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Two Cheers for Polarization - Boston Review

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 15:30

Two Cheers for Polarization
Boston Review
“We ought to have two real parties,” Franklin Roosevelt remarked to an aide in 1944, “one liberal, and the other conservative.” This was a wish rather than an observation given the sizeable contingent of conservative Democrats who allied with ...

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How Republicans Can Make a Deal on Health Care - New York Times

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:37

New York Times

How Republicans Can Make a Deal on Health Care
New York Times
Finally, there is the bipartisan deal brokered by Senators Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, and Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington. ... This would apply regardless of whether an application comes from a progressive or conservative state.

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Robb: Take Raul Grijalva and his budget seriously - AZCentral.com

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 09:23

AZCentral.com

Robb: Take Raul Grijalva and his budget seriously
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Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and two other key Democrats blasted GOP tax and budget proposals on Capitol Hill, saying most of the cuts will benefit the wealthiest Americans at the expense of children and working families. (Oct. 25) AP ...

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Steve Bannon battles Republican leaders for the soul of their party - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 08:00

Los Angeles Times

Steve Bannon battles Republican leaders for the soul of their party
Los Angeles Times
A few GOP senators and a legion of establishment conservatives and veterans of past Republican administrations are in open rebellion against Trump, while many current Republican members of Congress privately express outrage and alarm at the president's ...
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Steve Bannon vows 'war' on his own party. It didn't work so well for FDR - MyAJC

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 07:25

MyAJC

Steve Bannon vows 'war' on his own party. It didn't work so well for FDR
MyAJC
In those days, both parties had liberals and conservatives. Roosevelt in effect was trying to make the Democrats the more uniformly liberal party while leaving the Republicans as the conservative party. He would fail, but in decades to come, that ...

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Affordability issues pushing those from liberal areas to move to Republican strongholds - SFGate (blog)

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 07:08

Affordability issues pushing those from liberal areas to move to Republican strongholds
SFGate (blog)
As prices in more and more urban centers are being pushed up, the typically more progressive residents who live there are increasingly willing to move to more conservative, less expensive areas, according to a new Redfin report. “As blue counties are ...

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Will: Virginia governor's race shows the treacherous terrain of Trumpian GOP politics - Bloomington Pantagraph

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 07:05

Washington Post

Will: Virginia governor's race shows the treacherous terrain of Trumpian GOP politics
Bloomington Pantagraph
Virginia is purple trending blue: Democrats have carried it in three consecutive presidential races, they have won three of the last four gubernatorial contests and both U.S. senators are Democrats. Barack Obama has campaigned to energize African ...
Treacherous terrain of Trumpian GOP politicsYakima Herald-Republic
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Progressive Democrats Are Leading the Party—But There Is a Divide With the 'Left-Behind Centrists' - AlterNet

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:31

Progressive Democrats Are Leading the Party—But There Is a Divide With the 'Left-Behind Centrists'
AlterNet
The current activism gap between Solid Liberals and Core Conservatives is wider than the gap seen in the 2014 Political Typology between Solid Liberals and the two most politically engaged GOP-oriented groups at that time (Steadfast Conservatives and ...

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George Will: The Virginia governor's race and Trumpian GOP politics - Winston-Salem Journal

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 20:39

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George Will: The Virginia governor's race and Trumpian GOP politics
Winston-Salem Journal
Virginia is purple trending blue: Democrats have carried it in three consecutive presidential races, they have won three of the last four gubernatorial contests and both U.S. senators are Democrats. Barack Obama has campaigned to energize African ...
Treacherous terrain of Trumpian GOP politicsYakima Herald-Republic

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Republican, Democrat bosses square off over governor's race, Trumpism and civility - Akron Beacon Journal

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 17:16

Republican, Democrat bosses square off over governor's race, Trumpism and civility
Akron Beacon Journal
In what moderator John Green concluded as a “stimulating debate”, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper and Summit County Republican Party Chairman Bryan Williams minced one another's words at Quaker Station Thursday. The men ... Progressives ...

