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Nathan Fletcher will always have to explain his past political shifts - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Google News - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:03

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Nathan Fletcher will always have to explain his past political shifts
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Fletcher has faced this type criticism before — when he shifted from Republican to independent while he was running for mayor in 2012. Two years later, running for mayor again as a Democrat, his liberal bonafides were under a microscope, and the ...
OPINION: The Affordable Care Act is a failed political productMarianas Variety

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Supreme Court Conservatives on Rise - DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)

Google News - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 09:45

TIME

Supreme Court Conservatives on Rise
DTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court's agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. Conservatives will look for a boost from the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, ...
Neil Gorsuch Is Already Acting Like He's Been on the Supreme Court for YearsTIME
Supreme Court poised to deal a sharp blow to unions for teachers and public employeesLos Angeles Times

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They're picking on poor Rex Huppke - ChicagoNow (blog)

Google News - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 06:02

ChicagoNow (blog)

They're picking on poor Rex Huppke
ChicagoNow (blog)
Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke has revealed in a clever piece that conservative, right-wing, Republican meanies are sending nasty notes to him because he writes liberal opinion pieces. As if conservatives were the only ones who strike out at ...

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How NFL Players' #TakeAKnee Protest Ultimately Helps Trump - Forward

Google News - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 05:01

Forward

How NFL Players' #TakeAKnee Protest Ultimately Helps Trump
Forward
By bending a knee to protest racial injustice, they've electrified liberals and progressives, forged new bonds between team owners and players, elevated the sport beyond a mere game and exposed yet another ugly side of Donald Trump. They've also ...

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Cities Have a Good Idea? Not Unless the State Says So. - NBCNews.com

Google News - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 02:57

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Cities Have a Good Idea? Not Unless the State Says So.
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But in recent years, conservative-controlled state Legislatures have used such laws to thwart cities in ways large and small, including minimum wage legislation, fracking and even plastic bag bans. Proponents of preemption laws say they're simply ...

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Democrats in Iowa looking for ways to win back Trump voters - PBS NewsHour

Google News - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 16:20

PBS NewsHour

Democrats in Iowa looking for ways to win back Trump voters
PBS NewsHour
After sending progressive Tom Harkin to the Senate for 30 years and twice delivering the state for Barack Obama, Democrats are powerless in the House, Senate and statehouse, and remain stunned by President Donald Trump's solid Iowa victory last year ...

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What Democrats Must Do - Jacobin - Jacobin magazine

Google News - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 12:47

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What Democrats Must Do - Jacobin
Jacobin magazine
The Democratic Party's pursuit of well-off whites undermined its ability to deliver gains for all workers. Going forward, it must place the multiracial working class at ...

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Dumb it down, Democrats — or prepare to lose again - Salon

Google News - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:05

Salon

Dumb it down, Democrats — or prepare to lose again
Salon
Accusations of "elitism" against Republican leadership are the newest incarnation of a trademark conservative attack on Democratic politicians and liberal media commentators — all of whom, we are to assume, squeeze their nostrils together whenever ...
Tyranny of the minorityRutland Herald

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Dumb it down, Democrats — or prepare to lose again - Salon

Google News - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:04

Salon

Dumb it down, Democrats — or prepare to lose again
Salon
Accusations of "elitism" against Republican leadership are the newest incarnation of a trademark conservative attack on Democratic politicians and liberal media commentators — all of whom, we are to assume, squeeze their nostrils together whenever ...

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Democrats in Iowa, as in rest of US, face a tall task after losses - Omaha World-Herald

Google News - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 01:03

Omaha World-Herald

Democrats in Iowa, as in rest of US, face a tall task after losses
Omaha World-Herald
After sending progressive Tom Harkin to the Senate for 30 years and twice delivering the state for Barack Obama, Democrats are powerless in the House, Senate and Statehouse, and remain stunned by President Donald Trump's solid Iowa victory last year ...

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Steve Bannon Is Winning With the Old Communist Party Playbook - Daily Beast

Google News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 22:15

Daily Beast

Steve Bannon Is Winning With the Old Communist Party Playbook
Daily Beast
Moore's triumph is the latest example of the strategy Bannon has used since he was coordinating the East Coast's Tea Parties—running anti-establishment candidates against mainstream Republican conservatives to push the party in a populist-nationalist ...

