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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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Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said he was taking his cues from the White House. Democrats are outraged.
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The decision, which was derided by Democrats, comes in a fight to win Wisconsin in the 2020 presidential election.
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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..
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In an interview with the Associated Press on Friday, freshman Democrat Rep. Madeleine Dean discussed the "emotional and mental" toll the impeachment process has..
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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..
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A local union at Loyola Marymount University will picket at the university ahead of Thursday's debate.
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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..
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Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment when they approved two charges..
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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..
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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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A Democratic-controlled House of Representatives committee on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment when it approved two..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not mind a long impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, telling reporters he wants to see the whistleblower..
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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..
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A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on..
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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..
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A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on..
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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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‘Trump anxiety disorder’ has morphed into anxiety about everything, and impeachment isn’t helping.
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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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The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote late Thursday on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a nearly..
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Democrats delayed an impeachment vote by a U.S. House Committee just before midnight, incensing Republicans and setting up a Friday showdown over President..
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The legal opinions were written during previous Democratic and Republican administrations by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.
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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 Michael Bloomberg's doctor has proclaimed him "a 77-year-old man in outstanding health," according to a letter released by his..
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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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Political cartoons on Trump, impeachment, Democrats, the economy, health care and more from the USA TODAY network.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Trump touted a bipartisan deal he reached with Democrats that would grant federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Late-night impeachment hearing gives way to voting on Thursday, Britain gears up for 'nightmare before Christmas' vote and more things to start your..
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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 and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee clashed as they debated articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (Dec. 11)
 
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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..
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Ms. Lofgren, Democrat of California, is the lone Judiciary Committee member to have participated in all three modern impeachments.
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President Donald Trump blasted "crooked" Adam Schiff and the Democrats' impeachment efforts during a rally in Pennsylvania.
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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday said she would rebuild U.S. foreign alliances and take tougher stances on U.S. relations with China..
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Former vice president and Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled proposals that include new protections for immigrants and increased foreign aid..
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The poll also found opposition to President Donald Trump's impeachment growing slightly in Iowa, where half of voters said they oppose impeachment.
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Democrat Joe Biden would restore protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the country when they were children and increase the number of refugees..
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President Donald Trump promised to rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, once he took office. Instead, he mostly patched it up.
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President Donald Trump, at a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania said Democrats approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement because they are embarrassed over..
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U.S. Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg held his first fundraiser open to press coverage on Tuesday after facing pressure from rival Elizabeth..
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After weeks of blaming Democrats for delaying Trump's renegotiated trade deal with Canada and Mexico, McConnell said he would delay it further.
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President Trump told supporters at a Pennsylvania rally that they were “lucky I became your president” before denouncing the impeachment effort.
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Donald Trump lashed out at Democrats at a rally in Pennsylvania that came hours after House Democrats unveiled articles of impeachment against him.
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The last-minute debate over how broad a case to bring reflects the competing demands on Democrats from within their own party and their determination to appear..
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The U.S. House of Representatives is due to vote on Wednesday - and likely pass - a $738 billion defense bill setting policy on everything from family leave to..
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Here's the latest for Tuesday, December 10th: Democrats unveil articles of impeachment; Police officer and five others killed in NJ shootout.
 
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