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In Deep Red Districts, Democrats Are Running for Office in Record Numbers - Mother Jones

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:01

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In Deep Red Districts, Democrats Are Running for Office in Record Numbers
Mother Jones
Call it the “Virginia Effect”: A little more than a year after the inauguration, Democrats in deep-red districts are running for office at a historic clip, determined to find and turn out progressive voters in places where no one has competed in years ...
Selling Out or a Smart Strategy? A Fight Brews Over Democratic Values in Congressional District 21The Texas Observer
The kids are all DemocratsThe Week Magazine
'A little homework' needed as early vote beginsKTRK-TV

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Insurgents jolt Illinois governor's race - Politico

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:17

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Insurgents jolt Illinois governor's race
Politico
Jeanne Ives, who is tapping into conservative unrest surrounding Rauner after he signed a bill expanding taxpayer funding of abortion. "He's politically tone deaf if he doesn't understand that the base will not elect him." A recent poll from the ...

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In the Face of Preemption Threats, Austin Passes Paid Sick Leave - The American Prospect

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:06

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In the Face of Preemption Threats, Austin Passes Paid Sick Leave
The American Prospect
The ordinance was pushed by a coalition of progressive groups called Work Strong Austin that included the Fight for 15, labor union UNITE HERE, and the Workers Defense Project. As the Texas Observer reported, the local chapter of the Democratic ...

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Opinion: Digital Discourse, Not Division - Roll Call

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:05

Roll Call

Opinion: Digital Discourse, Not Division
Roll Call
We learned that neither Democrats nor Republicans, progressive nor conservative activists were spared the destructive attentions of the Russian troll factory that began its information warfare program in 2014 with a budget of more than a million ...
Is That Russian Troll Farm Really an Act of War?The American Conservative
White House Watch: The Mueller Probe Turns to JaredThe Weekly Standard

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Opinion: Digital Discourse, Not Division - Roll Call

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:05

Roll Call

Opinion: Digital Discourse, Not Division
Roll Call
We learned that neither Democrats nor Republicans, progressive nor conservative activists were spared the destructive attentions of the Russian troll factory that began its information warfare program in 2014 with a budget of more than a million ...

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Opinion: 'Daily Me' undermines ability to understand 'other side' - MyAJC

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:05

Opinion: 'Daily Me' undermines ability to understand 'other side'
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But as a progressive myself, steeped in the liberal worldview, I must say that I often learn a lot — however painfully — from these conservatives with whom I utterly disagree, partly because they gleefully seize upon inconvenient facts that my side ...

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Dallet says she will keep up the fight - WMTV

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:58

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Dallet says she will keep up the fight
WMTV
He is part of a five-justice conservative majority. There are two liberal justices. Madison attorney Tim Burns and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet were trying to appeal to Democrats in the race. Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock ...
Wisconsin Supreme Court primary: Michael Screnock, Rebecca Dallet advance to April 3 general electionMilwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Wisconsin Supreme Court primary: Michael Screnock, Rebecca Dallet advance to April 3 general election - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:47

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin Supreme Court primary: Michael Screnock, Rebecca Dallet advance to April 3 general election
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Screnock is a conservative jurist who received a big financial push from Republicans late in the primary while Dallet courted liberals and moderates. Madison attorney Tim Burns, who vowed to rule as a "progressive" from the bench, was eliminated ...
Dallet says she will keep up the fightWMTV
Michael Screnock and Rebecca Dallet advance in Supreme Court raceMadison.com

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Sorry, America: Mitt Romney Is Not Here to Save You - Vanity Fair

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:20

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Sorry, America: Mitt Romney Is Not Here to Save You
Vanity Fair
But here's the other reason progressives should stop being disappointed in Romney: he's a Republican. Flake, Corker, McCain, Graham, Collins and Sasse are all Republicans. Stop pretending they are something else. If you're going to hate-tweet at Romney ...

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Look At Progressive Haters To See The Conservatism - The Republican Standard

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:37

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Look At Progressive Haters To See The Conservatism
The Republican Standard
They are claiming it is just their political bloc caving in to expansion allowed under the Obama-era Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) and Governor Ralph Northam's progressive agenda. Though, House Republicans were able to get work requirements passed ...

