Mr. Hackett said Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Harry Reid (D-NV), the same party leaders who persuaded him to enter the Senate race, had pushed him to step aside so that Rep. Sherrod Brown, could take on the Republican incumbent.
Democrats are positioned for gains in governors' races in November and could capture governorships in many big battleground states, giving the party an early edge in the 2008 fight for the White House.
A Pew Research survey finds Democrats with "a sizable lead in the congressional horse race and an advantage on most major issues." In a generic ballot, Democrats lead by 50% to 41% among registered voters and retain "a huge advantage o
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid wrote at least 4 letters helpful to Indian tribes represented by Jack Abramoff, and the senator’s staff regularly had contact with the disgraced lobbyist’s team about legislation affecting other clients. The activi
Cindy Sheehan, the anti- Iraq war activist whose son was killed in the conflict there, put an end to speculation that she would launch a long-shot bid to become a U.S. senator from California.
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco warned state lawmakers that corruption could no longer be tolerated as the area rebuilds from the Hurricane Katrina disaster and vowed to "play hardball" with Washington over oil and gas revenues.
Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, has been actively considering a campaign after criticizing Feinstein for refusing to call for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
At least 10 veterans of the Iraq war are running for Congress, all but one as Democrats, in what amounts to an open challenge to both President Bush's policies in Iraq and the traditional Republican advantage on national security issues.
The major Senate Democratic fundraising committee has pulled millions of dollars ahead of its Republican counterpart despite the solid GOP Senate majority and the fundraising advantages of incumbency.
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, who rose to national prominence as the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, appears likely to face a serious primary challenge this year that could measure the depth of his party's discontent over the Iraq
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said she was considering running for office against Sen. Diane Feinstein while she waited for the California lawmaker to back a filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid has no plans to return about $61,000 in political donations from clients of Jack Abramoff, the super lobbyist who has pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges.
Senator Clinton's support for the war in Iraq has outraged many liberal activists who are warning of retribution, including a primary challenge to her re-election campaign, but they are struggling to bring meaningful pressure to bear on a politic
The 9th straight year the minimum wage has remained frozen at $5.15 an hour. Democrats are preparing ballot initiatives in states across the country to boost turnout of Democratic-leaning voters in 2006.
President Bush calls indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff "an equal money dispenser'' who helped politicians of both parties. Campaign donation records show Republicans [who are in charge] were a lot more equal than Democrats.
A jury yesterday convicted a former national Republican official of two telephone harassment charges for his role in a phone-jamming plot against New Hampshire Democrats on Election Day 2002.
Former Minnesota Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, whose insurgent campaign toppled a sitting president in 1968 and forced the Democratic Party to take seriously his message against the Vietnam War, has died. Murtha reloaded?
"I hope this is the beginning of the end of Iowa and New Hampshire's dominant role," said Michigan Sen. Carl Levin, who forced the creation of the primary commission in the last presidential cycle.
A Vietnam veteran said that he felt, "like Murtha, [that] we should stop [the war] and bring them home and get them out of there." One Army veteran of World War II applauded Murtha's candid assessment of the absence of progress in Iraq,
House Democratic leaders will try to block any effort by members to adopt an official Democratic Caucus position on the Iraq war, recognizing such a move would highlight internal party differences and invite new political troubles.
The "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean predicted that his party will propose a withdrawl of National Guard and Reserve troops immediately, and al
Hillary Clinton has been an open supporter of the war in Iraq, she now finds just about everyone else in the Democratic Party beating the drum for a hasty retreat. With presidential aspirations, Clinton finds herself in the position of maintaining
Flyers were also thrown down from the balcony, accusing Democrats and Republicans of being alike when it comes to Iraq policy...and condemning Senator Clinton for voting for Iraq invasion in 2002.
Republicans plan to use the vast problems caused by illegal immigration to try and divide Americans voting in next year's midterm election, Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean.
I had the chance to talk with some of the D. N. C.’s finest, including Howard Dean’s National Finance Chairman for his past Presidential race, Terry Lierman, Christine Pelosi, daughter of famed Democratic national House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi,
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) called for the U.S. to begin reducing the number of troops in Iraq following the country's Dec. 15 elections. The senator parsed his words carefully, clearly articulating he was not advocating a full withdrawal, agreeing
Democrats cleaned up big in off-year elections from New Jersey to California, sinking the candidate who embraced President Bush in the final days of the Virginia governor's campaign. They also turned back all four of GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg