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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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Trailing Sanders, Bloomberg pans a 'kibbutz' vision for America

U.S. presidential contender Michael Bloomberg joked on Sunday he was the only Jewish candidate who does not want to turn America into a "kibbutz," a reference to collectivist farming and an apparent..
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Caucuses are a minefield for Iowans with disabilities.

We talked to caucusgoers, advocates and the Iowa Democratic and Republican Parties about accessibility.
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'Get rid of her': Tape emerges of Trump calling for envoy's firing [Video]'Get rid of her': Tape emerges of Trump calling for envoy's firing

A video has emerged of a 2018 dinner at which U.S. President Donald Trump appears to call for then ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch to be removed. David Doyle reports.

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Removing Trump would be 'very very dangerous': Defense team [Video]Removing Trump would be 'very very dangerous': Defense team

Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump told his Senate impeachment trial on Saturday that Democrats' efforts to remove the president from office would set a "very, very dangerous" precedent in an..

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Polls: Sanders Narrow Lead Going Into Iowa [Video]Polls: Sanders Narrow Lead Going Into Iowa

Associated Press Recent surveys of the Iowa Democratic caucusgoers show Sen. Bernie Sanders in a strong position ahead of the state's February 3 caucuses, but the contest is still unpredictable and..

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'I don't think the president's counsel did a very good job': Schumer [Video]'I don't think the president's counsel did a very good job': Schumer

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the president's counsel inadvertently 'made a really compelling case for why the Senate should call witnesses and documents" and House impeachment manager..

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Dems asking 'remove a president, tear up the ballots': Trump's defense team [Video]Dems asking 'remove a president, tear up the ballots': Trump's defense team

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the head of the President Trump's defense team at his impeachment trial, told Senators on Saturday they would be denying voters their right to give their opinion on..

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Dems asking 'remove president, tear up ballots': Trump's defense team [Video]Dems asking 'remove president, tear up ballots': Trump's defense team

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the head of the President Trump's defense team at his impeachment trial, told Senators on Saturday they would be denying voters their right to give their opinion on..

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Poll: Bernie Sanders Leads In Iowa [Video]Poll: Bernie Sanders Leads In Iowa

Politico reports that among all of the Democratic presidential candidates, Senator Bernie Sanders leads in Iowa. A New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll released on Saturday shows that 25% select..

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Sanders Accepts Endorsement From Joe Rogan [Video]Sanders Accepts Endorsement From Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan said on his podcast that he plans to vote for Bernie Sanders in this year's Democratic primary elections. Sanders has embraced Rogan's support. Business Insider says Sanders is turning the..

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Harris Mum On Endorsement [Video]Harris Mum On Endorsement

Kamala Harris was once considered an elite candidate for President. Her campaign floundered and she dropped out of the race in December. As the primaries approach, her former rival Democratic..

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Trump 'never explained' why Ukraine aid withheld: Dem [Video]Trump 'never explained' why Ukraine aid withheld: Dem

Democratic Congressman Jason Crow, a House manager in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, said it was never "explained" why Trump "arbitrarily" held and then released to Ukraine. Crow..

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Is Obama Planning To Stop Bernie Sanders From Getting The Democratic Party Nomination? [Video]Is Obama Planning To Stop Bernie Sanders From Getting The Democratic Party Nomination?

Fox Business News is reporting that Former President Barack Obama may speak out against Bernie Sanders. Obama has remained mostly silent through the early stages of the Democratic race for the..

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Case against Trump 'undeniable': Gillibrand [Video]Case against Trump 'undeniable': Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday told her Senate colleagues before Trump's impeachment trial resumed: "Don't bury your head in the sand and then complain it's dark."

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Which Democrat Has The Best Chances Of Winning The Nomination [Video]Which Democrat Has The Best Chances Of Winning The Nomination

Which Democrat has the best chances of becoming the nominee? Business Inside and Morning Consult conducted a survey and came up with a 2020 Democratic Power Ranking. Elizabeth Warren is in third place..

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Buttigieg's Fight For Survival Rests On South Carolina [Video]Buttigieg's Fight For Survival Rests On South Carolina

Pete Buttigieg has to win big in South Carolina if he has any hopes of being the Democratic nominee. When he holds rallies in South Carolina, mostly white voters show up. Buttigieg has low standing..

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Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial [Video]Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial

Democrats on Thursday pressed their case at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate trial for removing him from office by using the words of his own allies against him to make the point that his actions..

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Sanders Focuses On Trump's Impeachment Rather Than Hillary Clinton's Comments Against Him [Video]Sanders Focuses On Trump's Impeachment Rather Than Hillary Clinton's Comments Against Him

Hillary Clinton told the Hollywood Reporter that “nobody likes” Sen. Bernie Sanders. According to Politico, Clinton said she would refuse to support him if he wins the primary. Sanders’ aids and..

