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Welcome to America: Land of Lincoln and King, or “sh**hole nation”? - Salon

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 12:03

Salon

Welcome to America: Land of Lincoln and King, or “sh**hole nation”?
Salon
Those conservatives who spoke out most forcefully against Trump, including commentator Bill Kristol, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, are known NeverTrumpers who had long ago concluded that for reasons of principle or ...
Colorado's Senators Considered Key Players In Congress On ImmigrationCBS Local
Government Shutdown Nears But Congress, White House 'A Long Ways' From DACA DealHuffPost
Trump's 'Sh**hole' Comments Double Down on Identity PoliticsNational Review
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Expect a tight race in special election, but PA-18 remains solidly Republican - The Hill

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:03

The Hill

Expect a tight race in special election, but PA-18 remains solidly Republican
The Hill
National Democrats are touting PA-18 as their latest opportunity to capture lightning in a bottle. They base their hopes on Trump's perceived unpopularity, an energized Democratic electorate and a Republican candidate they hope to paint as “ultra ...
Beyond the Madness: Donald Trump and the Resetting of America's Social ContractHuffPost

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Letters to the editor Saturday - Savannah Morning News

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:59

Savannah Morning News

Letters to the editor Saturday
Savannah Morning News
Now I would like to go out on thin ice and stereotype conservatives who mostly, but not in all cases, would like to conserve the past — some of which is good and some of which is bad. Likewise, some see the future as progress, which also can bring ...

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Left vs. Right: State pols set to battle over voter rights, guns and unions - NBCNews.com

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:54

NBCNews.com

Left vs. Right: State pols set to battle over voter rights, guns and unions
NBCNews.com
Voter registration: Progressive lawmakers want to make it as easy as possible for voters to cast ballots, and are increasingly looking to Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) to do so. The measure has not been embraced by Republicans. Under most AVR ...

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Don Roberts: Rollins has a change of heart on Senate run - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:08

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Don Roberts: Rollins has a change of heart on Senate run
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Johnson has earned a shot with the Democrats because of his strong financial support, fierce party loyalty, and highly visible pubic opposition to Republican Sen. Susan Collins during Collins' last re-election campaign. Democratic Party sources have ...

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Letters: Stereotyping leaves out real nature of groups, people - Savannah Morning News

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:10

Savannah Morning News

Letters: Stereotyping leaves out real nature of groups, people
Savannah Morning News
Now I would like to go out on thin ice and stereotype conservatives who mostly, but not in all cases, would like to conserve the past — some of which is good and some of which is bad. Likewise, some see the future as progress, which also can bring ...

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The GOP's lost opportunity on tax reform - The Denver Post

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:01

The Denver Post

The GOP's lost opportunity on tax reform
The Denver Post
Only one did — Walter Jones of North Carolina; the other House Republicans voting “no” were mainly concerned about state and local tax deductions — meaning the Republican Party has essentially abandoned even a pretense of concern about the ...

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Democratic Defections Allow an Assault on Civil Liberties to Pass the House - The Nation.

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:22

The Nation.

Democratic Defections Allow an Assault on Civil Liberties to Pass the House
The Nation.
It would have also signaled that Democrats have achieved clarity, and unity, on some basic values: such as respect for the Constitution, privacy rights and civil liberties. Noting that outspoken conservatives voted with progressive Democrats to block ...

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Grassroots progressive groups playing bigger roll in primaries - Arkansas Times (blog)

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:48

Grassroots progressive groups playing bigger roll in primaries
Arkansas Times (blog)
Progressive Democrats energized by Trump's win are recruiting, training, and organizing like I've never seen before,” one consultant told our survey. “Women in particular are leading these efforts. Sanders supporters are prominent as well. They're ...

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How Gerrymandering Silenced North Carolina's Cities - CityLab

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:44

How Gerrymandering Silenced North Carolina's Cities
CityLab
“There are a lot of ways to neutralize urban voters, and this is one of them,” says Democratic state Senator Terry Van Duyn. She comes from Asheville, a mountain city that is countercultural, outdoorsy, and assertive about its progressive values. “My ...

