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His top lieutenants lost their jobs. So Senate President Mike Miller dug in. - Washington Post

Google News - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 07:02

Washington Post

His top lieutenants lost their jobs. So Senate President Mike Miller dug in.
Washington Post
The surging progressive wing of the Maryland Democratic Party defeated most of his lieutenants in the June primary and nominated gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, a former NAACP president whose liberal agenda threatens to drive a wedge through ...

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Cracking Arizona's Red Wall - U.S. News & World Report

Google News - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 06:06

U.S. News & World Report

Cracking Arizona's Red Wall
U.S. News & World Report
Arizona is "definitely not a blue state," says Tom O'Halleran, who left the GOP in 2014 and in 2016 as a Democrat captured a U.S. House seat representing a vast portion of eastern Arizona. "This state and [Sinema's] district and my district are not ...

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America's Never-Ending Culture War - New York Times

Google News - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 05:00

New York Times

America's Never-Ending Culture War
New York Times
On the evening of Aug. 26, 1968, I was arrested on a street corner in Chicago for a dubious crime: protesting a political event. This was, of course, the Democratic National Convention, which was about to nominate as its presidential candidate Hubert ...

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Lawsuit against GOP tax cuts flips the script for Democrats and Republicans - Salon

Google News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 16:41

Salon

Lawsuit against GOP tax cuts flips the script for Democrats and Republicans
Salon
If the law were upheld, and, say, California or New York (both states where progressives dominate politics) decided to enact very high income-tax rates for the highest earners — for example, those receiving over $10 million annually — these people ...
The Legal Case That Could Potentially Disrupt Trump's Signature Tax CutPacific Standard

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POLITICO Playbook PM: Sessions responds to Trump - Politico

Google News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 13:39

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POLITICO Playbook PM: Sessions responds to Trump
Politico
Republican strategists view immigration as a deeply emotional issue that motivates the conservative base, and they have delighted as liberals push Democrats to the left as a reaction to Trump's presidency.” WaPo. -- “Republican playbook for 2018: Tie ...
Can Democrats keep avoiding impeachment talk?BBC News

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Inside the progressive movement roiling the Democratic Party - Reuters

Google News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:16

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Inside the progressive movement roiling the Democratic Party
Reuters
Once derided as the most liberal member of the Clinton administration, Shalala now faces attacks from challengers who contend she is not nearly progressive enough. ... Less than three months before the midterm elections, a rising progressive movement ...

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Inside the Progressive Movement Roiling the Democratic Party - U.S. News & World Report

Google News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:15

U.S. News & World Report

Inside the Progressive Movement Roiling the Democratic Party
U.S. News & World Report
Once derided as the most liberal member of the Clinton administration, Shalala now faces attacks from challengers who contend she is not nearly progressive enough. ... Less than three months before the midterm elections, a rising progressive movement ...

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Inside the progressive movement roiling the Democratic Party - Reuters

Google News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:12

Reuters

Inside the progressive movement roiling the Democratic Party
Reuters
Once derided as the most liberal member of the Clinton administration, Shalala now faces attacks from challengers who contend she is not nearly progressive enough. ... Less than three months before the midterm elections, a rising progressive movement ...

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A Lazy Person's Guide to Every Senate Race in the 2018 Midterm Elections - GQ Magazine

Google News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 08:08

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A Lazy Person's Guide to Every Senate Race in the 2018 Midterm Elections
GQ Magazine
Challenger(s): Democratic state senator Kevin de León, a single-payer health care and free college proponent who made it here thanks to California's “top-two” jungle primary structure, which prevented Republicans from even making the general election ...
GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter indicted—but will it matter in one of state's Trumpiest districts?CALmatters (blog)
GOP priming the pump in California with anti-gas tax adsNBCNews.com

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Republican playbook for 2018: Tie Democrats to Nancy Pelosi, Medicare for All, and abolishing ICE - USA TODAY

Google News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 06:00

USA TODAY

Republican playbook for 2018: Tie Democrats to Nancy Pelosi, Medicare for All, and abolishing ICE
USA TODAY
Republicans like Brat, who face surprisingly competitive races across the country, are trying to tie all Democrats to the most progressive wing of the party, a faction pushing Medicare for All and advocates abolishing ICE. ... In Kentucky, a TV ad paid ...

