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Cotterell: Is it time for Democrats to try something new? - Tallahassee.com

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 15:04

Tallahassee.com

Cotterell: Is it time for Democrats to try something new?
Tallahassee.com
Shortly after Jeb Bush was elected governor, completing the Republican takeover of state government, the Capitol Press Corps Skits featured a little sketch about an Alcoholics Anonymous-style support group for recovering liberals. Reporters portraying ...
Stacey Abrams Shows Democrats the Way ForwardWhoWhatWhy (blog)

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Democrats Go All-Out to Avoid Disaster in California House Races - New York Times

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 10:00

New York Times

Democrats Go All-Out to Avoid Disaster in California House Races
New York Times
IRVINE, Calif. — National Democrats, confronting mushrooming political chaos across Southern California, are pouring millions of dollars into congressional races to avert a self-inflicted disaster that could undermine their chances at taking control ...
Trump is spinning desperately to distract from his corruption. Democrats should say so.Washington Post
Fox News Power Rankings: Dem divides emergeFox News
Four reasons why Democrats could lose the congressional midtermsWHYY
Conservative Review -American Thinker
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How the 'Watergate Babies' Broke American Politics - Politico

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 06:48

Politico

How the 'Watergate Babies' Broke American Politics
Politico
With few exceptions, the Class of '74 did not seek office to reform an outdated Congress, but upon their arrival, they quickly learned a key lesson: without changes to traditions like the seniority system that disproportionately rewarded conservatives ...

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Voter dilemma haunts Christian conservatives - SaukValley.com

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 21:50

SaukValley.com

Voter dilemma haunts Christian conservatives
SaukValley.com
Contrary to conventional wisdom that Illinois is a Blue (Democratic) state, Republicans have been successful in winning a number of statewide offices in recent elections, e.g. Judy Baar Topinka for comptroller, twice; Mark Kirk (U.S. Senate), Dan ...

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Press Democrat Poll shows Gavin Newsom favored in Sonoma County among candidates for governor - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 21:33

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Press Democrat Poll shows Gavin Newsom favored in Sonoma County among candidates for governor
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Republican businessman John Cox was a distant second with support from 10 percent of respondents, while Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor, and Newsom's leading Democratic rival, had 8 percent. ... Given the county's proximity to San ...

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Soto, Grayson battle for Puerto Rican, progressive votes in Democratic primary - Orlando Sentinel

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 16:04

Orlando Sentinel

Soto, Grayson battle for Puerto Rican, progressive votes in Democratic primary
Orlando Sentinel
Even so, Soto, once considered a relatively conservative Democrat in his days as a state representative, is garnering a string of endorsements from progressive groups that once backed Grayson. Soto, D-Kissimmee, 40, the first Florida congressman of ...

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Leftward lurch if Lupe Valdez, Beto O'Rourke win? It'd be unusual for Texas - Dallas News (blog)

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:00

Dallas News (blog)

Leftward lurch if Lupe Valdez, Beto O'Rourke win? It'd be unusual for Texas
Dallas News (blog)
It's been more than 80 years since Texas elected a very liberal governor and more than a half-century since liberal lion Ralph Yarborough won a second race for U.S. Senate. Whether having unabashed progressives as their top nominees will drive state ...

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Georgia Democrats test a more liberal comeback strategy - MyAJC

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:07

MyAJC

Georgia Democrats test a more liberal comeback strategy
MyAJC
Georgia Democrats took a dramatic turn toward progressive policies in last week's votes, part of a broader realignment that will reshape November's election by shifting the party's philosophy away from decades of centrist appeals. The sharp tack to the ...
Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making HistoryNew York Times
Vote in Georgia | A guide to Tuesday's primary11Alive.com WXIA
Democrats Turn To More Women And First-Timers In Southern PrimariesNPR
The Weekly Standard -Vox -TIME
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The royal wedding made Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry a superstar. Can the religious left translate that into ... - Washington Post

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 06:08

Washington Post

The royal wedding made Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry a superstar. Can the religious left translate that into ...
Washington Post
Jane Dealy was one of 1,000 progressive Christians standing in front of the White House on Thursday night, all holding tiny candles and saying “Jesus” in unison in the direction of America's seat of power. .... Asked about the message sent by walking ...
Royal Wedding Bishop Michael Curry Marches To Trump's White House To Lead A Nonpartisan VigilBustle

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Republican Candidates in the Seventh, a Microcosm of Today's GOP - NJ Spotlight

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 03:29

NJ Spotlight

Republican Candidates in the Seventh, a Microcosm of Today's GOP
NJ Spotlight
To the far left of Barsoom is Lindsay Brown, a self-labeled “recovering Democrat” who is running on a socially progressive but fiscally conservative platform emphasizing gender equity and a single-payer healthcare system. “I panicked after Trump's ...

