Complete coverage on

Democratic National Committee

DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz weighs in on the economy, gas prices and the 2012 race.

Latest Stories

Democratic National Committee continues anti-Romney blitzupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 06:27:00

The Democratic National Committee will run a newspaper ad in Detroit on Wednesday targeting Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential front-runner arrives for a debate at Oakland University.

Obama's record-breaking campaign haulupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 14:04:00

President Barack Obama raised more than $86 million for his 2012 re-election campaign in the second quarter of this year, the campaign announced in a video e-mailed to supporters Wednesday.

Wasserman Schultz to chair Democratic National Committeeupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 13:01:00

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida said Tuesday that she is President Barack Obama's choice to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Obama: We need you fired upupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 02:56:00

With just over two weeks before the election, Pres. Obama rallied voters at an event for Washington Sen. Patty Murray.

Campaign swing takes Obama to California, Nevadaupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 02:56:00

President Obama will wake up in San Francisco, California, on Friday amid a five-state, four-day tour aimed at propping up embattled key Senate incumbents.

DNC raises $16 million in Septemberupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 08:31:00

The Democratic National Committee will report raising $16 million in September, the committee's biggest cash haul so far in the 2010 election cycle.

White House official denies Tea Party-focused ad campaignupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 09:50:00

A top White House official sharply denied a report that claims President Obama's political advisers are weighing a national television advertising campaign that would portray the Republican Party as dominated by Tea Party activists.

Gotcha politics gone wildupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 15:23:00

The Democratic National Committee has launched a new website where anyone can upload videos. Call this the political YouTube.

DNC names four cities as finalists to host 2012 conventionupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 08:04:00

The Democratic National Committee has named four cities as finalists to host the 2012 Democratic convention.

Sen. Murkowski responds to DNC adupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 15:49:00

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) responds to a DNC ad about the oil spill and Rep. Barton's recent apology to BP.

Race for Kennedy's seat may affect health care reformupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 13:20:00

A contentious special election to fill late Sen. Ted Kennedy's Senate seat could have an effect on the cause he championed -- health care.

It's still about health careupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 13:20:00

The House and Senate will soon begin negotiating a final bill on health care reform. CNN's Brianna Keilar has a preview.

Democrats mount grass-roots effort for health care reformupdated: Sun Jun 07 2009 17:23:00

As Democrats on Capitol Hill move toward revealing landmark bills to drastically reform the nation's health care system, the White House and the Democratic National Committee are increasing efforts to rally public support.

TV ad to put heat on Congress to pass budgetupdated: Fri May 01 2009 11:48:00

After e-mail pleas and nationwide canvassing, President Obama's political arm has made a TV ad that will air Thursday, urging voters to pressure Congress to approve his $3.6 trillion budget.

New role for president: Fundraiser in chiefupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 10:23:00

President Obama takes his first stab Wednesday night at the role of fundraiser in chief.

Limbaugh to star in DNC roadside adupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 05:26:00

National Democrats plan to unveil a new theme Thursday in their ongoing campaign to portray conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh as the true leader of the Republican Party.

Transcript: Mark Warner on 'race for the future'updated: Wed Aug 27 2008 00:13:00

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner delivered the keynote address Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Here is a transcript:

DNC Monday highlightsupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 19:27:00

A look back at some moments from opening night of the Democratic National Convention.

DNC iReporters speak upupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 16:16:00

CNN.com's Lila King looks at some of the video submitted by iReporters from the DNC.

Michelle Obama: My husband will be 'extraordinary president'updated: Tue Aug 26 2008 01:44:00

Michelle Obama took center stage at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night, stressing her love for the nation and making her case for why her husband should be the next president.

People.com: Sheryl Crow, Sugarland & Dave Matthews Rock the DNC updated: Mon Aug 25 2008 12:44:00

It was a very earthy opening: On the eve of the Democratic National Convention's kick-off, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland and the Dave Matthews Band drew some 8,000 fans and environmental activists to their "Green Sunday."

DNC stage is setupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 09:40:00

The high-tech stage at the Democratic National Convention in Denver is officially unveiled.

Spotlight on the DNCupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 08:21:00

CNN's Jonathan Mann gives a preview of what to expect at the Democratic National Convention.

Time.com: A Greener Convention, A Greener Future?updated: Mon Aug 25 2008 03:00:00

The Democratic National Convention -- and a quirky Colorado radio show -- promise to bring environmentalism to the forefront of the U.S. political agenda once and for all

Obama raises more than $51 million in Julyupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 16:33:00

Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid added more than 65,000 donors and raised more than $51 million in the month of July, the Obama campaign said in a statement released Saturday.

Clinton to get vote at DNCupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 15:37:00

Barack Obama's campaign allows Hillary Clinton's name placed into nomination at the DNC.

