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In Defense of Court-Packing - Jacobin magazine

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:17

Jacobin magazine

In Defense of Court-Packing
Jacobin magazine
The conservative majority's support of Trumpism and opposition to progressive objectives means it will pose a barrier to the agenda of even the most left-leaning president and Congress. ... The early New Deal-era Court's hostility to government ...

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Chuck Schumer Is Secretly Sabotaging the Next Democratic President - New York Magazine

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 07:11

New York Magazine

Chuck Schumer Is Secretly Sabotaging the Next Democratic President
New York Magazine
Senate Republicans continue to oppose him out of the highly rational belief that abolishing the filibuster would one day open the door to progressive legislation they oppose. But the real news in this story about Trump's fruitless argument against the ...

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Editorial: Exit Kennedy - The Weekly Standard

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 06:22

The Weekly Standard

Editorial: Exit Kennedy
The Weekly Standard
Donald Trump was elected president in large part because he promised to nominate principled conservatives in the mold of Antonin Scalia, and with the 39 Trump judicial nominees confirmed so far—including Neil Gorsuch to replace Scalia—he has kept ...

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Kennedy Retirement Injects an Inflammatory New Issue Into Midterms - New York Times

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:13

VICE

Kennedy Retirement Injects an Inflammatory New Issue Into Midterms
New York Times
Democrats said that Senator Mitch McConnell's decision to replace Justice Kennedy before the midterms would further motivate voters already enraged by Mr. Trump and anger progressives still smarting over Mr. McConnell's decision to block President ...
The Republican Court and the Era of Minority RuleNew York Magazine
Anthony Kennedy's Retirement Means the Democrats Are Even More FuckedVICE
Anthony Kennedy Was No ModerateNew Republic
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US politics divided over conservative and liberal extremes - CGTN America (blog)

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 20:55

CGTN America (blog)

US politics divided over conservative and liberal extremes
CGTN America (blog)
There's been a potentially significant shift in the U.S. political landscape this week. President Donald Trump is poised to lock in a conservative majority on the nation's highest court after one key justice announced his retirement. The revelation ...

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GOP Maryland Gov. Hogan and Democrat Jealous trade barbs as General Election race begins - Baltimore Sun

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 19:49

Baltimore Sun

GOP Maryland Gov. Hogan and Democrat Jealous trade barbs as General Election race begins
Baltimore Sun
“Hogan has sidelined this very liberal state from the resistance against Donald Trump,” Gibson said. “It's not that he is Trump, it's that he's a Trump enabler. I think that's the path to success.” Jealous has proved his ability to harness progressives ...
What Ben Jealous's Win Means for DemocratsThe Atlantic

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Week's Events Draw Deeper Partisan Lines - Wall Street Journal

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 19:39

Wall Street Journal

Week's Events Draw Deeper Partisan Lines
Wall Street Journal
The Democrats' liberal base was energized both by that family-separation controversy and by the shocking victory of a 28-year-old progressive upstart over a party leader in New York, leading them to believe more victories over the establishment are ...

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The Republican Court and the Era of Minority Rule - New York Magazine

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:18

New York Magazine

The Republican Court and the Era of Minority Rule
New York Magazine
Democrats have won the national vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, which, with the retirement of Anthony Kennedy, will have resulted in the appointment of eight of the Supreme Court's nine justices. And yet four of those justices ...

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Trump is the 'most effective uprooter of liberalism': Newt Gingrich talks GOP, midterms, space - ABC News

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:27

ABC News

Trump is the 'most effective uprooter of liberalism': Newt Gingrich talks GOP, midterms, space
ABC News
“Trump is not essentially a conservative. Trump is an anti-liberal ... There's a radical wing of the Democratic party which is now defeating the progressive wing of the Democratic party on the grounds that it isn't progressive enough,” he said. But ...

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Question of the day - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:35

Question of the day
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
Rauner also isn't going to get the strong Dems and liberals/progressives, so no loss there. ... With McCann on the ballot, conservatives will have to decide for themselves - would they rather vote for a pro-abortion republican, or a pro-union republican?

