Thursday, July 20, 2017

Democratic Party

In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are fending off questions about Russia and the Trump campaign, and dealing with an unpopular health care plan.

BY STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW NEW YORK (AP) — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley hesitated when asked about his party’s core message to voters. “That message is being worked on,” the New York congressman said in an interview ...
In this June 9, 2017 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speakson Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing special election loss in a hard-fought Georgia congressional race.

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House. The response from some: It better be. In the wake of a dispiriting ...
Lisa Moore of Denver holds up a sign during a protest outside the office of U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., over the health care overhaul bill up for a vote in the U.S. House Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Like boxers before a big fight, Republicans pumped themselves up with the pounding music of Survivor’s 1980s anthem “Eye of the Tiger” and Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business” before passing a bill ...
In this Friday, March 31, 2017 file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

BY THOMAS BEAUMONT OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders ...
In this Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

BY STEVE PEOPLES NEW YORK (AP) — Promising to “expose the Republican Party for what it is,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted Wednesday that President Donald Trump would be a one-term president as the liberal icon prepared to launch a ...
This undated photo provided by the Jimmy Gomez For Congress campaign shows California state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in Los Angeles. (Mary Hodge/Jimmy Gomez For Congress Campaign via AP)

BY MICHAEL R. BLOOD LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crowded campaign for an open congressional seat in a strongly Democratic district in Southern California could provide a hint about the direction of the party in the age of Donald Trump. ...
In this Nov. 10, 1997 file photo,a U.S. flag refracted in water drops on a car windshield in Gorham, Maine. (AP Photo/Carl D. Walsh)

BY MATT SEDENSKY NEW YORK (AP) — Add one more to the list of things dividing left and right in this country: We can’t even agree what it means to be an American. A new survey from The Associated Press-NORC ...
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, before speaking during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

BY BILL BARROW ATLANTA (AP) — When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., speaks to a gathering of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Covington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. First, the president will have his say, ...
In this Sept. 29, 2014 file photo, then-Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the White House compound in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

BY BILL BARROW ATLANTA (AP) — National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Leading contenders in the Saturday vote are former ...
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