The 30 who ruled on Florida, Michigan delegates updated: Sat May 31 2008 20:36:00

A 30-member Democratic Party panel decided Saturday how to award Florida and Michigan delegates to presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama.

Clinton loses a supporterupdated: Fri May 02 2008 18:44:00

CNN Political Editor Mark Preston covers the political hot topics, including a Democrat changing his vote.

Clinton backer's defection tightens superdelegate raceupdated: Fri May 02 2008 18:44:00

A Hillary Clinton backer's defection to the Barack Obama camp tightens the race for superdelegates, who could determine which candidate will become the Democratic presidential nominee.

Pastors, polls, and primariesupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 07:50:00

CNN's Mark Preston looks at Rev. Wright's latest comments and the latest candidate poll numbers.

GOP fights ad attacking McCain's "100 years"updated: Wed Apr 30 2008 07:50:00

A Democratic National Committee TV ad released Sunday uses Sen. John McCain's remarks on U.S. troops staying in Iraq for "100 years" to paint a portrait of a candidate fixated on keeping a permanent presence in the war-torn country.

DNC sues to block McCain spendingupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 14:59:00

The Democratic Party on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Federal Elections Commission seeking to force the group to investigate whether Sen. John McCain has violated federal spending limits for his primary campaign.

Candidates spar over cashupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 14:59:00

CNN's Candy Crowley reports on the Obama McCain spat over campaign fundraising

MoveOn takes on Clinton's moneyed supportersupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 09:39:00

MoveOn.org, a grassroots powerhouse that supports Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, launched a fundraising drive Thursday to counter Sen. Hillary Clinton's wealthy supporters.

Time.com: Will Dean Cost the Dems Florida?updated: Thu Mar 20 2008 17:00:00

The fight over Florida's disputed primary may have a disturbing fallout for the Democrats: turning off voters in the fall election

Attorney: DNC violates Constitution updated: Mon Mar 17 2008 22:39:00

The Democratic National Committee is violating the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment by allowing only four states to hold caucuses or primaries before the first Tuesday in February, a Florida attorney argued Monday before a federal appeals court.

Florida primary goes to courtupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 22:39:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on a court hearing in a lawsuit that could affect the outcome of the Florida primary.

Plan: Michigan revote would be in Juneupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 19:35:00

A proposal is taking shape for Michigan Democrats to hold a new presidential primary, a Democratic source close to the negotiations says.

Florida's Democratic lawmakers reject do-over primary planupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 18:12:00

Florida Democrats want a do-over, but the state's Democratic congressional delegation on Thursday rejected a plan for recouping the 210 delegates the state lost when it moved its primary ahead of the approved time frame.

Will mail-in ballot fly in Fla.?updated: Thu Mar 13 2008 18:12:00

Democrats debate whether mail-in ballots will solve the primary delegate impasse. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

Florida Dems devise plan for new primaryupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 14:06:00

Florida Democrats want a new primary vote, and state party officials have a proposal for recouping the 210 delegates the Sunshine State lost when it moved its primary ahead of the approved time frame.

Commentary: Florida, Michigan don't deserve revoteupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 14:25:00

For two weeks we have watched nearly every political hack from Michigan and Florida hit the airwaves to tell us that voters in those states deserve to have their votes counted, and new elections should be called for and paid by­ the Democratic National Committee.

At 21, superdelegate represents the 'next generation'updated: Sun Feb 24 2008 15:10:00

Not too many kids tell their parents who to vote for when they're 5 years old or ask their fourth-grade teacher to watch the presidential inauguration. But what would you expect from a 21-year-old superdelegate?

Commentary: NAACP's Bond late to the game on Dem delegate battleupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 09:39:00

NAACP Chairman Julian Bond's decision to weigh in on the Democratic Party's conundrum when it comes to seating delegates from Michigan and Florida has created a firestorm of discussion on blogs and talk shows, and frankly, I'm still unclear as to what his intent was.

Superdelegates: Why they matterupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 17:38:00

As the Democratic primary race heats up between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, the delegate estimate between the two remains extremely close. For the first time, Democratic superdelegates may decide their party's nominee.

Momentum vs. delegatesupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 17:38:00

Time magazine senior political analyst Mark Halperin says it has come down to momentum vs. delegates for the Democrats.

Primary chaosupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 19:11:00

Can't wait for the primaries? Don't worry. As CNN's Tom Foreman reports, states keep moving their dates up.

Iowa caucus move could scramble primariesupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 19:11:00

The Iowa Republican Party will hold its caucus January 3 to beat other states' rush to move up their primaries in the presidential nomination process.

Fortune: Ex-Goldman Sachs honcho's donkey fightupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 07:05:00

When Philip D. Murphy, formerly global co-head of Goldman Sachs's investment management division, became the Democratic National Committee's national finance chairman last year (and yet another Goldman alum to enter politics), he knew he'd be stepping into the middle of a donkey fight - one that pitted DNC chair Howard Dean against Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Rahm Emanuel.

