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Senate Democrat Jon Tester urged Congress on Wednesday to lift spending caps and fully fund the Department of Veterans Affairs in a possible year-end budget deal that could be reached by the end of the week. [Read More]
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is calling for the GOP tax vote to be delayed until Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones is seated in the Senate. [Read More]
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The solidly Republican South suddenly looks a little less solid. [Read More]
Georgia Democrats saw Alabama's Doug Jones use their strategies in his U.S. Senate win. Republicans saw the win over Roy Moore as an isolated case. [Read More]
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A majority of Senate Democrats on Wednesday endorsed Mike Stack - whose term as lieutenant governor has been marked by controversy - for re ... [Read More]
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Alabama's Senate race was highly unusual on a number of levels, but the demographic trends that ultimately delivered the seat to Democrats represent a larger trend that threatens the GOP's future. Roy Moore's base voters were more white, male, old,... [Read More]
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Georgia Democrats saw Alabama's Doug Jones use their strategies in his U.S. Senate win. Republicans saw the win over Roy Moore as an isolated case. [Read More]
New Hampshire Senate Democrats want to free up about $10 million to fight the state's opioid crisis, though getting their plan through the Republican-controlled Legislature won't be easy. Senators on …... [Read More]
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The official death toll from Hurricane Maria is 64. The data suggests it's more than 1,000. Two Democratic members of Congress are pushing for a federal investigation of hurricane-related deaths in Puerto Rico in light of mounting evidence suggesting that the official figure of 64 deaths has been "artificially suppressed." Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday citing analyses by Vox, The New York Times, and other media outlets that found the actual death toll may be at least 1,000. They're asking the GAO to audit and... [Read More]
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As conservative Republicans reel from Tuesday's loss in Alabama by the candidate picked by former White House strategist Steve Bannon to fill Jeff Sessions' U.S. Senate seat, Republicans and Democrats alike are questioning Bannon's influence in horse-race politics. That includes a race in South Carolina, where GOP gubernatorial hopeful Catherine Templeton... [Read More]
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The incoming Democratic senator from Alabama leaves Republicans with just a one-seat edge in the Senate. But Jones may look to work across party lines as well. [Read More]
After black voters supported Jones over Roy Moore by a margin of 96% to 4%, Democrats see history in the making: 'How can you not feel validated?'... [Read More]
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They contend the North Carolina General Assembly's plan will cause chaos at the ballot box. [Read More]
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) held their first formal talks on forming a government with Angela Merkel's conservatives on Wednesday, more than two months after the national election that plunged Europe's largest economy into unaccustomed uncertainty. [Read More]
Jones: "My research shows Roy Moore probably would have won by six, seven points" [Read More]
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Are Democrats trying to get rid of evidence? [Read More]
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"Appearance is to some extent in the eye of the beholder." [Read More]
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Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) told her colleagues at a private Democratic Caucus meeting on Wednesday that she believes some lawmakers' clothing choices are "an invitation" for sexual harassment, Politico reports. The comments reportedly stunned other Democrats in attendance, with one claiming "nearly everyone in the room's mouths were wide open aghast." "I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor," Kaptur, 71, allegedly said at the meeting, which was convened to discuss recent sexual harassment controversies on Capitol Hill. She reportedly added: "Maybe I'll get booed for saying this, but many... [Read More]
Democrats said on Wednesday their U.S. Senate victory in Alabama could lead to a sweeping comeback for the party in 2018 elections while Republicans sought to assess blame for a defeat in one of the nation's most conservative states. [Read More]
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BIRMINGHAM, AL—In an effort to recognize the group's pivotal role in helping elect Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate, the DNC took out a full-page ad Wednesday in The Birmingham News thanking Alabama's working-class white voters. "To each and every white, working-class Alabaman who made their voices heard yesterday: We thank you," read the advertisement in part, adding that Democrats were able to achieve the unimaginable in one of the most conservative states in the nation because "White Alabama believed in doing what's right and turned out to vote like never before." "You in the white working-class are the... [Read More]
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