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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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Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden won the endorsement of an influential black congressman from South Carolina on Wednesday, three days before the..
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the endorsement of an influential black congressman from South Carolina on Wednesday, which could prove pivotal..
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A large, diffuse and unyielding field of candidates is helping Bernie Sanders dominate. Republicans who tried to beat Donald J. Trump in 2016 see parallels.
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President Donald Trump's campaign said on Wednesday it plans to open information centers for black voters in 15 cities in battleground states in hopes of..
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has won the endorsement of Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking black member of Congress and the kingmaker of..
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged party unity amid Bernie Sanders' surge in the presidential race, even as some House Democrats worry about a volatile election that..
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Bernie Sanders was wrong to call him a racist during a debate among contenders for the U.S...
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the endorsement of an influential black congressman from South Carolina on Wednesday, which could prove pivotal..
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U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking black member of Congress and the kingmaker of South Carolina's Democratic political orbit, has endorsed Joe Biden's..
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Trump will speak to reporters about his efforts to address Coronavirus at 6 p.m. EST, a day after officials warned of "severe" disruptions.
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The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday called for a dramatic increase in emergency spending to bolster the nation's coronavirus response, saying $8.5..
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Trump, Sanders, Warren and others have a variety of proposals and policies that can impact student loan debt, a major burden for many Americans.
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The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate is preparing a spending proposal seeking $8.5 billion to bolster the nation's coronavirus response, a senior Senate..
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of several vying to be the Democratic party's presidential nominee, this week pressed the world's largest asset manager for..
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Here's the latest for Wednesday February 26th: Democrats aim at Sanders in South Carolina debate; Pompeo says Afghanistan truce is holding; More coronavirus..
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Moderate Democrats worry that if Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee, the party risks losing the House majority it won in 2018.
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Bernie Sanders' Democratic presidential rivals warn that nominating the self-described democratic socialist will ensure President Donald Trump's re-election, but..
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Coronavirus, Democrats, Harvey Weinstein: Here's what you need to know.
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Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders came under attack from his rivals on Tuesday as seven candidates competing to take on U.S. President Donald..
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The stakes could not have been higher at the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, with the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday contests looming in the..
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Four Democratic candidates take on a CNN town hall next, Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent for Christians and more news to start your Wednesday.
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While Democrats sparred on stage during South Carolina debate, voters expressed disappointment in the aggressive attacks between the candidates. (Feb...
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The level of desperation at the Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina was palpable, regrettable and understandable. The end game is near.
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Democratic presidential candidates unleashed withering attacks on Bernie Sanders in a boisterous debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, assailing his ambitious..
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Sen. Bernie Sanders largely evaded criticism in last week's debate. But Tuesday night, the Democratic frontrunner wasn't so lucky.
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Candidates on the debate stage in South Carolina characterized the president’s reaction to the global crisis as chaotic and misinformed.
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Surging Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders came under withering fire in a boisterous debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, as rivals attacked the..
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Here are some initial reactions from campaign veterans on how the Democratic presidential candidates fared Tuesday night.
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In a messy South Carolina Democratic forum, featuring frequent interruptions, angry crosstalk and theatrical hand-waving, Bernie Sanders faced the most serious..
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The Democratic front-runner faced criticism about his past support for a 2005 law that shields the firearms industry from wrongful death lawsuits.
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An effort to encourage conservatives to participate in the state’s open primary for Democrats is meant to show the process’s flaws. Chaos, organizers said,..
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Black voters will cast up to two-thirds of the ballots in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 29.
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Senate GOP and Democratic leaders voiced opposite views Tuesday on whether the White House is prepared for a possible coronavirus outbreak in the United States...
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A lawsuit challenging Bernie Sanders asserts there is no basis in Florida law for an independent candidate to run in the Democratic primary.
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As he looks ahead to California's March 3 Democratic primary, Neal Kelley is having sleepless nights.
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As the primary race becomes a battle of all against all, and the field suddenly seems to be constricting, the divisiveness and negative attacks are rising.
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Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced sweeping legislation to reform how new airplanes are certified and overseen by U.S. regulators after two..
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Bernie Sanders is the Democratic frontrunner and Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert are having a field day with the democratic socialist.
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Bernie Sanders' surge to the front of the Democratic presidential contest has echoes of Donald Trump's improbable 2016 nomination, according to Republican..
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Surging front-runner Bernie Sanders will be in the hot seat at the Democratic debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, when his six presidential rivals try to derail..
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U.S. Republican President Donald Trump has intensified his administration's fight in recent weeks against Democratic-led "sanctuary" jurisdictions that limit..
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The U.S. Congress must pass legislation providing at least $3.1 billion in new funding to respond to concerns over the coronavirus, far beyond the Trump..
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The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, has endorsed Pete Buttigieg for the Democratic Party presidential nomination ahead of Saturday's primary contest..
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The president called the film producer’s conviction “a great victory” for women even as he focused on Mr. Weinstein’s ties to Democrats.
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Seven Democrats will be debating in Charleston, S.C., four days before the South Carolina primary. Last week’s forum smashed a TV ratings record.
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President Donald Trump said he was "never a fan" of Harvey Weinstein and told reporters in India that Democrats should return campaign money from him.
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Public charter schools, long protected as a bipartisan way to expand school choice, are suddenly in a political battle as both parties shift to other priorities.
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Billionaire Tom Steyer joins Democratic candidates for South Carolina debate, President Trump pays tribute to Gandhi in India and more news you need to know..
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As the primary race becomes a battle of all against all, and the field suddenly seems to be constricting, the divisiveness and negative attacks are rising.
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is facing blowback from both parties for his comments about the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro...
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The White House requested $2.5 billion Monday to deal with the coronavirus, but congressional Democrats slammed the request as "woefully insufficient."
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The Minnesota senator is running for president on her bipartisan record. But some Democrats and civil rights groups say she went too far in supporting judges..
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been hounded by protesters during a march with McDonald's workers in Charleston, South Carolina, who are..
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Seven of eight gun control measures being pushed by Virginia's Democratic Governor Ralph Northam made it out of a state Senate committee on Monday, moving just..
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After months of legislative inactivity, Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has scheduled votes on two abortion-related bills. Democrats argue they are..
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With a still-crowded field, many voters are still looking at the options for the Democratic primary.
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Bernie Sanders has so far prevailed by expanding his appeal among traditional Democratic voters, not by driving record turnout.
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Bernie Sanders praised portions of Cuba's socialist system. That's rarely a winning proposition in Florida, home to many Cuban Americans.
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Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc and one of the world's most admired investors, said on Monday he is a Democrat, and would have "no..
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Pete Buttigieg, the only veteran in the top tier of candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is turning to South Carolina's large military..
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Mr. Steyer, a billionaire running for president, rents his campaign headquarters in South Carolina from a daughter of the state’s most powerful Democrat,..
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Several presidential candidates are proposing that many Americans attend college for free, but the details differ.
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