Tag: Democratic Party

Change Comes to Albany, if Not the Governor’s Mansion

Advertisement Reformers win real victories in New York’s Democratic primary. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. Sept. 14, 2018 ImageCreditCreditSam Alden New York voters have spoken, and Gov. […]

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The Insurgency Roared. But Cuomo Struck Back.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was the epitome of the very establishment the Democratic left has been frothing against: He raised big checks from big corporate powers. He was a dynastic candidate seeking a third term. He talked about capping taxes and constraining spending. And he won a resounding victory on […]

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Gina Raimondo Turns Back Liberal Challenge in Rhode Island Governor’s Primary

Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island defeated a liberal challenger in a Democratic primary election on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press, reasserting herself as the party’s leader in a state where she has battled criticism from activists on the left and intransigence from old-guard lawmakers in her own camp. […]

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Ayanna Pressley Stuns Capuano in Massachusetts House Race in Upset for Insurgents

BOSTON — Ayanna Pressley upended the Massachusetts political order on Tuesday, scoring a stunning upset of 10-term Representative Michael Capuano, who conceded to her in a Democratic primary that few said she could win. Ms. Pressley, 44, is now poised to become the first African-American in the state to be […]

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Writing the Unions’ ‘Fight-or-Die Survival Chapter’

Advertisement The growing labor militancy making headlines has its roots in slow, grinding efforts by workers all over the country. By Sarah Jaffe Ms. Jaffe is the author of “Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.” Sept. 2, 2018 ImageRiot police trying to prevent protesters from blocking an entrance to the mall […]

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Democratic Embrace of Diverse Candidates Collides With Barbed Politics of Trump Era

WASHINGTON — Democratic nominees for governor include three African-Americans, two of them in the old Confederacy, a prospect that not long ago would have been unthinkable. Record numbers of women are competing in congressional races. Elsewhere, Muslims, gays, lesbians and transgender people will be on the ballot for high-profile offices. […]

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Trump’s Swamp Things

There’s a lot of subsurface hostility to this in Congress. The members, who get around $174,000 a year (plus benefits), frequently convince themselves they’re making a great financial sacrifice that will pay off later when they return to the private sector. Some can’t even wait that long, like Representative Duncan […]

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The End of Impunity

Democrats who are likely to head key committees say they aren’t planning revenge; it’s important to them to show that they can govern. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wants to make sure Democrats emphasize bread-and-butter issues like the rise in prescription […]

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Levi Sanders Is Not His Father. He Keeps Telling That to Voters.

The district itself carries considerable significance for Democrats this fall. It is a perennial battleground, with a seat that has alternated between parties — and the same two politicians — for a decade. Though currently held by a Democrat, it went for President Trump by two points in 2016, and […]

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Trump Won Pennsylvania. Democrats Want the State (and His Voters) Back.

CONWAY, Pa. — The rules are workable enough in the right hands, in the right corner of a right-leaning region of a state like this one. Avoid the jacket-and-tie look, so voters — wary enough of Democrats — do not think they are looking at a Jehovah’s Witness. “That happened,” […]

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McCarthy: Democrats ‘Will Abolish ICE’ – ‘Want to Impeach’ Trump

On Friday’s “Brian Kilmeade Show” on Fox News Radio, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated Democrats “will abolish ICE. They want to impeach this president. When they say they don’t, they voted on it twice on the floor.” McCarthy said, “[T]he FBI is arresting Omar Ameen. Omar Ameen got approved as a refugee to […]

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An Economic Upturn Begun Under Obama Is Now Trump’s to Tout

By nearly every standard measure, the American economy is doing well — and better than it was a year and a half ago, before Donald J. Trump was elected president. If only the debate over who deserves most of the credit were as easily judged. Americans’ perceptions of the economy’s prospects increasingly depend more on […]

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Maher: I Think They’ll Do Well, But How Will the Democrats ‘Blow It’ in 2018?

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher said that he thinks Democrats will “do well” in the 2018 elections, and wondered how “the Democrats are going to blow it?” While interviewing MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, Maher asked, “So, the election is in 90 days or something like that. How do you think the […]

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In Potential Kobach Candidacy, Kansas Faces Another Lurch to the Right

The challenge for Kansas Democrats, though, is that Ms. Kelly is not the only alternative for dissident Republicans or unaffiliated voters uneasy with Mr. Kobach and Mr. Colyer. Greg Orman, a wealthy businessman who ran as an independent against Senator Pat Roberts in 2014, is also seeking the governorship this year, again as an independent. […]

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Top New Hampshire Democrat Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

A leading Democratic legislator in New Hampshire was arrested on Thursday on charges of domestic violence and assault. The legislator, Jeff Woodburn, is the minority leader in the State Senate. He is up for re-election this fall, but officials on both sides of the aisle called for him to resign shortly after his arrest. Mr. […]

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Blackburn and Bredesen Advance in Tennessee Senate Race

Tennessee lurched toward a competitive Senate campaign on Thursday when voters chose a Democratic former governor and a Republican congresswoman as the nominees to fill the seat of a retiring lawmaker who has repeatedly clashed with the Trump administration. Democrats nominated Phil Bredesen, who served two terms as governor, while Republicans chose Marsha Blackburn, a […]

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Michigan Is About to Elect a Very Different Member of Congress

The 13th Congressional District also has unemployment rates well above the national average, which can be seen in the stark dichotomy between communities. While some areas of the congressional district are the hub of new investment, others remain blighted — and residents say that though the country at large may be experiencing times of robust […]

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How Republican Hypocrisy Lifts Social Democrats

Nor do Republicans appear ready to reverse course. President Trump recently proposed a $12 billion bailout for farmers hurt by the trade war he started, and senior White House advisers have called for a second round of tax cuts that would make permanent the individual rate cuts in the first tax law, at a cost […]

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The Democratic Party Picked an Odd Time to Have an Identity Crisis

When asked to rank issue priorities, there were some striking differences between these more liberal Democrats and the average voter. According to the survey, issues that the Democratic elite gave much higher priority to than the electorate at large included gay rights, 61.0 to 34.3; gender equality, 68.7 to 35; and racial equality, 65.7 to […]

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Who’s Afraid of Danny O’Connor? (Trump Is.)

By most metrics, Danny O’Connor, the Democratic nominee to replace retired Congressman Pat Tiberi, is a long shot. His Republican opponent, Troy Balderson, enjoys the support of the state’s governor, John Kasich, and of President Donald Trump. That should carry weight in a gerrymandered district like Ohio’s 12th, which has voted Republican for around 40 […]

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Green Party, Eyeing the 2020 Presidential Race, Prepares for the Midterms

Advertisement The Democratic Party loomed large over the annual Green Party conference last month, but all eyes were on November, when Green leaders say they’ll field at least 224 candidates. Green party candidates took photos at the party’s annual national meeting in Salt Lake City in mid-July. Party leaders said they expected to field at […]

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