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Can Niger continue to beat the odds with its democratic progress?

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Niger, the world’s poorest country, has peacefully and successfully organised its first democratic transition of power since regaining its independence in 1960 – a milestone that should have been splashed across the f...

Italian ex-prime minister Enrico Letta elected to lead Democratic party

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A former Italian prime minister, Enrico Letta, has been elected leader of the centre-left Democratic party (PD), the second largest party in Mario Draghi’s government, as another former prime minister, Giuseppe Conte,...

Adam Schiff: will the Democratic star of Trump’s impeachment trial be California’s next top cop?

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Congressman is a top contender for the role, but immigrant groups and criminal justice advocates say his record should disqualify himAs the lead prosecutor in Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, Adam Schiff, the r...

Democratic senator Tina Smith: ‘I’d vote to get rid of the filibuster hook, line and sinker’

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It’s rare a federal lawmaker makes a complete about-face on an issue with major legislative consequences. But for Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota, the need to shift her position on one of the most crucial issues faci...

Troy Carter wins Louisiana US House seat after fierce Democratic battle

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The Democrat Troy Carter won a special election for a vacant US House seat in Louisiana, defeating a state senate colleague in an acrimonious clash that divided New Orleans. Carter easily beat Karen Carter Peterson o...

Elizabeth Warren: Democratic party was reluctant to nominate a woman in 2020

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In a new book, the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren suggests part of the reason for her failure in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination lay in the party’s reluctance to nominate another woman...

Battle for the Soul review: how Biden beat Trump – and exposed Democratic divides

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On Saturday 7 November, the networks finally called the election for Joe Biden. Barack Obama’s vice-president prevailed by more than 7m votes but his margin in the electoral college was too close for comfort. The Demo...

Cracks open in Democratic support for Israel as old guard is challenged

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With a giant Stars and Stripes and two gleaming cars at his back, Joe Biden turned to focus his remarks on one member of the audience. “From my heart, I pray that your grandmom and family are well,” he told Rashida Tl...

Over 500 Democratic staffers urge Joe Biden to ‘hold Israel accountable’

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More than 500 Democratic party staffers and alumni ofJoe Biden’s 2020 campaign have signed an open letter calling for the US president to do more to protect Palestinians and hold Israel accountable for its actions in ...

Democratic splits grow as key senator Manchin says no to voting rights bill

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Growing fissures in Democratic ranks were evident on Monday over West Virginia senator Joe Manchin’s public opposition to the For the People Act, a sweeping measure to protect voting rights that are under assault from...

Landmark voting rights bill defeated in Senate despite Democratic unity

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Joe Biden suffered a significant setback on Tuesday as one of his top priorities, a set of reforms to protect voting rights and shore up American democracy, was defeated in Congress. With Vice-President Kamala Harris...

Why are Democratic lawmakers fleeing Texas over voter restrictions?

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A group of Texas Democratic lawmakers plan to flee their state in a desperate bid to stop the Republican-run legislature from passing laws they say will suppress the vote of people of color. The extreme move – which ...

Why did Democratic lawmakers flee Texas over voter restrictions?

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A group of Texas Democratic lawmakers have fled their state in a desperate attempt to stop the Republican-run legislature from passing laws they say will suppress the vote of people of color. The extreme move – which...

Democratic congresswoman arrested during voting rights protest at Capitol

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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, a Democrat of Ohio, was one of nine people arrested during a voting rights protest at the Capitol this afternoon. Beatty, who serves as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, shared a...

Polls overstated Democratic support ‘across the board’ in 2020 elections, study shows

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Political polls regarding US elections in 2020 overstated Democratic support “across the board”, US political scientists found, while understating support for Republicans and Donald Trump. The finding, which will ala...

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