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  The Democratic Party
A shadowy group of right-wing Republicans recently sponsored a ballot initiative that would have changed the way California distributes its electoral votes.
The leading Republican presidential candidates have skipped most debates that address issues important to people of color.
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  Summary of Findings: Republicans Cut Democratic Lead in Campaign's Final Days
While Republicans have become more engaged in the campaign in recent weeks, an increasing number also say that the issue of which party controls Congress will be a factor in their vote.
Currently, 65% of Republicans say partisan control of Congress is a factor in their vote, up from 58% in early October and 54% in June.
About the same number of Republicans (21%) say they have been urged to vote for one of their party's candidates; more Republicans than Democrats volunteer that they have been encouraged to vote for both GOP and Democratic candidates (19% vs. 14%).
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  Democratic party. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
At the Democratic Convention of 1860 the party split, Northern Democrats nominating Douglas, and the Southern Democrats choosing John C. Breckinridge, thus facilitating the victory of Abraham Lincoln.
Although the Democrats retained their solid majorities in Congress (except for the Senate in 1980, 1982, and 1984), the victorious national coalition built by Nixon was sustained by Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984 and by George H. Bush in 1988.
The Democratic victory of Bill Clinton in 1992 was thought by some to have marked the emergence of a new Democratic coalition of labor, women, minorities, moderates, “Reagan Democrats,” and the South.
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  Democratic Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of the two major U.S. parties, the Democratic Party is to the left of the Republican Party, though its politics are not as consistently leftist as the traditional social democratic and labor parties in much of the rest of the world.
In the early 20th century, the traditional symbol of the Democratic Party in Midwestern states such as Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Ohio was the rooster, as opposed to the Republican eagle.
Democrats in the Northern states joined the Republicans in opposing the expansion of slavery, and at the 1860 nominating convention the Party split and nominated two candidates (see U.S. presidential election, 1860).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Democratic_Party   (5921 words)

 Welcome to The American Presidency
The Democratic Party was confronted by a set of pressures it could not escape or reconcile: westward expansion and the issue of incorporating new territories as either free or slave states.
Democrats began to refer to each other as "Barnburners" (so antislavery as to be willing, like the Dutch farmer, to burn the barn in order to rid it of rats) and "hunkers" (whose hunger, or "hunker," for officeholding was so great as to lead to cooperation with slaveholders).
Democratic support in the South had clearly eroded, but the size of the victory indicated that dissatisfaction with Democratic rule was nationwide.
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 Encyclopedia: Democratic-Republicans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In addition, some refer to the party as the Jeffersonian Republicans since Thomas Jefferson belonged to the party and had a major influence on its ideology; it is also referred to as simply the Republican Party, not to be confused with the modern Republican Party.
The Republican Party also sees itself as a spiritual descendant of the Democratic-Republicans, though it has much looser ties from their broad base of former Whig voters and politicians.
Neither the modern-day Democratic nor Republican party has identifiable ties to the Federalist Party, which was the only opposition party to the original Democratic-Republican party..
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Democratic_Republicans   (463 words)

 CNN.com - Can Republicans hold the House? - Nov. 5, 2002
He is neither Democrat, Republican or independent, but an opportunist that would use anything or anyone to get elected." The Condits may get their wish as a GOP poll conducted in early October showed Monteith leading Cardoza by six points.
Democrats are likely to hold the seat in all three races -- the November general, where party leaders are asking voters to "honor" Mink with a "final tribute," and the two special elections.
Her grandfather was a Democratic governor, her grandmother served as state secretary of state, and her father was a leader in the state Legislature.
www.cnn.com /2002/ALLPOLITICS/10/10/elec02.house.preview   (9286 words)

 Democratic Party - dKosopedia
After the war, the Democrats were a shattered party, but eventually gathered enough support to elect reform candidate Grover Cleveland to two terms in the presidency, in large part due to the success of southern Democrats in creating a "Solid South" by preventing Blacks from voting.
The Democrats did not regain the presidency until Taft and Teddy Roosevelt split the Republican vote and Woodrow Wilson won with a modest plurality in 1912.
After the 2004 elections however, Democratic prospects began to rebound in the wake of revelations about the Bush administration's deceptive claims about the existence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, mismanagement and corruption in the Iraqi occupation, and photographic evidence of torture by the U.S. Army in the Abu Ghraib prison.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Democratic_Party   (1109 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Scrappy Kerry blisters Republicans, touts Democratic comeback at state level
Democrats control both chambers in 19 states and Republicans in 20 states, and the two parties currently have almost equal numbers of state lawmakers nationally.
Democrats moved 10 chambers into their column last year, "the best overlooked story of 2004," said Colorado Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald, chairwoman of the national campaign group.
Kerry told his audience earlier that while Republicans dither and practice politics of "nastiness and partisanship," Democratic legislators are showing the right stuff, connecting with people on their front porches and then going to the capitals to fix their problems.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2002446364_webkerry19.html   (833 words)

