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Commentary: Yes, Republicans are in trouble - CBS News

Google News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:02

CBS News

Commentary: Yes, Republicans are in trouble
CBS News
Are Democrats reading too much into Conor Lamb's upset victory in last week's special election? That's certainly the GOP spin. To hear them tell it, Lamb basically ran as a conservative. And his opponent, Rick Saccone, was just a lousy candidate. Plus ...
The meek-as-a-Lamb "opposition"Socialist Worker Online

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Democrats Should Run on Impeachment - Lynchburg News and Advance

Google News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 04:07

Lynchburg News and Advance

Democrats Should Run on Impeachment
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Conservatives vote Republican because they think Democrats favor redistributionist policies like a more progressive tax system, a single-payer healthcare system and a robust minimum wage. Progressives don't show up at general elections because ...
A Pennsylvania Victory Highlights the Democratic Party DivideTexas Monthly
Inside the 'Blue Dog mafia's' efforts to retake the House in November ...CNN
Once-safe Republican districts suddenly in play as Democrats expand the mapWashington Post
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In Illinois, a pro-choice Republican and an anti-abortion Democrat may be on their way out. - Slate Magazine

Google News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 18:15

Christian Science Monitor

In Illinois, a pro-choice Republican and an anti-abortion Democrat may be on their way out.
Slate Magazine
On the Republican side, there's openly bigoted state Rep. Jeanne Ives running hard to the right of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. On the Democratic side, there's progressive newbie Marie Newman trying to oust seven-term Congressman Dan Lipinski, a ...
In Illinois, Democrats face a test of big-tent valuesChristian Science Monitor
Why the nation will be watching Tuesday's election returnsChicago Tribune
Lipinski Faces Primary Challenge: Races to Watch in IllinoisBloomberg Government (blog)

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'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon to run for New York governor - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Google News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:13

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon to run for New York governor
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary this fall. Nixon launched her campaign Monday with a video on her Twitter page, ending months of speculation about whether she would jump into the race. The video highlights her New York roots, showing her riding ...

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The Four Democratic Parties - Harvard Political Review

Google News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:56

Harvard Political Review

The Four Democratic Parties
Harvard Political Review
Though socially progressive, “Berniecrats” prioritize fighting income inequality, preferring a socially moderate but economically populist candidate above one who is socially liberal but more fiscally conservative. This was evident when the pro-Bernie ...

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Jim Zachary: Sunshine always right - Cleburne Times-Review

Google News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:45

Jim Zachary: Sunshine always right
Cleburne Times-Review
The decisions being made, the dollars being doled out and the records being kept by city hall, the county commission, the board of education or the utility district all belong to liberals, conservatives, Republicans, Democrats, independents ...

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Pennsylvania's 18th - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Google News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 06:10

The American Conservative

Pennsylvania's 18th
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Today, it'd be difficult for a liberal Republican to keep his rewards card at the local grocer, much less win a Republican primary. And a conservative Democrat? Well, you can see what has happened to the Blue Dogs. Mostly they've been hounded into ...
Conor Lamb's Localist CampaignThe American Conservative
Inside the 'Blue Dog mafia's' efforts to retake the House in November ...CNN
Once-safe Republican districts suddenly in play as Democrats expand the mapWashington Post
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Democrats should run on impeachment - The Japan Times

Google News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:27

The Japan Times

Democrats should run on impeachment
The Japan Times
Tea-leaf readers are obsessed. Does last November's Democratic win in the Virginia governor's race presage a Blue Wave or was it simply a reflection of ongoing red-to-purple demographics? Should we be surprised that Alabama sent a Democrat (albeit a ...
Marin Voice: GOP benefits as Democrats veer further to the leftMarin Independent Journal

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Conor Lamb's Localist Campaign - The American Conservative

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 22:40

The American Conservative

Conor Lamb's Localist Campaign
The American Conservative
It's not hard to see why a distant and seemingly angry Republican would lose to someone like that. In an article for the New York Times published Wednesday, Tom Ferrick compared Lamb to the Pennsylvania 18th's own Senator Bob Casey, who beat ...
A Pennsylvania Victory Highlights the Democratic Party DivideTexas Monthly
Inside the 'Blue Dog mafia's' efforts to retake the House in November ...CNN
Once-safe Republican districts suddenly in play as Democrats expand the mapWashington Post
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Conor Lamb's Localist Campaign - The American Conservative

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:55

The American Conservative

Conor Lamb's Localist Campaign
The American Conservative
It's not hard to see why a distant and seemingly angry Republican would lose to someone like that. In an article for the New York Times published Wednesday, Tom Ferrick compared Lamb to the Pennsylvania 18th's own Senator Bob Casey, who beat ...
A Pennsylvania Victory Highlights the Democratic Party DivideTexas Monthly
Inside the 'Blue Dog mafia's' efforts to retake the House in November ...CNN
Once-safe Republican districts suddenly in play as Democrats expand the mapWashington Post
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As primaries loom, downstate Democrats look for a way back - Herald & Review

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:51

Herald & Review

As primaries loom, downstate Democrats look for a way back
Herald & Review
"I think the Democratic Party needs to base itself around some fundamental principals like those kitchen table issues," Pritzker said. "Those are the things that have made Democrats Democrats for so many years. Whether you're a conservative or a ...

