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Why Progressives Shouldn't Assume Republicans Will 'Move On' From ACA Repeal - HuffPost

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 13:16

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Why Progressives Shouldn't Assume Republicans Will 'Move On' From ACA Repeal
HuffPost
Figuring out how Republicans plan to approach health care this year isn't easy. A little more than a week ago, just before Christmas, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that his party would “probably move on” from full repeal of the ...
'Extreme tribalism' clawing at the GOP as 2018 opensSacramento Bee

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How Bothwell helped shape Asheville's progressive movement, then was left by it - Asheville Citizen-Times

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 12:49

Asheville Citizen-Times

How Bothwell helped shape Asheville's progressive movement, then was left by it
Asheville Citizen-Times
ASHEVILLE - When Cecil Bothwell moved to Western North Carolina he seemed to be a ready-made icon for the nascent 1980s progressive movement quietly bubbling around the region. Progressives were looking for a political outlet in a city run by moderates ...

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Jan Morgan Enters Arkansas Governor's Race On GOP Ticket - 5newsonline.com

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:45

5newsonline.com

Jan Morgan Enters Arkansas Governor's Race On GOP Ticket
5newsonline.com
“We must identify, expose, and replace politicians who ran as Republicans to get elected then once in office, began to legislate like democrats to please a progressive governor and his big corporate donors.” “We must demand roll call votes on all ...

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EJ Dionne: The word for 2018: Enough - Salt Lake Tribune

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:30

EJ Dionne: The word for 2018: Enough
Salt Lake Tribune
Since electoral politics is about addition rather than subtraction, progressives ought to welcome the anti-Trump conservatives without expecting them to alter all their views. Again, none of this requires the left to abandon its purposes. Many ...

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Which 2020 Democrat Won 2017? - Politico

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 07:38

Politico

Which 2020 Democrat Won 2017?
Politico
That crack ended up in an Republican National Committee opposition research dump titled “The Gillibrand Grift,” chronicling her shift from a relatively conservative upstate New York House member to her current progressivism. The same day that document ...

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Maryland politics: A 2018 preview - Baltimore Sun

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 06:01

Baltimore Sun

Maryland politics: A 2018 preview
Baltimore Sun
James Brochin's decision to run for Baltimore County executive should make his conservative 42nd district a virtual Republican lock, particularly given that the GOP already has a strong candidate in the race in Del. Chris West. Democratic Sen. John ...

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EJ Dionne: Enough is enough in 2018 - Winston-Salem Journal

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 21:17

Observer

EJ Dionne: Enough is enough in 2018
Winston-Salem Journal
Since electoral politics is about addition rather than subtraction, progressives ought to welcome the anti-Trump conservatives without expecting them to alter all their views. Again, none of this requires the left to abandon its purposes. Many ...
2017: The Year of Progressive AmnesiaObserver
The Year in Party PoliticsThe Atlantic
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Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law - New York Times

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 17:41

New York Times

Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law
New York Times
Democrats in high-cost, high-tax states are plotting ways to do what their states' representatives in Congress could not: blunt the impact of the newly passed Republican tax overhaul. Governors and legislative leaders in New York, California and other ...

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This new year, tell Trump: Enough - Washington Post

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 17:40

Observer

This new year, tell Trump: Enough
Washington Post
With New Year's resolutions and almost everything else in life, it's essential — and often extremely difficult — to set priorities. This applies especially to politics, now dominated by the provocations and outrages that emanate daily from President ...
'Extreme tribalism' clawing at the GOP as 2018 opensSacramento Bee
2017: The Year of Progressive AmnesiaObserver
Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax LawNew York Times
DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog) -Truthdig -Vox
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The story of 2017, a year of political extremes, in 29 pieces - Washington Post

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 14:08

Washington Post

The story of 2017, a year of political extremes, in 29 pieces
Washington Post
April 2: “The Trump-Hate Weather Vane,” by Olivia Nuzzi. The best of the multitudinous profiles of Jon Ossoff, a smooth and careful first-time candidate who, for half the year, was the political hope of the anti-Trump “resistance.” His defeat, the last ...
'Extreme tribalism' clawing at the GOP as 2018 opensMiami Herald
2017: A Year of Elite Amnesia and Mass Resistance in the USThe Wire

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The Year of the Donald, for conservatives? Really? - NOQ Report

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 13:48

NOQ Report

The Year of the Donald, for conservatives? Really?
NOQ Report
... dawn of a new Reaganesque “Morning in America” is to diminish the achievements of prior Republican Administrations and drop the measuring stick for conservatism all the way to the ground. If anything is noteworthy about Trump's first year, beyond ...

