Democratic Party (United States)

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Melvin Reynolds announces that he's joining the increasingly crowded field running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Former US congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Just over a year ago, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds tried to shed past disgrace with a potent campaign slogan: “Redemption.” It didn’t work then and now Reynolds, once a rising […]

02/18/2014

President Barack Obama winks as he is welcomed before speaking to the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Dems’ catch: Voters like their issues, not party

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes their issues but not always the party. This fall’s […]

02/14/2014

Nov. 25, 2013, President Barack Obama speaks during a DNC fundraiser at the San Francisco Jazz Center in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to hold more than 18 Dem fundraisers in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has committed to holding more than 18 fundraisers to help Democrats this year, putting the full force of his political brand behind his party’s efforts to gain seats in […]

02/13/2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Bipartisan negotiators seek modest budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives […]

12/10/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo)

Brown’s approval rating reaches new high

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval rating has reached a new high as he considers seeking re-election next year. A Field Poll released Thursday finds that nearly six of 10 registered voters […]

12/05/2013

(AP Photo)

Prospects brighten for small-scale budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the poisonous environment in Congress, chances are improving for a small-scale budget deal next month that would ease automatic spending decreases that threaten to cut more deeply into domestic programs and […]

11/25/2013

President Barack Obama at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama invokes Thanksgiving spirit on immigration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is invoking the Thanksgiving spirit in search of an immigration deal with Congress. The president says he’s willing to go along with House Republicans who want to break […]

11/25/2013

In a Sept. 25, 2009 photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds spends time with his son Gus, left, on the road to Halifax, Va., between campaign events. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Hyunsoo Leo Kim)

Police believe Va. senator was stabbed by son

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say early indications are that the son of a state senator in Virginia stabbed his father before shooting himself to death. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said Tuesday afternoon […]

11/19/2013

Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, during debate on a health care bill during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Va. senator’s son dies in home after dad stabbed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne […]

11/19/2013

(New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, AP Graphic)

As ban on printed 3-D guns ends, extension sought

ALBANY, New York (AP) — As the technology to print 3-D firearms advances, a federal law that banned the undetectable guns is about to expire. Sen. Chuck Schumer says he’s seeking an extension of the […]

11/17/2013

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