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Tolerating Intolerance? Overcoming the Biggest Obstacle on Facebook - IVN News

Google News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:34

IVN News

Tolerating Intolerance? Overcoming the Biggest Obstacle on Facebook
IVN News
This column poses a question for which I have only a tentative answer. I am interested to learn what answers readers have. How do you deal with friends who are so intolerant of political views different from their own that they consider anyone who ...

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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican vote looms large in 2018 - Orlando Sentinel

Google News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:17

Orlando Sentinel

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican vote looms large in 2018
Orlando Sentinel
Democrats see those moves as a major shift for Scott, who won the 2010 GOP primary for governor in part by embracing a controversial Arizona immigration law requiring police officers to check the residency status of suspects. ... “[Scott] is a smart ...

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Why Trump's Tax Plan Will (Probably) Be Impossible to Pass - New York Magazine

Google News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:31

Los Angeles Times

Why Trump's Tax Plan Will (Probably) Be Impossible to Pass
New York Magazine
Liberals giddily disseminated this quote as proof of the GOP deficit hawks' bad faith (and/or as another sign that we've entered the Era of Conservatives Saying the Quiet Part Loud). But Walker was not proudly espousing the virtues of nihilism. Rather ...
Democrats need to put forward a tax plan tooLos Angeles Times
The best economic case for the GOP's new tax planVox
Democrats Are Happy To Fight The Obamacare Fight In 2018ABC2 News
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Four reasons Democrats aren't facing rebellions in primaries - Washington Post

Google News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:11

Washington Post

Four reasons Democrats aren't facing rebellions in primaries
Washington Post
MSNBC, viewed by conservatives as a hopelessly left-wing network, is viewed by the left as blandly liberal. Democratic primary challengers like West Virginia's Paula Jean ... Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), the only elected congressman backed by Justice ...

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Should the Democratic Party Roll Into Alabama? - New Republic

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New Republic

Should the Democratic Party Roll Into Alabama?
New Republic
... Bill Armistead told Bowman. “I think it's going to be something very clear to distinguish between conservative Republican Roy Moore and liberal Democrat Doug Jones.” ... Other Democrats and progressives disagree. “The GOP will try to cynically ...
Who is Doug Jones, and can he defeat Roy Moore in conservative Alabama?Washington Post
Democrats in Attack Mode Against Alabama Senate GOP Candidate Roy MooreNBCNews.com
Democrats suddenly wonder: Can they compete in Alabama?News & Observer
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Neil Gorsuch Is Already Acting Like He's Been on the Supreme Court for Years - TIME

Google News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:32

TIME

Neil Gorsuch Is Already Acting Like He's Been on the Supreme Court for Years
TIME
Gorsuch has proven himself to be a forceful and dynamic presence on the bench, a jurist who cements the Court's conservative tilt, infuriates liberals—not least because of the circumstances by which he got there—and breaks custom with his uncommon ...
Supreme Court poised to deal a sharp blow to unions for teachers and public employeesLos Angeles Times

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Bernie backers give Dem incumbents a pass in 2018 - Politico

Google News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:16

Politico

Bernie backers give Dem incumbents a pass in 2018
Politico
The most successful GOP primary challenges in 2010 were against relatively moderate, entrenched incumbents in conservative states. In contrast, none of the many Democratic senators running in liberal states in 2018 — such as Delaware's Tom Carper, ...

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'This Is Bad for America, But Great for Us' - POLITICO Magazine

Google News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:12

POLITICO Magazine

'This Is Bad for America, But Great for Us'
POLITICO Magazine
“In the age of liberal sportswriting, the writers are now far more liberal than the readers,” he wrote. “There was a space that opened up for Clay,” Travis's producer, Jason Martin, told me, adding that for a Tennessee conservative like him, none of ...

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Rep. Sinema to challenge Flake for Senate seat - The Hill

Google News - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 20:15

Politico

Rep. Sinema to challenge Flake for Senate seat
The Hill
Arizona is among the Democratic Party's best chances to pick up a Senate seat in next year's midterm elections, along with neighboring Nevada. ... "From her time working on Ralph Nader's campaign to the state legislature to Congress, Kyrsten Sinema has ...
Democratic Rep. Sinema launches Arizona senate bidPolitico
Kyrsten Sinema, an AZ Democrat Who Shuns Religious Labels, Will Run for SenatePatheos (blog)
Sinema officially announces bid to unseat Flake in SenateABC News
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