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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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Freshman Democrat talks impeachment, winning a district that Trump carried

CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett spoke with Congressman Max Rose for this episode of "The Takeout"
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4 reasons Democrats have an uphill climb on Donald Trump impeachment and removal

If the ending of this movie is inevitable, the undecided public may move toward the Republican claim that the whole thing is a waste of time and money.
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The Republican National Committee Spent Almost $100,000 On Donald Trump Jr.'s Book [Video]The Republican National Committee Spent Almost $100,000 On Donald Trump Jr.'s Book

The Republican National Committee spent almost $100,000 buying Donald Trump Jr.’s book. Trump Jr. released his book “Triggered,” on Nov. 5 and made it to The New York Times bestseller list...

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Barack Obama Tells Democratic Candidates To 'Chill Out' [Video]Barack Obama Tells Democratic Candidates To 'Chill Out'

Former President Barack Obama urged Democrats to “chill out” about the state of the party’s primary field. He said the difference between Democratic candidates are “minor” compared to Trump...

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Warren Promises To Address Racial Inequality To African-American Voters [Video]Warren Promises To Address Racial Inequality To African-American Voters

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised she would address historic injustice and inequality toward African-Americans. According to Reuters, she and other Democrats are challenging Joe Biden’s dominance..

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'This is all going to blow up': Highlights from Day 5 of impeachment hearings [Video]'This is all going to blow up': Highlights from Day 5 of impeachment hearings

President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast..

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Schiff quotes Cummings "We are better than that" [Video]Schiff quotes Cummings "We are better than that"

The Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Democrat Adam Schiff, ended the day's impeachment hearing by saying, "there is nothing more dangerous than an unethical president who believes they are..

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for U.S. president [Video]Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for U.S. president

Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to run for president of the United States as a Democrat, the latest sign he is joining the..

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Harris Attacks On Gabbard Backfire [Video]Harris Attacks On Gabbard Backfire

Democratic voters were not impressed with Sen. Kamala Harris' attacks on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. The attacks came during the fifth Democratic presidential debate. Fox News pollster Lee Carter said the..

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Impeachment witness slams GOP for pushing 'fictional' Ukraine theory [Video]Impeachment witness slams GOP for pushing 'fictional' Ukraine theory

A former White House official decried lawmakers at an impeachment hearing for suggesting that Ukraine, rather that Russia, sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.

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California Democrats Declare Harris Campaign Close To Over [Video]California Democrats Declare Harris Campaign Close To Over

It’s been weeks since Kamala Harris appeared on anyone’s top tier list of Democratic presidential hopefuls. Her polling numbers in key early primary or caucus states such as South Carolina and Iowa..

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Former Baltimore mayor charged over children's book scandal [Video]Former Baltimore mayor charged over children's book scandal

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was charged on Wednesday with wire fraud and tax evasion relating to sales of her self-published "Healthy Holly" children's book to charities where she worked,..

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Cooper says Ukrainian officials asked about aid in July [Video]Cooper says Ukrainian officials asked about aid in July

Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, told lawmakers on Wednesday that her staff had received an email on July 25 from the State Department saying..

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“Getting caught is no defense” -Schiff [Video]“Getting caught is no defense” -Schiff

The Intelligence Committee's Democratic chairman, Adam Schiff, concluded testimony from senior U.S. diplomat Gordon Sondland by saying, “Getting caught is no defense - not to a violation of the..

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Trump on Ukraine: 'I want nothing' [Video]Trump on Ukraine: 'I want nothing'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday read a segment of a witness's impeachment testimony to push back on the assertion he sought a 'quid pro quo' from the Ukrainian government. Zachary Goelman..

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Pelosi tears up as lawmaker talks about gun violence [Video]Pelosi tears up as lawmaker talks about gun violence

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference on Wednesday with Democratic lawmakers including Rep. Lucy McBath, who lost her son to gun violence, as they called on the Senate to vote on the gun..

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Harris Faces Uphill Battle In California [Video]Harris Faces Uphill Battle In California

NY Magazine reports Kamala Harris is facing major obstacles to her Presidential candidacy in her own state of California. NYMag reports she's looking pretty bad in polls in California. At the..

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Impeachment witness attests to Trump-Ukraine 'quid-pro-quo' [Video]Impeachment witness attests to Trump-Ukraine 'quid-pro-quo'

The American envoy to the E.U., Gordon Sondland, told an impeachment inquiry that the White House conditioned a meeting with Ukraine's president on that nation opening up investigations into one of..

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Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff [Video]Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff

Congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, said Wednesday after receiving prepared remarks from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland that "the..

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U.S. Ambassador Sondland arrives for impeachment hearing [Video]U.S. Ambassador Sondland arrives for impeachment hearing

The U.S. Ambassador to the European Union arrived at the Capitol to testify before lawmakers in an impeachment hearing.

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Chaffetz Says Tlaib Is Not Above The Law [Video]Chaffetz Says Tlaib Is Not Above The Law

Rep. Rashida Tlaib is under federal investigation for using campaign funds for personal use. Former Congressman Jason Chaffetz said the Democrats can't ignore Tlaib's misappropriation. "Tlaib allegedly..

