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Democrats Have Given Up on Private Health Care Markets — and for Good Reason - The Intercept

Google News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:14

The Intercept

Democrats Have Given Up on Private Health Care Markets — and for Good Reason
The Intercept
Max Baucus, D-Mont., spent weeks negotiating with some of the most conservative Republicans, honestly believing he could find bipartisan support for the ACA only to have it eventually pass without one Republican vote. Democrats assumed that, after the ...

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Politics Group-Chat: What We Talk About When We Talk About Gun Control - New York Magazine

Google News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:10

New York Magazine

Politics Group-Chat: What We Talk About When We Talk About Gun Control
New York Magazine
The big picture is this: since 2004, when Democrats first put support for the Second Amendment in their party platform, the NRA and GOP have if anything ramped up their allegations that Democrats totally oppose gun rights and want to confiscate all ...

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Albuquerque election hints at what's ahead - Santa Fe New Mexican

Google News - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 00:47

Albuquerque election hints at what's ahead
Santa Fe New Mexican
State Auditor Tim Keller speaks to a supporter in Albuquerque while waiting for election returns Tuesday in the Albuquerque mayor's race. Keller, a Democrat, and Albuquerque City Council Dan Lewis, a Republican, won the top two spots in the race. They ...

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Democratic county chairmen back Pritzker for governor - Chicago Tribune

Google News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 15:50

Chicago Tribune

Democratic county chairmen back Pritzker for governor
Chicago Tribune
A group of the state's Democratic county chairmen voted Saturday to back J.B. Pritzker for governor, adding to a list of endorsements for the billionaire entrepreneur and investor. Doug House, president of the ... House said that to defeat Republican ...

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The 'Resistance,' Raising Big Money, Upends Liberal Politics - New York Times

Google News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:50

New York Times

The 'Resistance,' Raising Big Money, Upends Liberal Politics
New York Times
The upending of the left comes amid a broader realignment in American politics, with the Republican Party establishment also contending with a rising rebellion, driven by pro-Trump populists. .... And Ms. Hunt-Hendrix has urged progressive donors to ...

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Both the Dems and GOP have shot themselves in the foot - New York Post

Google News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:50

New York Post

Both the Dems and GOP have shot themselves in the foot
New York Post
Democrats and Republicans are doomed unless they focus on what really matters: making progress for all Americans. In this new book excerpt, CNN ... A good chunk of liberals and progressives are addicted to the bickering and infighting, rather than to ...

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Charlie Sykes and the conscience of a (lonely) conservative - Salon

Google News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:04

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Charlie Sykes and the conscience of a (lonely) conservative
Salon
Charlie Sykes was, in other words, an old-school Chamber of Commerce Republican or, to put it more bluntly, a Koch brothers Republican, something he doesn't quite cop to in this tale of conservative epiphany and apostasy written for liberals. He was ...

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Editorial: Runoff candidates should give details, not platitudes - Albuquerque Journal

Google News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 02:02

Editorial: Runoff candidates should give details, not platitudes
Albuquerque Journal
Even though city races are considered to be nonpartisan, distinct ideological differences give voters a clear choice between two qualified candidates – Keller is a progressive Democrat, Lewis a conservative Republican. Also in the runoff are two ...

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Progressive group invites candidates of all parties to multi-town forum - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Google News - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 00:04

Progressive group invites candidates of all parties to multi-town forum
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
“Normally Voters for Change deals with issues, but we feel the issue is that in these times, the one place where maybe it's the least Republican versus Democrat or conservative versus liberal is on the local level.” So far, candidates have been slow to ...

