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Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices - Daily Local News

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:20

Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices
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After two days of bickering and freezing up the U.S. government, Democrats signed off on a spending bill not dramatically differently from the one on the table Friday. No one was angrier than immigration activists, union officials and other liberal ...

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Democrats need to discard their incrementalism and end their capitulation - NBCNews.com

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 04:40

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Democrats need to discard their incrementalism and end their capitulation
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For the Democratic Party's progressive base, their capitulation was a disappointing end to a moment in which it seemed like the party might finally take a real stand against abhorrent Republican policies. Considering the massive unpopularity of Trump's ...
Democrats take heat from the left over shutdown-ending deal that didn't address DACAWashington Post
House Dems furious with Senate leadersThe Hill

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These Democratic Senators Should Be Afraid for Their Jobs - VICE

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:47

VICE

These Democratic Senators Should Be Afraid for Their Jobs
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Moreover, it could be the case that Cardin and Feinstein, while being the more conservative of their states' two Democratic senators, aren't out of step with their states' electorates—perhaps Van Hollen and Harris are more liberal than their ...

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Mango holds conservative line, hits out at "insiders" - witf.org

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:19

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Mango holds conservative line, hits out at "insiders"
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(Harrisburg) - If anyone was wondering what Paul Mango--one of four Republicans vying to unseat Democratic Governor Tom Wolf--thinks about his namesake fruit, wonder no more. "Actually I don't like mangos, I really don't," he told a group of reporters ...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate Marked By Personal, Partisan Attacks - Wisconsin Public Radio News

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 21:52

Wisconsin Public Radio News

Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate Marked By Personal, Partisan Attacks
Wisconsin Public Radio News
Burns' comments came in his introductory statement where he said he would be an "unshakeable champion of liberal, Democratic and progressive values," then quickly pivoted to attacking the debate's hosts. "But enough about me, I want to talk about you ...

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Why the Democrats lost their nerve in the shutdown battle - Washington Post

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 20:03

Washington Post

Why the Democrats lost their nerve in the shutdown battle
Washington Post
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 ...

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Senate Democrats' Vote to End Shutdown Infuriates Some on the Left - New York Times

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:39

New York Times

Senate Democrats' Vote to End Shutdown Infuriates Some on the Left
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The decision by Senate Democrats to end the government shutdown on Monday in exchange for a promised immigration vote enraged liberals, who accused the lawmakers of betrayal and threatened to mount primaries against some of the Democrats ...
What the Shutdown Reveals About the Democratic PartyPolitico
Democrats need to discard their incrementalism and end their capitulationNBCNews.com
Government Reopens For Business, But Immigration Fight Still LoomsNPR
DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)
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Congress solved the shutdown but deep spending and immigration disputes remain. What now? - USA TODAY

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:14

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Congress solved the shutdown but deep spending and immigration disputes remain. What now?
USA TODAY
But even if that can clear the Senate, it would face stiff resistance in the GOP-controlled House, where conservative firebrands say they have assurances from House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that he will not take up any immigration bill that doesn't ...
House Republicans Already Scoffing at McConnell's DACA Promise to DemocratsDaily Beast
Senate compromise ends federal government shutdownThe-review
Government Shutdown Ends After 3 Days of RecriminationsNew York Times

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The Case For The Democratic 'Cave' - HuffPost

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:50

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The Case For The Democratic 'Cave'
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If ― as progressives were happy to tweet Monday ― Democrats shouldn't trust McConnell, forcing him to make more explicit promises on the Senate floor, promises that will surely be thrown back in his face should he fail to live up to them and there is ...
Congress solved the shutdown but deep spending and immigration disputes remain. What now?USA TODAY
7 questions about the government shutdown you were too embarrassed to askVox
Government Shutdown Vote Passes but Can Democrats and Republicans Ever Reach an Immigration Deal?Newsweek
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Yes, Democrats Get Something Out of the Shutdown Deal - VICE

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:18

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Yes, Democrats Get Something Out of the Shutdown Deal
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The compromise is expected to pass the House—though Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opposes it, she won't try to whip other Democrats into voting against it, and Republicans don't need any Democratic votes in the lower chamber of Congress anyway. Most of ...
Congress agrees to reopen government with push from unusual bipartisan caucusLos Angeles Times
What the Shutdown Reveals About the Democratic PartyPolitico
Democrats Are Doing the Right ThingSlate Magazine
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A plea to pro-life conservatives from a pro-life progressive - STLtoday.com

