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Wasserman Schultz Survives Despite Bernie's Army

Ousted DNC chair wins her congressional primary

(Newser) - She may have lost her job as chair of the Democratic National Committee, but it looks like Debbie Wasserman Schultz will keep her congressional seat in Florida. The AP has declared her the winner in Tuesday's Florida primary against law professor Tim Canova. She had about 57% of the... More »

Hack of Democratic Emails Worse Than Thought

New York Times says investigation is widening

(Newser) - The high-profile hacking of Democratic emails already has caused much trouble for the party—including the resignation of Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But as the New York Times reports, things might soon get worse for Democrats, because the hack has turned out to be much bigger than... More »

Assange Released DNC Emails to Damage Clinton

He won't say whether Russia was involved

(Newser) - In a twist that's strange even by 2016 standards, there is mounting evidence that Julian Assange and Vladimir Putin have been working together to undermine Hillary Clinton. Assange, a longtime Clinton critic, declared last month that "upcoming leaks" would damage the "liberal war hawk." At the... More »

Wasserman Schultz Now Faces 'Battle of Her Lifetime'

Primary opponent taking advantage of her recent struggles

(Newser) - Debbie Wasserman Schultz may have been at the center of the Democratic Party's so-called civil war , but she now faces what the Miami Herald labels "the political battle of her lifetime." On Aug. 30, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, who will leave her post after the party... More »

Winners, Losers From Day 1 of the DNC

Michelle Obama made the 'speech of the year,' analysts say

(Newser) - There was no shortage of drama on Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention, though the day appeared to end with a more unified party, with Michelle Obama delivering what could be the convention's best speech and Bernie Sanders telling the Philadelphia crowd that Hillary Clinton " must become... More »

Wasserman Schultz: OK, I Won't Open DNC After All

She changes her mind after uproar

(Newser) - Debbie Wasserman Schultz won't open the Democratic National Convention after all. Following an uproar and lots of booing when the congresswoman addressed Florida delegates Monday morning, Schultz told the Orlando Sun-Sentinel she had changed her mind. She had originally planned to open the DNC despite the fact that she'... More »

Morning Boos May Foreshadow Dicey Moment at Convention

Doesn't bode well for Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Monday night

(Newser) - Outgoing Democratic National Committee chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz will take the stage to open her party's convention Monday night, and it could be a volatile moment if her morning reception in front of Florida delegates is any guide. Hecklers repeatedly booed and interrupted her speech, angry over the release... More »

Democrats Brace for a Hot, Messy Convention

Al Gore is out, but Michael Bloomberg is in

(Newser) - This year's Republican National Convention was the wildest in decades—and with legions of disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters, dozens of planned protests (including a fart-in), and the sudden resignation of DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the eve of the convention, things could get just as crazy for the... More »

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Resign From DNC

At the end of the convention

(Newser) - Embattled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday that she will step down, CNN reports. The announcement that she will resign following the party convention, which begins Monday, comes on the heels of leaked emails that appear to show that DNC officials were working to sabotage Bernie Sanders'... More »

DNC Chair Feels the Bern, Dumped From Convention

Sanders would like Wasserman Schultz to resign now, please

(Newser) - At least one head is starting to roll in the wake of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee that show officials working to undermine Bernie Sanders' campaign: DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will no longer speak at the convention she was to preside over, reports Politico , and for Sanders,... More »

Leaked Emails Reveal Anti-Bernie Bias at DNC

Top officials mocked campaign

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders was right when he claimed that supposedly neutral Democratic National Committee officials had a strong pro-Hillary bias , according emails WikiLeaks has released just ahead of the party's convention. In some of the almost 20,000 emails put online Friday, top DNC officials mock the Sanders campaign and... More »

Dems' 'Civil War': Whether to Oust 'Toxic' DNC Chair

Debbie Wasserman Schultz still has the support of many

(Newser) - A dozen Democratic senators have discussed kicking the head of the DNC to the curb, an unnamed "pro-Clinton Democratic senator" tells the Hill . "There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz's head on,... More »

Bernie Sanders Takes Big Swipe at DNC Chair

Backs Debbie Wasserman Schultz's primary opponent, says he wouldn't reappoint her

(Newser) - If the Democratic National Committee has a deal for Bernie Sanders , it can apparently shove it: In further escalation of the family feud, Sanders not-so-subtly endorsed the primary opponent of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, reports CNN , saying that, "clearly, I favor her opponent. His views are much closer... More »

The DNC Has a Deal for Bernie Sanders

Seats on critical committee in exchange for no drama at convention: sources

(Newser) - In choosing stick or carrot to get Bernie Sanders and his supporters to play ball at this summer's Democratic National Convention, the Democratic National Committee has decided to go with the carrot—at least for now. Two sources familiar with the situation say the DNC plans to offer Sanders... More »

Trump: DNC Chair 'Terrible Person,' 'Neurotic Woman'

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is latest target of Donald's 'misogynistic' ire

(Newser) - Donald Trump may still be smarting from last week's CNBC debate , but the current object of his ire is the head of the DNC, the Hill reports. In a Monday morning interview on "Breitbart News Daily," Trump lit into her with the high energy he says differentiates... More »

Trump Fails to Correct Man Who Calls Obama a Muslim

Man at town hall tells Trump Obama is not an American

(Newser) - Donald Trump, apparently forgetting about the time he pressured the president of the United States into producing his birth certificate , failed to correct a man at a town hall event last night who claimed President Obama is a Muslim—and not an American. The questioner at the Rochester, NH, event... More »

Biden Dials Wrong Number, Congratulates Wrong Guy

Whoops ... the Marty Walsh he called was not elected mayor

(Newser) - Joe Biden had a very Joe Biden moment Tuesday night, when he called to congratulate Marty Walsh on being elected mayor of Boston ... only he dialed the wrong number and ended up congratulating an entirely different Marty Walsh. The Walsh Biden called is a former aide to Ted Kennedy who... More »

Chambliss Under Fire Over Sexual Assault Remarks

Tells Senate "hormone level" may contribute to military abuse

(Newser) - Sen. Saxby Chambliss is being slammed today for suggesting hormones might be the cause of sexual assault in the military, reports CNN . "The young folks that are coming into each of your services are anywhere from 17 to 22-23. Gee whiz—the hormone level created by nature sets in... More »

Romney: Akin's Rape Comment 'Inexcusable'

As DNC rushes to bash GOP with the controversy

(Newser) - Democrats rushed today to milk maximum value out of Todd Akin's assertion that some mysterious biological process protected victims of "legitimate rape" from getting pregnant. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued a statement trying to tie Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to Akin. "They've been trying... More »

Right Cheers, Left Jeers 'Extremist' Ryan

'Excellent choice' or 'right-wing idealogue,' depending on who you ask

(Newser) - DC's finest wasted no time reacting to Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his runningmate this morning, with Republicans applauding as Democrats immediately pounced on the Wisconsin Republican. Highlights from your Sunday dial, as per Politico :
  • John McCain : Ryan is an "excellent choice," who won'
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