More Democratic Party Articles

  • Chris Matthews pulls fire alarm for Democrats holding Senate

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews, never one for nuanced political commentary, has proclaimed that Democrats are doomed to lose the Senate in 2014. “It’s going to be very hard to hold the Senate — I think the Senate goes,” Matthews said on "Morning Joe" on Thursday. Matthews pointed out that...

  • When blacks voted 80 percent Democratic, Malcolm X called them 'chumps'

    When blacks gave 80 percent of their vote to the Democratic Party in 1964, black activist Malcolm X called them "political chumps." White voters, X said, "are so evenly divided that every time they vote, the race is so close they have to go back and count the votes all over again. Which means...

  • 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...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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  • Mitch McConnell, Judicial Activist

    "This is the best Supreme Court, if you’re interested in a free society and in the ability of Americans to participate in the political process with a minimum amount of government restrictions....

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