First lady Michelle Obama about to turn 50

First lady Michelle Obama about to turn 50

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama hints her 50th birthday celebration next month will include the chance to dance.
Team Obama regroups

Team Obama regroups

Team Obama says there will be some changes made by the time the second presidential debate at Hofstra University near New York between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney rolls around.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Donna Brazile: Weiner's credibility gutted

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WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- A renewed call for the resignation of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., was made Sunday by Donna Brazile, vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Analysts worry about Democrats' rancor

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- The odds against a "dream team" ticket with U.S. Democratic Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton get longer as the campaign gets fiercer, analysts say.

In-play superdelegates turn off voters

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Respondents to a poll say they would be less inclined to vote for Hillary Clinton if superdelegates, not pledged ones, made her the Democratic nominee.
Clinton: Obama needs to back up oratory

Clinton: Obama needs to back up oratory

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton dismissed what she called a "mischaracterization" of her campaign's comments about rival Barack Obama Sunday.

Record number of blacks up for Senate

BOSTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The major parties have nominated six African-Americans for U.S. senator and governor, including one poised to become the first black governor of Massachusetts.

Obama dips toe in 2008 White House waters

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., turned aside questions about a possible 2008 White House run Wednesday, telling Oprah Winfrey he was focusing on this November. Launching his new book, "The Audacity of Hope," with a major media tour -- including the "Today" sho

Panel debates Time 'Person of the Year'

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Nominees for Time's 2005 Person of the Year include Hurricane Katrina and its responders, President Bush, U2's Bono and terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Brazile says Dems should worry about GOP

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The aggressive Republican campaign to court black voters with the help of church leaders should cause Democrats worry, party strategist Donna Brazile said.

Black leaders discuss state of their union

LITHONIA, Ga., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Talk-show host Tavis Smiley and black leaders discussed the "State of the Black Union" talked about at an all-day forum near Atlanta.

The DNC to look into Ohio voting

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Committee said Saturday it is supporting investigations of allegations into voting irregularities, DNC official Donna Brazile said.

McAuliffe names calendar commission

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe named a commission Friday to assemble recommendations on the party's 2008 nominating process.

Brazile tops buzz for DNC chairman

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Democrats may look to former Gore presidential campaign manager Donna Brazile to turn the party's fortunes around.

Dems urge minority voting

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The Kerry-Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee began a get-out-the-vote radio appeal to minority communities, the DNC said.
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Donna Brazile
Vice President Joe Biden greets Donna Brazile, co-chairman of the Democratic National Committee before speaking at the DNC summer meeting in St. Louis on August 20, 2010. St. Louis is in the running for the 2012 Democratic Presidential Convention. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Donna Brazile (born December 15, 1959) is an American author, educator, and political pundit affiliated with the Democratic Party. She was the first African-American to direct a major presidential campaign.

Brazile was born in Kenner, Louisiana to Lionel and Jean Brazile, the third of nine children. She became interested in politics at age nine when a local candidate for office promised to build a neighborhood playground. After graduating from Louisiana State University, Brazile worked for several advocacy groups in Washington, D.C., and was instrumental in the successful campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a federal holiday.

Brazile has worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Jimmy Carter–Walter Mondale in 1976 and 1980, Jesse Jackson in 1984, Walter Mondale–Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, and for Richard Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary.

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