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After Supreme Court loss, Scott Walker turns to fundraising with 'anger of the Left' warnings - Madison.com

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:57

Salon

After Supreme Court loss, Scott Walker turns to fundraising with 'anger of the Left' warnings
Madison.com
... progressive leaders who will invest in the kinds of programs that people need." A stark enthusiasm gap exists between voters in the two parties. According to a Marquette University Law School poll released last month, 64 percent of Democrats are ...
Scott Walker in trouble? Wisconsin Democrats “feeling very hopeful” after election winSalon

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Liberal Supreme Court victory was boosted by fired-up Democratic base and Dane County landslide - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:40

Liberal Supreme Court victory was boosted by fired-up Democratic base and Dane County landslide
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
The third caveat is there is no way of knowing based solely on Tuesday's returns how much of Dallet's victory is explained by Democrats turning out at higher rates than Republicans, and how much is explained by voters shifting in their preferences ...

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Republicans warn of 'blue wave' in November after Rebecca Dallet's win - La Crosse Tribune

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:17

La Crosse Tribune

Republicans warn of 'blue wave' in November after Rebecca Dallet's win
La Crosse Tribune
Dallet strength outside liberal areas. State Republican Party spokesman Alec Zimmerman said Wednesday that Dallet's victory isn't necessarily indicative of what will happen in the fall election. As an example he pointed to conservative Michael Gableman ...

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The conservative case for appreciating 'Roseanne' - Washington Examiner

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:13

Washington Examiner

The conservative case for appreciating 'Roseanne'
Washington Examiner
After “Roseanne” premiered last week, some conservatives balked at their side's cheerleading, arguing the show isn't really fair or helpful to the cause. And they're right— there are no conventional conservatives on the show, and the leading lady's ...

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Editorials from around Pennsylvania - Belleville News-Democrat

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:22

Editorials from around Pennsylvania
Belleville News-Democrat
Let each of us — Republican or Democrat or independent, conservative or liberal, young or old or somewhere in between — heed King's words in a speech he delivered to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1967: "Let us be dissatisfied until ...

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Georgia editorial roundup - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:11

Georgia editorial roundup
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Outnumbered by Democrats, Ehrhart started the Republican Daily Briefing, in which the Republican caucus reviewed and read every bill that was filed. Since they didn't have the votes, their only chance to make a difference was to be smarter and better ...

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Right-Wing Media Look at Parkland Student Activists and See a Reason to Gut Public Education - The Intercept

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 07:51

The Intercept

Right-Wing Media Look at Parkland Student Activists and See a Reason to Gut Public Education
The Intercept
Republican support, by contrast, held steady at 62 percent. A different nationally representative online survey, released last month by the University of Southern California, showed charter support jumping by 14 percentage points among self-identified ...

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Liberal Judge Wins Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat, Buoying Democrats - New York Times

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:51

New York Times

Liberal Judge Wins Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat, Buoying Democrats
New York Times
Rebecca Dallet, a Milwaukee County Circuit judge favored by liberals, was elected on Tuesday to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, The Associated Press reported, reducing the hold of conservative justices over the state's highest court. Judge Dallet's defeat ...
Liberals just won a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court by a huge marginVox
Progressive Judge Wins Big in Wisconsin Special ElectionNew York Magazine

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Liberals just won a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court by a huge margin - Vox

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 21:54

Vox

Liberals just won a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court by a huge margin
Vox
Liberal candidate Rebecca Dallet has won election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, according to Decision Desk. Dallet defeated her conservative opponent for the open seat, Michael Screnock easily, and her victory will cut the conservative majority on ...
Liberal Judge Wins Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat, Buoying DemocratsNew York Times
AP: Dallet wins Wisconsin Supreme Court raceWBAY

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Where Will Conservatives Draw the Line on Trump? - Commentary Magazine

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:49

Commentary Magazine

Where Will Conservatives Draw the Line on Trump?
Commentary Magazine
If the GOP is Trump's party now, then it is also a progressive party. Conservatives should not pretend that the president is trying to ignite a serious policy conversation. He is salving his fragile ego by attacking a perceived enemy and leveraging the ...

