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Missouri's chaotic, contentious Senate race, explained - Vox

Google News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:00

Vox

Missouri's chaotic, contentious Senate race, explained
Vox
Her challenger will likely be the state's 38-year-old attorney general, Josh Hawley, the current frontrunner in the Republican primary. At the same time, McCaskill is struggling to hang on to her Democratic base, particularly black voters. But Hawley ...

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Ryan's exit scrambles Wisconsin House race - The Hill

Google News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:05

The Hill

Ryan's exit scrambles Wisconsin House race
The Hill
Republicans are downplaying Democratic chances in the race, noting that a conservative state Supreme Court candidate won the district in a recent special election — although the liberal carried the race statewide. And they say Bryce, who supports ...

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Republicans Are Scrambling To Save An Arizona House Seat In GOP Territory - HuffPost

Google News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:39

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Republicans Are Scrambling To Save An Arizona House Seat In GOP Territory
HuffPost
Democrats have launched a serious bid to win an April 24 special election for Arizona's 8th Congressional District, scaring national GOP groups into spending major money on a seat that was once considered safely Republican. Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, 50 ...

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Las Vegas business chamber largely endorses incumbents - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Google News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:07

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas business chamber largely endorses incumbents
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Of the nine endorsements that didn't go to incumbents, some went to conservative Republicans, such as former Las Vegas police Deputy Chief Matt McCarthy in Assembly District 23, while others went to liberal Democrats, including progressive activist ...

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Ryan's retirement not a good sign for GOP - Sand Mountain Reporter

Google News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:10

Sand Mountain Reporter

Ryan's retirement not a good sign for GOP
Sand Mountain Reporter
One pitfall could be embracing progressive positions on issues like gun control and abortion, which fall outside the mainstream worldview in such a conservative district, but also fire up the liberal base. Again, these districts will likely remain ...
Ideas in ExileCommentary Magazine
Exit Paul Ryan, the last ReaganiteButler Eagle

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TAC Bookshelf for the Week of April 16 - The American Conservative

Google News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:01

The American Conservative

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of April 16
The American Conservative
Daniel Kishi, associate editor: If Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now represents one end of the spectrum, and Patrick Deneen's Why Liberalism Failed represents the other, Christopher Lasch's The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics, published ...

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'Trump has met his match,' says Gov. Jerry Brown in promoting climate action on a quick trip to Canada - Los Angeles Times

Google News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:21

Los Angeles Times

'Trump has met his match,' says Gov. Jerry Brown in promoting climate action on a quick trip to Canada
Los Angeles Times
“That's very temporary, I can assure you,” Brown said at a joint event in Toronto with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. The governor's quick international trip, announced only late last week, comes as Wynne's Liberal Party faces a stiff challenge in ...

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Is MSNBC Going Conservative? Supposedly Liberal News Network Loves #NeverTrumpers More Than Leftists - Common Dreams

Google News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:54

Common Dreams

Is MSNBC Going Conservative? Supposedly Liberal News Network Loves #NeverTrumpers More Than Leftists
Common Dreams
The large, and nearly empty, lower right quadrant represents libertarianism, broadly speaking, which is the home turf of most MSNBC-style Republicans. The dense cluster of blue dots in the lower-left quadrant represent the Democratic base, which is ...

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The origin of the word 'milquetoast' - Columbia Journalism Review

Google News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:12

The origin of the word 'milquetoast'
Columbia Journalism Review
Paul Ryan, The New York Times seems to think, is not a brave man. “Now you have the chance to go far beyond milquetoast observations,” the Times said in an editorial on the House Speaker's announcement that he would not run for re-election. Only a ...

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Picking the primary winners: Democratic edition - Bangor Daily News

Google News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 05:33

Bangor Daily News

Picking the primary winners: Democratic edition
Bangor Daily News
Pro-business, strong on national security, and socially liberal, I don't think there's a candidate in either party who more accurately reflects the viewpoints of the majority of Maine voters. He's proven to be a very successful fundraiser, and projects ...
Defining left versus center labels in the Democratic gubernatorial nomination raceConcord Monitor

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Picking the primary winners: Democratic edition - Bangor Daily News

Google News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 05:33

Bangor Daily News

Picking the primary winners: Democratic edition
Bangor Daily News
Pro-business, strong on national security, and socially liberal, I don't think there's a candidate in either party who more accurately reflects the viewpoints of the majority of Maine voters. He's proven to be a very successful fundraiser, and projects ...