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Tilting the playing field: How Republican “constitutional hardball” has reshaped politics - Salon

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 12:00

Salon

Tilting the playing field: How Republican “constitutional hardball” has reshaped politics
Salon
Fourth, “differences in the constitutional philosophies of liberals and conservatives suggest different normative orientations toward constitutional hardball.” For example, Republican commitment to the theory of originalism and the idea of a “lost ...

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With Centrist Democrats' Success, Party's Identity Struggle Gets More Complicated - WAMU 88.5

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:50

WAMU 88.5

With Centrist Democrats' Success, Party's Identity Struggle Gets More Complicated
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Party leaders say those back-to-back special elections are proof that GOP-friendly centrists can win as Democrats in some races, even as the party is welcoming a growing number of progressives. They hope that strategy will help them win control in ...
Pennsylvania's 18thArkansas Online
Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. House Democratic Candidates Aren't So Sure.New York Times

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Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor Lambs - WTVA

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:30

Sacramento Bee

Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor Lambs
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Now those members have found new relevance as Democrats seek to compete in more conservative districts across the country. "The path to the majority goes through the blue dogs. My very progressive colleagues here get that. It's the first time since I ...
Democrats ponder disavowing Pelosi after Pennsylvania raceFairfield Daily Republic

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Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor Lambs - Action News Now

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:23

Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor Lambs
Action News Now
Now those members have found new relevance as Democrats seek to compete in more conservative districts across the country. "The path to the majority goes through the blue dogs. My very progressive colleagues here get that. It's the first time since I ...

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Inside the 'Blue Dog mafia's' efforts to retake the House in November ... - CNN

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:09

Texas Monthly

Inside the 'Blue Dog mafia's' efforts to retake the House in November ...
CNN
National Democrats have turned to the centrist members of their party to reach far, wide and early to identify and bolster candidates beyond their urban strongholds.
Pennsylvania's 18thArkansas Online
A Pennsylvania Victory Highlights the Democratic Party DivideTexas Monthly

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Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans mostly wrong about Conor Lamb's views - Denton Record Chronicle

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:07

Denton Record Chronicle

Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans mostly wrong about Conor Lamb's views
Denton Record Chronicle
Before the election, Republicans wanted voters to think of Lamb as too liberal to support. Afterward, they wanted to buck up Republican morale by saying that he had run to the right. The new spin is not grounded in reality. Lamb is not a conservative ...

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With Centrist Democrats' Success, Party's Identity Struggle Gets More Complicated - NPR

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 07:49

NPR

With Centrist Democrats' Success, Party's Identity Struggle Gets More Complicated
NPR
Democrats are having a moment. They managed to win a House seat in Republican-leaning, industrial Pennsylvania and a Senate seat in the deep-red state of Alabama. Party leaders say those back-to-back special elections are proof that GOP-friendly ...
Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor LambsCNN
Pennsylvania's 18thArkansas Online
A Pennsylvania Victory Highlights the Democratic Party DivideTexas Monthly
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Illinois primary pits rare 'Blue Dog' Democrat against progressive wing - The Guardian

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 07:00

The Guardian

Illinois primary pits rare 'Blue Dog' Democrat against progressive wing
The Guardian
For another, he does not represent a conservative district where such views might be advantageous. Lipinski represents Illinois' third district, which Hillary Clinton won by 15 points. As a result, Lipinski is facing a tough fight in the Democratic ...

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Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. More Democratic Candidates Want Her Out. - New York Times

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 05:00

New York Times

Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. More Democratic Candidates Want Her Out.
New York Times
Most ominous for Ms. Pelosi, it is not just centrist candidates running in red-tinged districts who are reluctant to embrace her, but also political insurgents on the left who see her as an embodiment of the Washington establishment. “I would have to ...
Democrats ponder disavowing Pelosi after Pennsylvania raceFairfield Daily Republic
Nancy Pelosi Is Good at Her Job and She Should Keep It.New York Magazine
More Democrats likely to disavow Pelosi after Pennsylvania stunnerPolitico
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