AmericasDemocrats.org–January 22, 2012

Fred Harris

Fred Harris is now a political science professor, but he was once a U.S. senator, chairman of the DNC and a candidate for president. He says the outcome of the open Senate race in his adopted state of New Mexico could depend on how President Obama does at the top of the ticket.

Wikipedia

Mike Barnes

Former Congressman Mike Barnes, who spends the cold weather in Florida, says the likely Republican Senate candidate in the Sunshine State “is not the sharpest knife in the dishwasher.’

Center for International Policy

Steve Israel

An interview by Bill Press with Representative Steve Israel, who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Congressman Israel reveals that current polling actually puts the Democrats ahead in the race for a majority in the House.

Bill Press

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

AmericasDemocrats.Org–July 17th, 2011

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Peter Barca


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Republicans in Wisconsin spent the first half of the year attacking organized labor, and now they’re paying the price: nine Republican state senators are being recalled for their anti-union views. Peter Barca, Democratic Minority Leader in the Wisconsin State Assembly, updates us on the recall elections in his state and tells us what games Republicans have been playing to keep Democrats from taking control of the Wisconsin state senate.

Rep. Peter Barca

James K. Galbraith


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James K. Galbraith
is an economist who has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and  Security.  Here he discusses the debate that shouldn’t be a debate at all: the debt ceiling. He explains the 14th Amendment and what it means for pensions, paying off debt, and more.

Hawk Nation: A Guide to the Catastrophic Debt Ceiling Debate

Steve Israel


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An interview by Bill Press with Congressman Steve Israel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He says the American people are having serious buyer’s remorse, which could result in Democrats taking the House back in 2012.

Congressman Israel

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee