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In Austin swing district, five Democrats are vying to unseat Republican Paul Workman - Texas Tribune

Google News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:01

Texas Tribune

In Austin swing district, five Democrats are vying to unseat Republican Paul Workman
Texas Tribune
The new district, which gained more rural areas and lost some of liberal South Austin, stretched from Onion Creek to Lago Vista to Leander. It became a conservative stronghold, and to this day Workman is the county's only Republican state ...

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Both Sides of the Aisle Want Better Roads and Ports - Wall Street Journal

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:13

Wall Street Journal

Both Sides of the Aisle Want Better Roads and Ports
Wall Street Journal
Its members include staunch conservatives and strong progressives—like us. Despite our differences, the committee has produced some of the largest and most effective bipartisan legislation of the past decade, such as laws to spur transportation and ...

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Bice: Five takeaways from Wisconsin's primary election - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:26

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bice: Five takeaways from Wisconsin's primary election
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dems don't want Dems to run as Dems in judicial races: Madison attorney Tim Burns took the unprecedented approach of advertising himself as a liberal Democrat and announcing that he would rule as a progressive from the bench. Perhaps that is what it ...

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David Gill Candidate Profile - Belleville News-Democrat

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:23

Belleville News-Democrat

David Gill Candidate Profile
Belleville News-Democrat
Of great importance is the fact that my passionate delivery of this progressive message has already demonstrated the ability to succeed in IL-13. When I last ran for this office in 2012, my message won by 7 points; unfortunately, the presence of a ...

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The Democrats' Polling Panic May Be Over - New York Magazine

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:39

New York Magazine

The Democrats' Polling Panic May Be Over
New York Magazine
And while the Trump tax cuts polled poorly at the time, conservatives argued that the public would warm to the law once it went into effect. Their reasoning was simple: The law would provide at least a modest tax cut to 80 percent of American ...

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Will anyone prevent Pennsylvania Republicans from impeaching their supreme court? - Salon

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:24

Salon

Will anyone prevent Pennsylvania Republicans from impeaching their supreme court?
Salon
... been reliably Democratic in national elections, supporting that party's presidential candidate in every contest since 1992. There is a growing divide between the eastern part of the state, which is more progressive due to its proximity to ...

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Once again, it's conservative v. liberal for high court race - Isthmus

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:17

Isthmus

Once again, it's conservative v. liberal for high court race
Isthmus
The primary eliminated Burns from contention, setting up an April 3 general election face-off between Michael Screnock and Rebecca Dallet. Screnock, a circuit court judge in Sauk County, is a conservative backed by Republicans. Dallet, a circuit court ...
Wisconsin Supreme Court race: Michael Screnock, Rebecca Dallet ...Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Once again, it's conservative v. liberal for high court race - Isthmus

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:17

Isthmus

Once again, it's conservative v. liberal for high court race
Isthmus
The primary eliminated Burns from contention, setting up an April 3 general election face-off between Michael Screnock and Rebecca Dallet. Screnock, a circuit court judge in Sauk County, is a conservative backed by Republicans. Dallet, a circuit court ...
Dallet says she will keep up the fightWMTV
Wisconsin Supreme Court primary: Michael Screnock, Rebecca Dallet advance to April 3 general electionMilwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Can Donald Trump, the Most Unpopular President Ever, Save Republicans From a Massive Defeat in 2018? - Newsweek

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:08

Newsweek

Can Donald Trump, the Most Unpopular President Ever, Save Republicans From a Massive Defeat in 2018?
Newsweek
Democrats lost 72 seats in the House of Representatives and seven in the Senate, and though they kept control of both chambers, anti–New Deal legislators were ascendant, their conservative factions invigorated by victory. Roosevelt would remain ...

