Category Archives: Daily Clips

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Issue #347

Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable … Continue reading

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Issue #346

‘They refuse to admit they were wrong’: How nightmare prosecutors pervert American justice Last week, historian Rick Perlstein wrote an important piece about the Nixon pardon, which he shows was the true beginning of the political culture that holds that business elites … Continue reading

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Issue #345

Democrats take the offensive in culture wars After a generation of campaigns in which Republicans exploited wedge issues to win close elections, Democrats are now on the offensive in the culture wars. Democrats see social issues as potent for the same … Continue reading

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Issue #344

This is what’s truly at stake in the battle for Senate control Arguably the most significant consequence of a Republican Senate takeover in 2014 is absent from the campaign trail, and hardly registers in any polls asking Americans what their … Continue reading

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Issue #343

The inflation cult: They’re always wrong, yet they persist Wish I’d said that! Earlier this week, Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica, writing on the Times’ DealBook blog, compared people who keep predicting runaway inflation to “true believers whose faith in a predicted … Continue reading

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Issue #342

Kansas election: GOP scrambles to save Pat Roberts The GOP’s political machine is kicking into overdrive to save a Senate seat in Kansas that’s suddenly complicating its path to the majority. With polls showing Sen. Pat Roberts in serious trouble against … Continue reading

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Issue #341

Democrats can win on Social Security—by fighting to increase it A new poll confirms that voters don’t just want their Social Security benefits protected, they want them expanded—in overwhelming numbers, across geographical distances, and crossing all party lines. It’s not just “liberals” who … Continue reading

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Issue #340

Cities reject group’s push for ‘right-to-work’ A right-wing group’s attempt to impose anti-union “right-to-work” collective bargaining restrictions on city governments in Washington state suffered a major setback Monday as its propositions were deemed illegal by city officials in both Sequim … Continue reading

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Issue #339

GOP’s Obamacare nightmare is coming true: It’s working For Republicans, the Obamacare reckoning has arrived sooner than expected. The politics of the health care law have undergone a sea change since its disastrous rollout last fall, when many conservative operatives were … Continue reading

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Issue #338

Progressive left’s latest target: EMILY’s List Is the war on women—or on women’s groups, anyway—coming to the Democratic Party, too? With economic issues increasingly roiling the progressive left, a number of bloggers, activists, and liberal groups say EMILY’s List, one of … Continue reading

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