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Paul Ryan: Boss Rat Deserts the Sinking Ship - International Policy Digest

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:42

International Policy Digest

Paul Ryan: Boss Rat Deserts the Sinking Ship
International Policy Digest
Extremism has sickened the Republican Party to the point of near death and produced the Great Divider Donald Trump who plays on extremism like a virtuoso. No room in either party for people like me. My old Liberal, sorry Progressive, friends hate me as ...
Who's Running for Paul Ryan's House Seat in Wisconsin?New York Times
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Who's Running for Paul Ryan's House Seat in Wisconsin? - New York Times

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:48

New York Times

Who's Running for Paul Ryan's House Seat in Wisconsin?
New York Times
When House Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced Wednesday that he would not seek re-election in November, it left Republicans with another open seat to defend in a midterm cycle that has already led to dozens of retirements. But even before Mr. Ryan's ...
The Paul Ryan legacy that matters the mostCNN

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New Utah law is forcing Grand County to change its nonpartisan form of government, and that has set off partisan ... - Salt Lake Tribune

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:00

Salt Lake Tribune

New Utah law is forcing Grand County to change its nonpartisan form of government, and that has set off partisan ...
Salt Lake Tribune
Grand is almost evenly split between liberal and conservative voters. In the 2016 presidential election, Republican Donald Trump took the county by just 0.3 percent over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Before that, residents chose GOP nominee Mitt Romney in ...

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First-time, liberal candidates are flooding the Democratic primaries - Washington Post

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:51

Washington Post

First-time, liberal candidates are flooding the Democratic primaries
Washington Post
... the communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee during those elections. Many Democrats who have raised money to run this year have never run before. As in 2010 — a banner year for Republicans — the political ...

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Betting on Beto O'Rourke to win vs. Ted Cruz? Make sure you get odds - Dallas News

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:43

Dallas News

Betting on Beto O'Rourke to win vs. Ted Cruz? Make sure you get odds
Dallas News
In his Senate race against incumbent Republican Ted Cruz, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is shouldering the hopes of progressives and Democrats across Texas. In a year when the El Paso Democrat has become the top draw in Lone Star politics, packing community ...

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Who Will Replace Paul Ryan As House Speaker? These Are The People Who Could Take The Top Spot - Bustle

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:21

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Who Will Replace Paul Ryan As House Speaker? These Are The People Who Could Take The Top Spot
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Axios first broke the news of Ryan's retirement on Wednesday, adding that Republican donors might interpret the move as Ryan giving up hope for a GOP majority in the House next year. If Democrats do take back the chamber, the most obvious candidate for ...
Paul Ryan to Retire in JanuaryDTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

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Illinois 2018 Primary Election Overview - Lexology

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:36

Lexology

Illinois 2018 Primary Election Overview
Lexology
Progressive challenger Marie Newman was backed by several members of the Democratic Congressional delegation, including Jan Schakowsky and Luis Gutierrez, and liberal groups including Emily's List and SEIU. Newman received 49.1 percent of the vote ...

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David Dalrymple: Stereotypical political divisions obsolete - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 00:01

Huntington Herald Dispatch

David Dalrymple: Stereotypical political divisions obsolete
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Liberals support federal law prohibiting houses of worship from intervening in elections. Liberals ensure that all people are treated with respect and dignity, their civil rights respected no matter their preferences. Liberals honor laws which removed ...

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Montana's Millennials Are Organized And Getting Ready For Midterm Election - MTPR

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:51

MTPR

Montana's Millennials Are Organized And Getting Ready For Midterm Election
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“The millennial voters who may be conservative, many of them are still socially progressive, for example, but has a very strong hold on fiscal conservatism. So that's not your typical Republican who's conservative on everything,” she says. “Same with a ...

