More Democratic Party Articles

  • With loss in Florida special election, Democrats look to regroup

    Democrats did not lose a congressional seat Tuesday in a high-wattage special election in Florida, but the party's somber steps Wednesday toward regrouping seemed to belie that reality. Just months ago, many predicted that Alex Sink, a Democrat, would trounce her Republican opponent, David...

  • There's still hope for Democrats in Florida special election results

    “What happened last night in Florida was really scary,” the Democratic National Committee wrote its online donors Wednesday afternoon. The fundraising pitch was referring to the role millions in outside spending had played in their Saint Petersburg-area special election loss Tuesday night....

  • Florida House race could be warning for Democrats

    After months of railing against President Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans have scored a key victory in a hard-fought congressional race that has been closely watched as a bellwether of midterm elections in November.

  • Republican David Jolly wins Florida-13 special election, narrowly

    Republican David Jolly has defeated Democrat Alex Sink by a 49-percent to 47-percent margin in the special election in Florida's 13th congressional district, according to current returns.

  • Democrats talk about climate, rake in billionaire bucks

    Democrats occupied the Senate floor all night Monday, talking about climate change. They didn't try to advance any legislation, and they didn't even try very hard to get media attention.

  • Obama, Hillary Clinton circles overlap in Dem fundraising

    President Obama is bolstering his party's campaign coffers, joining an ally of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to help the Democratic National Committee climb out of a worrisome deficit. It's the latest alignment of the Obama and Clinton orbits, as the former first lady considers a...

  • Examiner Editorial: Nothing but hot air from Senate Democrats' talkathon

    Cynics might well suggest that last night's global warming “talkathon” by Senate Democrats from deep-blue states provided enough hot air to heat up the atmosphere. But such cynicism would miss the deeper significance of a political maneuver that was difficult to rationalize, even by...

  • Democrats' push for minimum wage hike stalls in Senate

    Democrats have been trumpeting their support for a hefty minimum wage increase in the run-up to November's midterm elections. So why haven’t they taken up legislation in Congress? “"Republicans will again have to choose between standing up for middle-class families and resorting to more...

  • Do most Americans agree with Democrats on the issues?

    According to many experts, Republicans are expected to hold the House and could even take the Senate in November. This seems to be a perplexing turn of events for many in the media. "Poll: Democrats' advantage on key issues is not translating to a midterm-election edge," reads the headline of...

  • Spoiler alert! Democrats aren't fans of CPAC

    Calling the annual Conservative Political Action Conference an “agenda-setting moment” for Republicans, the Democratic National Committee set out to disparage conservatism while riling up its base.

  • Obama, the Democrats and their crony capitalist friends

    President Obama has been spending a lot of time with the 1 percent lately, trying to get them to pony up to keep Democrats from losing control of Congress in November.

  • Obama calls for a more humble American foreign policy

    Speaking at the home of former Democratic Virginia Sen. Chuck Robb in McLean, Va., Obama explained his thinking on the current uprisings around the world.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...