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November 28, 2022, 8:37 PM

Democrats under pressure to pass legislation before Republicans take over House

Meanwhile, early voting is underway for the Senate runoff election in Georgia, where Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock are facing off.
November 28, 2022, 8:37 PM
Democrats under pressure to pass legislation before Republicans take over House
November 27, 2022, 5:34 PM

'Open question' whether Biden runs in 2024: Brazile

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on “This Week.”
November 27, 2022, 5:34 PM
'Open question' whether Biden runs in 2024: Brazile
November 22, 2022, 12:39 PM

Democrats, families push Senate to approve legislation to help soldiers sickened by burn pits

Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed to toxic materials in burn pits.
November 22, 2022, 12:39 PM
Democrats, families push for legislation to help soldiers sickened by burn pits
November 20, 2022, 11:30 PM

Jeffries, Pelosi's likely successor, says Dems can have 'noisy conversations' and still come together

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the likely incoming House Democratic leader, said on CNN that he anticipates Democrats will be united in a new minority
November 20, 2022, 11:30 PM
Pelosi's likely successor says Dems can have 'noisy conversations,' still unite
November 20, 2022, 7:59 PM

McCarthy ‘will do whatever Marjorie Taylor Greene wants him to do’: Adam Schiff

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviews Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on “This Week.”
November 20, 2022, 7:59 PM
McCarthy ‘will do whatever Marjorie Taylor Greene wants him to do’: Adam Schiff
November 20, 2022, 2:11 AM

Democratic U.S. Rep. Gomez triumphs in California district

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez has defeated rival Democrat David Kim in a Los Angeles district after a battle on the party’s progressive flank
November 20, 2022, 2:11 AM
Democratic U.S. Rep. Gomez triumphs in California district
November 19, 2022, 2:06 AM

What to know about Hakeem Jeffries, Pelosi's likely successor as House Democratic leader

With Nancy Pelosi stepping down, New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, chair of the House Democratic Caucus, is her likely successor as Democratic leader.
November 19, 2022, 2:06 AM
What to know about Hakeem Jeffries, Pelosi's likely successor as House Dem leader
November 19, 2022, 1:36 AM

Hakeem Jeffries announces bid for Dem House leader

A day after Nancy Pelosi announced she would step down as the House leader, New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries announced his interest in the role.
November 19, 2022, 1:36 AM
Hakeem Jeffries announces bid for Dem House leader
November 18, 2022, 9:50 PM

Hakeem Jeffries emerges as frontrunner to lead House Dems

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., on Friday announced his intention to run for House minority leader. ABC News’ Jay O’Brien and Karen Travers break it down.
November 18, 2022, 9:50 PM
Hakeem Jeffries emerges as frontrunner to lead House Dems
November 18, 2022, 9:24 PM

McCarthy skipped Pelosi's speech on stepping down, citing 'meetings'

McCarthy this week clinched the Republican nomination to be the next House speaker.
November 18, 2022, 9:24 PM
McCarthy skipped Pelosi's speech on stepping down, citing 'meetings'
November 18, 2022, 8:22 PM

Pelosi says attack on husband made her consider staying on as Democratic leader

Nancy Pelosi spoke to print reporters about her decision to leave leadership, saying she feels "balanced about it all."
November 18, 2022, 8:22 PM
Pelosi discusses 'survivor's guilt,' decision to step down as top House Democrat
November 18, 2022, 6:01 PM

Hakeem Jeffries launches bid for House Dem leader with Pelosi set to step down

Pelosi made history as the first female Speaker of the House. As the GOP takes control, Democrats are looking to Hakeem Jeffries to fill her shoes.
November 18, 2022, 6:01 PM
Hakeem Jeffries launches bid for House Dem leader with Pelosi set to step down
November 18, 2022, 6:00 PM

House Speaker Pelosi to step down from party leadership as GOP takes control

ABC News’ Jay O’Brien discusses the future of the House of Representatives and who is set to take over the role of speaker.
November 18, 2022, 6:00 PM
House Speaker Pelosi to step down from party leadership as GOP takes control
November 18, 2022, 5:59 PM

Republicans take control of House, as Pelosi announces she will step back

Nancy Pelosi will leave behind a lasting legacy as the first female speaker of the House. Rep. Hakeem Jefferies is the front-runner to take over House leadership for Democrats.
November 18, 2022, 5:59 PM
Republicans take control of House, as Pelosi announces she will step back
November 18, 2022, 2:31 AM

By the Numbers: Nancy Pelosi’s historic career

A look at the numbers behind the life and career of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as she steps down from Democratic leadership following the midterms.
November 18, 2022, 2:31 AM
By the Numbers: Nancy Pelosi’s historic career
November 18, 2022, 1:47 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi steps down from House Democratic leadership

