Category Archives: Democrats

Speaker Race Could Hinge on Who Agrees to Change the Rules

By Lindsey McPherson of Roll Call House members have an ultimatum for those who covet the top spot: No changes, no gavel. Frustration has grown among rank-and-file members for years as leadership usurped decision-making power from committees. Lawmakers have pushed … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Democrats, House of Representatives, leadership, Republicans

Winners and losers from Yesterday’s elections

By Amber Phillips of the Washington Post Tuesday was a night of extremes. In primaries and special elections in five states — Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington — socialist-leaning Democrats challenged their party’s establishment, with mixed results, while President … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Political parties, Politics, Republicans

What If Trump Is Trying to Throw the 2018 Elections?

President Trump could blame a Democratic House and Senate for everything By Walter Shapiro of Roll Call Other presidents have been defined by their quest for accomplishments. But Trump (who has already bested Lincoln’s greatness in his own mind) is … Continue reading

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Poll: Democratic Candidates Should Be Bolder on Gun Control

By Nathan Gonzales of Roll Call Gun control has been a third rail of Democratic campaigns, but a new poll suggests that Democratic candidates should embrace a bolder approach to restrictions on guns, even in general elections. I’m normally reluctant … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democrats, Guns and gun control, Nathan Gonzales, Roll Call

There Is a Revolution on the Left. Democrats Are Bracing.

By Alexander Burns of the New York Times These voters may not represent a controlling faction in the Democratic Party, at least not yet. But they are increasingly rattling primary elections around the country, and they promise to grow as … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Elections