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What conservatives should like about Larry Krasner's criminal justice ideals - R Street

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:24

What conservatives should like about Larry Krasner's criminal justice ideals
R Street
Until recently, criminal justice reform was considered a “liberal” project, with little Republican input. But conservatives quickly realized that limiting government expansion through the prison system aligns with their principles more so than ...

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Selling Out or a Smart Strategy? A Fight Brews Over Democratic Values in Congressional District 21 - The Texas Observer

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:22

The Texas Observer

Selling Out or a Smart Strategy? A Fight Brews Over Democratic Values in Congressional District 21
The Texas Observer
The question was illustrative of a deep divide that has emerged in the Democratic primary in the 21st Congressional District. On issues such as immigration, health care and education, should candidates in this longtime Republican stronghold — which ...
'A little homework' needed as early vote beginsKTRK-TV

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What conservatives should like about Larry Krasner's criminal justice ideals | Opinion - Philly.com

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:33

What conservatives should like about Larry Krasner's criminal justice ideals | Opinion
Philly.com
Until recently, criminal justice reform was considered a “liberal” project, with little Republican input. But conservatives quickly realized that limiting government expansion through the prison system aligns with their principles more so than ...

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Progressive group targets GOP moderates on immigration - The Hill

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:43

The Hill

Progressive group targets GOP moderates on immigration
The Hill
The targeted ad also comes as many moderate Republicans who've openly supported a path forward for Dreamers voted in favor of a wide-ranging budget deal that did not include immigration provisions. Immigration activists are incensed at what they ...

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Candidates For Arizona's 8th Congressional District Make Their Cases In Shortened Cycle - KJZZ

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:57

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Candidates For Arizona's 8th Congressional District Make Their Cases In Shortened Cycle
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Tipirneni, a physician new to politics, is hoping for a long shot: that Arizona's very conservative 8th Congressional District will flip. The upcoming special primary election has several well-known Republican candidates, and the voter registration ...

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'The Democratic Party cannot try to be Republicans-light.' Ohio Matters Bonus Episode: Jerry Springer/Steve Koff and ... - cleveland.com

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:23

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'The Democratic Party cannot try to be Republicans-light.' Ohio Matters Bonus Episode: Jerry Springer/Steve Koff and ...
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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Television personality Jerry Springer thinks Democrats have to run on progressive values to win in 2018, instead of trying to be a less-conservative version of the Republican Party. Springer joined the Ohio Matters team for a 20 ...

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Four Conservative Politicians Facing Major Challenges in the Midterms - Truth-Out

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:22

Four Conservative Politicians Facing Major Challenges in the Midterms
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Not every conservative politician in danger right now is in the Republican party, either. In Chicago, Representative Dan Lipinski is one of the last remaining conservative Democrats -- a pro-life, anti-union, anti-living wage congressman being ...

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Listen to me: You're wrong! I'm right! - Las Vegas Sun

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:01

Listen to me: You're wrong! I'm right!
Las Vegas Sun
On the left, there has been some outrage at conservative voices on the New York Times op-ed pages. But as a progressive, steeped in the liberal worldview, I must say I often learn a lot — however painfully — from these conservatives with whom I ...

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Conservative writers out of their depth - Citrus County Chronicle

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:07

Conservative writers out of their depth
Citrus County Chronicle
After reading a few weeks worth of conservative drivel from various sources in the Opinion section, it seems to me that the caliber of conservative voices are almost hilarious in their complete and unwavering ignorance of what is actually happening ...

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Can Marie Newman Unseat Conservative (D) Dan Lipinski? - Millennial Politics (press release) (blog)

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:27

Millennial Politics (press release) (blog)

Can Marie Newman Unseat Conservative (D) Dan Lipinski?
Millennial Politics (press release) (blog)
Though the vast majority of Democratic excitement for the 2018 midterms is aimed at retaking the House of Representatives from the GOP, it's important to recognize that not all Democrats are worth getting excited about. Case in point? Dan Lipinski, who ...

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