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Last year, President Obama was eagerly moving forward with his personal war against guns. He was ready to ignore the Second Amendment and hoped to change the way Americans viewed gun ownership as a fundamental right. Very few shots have been fired
To win the House in 2014, Democrats need to figure out how to get Hispanic voters to the polls if not in the numbers that helped propel President Barack Obama to victory in November, then not too far off. The White House's immigration reform push
Strategy amounts to a combo platter of Mahatma Gandhi and John Galt...The response to that column was both overwhelming and overwhelmingly positive. Yet there was a bit of confusion expressed by some people that I'd like to clear up. I'd also like to
one of several new liberal Democratic senators. Photograph: Josh Reynolds/AP Last night was a great one for the Democratic party. A president re-elected and a Senate majority expanded, even if the House remains in Republican hands.
Today, I turn my historian's hat to the Democratic Party platforms through the years and find that where the GOP has buried its head, the Democratic Party has taken a circuitous, zig-zaggy, wibbly-wobbly route to 2012, at times thinking it was, is,
On a precarious political bridge, Democrats are desperately trying to reach a promising future before their old foundation crumbles behind them...The party survived the mass exodus of Southern conservatives, nearly all of whom are now Republicans.
Geoffrey Skelley is a political analyst at the non-partisan University of Virginia Center for Politics. This essay, writer for The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., was distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. S oldest political
White southern Democrats in the House of Representatives, who see themselves as a moderating force in Washington, say they are disappearing from the Deep South. The cause may be the Voting Rights Act, a law passed in 1965 to give African-Americans a
Subscribers can log in and access digital editions and our archive...Our ranks have swelled by 46 percent over the past decade, making us the fastest growing racial minority in the nation and ready to wield power and influence in the 2012 election.
Reuters/Jason Reed Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Politico's Jonathan Martin has a terrific piece today that looks at the substantial midterm gains Republicans posted in state legislatures across the South, concluding that the the Democratic Party's "