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‘Democratic and a great way to flirt’: wave hello to the handheld fan

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Hiding behind sunglasses is so last year. With the UK and Europe facing a heatwave while rising energy prices drive up the cost of keeping cool, the It accessory for summer 2023 is a handheld fan. In Seville, where te...

John Fetterman, Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate, suffers stroke

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John Fetterman, the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and frontrunner in the state’s Democratic US Senate primary, suffered a stroke Friday, and is recovering, he said in a statement. “On Friday, I wasn’t feeling we...

The Democratic party needs new, younger leadership before it’s too late

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The population of the United States is much younger than that of most European countries, but its political establishment is much older. The 2020 presidential election was fought between 74-year-old Donald Trump and 7...

Macron hails ‘democratic renaissance’ as he is sworn in for second term

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Emmanuel Macron said that his reelection marked a “fundamental democratic renaissance” as he was sworn in for a second term of office as president of France at a ceremony at the Elysée Palace. Macron, who defeated his...

Democratic senator Joe Manchin cuts ad for West Virginia Republican

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Joe Manchin has recorded an ad for a Republican in a West Virginia US House election, in which the Democratic senator trumpets his opposition to Joe Biden’s Build Back Better domestic spending plan. “David McKinley ha...

Republican senator says tax rises in own plan are ‘Democratic talking points’

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A Republican senator and reputed presidential hopeful found himself in a tough spot when he claimed tax rises contained in his own “11 point plan to rescue America” were “Democratic talking points” instead. “No, no, i...

Wave of House Democratic retirements stokes fears for party’s election prospects

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For the Michigan congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, it was a question from her husband: “When is our time?” For the North Carolina congressman David Price, it was the judgment that “the time has come” to step down. Some r...

Republicans just wiped out a Democratic district. Here’s how

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Hello, and happy Thursday, On Tuesday afternoon, Jim Cooper, a moderate Democrat who has been in Congress for more than three decades, announced he was retiring. The timing was not a coincidence. Less than 24 hours e...

Biden nominates wealthy Democratic donor as US ambassador to UK

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Jane Hartley, a businesswoman and Democratic party fundraiser, has been nominated as the next US ambassador to Britain, continuing a practice by both parties in recent decades of appointing wealthy donors to the prest...

California: police treat fire at home of Democratic politicians as suspicious

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California police are treating a fire at the home of two Democratic politicians in San Diego as suspicious. Sgt Rick Pechin of San Diego police told the San Diego Union-Tribune that investigators believe the fire at t...

Sleaze is just a symptom – democratic politics in the UK is dying

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Though fears of Covid-19 are spiking once again, this seems to be a comforting moment for the Labour party. After a disastrous few weeks for the ruling party, it seems as though politics is returning to “normal”: slea...

Democratic strategists are embracing ‘popularism’. But they’ve got it wrong

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By the time you finish reading this sentence, a 17-year-old in the United States will have turned 18 and become eligible to vote. And by the time you finish reading this sentence, someone will have died. In this natio...

Democratic governor Phil Murphy is New Jersey’s first to win re-election in 44 years

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The Democratic governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, has narrowly won reelection, eking out a victory that spared Democrats the loss of a second gubernatorial seat. Murphy, a former executive at Goldman Sachs and ambas...

Democratic leaders want House votes on Biden domestic agenda by Tuesday

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Democratic leaders are hoping for House votes as soon as Tuesday on the two pillars of Joe Biden’s domestic spending agenda, two Democrats said Saturday, as the party mounted its latest push to get the long-delayed le...

Killed in the line of duty: David Amess’s final day in democratic service

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Sir David Amess made no secret of where he was going to be on Friday 15 October: details of his constituency surgery at Belfairs Methodist church were pinned at the top of his Twitter account several days in advance. ...

Progressives are now heavy-weights in the Democratic party

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The stench of defeat has clung to the Democrats’ failure to get either of their major infrastructure bills passed by Congress during the last week of September. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi had committed herself ...

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