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Texas runoffs: Are conservatives or progressives more motivated against the establishment? - Conservative Review

Google News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:40

Conservative Review

Texas runoffs: Are conservatives or progressives more motivated against the establishment?
Conservative Review
Before the primary, controversy was stirred among Democrats when the DCCC attempted to squash Moser's campaign out of fears that she may be too liberal to win in Texas' 7th Congressional District. The attempt backfired during the primary, and tonight ...

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Georgia Governor's Primary Highlights Competing Visions For The Democratic Party - HuffPost

Google News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:12

HuffPost

Georgia Governor's Primary Highlights Competing Visions For The Democratic Party
HuffPost
Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia House minority leader and the odds-on favorite in the race, is running on a solidly progressive platform and the premise that Democrats do not need to cater to the largely white “swing” voters who have abandoned the ...
Southern primaries bring Democratic battles to the forefront750 KXL
Black, Female and Running for Governor: Can She Win in the South?New York Times
A look at TV ad spending in GA-GOVNBCNews.com
11Alive.com WXIA -RealClearPolitics -YouTube -YouTube
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The Democratic wave won't crest without progressive insurgents - Washington Post

Google News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:13

Washington Post

The Democratic wave won't crest without progressive insurgents
Washington Post
The women were buoyed by the support of progressive organizations, including Democrats for a Socialist America (DSA) and Our Revolution, one of the key organizations coming out of the Sanders campaign, People's Action, and Keystone Progress, a state ...
Bernie Sanders: Establishment Dems 'don't generate excitement'NBCNews.com

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Democratic divide: Texas runoff sets up battle between progressives and moderates - The Guardian

Google News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:01

The Guardian

Democratic divide: Texas runoff sets up battle between progressives and moderates
The Guardian
The district covers parts of the state's liberal heartland in central Austin, dips down to the north-eastern suburbs of San Antonio and protracts about 200 miles west into remote and ultra-conservative cowboy country. ... Republican incumbent, Lamar ...

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Every May 22 primary election you should know about, briefly explained - Vox

Google News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:00

New York Times

Every May 22 primary election you should know about, briefly explained
Vox
The large district includes a significant chunk of liberal Austin and stretches all the way down to areas north of San Antonio and rural counties out west. While it's more likely a Republican will win in November, it's a competitive pickup opportunity ...
Democrats' Next Big Thing: Government-Guaranteed JobsNew York Times
Democratic divide: Texas runoff sets up battle between progressives and moderatesThe Guardian
The Most Important Races in Tuesday's PrimariesSlate Magazine
New York Magazine -OZY -FiveThirtyEight
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Democrats' Next Big Thing: Government-Guaranteed Jobs - New York Times

Google News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:00

New York Times

Democrats' Next Big Thing: Government-Guaranteed Jobs
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Prominent Democrats — stung by their eroding support from working-class voters but buoyed by the deficit-be-damned approach of ruling Republicans — are embracing a big idea from a bygone era: guaranteed employment. The “job guarantee ...
Who's Winning the Democrats' Civil War?TIME
The Most Important Races in Tuesday's PrimariesSlate Magazine
Democratic divide: Texas runoff sets up battle between progressives and moderatesThe Guardian
The Hill -OZY -FiveThirtyEight
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Three Themes to Watch at State Democratic Convention - Gotham Gazette

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 23:11

Gotham Gazette

Three Themes to Watch at State Democratic Convention
Gotham Gazette
He is a conservative who caucuses with Republicans, giving them a one-seat majority in the state Senate and effectively thwarting any legislation forwarded by the more progressive Democratic conference. ... the IDC's existence for seven years, recently ...
Hillary Clinton to give keynote speech at NYS Democratic ConventionNY1
Is the 'Cynthia Effect' Real?The Atlantic

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Who's Winning the Democrats' Civil War? - TIME

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 22:41

TIME

Who's Winning the Democrats' Civil War?
TIME
Stacey Abrams, a Democratic candidate for governor, stood outside her campaign headquarters in Atlanta on Saturday surrounded by her left-wing friends. A banner for the Bernie Sanders-inspired group Our Revolution hung next to her campaign sign, near ...
Women Wanting to Save the GOP Need to Step UpOZY
Four reasons why Democrats could lose the congressional midtermsWHYY

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Letters to the Editor - The Winchester Star

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 22:30

Letters to the Editor
The Winchester Star
Republican Robert Mueller, Marine war hero, for once again answering his country's call, has had his integrity called into question since becoming special counsel investigating Russian meddling. George Will, the journalist who so eruditely ... or ...

