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DNC chair: ‘LGBT equality is not an aspiration, it’s a destination’

DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) came out strongly in support of equality for same sex binational couples last night at Immigration Equality’s annual reception in Washington, DC, calling the struggle for full equality for LGBT people “the defining civil rights struggle of our generation.” Wasserman Schultz was joined…

DNC Chair: All GOP candidates are ‘the same’

Whether it’s Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, or even Hermain Cain, it doesn’t matter who wins the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Democratic National Committee chair. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared in a debate with RNC counterpart Reince Priebus on Face The Nation Sunday morning. And the Florida congressman expressed…

DNC Chair: All GOP candidates are ‘the same’

Whether it’s Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, or even Hermain Cain, it doesn’t matter who wins the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Democratic National Committee chair. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared in a debate with RNC counterpart Reince Priebus on Face The Nation Sunday morning. And the Florida congressman expressed…

Rep. Allen West demands ‘vile’ Rep. Wasserman Schultz ‘shut the heck up’

Congressman Allen West (R-FL) sent a nasty letter to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday afternoon, calling her “the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U.S. House.” The email was provoked by a speech Wasserman Schultz gave on the House floor Tuesday, in which she…

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords ‘will return to Congress’

LOS ANGELES — US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, who was almost killed in a horrific shooting in January, will eventually return to Congress, a senior Democrat who saw her last week said Thursday. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the newly-elected chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Giffords — shot in the head at…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz named DNC chair

WASHINGTON – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has been tapped as the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, a decision spearheaded by President Barack Obama. After multiple media outlets reported the news, the DNC sent out an email to reporters Wednesday night confirming that Obama “announced his choice of…

Congresswomen vow to fight GOP efforts to defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON – With four days left to fund the government, two congresswomen warned Monday that Republican efforts to eliminate grants to Planned Parenthood would strip access to basic health care from “millions” of women across America. On a conference call organized by Planned Parenthood, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), vice…

Exclusive: Wasserman Schultz calls GOP abortion bill ‘a violent act against women’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on Monday tore into House Republicans for proposing legislation that would limit access to abortion coverage for some rape victims. The Florida Democrat, a rising star in her party and vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, is a leading voice on women’s…

MSNBC host berates Democratic lawmaker over soaring insurance stocks

MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan shouted down Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) after she couldn’t answer why insurance stocks have increased since major reforms have been stripped from health care legislation. The health care reform bill “does very little to bring real choice and competition to the insurance market place,” explained Ratigan.…

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