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The essential word for 2018: Enough - SouthCoastToday.com

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 03:30

Los Angeles Times

The essential word for 2018: Enough
SouthCoastToday.com
This applies not only to progressives and liberals but also to everyone else, from left to right, who would defend our democratic values and republican institutions. This may sound obvious, but it's not. Among Democrats, there are often irresistible ...
The 7 biggest political turning points during Trump's first year as presidentVox
2017: A Year of Elite Amnesia and Mass Resistance in the USThe Wire
Kick off 2018 by thanking Donald TrumpWND.com
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Kansas centrists on quest to establish new party - Lawrence Journal World

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 00:38

Kansas centrists on quest to establish new party
Lawrence Journal World
Morgan, who made his Party of the Center intentions public in a breakup letter to the Kansas GOP, said the goal was to make a splash in high-level offices and to begin building a bench by participating in down-ballot races. If the Party of the Center ...

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Feisty group 'Better Wyoming' uses divisive attacks to push progressive politics - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:04

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Feisty group 'Better Wyoming' uses divisive attacks to push progressive politics
Casper Star-Tribune Online
And while Better Wyoming's website calls itself a “hub for progressive politics,” Martin is adamant that it is not a partisan organization. Instead, he sees it as a source of honest reporting on the Legislature's activities that can push back against ...

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Brooks: Media Made Itself Vulnerable to Distrust by Republicans 'By Not Hiring Republicans' - Breitbart News

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 19:56

Breitbart News

Brooks: Media Made Itself Vulnerable to Distrust by Republicans 'By Not Hiring Republicans'
Breitbart News
While talking about lack of trust in institutions, including the press, Brooks said, “Well, you know, this is partly a media problem. We made ourselves vulnerable to this loss of faith among Republicans by not hiring Republicans. This used to be a ...

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Tammy Baldwin 'embodies' worst of the Democratic Party, says Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson - Washington Examiner

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 09:27

Washington Examiner

Tammy Baldwin 'embodies' worst of the Democratic Party, says Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson
Washington Examiner
Nicholson's unconventional background has attracted understandable intrigue. He's eagerly explained his conversion from moderate Democrat to conservative Republican, pitching it as an asset in a historically progressive state where other voters may ...

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Letters to the editor - Curry Coastal Pilot

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 09:20

Letters to the editor
Curry Coastal Pilot
These were all caused by liberal/socialists/progressive/leftists having their heads explode because the Republicans passed a tax cut/tax reform bill. Even Bernie Sanders said in response to a question on CNN “Yes, it is a very good thing and that's why ...

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Lee Talbot: GOP attack on conservation would shock conservative predecessors - Winston-Salem Journal

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 20:32

Lee Talbot: GOP attack on conservation would shock conservative predecessors
Winston-Salem Journal
The political climate makes it difficult to imagine a Republican president recruiting and encouraging a scientist to author progressive environmental legislation and help push it through Congress. But that is exactly what Nixon did. At the time, nearly ...

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Bernie Sanders to Republicans: Stop saying I support your tax bill - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 20:09

Chicago Tribune

Bernie Sanders to Republicans: Stop saying I support your tax bill
Chicago Tribune
In October, the conservative group Campus Reform got some attention from Fox Business for interviews in which young voters praised features of the Republican tax plan when told they came from Sanders. In the video, voters were told about the plan to ...

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Bernie Sanders to Republicans: Stop saying I support your tax bill - Washington Post

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 18:49

Washington Post

Bernie Sanders to Republicans: Stop saying I support your tax bill
Washington Post
Before the passage of the GOP's tax bill, the federal estate tax only affected taxpayers with more than $5.45 million in assets. The bill, as passed, doubled the exemption for the estate tax, but kept the tax itself in place. Sanders has proposed ...

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