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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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper backed the Navy's firing of the commander of a coronavirus-striken aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said on Friday, amid a..
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A group of prominent Democratic senators formally requested on Friday that the Pentagon's independent Inspector General investigate the Navy's firing of the..
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Two Democratic senators formally requested on Friday that the Pentagon's independent Inspector General immediately open an investigation into the Navy's firing..
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Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, whose presidential campaign became a top fundraiser in the crowded Democratic primary, is forming a..
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Democratic senators are demanding that benefits find their way to newly unemployed workers within two weeks after a record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended..
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Joe Biden hopes to soon get on the phone with President Donald Trump to discuss the federal government’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, telling..
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The US presidential race has been disrupted as Democrats were forced to postpone their national convention until August 17, delaying the likely nomination of Joe..
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Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Thursday that the Trump administration showed "poor judgment" in relieving the commander of an aircraft..
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said many Americans can expect to see $1,200 stimulus checks show up in their bank accounts in about two weeks.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he hopes to speak with President Donald Trump to provide "some lessons" and suggestions dealing with health..
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Two top Democrats in Congress on Thursday asked Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to reassure broadcasters the agency will not revoke..
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The national convention to crown the party's choice to face President Trump is postponed to August.
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The Democratic Party on Thursday postponed its U.S. presidential nominating convention by a month until August, citing the coronavirus health crisis that has..
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Joe Biden and his associates are consulting allies, Eric Holder and Barack Obama as he weighs his options — including a woman of color — for the Democratic..
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The former vice president said the convention should be moved from mid-July to August, becoming the most prominent Democrat to urge such a postponement.
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Democratic leaders cautioned the president privately that he must consult lawmakers before taking military action.
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A group of U.S. House of Representatives Democrats set out plans on Wednesday for a task force to investigate the country's handling of the coronavirus crisis,..
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Editorial cartoons on COVID-19 Coronavirus, Trump, Democrats, and more from across the USA TODAY Network.
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he..
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday called on Wisconsin to postpone its April 7 primary, citing the risk from the novel coronavirus.
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As the virus disrupts the campaign, G.O.P. officials are taking their cue from President Trump, while Joe Biden said “it’s hard to envision” the Democrats..
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Former president Barack Obama has publicly dismissed his successor's actions on the coronavirus pandemic, comparing the crisis to Donald Trump’s climate..
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Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisThe Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control Campaigns pivot toward..
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The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically reshaped the Democratic presidential nominating calendar, forcing many states to curtail in-person voting or delay..
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After Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire and Nevada, his campaign hit a roadblock: a wide range of Democrats who would do anything to stop him. Joe Biden became..
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Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden has quietly expanded his lead over President Donald Trump among registered voters, even as the rapidly spreading..
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Despite the president’s slow performance on the coronavirus and his series of falsehoods, some independent voters and Democrats are giving him a measure of..
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U.S. Republican lawmakers signaled caution on Tuesday over Democratic plans to prepare another large spending bill to battle the coronavirus crisis, even as..
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U.S. Republican lawmakers signaled caution on Tuesday over Democratic plans to prepare yet another large spending bill to battle the coronavirus crisis, even as..
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Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer said he hopes Fine holds "President Trump and his administration accountable to the letter and spirit of the law."
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Nearly all recent polls show Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden beating incumbent President Donald Trump in a hypothetical general election matchup,..
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Cory Booker has written a poem about the coronavirus. “Some late night writing,” the senator from New Jersey tweeted Sunday, attaching the result. The time..
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Plotters in the deep state tried to shoot down Air Force One and foil President Trump’s North Korea summit. A cabal of global elites, including top figures in..
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Republicans are more excited to vote for President Trump than Democrats are for their likely nominee, polling shows.
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Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump said Monday that New York governor Andrew Cuomo, whose popularity has surged thanks to his handling of the..
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In the era of big data, memes and disinformation, the Democrats are trying to regain their digital edge as the president and his loyalists dictate the terms of..
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US President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law the largest economic stimulus package in American history -- a $2 trillion relief measure in response to the..
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In a signing statement, the president undermined a key safeguard Democrats had insisted upon as a condition of approving $500 billion in corporate relief in the..
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California has tested 88,400 people for coronavirus, checking 10,000 people per day, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday.
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California will ban evictions of tenants affected by the coronavirus outbreak through the end of May under an executive order signed by Democratic Governor Gavin..
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U.S. Representative Joe Cunningham, a Democrat from South Carolina, said Friday he had tested positive for the coronavirus, although his symptoms have already..
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The U.S. House was poised on Friday to pass a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, with Democratic and Republican aides saying enough members had flocked to..
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President Donald Trump and Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan took fresh swipes at each other over the spread of the coronavirus, escalating a war..
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Gavin Weslee Blake Perry, 27, of Wichita Falls, Texas, wrote on Facebook that Democrats were terrorists and should be shot on sight, prosecutors said.
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The US$2 trillion legislative package moving through Congress to shore up the U.S. economy devastated by the coronavirus was carefully written to prevent..
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With the odds of winning long, some Democrats wonder why Bernie Sanders is still in the presidential race. He’s still pushing his agenda, though it’s not..
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Democratic super PAC Priorities USA said on Thursday it planned to expand its use of an advertisement critical of President Donald Trump's response to the..
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Joe Biden and other Democrats were already talking about health care before the coronavirus, but the outbreak gives new urgency to a central issue for the party.
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As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the United States this week, Republicans in Texas and Mississippi sought to further limit abortion access and New..
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The U.S. Senate's unanimous passage of a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill sent the unprecedented economic legislation to the House of Representatives, whose..
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Wednesday that potential efforts by President Donald Trump to re-open American businesses in time for the..
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