A Cynical Low for the Democratic Party

Selling out democratic principles is not the way for Democrats to hold on to their slim House majority.

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The Vanishing Moderate Democrat

Their positions are popular. So why are they going extinct?

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Victor Fazio, Longtime Democratic Leader in the House, Dies at 79

Known for his ability to work across the aisle, he represented the Sacramento area from 1979 to 1999 and rose to become chairman of the House Democratic caucus.

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House Democrats Push Biden to Build a Better Midterm Message

House Democrats have been pressing the president to come up with a bumper-sticker-worthy slogan. The White House says it’s sharpening its message.

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How Deceptive Campaign Fund-Raising Ensnares Older People

Older Americans, a critical source of political donations, often fall victim to aggressive and misleading digital practices. A broad Times analysis points to the scope of the problem.

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The D.N.C. Didn’t Get Hacked in 2020. Here’s Why.

A devastating email breach of the D.N.C. roiled Democrats in the final months of 2016. An unassuming security official made it his mission to prevent a recurrence.

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The D.C.C.C. Blacklist Is No More

Consultants who work with challengers are no longer barred from receiving Democratic campaign money.

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New Democratic Ad Campaign Ties G.O.P. to QAnon

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has started a $500,000 effort on television and online portraying House Republicans as aligned with Marjorie Taylor Greene and QAnon conspiracy theories.

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The ‘Resistance’ Formed Because of Trump, With an Assist From Jon Ossoff

Mr. Ossoff’s 2017 special election was the first campaign Democrats had to focus on, after the shock of President Trump’s win. He lost, but the organizations formed around that race kept growing.

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Democrats Pick Campaign Chief for Uphill Bid to Protect House Majority

Stung by big losses in the elections that shrank their majority, Democrats selected Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York to reboot their campaign operation ahead of the 2022 midterms.

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He’s a Rare House Republican in a District Trump Lost. Can He Hold On?

Representative John Katko has managed to keep his seat in Central New York by distancing himself from the president. Will that be enough this year?

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Swing-District Democrats, Defying Predictions, Poised to Help Keep House

Once regarded as the most vulnerable incumbents, many Democrats who carried Trump districts in 2018 are poised to win re-election, boosting the party’s chances of building its House majority.

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Republicans Revive 2018 Strategy, Hoping for Better Result: Scare Voters

President Trump and his party are using a playbook that aims to alarm people about crime in their backyards. It didn’t work in 2018, but both parties think it could resonate more this year.

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In Rare Break, Some Republicans Reject Trump’s Harsh Response to Unrest

The president’s crackdown on peaceful protesters drew condemnations from a handful of Republican lawmakers, but Democrats planned to push them to back up their words with legislative measures.

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