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An all-LGBT council in Palm Springs, Calif., takes charge - USA TODAY

Google News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 01:28

USA TODAY

An all-LGBT council in Palm Springs, Calif., takes charge
USA TODAY
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — For years — starting with the election of Ron Oden, an openly gay man, in 1995 and then the passage of a domestic partnership ordinance — LGBT voters and their allies had been making slow but steady progress at Palm Springs ...

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Here's what changed hands in Tuesday's elections - Washington Post

Google News - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 01:05

The Nation.

Here's what changed hands in Tuesday's elections
Washington Post
Local progressives helped Crystal Murillo, a Democrat, take a Republican-held city council seat in Aurora, a suburb of Denver. Massachusetts. Boston's Democratic mayor, Marty Walsh, won a second term as was widely ... Members of DSA unseated more ...
Pandering to Racists Won't Get Democrats AnywhereThe Nation.
Democrats Face an IntersectionHuffPost

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An all LGBT council in Palm Springs takes charge - The Desert Sun

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:21

The Desert Sun

An all LGBT council in Palm Springs takes charge
The Desert Sun
As the number of registered Republicans shrinks and the number of registered Democrats and independents grows, a gap exists where the socially liberal, fiscally conservative voter used to stand. “For a lot of progressives," Williamson said, "they've ...

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Michelle Quist Mumford: Will 2018 be the year of the Utah Democrat? - Salt Lake Tribune

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 21:08

Salt Lake Tribune

Michelle Quist Mumford: Will 2018 be the year of the Utah Democrat?
Salt Lake Tribune
It's a poignant reminder: To win, Utah Democrats need to appeal to voters, many of whom search in vain for a token Democrat to support. As a purist Democrat, unwilling to moderate her liberal viewpoints, Allen was never a serious contender. In this one ...

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Democrat Ahead Big in State Senate Race With Fate of Legislative Control in Balance - Centralia Chronicle

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:19

Centralia Chronicle

Democrat Ahead Big in State Senate Race With Fate of Legislative Control in Balance
Centralia Chronicle
Republicans currently rule the state Senate by one vote with the help of a conservative Democrat, while Democrats have a majority in the House and hold the governor's office. A victory by Dhingra in ... Chris Vance, former chairman of the state GOP who ...
Democrats take control of Washington State SenateThe Spokesman-Review

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Democrats ride grassroots wave to major statehouse gains - Reuters

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:37

Reuters

Democrats ride grassroots wave to major statehouse gains
Reuters
(Reuters) - Democrats claimed historic gains in Virginia's statehouse and booted Republicans from state and local office across the United States on Tuesday, in the party's first big wave of victories since Republican Donald Trump's won the White House ...
Winners and losers from Election Day 2017Washington Post
Republicans regain razor-thin edge in Virginia House of Delegates, pending recountsRichmond.com
Blue Wave, Meet Red WallSlate Magazine
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Blue Wave, Meet Red Wall - Slate Magazine

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:28

Blue Wave, Meet Red Wall
Slate Magazine
... of Delegates. Those districts were designed to entrench Republicans in power. Some commentators argued on Tuesday that the Democrats' wins showed that progressives actually overstated the intractability of partisan redistricting. ... Gerrymandering ...

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A Year After Trump, Women and Minorities Give Groundbreaking Wins to Democrats - New York Times

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 17:54

New York Times

A Year After Trump, Women and Minorities Give Groundbreaking Wins to Democrats
New York Times
“Tuesday's results show that unless the Republicans go back to being mainstream conservatives and run on issues like education, jobs and transportations instead of sanctuary cities and Confederate statues, they will hand not only Virginia to liberals ...
Democrats, Republicans, take note: A new era has begunWashington Post
7 takeaways from Tuesday's big night for DemocratsPBS NewsHour
Will Democrats Lose the Virginia Governor's Mansion?The Atlantic
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In Wisconsin, will Walker's reelection bid serve as conservatism's next test? - Christian Science Monitor

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:52

Christian Science Monitor

In Wisconsin, will Walker's reelection bid serve as conservatism's next test?
Christian Science Monitor
Of all the states Hillary Clinton lost, perhaps none was as shocking as Wisconsin, with its long history of progressive politics. But in retrospect, it shouldn't have been. While Democrats still outnumber Republicans here overall, that's not the case ...

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Are liberals a lost cause? - New Jersey Jewish News

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:10

New Jersey Jewish News

Are liberals a lost cause?
New Jersey Jewish News
First the evidence. In 2016, the Pew Research Center found that, over time, sympathy for Israel compared to the Palestinians has increased among all ideological groups, except for liberal Democrats. Large majorities of conservative Republicans (79 ...

