.

  • Construction workers continue work on the platforms on the west side of the Capitol where dignitaries and news cameras will witness the inaugural ceremonies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The pomp surrounding the inauguration of the president can carry a hefty price tag, from the glitzy galas to all those inaugural balls. Think of it this way: It can cost about the same as 150 luxury Bentley cars, several dozen yachts or some $20 million shy of the cash needed for a Boeing 737 passenger jet. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Special interests abided for Obama’s second inauguration

    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.

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

    Obama wants Wasserman Schultz to stay on at DNC

    President Obama wants Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party's chairwoman, a Democratic official said Monday.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, Va. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    RNC flush with cash for endgame blitz

    A late surge of support and months of restrained spending have left the Republican National Committee flush with cash with little time to spend it — $68 million as of Oct. 17, which was nearly seven times the amount the Democratic National Committee had in the bank.

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