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Gerrymandering as a right-wing plot is a myth - Lagniappe

Google News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:55

Lagniappe

Gerrymandering as a right-wing plot is a myth
Lagniappe
Although we're led to believe it is a GOP plot to rig elections, progressive liberals would have the most to lose, particularly in Alabama, if gerrymandering were declared unconstitutional. The more radical liberal ideologues come from gerrymandered ...

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Senator Bernie Sanders Opposes Impeachment Of President Donald Trump - The Liberty Conservative

Google News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:26

The Liberty Conservative

Senator Bernie Sanders Opposes Impeachment Of President Donald Trump
The Liberty Conservative
Impeachment has become a hot button topic for liberal and progressive activists. In their view, the President is wrecking America with his constant criticisms of the mainstream media and unconventional political approach. In some of the most extreme ...

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Wisconsin Dems say Alabama results show they have momentum; Republicans dismiss that idea - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Google News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:01

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin Dems say Alabama results show they have momentum; Republicans dismiss that idea
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Bannon backed Moore and Tuesday's results were viewed as a setback for Bannon. Brandon Moody, a Nicholson campaign spokesman, tried to keep the focus on Baldwin. "Now, more than ever, Republicans in Wisconsin need to be focused on defeating liberal ...

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A Win In Alabama Won't Translate Unless Texas Democrats Can Turn Purple Counties Into Blue - KUT

Google News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:10

KUT

A Win In Alabama Won't Translate Unless Texas Democrats Can Turn Purple Counties Into Blue
KUT
Last night, something happened that hasn't in 25 years: the state with 'heart of dixie' stamped on the license plate elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. The question is whether Doug Jones' victory in Alabama is an anomaly or a turning point. His ...

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Brevard Democrat enters the race for Congress - The Mountaineer

Google News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:45

The Mountaineer

Brevard Democrat enters the race for Congress
The Mountaineer
When asked if he was a liberal, moderate or conservative Democrat, Woodsmall said he prefers the term “progressive.” “We need to make progress in this country, and we are not doing that now,” he said. Woodsmall is not independently wealthy, but hopes ...

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Ex-nonprofit executive to run for governor as Democrat - Arkansas Online

Google News - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:11

Arkansas Online

Ex-nonprofit executive to run for governor as Democrat
Arkansas Online
He said Tuesday that he doesn't recall why, as a 20-year-old college student, he voted in the Republican primary in 1998, but he always has voted for the best candidate. Henderson declined to call himself a moderate, liberal or progressive Democrat ...

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Kentucky-Leverett connection is reviewed, discussed - The Recorder

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:57

The Recorder

Kentucky-Leverett connection is reviewed, discussed
The Recorder
“This is amazing work.” Robertson was referring to Hands Across the Hills, a project of the Leverett Bridging Committee that brought 11 people from Letcher County, Kentucky, to Leverett in October to have structured interactions with 18 residents. The ...

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Doug Jones's stunning victory could be the beginning of the end of tax reform - Vox

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:43

UK Progressive Magazine

Doug Jones's stunning victory could be the beginning of the end of tax reform
Vox
But Republicans haven't done a great job of meeting their ambitious legislative deadlines so far. They have some big problems to fix in the final bill, and every change shifts around tens of billions or hundreds of billions of dollars. It could get ...
Susan Collins and the Duping of CentristsUK Progressive Magazine

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Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race - New York Times

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:39

New York Times

Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race
New York Times
And solidifying Mr. Jones's victory were the Republican-leaning Alabamians who chose to write in the name of a third candidate rather than back one of the two major party nominees. Over 20,000 voters here cast write-in ballots. To progressive voters ...
Doug Jones's Victory Shows Why Democrats Must Compete EverywhereNew York Magazine
Democrats are jubilant — and newly confident about 2018 — as Alabama delivers win on Trump's turfWashington Post
Doug Jones got more money from Alabama voters than Roy Moore didVox
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Republican backed by LePage wins Lewiston mayoral race - Bangor Daily News

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:13

Bangor Daily News

Republican backed by LePage wins Lewiston mayoral race
Bangor Daily News
LEWISTON, Maine — City Councilor Shane Bouchard narrowly won Lewiston's mayoral runoff election on Tuesday, keeping the seat in Maine's second-largest city in Republican hands and beating back a second straight challenge from progressive activist Ben ...

