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Louisianas Democratic governor an ally at influential rightwing conference

Alec, the organization that links corporate lobbyists with state lawmakers to draft laws, holds its annual meeting in New Orleans Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the south, might seem like an awkward fit for the 45th annual meeting of the damage to so called critical infrastructure, which in Louisiana includes oil pipelines. Thats a big deal to environmental activists here who see the bill, which several other states have adopted, as a play to crack down on the kind of sustained demonstration that occurred at…

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Trump responds to Mueller indictments by blaming Obama

President preparing to meet Vladimir Putin in Helsinki after special counsels indictment of 12 Russian spies Donald Trump has commented for the first time on the tweeted: The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration. Why didnt they do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election? According to widespread vice-president Joe Biden, chief of staff Denis McDonough and senior adviser watered down by Republican Senate…

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Ocasio-Cortez politics will not win in Midwest, says Duckworth

After stunning primary upset in New York, Illinois senator cautions party that democratic socialism will not work nationally As Democrats calibrate their political messaging in advance of the November midterm elections, Senator Tammy Duckworth cautioned her party not to become too starry-eyed about the success in New York of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won an upset primary victory this week. While Ocasio-Cortezs candidacy might have been a fit for New Yorks 14th congressional district, said Duckworth, the junior senator from Illinois, her brand of Democratic socialism would not work in the…

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The Democratic party is now publicly attacking progressive candidates | Lawrence Douglas

A liberal candidate for office is being maligned. The surprising twist? Its her own party that is funding the ads In their desperation to win back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats have turned to eating their own. How else to make sense of the unhappy drama unfolding in Texas 7th congressional district? The district, which includes much of affluent west Houston, has a Republican incumbent named John Culberson, but was carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016. Culberson, a gun-loving, climate change-denying champion of Donald Trump, is…

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I Hope You DISGUSTING DEMS Are Happy, Because Now A KNOWN SEX PERVERT Has A BUNCH MORE Free Time On His Hands

Just when I thought you Dumb-o-crats couldn’t get any dumber, you’ve somehow managed to find a way to take your stupidity to a whole new freakin’ level. After weeks of phone-banking and throwing political hissy fits on Facebook, you snowflake shitstains miraculously succeeded in getting radical leftist Doug Jones elected. Well, I hope you’re enjoying your vegan victory parties, because by electing Jones, you’ve given known sex pervert Roy Moore a bunch of free time on his hands. Bravo, libtards. You have essentially given a well-documented pedophile free rein to…

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Al Franken resigns from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations

Minnesota Democrat becomes highest ranking politician to step down in wake of mounting accusations against men in Hollywood, media and politics Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday, becoming the highest-ranking US politician yet to step down in the wake of widening allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the media and politics. Speaking on the Senate floor, Franken, who said he would quit in the coming weeks, said: All women deserve to be heard and their experiences taken seriously. But he said that his…

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Bernie Sanders unveils universal healthcare bill: ‘We will win this struggle’

Senators Medicare for All bill, which is gaining steam among Democrats, would cover 323 million Americans under single system Battle lines have been drawn as Bernie Sanders launches his latest attempt to establish a healthcare system that covers all 323 million Americans. Standing in opposition to Sanders plan are what he calls the most powerful and greedy forces in American society: the pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies, Wall Street and the Republican party. The opposition to this will be extraordinary, Sanders said in an interview in his Capitol Hill office, prior…

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Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort tells Senate panel of Russia meeting

Committee rescinds subpoena after Manafort agrees to turn over notes, while Jared Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for second day of private testimony Donald Trumps former campaign chairman met Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the closed-door interview. Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Dianne Feinstein had also issued a subpoena for Paul Manafort to testify publicly during a Wednesday hearing before the committee. But…

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The Resistance Now: activists say ‘hell no’ to Republican healthcare bill

Progressives sprung into action with dozens protesting outside the Senate majority leaders office, while Democrats took stock after Ossoffs loss So about that healthcare bill… Dozens of people were arrested after protesting outside Senate majority leader Mitch McConnells office on Thursday including some in wheelchairs as Republicans unveiled Republicans unveiled Trumpcare 2.0 (or are we on 3.0 now?). Activists from disability rights organization Adapt gathered outside McConnells office to demonstrate against the bill, which would dramatically cut Medicaid and strip funding from Planned Parenthood, to name just two measures. A…

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Georgia special election: Republican Karen Handel beats Jon Ossoff in runoff

Sporadic downpours and flash flood warnings helped to put a damper on Democratic turnout in base precincts In Georgia the resistance was stopped by the rain on Tuesday when Karen Handel in the Sixth Congressional District. With 99% of precincts reporting, Handel had 52.4% and Ossoff had 47.6% Sporadic downpours and flash flood warnings helped to put a damper on Democratic turnout in base precincts and on the hopes of progressives to thwart Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Combined with an energized Republican base that…

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Virginia primary: Ed Gillespie ekes out win to face Ralph Northam in governor’s race

Three-way Republican primary remains too close to call in governors race as the general election is expected to preview what the 2018 midterms will look like Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam won the Democratic nomination in the closely watched race for governor Tuesday, defeating a more liberal insurgent challenger in a contest to be one of the partys standard-bearers against President Donald Trump. Northam will face Ed Gillespie in the general election. The former Republican National Committee chairman eked out an uncomfortably close victory against an outspoken Trump supporter who…

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Bernie Sanders lambasts ‘absolute failure’ of Democratic party’s strategy

Vermont senator hails the successes of the progressive agenda but says establishment Democrats are standing in the way of further gains Bernie Sanders has criticised the Democratic partys current direction as an absolute failure in a speech at the Peoples Summit in Chicago. Speaking to a crowd of 4,000 activists, Sanders hailed the enormous progress in advancing the progressive agenda, saying the increasing Peoples Summit, a gathering of some of the most influential progressive activists and organizations in the country. There had been an urgency to the event on Friday…

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Hillary Clinton launches political action group Onward Together

Former presidential candidate ends speculation about her role in political life and the Democratic party with organization dedicated to progressive causes Hillary Clinton is out of the woods and back in the game. Clinton on Monday announced the launch of Onward Together, a political action organization that is dedicated to supporting progressive causes, ending months of speculation about whether the vanquished presidential nominee would return to political life. From the Womens March to airports where communities are welcoming immigrants and refugees to town hall meetings in every community, Americans are…

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