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Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

WASHINGTON -- One side is energized by the prospect of the greatest expansion of government support since the New Deal nearly a century ago. The other is fearful about dramatically expanding Washington's reach at an enormous cost. → Read More

Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

Democrats are taking vastly different approaches to guiding the massive $3.5 trillion spending bill through Congress. → Read More

Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — One side is energized by the prospect of the greatest expansion of government support since the New Deal nearly a century ago. The other is fearful about dramatically expanding Washington's reach at an enormous cost. They're all Democrats. Yet each side is taking vastly different approaches to guiding the massive $3. 5 trillion spending bill through Congress. The party is again… → Read More

Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Democrats

They’re all Democrats. Yet each side is taking vastly different approaches to guiding the massive $3.5 trillion spending bill through Congress. → Read More

LIVE: Biden remarks on economy, middle class

They’re all Democrats. Yet each side is taking vastly different approaches to guiding the massive $3.5 trillion spending bill through Congress. → Read More

Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Democrats

They’re all Democrats. Yet each side is taking vastly different approaches to guiding the massive $3.5 trillion spending bill through Congress. → Read More

Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

They’re all Democrats. Yet each side is taking vastly different approaches to guiding the massive $3.5 trillion spending bill through Congress. → Read More

Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

They’re all Democrats. Yet each side is taking vastly different approaches to guiding the massive $3.5 trillion spending bill through Congress. → Read More

Budget bill reopens moderate vs. progressive divide for Dems

One side is energized by the prospect of the greatest expansion of government support since the New Deal nearly a century ago. The other is fearful. → Read More

House Democrats post record August fundraising ahead of 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign organization aiming to maintain Democratic control of the House in the 2022 midterm races raised $10 million last month, its best August haul ever during a year without a national election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says that nearly 250,000 grassroots donors provided $6. 6 million, accounting for two-thirds of its monthly total, according to… → Read More

House Democrats post record August fundraising ahead of 2022

The campaign organization aiming to maintain Democratic control of the House in the 2022 midterm races raised $10 million last month, its best August haul ever during a year without a national election. → Read More

Texas GOP bets on hard right turn amid changing demographics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans in America's largest conservative state for years racked up victories under the slogan "Keep Texas Red," a pledge to quash a coming blue wave that Democrats argued was inevitable given shifting demographics. Now, those population transformations have arrived, with the 2020 census confirming that the state got bigger, more suburban and far more diverse. Yet a more… → Read More

Bernie Sanders sells big government's virtues in red states

Bernie Sanders has long argued that steep federal spending and bigger government can improve the lives of working class Americans and win back the kinds of disaffected, largely white voters who flocked to Donald Trump → Read More

Bernie Sanders: Trump voters will back taxing the rich for massive social spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has long argued, but not proved, that his big government populism can win over voters in the largely white, rural communities that flocked to Republican Donald Trump in recent elections. Now as the chief Senate shepherd of a $3. → Read More

Bernie Sanders sets out to sell big government in red states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has long argued, but not proved, that his big government populism can win over voters in the largely white, rural communities that flocked to Republican Donald Trump in recent elections. Now as the chief Senate shepherd of a $3. 5 trillion budget proposal, Sanders believes he has another chance to test the theory. FILE - In this July 21, 2021 photo, Sen. Bernie… → Read More

Veterans are prized recruits as congressional candidates

With midterm election season rapidly approaching, Republicans and Democrats have something in common when it comes to recruiting candidates they hope will deliver majorities in Congress: a preference for military veterans. → Read More

Veterans are prized recruits as congressional candidates

With midterm election season rapidly approaching, Republicans and Democrats have something in common when it comes to recruiting candidates they hope will deliver majorities in Congress: a preference for military → Read More

GOP hits Biden despite divides over Afghanistan withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden announced he would stick to his... → Read More

GOP hits Biden despite divides over Afghanistan withdrawal

The fall of the Afghan government and the Taliban’s swift return to power have, at least for now, reunited Republicans in criticism of Biden. → Read More

GOP hits Biden despite divides over Afghanistan withdrawal

The fall of the Afghan government and the Taliban’s swift return to power have, at least for now, reunited Republicans in criticism of Biden. → Read More