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The liberal-left divide reshaping American politics - The Guardian

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 01:01

The Guardian

The liberal-left divide reshaping American politics
The Guardian
Loyalist Democrats want to play down the divide, calling for unity by insisting that Democrats are all members of “the left” (if those calling for unity are younger, millennial types), or that they are all “liberals” (if they are older, Clinton-era ...

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Council candidates talk big-picture issues - Brooklyn Daily

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:47

Council candidates talk big-picture issues
Brooklyn Daily
... candidates answered to a fiery audience on Oct. 24, when Democratic nominee Justin Brannan drew a line in the sand between his views and those of his more conservative counterparts, Reform candidate Bob Capano and Republican John Quaglione ...

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GOP hog-tied by senators following conflicting ideologies, says Jonah Goldberg - Press of Atlantic City

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:03

New York Magazine

GOP hog-tied by senators following conflicting ideologies, says Jonah Goldberg
Press of Atlantic City
FDR's coalition included progressive and socialist Jews and African-Americans as well as segregationist Democrats and progressive Republicans. Ronald Reagan unified movement conservatives and traditional East Coast Republicans as well as big swaths ...
Trump May Be Right, The Republicans Have No Wish To Go Back To LosingThe Pavlovic Today
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George Will column: Virginia governor's race shows the treacherous terrain of Trumpian GOP politics - Richmond.com

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 22:34

Richmond.com

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

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'So liberal:' Rural NC lawmaker switches parties - WTVD-TV

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 21:16

WTVD-TV

'So liberal:' Rural NC lawmaker switches parties
WTVD-TV
Brisson, a farmer representing parts of Bladen, Johnston, and Sampson counties, has routinely voted with House Republicans, particularly on legislation involving the budget and redistricting. He also helped override some of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's ...
N Carolina Rep. Brisson Says He's Officially Joining GOPU.S. News & World Report
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George Will: There's a lot riding on the Virginia election - The Mercury News

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 20:06

The Mercury News

George Will: There's a lot riding on the Virginia election
The Mercury News
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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A Trumpian shadow hangs over the Virginia election - Washington Post

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:06

Washington Post

A Trumpian shadow hangs over the Virginia election
Washington Post
Virginia is purple trending blue: Democrats have carried it in three consecutive presidential races, they have won three of the past four gubernatorial contests, and both U.S. senators are Democrats. President Barack Obama has campaigned to energize ...

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Lawmakers circle deal on DACA, but it remains elusive - NBC Montana

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 18:11

NBC Montana

Lawmakers circle deal on DACA, but it remains elusive
NBC Montana
But stars also seem to be increasingly aligning for a government funding fight at the end of the year, as conservative Republicans pursue hardline measures that would be difficult to pass while Democrats remain confident that they can hold out for a ...

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Trump May Be Right, The Republicans Have No Wish To Go Back To Losing - The Pavlovic Today

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 17:33

New York Magazine

Trump May Be Right, The Republicans Have No Wish To Go Back To Losing
The Pavlovic Today
Though they are socially liberal, they've shown a willingness to support social conservatives in red districts where they figure a socially conservative Democrat with progressive economics might stand a chance of beating the incumbent Republican.
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Trump May Be Right, The Republicans Have No Wish To Go Back To Losing - The Pavlovic Today

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 17:33

New York Magazine

Trump May Be Right, The Republicans Have No Wish To Go Back To Losing
The Pavlovic Today
Though they are socially liberal, they've shown a willingness to support social conservatives in red districts where they figure a socially conservative Democrat with progressive economics might stand a chance of beating the incumbent Republican.
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Lawmakers circle deal on DACA, but it remains elusive - CNN

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 17:26

CNN

Lawmakers circle deal on DACA, but it remains elusive
CNN
But stars also seem to be increasingly aligning for a government funding fight at the end of the year, as conservative Republicans pursue hardline measures that would be difficult to pass while Democrats remain confident that they can hold out for a ...

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

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 13:45

Washington Post

The Deep Roots of Jeff Flake's Break With Trump
POLITICO Magazine
The GOP of the mid-20th century was not an ideological party. 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 ...
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LETTER: Speaking different languages - Leavenworth Times

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:09

Politico

LETTER: Speaking different languages
Leavenworth Times
Liberals were hawks. The two sides were totally opposed to each other. Attitudes have changed since then, but during the 24 years from Clinton's presidency through Obama's, liberals have moved to the left while conservatives have become more and more ...
It's Not 'Asymmetric Polarization' When Its DemocratsCommentary Magazine

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N Carolina Rep. Brisson Says He's Officially Joining GOP - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:03

N Carolina Rep. Brisson Says He's Officially Joining GOP
U.S. News & World Report
... of Wayne County said the move was a rebuke of Cooper and the state Democratic Party, "which are following the lead of the most extreme elements of the liberal, progressive movement, ultimately abandoning rural, conservative Democrats" like Brisson.

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Cooper picks unwise political fights - Stanly News & Press

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:10

Stanly News & Press

Cooper picks unwise political fights
Stanly News & Press
RALEIGH — During the 2016 gubernatorial campaign, Democratic politicians, progressive activists and left-leaning media outlets excoriated Pat McCrory and other North Carolina Republicans for elevating divisive social disputes above the issues that ...

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Democrats face risks and opportunity with Flake's exit - Washington Post

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 19:59

Washington Post

Democrats face risks and opportunity with Flake's exit
Washington Post
At the same time, Flake's move emboldened progressives who want the party, locked out of power at every level, to move further to the left — even as the national party plays defense in states won last year by President Trump. Before Flake's ...
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Why conservatives aren't buying Sen. John McCain's Trump-bashing - CNN

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:43

CNN

Why conservatives aren't buying Sen. John McCain's Trump-bashing
CNN
Mark Bauerlein is a professor of English at Emory University, senior editor of the journal First Things and author of "The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future; Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30.
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'America First' conservatives like Trump less than do traditional conservatives - Washington Post

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:40

Washington Post

'America First' conservatives like Trump less than do traditional conservatives
Washington Post
During the 2016 election, we saw a split emerge on the left, too, with progressive Democrats increasingly expressing criticism of the more moderate wing of the party. (Think Bernie vs. Hillary.) A new report ... On the left, there are the “solid ...
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It's Not 'Asymmetric Polarization' When Its Democrats - Commentary Magazine

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:31

Commentary Magazine

It's Not 'Asymmetric Polarization' When Its Democrats
Commentary Magazine
Perhaps because this was all was shrouded in aggressive language about immigrants and minorities, liberals didn't seem to notice that the inflexibly conservative Republican base had begun abandoning conservatism. The “asymmetric polarization” theory ...
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The Resistance So Far - The New York Review of Books

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:31

Breitbart News

The Resistance So Far
The New York Review of Books
... into the Trump administration, how are the Democrats doing as an opposition party? The first instinct of rank-and-file liberals is always to dismiss them as ineffective (just as, not coincidentally, it is the first instinct of conservatives to ...
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