 Where Republicans invaded Democratic turf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
WASHINGTON - The shift that propelled Republicans to victory in the recent congressional elections was not a major one - overall, voters chose the GOP by a margin of just four percent.
Bush won the Texas governorship in 1994, defeating Democrat Ann Richards, he won just 53 percent of the vote, and Republicans were the minority in the state legislature.
Republican strategists say that many of these gains are the result of specific efforts the party has made to broaden its support.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/792956/posts   (1242 words)

 Democratic Party History
Republicans condemned the Democrats as disloyal to the Union during the Civil War.
However, the Democrats were distinguished by their support of lower tariffs and by their opposition to the prohibition of alcoholic beverages.
Democrats and Republicans favored a policy of laissez faire (nonregulation), and the government left business largely in the hands of businessmen.
www.puhsd.k12.ca.us /chana/staffpages/eichman/civics/elections/1/democratic_history.htm   (2555 words)

 Infiltration of files seen as extensive - The Boston Globe
Democrats now claim their private memos formed the basis for a February 2003 column by conservative pundit Robert Novak that revealed plans pushed by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, to filibuster certain judicial nominees.
Its details and direct quotes from Democrats -- characterizing former nominee Miguel Estrada as a "stealth right-wing zealot" and describing the GOP agenda as an "assembly line" for right-wing nominees -- are contained in talking points and meeting accounts from the Democratic files now known to have been compromised.
He also argued that the only wrongdoing was on the part of the Democrats -- both for the content of their memos, and for their negligence in placing them where they could be seen.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2004/01/22/infiltration_of_files_seen_as_extensive   (1266 words)

 Public Interest Guide to Redistricting
Democrats and Republicans are now split, 16 to 16, in the Texas delegation to Congress, thanks to the switch last week of Representative Ralph Hall from the Democratic to the Republican Party.
Democrats are arguing that the map is racially gerrymandered, that it disenfranchises minority voters to give Republicans a 22-10 majority in the state congressional delegation.
Republicans pushed for new congressional districts this year although it was a noncensus year, saying that lawmakers, not judges, should be drawing the boundaries.
www.fairvote.org /redistricting/reports/remanual/txnews.htm   (16855 words)

 Republicans Block Democratic, Middle-Class Priorities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On the gun liability bill, Republicans didn't like the amendments that were adopted and defeated their own legislation.
On the asbestos bill, Republicans refused to negotiate, moved to proceed to the legislation to score political points, and lost a cloture vote.
Republicans have been unable to resolve their own differences about funding levels and, as a result, the Department of Transportation has been operating on temporary extensions and we've lost an estimated 100,000 jobs
www.democrats.senate.gov /dpc/dpc-printable.cfm?doc_name=fs-108-2-134   (934 words)

 History of the Democratic Party
The Republicans contended that the Federalists harboured aristocratic attitudes and that their policies placed too much power in the central government and tended to benefit the affluent at the expense of the common man. Although the Federalists soon branded
was elected president in 1796, the Republican Party served as the country's first opposition party, and in 1798 the Republicans adopted the derisive Democratic-Republican label as their official name.
Despite its losses in the presidential elections of the 1970s and '80s, the Democratic Party continued to control both houses of Congress for most of the period (although the Republicans controlled the Senate from 1981 to 1987).
members.tripod.com /person_dems/id5.html   (2283 words)

 Where Republicans invaded Democratic turf | csmonitor.com
Bush won the Texas governorship in 1994, defeating Democrat Ann Richards, he won just 53 percent of the vote, and Republicans were the minority in the state legislature.
Democrats' lead among union households, a healthy 22 points in 2000, shrank to 15 points this year - and just 6 points among white union members.
Republican strategists say that many of these gains are the result of specific efforts the party has made to broaden its support.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/1121/p03s01-uspo.html   (1091 words)

 Capitol Hill Blue: Iraq war drives Republicans into Democratic camps
Democrats need a gain of 15 seats to win majority control of the House, and an increasing number of states offer one or two opportunities.
The political shift is due, in part, to Democrats like Jeffrey Alpart, 26, who left Philadelphia for the suburb of Warrington in search of better schools with his fiance and her two young children.
The Republicans are treading carefully to avoid losing lose core Republicans like Stuart Patterson, a 42-year-old insurance agent in Conshohocken, who said he will vote for Weldon unless he hears a better reason.
www.capitolhillblue.com /news2/2006/09/iraq_war_drives_republicans_in.html   (1791 words)

 Baltimore City Paper: NEWS Baltimore's Republicans Soldier On, Despite the Odds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Arthur Murphy, a Democratic Party activist and the son of William Murphy, a prominent fl judge who left the Republican party in 1964, believes the GOP missed its last chance at mainstream fl voters when Richard Nixon was president.
City Republicans believe, almost as an article of faith, that there is a deep well of discontent among city voters with those Democratic councilmen and -women--and that the tool for tapping it is single-member districts.
For Republicans, there are other advantages: Lone GOP candidates would no longer have to face three-person Democratic tickets, as typically happens today; districts would be smaller and thus elections less costly; and the actual ballot, with fewer names on it, would be less confusing for voters.
www.citypaper.com /news/story.asp?id=3417   (5124 words)

