Mar 5, 2014 — The former president's political portfolio is in keeping with his longstanding efforts to build the Democratic Party into a more powerful organizational force.
Feb 5, 2013 — There are always losers in politics. But even some of the winners wind up so badly outnumbered that accomplishing anything is a rare treat. On the surface, their jobs might seem so hopeless that you wonder why anyone took them on.
Dec 27, 2012 — In the last election, the red states got redder and the blue ones bluer. That's true not only in presidential voting, but at the state level, where half the legislative chambers are now dominated by supermajorities of one party or the other. The result is that blue and red states are moving further apart on most major issues, including tax policy, abortion and guns.
Dec 26, 2012 — The House Democratic caucus will include a record number of women and minorities next year. But when it comes to top statewide offices, minorities do better running as Republicans.
Sep 12, 2012 — It's an insult that some Republicans repeat with glee, but complaints that NPR reporters have themselves indulged in referring to the 'Democrat Party' have so far proven to be untrue. Fortunately, your ombudsman is not a political reporter, or FDR would be turning in his grave.
Sep 7, 2012 — At their conventions, the parties presented varying visions of America — as an entrepreneurial paradise where hard work, innovation and prudence are all that matters, and as a communitarian paradise where racial, national and religious differences are subsumed in a surge of shared success. Voters must decide which resonates most and why.
Jul 15, 2010 — A former big Democratic Party donor got 12 years in prison for financial fraud.
Feb 25, 2008 — On the lookout for substantive disagreements between Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.)...