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Keep an eye on Canada. It's trying to make sure power goes to those who win more votes. - USA TODAY

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:24
Keep an eye on Canada. It's trying to make sure power goes to those who win more votes.  USA TODAY

People in charge of US have often won fewer votes than the 'losers.' Canada may be model for proportional representation, a cure for 'false majorities.'

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Behind G.O.P. Power Play in Midwest: Fear of Losing a Gerrymandered Advantage - New York Times

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:30
Behind G.O.P. Power Play in Midwest: Fear of Losing a Gerrymandered Advantage  New York Times

The party, which lost four key governorships in the Midwest, depends on its gerrymandered districts in the region for a trove of seats in Congress and ...

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Brexit Vote Delayed As UK PM May Raises Risk Of No Deal - Investor's Business Daily

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:56
Brexit Vote Delayed As UK PM May Raises Risk Of No Deal  Investor's Business Daily

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she would defer a Brexit vote and return to Brussels to seek “assurances” from European Union leaders.

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Suozzi vying against Oscasio-Cortez for seat on Ways and Means committee - The Island Now

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:54
Suozzi vying against Oscasio-Cortez for seat on Ways and Means committee  The Island Now

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D- Glen Cove) is facing off with House newcomer Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez for a vacated seat on the House's Ways and Means ...

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The Sanders Institute's Gathering Was About Saving the World, But It Was Not About Bernie Sanders - Common Dreams

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:59
The Sanders Institute's Gathering Was About Saving the World, But It Was Not About Bernie Sanders  Common Dreams

It was a small conference with big ideas and a deep sense of urgency. "We need to do it all," said one attendee. "We just simply need to do it all." by.

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The Walker Years: An Unprecedented Time of Reform and Taxpayer Victories - Townhall

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:39
The Walker Years: An Unprecedented Time of Reform and Taxpayer Victories  Townhall

MADISON – As the crowds swelled inside and outside the state Capitol and the protestors sprayed Republicans with spit, insults, and hatred, Gov. Scott Walker ...

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Politics & Other Mistakes: Susan Collins' slow turning - The Forecaster

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:07
Politics & Other Mistakes: Susan Collins' slow turning  The Forecaster

That grinding sound you hear is caused by Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins' political gears gradually shifting her to the right. Collins has activated the ...

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Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff - nbc16.com

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:26
Trump looking at several candidates for chief of staff  nbc16.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for ...

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POLITICO Playbook: The Playbook Power List: 19 to Watch in 2019 - POLITICO

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:11
POLITICO Playbook: The Playbook Power List: 19 to Watch in 2019  POLITICO

And the White House struggles to find its next chief of staff.

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New Michigan Dems headed for Congress try to attack their Pelosi problem - Detroit Free Press

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:00
New Michigan Dems headed for Congress try to attack their Pelosi problem  Detroit Free Press

In different ways and with different styles, Michigan's new members of Congress sort out where they stand with Nancy Pelosi and the Dem leadership.

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Pelosi's Top Job in 2019: Referee Fights Between Rival Democrats - Bloomberg

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 04:00
Pelosi's Top Job in 2019: Referee Fights Between Rival Democrats  Bloomberg

Progressive Democrats are eager to set the agenda in the new House majority, but they're about to face resistance from a large faction of moderates who want to ...

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Two progressives, the Austin lobby and the SD-6 special election - TribTalk

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 01:14
Two progressives, the Austin lobby and the SD-6 special election  TribTalk

The two most viable candidates on the state's December 11 Senate District 6 special election ballot, state representatives Carol Alvarado and Ana Hernandez of ...

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Americans, Learn From The Yellow Jackets: Stop Running And Start Fighting Back - Townhall

Google News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:01
Americans, Learn From The Yellow Jackets: Stop Running And Start Fighting Back  Townhall

In France, the Yellow Jackets (or “Gilets Jaunes” in French) have rushed into the streets in massive numbers. They are not protesting cuts in the generous ...

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Presidential Politics—Texas Style - The Flash Today

Google News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 23:06
Presidential Politics—Texas Style  The Flash Today

Ted Cruz is a once, and possibly future, major player in presidential politics. Had Beto O'Rourke won last month's senate election he would have guaranteed ...

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Rural-urban divide now beats all others, risking populist backlash - The Globe and Mail

Google News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 20:02
Rural-urban divide now beats all others, risking populist backlash  The Globe and Mail

As that stark divide becomes more evident in both the U.S. and Canada, suburban voters hold the balance of power.

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POLITICO Playbook: Mueller fallout - Politico

Google News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 11:07
POLITICO Playbook: Mueller fallout  Politico

NEW: THE PRESIDENT'S WEEK AHEAD: MONDAY: President Donald Trump is having lunch with Vice President Mike Pence. TUESDAY: Trump is having ...

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Why greens are turning away from a carbon tax - POLITICO

Google News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 07:02
Why greens are turning away from a carbon tax  POLITICO

Putting an economic price on greenhouse gases is proving a hard sell with the public, even as time to head off climate change shrinks.

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Mitch McConnell Appears to Be Killing Bipartisan Sentencing Reform - The Atlantic

Google News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 06:00
Mitch McConnell Appears to Be Killing Bipartisan Sentencing Reform  The Atlantic

Advocates claim that the bill would pass with a supermajority in the Senate, but the majority leader says it's dividing his caucus.

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PEACE VOICE: No country for white men? Why the left should appeal to the white male identity - SouthCoastToday.com

Google News - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 03:35
PEACE VOICE: No country for white men? Why the left should appeal to the white male identity  SouthCoastToday.com

Liberals and progressives, with the notable exception of Bernie Sanders, too often fail to appeal directly to white men in the United States. I am not suggesting ...

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