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Letters to the Editor - The Winchester Star

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 22:30

Letters to the Editor
The Winchester Star
We all are in agreement on how to slow the shrinking of these ice poles according to polls. The recent Yale/George Mason poll proves, “Solid majorities of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans say the United States should use more solar energy.

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The Most Important Races in Tuesday's Primaries - Slate Magazine

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:35

New York Times

The Most Important Races in Tuesday's Primaries
Slate Magazine
Primary voters head to the polls in Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Georgia on Tuesday, to decide the latest battles in the ongoing war between the Democratic establishment and the progressive wing of the party. ... Democrats are hoping Fletcher's more ...
Primary Briefing: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky And TexasFiveThirtyEight
5 questions voters will answer in Tuesday's runoff electionsDallas News
These 7 Women Could Help Democrats Win Congress. (And Here's How the Republicans Plan to Stop Them.)New York Times
Ventura County Star -Times of San Diego
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Obama, Gina Haspel, Texas: Your Monday Evening Briefing - New York Times

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 18:06

New York Times

Obama, Gina Haspel, Texas: Your Monday Evening Briefing
New York Times
Andrew Cuomo over his progressive rival, Cynthia Nixon, in New York's Democratic primary for governor. Both Clintons are treading ... And Mr. Blankenship wants to run as a third-party candidate for Senate in West Virginia, having lost the Republican ...

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Move over tea party: 'Progressive' Democrats also a force in ousting moderate incumbents - Allentown Morning Call

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:15

Allentown Morning Call

Move over tea party: 'Progressive' Democrats also a force in ousting moderate incumbents
Allentown Morning Call
Republican state Sen. Randy Vulakovich and Democratic state Rep. Dom Costa may hail from different political parties. But they share a few things in common: Both were police officers. Both represent parts of Allegheny County. And both are middle-of ...

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The Universal Notebook: Handicapping the gubernatorial hopefuls, hopeless - The Forecaster

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:40

The Forecaster

The Universal Notebook: Handicapping the gubernatorial hopefuls, hopeless
The Forecaster
Moody ran as a middle-of-the-road independent eight years ago, insisting he was neither a liberal nor a conservative. Now the LePage team body mechanics have souped up Moody as “a lifelong conservative.” So which is it, Shawn, were you lying then or ...

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What Happens in Georgia Could Have National Implications for Years to Come - RollingStone.com

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:08

RollingStone.com

What Happens in Georgia Could Have National Implications for Years to Come
RollingStone.com
Abrams, who grew up poor in Mississippi and served six years as both the first black Democratic leader in the state House and the first woman, hopes to scale up those "firsts" in November by upsetting the Republican nominee – most likely long-serving ...

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Don Blankenship announces third-party Senate bid in West Virginia - NBCNews.com

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:29

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Don Blankenship announces third-party Senate bid in West Virginia
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Don Blankenship, the colorful and controversial Republican who recently came up short in West Virginia's Senate primary, announced Monday he will throw his hat back in the ring with a third-party bid. That is, if Blankenship's candidacy is legally ...
Blankenship to seek US Senate seat as 3rd-party candidate680 News

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Our Opinion: Contrarian blocs challenge political parties' platforms - The Wilson Times

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:00

Our Opinion: Contrarian blocs challenge political parties' platforms
The Wilson Times
Yes, there are liberal conservatives and conservative liberals. The Blue Dog Coalition, a caucus of centrist and family-values Democrats chaired by U.S. Rep. Jim Costa of ... more competitive races and less polarization. As for party chairs and ...

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Female candidates to play a starring role in Tuesday's primaries - NBCNews.com

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:47

Female candidates to play a starring role in Tuesday's primaries
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female contest is the runoff in Texas' 7th congressional district, where Lizzie Fletcher (who's backed by EMILY's List and is the preferred choice among national Democrats) faces off against Laura Moser (who's favored by progressive groups). .... as ...

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The still-raging controversy over Al Franken's resignation, explained - Vox

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 06:20

Vox

The still-raging controversy over Al Franken's resignation, explained
Vox
Many progressive men didn't see the fall of Al Franken over sexual misconduct allegations as the loss of a Democratic senator. It was the loss of a progressive icon. And they haven't moved on. I know this because they still email me about it. “As a ...

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Juan Williams: Trump gives life to the left - The Hill

Google News - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 06:05

The Hill

Juan Williams: Trump gives life to the left
The Hill
Andrew Cuomo (D), has set back progressive causes by working too closely with Republicans and conservative Democrats in the state legislature. "We're a blue state, we're a proudly Democratic state, but we have a governor in there who governs like a ...

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