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How Trump's Feuds with Republicans Are Impacting Democrats - FRONTLINE

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:28

FRONTLINE

How Trump's Feuds with Republicans Are Impacting Democrats
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“There are two types of Democrats that we've seen emerge in the wake of Trump,” said Danielle Thomsen, a political science professor at Syracuse University. “The bulk of those are coming from the liberal Democratic end, but there are pockets of more ...
Tyler Cowen column: Republicans are from Mars, Democrats are from VenusRichmond.com

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How Trump's Feuds with Republicans is Impacting Democrats - FRONTLINE

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:56

FRONTLINE

How Trump's Feuds with Republicans is Impacting Democrats
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“There are two types of Democrats that we've seen emerge in the wake of Trump,” said Danielle Thomsen, a political science professor at Syracuse University. “The bulk of those are coming from the liberal Democratic end, but there are pockets of more ...

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Greens pose threat to Democrats - The Robesonian

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:32

The Robesonian

Greens pose threat to Democrats
The Robesonian
If the Democrats aren't liberal enough for some voters in North Carolina, there is now another choice. With Republican support, the “Electoral Freedom Act” reduced the number of signatures required for third parties to get on the ballot. The Green ...

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Don Pesci: Taking the Fifth, after Esty - West Hartford News

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:41

Don Pesci: Taking the Fifth, after Esty
West Hartford News
With considerable money and media support, Esty narrowly prevailed over Republican congressional candidate Andrew Roraback in the general election. A socially liberal, economic conservative, Roraback mirrored other Republicans who had held the seat ...

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Don Pesci: Taking the Fifth, after Esty - Litchfield County Times

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:37

Don Pesci: Taking the Fifth, after Esty
Litchfield County Times
With considerable money and media support, Esty narrowly prevailed over Republican congressional candidate Andrew Roraback in the general election. A socially liberal, economic conservative, Roraback mirrored other Republicans who had held the seat ...

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No, gun owners aren't more politically organized - The Outline

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:44

The Outline

No, gun owners aren't more politically organized
The Outline
To find out whether such a mobilization gap actually exists, I consulted a wide range of surveys concerning America's attitudes toward gun control, including the American National Election Studies and Cooperative Congressional Election Studies. Not ...

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Why Breitbart and the Right Are Co-opting Net Neutrality - Truth-Out

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:24

Why Breitbart and the Right Are Co-opting Net Neutrality
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Some conservatives are now attempting to paint liberals and progressives as close allies to Silicon Valley as it undermines online privacy and free expression. Breitbart's town hall was held in partnership with Free Our Internet, an obscure group that ...

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Jack Dorsey Wants One-Party Rule - Splice Today

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 06:36

Splice Today

Jack Dorsey Wants One-Party Rule
Splice Today
California shed its last bit of red identity under GOP governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the early 2000s, who began working with the Democrats in Sacramento. Only about 25 percent of the state's voters are currently registered as Republicans. Under the ...

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Di-Fi Too Tame for Left-Surging Jungle Primary? - The American Conservative

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 21:37

The American Conservative

Di-Fi Too Tame for Left-Surging Jungle Primary?
The American Conservative
She's even in danger of losing a political primary thanks to a progressive uprising. Yet she can't be too worried. Because even if Feinstein loses that primary, under California's system, it's still likely she'll win comfortably in November over even a ...

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Year of the Woman? In Arizona, It's Women, Plural, and It's Both Parties - New York Times

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:11

New York Times

Year of the Woman? In Arizona, It's Women, Plural, and It's Both Parties
New York Times
If this is the Year of the Woman in politics, few places are a better showcase than Arizona, where a surge of female activists and candidates is reshaping policy debates and campaign conversations up and down the ballot. In a way, it's only fitting ...

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Michael Gerson: Can moderation get up off the mat? - Anniston Star

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:02

Anniston Star

Michael Gerson: Can moderation get up off the mat?
Anniston Star
Some progressives talk of California -- with its political argument between left and lefter -- as a model for the nation. A recent (and much tweeted) article by Peter Leyden and Ruy Teixeira concludes that bipartisanship is dead because the GOP is no ...

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