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In last night's primaries, all 8 incumbent Republicans who voted for the omnibus won - Conservative Review

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:01

Conservative Review

In last night's primaries, all 8 incumbent Republicans who voted for the omnibus won
Conservative Review
For example, all of the eight Republican incumbents on the ballot Tuesday who voted for the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that funded Democratic priorities and did not fund Trump's agenda glided to their respective GOP nominations. Here's a head ...

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Why Trump's Assault on Democracy Doesn't Bother the Radical Left - New York Magazine

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:51

New York Magazine

Why Trump's Assault on Democracy Doesn't Bother the Radical Left
New York Magazine
At the voter level, the ranks of Democrats are divided between conservatives, moderates, and liberals. At the intellectual level, things look very different: Liberals compose the right flank, and leftists or socialists the more progressive wing. In a ...

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Upset primary win sets up a test of progressive appeal to voters - Yahoo Lifestyle

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:22

Yahoo Lifestyle

Upset primary win sets up a test of progressive appeal to voters
Yahoo Lifestyle
In conservative districts where Democrats had suffered loss after loss, they believed success could be found by supporting progressive policies that would appeal to working-class people who felt moderate Democratic campaigns weren't offering them an ...

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More Democratic-Primary Results Confirm That the Resistance Is Real—and Real Female - The Nation.

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:16

The Nation.

More Democratic-Primary Results Confirm That the Resistance Is Real—and Real Female
The Nation.
Women, progressives, and Democrats generally had a good night in last Tuesday's primaries, but some rain fell on their parade: Most of the women who won will now face GOP incumbents in red-trending districts, where they can prevail only with a strong ...
The Latest: Eastman Wins 2nd District Democratic PrimaryU.S. News & World Report

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Republican Voters Punish House Lawmakers Seeking Higher Office - Bloomberg

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:09

Bloomberg

Republican Voters Punish House Lawmakers Seeking Higher Office
Bloomberg
And in North Carolina, Representative Robert Pittenger lost his House primary -- a rare occurrence for an incumbent seeking renomination -- to Baptist pastor Mark Harris, who labeled Pittenger as insufficiently conservative. ... Democrats are facing ...

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Ascension of the Conservative Murdoch Son Ensures New Fox Will Be a Lot Like Old Fox - New York Magazine

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:03

New York Magazine

Ascension of the Conservative Murdoch Son Ensures New Fox Will Be a Lot Like Old Fox
New York Magazine
Lachlan Murdoch will be the CEO and chairman of the so-called “new Fox” company that forms after the current iteration sells off much of its entertainment assets to the Walt Disney Company, the company said in a statement Wednesday. Rupert Murdoch will ...

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Vermont Senate Pro Tem Discusses End Of Legislative Session - WAMC

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:52

WAMC

Vermont Senate Pro Tem Discusses End Of Legislative Session
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During a conversation earlier Tuesday, Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe, a Progressive/Democrat, expressed strong disagreement with the governor's recent actions. “Our budget passed 29 to nothing. So the most conservative members of the Senate and the most ...

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Democrats stick with flawed governor candidate Lupe Valdez in rebuilding plan to appeal to Hispanic voters - Dallas News (blog)

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:42

Dallas News (blog)

Democrats stick with flawed governor candidate Lupe Valdez in rebuilding plan to appeal to Hispanic voters
Dallas News (blog)
Texas Democrats are faced with a vexing choice: pick a candidate for governor that on paper matches up better against incumbent Republican Greg Abbott, or stick with a rebuilding plan and nominate the progressive candidate that could better appeal to ...

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After Tuesday's Primaries, Democratic Divisions Take Hold In Midterm Battle - WAMU 88.5

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:28

WAMU 88.5

After Tuesday's Primaries, Democratic Divisions Take Hold In Midterm Battle
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Progressives push back. A big message out of Tuesday night — and one that's been brewing since Trump was elected — is that Democratic establishment efforts to hold back liberals are unlikely to be successful. Democrats need to net 23 seats to take ...

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After Tuesday's Primaries, Democratic Divisions Take Hold In Midterm Battle - NPR

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:18

NPR

After Tuesday's Primaries, Democratic Divisions Take Hold In Midterm Battle
NPR
Progressives push back. A big message out of Tuesday night — and one that has been brewing since Trump was elected — is that Democratic establishment efforts to hold back liberals are unlikely to be successful. Democrats need to net 23 seats to take ...
After PA's Primaries, Democratic Divisions Take Hold In Midterm BattleWSKG.org

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Democrats face push from left - BayStateBanner

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:31

Democrats face push from left
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But starting in the 1990s when Republican governors and Democratic legislators made a series of cuts to the state's income tax rate and taxes on investment dividends and interest, the state's revenues have not kept pace with the cost of maintaining ...

