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Now That Al Franken Is Gone, Democrats Need to Hold Hearings on Trump - The Nation.

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:07

The Nation.

Now That Al Franken Is Gone, Democrats Need to Hold Hearings on Trump
The Nation.
To GOP hypocrites like Sanders—and so many more—all Franken's resignation will mean is that the senator is guilty of sexual wrongdoing, while Trump is not. And that standard applies to the brazen child molester Roy Moore, accused of sexual predation ...
Al Franken resigns, blasts Republican hypocrisy on sexual misconductNBCNews.com
Why Franken Had to GoSlate Magazine (blog)
Is Al Franken's resignation a political stunt or a sign that #MeToo is here to stay?Los Angeles Times

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Andrew White seeks to challenge Abbott as conservative Democrat - Houston Chronicle

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:49

Houston Chronicle

Andrew White seeks to challenge Abbott as conservative Democrat
Houston Chronicle
But he said he sees himself as the only Democrat who can face off successfully with Abbott in the November election. "I want to bring the race to Gov. Abbott," he said. First, Democratic activists said Thursday, White must explain his positions to ...
Houston Democrat Andrew White, son of former Gov. Mark White, announces run for state's top jobDallas News (blog)

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Andrew White seeks to challenge Abbott as conservative Democrat - Houston Chronicle

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Houston Chronicle

Andrew White seeks to challenge Abbott as conservative Democrat
Houston Chronicle
But he said he sees himself as the only Democrat who can face off successfully with Abbott in the November election. "I want to bring the race to Gov. Abbott," he said. First, Democratic activists said Thursday, White must explain his positions to ...
Houston Democrat Andrew White, son of former Gov. Mark White, announces run for state's top jobDallas News (blog)

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The Tax Bill Shows Yet Again Republicans Only Care About States' Rights When It Serves Them - HuffPost

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:16

HuffPost

The Tax Bill Shows Yet Again Republicans Only Care About States' Rights When It Serves Them
HuffPost
The provision hits a handful of liberal states with higher taxes especially hard, since they are the only places where state and local taxes are high enough for a significant number of taxpayers to take advantage of the deduction. The upper-middle ...

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Not Worth a Cake? - Commonweal

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:01

Commonweal

Not Worth a Cake?
Commonweal
A growing body of sociological research shows that Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, aren't just separated by ideological differences. A yawning cultural gap separates them, too. People on the left and right live in different ...

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Protest held in Missoula over proposed tax bill - KTVH

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:55

Chippewa Herald

Protest held in Missoula over proposed tax bill
KTVH
It goes beyond progressives, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans. This is a bill that has an impact on millions of Americans.” Democratic Senator Jon Tester said he is still sorting through the nearly 500-page tax bill almost a week since the Senate ...
Michael Gerson: With tax bill vote, Senate Republicans revealed their inner plutocratAnniston Star
The Senate Tax Bill Favors the Middle Class, Not the RichNational Review
Michael Gerson: Where's the compassionate conservatism?Chippewa Herald
New York Magazine -mySanAntonio.com -Vox
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Bernie Sanders blasts Paul Ryan over Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts - The Hill

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:32

The Hill

Bernie Sanders blasts Paul Ryan over Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts
The Hill
It is astonishing to watch so many conservatives and Republicans compromise and betray core values that once comprised the heart and soul of their philosophy. Remember when Republicans stood for national defense and attacked liberals for being “soft on ...

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Atlanta Mayoral Race Shows What Happens When Progressives Don't Compromise - The Intercept

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:37

The Intercept

Atlanta Mayoral Race Shows What Happens When Progressives Don't Compromise
The Intercept
It wasn't even close. And between Bottoms and Norwood, the most progressive candidate was clearly Bottoms. Anybody who knows Atlanta politics, knows that Norwood is about as conservative as an Atlanta politician can get. She has sometimes voted for ...

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The Democratic party is fine | The Outline - The Outline

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:57

The Outline

The Democratic party is fine | The Outline
The Outline
It is the most united American party in modern political history.

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Liberals Need to Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears - New York Times

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 05:46

New York Times

Liberals Need to Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears
New York Times
Given the triumph of contemporary conservatism, it may be time for liberals to take a look at the vulnerabilities of their own orthodoxies. Democrats who yearn for President Trump to be taken down should examine this list of Republican strengths ...

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When “Top-Two” Means “Only One” - The American Interest

Google News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:07

The American Interest

When “Top-Two” Means “Only One”
The American Interest
The presence of half a dozen Republicans on the ballot didn't help any one of them, though, and Loretta Sanchez and Kamala Harris easily made it into the general election. Of the two of them, Sanchez was widely viewed as the “moderate” Democrat, who ...

