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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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CBSN contributor Molly Hooper interviews Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, about the ongoing congressional investigations into President Donald Trump.
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If it seems as if Democrats are choosing a candidate in 2020 based on the lessons of 2016, a new study suggests you may be right.
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The move would infuriate Democrats and Republicans in Congress, who are seeking to limit American military support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
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A small tax on financial transactions — popular among some Democratic presidential contenders — could potentially raise hundreds of billions of dollars..
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House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she wished President Donald Trump's family or staff would conduct an "intervention" with him for..
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As McDonald’s held its annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, several presidential candidates joined striking workers demanding a $15 minimum wage.
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History made in the midterm elections; Democrats win control of House while GOP Holds the Senate
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democratic Caucus is focused on investigation, not impeachment right now. However, she says, further investigations into..
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Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers' efforts to..
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The House speaker said President Trump was trying to precipitate a crisis through his stonewalling and suggested that he was too unstable to govern the country.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president was trying to precipitate a crisis through his stonewalling and suggested that he was too unstable to govern the country.
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Democratic leaders are looking at a date in the first week of June
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With a bold critique of charter schools, Mr. Sanders entered a highly charged debate within the Democratic Party.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was adamant that Democrats remain uninterested in pursuing impeachment, despite what she called President Trump's "irresponsible..
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that President Donald Trump threw a temper tantrum at a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders a day..
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As a part of a push to increase the minimum wage for American workers, Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday waded..
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President Trump is lashing out at Democrats as their investigations continue. He stormed out of a meeting on infrastructure with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and..
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President Trump stormed out of a scheduled meeting on infrastructure with Democratic leaders, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of engaging in a..
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A huge blow-up between President Trump and Democratic leaders has done nothing to stop the rising call for impeachment hearings. Mr. Trump stormed out of a..
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President Trump says congressional Democrats should stop investigating his presidency. He abruptly cut off a White House meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi..
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More than a dozen violent tornadoes touch down across Missouri, slamming the state's capital. Also, President Trump storms out of a meeting with Democratic..
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The president stormed out of an infrastructure meeting, declaring that he could not work with Democrats until they stopped investigating him.
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"They covered up her death for eight months, even though we were actively asking the question about whether any child had died," Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro..
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President Trump walked out of an infrastructure meeting with top Democrats Wednesday, telling them he won't work with their party until they drop investigations..
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Pressure is building in the Democratic Party to begin impeachment proceedings, while Republicans (and the president) have called on all probes to end.
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New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees..
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Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe has ended, congressional and state investigations into President Trump's administration and business interests..
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Schiff said the committee's Democratic majority was "deeply distressed" to learn that ODNI had attempted to give the transcripts to the White House
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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is not among the 24 Democratic cadidates vying for the presidency, but she's rumored to still be considering..
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President Trump stormed out of a meeting with top Democrats, saying there would be no deal on infrastructure. It comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the..
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A majority of Americans feel they have heard enough about the Mueller report, while over one-third wants to hear more, according to a new CBS News poll out..
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U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial..
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After pressure, a top Democratic Party official will no longer host an event for the anti-abortion Representative Daniel Lipinski of Illinois.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial..
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Here’s a look at what each of the candidates for the Democratic nomination has said about impeaching President Trump.
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But most want congressional Democrats to move to other issues
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President Donald Trump hit back shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of obstruction, saying he won't negotiate with Democrats on policy while..
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President Donald Trump says he won't negotiate policy with congressional Democrats while they continue to investigate him. (May 21)
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A Democratic lawmaker blamed the Trump administration's border policies for the deaths of migrant children, setting off a fight between Republicans and Democrats..
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Two Democratic lawmakers stumped Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in a hearing on Tuesday. They asked him about acronyms that relate to the..
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U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial..
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Democratic presidential candidate said a measure of her campaign's success will be that it "energizes and empowers people to actually participate and see..
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Democratic presidential candidate says the program will teach volunteers community organizing skills
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U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial..
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House..
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President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders he wouldn't work with them unless they abandoned investigations into his presidency.
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The Trump administration on Wednesday agreed not to immediately redirect nearly $1 billion it is withholding from California's high-speed rail project, one of..
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New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump’s state tax returns to be released to congressional..
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North Korean state media slammed former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful..
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GOP Utah Sen. Mitt Romney called on King to resign from Congress and Democrats introduced motions to censure the Iowa Republican
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CBS News spoke with dozens of Democratic voters across 13 campaign events and heard voters overwhelmingly call for seismic change in both candidates and vision
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Congregants at the early service of the Brookland Baptist Church said they're looking for a Democrat who's strong enough to take on the president
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The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former governor is calling for national gun licenses and raising the legal age to own a firearm
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Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer slammed the president for cutting a White House meeting on infrastructure short, citing ongoing investigations..
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(CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is sitting on a political powder keg. With a President trying to goad her into launching impeachment, fulfilling the textbook..
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United States President Donald Trump abruptly left a planned meeting with Democratic leaders on Wednesday after exclaiming he would not work with them unless..
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly cut off a meeting with U.S. congressional Democrats on infrastructure spending, then ripped into them over..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the top Democrats in Congress of "tearing the United States apart" by pursuing investigations stemming from the..
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President Trump addressed reporters Wednesday after speaking briefly at the White House with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Mr...
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President Trump spoke to reporters in the Rose Garden after walking out of a scheduled meeting with Democratic congressional leaders to discuss infrastructure...
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she prays for President Donald Trump after a meeting on infrastructure between Democratic congressional leaders..
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After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a “cover-up,” the president said he would not work with Democrats until they stopped their “phony..
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