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Democrats dominate again in Washington state. First up: voting rights. - NBCNews.com

Google News - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:23

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Democrats dominate again in Washington state. First up: voting rights.
NBCNews.com
After winning back a slim, one-seat majority in Washington's state Senate earlier this month, Democrats knew exactly what piece of legislation they'd take up first. Climate change is a priority for next year's legislative session, as are immigration ...

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With Democratic sweep in Virginia, progressives hopeful - Reading Eagle

Google News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:06

With Democratic sweep in Virginia, progressives hopeful
Reading Eagle
... executive director of the liberal Progress Virginia group. The Blue Virginia blog recently published a list of 54 bills that it says should be part of a progressive offense in the House of Delegates. But Del. David Toscano, Charlottesville, the ...

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With Democratic sweep in Virginia, progressives hopeful - Washington Post

Google News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:49

Washington Post

With Democratic sweep in Virginia, progressives hopeful
Washington Post
Liberal dream bills, once considered dead-on-arrival in Virginia's overwhelmingly Republican House of Delegates, face better odds in a reshaped Richmond after Democrats swept state elections earlier this month. Democrat Ralph Northam will be sworn in ...

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And Justice For All — Except Republicans - The Daily Caller

Google News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:35

And Justice For All — Except Republicans
The Daily Caller
Liberal journalist Adam Weinstein offered this hot take: “Stop saying the sitting biblical conservative congressman whose extramarital infidelities were exposed is a victim. Revenge porn statutes do not exist to protect powerful men from exposure for ...

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In the Era of #MeToo, Will Trump's Accusers Finally Be Heard? - Common Dreams

Google News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:29

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In the Era of #MeToo, Will Trump's Accusers Finally Be Heard?
Common Dreams
Liberals and progressive-leaning Americans have made mistakes in the past, defending men accused of being sexual predators because it was politically expedient to do so. Today, the “predator in chief” enjoys the fruits of that hypocrisy. President ...

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Rural Democrats, left for dead, see an opening in Pennsylvania - The Times

Google News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:04

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Rural Democrats, left for dead, see an opening in Pennsylvania
The Times
To Democrats' surprise, Republicans passed over some rising stars to nominate a conservative state representative, 59-year old Rick Saccone, who's boasted that he “was Trump before Trump was Trump,” and who's crossed swords with the area's powerful ...

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Be thankful if you don't take drumstick to noggin - The Star Beacon

Google News - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:42

Be thankful if you don't take drumstick to noggin
The Star Beacon
“Thanksgiving used to be my favorite holiday of the year. Now I can't wait for it to be over.” “Your sentiments reflect the findings of a new working paper by M. Keith Chen of UCLA and Ryne Rohla of Washington State University. In these turbulent times ...

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Partisan schisms the result of one-party rule - Community Voice

Google News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:42

Partisan schisms the result of one-party rule
Community Voice
While many Republicans feel some of their representatives are insufficiently conservative, a lot of Democrats believe their party is too wishy-washy, too deeply in bed with large corporate contributors and not as “progressive” as they would like. So ...

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Does Liberalism Still Have a Future? - lareviewofbooks

Google News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:11

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Does Liberalism Still Have a Future?
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But the acrimony persists, between Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, and indeed within the conservative and liberal camps themselves. Within days of the election, the Sunday New York Times published an opinion piece by Mark Lilla ...

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The Women Who Could Replace Franken - U.S. News & World Report

Google News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:35

U.S. News & World Report

The Women Who Could Replace Franken
U.S. News & World Report
While having two X chromosomes is no inoculation against corruption or scandal, it is a hint that the candidates for Franken's replacement probably won't be forcibly tonguing fellow participants in USO tours. And several of these ladies have been ...

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TOM PURCELL: Be thankful if you don't take a drumstick to the noggin - Harrison Daily

Google News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:05

TOM PURCELL: Be thankful if you don't take a drumstick to the noggin
Harrison Daily
He gives one example about college-age evangelicals who are intensely interested in helping refugees find racial equity, not keeping refugees out, as he expected they might. He says conservatives are being stereotyped and that Americans both red and ...

