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Former Rep. Brad Ashford Faces Primary in Comeback Bid - Roll Call

Google News - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:22

Roll Call

Former Rep. Brad Ashford Faces Primary in Comeback Bid
Roll Call
On the surface, the Democratic primary in Nebraska's 2nd District had the makings for a bitter intra-party battle, with a moderate former congressman facing a liberal woman who is a political newcomer. But the primary ... She has branded herself as ...

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Shifting political ground pushes Georgia candidates away from center - MyAJC

Google News - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 08:36

MyAJC

Shifting political ground pushes Georgia candidates away from center
MyAJC
After decades of running more moderate or conservative candidates for the state's top jobs, the party has aggressively taken on progressive issues to try to energize Democrats already frustrated by President Donald Trump. ... is important,” said ...

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How Democrats Can Over-Promise Like Trump - New Republic

Google News - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 06:05

New Republic

How Democrats Can Over-Promise Like Trump
New Republic
That gives Republicans (who, as conservatives, resist change) a distinct advantage over Democrats (who, as progressives, advocate change). This is why, historically speaking, Democrats are legislative realists: They're wary of promising more than they ...

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The Long, Tortured History of the Job Guarantee - New Republic

Google News - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 06:01

New Republic

The Long, Tortured History of the Job Guarantee
New Republic
Over the last month, progressives have been celebrating the legislation recently introduced by Senator Cory Booker, calling for a pilot job guarantee in 15 cities and regions, co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand. ... But ...

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Dear Conservative Media: Do Some More Damn Reporting - Daily Beast

Google News - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 05:09

Daily Beast

Dear Conservative Media: Do Some More Damn Reporting
Daily Beast
The sheer density of the liberal world view in mainstream press outlets—of Democrats working in media—has created an atmosphere that far exceeds the mere distrust of the typical partisan. On one side is conservative philosophy, on the other is the ...

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#RedForEd versus the UFT-Cuomo blues - Socialist Worker Online

Google News - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 01:34

Socialist Worker Online

#RedForEd versus the UFT-Cuomo blues
Socialist Worker Online
The WFP is a 20-year-old coalition of unions and nonprofit groups like Make the Road and New York Communities for Change. The party's goal is to use New York's unique electoral system to pull Democrats to the left by cross-endorsing progressive ...

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So far this primary season, Dems are united in taking on Republican seats—not each other - Brookings Institution (blog)

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 18:06

Brookings Institution (blog)

So far this primary season, Dems are united in taking on Republican seats—not each other
Brookings Institution (blog)
Often the misstep is nominating a candidate who is either too liberal or too conservative for the district depending on the party. The following table shows the outcomes of the Democratic congressional primaries in six states so far, based on their ...

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Purple districts elect the most extreme legislators, driving polarization - Science Daily

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:54

Purple districts elect the most extreme legislators, driving polarization
Science Daily
They found that, because of recent demographic changes, so-called "moderate" purple districts often contain distinct geographic clusters of liberal and conservative voters, with no large cohort of centrists. For example, many suburban districts that ...

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'Skank' and racism charges: Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary gets ugly - Politico

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 15:30

Politico

'Skank' and racism charges: Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary gets ugly
Politico
“It's all about race,” Wimes said, noting the difference in EMILY's List's involvement in this race compared to its neutrality in the 2014 gubernatorial Democratic primary when longtime abortion-rights liberal, former state Sen. Nan Rich, ran against ...
Democratic Gubernatorial Race in Florida Turns ViciousNewsmax

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Gubernatorial candidates face off in debate - Mountain View Voice

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:29

Mountain View Voice

Gubernatorial candidates face off in debate
Mountain View Voice
Democratic former state Schools Superintendent Delaine Eastin was fiery and folksy—will that boost her lagging popularity for liberal voters only now tuning in? • Will State Treasurer John Chiang's experiment with more aggressive attacks against the ...

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Why Liberal Media Need Conservative Columnists - New York Magazine

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:04

New York Magazine

Why Liberal Media Need Conservative Columnists
New York Magazine
In practice, not many liberals like to do so these days. When I started in opinion journalism, left-of-center opinion writers were heavily incentivized to criticize the Democratic Party from the right. (Conservative media had, and still have, very ...

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Gubernatorial candidates face off in debate - Palo Alto Online

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:12

Palo Alto Online

Gubernatorial candidates face off in debate
Palo Alto Online
Democratic former state Schools Superintendent Delaine Eastin was fiery and folksy—will that boost her lagging popularity for liberal voters only now tuning in? • Will State Treasurer John Chiang's experiment with more aggressive attacks against the ...

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Purple districts elect the most extreme legislators, driving polarization - Phys.Org

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:36

Purple districts elect the most extreme legislators, driving polarization
Phys.Org
They found that, because of recent demographic changes, so-called "moderate" purple districts often contain distinct geographic clusters of liberal and conservative voters, with no large cohort of centrists. For example, many suburban districts that ...

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Fight escalates over Review Act - E&E News

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 09:34

E&E News

Fight escalates over Review Act
E&E News
After a precedent-setting vote in the Senate, conservative and liberal groups are escalating their fight over the Congressional Review Act. The Senate last month passed a joint resolution of disapproval to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection ...

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Democrats' Approval Slipping Among Younger Voters - College Media Network (blog)

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 09:25

College Media Network (blog)

Democrats' Approval Slipping Among Younger Voters
College Media Network (blog)
... conservative Supreme Court–the two party system of both Republicans and Democrats have maintained power and influence over the country. This leaves nearly all non-partisan independents and third party candidates almost completely out of the system ...

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Progs Target Conservatives at GMU - Bacon's Rebellion

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 06:52

Bacon's Rebellion

Progs Target Conservatives at GMU
Bacon's Rebellion
There's no disputing that the faculty of U.S. colleges and universities skew heavily to the left side of the ideological spectrum. Mitchell Langbert, a Brooklyn College professor, reviewed the party affiliations of 8,688 tenure-track, Ph.D.-holding ...

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The Democrats Are Moving Left Without Self-Destructing - Bloomberg

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 04:15

Bloomberg

The Democrats Are Moving Left Without Self-Destructing
Bloomberg
Democrats still face huge challenges, including a depleted bench. The party lost more than 1,000 legislative seats during Obama's presidency. “The progressive movement hasn't done enough to cultivate the bench down-ballot,” Ganapathy says, adding that ...
The Left Will Take Over the Democratic Party, Just Give It TimeVICE
The Democratic establishment shows its strength where it most needs itWashington Post
What's At Stake In The First Big Primary Day Of 2018FiveThirtyEight

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3rd District race draws attention of Democrats - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 01:03

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

3rd District race draws attention of Democrats
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Voter turnout is always much higher in presidential election years. In 2016, for instance, roughly 135,700 people voted in the 3rd District Republican primary, about 40,700 people voted in the Democratic contest, and more than 287,200 voted in the ...

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The Left Will Take Over the Democratic Party, Just Give It Time - VICE

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:48

VICE

The Left Will Take Over the Democratic Party, Just Give It Time
VICE
If he'd managed to unite liberals and leftists against a centrist, or against a less capable liberal candidate, I suspect he'd be the nominee. But the Democratic Party needs to take the left seriously even if it's only getting 30 percent in ...

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Purple districts elect the most extreme legislators, driving polarization - Princeton University

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 15:56

Princeton University

Purple districts elect the most extreme legislators, driving polarization
Princeton University
So-called purple voting districts that change hands between Republicans and Democrats — rather than reliably conservative and liberal districts — are an underappreciated source of rising political polarization in state legislatures, according to a ...

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