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Dem: Trump pressured Ukraine when he did 'for one reason only' [Video]Dem: Trump pressured Ukraine when he did 'for one reason only'

Rep. Sylvia Garcia, one of the Democratic lawmakers serving as prosecutors in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, said on Thursday that Trump asked Ukraine to investigate the Bidens for ''one..

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Schumer: 'We're not trading' evidence with GOP [Video]Schumer: 'We're not trading' evidence with GOP

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer after day two of President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial said there are no "discussions" being had with Republicans over potential evidence or..

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Trump isn't 'America First', he's 'Trump First': Nadler [Video]Trump isn't 'America First', he's 'Trump First': Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, one of the House managers in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial said Trump put his personal interests above all else and said that if..

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Trump 'attacks the very foundation of our liberty' -Nadler [Video]Trump 'attacks the very foundation of our liberty' -Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, one of the House managers in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, called Trump's actions with Ukraine a 'grave abuse of power.'

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Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll [Video]Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll

A bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released Wednesday. Jonah Green reports.

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Political ads are flooding Iowa. What do they say?

Over the past week, Democratic candidates have spent over $3.5 million in the four main TV markets in the state.
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In Impeachment Trial, Geography Dictates Politics

Republicans want to cast President Trump’s impeachment as a narrow argument over aid to Ukraine. Democrats want to describe it as part of a broader struggle with Russia.
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'He has not paid the price, yet': Trump tweet about Schiff crossed the line, Democrats say

Democrats said the president crossed a line on Sunday, characterizing one of his tweets about Rep. Adam Schiff as a "threat."
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More Latinos than ever are expected to caucus. Is Iowa ready?

The state is offering Spanish-language caucus sites to increase participation. The problem? Democratic officials are scrambling to find enough bilingual people to staff them.
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We interviewed the Democratic candidates. Again.

We asked a new set of 20 questions about policy, leadership and the presidency, in hopes of guiding voters facing a tough decision.
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5 Things We Learned Interviewing 2020 Democrats (Again)

We sat down with Democratic presidential candidates and asked them a new set of questions, including how they’d debate President Trump to the last book they read.
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Senate impeachment trial: Fact-checking opening arguments of Trump's defense team

Here's a look at claims and issues raised by the president's lawyers as they lay out their response to the case made by the Democratic House managers.
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Trump Team, Opening Defense, Accuses Democrats of Plot to Subvert Election

President Trump’s lawyers argued against his removal in the Senate impeachment trial, saying Democrats are “asking you to tear up the ballots” by convicting him of high crimes and misdemeanors.
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Trump defense: Let 'people decide for themselves'

President Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into their impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election. They urged Senators to vote against impeachment..
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Democrats rebut White House case, point by point.

Lawmakers accused the president’s lawyers of a presentation with little substance.
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Lawyers zero in on the Mueller inquiry.

Jay Sekulow accused the House Democratic managers of having “tried once again to re-litigate the Mueller case.”
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Trump’s team mounts its defense as it turns Democrats’ charges back on them.

“They’re asking you to tear up all of the ballots all across the country on your own initiative, take that decision away from the American people,” the White House counsel said of the House..
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Cipollone leads off for White House legal team.

The defense lawyers planned to focus on aspects of the Ukraine affair that he accused Democrats of trying to hide.
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Trump will face a more receptive audience in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The main priority for the president’s legal team is not to undermine their own advantage or give wavering moderate Republican senators reasons to support Democratic requests for witnesses and..
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Trump lashes out at his Democratic rivals.

The tweet underscores what his lawyers already know: that as they begin defending him, Mr. Trump will be watching.
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Democratic candidates are promising student loan debt forgiveness, but do voters care?

Presidential campaigns make college financing a major issue, but voters say it's just one of many factors in the race to pick a Democratic nominee.
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White House team plans to refer repeatedly to Hunter Biden.

President Trump’s lawyers appear fairly confident that the Democrats will not have enough votes to call witnesses at trial.
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Cindy Axne, Congresswoman From Iowa Swing District, Endorses Joe Biden

With the endorsement of Ms. Axne, a freshman who flipped a district that President Trump carried in 2016, Mr. Biden now has the backing of two of Iowa’s three Democrats in Congress.
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'Next time, it just may be you': Takeaways from Democrats' last day of arguments in Trump impeachment trial

Adam Schiff pointed around the room, asking senators to imagine if Trump told a foreign leader something would happen "to you, or to you, or to you."
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Trump Tries to Upstage Drama in the Senate With His Own Programming

While Democrats and Republicans debate whether he should be convicted and removed from office, the president has offered up an alternative menu of events and priorities.
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Democrats Fail to Persuade Republicans, but Hope Voters Are Paying Attention

While the Senate verdict on impeachment could come soon, the public judgment will not be rendered until November.
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Senators take a 30-minute break for dinner.

When lawmakers return, the Democratic impeachment managers will conclude their opening arguments.
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As Democrats lay out obstruction claim, the State Dept. skips another deadline.

