How long will it take Democrats to become a national party again?

Josh Kim
December 4, 2016

Judges picked by Republican presidents had dominated the court, but now Democratic appointees hold a 7-4 advantage. The president also addressed what was going on in the House of Representatives, referring to current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as a "great leader".

With Hillman's announcement, Republicans now control 75 seats in the House and have the three-fourths majority needed to pass appropriations bills without any support from Democrats. Now, Republicans control all of them.

The National Conference of State Legislatures said Republican candidates won more offices in the recent election than experts had predicted.

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"We're still in the theorizing mode", said Matt Canter, a Democratic strategist. Now, the Republicans will control 68. Despite Obama's current polling popularity and his endorsement of 150 state legislative candidates, Democrats got nowhere in the November 8 elections. It's been almost two weeks since the election, and party leaders are still shellshocked. Democrats made slight gains in red states like Arizona and Texas this year.

If this has become an acceptable way to conduct their political business, then the Democratic Party's rot goes far deeper than anyone imagined.

And the Democrats simply ignored them. "I was close to Schumer in many ways".

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Curated from Democrats ask themselves: Now what? "We have to turn the Obama coalition into the Democratic coalition", says Rosenberg, who sounded the alarm over the shift in 2014.

"I certainly don't want them to do what Mitch McConnell did when I was elected", POTUS said. "We need a brand as a party that says we're the party that [is] going to help working-class people, white people, black people, brown people, gay people, straight people, improve opportunity for them to grow their wages, to have security, economic security", Mr. Ryan told CNN's "State of the Union".

While the Democrats' campaign strategy continues to be dissected, so too begins the reflection on the party's ideological soul and a possible future tug of war between the centrist Clintonites and the left-leaning Bernie Sanders supporters.

Trump was offended by remarks made at the end of Friday's performance of the hit hip-hop musical "Hamilton" in NY, accusing members of harassing Vice-President-elect Mike Pence when cast member Brandon Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, issued a statement during the curtain call, urging the new administration to recognize America's diversity and calm those who are afraid their rights will not be protected.

Schumer said something similar on ABC's "This Week". "I look forward to the Senate's fair and expeditious treatment of our colleague's forthcoming nomination, just as it promptly processed President Obama's first Attorney General nomination".

"I've been with them before, and I'd have to have a compelling reason to leave", Felder said in the interview.

The main Democratic conference says the outcome of those long counts still could give Democrats majority control if the conference unites with the seven-member Independent Democratic Conference. "I believe that we have better ideas, but I also believe that good ideas don't matter if people don't hear them, and one of the issues that Democrats have to be clear on is that given population distribution across the country, we have to compete everywhere". For instance, Ronald Reagan, when he won the 1980 election, got well over 20 percent self-identified Democrats.

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