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:45

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A plea to pro-life conservatives from a pro-life progressive
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I'm a progressive. I'm also pro-life and I'm a realist. No matter what policies we pursue, we won't completely eliminate the scourge of abortion. However, we can greatly reduce it by implementing thoughtful, data-based policies. This is where I, as a ...
Anti-abortion Democrats Navigate Divide between March for Life and the Women's MarchChristianheadlines.com (blog)

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Wisconsin Supreme Court race seen as test for partisans - La Crosse Tribune

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:32

La Crosse Tribune

Wisconsin Supreme Court race seen as test for partisans
La Crosse Tribune
FILE - In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Madison attorney Tim Burns announces his run for Wisconsin Supreme Court in Madison, Wis. The nonpartisan race for Wisconsin Supreme Court is shaping up to be a measuring stick for both Republicans and Democrats ...
Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate Marked By Personal, Partisan AttacksWisconsin Public Radio News

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Seen as Test for Partisans - U.S. News & World Report

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:26

U.S. News & World Report

Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Seen as Test for Partisans
U.S. News & World Report
FILE - In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Madison attorney Tim Burns announces his run for Wisconsin Supreme Court in Madison, Wis. The nonpartisan race for Wisconsin Supreme Court is shaping up to be a measuring stick for both Republicans and Democrats ...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court race seen as test for partisans - Janesville Gazette

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 16:15

Janesville Gazette

Wisconsin Supreme Court race seen as test for partisans
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The race for Wisconsin Supreme Court, the first statewide contest of 2018, is shaping up to be a measuring stick for both Republicans and Democrats as they attempt to gauge voter feelings headed into the fall midterm election. The ...

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Bipartisan bill would ban bidding war for Washington Redskins stadium - FOX 5 DC

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:53

Bipartisan bill would ban bidding war for Washington Redskins stadium
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"By taking money off the table, it would be better for all three of us," said Michael Webert, a conservative Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He said Virginia, Maryland and the District could still compete with each other through ...

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Where Do Republican Women Fit in the Women's Movement? - The Mary Sue

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:19

The Mary Sue

Where Do Republican Women Fit in the Women's Movement?
The Mary Sue
Movements like the Women's March are progressive political movements. They are concerned about issues like abortion, women's health, immigration, social justice issues, and climate control. For hard-core or even moderate conservative women, these are ...

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How the Right's War on Unions Is Killing the Democratic Party - The Nation.

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:54

The Nation.

How the Right's War on Unions Is Killing the Democratic Party
The Nation.
Right-to-work is part of this process: Arch-conservative Grover Norquist said that if right-to-work laws “are enacted in a dozen more states, the modern Democratic Party will cease to be a competitive power in American politics.” Another proponent of ...

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Anti-abortion Democrats Navigate Divide between March for Life and the Women's March - Christianheadlines.com (blog)

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:21

Anti-abortion Democrats Navigate Divide between March for Life and the Women's March
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She later added: “These are liberal people. They're not conservative at all: They support minimum wage increases, maternity leave and immigration reform.” Yet political strategists are still grappling with how to engage Day and other anti-abortion ...

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A Bernie-styled progressive challenges uber-conservative Georgia Republican - MyAJC (blog)

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:01

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A Bernie-styled progressive challenges uber-conservative Georgia Republican
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The district, held by Hice since 2014, is one of the most conservative in Georgia. Donald Trump carried it with 61 percent of the vote, slightly lower than the 63 percent Mitt Romney collected in the area in 2012. A longshot it might be, Democrats are ...

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Westchester lawmakers resurrect vetoed bills on gun shows, undocumented immigrants - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:00

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Westchester lawmakers resurrect vetoed bills on gun shows, undocumented immigrants
The Journal News | LoHud.com
... that was set in motion by a Democratic blue wave in the 2017 elections. Out is Astorino, a conservative with ties to President Donald Trump. In is Democrat George Latimer, a former state senator who beat him in a landslide victory in last year's ...
'Resistance' Movement and Women's March Look to 2018 Midterm ElectionsJackson Free Press

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