The Note: A clarifying moment for Trump in Pennsylvania
The TAKE with Rick Klein Welcome back to the political season. If it seemed like it never left us – well, that’s because it didn’t. President Donald Trump is thrusting himself back into the campaign narrative, with a 2020 slogan – “Keep America Great, exclamation point” – and with his midterm
Dems pledge to limit superdelegates , but don't say how
The Democratic Party's hierarchy has acknowledged the "perceived influence" of insiders over voters in picking a presidential nominee, but the party doesn't know yet how to settle an issue that bedeviled the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders fight.
2016 heartburn: Dems still wrestling over superdelegates
Democratic Party leaders still can't reach a deal on how to limit the ability of party leaders to influence the presidential nominating process
Democrats grapple with Clinton-Sanders fallout ahead of 2018 election
The Democratic Party continues to deal with the fall out of the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders feud as it heads into the 2018 election cycle — issues which could potentially impact party unity heading into November. The spat's spillover was evident at the organization's Rules and Bylaws Committee
ANALYSIS: A year into Trump's presidency, Democrats have visions of 2020
The 2020 presidential race , in many ways, started the day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office. Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly women, flooded the nation’s capital and took to streets around the country to deliver a rebuttal to his inauguration. With Democratic party
Democrats look to 2020 with proposals to change superdelegate and primary system
A Democratic Party working group will meet in Washington, D.C. today and tomorrow to finalize a formal list of recommended reforms for the party. By then end of this weekend the group called the "unity commission," which has been meeting for a year around the country, plans to have voted on and
The Note: In #MeToo moment, as political titans fall, will Congress ponder the pace and process?
The TAKE with Rick Klein It may seem slow compared to the speed with which titans have fallen in other fields. But pause to reflect – if you’re not already dizzy – not just at the pace but at the process , as three prominent members of Congress were forced out of their jobs this week – brought down
The Note: Will Obama stay above the fray amid Trump's patriotism challenge?
The TAKE with Rick Klein It’s quite a moment for a return to the spotlight – and it’s not clear who’s most eager to see him there. President Barack Obama’s post-presidential political re-emergence, with events in both New Jersey and Virginia today, happens to coincide with a moment where his
Democratic Party rides coattails of Bernie Sanders's popularity
Democratic Party chair Tom Perez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders headed to Louisville Tuesday night for the second stop of their week-long "Come Together and Fight Back" tour. The evening was billed as a joint event, but it was evident from attendees that Sanders was the main draw. Three hours
Harry Reid Backs Rep. Keith Ellison for DNC Chair, Cites Need for 'New Thinking'
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has joined some other party leaders in throwing his support behind Rep. Keith Ellison to become the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, saying the Minnesota congressman would bring "new thinking and a fresh start." "My friend Keith Ellison is