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Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Running For President, But Don’t Expect The Speculation To End Soon

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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is not running for President, and she is unlikely to change her mind on that. Nonetheless, the speculation that she is will continue for some time to come because it suits her interests and the interests of others.

In The Wake Of Midterm Losses, Some On The Left Say Democrats Should Write Off The South

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Some on the left are suggesting Democrats should write off the South for the foreseeable future, but that would be as foolish as Republicans assuming that their dominance in the region will last as long as Democratic dominance did in the century after the Civil War.

Can Hillary Expand The Electoral College Map In 2016? In An Important Sense, It Doesn’t Matter

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An adviser close to Hillary Clinton is talking about expanding the Electoral College map in 2016, but even without such an expansion the GOP faces an uphill battle.

Election Losses Lead To Debate Inside Democratic Party

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Another round of election losses is leading Democrats to contemplate the direction they should take going forward.

A (Mostly) Solid Republican South, At Least For Now

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The GOP is dominant in the Southern United States, but it’s unlikely to last as long as Democratic dominance of the region did.

Minimum Wage Initiatives Win At Ballot Box, But Fail To Help Democrats Politically

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Increasing the minimum wage proved to be popular at the ballot box Tuesday, unsurprisingly, However, it did not help Democrats on the same ballot.

Democrats Starting To Worry About Turnout In The Midterms

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Democrats are starting to worry that low turnout could turn a good year for the GOP into a very good year.

Social Issues Now Benefiting Democrats

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Once something that generally benefited Republicans, social issues are now becoming a wedge issue for Democrats.

Democrats Have A 2014 Voter Enthusiasm Problem

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If current trends holds, Democratic candidates are going to have a problem turning out voters in November.

Brian Schweitzer Takes Another Swipe At Hillary Clinton

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Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer has taken another shot at Hillary Clinton: Brian Schweitzer isn’t on board with the Hillary Clinton 2016 coronation. The former Montana governor, in a Time magazine interview published Thursday, criticized Clinton for voting for the Iraq War and for being too cozy with Wall Street. “You can’t be the candidate that shakes down […]

Is Same-Sex Marriage Now A Wedge Issue For Democrats?

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Is support for marriage equality now an issue that can benefit Democrats at the polls?

Brian Schweitzer Hits Hillary Clinton Over Wall Street Ties

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A prairie populist challenger for Hillary Clinton?

A Democratic Lock On The Electoral College

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The Democrats have a big advantage in the Electoral College, at least for now.

Hispanics Identify More With Democratic Party

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A new Gallup poll shows that Hispanic-Americans identify with the Democratic Party over the Republican Party by a nearly 2-to-1 margin: PRINCETON, NJ — Hispanics of all ages in the U.S. today are more than twice as likely to identify with or lean to the Democratic Party rather than the Republican Party. However, younger Hispanics are […]

The Democratic Party Joins The GOP In Abandoning Civil Liberties

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Based on its recently passed platform, the Democratic Party has given up any pretense of putting civil liberties ahead of “national security.”

Democrats To Add Same-Sex Marriage Plank To 2012 Platform

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The Democratic Party will put support for legalization of same-sex marriage in the platform to be approved at the convention in Charlotte: WASHINGTON — A Democratic Party source confirmed to The Huffington Post that the party will include a plank supporting marriage equality in its official platform at the upcoming convention. The news, first reported by […]

DNC Unveils First Web Ad Directed At Newt Gingrich

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Up until now, Democrats had been confining their attacks on the GOP field solely on Mitt Romney. The media has interpreted this as an indication that Romney is the candidate that the DNC and the Obama 2012 team both (1) fears the most and (2) thinks is most likely to win the Republican nomination. They’re […]

New York Times Calls On Democrats To Reject Pelosi

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The New York Times has joined the mostly muted chorus calling on Democrats to select someone other than Nancy Pelosi as their new Minority Leader. In all likelihood, their call will go unheeded.

Biden To Democratic Base: “Stop Whining”

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Vice-President Biden has a message for the Democratic base — stop complaining and just support us already.

Trust In Congress Hits All-Time Low, Both Parties Despised

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Public trust in Congress is at an all time low, again, and the public doesn’t trust either party to fix things.