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Here's What You Should Know About Democratic Socialism, The Activist Organization Making Waves

The movement made popular by Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election is getting national attention again — but for people who have been organizing with Democratic Socialists for years, the media blitz is old news. For those curious enough, d…
By Nick Ciccone

These Democrats Have Already Said They'll Block Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

When news broke on June 27 that Justice Anthony Kennedy would be resigning, the entire nation wondered what this meant for the future of the Supreme Court. With Kennedy's departure, this means that Donald Trump will have his second justice pick of hi…
By Shelby Black

This Is How Dems Could Stop Trump From Appointing A New Supreme Court Justice

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is stepping down, which opens a whole host of issues for Democrats, as well as the future of abortion policy, religious discrimination suits, and more. The vacant Supreme Court seat will be filled by President Do…
By Nick Ciccone

Trump Keeps Blaming Dems For Families Being Separated At The Border & It Makes No Sense

President Donald Trump has been busy for the last week trying to make his case that certain lawmakers are to blame for the policy that has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents at the border. In statements throughout th…
By Hannah Golden

Trump Blamed Democrats For Families Being Separated At The Border & I'm Not Kidding

The president, surrounded by a gaggle of reporters outside the White House on Friday, spoke about immigration, North Korea, and the IG report released on Thursday, June 14. The comments are getting serious attention in particular because of the Trump…
By Hannah Golden

Women Now Make Up The Majority Of Democratic House Candidates In This Swing State

On Tuesday, June 12, women in the Democratic party had a big night in Virginia. During the latest round of primaries held to decide which candidates will run for office during the 2018 midterm elections, five women in Virginia won Democratic nominati…
By Joseph Milord

Black Democratic Women Are Running For Office, But They're Not Getting Support From The Party

Earlier in May, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams made history, becoming the first black woman ever to win a major party's nomination for governor of an American state. Abrams' Democratic primary win was a milestone for black women in pol…
By Joseph Milord

House Democrats Want To Hire Parkland Students To Work On Capitol Hill & It's Awesome

It's wild to remember that the shooting that massacred 17 people, and subsequently galvanized a community of young people, took place on Feb. 14 — just four months ago. A handful of the students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida, have si…
By Nick Ciccone

This Georgia Democrat Could Be The Country's First Black Woman Governor

In the primary elections on Tuesday, May 22, one name in particular is getting a lot of attention, and for good reason. Stacey Abrams, a Georgia Democrat running for governor, is set to make history. If elected, she'd become the first woman and first…
By Hannah Golden

This Native American Woman Just Won Her Primary Election & Is On Her Way To Make History

The proverbial Democratic "blue wave" continued in Idaho this week, with a Native American gubernatorial candidate winning her primary election on Tuesday, May 15. According to published reports, if she wins, she'll be the first Native American and f…
By Nick Ciccone

A Bunch Of Women Won Democratic Primaries & It's A Nice Sign For The 2018 Elections

In a sea of horrible news about powerful men, there was a glimmer of hope for women in politics this week. It's officially primary season, and that means that these preliminary elections being hosted around the country will select who gets to run for…
By Nick Ciccone

A Woman Who Alleges Trump Forcibly Kissed Her Just Won Her First Election

Among the many elections around the country on Tuesday night, May 8, there was a notable result in the midwest. Donald Trump accuser Rachel Crooks won the Ohio Democratic primary for a seat in the Ohio state legislature. Crooks' primary win means tha…
By Joseph Milord

There's A Very Presidential Reason Why You Should Care About The 2018 Elections

Primary season is upon us, which means that the next few weeks will be crucial in determining who will be voted into office this November. The president, normally confident about his seat in power, is evidently getting pretty nervous about this elect…
By Hannah Golden

The Democratic Party Is Suing Trump & Russia Over The 2016 Election

A federal investigation into alleged ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election has yet to reach a conclusion. But that doesn't mean that the Democratic party will wait to take action. On Frid…
By Joseph Milord

This Is Why It Wasn't Weird That Democrats Didn't Clap For The State Of The Union

You might've noticed something peculiar at the 2018 State of the Union: Democrats weren't clapping for Donald Trump. Now, you're probably wondering why the Democrats didn't clap at the State of the Union. Well, the answer is pretty simple: Democrats …
By Chelsea Stewart

This Is The Democrat Who Will Be Responding To Trump's State Of The Union

On Tuesday, Jan 30, the bulk of the attention devoted to the State of the Union will revolve around President Donald Trump. After his speech, though, there will be another address, the Democratic response. On Thursday night, Jan. 25, Politico reporte…
By Joseph Milord

Some Democrats Were Seriously Pissed About How The Government Shutdown Ended

When President Donald Trump signed a three-week funding bill that ended the government shutdown on Monday, Jan. 22, it was because enough Democratic senators agreed to vote for the Republican bill, pushing it past the 60-vote threshold required in th…
By Joseph Milord