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Yesterday Was a Good Day - Jacobin magazine

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:03

Jacobin magazine

Yesterday Was a Good Day
Jacobin magazine
That was the theory. And the evidence from last night's nationwide Democratic sweep suggests it's also the case in practice, as mayoralties, city council seats, judgeships, and even state legislature seats around the country were won by not just ...

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A Year After Trump, Democrats, Socialists, and Populists Sweep Elections - The Intercept

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:09

Jacobin magazine

A Year After Trump, Democrats, Socialists, and Populists Sweep Elections
The Intercept
In special elections since last November, Democrats have dramatically outperformed at the polls, though Republicans have dismissed each flipped seat as a one-off, and not as evidence of a pattern. Tuesday will be ... A year ago, Bernie Sanders ran an ...
Yesterday Was a Good DayJacobin magazine

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A Year After Trump's Election, Nothing Has Changed - RollingStone.com

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:45

Los Angeles Times

A Year After Trump's Election, Nothing Has Changed
RollingStone.com
Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech as Vice president-elect Mike Pence and Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, look on during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the ...
One year later: Bernie Sanders, Maxine Waters and others on the 2016 election and what it wroughtLos Angeles Times
A year after Trump's election win, both parties claim momentumLas Vegas Sun
Trump's Victory Changed My Entire LifeVICE

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Deliverance for the Democrats - The Week Magazine

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:03

The Week Magazine

Deliverance for the Democrats
The Week Magazine
Last night, in the first major electoral test since President Trump's fluke victory almost one year ago to the day, Democrats sent a powerful, unmistakable message to America's reeling, incoherent president and his Republican congressional allies: Your ...
The Finance 202: Math is getting harder for Republicans pushing tax overhaulWashington Post
Democrats trumpet wins in state races: 'We're coming out'CTV News
Democrats coast to wins in Virginia, New JerseyCBC.ca

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When College Classrooms Become Ideologically Segregated, Everyone Suffers - NBCNews.com

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:27

NBCNews.com

When College Classrooms Become Ideologically Segregated, Everyone Suffers
NBCNews.com
Conservative students, say Porter and Umbach, are far less likely to major in the humanities and social sciences than their liberal peers. So what explains this ... Largely because disciplines like sociology, history, political science, literature and ...

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Republican John Curtis easily beats Democrat Kathie Allen, even in Salt Lake County - Salt Lake Tribune

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 01:29

Salt Lake Tribune

Republican John Curtis easily beats Democrat Kathie Allen, even in Salt Lake County
Salt Lake Tribune
After winning a gritty three-way Republican primary in August where he was criticized for not being conservative enough (and for once being a Democrat some 20 years ago), Curtis faced pushback during the general election for using the president's ...

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Progressive-backed candidates win every race in Las Cruces - NMPolitics.net

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:58

NMPolitics.net

Progressive-backed candidates win every race in Las Cruces
NMPolitics.net
Candidates backed by progressives won every race in Tuesday's Las Cruces municipal election, and the powerful voting bloc expanded its control by ousting the only Republican on the city council. ... Isbell, who was working as a conservative political ...

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In New York Suburbs, Democrats Are Poised to Win County Executive Seats - New York Times

Google News - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:19

New York Times

In New York Suburbs, Democrats Are Poised to Win County Executive Seats
New York Times
In Westchester, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a two-to-one margin, George Latimer, a progressive Democratic state senator, was leading the two-term Republican incumbent, Rob Astorino, by a comfortable margin with 59 percent of ...

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Democrat ahead big in state Senate race with fate of legislative control in balance - The News Tribune

Google News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 23:14

The News Tribune

Democrat ahead big in state Senate race with fate of legislative control in balance
The News Tribune
Republicans currently rule the state Senate by one vote with the help of a conservative Democrat, while Democrats have a majority in the House and hold the governor's office. With Dhingra's spot in ... Chris Vance, former chairman of the state GOP who ...

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7 takeaways from Tuesday's elections - PBS NewsHour

Google News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:49

HuffPost

7 takeaways from Tuesday's elections
PBS NewsHour
Northam ran as a moderate Democrat while also reaching out to progressives — a sign of how powerful the Bernie Sanders aligned wing of the party has become since the 2016 election. The approach worked ... Virginia may be trending blue, but it's still ...
Virginia Democrat Wins Race For Governor, Handing GOP First Major Loss Under TrumpHuffPost
In Backlash To Trump, Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Governor's RaceNPR
Will Democrats Lose the Virginia Governor's Mansion?The Atlantic
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