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Dems face pressure to focus on economy, not Trump - The Hill

Google News - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 17:14

The Hill

Dems face pressure to focus on economy, not Trump
The Hill
Some Democrats in Congress agree. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), a co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), is warning his colleagues not to settle for an agenda that merely “sand[s] down the rough edges of the status quo” and goes ...

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Wrong-way Democrats: Will a “blue dog” blue wave pave the way for future disaster? - Salon

Google News - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 12:09

Salon

Wrong-way Democrats: Will a “blue dog” blue wave pave the way for future disaster?
Salon
Congressional primaries in California are less than a month away, with at least seven Republican-held seats seriously in play this November (according to Cook Political Report, and targeted by Swing Left), the most of any state. Four of those seats are ...

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Ohio primary: The wacky, bitter battle to replace Gov. John Kasich - Cincinnati.com

Google News - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 23:23

Cincinnati.com

Ohio primary: The wacky, bitter battle to replace Gov. John Kasich
Cincinnati.com
The result: a nasty, expensive fight on the Republican side, with each candidate trying to out-conservative the other. Meanwhile, Democrats are debating nothing less than the future of their party. Do they want a wonky, mainstream liberal, or will they ...

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GOP Primaries Highlight Rightward March - DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

Google News - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 14:10

GOP Primaries Highlight Rightward March
DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)
In Ohio, Republicans are certain to nominate someone more conservative than outgoing GOP Gov. John Kasich, a 2016 presidential candidate, moderate and frequent Trump critic. Even Kasich's former running mate, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, has pledged to unwind ...

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Pundits and Pols Still Don't Get It: Trump Didn't Win in 2016, Democrats Lost - Common Dreams

Google News - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:17

Common Dreams

Pundits and Pols Still Don't Get It: Trump Didn't Win in 2016, Democrats Lost
Common Dreams
An increasing number of them are liberals who have rejected the centrist, corporate-friendly positions of the Democratic Party. The fact is, on an issue-by-issue basis, Americans are overwhelmingly liberal, and that includes independents and even many ...

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Democrats assail New York's 'fusion' voting, giving outsize clout to minor parties - Buffalo News

Google News - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 07:58

Buffalo News

Democrats assail New York's 'fusion' voting, giving outsize clout to minor parties
Buffalo News
Minor party chiefs like Erie County Conservative Chairman Ralph C. Lorigo noted that most states phased out fusion voting as the major parties gained control. But New York courts ruled against such attempts in 1947, paving the way for the 1962 ...

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Editorial: Will the I-word play a role in picking eastern Polk's next congressman? - Gainesville Sun

Google News - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 00:18

Gainesville Sun

Editorial: Will the I-word play a role in picking eastern Polk's next congressman?
Gainesville Sun
... might seek the 15th Congressional District represented by Lakeland Republican Rep. Dennis Ross, who is retiring. Instead, Grayson wants to oust incumbent Democratic Rep. Darren Soto, who won the 9th District when Grayson opted for a U.S. Senate bid ...

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Editorial: Will the I-word play a role in picking eastern Polk's next congressman? - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Google News - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 00:01

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Editorial: Will the I-word play a role in picking eastern Polk's next congressman?
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Yes, Alan Grayson, former congressman from Orlando and perpetual pot-stirrer, seeks a comeback. Grayson announced this week that he will seek the Democratic nomination for his old seat in the 9th Congressional District, which encompasses much of ...

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Bernie Sanders heads to Pennsylvania to stump for Democratic insurgent candidates - Washington Post

Google News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 19:37

Washington Post

Bernie Sanders heads to Pennsylvania to stump for Democratic insurgent candidates
Washington Post
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is hitting the road to boost three candidates before Pennsylvania's May 15 primaries, clashing with Democratic Party forces at the state and federal levels in some of the year's most bitter races. “We are ...

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Young Texas Latinos are an untapped voting goldmine - NBCNews.com

Google News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 18:28

NBCNews.com

Young Texas Latinos are an untapped voting goldmine
NBCNews.com
There are a number of groups in Texas whose work may help raise the numbers, most of them liberal or progressive, although the money they have to spend on the work is limited. Cristina Tzintzún formed Jolt a year ago to mobilize young Latinos, largely ...

