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Hey, Progressives and Conservatives: You're Stuck With Each Other - Reason

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 00:00

Reason

Hey, Progressives and Conservatives: You're Stuck With Each Other
Reason
"Democratic and Republican voters...despise each other, and to a degree that political scientists and pollsters say has gotten significantly worse over the last 50 years," Emily Badger and Niraj Chokshi wrote for The New York Times last summer. Nothing ...

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President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court - fox4kc.com

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 21:19

Conservative Review

President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
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Liberal horror and conservative delight about the implications of the pick have crystalized into a debate about the newly constituted court's potential to overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that upheld a legal right to an abortion. Yet the ...
Trump, McConnell, & conservatives must put the SCOTUS squeeze on Collins & MurkowskiConservative Review

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Digging in Their Heels - Tufts Now

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:37

Tufts Now

Digging in Their Heels
Tufts Now
Many studies have demonstrated that conservatives and liberals have different predispositions and traits, which might explain the Republican-Democratic difference given that partisanship and ideology overlap so much. Psychologists have ... So if ...

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Out of the Wilderness - Jacobin magazine

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 12:36

CNN

Out of the Wilderness
Jacobin magazine
Ben Ritz of the Progressive Policy Institute's Center for Funding America's Future, for instance, lamented Crowley's loss as part of the Democrats' GOP-like “devolution” and that it would make it harder to convince the Right to join a Democratic “big ...
Democrats are feeling down. Now they have to decide which way is up.CNN
Commentary: The System Doesn't Need to Be 'Fixed' Every Time Dems LoseMountain Democrat

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Trump to unveil Supreme Court pick for the ages - CNN

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 12:15

CNN

Trump to unveil Supreme Court pick for the ages
CNN
In many ways, Trump's pick will further empower the conservative backlash against progressive victories of the Obama era, on issues like gay rights, immigration and health care legislation that set a torch under his shock general election campaign ...
President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Courtfox4kc.com
President Trump announcing Supreme Court pickWTTV CBS4Indy

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The Health 202: Medicare for all is new Democratic mantra in congressional races - Washington Post

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 08:19

Washington Post

The Health 202: Medicare for all is new Democratic mantra in congressional races
Washington Post
Joe Crowley in last month's Democratic primary in New York — which basically secured her a seat in Congress in the solidly blue district — progressives are winning in conservative parts of the country, too. They're motivated by Sanders's ... Of the ...

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The Progressive Populist Who Wants to Help Democrats Win Back the Rust Belt - Bloomberg

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 05:00

Bloomberg

The Progressive Populist Who Wants to Help Democrats Win Back the Rust Belt
Bloomberg
The story Cordray's telling is noteworthy, because he doesn't sound inhibited in the way Democrats in conservative areas often do. He isn't masquerading as a moderate “Republican lite,” yet his personality isn't going to eclipse everything else, as ...

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The #WalkAway Movement Is Taking America By Storm - Townhall

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 00:01

Townhall

The #WalkAway Movement Is Taking America By Storm
Townhall
Over the past few decades millions upon millions of former Democrats have left their party and become either independents or Republicans, whether liberals who turned conservative or “Reagan Democrats” that found there was little room anymore in the ...

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Political Scene: Politically energized women running for office in record numbers - The Providence Journal

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 20:05

The Providence Journal

Political Scene: Politically energized women running for office in record numbers
The Providence Journal
This month's endorsement controversy has emboldened the movement to elect more women, already galvanized by the election of Donald Trump, the Women's Marches here and across the country, election gains in 2016 and the #MeToo movement.

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Contests for key state offices offer clear contrast between Democratic challengers, GOP incumbents - Denton Record Chronicle

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 19:38

Contests for key state offices offer clear contrast between Democratic challengers, GOP incumbents
Denton Record Chronicle
Texas Republicans and Democrats are like oil and water, so voters generally have an easy time distinguishing between the conservative and liberal ideologies of the parties. ... “The party is made up of socialists, liberal and progressives,” Patrick ...

