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September 18, 2021, 1:21 PM

Democrats tackling flash points of taxes, health, climate

Congressional Democrats face a daunting assignment.
September 18, 2021, 1:21 PM
Democrats tackling flash points of taxes, health, climate
September 17, 2021, 3:58 AM

Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

Opposition from some leading moderate Democrats over a $3.5 trillion budget proposal championed by the party's most liberal, progressive wing has left the party grappling with deeper ideological questions
September 17, 2021, 3:58 AM
Moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems reopened in budget bill
September 15, 2021, 11:06 AM

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom projected to win California recall election

Newsom faced a recall in part due to his handling of the pandemic. Among the 46 candidates vying to replace him, conservative talk radio host Larry Elder was the frontrunner.
September 15, 2021, 11:06 AM
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom projected to win California recall election
September 14, 2021, 11:48 AM

Biden stumps for California's governor in the face of recall election

The president closed out the campaign for Gov. Gavin Newsom as he fights to keep his job and Democrats in control of the Golden State.
September 14, 2021, 11:48 AM
Biden stumps for California's governor in the face of recall election
September 13, 2021, 1:54 PM

President Biden joins California governor amid high stakes recall election

Gov. Gavin Newsom is fighting for his job.
September 13, 2021, 1:54 PM
President Biden joins California governor amid high stakes recall election
September 13, 2021, 10:50 AM

Larry Elder, Gavin Newsom gear up for California recall battle

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his leading opponent, Larry Elder, have each already indicated they’re ready for legal challenges over the recall election.
September 13, 2021, 10:50 AM
GOP candidate refuses to answer whether he'll accept California recall results
September 12, 2021, 6:55 PM

Biden's lower approval numbers are the new normal for Dems: Silver

538's Nate Silver breaks down what President Joe Biden's approval rating means for his broader agenda.
September 12, 2021, 6:55 PM
Biden's lower approval numbers are the new normal for Dems: Silver
September 12, 2021, 6:55 PM

High profile Democrats rally for Newsom ahead of recall election

Zohreen Shah reports on the California gubernatorial recall election on "This Week."
September 12, 2021, 6:55 PM
High profile Democrats rally for Newsom ahead of recall election
September 6, 2021, 10:19 AM

Big-name Democrats join Gavin Newsom's fight to remain California governor: 'It's democracy that's at stake'

Gov. Gavin Newsom has just nine days left to try and convince Californians that he deserves to keep his job.
September 6, 2021, 10:19 AM
Big-name Democrats join Gavin Newsom's fight to remain governor
September 5, 2021, 10:48 PM

Democrats join Newsom to fight California recall election

Ahead of California's recall election, ABC News' Zohreen Shah spoke with Gov. Gavin Newsom and Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she campaigned for the governor in Culver City over the weekend.
September 5, 2021, 10:48 PM
Democrats join Newsom to fight California recall election
September 5, 2021, 4:18 PM

Democrats campaign for Newsom before California’s recall election

Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a special recall election, and Democrats hope to help keep the Senate and the state government out of GOP control.
September 5, 2021, 4:18 PM
Democrats campaign for Newsom before California’s recall election
September 5, 2021, 4:11 PM

Texas abortion ban backlash is distraction from other issues: Cassidy

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., appeared on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.
September 5, 2021, 4:11 PM
Texas abortion ban backlash is distraction from other issues: Cassidy
September 4, 2021, 4:20 PM

Democrats see consequences from redistricting reform push

Democrats wonder if they erred in pushing too hard in redistricting reform.
September 4, 2021, 4:20 PM
Democrats see consequences from redistricting reform push
1 month ago

Moderate Democrats talk infrastructure standoff, Afghanistan evacuation effort

Rep. Henry Cuellar and Rep. Kurt Schrader were among the group of moderates who threatened to block the $3.5 trillion budget resolution.
1 month ago
Moderate Democrats talk infrastructure standoff, Afghanistan evacuation effort
1 month ago

Wisconsin's Democratic Senate primary could be referendum on Biden

Wisconsin's already crowded Democratic Senate primary next August could be a referendum on President Joe Biden.
1 month ago
Wisconsin's Democratic Senate primary could be referendum on Biden
1 month ago

