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Women Win Big in House Primaries Last Night

Last night’s primaries in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia garnered more attention for who lost rather than who won. In Ohio, Dennis Kucinich, the former Congressman and perennial Presidential candidate lost the nomination for governor this fall. Although his old presidential …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump Acknowledges That Trumpism Is A Losing Platform For The Midterms

My personal rule for evaluating Donald Trump’s presidency continues to be: Trump always makes things worse for Trump. No matter which way the president zigs or zags, every decision somehow worsens Trump’s peril, be it legal or political or miscellaneous. It’s kind of a miracle that he continues to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Blue Wave Update: GOP Senate Hopefuls Go Full Trump In Virginia

Last year, Republicans in Virginia tried to walk a fine line between keeping their distance from Trump while trying to sound like him. The result was a brutal rout despite Virginia being one of the more heavily gerrymandered states in the country. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Blue Wave Update: GOP Senate Hopefuls Go Full Trump In Virginia

Last year, Republicans in Virginia tried to walk a fine line between keeping their distance from Trump while trying to sound like him. The result was a brutal rout despite Virginia being one of the more heavily gerrymandered states in the country. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Blue Wave Update: Florida Democrat Lori Berman Wins Special Election By Stunning 50 Points

Lost in the news between Trump threatening World War III and Paul Ryan slinking away from Congress like the spineless coward he is was yet another brutal Republican loss in yet another special election: State Rep. Lori Berman (D) has handily defeated Tami Donnally (R) to replace former Democratic …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Trump The Democrat: The Republican Nightmare Is Getting Closer To Reality

Republicans are legitimately starting to panic over the midterms. It’s gotten so bad that the cracks are starting to show as the party is on the brink of writing off the House as a lost cause: Republicans are increasingly worried they will lose control of the House in the midterm elections, …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Republicans Are Failing To Trick Americans Into Loving Their Itty Bitty Pay Raise

Republicans are sad and bewildered at their ongoing failure to convince millions of Americans that the scant crumbs left over from the massive tax cuts they bestowed upon billionaires is actually a feast: More than three months after the passage of the GOP’s tax-cut law, new surveys suggest that …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The American Women’s Party Wants You to Step Up and Vote

The American Women’s Party seeks to empower the millions of unregistered voters in this country by registering them and schooling them in how to combat voter suppression. Founded last fall by organizers Maya Contreras and Mia Brett, the group launched its second major initiative today, Step Up …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Justice Anthony Kennedy Is (Not) Retiring

Dean Heller, the Republican senator from Nevada, is desperate. He’s unpopular, his party is unpopular, and his president is even more unpopular. And he’s running for reelection in a state that Trump lost in a year that Democrats are angrier than the Tea Party could possibly conceive of. So, like …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The NRA Is Making A Huge Tactical Blunder. Good.

The NRA released another ominous ad over the weekend featuring Dana Loesch promising the enemies of her gun lobby paymasters that their time was “running out”. Naturally, she was immediately raked over the coals for trying to sound like a mafia hitman. Still, this is far from the first time Loesch …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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The One Simple Graph That Explains Why Republicans Can’t Quit Trump

Among the many mysteries of the universe is the burning question of why the Republican Party is doubling down, almost daily, on the historic disaster unfolding in real time known as “The Trump Administration”. Trump is clearly mentally ill. His staff is filled with imbeciles and sycophants. The …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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California is Ground Zero for Control of the House in 2018

In November 2016, I felt pretty ashamed to be an American, but damn proud to be a Californian. The last year has only made me happier for my home state as we’ve led the Resistance and served as a role model for the rest of the country in how to eat progressive policies. This has been […]

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Mitch McConnell Fears a Massive Trump Midterm Wipeout: Report

Politico reports that while Trump’s advisers are telling him everything is going just great as Rome burns, Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan not only smell the smoke, but they can see the flames already creeping up the side of the building: Among GOP leaders, however, there is …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Fox News is Pretending Republicans Didn’t Just Get Their Asses Kicked and That’s Insanely Dangerous

Fox News, AM Hate Radio and right wing hate sites reached a dangerous new level of propaganda this week when they simply pretended Tuesday’s brutal electoral losses for the GOP mostly didn’t happen: Fox News host Sean Hannity was flogged on the internet Tuesday night for spending just six …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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4 Major Lessons Democrats Must Take From the Georgia Special Election

There are many ways to look at what happened in the special election for a Georgia house seat on Tuesday night. Republican Karen Handel beat her Democrat opponent Jon Ossof in the traditionally red district for the seat vacated by current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Republicans …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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