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  Democratic Party News - The New York Times
Traditionally the Democrats were more the party of agrarianism and cheap money and the opponents of protective tariffs, and even the most conservative Democrats were opposed to the control of industry and trade by the trusts and big business.
The Democratic party of the 1970s and 80s was an uneasy alliance among labor, urban, and ethnic minority groups, intellectuals and middle-class reformers, and increasingly disaffected Southern Democrats.
The party's national fortunes reversed with the 2006 congressional elections, in which voter discontent with political scandals, the war in Iraq, and other issues resulted in significant Democratic gains, giving the party control of both houses of Congress.
topics.nytimes.com /top/reference/timestopics/organizations/d/democratic_party/index.html?inline=nyt-org   (2271 words)

  Democratic Party - Conservapedia
The Democratic Party was founded in 1792 by Thomas Jefferson as a congressional caucus to fight for the Bill of Rights and to oppose the elitist Federalist Party led by Alexander Hamilton, which fought for the Constitution.
Democrat lawmakers and opinion-formers consistently favor measures such as the establishment of same-sex civil unions, gay marriage and gay adoption of children over defense of the traditional family.
Democrats frequently support the minimum wage, workplace protections, the right of women to choose to have an abortion, gun control, gay marriage, and the separation of church and state.
www.conservapedia.com /Democratic_Party   (1953 words)

  Democratic Party - MSN Encarta
In the 1830s, under presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, the Democratic Party developed the characteristics it retained until the end of the century.
Democrats argued that the national government should do nothing the states could do for themselves, and the states nothing that localities could do.
A major source of the party’s cohesion was its strong organization, which enabled it to fight elections effectively, keep the party together between elections, and shape and influence government decisions.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561572/Democratic_Party.html   (935 words)

 Welcome to The American Presidency
The Democratic party of the United States is one of the oldest surviving political organizations in the world.
In view of its dependence upon popular support in both the North and the South, the Democratic party was under particular pressure to forestall bloodshed at the frontiers, moderate the adamant abolitionists of the North, and maintain the agriculture economy, slave supported though it was, of the South.
Many Southern Democratic leaders registered their disapproval by supporting the Dixiecrat ticket in 1948, and consequently fundamental issues of party discipline and party loyalty were raised and debated at Democratic national conventions for the next quarter century.
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 ZNet |Third Party |
The Democratic Party is responsible for the non-stop attack on labor.
In the early 21st century, the Democratic Party is the party of prisons and the death penalty.
The Democratic Party is the Party of environmental destruction.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=33&ItemID=5042   (2695 words)

 Democratic Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Currently, during the 109th Congress, the Democratic Party is the minority party in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.
Democrats in the House of Representatives and United States Senate near-unanimously voted for the authorization of military force against "those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States" in Afghanistan in 2001, supporting the NATO coalition invasion of the nation.
Prohibition opened a bitter split in the party between the Catholic and ethnic Northern "wets" and the Southern "dries." The deeply divided party was hit by Republican landslides in the presidential elections of 1920, 1924, and 1928.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Democratic_Party   (9034 words)

 The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. Jim Crow Stories . Democratic Party | PBS
The Democratic Party was formed in 1792, when supporters of Thomas Jefferson began using the name Republicans, or Jeffersonian Republicans, to emphasize its anti-aristocratic policies.
Northern Democrats nominated Stephen Douglas as their candidate, and Southern Democrats adopted a pro-slavery platform and nominated John C. Breckinridge in an election campaign that would be won by Abraham Lincoln and the newly formed Republican Party.
The Democratic Party identified itself as the "white man's party" and demonized the Republican Party as being "Negro dominated," even though whites were in control.
www.pbs.org /wnet/jimcrow/stories_org_democratic.html   (350 words)

 Democratic Party
The Republican Party was established at Ripon, Wisconsin in 1854 by a group of former members of the Whig Party and the Free-Soil Party.
In his cartoons the Democratic Party was a donkey and the Republican Party, an elephant.
The Democratic Party derived its strength originally from its adoption of the principles of equal and exact justice to all men.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAdemocratic.htm   (1417 words)

