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As West Virginia Strike Winds Down, Angry Teachers Look to Bolster Progressives in Elections - The Intercept

Google News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:56

The Intercept

As West Virginia Strike Winds Down, Angry Teachers Look to Bolster Progressives in Elections
The Intercept
An 18-year veteran of the Marine Corps with conservative views, Pickron voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race. On Tuesday, Pickron stood in the rotunda of the capitol in Charleston, protesting the state GOP. In his hands was a homemade ...
Requiem for a StrikeNew Republic
West Virginia's Striking Teachers Win Narrow VictoryNew York Magazine

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Marijuana advocate and “left-wing liberal” Beto O'Rourke challenges Ted Cruz for seat in Texas Senate - The Cannabist

Google News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:46

The Cannabist

Marijuana advocate and “left-wing liberal” Beto O'Rourke challenges Ted Cruz for seat in Texas Senate
The Cannabist
WASHINGTON — The fight between Sen. Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O'Rourke pits a tea party darling who used his first term to run for the White House against a dynamic three-term congressman hoping to snap his party's 25-year losing streak in Texas ...
Beto O'Rourke Wins Texas Senate Primary, Rolls Into Fight With Ted CruzDaily Beast
A Texas Democratic Candidate Being Overhyped? The Devil You Say!National Review (blog)
“He Is Fighting the Headwind of Deep Suspicions”: Will Ted Cruz's Unlikability Cost Him Texas?Vanity Fair
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Primary season is underway: What do we know so far? - Washington Post

Google News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:34

Washington Post

Primary season is underway: What do we know so far?
Washington Post
Still, Democrats' enthusiasm should be tempered by electoral reality. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (R-Tex.) received 641,052 votes in the Democratic Senate primary; incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) received more than 1.3 million. Overall, Democrats cast 1,036 ...
Beto O'Rourke Wins Texas Senate Primary, Rolls Into Fight With Ted CruzDaily Beast
“He Is Fighting the Headwind of Deep Suspicions”: Will Ted Cruz's Unlikability Cost Him Texas?Vanity Fair
A Texas Democratic Candidate Being Overhyped? The Devil, You Say!National Review (blog)

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High Turnout in Texas Primaries Shows Democratic Enthusiasm - Wall Street Journal

Google News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 08:39

Wall Street Journal

High Turnout in Texas Primaries Shows Democratic Enthusiasm
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The 2018 fight for control of Congress began Tuesday, as Texas Democrats flooded the polls for the year's first primary election. The results showed that a national wave of Democratic enthusiasm will buffet even traditionally Republican ...
Election Results for Texas Primary on March 6, 2018WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Why Can't the DCCC and the Resistance Get Along?POLITICO Magazine
The Latest: Texas Democratic Midterm Primary Turnout GrowsU.S. News & World Report
Daily Beast -Conservative Review
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NY21: North Country Democrats seek support, cash in liberal Vermont - North Country Public Radio

Google News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 08:07

North Country Public Radio

NY21: North Country Democrats seek support, cash in liberal Vermont
North Country Public Radio
Here's the thinking: A lot of Vermonters are Democrats or liberals, and President Trump is deeply unpopular here. But Vermont's congressional delegation already votes with the Democrats, already pulls hard against Trump's agenda and against the ...

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Opinion: Democrats' Own Spanish Inquisition Could Burn Party - Roll Call

Google News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 05:11

Roll Call

Opinion: Democrats' Own Spanish Inquisition Could Burn Party
Roll Call
Daniel Lipinski is being tarred as too conservative for today's Democratic Party as his opponent and national liberal groups accuse him of apostasy on issues such as abortion and gay rights. Lipinski calls this opposition the “tea party of the left ...

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Opinion: Democrats' Own Spanish Inquisition Could Burn Party - Roll Call

Google News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 05:02

Roll Call

Opinion: Democrats' Own Spanish Inquisition Could Burn Party
Roll Call
Daniel Lipinski is being tarred as too conservative for today's Democratic Party as his opponent and national liberal groups accuse him of apostasy on issues such as abortion and gay rights. Lipinski calls this opposition the “tea party of the left ...

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Opinion: Democrats' Own Spanish Inquisition Could Burn Party - Roll Call

Google News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 05:02

Roll Call

Opinion: Democrats' Own Spanish Inquisition Could Burn Party
Roll Call
Daniel Lipinski is being tarred as too conservative for today's Democratic Party as his opponent and national liberal groups accuse him of apostasy on issues such as abortion and gay rights. Lipinski calls this opposition the “tea party of the left ...

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Democratic turnout soars - Weatherford Democrat

Google News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:17

Democratic turnout soars
Weatherford Democrat
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, known for his provocative social media posts about Democrats and Muslims, has survived a bitter Republican primary in his bid for re-election. Miller on Tuesday topped veteran Austin lobbyist and conservative ...