The department did not provide a House panel with records that it had requested.
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In describing Trump’s actions, Democrats hold up Nixon as transparent.

Representative Zoe Lofgren seemed to relish comparing Nixon’s direction to his administration during Watergate with what White House lawyers said in an October letter about the current inquiry.
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Schiff to Senators: Trump may investigate you next

Democratic House prosecutors launched their final arguments Friday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial accusing the president of laboring to cover up his actions with Ukraine that finally led to the..
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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest for Friday, January 24th: Democratic prosecutors make their final case on impeachment; Trump speaks at anti-abortion rally; 2nd US case of deadly virus from China reported in Chicago;..
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GOP Senators: 'Voters should decide Trump's fate'

Two key Republican senators criticized the slow pace of how the Democratic impeachment managers have been presenting their case, and they said they trusted American voters to decide President Donald..
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Democrats focus on the role of the lead lawyer at N.S.C.

Three National Security Council staff members reported to the lawyer, John Eisenberg, about the pressure campaign on Ukraine.
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At anti-abortion rally, Trump assails Democrats, draws applause

Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to attend the annual March for Life in Washington on Friday, unleashing a fierce attack on his Democratic rivals during a rally in an election-year show of..
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How Joe Biden went from slumping to surging in Democratic presidential race in Iowa

Iowa resident Carolyn Miller had long harbored doubts about Joe Biden's candidacy, believing the former vice president was too old and too fumbling to beat President Donald Trump in November's..
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Dems double down on call for evidence, witnesses

As Democrats head into the final day of opening arguments in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump, they remain firm on the push for more evidence and witnesses. (Jan. 24)  
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Democrats may not have enough votes to call for witnesses.

Even Democrats were not optimistic there had been a breakthrough to persuade enough Republicans that they needed to hear from live witnesses.
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Lamar Alexander says he’s undecided on witnesses.

Democrats have presented a “mountain of overwhelming evidence, so we have a lot to consider already,” he says.
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Sanders touts controversial comedian's 2020 support, sparking criticism

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' decision to highlight an unofficial endorsement from Joe Rogan drew criticism on Friday due to the comedian's brand of humor that some see as..
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The witness at the top of Democrats’ list isn’t Bolton.

Senate Democrats and the House impeachment managers privately say they are more interested in Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff.
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A Major Fear for Democrats: Will the Party Come Together by November?

Even the goal of defeating President Trump isn’t enough for some voters to commit to backing the eventual Democratic nominee, expressing a clear aversion to a candidate who is too liberal or centrist..
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AP Top Stories January 24 A

Here's the latest for Friday January 24th: China tries to contain coronavirus; Democrats at impeachment trial say Trump pushed phony investigation; Protesters in Puerto Rico want Governor to resign;..
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Republican and Democratic voters actually agree on many climate change fixes. So why no action?

From energy efficiency to modernizing the electric grid, voters actually agree on many climate change solutions, a poll by USA TODAY and Ipsos finds
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How Will Thousands of Latinos in Iowa Be Greeted at ‘El Caucus’?

The state’s Latino population is a potentially important bloc in the Democratic voting. But some local leaders believe efforts to make caucus sites friendlier to Spanish speakers have fallen short.
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Trump impeachment trial TV audience drops 19% on second day

About 8.9 million TV viewers watched the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the first day Democrats laid out their case against the president, marking a significant..
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Trump 'made a religious man out of Vladimir Putin,' jokes Schiff

There have been few chuckles during U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. But a wisecrack on Thursday about Russian President Vladimir Putin produced some laughter, at least..
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Democrats in impeachment trial say Trump abused his power for political gain

Democrats worked methodically at U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Thursday to dismantle his long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly..
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How long can the U.S. Senate sit still? Twenty minutes

The 100 U.S. senators who will determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office at the end of his impeachment trial managed to stay seated and listen to the Democratic case against him..
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Two days into Trump trial, Republicans appear unmoved but offer Democrats some praise

On the second day of House Democrats laying out their case in the U.S. Senate for removing President Donald Trump, there was little sign on Thursday that their arguments had changed any minds among..
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Impeachment Briefing: Day 2 of the Democrats’ Case

House managers continued opening arguments. Plus, how the trial could affect the Iowa caucuses.
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Democrats take impeachment back to 1999 and other moments from the Senate trial

Abuse of power was the focus on the second day of Democrats' opening arguments, during which they are presenting their case to convict Donald Trump.
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Democrats, Seeking to Pre-empt Trump’s Defense, Delve Into Biden

The House impeachment managers sought to undercut the central elements of President Trump’s defense, wading into a detailed defense of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
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Seeing a Bloomberg Ad on Fox News, Trump Takes the Bait

The president’s advisers have urged him not to pay attention to the low-polling Democratic presidential candidate. But as Michael Bloomberg poured cash into attack ads, he became harder to ignore.
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