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Reilich denies GOP spending backed Trump mailer targeting Baxter - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:57

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Reilich denies GOP spending backed Trump mailer targeting Baxter
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Monroe County Republican chairman Bill Reilich is uncertain what mailings his party sent with the more than $30,000 spent on postage in the waning days of the general election. But he denied it was on a flier that claimed Sheriff-elect Todd Baxter ...

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Democrats Trust The Press And Republicans Don't. What Now? - The National Memo (blog)

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 03:24

The National Memo (blog)

Democrats Trust The Press And Republicans Don't. What Now?
The National Memo (blog)
Donald Trump's presidency has coincided with an unprecedented partisan divide in attitudes toward the press, with Democrats' confidence soaring as Republicans' trust plummets, according to a new study. The research was presented yesterday at a ...

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Opinion: Learning from Alabama - Hickory Daily Record

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 02:44

The Wilson Times

Opinion: Learning from Alabama
Hickory Daily Record
But Alabama Democrats' difficulty in exploiting Moore's weaknesses shows that this task is not always easy. Thirdly, find an appeal to conservative and moderate voters who generally vote Republican, but are concerned about what the election of a ...
North Carolinians must take time to learn from AlabamaThe Wilson Times

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Independent Orman officially sets in motion campaign for Kansas governor - The Garden City Telegram

Google News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:01

Independent Orman officially sets in motion campaign for Kansas governor
The Garden City Telegram
Olathe businessman Greg Orman returns to Kansas' political forefront Wednesday by formally launching an exploratory committee for an independent campaign for governor in a move certain to jolt the congested field of Republican and Democratic hopefuls ...

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Orman looks to shake up crowded field for governor - The Hutchinson News

Google News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:02

Orman looks to shake up crowded field for governor
The Hutchinson News
Olathe businessman Greg Orman returns to Kansas' political forefront Wednesday by formally launching an exploratory committee for an independent campaign for governor in a move certain to jolt the congested field of Republican and Democratic hopefuls ...

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North Carolinians must take time to learn from Alabama - The Wilson Times

Google News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 21:06

The Wilson Times

North Carolinians must take time to learn from Alabama
The Wilson Times
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. Thirdly, find an appeal to ...

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With shutdown approaching, Democrats also divided on what to push for in spending bill - Washington Post

Google News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:33

Washington Post

With shutdown approaching, Democrats also divided on what to push for in spending bill
Washington Post
This was supposed to be the week that Democrats vowed to assert maximum leverage over talks to keep the federal government open — but they may not be in sync about what they're fighting for. Liberals from urban districts and coastal states are vowing ...
Pelosi-Schumer tactics won't beat Trump. Stop cowering and hiding, DemocratsUSA TODAY
WH Budget Meeting PlannedDTN The Progressive Farmer (blog)

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Dads Of Daughters May Become More Politically Extreme, Regardless Of Whether They Are Democrats Or Republicans - Bustle

Google News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:13

Bustle

Dads Of Daughters May Become More Politically Extreme, Regardless Of Whether They Are Democrats Or Republicans
Bustle
There is no relationship quite as uniquely politicized as fathers with daughters; and if research is any indication, merely being a father of a daughter really can affect a man's political beliefs. According to some data, men with daughters are more ...

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Democrats trust the press and Republicans don't. What now? - Media Matters for America (blog)

Google News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:35

Media Matters for America (blog)

Democrats trust the press and Republicans don't. What now?
Media Matters for America (blog)
But on balance, this was a summit about winning back Republicans who don't trust the press, not about holding on to Democrats who do. There are certainly steps that journalists could take to try to retain Democrats' record-high support for the press ...

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OPINION: What North Carolina could learn from Alabama's election - Asheville Citizen-Times

Google News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:56

OPINION: What North Carolina could learn from Alabama's election
Asheville Citizen-Times
But Alabama Democrats' difficulty in exploiting Moore's weaknesses shows that this task is not always easy. Thirdly, find an appeal to conservative and moderate voters who generally vote Republican, but are concerned about what the election of a ...

