Democrats

  • President Trump calls Democrats ‘treasonous’

    During a speech in a manufacturing plant in Cincinnati, Ohio, President Donald Trump called Democrats “treasonous” for their reactions to his State of the Union address. Democrats largely remained seated and didn’t give Donald Trump the standing ovations that the Republicans did, even as the president frequently gestured to the Democrats...
  • Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, raising Democratic hopes that a revamped map might yield them several more seats this fall. Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania, rejected the request from GOP legislative...
  • Doug Jones Comes Under Fire For Siding With Republicans In Government Shutdown

    Alabama’s newly elected Democratic Sen. Doug Jones was one of five Democrats who joined with Republicans to vote in favor of a short-term funding bill to prevent a government shutdown, Fox News reported. His vote drew criticism from many Black Democrats who helped to elect Jones in the deeply...
  • House passes short-term spending bill, but legislation faces long odds in Senate

    House passes spending bill, which faces long odds in Senate WASHINGTON — House Republicans narrowly passed a four-week spending bill on Thursday night to avert a partial government shutdown, but Democrats appeared to have enough votes to tank the measure in the Senate. The House 230-to-197 vote occurred just 30...
  • Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state’s congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines. The justices announced the stay after legal briefs were filed for...
  • Paul Ryan: Republicans Need To ‘Pay Attention’ To Democrats’ Big Special Election Win

    WASHINGTON – Wisconsin Democrats scored a major upset victory Tuesday when they won a state Senate race in a district that Donald Trump easily carried in the 2016 presidential election. Top Wisconsin Republicans – including House Speaker Paul Ryan – acknowledged it was a blow to their party, and...
  • Senate Transforms With Arrival Of 2 New Democrats

    There will be two new faces and a slimmer GOP Senate majority when the chamber returns to kick off 2018 on Wednesday. Alabama Democrat Doug Jones will take the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after his December victory over controversial GOP nominee Roy Moore, who was...
  • GOP leaders say VA Democrats trying to ‘litigate’ victory

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republican leaders say Democrats are trying to “litigate their way to victory” in a tied House race that could decide the balance of power in the House of Delegates. GOP House Leader Kirk Cox told reporters Friday that Democrats have caused “politically motivated delays” in...
  • Close race for Virginia legislative seat now tied

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – A court has now declared a tie in a Virginia legislative election that one day earlier appeared to have gone to a Democrat by a single vote, the latest dramatic twist in a contest likely to decide control of the state House. A three-judge panel...