Southern Democrats aim to export Georgia's 2020 success

The Deep South battleground is working to help expand Democrats' footprint.
1 month ago
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Texas Democrats return, end 38-day holdout over voting bill

Some Democrats who left Texas to block a GOP voting bill have ended a 38-day holdout
1 month ago
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Newsom using stark language as he seeks to stay in office

The California governor hits the campaign trail in the recall's final month.
1 month ago
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DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison confident Democrats will deliver party's infrastructure priorities

The Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill is on hold until a pricey budget bill also passes, but DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison is confident Democrats will pass both.
1 month ago
DNC chairman confident Democrats will deliver party's infrastructure priorities
1 month ago

Democrats' $3.5T bet on 'human infrastructure' package puts House and Senate on the line: ANALYSIS

Approving trillions in new federal investments on a party-line vote carries considerable political risk for Democrats in what's shaping up to be a hostile midterm year.
1 month ago
Democrats put House, Senate at risk with $3.5 trillion package: ANALYSIS
1 month ago

Universal pre-K, free community college tuition: What's in $3.5T budget bill

Universal pre-K and 2-years free community college tuition part of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution targeting social issues that Democrats unveiled Monday.
1 month ago
Universal pre-K, free community college tuition: What's in $3.5T budget bill
2 months ago

AP-NORC poll: Democrats optimistic but divided on compromise

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 6 in 10 Democrats say they’re optimistic about their party’s future
2 months ago
Democrats optimistic but divided on compromise: Poll
2 months ago

Pelosi confident in bipartisan Jan. 6 committee, plans to add more Republicans

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is moving forward with the addition of more Republicans to the Jan. 6 panel, with one accepting her invitation on Sunday afternoon.
2 months ago
Pelosi confident in bipartisan Jan. 6 committee, plans to add more Republicans
2 months ago

Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer announces run for Senate in Iowa

Longtime GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley has not made his reelection campaign official.
2 months ago
Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer announces run for Senate in Iowa
2 months ago

Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer announces run for GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley's Iowa seat

Former Rep. Abby Finkenauer launched a Senate campaign Thursday, hoping to win the Democratic nomination and the seat held by longtime Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley.
2 months ago
Former Democratic congresswoman announces run for GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley's Iowa seat
2 months ago

Dems hit McConnell, who says GOP won't back debt limit boost

The Treasury Department can get by for short periods using accounting maneuvers.
2 months ago
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Senate Democrats lose vote to advance infrastructure bill

Republicans involved in the talks said they needed more time to finalize details on the bipartisan infrastructure deal in order to meet the Senate’s vote threshold and start debate on the bill.
2 months ago
Senate Democrats lose vote to advance infrastructure bill
2 months ago

Texas Democrats see walkout as the way out of party slump

To run out the clock, Democrats must stay out of Texas for 19 more days.
2 months ago
2 months ago

The Breakdown: Senate Democrats agree on budget, move to decriminalize cannabis

Plus, what’s next in the fight over voting rights and a transgender contestant is set to make history at the Miss USA pageant.
2 months ago
The Breakdown: Senate Democrats agree on budget, move to decriminalize cannabis
2 months ago

Senate Democrats strike deal to pass budget plan without Republican support

Democrats will work to pass the $3.5 trillion deal with a simple majority via reconciliation as they navigate a battle over voting rights.
2 months ago
Senate Democrats strike deal to pass budget plan without Republican support
2 months ago

Democrats land on $3.5 trillion budget agreement

There's a potential obstacle with the bipartisan infrastructure framework: Whether the proposed revenue will actually cover the $600 billion in new spending.
2 months ago
Democrats land on $3.5 trillion budget agreement
2 months ago

Texas Democrats to break quorum in special session over voting rights

For the second time since May, Texas House Democrats will break quorum in protest against state Republicans' push to revise the election and voting laws there.
2 months ago
Texas Democrats to break quorum in special session over voting rights
2 months ago

