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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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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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Coronavirus gets political on eve of SC primary [Video]Coronavirus gets political on eve of SC primary

U.S. Democratic presidential contenders in South Carolina criticized the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak, which expanded to six new countries and sent global stock markets..

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Pelosi Declines If She'll Support Democratic Frontrunner [Video]Pelosi Declines If She'll Support Democratic Frontrunner

Speaker Nancy Peloso declined to say if she would support the Democratic frontrunner without a majority of delegates. She said: “The people will speak and that’s what we’re listening to.”..

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Trump wins bid to block McGahn testimony [Video]Trump wins bid to block McGahn testimony

A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a major legal victory on Friday by dismissing a Democratic-led congressional panel's lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena for testimony from former..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

Sanders slams Trump over coronavirus response [Video]Sanders slams Trump over coronavirus response

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders blasted President Donald Trump and his administration's handling of the coronavirus outbreak on the eve of South Carolina's fourth-in-the-nation nominating contest on..

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Biden Gets Fundraising Boost [Video]Biden Gets Fundraising Boost

Joe Biden has gotten a big boost from a top Hollywood fundraiser. The fundraiser is James Costos, a former HBO executive and major Democratic donor. He served as ambassador to Spain during the Obama..

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Biden Says He Was Never Arrested In South Africa [Video]Biden Says He Was Never Arrested In South Africa

During his campaign for the Democratic Nomination, Joe Biden said he was arrested during a 70's congressional delegation trip to South Africa. On Friday, Biden admitted his recent claims were false...

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Pompeo grilled on Soleimani's killing, transparency [Video]Pompeo grilled on Soleimani's killing, transparency

Democratic congressman Andy Levin asks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to show him on a map "which of our embassies were under threat of imminent attack so that you had to kill general Soleimani..

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Pence at CPAC gears up for 2020 election [Video]Pence at CPAC gears up for 2020 election

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) said the Republican Party and America 'need four more years of Donald Trump in the White House.'

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Chuck Schumer Calls Trump's $2.5 Billion Coronavirus Spending Package 'Pathetic' [Video]Chuck Schumer Calls Trump's $2.5 Billion Coronavirus Spending Package 'Pathetic'

President Donald Trump defended his response to the coronavirus outbreak after a lot of criticism. Health officials worry that a new emergency spending proposal is not enough to protect the country..

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Pelosi calls Trump's response to coronavirus 'opaque and often chaotic' [Video]Pelosi calls Trump's response to coronavirus 'opaque and often chaotic'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during her weekly news conference blasted the Trump administration for vacancies in critical parts of the administration that would deal with health emergencies such as the..

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GOP activists urge vote for Sanders in South Carolina [Video]GOP activists urge vote for Sanders in South Carolina

Republican activists in South Carolina are urging GOP voters to do the seemingly unthinkable: support U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ bid for the White House in the state’s Democratic primary on..

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Wall St. extends plunge as coronavirus spreads [Video]Wall St. extends plunge as coronavirus spreads

U.S. stocks tumbled for a sixth consecutive session as the rapid spread of coronavirus fueled global economic growth fears. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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'Let's not be silly' -Pelosi pushes back on Trump's reasons for market drop [Video]'Let's not be silly' -Pelosi pushes back on Trump's reasons for market drop

House speaker Nancy Pelosi during her weekly news conference disagreed with U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that the stock market drop was due, in part, to Tuesday's Democratic presidential..

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Trump blames stock drop on Democratic candidates, coronavirus [Video]Trump blames stock drop on Democratic candidates, coronavirus

When asked by a reporter during a news conference Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump attributed the drop in the stock market to both the Democratic presidential field and the spread of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Trump: media trying to make 'caronavirus' look bad [Video]Trump: media trying to make 'caronavirus' look bad

U.S. President Donald Trump accused two cable TV channels of presenting the danger from the coronavirus in as bad a light as possible and upsetting financial markets, as public health officials warned..

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U.S. House passes federal anti-lynching bill [Video]U.S. House passes federal anti-lynching bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of designating lynching a federal hate crime.

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Biden gets key endorsement ahead of South Carolina primary [Video]Biden gets key endorsement ahead of South Carolina primary

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday secured the endorsement of James Clyburn, an influential black congressman from the early-voting state of South Carolina, which could prove pivotal to..

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Dem voters increasingly say Sanders best to beat Trump: poll [Video]Dem voters increasingly say Sanders best to beat Trump: poll

A Reuters-Ipsos poll found 26% of Democrats and independents polled Feb. 17-25 said they believed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the strongest Democrat in a head-to-head matchup with Republican..

