Latest U.S. Democratic Party News

Patrick defends corporations and capitalism in primary bid

Nov. 19, 2019 8:08 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick is centering his fledgling campaign on a defense of corporations and capitalism that puts him directly at odds with some of the party’s most progressive figures. “There is a role in the economy for private equity. You bet...

Buttigieg speaks at black college in push to boost support

Nov. 19, 2019 7:48 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a crowd at Morehouse College that what black voters on the campaign trail most want to hear from him are whether he can win and what he is going to do for black America. Buttigieg told the audience of about 250 people at the historically...

Georgia at ‘turning point’? Debate signals Democratic hopes

Nov. 19, 2019 7:25 AM EST

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican. But the 37-year-old is part of a class of 17...

House Dems set to choose leader of powerful Oversight panel

Nov. 19, 2019 12:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As impeachment hearings resume on Capitol Hill, House Democrats are preparing to choose who will lead the powerful Oversight and Reform Committee — a key role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Three veteran lawmakers, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney of...

Norcross defends tax breaks at hearing where critic removed

Nov. 18, 2019 9:16 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey’s most influential Democratic powerbrokers disputed corruption allegations at a legislative hearing Monday where a woman organizing protests against him was dragged from the room by state police. George Norcross is an executive at insurance broker Conner Strong...

New Hampshire Democrats ski tax proposal divides State House

Nov. 18, 2019 8:25 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill proposed by New Hampshire Democrats adding a tariff to residents buying ski lift tickets has divided the State House. The Concord Monitor reports the tariff would extend the state’s existing meals and rooms tax to lift tickets, adding a 9% tariff to passes. The incentive...

House Democrats propose stopgap bill to prevent shutdown

Nov. 18, 2019 6:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats released a temporary government-wide funding bill Monday to forestall a shutdown and give negotiators through Dec. 20 to try to hash out details of more than $1.4 trillion worth of unfinished spending legislation. The legislation faces a House vote Tuesday as Congress...

Worley asks judge to block rival from acting as party chair

Nov. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Nancy Worley is asking a judge to block state Rep. Chris England from replacing her as chair of the Alabama Democratic Party. Lawyers for Worley, a longtime leader of the party, filed the action Monday. England was elected as party chair earlier this month. But Worley and her allies...

The Latest: AG to discuss protester’s removal with chairman

Nov. 18, 2019 5:34 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on tax incentives in which a critic of the political powerbroker testifying was removed by police.(all times local): 5:30 p.m. The New Jersey attorney general’s office says it will speak with the state Senate chairman about his decision to order troopers...

Closest witnesses kicking off big Trump impeachment week

Nov. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine witnesses. Five hearings. Three days. The Trump impeachment inquiry is charging into a crucial week as Americans hear from some of the most important witnesses closest to the White House in back-to-back-to-back live sessions. Among them, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the wealthy donor...