Democrats withdraw from Michigan 'beauty contest'updated: Tue Oct 09 2007 19:20:00

Five Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday sought to officially withdraw from Michigan's January 15 primary, rendering the event virtually insignificant.

Time.com: Will Dean's War on Florida Backfire?updated: Mon Aug 27 2007 17:00:00

Viewpoint: The DNC chairman's efforts to punish state Dems for an early primary could hurt the party when it counts most

Clinton, Obama give thumbs up to New Hampshire debateupdated: Tue May 01 2007 19:06:00

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Tuesday joined the leading Democratic and Republican White House hopefuls in agreeing to participate in back-to-back New Hampshire presidential debates next month in the politically influential Granite State.

First New Hampshire presidential debates setupdated: Tue Apr 24 2007 17:16:00

Over the past several months, presidential candidates have been visiting New Hampshire to deliver speeches or to meet privately in relatively safe settings in an effort to court the state's influential electorate.

Fortune: Battle of the Washington insidersupdated: Thu Oct 19 2006 06:37:00

Don't ask Ed Gillespie and Terry McAuliffe to stand close together for a photograph. The two political moneymen can't do it. It's not that Gillespie, the former Republican National Committee chairm...

Dems alter '08 voting order for 'diversity'updated: Sun Aug 20 2006 00:29:00

Nevada and South Carolina will join Iowa and New Hampshire as the kickoff states for the 2008 Democratic presidential nominating contest, under a plan approved Saturday by the Democratic National Committee.

N.H., Iowa could have company on caucus calendarupdated: Sat Jul 22 2006 17:23:00

Nevada and South Carolina will likely join Iowa and New Hampshire as kickoff states for the Democratic presidential nominating process in 2008 after a panel voted to recommend the measure to the party's national committee Saturday.

What was Watergate?updated: Tue May 31 2005 20:08:00

Initially dismissed by the White House as a "third-rate burglary," the June 17, 1972, break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters mushroomed into a constitutional crisis that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Postscript to Howard's Endupdated: Mon Feb 14 2005 16:28:00

How did Howard Dean, whose presidential campaign got derailed by endless replays of a barbaric yawp, go from public laughingstock to party leader?

Poll: Democratic leaders back Deanupdated: Thu Feb 10 2005 12:35:00

As the Democratic National Committee opens its annual meeting, a new poll of DNC members suggests party leaders want to see some serious changes and believe former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean will do an excellent job as party chairman.

Dean virtually locks up DNC chairmanshipupdated: Sat Feb 05 2005 01:26:00

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean appears to have virtually locked up the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, after his last major challenger dropped out of the race and endorsed him Friday night.

Intolerant Democrats finally waking upupdated: Mon Jan 31 2005 16:31:00

With more than a whiff of self-congratulations, Democrats love to call themselves the tolerant party.

Roemer lashes out in DNC chairman raceupdated: Sun Jan 16 2005 14:57:00

The campaign for Democratic chairman turned contentious over the weekend when Tim Roemer lashed out at criticism of his views on abortion and accused opponents of negative campaigning.

Dean announces bid for DNC chairupdated: Tue Jan 11 2005 05:03:00

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, whose high-flying presidential campaign crashed a year ago in the political chill of Iowa, announced Tuesday that he will run for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee.

Howard Dean's returnupdated: Thu Dec 16 2004 16:56:00

Practical Democratic politicians, intent on reversing a decade of decline, feel trapped in a bad dream with Howard Dean as the most prominent prospect to be the party's national chairman.

Sources: Reid, Pelosi backing Roemer for DNC chairupdated: Tue Dec 14 2004 14:49:00

Amid strong competition over who will lead the party as the next Democratic National Committee chairman, former Indiana congressman and 9/11 commission member Tim Roemer has emerged as a possible new candidate.

Democrats stress voting rights in radio addressupdated: Sat Dec 11 2004 10:34:00

Democrats used their weekly radio address Saturday to focus on ensuring accurate ballot counts and elections free of voter intimidation.

FEC: DNC independent spending outstrips RNCupdated: Thu Oct 21 2004 12:02:00

The Democratic National Committee spent $27.2 million on behalf of John Kerry's campaign for president in the first 18 days of October, according to the Federal Election Commission.

Programming protest updated: Tue Oct 12 2004 17:42:00

The Democratic National Committee has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission over Sinclair Broadcast Group's plans to air a program in prime time accusing John Kerry of betraying American POWs during the Vietnam War.

CNNMoney: Anti-Kerry film sparks DNC responseupdated: Mon Oct 11 2004 10:33:00

Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of the largest group of television stations in the nation, plans to air a documentary that accuses Sen. John Kerry of betraying American prisoners during the Vietnam War, a newspaper reported Monday.

