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Democratic Party (United States): Major political party in the United States
{{Infobox political party | name = Democratic Party | logo = | colorcode = #3333FF | chairperson = Tom Perez (MD) | leader1_title = Speaker of the House | leader1_name = Nancy Pelosi (CA) | leader3_title = Senate Minority Leader | leader3_name = Chuck Schumer (NY) | leader2_title = House Majority Leader | leader2_name = Steny Hoyer (MD) | founded = January 8, 1828 | predecessor = Democratic-Republican Party | headquarters = 430 South Capitol St. SE,
Washington, D.C., 20003 | student_wing = College Democrats of America
High School Democrats of America | youth_wing = Young Democrats of America | womens_wing = National Federation of Democratic Women | wing1_title = Overseas wing | wing1 = Democrats Abroad | membership_year = 2018 | membership = 44,780,772 | position = | ideology = Majority:
 • Modern liberalism
 • Social liberalism
Factions:
 • Centrism
 • Conservatism
 • Democratic socialism
 • Left-wing populism
 • Progressivism
 • Social democracy
| position = Centre-right-Right-wing (majority)

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Presidential candidate Warren slated to join striking Chicago teachers at rally

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, is expected to rally with striking Chicago school teachers on Tuesday as a work-stoppage led to classes being canceled for a fourth-day in the..
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U.S. House defeats Republican bid to censure Schiff in impeachment probe

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday blocked a Republican effort to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff over statements he has made related to an impeachment..
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Republicans Play Up Attacks On Impeachment Inquiry [Video]Republicans Play Up Attacks On Impeachment Inquiry

House Republicans are mounting a fresh offensive against Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Donald Trump demanded on Monday that Republicans “get tougher and fight” on his behalf. The latest GOP..

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Pete Buttigieg: Boost In Iowa After Stagnating [Video]Pete Buttigieg: Boost In Iowa After Stagnating

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the third-most popular 2020 candidate among Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll published Monday. Buttigieg won the..

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Defiant Trump pushes back against critics over Syria, G7, impeachment [Video]Defiant Trump pushes back against critics over Syria, G7, impeachment

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday pushed back against criticism of his handling of Syria, his desire to use a Trump property for government business, and an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats...

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Trump says 'of course' Dems want to impeach [Video]Trump says 'of course' Dems want to impeach

During a cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said "of course" Democrats want to impeach "because they're not going to beat me in the election." Trump also rebuked..

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In Texas, a 26-year-old liberal takes on a moderate [Video]In Texas, a 26-year-old liberal takes on a moderate

Jessica Cisneros is a 26-year-old immigration lawyer gunning for her former boss’ job, saying Representative Henry Cuellar's values are out of touch with the sprawling south Texas district he has..

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Mick Mulvaney's Job Is Going From Bad To Worse [Video]Mick Mulvaney's Job Is Going From Bad To Worse

Politico reports Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s week went from bad to worse on Sunday. That's when, once again, he tried to explain why President Donald Trump had withheld aid to Ukraine for..

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House Intel Members Want Giuliani To Testify Now [Video]House Intel Members Want Giuliani To Testify Now

Members of the House Intelligence Committee say Rudy Giuliani should testify before Congress. Politico reports the news comes days after Giuliani refused to comply with the House’s impeachment..

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Warren takes swipe at Mark Zuckerberg over political ads [Video]Warren takes swipe at Mark Zuckerberg over political ads

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Sunday publicly hit back at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after he faced accusations from Democrats that Facebook was profiting from independent..

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Trump drops plan to host G7 meeting at his Florida resort [Video]Trump drops plan to host G7 meeting at his Florida resort

U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned plans late on Saturday to host next year's Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others had decried the selection as evidence of..

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Bernie Sanders gets AOC endorsement [Video]Bernie Sanders gets AOC endorsement

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday in New York City joined the "Bernie's Back" rally in Queensbridge Park and formally endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for the White House. Colette..

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'I am back!': Bernie Sanders tells crowd after heart attack [Video]'I am back!': Bernie Sanders tells crowd after heart attack

U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday, nearly three weeks after a heart attack that raised concerns about his viability in the..

