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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 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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Warren emerges from first Democratic debate unscathed

A lot could have gone wrong for Elizabeth Warren at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate.
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O'Rourke struggles, Castro emerges and Warren avoids trouble in Democratic debate

Ten Democrats took the stage in the first Democratic debate of the 2020 U.S. election campaign on Wednesday night, each trying to introduce themselves to millions of voters who will decide whether they..
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Videos for Democratic Party (United States)

Elizabeth Warren is standout candidate in first TV debate for Democrat nomination [Video]Elizabeth Warren is standout candidate in first TV debate for Democrat nomination

25 candidates are standing for the Democrats’ nomination and a further 10 will be heard in a second debate on Thursday night.

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Wayfair workers walk out to protest U.S. migrant camps [Video]Wayfair workers walk out to protest U.S. migrant camps

Wayfair employee Madeline Howard says Wednesday's protest is about making it as "hard as possible" for the U.S. to operate immigration camps. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Democrats battle it out in first debate [Video]Democrats battle it out in first debate

Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party's divisions on whether to abolish..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:42Published

Technical issue interrupts Democratic debate [Video]Technical issue interrupts Democratic debate

During the first Democratic debate that aired on NBC News, an audio glitched forced the show to go to commercial break in order to fix it. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

In first 2020 debate, democrats defend economic policies [Video]In first 2020 debate, democrats defend economic policies

Democratic presidential hopefuls including Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker lay out their vision for America's economic future in the first primary debate hosted by NBC News. Rough cut - no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

'It's not a game': AOC on migrant deaths [Video]'It's not a game': AOC on migrant deaths

Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday said it's not "a game" for migrants fleeing "horrifying" situations and defended her decision to dismiss the Senate's aid measure, saying..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Democrats On Testimony: Mueller To Set Russia Record Straight [Video]Democrats On Testimony: Mueller To Set Russia Record Straight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller set to testify next month in Congress, Democrats are framing his appearance as a major opportunity for Americans to see how the..

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'Does it ever end?': Trump on expected Mueller testimony [Video]'Does it ever end?': Trump on expected Mueller testimony

U.S. President Donald Trump before his trip to Japan on Wednesday said "the Mueller thing never stops" a day after lawmakers said former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will testify before Congress..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

What To Expect In The 2020 Democratic Debates [Video]What To Expect In The 2020 Democratic Debates

The first primary debates of the 2020 presidential race on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Business Insider reports that 20 Democratic candidates will be making their case for voters to send them to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Bernie Supporters Don't Trust The DNC [Video]Bernie Supporters Don't Trust The DNC

Some Democratic primary voters say they don't trust the Democratic National Committee to run a fair primary process. Business Insider says the mistrust is especially high among Bernie Sanders..

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Democrats Look Forward To Robert Mueller's Testimony [Video]Democrats Look Forward To Robert Mueller's Testimony

Special counsel Robert Mueller is set to appear on Capitol Hill on July 17. According to CNN, his testimony will give Democrats their best chance to turn people against President Donald Trump...

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Queens Progressive Wins DA Race Stunner [Video]Queens Progressive Wins DA Race Stunner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in a close-run primary race for district..

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Special Counsel Mueller to testify before congress [Video]Special Counsel Mueller to testify before congress

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report in April on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, will testify in open session before the House of Representatives Judiciary and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Federal Judge Shuts Down Trump's Bid To Halt Democratic Lawsuit [Video]Federal Judge Shuts Down Trump's Bid To Halt Democratic Lawsuit

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, a federal judge refused to put on hold a lawsuit by around 200 Democratic lawmakers accusing President Donald Trump of violating an anti-corruption..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Oregon Climate Bill Appears Dead After Republicans Literally Hide From Voting [Video]Oregon Climate Bill Appears Dead After Republicans Literally Hide From Voting

A landmark climate change bill on the brink of passing the Oregon state legislature now seems to be dead. The bill would have used a market mechanism to reduce carbon pollution, says Gizmodo. All 12..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Democrats urge funding to support migrant children [Video]Democrats urge funding to support migrant children

Democratic lawmakers Brenda Lawrence of Michigan, Darren Soto of Florida and Tony Cardenas of California said Tuesday that funding must be provided to aid migrant children in detention at the border.

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Senior Democrats Fear Debate Will Devolve Into Circular Firing Squad [Video]Senior Democrats Fear Debate Will Devolve Into Circular Firing Squad

This week the DNC will host two presidential debate between the top-20 candidates running for the Democratic nomination. Politico reports that the debates are a source of stress for Democratic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Julián Castro's Policies Keep Getting Forgotten [Video]Julián Castro's Policies Keep Getting Forgotten

Julián Castro was the first Democratic candidate to release a plan to eliminate lead exposure. According to Politico, being the first one to speak out on the issue made his proposal get buried in the..

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Sanders For Cancelling Student Loan Debt [Video]Sanders For Cancelling Student Loan Debt

On Monday U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loans and pay for it with a tax on Wall Street, elevating the issue in the 2020 debate and going..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Angry residents confront Buttigieg over police shooting [Video]Angry residents confront Buttigieg over police shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday faced growing fallout over a fatal police shooting in South Bend, an incident that has exposed simmering racial tensions in the Indiana city..

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What Is Biden's Media Strategy? [Video]What Is Biden's Media Strategy?

