Archive | Election 2018

The Intercept Refuses to Back Down from Likely False Story About Democratic Candidate

The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill’s online news publication, makes no bones about its contempt for the Democratic Party. Stocked with writers critical of the party’s dominant centrist wing, the publication has become a thorn in its side, as its articles emphasize their failures far …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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New Reuters/Ipsos Poll Says Millennials Lean Republican, But That’s Not the Whole Story

Yesterday, Reuters/IPSOS released a new poll that, if you believe the headlines, could mean trouble for Democrats in the 2018 midterms. The poll is accompanied by a look into the primary for New Hampshire’s First District, where millennials appear wishy-washy as to which candidate to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Democratic Party Is Doing Just Fine

In the year since Donald Trump’s election, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau has become an important voice for the Resistance. With his White House colleagues Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, he started Crooked Media, which produces the popular podcast Pod Save America. Over the past …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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A Short, Sad History Of Soon To Be Irrelevant Paul Ryan

Yes, folks, you read that headline correctly. In a story broken by Axios this morning, Paul Ryan, the 54th Speaker of the House of Representatives, will retire from Congress at the end of this current session, becoming the first sitting Speaker to forgo re-election in an election year since …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Maine Republican Who Called Parkland Survivor a “Skinhead Lesbian” Gets a Democratic Challenger

The Trump Administration has been horrible for democracy but great for democratic activism, as resisters nationwide have worked their collective asses off to elect Democrats everywhere. The victories of Doug Jones in Alabama and Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania were triumphs for grassroots campaigning, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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A Guide to Progressive Grassroots Organizations

This last year has been hard for anyone with a working brain, given how every day under our Russian stooge of a President and the hypocrites in his party produces some new nightmare. But hope is not lost, as several organizations have risen to prominence to help us take back power, not just in 2018 […]

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Kid Rock is Not Running for Senate

As we contemplate what has become of our political scene in 2017, with a President who used to be a reality TV host, dubious billionaires seeking to dip their toe in the water, and a superPAC supporting a 2020 candidacy from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, we can all breathe a collective sigh …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Republicans are Quite Pleased They Won in Georgia. They Shouldn’t Be

A lot of liberals are heartbroken that Jon Ossoff lost the race for Georgia’s 6th congressional district. Conservatives are crowing about the win and the left is understandably wringing its hands. But allow me to give you a little perspective about what happened last night and why Republicans who …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Don’t Get Happy: Trump Might Not Be Impeached, and A Lot Can Happen Before 2018

The level of national stress is palpable. The sense of instability and stomach-churning anticipation of the next madcap, possibly destructive news to emerge from the Trump White House is taking its toll on everyone. It’s difficult to pinpoint another time in American history in which the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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