Democrats

Dems pick up a seat and lose another in battle for control of the U.S. Senate

BY: and - November 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democrats gained at least one Republican-held seat in the U.S. Senate, but also lost a seat of their own, leaving the question of which party will control the chamber unclear early Wednesday with multiple competitive contests unresolved. In Colorado, Democrats succeeded in flipping the seat held by GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term lawmaker seen […]

Democrats challenge LaRose’s election postponement in state Supreme Court

BY: - March 18, 2020

The Ohio Democratic Party filed a lawsuit in the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s order — issued hours before Election Day was to commence — postponing in-person voting until June. LaRose issued the directive rescheduling the elections after the CDC escalated its social distancing guidelines Monday. The guidelines are […]

COMMENTARY

Susan J. Demas: It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president next year

BY: - March 6, 2020

The 2020 Democratic presidential race, which, at one point, was brimming with promise with a high water mark of six women contenders, looks to soon be dwindled to one. All signs point to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) exiting the race as early as Thursday, leaving just U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). (I’ll leave myself […]

COMMENTARY

Nobody likes a smarty pants: Why Warren and Obama irk pundits so much

BY: - February 21, 2020

Elizabeth Warren has never succeeded in charming the pundit class, which tends to describe her in oh-so-flattering terms like professorial, scold, elitist, lecturing, strident and schoolmarmish (she was a Harvard professor before being elected as a senator, in case you couldn’t tell by these pejoratives). After covering this primary for the last approximately 12,000 years (or 14 months, who’s counting?), I can say […]