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Cruz to face O'Rourke, many races head to runoffs after Texas primary — live updates - CBS News

Google News - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:05

PBS NewsHour

Cruz to face O'Rourke, many races head to runoffs after Texas primary — live updates
CBS News
Lamar Smith, a Republican and chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. Texas' chances of sending its first Latina members to Congress also looks likely. The Associated Press called Democrats' 16th District race for Veronica ...
Democrats head to runoff in bid to unseat Texas Republican Gov. Greg AbbotPBS NewsHour
The Latest: Runoff to Replace Texas Rep After Nude PhotoU.S. News & World Report
Texas Democrats Outpoll Republicans in Early Primary VotingCourthouse News Service
Corpus Christi Caller-Times -KVUE
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The Latest: Ex-Cruz Staffer in Runoff to Replace Lamar Smith - U.S. News & World Report

Google News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:52

U.S. News & World Report

The Latest: Ex-Cruz Staffer in Runoff to Replace Lamar Smith
U.S. News & World Report
Andrew White is a self-described "conservative Democrat" who has alienated progressives over his personal opposition to abortion. Valdez would be the first Hispanic and openly gay governor in Texas history. 9:10 p.m.. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's newest ad ...

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3 reasons Lupe Valdez should ultimately win the Democratic nomination for governor - Dallas News

Google News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:47

Dallas News

3 reasons Lupe Valdez should ultimately win the Democratic nomination for governor
Dallas News
For Republicans and Democrats, voters at the fringes of the political spectrum often dominate primaries. For Democrats, it means progressives and left-leaning liberals will outvote moderates and the rare conservative Democrat. Valdez — the first Texas ...
The Latest: Runoff in Democrats' longshot race for governorKIRO Seattle
Valdez, White heading to May 22 runoff for Democratic nodSan Antonio Express-News

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3 reasons Lupe Valdez could ultimately win Democratic nomination for governor - Dallas News

Google News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:30

Dallas News

3 reasons Lupe Valdez could ultimately win Democratic nomination for governor
Dallas News
The former Dallas County sheriff's fundraising has been sluggish, resulting in a sparse campaign fund that hasn't allowed her to effectively reach voters. No campaign mailers, no television commercials and not enough volunteers to knock on doors in a ...

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Today in Conservative Media: If Democrats Don't Win Big in November, They Won't Accept the Election's Legitimacy ... - Slate Magazine

Google News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:10

Today in Conservative Media: If Democrats Don't Win Big in November, They Won't Accept the Election's Legitimacy ...
Slate Magazine
Lots going on in conservative media Tuesday as the right—and everyone else—is still grappling with the implications of President Trump's proposed tariffs and the potential escalation of a trade war. (Early Tuesday evening, the tariff row coincided ...

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Democratic Establishment Split By Progressive Insurgents - AlterNet

Google News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:02

Newsmax

Democratic Establishment Split By Progressive Insurgents
AlterNet
On the southwest side of Chicago, the appeal of progressive Marie Newman, who is running against conservative incumbent Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, has split the party's leaders. Longtime Illlinois representatives Luis V. Gutiérrez and Jan Schakowsky ...
Will Progressive Dems Sink the Whole Party in the Midterms?Newsmax

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Sen. Ted Cruz slams Rep. Beto O'Rourke as 'left wing liberal,' shrugs off anti-Trump anger - Dallas News

Google News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 19:01

Dallas News

Sen. Ted Cruz slams Rep. Beto O'Rourke as 'left wing liberal,' shrugs off anti-Trump anger
Dallas News
Both are expected to clear the primaries on Tuesday with little resistance, and even before polls closed, Cruz was framing the race as a bid by “angry” Bernie Sanders-style liberals to attack Texas' conservative values. “Congressman O'Rourke is a left ...
“He Is Fighting the Headwind of Deep Suspicions”: Will Ted Cruz's Unlikability Cost Him Texas?Vanity Fair
Democrats' big Texas turnout may not translate to many winsABC News

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Social Media and the Rise of the 'Consistent Liberal' - FAIR

Google News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:35

FAIR

Social Media and the Rise of the 'Consistent Liberal'
FAIR
The creation of this conservative mass base helped shift the Republican Party to the right and sustained GOP control of the House of Representatives for most of the 21st century. The same period did not see the rise of a mass-audience progressive media ...

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Senate advances bank deregulation bill as Democrats break ranks - Politico

Google News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:15

Politico

Senate advances bank deregulation bill as Democrats break ranks
Politico
Warren's amendments — if she has the opportunity to offer them — could prove to be tough votes for Democrats who support the underlying legislation and don't want to throw off the political balance among its co-sponsors. The Massachusetts progressive ...
Banking Debate Splits Democrats, But They Might All WinRoll Call
Senate takes first step toward passing Dodd-Frank rollbackThe Hill

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Inside the decline, fall and resignation of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry - CNN

Google News - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:31

CNN

Inside the decline, fall and resignation of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry
CNN
Now, explain. Schelzig: "Squandered." Barry was superstar material in Nashville. She helped lead the against-all-odds effort to land a Major League Soccer team in Nashville last year and gathered the support of a mass transit plan that could transform ...

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