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California's crazy one-party liberal politics is why I had to finally leave the state -- and I'm not alone - Fox News

Google News - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 19:13

Fox News

California's crazy one-party liberal politics is why I had to finally leave the state -- and I'm not alone
Fox News
Teixeira's and Leyden's summary history of the California Republican collapse may seem convincing for people who didn't live it, as I did as a lawmaker in the State Assembly from 2004 to 2010. To summarize: Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in 2003 as ...

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Defining left versus center labels in the Democratic gubernatorial nomination race - Concord Monitor

Google News - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 15:22

Concord Monitor

Defining left versus center labels in the Democratic gubernatorial nomination race
Concord Monitor
Woodburn highlighted that Kelly's been at the “forefront of the major progressive fights that we've had here” at the State House. University of New Hampshire political science professor Dante Scala agreed. “She was liberal state senator from a liberal ...

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Is MSNBC Becoming Conservative? The Supposedly Liberal ... - AlterNet

Google News - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 13:08

AlterNet

Is MSNBC Becoming Conservative? The Supposedly Liberal ...
AlterNet
Loading up on semi-repentant conservatives and ignoring the activist left, MSNBC is doing the nation a disservice. In the wake of Donald Trump's election in 2016, MSNBC had at least two clear options: It could respond to a swelling progressive viewer ...
Is MSNBC going conservative? Supposedly liberal news network ...Salon

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Is MSNBC going conservative? Supposedly liberal news network loves #NeverTrumpers more than leftists - Salon

Google News - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:06

Salon

Is MSNBC going conservative? Supposedly liberal news network loves #NeverTrumpers more than leftists
Salon
The large, and nearly empty, lower right quadrant represents libertarianism, broadly speaking, which is the home turf of most MSNBC-style Republicans. The dense cluster of blue dots in the lower left quadrant represent the Democratic base, which is ...

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How progressives got steamrolled in New Jersey - Politico

Google News - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 06:58

Politico

How progressives got steamrolled in New Jersey
Politico
To have a Democratic candidate who's already popular in the most conservative part of the congressional district is like a dream to Democrats more concerned with flipping a Republican House seat than with ideological purity. They point to Conor Lamb ...

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Democrats look to oust Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in blue wave - The Intelligencer

Google News - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 17:04

The Intelligencer

Democrats look to oust Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in blue wave
The Intelligencer
She told of her education at a private Christian school and talked about the conservative principle that all Americans, regardless of background, can pull themselves up by their bootstraps if only they're willing to work hard. To approving nods, the 33 ...

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Major Progressive Group Endorses Cynthia Nixon For New York Governor - HuffPost

Google News - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 16:16

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Major Progressive Group Endorses Cynthia Nixon For New York Governor
HuffPost
A major sticking point for progressives has been Cuomo's willingness to reduce public spending and his reluctance to raise taxes, particularly at the start of his administration. In 2014, he boasted that “any Republican would be proud” of his fiscal ...

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Opinion: Liberals vs. Progressives - Prescott eNews

Google News - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:25

Prescott eNews

Opinion: Liberals vs. Progressives
Prescott eNews
For years our political nomenclature was pretty easy to understand. Conservatives were more closely related to the Republican Party. They claimed to stand for low taxes, an original interpretation of the Constitution, a decentralized Federal government ...

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Why WaPo Wants A Neutered 'Conservative' Party - The Daily Caller

Google News - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:10

Why WaPo Wants A Neutered 'Conservative' Party
The Daily Caller
This is what liberals mean by “decency.” Conservatives should always be wary when liberal editorial boards tell them what should be the ideal Republican Party. The center-left progressives who run The Post want a neutered GOP that rubber stamps ...

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