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The Legal Case That Could Potentially Disrupt Trump's Signature Tax Cut - Pacific Standard

Google News - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 19:05

Pacific Standard

The Legal Case That Could Potentially Disrupt Trump's Signature Tax Cut
Pacific Standard
Mnuchin, a lawsuit filed last month by the states of Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, it will be Republicans defending the power of Congress and Democrats rallying to the cause of the states. ... Put another way, if the Constitution ...

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The answer to GOP dog whistles? Democrats should talk more about race, not less. - Washington Post

Google News - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 16:54

Washington Post

The answer to GOP dog whistles? Democrats should talk more about race, not less.
Washington Post
If they want to stay relevant on the ballot and win back centrist voters who defected to Trump, these critics say, liberals should avoid identity politics and focus on economic concerns. They're wrong. ... To test whether a combined race-class message ...

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Democrat James Smith plays up centrist appeal in bid for SC governor - Charleston Post Courier

Google News - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 10:19

Charleston Post Courier

Democrat James Smith plays up centrist appeal in bid for SC governor
Charleston Post Courier
COLUMBIA — In his bid to upset Republican incumbent Henry McMaster and become the first Democrat elected to the governor's office since 1998, state Rep. James Smith is trying to cast himself ... And with some of the endorsements Smith secured during ...

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Idaho as rock-solid conservative bastion not today's reality - Idaho County Free Press

Google News - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:18

Idaho as rock-solid conservative bastion not today's reality
Idaho County Free Press
Idaho as rock-solid conservative bastion not today's reality. Letters to the Editor. As of Tuesday ... #Just check out the 2018 Idaho Democrat Party platform and the Idaho Democrat candidate for governor (“progressive” Paulette Jordan). #The leftist ...

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Conservatives, Liberals and Progressives: What's the difference? - Thegardenisland.com

Google News - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 06:11

Conservatives, Liberals and Progressives: What's the difference?
Thegardenisland.com
These are questions I get asked frequently, and more recently specifically from my 87-year-old mother, an “Obama Democrat” living in Alabama. ... What about conservatives? Conservatives believe we live in a world governed by the law of the jungle and ...

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Tax Case Flips the Script for Democrats and the GOP But What About for Jurists? - ProPublica

Google News - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 05:01

ProPublica

Tax Case Flips the Script for Democrats and the GOP But What About for Jurists?
ProPublica
If the law were upheld, and, say, California or New York (both states where progressives dominate politics) decided to enact very high income-tax rates for the highest earners — for example, those receiving over $10 million annually — these people ...

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Results from the 2018 Libertarianism vs. Conservatism Post-Debate Survey - Cato Institute (blog)

Google News - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 19:15

Cato Institute (blog)

Results from the 2018 Libertarianism vs. Conservatism Post-Debate Survey
Cato Institute (blog)
Libertarian millennial attendees are far less partisan: only 19% initially identify as Republicans while 76% don't believe either the Republican or Democratic parties represent them. However, if libertarian independents had to pick, 60% would lean ...

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Trump may visit Sixth District as Congressional race heats up - Richmond Register

Google News - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:53

Trump may visit Sixth District as Congressional race heats up
Richmond Register
McGrath, a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel and fighter pilot, may have been somewhat insulated from typical Republican attacks on Democrats because of her military career and impressive biography. But in the latest Barr ad, McGrath is heard saying at ...

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Race is on in 6th District - Glasgow Daily Times

Google News - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:52

Race is on in 6th District
Glasgow Daily Times
McGrath, a retired U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel and fighter pilot, may have been somewhat insulated from typical Republican attacks on Democrats because of her military career and impressive biography. But in the latest Barr ad, McGrath is heard saying at ...

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Here's what you need to know about Michigan's candidates for lieutenant governor - Michigan Radio

Google News - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 14:34

Michigan Radio

Here's what you need to know about Michigan's candidates for lieutenant governor
Michigan Radio
When he lived in Washington, D.C., Gilchrist was a political organizer for MoveOn.org, a liberal group that works on behalf of progressive candidates. He also ran Barack Obama's social ... She is also considered to be a more moderate conservative voice ...

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