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Opinion: Democrats' Own Spanish Inquisition Could Burn Party - Roll Call

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 05:02

Roll Call

Opinion: Democrats' Own Spanish Inquisition Could Burn Party
Roll Call
Daniel Lipinski is being tarred as too conservative for today's Democratic Party as his opponent and national liberal groups accuse him of apostasy on issues such as abortion and gay rights. Lipinski calls this opposition the “tea party of the left ...

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Democratic turnout soars - Weatherford Democrat

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:17

Democratic turnout soars
Weatherford Democrat
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, known for his provocative social media posts about Democrats and Muslims, has survived a bitter Republican primary in his bid for re-election. Miller on Tuesday topped veteran Austin lobbyist and conservative ...

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Cruz to face O'Rourke, many races head to runoffs after Texas primary — live updates - CBS News

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:05

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Cruz to face O'Rourke, many races head to runoffs after Texas primary — live updates
CBS News
Lamar Smith, a Republican and chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. Texas' chances of sending its first Latina members to Congress also looks likely. The Associated Press called Democrats' 16th District race for Veronica ...
Democrats head to runoff in bid to unseat Texas Republican Gov. Greg AbbotPBS NewsHour
The Latest: Runoff to Replace Texas Rep After Nude PhotoU.S. News & World Report
Texas Democrats Outpoll Republicans in Early Primary VotingCourthouse News Service
Corpus Christi Caller-Times -KVUE
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The Latest: Ex-Cruz Staffer in Runoff to Replace Lamar Smith - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:52

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The Latest: Ex-Cruz Staffer in Runoff to Replace Lamar Smith
U.S. News & World Report
Andrew White is a self-described "conservative Democrat" who has alienated progressives over his personal opposition to abortion. Valdez would be the first Hispanic and openly gay governor in Texas history. 9:10 p.m.. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's newest ad ...

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3 reasons Lupe Valdez should ultimately win the Democratic nomination for governor - Dallas News

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:47

Dallas News

3 reasons Lupe Valdez should ultimately win the Democratic nomination for governor
Dallas News
For Republicans and Democrats, voters at the fringes of the political spectrum often dominate primaries. For Democrats, it means progressives and left-leaning liberals will outvote moderates and the rare conservative Democrat. Valdez — the first Texas ...
The Latest: Runoff in Democrats' longshot race for governorKIRO Seattle
Valdez, White heading to May 22 runoff for Democratic nodSan Antonio Express-News

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3 reasons Lupe Valdez could ultimately win Democratic nomination for governor - Dallas News

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:30

Dallas News

3 reasons Lupe Valdez could ultimately win Democratic nomination for governor
Dallas News
The former Dallas County sheriff's fundraising has been sluggish, resulting in a sparse campaign fund that hasn't allowed her to effectively reach voters. No campaign mailers, no television commercials and not enough volunteers to knock on doors in a ...

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Today in Conservative Media: If Democrats Don't Win Big in November, They Won't Accept the Election's Legitimacy ... - Slate Magazine

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:10

Today in Conservative Media: If Democrats Don't Win Big in November, They Won't Accept the Election's Legitimacy ...
Slate Magazine
Lots going on in conservative media Tuesday as the right—and everyone else—is still grappling with the implications of President Trump's proposed tariffs and the potential escalation of a trade war. (Early Tuesday evening, the tariff row coincided ...

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Democratic Establishment Split By Progressive Insurgents - AlterNet

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:02

Newsmax

Democratic Establishment Split By Progressive Insurgents
AlterNet
On the southwest side of Chicago, the appeal of progressive Marie Newman, who is running against conservative incumbent Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, has split the party's leaders. Longtime Illlinois representatives Luis V. Gutiérrez and Jan Schakowsky ...
Will Progressive Dems Sink the Whole Party in the Midterms?Newsmax

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Sen. Ted Cruz slams Rep. Beto O'Rourke as 'left wing liberal,' shrugs off anti-Trump anger - Dallas News

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 19:01

Dallas News

Sen. Ted Cruz slams Rep. Beto O'Rourke as 'left wing liberal,' shrugs off anti-Trump anger
Dallas News
Both are expected to clear the primaries on Tuesday with little resistance, and even before polls closed, Cruz was framing the race as a bid by “angry” Bernie Sanders-style liberals to attack Texas' conservative values. “Congressman O'Rourke is a left ...
“He Is Fighting the Headwind of Deep Suspicions”: Will Ted Cruz's Unlikability Cost Him Texas?Vanity Fair
Democrats' big Texas turnout may not translate to many winsABC News

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Social Media and the Rise of the 'Consistent Liberal' - FAIR

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:35

FAIR

Social Media and the Rise of the 'Consistent Liberal'
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The creation of this conservative mass base helped shift the Republican Party to the right and sustained GOP control of the House of Representatives for most of the 21st century. The same period did not see the rise of a mass-audience progressive media ...

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Senate advances bank deregulation bill as Democrats break ranks - Politico

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:15

Politico

Senate advances bank deregulation bill as Democrats break ranks
Politico
Warren's amendments — if she has the opportunity to offer them — could prove to be tough votes for Democrats who support the underlying legislation and don't want to throw off the political balance among its co-sponsors. The Massachusetts progressive ...
Banking Debate Splits Democrats, But They Might All WinRoll Call
Senate takes first step toward passing Dodd-Frank rollbackThe Hill

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Inside the decline, fall and resignation of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry - CNN

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:31

CNN

Inside the decline, fall and resignation of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry
CNN
Now, explain. Schelzig: "Squandered." Barry was superstar material in Nashville. She helped lead the against-all-odds effort to land a Major League Soccer team in Nashville last year and gathered the support of a mass transit plan that could transform ...

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Black politics 2.0: The post-Obama generation is so done with the Democratic Party's old ways - Washington Post

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:05

Washington Post

Black politics 2.0: The post-Obama generation is so done with the Democratic Party's old ways
Washington Post
As Georgia's Stacey Abrams, 44, the former state House minority leader who is running to become the nation's first black female governor, told a cheering audience at a conference of progressives last year: “We have the power to declare that black lives ...

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The four most important races in Texas's Tuesday primaries - Washington Post

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 07:01

CNN

The four most important races in Texas's Tuesday primaries
Washington Post
The 2018 congressional election season has officially begun, and Tuesday brings the first congressional primaries of the season, in Texas. If the state attracts any political drama, it's normally centered on Republicans. And there's some of that going ...
Democrats are taking a dangerous gamble in TexasCNN
The Primaries Project: What to expect in the 2018 MidtermsBrookings Institution (blog)
Democratic turnout in Texas may not translate to many winsCBS News
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The dark roots of AIPAC, 'America's Pro-Israel Lobby' - Washington Post

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 06:53

Mondoweiss

The dark roots of AIPAC, 'America's Pro-Israel Lobby'
Washington Post
A political progressive, Kenen found his strongest support on Capitol Hill among liberal Democrats, and his toughest opponents were conservative Midwestern Republicans and Southern Democrats. In contrast to his brash successors at AIPAC, Kenen's ...
AIPAC Aims To Appeal To Progressives As Conference OpensNPR
Nine reasons Israel is not a 'progressive paradise'Mondoweiss
In outreach to progressives, AIPAC airs a hearty endorsement of the two-state solutionSt. Louis Jewish Light

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Texas primaries a weathervane for Democrats - Reuters TV

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 05:29

Reuters TV

Texas primaries a weathervane for Democrats
Reuters TV
... >> The 2018 election season kicks off on Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans in Texas select their candidates for governor, congress and local races too. The year's first primary election is giving an early glimpse of voter sentiment as Democrats ...

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AIPAC Aims To Appeal To Progressives As Conference Opens - NPR

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 05:02

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AIPAC Aims To Appeal To Progressives As Conference Opens
NPR
Netanyahu leads a nation that enjoys bipartisan support in the U.S. But his relations were so frosty with President Obama and so warm with President Trump that the new head of AIPAC, Mort Fridman, worries about liberals being pushed away. (SOUNDBITE OF ...
Nine reasons Israel is not a 'progressive paradise'Mondoweiss
In outreach to progressives, AIPAC airs a hearty endorsement of the two-state solutionSt. Louis Jewish Light
Teaneck doctor seeks bipartisan unity as president of pro-Israel group AIPACNorthJersey.com

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Democrats' big Texas turnout may not translate to many wins - Journal Times

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:40

Journal Times

Democrats' big Texas turnout may not translate to many wins
Journal Times
One of the Democrats leaving his House seat, former punk rock guitarist Beto O'Rourke, has generated national buzz in his uphill bid against Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Neither faced serious primary challengers but O'Rourke has outraised Cruz and ...

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Democrats' big Texas turnout may not translate to many wins - Virginian-Pilot

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:29

Democrats' big Texas turnout may not translate to many wins
Virginian-Pilot
One of the Democrats leaving his House seat, former punk rock guitarist Beto O'Rourke, has generated national buzz in his uphill bid against Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Neither faced serious primary challengers but O'Rourke has outraised Cruz and ...

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