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Democratic Party (United States): Major political party in the United States
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main rival, the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party.

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Florida's DeSantis issues coronavirus stay-at-home order [Video]

Florida's DeSantis issues coronavirus stay-at-home order

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he would sign an executive order limiting all but essential services for 30 days starting on Thursday night to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, after facing..

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Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next stimulus bill [Video]

Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next stimulus bill

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she wants to virus-proof the November election by including funding to boost voting by mail in the next pandemic response plan being put together by..

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Nancy Pelosi Calls For Recovery Bill On Coronavirus Outbreak While Trump Wants $2 Trillion For Infrastructure [Video]

Nancy Pelosi Calls For Recovery Bill On Coronavirus Outbreak While Trump Wants $2 Trillion For Infrastructure

U.S. Republican lawmakers are wary over Democratic plans to create another large spending bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress needs a bill related to the recovery of the outbreak.But Senate..

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Five Democratic Senators Want Verily To use Alternative Method of Authentication At COVID-19 Screenings [Video]

Five Democratic Senators Want Verily To use Alternative Method of Authentication At COVID-19 Screenings

Five U.S. senators asked Alphabet life science company Verily how they will safeguard user data. According to Business Insider, the company collects data on its COVID-19 screening website. To use..

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Biden Grows Lead Over Trump In Presidential Election [Video]

Biden Grows Lead Over Trump In Presidential Election

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden grew his lead over President Donald Trump. A poll found that 46 percent of registered voters said they would support Biden against Trump. According to..

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New Poll: Biden Vs. Trump [Video]

New Poll: Biden Vs. Trump

Joe Biden is the front runner for the Democratic nomination for President. In nearly every recent poll Biden beats incumbent President Donald Trump. Several polls show Biden beating Trump by..

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Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Parting Ways With Bernie Sanders? [Video]

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Parting Ways With Bernie Sanders?

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez parting ways with progressives? A new report in Politico seems to suggest AOC is breaking away from Bernie Sanders and The Justice Democrats. The reports reveals that..

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Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill [Video]

Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $2.2 trillion aid package - the largest in American history - to help people and businesses cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus..

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House passes $2.2 trillion aid bill, sends to Trump [Video]

House passes $2.2 trillion aid bill, sends to Trump

Despite GOP congressman Thomas Massie attempting to delay the vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion aid package - the largest in American history - to help..

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Senator Lindsey Graham Wants $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Passed Immediately [Video]

Senator Lindsey Graham Wants $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Passed Immediately

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told his congressional colleagues to “pass the damn bill.” According to Business Insider, Graham wanted the $2 trillion stimulus package quickly passed to help..

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House leaders spar ahead of Friday vote on aid package [Video]

House leaders spar ahead of Friday vote on aid package

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy issued partisan barbs Thursday, one day before the chamber is expected to pass the estimated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief..

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Defying Trump threat, Democratic group spreads ad blasting coronavirus response [Video]

Defying Trump threat, Democratic group spreads ad blasting coronavirus response

Democratic super PAC Priorities USA said on Thursday it planned to expand its use of an advertisement critical of President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic despite the Trump..

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Pelosi anticipates bipartisan support for coronavirus bill in U.S. House [Video]

Pelosi anticipates bipartisan support for coronavirus bill in U.S. House

The Democratic Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday said she expects "a strong bipartisan vote" on a $2 trillion rescue package, which Nancy Pelosi credited Democrats for winning..

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Should Sanders Drop Out? [Video]

Should Sanders Drop Out?

Bernie Sanders embattle campaign for the Democratic nomination is pressing onward. Politico reports that Sanders is not dropping out and will remain in the race "perhaps remaining in the presidential..

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Biden Does not Want More Democrat Debates [Video]

Biden Does not Want More Democrat Debates

Business Insider reports that former Vice President Joe Biden doesn't want any more debates with Sen. Bernie Sanders. On Wednesday, Biden said he's focusing on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic...

