Nearly half of voters hope for Dems to win majority in 2018: poll

Nearly half of American voters — 48 percent — would like to see Democrats win control of the House in 2018, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday. That compares to 40 percent of respondents who said they want Republicans to maintain power in the chamber, the poll found.  Democrats also take the lead among independents, […]

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Balderson wins tight GOP race for Tiberi seat in Ohio

Ohio Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson won Tuesday’s primary for the 12th Congressional District’s special election, edging out the House Freedom Caucus-backed Melanie Leneghan. Balderson defeated Leneghan by 653 votes, The New York Times reported, sending him to the August special election for the seat vacated by former Rep. Pat TiberiPatrick (Pat) Joseph TiberiOhio New Members 2019 Many […]

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Combat veteran's campaign ad goes viral: 'The message resonates with people'

A combat veteran’s campaign ad for a congressional seat in Texas has gone viral, attracting almost 2 million YouTube views as of Monday. MJ Hegar (D) posted her three-minute “Doors” campaign video last week, detailing her life as an Air Force pilot and working mother in Round Rock, Texas. She is running for Texas’s 31st Congressional […]

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Far-Right Trump Backers Biggest Purveyors of Sensationalist, Low-Quality News: Oxford Study

Trump supporters are the biggest consumers of low-quality, sensationalist news stories on social media, according to a new report by Oxford University. The study, conducted over three months leading up to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last week, goes beyond the abundant evidence that Republicans, Democrats, and independents rely on different news […]

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'Kushner Must Resign': Calls Intensify for Trump Son-in-Law to Step Down

Calls are mounting for President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner to resign or be fired from the White House amid heightened concerns about conflicts of interest with his family’s real estate firm following a series of alarming reports this week. “This simply can’t go on… Slick, compromised, and stupid is no way […]

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White House Official: Deadly Shooting Offered 'Reprieve' From Negative Trump Coverage

A Washington Post interview with a White House official garnered stunned reactions on social media when the anonymous staffer said that last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida had offered the Trump administration a “reprieve” from negative media coverage. “For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” said the official. “A lot of people […]

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To Fend Off Progressive Primary Challenger Marie Newman, Anti-Choice Group Throws Big Money at Blue Dog Democrat

Now that progressive primary challenger Marie Newman is “within striking distance” of ousting Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski in Illinois’s 3rd District, a right-wing group that typically backs Republicans has made a “six-figure investment” in a “last-minute push” to bolster the anti-choice incumbent. Ahead of the primary vote on Tuesday March 20, the anti-choice group […]

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'We are the 99%': But Richest 1% Will Soon Own Two-Thirds Of World's Wealth

More than two-thirds of the world’s entire wealth will be owned by the richest 1% of people by 2030, new research warns. The shocking findings of the new report produced by the UK’s House of Commons Library claims that if trends which began after the 2008 financial crisis continue, the 1% will control 64% of […]

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'This Is What Winning Looks Like': DNC Bans Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Saturday unanimously passed a resolution to ban campaign donations from fossil fuel companies. Author and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben called it a sign that the “social license of big oil is being steadily revoked.” 350.org Action, for its part, declared, “This is what winning looks like, folks.” The development, […]

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