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The End of the Democratic Party

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Maxwell Kennedy

Both parties are more or less the same. If the Democratic Party continues to fight for the same old issues, it will be abandoned, and cease to exist.

Obama, Marriage Equality, And Prop 8: Then And Now

Chana Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chana Wilson

Four years later, we are still married in California, along with the 18,000 same-sex couples who squeaked in before Prop 8 passed, but we are still seen as single by the feds, thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). But hallelujah: Change is afoot!

Mentions of 'God,' 'Troops,' 'Afghanistan' in Party Platforms and Conventions: Does it Matter?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Since Republicans have decided to count words, the New York Times just happens to have kept track of how often speakers at both conventions used certain words and phrases. Some of the numbers are interesting.

The Unconventional: The Political Conventions in Perspective

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It appears the Democratic Party's convention in Charlotte produced a better one for Obama. As history has shown, the bounces don't matter very much -- Dukakis, Kerry and McCain each got substantial bounces after their conventions. You know the rest.

Bill Clinton Wants Every Voter To Know About This

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.06.2012 | College

During his Wednesday night speech at the Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton forcefully drew attention to a 2010 student loan reform Presiden...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Grilled By CNN After Explanation Of Platform Change

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz attempted on Wednesday to beat back the controversy arising from a late and seemingly div...

Dems Hit Romney On Support Of For-Profit Colleges, Pell Grant Cuts

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.05.2012 | College

The Democratic party mentioned education throughout their party platform, which was unveiled on Monday, routinely bragged about President Obama's refo...

Jennifer Bendery

Group Helps Moderate Democrats Craft Same-Sex Marriage Stance | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Democratic Party poised to back same-sex marriage in its 2012 platform for the first time in history, Democratic lawmakers, par...

Pat Robertson: Dems Have 'Death Wish' For Supporting Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson thinks Democrats are committing political suicide with their decision to stand up for the civil rights of the L...

Sam Stein

Democrats Make Big Move On Gay Marriage | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic Party source confirmed to The Huffington Post that the party will include a plank supporting marriage equality in its offic...

Amanda Terkel

Senators Back Adding Marriage Equality To Democratic Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of President Obama's national campaign co-chairs called on the Democratic Party to endorse marriage equality in its platform on Tues...

Pelosi Supports Huge Step Forward For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is backing a push by the pro-LGBT rights organization Freedom to Marry to include marriage equality in t...

Amanda Terkel

DNC Pushed To Incorporate Marriage Equality Into Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An LGBT organization is calling on the Democratic Party to officially support marriage equality, launching a national campaign to get De...

US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice on Karen Kornbluh's Impact on Obama Land

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Rice's comments were remarkable in what they conveyed about Kornbluh's impact on President Obama's policy course.

Business-Friendly Democratic Party Platform Reflects Interests Of Party Leaders

Brad Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Parker

In its successive drafts, the DNC party platform moved from progressive to liberal to conservative, offering clear evidence that the Democratic Leadership Council and its corporate cronies still control the Democratic Party apparatus.

Obama Caint Choose Kaine

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

Obama should not choose Kaine because he opposes a woman's most fundamental human right to decide her own destiny by making her own childbearing decisions.

Standing on Principle

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Every four years the Democrats and Republicans name their platform committees, and every four years each party's committee produces, after much huffin...

Gays And Lesbians Omitted From Draft Of Dem Party Platform

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2004 Democratic Party platform, page 42: "We support full inclusion of gay and lesbian families in the life of our nation and seek equal responsi...

Dems Went Out Of Their Way To Put Clinton's Voice In DNC Platform

Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign appointed Michael Yaki, a lawyer and former member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, to be their national platform director. ...

OTB Under The Hood>>The Democratic Party Platform Meetings: An Initial Report

Amanda Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Michel

More than 100 OffTheBus members reported on approximately 120 local Democratic Party Platform Meetings last week. What did they find out? Read their dispatches and our initial findings at our new project blog.

Become A Citizen Reporter on the Obama Campaign

Amanda Michel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Michel

The Obama campaign is holding public Democratic Party platform meetings across the country over the next two weeks. Attend your local meeting and send us a report on the effectiveness of the campaign.

Obama Lets Voters Add To DNC Platform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee and Barack Obama's presidential campaign will hold meetings in all 50 states to get voters more i...