Democrats advance spending bill that would overturn the Hyde Amendment

Republicans blasted the effort to repeal the amendment after 40 years and said it could impact government funding negotiations.
2 months ago
Democrats advance spending bill that would overturn the Hyde Amendment
2 months ago

Democratic primary in Ohio emerges as test for progressives

The party is urging support for centrist candidates.
2 months ago
Democratic primary in Ohio emerges as test for progressives
2 months ago

Democrats 'can't be so idealistic that we're not realistic,' Eric Adams says

Eric Adams, the Democratic nominee for NYC mayor and Brooklyn borough president, appeared on ABC's "This Week."
2 months ago
Democrats 'can't be so idealistic that we're not realistic,' Eric Adams says
2 months ago

Democratic National Committee investing $25 million in voting rights initiative

Vice President Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the DNC is investing an additional $25 million in its voting rights initiative, "I Will Vote."
2 months ago
Democratic National Committee investing $25 million in voting rights initiative
2 months ago

Adams' win in NYC latest in surge for moderate Democrats

The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City has appeared to accelerate the recent trend of some of the party’s most fervent voters to break away from the most progressive candidates
2 months ago
Adams' win in NYC latest in surge for moderate Democrats
2 months ago

Democrats seek swift timeline for Senate consideration of bipartisan infrastructure deal

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said he wants the bipartisan infrastructure package considered before the August recess.
2 months ago
Dems seek swift timeline for Senate consideration of bipartisan infrastructure deal
2 months ago

In hunt for infrastructure deal, every Dem has leverage

Top congressional Democrats are trying to craft legislation financing President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar agenda of bolstering the economy and helping families
2 months ago
In hunt for infrastructure deal, every Dem has leverage
3 months ago

Senate to vote on Democrats' election reform law

Despite Democrats not having the 60 votes necessary to overcome a GOP filibuster on the revised For the People Act, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he’s holding a vote.
3 months ago
Senate to vote on Democrats' election reform law
3 months ago

Why Democrats are trying election reform even though they don’t have the votes

The crew discusses the Democrats’ attempts to pass election reforms and what comes next after their proposals hit roadblocks in the Senate.
3 months ago
Why Democrats are trying election reform even though they don’t have the votes
3 months ago

Democrats push for party unity as GOP unites to block voting rights bill

Senate Democrats scrambled on Thursday to unite behind a sweeping election reform bill ahead of a vote on the measure next week.
3 months ago
Democrats push for party unity as GOP unites to block voting rights bill
3 months ago

Impatient Democrats prepare to go-it-alone on infrastructure

Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork for a go-it-alone approach on President Joe Biden's big jobs and families infrastructure plan even as the White House continues negotiating with Republicans on a scaled-back $1 trillion proposal
3 months ago
3 months ago

Democratic Congresswoman Val Demings announces her run for Senate

The Jacksonville, Florida, native hopes to eventually unseat incumbent Republican Marco Rubio in the next election.
3 months ago
Democratic Congresswoman Val Demings announces her run for Senate
3 months ago

To curb drug prices, Democrats still seeking a balance

Democrats are committed to passing legislation this year to curb prescription drug prices
3 months ago
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Terry McAuliffe, former Virginia governor vying for old job, wins Democratic primary

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe came out on top in Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, the AP projected. He will face GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin in November.
3 months ago
Terry McAuliffe, former Virginia governor vying for old job, wins Democratic primary
3 months ago

'A lot of anxiety' for Democrats as Biden agenda stalls

Sen. Schumer has warned Democratic colleagues that June will “test our resolve.”
3 months ago
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Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Evers launches bid for second term

He stands as a Democratic block to the Republican-controlled state Legislature.
3 months ago
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Blowout in New Mexico special election a hopeful sign for Democrats

Melanie Stansbury’s success may point to a winning strategy for the midterms.
4 months ago
Blowout in New Mexico special election a hopeful sign for Democrats
4 months ago

Democrat Melanie Stansbury wins US House race in New Mexico

Democrat Melanie Stansbury has won election to Congress for New Mexico to fill a vacant seat previously held by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland
4 months ago