Democrats Won A Local Election In Wisconsin & Here's Why It's A Big Deal

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, a Democratic challenger won an election that flipped a seat in Wisconsin's state Senate from red to blue, and it's quietly making headlines nationally. Compared to the last special election that received national attention — Doug…
By Joseph Milord

Female Democrats Will Follow Hollywood's Lead & Wear Black To The State Of The Union

Nearly every Hollywood A-lister and attendee of the Golden Globe awards showed up in all black to show solidarity with Time's Up, the coalition of women in Hollywood who are breaking the barrier of sexual harassment down with a legal defense fund. To…
By Yasaman Khorsandi

Trump Says Democrats & Republicans Will "Come Together" For A New Health Care Plan

On the day after Christmas, President Donald Trump returned to a topic he discussed before his holiday break began: bipartisanship. Last time, he tweeted about Democrats and Republicans working together on infrastructure. This time, Trump tweeted abo…
By Joseph Milord

Dems Could Take Back Congress in 2018 & Republicans Are Apparently Freaking Out

As the end of the year approaches, it doesn't seem to be a time of celebration for some Republicans on Capitol Hill. Despite a huge win this week in passing their tax legislation, some leaders in the party are apparently looking ahead to whether the …
By Hannah Golden

Trump Says He Wants To Work Better With Democrats In 2018, So Let's See How It Goes

With his signature now officially on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, President Donald Trump completed a process that saw Republicans pass a bill through Congress with zero Democratic votes. In 2018, though, the president is looking for something different…
By Joseph Milord

Doug Jones’ Victory In Alabama Is Seriously Groundbreaking, & Here’s Why

Late on Dec. 12, 2017, the unthinkable happened — well, almost unthinkable. Democrat Doug Jones won the hotly contested Alabama Senate seat in a contentious campaign against Republican Roy Moore. For casual observers and wonks alike, Jones's victory …
By Lisa Dunn

Here's What You Need To Know About Doug Jones, The Democrat Running Against Roy Moore

On Dec. 12, Alabama will vote in a special election, electing a new senator to represent a state whose roots run deeply red. On the one hand you've got Republican candidate Roy Moore, who has the endorsement of the president, but has received nationa…
By Yasaman Khorsandi

This Is Why DACA Is Key To Our Government Avoiding A Shutdown

For months, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have known what the month of December would bring: the possibility of a government shutdown. Now that it's here, another major political subject has returned to the forefront as well, the Deferred Act…
By Joseph Milord

Democrats Are Calling For Al Franken’s Resignation, So What Happens Now?

In the past few months, a number of women and men have come forward to accuse powerful men across industries of sexual harassment and assault. Among those accused is Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), who was photographed groping a sleeping woman in 2006,…
By Lilli Petersen

This Is How Democrats Could Prevent A Government Shutdown, & It'll Take Convincing

Dec. 6 marks just two days before our government could go into shutdown mode if Democrats and Senators on the hill still haven't reached a compromise on the spending bill. Republican lawmakers have been revising their version of the spending bill ove…
By Yasaman Khorsandi

A Democratic Congressman Is Forcing A House Vote On Impeaching Donald Trump

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said he would formally bring the subject of impeaching President Donald Trump to the floor of the House of Representatives and seek to prompt fellow members to vote. Now, a day later, he has fulfilled those wo…
By Joseph Milord

Even More Democrats In Congress Are Calling For Trump Impeachment Hearings & Here's Why

A group of Democratic House members is calling for debate over whether or not President Donald Trump should be impeached. The group made their public call on Wednesday, Nov. 15, while introducing what are known as articles of impeachment, or charges …
By Joseph Milord

The 2017 Election Brought A Whole Lot Of Hope For The Future On Twitter

Nov. 7, 2017 was one historic election day for Democrats, a hopeful departure and stride for the party, coming from last year's defeat in the notorious Election Day that saw Donald Trump winning the presidency. Just as last year marked the first real…
By Yasaman Khorsandi

Clinton Team Reportedly Paid For Russia Dossier On Trump & The White House Isn't Happy

After two separate reports from both the New York Times and theWashington Post, it's now known who paid for research that resulted in the now-infamous "Russia dossier" on President Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democra…
By Joseph Milord

How This Former Wall Street Woman Plans To Re-Inspire Democrats With Possible Run For Governor – EXCLUSIVE

When the Republican Party won the 2016 presidential election, many Democrats across the United States were completely shocked. While the feeling of defeat lingered into the new year for many Democrats, it ignited a flame for one former Wall Street tr…
By Yasaman Khorsandi

After Meeting With Trump, Democrat Says POTUS Is “Open To” Fixing Obamacare

As a deadline for Republicans to reform health care comes closer, more attention is likely to be drawn by an all-important subject in Congress: Will Obamacare be repealed? Considering one Democratic lawmaker's recent comments, though, there might be …
By Joseph Milord