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced she is stepping down from House Democratic leadership but will remain in Congress.
November 18, 2022, 1:47 AM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi steps down from House Democratic leadership
November 18, 2022, 1:37 AM

Looking back at Nancy Pelosi's accomplishments and controversies during her House leadership

Although Pelosi's tenure as a congresswoman is not yet over, much of her legacy may already be established
November 18, 2022, 1:37 AM
Looking back at Nancy Pelosi's accomplishments and controversies
November 18, 2022, 12:31 AM

Pelosi to step down from House Democratic leadership

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces she will not seek reelection to lead the Democrats in the House of Representatives.
November 18, 2022, 12:31 AM
Pelosi to step down from House Democratic leadership
November 17, 2022, 11:15 PM

How Pelosi stepping down opens a leadership vacuum in Democratic Party

Former Reps. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y.; and Barbara Comstock, R-Va., break down the political impact of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to not seek another term as the Democrats’ leader in the House.
November 17, 2022, 11:15 PM
How Pelosi stepping down opens a leadership vacuum in Democratic Party
November 17, 2022, 11:15 PM

Pelosi says she will not seek reelection as Democratic leader after GOP wins House

ABC News’ Averi Harper and Jay O'Brien break down House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to step down from party leadership, and who is thought to be taking her place.
November 17, 2022, 11:15 PM
Pelosi says she will not seek reelection as Democratic leader after GOP wins House
November 17, 2022, 9:00 PM

Who will replace Nancy Pelosi as Dems’ leader in the House?

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Jay O’Brien break down House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she is stepping down as the Democratic leader in the House, and who might replace her.
November 17, 2022, 9:00 PM
Who will replace Nancy Pelosi as Dems’ leader in the House?
November 17, 2022, 6:16 PM

Nancy Pelosi says she will step down from Democratic leadership role

The decision comes after Republicans took control of the House.
November 17, 2022, 6:16 PM
Nancy Pelosi says she will step down from Democratic leadership role
November 16, 2022, 7:28 PM

House Democrat proposes Trump be disqualified from office as an 'insurrectionist'

Rep. David Cicilline argues Trump should be barred under the 14th Amendment.
November 16, 2022, 7:28 PM
House Democrat proposes Trump be disqualified from office as an 'insurrectionist'
November 16, 2022, 6:52 PM

How did Democrats avoid a midterms backlash over inflation?

Abortion and candidate quality played a major role, experts said.
November 16, 2022, 6:52 PM
Why Democrats avoided the voter backlash on inflation
November 15, 2022, 9:37 PM

Youth voters and independents boosted Democrats this midterm, exit polls show

Broad backing from young voters and surprising strength among independents were part of what resulted in a successful midterm for Democrats.
November 15, 2022, 9:37 PM
Youth voters and independents boosted Democrats this midterm, exit polls show
November 15, 2022, 6:35 PM

Kevin McCarthy allies privately push moderate Democrat to switch parties in House speaker bid

Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar said he received multiple calls from people close to McCarthy, including one current Republican member.
November 15, 2022, 6:35 PM
'Name your price': McCarthy allies privately push moderate Democrat to switch parties
November 15, 2022, 6:16 PM

What difference would a 51-seat Senate Democratic majority make?

Democrats hope a Georgia's runoff election win would give them new power.
November 15, 2022, 6:16 PM
What difference would a 51-seat Senate Democratic majority make?
November 13, 2022, 6:39 PM

Schumer speaks after Dems projected to keep control of Senate

"This election is a victory,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who took a moment late Saturday to celebrate the projected win.
November 13, 2022, 6:39 PM
Schumer speaks after Dems projected to keep control of Senate
November 7, 2022, 1:31 PM

Democrats face surprising challenge in Oregon governor's race

Democrat Tina Kotek is narrowly ahead of Republican Christine Drazan as inflation, crime and homelessness, especially in Portland, have become top issues for voters.
November 7, 2022, 1:31 PM
Democrats face surprising challenge in Oregon governor's race
November 6, 2022, 9:26 PM

Voters have 'stark choices' to make on Election Day: Cory Booker

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., on a special edition of “This Week.”
November 6, 2022, 9:26 PM
Voters have 'stark choices' to make on Election Day: Cory Booker
1 month ago

Biden makes final push to voters ahead of midterms

With five days before midterm elections, President Joe Biden warned voters in a speech in Washington, D.C. that "democracy itself" is "at stake."
1 month ago
Biden makes final push to voters ahead of midterms
1 month ago

Biden and Obama hit campaign trail in final push ahead of midterms

Former President Barack Obama campaigned in Nevada to shore up voter support, while President Joe Biden made an appearance in Florida.
1 month ago
Biden and Obama hit campaign trail in final push ahead of midterms
1 month ago

