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Progs Target Conservatives at GMU - Bacon's Rebellion

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 06:52

Bacon's Rebellion

Progs Target Conservatives at GMU
Bacon's Rebellion
There's no disputing that the faculty of U.S. colleges and universities skew heavily to the left side of the ideological spectrum. Mitchell Langbert, a Brooklyn College professor, reviewed the party affiliations of 8,688 tenure-track, Ph.D.-holding ...

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The Democrats Are Moving Left Without Self-Destructing - Bloomberg

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 04:15

Bloomberg

The Democrats Are Moving Left Without Self-Destructing
Bloomberg
Democrats still face huge challenges, including a depleted bench. The party lost more than 1,000 legislative seats during Obama's presidency. “The progressive movement hasn't done enough to cultivate the bench down-ballot,” Ganapathy says, adding that ...
The Left Will Take Over the Democratic Party, Just Give It TimeVICE
The Democratic establishment shows its strength where it most needs itWashington Post
What's At Stake In The First Big Primary Day Of 2018FiveThirtyEight

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3rd District race draws attention of Democrats - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Google News - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 01:03

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

3rd District race draws attention of Democrats
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Voter turnout is always much higher in presidential election years. In 2016, for instance, roughly 135,700 people voted in the 3rd District Republican primary, about 40,700 people voted in the Democratic contest, and more than 287,200 voted in the ...

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The Left Will Take Over the Democratic Party, Just Give It Time - VICE

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:48

VICE

The Left Will Take Over the Democratic Party, Just Give It Time
VICE
If he'd managed to unite liberals and leftists against a centrist, or against a less capable liberal candidate, I suspect he'd be the nominee. But the Democratic Party needs to take the left seriously even if it's only getting 30 percent in ...

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Purple districts elect the most extreme legislators, driving polarization - Princeton University

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 15:56

Princeton University

Purple districts elect the most extreme legislators, driving polarization
Princeton University
So-called purple voting districts that change hands between Republicans and Democrats — rather than reliably conservative and liberal districts — are an underappreciated source of rising political polarization in state legislatures, according to a ...

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Is It Just an 'Atheists' Club'? Inside the House of Representatives' New Freethought Caucus - Pacific Standard

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 15:24

Pacific Standard

Is It Just an 'Atheists' Club'? Inside the House of Representatives' New Freethought Caucus
Pacific Standard
The nearly 500 registered caucuses in the House of Representatives cover seemingly every issue. They represent social problems (Homelessness Caucus, Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus); industries (Coal Caucus, Steel Caucus); diseases (Caucus on ...

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The Democrats' frightening embrace of socialism - Chicago Tribune

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 14:01

Chicago Tribune

The Democrats' frightening embrace of socialism
Chicago Tribune
Speaking at an event last week in New York City, Hillary Clinton said something interesting about Democrats today and their lurch to the left. Clinton said being a capitalist “probably” hurt her when campaigning against democratic socialist Sen. Bernie ...

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The Democratic establishment shows its strength where it most needs it - Washington Post

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 13:00

Washington Post

The Democratic establishment shows its strength where it most needs it
Washington Post
In Tuesday's primaries, Democratic candidates favored by party leaders advanced to the general election in every key House, Senate and gubernatorial race on the ballot. Perhaps nothing summed up the environment more than Richard Cordray's romp to the ...

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Shifting definitions of political terms keep us on our toes - Leader Publications

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:05

Leader Publications

Shifting definitions of political terms keep us on our toes
Leader Publications
The progressive label has historical relevance back to Teddy Roosevelt's day in the early 1900s, when it described him and other Republicans – yes, Republicans – who fought for labor reforms. But in the modern era, it is a Democratic word, which some ...

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Delaware's Senator Chris Coons: The National GOP's favorite Democrat? - WDEL 1150AM (blog)

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:49

Delaware's Senator Chris Coons: The National GOP's favorite Democrat?
WDEL 1150AM (blog)
If you hear a conservative caller on a telephone talk-show, Delaware's junior Senator Chris Coons is simply a Trump-bashing "lib" Democrat, like the rest of Delaware's Congressional delegation. If you read a progressive blog such as Delaware Liberal ...

