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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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Religious liberty becomes a main focus for conservatives in Supreme Court nomination - Washington Post

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:11

Washington Post

Religious liberty becomes a main focus for conservatives in Supreme Court nomination
Washington Post
Such deference to religious freedom has become a precondition for a spot on the White House's list of Supreme Court contenders, people close to the process say, as conservatives have become focused in the past few years on counteracting progressive ...

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Chuck Schumer court strategy: Flip two Republicans - Newsday

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 08:03

Newsday

Chuck Schumer court strategy: Flip two Republicans
Newsday
Republicans likely will have only 50 votes for Trump's nominee if Sen. ... Schumer told them he developed the strategy with 40 progressive groups as the best hope to block Senate approval of a fifth reliable conservative vote that could result in the ...

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Is the Conservative Movement for Supreme Court Reform Dead? - National Review

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 06:27

National Review

Is the Conservative Movement for Supreme Court Reform Dead?
National Review
During his 2006–2018 peak of influence, four conservative justices faced down four liberal ones, and Kennedy's esoteric personal philosophy broke the ties in various, often seemingly random directions. But with Kennedy now gone, and a Republican ...
'It's a Terrible Vote': Red-State Democrats Face an Agonizing Supreme Court ChoiceNew York Times
Republicans And Democrats Flip Views On The Supreme CourtHuffPost
Times Editorial Board: Let's Have a Gang War!Power Line (blog)

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Chuck Schumer court strategy: Flip two Republicans - Newsday

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 06:16

Newsday

Chuck Schumer court strategy: Flip two Republicans
Newsday
Republicans likely will have only 50 votes for Trump's nominee if Sen. ... Schumer told them he developed the strategy with 40 progressive groups as the best hope to block Senate approval of a fifth reliable conservative vote that could result in the ...

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Supreme Court contender Kavanaugh faces pushback from social conservatives - The Hill

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 06:05

The Hill

Supreme Court contender Kavanaugh faces pushback from social conservatives
The Hill
Brett Kavanaugh, a top contender to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, is facing pushback from social conservatives who say he's too moderate to occupy a seat that will determine the balance of the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, a judge on ... With ...
What the Supreme Court fight will tell us about DemocratsCNN
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Democrats hope Kennedy's retirement will make the courts a galvanizing issue for their voters - Washington Post

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 06:04

Washington Post

Democrats hope Kennedy's retirement will make the courts a galvanizing issue for their voters
Washington Post
But liberals are now facing a reckoning in the long-running judicial wars as Republicans under President Trump have filled federal district and appeals courts with conservative jurists and are poised to reshape the Supreme Court with the replacement ...
Don't Pack the CourtsThe Atlantic
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Republicans And Democrats Flip Views On The Supreme Court - HuffPost

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 17:03

HuffPost

Republicans And Democrats Flip Views On The Supreme Court
HuffPost
Reminded that Republicans blocked Judge Merrick Garland from receiving a hearing in 2016, Americans are also split on whether Democrats would be justified in employing the same tactic ― 33 percent say they would be, 35 percent don't think it would be ...
Senate Democrats walk a 2018 tightrope on Supreme Court confirmation voteWashington Examiner
Liz Peek: Democrats are furious about Trump and the Supreme Court – They have only Obama to blameFox News
Demand From Liberals: Democrats Must Stay United Against Trump's SCOTUS PickTownhall

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This week's letters to the editor: MS-13, Jane Fonda and a lack of respect - Billings Gazette

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 16:15

Billings Gazette

This week's letters to the editor: MS-13, Jane Fonda and a lack of respect
Billings Gazette
The American public needs to stop hiding behind the labels of “Republicans, Democrats, Liberals and Conservatives,” and instead judge the individual, not misleading labels. ... Time for Tester to be replaced along with his liberal-progressive ideologies.

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Establishment Conservatives Now Hoping for Democratic Takeover in November - The New American

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 14:38

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Establishment Conservatives Now Hoping for Democratic Takeover in November
The New American
During most of this period, Republicans have dutifully played the role of the heroic but outmatched resistance, with GOP leadership urging the rank and file to quietly acquiesce to the ambitions of so-called liberals and progressives, most of whom have ...
COLUMN: Principled Republicans needed to reclaim our republicEnid News & Eagle

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Don't Pack the Courts - The Atlantic

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 06:00

The Atlantic

Don't Pack the Courts
The Atlantic
Liberals should seek not to emulate President Trump's contempt for democratic institutions and the rule of law by rigging the judiciary. Bob Bauer. 6:00 AM ... In fact, many Democrats and progressives argue that the Republicans have already embarked on ...
Senate Democrats walk a 2018 tightrope on Supreme Court confirmation voteWashington Examiner
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Democrats Are Trying to Convince Collins and Murkowski That Supporting President Trump's Supreme Court Pick Will ...TIME
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Democrats Are Trying to Convince Collins and Murkowski That Supporting President Trump's Supreme Court Pick Will ... - TIME

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 14:08

TIME

Democrats Are Trying to Convince Collins and Murkowski That Supporting President Trump's Supreme Court Pick Will ...
TIME
Democrats and liberal groups are preparing an extensive campaign aimed at convincing moderate Republican senators that the vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee will determine the future abortion rights in America. At the center of ...
No Country for Old CentristsThe Weekly Standard
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Stay informed: A complete guide to Philly's contested state races in the 2018 election - Billy Penn

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:46

Billy Penn

Stay informed: A complete guide to Philly's contested state races in the 2018 election
Billy Penn
... that Mike Doyle. Martina White, who's been behind some of the most conservative legislation in the House, easily beat her Democratic opponents in 2015 (a special election) and 2016. It remains to be seen if Trump's election will turn voters away ...

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