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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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The party is still contractually obligated to hold the event in North Carolina, but President Trump has threatened a change of location as the state’s..
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an "absolute fool" for not wearing a mask at a series of recent..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave North Carolina's Democratic governor a week to agree to host the Republican National Convention or face the prospect..
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The AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. coalition of labor unions, endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, promising to launch an effort to beat Republican..
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About 60% of U.S. adults either plan to or definitely will get the flu vaccine in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, with more Americans who identified..
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial..
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Republican organizations called the Democratic governor's order an illegal "usurpation of the legislature's authority."
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The presumptive Democratic nominee made a public appearance for the first time since mid-March, after campaigning from home for more than two months.
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A group of worst-case scenario planners — mostly Democrats, but also some anti-Trump Republicans — have been gaming out how to respond to various doomsday..
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Liberal groups are pushing Joe Biden to pick tough watchdogs for U.S. economic posts ahead of the Nov. 3 election to generate broader support for the presumptive..
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Ms. Warren, in the mix for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination, had made opposition to fund-raising events with big donors a central part of her own..
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Many party insiders expect a hybrid event, where some but not all delegates will travel to Milwaukee and some but not all speakers will appear before a live..
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has treated 1,300 coronavirus patients with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which a study has tied to an..
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The United States must lead the world in condemning China if it imposes new national security rules on Hong Kong, likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe..
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Republican incumbents in swing states have struggled to disentangle themselves from President Trump, whose voters are loyal but represent a minority of the..
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If Joe Biden selects Elizabeth Warren as his running mate, the ticket would be a marriage of contrasting policy ideas and governing philosophies unlike any in..
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Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for violating Hong Kong's..
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Mailing absentee ballot request forms to all voters has been widely used in other states, helmed by Republicans and Democrats alike, in recent weeks.
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President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid tensions with its..
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More than four out of five Americans said they have worn a mask in public in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus, according to the survey.
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"You have a lot of, unfortunately in this case Democrat governors, I think they think it's good politics to keep it closed," Trump said in Michigan.
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A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia is releasing a TV spot where she speaks candidly about assault, a new step in a political landscape altered by..
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President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid hostility with its..
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Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for violating Hong Kong's..
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President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid hostility with its..
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Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said the gesture would "serve as a national expression of grief so needed by everyone in our country."
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As America's response to the coronavirus pandemic splits along partisan lines, a Reuters analysis may help explain why: Death rates in Democratic areas are..
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden cut spending on their presidential campaigns in April, according to campaign finance..
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The former presidential candidate’s new political action committee is supporting some Democrats you’ve probably never heard of.
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted plans to expand voting by mail in Michigan and Nevada and briefly threatened to withhold federal funding for the..
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Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden encourages Columbia University Law School graduates to stay positive and look for to the life they want because a..
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A Senate committee voted to issue a subpoena as part of its investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden's son, a move that met immediate opposition from..
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump's pattern is 'diversion, diversion, diversion.' Biden rejected Trump's claims that Barack..
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If Joe Biden doesn't pick a woman of color as a running mate, black and Latino leaders warn, Democrats could repeat the mistakes of Hillary Clinton.
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Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to answer "serious questions" about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd's plans to build a..
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“We need candidates other than boring old white people”: House Republicans are betting on a group of diverse candidates with compelling biographies to help..
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Top congressional Democrats opened an inquiry Saturday into Pompeo's removal of the government watchdog.
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President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia,..
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There are signs that Joe Biden’s campaign is exploring more paths to victory in the Electoral College than recent Democratic nominees.
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President Donald Trump may have fired the State Department's inspector general because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia, Democratic..
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Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has been speaking regularly with former rival Elizabeth Warren on public health and economic relief..
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A Democratic House committee chairman said the investigation might have been “another reason” for the firing of the inspector general, Steve A. Linick.
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Officials seek to recruit 50,000 poll watchers and spend millions to fight voter fraud. Democrats say the real goal is to stop them from voting.
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