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Politics: Democratic Campaigns

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USA Today

Sen. Joe Lieberman and a busload of reporters chronicling his perilous political future are driving away, but the conversations at Danbury's annual Italian Festival over paper plates loaded with lasagna continue to be all about Iraq.

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AP

"They're not taking care of America. They're bankrupting our country and failing to address the problems," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said. "Democrats know we must stop passing on debt to our children and start doing what'

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AP

Intent on seizing control of Congress, Democrats want to keep the focus on President Bush's missteps in Iraq. Yet the war is fracturing the party in a handful of House and Senate races. Senate primary fights in Connecticut and Washington state

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Reuters

Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000 now challenged for supporting the Iraq war, said he would run for re-election as an independent if he loses his party's primary. Lieberman, 64, said he plans t

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USA Today

Americans are paying unusually close attention to the congressional elections in November, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, and they are more inclined to deliver big gains to Democrats than in any year since Republicans swept to control of the House an

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Christian Science Monitor

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D) of California said the party had already discussed Iraq in its "Real Security" agenda, but then confirmed, "We don't even have a party position on the war. We don't ask members to do one t

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LA Times

Mark Parkinson got his start in Republican politics at age 19, as precinct committeeman. He served 6 years as a Republican state legislator, eventually becoming state Republican chairman. But 2 weeks, ago, Parkinson announced he was running for

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Reuters

Hillary Rodham Clinton was heckled, John Kerry got multiple standing ovations and the Democratic rift over the way forward in Iraq was on full display at a conference of liberal activists. Shouts of "troops out" and "bring them home

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USA Today

International bribery schemes hatched in fancy hotels outside the nation's capital. Wads of cash in foil-wrapped bundles in a congressman's freezer. A Saturday night raid by federal agents on Capitol Hill. [Like there's a Party difference

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OpEd News

[The problem lies within ourselves.] This could be the most dangerous period of Bush's reign. The carefully layered walls of Bush's bubble are disintegrating as the outer layers of purchased politicos are beginning to peel away, revealing th

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Raw Story

Democratic leaders, increasinly confident they will seize control of the House in November, are laying plans for a legislative blitz during the first week in power that would raise the minimum wage, roll back back of the Republican prescription drug

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Washington Post

For months the Democrats have resisted calls from their liberal base to more aggressively challenge President Bush. Now a maverick senator has forced his party and Congress to confront the question of whether Bush should be punished for ordering warr

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Associated Press

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has turned to the masterminds behind her husband's 1992 presidential victory—James Carville and Paul Begal—to raise money needed to keep her in the Senate and possibly help finance a White House run of her own.

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Washington Post

Federal investigators are targeting the Democratic congressman for allegedly demanding cash and other favors for himself and relatives, in exchange for using his congressional clout to arrange African business deals. A former aide recently

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