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Biden Launches Massive Super Tuesday Ad Campaign [Video]Biden Launches Massive Super Tuesday Ad Campaign

Joe Biden’s campaign is launching advertising in Super Tuesday states. The small ad buy leaves the former vice president significantly outmatched by most of his Democratic rivals. 14 states prepare..

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Biden Wins Key South Carolina Endorsement [Video]Biden Wins Key South Carolina Endorsement

Rep. James Clyburn is the godfather of South Carolina Democratic politics. He announced his support for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign Wednesday. This gives the former vice president a crucial..

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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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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

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 been blanketing the..
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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

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he believed a majority of 51 U.S. senators will approve a war powers resolution to block President Donald Trump from further military action,..
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Russian hackers targeted Ukrainian company at center of impeachment storm: cybersecurity firm

Russian military hackers tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, had a seat on the board, a U.S. cybersecurity..
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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..
Reuters - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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

The White House sent to Congress on Saturday formal notification of Friday's U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, congressional aides said, amid complaints from Democrats that President..
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U.S. Democratic contenders condemn Iran strike, warn of war

Democratic presidential contenders on Friday condemned the air strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, saying President Donald Trump's decision was reckless and could lead the..
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Democratic White House contenders condemn Trump's strike against Iranian commander, warn of war

Democratic presidential contenders on Friday condemned the air strike that killed prominent Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, saying President Donald Trump's decision was reckless and could..
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Trump does not have authority to go to war with Iran: Schumer

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that President Donald Trump does not have the authority to go to war with Iran without congressional authorization, and said he should have consulted..
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Croatian president, former PM in presidential run-off on Jan. 5

The Socialist Democrats' candidate and former prime minister Zoran Milanovic came first in the first round of Croatia's presidential election, the State Electoral Commission said on Sunday after 99% of..
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Opposition candidate Milanovic leads in Croat presidential race

The Socialist Democrats' candidate and former prime minister Zoran Milanovic was leading in the first round of Croatia's presidential election, the State Electoral Commission said on Sunday after 58%..
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Democrat stalwarts back Jayapal as New Delhi insists she tried to crash meeting with Jaishankar


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India-US partnership can only succeed if it is rooted in honest dialogue: Warren

The partnership between India and the US will “only succeed if it is rooted in honest dialogue and shared respect” for religious pluralism, democracy and human rights, top American Senator and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rift between progressive Democrats in US and Modi government out in open

The reported cancellation of a meeting between Jaishankar and the House Foreign Affairs Committee chaired by New York Democrat Eliot Engel made news on the Hill even on Impeachment Day given the..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. defense policy bill requires nuclear power inspections for Saudi Arabia: sources

Saudi Arabia and other countries seeking to use U.S. technology to develop nuclear power plants must agree to comprehensive U.N. inspections under legislation to be included in the defense policy bill..
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Biden campaign attacks Trump policy on Saudi Arabia, North Korea

Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign launched new attacks on Donald Trump on Sunday, advocating a re-evaluation of U.S.-Saudi relations and calling North Korea's apparent weapons test a "rebuke"..
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Hong Kong sees biggest protests since democrats' election boost

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged Hong Kong on Sunday in the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month that boosted the pro-democracy movement seeking to curb..
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At Iowa event, Biden gets into spat over Ukraine

On a day when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sought to fortify his foreign policy credentials in his quest to take on Donald Trump next year, he mixed it up with an Iowa voter over his..
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Biden endorsed by John Kerry, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday won the endorsement of former Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, a high-profile show of support.
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Biden video says world leaders are laughing at Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is attacking President Donald Trump as a laughingstock among world leaders in a new video that has gone viral.
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Finnish PM expected to quit after coalition partner says it no longer trusts him

Finland's Centre Party, part of the five-party coalition government, said on Tuesday it had lost confidence in Social Democrat Prime Minister Antti Rinne, a move that looks likely to force him to..
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Finnish Centre Party says has lost confidence in coalition PM Rinne

Finland's Centre Party, part of the ruling five-party coalition, said on Tuesday it had lost confidence in Social Democrat Prime Minister Antti Rinne, in a move that will likely force him to resign.
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U.S. senators want Turkey sanctioned over Russia missile system: letter

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen called on the Trump administration on Monday to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense..
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Trump re-election campaign to deny credentials to Bloomberg News reporters

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Monday it will no longer issue press credentials to reporters working for Bloomberg News, the agency owned by Democratic presidential hopeful..
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North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing death

North Korea's state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader, calling the Democratic presidential candidate "a rabid dog" that..
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