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NBC Confirms Wasserman Schultz to Stay As DNC Chair

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I'm not a fan of some of her Cuban-hugging policies, but she did good this past election.Chris Jansing just announced that she is staying.

President Barack Obama wants Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party's chairwoman, a Democratic official said Monday.

Wasserman Schultz has overseen the Democratic National Committee since early 2011. Party officials credit her in part with helping the president carry her home state of Florida, as well as leading the party to an expanded majority in the Senate and more seats in the House.

Obama is asking DNC members to back Wasserman Schultz when they meet in January, just after the president's inauguration, said the official, who requested anonymity because this person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

A mother of three and a breast cancer survivor, Wasserman Schultz, 46, has represented a reliably Democratic Fort Lauderdale-area district since 2005. Along the way she has earned a reputation as a workhorse and as an outspoken liberal happy to duke it out on television with her Republican counterparts.

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Video- New DNC Ad: Mitt Romney: Outside the Circle

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Ouch.

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Video- SNL: Clint Eastwood and the Chair

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Via.

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Who's delivering prayers at the DNC, and why it matters

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Very interesting reading, hard work by Dan Gilgoff - CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor. And yes, I'm disturbed by it. Gilgoff gave so much great insight, I used a lot of his post, go read the rest, it's worth it.

Tuesday’s invocation (opening prayer): Metropolitan Nicholas, bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit

Why he matters: Nicholas is a leader in a giant global movement that has a tiny U.S. presence, with the Greek Orthodox representing a fraction of 1% of the U.S. population. But Nicholas is a symbol of the country’s rich religious diversity, opening the convention with a nod to minority religions.

Tuesday’s benediction (closing prayer): Jena Lee Nardella, executive director of Blood: Water Mission

Why she matters: Nardella represents the young evangelical demographic that the Obama campaign is targeting in this election, knowing that older evangelicals are largely locked up for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Nardella started Blood: Water Mission, which focuses on combating the HIV/AIDs and water crises in Africa, at age 22 with the Christian music group Jars of Clay.

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Thursday invocation: The Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition

Why he matters: Salguero is cutting an increasingly high profile in America’s Hispanic community, a crucial Democratic bloc whose evangelical ranks are swelling and who tend to be socially conservative but liberal on immigration reform, education and economic matters. Getting those voters is a top priority for Obama in swing states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida.

Thursday benediction: Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York

Why he matters: As the nation’s highest-visibility Catholic official in a year when the Catholic vote may tip the election, Cardinal Dolan is in high demand by the political parties. Just last week, he was in Tampa, delivering the benediction for the Republican National Convention. Dolan has blasted the Obama administration for compelling insurance companies to provide free contraception coverage to nearly all American employees, but having the cardinal follow Obama on Thursday is a way for the president to show he isn’t at war with the Catholic Church.

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PhotOH! Democratic National Committee billboard outside GOP convention slams Romney's outsourcing

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Democrats (specifically, the DNC) are hitting Willard Romney's outsourcing with a digital billboard that faces the very site of the very GOP convention in Tampa.

This warms my heart.

BuzzFlash has more here.

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Ledbetter, Baldwin, Longoria to address DNC convention

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Now this is a fun line up. And yes, Longoria will get us tons of attention. Plus, it's a nice play after all the women bashing the GOP has been doing.

The Democratic National Convention Committee unveiled a list of prominent women Wednesday to speak at party's upcoming convention in Charlotte, including Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who gave the name to President Obama's signature pay equity law.

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Among the speakers are Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the openly gay Democratic Senate candidate; Illinois congressional candidate and Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth; Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator and Nancy Keenan, who heads NARAL Pro-Choice America.

The speaker who may draw the most media attention: actress Eva Longoria, who is a national co-chair of Obama's campaign.

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student who has been a surrogate for Obama since her showdown this year with Rush Limbaugh, is also on the list, as are Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau and Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late president.

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DNC announces new bus tour to stalk Romney

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What goes around (and around and around and honks... right Team Romney?) comes around:

(CNN)The Democratic National Committee is rolling out another bus tour to trail Mitt Romney's own over the weekend through key battle ground states, harping on the Republican candidate's economic policies as throwing "the middle class under the bus."

The DNC tour will last for four days and make stops in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio between Friday and Monday...

The bus debuted Thursday parked, as a not-so-subtle jab, outside the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. The tour, called "Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus," will mirror Romney's travel plans over the weekend.

America often needs "not-so-subtle jabs" to wake them up. Willard Romney wants to cut taxes for wealthy people like himself and raise them for the middle class, got that voters?

ABC- The tax-hike claim comes in large part from a study by the Independent Tax Policy Center that concluded Romney would have to roll back deductions popular with the middle class—on mortgages and dependent children, for instance—in order to pay for his proposed $5 trillion tax cuts, much of which would go to the wealthiest Americans.

Yup, Romney’s plan would raise taxes on middle class. Hence, "Romney Economics: The Middle Class Under the Bus" is based on truth and is a consistent message, as opposed to Romney's dishonest talking points and desperate campaign tricks:

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