 Democratic Party -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Later Democrats claim they are the spiritual heirs of that party, especially in the sense of faith in the people and opposition to rule by elites.
By the 1830s the Democratic Party was a complex coalition with many elements, especially farmers in all parts of the country, together with workingmen's groups in the cities.
The party's proposal (in 2000 and 2004) for public policy on termination of pregnancy is for abortion to be "safe, legal and rare" - namely, keeping it legal by rejecting laws that include governmental interference in any individual matter, and reducing the number performed by promoting both knowledge of reproduction and incentives for adoption.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=10354   (2373 words)

 The Democratic Party (Harpers.org)
The Democratic Party demonstrated its seriousness of purpose by failing to mount a filibuster to block the confirmation of former senator John Ashcroft, who was defeated by a dead man in the last election; Ashcroft was sworn in as Attorney General by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in a private ceremony.
Democrats were said to be confused by the contradiction between President Bush's sweet-talking, inclusive rhetoric and his hardline, right-wing deeds.
Democratic leaders called for a closed session on the Senate floor, which they used to force the creation of a bipartisan committee; the committee will report on the ongoing Congressional investigation (which the Democratic leadership believes is being purposefully delayed) into the Bush Administration's misuse of intelligence to justify the war in Iraq.
www.harpers.org /DemocraticParty.html   (2050 words)

 Democratic Party
Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party of the United States in 1792 and was elected as the first Democratic President in 1798.
The DNC is the oldest continuing party committee in the United States and the world.
The Democratic National Committee plans the Party's quadrennial presidential nominating convention; promotes the election of Party candidates with both technical and financial support; and works with national, state, and local party organizations, elected officials, candidates, and constituencies to respond to the needs and views of the Democratic electorate and the nation.
www.massdems.org /towns/mansfield/html/democratic_party.html   (100 words)

 Democratic Party
Democratic gains in Statehouses around the country validated Howard Dean's "50-state strategy" and set the stage for a long process of party renewal.
Democrats will claim their electoral mandate by understanding how they won: by fielding activist candidates with a clear antiwar message and by defending civil liberties.
Democrats must transcend all their intraparty squabbles over the war in Iraq and focus on the obligation of politicians to be honest with the public.
www.thenation.com /directory/democratic_party   (3391 words)

 The Democratic Party
For more than 200 years, the Democratic Party has represented the interests of working families, fighting for equal opportunities and justice for all Americans.
Today, Democrats continue that fight with a firm commitment to the values that we all share as Americans: a secure nation that leads in the world, strong economic growth and new jobs, affordable health care for all Americans, and a better education for our children.
Waxman: White House Blocking Fitzgerald Cooperation: Congress is getting to the bottom of the leaking of a covert CIA agent, despite a former White House official being found guilty of lying and obstructing justice.
www.democrats.org /ourparty.html   (260 words)

 United States Democratic Party - SourceWatch
The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties.
The party is currently in opposition, and has minorities in both the Senate and the House.
From 1833 to 1856, it was opposed chiefly by the Whig Party.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Democratic_Party   (180 words)

 DU Links Directory: Democratic Party
Democrats Abroad Russia - Democrats Abroad Russia, an affiliate of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad, is working to build a progressive community among Americans in Russia with political, social, civic, and educational programming.
Democrats for America's Future - Democrats for America’s Future is all about getting everyday Democrats involved in returning our party to its roots - and to success at the ballot box.
Progressive Democrats of America - Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), is engaged in a strategy focused at first on defining "progressive" and demonstrating support among elected Democrats and progressive activists for a transformation of the Party into a force for ecological balance, social justice, and democratic reform.
www.democraticunderground.com /links/pages/Democratic_Party   (746 words)

 "The Democratic Party Suicide Bill"
Democrats knew that campaign-finance reform would cripple their fundraising ability—but they backed the idea anyway, largely on principle.
Republicans knew that it would give their party an even bigger edge than it already had—but they staunchly opposed it, also largely on principle.
Under the provisions of McCain-Feingold all donations to national candidates or parties must come in the form of "hard money," which is subject to annual contribution limits and other strict regulations.
www.theatlantic.com /issues/2003/07/gitell.htm   (505 words)

