Democratic Party

Future of the Democrats : Politics
When his constituents tweeted for help digging out of a 2010 blizzard, Newark Mayor Cory Booker took to the streets with a shovel.

6 strange ways Cory Booker helps his constituents [Updated]

The 43-year-old Democrat will help you propose to your girlfriend, shovel your driveway in a snowstorm, and patrol your streets until 4 a.m.

Future of the Democrats : The List
"Tell everybody back home I'm sorry I let 'em down, OK?"

The rise and fall of Jesse Jackson Jr.: 3 lessons

The former congressman and son of famed civil rights leader Jesse Jackson pleads guilty to siphoning campaign funds for personal use

Future of the Democrats : Burning Question
A shoo-in?

Can anyone stop Cory Booker in New Jersey's 2014 Senate race?

Octogenarian Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) isn't running for re-election in 2014, seemingly leaving the door wide open for Newark's notable mayor

Future of the Democrats : Analysis
Some party members say Nancy Pelosi would not be able to secure the moderate candidates necessary for the Democrats to win back the House in 2012.

Yes, Leader Pelosi, we have a spending problem

Democrats seem to think America's budget woes can be solved without slashing entitlement spending. They couldn't be more wrong

Future of the Democrats : Politics
Conservatives are trying to use Hillary Clinton's words against her with a #whatdifferencedoesitmake hashtag.

Will Hillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony come back to haunt her?

Conservatives certainly hope so

Future of the Democrats : Politics
Joe Biden is apparently "intoxicated" by the prospect of a 2016 presidential bid.

Joe Biden and the perils of the permanent campaign

America needs to focus on solving problems today rather than amusing ourselves with speculation of who might solve them tomorrow

Future of the Democrats : The List
If Joe Biden were elected the nation's 45th president, he'd be 74 years old when he assumed office.

4 reasons Joe Biden won't be elected president in 2016

The vice president has left some observers convinced he's gearing up for another White House bid. Not everyone likes his chances, though

Future of the Democrats : Politics
The Democratic Party: Pulled in two different directions?

Would entitlement cuts spark a Democratic civil war?

Looming budget battles could divide the Democratic Party's moderates and liberals

Future of the Democrats : Politics
If John Kerry is tapped for secretary of state, Democrats might lose his Senate seat to a Republican.

Why does Obama keep raiding the Senate for his cabinet?

Not since FDR has a president transformed this many senators into secretaries

Future of the Democrats : Analysis
The Senate Banking Committee will add Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and two other members to its team.

Is Elizabeth Warren going to go after the big banks?

The anti-Wall Street crusader is on track to get a plum spot on the Senate Banking Committee

Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
Stephen Colbert: Comic. Super PAC pioneer. Senator?

Should Stephen Colbert actually run for Senate?

The satirist would be less of a joke than some members of Congress

Future of the Democrats : Analysis
Inevitable? Even 23 percent of Republicans would back a Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2016.

Proof that Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016?

Everybody is speculating over Hillary's future — and her backers may have tipped their hand by producing what is essentially Clinton's first 2016 campaign ad

Future of the Democrats : The List
Newark's Cory Booker: Empathetic mayor, or political panderer?

Cory Booker's food stamp challenge: 3 lessons

The popular Newark mayor vows to spend a week eating off of only $4 a day. What's he trying to prove?

Future of the Democrats : Politics
Ashley Judd: Hollywood star. Kentucky Wildcats fan. Democratic Senate hopeful?

Could Ashley Judd beat Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014?

The actress and advocate for liberal causes is considering a run for Senate in solidly red Kentucky

Future of the Democrats : The List
President Obama has a beer with patrons at the Pump Haus Pub and Grill in Waterloo, Iowa: The president has arguably made it cool to be liberal again.

Why liberal is no longer a dirty word

In the Reagan era, conservatives successfully made "liberal" sound like an insult. Now more and more voters are proudly embracing the term

Future of the Democrats : The List
Revelers dressed in rainbow costumes celebrate the success of Washington state's referendum legalizing gay marriage.

Liberal America's big Election Night: 4 major victories

Voters swung dramatically toward liberal causes, the icing on the cake for progressives in an election that secured another four years for President Obama

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