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Victory in sight for Democrats defying Warren on bank bill - Politico

Google News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 05:10

Politico

Victory in sight for Democrats defying Warren on bank bill
Politico
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are poised to pass a bill this week that would relax key banking regulations, steamrolling opposition from outspoken liberals like Sen. Elizabeth Warren who have built their careers calling for tougher oversight ...
This week: Congress takes up banking reform as gun debate stallsThe Hill (blog)

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The Primaries Project: What to expect in the 2018 Midterms - Brookings Institution (blog)

Google News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:06

Brookings Institution (blog)

The Primaries Project: What to expect in the 2018 Midterms
Brookings Institution (blog)
Progressive Democratic candidates made up nearly 30 percent of Democratic primary candidates in 2016. Conservative Republican candidates made up 50 percent of Republican primary candidates in 2016. The top issues mentioned by Republican candidates in ...
The battle for Congress kicks off in TexasPolitico
Primaries shapes future for candidates and their partiesSan Antonio Express-News

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LOVETT: Key Republican claims bid for GOP governor nomination will wrap quickly - New York Daily News

Google News - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 04:01

New York Daily News

LOVETT: Key Republican claims bid for GOP governor nomination will wrap quickly
New York Daily News
ALBANY — The state GOP nominating convention is not until late May, but a key county Republican chairman said the bid for the governor's line could be over within days. Suffolk County GOP Chairman John LaValle said the momentum is for Dutchess County ...

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Purple of state of mind: NC Dems, GOP going all out for midterms - Charlotte Post

Google News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 21:35

ABC News

Purple of state of mind: NC Dems, GOP going all out for midterms
Charlotte Post
Democrats entered this midterm with one goal: recruit a candidate in every single district to break the Republican supermajority this fall,” NCDP Chairman Wayne Goodwin said in a statement. “Thanks to a slate of quality, diverse candidates from the ...
When allies attack: Friction between Democrats, immigration advocatesThe Keene Sentinel

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How to Argue About the Oscars Like a Partisan Hack - POLITICO Magazine

Google News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 06:56

POLITICO Magazine

How to Argue About the Oscars Like a Partisan Hack
POLITICO Magazine
The knee-jerk liberal take: A great illustration of just how awful white people are all the time. Even the ones who profess to be allies are secretly out to use minorities and appropriate their cultural contributions. It doesn't matter if you're ...

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When allies attack: Friction between Democrats, immigration advocates - The Keene Sentinel

Google News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 06:34

U.S. News & World Report

When allies attack: Friction between Democrats, immigration advocates
The Keene Sentinel
WASHINGTON — Friction lingers between Senate Democrats and progressive advocacy groups after the chamber failed to advance a bipartisan bill last month to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. Tensions came to a breaking point ...
Congress' Immigration Push SputtersDTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

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As Primaries Begin, Divided Voters Weigh What It Means to Be a Democrat - New York Times

Google News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 05:01

legal Insurrection (blog)

As Primaries Begin, Divided Voters Weigh What It Means to Be a Democrat
New York Times
PALOS HILLS, Ill. — When Representative Daniel Lipinski, a conservative-leaning Democrat and scion of Chicago's political machine, agreed to one joint appearance last month with his liberal primary challenger, the divide in the Democratic Party was ...
Democratic Party's Abandonment of Pro-Life Incumbent Shows Fractures Within Partylegal Insurrection (blog)

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Is Conor Lamb the new model Democrat? Or will progressives come for him next? - Washington Examiner

Google News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 00:20

Washington Examiner

Is Conor Lamb the new model Democrat? Or will progressives come for him next?
Washington Examiner
Lamb's position on guns (he supports no new legislation on gun control) and his public denunciations of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi could help Democrats take this seat. The question is whether Conor Lamb is an anomaly. Notably, he did not win ...

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LaHood's inflammatory ad push highlights ideological differences with Gonzales - San Antonio Express-News

Google News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 00:12

LaHood's inflammatory ad push highlights ideological differences with Gonzales
San Antonio Express-News
'Mr. DA, are you a Democrat or Republican when you're seeking justice for my loved one that's dead?'” LaHood said. He recalled growing up in a time “where the Democratic Party was truly inclusive,” allowing its members to lean conservative or liberal ...

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Democratic Party's Abandonment of Pro-Life Incumbent Shows Fractures Within Party - legal Insurrection (blog)

Google News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 20:07

legal Insurrection (blog)

Democratic Party's Abandonment of Pro-Life Incumbent Shows Fractures Within Party
legal Insurrection (blog)
Lipinski represents a largely Democrat district, yet he is as conservative as Democrats come: pro-life and he voted against Obamacare, same-sex marriage, and immigration reforms. At first, I thought, maybe Democrats aren't backing him because it's a ...

