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Democrats struggling to stem the tide

From Protests To The Polls, Democrats Rebuild The Party Through Local Elections

The anti-Trump resistance faced the first of many post-Trump electoral tests this past week, with Democrats fighting for four state senate seats, one in Delaware and three in Connecticut.

March 3, 2017
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Salem, Oregon, U.S., May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Sanders Feeling The Money Burn As Fundraising Slows

Sanders has seen his fundraising slow as the July 25 Democratic National Convention looms, despite continuing to amass primary victories. The Vermont senator’s April fundraising haul was a 70 percent drop from his $46 million March.

May 21, 2016

Grassroots Democracy Building in Iowa

For “people power” to be more than a cliche shouted out at rallies, it has to do something — such as dream, wrestle, and rule. That pretty well defines this remarkable, grassroots group of people-power doers who’ve come together under in Iowa

September 23, 2015

Tea Party Groups Raise Huge Sums Of Money For Next Election Cycle

Most people are well aware that the allegedly grassroots tea party movement has significant backing from big money. But how much will the tea partiers be able to influence upcoming elections? Based on recently released financial reports for some of the largest tea party-affiliated groups, a whole lot. Politico reports: The groups — Americans for […]

October 3, 2011

Republican Business Lobbies and Tea Party Disagree On Debt Plan

The debt ceiling debate continues to reveal a deep rift in the the Republican Party between the business elite (including former Bush Administration officials who raised the ceiling without controversy or chaos) and the grassroots, anti-establishment Tea Party base. The split — which pits a single-minded focus on keeping business running smoothly against a single-minded […]

July 26, 2011

Bachmann and Palin: Rivals?

It’s become increasingly unclear whether the Republican presidential primary has enough space for not one, but two female folk heroes of the Tea Party: Rep. Michele Bachmann’s prospective 2012 campaign appears increasingly set on a collision course with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The coming confrontation is being driven by a belief in Bachmann’s camp that […]

June 8, 2011