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Anthony Kennedy: US Supreme Court judge to retire - BBC News

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:02

VICE

Anthony Kennedy: US Supreme Court judge to retire
BBC News
The conservative has sided with liberals on many decisions, including the 5-4 rulings that decided same-sex marriage and upheld abortion rights. In his letter to Mr Trump, Justice Kennedy expressed "profound ... And even if the court vacancy becomes a ...
The Republican Court and the Era of Minority RuleNew York Magazine
Anthony Kennedy's Retirement Means the Democrats Are Even More FuckedVICE
Justice Kennedy Retires, and the Legal and Political Ramifications Are ImmenseNational Review

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Anthony Kennedy retirement latest reason Democrats risk losing Supreme Court for generations - USA TODAY

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:08

USA TODAY

Anthony Kennedy retirement latest reason Democrats risk losing Supreme Court for generations
USA TODAY
Conservatives have been motivated for decades by the court's central place in history and the Senate's role in shaping the court. Democrats should be too, but they aren't. This year, they are preoccupied with the House. In fact, former New York Mayor ...
Democrats Must Stop Pretending the Supreme Court Is ApoliticalThe Nation.
The Republican Court and the Era of Minority RuleNew York Magazine
Listen up, progressives: Anthony Kennedy was not your friendSalon
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Call Jealous what he is: a liberal - Baltimore Sun

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:51

Baltimore Sun

Call Jealous what he is: a liberal
Baltimore Sun
Why is the media refusing to use the term “liberal” when describing Democrats to the left of mainstream politics? The Sunpapers has no problems referring to Republicans to the right as ultra conservative, evangelical, etc. Using the term “progressive ...
Democratic primary voters move to the left, with Jealous at the topMarylandReporter.com

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What Ben Jealous' Win Means for Democrats - The Atlantic

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:47

The Atlantic

What Ben Jealous' Win Means for Democrats
The Atlantic
Ben Jealous has a theory of the 2018 Maryland gubernatorial election: that an enthusiastically progressive candidate can defeat the state's popular Republican governor, Larry Hogan. After his victory in Tuesday night's Democratic primary, Jealous will ...
Call Jealous what he is: a liberalBaltimore Sun
Democratic primary voters move to the left, with Jealous at the topMarylandReporter.com

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The blue wave already crashed on the Democratic Party - Washington Post

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:57

Washington Post

The blue wave already crashed on the Democratic Party
Washington Post
President Trump and Republicans are eager to undercut the idea that a wave election is forming for Democrats. Trump made that case in two tweets on Tuesday night, first declaring that the Democratic Party is “in turmoil” because … well, it wasn't clear.
Primary roundup: Democratic heavyweight loses in New York; South Carolina incumbent governor winsChicago Tribune
The Democratic Establishment Takes a BeatingThe Weekly Standard
Fall Of A Democratic Leader Caps Strong Primary Night For ProgressivesNPR
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Upset of Democratic House leader points to party divisions - KKTV 11 News

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:30

KKTV 11 News

Upset of Democratic House leader points to party divisions
KKTV 11 News
NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president's hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to confront their own internal ...
Liberal activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousts veteran Democrat Joe Crowley in New York primaryToronto Star

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Mitch McConnell Just Weakened Unions -- And The Democratic Party - HuffPost

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:16

HuffPost

Mitch McConnell Just Weakened Unions -- And The Democratic Party
HuffPost
That makes the decision a smashing win not just for opponents of labor unions but for the Republican Party at large ― and they have Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to thank. It's improbable that the Janus case would have turned out the ...

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In Hindsight, Democrats Really Mishandled That Merrick Garland Thing - New York Magazine

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 08:46

New York Magazine

In Hindsight, Democrats Really Mishandled That Merrick Garland Thing
New York Magazine
This week, a conservative Supreme Court majority — which only exists because Senate Republicans nullified Barack Obama's right to appoint justices, and the Electoral College vetoed the American electorate's preferred 2016 presidential candidate ...

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Upset of Democratic House leader points to party divisions; GOP candidates have good night - UpNorthLive.com

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 08:43

UpNorthLive.com

Upset of Democratic House leader points to party divisions; GOP candidates have good night
UpNorthLive.com
NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president's hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to confront their own internal ...

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Popular Republicans: The New England Enigma - National Review

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 06:31

National Review

Popular Republicans: The New England Enigma
National Review
Her main opponent should be Allan Fung, the Republican mayor of Cranston, whom she narrowly beat in 2014, but it seems to be fellow Democrat and former secretary of state Matt Brown, an anti-nuclear-weapons activist. Brown has been castigating Raimondo ...

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