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GOP donors in New York sour on party's tax plan - Washington Examiner

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:10

Washington Examiner

GOP donors in New York sour on party's tax plan
Washington Examiner
The unfolding package is a disappointing development for many donors and voters, who are socially moderate to progressive and affiliate with the Republicans primarily because of the party's conservative approach to economics and foreign policy ...
Trump tax bill 'one giant hit job' on New Jersey, Menendez saysNJ.com
Facing tax vote in Senate, Trump seizes on cultural fightsPBS NewsHour
Obamacare Repeal Failed, But Tax Cuts Will Probably Pass. Here's Why.New York Magazine

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OPINION: Spare me your labels, please! - Petoskey News-Review

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:34

OPINION: Spare me your labels, please!
Petoskey News-Review
If a person with an association with the Democratic party wants to refer to a person of the Republican party, the actual word likely to be used is "conservative" or maybe "right wing" rather than Republican and that will also usually be used as a ...

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Senate Democrats reject initial DACA offer - The Hill

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:55

The Hill

Senate Democrats reject initial DACA offer
The Hill
Several House Democrats, as well a growing number of Senate progressives, are warning that they will not support a government funding deal without an agreement on DACA. The government is currently scheduled to run out of money next week, though ...

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Democrats want to win in 2018. They must not tear America apart in the process. - NBCNews.com

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:09

NBCNews.com

Democrats want to win in 2018. They must not tear America apart in the process.
NBCNews.com
Yet Democrats won control of the House that year in a wave dominated not by the progressive left, but by centrist candidates who had campaigned against polarization in Washington. As the new Congress convened in 2007, labor unions and liberal activists ...

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The resistance - Newsday

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:38

Newsday

The resistance
Newsday
Assuming Democrats win the two Senate seats, and the IDC and the mainline Dems come together, they will have 31 votes. The Republicans have 31, but control the gavel in the 63-seat chamber because of Brooklyn's Simcha Felder, who won re-election last ...

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Gene Chandler again elected New Hampshire's House speaker - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:18

Gene Chandler again elected New Hampshire's House speaker
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
... Manchester Republican who died in March and was known for his colorful floor speeches. That drew criticism from House Clerk Paul Smith, who noted that while Vaillancourt sometimes took part in "shenanigans," he would not have done so during a vote ...

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How the GOP's Contempt for Democracy Will Pass Trump's Tax Cuts - New York Magazine

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:21

New York Magazine

How the GOP's Contempt for Democracy Will Pass Trump's Tax Cuts
New York Magazine
During the 20th century, “fusionism” brought economic libertarianism together with hawkish foreign policy and social traditionalism as the standard American conservative dogma. Wilkinson argues that economic libertarianism has contributed to the ...

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NJ at risk without flood insurance renewal; Glad that Van Drew wants House seat | Feedback - NJ.com

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:56

NJ.com

NJ at risk without flood insurance renewal; Glad that Van Drew wants House seat | Feedback
NJ.com
Van Drew is a respectful listener and sincerely relates to all of his constituents, Democrat, Republican, conservative or progressive. He would be an untiring advocate for the people of the Second Congressional District. But why would this genuinely ...

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Is Ideology Becoming America's Official Religion? - Forbes

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:55

Forbes

Is Ideology Becoming America's Official Religion?
Forbes
Conservatives, on the hand, blame Hillary Clinton's miserable campaign, failed progressive policies and the Left's sanctimonious and divisive identity politics. If Trump voters are racist, conservatives ask, why did one-third of American counties that ...
Presidents Obama And Clinton Failed To Defend The Middle Class: Robert ReichInternational Business Times

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Liberal leaders call Senate Democrats' unification plan weak - Newsday

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:46

Liberal leaders call Senate Democrats' unification plan weak
Newsday
ALBANY – Some of the state's most influential liberal leaders are trashing the deal struck Tuesday to unify Democrats in the Senate to try to topple Republicans from their long-time control of the chamber. “The proposal is a fraud,” said Arthur Z ...

