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How local organizers shifted Asheville politics to the left - Mountain Xpress

Google News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:01

Mountain Xpress

How local organizers shifted Asheville politics to the left
Mountain Xpress
It's been 10 years since a registered Republican was elected to Council, and the only such candidate in this year's race didn't make it past the primary. But former Council member and Vice Mayor Jan Davis remembers a time when city government looked ...

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How Democrats Are Failing - Slate Magazine

Google News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:53

Slate Magazine

How Democrats Are Failing
Slate Magazine
... provocatively titled “Liberals Need To Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears.” In it, he argues that the roots of President Trump's success—and our increasingly bitter politics—should be laid at the feet (to continue with the body-part metaphors ...

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Join the club of the demonized, downtrodden - Albia Newspapers

Google News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:07

Join the club of the demonized, downtrodden
Albia Newspapers
I have a brother-in-law who is a terrific guy, smart, talented, a career educator. He's also a devout, extremely liberal teacher union Democrat living in Texas (land of the power conservative) and feels disenfranchised, demonized and downtrodden by ...

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After decades in the shadows, OC liberal activists take center stage - OCRegister

Google News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:45

OCRegister

After decades in the shadows, OC liberal activists take center stage
OCRegister
The momentum continued from there. An online “Indivisible” guide, modeled after the conservative Tea Party's organizational success in the late 2000s, helped people across the country — including Fullerton music professor Marian Bodnar — launch ...

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Son of Former Texas Governor Joins Race as Conservative Democrat - Governing

Google News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:13

Son of Former Texas Governor Joins Race as Conservative Democrat
Governing
Houston entrepreneur Andrew White, son of the late Gov. Mark White, announced Thursday he is running as a conservative Democrat against Republican incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott. In a mid-morning announcement in Houston, the 45-year-old first-time ...

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Can Steve Bannon Realign American Politics? - New York Times

Google News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:45

New York Times

Can Steve Bannon Realign American Politics?
New York Times
On the right, intellectuals and operatives incorporated racial elements into a broader conservative ideology that helped to facilitate Republican forays into the Solid South. In the aftermath of the 1960s, meanwhile, movement activists like Heather ...

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The Bubble: Time for a #TrumpToo movement, liberals say - WKYC-TV

Google News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:17

WKYC-TV

The Bubble: Time for a #TrumpToo movement, liberals say
WKYC-TV
This week, conservative and liberal media reacted to the resignations of two congressional Democrats over sexual harassment allegations: Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and Michigan Rep. John Conyers. Many on the left applauded Senate Democrats for calling ...
Why Conservatives Are Defending Al FrankenNew Republic
Democrats are setting themselves up perfectly to pummel Republicans on sexual harassment in 2018Business Insider
Now That Al Franken Is Gone, Democrats Need to Hold Hearings on TrumpThe Nation.
NBCNews.com -Salon -Slate Magazine (blog)
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Abortion Could Be Deal-Breaker In Alabama Senate Race For Many Torn GOP Voters - NPR

Google News - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:01

Washington Post

Abortion Could Be Deal-Breaker In Alabama Senate Race For Many Torn GOP Voters
NPR
For some Alabama voters, supporting abortion rights may be a sin worse than some of the sexual misdeeds Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore has been accused of — allegations Moore has denied. That's the conundrum facing the state's conservative ...
Alabama Democratic Senate candidate tries to keep it localWashington Post
One street in midtown where Republicans, Democrats, independents coexistLagniappe
How Does It Feel to Be a Doug Jones Supporter in Alabama?The New Yorker
Financial Times
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Congressional Democrats Left Out of White House Hanukkah Party - New York Times

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 20:54

New York Times

Congressional Democrats Left Out of White House Hanukkah Party
New York Times
Officials from J Street, a progressive pro-Israel group that strongly backed Mr. Obama and the nuclear deal he forged with Iran — which was detested by many conservative Jews — were excluded. Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the ...

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The Bubble: Time for a #TrumpToo movement, liberals say - KING5.com

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:22

KING5.com

The Bubble: Time for a #TrumpToo movement, liberals say
KING5.com
This week, conservative and liberal media reacted to the resignations of two congressional Democrats over sexual harassment allegations: Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and Michigan Rep. John Conyers. Many on the left applauded Senate Democrats for calling ...
Al Franken resigns, blasts Republican hypocrisy on sexual misconductNBCNews.com
Why Franken Had to GoSlate Magazine (blog)
The slow rise and quick fall of Al FrankenCNN
The Nation. -Business Insider -Los Angeles Times
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How Impeachment Will Backfire On Democrats - The Liberty Conservative

