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UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Some Democrats see Fox as a helpful link to voters

Increasingly, Fox News is the star of the Democratic race. After years of playing the culture wars, the cable news network has become a key flash point in the 2020 …


’Medicare for All’s’ rich benefits ‘leapfrog’ other nations

The “Medicare for All” plan embraced by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what other advanced countries offer, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal.


AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

AP sources: House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran when he speaks next week at a private meeting amid heightened concerns over …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Democrats may fund parts of Trump’s $4.5B border request

Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

New York Senate OKs giving US House Trump state tax return

New York’s Democrat-controlled Senate approved a bill easily Wednesday that would allow three congressional committees to get access to President Donald Trump’s state tax returns, giving Democrats a potential end-run …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Democrats set contempt vote for Barr over Mueller report

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday scheduled a vote this week to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the battle between the Democrat-led House …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

House Democrats give Barr deadline for access to Mueller report

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has given Attorney General William Barr one last shot to accommodate lawmakers seeking access to a more complete version of special counsel Robert …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Democrats face setbacks in recruiting top Senate candidates

Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams’ announcement that she would pass up a U.S. …


Dems vow to enforce subpoenas as Trump resistance grows

Democrats are steeling for a no-holds-barred fight with President Donald Trump as the White House ignores subpoenas, denies access to witnesses and otherwise stonewalls congressional oversight in the aftermath of …


Impeach or investigate? Democrats see no reason to choose

House Democrats have been careful not to rush to impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in the aftermath of Robert Mueller’s report, despite calls to do so by high-profile lawmakers …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates pledge to bolster unions

Democratic presidential candidates are pledging to strengthen workers’ rights to strike and organize and to work for a $15 federal minimum wage


Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations has intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for …


Tension emerges between Congress, 2020 Dems on impeachment

Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues – who would have to …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Democrats seek Mueller’s final full report, now decried by Trump

President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s final report on Friday as “total bullshit,” while the Democratic leader of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for …


2020 Democrats raising less money as donors sit on sidelines

The crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates is showing early signs of money trouble as donors sit on the sidelines to see how the contest unfolds, signaling a drawn-out …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Trump considering ‘placing Illegal Immigrants’ in Dem cities

President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing “Illegal Immigrants” into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border– just hours after White House and …


Democrats to prepare subpoenas for full Mueller report

The House Judiciary Committee will prepare subpoenas this week seeking special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report as the Justice Department appears likely to miss an April 2 deadline set …


House Democrats likely to punt on budget

House Democratic leaders appear likely to give up on passing a budget this year rather than trying to bridge divisions between progressives seeking more money for domestic programs and more …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

Democrats ask for full Mueller files; GOP exclaims ‘move on’

House Democrats pressed the Justice Department Monday to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to “move on” from the Russia …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump isn’t the biggest threat to the Constitution. Democrats are.

Democrats are proposing what amounts to a systemic assault on the foundations of our federal system. But if they do, then spare us the overwrought complaints about Trump.


Dana Milbank: Democrats are conspiring to re-elect Trump

Democrats are painting themselves into a corner with their litmus-test questions that have little to do with what most Americans are concerned about – and giving Donald Trump an easier …


Beto O’Rourke: Being a white male doesn’t put me at disadvantage

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that’s so deeply diverse won’t be a hindrance because his gender and race have …


O’Rourke tells Texas TV station he’s running for president

Democrat Beto O’Rourke has told a Texas TV station that he’s running for president in 2020.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

lwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Austin, Texas

The 2020 circus had arrived at the hipster-techie festival that is South by Southwest.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

House broadly condemns hate after anti-Semitism dispute

Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry Thursday, with Democrats trying to push past a dispute that …


New litmus test for 2020 Democrats: Shake up Senate rules

The newest pressure point in the Democratic presidential primary isn’t health care or climate change – though it could make or break future progress on those issues. It’s an overhaul …


Trump delivers a slashing speech that rouses the right

In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of ‘the socialist nightmare’


Back in Brooklyn, Sanders predicts White House win in 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday returned to Brooklyn, his birthplace, for the first rally of his second presidential campaign and sought to tie his working-class background to his populist views …


Eyeing 2020, White House steps up ‘socialism’ attack on Dems

As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it’s pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it’s calling the policies of “socialism.”