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Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

The Democratic National Committee is quashing a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis.


As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee announces re-election bid; AG Bob Ferguson also will seek re-election

Inslee’s pursuit of a third term was not unexpected, and the governor has a little less than $1.2 million left in his presidential campaign that could be transferred to his …


Trump says any Jewish people who vote for Democrats are showing ‘great disloyalty’ or ‘lack of knowledge’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that any Jewish people who vote for Democrats are showing “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” prompting an outcry from critics …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

Julian Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

With rivals heading to California, Biden eyes New Hampshire

Joe Biden won’t be among the parade of White House hopefuls in California this week, as he’s skipping the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire instead.


Rueful over heritage claim, Warren woos Native American vote

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that’s proved to be a big …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Omar: Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of the occupation’

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive …


Democrats: Trump should demand Senate vote on gun bill

If President Donald Trump is serious about strengthening gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings, he should demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put a House-passed bill …


E-cigarette giant Juul’s campaign donations favor Democrats

E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of …


More than half of Democrats support impeachment inquiry

More than half of Democrats support launching an impeachment inquiry, according to a tally by The Associated Press – a strong signal of ongoing liberal frustration with President Donald Trump …


Marc A. Thiessen: That was a left vs. far left brawl

Forget moderates vs. radicals. The Democratic debate was a left vs. far left brawl.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Impeachment watch: Nearly half of House Dems support inquiry

Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Democrats’ divisions test Biden’s front-runner strength

The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party are intensifying as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe …


Who’s appearing on each night of the 2020 debates in Detroit

The second set of Democratic presidential debates will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit, with 20 candidates spread evenly over two nights.


All House Democrats from Wash. support impeachment inquiry

All seven of Washington’s Democratic U.S. House members are now calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.


Pelosi downplays differences with Ocasio-Cortez after talk

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is downplaying any differences with high-profile progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she had a “nice meeting” Friday with the social media dynamo who’s made some tart …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Robert Mueller takes the TV stage; Democrats hope America tunes in

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before two House committees promises to be the TV event of the year in the U.S. House.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

2020 Democrats grapple with how to pay for ‘Medicare for All’

Democratic presidential hopefuls campaigning on ‘Medicare for All’ grapple with a thorny question: how to pay for it


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

House set to block maverick Dem’s Trump impeachment effort

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says her chamber will derail a maverick Democrat’s drive to impeach President Donald Trump.


Trump v. Dems: ‘Racist’ and ‘socialist’ lines drawn for 2020

With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

‘Many people agree with me’: Trump digs in on racist tweets

Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their “broken and crime infested” countries. …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

Dems, Republicans air warring views on migrants’ conditions

Democrats who’ve visited the southern border are accusing President Donald Trump of cruelty, while Republicans say Democrats are doing little to help migrants whose numbers have overwhelmed US authorities detaining …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

Trump defends Pelosi in her fight with freshmen Democrats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting support from an unlikely source – the president – in her fight with freshmen Democrats.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Pelosi implores Democrats to unify, warning of dangers ahead

The way Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak at each other threatens party unity and underscores broader tensions reshaping the Democrats.


Dems train fire on administration’s handling of migrants

Congressional Democrats are shifting their focus to Trump administration treatment of detained migrants as Trump defends Border Patrol agents


Oregon Democrats learn limits of control after GOP walkout

When Democrats won a supermajority in the Oregon Legislature last November, it seemed they had a clear path ahead to combat global warming, enact gun control and pursue other liberal …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Here’s what Jay Inslee said in his 6 answers in the Democratic presidential debate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee spoke six times during Wednesday’s Democratic debate, largely sticking on topic on his top issue: climate change.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Warren talks health care, Inslee climate change in first debate

Ten Democrats compare and contrast on health care, climate change and Afghanistan in first presidential candidate debate.