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What The Democrats Need To Do To Retake The House In 2018

For most of this decade, Democrats have not understood why they keep losing the U.S. House and state legislatures to Republican super-majorities. It’s not because American voters have moved to the right. The biggest single reason the GOP has that outsized grip on power is because they outsmarted Democrats when drawing political maps in 2011 for U.S. House races and state legislatures.

July 15, 2017
Sean Hannity

How The Murder Of A DNC Staffer Turned Into A Right-Wing Conspiracy

he first right-wing version of the conspiracy theory was about confirming right-wing allegations against the Clinton Foundation. On July 13, conspiracy theory website WhatDoesItMean.com (previously cited by pro-Trump media) ran a piece, sourced to the Kremlin, claiming that Rich thought he was on his way to meet with the FBI about the Clinton Foundation when a “hit team” put in place by the Clintons killed him.

July 11, 2017
DNC, Perez, Grassroots

New DNC Chair Perez Promises Renewed Focus On Grassroots

His goal as party chair, Perez said in his opening remarks, is “organize, organize, organize.” Like his fellow candidates, Perez emphasized the need for Democrats to contest races up and down the ballot and all around the country, from school board to Congress.

February 26, 2017
Michael Moore, Anti-Trump

Resisting Trump Is Easy With Michael Moore’s 10-Point Plan

Moore recently unleashed “The Michael Moore Easy-to-Follow 10-Point Plan to Stop Trump,” which contains Moore’s list of tactics for resisters all over the country to take on. Part of Moore’s plan is to take over the Democratic Party, which means to him getting Congressman Keith Ellison elected to head the DNC when it meets this Saturday, February 25.

February 22, 2017
A woman is silhouetted against a projected image of the Democratic National Committee during its Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting in Washington May 31, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Does The Race For Democratic Party Leader Matter?

The awkward confrontation between Democrats’ old guard and a rebellious set of young activists is an apt metaphor for the party’s current conundrum as it tries to respond to the populist angst rippling through America.

February 21, 2017
Ellison, DNC

It’s Time To Change The Democratic Party

The race for Democratic National Committee chair is not just about who has the glamour and skills to turn around a party that spent more than $1 billion last year, lost more than 1,000 statewide and congressional seats during Obama’s presidency, and has the least power in 75 years. It’s about how that turnaround will be done.

February 13, 2017
Can the Democratic Party mobilize energy that drove Women's March?

How To Save The Democratic Party So It Can Save The World

Author and Harvard government professor Theda Skocpol argues that the Democratic Party is our best — and possibly only — hope to combat the “strong possibility of a long-term authoritarian right turn in US politics.”

February 5, 2017
Sanders

Bernie Sanders Announces Nationwide Pre-Inauguration Protest

Sanders has been appointed by Chuck Schumer to be the new leader of outreach for the Senate Democrats. During the January 15 Day of Resistance, the Vermont senator is encouraging legislators to rally their constituents in their home districts, as opposed to marching on Washington.

January 5, 2017
Ellison

Here Come The Anti-Muslim Attacks On Keith Ellison

Conservatives are regurgitating attacks linking Ellison to Farrakhan that were first leveled at him during his first run for Congress in 2006.

November 18, 2016
Supporters and delegates in the "Bernie Revolution" walk out after Clinton was nominated during the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

The Myths That Cost Democrats The Election

The problem this election season has been that liberal Democrats—just like too many Republicans—have been consumed by provably false conspiracy theories. In other words, just like the conservatives they belittle, they have been inside a media bubble that blocked them from reality.

November 14, 2016
DNC asks judge to sanction GOP over Trump's comments

Democrats Ask Judge To Sanction Republicans Over Trump

The DNC accused Republicans in a court filing of violating a longstanding consent decree, which restricts Republicans’ ability to question voters at the polls and prevent those people from casting a ballot.

October 28, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders stand together during a campaign rally where Sanders endorsed Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Bernie Sanders Makes Powerful Case For Continuing The Revolution — Under A Clinton Administration

Sanders urged his supporters not to see a Clinton presidency as an end to the political revolution. “The day after the election, we don’t sit back and say, well, Clinton is president,” Sanders said. He insisted the next step is to “mobilize our people” and make sure the government “moves forward with an agenda that helps transform this country.”

