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Democrats are having a banner recruiting year — and it could cost them - NBCNews.com

Google News - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 04:46

NBCNews.com

Democrats are having a banner recruiting year — and it could cost them
NBCNews.com
In general, the liberal state's system favors Democrats. This year, for instance, Republicans are likely to be locked out of elections for both governor and Senate, which could depress GOP turnout statewide. But in places with a lot of strong Democrats ...

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Republicans brace for energized Democrats in statehouse races - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Google News - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 02:39

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Republicans brace for energized Democrats in statehouse races
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Matt Walter, president of the Republican State Leadership Committee, the party's national hub for legislative campaigns, said Republicans were on the defense in all but a few states. Citing Democratic turnout in recent special elections, Mr. Walter ...

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Fantasy fight card does not read Rauner vs. Pritzker - Belleville News-Democrat

Google News - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 17:33

Belleville News-Democrat

Fantasy fight card does not read Rauner vs. Pritzker
Belleville News-Democrat
Illinois politics could be so much more interesting were it to act more like a fantasy sports league, where we pick our players and create our own match-ups. The clash of the billionaires for Illinois governor is too predictable to be very interesting ...

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Eric Rumple: Utah lawmakers should admit that science cuts both ways - Salt Lake Tribune

Google News - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 11:46

Salt Lake Tribune

Eric Rumple: Utah lawmakers should admit that science cuts both ways
Salt Lake Tribune
Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune Smoke from wildfires to the west have drifted into northern Utah for the past few days making visibility dismal and air quality less than healthy. Couple climb trail at Ensign Peak Nature Park behind the Utah State ...

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Democrats Lack A Bold National Climate Change Plan In The Trump Era, And It Shows - HuffPost

Google News - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 08:01

HuffPost

Democrats Lack A Bold National Climate Change Plan In The Trump Era, And It Shows
HuffPost
State- and city-level leaders have also provided a groundswell of progressive climate policy ideas. Last summer, the New York State Legislature considered the Climate and Community Protection Act, hailed as one of the most progressive climate bills in ...

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Long Dominant in Statehouses, Republicans Brace for Energized Democrats - New York Times

Google News - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 05:00

New York Times

Long Dominant in Statehouses, Republicans Brace for Energized Democrats
New York Times
Matt Walter, president of the Republican State Leadership Committee, the party's national hub for legislative campaigns, said Republicans were on the defense in all but a few states. Citing Democratic turnout in recent special elections, Mr. Walter ...

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Members of year-old ACT Yakima hope to keep pushing for positive change - Yakima Herald-Republic

Google News - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 02:41

Yakima Herald-Republic

Members of year-old ACT Yakima hope to keep pushing for positive change
Yakima Herald-Republic
We don't want Republicans to become Democrats — we want better Republicans.” ACT Yakima also has canvassed — asking for votes or support — for candidates such as city council member Kay Funk and others who share common progressive ideologies ...

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In City Council, Power Shifts Away From Progressives - New York Times

Google News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:54

New York Times

In City Council, Power Shifts Away From Progressives
New York Times
Of the 18 Democrats joining Mr. Johnson on the powerful budget negotiating team, only six are caucus members; under Ms. Mark-Viverito, three-quarters of the team were caucus members. In contrast, some more conservative Council members fared well ...

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Annie Rice is the true progressive Democrat for the 8th Ward - St. Louis American

Google News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:33

St. Louis American

Annie Rice is the true progressive Democrat for the 8th Ward
St. Louis American
Neoliberals sometimes stand up for social issues but are relaxed on business and taxes, taking an almost conservative approach. Neoliberals aren't rare on the board, and they often stick together and vote together. Some local progressives even call ...