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AOC endorses Bernie Sanders at NYC rally [Video]AOC endorses Bernie Sanders at NYC rally

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the leaders of the party's progressives and a frequent target of Trump attacks, joined the "Bernie's Back" rally in Queensbridge Park and formally..

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Jill Stein To Hillary Clinton: I'm No Russian Doll [Video]Jill Stein To Hillary Clinton: I'm No Russian Doll

In 2016, the Green Party's Jill Stein ran for president of the United States of America, earning nearly 1.5 million votes. But several congressional reports say Russia's efforts to interfere in the..

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Trump downplays flare-up in Syria amid ceasefire [Video]Trump downplays flare-up in Syria amid ceasefire

Trump’s comments came one day after he praised a deal announced by Vice President Mike Pence that would pause fighting in Northeast Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe..

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How AOC’s Sanders Endorsement May Impact The Democratic Party [Video]How AOC’s Sanders Endorsement May Impact The Democratic Party

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders as her choice presidential candidate for 2020. Politico says that the timing of Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement sends a clear..

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McCarthy defends Mulvaney's quid pro quo walk-back [Video]McCarthy defends Mulvaney's quid pro quo walk-back

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday defended White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's walk-back of comments made related to President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military..

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Mulvaney's words on Ukraine undercut impeachment strategy, rattle allies [Video]Mulvaney's words on Ukraine undercut impeachment strategy, rattle allies

A top White House aide’s suggestion that President Donald Trump wanted a political favor from Ukraine in exchange for military aid upended the administration’s impeachment strategy and left..

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Trump slammed for lifting Turkey sanctions for ceasefire [Video]Trump slammed for lifting Turkey sanctions for ceasefire

Democratic members of the US Congress are promising to push through new sanctions on Turkey next week even as Trump is celebrating the fragile truce in Syria.

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Trump will become 'more erratic': Biden [Video]Trump will become 'more erratic': Biden

Former U.S. Vice President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump will become 'more erratic' as Congress conducts an impeachment inquiry in the House of..

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Rick Perry To Step Down From Energy Secretary Post [Video]Rick Perry To Step Down From Energy Secretary Post

Reuters reports US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has told President Donald Trump he will step down. Perry's departure comes a day before a deadline set by Democrats in the US House of Representatives...

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Joe Biden Is Tight On Cash When It Comes To The Presidential Race [Video]Joe Biden Is Tight On Cash When It Comes To The Presidential Race

Joe Biden had $9 million in his campaign bank account at the end of September, reports Reuters. That is significantly less than his top rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. While..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Bernie Sanders [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Bernie Sanders

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has surprised many with an endorsement of Bernie Sanders. This 2020 presidential bid is a big win for Sanders and could potentially hurt Elizabeth Warren. Ocasio-Cortez is very..

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Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort [Video]Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year’s Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White..

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2016 election probe a factor in frozen Ukraine aid: WH [Video]2016 election probe a factor in frozen Ukraine aid: WH

President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday acknowledged that Trump held up $391 million in military aid to Ukraine in part to make the money contingent upon the Ukrainians..

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Trump fielding ideas for replacing acting chief of staff Mulvaney: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump has been fielding suggestions from allies on who might succeed his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, amid frustration at his team's response to the Democrats'..
Reuters - Published

Democratic 2020 hopeful Warren still weighing Medicare for All financing options

White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is taking heat from her Democratic rivals for her demurrals when asked whether her Medicare for All healthcare plan would require raising taxes on middle-class..
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Trump exhorts Republicans to 'get tougher' against impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump on Monday exhorted fellow Republicans to get tougher and fight for him, saying the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives wants to impeach him "as quick as possible" over..
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Trump says it is foregone conclusion he will be impeached in U.S. House

President Donald Trump said on Monday it is a foregone conclusion that the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote to impeach him over his request that Ukraine investigate a political..
Reuters - Published

Democrats try to build support for Trump impeachment as more officials stonewall

Congressional Democrats on Monday sought to build public support for their impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump over his request that Ukraine investigate a political rival even as..
Reuters - Published

Supreme Court tosses challenge to Republican-drawn Michigan electoral maps

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn electoral districts in Michigan that Democrats said were illegally configured to dilute their voting power, an action taken in..
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Democrats' lay out case for Trump impeachment probe, more key witnesses set to appear

