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Liberal billionaire George Soros backs Nico LaHood's Democratic opponent - San Antonio Express-News

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:24

San Antonio Express-News

Liberal billionaire George Soros backs Nico LaHood's Democratic opponent
San Antonio Express-News
In a sign LaHood might be paranoid about the looming primary, the district attorney has hired a new political consultant: Colin Strother, a local Democratic operative with a reputation as a bomb-thrower. Former Mayor Ivy Taylor hired Strother last year ...

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Republicans love their tax law. Voters aren't so sure. - Politico

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 18:10

Politico

Republicans love their tax law. Voters aren't so sure.
Politico
As conservative groups prepare to spend tens of millions of dollars to sell the law, Democrats are preparing their own ad campaigns to portray it as helping only the rich. Around 4 in 5 taxpayers are expected to get a tax cut this year, according to ...

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Rauner challenger Ives goes on attack during only forum of Republican governor race - Chicago Tribune

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 13:40

Chicago Tribune

Rauner challenger Ives goes on attack during only forum of Republican governor race
Chicago Tribune
Ives, who's not well known statewide and lacks the personal wealth of Rauner, used the forum to repeatedly attack Rauner's credibility among GOP conservatives. She said fellow Republican lawmakers can attest to a lack of trustworthiness with the ...

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Congress struggles to clinch budget deal - Politico

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 13:10

Townhall

Congress struggles to clinch budget deal
Politico
GOP leaders feel confident that they can win enough GOP votes in the House even if Democrats band together to vote against the stopgap bill. The last shutdown, they argue, has unified the conference against Democrats — and many Republicans were ...
By Granting Amnesty, Are Republicans Signing Their Own Political Death Warrant?Townhall

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The Case Against Cuomo - Jacobin magazine

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:40

Jacobin magazine

The Case Against Cuomo
Jacobin magazine
And though the New York State Assembly passes some of the most left-wing bills in the country, their failure to become law is a central part of the Cuomo story and illustrates why New York progressives love to hate their governor. On paper, New York is ...

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New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart Forms Exploratory Committee For Gubernatorial Run - Hartford Courant

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:11

Hartford Courant

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart Forms Exploratory Committee For Gubernatorial Run
Hartford Courant
Supporters see her as a fresh voice who could appeal to young voters, women, minorities and moderate Democrats, all constituencies that the GOP wants to draw in the general election. They also point to her tireless campaign to restore New Britain's ...

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Sources Shared on Twitter: A Case Study on Immigration - Pew Research Center's Journalism Project

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:12

Sources Shared on Twitter: A Case Study on Immigration
Pew Research Center's Journalism Project
Further, to get a sense of the degree to which the most linked-to content providers outwardly specified an ideological orientation, an analysis of the “about” pages on the official websites and social media profiles of sites in the News Organizations ...

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Donald Trump's loyal, if lonely, man in New Jersey - NorthJersey.com

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 07:03

NorthJersey.com

Donald Trump's loyal, if lonely, man in New Jersey
NorthJersey.com
It was a mostly symbolic gesture. But the role raised Doherty's profile, while also highlighting the fact that his distinctly conservative district was an outlier in a state where Democrats controlled both houses of the state legislature and elected a ...

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ARE CONSERVATIVES BETTER-LOOKING THAN LIBERALS? - Daily Mail

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 06:11

Daily Mail

ARE CONSERVATIVES BETTER-LOOKING THAN LIBERALS?
Daily Mail
They also looked at the Finnish elections in more detail, and found that Republican voters care more about appearance in a candidate than Democratic voters. And when voters didn't know much about candidates, they tended to see candidates who were ...

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Conservatives at Koch gathering worry economy won't be enough in 2018 - McClatchy Washington Bureau

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 05:03

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Conservatives at Koch gathering worry economy won't be enough in 2018
McClatchy Washington Bureau
The economy is growing, the GOP-passed tax cuts are increasingly popular and take-home pay is set to spike for many workers. Conservatives are confident they have a good story to tell as the 2018 midterms cycle intensifies. Their only question: Is ...