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Doug Jones declared victor in Alabama race for Senate; Roy Moore may seek recount - Washington Post

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:12

Washington Post

Doug Jones declared victor in Alabama race for Senate; Roy Moore may seek recount
Washington Post
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — In a stunning setback for the Republican Party, Democrat Doug Jones was elected Alabama's next senator Tuesday, flipping a deeply red state after a campaign that showcased the increasing power of sexual misconduct allegations and ...
Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Special Election Senate RaceRefinery29
Abortion Could Be Deal-Breaker In Alabama Senate Race For Many Torn GOP VotersNPR
Roy Moore, Doug Jones and the issues: A voter's guide to the Alabama Senate electionMontgomery Advertiser
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GOP congressman's support for pro-gun law repels longtime donor - NorthJersey.com

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:11

GOP congressman's support for pro-gun law repels longtime donor
NorthJersey.com
Rodney Frelinghuysen's reelection, a deep-pocketed, longtime donor said Tuesday that he'd rather support Mikie Sherrill, a Democratic candidate in the race for New Jersey's 11th Congressional District – and that he won't be the last donor to jump ship ...

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JUSTIN SALTERS: What we need are more political moderates - The Bakersfield Californian

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:28

The Bakersfield Californian

JUSTIN SALTERS: What we need are more political moderates
The Bakersfield Californian
And, more often than not, my partners end our conversations with some variation of, “If only we had more conservatives/progressives in Sacramento, Congress, etc.” I disagree. Despite their control of the House of Representatives, Senate and White House ...

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Doug Jones got more money from Alabama voters than Roy Moore did - Vox

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:00

Slate Magazine

Doug Jones got more money from Alabama voters than Roy Moore did
Vox
It's entirely possible that deeply conservative Alabama could end up electing a Democrat to the Senate for the first time in 25 years — so progressive groups and Democrats across the country have poured a ton of time and money into Tuesday's special ...
The “Movement” Against Roy MooreSlate Magazine
The Comprehensive Case against Roy MooreNational Review
Alabama voters choose between alleged child abuser and man who jailed KKK in surprisingly tight raceThe Independent
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This Democrat running for Congress attended a Ted Cruz fundraiser. But 'didn't give a dime.' - Miami Herald

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:08

Miami Herald

This Democrat running for Congress attended a Ted Cruz fundraiser. But 'didn't give a dime.'
Miami Herald
Last year, long before he became a congressional candidate running in a Democratic primary, Ken Russell attended a Miami fundraiser for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. But he says he didn't give the conservative Republican a dime. At the time a newly ...

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A Primary Challenge to a Right-Wing Democrat in Illinois Divides the Resistance - The Intercept

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:47

The Intercept

A Primary Challenge to a Right-Wing Democrat in Illinois Divides the Resistance
The Intercept
Anti-choice, skeptical of LGBT rights, and often on the side of anti-immigrant efforts, Lipinski's record is far out of step with his district, which went for Bernie Sanders by roughly eight points in the Democratic primary, and to Hillary Clinton by ...

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Brian Kolb is first Republican to enter 2018 governor's race - Albany Times Union

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:58

Albany Times Union

Brian Kolb is first Republican to enter 2018 governor's race
Albany Times Union
Kolb told the Daily News Tuesday that "there's been rumors out there for years," but "I've been a strong and ethical leader." It's unclear whether Kolb's early announcement will deter other potential GOP candidates. Businessman and former candidate for ...

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The Republican Party's Major Policy Platform Is the Pursuit of Evil - Advocate.com

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:11

Advocate.com

The Republican Party's Major Policy Platform Is the Pursuit of Evil
Advocate.com
I hereby declare that yes, indeed, the Democratic Party is at this point the right wing party in America. Oh, now before you get cocky and start sniffing your red roses, let me explain this to you. You see, the Democratic Socialists of America are the ...
Democrats' field growing crowded as filing for 2018 races ends MondayChron.com

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Franklin County contingent returns from canvassing Ala. voters - GazetteNET

Google News - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:39

GazetteNET

Franklin County contingent returns from canvassing Ala. voters
GazetteNET
On Friday, they had driven south to work in and around Montgomery for Democratic candidate Doug Jones. “It's a moral dilemma for a lot of people there. I think everybody there who pays attention to politics is well aware that this is of nationwide ...

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Franklin County contingent returns from canvassing Ala. voters - The Recorder

Google News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 23:18

The Recorder

Franklin County contingent returns from canvassing Ala. voters
The Recorder
A Democratic win in the deeply conservative state would narrow the Republican margin of control in Congress, which is why progressive leaning groups have sent help to Jones. Esworthy said he spoke with voters who preferred, rather than voting for a ...

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