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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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White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran

Two Democrats with U.S. military experience who are vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday, criticizing Republican President Donald..
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U.S. Congress to get classified Iran briefings next week: sources

Officials from U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will conduct classified briefings on the situation with Iran next week, congressional sources said on Thursday, after both Democratic and..
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Videos for Democratic Party (United States)

Biden Asks Dems For Unity At Major Rally [Video]Biden Asks Dems For Unity At Major Rally

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Seeking to build on early momentum in his 2020 presidential bid, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday condemned “anger” within his own Democratic Party and..

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Biden calls for unity at kick-off rally [Video]Biden calls for unity at kick-off rally

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday held a presidential-style rally intended to make his march toward becoming the Democrat to take on President Donald Trump seem inevitable. Jonah Green..

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Bernie Sanders Reveals U.S. Education Policy Proposal [Video]Bernie Sanders Reveals U.S. Education Policy Proposal

Reuters reports Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled an education policy proposal on Saturday designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system. During a speech in..

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Sanders proposes education policy overhaul [Video]Sanders proposes education policy overhaul

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Saturday announced an education policy proposal designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system in a direct appeal to black..

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Biden Holds 2020 Election Kick-Off Rally In Philadelphia [Video]Biden Holds 2020 Election Kick-Off Rally In Philadelphia

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will hold a presidential-style rally in Philadelphia, where he has set up his campaign headquarters. According to Reuters, the choice of Philadelphia reveals the..

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Democratic Lawmakers Turn To Lawyers On How To Enforce Subpoena For Trump Taxes [Video]Democratic Lawmakers Turn To Lawyers On How To Enforce Subpoena For Trump Taxes

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, US House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal said that he was consulting with counsel on how best to enforce his subpoena for President Donald..

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Illinois Governor Proposes $41.5 Billion Plan To Fix Crumbling Infrastructure [Video]Illinois Governor Proposes $41.5 Billion Plan To Fix Crumbling Infrastructure

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Illinois plans to spend 41.5 billion dollars over six years to rebuild roads, bridges, schools and other facilities that have fallen into 'dire shape,'..

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Utah Senator Calls LGBTQ Rights Bill 'Counterproductive' [Video]Utah Senator Calls LGBTQ Rights Bill 'Counterproductive'

Mike Lee, a republican senator from Utah, caused a stir Friday says Huffington Post. He commented on the Equality Act, a landmark anti-discrimination bill. The bill would extend civil rights..

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Mnuchin defies House subpoena for Trump's tax returns [Video]Mnuchin defies House subpoena for Trump's tax returns

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he would not meet a congressional demand for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns, all but guaranteeing a federal court battle..

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Trump Says 'Good Chance' Democrats Will Back His Immigration, Border Plan [Video]Trump Says 'Good Chance' Democrats Will Back His Immigration, Border Plan

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged he would need some support from Democrats to support his immigration and border agenda. A day after unveiling a plan to shift to a..

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Mnuchin expected to defy Trump tax subpoena [Video]Mnuchin expected to defy Trump tax subpoena

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday is expected to ignore a subpoena for President Donald Trump's tax returns by a leading congressional democrat, setting the stage for a lengthy court..

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‘Big 4’ Leaders Are Set For Talks With The White House About A Budget Deal [Video]‘Big 4’ Leaders Are Set For Talks With The White House About A Budget Deal

According to Politico, Top Democrats and Republicans will meet with White House officials next week to begin talks on a budget deal. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate..

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LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Bill Has Passed In THe [Video]LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Bill Has Passed In THe

The House has passed a bill extending federal anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans. According to Politico, the Equality Act would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and..

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The Equality Act Passes In the House Of Representatives [Video]The Equality Act Passes In the House Of Representatives

According to Business Insider, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which makes sweeping reforms to the Civil Rights Act to include protections for LGBTQ Americans. The bill..

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Trump Says 'Good Chance' Democrats Will Back Immigration Plan [Video]Trump Says 'Good Chance' Democrats Will Back Immigration Plan

On Friday, President Donald Trump said there was a “good chance” Democrats would back his immigration and border protection plans. According to Reuters, in a series of early-morning tweets, Trump..

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Donald Trump mocks Bill de Blasio as he joins presidential race [Video]Donald Trump mocks Bill de Blasio as he joins presidential race

US President Donald Trump has criticised New York City mayor Bill de Blasio in a video he posted on his Twitter account. Mr de Blasio is the latest Democrat to put his name forward to challenge Mr..

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Biden’s 2003 Iraq War Vote Could Hurt Him For 2020 [Video]Biden’s 2003 Iraq War Vote Could Hurt Him For 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden's vote on the Iraq War could hurt him in 2020. Business Insider reports that a new poll found 42% of voters between the ages of 18 to 29 said his vote on the war makes..

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Sources Claim U.S. Congress To Receive Classified Briefing On Iran Next Week [Video]Sources Claim U.S. Congress To Receive Classified Briefing On Iran Next Week

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, congressional sources claim that officials from US President Donald Trump's administration will conduct classified briefings on the situation with Iran..

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Democrats Hold Marathon Reading Of Redacted Mueller Report [Video]Democrats Hold Marathon Reading Of Redacted Mueller Report

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Democrats in the US House of Representatives held a marathon reading of the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448 page assessment of..

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'Extremists' have 'no right' to choose: Gillibrand [Video]'Extremists' have 'no right' to choose: Gillibrand

After Alabama moved to ban nearly all abortions, Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday told supporters in Atlanta that "extremists" have "no right" to influence intimate and..

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Trump unveils immigration plan favoring skills [Video]Trump unveils immigration plan favoring skills

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wants to overhaul the immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants with job offers instead of people with family ties to..

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Trump Suggests Allwoing Young, Educated And English-Speaking Through Immigration [Video]Trump Suggests Allwoing Young, Educated And English-Speaking Through Immigration

President Donald Trump said he wants to make changes to the immigration system. According to Reuters, he wants the system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicant. Trump wants the focus to..

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Watch: Democrats start marathon reading of the 448-page Mueller report [Video]Watch: Democrats start marathon reading of the 448-page Mueller report

About a dozen lawmakers will relay each other for the 12-to-14 hours reading.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Officially Announces Run For 2020 Presidential Race [Video]New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Officially Announces Run For 2020 Presidential Race

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his run for the 2020 presidential election. De Blasio said his record of progressive accomplishments will help him beat President Donald Trump. According to..

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Trump Says He Trump Says He "Hopes" U.S. Doesn't Go To War With Iran

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he hopes the US is not "going to war with Iran." The US and Iran are in the midst of a military standoff after the Trump administration deployed military assets..

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Small Turkish Democrat Party says it is not standing in Istanbul election

A small Turkish center-right party said on Thursday it would not take part in next month's re-run of the Istanbul mayoral election, which the main opposition party candidate won by a tiny margin in..
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U.S. House members criticize Turkey over Russia ties

Senior Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives called on Turkey on Wednesday to cancel its planned acquisition of a Russian S-400 missile defense system, the latest effort by U.S...
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Senators want visas for Afghans now stranded after helping U.S. forces

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday revived an effort to provide visas to move to the United States for Afghans who worked for Americans during the long war in their country and are..
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U.S. senators offer bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline

A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a planned gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the..
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Hong Kong lawmakers clash over what democrats call 'evil' extradition bill

Hong Kong legislators clashed on Tuesday over a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, after ugly brawls in the legislature over the weekend.
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Republicans, Democrats concerned about Hungary's Orban ahead of U.S. visit

Senior Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee told President Donald Trump on Friday they were concerned about Hungary's "downward democratic trajectory," ahead..
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