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Democratic Party (United States): Major political party in the United States
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main rival, the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party.

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Here's the latest for Monday December 16th: Senate preparing for impeachment trial; Democratic congressman expected to become Republican; Deadly earthquake in Philippines; Utah avalanche kills..
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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Have a Problem: Each Other

They’ve abided by a de facto nonaggression pact. But to win the Democratic nomination, one must prevail over the other by consolidating the left.
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Warren Is The Lowest Rated Democrat [Video]Warren Is The Lowest Rated Democrat

According to FiveThirtyEight.com, a Quinnipiac poll shows Elizabeth Warren is the most unpopular Democratic Presidential candidate. Her unfavorability is at 44.9%. 34.5 % have a very unfavorable view..

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Bloomberg Reportedly Spent $8 Billion Over The Years [Video]Bloomberg Reportedly Spent $8 Billion Over The Years

Michael Bloomberg has spent massive portions of his approximately $55 billion net worth on influential groups surrounding the Democratic party, the Washington Post reports. Some of the key..

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Texas a linchpin in Biden's Super Tuesday strategy [Video]Texas a linchpin in Biden's Super Tuesday strategy

With the first Democratic nominating contests less than two months away, former Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Texas on Friday, a state his campaign sees as crucial to securing the nomination...

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Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to shield financial records [Video]Supreme Court takes up Trump bid to shield financial records

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear President Donald Trump's appeals in three separate cases to prevent his financial records, including tax returns, being handed over to Democratic-led..

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House panel approves Trump impeachment charges [Video]House panel approves Trump impeachment charges

A Democratic-controlled House of Representatives committee on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment when it approved two charges against him stemming from his..

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'Today is a solemn and sad day': Nadler [Video]'Today is a solemn and sad day': Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said it was a 'solemn and sad day' after the House committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald..

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House committee approves impeachment charges against Trump [Video]House committee approves impeachment charges against Trump

A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will..

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UK Defeat Gives Joe Biden Momentum [Video]UK Defeat Gives Joe Biden Momentum

UK's Labour Party was annihilated in Thursday's general election. Centrist Democrats will argue the loss shows only someone like Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg can beat Donald Trump in 2020. "Look what..

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Warren In Battle Against History [Video]Warren In Battle Against History

Elizabeth Warren has dropped in several recent polls. At first, Warren’s campaign looked fresh and inspiring looks. Now it looks "drearily predictable." Warren's drop coincides with her Medicare for..

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House panel delays impeachment articles vote [Video]House panel delays impeachment articles vote

The vote to move forward with impeaching President Donald Trump has been postponed until Friday (December 13).

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House committee nears vote on impeachment articles [Video]House committee nears vote on impeachment articles

U.S. lawmakers moved closer on Thursday to impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, as members of a House of Representatives committee neared a vote to approve formal charges and send articles of..

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Bloomberg in 'outstanding health': doctor [Video]Bloomberg in 'outstanding health': doctor

One of several Democratic presidential candidates in their 70s, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's doctor said in a letter released by the campaign that the billionaire was a '77-year-old..

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'I say, impeach Donald Trump': Madonna [Video]'I say, impeach Donald Trump': Madonna

Madonna talking to her concert crowd in Philadelphia on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for "not supporting the constitution" and called for his impeachment.

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Are The Democrats Screwing Up? [Video]Are The Democrats Screwing Up?

The Democrats are looking to impeach President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal. According to the Daily Beast, this is the one chance Democrats have to take down Trump. The Daily Beast analyzed..

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With polling all over the map, could four different Democrats split the first four states?

