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UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020

Christian abortion critics urge Dems to change platform

A group of more than 100 Christian pastors, religion professors and other advocates is urging the Democratic National Committee to adopt a party platform that’s friendlier to abortion opponents.


UPDATED: Tue., May 12, 2020

Democrats pass new rules that would allow virtual convention

Democrats are making new moves toward a virtual presidential nominating convention this August, with a top party committee voting Tuesday to grant convention organizers in Milwaukee the authority to design …


Biden, DNC ink fundraising deal as he widens party influence

Joe Biden is expanding his influence over the Democratic Party with a new fundraising deal and a leadership shuffle at the Democratic National Committee.


VP talk could intensify with Harris-DNC fundraising deal

California Sen. Kamala Harris has made an unusual fundraising move that is sure to fuel speculation about her prospects to be Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket.


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Bloomberg to give $18M to DNC; state parties to get offices

Mike Bloomberg is transferring $18 million from his presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee in the largest single such transfer ever.


Lawyer: Assange was offered U.S. pardon if he cleared Russia

A lawyer for Julian Assange said Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder plans to claim during his extradition hearing that he was offered a pardon by the Trump administration if he …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Associated Press unable to declare winner of Iowa caucuses

The Associated Press is unable to declare a winner of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

DNC calls for a ‘recanvass’ of Iowa results after delays

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is calling for a “recanvass” of the results of the Iowa caucuses. New results show former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads …


Spin Control: Gov. Inslee still pushing for climate debate

Gov. Jay Inslee still pushing for a presidential debate on climate despite the thumbs down from the Democratic National Committee


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

DNC to Gov. Inslee: No debate just on climate change

Democratic National Committee tells Gov. Jay Inslee it won’t hold a debate just on climate change.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Fox ‘News’ doesn’t deserve a seat at the table

In being banned from hosting upcoming primary debates by the Democratic National Committee, Fox is getting what Fox deserves.


Christine Emba: The Democrats’ bad decision on Fox News

By cutting Fox News out of the debates entirely, the Democratic National Committee has alienated even the few responsible journalists from that network and given Fox News defenders even more …


Primary choice: Satisfy independent voters or national Democrats

Proposals to change the state’s presidential primary system likely to leave some group unhappy.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

In court, Dems allege conspiracy between Trump camp, Russia

The Democratic Party sued Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump’s son and son-in-law Friday, accusing them of an intricate conspiracy to undercut Democrats in the 2016 election by …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017

Brazile says she considered replacing Clinton with Biden during 2016 presidential campaign

The former head of the Democratic National Committee says she considered replacing Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee with then-Vice President Joe Biden.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017

Democrats angry at report of Clinton’s influence over DNC

Many Democrats expressed outrage Thursday at allegations from a former party chairwoman that an agreement with the Democratic National Committee gave the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton some day-to-day control …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017

Trump says Clinton camp funding for Russia info ‘a disgrace’

President Donald Trump and other Republicans latched onto revelations tying Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, saying Wednesday that it was a …


Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig national

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn’t want you to assume he’s steering himself toward the White House.


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017

Imprisoned Russian pedophile appears to be linked to hack of Democrats’ computers

A twice-convicted Russian pedophile imprisoned in a heavily forested gulag some 500 miles from Moscow appears to be the man a controversial dossier says helped hack into Democratic National Committee …


Trump adviser: Secret warrant may have caught hacker contact

Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says he believes his contacts with a Russian-linked hacker who took credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee may have been obtained through a special …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017

Winners and losers from the Democratic National Committee chairman’s race

Democrats chose the new leader of their party Saturday, with former President Barack Obama’s administration’s labor secretary Thomas Perez besting Rep. Keith Ellison on a second-ballot vote. I picked some …


DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump

Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring …


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.


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 …


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.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 16, 2016

Idaho Democratic official to run for DNC chair

The executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party is the latest candidate seeking to be the leader of the Democratic National Committee.


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.


Howard Dean takes himself out of DNC chairman race

Howard Dean is taking himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee.


Ex-Maryland Gov. O’Malley says he won’t seek to lead Democrats

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he won’t seek to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee.


Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison announces bid to lead Democratic National Committee

Rep. Keith Ellison is announcing his candidacy for chairman of the Democratic National Committee, joining a crowded bench of candidates trying to head the party.