Trump And Democrats Strike A Deal To Protect DACA — And Build Up Border Security

Is this actually a crisis averted? Congressional Democrats said on Sept 13 they have struck a deal to protect DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, with President Donald Trump, according to the Associated Press. Democratic leaders Sen. Chu…
By Lilli Petersen

This Is Where Wendy Davis Draws The Line On Democrats And Abortion Support — EXCLUSIVE

Rep. Ben Ray Luján, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), set off a firestorm of arguments when he told The Hill that his party would be open to supporting candidates who are against abortion rights. This claim led t…
By Alexandra Svokos

Democrats Say Kushner Is "Unfit" For White House And Call For Him To Be Fired

The hits just keep on coming for White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, who's been under increased scrutiny recently in relation to the Russia investigation. A group of House Democrats are reportedly calling for Kushner to be fired in a letter the…
By John Haltiwanger

An Insane Number Of Dems Would Stop Drinking To See Trump Impeached, Poll Shows

What would it take for you to quit drinking? A million dollars? A trip around the world? A different president? The vast majority of Democrats are apparently so fed up with President Donald Trump, they'd be willing to give up drinking altogether to s…
By John Haltiwanger

Trump Supporter Vandalizes School With Anti-Trump Slogans To Frame Liberals

Stephen Marks, a 32-year-old supporter of President Donald Trump, admitted to vandalizing an elementary school in Connecticut with anti-Trump graffiti in an attempt to frame Democrats, The Hill reports. Marks wrote "Kill Trump," "Left is the best," "…
By John Haltiwanger

Trump Will "Self-Impeach" Over Russia Investigation, Leading Democrat Says

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi cited a simple reason why Democrats should stop trying to impeach Donald Trump: the president will eventually do it himself. According to Politico, Rep. Pelosi made the appeal during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday…
By Joseph Milord

Here's Why Both Democrats And Republicans Are Wrong About The Budget

Ever since the budget was released, a considerable amount of vitriol has been directed toward Donald Trump's proposed discretionary spending. Responses have largely been emotionally charged, which given the nature of certain allocations and cuts, is…
By Shawn Hazelett

10 Refreshing Democratic Candidates For 2020 Not Named Hillary Or Bernie

The 2016 presidential election left the Democratic party wounded, divided and without a clear leader. In spite of the fact that the Democratic National Committee recently elected new leadership, a recent Harvard-Harris Poll survey showed 40 percent o…
By John Haltiwanger

Obama Is Officially Getting Back Into Politics, So You Can Stop Missing Him

Barack Obama has never been one to sit on the sidelines, so it's no surprise he's already ready to get back into politics. It's been less than two months since he left office, but, according to Politico, Obama is poised to take a visible role at the…
By John Haltiwanger

Bernie Sanders' New Congress Role Gives Hope To People Upset Over Trump's Win

Senator Bernie Sanders' political revolution just got a huge boost. The Vermont senator, who identifies as an independent but caucuses with Democrats, is officially part of the Senate Democratic leadership and was named the "Chair of Outreach," Huffi…
By John Haltiwanger

Meet The One Guy Who Could Possibly Save Us From Donald Trump

Democrats have definitely been having a rough year. On Wednesday, the political party suffered a serious blow when Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to her controversial Republican opponent, Donald Trump. Plus, many conservative senators…
By Kaylin Pound

President Obama Is 'Fired Up' And Has The Pep Talk You Were Waiting For

This election hit a lot of people pretty hard, and it's understandable if some still haven't fully recovered. Politics are personal, and this election cycle was long (too long), emotional and extremely divisive. No one can blame you if you're feeling…
By John Haltiwanger

What Happens When Democrats And Republicans Date Each Other (Video)

In case you didn't know, the 2016 presidential election is upon us. (Kudos to you if you've somehow managed to miss all the commotion.) Each election cycle brings an avalanche of analysis and freaking out about the future, and the endless political c…
By Camille D’Elia

Democrats And Republicans Debate About Things Other Than Politics

This election season blows. If I see another article about He Who Must Not Be Named, or watch Hilary attach herself to another hip thing (first it was Lena Dunham, then it was Hamilton), I'm going to curb stomp all my electronic devices. If I'm being…
By Rebecca Jones

Demi Lovato Just Burst Into Song At The Democratic National Convention

Demi Lovato gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention -- and then broke into song. Lovato has publicly supported Hillary Clinton through this year's presidential election. Back in January, she officially began campaigning for Clinton. She h…
By Alexandra Svokos

The Democratic Party Just Suffered A Big Embarrassment At The Worst Time

Last week, the Democratic party took gleeful stabs at the Republicans' handling of their convention. Now the tables have turned. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down on Sunday after a massive email leak of more th…
By Joseph Milord

Democrats And Republicans Agree On One Thing: How Police Handled The RNC

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland just came to a close. While many expected it to be exceptionally chaotic, it was actually relatively tame. Yes, there were certainly a fair amount of protesters out and about in downtown Cleveland each …
By John Haltiwanger