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Are Democrats Crying Wolf on Threat to Abortion Rights? - New York Magazine

Google News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 13:13

New York Magazine

Are Democrats Crying Wolf on Threat to Abortion Rights?
New York Magazine
As Washington, D.C., girds its loins for the biggest Supreme Court confirmation fight since 1991 (when the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill saga riveted the country), conservatives are already working overtime to lull progressives to sleep by claiming fears ...
There's more to constitutional law than just abortionThe Hill

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GOP lays out Mississippi Senate race strategy: Paint Baria as a liberal, Espy as corrupt - Dailyleader

Google News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 13:08

GOP lays out Mississippi Senate race strategy: Paint Baria as a liberal, Espy as corrupt
Dailyleader
I'm a Mississippi Democrat. I don't support President Obama or Hillary Clinton.' David is running a very clear, progressive, liberal race. I don't think that's going to be successful in Mississippi,” Smith said. Said Smith: “I don't know Mike ...

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Progressive pushback in the Democratic Party could push out the old guard - Syracuse New Times

Google News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:21

Syracuse New Times

Progressive pushback in the Democratic Party could push out the old guard
Syracuse New Times
Those who disagreed with me were probably thinking in the context of the Tea Party as we know it: an angry, conservative, grassroots movement that opposed the Washington establishment, government spending, the erosion of Christian America and health ...
Did Democrats learn all the wrong lessons from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory?CNN
Ocasio-Cortez's Socialism Can Work in the Midwest — With a RebrandNew York Magazine
The Democrats are having a socialist realignmentWashington Examiner

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Former Liberal to Progressives: Time To "Walk Away" - RealClearPolitics

Google News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:19

RealClearPolitics

Former Liberal to Progressives: Time To "Walk Away"
RealClearPolitics
Brandon Straka says that less than a year ago, he was a liberal. He explains why he changed his mind in this "viral video" encouraging other progressives to "walk away" from the remains of the Democratic Party. "Once upon a time, I was a liberal,” the ...

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GOP GRAPPLES WITH TRUMP TARIFFS -- Democratic Senate hopeful ditches Schumer -- TRUMP INTERVIEWS ... - Politico

Google News - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 08:02

GOP GRAPPLES WITH TRUMP TARIFFS -- Democratic Senate hopeful ditches Schumer -- TRUMP INTERVIEWS ...
Politico
DEMS USE TRUMP'S SCOTUS LIST AGAINST HIM -- President Donald Trump's pre-election list of 25 conservative Supreme Court candidates has emerged as a double-edged sword. It struck Democrats when Republicans leveraged the Supreme Court as ...

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Did Democrats learn all the wrong lessons from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory? - CNN

Google News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 17:45

CNN

Did Democrats learn all the wrong lessons from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory?
CNN
If you look at DW-nominate scores (which put members of Congress on a -1, most liberal, to +1, most conservative, scale) and compare them to the presidential lean of the district, Crowley was a little more moderate than you might expect someone to be ...
Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez signal an earthquake in Democratic politics?The Guardian
Democrats might win by attacking liberalism – from the left and the rightThe Globe and Mail

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The Shape of the Post-Kennedy Court - The Weekly Standard

Google News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:48

The Weekly Standard

The Shape of the Post-Kennedy Court
The Weekly Standard
These commitments have led Roberts, an undeniably conservative jurist, to vote with liberals, and contrary to Kennedy in dissent, in decisions upholding Obamacare, validating state campaign finance laws, and expanding the Fair Housing Act and Fourth ...

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Democrats can't decide how hard they want to fight Trump's Supreme Court nominee - VICE News

Google News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:43

VICE News

Democrats can't decide how hard they want to fight Trump's Supreme Court nominee
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Progressive groups and liberal activists have already called for party leaders to throw anything and everything behind stopping the nomination from going forward. They want to stir up another rebuke of the president's plans, much like what happened ...
Expect new justice not to be political cronyThe Tand D.com
EJ Dionne Jr.: Progressives Can Win Supreme Court FightHartford Courant
As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their RanksNew York Times
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The top Democratic Senate recruit who's ditching Chuck Schumer - Politico

Google News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:34

Politico

The top Democratic Senate recruit who's ditching Chuck Schumer
Politico
But she has walked a far more moderate path in Congress — sometimes to criticism from her liberal colleagues — joining the conservative Blue Dog Democrats and voting with President Donald Trump nearly 60 percent of the time. Now the ... One ...

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GOP lays out Senate race strategy: Paint Baria as a liberal, Espy as corrupt - Mississippi Today

Google News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:41

GOP lays out Senate race strategy: Paint Baria as a liberal, Espy as corrupt
Mississippi Today
... Democrat. I'm a Mississippi Democrat. I don't support President Obama or Hillary Clinton.' David is running a very clear, progressive, liberal race. I don't think that's going to be successful in Mississippi,” Smith said. • Remind Mississippians ...

