Democrat Cynthia McKinney, Georgia's first African American congresswoman, lost her primary run-off race, paying a price for strident rhetoric and a failure to galvanize supporters. Her opponent, Hank Johnson, won 59% of the vote in Georgi
Sen. Joe Lieberman filed to run for re-election in November as an independent, saying it would be "irresponsible and inconsistent with my principles" to quit. [What quit? You got beat.]
According to a close Lieberman adviser, the President's political guru, Karl Rove, has reached out to the Lieberman camp with a message straight from the Oval Office: "The boss wants to help. Whatever we can do, we will do."
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.
"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'
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
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
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
Senate and House Democrats, optimistic about their election-year prospects, have more money in the bank for the midterm contests than their Republican counterparts.
Mr. Kerry has found his resolve. But it has not made his fellow Democrats any happier. They fear the latest evolution of Mr. Kerry's views on Iraq may now complicate their hopes of taking back a majority in Congress in 2006.
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
James Webb, a former Navy secretary during the Reagan administration, won a rough Democratic primary fight. Webb, a former Republican who switched parties over his opposition to the Iraq war, defeated Democratic lobbyist Harris Miller after winning t
[What would it be like now if you had elected libertarians 4 years ago?] Democratic House and Senate leaders are planning to reduce the cost of student loans and prescription drugs, raise the minimum wage and develop alternative fuels if they win ba
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
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**Q
Republicans are 3 steps from a November shellacking each a grim possibility if habitually divided Democrats get their acts together. First: Voters must focus on the national landscape. Second: Voters must be so angry at Washington and politics in gen
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
Since the incumbents from neither Party seem predisposed to rapidly ending the war, the solution is to rid both parties of incumbents.
[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
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
"We know that there's a hurricane coming, and it's going to hit the Republicans in November [elections]," says Charlie Cook of the non-partisan Cook Political Report. "We're just trying to figure out how big this thing is.*
"The men were taken away and the women were screaming and crying, and I just remember thinking: this was exactly what Saddam used to do - and now we're doing it." 'If you start looking at them as humans, then how are you gonna kill
A majority of voters will support Democratic Party candidates this year. 51% of respondents would back the Democratic contender in their congressional district. The Republican Party is second with 41%. At least 15 Republican seats will be lost in Co
While only 2 Democrats in the Senate have embraced Sen. Russ Feingold's call for censuring President Bush, the idea is increasing his standing among many Democratic voters as he ponders a bid for the party's presidential nomination in 2008.
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
Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont entered Connecticut's US Senate race to challenge Sen. Joe Lieberman for the Democratic nomination. Lamont's challenge is the first Lieberman has faced from within his party during his 18 years in office.
The people of "these United States are going to stand up and take our country back," former Vice President Al Gore said at a Florida Democratic Party fund-raiser at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion. "Let's start right here in
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.
After months of trying unsuccessfully to develop a plan on the war in Iraq, Democratic Party leaders are beginning to coalesce around a nebulous plan to begin a quick withdrawal of US troops and install them elsewhere in the region, where they could
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