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Portrait of former Speaker Boehner unveiled [Video]Portrait of former Speaker Boehner unveiled

A portrait of former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner was unveiled on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Boehner held back tears as he reflected on his time as speaker.

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McConnell: It's 'Inconceivable' GOP Senate Will Vote To Remove Trump [Video]McConnell: It's 'Inconceivable' GOP Senate Will Vote To Remove Trump

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't believe President Donald Trump can be removed from office. Tuesday, McConnell dismissed the likelihood that his GOP-led chamber would cast enough votes..

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Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call [Video]Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled impeachment proceedings "a big scam" on Tuesday as witnesses testified in a televised Congressional hearing. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Witness to Trump's Ukraine call: 'What I heard was inappropriate' [Video]Witness to Trump's Ukraine call: 'What I heard was inappropriate'

U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman told a panel of lawmakers that he was alarmed when he listened in to a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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I love Pete Buttigieg, but sheesh, Mayor Pete is not ready to be president

Democrats attacked Donald Trump for his lack of government experience. We were right, and now we can't abandon our standards to elect Mayor Pete.
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Trump’s NOAA Pick, Barry Myers, Asks to Withdraw Nomination

Mr. Myers, whose nomination had stalled in the Senate, said medical issues made leading the agency “impractical.” Some Democrats had questioned his ties to a family-run private forecasting company.
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Trump wants Senate trial, expects Joe Biden to testify: White House

President Donald Trump wants an impeachment trial to go forward in the U.S. Senate because he would receive due process there and he expects Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would be among..
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Bloomberg files paperwork to run for president, but isn't entering the race yet

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday filed his "statement of candidacy" with the Federal Election Commission, but his team says he's not entering the race yet. Sean Sullivan, a CBSN..
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Michael Bloomberg takes another step to 2020 run

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork to run for the Democratic nomination for president. But he hasn't officially joined the race. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Obama Urges Democrats to ‘Chill Out’ About 2020 Presidential Field

Mr. Obama, in his latest remarks about the Democratic primary race, said the party should be focused less on differences among the candidates and more on defeating President Trump.
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Buttigieg, Klobuchar meet with Sharpton's NAN

Several of the Democratic hopefuls for president joined Rev. Al Sharpton for a breakfast Thursday, hosted by Sharpton's own National Action Network. (Nov. 21)  
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Democrats urge U.S. Supreme Court not to protect Trump financial records

A Democratic-led U.S. congressional committee and a Democratic prosecutor in New York on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to prevent President Donald Trump's longtime accounting firm from..
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for U.S. president

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork on Thursday with the Federal Election Commission to run for U.S. president as a Democrat, the latest sign that the former New York City Mayor is joining..
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Bloomberg files papers for presidential run — but he's not in yet

Bloomberg's team filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday that says he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination
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Hill says she is testifying only to get "toward the truth"

In her opening statement, Fiona Hill, the former top Russia expert on the National Security Council who has served under three Republican and Democratic presidents, said she has "no interest in..
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Why Pete Buttigieg’s Lack of Black Support May Limit His 2020 Potential

No Democrat in modern times has won the party’s nomination without claiming majorities of black voters, the most crucial voting bloc in South Carolina and an array of delegate-rich states.
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Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta

Ten candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination talked about the impeachment inquiry, health care, climate change and tax plans at a debate in Atlanta. They also touched on other topics..
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Day 5, Part 2: Devin Nunes' opening statement

California Congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, called the impeachment hearings "bizarre" and said Democrats have struggled to find a footing in the..
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Impact of 5th Democratic debate; Why Tom Hanks agreed to play Mr. Rogers

Watch Part 3 of "CBS This Morning": CBS News political contributors Robby Mook and Terry Sullivan discuss how the Democratic candidates did in the fifth debate. Also, Academy Award-winning actor Tom..
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What Do Californians Think of the Candidates?

Thursday: A new poll shows Democratic front-runners in the Golden State. Also: The presidential contenders finally tackle housing.
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How the Democratic candidates did in 5th debate

Democratic presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail Thursday after a fiery debate. Ten candidates took the stage in Atlanta Wednesday night, including front runners, Joe Biden, Elizabeth..
CBS News - Published

Bombshell testimony from Gordon Sondland; Democrats debate for 5th time

Watch Part 1 of "CBS This Morning": After Gordon Sondland's bombshell testimony Wednesday, two more key witnesses will testify in the Trump impeachment inquiry Thursday. Also, the Democratic..
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Dems unite against POTUS, spar over qualifications for WH

The 10 Democratic presidential candidates on the debate stage in Atlanta Wednesday night were in agreement over the House impeachment inquiry, but sparred over issues like paid family leave, abortion..
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Eye Opener: Bombshell testimony from the ambassador to the EU

Ambassador Gordon Sondland implicates President Trump and other top administration officials in a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Also, Democrats unite over impeachment, while clashing on who has the right..
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Here's the real Democratic debate: Which one can defeat Donald Trump?

