Incumbent Mayor Vince Gray concedes defeat in Democratic primary
April 1st, 2014
03:53 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Incumbent Mayor Vince Gray concedes defeat in Democratic primary

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Washington, D.C. Mayor Vince Gray will not win a second term in office.

The mayor, who has been dogged by ethics questions since his first campaign in 2010, conceded defeat early Wednesday morning to D.C. council member Muriel Bowser in the district's Democratic primary. And shortly after Gray's remarks, Bowser claimed victory in the primary contest.

According to the District of Columbia Board of Elections, Bowser captured 44% of the vote, compared to Gray's 33% with 127 out of 143 precincts reporting.

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For 2016, Democrats hunt for a convention city
February 25th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
2 months ago

For 2016, Democrats hunt for a convention city

Washington (CNN) – As many as three dozen mayors from Atlanta to Sacramento received a letter earlier this month inquiring whether their cities were interested in hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

It was no small request.

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February 14th, 2014
12:22 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama rallies House Democrats

Washington (CNN) - President Obama visited the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Maryland on Friday, delivering what amounted to a quick 10-minute version of his State of the Union Speech, and thanking lawmakers for sticking with him through some tough legislative battles.

Telling the gathering of congressional Democrats that he’s “proud” of them, Obama repeatedly praised the group for their unity on legislative fights with the House Republican majority.

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Poll: Record percentage of Americans say they're independents
January 8th, 2014
11:00 AM ET
3 months ago

Poll: Record percentage of Americans say they're independents

(CNN) - The percentage of Americans who identify themselves as political independents is at an all-time high and the number who identify as Republicans is at an all-time low, according to new numbers by Gallup.

Forty-two percent of Americans identified themselves as independents last year, the highest level Gallup's measured since it switched from in-person to telephone interviews a quarter century ago.

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Filed under: Democratic Party • Democrats • independents • Polls • Republican • Republican Party
From the "war on women" to the war with women
October 25th, 2013
04:45 PM ET
6 months ago

From the "war on women" to the war with women

Washington (CNN) – The Democratic Party is waging a battle. They want to take back the House in the 2014 midterms and maintain their majority in the Senate. And one political front is with women.

In recent years the Democratic Party has enjoyed a political advantage with women as more of them have voted for Democrats.

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Party politics in the blame game over shutdown
October 1st, 2013
01:26 PM ET
7 months ago

Party politics in the blame game over shutdown

Updated 10/1/2013 at 2:26pm

Washington (CNN) - It's Day One of the government shutdown and both political parties are blaming each other.

After the Democratic-controlled Senate voted on Tuesday for a fourth time to reject a measure passed by the Republican dominated House to dismantle the new health care law, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid once again blamed the shutdown on the GOP.
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Five reasons immigration reform isn't close to the finish line
July 11th, 2013
05:09 PM ET
9 months ago

Five reasons immigration reform isn't close to the finish line

Washington (CNN) - Two weeks ago, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill on a 68-32 vote, with 14 Republicans joining the Democratic majority to send the measure drafted by a bipartisan "Gang of Eight" to the GOP-controlled House.

President Barack Obama pushed for the House to quickly take up the measure that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants living illegally in the country while bolstering security along the Mexican border.

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Photo: President Obama watches first lady's speech on TV with daughters
September 4th, 2012
11:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Photo: President Obama watches first lady's speech on TV with daughters

(CNN) - President Barack Obama watched the first lady's speech at Charlotte's Democratic National Convention on television with daughters, Malia and Sasha, in the Treaty Room of the White House Tuesday.

Michelle Obama made a personal case for her husband's second term saying the president, "knows the American Dream because he's lived it."

The White House released an official photograph of the president and his daughters.

An Obama campaign official said Obama had dinner with his daughters, where they talked about their first day of school, before watching the speech together.

Earlier in the day, Obama campaigned in Virginia.

Democrats in Tampa: What did Romney build?
August 28th, 2012
09:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats in Tampa: What did Romney build?

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Democrats wasted no time on Tuesday trying to undercut Republicans as they began their convention, attacking a key GOP message before party luminaries took the spotlight in Tampa.

Republicans aggressively pushed their convention theme, "We Built It," while Democrats sought to turn it back on Mitt Romney, who was affirmed as the nominee by a roll call of delegates in the first significant moments of the event.

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Democrats push for inclusion of DREAM Act in party platform
August 9th, 2012
03:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats push for inclusion of DREAM Act in party platform

(CNN) - Rep. Martin Heinrich, who is battling for a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico, joined other Senate candidates Thursday urging the Democratic Party to include the DREAM Act in its convention platform.

"This is the right time for this opportunity, because the convention only comes along every four years," Heinrich said on a conference call with reporters. "This is the right time, given the leadership the president has shown in recent months on the issue."
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