Tag: Democratic Party

Representative Mia Love, Once a Republican Star, Loses Re-Election in Utah

Ben McAdams, the Democratic mayor of Salt Lake County, unseated Representative Mia Love, the first and only black Republican woman in Congress, whose bid for re-election in deep red Utah failed by a narrow margin on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. After two drawn-out weeks of vote counting, Mr. […]

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What to Root for in the Pelosi Saga

This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. Is Nancy Pelosi in trouble or not? From reading the news coverage, it’s hard to know, because reporters themselves aren’t sure how much danger she is in of losing her […]

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The Conversation: For a Second There, We Stopped Talking About Trump

Gail Collins: Whole new world, Bret. Got a new Congress coming in, and a new … Well, there are some new governors. Same old president. And I do want to ask you about the dreaded wall, among other Trumpisms. But first, any particular election takeaways? Bret Stephens: The good news, […]

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Ivanka Trump’s Emails Could Provide New Democratic House With Fodder

Ivanka Trump repeatedly used a personal email account to conduct government business in 2017, a White House review found, a fact that raises the stakes on congressional oversight hearings that the new Democratic House majority will hold. Ms. Trump’s email use, much of which first came to light last year, […]

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‘Message of Change’: 16 Rebel Democrats Vow to Oppose Pelosi

WASHINGTON — A rebellious group of 16 Democrats went public on Monday with their opposition to electing Representative Nancy Pelosi speaker when the new Congress convenes in January, taking the first formal step in a bid to force a leadership shake-up that could change the face of their party. It […]

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Dem Rep Himes: ‘We’re Heading Into a Messy Early January’ with Pelosi Fight

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) said Democrats are “heading into a messy early January” due to the battle over whether House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will be the speaker. Himes said, “Well, you know, we’re heading into a messy early January. Because it would appear from that letter, that […]

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Gorka: ‘John F. Kennedy Would Not Be Allowed in’ Today’s Dem Party

Sunday on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Fox News national security strategist Sebastian Gorka weighed in on the current state of the Democratic Party. Gorka told host John Catsimatidis that when it comes to the Democratic Party, “the lunatics are taking over the asylum.” “Bill Clinton and his ilk would at least rein […]

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Vote-Stealing Battle in Florida Portends More Distrust in System for 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The chaotic images out of Florida’s election recount last week — the brigade of Washington lawyers, the déjà vu meltdown of the tallying in Broward County, the vitriolic charges and countercharges — have prompted flashbacks among the electorate of the 2000 presidential election. Yet to the combatants […]

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Eliminating All Student Debt Isn’t Progressive

Democrats won’t be able to do much policymaking over the next two years, because of President Trump and the Republican Senate. But they can still use their House majority to do more than investigate Trump. Democrats can hold hearings and pass bills that make clear their party’s vision for 2020 […]

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If Not Pelosi, Whom? The Question Hovers Over a Simmering Rebellion

WASHINGTON — What if House Democrats tried to stage a coup and nobody showed up? That is the predicament facing Democrats as a quiet rebellion simmers in their ranks to block Representative Nancy Pelosi of California from being speaker. Inside the Capitol and at nearby watering holes and restaurants, there […]

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A Democratic Rout in Orange County: Cisneros’s Win Makes It Four

California Democrats completed their sweep of the congressional delegation in Orange County on Saturday as Gil Cisneros defeated Young Kim, a Republican, to capture a fourth seat in what had once been one of the most conservative Republican bastions in the nation. The victory by Mr. Cisneros, a philanthropist, was […]

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America’s Election Grid Remains a Patchwork of Vulnerabilities

County officials in Maryland miscalculated how many ballots they would need on Election Day — and quickly ran out in more than a dozen precincts. In New York City, voters were given a two-sheet ballot that jammed machines and caused delays and long lines. And in Georgia, some voters failed […]

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Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley

The alliance between Democrats and Silicon Valley has buckled and bent this year amid revelations that platforms like Facebook and Twitter allowed hateful speech, Russian propaganda and conservative-leaning “fake news” to flourish. But those tensions burst into open warfare this past week after revelations that Facebook executives had withheld evidence […]

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Evangelicals, Looking to 2020, Face the Limits of Their Base

WASHINGTON — After Democrats delivered a resounding counterpunch to President Trump at the polls, one of his most reliable voting blocs — social conservatives — now faces the repercussions of its uncompromising support for Mr. Trump’s agenda. That result is mixed: Social conservatives are celebrating a slightly expanded Republican majority […]

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Nancy Pelosi Says She Has the Votes to Become House Speaker

WASHINGTON — Representative Nancy Pelosi asserted Thursday that she has enough support among her colleagues to become the next speaker of the House, as the first hint of opposition emerged from an Ohio Democrat, Representative Marcia Fudge, who said she is considering a run. “Come on in, the water’s warm,” […]

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N.J. Democrat Defeats Trump Ally, Leaving the State With Just 1 Republican in Congress

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Andy Kim, a New Jersey Democrat who had been locked in a neck-and-neck race for Congress, has defeated his Republican opponent, a two-term incumbent and staunch ally of President Trump, according to a final […]

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In Florida Recount Fight, Democratic Lawyer Draws Plaudits and Fire

WASHINGTON — He has been accused of rigging the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries to thwart Bernie Sanders and facilitating a deluge of big money into politics. He helped arrange financing for the dossier of sometimes salacious and unverified claims about President Trump’s ties to Russia and now is under direct […]

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‘Straight-Up Racist’: Boston State Rep Calls Out Democratic Party’s Institutional Problems

Photo: WGBH A new crop of Democratic leaders isn’t afraid to take its own party to task—saying what has been obvious to many black voters and voters of color for years now. The latest is newly elected Boston state Rep. Nika Elugardo, who at a recent panel called out the […]

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Arizona Election Results: 6 Key Takeaways on Sinema Victory

Representative Kyrsten Sinema’s upset victory in Arizona on Monday night marked the first time a Democrat has been elected to the Senate from that state since 1988. Here are six takeaways about the race and the changing nature of Arizona politics. [Catch up on Ms. Sinema’s victory remarks and the […]

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A Week After the Election, Democratic Gains Grow Stronger

The 2018 midterm election looked last Tuesday like a serious but not crippling setback for Republicans, with Democrats making significant gains in congressional races but failing to deliver a comprehensive defeat to President Trump and his party. The picture for Republicans has gotten grimmer since then, as a more complete […]

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Kyrsten Sinema Declared Winner in Arizona Senate Race

PHOENIX — Representative Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat and former social worker, scored a groundbreaking victory in the race for a Senate seat in Arizona on Monday, defeating her Republican opponent after waging a campaign in which she embraced solidly centrist positions, according to The Associated Press. Ms. Sinema’s victory over […]

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