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Progressive Democrats are using small-money donations to outraise establishment opponents with deep-pocketed ... - Boing Boing

Google News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:53

Boing Boing

Progressive Democrats are using small-money donations to outraise establishment opponents with deep-pocketed ...
Boing Boing
In the fourth quarter, she pulled in $195,000, well more than the incumbent Republican Lloyd Smucker, whose haul was just $133,000. Christina Hartman, endorsed by EMILY's List and most of the top Democrats in Pennsylvania, brought in $185,000. For all ...
Lipinski challenger Newman gets backing from SEIU, EMILY's ListChicago Tribune

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Six Insurgent Candidates Just Out-Raised Their Establishment Democratic Opponents - The Intercept

Google News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:53

The Intercept

Six Insurgent Candidates Just Out-Raised Their Establishment Democratic Opponents
The Intercept
The fundraising upsets reflect a burst of progressive energy that is also powering Democrats more broadly. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, challenging Ted Cruz, once again out-raised the Texas senator. The National Journal counted some 30 Democrats out ...
Progressives gang up on LipinskiPolitico
Lipinski challenger Newman gets backing from SEIU, EMILY's ListChicago Tribune

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Tel Aviv Diary: Trump Widens the Partisan Divide over Israel - Newsweek

Google News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:15

Newsweek

Tel Aviv Diary: Trump Widens the Partisan Divide over Israel
Newsweek
What concerns many Israelis is a new report by th e Pew Research Center that reveals a growing partisan divide in America between Democrats and Republicans over support for Israel. In 1979, 45 percent of Democrats and 49 percent of Republicans said ...

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Partisanship and the Congressional Agenda - DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

Google News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:16

Partisanship and the Congressional Agenda
DTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)
Democrats' core supporters have demanded that lawmakers force a solution by using their leverage on spending bills needed to keep the government open. While a bill would have to be bipartisan to pass the Senate, House conservatives are urging Ryan to ...

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Supports levies for North Kitsap schools - Kitsap Daily News

Google News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:01

Supports levies for North Kitsap schools
Kitsap Daily News
Whether conservative or liberal, libertartian or progressive, Democrat, Republican or Independent, the upcoming North Kitsap School District levies are propositions that we can all get behind and vote an overwhelming ”yes.” The levies are not new taxes ...

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Supports levies for North Kitsap schools - Kitsap Daily News

Google News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:01

Supports levies for North Kitsap schools
Kitsap Daily News
Whether conservative or liberal, libertartian or progressive, Democrat, Republican or Independent, the upcoming North Kitsap School District levies are propositions that we can all get behind and vote an overwhelming ”yes.” The levies are not new taxes ...

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The Abortion Memo - New York Times

Google News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:55

New York Times

The Abortion Memo
New York Times
To: Democratic Party Leaders. From: Imaginary Democratic Consultant. Re: Late-Term Abortions. Dear Democratic Leaders,. Last week I watched as our senators voted down the Republican bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. Our people hung ...

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Andrew White says past GOP donation was aberration – and to promote his business - Dallas News

Google News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:54

Dallas News

Andrew White says past GOP donation was aberration – and to promote his business
Dallas News
AUSTIN -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Andrew White, under fire since labeling himself "very conservative" last fall, gave money in 2005 to the Kentucky Republican Party, federal election records show. White said in a written statement Thursday ...

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The 5th Legislative District GOP Website is a Mishmash of Conspiracy Theories, Lies, and Insults - TheStranger.com

Google News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:10

TheStranger.com

The 5th Legislative District GOP Website is a Mishmash of Conspiracy Theories, Lies, and Insults
TheStranger.com
The district is large, dotted with lakes and mountains, and it gets whiter and more conservative the further south and east you get from Seattle. Politics in the 5th district lean well to the right of the city. Mark Mullet, a Democrat who was elected ...

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Longtime Trump Critic Frank Luntz Apologizes to President After State of the Union - Townhall

Google News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:04

Townhall

Longtime Trump Critic Frank Luntz Apologizes to President After State of the Union
Townhall
Luntz summed up his frustration with the Morning Joe panelists (and hyper-partisan liberals in general) when he asked early on in the segment: "Why is it that everything he says drives the Left nuts?" Instead of offering a measured response to Luntz's ...

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The Reasons Why White Women Vote Republican—and What to Do About It - The Nation.

Google News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:22

The Nation.

The Reasons Why White Women Vote Republican—and What to Do About It
The Nation.
“What's wrong with white women?” has become a common refrain in progressive political circles. Majorities of white women cast ballots for Donald Trump despite the fact that Trump faced a highly qualified female opponent who would have shattered the ...

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