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Democratic Party (United States): Major political party in the United States
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main rival, the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party.

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Biden: 'We are a country with an open wound' [Video]

Biden: 'We are a country with an open wound'

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Friday expressed his concern for the nation follwing the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, saying that the "soul of America is at stake."

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Who Are Biden's Top VP Prospects? [Video]

Who Are Biden's Top VP Prospects?

Joe Biden has started the vetting process to choose a running mate for the Democratic ticket. Reuters reports the process expected to wrap up by July. Who are some of the names on the list? Senator..

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What's Behind Biden's 'You Ain't Black' Gaffe? [Video]

What's Behind Biden's 'You Ain't Black' Gaffe?

Joe Biden recently appeared on the popular African American radio show “The Breakfast Club” with radio host Charlamagne tha God. Biden said "if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me..

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Biden's Lead Over Trump Plummets [Video]

Biden's Lead Over Trump Plummets

Newsweek reports that Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump has fallen by three points over the last week. A new poll from Reuters and Ipsos has Biden leading Trump by six points among..

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The Pandemic Has Produced Epic Unemployment, But Don't Count On A Second Stimulus Check [Video]

The Pandemic Has Produced Epic Unemployment, But Don't Count On A Second Stimulus Check

Business Insider reports Americans shouldn't count on getting a second stimulus check in June. Now that more than 39 million Americans are jobless, some lawmakers say the need for a second round of..

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Cuomo calls out partisanship on state and local funding [Video]

Cuomo calls out partisanship on state and local funding

During his daily briefing on Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo railed against partisanship in Washington when it comes to providing state and local funding following the devastating impact of..

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Why The Coronavirus Pandemic Hits Harder In Democratic Areas [Video]

Why The Coronavirus Pandemic Hits Harder In Democratic Areas

The United States overall is experiencing one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world. In April, polling showed that both parties largely supported extensive lockdown measures. Anti-lockdown..

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New Poll Bad News For AOC [Video]

New Poll Bad News For AOC

A new poll is bad news for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' senate chances. According to the Washington Examiner AOC's chances of ousting either of New York’s senators are miniscule. The new poll showing..

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Trump To NC Governor: Eliminate Social Distancing Or I'll Yank RNC Convention [Video]

Trump To NC Governor: Eliminate Social Distancing Or I'll Yank RNC Convention

President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to move the Republican National Convention set for August from North Carolina. Trump does not want to hold the event there if it is forced to observe state..

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The Governor Of Texas Thinks Expanding Voting-By-Mail Is A Scam By Democrats [Video]

The Governor Of Texas Thinks Expanding Voting-By-Mail Is A Scam By Democrats

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called efforts to expand voting-by-mail a scam. According to Business Insider, he thinks Democrats are doing this to steal the November election. Patrick said there..

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Ilhan Omar Believes Tara Reade, Wants Biden Out! [Video]

Ilhan Omar Believes Tara Reade, Wants Biden Out!

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar said she believes the sexual assault claims leveled at Joe Biden by former Senate staffer Tara Reade. Omar told the Sunday Times of London “I do believe Reade,”..

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Radio Host: Biden Will Depress The Black Vote [Video]

Radio Host: Biden Will Depress The Black Vote

On Sunday, host of Breakfast Club radio Charlamagne tha God said Joe Biden could depress the black vote. "On top of possible Russian interference and voter suppression, Democrats have to worry about..

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Police fire teargas in Hong Kong's biggest lockdown-era protests [Video]

Police fire teargas in Hong Kong's biggest lockdown-era protests

Thousands take to Hong Kong's streets to protest Beijing's proposed national security laws - amid fears that the "one country, two systems" formula is being squeezed in Beijing's tightening grip. David..

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Biden apologizes for 'ain't black' comment during radio interview [Video]

Biden apologizes for 'ain't black' comment during radio interview

Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Friday for telling a black radio host that he "ain't black" if he was still weighing whether to support him or incumbent Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S...

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Washington, D.C. flags at half-staff to remember COVID-19 victims [Video]

Washington, D.C. flags at half-staff to remember COVID-19 victims

Flags were at half-staff on Friday at the White House, the Capitol and other federal buildings after President Donald Trump made the order to honor the victims of the coronavirus. The flags will be at..

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Joe Biden Blasts Amazon About Not Paying Taxes [Video]

Joe Biden Blasts Amazon About Not Paying Taxes

According to Business Insider, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden criticized Amazon on Friday. He said that the huge online retailer "should start paying their..

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Trump visits Ford plant, leaves mask off for cameras [Video]

Trump visits Ford plant, leaves mask off for cameras

President Donald Trump traveled on Thursday to the crucial U.S. election battleground state of Michigan to visit a Ford Motor Co plant amid tensions with its Democratic governor during the coronavirus..

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Democrats, Security Experts Aghast At Trump Admin's Abandonment Of Critical Treaty [Video]

Democrats, Security Experts Aghast At Trump Admin's Abandonment Of Critical Treaty

Democratic lawmakers and national security experts have excoriated the White House's abandonment of the Open Skies Treaty. The State Department announced it would submit its notice of withdrawal, which..

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Sanders And Team Introduce Wage And Insurance Bill [Video]

Sanders And Team Introduce Wage And Insurance Bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders and three other Democrats are pushing to protect wages and insurance benefits for working Americans. The other Democrats are senators Mark Warner, Doug Jones and Richard Blumenthal...

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Bloomberg Shakes Up Digital Arm Hawkfish [Video]

Bloomberg Shakes Up Digital Arm Hawkfish

Mike Bloomberg is shaking up his digital political company Hawkfish. Bloomberg laid off some staff and hired new executives as it prepares for the general election. According to Vox Bloomberg’s team..

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McConnell Pledges To Scrap Unemployment Boost [Video]

McConnell Pledges To Scrap Unemployment Boost

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to throw out the newly enacted $600 boost in weekly unemployment checks for laid-off Americans. Why? Business Insider says McConnell doesn't like the..

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Disparate death rates may fuel U.S. divide over COVID-19 [Video]

Disparate death rates may fuel U.S. divide over COVID-19

A Reuters analysis of demographic and public health data found that death rates in Democratic parts of the U.S. are triple those in Republican ones. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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SCOTUS blocks disclosure of unredacted Mueller report [Video]

SCOTUS blocks disclosure of unredacted Mueller report

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the disclosure to a Democratic-led House of Representatives committee of grand jury material redacted by President Donald Trump's administration from former..

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