A Blue Dog Democrat is a member of the Democratic party in the U.S. House of Representatives whose political philosophy tends to be more moderate or conservative than those of the more liberal Democrats in the body. Blue... More »

A moderate Democrat is someone who sides with the Democratic Party but whose political views tend to fall more toward the middle of the political spectrum. The American political system measures party belief on a left- a... More »

Since his initial run for Illinois State Senate, Obama has run as part of the Democratic party and, as of 2014, is serving his second term as President of the United States. As part of the Illinois State Senate, Obama wo... More »

There are several online tests available to help decide whether an individual is a Democrat, a Republican or an independent. Some providers of these tests are isidewith.com, pbs.org and people-press.org. More »

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The number of Democrats serving in the U.S. House of Representatives changes with each election cycle, but as of April 2014, only 199 Democrats hold elected office in this Congressional chamber. Democrats are the minorit... More »

Congress, the United States government's lawmaking branch, is a bicameral legislature that comprises the two chambers, or houses, of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The members of both houses are elected off... More »

Both the U.S. Senate and House elect majority and minority whips who are responsible for taking party member attendance and counting votes. Also known as assistant party leaders, whips occasionally stand in for party lea... More »