Democrats on Monday laid out their case for the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump and pressed Republicans to stop supporting Trump by releasing a fact sheet and video they said expose..
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Timeline: Key dates in the U.S. House's impeachment inquiry into Trump

U.S. congressional Democrats are pursuing a fast-moving impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, focused on whether he abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to launch an investigation..
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Expanding the 'Squad:' U.S. liberals challenge moderate Democrats to move party left

Jessica Cisneros interned for U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar in 2014, and the congressman later wrote letters to help her get into law school.
Reuters - Published

Trump abandons plan to host 2020 G7 meeting at his Florida golf resort

U.S. President Donald Trump late Saturday abandoned plans to host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of leaders of developed nations at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others..
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Bernie Sanders draws thousands to rally in New York in comeback from heart attack

U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday, three weeks after suffering a heart attack, and pledged to resume at full throttle his battle..
Reuters - Published

U.S. energy secretary will not comply with congressional Democrats' impeachment probe

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will not turn over documents to congressional Democrats who had subpoenaed them over his role in Ukraine as part of their impeachment probe into President Donald Trump,..
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Late Representative Cummings to lie in state in U.S. Capitol

The late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, one of a handful of Democrats leading an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, will be honored in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday when a..
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Biden expands edge in U.S. Democratic nomination race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden expanded his lead over more than a dozen other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination this month as Congress looked into allegations that U.S. President..
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U.S. Republicans plan vote to censure Democrat Schiff, face of impeachment inquiry

Republican lawmakers will bring a motion to censure the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, on Monday, a largely symbolic act by the minority party to express dismay..
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Trump blasts 'crazy' Nancy Pelosi and Democrats, defends Syria pullout

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his Syria pullout at a campaign rally on Thursday and lashed out at "crazy Nancy" Pelosi and other Democrats who are trying to remove him from office through..
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Trump says U.S. Energy Secretary Perry to step down at end of the year

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said on Thursday, a day before a deadline set by congressional Democrats for Perry to turn over documents..
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Trump to host G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, sparking criticism

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed nations' leaders at his Florida golf resort, a move Democrats and others decried as more evidence of the..
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U.S. Democrats Pelosi, Schumer call agreement with Turkey to pause Syria assault a 'sham'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called an agreement between the United States and Turkey on a pause in Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. lawmakers to keep up Turkey sanctions push despite ceasefire

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they would keep up their push for tougher sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria despite the announcement of a five-day ceasefire.
Reuters - Published

White House acknowledges strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid

President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff on Thursday acknowledged that Trump held up $391 million in military aid to Ukraine in part to make the money contingent upon the Ukrainians investigating..
Reuters - Published

Hoping to push Trump on Syria, U.S. lawmakers offer Turkey sanctions bills

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers called for more sanctions on Turkey on Thursday over its offensive in Syria, saying they hoped to push Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan - and U.S. President..
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Elijah Cummings, U.S. civil rights icon who led House probe of Trump, dead at 68

U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into..
Reuters - Published

Elijah Cummings, head of U.S. House oversight panel probing Trump, has died

U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, died on Thursday at age 68.
Reuters - Published

Trump and Pelosi: The 'meltdown' photo showing Washington divides

A photo of Democrat Nancy Pelosi at an explosive White House meeting on Syria is causing a stir.
BBC News - Published

Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, chair of U.S. House oversight committee, has died

Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, has died aged 68, his office said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

When it comes to U.S. national security, what's candidate Warren's plan?

Elizabeth Warren has jumped to the front of the race to take on Donald Trump in 2020 by promising far-reaching domestic reforms that highlight the Democratic senator's wide differences with the..
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U.S. Democrat congressman Elijah Cummings has died: office

U.S. Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings has died aged 68, his office confirmed on Twitter early Thursday.
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U.S. Ambassador to the EU Sondland to testify in impeachment probe as tension mounts

U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will testify on Thursday before the congressional committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, amid growing tension between..
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Moderate Democratic candidates' strategy shifts from taking down Biden to attacking Warren

For long-shot moderates trying to compete for the Democratic presidential nomination, this week’s debate in Ohio marked a significant shift in strategy.
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Veteran US Democrat Elijah Cummings dies at 68

The veteran US Democratic congressman was heavily involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry.
BBC News - Published

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