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Max Boot: The dark side of American conservatism has taken over - Salt Lake Tribune

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:45

Salt Lake Tribune

Max Boot: The dark side of American conservatism has taken over
Salt Lake Tribune
You know how, after you watch a movie with a surprise ending, you sometimes replay the plot in your head to find the clues you missed the first time around? That's what I've been doing lately with the history of conservatism — a movement I had been ...

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Progressive strategist says GOP has inflicted 'permanent damage' with women on Kavanaugh confirmation - The Hill

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:29

The Hill

Progressive strategist says GOP has inflicted 'permanent damage' with women on Kavanaugh confirmation
The Hill
Conservative strategist Mattie Duppler, founder and vice president of Forward Strategies, argued that Trump was pointing out inconsistencies in Ford's testimony. "No, that is absurd. He pointed out the inconsistencies in her testimony," Duppler said ...

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How the GOP can win blue states in 2018 - Washington Examiner

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 08:31

Washington Examiner

How the GOP can win blue states in 2018
Washington Examiner
Hogan's emphasis on Maryland's improving economy has even forced his progressive Democratic opponent to suddenly campaign on cutting state sales taxes. As it turns out, if Republicans focus on winning battles over the economy, rather than ... and even ...
Gov. Larry Hogan leads Democrat Ben Jealous by 20 points, Post-U. Md. poll findsGreenwich Time

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Mike Bloomberg registers as a Democrat – again – as he considers running for president - CNBC

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 07:41

CNBC

Mike Bloomberg registers as a Democrat – again – as he considers running for president
CNBC
Mike Bloomberg is a Democrat. Again. The billionaire former New York mayor, who is considering a run for the White House in 2020, announced on social media early Wednesday that he re-registered as a member of the Democratic Party. He had previously ...

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Democratic Sen. Manchin Backed Kavanaugh. Will Red W.Va. Re-Elect Him? - NPR

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 05:03

Democratic Sen. Manchin Backed Kavanaugh. Will Red W.Va. Re-Elect Him?
NPR
His state is getting more dominated by Republicans, and he's in a tight race against the state's Republican attorney general, Patrick Morrisey. But there ... She says she's always recognized that Manchin is no liberal but has defended him in the past ...

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The Democrats Have an Immigration Problem - New York Times

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 05:00

New York Times

The Democrats Have an Immigration Problem
New York Times
11, when White House officials had scheduled a gathering in a Capitol office building to discuss immigration policies, up to and including amnesty, that “were a lot more liberal than anything we're seeing today,” says Mike Gempler, the executive ...

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Surprisingly Competitive - The Weekly Standard

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 03:25

The Weekly Standard

Surprisingly Competitive
The Weekly Standard
Until about two decades ago, the state was largely governed by liberal Republicans and centrist Democrats, before massive out-of-state population influxes—including lots of progressive Californians—to the Portland metro area shifted the political ...

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Summit Daily letters: I'm voting against 1A — here's why - Summit Daily News

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 23:46

Summit Daily News

Summit Daily letters: I'm voting against 1A — here's why
Summit Daily News
It is crucial that Summit County voters understand the difference between conservative candidates and liberal progressive candidates. It's way more than just voting Democrat or Republican and it's way more than voting straight party line. Liberal ...

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The looming governing crisis facing the next Democratic president - Washington Examiner

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 17:19

Washington Examiner

The looming governing crisis facing the next Democratic president
Washington Examiner
Liberals have been increasingly frustrated by what they see as a tendency among their party to be overly deferential to norms while Republicans are ruthless in pursuit of their agenda (the mirror image of conservative complaints about the Republican ...
Turning on Trump: Here's What a Female Republican Voter Who Is Crossing Party Lines in November Looks LikeAlterNet

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Gov. Larry Hogan leads Democrat Ben Jealous by 20 points, Post-U. Md. poll finds - Washington Post

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:08

Washington Post

Gov. Larry Hogan leads Democrat Ben Jealous by 20 points, Post-U. Md. poll finds
Washington Post
Larry Hogan has built a formidable lead over Democratic challenger Ben Jealous, a new Washington Post-University of Maryland poll finds, with few voters undecided and most preferring the incumbent Republican even on key Jealous policy issues such as ...

