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In mentioning voting in her Democratic response to the State of the Union, Stacey Abrams (pictured on election night in 2018) voiced what was already becoming increasingly clear: Elections will be a key part of Democratic messaging in the coming years. John Amis/AP hide caption

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Ahead Of 2020 Election, Voting Rights Becomes A Key Issue For Democrats

Whether the party's focus on voting issues has an effect on the nuts and bolts of the next presidential election remains to be seen.

History

Why Blackface Endures

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Why Blackface Endures

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Democrats' Oversight Agenda

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Democrats' Oversight Agenda

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Environmental activists occupy the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi this past December. They plan more sit-ins to push for support of a sweeping resolution to address climate change. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Despite Few Details And Much Doubt, The Green New Deal Generates Enthusiasm

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Despite Few Details And Much Doubt, The Green New Deal Generates Enthusiasm

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Republican lawmaker Allen Christensen is pushing a bill in the Utah Senate that would shrink the Medicaid expansion his state's voters approved. "They are not obligated to balance the budget," he argues. "We are." Cory Dinter/KUER hide caption

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Utah Voters Approved Medicaid Expansion, But State Lawmakers Are Balking

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Trump Gets Annual Physical

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Trump Gets Annual Physical

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Maya Altman and her mother, Robyn Altman, visit StoryCorps in Parkland, Fla., to reflect on the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Madison Mullen/StoryCorps hide caption

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Parkland School Shooting, One Year Later

A Year After Parkland, A Mother And Daughter Remember

3 min

A Year After Parkland, A Mother And Daughter Remember

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In mentioning voting in her Democratic response to the State of the Union, Stacey Abrams (pictured on election night in 2018) voiced what was already becoming increasingly clear: Elections will be a key part of Democratic messaging in the coming years. John Amis/AP hide caption

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Ahead Of 2020 Election, Voting Rights Becomes A Key Issue For Democrats

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