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How Jesse Helms Invented the Republican Party - Splinter

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:16

Splinter

How Jesse Helms Invented the Republican Party
Splinter
He would be the hell-raiser, the road block, Senator No, the New Republican, the modern conservative stripped of all external niceties. The story of North Carolina's present state of affairs is not, of course, just about Jesse Helms. The triumph of ...

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Can the GOP Demonize Pelosi One More Time? - The Atlantic

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 07:01

The Atlantic

Can the GOP Demonize Pelosi One More Time?
The Atlantic
So they're hitting her hard in the '18 congressional mid-terms - painting the House Democratic leader as a “San Francisco liberal” and lashing Democratic candidates to her mast - because it worked so well in 2010 (when they spent at least $65 million ...
The 52-State Strategy: The Case for DCWashington Monthly

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Would Republicans Be Better Off If Clinton Were President? - FiveThirtyEight

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 06:03

FiveThirtyEight

Would Republicans Be Better Off If Clinton Were President?
FiveThirtyEight
natesilver: Just to complicate things … for me, the answer to this question is narrower if you're asking me as a member of Congress as opposed to, say, a Democratic or Republican voter. ... There is almost always a backlash, which the party pays in ...

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Progressives Promised an Army to Fight Brett Kavanaugh. No One Is Enlisting. - Daily Beast

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 04:53

Daily Beast

Progressives Promised an Army to Fight Brett Kavanaugh. No One Is Enlisting.
Daily Beast
Demand Justice, a liberal dark money group founded in the aftermath of Merrick Garland's doomed nomination to the Supreme Court under President Barack Obama, has dropped only a fraction of the $5 million it pledged to spend in a campaign-style ad blitz ...
Why Canada's Supreme Court appointments are nothing like America's circusMacleans.ca

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Supreme Success, But a Brawl's Ahead - Lynchburg News and Advance

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 04:07

Lynchburg News and Advance

Supreme Success, But a Brawl's Ahead
Lynchburg News and Advance
About the only thing the Democrats and Republicans, conservative and the liberal alike, can agree on is that the stakes are great and a permanent conservative majority — permanent as politics can make and measure it — would make itself felt across ...

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A second act, rebirth of American spirit - Murray Ledger and Times

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 01:27

A second act, rebirth of American spirit
Murray Ledger and Times
So why are Democrat progressives up in arms over conservative principles? Why the resistance and outlandish, ... Most voters – Republicans and conservative Democrats – see progressives denying the obvious truth that confronts them. The new poster child ...

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Why Maryland Needs Open Primaries - Josh Kurtz (press release) (blog)

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 01:05

Josh Kurtz (press release) (blog)

Why Maryland Needs Open Primaries
Josh Kurtz (press release) (blog)
For Democratic primaries, that means a much more liberal and progressive voter turnout. Republican primaries, on the other hand, are dominated by the far-right and conservative wing. Moderate voters turn out in much lower numbers in both primaries, and ...

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Supremely qualified - Gettysburg Times

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:06

Supremely qualified
Gettysburg Times
“Barring some unforeseen development, the president will lock in a 5-to-4 conservative majority, shifting the court solidly to the right for a generation. This is all the more reason for Democrats and progressives to take a page from 'The Godfather ...

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Uber Driver Refuses to Serve Black Conservatives Over MAGA Hat - CBN News

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:15

CBN News

Uber Driver Refuses to Serve Black Conservatives Over MAGA Hat
CBN News
He also believes there's a huge double-standard with the liberal and progressive Democrats. "If I were a Democrat and I was wearing something supporting them and this happened, you'd see all the black leaders coming to my defense, but you don't see ...

