RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Democratic Party

A collection of news and information related to Democratic Party published by this site and its partners.

Top Democratic Party Articles

Displaying items 111-121
  • House playing field is small, but can change

    WASHINGTON With a year and a half to go before the 2016 elections, the House playing field is too small for Democrats to retake the majority. But there is time for the cycle to develop in favor of down-ballot Democratic candidates and for the number of...
  • The Steve Scalise comeback tour

    WASHINGTON When House Majority Whip Steve Scalise walked to the floor on Feb. 27 for the vote on a three-week continuing resolution for the Department of Homeland Security, he knew it was going to fail. "When we put the bill out there," Scalise recounted...
  • Rauner's first 100 days: Is the governor on track or off the rails?

    Rauner's first 100 days: Is the governor on track or off the rails?
    In the Common Sense Caucus today, Tribune columnist Eric Zorn and Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary discuss the early months of the administration of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. To Kristen: Our new Republican governor observed his...
  • Senate votes against making Iran nuclear deal a treaty

    The GOP-controlled Senate on Tuesday turned back an attempt to elevate any nuclear deal with Iran into a treaty, a vote that gave momentum to Republicans and Democrats trying to pass a bill giving Congress a chance to review and possibly reject any...
  • Gavin Newsom back at Supreme Court steps over gay marriage

    Gavin Newsom back at Supreme Court steps over gay marriage
    Gavin Newsom strolled down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building Tuesday afternoon looking a lot less lonely than he did a decade ago. Other Democrats – and even many gay activists – warned in 2004 that the then-San Francisco mayor&...
  • Pennsylvanians, federal lawmakers have shifted views on gay marriage

    Pennsylvanians, federal lawmakers have shifted views on gay marriage
    — As the Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether same-sex couples have a right to marry, some supporters recounted how public opinion on the question has shifted — first slowly, and recently at a rapid pace — in favor of gay...
  • Republican Corker holds up budget over spending-cut provision

    WASHINGTON A Republican U.S. senator said he is holding up his party's budget proposal in Congress because a provision intended to cut spending isn't strong enough. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee told reporters Tuesday he was withholding support for...
  • State budget plan slows school funding shift, adds charter school money

    State budget plan slows school funding shift, adds charter school money
    A deal on a new state budget slows proposed funding cuts to some shrinking schools districts while providing a portion of the additional money that Republican Gov. Mike Pence sought for charter schools, legislative leaders said Tuesday. Republican House...
  • Democrats' Plan — Tax Low-Wage Workers

    Democrats' Plan — Tax Low-Wage Workers
    As class warfare has become an increasingly fertile theme in politics, the minimum wage has become a flash point locally and nationally. On that front, Connecticut is poised to grab the biggest headline with a proposed law that would fine larger...
  • Trade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary

    On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade. Now, early in her Democratic presidential campaign, she's...
  • Sweeney announces plans to introduce tax on millionaires

    State Senate President Steve Sweeney announced plans to introduce a tax on millionaires in order to help the state make a nearly $3 billion public pension payment. Sweeney disclosed his plans during a Tuesday afternoon news conference where he also...