Stories tagged: Democrats
Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Cantwell wants probe of Interior scientists’ reassignments
Democrats at a hearing for Interior and Energy Department nominees seized on the published comments of an Interior scientist who claims that Secretary Ryan Zinke was using forced reassignments to …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Senator wants more information on Trump’s ‘digital’ activities during campaign
The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee Sunday called for more investigation into the digital activities of Donald Trump’s campaign, out of concerns about Russian-directed misinformation efforts to influence …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Focus on Russia or health care, Dems divided on message
Soul-searching comes as Democrats look to flip at least 24 GOP-held seats necessary for a House majority and cut into Republican advantages in U.S. statehouses in the 2018 midterm elections. …
Sun., July 16, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Trump bumps up interest in politics
He has unified a divided nation. He has brought Republicans and Democrats together as only just wars can.
Sat., July 15, 2017
Ramesh Ponnuru: Talk of impeachment is premature
Does it seem to you that advocates of impeachment are acting as though they have to bring Trump supporters around? Or that they prefer to vilify and demean them?
Wed., July 5, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
What the last of the ‘Watergate Babies’ can teach Democrats about Trump
The Russia cloud hanging over Trump’s first five months in office has motivated many upstart Democrats to consider running for Congress, both in special elections this year, and in the …
Fri., June 30, 2017
Goodman: Health care is a life-or-death issue
Where are the protesters voices? Instead, the networks turn to the same circle of pundits who know so little about so much, focusing only on the Democratic/Republican divide in Congress.
Sat., June 24, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader
A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don’t know how to make …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House.
Thu., June 22, 2017
Dionne: Victory for GOP, not Trump
Karen Handel’s victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff was not an endorsement of the president. It was a personal and party success achieved despite him.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses
Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Democrats say they’ll slow Senate work over secretive care bill
Democrats plan to slow the Senate’s work, force votes and make late-night speeches in an effort to focus attention on how Republicans are crafting legislation revamping the nation’s health care …
Mon., June 19, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Tired games of political one-upmanship
This moment is for soul-searching, for considering who and what and even if we are, as Americans.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Ed Rogers: How can GOP stop socialized medicine?
Could it be that Republicans are on the brink of defending Obamacare as the only practical alternative to the Democrats’ march toward socialized medicine?
Tue., May 30, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Democrats aim to keep focus on Trump’s meeting with Russians
Senate Democrats don’t want to let President Donald Trump forget the day he met with top Russian diplomats at the White House, even as he tries to move past allegations …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Democrats try to enlist military vets in fight for House majority
Looking ahead to next year’s elections, Democrats are trying to recruit at least two dozen military veterans to challenge Republican incumbents, arguing that candidates with military on their resumes appeals …
Fri., May 26, 2017
Jonathan Bernstein: Winning side not ready to govern
Far too many Republicans appear satisfied with reflexive opposition to Democrats along with scams and conspiracy talk while the basics of governing get lost.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Family of slain D.C. man says reports he fed WikiLeaks DNC info are untrue
The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich refuted Fox News reports that he had leaked work e-mails to WikiLeaks before he was fatally shot last year in …
Thu., May 4, 2017
Reform taxes, but watch federal deficits
Our biggest concern is that the president’s proposal included no third Post-It note, the one that would analyze the impact of his tax cuts on the national debt and, crucially, …
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
New York lawmakers hatch plan to release Trump’s state taxes
New York Democrats have hatched a plan to get a look at Donald Trump’s tax records by crafting a piece of legislation designed to get at his state returns that …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
House Democrats want to force Republicans’ hands on Trump’s tax returns
House Democrats want to force Republicans’ hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns – but it remains to be seen how effective posturing can be for the minority.
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts
Republicans have put President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they’re now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships – and reshape some of the …
Sun., April 23, 2017
Lawmakers must stop posturing, start negotiating
Stop the dueling press releases, quit searching for future campaign sound bites and get to work. The only developments coming out of Olympia should be ideas about compromise.
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: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff
An upstart Democrat leads a special election in a conservative Georgia congressional district, but returns late Tuesday suggest he may still need a runoff to pull a major upset for …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Chuck Schumer joins calls for president to release tax returns
The top Senate Democrat on Tuesday joined calls for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, warning that a failure to do so could sink what was a major …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
GOP targets trillion-dollar tax breaks for Democratic states
Conservative activists and House Republican leaders want to eliminate a trillion-dollar tax break that mostly benefits wealthy filers in Democratic states, a push that could further imperil President Donald Trump’s …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Bernie Sanders to campaign for Rob Quist in Montana’s U.S. House race
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to campaign on behalf of Rob Quist as he seeks Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House in a special election next month.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Andrew Cuomo’s New York agenda feeds talk of presidential run
Democrats still smarting from Clinton’s presidential loss are already looking for a new standard bearer for 2020. And some observers say Andrew Cuomo is already acting like it, increasingly positioning …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Noah Feldman: Supreme Court confirmations enter new era
Today, senators have realized the public won’t make them pay a price for such obstructionism. Indeed, they might even be punished by the ideological base of their party for failing …