By Leah Pickett | 2 comments
Headlines from Friday, December 6:
Mandela’s Death Stirs Sense of Loss Around the World — New York Times
“A giant among men has passed away,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India said.
Improving Economy Defies Washington, For Now — Politico
So far, fiscal brinksmanship and Washington dysfunction have not had a noticeable impact on economy.
Another Shutdown? Conservatives Push to Scuttle Budget Deal — Talking Points Memo
At least 18 house conservatives are trying to subvert the budget deal by pushing for a clean CR that would fund the government at low sequester levels.
Top DFA Clips:
Why Democrats Are Linking Themselves to Elizabeth Warren — National Journal
That hasn't sat well with progressive activists. And Wednesday, liberal groups including MoveOn.org, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Democracy for America, and Progressives United started directing their ire at not just Third Way but Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., an honorary cochair of the group who is also the nominal front-runner in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial primary. In effect, they told the congresswoman she had to choose Warren over Third Way if she wanted their support.
3 Ways You Can Tell the Healthcare Website is Working — National Journal
"We're going to make sure that Democrats win on Obamacare in 2014. Anybody who thinks that Democrats are going to lose on Obamacare in 2014 are wrong," said Charles Chamberlain, the executive director of Democracy for America, who added that his liberal grassroots group will use Republicans' opposition to the health law against them next year.
Politico credits Team Warren with having landed a blow:
A chorus of groups aligned with the liberal wing of the party – from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee to Howard Dean’s Democracy for America and Russ Feingold’s Progressives United – responded by attacking Third Way as a Wall Street-funded front group.
DFA in Social Media:
“The biggest myth about the minimum wage -- the majority of people working min wage jobs are teenagers. Here's the truth from Economic Policy Institute. P.S. Don't forget to add your name to our petition calling on Congress to pass a livable wage:http://bit.ly/livablewage.”
An odd journey into a “frat house” on Capitol Hill.
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