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The Shape of the Post-Kennedy Court - The Weekly Standard

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:48

The Weekly Standard

The Shape of the Post-Kennedy Court
The Weekly Standard
These commitments have led Roberts, an undeniably conservative jurist, to vote with liberals, and contrary to Kennedy in dissent, in decisions upholding Obamacare, validating state campaign finance laws, and expanding the Fair Housing Act and Fourth ...

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Democrats can't decide how hard they want to fight Trump's Supreme Court nominee - VICE News

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:43

VICE News

Democrats can't decide how hard they want to fight Trump's Supreme Court nominee
VICE News
Progressive groups and liberal activists have already called for party leaders to throw anything and everything behind stopping the nomination from going forward. They want to stir up another rebuke of the president's plans, much like what happened ...
Expect new justice not to be political cronyThe Tand D.com
EJ Dionne Jr.: Progressives Can Win Supreme Court FightHartford Courant
As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their RanksNew York Times
Rochester City Newspaper
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The top Democratic Senate recruit who's ditching Chuck Schumer - Politico

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:34

Politico

The top Democratic Senate recruit who's ditching Chuck Schumer
Politico
But she has walked a far more moderate path in Congress — sometimes to criticism from her liberal colleagues — joining the conservative Blue Dog Democrats and voting with President Donald Trump nearly 60 percent of the time. Now the ... One ...

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GOP lays out Senate race strategy: Paint Baria as a liberal, Espy as corrupt - Mississippi Today

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:41

GOP lays out Senate race strategy: Paint Baria as a liberal, Espy as corrupt
Mississippi Today
... Democrat. I'm a Mississippi Democrat. I don't support President Obama or Hillary Clinton.' David is running a very clear, progressive, liberal race. I don't think that's going to be successful in Mississippi,” Smith said. • Remind Mississippians ...

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Court-packing, Democrats' nuclear option for the Supreme Court, explained - Vox

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:20

Vox

Court-packing, Democrats' nuclear option for the Supreme Court, explained
Vox
To many leftists and left-liberals, such drastic action is needed if any progressive legislation in the future is to survive. ... In shifting the Court from a potential 5 to 4 liberal majority to a 5 to 4 conservative majority, the Republicans ...
Could a new court-packing scheme save the Supreme Court from hard-right domination?Los Angeles Times

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Commentary: Are Democrats about to hand the GOP another 1968? - CBS News

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 06:00

CBS News

Commentary: Are Democrats about to hand the GOP another 1968?
CBS News
Not because the Vietnam War was popular, or Americans were experiencing a conservative revolution (that wouldn't happen until Reagan in 1980). And it certainly wasn't Nixon's charm and ... To paraphrase Barry Goldwater, extremism in defense of ...

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Alabama Democrat Doug Jones walks tightrope with Trump and his own party - NBCNews.com

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 04:28

NBCNews.com

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones walks tightrope with Trump and his own party
NBCNews.com
And despite having cast more votes in the Senate in support of the president's agenda than all but three of his Democratic colleagues, Jones has yet to build a solid bridge to the majority-Republican electorate that would help his re-election prospects ...

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Expect new justice not to be political crony - The Tand D.com

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 03:07

New York Times

Expect new justice not to be political crony
The Tand D.com
Without Kennedy, the court will be split between four liberal justices appointed by Democratic presidents and four conservatives picked by Republicans. Thus the political rhetoric surrounding the upcoming Trump appointment is bound to be as hot as any ...
EJ Dionne: The only way to win the Supreme Court fightSalt Lake Tribune
As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their RanksNew York Times
Left mounts heavy pressure campaign on swing senators over Supreme CourtThe Hill
Washington Post
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Trump's midterm message gets spark from progressive rhetoric - CNN

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 01:37

CNN

Trump's midterm message gets spark from progressive rhetoric
CNN
Naming a replacement for Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement last week, will allow Trump to argue in November to social conservatives who swallowed qualms about his character to help put him in the White House that their gamble has been ...
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Miner's minor party isn't a Republican ploy, but it's unsure what it is - City & State

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 21:37

City & State

Miner's minor party isn't a Republican ploy, but it's unsure what it is
City & State
Miner said that she was approached to run for governor by several parties, such as the Democratic, Republican, Working Families and Liberal parties, but that she realized to fight corruption she would have to launch a bid outside of the current party ...

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Supreme Court defeat for unions upends a liberal money base - Seattle Times

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 20:50

Seattle Times

Supreme Court defeat for unions upends a liberal money base
Seattle Times
Liberal activists argue that closing the pipeline was a crucial goal of the conservative groups that helped bring the case, known as Janus v. ... The unions' ability to spend on progressive causes and candidates was already diminishing. ... Jessica ...

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EJ Dionne: The only way to win the Supreme Court fight - Salt Lake Tribune

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 20:06

Daily Beast

EJ Dionne: The only way to win the Supreme Court fight
Salt Lake Tribune
With Republicans in control of the Senate, the odds favor anyone President Trump picks to fill Kennedy's seat. But as the mass mobilization to preserve the Affordable Care Act demonstrated, progressives can win battles in the Senate if Democrats hold ...
Left mounts heavy pressure campaign on swing senators over Supreme CourtThe Hill
This is the fight of our lives. Here's how we win it.Washington Post
Republicans Ready to Deploy Plan to Repeal Roe v. WadeDaily Beast
Evansville Courier & Press
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Supreme Court Defeat for Unions Upends a Liberal Money Base - New York Times

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 17:25

New York Times

Supreme Court Defeat for Unions Upends a Liberal Money Base
New York Times
Liberal activists argue that closing that pipeline was a crucial goal of the conservative groups that helped bring the case, known as Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. “If the progressive movement is a navy, they're ...

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Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic giant slayer? - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 15:26

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic giant slayer?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
But if Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has, overnight, become the face of progressives' hopes for ousting not only Republicans but also moderate Democrats who they see as insufficiently outraged about President Trump, her bid against Mr. Crowley predates the ...
Fake news: Conservatives are so scared of socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-CortezTwitchy
Democrats might win by attacking liberalism – from the left and the rightThe Globe and Mail
Danielle McLaughlin: New Supreme Court appointee stuff of nightmares for angry DemsStuff.co.nz

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Democrats' old and new guards each face painful reckonings - Axios

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 10:19

Axios

Democrats' old and new guards each face painful reckonings
Axios
The big picture: "But some Democrats see the moment in even more sweeping terms, akin to the era following the Vietnam War and Watergate, when the reaction to a controversial Republican president triggered a moderate and liberal backlash.

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