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Personal profiles of leaders from the Democratic and other parties. Profiles include elected offices, recent notoriety, major areas of interest, accomplishments, prior experience and personal data.
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  2. Democratic State Leaders (12)
  3. Extended Profiles & Article (87)
  4. Extraordinary Speeches (24)
  5. Former U.S. Senators (13)
  6. House Democrats (10)
  7. Obama Cabinet Members (2)
  8. Past Liberal Presidents (1)
  9. People in the News (14)
  10. President Barack Obama (16)
  11. President Bill Clinton (3)
  12. Senators Elected in 2008 (20)
  13. Senators Elected in 2010 (13)
  14. Senators Elected in 2012 (25)
  15. Ted Kennedy, Liberal Icon (7)
  16. The Judiciary (10)
  17. The Press and Journalists (11)
  18. U.S. Labor Leadership (6)

Profile of Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts
Profile and background of Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Chair of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Profile of Rep. Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip
Background, profile of of Rep. Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip, longtime friendly rival of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and 30-year House member.

Profile of Senator Harry Reid of Nevada
Profile and background of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, Democrat from Nevada who was elected Senate Majority Leader in the 110th and 111th Congress, from 2007 to 2010. Reid is in a tight race for reelection in 2010.

Ten Democrats Under 45 to Watch in 2009-2010
Profiles of ten rising Democratic party voices under age 45 to watch in 2009-2010, including mayors, governors, holders of presidential cabinet posts, and members of Congress. These young Democratic leaders represent varying viewpoints ranging from staunchly progressive to Blue Dog conservative.

Profile of President Barack Obama
On November 4, 2008, 47-year-old Democrat Barack Obama was elected to be the 44th President of the United States, after a hard-fought two-year presidential campaign. He was sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.

Profile of Vice President Joe Biden
Biden was sworn in as President Obama's Vice President on January 20, 2009. Previously, Biden, a six-term U.S. senator, helped shape U.S. security and foreign relations policies for decades. He's a moderate Democrat who often bridges the bipartisan gap.

Profile of Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts
When Ted Kennedy was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1962 at age 30, he was widely regarded as a lightweight, there only by dent of having his brother as President. 46 years later, Sen. Kennedy is one of the most accomplished and passionate legislators in U.S. Senate history.

Profile of Gov. Howard Dean, Former Democratic Party Chair
Profile of Howard Dean, Democratic Party Chair from Feb 2005 to Jan 2009, who pioneered the successful 50-state strategy that propelled Democratic control in Congress in 2006 and 2008. He was also Vermont governor from 1991 to 2002.

Profile of Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina
As House Majority Whip in the 110th Congress, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) is the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, and the most powerful Democrat in his home state. Clyburn's annual Fish Fry is the Democratic political event of the year in South Carolina.

Profile of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco
Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from San Francisco, made history in 2002 when she became the first woman elected House Democratic Leader. She stands firm for liberal causes, and is known as an gifted fundraiser.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on Honest Government
The Democratic Party agenda on honest and open government includes real ethics reform and meaingful finance reform to restore accountability, honesty and openness at all levels of government.

Profile of US Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota
Kent Conrad is one of the most fiscally astute US senators, and is a member of both the Senate Finance and Budget Committees. He's known as driven and honorable, and holds no political ambitions beyond the Senate.

Profile of US Senator Barbara Boxer of California
Barbara Boxer was the only brave US Senator in January 2005 to sign objections to certifying Ohio's 2004 electoral college Presidential vote count. She's a firm and vocal supporter of liberal causes and an early opponent of the Iraq War.

Sen. Joe Lieberman: Democrat Who Angers Democrats
In May 2006, three-term Senator Joe Lieberman was forced into a humiliating run-off election for his own seat when the Connecticut Democrats cast 33% of their votes for Ned Lamont, a vocal critic of the Iraq War. The run-off is slated for August 8, 2006, and Lieberman could lose.

Profile of US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York
Hillary Clinton, hardworking and brilliant senator and wife of former President Bill Clinton, is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential race. Her campaign war chest is much richer than that of any opponent.

Profile of US Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin
Best known as co-author of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act, Russ Feingold was the only Senator who voted against the US Patriot Act. He's a strong progressive who is admired for his bold leadership in defense of civil liberties.

Profile of US Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington
Senator Cantwell is up for Senate reelection in 2006. She's hardworker with terrific political skills and a passion for environmental causes and energy conservation.

Profile of US Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico
Jeff Bingaman, an intelligent, low-key senator, is a passionate advocate of energy conservation and preservation of natural resources. He was one of only 23 senators to vote against the Iraq War in 2002.

Profile of US Senator Bill Nelson of Florida
Bill Nelson, an Army veteran, astronaut and moderate Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2000. He faces a controversial 2006 reelection bid against Katharine Harris, former Florida Secretary of State.

Profile of US Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana
Senator Landrieu was elected in 1996 by a razor-thin margin, and reelected in 2002 in a mud-singing campaign. She's a moderate Democrat who boasted in 2002 that she voted with President Bush 74% of the time.

Profile of US Senator Dianne Feinstein of California
Senator Feinstein is an astute and liberal voice of moderation and leadership. Lou Dobbs of CNN dubs her one of the most respected Senate voices.

Profile of US Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan
In 2005, Debbie Stabenow was elected to be the 3rd most powerful Democratic senator, a high honor for a freshman. She's a tenacious advocate for liberal causes and an articulate speaker. She's up for reelection in 2006.

The 7 Most Liberal Supreme Court Justices in American History
Supreme Court, liberalism, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Market Basket and the Failure of Liberal Leadership

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