Stories tagged: Democratic Party
Thu., May 31, 2018, 6 a.m.
Dana Milbank: Reports of a Democratic party rift are overblown
To peruse the coverage of the Democratic primaries of 2018, you’d think there was a battle royale within the Democratic Party: insurgent vs. establishment, Bernie vs. Hillary, progressive vs. moderate, …
Sat., May 19, 2018
U.S. Senate primary: Cantwell and 29 challengers
U.S. Senate race draws a near record number of candidates and Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District race grows to five on final day of filing week.
Fri., April 13, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
Former U.S. Sen. John Melcher of Montana dies at 93
Former U.S. Sen. John Melcher, a Montana Democrat who narrowly lost a bid for a third term in 1988 just days after a wilderness bill he championed was vetoed, has …
UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Democratic Rep. Hy Kloc retiring amid cancer battle
Since getting diagnosed with cancer, issues like being a Democrat struggling through Republican-dominated legislative sessions just aren’t as important anymore to Idaho state Rep. Hy Kloc.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
North Dakota Sen. Heitkamp: Democratic party far from dead in red states
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who is facing a tough re-election fight as the only Democratic statewide officeholder in North Dakota, expressed optimism Saturday for the future of her party in …
Wed., April 26, 2017
Ramesh Ponnuru: Democrats leave no room for abortion foes
Bernie Sanders he has been willing to support Democrats who are not in lockstep with abortion-rights advocates, and some of those advocates have been fuming as a result.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 5 a.m.
The senior Bernie Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats
Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to …
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
Kathleen Parker: Dispirited Democrats desperately seek revival
What’s really ailing Democrats is they’ve fallen in love with abstract principles without building a foundation where such goals as fair pay, transparency, diversity and such can be played out.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Out of power, Democrats hope to harness Trump resisters
ATLANTA – Out of power and looking for a way forward, Democrats are hoping to harness the energy of an opposition movement that has flourished since President Donald Trump took …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
Oft-ignored Sanders to keep fighting
In over 1,000 minutes of national broadcast television airtime devoted to all the campaigns in 2015, Donald Trump received 327 minutes, or close to one-third of all the campaign coverage. …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016
Michael Gerson: Democrats suddenly find themselves at a crossroads
The Democratic Party has failed to secure a hold on middle America. It is at a crossroads, between the rebuilding of a potential majority and a worsening of the country’s …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Democratic Party women heckles Women’s Party at Davenport Hotel
From our archives, 100 years ago Democratic Party women “carried out a carefully planned coup” at a Spokane meeting of another fledgling party called the Women’s Party.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Putin says Russia didn’t hack US Democratic Party
President Vladimir Putin says Russia wasn’t involved in the hacking of emails of the U.S. Democratic Party, but thinks the release of the information was a benefit.
Sat., June 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Washington Democrats urged to unite behind Hillary Clinton
Oregon senator who backed Bernie Sanders says Democrats need to support Hillary Clinton in a campaign against Donald Trump
Tue., June 14, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Russian hackers breached Democratic Party’s computers
Sophisticated hackers linked to Russian intelligence services broke into the Democratic National Committee’s computer networks and gained access to confidential emails, chats and opposition research on presumptive Republican nominee Donald …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Bernie Sanders under pressure to quit as Democrats look to unite
Energized by a final batch of primary victories, Hillary Clinton is setting out on the difficult task of uniting her fractured Democratic Party for the five-month presidential battle with Republican …
UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Bernie Sanders gives defiant statement under pressure over Nevada violence
Under pressure from Democratic Party leaders to denounce ugly tactics by his supporters, Sen. Bernie Sanders instead struck back with a defiant statement Tuesday that dismissed complaints from Nevada Democrats …
Mon., April 18, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: History distorted to exonerate conscience
Social conservatism only works for those who have something to lose, those who have an investment in status quo.
Wed., April 13, 2016
Vocal Point: Chaos of caucus isn’t democracy
First caucus experience was this voter’s last.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Bill Clinton will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Spokane on Monday
Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president has announced that President Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife in Spokane on Monday. Details were not immediately released.
Sun., Sept. 13, 2015
Spin Control: Democrats’ email fundraising pitches relentless
There are mornings when the content of my email inbox suggests the Democratic Party has been replaced by an online fundraising machine bent on extracting money from unsuspecting rubes by …
Fri., March 27, 2015, 9:30 a.m.
Harry Reid announces retirement from U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he …
Mon., Feb. 10, 2014, 7:16 a.m.
Sen. Patty Murray to seek fifth term in 2016
SEATTLE — Sen. Patty Murray says she’ll seek a fifth term in 2016. She told The Seattle Times that even if Democrats lose their majority she’d rather be in the …
Fri., Feb. 7, 2014, 7:10 a.m.
Biden: ‘No obvious reason’ not to run in 2016
Vice President Joe Biden says he sees “no obvious reason” not to run for president in 2016.
Fri., Nov. 5, 2010, 10:26 a.m.
Pelosi will seek to stay as House Democrats’ leader
Nancy Pelosi, the nation’s first female House speaker, said today she will try to stay on as leader of the House Democrats despite huge election losses that cost her party …
Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 10:16 a.m.
Obama takes responsibility for voter frustration
A chastened President Barack Obama signaled a willingness to compromise with Republicans on tax cuts and energy policy today, one day after his party lost control of the House and …
Mon., Nov. 1, 2010, 1:08 p.m.
Early clues: What to watch in Tuesday’s elections
How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues Tuesday evening — and long before bedtime.
Sat., Sept. 18, 2010
GOP gains momentum in progress of female candidates
Democrats used to own the field of women running for higher office. Not anymore. Nearly two years after an anticipated gender bounce – with predictions that women in both parties …
Fri., July 23, 2010
Senate drops climate bill
WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic leaders shelved plans for major energy and climate legislation on Thursday, a bow to political reality that ended their hopes for action this year to reduce …
Fri., June 4, 2010
GOP calls for probe of job offers
WASHINGTON – The admission by the White House on Thursday that it dangled the prospect of a government job in front of another contender for the U.S. Senate had Republicans …