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Trump's Russia troubles are a win for war hawks - The Week Magazine

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:01

Daily Beast

Trump's Russia troubles are a win for war hawks
The Week Magazine
A lot of smart conservatives, and even a few libertarians, supported Trump in 2016 because they thought he would be a Republican dove relative to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic hawks, to say nothing of most of the rest of the GOP presidential field ...
The Republican Party Is Now the Blame America PartyDaily Beast
'Where are our military folks?': Did this Democrat congressman just call for a coup against Trump?Conservative Review
House Speaker corrects Trump, says 'no doubt' Russia meddled in US electionsWTOV Steubenville

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TRUMP EARNS RARE REPUBLICAN REBUKE -- Ryan nixes vote to abolish ICE -- MORE MONEY INJECTED INTO ... - Politico

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:02

TRUMP EARNS RARE REPUBLICAN REBUKE -- Ryan nixes vote to abolish ICE -- MORE MONEY INJECTED INTO ...
Politico
Democratic leaders questioned whether Trump sided with Putin over his own intelligence community because the Russian leader has dirt on him, a query that was asked at the news conference and in a subsequent Fox News interview. Putin dismissed the idea ...

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George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing. - New York Times

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:33

New York Times

George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing.
New York Times
With the rise of Donald Trump in the United States, where Soros is a major donor to Democratic candidates and progressive groups, and the growing strength of right-wing populist parties in Western Europe, Soros's vision of liberal democracy is under ...

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Ten Commandments of the Supreme Court - National Review

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:33

National Review

Ten Commandments of the Supreme Court
National Review
The majority of post-war Republican Supreme Court nominees, who were initially perceived as conservative, turned liberal on the bench (Harry Blackmun, William Brennan, David Souter, John Paul Stevens, Earl Warren), or went from right-wing to center ...

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The Republican Party Is Now the Blame America Party - Daily Beast

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 04:59

Daily Beast

The Republican Party Is Now the Blame America Party
Daily Beast
(Note: By calling them “San Francisco Democrats,” Kirkpatrick was both jabbing at the progressives who had taken over her Democratic Party and noting that the 1984 Democratic National Convention had been held there.) “The American people know that it's ...
Man with sign dragged out before Trump-Putin press conferenceABC6OnYourSide.com

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2020's Shadow Democratic Primary Comes to OZY Fest - OZY

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 00:06

OZY

2020's Shadow Democratic Primary Comes to OZY Fest
OZY
Whether those are winning positions is debatable. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have signaled they will bring a Democrat-led bill to abolish ICE to a vote, which could force liberals to be on the record supporting a position that ...

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Ryan scraps 'abolish ICE' vote - Politico

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:09

Politico

Ryan scraps 'abolish ICE' vote
Politico
But Ryan was concerned about a third option: that Democrats wouldn't vote at all, or uniformly oppose it, making Republicans look silly. Last Friday, he told McCarthy he didn't want to put the measure, sponsored by Progressive Caucus co-Chairman Mark ...
Man with sign dragged out before Trump-Putin press conferenceABC6OnYourSide.com

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Charlotte almost voted to stop the 2020 Republican convention from coming to town - Vox

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:55

Vox

Charlotte almost voted to stop the 2020 Republican convention from coming to town
Vox
Charlotte, which hosted the Democratic National Convention for President Barack Obama in 2012 and has long been known as one of the nation's largest financial centers, has increasingly become a bastion of liberalism in the South. ... The RNC's bid ...

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Commentary: Welcome to McCarthyism 2.0 - CBS News

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:43

Los Angeles Times

Commentary: Welcome to McCarthyism 2.0
CBS News
Techworld liberal Peter Leyden and Ruy Teixieira of the leftwing think tank Center for American Progress have begun calling for "Democratic One-Party Rule" in the U.S. as a solution to America's political challenges and a way to enact the progressive ...
As Democratic Party activists reject Sen. Feinstein, which side of the debate is more in touch with voters?Los Angeles Times

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Commentary: Welcome to McCarthyism 2.0 - CBS News

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:43

CBS News

Commentary: Welcome to McCarthyism 2.0
CBS News
One problem: Democrats are currently at a low point in electoral politics. Republicans control the White House, the Congress and — after Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed by the senate's GOP majority — conservative justices will outnumber liberals on the ...

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Yes, Normal Republican Elites Are a Threat to Democracy - New York Magazine

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 21:04

New York Magazine

Yes, Normal Republican Elites Are a Threat to Democracy
New York Magazine
[T]he liberal response to the Kavanaugh announcement … would seem to imply that the mainstream Democratic position has arrived at the point where it considers not just President Trump's most egregious statements, behavior, and policies to be a truly ...

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