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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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Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Senate Primary [Video]

Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Senate Primary

John Hickenlooper on the Democratic nomination for US Senate in the June 30 primaries. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew..

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McGrath Defeats Booker In Kentucky [Video]

McGrath Defeats Booker In Kentucky

Amy McGrath won the Democratic primary to face GOP Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath is a former fighter pilot and 2018 House candidate backed by the US Senate Democrats'..

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Trump has 'surrendered' in coronavirus fight: Biden [Video]

Trump has 'surrendered' in coronavirus fight: Biden

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden slammed President Trump Tuesday over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and how he's responded to reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill..

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Searching For Missing Ft. Hood Soldier, Police Discover Mysterious Human Remains [Video]

Searching For Missing Ft. Hood Soldier, Police Discover Mysterious Human Remains

Houston native Pfc. Vanessa Guillen was last seen at Ft. Hood on April 22nd. Following her disappearance, investigators found her keys and ID cards in the armory where she worked on that same day...

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Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true [Video]

Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true

Democrats on Tuesday called for U.S. President Donald Trump to consider imposing new economic sanctions on Russia if a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan..

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'Our war-time president has surrendered' -Biden on Trump [Video]

'Our war-time president has surrendered' -Biden on Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday launched a fresh attack on President Donald Trump's "historic mismanagement" of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases in many..

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No indication alleged Russia payments were a 'hoax': House Dem [Video]

No indication alleged Russia payments were a 'hoax': House Dem

Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Tuesday said after a White House briefing on a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers..

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Biden slams Trump over report Russia put bounties on US troops in Afghanistan [Video]

Biden slams Trump over report Russia put bounties on US troops in Afghanistan

US Democratic nominee Joe Biden has attacked Donald Trump over a report that he said potentially contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the US president and his failure to protect American..

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House Dems pass police reform bill as impasse deepens [Video]

House Dems pass police reform bill as impasse deepens

[NFA] The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed sweeping Democratic police reform bill that is opposed by President Donald Trump and Republicans, in the latest sign that congressional..

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Democrats Introduce Bill To Stop The Use Of 'Biometric Surveillance' [Video]

Democrats Introduce Bill To Stop The Use Of 'Biometric Surveillance'

Vice reported a bill introduced in Congress to indefinitely prohibit the federal government from using “biometric surveillance.” According to Business Insider, this includes technology such as..

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Fiorina Backs Biden [Video]

Fiorina Backs Biden

In 2016, Carly Fiorina ran for the Republican presidential nomination. Fiorina was CEO of Hewlett-Packard. In an interview published Thursday that she intends to vote for presumptive Democratic..

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Democrats Plan Virtual Convention [Video]

Democrats Plan Virtual Convention

On Wednesday, Democrats said they will hold an almost entirely virtual presidential nominating convention Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee. Joe Biden plans to accept the presidential nomination in person...

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Madonna urges Americans to 'wake up' and vote Trump out [Video]

Madonna urges Americans to 'wake up' and vote Trump out

Madonna has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden as America's next leader, urging her fans and followers to "wake up" and vote out the "sociopath in the White House" in November.

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Brendon Urie Shreds Trump For Using Song [Video]

Brendon Urie Shreds Trump For Using Song

at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie’s high hopes for 2020 don’t include President Donald Trump getting reelected. at the Disco’s 2018 hit “High Hopes” as a walk-on song at the Dream City..

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Sanders Losing Battle For Future Of The Left [Video]

Sanders Losing Battle For Future Of The Left

In March, Bernie Sanders lost his second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. According to the NY Times the George Floyd protests and their cultural repercussions, may have destroyed Sanders..

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Trump attacks Biden and 'radical left' at rally [Video]

Trump attacks Biden and 'radical left' at rally

Donald Trump has attacked election rival Joe Biden at a rally in Arizona, saying liberal Democrats "hate" American values and history.Mr Trump also again used the racist term 'kung flu' at the rally to..

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Triumphs In Primary [Video]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Triumphs In Primary

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has likely secured a second term after winning her Democratic primary. According to Business Insider, Ocasio-Cortez won the race by a significant margin on Tuesday. The..

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AOC declared winner, Engel challenger leads [Video]

AOC declared winner, Engel challenger leads

[NFA] The progressive champion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated a centrist challenger in a Democratic Party primary contest, according to the New York Times. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Ocasio-Cortez pulls ahead in early results [Video]

Ocasio-Cortez pulls ahead in early results

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a leader in the Democratic Party's progressive movement, was far ahead of challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a moderate and former television anchor, early results showed on..