There are ideological differences in the presidential field, but what Democrats are really debating is: Which one can defeat Donald Trump?
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Democrats at Georgia Debate Use the State to Make a Case on Voting Rights

Some of the Democratic candidates onstage in Atlanta on Wednesday addressed voter suppression on their own.
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Who Won the Debate? Internet Roundup From Campaign Experts

Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker stood out at the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.
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AP Analysis: Democratic debate in Atlanta

Democrats debated in Atlanta on Wednesday night, with the top issues including health care and who can defeat Donald Trump in 2020. (Nov. 21)  
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After escaping fire at U.S. Democratic debate, challenges remain for Buttigieg

Democratic presidential candidates' united front against Republican President Donald Trump amid public impeachment hearings and their restraint in battling one another had an unexpected beneficiary on..
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Warren, Biden and Buttigieg spoke the most at fifth Democratic debate

Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg each spoke for more than 11 minutes at the fifth Democratic debate, while Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang had..
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Democrats spar at debate over how to beat Trump

Democratic presidential candidates clashed Wednesday in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald..
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Democrats weigh in on impeachment, healthcare, taxes and who is best to take on Trump

Ten leading Democrats faced off in Atlanta on Wednesday after a blockbuster day in the impeachment inquiry. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and Washington Post national political reporter..
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Iowa reacts to the fifth Democratic debate

With 75 days to go before the Iowa caucus, debate watchers in Des Moines, Iowa, said they had seen many of the Democrats when they came to Iowa, where they could give longer answers. Others said they..
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Democratic debate: Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg spar over experience

The two Democratic presidential hopefuls went head-to-head over the type of experience needed to serve as president
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Democratic debate highlights: minority outreach, political experience and 'murderous dictators'

The fifth presidential debate featured sharp exchanges on Wednesday over outreach to minority voters and which of the Democratic contenders is best prepared to lead.
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Donald Trump and allies attack Democratic candidates over impeachment drive

After a day of playing defense on impeachment, President Donald Trump and his allies went on offense against the Democratic presidential candidates.
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Democratic White House candidates unite on impeachment in most polite debate yet

Democratic White House contenders united in condemning Republican President Donald Trump and supporting the inquiry into his impeachment at a debate on Wednesday, but largely backed away from the..
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Biden said you have to 'keep punching' to address domestic violence

Biden was one of 10 Democratic candidates to take the stage in Atlanta to debate a range of topics that included, health care, violence, impeachment and defeating President Trump.
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CBS News poll: 57% of early Democratic voters feel Biden is a "safe" choice

According to a recent CBS News poll, 57% of voters in early states feel former Vice President Joe Biden is a "safe" choice, as opposed to just 22% for Senator Elizabeth Warren, although more people..
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Democratic debate highlights: Freeloading billionaires and Clinton's legacy

The fifth presidential debate featured sharp exchanges on Wednesday over U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's proposed wealth tax, how to expand healthcare coverage and which of the Democratic contenders is..
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Democratic Debate Has Early Focus on Trump’s Conduct and Impeachment

The debate occurred with impeachment hearings in Washington as a backdrop, and with voters splintered along racial and ideological lines.
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Tulsi Gabbard Criticizes Democrats in Democratic Debate, and Harris Fires Back

The two candidates reignited a rivalry that dates back to the debate in July.
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2020 Democratic candidates face off in Atlanta

Democratic presidential candidates are gearing up for their fifth debate Wednesday night. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe has a look at the latest polling numbers and candidates'..
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2020 debate: Tulsi Gabbard prompts a brawl with Kamala Harris over dig at Democratic Party

When asked about controversial comments by Hillary Clinton, Tulsi Gabbard took a stab at the Democratic Party, prompting response from Kamala Harris.
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In debate, Democratic White House contenders back impeachment inquiry of Trump

Democratic White House contenders backed the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump during a debate on Wednesday, saying his efforts to press Ukraine to investigate former Vice..
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Cooper and Hale say Trump didn't reach out to them after putting aid on hold

Both Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, and David Hale, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, testified Wednesday that they did not..
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Elizabeth Warren Says George Sondland Bought His Way to Ambassadorship

Ten Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage in Atlanta for the fifth televised primary debate.
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In an Echo of Watergate and John Dean, an Adviser Points to Trump

Testimony by Gordon D. Sondland gave Democrats the crisp, accusatory lines they sought. But Republicans elicited an account of one conversation that they hope will help exonerate President Trump.
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Pete Buttigieg in the spotlight ahead of Democratic debate

It's debate night for the Democrats running for president and 10 candidates will take to the stage this time. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is poised to be the focus, given his new standing in Iowa. Ed O'Keefe..
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Democratic debate: Top-tier candidates look to break away from pack on Atlanta stage

Ten candidates for president will be on stage Wednesday night in the fifth debate of the Democratic primary.
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Is Gordon Sondland the star witness for Democrats?

President Trump's hand-picked ambassador to the European Union sent shock waves across the capitol with bombshell testimony in the impeachment inquiry. So is he the star witness Democrats hoped for?..
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Carolyn Maloney Elected First Woman to Lead House Oversight Panel

The Democrat from New York will lead a crucial investigative panel involved in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
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