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Republican losers we won’t miss in 2019

The Blue Wave of November’s midterm elections brought a satisfying end to the public service (talk about an oxymoron) careers of many Republicans. Of course, it wasn’t just the ones who lost at the ballot box. Many saw the proverbial writing on the wall and retired, choosing not to face voters again when their reelection […]

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Lessons from the midterms: Count every vote

Republicans seem to have come up with a new strategy to win elections when gerrymandering and voter suppression aren’t doing the trick — just don’t count all of the votes. We’re seeing some of these arguments play out in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona. Americans are impatient to a fault. On any given Election Day, we […]

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2018 voting gender gap is becoming an abyss

The figures are stunning, but they’re really not surprising. The energy of women voters to turn out in this year’s midterm elections has been building since November of 2016. There have now been a few polls conducted after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — a move that was supposed to make […]

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The #BlueWave surge where it really counts: voter registration

There are four weeks to go until the midterms, and the biggest thing Democrats have in their favor is the huge growth in voter registration. A new Gallup Poll shows that voter enthusiasm is high on both sides, even though Democrats still have the edge — 61 percent of Democratic voters are enthusiastic about voting […]

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Voting gender gap may be a chasm if GOP rams Kavanaugh onto Supreme Court

As Donald Trump and the Republican men of the Senate Judiciary Committee (and it’s a men-only club for the GOP) downplay the credible claims of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault of Christine Blasey Ford when they were teens, they might be feeling smug that they’re getting away with something. But women in this country aren’t […]

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Trump tariffs hurting farmers, and GOP could pay a price in midterms

You get what you vote for. Farmers in rural America overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Figures from Pew Research show that 62 percent of voters in small towns and rural areas—men and women both—voted for Trump. And now those farmers are seeing the results of those votes as the trade war […]

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How deep are ties between Russia and the GOP?

Recent events have driven home the point that Russian influence in American Republican politics is more prevalent than previously thought. The examples are numerous — and very serious: Donald Trump’s rejection of the conclusion of U.S. intelligence services about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and Trump’s embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial […]

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Trump-Putin summit: Vladimir gives Donald a performance review

Donald Trump had a one-on-one summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, after Trump met with NATO allies (at least they used to be) and after a visit to the United Kingdom. Instead of the conventional approach with interpreters on both sides and a written record of what’s discussed, the talk reportedly did not […]

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More signs point to #BlueWave in midterms

With the midterm elections less than four months away, it’s time to note the growing number of signals showing evidence of likely Democratic victories on Nov. 6. More and more estranged Republican pundits are calling on voters to reject Republicans and vote for Democrats in this year’s midterms, including Steve Schmidt, Max Boot, George F. […]

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Trump may try to demonize food stamps even further

In an attempt to find new ways to make life worse for people receiving any government benefits, the Trump administration is seeking to lump together all government benefit programs into a renamed and reorganized Department of Health and Human Services. And you can be sure that the word “welfare” will be emphasized in any new […]

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