Biden, Harris make rare joint appearance to boost Fetterman, Pennsylvania Democrats

John Fetterman and Josh Shapiro are Democratic candidates in critical midterm elections in a pivotal battleground state.
1 month ago
Biden, Harris make rare joint appearance to boost Fetterman, Pennsylvania Democrats
1 month ago

Obama hits campaign trail for midterms final stretch. First stop, Georgia

Obama visits Georgia Friday to campaign for the Democratic ticket, appearing with Sen. Raphael Warnock and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
1 month ago
Obama hits campaign trail for midterms final stretch. First stop Georgia
1 month ago

Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez under federal investigation: Sources

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., is under federal criminal investigation, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News and confirmed by an adviser to the senator.
1 month ago
Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez under federal investigation: Sources
1 month ago

After backlash, House progressives retract letter to Biden on Ukraine strategy

The letter was drafted several months ago, but unfortunately was released by staff without vetting," Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., said.
1 month ago
After backlash, House progressives retract letter to Biden on Ukraine strategy
1 month ago

As voters fret the economy, Dems narrow in on new message: Save Social Security, Medicare from GOP

Ahead of the midterms, Joe Biden and top Democrats on Capitol Hill have boasted that they'll stifle any Republican attempt to cut Social Security and Medicare
1 month ago
Dems' new midterm message: Save entitlements from the GOP
1 month ago

Biden delivers midterms pep talk: 'If we get people out to vote, we win'

President Joe Biden visited the Democratic Party's Washington headquarters Monday to deliver a pep talk to volunteers just 15 days until the midterms elections.
1 month ago
Biden delivers midterms pep talk: 'If we get people out to vote, we win'
1 month ago

Sanders opposes eliminating the debt ceiling, argues GOP has no economic plan beyond criticism

Bernie Sanders said he opposes eliminating the debt ceiling, which is set to produce fierce clashes if the GOP wins back one or both chambers of Congress in the midterms
1 month ago
Sanders opposes eliminating debt ceiling, argues GOP has no real economic plan
1 month ago

Biden: 'Legitimate' for voters to weigh age as he nears 80

President Biden jokes that it’s difficult acknowledging he’s about to turn 80.
1 month ago
1 month ago

If Democrats ‘keep getting results, voters will reward that’: Sean Patrick Maloney

ABC News’ Jon Karl interviews Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on “This Week.”
1 month ago
If Democrats ‘keep getting results, voters will reward that’: Sean Patrick Maloney
1 month ago

Biden juggling long list of issues to please Dem coalition

Hoping to counter Republican momentum, he's trying to be everything to everyone.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Biden makes rare appearance with Democrat for Fetterman's Senate race against Oz

The race between John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz could determine which party controls the Senate next year.
1 month ago
Biden makes rare appearance with Democrat for Fetterman's Senate race against Oz
1 month ago

Social Security boost seen as unlikely to help Dems at polls

The news that 70 million people will see an 8.7% boost in their Social Security checks next year came just weeks before Election Day, but it's unlikely to give Democrats the edge they're desperately seeking at the polls
1 month ago
2 months ago

Tulsi Gabbard announces she is leaving the Democratic Party

Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ran an unsuccessful bid for the Democrat presidential nomination In 2020.
2 months ago
Tulsi Gabbard announces she is leaving the Democratic Party
2 months ago

Republican Adam Kinzinger endorses Democrats in key swing-state races

The House Jan. 6 committee member is supporting Democratic secretary of state candidates in Arizona, Nevada, Michigan and Minnesota.
2 months ago
Republican Adam Kinzinger endorses Democrats in key swing-state races
2 months ago

Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly distances himself from Biden's border 'mess'

"When Democrats are wrong, like on the border, I call them out on it," Sen. Mark Kelly said as he faced off against Blake Masters in the first Arizona Senate debate.
2 months ago
Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly distances himself from Biden's border 'mess'
2 months ago

Arizona Democrats hope to flip the governor's mansion, but Katie Hobbs has some worried

Democrats are sweating Arizona's gubernatorial race as it enters the home stretch, voicing concerns over tight polling and what some say are weaknesses in their nominee.
2 months ago
Ariz. Democrats hope to flip governor's mansion, but Katie Hobbs has some worried
2 months ago

Some leading Democrats won't debate their election-denying opponents

Midterm debates haven't been scheduled in a variety of races, in Arizona, Michigan and more
2 months ago
Dems say debates could turn into 'spectacles' with GOP rivals so they won't go
2 months ago

Biden struggles, as does his party, as most Democrats look elsewhere for 2024: POLL

Democrats are not without ammunition in midterm campaigning, as Americans broadly reject the U.S. Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.
2 months ago
Biden struggles, as does his party, as most Democrats look elsewhere for 2024: POLL