Joe Biden avoids the press until he needs him. The first time Biden spoke to national media reporters in nearly a week of campaigning was for damage control. Democratic officials slammed Biden for only..

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Democrats clash on healthcare, border in scrappy first U.S. presidential debate

Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party's divisions on whether to abolish..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Democratic presidential candidates spar on health insurance, immigration and more

Ten Democratic presidential candidates took the debate stage on Wednesday night for the first head-to-head primary face-off.
Reuters - Published

Trump on Democratic debate: 'BORING'

President Donald Trump dismissed the first Democratic debate as "BORING" on Wednesday night as he flew off to Japan, predicting that the 10 rivals on stage seeking to toss him from office in the 2020..
Reuters - Published

Democrats defend policies to reshape U.S. economy as first debate gets under way

Democratic presidential contenders defended their ambitious plans to reshape the U.S. economy in the opening minutes of their first debate on Wednesday, saying Republican President Donald Trump's..
Reuters - Published

Facebook CEO says delay in flagging fake Pelosi video was 'execution mistake'

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said his social media company took too long to flag as false an altered video of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that appeared to show the..
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Democrats: Mueller testimony to set Russia record straight

With former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller set to testify next month in Congress, Democrats are framing his appearance as a major opportunity for Americans to see how the Trump administration..
Reuters - Published

Pelosi, Trump spoke by phone about reconciling border aid funding

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump on Wednesday to try to reconcile the different congressional approaches to border aid funding, a Senate Democratic aide said.
Reuters - Published

Bernie Sanders seeks U.S. voters on live-streaming gaming site

U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, facing a crowded field of Democratic contenders, has a new strategy to reach younger voters: joining a live-streaming site for video gamers.
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First Democratic debate offers struggling candidates a chance to shine

The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will give contenders struggling to break through in the crowded field an opportunity to step out of the shadow cast by front-runners Joe Biden and..
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Factbox: Six moments to watch for as Democrats debate in Miami

Twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls will hit the debate stage on Wednesday and Thursday nights to square off for the first time in the 2020 nominating contest.
Reuters - Published

New York progressive backed by AOC declares victory in local Democratic primary

Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in a close-run primary race for district attorney in the New York..
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Migrant children crisis: Democrats agree $4.5bn aid for migrants at border

migrant children crisis: democrats agree $4.5bn aid for migrants at border
A bid to ease the crisis, which has seen migrants dying on the border, faces a tough Senate battle.
BBC News - Published

AOC's backing boosts New York progressive in local Democratic primary

Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, an insurgent progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, led a nationally watched primary race for district attorney in the New York..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller to testify before House panels on July 17: statement

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report in April on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, will testify in open session before the House of Representatives Judiciary and..
Reuters - Published

On eve of debate, Senator Warren rips Trump on Iran

On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, rising in public opinion polls, slammed President Donald’s Trump’s posture toward Iran at a raucous town hall..
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Trump loses bid to halt Democratic lawsuit over foreign payments

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to put on hold a lawsuit by about 200 Democratic lawmakers accusing President Donald Trump of violating an anti-corruption provision of the U.S. Constitution with his..
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Democrats 2020: What their key issues are

What's Donald Trump got to say about the slew of Democrats hoping to prevent his re-election?
BBC News - Published

Democrat O'Rourke proposes 'war tax' on affluent U.S. families without military members

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday proposed taxing affluent American families who do not have members in the U.S. military as a way to fund healthcare for veterans.
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Democratic Mayor Buttigieg faces growing fallout over police shooting in his city

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday faced growing fallout over a fatal police shooting in South Bend, an incident that has exposed simmering racial tensions in the Indiana city..
Reuters - Published

Trump delays mass deportation raids, seeks deal with Democrats

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues.
Reuters - Published

Deluge of Democratic presidential hopefuls descends on South Carolina

South Carolina is at the epicenter of the Democratic presidential primary contest this weekend as 22 candidates descend on the state's capital to make their pitch for the party's nomination for..
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U.S. conservative group to launch attack ads against Biden during Democratic debate

Club for Growth, a conservative political group, will launch new attack ads against Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden targeting his past statements about race that will run during his..
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Democratic presidential hopefuls seek black support at South Carolina fish fry

A fish fry in South Carolina on Friday drew the largest crowd of Democratic presidential candidates yet and gave them a chance to gauge support among black voters, who will be a crucial voting bloc in..
Reuters - Published

For lesser-known Democrats, debates offer opportunity and risk

For most of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, next week's debates will be their first leap into the high-risk, high-reward glare of the national political spotlight.
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Controversies test appeal of Democrats Biden, Buttigieg to black voters

At various stages of their presidential campaigns, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg have each faced a central question: Can a Democratic Party that increasingly prizes diversity and progressivism support a..
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Top Senate Democrat says he is worried Trump will 'bumble' into war

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Thursday he was worried that President Donald Trump may "bumble" into a war with Iran and he said there needed to be an open debate and a congressional..
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U.S. lawmakers spar over Trump plan to freeze vehicle fuel rules

Trump administration officials at a congressional hearing on Thursday defended their controversial proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels through 2026, a plan opposed by..
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Top Democrat Pelosi: U.S. has no appetite to go to war with Iran

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the United States has no appetite to go to war with Iran, after Tehran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone over the Strait..
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