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The unlikely soldiers in the Koch Brothers' conservative army - Phoenix Business Journal

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 17:08

Phoenix Business Journal

The unlikely soldiers in the Koch Brothers' conservative army
Phoenix Business Journal
That has shown up in Republicans' unsuccessful efforts to repeal ObamaCare where Democrats and progressives have effectively talked about the number of Americans who would lose insurance coverage. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was a key ...

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How President Trump Is Succeeding Where FDR Failed - TIME

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:23

TIME

How President Trump Is Succeeding Where FDR Failed
TIME
But the President has another arrow in his quiver when it comes to legislative accomplishments, as he tweets his anger against specific Republican Senators, including John McCain, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The tactic ...

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The Deep Roots of Jeff Flake's Break With Trump - POLITICO Magazine

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:23

Washington Post

The Deep Roots of Jeff Flake's Break With Trump
POLITICO Magazine
It was a coalition of conservative, moderate and even progressive factions. But while the Democrats could rely on organized labor to drive voter turnout, only the conservative faction of the Republican Party had a real presence at the grass roots. This ...
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National GOP, Democratic groups pour cash into Va. attorney general race - Washington Post

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 16:20

Washington Post

National GOP, Democratic groups pour cash into Va. attorney general race
Washington Post
The Republican group has now contributed about $4.1 million to Adams, a conservative Richmond lawyer. The Democratic Attorneys General Association was planning to announce later Thursday that it has pumped an additional $750,000 into Herring's campaign ...

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George Will: Virginia governor's race shows the treacherous terrain of Trumpian GOP politics - Anniston Star

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 15:05

Anniston Star

George Will: Virginia governor's race shows the treacherous terrain of Trumpian GOP politics
Anniston Star
Virginia is purple trending blue: Democrats have carried it in three consecutive presidential races, they have won three of the last four gubernatorial contests and both U.S. senators are Democrats. Barack Obama has campaigned to energize African ...

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The Opioid Crisis Is a Political Emergency for American Conservatism - New York Magazine

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 13:19

New York Magazine

The Opioid Crisis Is a Political Emergency for American Conservatism
New York Magazine
Donald Trump won the presidency with the votes of rural communities beset by industrial decline and opioid addiction — and the financial backing of rich, right-wing ideologues beset by progressive taxation. Since taking ... Thus, Republicans have ...

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Will We Meet Up on the Bridge? - HuffPost

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 13:16

Will We Meet Up on the Bridge?
HuffPost
In my case, I can throw a rock in any direction from my house and be assured of hitting a liberal because I live in (the People's Republic of) Takoma Park, at the deep blue end of suburban Montgomery County, Maryland, a state with substantial red ...

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9 Democratic primaries to watch in 2018 - WQAD.com

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:14

WQAD.com

9 Democratic primaries to watch in 2018
WQAD.com
(CNN) — The beginning of Donald Trump's presidency began with a threat from activists to unseat any Democrat, in any position, who crossed party lines or failed to keep a hard line of liberal resistance against the new administration. Those calls ...

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9 Democratic primaries to watch in 2018 - CNN

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:02

CNN

9 Democratic primaries to watch in 2018
CNN
A billionaire, a Kennedy, and a little known, progressive state senator are the three to keep an eye on as Democrats gear up for a fight with the wildly wealthy incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. J.B. Pritzker is the Hyatt heir and venture ...

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The Daily 202: The GOP civil war is bigger than Trump. A new study shows deep fissures on policy. - Washington Post

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 07:55

Washington Post

The Daily 202: The GOP civil war is bigger than Trump. A new study shows deep fissures on policy.
Washington Post
“It is clear at this moment that a traditional conservative who believes in limited government and free markets, who is devoted to free trade, and who is pro-immigration, has a narrower and narrower path to nomination in the Republican party — the ...
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