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

Donna Brazile: Weiner's credibility gutted

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.

Brazile to Kerry: Be yourself in debates

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Democratic nominee John Kerry just needs to be himself in the upcoming debates with U.S. President Bush, says former Gore campaign chief Donna Brazile.

Democrats want Edwards to speak up

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Some senior Democrats say U.S. vice presidential candidate John Edwards is keeping too low of a profile in the run-up to November's election.

Brazile: Kerry should go with his gut

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- John Kerry should "go with his gut" if he wants to be elected U.S. president in 2004, Democrat strategist Donna Brazile said Friday.

McGreevy's delay criticized

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- New Jersey's governor James McGreevy's decision to delay his resignation until November dominated many Sunday television talk shows.

Kerry feeling strains on his left flank

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Democratic insiders say many of former candidate Howard Dean's antiwar supporters have not switched to John Kerry's candidacy for U.S. president.

CBS: Gephardt will endorse Kerry

WARREN, Mich., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt, who was soundly beaten by Sen. John Kerry in the Iowa caucuses, will endorse Kerry for president, sources close to Gephardt said.

Anti-Bush sentiment firing up Democrats

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Strong U.S. voter turnout in this week's Democratic presidential state contests reflects a broad-based antipathy of President Bush.

Public invited to bash Bush in TV ad

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- An organization that has opposed the war in Iraq is inviting the public to join its chorus of criticism of President Bush's policies, announcing a competition t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Gephardt fundraising falls short

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Richard Gephardt has fallen short in his presidential fundraising goal of $5 million, USA Today reported Wednesday.

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