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Tempers rise in U.S. Senate as vote nears on $2 trillion coronavirus bill [Video]

Tempers rise in U.S. Senate as vote nears on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

U.S. senators were set to vote on a $2 trillion bipartisan package of legislation to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, although critics from the right and left..

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Donald Trump announces US coronavirus economic rescue bill [Video]

Donald Trump announces US coronavirus economic rescue bill

President Donald Trump is touting an economic bill in response to the viral pandemic that has shut down businesses and crippled economies around the globe. The bill expands unemployment benefits and..

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Poll finds increased U.S. concern over COVID-19 [Video]

Poll finds increased U.S. concern over COVID-19

Seven in 10 Americans now consider the coronavirus pandemic to be "a serious threat to me and my family," according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll that shows how wide, bipartisan segments of the..

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'Help is on the way': Senate to vote on $2 trillion aid [Video]

'Help is on the way': Senate to vote on $2 trillion aid

U.S. senators were set to vote Wednesday on a $2 trillion bipartisan package of legislation to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, hoping it will become law quickly...

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Joe Biden Doesn't Want To Debate Bernie Again [Video]

Joe Biden Doesn't Want To Debate Bernie Again

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden doesn't want to debate Senator Bernie Sanders again. Biden says he's focusing on dealing with the crisis surrounding coronavirus pandemic right now. He went on to say..

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Labor Supports Biden Over Bernie [Video]

Labor Supports Biden Over Bernie

In the last ten days Joe Biden has racked up endorsements from four of the biggest and most politically influential unions. This secures Biden's status as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination...

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Half of Californians testing positive between ages 18-49: Newsom [Video]

Half of Californians testing positive between ages 18-49: Newsom

In California, where 51 people have died and 2,200 tested positive, Governor Gavin Newsom said fully half the confirmed cases were between the ages of 18 and 49, and reminded people that 'this disease..

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Senate reaches deal on $2 trillion relief package [Video]

Senate reaches deal on $2 trillion relief package

After days of tense partisan discussions, U.S.senators have reached an agreement on a massive $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Gloria Tso reports.

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Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury released from prison in Beirut: U.S. senator

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Ex-PDP leader Altaf Bukhari floats new political outfit, vows to work to restore J&K's statehood

A new party called Apni Party was launched in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with ex-PDP minister Altaf Bukhari as its president. The party will include 30 members, including 22-23..
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Former PDP leader Altaf Bukhari launches 'Jammu and Kashmir Apni party'

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Apni Party: J&K get a new political party headed by ex-PDP minister Altaf Bukhari

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Leader of Italy's Democratic Party contracts coronavirus

The leader of Italy's co-ruling Democratic Party (PD), Nicola Zingaretti, said on Saturday he had tested positive for coronavirus becoming the first senior Italian politician to be infected.
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'Open season on journalists': U.S. lawmakers want information on Saudi Khashoggi's death

Senior Republican and Democratic lawmakers renewed efforts this week to push President Donald Trump's administration to make public information about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which..
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U.S. to invoke special powers to boost production of protective gear for coronavirus

The United States will invoke special powers to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the new coronavirus, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on..
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Bernie Sanders slams Donald Trump for being non-committal on riots

Leading Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders attacked President Trump for failure on human rights leadership, saying Trump’s comment that handling the unrest over the Citizenship Amendment..
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Delhi violence: Bernie Sanders terms Trump's statement 'failure of leadership'

"Over 200 million Muslims call India home. Widespread anti-Muslim mob violence has killed at least 27 and injured many more. Trump responds by saying 'That's up to India'. This is a failure of..
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Israel's Netanyahu pulls his punches after Sanders calls him a racist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Bernie Sanders was wrong to call him a racist during a debate among contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination, but shied..
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Democrat Bernie Sanders slams Trump for selling weapons to India

“Instead of selling $3 billion in weapons to enrich Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed, the United States should be partnering with India to fight climate change,” Sanders said in a tweet, the first by..
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Nevada caucuses present new test to Democrats after chaotic Iowa contest