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Democrats hope Kennedy's retirement will make courts a galvanizing issue for voters - Savannah Morning News

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 16:14

Savannah Morning News

Democrats hope Kennedy's retirement will make courts a galvanizing issue for voters
Savannah Morning News
But liberals are now facing a reckoning in the long-running judicial wars as Republicans under President Donald Trump have filled federal district and appeals courts with conservative jurists and are poised to reshape the Supreme Court with the ...
Court-packing, Democrats' nuclear option for the Supreme Court, explainedVox
Don't Pack the CourtsThe Atlantic
Don't Try to Expand the Number of Supreme Court JusticesNational Review

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Right or left? Contests for key state offices offer clear contrast between Democratic challengers, GOP incumbents - Dallas News (blog)

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 08:15

Dallas News (blog)

Right or left? Contests for key state offices offer clear contrast between Democratic challengers, GOP incumbents
Dallas News (blog)
Dan Patrick, who is seeking re-election to a second term in November against Democrat Mike Collier, is steadfast in his promise to continue to produce conservative legislation, while Democrats want more progressive laws. In North Texas, several staunch ...

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Island women talk race, politics, and more in national forum - SILive.com

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 08:06

SILive.com

Island women talk race, politics, and more in national forum
SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND -- What does a fiscally conservative and socially liberal attorney from Richmond Town, a wine shop owner and progressive Democrat from the North Shore, and a hairstylist from South Beach who identifies as an Independent, have in common ...

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Democrats are feeling down. Now they have to decide which way is up. - CNN

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 08:01

CNN

Democrats are feeling down. Now they have to decide which way is up.
CNN
The Democratic base is pushing for an all-out war on Trump and his administration, while incumbents facing tough re-elections in typically conservative strongholds are touting how much they've worked with the President. ... In the same way the tea ...

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Progressive Democrats increasingly criticize Israel, and could reap political rewards - ABC News

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 05:58

ABC News

Progressive Democrats increasingly criticize Israel, and could reap political rewards
ABC News
For decades it was seen as too politically risky, but this midterm cycle a growing number of Democratic candidates have begun openly criticizing some of Israel's policies. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the first-time candidate who upset 10-term incumbent Rep.

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This Is No Time For Liberal Despair - New York Times

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 05:30

New York Times

This Is No Time For Liberal Despair
New York Times
This Is No Time For Liberal Despair. David Leonhardt ... Over the last half-century, conservatives have put more energy into building a movement — creating ideological institutions, grooming judges and, perhaps above all, winning local, state and ...
Democrats hope Kennedy's retirement will make courts a galvanizing issue for votersChicago Tribune
Democrats hope Kennedy's retirement will make the courts a galvanizing issue for their votersWashington Post
'Activist' judges suddenly a bad thing as Democrats await Trump Supreme Court pickFox News
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How Progressives Could Use FDR's Losing Court Strategy to Win - OZY

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 00:03

OZY

How Progressives Could Use FDR's Losing Court Strategy to Win
OZY
Second, Democrats (with the help of moderate Republicans) bounced arch-conservative Ronald Reagan appointee Robert Bork in 1987 and axed the filibuster rule for lower court appointees in 2013. Republicans refused a hearing for Barack Obama's high ...

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Watch Out! Here Come the 'Woke' Tech Oligarchs. - Daily Beast

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 21:06

Daily Beast

Watch Out! Here Come the 'Woke' Tech Oligarchs.
Daily Beast
In 2016, according to Open Secrets, three of the four largest billionaire political donors—hedge fund manager James Simon and his wife Marilyn, Michael Bloomberg, and currency speculator George Soros—titled progressive. This reflects a broader social ...

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Democrats hope Kennedy's retirement will make courts a galvanizing issue for voters - Chicago Tribune

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 19:12

Chicago Tribune

Democrats hope Kennedy's retirement will make courts a galvanizing issue for voters
Chicago Tribune
But liberals are now facing a reckoning in the long-running judicial wars as Republicans under President Donald Trump have filled federal district and appeals courts with conservative jurists and are poised to reshape the Supreme Court with the ...
Democrats hope Kennedy's retirement will make the courts a galvanizing issue for their votersWashington Post
Is the Conservative Movement for Supreme Court Reform Dead?National Review
'It's a Terrible Vote': Red-State Democrats Face an Agonizing ...New York Times
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'Activist' judges suddenly a bad thing as Democrats await Trump Supreme Court pick - Fox News

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 15:40

Fox News

'Activist' judges suddenly a bad thing as Democrats await Trump Supreme Court pick
Fox News
Almost immediately after news broke June 27 that Justice Anthony Kennedy was retiring from the Supreme Court, liberals and Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine (but I repeat myself) began warning President Trump not to nominate an “activist judge” ...
Liberal groups prep grass-roots campaign against Trump's SCOTUS pickPolitico

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