DNC holds 'Mission Not Accomplished' bashupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 10:40:00

As first lady Laura Bush and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger were recommending President Bush to the nation for another four years Tuesday night, a merry band of Democrats across town was partying against another Bush term.

Money Magazine: What The Candidates Should Debate Delivering on these three Campaign Promises would go right to American families' updated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

As you read this, the people of Boston are digging out from the Democratic National Convention, and we New Yorkers are bracing for the Republicans. Obviously, these quadrennial circuses are about c...

The constitutionality of police-imposed 'free-speech zones'updated: Wed Aug 04 2004 10:24:00

Last week, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) ended. But the First Amendment issues that were raised there did not. Indeed, they are likely to continue on indefinitely -- recurring at the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC), and similar public events raising intense security concerns.

Protesters, police skirmish outside conventionupdated: Thu Jul 29 2004 16:50:00

Protesters outside the Democratic National Convention skirmished briefly with police Thursday. Police reported four arrests, but not all were related to that clash.

Democrats look to rising young starsupdated: Wed Jul 28 2004 09:26:00

Set to address his party's convention Wednesday night, vice presidential candidate John Edwards is perhaps the best-known of the Democrats' rising stars.

Harsher words for Bushupdated: Wed Jul 28 2004 09:09:00

Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.

Daily Blog Roundup: Tuesday, July 27, 2004updated: Wed Jul 28 2004 01:10:00

Blogger activity started to hit full stride on the second day of the Democratic National Convention as logistical issues were resolved and jet lag wore off.

National security takes center stageupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 09:10:00

Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.

CNNMoney: This convention brought to you by...updated: Mon Jul 26 2004 08:30:00

The 2004 Democratic National Convention that begins on Monday, as well as the Republican National Convention in August, will be brought to you by the following corporate sponsors...

Election Express: The life of a CNN internupdated: Fri Jul 23 2004 11:42:00

A group of college students have traveled far from home, enduring long hours and security checks. Yet they never waiver from their mission -- to help CNN cover the Democratic National Convention.

Arbitrator proposes settlement of Boston police disputeupdated: Thu Jul 22 2004 18:03:00

A state arbitrator has proposed a settlement of a thorny pay dispute between the city of Boston and its police union, which had raised the specter of picketing at next week's Democratic National Convention.

Terrorism and the 2004 presidential electionsupdated: Thu Jul 22 2004 15:23:00

If the Bush administration's intelligence can be believed, the 2004 presidential election, or the related democratic processes associated with the election, have been targeted by terrorists. Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge has repeatedly said, "Al Qaeda is moving forward with plans to carry out a large-scale attack in the United States aimed to disrupt our democratic process."

Election Express: Protestors must stay inside 'Free Speech Zone' updated: Thu Jul 22 2004 10:55:00

A federal judge Thursday denied a lawsuit brought by protestors and groups trying to get better access to delegates at the Democratic National Convention.

CNNMoney: Stocks end session mixedupdated: Mon Jul 12 2004 09:44:00

U.S. stocks closed mixed Monday, with blue chips managing a late session rise as oil fell below $40 a barrel, while technology shares declined, thanks to a bearish Merrill Lynch note on the semiconductor sector.

Mark Shields: Giving the 'devil' his dueupdated: Mon Jul 05 2004 11:55:00

He has been regularly described as "too partisan," "bombastic" and "abrasive." And that's just by the man's friends.

Jobs, jobs, jobs updated: Mon Apr 05 2004 05:14:00

We begin this week much as we ended the last one -- with a renewed focus on jobs.

Democrats, Kerry camp report robust fund raisingupdated: Fri Apr 02 2004 14:23:00

The Democratic Party and its all-but-official nominee for the White House announced Friday that they have broken fund-raising records in recent months, helping stock the barrels for the campaign to oust President Bush.

FSB: Don't Call Us, We'll Call You The new federal Do Not Call list pulls the plug on small telemarketers.updated: Tue Jul 01 2003 00:01:00

Telemarketers hold a special place in our national consciousness, somewhere between ambulance-chasing lawyers and Bernie Ebbers. That's why most of us are celebrating the upcoming introduction of t...

Money Magazine: The Calendarupdated: Tue Aug 01 2000 00:01:00

July

Fortune: Friends of Bill Getting Hard to Findupdated: Mon Jun 08 1998 00:01:00

If you tune out Dan Burton, the House Reform Committee chairman who refers to President Clinton as a "scumbag"; ignore House majority leader Dick Armey, who suggests that the president might have t...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THISupdated: Mon Feb 16 1987 00:01:00

STEVEN LEUTHOLD, 48,a Minneapolis financial adviser, on the stock market's January gyrations: ''You have to realize we're in Looney Tunes land, and you should stay fairly close to the exits.''

We recommend