October 24, 2016
Assange

Wikileaks’ Assange ‘Super Happy’ Over DNC Leaks Fallout

Assange, who remains in open hiding at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, said the release of nearly 20,000 DNC emails last month was “great fun.” The document dump on Wikileaks, a whistleblower website, showed party officials discussing ways to hurt the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, including conversations on whether the Vermont senator’s Jewish faith should be publically questioned. The immediate fallout claimed several resignations at the DNC, including chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was absent from the Democratic National Convention.

August 7, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks offstage after delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016 in response to the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

New Polls Show Trouble For Trump In Three Key States

According to the latest polling, Democrat Hillary Clinton holds commanding leads in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan– three states that Trump hoped to attract with his populist economic message.

August 4, 2016

Watch Hillary Clinton Answer Nearly 40 Years Of Sexism

Think Clinton’s “trust issue” started this election cycle? Think again. She’s been forced to talk about it for nearly four decades.

August 3, 2016
Delegates wave banners to greet former U.S, President Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking.

The Populist Insurgency Is Ratcheting Up

What an amazing Democratic primary season it was! And we now have this happy result: WE WON! “We” being the millions of young people, mad-as-hell working stiffs, independents, deep-rooted progressives, and other “outsiders” who felt The Bern and forged a new, game-changing, populist force of, by, and for grassroots Americans.

August 3, 2016
Humayun Khan

Why The Khan Feud Is Disastrous For Trump’s Campaign

“Nobody minds when he attacks other politicians; in fact, they like it. He’s instilling an ­accountability that doesn’t exist. But they don’t like it when he goes after real people, and they wish he would stop,” said GOP pollster Frank Luntz

August 3, 2016

Senior Democratic National Committee Officials Resign

The resignations of DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey, Communications Director Luis Miranda and Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall were announced by interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile.

August 2, 2016

Warren Buffett — ‘Under Audit, Too’– Challenges Trump To Release His Taxes

“I’ll bring my tax return, he can bring his tax return … and let people ask us questions about the items that are on there,” he continued, before arguing that Trump must be “afraid” of what voters would see in his taxes.

August 2, 2016
Khizr Khan speaks during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Trump Campaign Asks For Capitol Hill’s Help In Khan Controversy

Rob Wasinger, a onetime congressional candidate who has been working for the Trump camp on congressional outreach, sent an email to senior Senate aides saying, “We want to get several member statements out today on this, and would really appreciate your help.”

August 2, 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a personal send-off for members of the Russian Olympic team at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Donald Trump: Traitor, Liar, Danger to the World?

It seems increasingly, frighteningly possible that the U.S. presidential election may very well be influenced by Russian president Vladimir Putin. Were a Democratic politician embroiled in this mess, Trumpites would be lobbing accusations of treason with gusto.

August 2, 2016
Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski sings the U.S. National Anthem on the floor during the first session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Who Could Defend Trump’s Comments About The Khan Family? Well…

Roger Stone’s tweet links to an article on a low-budget conspiracy site that accuses Mr. Khan of having links to groups planning a “military conquest” of the U.S., and shamelessly suggests that Mr. Khan’s son, Humayun Khan, may have been planning a suicide attack on his fellow soldiers.

August 1, 2016
Commander-in-chief test

The DNC Vs. The RNC: 10 Major Differences

The RNC had Scott Baio. The DNC had Meryl Streep. No contest.

August 1, 2016
Khizr Khan, who's son Humayun (L) was killed serving in the U.S. Army, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Trump Denounced For Response To Slain Soldier’s Father

Avid Twitter user Donald Trump is feeling the wrath of his favorite medium as thousands mock the Republican candidate for president for his suggestion to the father of a slain soldier that he’s made many sacrifices in his wealthy existence.

July 31, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns with vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) along with former president Bill Clinton at East High School in Youngstown, Ohio, July 30, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Clinton Leads Trump By 6 Points After Democratic Confab: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Clinton held a 6-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted the Democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 election.

July 31, 2016