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  • #GOPSequester in the states

    The effects of the GOP-forced sequester cuts that took effect at midnight last night stand to hurt middle class families, seniors, children, and our men and women in uniform across the country. See below for how this reckless decision by congressional Republicans is playing nationwide.

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  • Mitt Romney Has Failed the Commander in Chief Test

    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement tonight on the final presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida:

    “Tonight, the American people saw their commander in chief in President Barack Obama, and it’s more than clear that Mitt Romney is not ready to step into that role. The President didn’t just win; he dominated tonight’s debate because he was strong, clear, and steady—while outlining a real vision to make our nation safer and maintain America’s leadership in the world.

    “Mitt Romney, on the other hand, was incredibly unclear, uncertain, and unsteady. He endorsed President Obama’s foreign policy leadership so frequently that it looked like he was auditioning to be the President’s secretary of state. But that doesn’t change the facts—Mitt Romney was wrong on Iraq, Afghanistan, bin Laden, al Qaeda, Syria, Russia, and defense spending. Tonight’s 90 minutes simply cannot undo six years of being wrong on every major foreign policy issue. At each and every turn—including several times tonight—Romney has failed the commander in chief test.

    “The President said it best tonight: Mitt Romney would take us back to the foreign policy of the 1980s, the social policy of the 1950s, and the economic policy of the 1920s. Meanwhile, President Obama’s policies would keep building on the progress of the last four years—standing strong with our allies, maintaining our unbreakable alliance with partners like Israel, honoring our country’s veterans, doing critical nation building here at home, and moving America forward, not back.”

  • DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: One Year After the Official End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Service Members Are Proudly Serving Our Country Without Having to Hide in the Shadows

    DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today on the one-year anniversary of the official end of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prohibited lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans from serving their country openly in the military.

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