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Do the Democrats Need to Nominate a Centrist to Win the Texas Seventh? - The New Yorker

Google News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 14:52

The New Yorker

Do the Democrats Need to Nominate a Centrist to Win the Texas Seventh?
The New Yorker
There are now six candidates in the Democratic primary, and four of them are remarkably strong. National Democrats have focussed their attention on the race, as the Seventh is exactly the type of district—not a swing normally, and a stretch this year ...

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Progressive Democrats leading charge to steer California party to left - San Francisco Chronicle

Google News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 09:02

San Francisco Chronicle

Progressive Democrats leading charge to steer California party to left
San Francisco Chronicle
But for Democrats desperate to flip conservative-leaning congressional districts now held by Republicans, there's concern that the party's move to the left may be taking them where most California voters don't want to go. A January statewide poll of 1 ...
Progressives in California push state Dems further leftSeattle Times

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Jeff Bell: A Catholic stuck between political labels - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Google News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 04:15

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Jeff Bell: A Catholic stuck between political labels
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Months later, a coalition formed to explore whether Casey should challenge President Clinton in 1996, running on progressive economics and cultural conservatism. Pro-life Democrats like Sargent Shriver and his wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, were ...
Alliance between GOP, evangelicals precariousArkansas Online

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Alliance between GOP, evangelicals precarious - Arkansas Online

Google News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 02:53

Alliance between GOP, evangelicals precarious
Arkansas Online
An old-school Catholic Democrat, Casey had been denied a speaking slot during platform debates. On the convention floor, delegates were selling buttons showing him dressed as the pope -- since he opposed abortion. Months later, a coalition formed to ...

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'The Most Hated Person on Campus': Why Some College Republicans Are Channeling Donald Trump - TIME

Google News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:57

TIME

'The Most Hated Person on Campus': Why Some College Republicans Are Channeling Donald Trump
TIME
Ariana Rowlands, chairwoman of the California College Republicans, poses for a portrait at the University of California, Irvine, Jan. 31, 2018. Angie Smith for TIME. Ariana Rowlands is like a lot of young conservatives these days. The chairwoman of the ...

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We need enlightened warriors on both sides - Seattle Times

Google News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:47

Seattle Times

We need enlightened warriors on both sides
Seattle Times
Liberals tend to admire NeverTrumpers, because they see them as conservatives with a moral sense and, perhaps, a brain. By contrast, MAGA Republicans — whether of the fully or merely semi-Trumpified varieties — detest NeverTrumpers with an animus ...

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DNC chair seems fine with letting Democrats go crazy Left - Conservative Review

Google News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:58

Conservative Review

DNC chair seems fine with letting Democrats go crazy Left
Conservative Review
This is the Democratic establishment. Their party pushes everyone as far Left as possible. Now, compare that with Republican Party leadership. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declares that tea-party conservative candidates cannot win ...
Democratic group faces backlash after intervening in crowded House primariesWashington Post
Democratic Primaries Get NastyU.S. News & World Report

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Democratic group faces backlash after intervening in crowded House primaries - Washington Post

Google News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:29

Washington Post

Democratic group faces backlash after intervening in crowded House primaries
Washington Post
But in a poll conducted by the Congressional Leadership Fund, the conservative super PAC, 61 percent of voters disapproved when told that “national Democratic Party in Washington is mobilizing to stop liberal candidate Laura Moser from winning the ...

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Instead of Taking on Gun Control, Democrats Are Teaming With Republicans for a Stealth Attack on Wall Street Reform - The Intercept

Google News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:22

The Intercept

Instead of Taking on Gun Control, Democrats Are Teaming With Republicans for a Stealth Attack on Wall Street Reform
The Intercept
S.2155 is known in Washington as the Crapo bill, named for the chair of the Senate Banking Committee, Idaho Republican Mike Crapo. But it is at least equally authored by North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, with strong input from Jon Tester, D-Mont ...
Overnight Finance: Trump to impose new steel, aluminum tariffs | GOP boos decision | Canada threatens payback ...The Hill

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The Note: Trump show outshines ideology - ABC News

Google News - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:57

The Note: Trump show outshines ideology
ABC News
Again this week, political parties seem, at best, arbitrary, and at worst, totally broken. A Republican president has Republican lawmakers dumbfounded on his trade and gun policy prescriptions and Democratic civil warring feels as hot as ever. While ...

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