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Medical pot issue could help Florida Democrats

Medical pot issue could help Florida Democrats

Democrats in the nation’s largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections.…

Democrats eager to lambast Republicans on budget

Democrats eager to lambast Republicans on budget

Democrats in the U.S. Congress can hardly contain their glee over the latest Republican budget plan, even though they loathe the details of the blueprint that would cut programs for…

Obama, Democrats focus on gender pay gap

Obama, Democrats focus on gender pay gap

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed…

In Congress, mostly Democrats represent the rich

In Congress, mostly Democrats represent the rich

Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It’s a label that has stuck for decades, and you’re hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the…

Democrats try long-shot tactic to force immigration vote

Democrats try long-shot tactic to force immigration vote

House Democrats deployed a little-used legislative move Wednesday to force a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill that would provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants…

Congressional departures: Good news for Democrats?

Congressional departures:  Good news for Democrats?

House Democrats’ hopes of mitigating the damage in the midterm elections lie in the fast-growing suburbs of northern Virginia, the cities and towns near Iowa’s covered bridges of Madison County…

Can Democrats avoid damage from Obamacare?

Can Democrats avoid damage from Obamacare?

President Barack Obama and his Democrats face the challenge of limiting fallout from Obamacare and drumming up voter enthusiasm in the November congressional elections, problem areas exposed by the loss…

Pulling all-nighters on climate change

Pulling all-nighters on climate change

Senators have found plenty of common ground in an overnight debate about climate change that has been characterized by civil exchanges from lawmakers who hear plenty to like in each…

Maryland governor bitch slaps Republicans, tea party

Maryland governor bitch slaps Republicans, tea party

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley introduced himself to California Democrats Saturday with a scathing indictment of the tea party and a call for a stronger middle class to move the country…

Bad news for GOP: Young adult voters lean Democratic

Bad news for GOP: Young adult voters lean Democratic

Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they’re more likely than not to lean to the left. Half of American adults ages…