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Why abortion — not sexual misconduct — is likely to decide the Alabama Senate race - Washington Post

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:26

The National Memo (blog)

Why abortion — not sexual misconduct — is likely to decide the Alabama Senate race
Washington Post
If Republican Roy Moore survives allegations of sexual misconduct (several involving minors) and beats Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama's Senate election Dec. 12, evangelical single-issue abortion voters will likely deliver the victory. A Pew Research ...
How The GOP Has Already Hijacked The Alabama ElectionThe National Memo (blog)

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Elite colleges are making it easy for conservatives to dislike them - Washington Post

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:33

Washington Post

Elite colleges are making it easy for conservatives to dislike them
Washington Post
First is the obvious progressive tilt in universities, especially elite universities. At Harvard, for example, undergraduate students overwhelmingly identify as progressive or liberal and the faculty overwhelmingly gives to the Democratic Party. Even ...

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Tax-pocalypse now: GOP's denial of reality hits critical mass - Salon

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 08:06

Salon

Tax-pocalypse now: GOP's denial of reality hits critical mass
Salon
... state Senator Jim Denning, a conservative who originally supported the tax cuts. In a phone interview, Denning told me he had done his own economic modeling in 2012 and “proved to myself that the tax cut would work.” But the new policy did not ...
Facing tax vote in Senate, Trump seizes on cultural fightsPBS NewsHour
Trump tax bill 'one giant hit job' on New Jersey, Menendez saysNJ.com
Obamacare Repeal Failed, But Tax Cuts Will Probably Pass. Here's Why.New York Magazine
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Running for re-election, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker must contend with President Donald Trump - MassLive.com

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 06:45

MassLive.com

Running for re-election, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker must contend with President Donald Trump
MassLive.com
But Tony Cignoli, a Springfield political analyst, pointed out that former Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat, was little known a year before the 2006 election, and he was ultimately elected governor. Cignoli said there are a number of conservative ...

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Neal Milner: Inner-Party Squabbles Could Shake Up Governor's Race - Honolulu Civil Beat

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 05:03

Washington Examiner

Neal Milner: Inner-Party Squabbles Could Shake Up Governor's Race
Honolulu Civil Beat
But if the more progressive elements of the Resistance raise these issues and try to get the candidates to take a leftward litmus test, this usual dampening dynamic could change, catalyzing a race to the left. Nationally, strife within the Republican ...
White House and GOP look to avoid immigration fight as shutdown loomsWashington Examiner

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A productive, yet misrepresentative three-way debate - University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 00:59

University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News

A productive, yet misrepresentative three-way debate
University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News
But much to my surprise, Tuesday's event was a civil discussion on local and national politics focused on issues such as health care, student loans, criminal justice and terrorism. Two members each from Pitt College Republicans, Pitt College Democrats ...

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Former San Antonian and Houston investor poised to enter Democratic primary for governor - San Antonio Express-News

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:22

San Antonio Express-News

Former San Antonian and Houston investor poised to enter Democratic primary for governor
San Antonio Express-News
White, describing most Texans as being in the middle politically, has said he doesn't care if he's described as a moderate Republican or a conservative Democrat. Either would have an uphill battle against Abbott, who has a campaign war chest of more ...

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Our political foundation is rotting away - Washington Post

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 19:37

Washington Post

Our political foundation is rotting away
Washington Post
Recently, my friend (and Brookings Institution colleague) Benjamin Wittes issued a widely noted series of tweets arguing that the left and the right needed to engage in a “temporary truce” to confront the emergency Trump represents and “unite around a ...

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Van Dyke: Progressive politics can win in conservative areas - The University Daily Kansan

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:13

The University Daily Kansan

Van Dyke: Progressive politics can win in conservative areas
The University Daily Kansan
Similar to what happened in Kansas, progressive Democrats ran for office in traditionally red states and for seats held by Republicans. ... This is generated from a Gallup poll asking people what they self-describe as: conservative, liberals or ...

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Pick a progressive to replace retiring NJ congressman; Minimum wage too little to live on | Feedback - NJ.com

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:03

NJ.com

Pick a progressive to replace retiring NJ congressman; Minimum wage too little to live on | Feedback
NJ.com
The United States is moving away from conservatism, and the Democratic Party is in a fight for its life, as Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez alienates Bernie Sanders supporters and other progressives. The Republicans have shown ...

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