As this lovely conspiracy theory goes, the Democrats infiltrated the Republican party with homosexual operatives, a gay cabal of gay Republicans who have been working from within the Republican party to bring it down.
The Republicans and the vast majority of media have become a lethal combination--lethal for democracy, morality and decency.
Republicans make it up and the most media outlets report it, no facts, no research, no truth necessary.
rjr10036.typepad.com /proceed_at_your_own_risk/2006/10/the_truth_about.html   (286 words)

 Democratic Central:: Republicans are on hold in South Dakota
Democratic Central:: Republicans are on hold in South Dakota
Since then, the Republicans have been trying NOT to be so callous as to kick someone when he is down; they have not gotten a candidate, and no one is out raising money for an opponent to
Republicans are on hold in South Dakota
www.democraticcentral.com /showDiary.do?diaryId=111   (454 words)

 House Committee on Ways and Means, Democrats :: Press Releases :: House Republicans Reject Democratic Proposal to ...
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, House Republicans rejected a Democratic proposal that would have replaced the extension of deficit-increasing tax breaks for the very wealthy in the Republican tax bill with an extension of relief from the alternative minimum tax (AMT), relief that primarily benefits middle-income families.
Republicans sent to conference a tax bill that overwhelmingly benefits the very wealthy.
The Democratic motion to instruct the conferees would have extended tax relief for middle-income families and required House conferees to develop a conference report with a view toward not increasing the Federal deficit.
www.house.gov /apps/list/press/wm31_democrats/060209_house_republicans_reject_democratic_proposal_to_extend_tax_relief.html   (342 words)

 About Democratic Underground
Democratic Underground (DU) was founded on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2001, to protest the illegitimate presidency of George W. Bush and to provide a resource for the exchange and dissemination of liberal and progressive ideas.
Democratic Underground would not be possible without the participation of like-minded individuals from across the country and, indeed, from around the world.
The content for the site is provided by people who feel that their views are not represented by the conservative "mainstream" media in the U.S. We accept article submissions from those on the left who wish to write, so that DU represents a variety of progressive viewpoints.
www.democraticunderground.com /about.html   (442 words)

 t r u t h o u t - Republicans Destroy Democratic Voters' Registration Forms
Democrats said they have done no investigation of the allegations themselves and have based their claims on a local television news report that aired Tuesday.
Their claims are the latest in a series of allegations from both parties that either Democrats or Republicans are trying to taint November's already contentious general election.
Burdish, a Republican businessman and former state party executive director, challenged the voters in the 3rd Congressional District, arguing that as "inactive voters" they do not live at the address associated with their voter registration.
www.truthout.org /docs_04/101504A.shtml   (2698 words)

 Democratic Policy Committee
As a result, on issues ranging from first responders to fiscal responsibility, from health care to homeland security, and from education to the environment, Senate Republicans have failed to produce results and are taking the country in the wrong direction.
Senate Republicans blocked Democratic efforts to reinstate the pay as you go rules that helped eliminate the budget deficit in the 1990s.
Higher Education: Senate Republicans blocked Democratic efforts to make the college tuition tax deduction in current law permanent, and increase the eligible tuition amount to $8,000 for tax year 2003 and $12,000 for tax year 2004 and thereafter.
democrats.senate.gov /~dpc/pubs/108-1-313.html   (1748 words)

 FOXNews.com - Republicans Wither Under Weight of Democratic Investigations - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic ...
Democrats are hot to explore the run up to the Iraq war and have subpoenaed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to defend the pre-war intelligence.
"The Democrats on Capitol Hill have made it clear: they will stop at nothing short of the entire Republican National Committee playbook for 2008 in search of their documents," he said in a written statement after the subpoenas were approved.
Former Rep. Bob Barr, who served as a Republican from Georgia but is now libertarian, said Democrats wouldn't have as much steam if the GOP had been responsible during the first six years of the Bush administration.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,273077,00.html   (1573 words)

 The Democratic Party
Democratic National Committee Voting Rights Institute Chair Donna Brazile issued a statement in response to today's decision by the Supreme Court to hear the Indiana voter ID case.
The Republican presidential hopefuls are in Michigan this weekend to speak at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.
Republicans are sponsoring a ballot initiative in California that would change how the state distributes its electoral votes, hoping to pick up just enough seats to win the White House.
www.democrats.org /local.html   (1594 words)

 Breaking News: Judge Rules Against Texas Republicans | Texas Democratic Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In June, the Texas Democratic Party filed suit to prevent the Republican Party from breaking the law and overriding the will of Texas voters by replacing Tom DeLay on the November ballot in Texas 22.
Today, Federal Judge Sam Sparks ruled that the Republican Party of Texas and the Texas Secretary of State are permanently enjoined and restrained from declaring Tom DeLay ineligible and from replacing him on the ballot.
Whether Texas Republicans are trying to disenfranchise minority voters through redistricting or trying to replace candidates because they aren't doing well in the polls, Texas Democrats will stand up for the rights of all Texas voters and protect the rule of law and the integrity of the election process.
www.txdemocrats.org /node/186   (463 words)

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