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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 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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Biden Managed to Work With McConnell. Many Democrats Weren’t Pleased.

As he runs for president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has trumpeted his ability to work with Republicans, including Mitch McConnell. Others in his party view that as naĂŻve.
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Congressional Democrats threaten to subpoena vaping company Juul over documents

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the e-cigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices, as a House panel looks into..
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Greta Thunberg To Congress: 'Wake Up' [Video]Greta Thunberg To Congress: 'Wake Up'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, delivered a strong message to U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday: “Wake up.” Wrapping up a..

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Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India [Video]Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the e-cigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices, while India banned the sale..

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Biden And Warren On Top, But Voters Don't Think They Can Beat Trump [Video]Biden And Warren On Top, But Voters Don't Think They Can Beat Trump

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden are pulling ahead in polling of the Democratic presidential primary. Americans aren't convinced either candidate can beat President Donald Trump next year. Biden..

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Trump Has Battle In Wisconsin [Video]Trump Has Battle In Wisconsin

Donald Trump won Wisconsin in the 2016 Presidential General election. According to Politico, Milwaukee’s Republican suburbs have never really warmed up to the president. That could be a big problem..

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Nadler threatens to hold Lewandowski in contempt [Video]Nadler threatens to hold Lewandowski in contempt

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler threatened to hold President Trump's ex-campaign chief Corey Lewandowski in contempt after his tight-lipped testimony before the House Judiciary..

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The president is 'lying to Americans': Hillary Clinton [Video]The president is 'lying to Americans': Hillary Clinton

One time presidential candidate and former First Lady Hillary Clinton told an audience at George Washington University Tuesday, that President Trump is " lying to Americans to delegitimize the..

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White House Candidate Harris Wants New Kavanaugh Investigation [Video]White House Candidate Harris Wants New Kavanaugh Investigation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of new allegations of sexual..

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"Harassment of this president": Lewandowski testifies

Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and close confidant, on Tuesday stoutly defended his former boss and lashed out at Democrats during testimony to a U.S. congressional..

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Biden Facea Trouble With Rust Belt Workers [Video]Biden Facea Trouble With Rust Belt Workers

Democrat Joe Biden kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign in April. The core of Biden's constituency are blue-collar voters. There are signs of cracks in Biden's support. More than a dozen current..

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Warren vows to tackle U.S. corruption [Video]Warren vows to tackle U.S. corruption

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren denounced the corruption she argues has crippled the country's politics and economy, drawing her largest crowd thus far in a sign of her campaign's..

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Democrats Long For Front Runner To Emerge [Video]Democrats Long For Front Runner To Emerge

There are over twenty candidates vying for the Democratic Nomination for President. According to Politico, Democratic voters in early states are hoping one will emerge as the front runner. Early-state..

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Top Democrats press Trump on gun control [Video]Top Democrats press Trump on gun control

U.S. Democratic leaders told President Donald Trump on Sunday (September 15) that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will not get the job..

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Trump Urgest Kavanaugh To Sue New York Times For Libel [Video]Trump Urgest Kavanaugh To Sue New York Times For Libel

U.S. President Donald Trump rejected Democrats’ calls for impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday. According to Reuters, The New York Times has alleged sexual misconduct by..

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Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks [Video]Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will..

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U.S. Democrat Omar hopes Israelis oust PM Netanyahu in elections [Video]U.S. Democrat Omar hopes Israelis oust PM Netanyahu in elections

A U.S. Democratic Representative who was once blocked from visiting the West Bank said on Sunday that she hopes Israelis "make a different decision" at the ballot box as that country heads toward..

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Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker [Video]Losing more people to gun violence than war - Booker

Senator Cory Booker urged the audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. to push for action on gun control because he says more Americans die in gun violence..

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People want to do the right thing on guns - O'Rourke [Video]People want to do the right thing on guns - O'Rourke

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says all Americans, regardless of party, want to do the right thing and change the law so that 40,000 do not die from gun violence each year. Rough Cut..

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These Three Democratic Senators Are Doing Their Best To Flip Trump On Gun Control [Video]These Three Democratic Senators Are Doing Their Best To Flip Trump On Gun Control

Opposition is growing against Democratic efforts towards universal background checks for guns. According to Politico, Dems are afraid they're running out of time to influence President Donald Trump. So..

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O'Rourke's Vow To Take Away Assault Rifles From Americans [Video]O'Rourke's Vow To Take Away Assault Rifles From Americans

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made it clear where he stands on gun control. During th Dmocratic presidential debate he said he would confiscate assault-style weapons from Americans...

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'The light's no good, I always look orange': Trump [Video]'The light's no good, I always look orange': Trump

President Trump took a shot at environmentally friendly light bulbs during a speech on Thursday, blaming them for making him look orange onstage. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Spin room reaction to third U.S. Democratic presidential debate [Video]Spin room reaction to third U.S. Democratic presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidates gathered in the spin room after meeting in their third debate in Houston, Texas on Thursday (September 12), which saw some candidates taking shots at front-runner Joe..

