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UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Booker campaign gets 2020 jolt with pushback against Biden

Cory Booker is raising his profile in the crowded Democratic presidential primary by directly challenging Joe Biden on thorny racial issues


Jay Inslee as candidate intersects with Inslee as governor

As presidential race heats up, Gov. Jay Inslee and candidate Jay Inslee get closer together.


I left the Republican ideological bubble. I don’t want to join another.

Now that I’ve left the Republican Party, I am often asked why I simply haven’t become a Democrat. In part it’s because I don’t agree with the progressive wing of …


Ruben Navarrette Jr.: White Democrats battle demographics – and lose

The recent upset in New York’s 14th Congressional District brought some valuable political lessons. Twenty-eight-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was outspent 18-to-1 by 56-year-old Joe Crowley. But she still walloped the 10-term …


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, …


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.


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

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

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 …


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.


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

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.


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 …


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. …


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 …


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.


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.


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


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 …


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

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 …


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.


Vocal Point: Chaos of caucus isn’t democracy

First caucus experience was this voter’s last.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …