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A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 22
Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on.

Illinois Governor Calls Special Session to Force Budget Deal

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 17
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called state legislators back to the Capitol for a special session starting next week to hammer out a budget deal and end an unprecedented impasse that could enter a third year.

CA Dems Elect Gay Man as Chair

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 27
A gay man is now the chair of the California Democratic Party, marking the first time in the history of the 171-year-old state party that it has been led by an out LGBT leader.

Sanders Lags in Delegates but Leads in Likability

By Catherine Lucey and Emily Swanson | Apr 12
Bernie Sanders is still behind when it comes to delegates and votes, but he has one clear advantage over his Democratic and Republican presidential rivals - a lot of people actually like him.

With New York on Their Minds, Democrats Trade Fresh Attacks

By Lisa Lerer and Kathleen Ronayne | Apr 11
Campaigning in the New York City borough of Queens, Clinton assailed Sanders for his mixed record on immigration reforms and said he's struggled to detail his positions on foreign policy and financial regulation.

Democrats Planning Multi-Year Strategy to Recapture Seats

By Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer | Nov 18
Democrats need to map out a multi-year election strategy to maintain the White House, recapture seats in Congress and in state legislatures and rebuild their bench of candidates.

Pelosi Meets With LGBT Leaders in SF

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 13
Passing the federal Equality Act and ending murders of transgender women of color were two issues that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi heard about during a meeting with local LGBT leaders in San Francisco.

100 Kansas GOP Endorse Democrat for Governor

By John Hanna | Jul 16
Democratic challenger Paul Davis sought Tuesday to give his campaign for Kansas governor a bipartisan boost by announcing endorsements from more than 100 moderate Republicans who've split with conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback

Texas Dems Unveil Pro-LGBT Platform: Ban Conversion Therapy

By Bobby McGuire | Jul 2
The Texas Democratic Party is putting gay rights front and center this November at the ballot box with a platform that calls for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, marriage equality and employment non-discrimination.

In Switch, Gay Rights Issue Now Favoring Democrats

By Nicholas Riccardi | May 24
It wasn’t all that long ago that Republicans used gay marriage as a tool to drive Election Day turnout. But as public opinion on the issue has turned and courts strike down same-sex marriage bans, gay rights is evolving into a wedge issue for Democrats.

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