Nevada Democrats will host hundreds of caucuses on Saturday, the third contest in the state-by-state presidential nominating process, almost three weeks after the Iowa caucuses caused mayhem when a..
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US Congressional delegation seeks end to political detentions in Kashmir

Ami Bera, senior moderate Democrat leader and chairman of the House committee on Asia and Asia Pacific and George Holding of the Republican party met foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and other senior..
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Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia hacked Democrats' emails: lawyer

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court..
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Trump offered to pardon Assange if he cooperated over email leak, UK court hears

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court..
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On the trail: Bloomberg targeted by Democratic rivals, Biden raises money for crucial states

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates took aim on Thursday at a rival whose name has not yet appeared on the ballot in the early voting states but whose television ads have blanketed the airwaves:..
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On the trail: Democratic White House hopefuls take aim at Bloomberg

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Trump ousts two officials who testified against him in impeachment

Two days after President Donald Trump's impeachment acquittal, his administration on Friday ousted two officials - Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union..
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Democratic witness bid seems doomed in Trump trial as Murkowski says no

Another pivotal Republican announced opposition on Friday to calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's U.S. Senate impeachment trial, appearing to doom a bid by Democrats to permit testimony and..
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U.S. House committee says Pompeo agrees to testify on Iran, Iraq policy

A Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify at a public hearing on Iran and Iraq policy, after..
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Michigan governor urges broader Facebook crackdown on hate speech, citing attacks on state's lawmakers

Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on..
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Trump impeachment: Was someone tracking the U.S. ambassador in Kiev?

A top Democrat in Congress vowed on Wednesday to investigate "profoundly alarming" messages suggesting that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was subject to surveillance before President Donald..
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Democrats say measure to rein in Trump on Iran will pass Senate

U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had enough votes in the Republican-controlled Senate to pass a resolution curbing President Donald Trump's ability to wage war on Iran without congressional..
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Schumer says believes majority of U.S. Senate backs Iran war powers resolution

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Russian hackers targeted Ukrainian company at center of impeachment storm: cybersecurity firm

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U.S. House chairman 'frustrated' Pompeo refused to testify on Iran

The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday he was "disappointed and frustrated" that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had declined to testify at..
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India hopeful of winning support of Democrats on J&K

Several Republicans in the US have publicly backed India's decision to revoke the special status of what was the state of J&K. Many 'moderate' Democrat Congressmen too have reached out to the Indian..
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U.S. senators back bill to provide $3.3 billion for Israel

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to provide $3.3 billion in annual aid to Israel, seeking to put into law an aid agreement between the two countries reached in..
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U.S. lawmakers divided over Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote

Trump administration officials failed to convince Democratic U.S. lawmakers, and some Republicans, on Wednesday that an imminent threat had justified the killing of a top Iranian military commander,..
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U.S. lawmakers predict passage of bill backing China's Uighurs

Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump..
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With legislation threatened, Trump administration to brief Congress on Iran crisis

Trump administration officials will brief the U.S. Congress on Wednesday on the killing of an Iranian commander that has sparked a new Middle East crisis, as Democrats push for legislation to rein in..
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'World cannot afford war': U.S. Democrats respond to Iran missile strike

Democrats in the U.S. Congress and some of the party's presidential contenders warned on Tuesday about escalating conflict in the Middle East after Iran launched a retaliatory missile strike against..
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More briefings set for U.S. Congress on Iraq-Iran: House aides

Trump administration officials will provide a classified briefing on developments in Iraq and Iran on Tuesday at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT) for congressional leaders and Republican and Democratic leaders of..
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Pompeo defends U.S. killing of Iranian as Democrats ask 'Why now?'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to kill Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, as Democratic lawmakers questioned whether the action was..
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Pompeo defends 'clear' U.S. intelligence assessment of risk posed by Soleimani

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended the intelligence assessment that led the United States to kill Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, as Democratic lawmakers questioned..
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White House gives lawmakers formal notice of Iraq strike amid complaints from Democrats

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