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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but reality is probably going to hurt you - Price Sun Advocate

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 06:55

Price Sun Advocate

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but reality is probably going to hurt you
Price Sun Advocate
But, I would like people to attack my arguments, not me. I have a progressive bend. I admit that, and make no apologies for it. I went to the Democratic State Convention when I was 18 and have been a devoted progressive all my life. I say progressive ...

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National Democrats Want to Make Judicial Elections the Next Crest in the Blue Wave - Daily Beast

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 04:49

Daily Beast

National Democrats Want to Make Judicial Elections the Next Crest in the Blue Wave
Daily Beast
Republicans have taken notice of the Democratic efforts. “Liberals and progressives, like Eric Holder, have an organized effort to pick off partisan state Supreme Courts to short-circuit the legislative branches of government to rig the system to their ...

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National Democrats Want to Make Judicial Elections the Next Crest in the Blue Wave - Daily Beast

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 04:49

Daily Beast

National Democrats Want to Make Judicial Elections the Next Crest in the Blue Wave
Daily Beast
Former Vice President Joe Biden did a robocall on Monday. Eric Holder's group, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, has spent $165,000. Tom Steyer's organization is running a get-out-the-vote operation. And a pro-business advocacy group has ...

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New Jersey's Midterm Congressional Contest Attracts 51 Contenders - NJ Spotlight

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:02

NJ Spotlight

New Jersey's Midterm Congressional Contest Attracts 51 Contenders
NJ Spotlight
“Both districts are gerrymandered to be Republican seats, but demographic changes in the 2nd have made that district somewhat bluer than it was initially configured in 2011,” she said. “The 11th is also Republican, but these voters tend to be socially ...

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Otsego resident sees Trump as 'opportunistic' - Oneonta Daily Star

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 19:34

Oneonta Daily Star

Otsego resident sees Trump as 'opportunistic'
Oneonta Daily Star
Government leadership under the Trump administration is shedding uncertainty on issues including health care, the economy and the civil discourse, according to Dr. James Dalton, a Democrat from the town of Otsego. Dalton, who voted for Hillary Clinton ...

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Home » Nation » Panel on faith, faithful in politics called needed in 'polarized world' - The Pilot

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:58

The Pilot

Home » Nation » Panel on faith, faithful in politics called needed in 'polarized world'
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Panelists participate in a March 26 discussion at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington on "Faith and the Faithful in U.S. Politics." Pictured from left to right are Peter Wehner, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in ...
Panel on faith, faithful in politics called needed in 'polarized world'Crux: Covering all things Catholic

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Panel on faith, faithful in politics called needed in 'polarized world' - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:46

Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Panel on faith, faithful in politics called needed in 'polarized world'
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
Representing the conservative side was panelist Peter Wehner - a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and director of its Faith Angle Forum, and a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and the co-author of City of Man ...
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Sinclair defends itself over uproar after local news anchors read anti-'false news' screed - USA TODAY

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:10

USA TODAY

Sinclair defends itself over uproar after local news anchors read anti-'false news' screed
USA TODAY
Democrats have also chided FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump-appointed Republican, for supporting TV ownership rule changes that would make it easier for the merger to pass regulatory scrutiny. After their requests, the FCC inspector general began an ...

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Studies: Democratic politicians represent middle-class voters. GOP politicians don't. - Vox

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 09:00

Vox

Studies: Democratic politicians represent middle-class voters. GOP politicians don't.
Vox
And because of the ideological sorting that has taken place in Congress over the past 50 years — with the dying out of both conservative Southern Democrats and liberal-leaning Northern Republicans — voters' responsiveness to elite opinion has ...

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Progressive black women overlooked in Democrats' push to win NJ races in Trump midterm - NJ.com

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 06:56

NJ.com

Progressive black women overlooked in Democrats' push to win NJ races in Trump midterm
NJ.com
The presence of Van Drew, one of the most conservative Democrats in Trenton, has made the 2nd Congressional District one of the House seats most likely to flip in November. House Democrats need to win 23 districts now represented by Republicans to win ...

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