The president did not take responsibility for Tuesday’s losses, saying “people are upset and uncertain” but that the passage of his agenda would help them and the party.
Author: Sean Sullivan
Reeling Democrats see threat to House and Senate control as Republicans crack their 2020 coalition
In Virginia’s race for governor, Republican Glenn Youngkin made inroads into the suburbs and among independents who fueled recent Democratic victories.
Fearful Democrats look at Virginia and worry about 2022
Party leaders and strategists say a mix of problems, including a failure to sell voters on the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, has heightened concerns about losing the House and Senate next year.
Democrats quietly scramble to include immigration provision in social spending bill
The emerging ideas shed light on what has been one of the most divisive issues of Biden’s presidency, and a subject he has spoken to sparingly in the context of the negotiations.
Democrats send heavy hitters to boost McAuliffe, amid anxiety over his race
From Obama to Abrams to Pelosi, powerful Democrats are mobilizing to help pull McAuliffe over the finish line.
Democrats begin to narrow their differences on Biden’s agenda bill
In a private meeting, President Biden suggested a top figure of $2.2 trillion for his sweeping social spending bill, while liberals countered with at least $2.5 trillion — a much smaller gap than earlier.
Democrats outside Washington worry party will blow its chance of enacting historic agenda — a failure with grave political consequences
While many Democrats believe that in the end, party leaders will find a way to pass their ambitious plan, some have started contemplating a nightmare scenario, in which the talks fall apart and Democrats are left explaining to voters who gave them the …
Rep. Karen Bass plans to announce run for mayor of Los Angeles
Bass, one of the most prominent Black women in Congress, is a close ally of President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Black Democrats outraged with Biden over Haiti deportations, policy failures
Black voters were a cornerstone of the coalition that powered Biden to the Democratic nomination and the White House last year, and they are expected to play a crucial role in next year’s midterm elections.
Amid furor over border images, Biden faces Democratic backlash on immigration
As viral images circulated of mounted border agents grabbing Haitian migrants, activists reacted with unusually harsh language, suggesting they would no longer give Biden the benefit of the doubt.