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She's a Gun-Owning Democrat. Her Opponent Calls Her an Extreme Liberal. - New York Times

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 15:54

New York Times

She's a Gun-Owning Democrat. Her Opponent Calls Her an Extreme Liberal.
New York Times
ELMIRA, N.Y. — There is a term that Representative Tom Reed uses for people like his Democratic opponent, Tracy Mitrano: extreme Ithaca liberal. Mr. Reed, a ... But like many Democrats challenging House Republicans in the midterms, Ms. Mitrano has ...

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How Can Progressives Stand Up to Kavanaugh and Trumpism? - Rolling Stone

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:12

Rolling Stone

How Can Progressives Stand Up to Kavanaugh and Trumpism?
Rolling Stone
Even as the courts grew more conservative during the Reagan years and after, liberals and progressives looked to the courts to achieve victories on various fronts, most recently over gay marriage. An ever-growing ... If that happens, and if the ...
On the Left, Eyeing More Radical Ways to Fight KavanaughNew York Times
'This is war': The fight to impeach Brett Kavanaugh is about to become a defining issue of the 2018 elections — and ...Business Insider
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Florida's gubernatorial race offers the starkest choice in the mid-terms - The Economist

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:40

The Economist

Florida's gubernatorial race offers the starkest choice in the mid-terms
The Economist
South Florida—Mr Brisé's home, before he served in the state's legislature and on its Public Service Commission—is multicultural, crowded and liberal. North Florida is whiter and staunchly conservative. This gives statewide races a ... Perhaps no ...

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Beto O'Rourke and all the names you don't know but should ahead of the 2018 midterms - WGRZ.com

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:19

AlterNet

Beto O'Rourke and all the names you don't know but should ahead of the 2018 midterms
WGRZ.com
Stacey Abrams, 44, is not only trying to become the first Democrat to win the governorship in Republican-red Georgia in 20 years: If she beats Republican Brian Kemp, she'll be the first African-American woman elected governor anywhere in the U.S ...
Turning on Trump: Here's What a Female Republican Voter Who Is Crossing Party Lines in November Looks LikeAlterNet

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Turning on Trump: Here's What a Female Republican Voter Who Is Crossing Party Lines in November Looks Like - AlterNet

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:10

AlterNet

Turning on Trump: Here's What a Female Republican Voter Who Is Crossing Party Lines in November Looks Like
AlterNet
And if Anna Smith is any indication, that divisiveness could hurt Trump not only with liberal and progressive women, but with some suburban Republican women as well. Recently interviewed by the Washington Examiner, Smith is a 40-year-old woman who ...

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Florida and the mid-terms - The Economist

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:52

The Economist

Florida and the mid-terms
The Economist
South Florida—Mr Brisé's home, before he served in the state's legislature and on its Public Service Commission—is multicultural, crowded and liberal. North Florida is whiter and staunchly conservative. This gives statewide races a ... Perhaps no ...

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Cynthia M. Allen: Can't see why conservatives are mad over treatment of Kavanaugh? Imagine it this way - Lima Ohio

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:46

Lima Ohio

Cynthia M. Allen: Can't see why conservatives are mad over treatment of Kavanaugh? Imagine it this way
Lima Ohio
In a desperate attempt to derail his nomination to the U.S.Supreme Court, most liberals have rushed to judgment on the thin allegations lodged against Kavanaugh. ... Let me paint a picture: Hillary Clinton has won the 2016 election and names a young ...

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Liberal billionaires pour hundreds of millions into midterms hoping for Blue Wave - Fox News

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:31

Fox News

Liberal billionaires pour hundreds of millions into midterms hoping for Blue Wave
Fox News
Liberal billionaires are throwing hundreds of millions of dollars behind the Democratic Party in the upcoming midterm election in November, raising questions whether the so-called "blue wave" is really a grassroots effort that activists led many to ...

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'This is war': The fight to impeach Brett Kavanaugh is about to become a defining issue of the 2018 elections — and ... - Business Insider

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 09:24

Business Insider

'This is war': The fight to impeach Brett Kavanaugh is about to become a defining issue of the 2018 elections — and ...
Business Insider
For many Republicans, Kavanaugh's confirmation came despite what they described as the left's "disgusting" tactics and attempts to ruin his life to prevent him from tipping the balance of the court in conservatives' favor. Liberals are acting on ...
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Both Sides Now - Columbia Journalism Review

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 06:54

Columbia Journalism Review

Both Sides Now
Columbia Journalism Review
For Daniels, who identifies as a progressive Democrat, that was enough to prove that the Signal was headed in the same direction as other local media outlets, including the radio and TV stations. “They're all ... Smith, who is 25, was a liberal ...

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