Democratic Party (United States)

President Barack Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden, right, before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, bipartisan job-training legislation which aims to help job seekers gain valuable employment skills, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as […]

07/22/2014

President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One before departure at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. […]

07/22/2014

This June 24, 2014, file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on his way to speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Fear of voting grips Senate Democratic chiefs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber’s modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, […]

06/27/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, accompanied by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, about the Supreme Court¹s decision in the McCutcheon vs. FEC case, in which the Court struck down limits in federal law on the aggregate campaign contributions individual donors may make to candidates, political parties, and political action committees.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don’t

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it’s likely to benefit the […]

04/03/2014

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, center, D-Sacramento, flanked by fellow Senate Democrats, including Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, left, and Mark Leno, of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Scandals plague Democrats in California capital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday’s arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San […]

03/27/2014

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DNC narrows RNC savings lead, still laden in debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee narrowed the savings gap with its Republican counterpart in February but is still carrying $15 million in debt. The Democratic National Committee raised $7.5 million last month and […]

03/20/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens during on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

GOP blocks Dem effort to chastise Issa’s conduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to chastise California Republican Darrell Issa (EYE’-suh) for his conduct at a committee hearing. Issa abruptly adjourned a hearing of the House Oversight Committee […]

03/06/2014

Dec. 9, 2013: Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a CGI Clinton Global Initiative Latin America event at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

Bill Clinton takes 2014 surrogate role to help Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Clinton, popular in territory unfriendly to President Barack Obama, is reprising his role as a super-surrogate for Democrats battling to keep their Senate majority and win other races. In the long […]

02/24/2014

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RNC raises $8 million in January, topping Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee raised almost $8 million dollars in the first month of the year, while its Democratic rival brought in $6.6 million. That’s what the parties announced Thursday. The RNC […]

02/20/2014

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Dems’ Senate committee outraises GOP in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ committee trying to keep the party’s majority in the Senate raised more money in January than its Republican counterpart. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said Wednesday it raised almost $6.6 […]

02/19/2014

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