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In Deep Red Districts, Democrats Are Running for Office in Record Numbers - Mother Jones

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:01

Mother Jones

In Deep Red Districts, Democrats Are Running for Office in Record Numbers
Mother Jones
Call it the “Virginia Effect”: A little more than a year after the inauguration, Democrats in deep-red districts are running for office at a historic clip, determined to find and turn out progressive voters in places where no one has competed in years ...
Selling Out or a Smart Strategy? A Fight Brews Over Democratic Values in Congressional District 21The Texas Observer
The kids are all DemocratsThe Week Magazine
'A little homework' needed as early vote beginsKTRK-TV

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Insurgents jolt Illinois governor's race - Politico

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:17

Politico

Insurgents jolt Illinois governor's race
Politico
Jeanne Ives, who is tapping into conservative unrest surrounding Rauner after he signed a bill expanding taxpayer funding of abortion. "He's politically tone deaf if he doesn't understand that the base will not elect him." A recent poll from the ...

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In the Face of Preemption Threats, Austin Passes Paid Sick Leave - The American Prospect

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:06

The American Prospect

In the Face of Preemption Threats, Austin Passes Paid Sick Leave
The American Prospect
The ordinance was pushed by a coalition of progressive groups called Work Strong Austin that included the Fight for 15, labor union UNITE HERE, and the Workers Defense Project. As the Texas Observer reported, the local chapter of the Democratic ...

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Opinion: Digital Discourse, Not Division - Roll Call

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:05

Roll Call

Opinion: Digital Discourse, Not Division
Roll Call
We learned that neither Democrats nor Republicans, progressive nor conservative activists were spared the destructive attentions of the Russian troll factory that began its information warfare program in 2014 with a budget of more than a million ...
Is That Russian Troll Farm Really an Act of War?The American Conservative
White House Watch: The Mueller Probe Turns to JaredThe Weekly Standard

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Opinion: Digital Discourse, Not Division - Roll Call

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:05

Roll Call

Opinion: Digital Discourse, Not Division
Roll Call
We learned that neither Democrats nor Republicans, progressive nor conservative activists were spared the destructive attentions of the Russian troll factory that began its information warfare program in 2014 with a budget of more than a million ...

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Opinion: 'Daily Me' undermines ability to understand 'other side' - MyAJC

Google News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:05

Opinion: 'Daily Me' undermines ability to understand 'other side'
MyAJC
But as a progressive myself, steeped in the liberal worldview, I must say that I often learn a lot — however painfully — from these conservatives with whom I utterly disagree, partly because they gleefully seize upon inconvenient facts that my side ...

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Dallet says she will keep up the fight - WMTV

Google News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:58

WMTV

Dallet says she will keep up the fight
WMTV
He is part of a five-justice conservative majority. There are two liberal justices. Madison attorney Tim Burns and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet were trying to appeal to Democrats in the race. Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock ...
Wisconsin Supreme Court primary: Michael Screnock, Rebecca Dallet advance to April 3 general electionMilwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Wisconsin Supreme Court primary: Michael Screnock, Rebecca Dallet advance to April 3 general election - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Google News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:47

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin Supreme Court primary: Michael Screnock, Rebecca Dallet advance to April 3 general election
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Screnock is a conservative jurist who received a big financial push from Republicans late in the primary while Dallet courted liberals and moderates. Madison attorney Tim Burns, who vowed to rule as a "progressive" from the bench, was eliminated ...
Dallet says she will keep up the fightWMTV
Michael Screnock and Rebecca Dallet advance in Supreme Court raceMadison.com

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Sorry, America: Mitt Romney Is Not Here to Save You - Vanity Fair

Google News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:20

Vanity Fair

Sorry, America: Mitt Romney Is Not Here to Save You
Vanity Fair
But here's the other reason progressives should stop being disappointed in Romney: he's a Republican. Flake, Corker, McCain, Graham, Collins and Sasse are all Republicans. Stop pretending they are something else. If you're going to hate-tweet at Romney ...

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Look At Progressive Haters To See The Conservatism - The Republican Standard

Google News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:37

The Republican Standard

Look At Progressive Haters To See The Conservatism
The Republican Standard
They are claiming it is just their political bloc caving in to expansion allowed under the Obama-era Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) and Governor Ralph Northam's progressive agenda. Though, House Republicans were able to get work requirements passed ...

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What conservatives should like about Larry Krasner's criminal justice ideals - R Street

Google News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:24

What conservatives should like about Larry Krasner's criminal justice ideals
R Street
Until recently, criminal justice reform was considered a “liberal” project, with little Republican input. But conservatives quickly realized that limiting government expansion through the prison system aligns with their principles more so than ...

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