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Fewer adults labeling self 'conservative' since Trump - Hot Air

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:41

Hot Air

Fewer adults labeling self 'conservative' since Trump
Hot Air
When asked over the past quarter-century, more Americans have considered themselves conservative than liberal, sometimes by as much as 20 percentage points. That's one reason why — have you noticed? — in recent years liberals have tried to re-brand ...

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These 7 Democratic primaries could determine the future of progressive politics in America - Mic

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:08

Mic

These 7 Democratic primaries could determine the future of progressive politics in America
Mic
Many Democrats are hopeful that their party can retake the House of Representatives, take control of state governments and maybe even reclaim the Senate. As the party looks to try and claim a decisive victory over their Republican opponents, they'll ...

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Beyond the Madness: Donald Trump and the Resetting of America's Social Contract - HuffPost

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:16

Beyond the Madness: Donald Trump and the Resetting of America's Social Contract
HuffPost
And yet more worrying in this regard, in its anti-statist and anti-democratic stance the Trump presidency is regularly reinforced by his Republican Party allies – allies who are prepared to gerrymander their way to power, and to hang on to that power ...

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McSally Luanches AZ Senate Campaign - DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:13

McSally Luanches AZ Senate Campaign
DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)
"I absolutely refused to bow down to Sharia law," she said. "After eight years of fighting, I won my battle for the religious freedom of American servicewomen." She added, "After taking on terrorists in combat, the liberals in the Senate won't scare me ...

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Speeding to the Right - U.S. News & World Report

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:06

U.S. News & World Report

Speeding to the Right
U.S. News & World Report
Yet despite liberal outrage about their career paths – and Democrats' attempts to make them the poster boys for highly ideological nominees the White House is racing to get on the court – experts say Senate Republicans voting in lockstep are likely to ...

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How to Turn a Red State Purple (Democrats Not Required) - Politico

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:10

Politico

How to Turn a Red State Purple (Democrats Not Required)
Politico
More than half of the 40-member Alaska House of Representatives has been newly elected since 2012, most of them Democrats or independents, and they have remade the Democratic-independent caucus into a 22-18 majority. Not all of these newcomer state ...

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John Stoehr: It feels like we are approaching a tipping point impacting both parties - New Haven Register

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:07

John Stoehr: It feels like we are approaching a tipping point impacting both parties
New Haven Register
The Republicans are hypocrites. They've been playing both side of state's rights principle for years. I don't disagree, but I suspect something deeper is going on. It feels like we are approaching a tipping point impacting both parties. Republicans may ...

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COMMENTARY: Defining Dreamers has political ramifications - Delaware State News

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:31

Delaware State News

COMMENTARY: Defining Dreamers has political ramifications
Delaware State News
New Mexico has a Republican Latino governor. Ted Cruz's forbearers aren't from northern Europe. But more to the point here, Texas has a “white” population of 42.6 percent and a Latino population of 39 percent, with the balance either African-American ...

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GOP leaders feel squeeze as shutdown threat nears - Politico

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:33

Politico

GOP leaders feel squeeze as shutdown threat nears
Politico
Concerns are mounting over whether GOP leaders can wrangle the votes to avoid a government shutdown next week — with Republicans feeling pinched on the right and the left. Defense hawks in the GOP, who say short-term spending bills cripple the ...
The complicated calculus as Democrats debate whether to shut down the governmentVox
Democrats Preparing for 2018 ElectionsLos Angeles Blade

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Issa meltdown could pose strategic dilemma for Democrats - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:05

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Issa meltdown could pose strategic dilemma for Democrats
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The merits of these and other players were assessed over digital hot stoves. Harkey, a five-tool OC pol, has a husband-based financial scandal in the background. Chavez may be too moderate for the base. DeMaio, an openly gay conservative, could ride ...

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