Stories tagged: Democrats
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 10:48 A.M.
McConnell intends to replace ‘Obamacare’ without Democrats
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans intend to overhaul health care and the tax code this year without Democratic help.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 5:08 P.M.
Bernie Sanders calls Trump a ‘pathological liar’
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Sunday called President Donald Trump a “pathological liar,” while Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., reiterated that “a few” Republican senators are concerned about the president’s mental …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017
Megan McArdle: Democrats have own immigration problems
The core problem is that Democrats didn’t really make an affirmative argument for an overhaul to U.S. immigration policy that might appeal to voters.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:03 P.M.
Republican, Democratic party chairs in Spokane County tout importance of civility during roundtable
Stephanie Cates and Andrew Biviano, leaders of the two local political parties, have traded public barbs in recent weeks. On Thursday, they acknowledged the role of the presidential campaign in …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 10:32 P.M.
Elizabeth Warren warns senators who put Sessions’ ‘radical hatred’ into Justice Department
Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to Twitter on Wednesday night to promise that she – and other Democrats – will fight back, hard, now that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., has been …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017
Education funding talks can finally begin
Now that Senate Republicans have produced a plan to resolve the most contentious aspects of basic education funding, it means that bargaining can begin.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Gorsuch is Trump’s best move
It’s the next seat for which Democrats should save their fire, lest they be viewed as intractable as the Republicans were the past eight years.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 5:33 P.M.
Washington Democrats object to Trump immigration order
Legislative Democrats send President Trump a letter objecting to his immigration order.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 9:28 A.M.
GOP forced to delay Senate committee votes on Price, Mnuchin
Democrats intensified their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries on Tuesday by further delaying the confirmation of several of his Cabinet nominees amid …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 11:29 A.M.
Obama praised for poise, resolve by members of Spokane’s black community
President Barack Obama entered office eight years ago with the hopes of many black Americans that life would improve. Spokane residents say the president set an example that will be …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 10:04 P.M.
Senate Intel chiefs promise probe of Trump-Russia ties as House Democrats accuse FBI director of stonewalling
Senate Intelligence Committee leaders announced late Friday that they would look into allegations of links between Russia and the 2016 political campaigns as part of a broader review of the …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 11:03 A.M.
Holder to lead Democratic effort to redraw district lines
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is formally announcing a new effort aimed at challenging the partisan gerrymandering that’s left Democrats struggling to win local and state offices.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 12:23 P.M.
Indiana mayor joins crowded field to lead national Democrats
An Indiana mayor is joining the crowded field to become the next head of the Democratic National Committee.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 10:53 P.M.
Democrats, seeking credit for House ethics reversal, watch it go to Trump
Donald Trump’s ability to massage, manipulate, or completely upend the news cycle, which ended up flummoxing Democrats in 2016, emerged anew in the half-day furor over a change to the …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 2:47 P.M.
Blue state lawmakers want to keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns
Lawmakers in several deep blue states want to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in those states, a sharp rebuke of …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 10:34 A.M.
Democrats plot ‘collision course’ with Trump’s tax plan
Congressional Democrats say they’ll try to thwart Republican plans to overhaul the U.S. tax code by portraying them as a boon for the rich that betrays President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016
Matt Welch: ’Tis the season of political shape-shifting
Political shape-shifting season is a fine time to remind all of us that ideology isn’t necessarily a dirty word; sometimes it’s a synonym for useful conviction.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 2:55 P.M.
Top Senate Democrats list requirements for Trump nominees
The ranking Democrats on each Senate committee are drawing battle lines for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, listing a series of requirements for confirmations to proceed.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 11:01 A.M.
Cybersecurity firm finds proof Russia was behind hack of Democrats
A cybersecurity firm has uncovered strong proof of the tie between the group that hacked the Democratic National Committee and Russia’s military intelligence arm – the primary agency behind the …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 9:05 A.M.
New Hampshire party chair bids to lead national Democrats
New Hampshire Democrats weren’t accustomed to success or power when Ray Buckley was first elected to the Legislature in 1986.
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 3:54 P.M.
Democrats plan Senate gantlet for Trump choices they can’t block
Democratic senators know they probably can’t block Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, but they plan to force lengthy debate on nominees they consider radical – potentially stretching well beyond Inauguration Day.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 4:43 A.M.
Year-end drama a preview of Democratic strategy under Trump?
Democrats hope to drive a wedge between President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans on the Hill. And they think they may have figured out a way to do it.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 2:11 P.M.
Labor Secretary Perez to formally enter DNC race Thursday
Labor Secretary Tom Perez plans to officially announce his candidacy for the head of the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, according to Democrats familiar with his effort.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016
Tyler Cowen: How a deal-maker might lead
Now imagine that a real-estate developer is elected president, and he holds a new portfolio of political assets. The obvious trading partner is Congress, so where might he start?
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 11:12 P.M.
Democrats want follow-up of CIA election hack claim
Senior Democratic lawmakers are calling for a full investigation of the CIA’s claims that Russia tilted the election to Donald Trump, demanding that the intelligence community turn over all of …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 12:45 P.M.
Report: Ellison says he’ll give up seat if elected DNC chair
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison upped his bid for the Democratic National Committee Chairman job last month, promising union leaders he would step down from his congressional seat to focus on …
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016
Carl P. Leubsdorf: Trump, GOP may clash on proposals
In each area, Trump could confront significant differences with congressional Republicans, who developed their own legislative proposals in hopes of having a GOP president to help enact them.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 12:53 P.M.
Trump transition balks at call for nominees’ tax returns
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is pushing back on Senate Democrats’ calls for all Cabinet nominees to release their tax returns, calling it a “PR stunt” and defending the Republican’s …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 11:24 A.M.
Democrats press Obama administration over conflicts at Trump’s D.C. hotel
Four Democrats in the House of Representatives are pushing the Obama Administration to address potential conflicts of interests and contractural violations that could arise when Trump becomes president in January.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 9:41 A.M.
Pelosi elected by House Democrats for another term as minority leader
House Democrats elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi for another term as minority leader after she fended off a rival who said the November election showed the party needs change at the …