 North Carolina Democratic Party
The group is the party’s main fundraising arm in the Senate and a beginning step on the leadership ladder.
Ahead of Wednesday’s VA Committee hearing on the nomination of Gen. James Peake to be VA Secretary, the Senators highlighted what Democrats have done in leading the fight to ensure our veterans receive the care they deserve as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have stretched our VA increasingly thin.
Democrats are working to provide the largest increase in funding for our veterans in history, including improving conditions at veterans’ military facilities like Walter Reed, safeguarding veterans’ personal data, supporting employment and training programs so veterans can find good-paying jobs, and funding research for illnesses like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.
www.ncdp.org   (1129 words)

 Democratic party — FactMonster.com
Democratic party, American political party; the oldest continuous political party in the United States.
Democratic party: Bibliography - Bibliography See C. Beard, Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy (1915); A. Schlesinger,...
New Democratic party - New Democratic party New Democratic party (NDP), Canadian political party, founded in 1961 when the...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0815130.html   (116 words)

 Welcome to the Volusia County Democratic Party
The Volusia County Democratic Party will hold a picnic in DeLeon Springs State Park (Map) in DeLeon Springs, May 19th 2007 from 10:30 a.m.
Visit the Florida Democratic Party website today to verify that your vote was recorded.
Challenging Republicans on a politically sensitive issue, Florida House Democrats are seriously exploring property tax-cut options that would slash costs for a broad swath of Floridians, including renters, without savaging budgets of local governments or giving the most relief to the wealthy.
volusiademocraticparty.com /index.html   (455 words)

 The Democratic Party
As web video takes center stage at the Republican CNN/YouTube debate, the Democratic Party launched FlipperTV.
Congress is getting to the bottom of the leaking of a covert CIA agent, despite a former White House official being found guilty of lying and obstructing justice.
Vermont: Democrats Call For Governor To End No-Bid Lobbying Contract
www.democrats.org /index.html   (295 words)

 Early contenders: Obama vs. Clinton would fire up Democratic Party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., who was coasting without real challenge to the Democratic nomination, is suddenly forced to speed up her own preparations, although she still says nothing doing until January.
There is the absolutism of the free market, an ideology of no taxes, no regulation, no safety net...' But he also protests the weakness of the Democratic Party, 'the party of reaction' that must open to 'new ideas and not just new packaging.' Oh, it's all so complicated, and Obama knows it.
It would energize the Democratic Party to host a fight between the two of them and perk up the country as well.
www.topix.net /content/kri/3194082560377758510325160415750199732074   (938 words)

 The Democratic Party - U.K.
The Democratic Party has been formed to counter the current denial of democracy by existing major political parties.
A major objective of the Party will be to return to the original concept that a representative must answer to the electorate.
The Democratic Party will not have Whips to bully MPs into voting against their wishes.
www.democratic-party.org.uk /index.htm   (216 words)

 Democrats, Democratic Party Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area
Democrats, Democratic Party Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area
Gather in your local communities to help organize and support the Democratic cause.
The New York City Democratic Party Meetup Group
democrat.meetup.com   (156 words)

 Colorado Democratic Party - Home
For Further Details On How To Become A 2008 Ambassador Or Host For The Colorado Democratic Party.
A 5 page overview of the caucus / delegate selection process is available here.
Paid for by the Colorado Democratic Party Mark Ferrandino, Treasurer Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee
www.coloradodems.org   (171 words)

 Home - The California Democratic Party
Legislators plan to investigate the extent of gender discrimination in the state's public universities following a former volleyball coach's landmark legal victory this week against the California State University, Fresno. more 
Legislative Democrats advanced their plan Wednesday to provide health care for millions of uninsured Californians while admitting it remains a rough draft, setting up summer negotiations with Gov. Schwarzenegger. more  
No one would be surprised to learn that Arnold Schwarzenegger travels in high style to international destinations like China and Israel in his capacity as governor of California.
www.cadem.org /site/c.jrLZK2PyHmF/b.947937/k.CC3A/Home.htm   (305 words)

 Home - The California Democratic Party
CDP Positions on the February 2008 Ballot Propositions
2008 Platform: California Democrats Present Our Blueprint for the Golden State
Paid for by the California Democratic Party
www.ca-dem.org   (112 words)

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