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The #Resistance Had A Very Good Night - FiveThirtyEight

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 07:29

The Sun Herald

The #Resistance Had A Very Good Night
FiveThirtyEight
The more progressive candidate won in Democratic primaries around the country. ... Like many of yesterday's victorious Democrats, Eastman won by throwing red (blue?) meat to the liberal base: Where Ashford touted his ability to build consensus in ...
Eastman wins Democratic primary for Nebraska's 2nd DistrictThe Sun Herald

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Paulette Jordan, running to be the first Native American governor, wins Idaho's Democratic primary - Vox

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:52

Vox

Paulette Jordan, running to be the first Native American governor, wins Idaho's Democratic primary
Vox
... established Democrats in the state. This history has given her a unique clout in the state, and a platform to run a surprisingly progressive platform in such a conservative state. ... Even with transplants from more liberal states, “those who have ...

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Eastman wins Democratic primary for Nebraska's 2nd District - The Sun Herald

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 02:06

The Sun Herald

Eastman wins Democratic primary for Nebraska's 2nd District
The Sun Herald
Kara Eastman's narrow win in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District primary will give voters a big contrast in November between the liberal Democrat and conservative Republican incumbent Don Bacon. Eastman's victory early Wednesday over former ...

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Eastman wins Democratic primary for Nebraska's 2nd District - The Sun Herald

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 02:06

The Sun Herald

Eastman wins Democratic primary for Nebraska's 2nd District
The Sun Herald
Kara Eastman's narrow win in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District primary will give voters a big contrast in November between the liberal Democrat and conservative Republican incumbent Don Bacon. Eastman's victory early Wednesday over former ...

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Parties Trade State House Special Election Wins - PoliticsPA

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:17

CBS News

Parties Trade State House Special Election Wins
PoliticsPA
In the 178th, Democrat Helen Tai defeated Republican Wendi Thomas in Bucks County. Former GOP State Rep. Scott Petri was named to lead the Philadelphia Parking Authority. She won 51% to 49%. Meanwhile in Republican Clint Owlett cruised in the 68th ...
Commentary: Can the GOP keep the House in November?CBS News
In Florida Senate race, Dems face down a daunting price tagNBCNews.com
Ned Bristol: Decisiveness? You bet. Especially on the left.The Sun Chronicle
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Primary Results: Democratic Women Prevail In Pennsylvania Contests - NPR

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:01

New York Times

Primary Results: Democratic Women Prevail In Pennsylvania Contests
NPR
Democratic women again finished strong in primaries on Tuesday night, with Pennsylvania poised to send as many as four to Congress next year to break up the state's all-male congressional delegation. ... An immigration hard-liner who opposes abortion ...
Left vs. Center for Democrats TonightNew York Times
Women sweep to victory in House primariesPolitico
4 winners and 3 losers from the primaries in Pennsylvania and NebraskaVox
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4 winners and 3 losers from the primaries in Pennsylvania and Nebraska - Vox

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:52

WAMU 88.5

4 winners and 3 losers from the primaries in Pennsylvania and Nebraska
Vox
Both Dom and Paul Costa, the incumbent losers, were on the conservative side of modern Democratic Party politics but also seemingly well-entrenched. Instead, they lost. ... Jess King, another Our Revolution Democrat, won the nomination for a longshot ...
Primary Results: Democratic Women Prevail In Pennsylvania ContestsWAMU 88.5
Left vs. Center for Democrats TonightNew York Times
Women sweep to victory in House primariesPolitico

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The Latest: Eastman Wins 2nd District Democratic Primary - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:31

U.S. News & World Report

The Latest: Eastman Wins 2nd District Democratic Primary
U.S. News & World Report
Ashford had been the first Democrat in two decades to win the district, which encompasses much of the Omaha metro area. Although Omaha's strong Democratic core is balanced out by more conservative suburbs, the district gives Democrats a fighting ...

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EMILY's List-Backed Lawyer Wins Democratic Primary In Pennsylvania Swing District - HuffPost

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:23

HuffPost

EMILY's List-Backed Lawyer Wins Democratic Primary In Pennsylvania Swing District
HuffPost
The redrawn 7th district is one of several Pennsylvania House seats that Democrats hope to flip this year. The party benefits from the retirement of moderate Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who has represented much of the Lehigh Valley district since ...
Democrat Susan Wild Wins Pennsylvania Primary for Dent's SeatRoll Call

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