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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) [Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, left, and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer leave after talking to reporters about the use of the “nuclear option” at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Drop Bomb On Congress, Go ‘Nuclear’ To End Washington Gridlock

On Thursday, Senate Democrats voted to deny Republicans the power to filibuster and block presidential appointments. It’s called the “‘nuclear option,” and it hit congress like a bomb.

11/21/2013

The Stamford Metro-North Station - File Photo

Democrats Retake Mayor’s Office In Stamford, Conn.

Democrats on Tuesday night retook control of the mayor’s office in Stamford, Conn., with businessman David Martin defeating former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele.

11/05/2013

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, left, (Photo by Steven Henry/Getty Images); Tom Suozzi (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880).

Pundit: Mangano-Suozzi II Is Turning Into The ‘Thrilla In Mineola’

The race for Nassau County executive is getting national attention. The county’s nearly 1.5 million residents have been known to set voting trends.

10/09/2013

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New Jersey Democrats Plan To Take Up Same-Sex Marriage After Election

Same-sex couples hoping to wed in New Jersey will have to wait a little bit longer.

09/23/2013

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Dems Slam GOP Rival For Allegations Against Malloy

Connecticut state Democrats criticized potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and called for an apology Sunday, after he leveled several unsubstantiated conflict-of-interest allegations against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

09/15/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

No Vote For Bloomberg In Either Mayoral Primary

The mayoral candidates both Democratic and Republican have been casting their votes Tuesday, but you will not see Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a voting booth.

09/10/2013

Eliot Spitzer, Scott Stringer

New Poll Shows Stringer Ahead Of Spitzer In Comptroller Race

A new poll deemed the New York City comptroller showed Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer edging ahead of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

09/04/2013

Chris Christie Eating A Doughnut on 'The Late Show' (CBS)

Poll Finds Democrats, Republicans Can’t Even Agree About Food

A new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling found that Democrats favor bagels and croissants, while Republicans like doughnuts.

02/28/2013

Assault Weapons Found In Seaford Home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Senate Dems Acknowledge Tough Road Ahead In Push For Restored Assault Weapons Ban

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who favors the assault weapons ban, expressed skepticism that it would be returned to law.

01/27/2013

House Speaker John Boehner, left, and President Barack Obama (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Willing To Up Threshold For Raising Taxes On Households To $400,000

There were signs Tuesday that a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” may be in the offing. President Barack Obama blinked on tax hikes and so did House Speaker John Boehner.

12/18/2012

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Dec 18, 2011 (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Political Fight Begins In U.S. Senate Over Superstorm Sandy Aid Package

Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Monday began trying to push the $60.4 billion emergency spending plan for Superstorm Sandy victims through Congress by Christmas.

12/17/2012

Obama (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images); Boehner (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Spending Cuts Remain Major Sticking Point In ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Negotiations

The fact is it won’t be a merry Christmas if there is no deal on the so-called fiscal cliff, because without a compromise tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts kick in.

12/13/2012

Westchester County Flag

Democrats Walk Out; Westchester Budget Bill Approved Without Them

A scene of chaos erupted in Westchester County this week, as lawmakers passed a budget bill after all but two Democrats walked out of the meeting.

12/08/2012

New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

GOP, Independent Democrats Unite For State Senate Majority

Furious Democrats who won a majority of seats in the New York State Senate have called a deal among Republicans and five Democrats to control the chamber a “coup.”

12/04/2012

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