The quartet of Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren has led the pack for months, with each topping polls in one or more early state.
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Pennsylvania Democrat: Why I will vote to send Trump impeachment articles to the Senate

There is enough evidence to warrant Senate consideration of impeachment. We need to get at the truth and I hope President Trump gives his explanation.
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As Impeachment Vote Draws Near, Both Sides Go to Their Corners

Democrats showed no sign of slowing down with the planned Wednesday vote as Republican senators, looking past the House decision, lined up to announced their intentions to acquit.
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Trump trails all top Democrats, half of voters favor impeachment, Fox News poll finds

President Donald Trump lost in hypothetical matchups against all top-five polling Democrats, including late entrant Michael Bloomberg, the poll found.
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Wrestling with impeachment: Democrats representing Trump districts will decide president's fate

The decision to impeach Trump rests with moderate Democrats representing districts Trump won. If enough defect, the effort will fail in the House.
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Why White Iowans Want a Nominee Who Can Appeal to Nonwhite Voters

In the first nominating state, many Democrats feel a responsibility to identify a candidate who can win in states more diverse than their own.
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Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew, critic of Trump impeachment, to switch to GOP

Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew is expected to make the official announcement that he's switching from Democrat to Republican sometime next week.
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Representative Jeff Van Drew, Anti-Impeachment Democrat, Considering Switching Parties

The conservative freshman Democrat, who represents a New Jersey district where President Trump is popular, is discussing announcing his switch next week.
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Democrats rip McConnell after he vowed 'total coordination' with Trump White House on impeachment trial

Over Sen. Mitch McConnell's "total coordination" with the Trump White House, Rep. Val Demings, said the Kentucky Republican "must recuse himself."
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Staring Down Impeachment Vote, Freshman Democrat Seeks Legislative Victories

As Representative Antonio Delgado, a moderate New York Democrat, eyes a politically risky impeachment vote, he is toiling to keep his focus on legislative business and district work.
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McConnell, Coordinating With White House, Lays Plans for Impeachment Trial

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said he was taking his cues from the White House. Democrats are outraged.
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Wisconsin Judge Says State Must Purge 200,000 Voter Registrations

The decision, which was derided by Democrats, comes in a fight to win Wisconsin in the 2020 presidential election.
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Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to..
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Freshman Dem reflects on her impeachment role

In an interview with the Associated Press on Friday, freshman Democrat Rep. Madeleine Dean discussed the "emotional and mental" toll the impeachment process has taken as a member of the House Judiciary..
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Bernie Sanders Retracts Endorsement of Cenk Uygur After Criticism

Mr. Sanders had said Mr. Uygur was “a voice we desperately need in Congress.” But many Democrats condemned the endorsement, citing Mr. Uygur’s history of offensive comments.
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Democrats say they won't cross picket line over union conflict at debate host site

A local union at Loyola Marymount University will picket at the university ahead of Thursday's debate.
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2020 Democrats Threaten to Boycott Debate Over Labor Dispute

Workers at Loyola Marymount University are in a contract dispute, and all seven candidates who qualified for the debate said Friday that they would not cross a picket line to attend.
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Trump calls impeachment vote 'sad,' would not mind long impeachment trial

U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed the impeachment process against him on Friday as a hoax and said he would not mind a long trial in the U.S. Senate, saying he wanted to see the whistleblower whose..
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House Judiciary Democrats see history in vote on articles of impeachment against Trump

Democrats were quick to weigh in on how history will remember them in what could become one of the most significant votes cast in their careers.
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House panel approves charges, Trump at brink of impeachment

A Democratic-controlled House of Representatives committee on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment when it approved two charges against him stemming from his..
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Trump lawyer Giuliani at White House as U.S. lawmakers vote on impeachment charges

President Donald Trump's private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was spotted entering the White House on Friday, the same day that a Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives panel approved..
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House panel approves impeachment charges against Trump

A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will..
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Bloomberg climate plan would halve U.S. carbon emissions in 10 years

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a climate plan to slash U.S. carbon emissions by 50% in ten years, by slapping tougher pollution standards on new gas-fired power..
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House committee recommends Trump impeachment for abuse of power, obstruction

A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will..
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Republicans, Democrats transcended politics to fight border wall funding, defend democracy. Congress should, too.

A federal judge's injunction blocking the Trump administration from using military funding to build the border wall was a victory for the rule of law.
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Democrats Agree on One Thing: They’re Very, Very Nervous

‘Trump anxiety disorder’ has morphed into anxiety about everything, and impeachment isn’t helping.
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Democrats brought a gavel to an impeachment gun fight. Trump's 2020 rivals must do better.

