The midterms minute: Democrats have more money than they can spend

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In todays politics news: Democrats have too much money; Republicans are echoing Democratic messaging; and Alabama has another Roy Moore-style race Good evening, Im Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If youre not already receiving the midterms minute by email, Sign up for the latest on the US midterm elections Democrats have […]

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Louisianas Democratic governor an ally at influential rightwing conference

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Alec, the organization that links corporate lobbyists with state lawmakers to draft laws, holds its annual meeting in New Orleans Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the deep south, might seem like an awkward fit for the 45th annual meeting of the damage to so called critical infrastructure, which in Louisiana […]

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Chris Hurst, who lost girlfriend in live TV shooting, beats NRA candidate in Virginia

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Democrats victory , two days after Texas church massacre left 26 dead, is hailed by gun control advocates as proof progress on gun violence is possible A first-time politician who lost his girlfriend to gun violence has defeated the National Rifle Association-backed incumbent in a state house race in Virginia. Chris Hurst, a former television […]

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The Resistance Now: activists say ‘hell no’ to Republican healthcare bill

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Progressives sprung into action with dozens protesting outside the Senate majority leaders office, while Democrats took stock after Ossoffs loss So about that healthcare bill… Dozens of people were arrested after protesting outside Senate majority leader Mitch McConnells office on Thursday including some in wheelchairs as Republicans unveiled Republicans unveiled Trumpcare 2.0 (or are we […]

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Georgia special election: Republican Karen Handel beats Jon Ossoff in runoff

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Sporadic downpours and flash flood warnings helped to put a damper on Democratic turnout in base precincts In Georgia the resistance was stopped by the rain on Tuesday when Karen Handel in the Sixth Congressional District. With 99% of precincts reporting, Handel had 52.4% and Ossoff had 47.6% Sporadic downpours and flash flood warnings helped […]

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Arrests at violent Berkeley Trump protests while tax marches stay calm

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On day of protest, police make 13 arrests as pro-Trump crowd clashes with anti-fascists in California and thousands call for financial disclosure elsewhere Hundreds of self-described anti-fascist protesters and supporters of Donald Trump clashed in Berkeley, California, in sporadic brawls on Saturday. Protests in cities around the rest of the country, including a number of […]

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