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Court-packing, Democrats' nuclear option for the Supreme Court, explained - Vox

Google News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:20

Vox

Court-packing, Democrats' nuclear option for the Supreme Court, explained
Vox
To many leftists and left-liberals, such drastic action is needed if any progressive legislation in the future is to survive. ... In shifting the Court from a potential 5 to 4 liberal majority to a 5 to 4 conservative majority, the Republicans ...
Could a new court-packing scheme save the Supreme Court from hard-right domination?Los Angeles Times

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Commentary: Are Democrats about to hand the GOP another 1968? - CBS News

Google News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 06:00

CBS News

Commentary: Are Democrats about to hand the GOP another 1968?
CBS News
Not because the Vietnam War was popular, or Americans were experiencing a conservative revolution (that wouldn't happen until Reagan in 1980). And it certainly wasn't Nixon's charm and ... To paraphrase Barry Goldwater, extremism in defense of ...

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Alabama Democrat Doug Jones walks tightrope with Trump and his own party - NBCNews.com

Google News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 04:28

NBCNews.com

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones walks tightrope with Trump and his own party
NBCNews.com
And despite having cast more votes in the Senate in support of the president's agenda than all but three of his Democratic colleagues, Jones has yet to build a solid bridge to the majority-Republican electorate that would help his re-election prospects ...

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Expect new justice not to be political crony - The Tand D.com

Google News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 03:07

New York Times

Expect new justice not to be political crony
The Tand D.com
Without Kennedy, the court will be split between four liberal justices appointed by Democratic presidents and four conservatives picked by Republicans. Thus the political rhetoric surrounding the upcoming Trump appointment is bound to be as hot as any ...
EJ Dionne: The only way to win the Supreme Court fightSalt Lake Tribune
As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their RanksNew York Times
Left mounts heavy pressure campaign on swing senators over Supreme CourtThe Hill
Washington Post
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Trump's midterm message gets spark from progressive rhetoric - CNN

Google News - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 01:37

CNN

Trump's midterm message gets spark from progressive rhetoric
CNN
Naming a replacement for Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement last week, will allow Trump to argue in November to social conservatives who swallowed qualms about his character to help put him in the White House that their gamble has been ...
Axios AMAxios

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Miner's minor party isn't a Republican ploy, but it's unsure what it is - City & State

Google News - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 21:37

City & State

Miner's minor party isn't a Republican ploy, but it's unsure what it is
City & State
Miner said that she was approached to run for governor by several parties, such as the Democratic, Republican, Working Families and Liberal parties, but that she realized to fight corruption she would have to launch a bid outside of the current party ...

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Supreme Court defeat for unions upends a liberal money base - Seattle Times

Google News - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 20:50

Seattle Times

Supreme Court defeat for unions upends a liberal money base
Seattle Times
Liberal activists argue that closing the pipeline was a crucial goal of the conservative groups that helped bring the case, known as Janus v. ... The unions' ability to spend on progressive causes and candidates was already diminishing. ... Jessica ...

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EJ Dionne: The only way to win the Supreme Court fight - Salt Lake Tribune

Google News - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 20:06

Daily Beast

EJ Dionne: The only way to win the Supreme Court fight
Salt Lake Tribune
With Republicans in control of the Senate, the odds favor anyone President Trump picks to fill Kennedy's seat. But as the mass mobilization to preserve the Affordable Care Act demonstrated, progressives can win battles in the Senate if Democrats hold ...
Left mounts heavy pressure campaign on swing senators over Supreme CourtThe Hill
This is the fight of our lives. Here's how we win it.Washington Post
Republicans Ready to Deploy Plan to Repeal Roe v. WadeDaily Beast
Evansville Courier & Press
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Supreme Court Defeat for Unions Upends a Liberal Money Base - New York Times

Google News - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 17:25

New York Times

Supreme Court Defeat for Unions Upends a Liberal Money Base
New York Times
Liberal activists argue that closing that pipeline was a crucial goal of the conservative groups that helped bring the case, known as Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. “If the progressive movement is a navy, they're ...

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Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic giant slayer? - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Google News - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 15:26

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic giant slayer?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
But if Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has, overnight, become the face of progressives' hopes for ousting not only Republicans but also moderate Democrats who they see as insufficiently outraged about President Trump, her bid against Mr. Crowley predates the ...
Fake news: Conservatives are so scared of socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-CortezTwitchy
Democrats might win by attacking liberalism – from the left and the rightThe Globe and Mail
Danielle McLaughlin: New Supreme Court appointee stuff of nightmares for angry DemsStuff.co.nz

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