No major Democratic presidential candidate — or other party leader — has called for Justin Fairfax’s resignation. Instead they have, almost to a person, called for an investigation into the allegations.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has refused to step down so far — he says he’s not in the photo. But the pressure he faces highlights his party’s insistence on policing its own when it comes to wrongdoing related to race and, in some cases, sexual misconduct.
Compared to those chosen for the politically challenging role in the past, Stacey Abrams, set to deliver the Democratic response to the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, certainly bucks tradition.
Nearly every major declared and potential Democratic candidate called for Northam’s resignation after disclosure of the photo, which shows one person in blackface and another hooded in white Klan regalia.
Former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates.
Ocasio-Cortez and progressive activists are now poised to throw their organizing muscle behind a suite of policy proposals which would move the country toward 100 percent renewable energy.
Democrats unveiled their first piece of legislation Friday: A collection of voting rights provisions, ethics reforms and a requirement that presidential candidates release 10 years of tax returns.
The Democrats’ campaign arm says 110 House Democratic candidates outraised Republican incumbents or the GOP nominees in open seats.
Black women went to the polls in record numbers last December. As of this week, 39 black women are nominees for the U.S. House in the November midterms, including 22 women who aren’t incumbents.
Some Democrats mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 are seeking to bolster their progressive credentials by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, including some who are calling for the outright abolition of ICE.
A judge has ruled against a candidate in Maryland’s governor’s race who wants the ballot changed to reflect she is now running for governor, not lieutenant governor.
The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court sought unspecified damages and an order to prevent further interference with computer systems of the Democratic National Committee.
It’s two months before the June Democratic primary decides who his challenger is, but at this moment Republican Governor Larry Hogan continues to be in a good spot as he battles for re-election in a heavily Democratic state.
Democratic governors and lawmakers are working on policies that eliminate a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions. Critics say this would mostly reduce taxes mostly for the wealthy.
President Trump took aim at Democratic lawmakers who sat stone-faced during his State of the Union address last week – likening their response to treason.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.