House Democrats are launching a coordinated campaign of radio ads and phone calls into the districts of six Republican Members seeking to turn their opposition to President Obama's economic stimulus package into a major political liability.
President Barack Obama will spend most of the next week traveling abroad -- stops in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Germany are all on the schedule -- but his Administration is making sure voters know they are keeping their eye on the economic ball by dispatching a series of senior officials across the country to continue the salesmanship of the stimulus plan.
Seventy-two hours into the confirmation process of U.S. appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor, there remains little reason to think she will not ultimately be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Put aside the back and forth that followed the nomination of appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor by President Barack Obama on Tuesday and you are left with one simple fact: barring some sort of major bombshell regarding Sotomayor (and that is always possible) she is almost certain to be confirmed.
President Barack Obama's trip to Las Vegas today to raise money for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (Nev.) re-election race in 2010 -- the first such event the president has done for a single candidate -- raises questions about just how deeply he and his political team will wade into the coming midterm elections in an effort to boost Democratic Congressional majorities.
When Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House in early 2007, Republican strategists could barely contain their glee -- believing that the liberal, San Francisco Congresswoman would make a perfect foil for them in future elections in the same way that Democrats had used Newt Gingrich to hang around the necks of his Republican colleagues a decade ago.