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Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY [Video]

Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY

New York, Kentucky were among the six states holding primaries Tuesday, with heated, key races and fewer polling sites due to social distancing restrictions. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Jon Stewart's 'Irresistible' takes aim at American politics [Video]

Jon Stewart's 'Irresistible' takes aim at American politics

Comedian Jon Stewart has taken "the redundancy of the political system" and turned it into a comedy with a twist with his new film, "Irresistible." This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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U.S. lawmakers offer bill to block Trump from German troop withdrawal

U.S. congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday to block President Donald Trump's plan to remove 9,500 troops from close ally Germany by prohibiting funding for a withdrawal of U.S...
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Exclusive: U.S. senators ask Pentagon if $1 billion in Afghan aid was cut

Two Democratic senators on Monday asked U.S. Defense Secretary Mike Esper what happened to $1 billion in aid for Afghanistan the Trump administration said it would cut nearly three months ago,..
Reuters - Published

House Democrats demand probes of police killings of black Americans

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to investigate systemic police misconduct following a spate of high-profile police killings of African..
Reuters - Published

Biden says U.S. should lead world in condemning China over Hong Kong actions

The United States must lead the world in condemning China if it imposes new national security rules on Hong Kong, likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Friday after Beijing unveiled..
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U.S. senators seek to sanction Chinese officials over Hong Kong

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for violating Hong Kong's independence, after Beijing moved to impose..
Reuters - Published

Republicans want review of aid to WHO, Democrat may subpoena Pompeo

Five U.S. Senate Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday seeking a review of U.S. participation in the World Health Organization and other international institutions, after President Donald Trump's..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. may never restore WHO funds; Democrats insist it must

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a fundamental reform of the World Health Organization was needed following its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and that the United States, the WHO's..
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Biden: Trump administration showed 'poor judgment' in removing warship commander

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Thursday that the Trump administration showed "poor judgment" in relieving the commander of an aircraft carrier who sought stronger measures to..
Reuters - Published

Tempers rise as U.S. Senate awaits vote on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate hoped to vote on Wednesday on a $2 trillion emergency package to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but found..
Reuters - Published

Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury released from prison in Beirut: U.S. senator

Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury who has been detained in Lebanon since September has been released and is on his way home to the United States, Democratic senator Jean Shaheen announced in a statement..
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Leader of Italy's Democratic Party contracts coronavirus

The leader of Italy's co-ruling Democratic Party (PD), Nicola Zingaretti, said on Saturday he had tested positive for coronavirus becoming the first senior Italian politician to be infected.
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'Open season on journalists': U.S. lawmakers want information on Saudi Khashoggi's death

Senior Republican and Democratic lawmakers renewed efforts this week to push President Donald Trump's administration to make public information about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which..
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U.S. to invoke special powers to boost production of protective gear for coronavirus

The United States will invoke special powers to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the new coronavirus, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on..
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Israel's Netanyahu pulls his punches after Sanders calls him a racist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Bernie Sanders was wrong to call him a racist during a debate among contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination, but shied..
Reuters - Published

Nevada caucuses present new test to Democrats after chaotic Iowa contest

Nevada Democrats will host hundreds of caucuses on Saturday, the third contest in the state-by-state presidential nominating process, almost three weeks after the Iowa caucuses caused mayhem when a..
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There are only two Democrats who could beat Trump. Both are women and black

The Democratic primary race is a forlorn affair with no candidate looking like the next US President. It's time to bring in the star power.
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'Arrogant billionaire': Michael Bloomberg savaged in his first Democratic debate

Michael Bloomberg was labelled an "arrogant billionaire" in his debut Democratic presidential debate.
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Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia hacked Democrats' emails: lawyer

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court..
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Trump offered to pardon Assange if he cooperated over email leak, UK court hears

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court..
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On the trail: Bloomberg targeted by Democratic rivals, Biden raises money for crucial states

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates took aim on Thursday at a rival whose name has not yet appeared on the ballot in the early voting states but whose television ads have blanketed the airwaves:..
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On the trail: Democratic White House hopefuls take aim at Bloomberg

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates took aim on Thursday at a rival whose name has not yet appeared on the ballot in the early-voting states, but whose television ads have been blanketing the..
Reuters - Published

Trump ousts two officials who testified against him in impeachment

Two days after President Donald Trump's impeachment acquittal, his administration on Friday ousted two officials - Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union..
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Democratic witness bid seems doomed in Trump trial as Murkowski says no

Another pivotal Republican announced opposition on Friday to calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's U.S. Senate impeachment trial, appearing to doom a bid by Democrats to permit testimony and..
Reuters - Published

U.S. House committee says Pompeo agrees to testify on Iran, Iraq policy

A Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify at a public hearing on Iran and Iraq policy, after..
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Michigan governor urges broader Facebook crackdown on hate speech, citing attacks on state's lawmakers

Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on..
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Trump impeachment: Was someone tracking the U.S. ambassador in Kiev?

