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The kids are all Democrats - The Week Magazine

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:45

The Week Magazine

The kids are all Democrats
The Week Magazine
Will the former reality TV star currently working part-time in the White House do incalculable long-term damage to the Republican brand? It sure seems like it! After all, President Trump's horror-show of a first year in office has already diminished ...
Republicans Won't Save Themselves By Destroying Their PartyThe Federalist
Should the Dems Run Against Trump? Or on the Economy?Newsweek
Unexpected DividendThe Weekly Standard

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4 Conservative Politicians Facing Major Challenges in the Midterms - Care2.com

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:02

Care2.com

4 Conservative Politicians Facing Major Challenges in the Midterms
Care2.com
Not every conservative politician in danger right now is in the Republican party, either. In Chicago, Representative Dan Lipinski is one of the last remaining conservative Democrats — a pro-life, anti-union, anti-living wage congressman being ...

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Three seek seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court in primary Tuesday - Citizentribune

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 17:08

Three seek seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court in primary Tuesday
Citizentribune
Burns, who has spent much of his career as an attorney representing business clients in lawsuits against insurance companies, has emphasized he would be an “unshakable” progressive on the court and would fight Gov. Scott Walker's “extreme agenda ...

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Three seek seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court in primary Tuesday - Madison.com

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 17:07

Madison.com

Three seek seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court in primary Tuesday
Madison.com
Dallet has spent the past few months emphasizing her judicial experience as evidence of her ability to remain impartial, but she has also aired a television ad criticizing Republican President Donald Trump. Dallet has been endorsed by hundreds of ...
'UPFRONT' recap: Candidate's parents contribute to potential competitor's campaignWISN Milwaukee

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The “Conservative” Label is a Misnomer - History News Network (HNN)

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 16:24

The “Conservative” Label is a Misnomer
History News Network (HNN)
The Republican Party's nomination of “Mr. Conservative,” Barry Goldwater, as its presidential standard-bearer in 1964, followed four years later by Richard Nixon's “Southern strategy.” The creation and articulation of the Vietnam War stab-in-the back ...

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Three candidates running in Tuesday's Wisconsin Supreme Court primary - Journal Times

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 06:43

Journal Times

Three candidates running in Tuesday's Wisconsin Supreme Court primary
Journal Times
Middleton attorney Tim Burns has most embraced his liberal beliefs, while Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet has sought to appear as a moderate. Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock, an appointee of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, has ...

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How Immigration Could Motivate Democrats In 2018 - NPR

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 06:00

NPR

How Immigration Could Motivate Democrats In 2018
NPR
... sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Trump successfully moved immigration into the core of the ...

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Reggie Thomas: A Profile in Courage in Kentucky - LA Progressive (press release) (blog)

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:29

LA Progressive (press release) (blog)

Reggie Thomas: A Profile in Courage in Kentucky
LA Progressive (press release) (blog)
A state senator, Thomas knows the political peril of crossing the gun lobby in the Red State Bluegrass State, where most Democrats sound like Republicans on the so-called social issues, including guns. Trump carried all but Thomas's county—Fayette—in ...

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Local view: Conservatives, liberals - all of us - own gun violence - Duluth News Tribune

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:34

Duluth News Tribune

Local view: Conservatives, liberals - all of us - own gun violence
Duluth News Tribune
The means for identifying such people and the means for assuring they are not a danger to society will be difficult for progressives to imagine, develop, and embrace. In fact, it runs counter to liberal orthodoxy to think that some people cannot be ...

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Local view: Conservatives, liberals - all of us - own gun violence - Duluth News Tribune

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:34

Duluth News Tribune

Local view: Conservatives, liberals - all of us - own gun violence
Duluth News Tribune
The means for identifying such people and the means for assuring they are not a danger to society will be difficult for progressives to imagine, develop, and embrace. In fact, it runs counter to liberal orthodoxy to think that some people cannot be ...

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Local view: Conservatives, liberals - all of us - own gun violence - Duluth News Tribune

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:24

Local view: Conservatives, liberals - all of us - own gun violence
Duluth News Tribune
The means for identifying such people and the means for assuring they are not a danger to society will be difficult for progressives to imagine, develop, and embrace. In fact, it runs counter to liberal orthodoxy to think that some people cannot be ...

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No shortage of contenders as Jim Smith vacates seat - Santa Fe New Mexican

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:05

Santa Fe New Mexican

No shortage of contenders as Jim Smith vacates seat
Santa Fe New Mexican
Running as a Democrat, she said her own politics are relatively progressive. But she describes her husband as a moderate Republican. And Velasquez said she has focused her campaign on listening to and advocating for the district's rural communities on ...

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Democrats Realize Resistance Means Absolutely Nothing - The Republican Standard

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 18:17

The Republican Standard

Democrats Realize Resistance Means Absolutely Nothing
The Republican Standard
Spurred on by their vehement opposition of President Donald Trump, they were armed with personal vendettas on everything Republican, conservative, and fiscally responsible. Their hopes of bringing forth a more progressive agenda in the state ...

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Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left - Herald & Review

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:38

Herald & Review

Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left
Herald & Review
The March 20 primary is one of several races nationwide this year in which progressives are targeting longtime Democratic incumbents. In New York, lawyer and businessman Suraj Patel, who worked on President Barack Obama's presidential campaigns, is ...
A look at competitive US House races in the Illinois primaryWashington Post

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In Japan, a Liberal Maverick Is Seeking to Lead a Conservative Party - New York Times

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:29

New York Times

In Japan, a Liberal Maverick Is Seeking to Lead a Conservative Party
New York Times
In an interview at the Foreign Ministry last month, Mr. Kono smiled impishly when asked how soon he might make a bid to lead the Liberal Democratic Party. “You never know,” he said. “Who predicted President Trump two years ago?” Until being appointed ...

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You're Wrong! I'm Right! - New York Times

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:30

New York Times

You're Wrong! I'm Right!
New York Times
On the left, there has been some outrage at conservative voices on the Times Op-ed pages. But as a progressive myself, steeped in the liberal worldview, I must say that I often learn a lot — however painfully — from these conservatives with whom I ...

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Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left - ABC News

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:23

ABC News

Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left
ABC News
... most conservative Democrats, is facing a tougher-than-usual primary challenge from the left flank of his party. Political newcomer Marie Newman says Lipinski, who opposes abortion and voted against President Barack Obama's 2010 health care overhaul ...
A look at competitive US House races in the Illinois primaryWashington Post

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Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left - WBOY-TV

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:23

U.S. News & World Report

Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left
WBOY-TV
LA GRANGE, Ill. (AP) - A Lipinski has represented what's now Illinois' 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of ...
A look at competitive US House races in the Illinois primaryWashington Post

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A look at competitive US House races in the Illinois primary - Washington Post

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:18

Washington Post

A look at competitive US House races in the Illinois primary
Washington Post
CHICAGO — Several U.S. House races are expected to be competitive in the Illinois primary, including an open seat, a seat held by a seven-term Democrat facing a challenge from his left and several Republican seats that Democrats hope to flip come ...

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Should the Dems Run Against Trump? Or on the Economy? - Newsweek

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:00

Newsweek

Should the Dems Run Against Trump? Or on the Economy?
Newsweek
Republican or Democrat, each loser would conclude that a different strategy would have worked better, or at least not have been worse, because losing is losing. But what is interesting, in advance of the elections, is how much confidence there is among ...

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