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Protests greet Trump in Baltimore after tweets [Video]Protests greet Trump in Baltimore after tweets

Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday as President Donald Trump made his first visit to the city since he blasted it as "disgusting" and "rodent-infested" in hotly debated..

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"I respect all of them": Trump ahead of Dem debate

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday ahead of the Democratic debate in Houston, Texas that the eventual Democratic presidential nominee will likely be one of either Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren..

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Democrats Nita Lowey Takes Steps To Block Farmer Bailout From Trump [Video]Democrats Nita Lowey Takes Steps To Block Farmer Bailout From Trump

Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey took steps to block a new Trump administration program. According to Business Insider, the program is meant to mitigate losses from it trade disputes. House Appropriations..

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Democratic donor arrested after multiple men overdose in his home

A prominent Democratic donor is accused of running a drug den out of his Southern California home. Ed Buck is being held on $4 million bail after his arrest overnight. Two men have died in his West..
CBS News - Published

New poll shows Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren making gains in the Democratic field

Biden remains the highest-polling candidate, coming in at 31%, a five percentage point gain from July. Warren jumped from 19% to 25%.
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Democratic donor Ed Buck charged with running 'drug den' after another man overdosed in Los Angeles home

At least three men have overdosed, two of them fatally, at the West Hollywood home of Ed Buck, Los Angeles prosecutors say.
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Prominent Democratic donor charged with running deadly drug den

L.A. authorities say Ed Buck ran it out of his West Hollywood apartment, where two men fatally overdosed, and preyed mainly on homeless men to engage in sexual fantasies
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Democrats rally union members in Philadelphia

Democratic presidential hopefuls rallied union members in Philadelphia on Tuesday, as they try to take back the battleground state of Pennsylvania in 2020. CBS News political unit associate producer..
CBS News - Published

New York state ban on flavored e-cigarettes given final approval

New York became the second state to ban flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday after its Democratic governor called for emergency action in response to concerns about their rising use among teens and a..
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New York bans flavored e-cigarettes after 7th death nationwide

Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, had proposed the emergency ban Sunday, citing surging use among young people
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Democrats forced President Trump into finding alternatives to build the border wall

I’m glad President Trump has chosen action. Border security is national security, writes Rep. Jody Hice of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform
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Elizabeth Warren: Democrats can't choose a candidate we don't believe in

At a rally Monday night in New York City, Senator Elizabeth Warren told Democratic voters they can't back a candidate they don't believe in because they're scared of President Trump. CBSN political..
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Corey Lewandowski on why he didn't want to leave "paper trail" of meeting with Jeff Sessions

Representative Karen Bass, a Democrat of California, pressed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on why he didn't want to leave a "paper trail" of his meeting with then-Attorney General..
CBS News - Published

Ex-campaign chief defends Trump, defies Democrats at impeachment hearing

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager on Tuesday acknowledged that his former boss enlisted him to try to limit the Russia election interference inquiry but defended Trump and tangled with..
Reuters - Published

Democrats urge new probe of Kavanaugh, impeachment inquiry

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while a Democratic lawmaker filed an impeachment resolution in the..
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Lewandowski rebuffs questions at House hearing

Democrats' first hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation quickly turned sour on Tuesday as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, refused to answer..
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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testifies before the House Judiciary Committee

Corey Lewandowski testifies to a House panel as Democrats resume what they have called an impeachment investigation.
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley pushes for Brett Kavanaugh impeachment

Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is introducing a resolution calling for an impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, after a report of additional allegations of sexual..
CBS News - Published

Fallon explains why Brett Kavanaugh 'barely touched his beer' in Best of Late Night

The comics talk Democratic candidates and a Supreme Court justice.
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Andrew Yang says Freedom Dividend is "catching on like wildfire"

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is touting recent fundraising success following the announcement of his Freedom Dividend pilot program in last week's debate. CBS News 2020 campaign..
CBS News - Published

Warren: Our democracy is paralyzed because of big corporations

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is vowing to tackle corruption in Washington. She held a big rally at Washington Square Park in New York City Monday night. CBSN political..
CBS News - Published

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to testify as House resumes possible impeachment probe

Corey Lewandowski is set to testify to a House panel Tuesday as Democrats resume what they have called an impeachment investigation.
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Corey Lewandowski’s Testimony Before Congress: What to Expect

He is a witness to possible obstruction of justice. But when he goes before Democrats’ impeachment investigation, Mr. Lewandowski’s fierce loyalty to President Trump will also be front and center.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Back First 2020 Challenger to Sitting Democrat

The progressive congresswoman’s endorsement of Marie Newman, who is seeking to oust the conservative-leaning Representative Daniel Lipinski, reflects a careful political calculus.
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Democratic presidential hopefuls campaign in rural South Carolina

