Democrats

Democrats end deadlock, House hands Biden infrastructure win

The day marked a rare detente between Democrats' moderate and progressive wings that party leaders hope will continue this fall.

published on : 6th November 2021

US President Joe Biden's bet that economy would boost Democrats falls flat

The US economy was supposed to help President Joe Biden and Democrats, but as of late it's been hurting them with voters.

published on : 6th November 2021

US President Joe Biden announces USD 1.75 trillion social spending plan ahead of Europe trip

Biden failed in his original goal of securing a vote in Congress, where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority, before going to Rome for meetings with Pope Francis and G20 leaders.

published on : 28th October 2021

Vote delayed, Democrats struggle to save President Joe Biden’s USD 3.5 trillion bill

Manchin refused to budge, the West Virginia centrist holding fast to his earlier declaration that he was willing to meet the president less than halfway — $1.5 trillion.

published on : 1st October 2021

EXPLAINER: How and when Germany will form a new government

There are majorities for three more or less plausible new coalition governments, and it could take weeks or months to put a new administration in place.

published on : 27th September 2021

Germany embarks on tricky search for post-Merkel government

The Greens made significant gains to finish 3rd but fell far short of their original aim of taking the chancellery, while the Free Democrats improved slightly on a good result from 2017.

published on : 27th September 2021

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Union bloc narrowly loses to rival Social Democrats in German elections

The Social Democrats' candidate Olaf Scholz said that the outcome was 'a very clear mandate to ensure now that we put together a good, pragmatic government for Germany'.

published on : 27th September 2021

What's the price of Biden’s plan? Democrats drive for zero

Biden wants to restore the middle class to the epicenter of economic growth, but do so without worsening the national debt or raising taxes on people earning less than $400,000 a year.

published on : 26th September 2021

US Democrats' bid to bring immigration reforms blocked in Senate

The Democrats hoped the immigration changes would cover Dreamers brought to the US as children, people affected by conflicts or natural disasters in their home countries.

published on : 21st September 2021

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

The Election Committee will select 40 of 90 lawmakers in the city's legislature during elections in December, as well as elect the Hong Kong leader during polls in March next year.

published on : 19th September 2021

Tried and tested or comeback king: Two men after Angela Merkel's job

The race to replace Angela Merkel has boiled down to a competition between Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz of the centre-left Social Democrats and Armin Laschet of Merkel's CDU-CSU conservative alliance.

published on : 18th September 2021

3 contrasting candidates seek chancellery in German election

Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to not seek another term set up the first election since West Germany's inaugural vote, in 1949, in which there is no incumbent seeking re-election.

published on : 13th September 2021

Armin Laschet vs Olaf Scholz: Trends show neck-and-neck fight for next German Chancellor

Things started to go wrong for Laschet in mid-July, when deadly floods struck western Germany -- including North Rhine-Westphalia, where he is state premier.

published on : 26th August 2021

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question

The candidates' reluctance underscores the risky politics of investigating the president for "high crimes and misdemeanors."

published on : 27th May 2019

Democrats question Brett Kavanaugh's credibility, temperament

Democrats have seized most recently on Kavanaugh's indignant, emotional testimony before the Judiciary Committee to question whether he has the temperament for a lifetime appointment.

published on : 2nd October 2018
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