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In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections - Reuters

Google News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 07:13

Reuters

In Trump strongholds, Democrats walk tightrope ahead of 2018 elections
Reuters
KATY, Texas (Reuters) - As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year's midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President ...

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Democrats, advocacy groups launch blitz of ads attacking tax plan - Reuters

Google News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:18

Reuters

Democrats, advocacy groups launch blitz of ads attacking tax plan
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tax overhaul pushed by President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans is prompting a slew of attack ads by Democrats and progressive groups that say the legislation would lavish benefits on corporations and the rich, while ...
“We have to kill it in the Senate”: how liberal activists think they can kill the tax billVox
Tax 'Reform': Good for Senator CollinsNational Review

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Democrats, Advocacy Groups Launch Blitz of Ads Attacking Tax Plan - U.S. News & World Report

Google News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:15

U.S. News & World Report

Democrats, Advocacy Groups Launch Blitz of Ads Attacking Tax Plan
U.S. News & World Report
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence depart the U.S. Capitol after meeting with House Republicans ahead of their vote on the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" in Washington, U.S. on November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein ...
“We have to kill it in the Senate”: how liberal activists think they can kill the tax billVox
Tax 'Reform': Good for Senator CollinsNational Review

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Be Thankful if You Don't Take a Drumstick to the Noggin - SitNews

Google News - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 02:14

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Be Thankful if You Don't Take a Drumstick to the Noggin
SitNews
He gives one example about college-age evangelicals who are intensely interested in helping refugees find racial equity, not keeping refugees out, as he expected they might. He says conservatives are being stereotyped and that Americans both red and ...

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Hawaii Wants To Fight The "Predatory Behavior" Of Loot Boxes - Kotaku

Google News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:36

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Hawaii Wants To Fight The "Predatory Behavior" Of Loot Boxes
Kotaku
This is a fight that unites everyone, even the most polarized conservatives and progressives. Doing something is a political win for Democrats and Republicans alike. And frankly, we don't need to change the laws in every state - we just need to change ...

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Tide of Right-Wing Judges Could Recede Quickly If Democrats Take Back the Senate - New York Magazine

Google News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:15

New York Magazine

Tide of Right-Wing Judges Could Recede Quickly If Democrats Take Back the Senate
New York Magazine
Even before Trump's election enabled a new wave of carefully vetted conservative judges, the Republican Senate had ensured it would be enormous by systematically obstructing Barack Obama's judicial appointments, particularly during the last year of his ...

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The Bubble: Time for another look at Trump's accusers, liberals say - USA TODAY

Google News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:29

USA TODAY

The Bubble: Time for another look at Trump's accusers, liberals say
USA TODAY
Schlichter said the allegations against Franken are painful to Democrats because it splits the party between the "crony centrist Clintonish contingent" who "don't actually care" about women and the progressives who "continue to pretend to care about ...

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Poll: Trouble Ahead for Republican Establishment - Church Militant

Google News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:57

Church Militant

Poll: Trouble Ahead for Republican Establishment
Church Militant
Would you vote for the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?" In all, 48 percent of respondents said they would vote for Democratic candidates, versus 42 percent opting for Republicans. For Establishment Republicans, the poll is the just latest ...
Partisan schisms the result of one-party ruleCommunity Voice

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Rural Democrats, left for dead, see an opening in Pennsylvania - Charleston Gazette-Mail

Google News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:15

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Rural Democrats, left for dead, see an opening in Pennsylvania
Charleston Gazette-Mail
To Democrats' surprise, Republicans passed over some rising stars to nominate a conservative state representative, 59-year old Mike Saccone, who's boasted that he “was Trump before Trump was Trump,” and who's crossed swords with the area's powerful ...

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