A top Democrat in Congress vowed on Wednesday to investigate "profoundly alarming" messages suggesting that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was subject to surveillance before President Donald..
Reuters - Published

Democrats say measure to rein in Trump on Iran will pass Senate

U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had enough votes in the Republican-controlled Senate to pass a resolution curbing President Donald Trump's ability to wage war on Iran without congressional..
Reuters - Published

Schumer says believes majority of U.S. Senate backs Iran war powers resolution

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he believed a majority of 51 U.S. senators will approve a war powers resolution to block President Donald Trump from further military action,..
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Russian hackers targeted Ukrainian company at center of impeachment storm: cybersecurity firm

Russian military hackers tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, had a seat on the board, a U.S. cybersecurity..
Reuters - Published

U.S. House chairman 'frustrated' Pompeo refused to testify on Iran

The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday he was "disappointed and frustrated" that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had declined to testify at..
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U.S. senators back bill to provide $3.3 billion for Israel

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to provide $3.3 billion in annual aid to Israel, seeking to put into law an aid agreement between the two countries reached in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. lawmakers divided over Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote

Trump administration officials failed to convince Democratic U.S. lawmakers, and some Republicans, on Wednesday that an imminent threat had justified the killing of a top Iranian military commander,..
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U.S. lawmakers predict passage of bill backing China's Uighurs

Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump..
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With legislation threatened, Trump administration to brief Congress on Iran crisis

Trump administration officials will brief the U.S. Congress on Wednesday on the killing of an Iranian commander that has sparked a new Middle East crisis, as Democrats push for legislation to rein in..
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'World cannot afford war': U.S. Democrats respond to Iran missile strike

Democrats in the U.S. Congress and some of the party's presidential contenders warned on Tuesday about escalating conflict in the Middle East after Iran launched a retaliatory missile strike against..
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More briefings set for U.S. Congress on Iraq-Iran: House aides

Trump administration officials will provide a classified briefing on developments in Iraq and Iran on Tuesday at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT) for congressional leaders and Republican and Democratic leaders of..
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Pompeo defends U.S. killing of Iranian as Democrats ask 'Why now?'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to kill Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, as Democratic lawmakers questioned whether the action was..
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Pompeo defends 'clear' U.S. intelligence assessment of risk posed by Soleimani

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended the intelligence assessment that led the United States to kill Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, as Democratic lawmakers questioned..
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White House gives lawmakers formal notice of Iraq strike amid complaints from Democrats

The White House sent to Congress on Saturday formal notification of Friday's U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, congressional aides said, amid complaints from Democrats that President..
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U.S. Democratic contenders condemn Iran strike, warn of war

Democratic presidential contenders on Friday condemned the air strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, saying President Donald Trump's decision was reckless and could lead the..
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Democratic White House contenders condemn Trump's strike against Iranian commander, warn of war

Democratic presidential contenders on Friday condemned the air strike that killed prominent Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, saying President Donald Trump's decision was reckless and could..
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Trump does not have authority to go to war with Iran: Schumer

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that President Donald Trump does not have the authority to go to war with Iran without congressional authorization, and said he should have consulted..
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Croatian president, former PM in presidential run-off on Jan. 5

The Socialist Democrats' candidate and former prime minister Zoran Milanovic came first in the first round of Croatia's presidential election, the State Electoral Commission said on Sunday after 99% of..
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Opposition candidate Milanovic leads in Croat presidential race

The Socialist Democrats' candidate and former prime minister Zoran Milanovic was leading in the first round of Croatia's presidential election, the State Electoral Commission said on Sunday after 58%..
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Watch: The US House of Representatives votes on Donald Trump's impeachment

The Democratic majority in the House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is expected to approve two articles of impeachment - abuse of office and obstruction of Congress - after debate running through much..
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U.S. defense policy bill requires nuclear power inspections for Saudi Arabia: sources

Saudi Arabia and other countries seeking to use U.S. technology to develop nuclear power plants must agree to comprehensive U.N. inspections under legislation to be included in the defense policy bill..
Reuters - Published

Biden campaign attacks Trump policy on Saudi Arabia, North Korea

Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign launched new attacks on Donald Trump on Sunday, advocating a re-evaluation of U.S.-Saudi relations and calling North Korea's apparent weapons test a "rebuke"..
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Hong Kong sees biggest protests since democrats' election boost

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged Hong Kong on Sunday in the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month that boosted the pro-democracy movement seeking to curb..
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