There is also significant political pressure to punt to the next Congress when voters boot a party out of power, as they did to Senate Democrats on Election Day: What's in the Capitol? Start and finish your day with the top stories from The Daily Beast. If, however, a spending agreement looks impossible to reach, Congress could try to pass a stand-alone defense spending bill, but it is going to be difficult to get that done with so little time left on the clock, Harrison said. The discussion page may contain suggestions. From to the Democrats won all but two presidential elections and
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Unconditional Unionists 13 , Unionists 5 , Independent Republican 1. There are some political watchers who say the only hope for Democrats is to wait until congressional lines are redrawn ahead of the election — and hope that a newly drawn district is more winnable. Meanwhile, some Republicans believe the threat is overrated for two incumbents in the county, Walters in the 45th District and Dana Rohrabacher in the 48th. They've been heartened by recent Democratic victories in Pennsylvania and Alabama, and House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to retire at the end of the term has fanned the headwinds faced by the GOP. At one time, civil-liberties attorneys fought to prevent any official interference with intimate same-sex relationships but by moving on to governmental sponsorship of such unions, liberals helped to create a burgeoning business in gay family and divorce law.
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So, just as I did at the state level, I promise to fight every effort to weaken our public workforce. Democrats were the ones smiling Thursday night. In , Obama actually carried three of the eleven states of the old Confederacy—Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina—but he would have won without their electoral votes. Parties still had a main focus on winning. His positions on economic issues, which became markedly more conservative during the Republican primaries, were out of step with the preferences of the large majority of Latinos. It seems likely to be the position that will appeal to the majority of Republican primary voters.
The Senate had teetered at 50 Democrats, 49 Republicans for most of today, with Virginia hanging in the balance. Things start to unravel: Miller, a Maryland statehouse delegate, thanked the party faithful who attended the forum. The Democrats gathering in Charlotte would love to cast themselves as the party of working people, or of struggling middle-class families, or of aggrieved and downtrodden Americans in every corner of the economy. He led a group of donors in Texas to halt donations to Republican candidates last fall, which included canceling scheduled fundraisers for candidates. Get free news emails from theage.