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:04

The Liberty Conservative

How Impeachment Will Backfire On Democrats
The Liberty Conservative
Despite all the conservative opposition to Obama, the Republican leadership refused to take impeachment take the floor and funded all of his agenda in the House. It divided the Party. Nobody expects impeachment to pass the House of Representatives in ...
It is time for Trump to vacate the presidencyNational Catholic Reporter

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Why Conservatives Are Defending Al Franken - New Republic

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:50

New Republic

Why Conservatives Are Defending Al Franken
New Republic
... Democratic colleagues in announcing he would resign “in the coming weeks,” but he did so with some defiance. “Some of the allegations against me are simply not true,” he said. “Others I remember very differently.” Many of his admirers now portray ...
Al Franken resigns, blasts Republican hypocrisy on sexual misconductNBCNews.com
The slow rise and quick fall of Al FrankenCNN
Franken's fallNews & Observer
The Nation. -Slate Magazine (blog)
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Letter: Double standards are blinding conservatives - Berkshire Eagle

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:33

Letter: Double standards are blinding conservatives
Berkshire Eagle
... the spineless Republicans will fully understand what their obsessions with Obama, Clinton and the Democrats have done to this country. If you want to move forward in this country, you will need moderates who will reach across the aisle and work ...

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Al Franken resigns, blasts Republican hypocrisy on sexual misconduct - NBCNews.com

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:52

NBCNews.com

Al Franken resigns, blasts Republican hypocrisy on sexual misconduct
NBCNews.com
Facing a string of sexual misconduct allegations and mounting pressure from Democrats, Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday he will leave office in the coming weeks. But Franken, a former comedian, didn't go down without taking scathing parting shots at ...
The slow rise and quick fall of Al FrankenWTVA
Now That Al Franken Is Gone, Democrats Need to Hold Hearings on TrumpThe Nation.
The Daily 202: Push for Al Franken's resignation shows importance of women in CongressWashington Post
The Hill -ThinkProgress
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Will religious freedom advocates oppose Roy Moore? - HuffPost

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:26

Will religious freedom advocates oppose Roy Moore?
HuffPost
Advocates later criticized both President Bush and President Obama for perceived inaction on religious freedom. And their initiatives don't fall neatly into partisan categories. Examples include the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation, the ...

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Now That Al Franken Is Gone, Democrats Need to Hold Hearings on Trump - The Nation.

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:07

The Nation.

Now That Al Franken Is Gone, Democrats Need to Hold Hearings on Trump
The Nation.
To GOP hypocrites like Sanders—and so many more—all Franken's resignation will mean is that the senator is guilty of sexual wrongdoing, while Trump is not. And that standard applies to the brazen child molester Roy Moore, accused of sexual predation ...
Al Franken resigns, blasts Republican hypocrisy on sexual misconductNBCNews.com
Why Franken Had to GoSlate Magazine (blog)
Is Al Franken's resignation a political stunt or a sign that #MeToo is here to stay?Los Angeles Times

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Andrew White seeks to challenge Abbott as conservative Democrat - Houston Chronicle

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:49

Houston Chronicle

Andrew White seeks to challenge Abbott as conservative Democrat
Houston Chronicle
But he said he sees himself as the only Democrat who can face off successfully with Abbott in the November election. "I want to bring the race to Gov. Abbott," he said. First, Democratic activists said Thursday, White must explain his positions to ...
Houston Democrat Andrew White, son of former Gov. Mark White, announces run for state's top jobDallas News (blog)

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Andrew White seeks to challenge Abbott as conservative Democrat - Houston Chronicle

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:49

Houston Chronicle

Andrew White seeks to challenge Abbott as conservative Democrat
Houston Chronicle
But he said he sees himself as the only Democrat who can face off successfully with Abbott in the November election. "I want to bring the race to Gov. Abbott," he said. First, Democratic activists said Thursday, White must explain his positions to ...
Houston Democrat Andrew White, son of former Gov. Mark White, announces run for state's top jobDallas News (blog)

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The Tax Bill Shows Yet Again Republicans Only Care About States' Rights When It Serves Them - HuffPost

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:16

HuffPost

The Tax Bill Shows Yet Again Republicans Only Care About States' Rights When It Serves Them
HuffPost
The provision hits a handful of liberal states with higher taxes especially hard, since they are the only places where state and local taxes are high enough for a significant number of taxpayers to take advantage of the deduction. The upper-middle ...

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Not Worth a Cake? - Commonweal

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:01

Commonweal

Not Worth a Cake?
Commonweal
A growing body of sociological research shows that Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, aren't just separated by ideological differences. A yawning cultural gap separates them, too. People on the left and right live in different ...

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