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Lupe Valdez's immigration record scrutinized as she criticizes Andrew White's 'changing values' - Dallas News

Google News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:05

Dallas News

Lupe Valdez's immigration record scrutinized as she criticizes Andrew White's 'changing values'
Dallas News
"There are things that they want that I can't do." Valdez's conflict with immigration activists signals the quandary facing some progressive voters in the Democratic primary. In Valdez, and her rival Andrew White, they see flawed candidates and worry ...

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The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us - Consortium News

Google News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:40

Consortium News

The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us
Consortium News
Clinton settled into the White House in early 1993 as the leader of pathbreaking New Democrats. Many media outlets hailed him as a visionary who had overcome left-leaning liberalism to set the party straight. Although candidate Clinton had criticized ...

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Rauner: “We're unifying all Republicans” - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

Google News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:38

Rauner: “We're unifying all Republicans
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
Speaking on WOC AM-1420 in Davenport, Iowa, Rauner declared himself a unifier — not just among Republicans, but also with independents and Democrats. “You know primaries are tough. They're part of the process. I respect the process and now we're all ...

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Democrats Are In Denial About The Supreme Court - HuffPost

Google News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:01

HuffPost

Democrats Are In Denial About The Supreme Court
HuffPost
Democrats are much more likely to indicate that they believe the court is a centrist institution. In addition, while a quarter of Republicans see the court as “very liberal” or “liberal,” only a fifth of Democrats see the court as “very conservative ...

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Poll: Murphy leads Democratic gubernatorial primary with GOP running mate Jolly - Politico

Google News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 05:27

Politico

Poll: Murphy leads Democratic gubernatorial primary with GOP running mate Jolly
Politico
While critics are sure to accuse Frederick of conducting a push poll that unfairly biased the results, he also made sure to ask Florida Democrats if they preferred a “liberal who is committed to fighting for true progressive policies without compromise ...

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Hollis: Midterm win by Democrats brings peril - Boston Herald

Google News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 02:51

Hollis: Midterm win by Democrats brings peril
Boston Herald
More than 150 lawsuits alleging violations of due process have been filed since 2011. Other abuses of legal process should get our attention, like the “John Doe” raids conducted in Wisconsin against conservative political activists — later declared ...

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Authoritarian Progressives and a Surprising Lack of Republicans - The Wesleyan Argus

Google News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 00:18

Authoritarian Progressives and a Surprising Lack of Republicans
The Wesleyan Argus
Something we hear a lot from conservative pundits is that college campuses are “too liberal”, and that they tend to repress conservative thought. Most of us at Wesleyan would probably agree, as the odds of finding right-leaning students here are about ...

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Fusion, Spoilers, and New York's Many Ballot Lines - Gotham Gazette

Google News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 22:56

Gotham Gazette

Fusion, Spoilers, and New York's Many Ballot Lines
Gotham Gazette
For example, the Republican and Conservative parties often back the same candidates for various offices, and they appear set to do so again in this year's gubernatorial race, behind Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro. Governor Cuomo has appeared ...
Cuomo Leads Nixon by 22 Points in New PollNew York Times

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Kentucky Senators get in on WV's Senate GOP primary action - Charleston Gazette-Mail

Google News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 19:35

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kentucky Senators get in on WV's Senate GOP primary action
Charleston Gazette-Mail
He said the race is a decision for voters between a liberal establishment type and a true conservative. When asked where Blankenship fits on that spectrum, he said Blankenship just doesn't. “Not on the spectrum, I'd say an outlier that really is hard ...

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Hollis: What would a progressive America look like? - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Google News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 18:06

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Hollis: What would a progressive America look like?
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Other abuses of legal process should get our attention, like the “John Doe” raids conducted in Wisconsin against conservative political activists — later declared unconstitutional. In many essential respects, these are of a piece with the conflicting ...

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