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DEMOCRACY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is exercised by the people in a body, as was the practice in some of the states of Ancient Greece; the term representative democracy has been given to a republican government like that of the United States.

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Then, moreover, as regarded his unceremonious ejectment, the late Surveyor was not altogether ill-pleased to be recognised by the Whigs as an enemy; since his inactivity in political affairs -- his tendency to roam, at will, in that broad and quiet field where all mankind may meet, rather than confine himself to those narrow paths where brethren of the same household must diverge from one another -- had sometimes made it questionable with his brother Democrats whether he was a friend.
He admits that the democrats are right in insisting that equality is a necessary element in the state, though he thinks they do not admit the importance of other equally necessary elements.
Polls showed not just Democrats but Republicans and independents opposed to the Schiavo intervention.
At least, that's how Americans voted on the November 7: their wrath against GOP lawmakers gave the Democrats majority control of both the House and Senate.
Pennsylvania, where Senator Rick Santorum is in bad shape as pro-life Democrat Bob Casey moves ahead.
Keep in mind that short of Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, there was no Democrat in the Senate who was a more vocal supporter of going to war with Iraq than Clinton.
Some Democrats believe that if Nader had not run, most of those votes would have been cast for Democrat AI Gore.
Blagojevich lost to Ryan in the collar counties, but he did much better--with nearly 40 percent of the votes--than any Democrat since Daniel Walker won 42 percent there in 1972.
It required larger co-payments than the Democrat plan and reduced total payments with enrollees paying their own drug costs between $2,001 and $3,700 (leaving a "gap" in coverage with Medicare covering drug costs after that point).
A classic example of pitfalls of the House Democrats' version of open process is illustrated by the budget debacle in 1983, during which House Democrat leaders encouraged members to offer amendments to the budget on the House floor," he said.
Admittedly, many congressional Democrats may now oppose some of Bush's dangerous proposals for amassing presidential power, but how would these same congressmen vote if Hillary Clinton or another like-minded Democrat were to be elected president two years from now?

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