Director of U.S. Political Parties DEMOCRATIC PARTY (DNC) - The Democrats won the White House in 2008 and 2012, won some key governorships (PA, NY, MO, MN, and CA) -- but lost control of the US House in 2010, and lost the US Senate in 2014. Democrats run the wide gamut from the near Euro-style democratic-socialist left (Barbara Lee, Raúl Grijalva and the Congressional Progressive Caucus) and traditional liberals (Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden) to the pragmatic "centrist" moderate-to-liberal style (Hillary Clinton, Mark Warner) to the Dem center-right (Harry Reid and the New Democratic Coalition) to the dwindling GOP-style center-conservative right (Joe Manchin, Blue Dog Coalition). Official affiliated national Democratic sites include: REPUBLICAN PARTY (RNC) - Republicans lost control of the Presidency in 2008 and 2012. However, the GOP came on strong in the off-year elections, recapturing control of the US House in 2010 and the US Senate in 2014.
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The Primaries Project: Understanding American Parties and Factions Editor's Note: This blog post is part of The Primaries Project series, where veteran political journalists Jill Lawrence and Walter Shapiro, along with scholars in Governance Studies, examine the congressional primaries and ask what they reveal about the future of each political party and the future of American politics. In more than 200 years of American history, two things have been true about our politics. One, Americans really hate the whole idea of political parties and they proudly tell friends and pollsters that they vote “for the person, not the party.” Ning: Failures, Lessons and Six Alternatives Ning, the network of social networks that boasted 20 million visitors a month, is making massive staff cutbacks and has announced a complete end to free services for its users. Those who pay for premium services will be asked to pay more, and those who are getting their social networks free of charge will be asked to fork over or phase off the Ning platform. For a while now, we've been seeing Ning through rose-colored glasses. One year ago to the day, the company announced it had attained 1 million unique social networks built on its platform, along with a $500 million valuation. In May 2009, the company rolled out a developer platform along with 90 ready-to-go applications for network creators.
What is The Libertarian Party? The Libertarian Party is your representative in American politics. It is the only political organization which respects you as a unique and competent individual. America's Heritage Libertarians believe in the American heritage of liberty, enterprise, and personal responsibility. untitled Expanding opportunities for young people is a challenge in many countries, particularly when over 60 per cent of the population is below the age of 30. With no signs that population growth will slow in the decades to come, it is imperative that we leverage the talent and energy of our young people to create dramatically higher levels of prosperity and equality and avoid the latent risks of unemployment and social instability. By building young people’s skills, harnessing their energy, and acknowledging young people’s aspirations, would help every country reduce its youth unemployment and fulfil the potential of all young people in order to contribute to economic growth and social stability.
Choosing Sides: The Rise of Party Politics by Geri Zabela Eddins Our first two presidents, George Washington and John Adams, both adamantly opposed the development of political parties. As early as 1780, seven years before the Constitutional Convention first met, Adams declared, “There is nothing I dread so much as a division of the Republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader and converting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.” Despite such trepidation, the Founding Fathers wrote nothing about political parties in the Constitution. The Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties Emerge
Free Network Foundation Contact Volunteers The individuals that sustain and contribute to the operations of the Free Network Foundation are too many to mention. Suffice it to say that it is the support and hard work of individuals like yourself who make this enterprise possible. Across multiple continents, and many domains, we rely on individuals who donate their time, expertise and resources to the idea that we can build a free network. To those that have contributed, we send a heartfelt thank you, and to those that have not, we open the door. Executive Members Jonah Bolt has lived a charmed and unique journey, to say the least. He has traveled to over 30 countries world-wide and has been published over a dozen times for his poetry and other writings. Given his grace and awakening to what is happening in this world, Jonah is inspired to empower through self-sustainability around the globe, build networks to gather the masses, and play a part in his father’s self-sustainability project called the “Domain.” (domainecovillage.com) His father, Ken Yolman, who worked and studied under Buckminster Fuller, has created an off grid self-sustainable community designed using Bucky's Geodesic Domes.