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Protesters demonstrate in Missoula over tax-reform bill - KTVQ Billings News

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:48

KTVQ Billings News

Protesters demonstrate in Missoula over tax-reform bill
KTVQ Billings News
Protesters upset over the Republicans tax plan gathered Wednesday at the steps of the Missoula County Courthouse. Now that the bill has cleared both chambers of Congress, Montanans are asking how the tax overhaul could affect them, and many are asking ...

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Protest over proposed tax bill in Missoula - WTHITV.com

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:38

UK Progressive Magazine

Protest over proposed tax bill in Missoula
WTHITV.com
Protesters upset over the Republicans tax plan gathered on Wednesday at the steps of the Missoula County Courthouse. Now that the Senate has passed its version of a tax bill, Montanans are asking how the tax overhaul could affect them, and many are ...
The Senate Tax Bill Favors the Middle Class, Not the RichNational Review
'Death to Democrats': How the GOP Tax Bill Whacks Liberal TenetsUK Progressive Magazine
Senate's tax cut plan reveals Republicans' inner plutocratWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Vox
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Missoula demonstrators say tax bill affects everyone, regardless of politics - KPAX-TV

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:02

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Missoula demonstrators say tax bill affects everyone, regardless of politics
KPAX-TV
Now that the Senate has passed its version of a tax bill, Montanans are asking how the tax overhaul could affect them, and many are asking their state leaders for answers. “It truly is a non-partisan issue," said Missoula Lawyer Erin Erickson. "This ...
The Senate Tax Bill Favors the Middle Class, Not the RichNational Review
Senate's tax cut plan reveals Republicans' inner plutocratWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Orrin Hatch just made the Republican agenda startlingly clearVox
Conservative Review
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DG Martin: How NC can learn from Alabama's special election - Salisbury Post

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:16

Salisbury Post

DG Martin: How NC can learn from Alabama's special election
Salisbury Post
Dampen their enthusiasm with constant reminders of the Republican candidate's sins and inconsistencies. Roy Moore's alleged misconduct seemed to present a God-given opportunity to discourage more voters from voting for him. But Alabama Democrats ...

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Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez running for Texas Governor - FOX 7 Austin

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 19:01

Houston Public Media

Dallas Co. Sheriff Lupe Valdez running for Texas Governor
FOX 7 Austin
Ed Espinoza with Progress Texas says progressive voters haven't had a reason to come out and vote. He says democrats have tried the "moderate" thing -- it doesn't work. "They're the party of Trump. We've got to be the opposite. Nobody is looking for ...
Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez announces she's resigning to run for governor.San Antonio Express-News
Who Is Lupe Valdez, The Dallas County Sheriff Running As A Democrat For Texas Governor?Houston Public Media

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Will a run for governor by independent Greg Orman cause problems for Democrats? - Wichita Eagle

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:52

KSAL

Will a run for governor by independent Greg Orman cause problems for Democrats?
Wichita Eagle
A slew of Republican candidates are running, including Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, former lawmakers Mark Hutton and Jim Barnett, and businessmen Ed O'Malley and Wink Hartman. Kansas ...
Independent Greg Orman reshuffles the race for Kansas governorKansas City Star

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One street in midtown where Republicans, Democrats, independents coexist - Lagniappe

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:52

Lagniappe

One street in midtown where Republicans, Democrats, independents coexist
Lagniappe
Mastro himself is an unlikely Republican. Semi-retired from the music and marketing industries with an interest in restoring and modifying old cars, he said he was “a real liberal” when he was younger, at one point even joining the Young Socialist ...
'We've already lost' — GOP takes stock of the nightmare unfolding in AlabamaWichita Eagle
Roy Moore deploys legal threats over ads in Alabama's Senate raceWashington Post
Bannon to bring 'fire and fury' to Alabama for Roy Moore -- this time with Trump on his sideCNN
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Independent Greg Orman reshuffles the race for Kansas governor - Kansas City Star

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:25

Kansas City Star

Independent Greg Orman reshuffles the race for Kansas governor
Kansas City Star
An Olathe businessman with tens of millions in assets took the first steps Wednesday toward an independent candidacy for governor. Greg Orman, who mounted a failed bid for U.S. Senate in 2014, filed paperwork with the state to establish a campaign ...

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Michael Gerson: Where's the compassionate conservatism? - Chippewa Herald

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:07

Chippewa Herald

Michael Gerson: Where's the compassionate conservatism?
Chippewa Herald
How is this for symbolism: In their tax bill, Senate Republicans gave a break to private jet owners, but refused to increase the corporate rate by 0.94 percentage points to cover the cost of helping an estimated 12 million working-class families. The ...
Orrin Hatch just made the Republican agenda startlingly clearVox
'Death to Democrats': How the GOP Tax Bill Whacks Liberal TenetsUK Progressive Magazine
The Senate Tax Bill Favors the Middle Class, Not the RichNational Review
Conservative Review
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