Four 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls participated in the biennial Galivants Ferry Stump. The 134-year tradition hosted candidates for the first time on Monday. CBS News 2020 campaign reporter..
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Democratic White House hopeful Warren rails against corruption at big N.Y. rally

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday denounced the corruption she argues has crippled the country's politics and economy, drawing her largest crowd thus far in a sign of her..
Reuters - Published

Railing against corruption, Democratic White House hopeful Warren rallies thousands in New York

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday delivered a fierce denunciation of the corruption she argues has crippled the country's political and economic systems, speaking to a crowd..
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Donald Trump says Democrats should look into Barack and Michelle Obama's books, Netflix deals

It's not the first time Trump has called for an investigation into Barack Obama's book deal, despite many former presidents publishing books after leaving office.
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For Democrats, the Future Is Female

On the road with Supermajority, a new group hoping to channel a wave of progressive energy into a new women’s movement.
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Some 2020 Democrats call for Brett Kavanaugh's impeachment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Democrats for using "poorly sourced allegations" against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins Elaine..
CBS News - Published

Pete Buttigieg and Beto O'Rourke spar over gun control comment at Democratic debate

Beto O'Rourke responded to criticism about his remarks on his gun control plan, saying of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell pretending to be interested, "sh--, that is not enough."
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Climate change will be an issue for most voters in 2020 — CBS News poll

But compared to other issues, Democrats rate the climate change issue more importantly than Republicans do
CBS News - Published

Democratic challenger criticizes Susan Collins after new Brett Kavanaugh allegations

Sara Gideon, a Democratic challenger of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has repeatedly criticized Collins for voting last year to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanuagh.
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Senior U.S. Democrat focused on Trump impeachment, not Kavanaugh

The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee responsible for launching any impeachment efforts said on Monday he is focused on investigating President Donald Trump, signaling that calls by some..
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Senator Alerted F.B.I. to New Kavanaugh Allegation

A Democratic senator expressed concern last year that the F.B.I. was not following up on allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.
NYTimes.com - Published

Age Isn’t Hurting 2020 Democratic Leaders, to Rivals’ Chagrin

Younger candidates are running as agents of generational change, but it is three septuagenarians who have emerged as the front-runners. And age-related attacks have not worked.
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U.S. utilities file legal challenge to Trump power plant rule

Con Edison and eight other U.S. utilities mostly from Democratic-led states have filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants, which replaces a..
Reuters - Published

Biden speaks about racism and legacy of slavery at Birmingham church

Speaking at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on the anniversary of the 1963 bombing that killed four young girls, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden talked about the..
CBS News - Published

Democratic White House hopeful Warren wins key progressive endorsement ahead of New York rally

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday won the endorsement of the Working Families Party, a progressive group with growing political influence that previously backed U.S. Senator..
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Democrats are calling for Brett Kavanaugh to be impeached. How would that work?

The battered copy of the Constitution that Kavanaugh carried to his confirmation hearings makes clear that federal judges, like other officials, can be impeached.
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Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren

The progressive group, whose electoral influence has grown since it backed Bernie Sanders in 2016, is now supporting Ms. Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination.
NYTimes.com - Published

2020 Democrats say they're "proud" to stand with UAW

Many of the top-tier presidential candidates voiced their support of those picketing outside GM factories nationwide.
CBS News - Published

At the Country’s Oldest Stump, a Presidential Twist

The Galivants Ferry Stump speaking event in South Carolina has been held every two years for at least 143 years. Now, for the first time, it will host Democratic presidential candidates.
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New Brett Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegations spark calls for impeachment

At least five Democrats running for president say Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached over the latest sexual misconduct allegations from his college years. A new book on Kavanaugh..
CBS News - Published

Democratic hopeful Warren seeks to curb U.S. lobbying, corporate power

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday proposed a major rewrite of U.S. laws governing lobbying that she said was aimed at restricting corporate influence and rooting out..
Reuters - Published

Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s.

The 2020 Democratic candidates have one major goal for Afghanistan: Get out. They are struggling to differentiate themselves from a president they say has a feckless, isolationist view of American..
NYTimes.com - Published

Biden Has Deep Connection to Black Voters. Will It Translate Into Votes?

The Democratic front-runner leads in the polls among African-Americans, and older black voters admire him. But it’s not “locked down,’’ said one party strategist.
NYTimes.com - Published

2020 Sunday Trail Markers: Joe Biden goes on a tour of the South

Biden campaigns across the South, Joe Kennedy keeps mulling his Senate bid and Democrats prepare for an epic Steak Fry
CBS News - Published

Politics Week in Review: From tense moments in the third Democratic debate to Trump's latest foreign policy challenge

Presidential candidate Julian Castro defended his attack on former Vice President Joe Biden in the third Democratic primary debate. Meanwhile, the Trump administration must respond to air strikes on..
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