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Jim Dey: Wounded Rauner on run vs. angry Dems, alienated GOP - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Google News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:00

Chicago Tribune

Jim Dey: Wounded Rauner on run vs. angry Dems, alienated GOP
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
No matter what her rhetoric about running for governor, Ives' real goal is to see Rauner lose, whether she defeats him herself in March or helps the Democrats do it in November. What Ives seeks to do is clearly not beyond reach. She'll have her hands ...
Morning Spin: Senate's tax plan approval is news to RaunerChicago Tribune

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The Loneliest Democrat in Trump Country - POLITICO Magazine

Google News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 05:09

POLITICO Magazine

The Loneliest Democrat in Trump Country
POLITICO Magazine
An incumbent Democrat in a state Donald Trump won by 19 points, Donnelly is constantly dogged by Republicans aiming to unseat him when he runs for reelection next November, including House Republicans Todd Rokita and Luke Messer. An America Rising ...

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The Senate Tax Bill Favors the Middle Class, Not the Rich - National Review

Google News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:30

Albany Democrat Herald

The Senate Tax Bill Favors the Middle Class, Not the Rich
National Review
So Republicans need to counter biased claims about the tax bill's distributional effects. In reality, middle-income households will receive the largest tax cuts, as a percentage of what they currently pay, under both the House and Senate bills. But ...
Senate GOP reveals inner plutocratAlbany Democrat Herald
Collins' support for GOP tax bill could waver if Trump, McConnell can't keep promisesBangor Daily News

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State Supreme Court candidate candid about his politics - Leader-Telegram

Google News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 01:02

Leader-Telegram

State Supreme Court candidate candid about his politics
Leader-Telegram
Burns, one of three candidates running for the state Supreme Court seat being vacated next year by conservative Justice Michael Gableman, openly talks about his values, calls himself a progressive and even points out his history of making donations to ...

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Senate GOP reveals inner plutocrat - Albany Democrat Herald

Google News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 20:54

Albany Democrat Herald

Senate GOP reveals inner plutocrat
Albany Democrat 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 ...

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DG Martin: Learning from Alabama - Winston-Salem Journal

Google News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 20:30

Winston-Salem Journal

DG Martin: Learning from Alabama
Winston-Salem Journal
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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RIP John Anderson, the Last Liberal Republican - New York Magazine

Google News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:12

New York Magazine

RIP John Anderson, the Last Liberal Republican
New York Magazine
And in fact, Anderson largely abandoned his centrist positioning in order to poach liberals from Jimmy Carter, whose Evangelical background, fiscal conservatism, and cool relationship with Israel alienated a lot of usually Democratic voters. I recall ...
Illinois Republican John Anderson, third-party candidate for president in 1980, dies at 95Chicago Tribune
John B. Anderson, whose quixotic run for president helped hand the election to Reagan, dies at 95Los Angeles Times

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Will MSNBC punish Joy Reid after homophobic past was revealed? - Fox News

Google News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:35

Fox News

Will MSNBC punish Joy Reid after homophobic past was revealed?
Fox News
Reid apologized once her homophobic past was exposed and Crist — who is now a Democrat — took to Twitter to accept her apology. However, MSNBC presumably is considering some sort of discipline for Reid, or else the network's spokesperson would have ...
MSNBC Anchor Joy Reid Apologizes For Homophobic Blog PostsThe Inquisitr

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Learning From Alabama - The Mountaineer

Google News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:55

Learning From Alabama
The Mountaineer
But Alabama Democrats' difficulty in exploiting Moore's weaknesses shows that this task is not always easy. Thirdly, find an appeal to conservative and moderate voters who generally vote Republican, but are concerned about what the election of a ...

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Illinois Republican John Anderson, third-party candidate for president in 1980, dies at 95 - Chicago Tribune

Google News - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:24

Chicago Tribune

Illinois Republican John Anderson, third-party candidate for president in 1980, dies at 95
Chicago Tribune
In 1978, conservative political action committees backed former fundamentalist minister Don Lyon to challenge Anderson for his House seat. Anderson secured reelection with 58 percent of the vote, but the experience pained and provoked him. "I was ...
John B. Anderson, whose quixotic run for president helped hand the election to Reagan, dies at 95Los Angeles Times

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