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Democratic Women Were Big Winners In Tuesday's Primaries - HuffPost

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:43

HuffPost

Democratic Women Were Big Winners In Tuesday's Primaries
HuffPost
Some face difficult general election contests in solidly GOP districts. Still, the showing in this year's primaries raises the question of whether progressive candidates can make inroads in Trump country. One contender is Liz Watson, a labor attorney ...

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Editorial: Open government has to matter more than politics - Madison.com

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 08:34

Madison.com

Editorial: Open government has to matter more than politics
Madison.com
The pressure is now on legislative leaders — who happen to be conservative Republicans at this point — to knock down barriers to easy access to open records. And that should be the focus of advocates for transparency in state government. Democratic ...

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4 Takeaways From The Big Primary Kickoff Night - NPR

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 05:01

NPR

4 Takeaways From The Big Primary Kickoff Night
NPR
Midterms, especially primaries, are won and lost by activists. And right now, if Tuesday night's primary results are any indication, Democrats appear to be in better shape structurally than the GOP. It's still very early in primary season to draw ...
Trump push for conservative judges intensifies, to Democrats' dismayReuters

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Mixing it up: After last debate for California governor, will Gavin Newsom get his wish? - CALmatters

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 03:01

CALmatters

Mixing it up: After last debate for California governor, will Gavin Newsom get his wish?
CALmatters
On stage for 90 minutes tonight in San Jose, the top six contenders to be California's next governor echoed existing positions, with no one managing to score a breakout moment or strike a fatal blow. And there isn't much time left. California's “top ...
California's Governor Candidates Debate: Here's A Look At The Six ContendersCapital Public Radio News
California governor debate: Housing, gas tax take focusKSBW The Central Coast

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Victory no surprise for Tritch - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:02

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Victory no surprise for Tritch
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Tritch repeatedly has described herself as socially progressive, fiscally conservative and a political independent before announcing her candidacy as a Democrat last summer. Banks, who has been a state senator from Columbia City, a member of the ...

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Ohio voters make conservative choices in governor's primary – picking DeWine, Cordray - Idaho Press-Tribune

Google News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:16

Ohio voters make conservative choices in governor's primary – picking DeWine, Cordray
Idaho Press-Tribune
Kasich's attempts to make the national Republican Party more moderate during a lackluster presidential run in 2016 may have endeared him to independent voters, but it's clearly cost him support on the right in his home state. Republican candidates ...

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Tritch wins 3-way Democratic congressional primary - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Google News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 22:33

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Tritch wins 3-way Democratic congressional primary
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
First-term Republican Rep. Jim Banks of Columbia City ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The 3rd District has not been represented by a Democrat since Jill Long Thompson from 1989 through 1994. "It's an overwhelmingly Republican district, the ...

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Patrick Morrisey beats Don Blankenship to win West Virginia Senate GOP primary - Vox

Google News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 22:26

Vox

Patrick Morrisey beats Don Blankenship to win West Virginia Senate GOP primary
Vox
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey prevailed in Tuesday's West Virginia Senate Republican primary election, holding off coal boss Don Blankenship and averting a disaster for the DC establishment. Morrisey will now face Democratic Sen. Joe ...
4 Takeaways From The Big Primary Kickoff NightNPR
Trump push for conservative judges intensifies, to Democrats' dismayReuters

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Richard Cordray Beats Dennis Kucinich in Ohio Democratic Primary - Mother Jones

Google News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:38

Mother Jones

Richard Cordray Beats Dennis Kucinich in Ohio Democratic Primary
Mother Jones
Richard Cordray will be the Democratic nominee for Ohio governor in November, according to the Associated Press, which called the race after Cordray locked in a large lead in early returns Tuesday night. He defeated former Rep. Dennis Kucinich in a ...
How the Ohio Democratic governor's primary is further dividing the leftMic
Ohio voters make conservative choices in governor's primary – picking DeWine, CordrayThe Conversation US
Richard Cordray Just Won Ohio's Democratic Primary. His Party Thinks Trump Will Help Make Him Governor.BuzzFeed News

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Another day, another low for Texas' lowest politician — state Rep. Jonathan Stickland - Dallas News

Google News - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:04

Dallas News

Another day, another low for Texas' lowest politician — state Rep. Jonathan Stickland
Dallas News
He's known for launching nasty social media attacks on — well, just about everybody, collectively and individually, and sometimes by name: not just the "liberal media," but specific reporters he doesn't like; Democrats; Republicans he considers ...

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