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Yes, Hillary—and the Democrats—Do Have a Harvey Weinstein Problem - Daily Beast

Google News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 14:04

Daily Beast

Yes, Hillary—and the Democrats—Do Have a Harvey Weinstein Problem
Daily Beast
Hours after The New York Times released a report alleging numerous instances of sexual harassment by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the Republican National Committee was capitalizing on the scandal, demanding Democrats return hundreds of thousands of ...
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IG Report: Before 2013 IRS Targeted Progressives, Not Just Conservatives - TPM

Google News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:19

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IG Report: Before 2013 IRS Targeted Progressives, Not Just Conservatives
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The top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee at the time of the 2013 report, Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI), said in a ... He added: “Republicans used the faulty May 2013 report to demonstrate the so-called BOLO included criteria singling out ...
IRS targeted nonprofits with names including “medical marijuana,” “progressiveThe Cannabist
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This conservative voter says ban the bump stock | Opinion - Sun Sentinel

Google News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:35

Sun Sentinel

This conservative voter says ban the bump stock | Opinion
Sun Sentinel
As a conservative and defender of the Second Amendment, I also understand that no amendment grants unlimited rights. There are already a number of rules and restrictions dealing with gun ownership — registrations, background checks and even bans of ...

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AEI hosts Fall 2017 Leadership Network Summit - American Enterprise Institute

Google News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 08:59

AEI hosts Fall 2017 Leadership Network Summit
American Enterprise Institute
Last month, AEI hosted more than 70 leaders from across the country for the Fall 2017 Leadership Network Summit. This is the sixth cohort of the exclusive leadership development and policy education program that brings together politically-diverse ...

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Biden Wants “Compromise.” Progressives Don't Want to Hear It. - New Republic

Google News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:00

New Republic

Biden Wants “Compromise.” Progressives Don't Want to Hear It.
New Republic
Early in his stump speech for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones in Alabama on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden began to wax nostalgic, recalling a bygone era in Washington when our politics were more cooperative. ... But Moulitsas also had ...

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Does the Republican Party really have a young person problem? - Washington Post

Google News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:38

Washington Post

Does the Republican Party really have a young person problem?
Washington Post
When asked to rate the Democratic Party on a 0-100 scale, where 100 is the most favorable rating, Republicans ages 18-39 gave the Democrats an average rating of 29.5 in 2016, while Republicans ages 65 and older gave the Democrats a rating of 21.7. Over ...

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USDA Nominee, Trump Ally, on Hold as Past Remarks Scrutinized - Bloomberg

Google News - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 05:00

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USDA Nominee, Trump Ally, on Hold as Past Remarks Scrutinized
Bloomberg
On his personal blog, Clovis wrote that conservative candidates are “afraid of taking on race baiting” from liberals and progressives, who he said “are the real racists.” Clovis, an early backer of ... “Since day one, I've been concerned that Sam ...

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The Mysterious Female Conservative - National Review

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National Review

The Mysterious Female Conservative
National Review
This fall, if you're lucky enough to hang your hat at the leafy, cloistered, and widely acclaimed Amherst College — checking in at #2 in the rankings of national liberal-arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report, with tuition at a mere $60,000 a ...

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Harvey Weinstein and Democrats' deals with Hollywood's devils - Washington Post

Google News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:11

Washington Post

Harvey Weinstein and Democrats' deals with Hollywood's devils
Washington Post
On most days, your average conservative probably feels at least mildly cranky about the left's lock on the entertainment industry. ... The truth is, the news that a famous Hollywood liberal may have sexually harassed generations of his female employees ...

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The Image of Alabama as the Bastion of Pure Conservatism - The New Yorker

Google News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:45

The New Yorker

The Image of Alabama as the Bastion of Pure Conservatism
The New Yorker
(As the state's chief justice, he was a constant source of embarrassment for progressive Alabamians, defying federal orders by keeping a giant monument of the Ten Commandments that he had erected inside a judicial building and telling probate judges to ...

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As GOP blinks, liberals urge Dems to demand more aggressive gun measures - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Google News - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:54

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As GOP blinks, liberals urge Dems to demand more aggressive gun measures
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
... and even creating a national licensing system. It's a step many of them think is not only good policy but good politics, convinced that aggressive measures are both supported by most voters and will energize progressives. ... Many of them say the ...
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