Every attack line could have been neutralized by throwing Republicans' own words against them. I hope the future Democratic nominee was taking notes.
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House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote

The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote late Thursday on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a nearly 14-hour session. Republicans said..
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Rattling Republicans, U.S. House committee delays impeachment vote to Friday

Democrats delayed an impeachment vote by a U.S. House Committee just before midnight, incensing Republicans and setting up a Friday showdown over President Donald Trump's future.
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Justice Dept. Releases Legal Opinions That Could Bolster Trump’s Claim of Executive Privilege

The legal opinions were written during previous Democratic and Republican administrations by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.
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Will Trump Debate a Democrat in 2020? He’s Not So Sure.

The president’s concern is not so much whom he will be debating but the commission that runs the debates.
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Democratic presidential candidate Bloomberg in 'outstanding health': doctor

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's doctor has proclaimed him "a 77-year-old man in outstanding health," according to a letter released by his campaign on Thursday.
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Donald Trump's allies target Democrats in swing districts with anti-impeachment ad blitz

Donald Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee are targeting Democrats from districts that voted for the president in 2016.
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November/December political cartoons from the USA TODAY network

Political cartoons on Trump, impeachment, Democrats, the economy, health care and more from the USA TODAY network.
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Congressional Leaders Reach Tentative Deal to Avert Government Shutdown

The top Democrats and Republicans in charge of federal spending said they had an “agreement in principle” on a temporary funding bill to keep the government funded through the end of the year.
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Democrats pass U.S. bill to lower drug prices that Trump threatens to veto

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation aimed at driving down the prices that seniors pay for prescription drugs, but the bill's future is clouded by President Donald Trump's..
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Democrat-led U.S. House passes bill to lower drug prices

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation aimed at driving down the prices that seniors pay for prescription drugs, but the bill's future is clouded by President Donald Trump's..
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Trump touts paid family leave push a day after House passes bipartisan defense bill

Trump touted a bipartisan deal he reached with Democrats that would grant federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
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House leaders push their messages on impeachment

Speaker Nancy Pelosi sounded confident Democrats will have the votes to impeach the president next week but said it is up to individual lawmakers to weigh the evidence. Yet Republicans seem unwavering..
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Democrat Booker doubling down in Iowa after failing to make debate

Cory Booker will try to keep his presidential hopes alive by doubling down on the early voting state of Iowa, despite failing to qualify for next week's Democratic debate, his campaign said on..
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Where Housekeepers, Bartenders and Cooks Wield Vast Political Clout

A union in Nevada, the third state to vote in the Democratic primary, told presidential candidates that health care, specifically keeping union health care, is what’s on their members’ minds.
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In a Turnabout, Kentucky to Give Voting Rights to 100,000 Former Felons

The state’s new Democratic governor has said he will restore rights to many former felons, easing one of the nation’s strictest policies. Iowa would be alone in barring voting by all felons.
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Articles of impeachment, U.K. elections, Democratic presidential candidates: 5 things to know Thursday

Late-night impeachment hearing gives way to voting on Thursday, Britain gears up for 'nightmare before Christmas' vote and more things to start your Thursday.
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Democratic Rep. Van Drew to vote against Trump impeachment, says others could join him

Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew said that he will vote against articles of impeachment that outline the case for President Trump's removal from office.
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Republicans, Dems clash over impeachment articles

Republicans and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee clashed as they debated articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (Dec. 11)  
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Bloomberg talks climate in Calif. campaign trip

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making his first trip to California as a Democratic presidential candidate. At a stop in San Francisco, he talked about the environment and climate..
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From Nixon to Trump, Zoe Lofgren Is Democrats’ Memory on Impeachment

Ms. Lofgren, Democrat of California, is the lone Judiciary Committee member to have participated in all three modern impeachments.
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President Trump blasts 'crooked' Schiff as he mocks impeachment during Pennsylvania rally

President Donald Trump blasted "crooked" Adam Schiff and the Democrats' impeachment efforts during a rally in Pennsylvania.
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