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Democratic Establishment Embraces Cuomo as Pragmatic Progressive - Gotham Gazette

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 21:55

Gotham Gazette

Democratic Establishment Embraces Cuomo as Pragmatic Progressive
Gotham Gazette
But Cuomo's supporters have warned of the dangers of liberal absolutism, as Democrats seek to retain what control they have over state and federal branches of government while also unseating Republicans in an age of Trumpism. The stakes are high for ...
The biggest snubs of progressives at the state Democratic conventionCity & State
Andrew Cuomo makes case at convention for a third term as NY governorKIIITV.com

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Center and left clash in key South Jersey House race - Philly.com

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:29

Philly.com

Center and left clash in key South Jersey House race
Philly.com
Yet Van Drew, from Cape May County, is backed by national Democrats and is the heavy favorite in a South Jersey race that represents one of their best chances to capture a Republican-held district. He is the ... As in contests in the Lehigh Valley ...

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Cuomo touts progressive values as Democratic convention wraps up - Albany Times Union

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:13

Albany Times Union

Cuomo touts progressive values as Democratic convention wraps up
Albany Times Union
Cuomo described Molinaro as “mini-Trump” and said he represented extreme conservatism. He argued that moderate ... Nixon's campaign pushed back against Cuomo's version of history with fact checks during the speech that challenged his liberal bona fides ...

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The biggest snubs of progressives at the state Democratic convention - City & State

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:44

City & State

The biggest snubs of progressives at the state Democratic convention
City & State
But Cuomo's record is also littered with conservative stances and rhetoric, like his staunch opposition to marijuana legalization, the war on unions he campaigned on in 2010 and his 2014 statement that he manages the state in a way “that any Republican ...
Gov. Cuomo vows to make it illegal for New Yorkers under 21 to buy guns as he accepts nomination for reelectionNew York Daily News

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Andrew Cuomo touts progressive policies in case for third term at Democratic convention - The Journal News / Lohud.com

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:17

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Andrew Cuomo touts progressive policies in case for third term at Democratic convention
The Journal News / Lohud.com
Cuomo, who was first elected in 2011, has continued to face pushback from the liberal wing of the party —​​​​​​ and he countered by repeatedly highlighting his record over the past eight years. "No state in ... The Working Families Party backed Nixon ...

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Andrew Cuomo touts progressive policies in case for third term at Democratic convention - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:58

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Andrew Cuomo touts progressive policies in case for third term at Democratic convention
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The Working Families Party backed Nixon at its convention earlier this month, and Nixon has labeled Cuomo as being more aligned with Republican policies than progressives. "The truth is the governor isn't a progressive, and he knows it," Nixon said ...
Why did Hillary Clinton endorse Cuomo over Cynthia Nixon?The Guardian

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Why Republicans Are Fighting So Hard to Get Into California's Gubernatorial Election - New York Magazine

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:14

New York Magazine

Why Republicans Are Fighting So Hard to Get Into California's Gubernatorial Election
New York Magazine
Yet PPIC shows her crushing de Leon among self-identified liberals by a 63–18 margin. ... It's no secret that some progressives would be willing to sacrifice the down-ballot turnout advantage of an all-Democrat general election for governor in order to ...

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Why did Hillary Clinton endorse Cuomo over Cynthia Nixon? - The Guardian

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 07:57

The Guardian

Why did Hillary Clinton endorse Cuomo over Cynthia Nixon?
The Guardian
“There are plenty of reasons why we need more women in office. That's true whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or an independent,” she wrote in Cosmo. The most recent version of candidate Clinton took great pains to present herself as a ...

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Political moderation can be argued and fought for fiercely - Athens NEWS

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 22:34

Athens NEWS

Political moderation can be argued and fought for fiercely
Athens NEWS
With the worse-than-ever polarization dividing our nation's politics, with the major parties pulling further away from any sort of middle ground, it's worth noting that American citizens hold a wide range of political opinions that don't fit into tidy ...

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The Wheels of History - The American Conservative

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 22:03

The American Conservative

The Wheels of History
The American Conservative
Now Democrats were talking about a permanent new ruling coalition of young/black/Latino/union member/environmentalist/LGBT voters that would lead us to ever-greener more progressive pastures, starting with comprehensive, compulsory government ...

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