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Category Archives: Party Politics

President-elect Joe Biden appoints Ron Klain as his incoming White House Chief of Staff

Excerpt: Klain has decades of experience in the White House, as well as a close personal relationship with Biden.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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What’s next for the Republicans following Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s defeat?

Excerpt: A new administration will soon be taking office. How will Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' victory alter the trajectory of the Republican Party?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Who will replace Kamala Harris if the Democratic ticket wins?

Excerpt: If Joe Biden wins in November, Kamala Harris will have to leave her seat in the U.S. Senate. Who might replace her?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scandals and ethics violations abound as the 2020 Republican National Convention begins

Excerpt: It should really be called the Trump National Convention, because that's what it is: a carnival in allegiance to a man who represents the worst of humanity.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Joe Biden dwells among us: He’s not just from the people or for the people, but of the people

Excerpt: America’s past leaders have told us that they are from the people and for the people. 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden added a dimension in his Thursday night acceptance speech. Biden is *of* the people.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Netroots Nation 2020 opens with “biggest, baddest, blackest panel of the summer”

Excerpt: Speakers included Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party, likely future U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman, and Stacey Abrams.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first appearance together as running mates

Excerpt: The two appeared together at a live-streamed event where their speeches highlighted their respect for one another and the necessity of taking down Trump.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Crowded field vies to succeed Representative Denny Heck in Washington’s 10th District

Excerpt: Marilyn Strickland, Beth Doglio, Kristine Reeves, Phil Gardner, and Joshua Collins are among the candidates hoping to take Heck's place in Congress.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Democrats delight in forcing Republicans to play defense in Kansas

Excerpt: Kansas is a right wing stronghold, but a divisive Republican U.S. Senate primary is giving Democrats cause for hope.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Democrats win in North Carolina with Cal Cunningham?

Excerpt: Republican Senator Thom Tillis faces a tough challenge from Democrat Cal Cunningham in the Tar Heel State this year that could be decisive.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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For the first time ever, the Washington State Democratic Party held its convention virtually

Excerpt: Democrats from across Washington met virtually for the first cyber convention in the history of the state party. Here's what went down.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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What’s happening at the online-only 2020 Washington State Democratic Convention?

Excerpt: Follow along with us as the Washington State Democratic Party holds its biennial convention, which is happening exclusively in a virtual venue for the first time ever.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Democrats show Colorado’s Cory Gardner the door?

Excerpt: If Joe Biden wants his policy agenda to be enacted, the Democrats have to win the Senate. Can they flip Cory Gardner's seat in Colorado?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Let’s think + act beyond presidential politics to build a progressive agenda for America

Excerpt: In this thoughtful longread, MLK County Democratic Chair Shasti Conrad outlines a path forward for progressive activists and movement leaders following the suspension of the Sanders and Warren campaigns.
Written by:Shasti Conrad
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