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By Granting Amnesty, Are Republicans Signing Their Own Political Death Warrant? - Townhall

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 00:06

Townhall

By Granting Amnesty, Are Republicans Signing Their Own Political Death Warrant?
Townhall
“Fredocons” (thank you, Kurt Schlichter) like Jeff Flake, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Karl Rove who think the GOP can somehow win a majority of Hispanics by adopting a liberal immigration policy should consider the words of the indefatigable ...

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Conversations between Liberals and Conservatives… - Patheos (blog)

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 08:40

Patheos (blog)

Conversations between Liberals and Conservatives
Patheos (blog)
Most people who claim to be political or economic conservatives are really just claiming a dogmatic attachment to the Republican or Libertarian parties (neither of which can be described as “conservative” in traditional terms). That's why it's always a ...

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Why the Democrats lost their nerve in the shutdown battle - The Keene Sentinel

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 07:19

The Keene Sentinel

Why the Democrats lost their nerve in the shutdown battle
The Keene Sentinel
But what the Democratic senators were sensing was something else that shows up in the polls: Most voters do not want to see the government shut down over immigration. And the causes that are articles of faith with the Democrats' liberal and ethnically ...
The Case For The Democratic 'Cave'HuffPost
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America's Mirror on the Wall - The Atlantic

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 06:00

America's Mirror on the Wall
The Atlantic
Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, have frequently promoted political agendas that reify these social divisions based on the claim that it was necessary for struggling white Americans to reap the benefits of government support. The ...

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Sixth District GOP candidates state their case at forum - The Daily Progress

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 20:54

The Daily Progress

Sixth District GOP candidates state their case at forum
The Daily Progress
Cynthia Dunbar, among the most conservative of field, promised a three-term limit if elected, a vow similar to one Goodlatte made during his first run for office in 1992. Dunbar said the fight in 2018 is to “preserve the constitutional republic.” That ...

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Five hurdles to getting an immigration deal - The Hill

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 18:55

U.S. News & World Report

Five hurdles to getting an immigration deal
The Hill
Breitbart News, a conservative website, labeled the plan "Don's Amnesty Bonanza," while on the left, CREDO Action said it was a "white supremacist's wish list." The criticism from progressives is less surprising because Trump's proposal was put ...
GOP Lawmakers Warm to White House Plan to Give Citizenship to 1.8MU.S. News & World Report
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Cheshire GOP leaders spar over town committee vote - Meriden Record-Journal

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 17:53

Cheshire GOP leaders spar over town committee vote
Meriden Record-Journal
“They wanted me off, I'm a little too conservative,” Sima said. “Cheshire Republicans have gone progressive and they wanted the conservatives out of the room.” Sima currently serves on the Water Pollution Control Authority. Early last year, Sima and ...

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LETTER: Calling for a more diverse opinion page - Daily Republic

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 16:00

Daily Republic

LETTER: Calling for a more diverse opinion page
Daily Republic
The point of all this being — that opinions of conservative Republicans appear regularly, but opposing points of view are few and far between. Why aren't there, liberal, progressive Democratic and independent opinions expressed regularly on the MDR ...

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LETTER: Calling for a more diverse opinion page - Daily Republic

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 16:00

Daily Republic

LETTER: Calling for a more diverse opinion page
Daily Republic
The point of all this being — that opinions of conservative Republicans appear regularly, but opposing points of view are few and far between. Why aren't there, liberal, progressive Democratic and independent opinions expressed regularly on the MDR ...

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Conservatives and progressives hammer Trump's immigration plan - WTHITV.com

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 14:08

Conservatives and progressives hammer Trump's immigration plan
WTHITV.com
The official said that Trump, looking for bipartisan cooperation on immigration, would "certainly" address the framework in his speech. The plan -- which proposes giving 1.8 million undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship in exchange for $25 ...

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