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Why are Democratic billionaires backing white candidates over better candidates of color?

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The 2022 Democratic primaries have seen a surge of white billionaires, ostensibly Democrats, throwing their weight – and their money – around to try to boost the fortunes of hand-picked, under-qualified white men runn...

Democratic senator Joe Manchin tests positive for Covid

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Senator Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who has thwarted many of Joe Biden’s most ambitious policy goals, has tested positive for Covid. The 74-year-old senator is fully vaccinated and said on Twitter on Monda...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

The big picture: the persistence of normality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Violence in the Ituri province in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has lately forced 1.7 million people to flee their homes. There are perhaps 100 separate armed militias operating in the territo...

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...

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...

Democratic voters say Biden could be doing a lot more for the climate crisis

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More than 80% of Democrats think the government is not doing enough to tackle the climate crisis, according to a large nationwide survey that found younger voters across both parties are most frustrated with the pace ...

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...

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...

Democratic members of Congress arrested during pro-choice protest

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Several prominent Democratic members of Congress were arrested on Wednesday during a protest in support of abortion rights in front of the US supreme court in the aftermath of the historic overturning of Roe v Wade la...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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