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Michael Cohen Returns to Democratic Party

He 'wants to distance himself' from administration's values

(Newser) - Michael Cohen has returned to the Democratic Party after a short but extremely eventful absence. A defense attorney for President Trump's former personal lawyer confirmed Thursday that Cohen has changed his New York state registration from Republican to Democratic because he wants "to distance himself" from the values... More »

Democrats Change How They'll Pick 2020 Nominee

Superdelegates won't have the same power as before

(Newser) - After two years of sometimes ugly public fighting, Democratic Party leaders on Saturday voted to limit their own high-profile roles in choosing presidential nominees, giving even more weight to the outcome of state primaries and caucuses, the AP reports. The debate over the influence of party insiders known as superdelegates... More »

Trump Jr.: Democratic Platform 'Awfully Similar' to Nazi Party

He says people have been misled by leftist academics

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. is taking flak for comparing the platform of the Democratic Party to that of the Nazis in the 1930s—and he wonders what all the fuss is about. It started with an interview Thursday, in which the president's son told the One America News Network that... More »

In SOTU Response, Kennedy Accuses Trump of Dividing US

He slams administration's 'false choices'

(Newser) - The Democratic response to this year's State of the Union address was delivered by a Kennedy for the first time since Ted Kennedy joined a group of senators responding to Ronald Reagan in 1982. Speaking at a vocational high school in Fall River, Mass., Rep. Joe Kennedy III accused... More »

Now in DC Spotlight: Kirsten Gillibrand

She led the charge against fellow Democrat Al Franken

(Newser) - The demise of Al Franken's career in the US Senate was hastened along by members of his own party who called for him to step down amid sexual misconduct allegations. Chief among them: New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped turn up the heat on Franken this week by... More »

'Anti-Trump Wave' Results in Big Gains for Democrats

Murdered reporter's boyfriend was among Virginia winners

(Newser) - Almost a year to the day after President Trump was elected, Democrats scored big victories in races across the country—especially in Virginia, where Democrat Ralph Northam defeated Trump-endorsed Republican Ed Gillespie in the governor's race . Democrats made major statewide gains in Virginia as well as recapturing the governor'... More »

Brazile's Allegations Show War Is Coming to Democratic Party

Former DNC head accuses Clinton of rigging primary against Sanders

(Newser) - Donna Brazile, former head of the Democratic National Committee, made headlines Thursday when she accused the Clinton campaign and DNC of "unethical" behavior and "rigging" the primary in favor of Hillary Clinton. While not containing much new, provable information, Brazile's allegation is equivalent to "taking the... More »

A 16-Year-Old Is Running for Governor in Kansas

Jack Bergeson is hoping to win Kansas' top spot in 2018

(Newser) - Jack Bergeson won't be able to vote for himself when he appears on the Kansas ballot for governor in 2018—because he won't be 18 yet. As the director of elections with Kansas' secretary of state's office explains to the Wall Street Journal , the Sunflower State is... More »

Dems Need to 'Reject Siren Calls of the Left'

And embrace a more centrist perspective: 'NYT' op-ed

(Newser) - "Reject the siren calls of the left" is the advice Mark Penn and Andrew Stein offer for the Democratic Party in a New York Times op-ed. The two make a case for why Democrats have to move back to the centrist position advocated by President Bill Clinton in the... More »

Beyonce 2020 Is Exactly What Democrats Need

Jeet Heer makes case for celebrity Democratic candidate

(Newser) - After Donald Trump's election victory, Michael Moore suggested Democrats should run a celebrity in 2020 . If they aren't already considering it, they should be, writes Jeet Heer at New Republic . Some argue that voters are actually turned off by celebrities, whose lectures can feel patronizing and whose bank... More »

Michael Moore Urges Dems to Run a Celeb in 2020

Outspoken filmmaker says Democrats should run a "beloved" person

(Newser) - In light of recent election results, the Democratic Party should embrace the trend of turning popular celebrities into politicians, according to filmmaker Michael Moore. "Democrats would be better off if they ran Oprah or Tom Hanks," Moore said on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, per the... More »

'Nuts' Mich. Rep Turned Out to Be Spot-On About Election

Debbie Dingell says she warned Dems that Clinton was ignoring key group

(Newser) - "That's Debbie, it's hyperbole, she is nuts." That's the vibe Debbie Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who represents her state's 12th Congressional District, says she received throughout Election 2016, when she tried to warn her fellow Democrats that no, Hillary Clinton was not on an... More »

Michael Moore to 'Shocked' Democrats: You Weren't Paying Attention

Filmmaker's 'Morning After To-Do List' is going viral

(Newser) - On Wednesday, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore penned a " Morning After To-Do List " for Democrats that has, as of Thursday morning, been shared more than 180,000 times, liked more than 350,000 times, and commented on more than 18,000 times. Item No. 1? "Take over... More »

Dem HQ Gets Redecorated With Manure

Democrats in Warren County, Ohio, are less than amused

(Newser) - In perhaps the latest sign that the 2016 silly season, er, election cannot get consigned to the history books soon enough , Ohio's Warren County Democratic Party Headquarters found itself unexpectedly decorated with a big pile of ... manure. And as the Cincinnati Enquirer reports, the affected Democrats aren't exactly... More »

Undercover Video: Dems Stoked Violence at Trump Rallies

Operatives also discuss voter fraud in latest from James O'Keefe

(Newser) - A Democratic operative is out of a job and another is "stepping back" from the Hillary Clinton campaign, thanks to a series of undercover videos in which they allegedly discuss inciting violence at Donald Trump rallies and how to commit voter fraud. In the first video from James O'... More »

As Clinton Makes History, Sanders Says Not So Fast

Clinton downplays talk of clinching nomination

(Newser) - Has Hillary Clinton clinched it? The AP called the Democratic race for Clinton on Monday based on pledged delegates and superdelegates—but Bernie Sanders' campaign says the move is a "rush to judgment." The media is "ignoring the Democratic National Committee's clear statement that it is... More »

Bernie Sanders: Debates Are Rigged for Clinton

He agrees with fellow candidate Martin O'Malley's criticism of DNC

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley say the upcoming Democratic debate schedule is "rigged" by the Democratic Party leadership to impede challengers to Hillary Clinton, the Washington Post reports. "This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before," O'Malley said in a speech to the... More »

'Wary of Hillary' Democrats Speak Up

...at least according to this Politico article

(Newser) - The "Does Hillary Clinton have brain damage?" kerfuffle seems to have faded. Next up: A few—but not many—Democrats fear she'll suffer politically for being considered a shoo-in candidate, Politico reports under the headline "The 'Wary of Hillary' Democrats." Among the concerns: The average... More »

Liberals Seek to Ape Right's Money Machine

Alliance turns focus to Democrats' state-level efforts

(Newser) - As many on the left criticize big, secretive money funding Republican races, liberals have decided to fight fire with fire. Leading donors, organized by the likes of George Soros and venture capitalist Rob McKay, are quietly putting their cash behind the Democracy Alliance. The group says it has donated some... More »

Democrats to White Men: We Want You Back

But white men have preferred Republicans for generations

(Newser) - As midterm elections get closer, Democrats are debating whether to court a long-disaffected group of voters: white men, especially working-class ones without college degrees, the New York Times reports. Frank Houston, a party chairman in Michigan, says he and others like him refuse to "just write off 30-year-old to... More »

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