2018-11-07: Social Media Postees

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Peace and Freedom Party and Green Party Voting Recommendations
Election Geek | indybay.org | 2018-11-07
Below are links to voting recommendations from the two non-corporate political parties on the California ballot:…
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Senate Update: Republicans Remain in Control
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-07
Editor's note: Below is a selection of the Associated Press' updates about contests around the country for U.S. Senate seats. More news and commentary about midterm election results will be posted soon on Truthdig. | WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Senate elections (all times local): | 11: 55 p.m. | Republican Josh Hawley has unseated Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in a national victory for the GOP. | Republicans have long hoped to flip McCaskill's seat in the increasingly Republican state. Missouri was once considered a bellwether known for picking the successful presidential candidate, bu…
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Republicans beat back Democratic challenge for the Senate
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-07
In this year's historically polarized US midterm elections, 35 Senate seats are up for grabs, and the Republicans are all but guaranteed to hold on to the majority — which doesn't mean some of the races weren't real nail-biters. | …
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US Midterm vote: Democrats Win Control of House of Representatives
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-07
The Democratic Party won control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections on November 6, gaining more than the 23 seats required for a majority. With many House races too close to call or with large numbers of … | The post US Midterm vote: Democrats Win Control of House of Representatives appeared first on Global Research.
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In Rebuke of Trump, Democratic Women Help Seize House & 7 Governorships In Historic Midterm
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-07
In a historic midterm election, Democrats have seized control of the House of Representatives, flipping more than two dozen seats. This gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Donald Trump was elected two years ago. While the Democrats will control the House, the Republicans picked up two more seats in the Senate. The midterms were a groundbreaking election for women. At least 100 women will serve in the U.S. House for the first time in U.S. history, including the first two Native American women and the first two Muslim women. We speak with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of…
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Katrina vanden Heuvel: Democrats Must Offer Bold, Progressive Plan While Holding Trump Accountable
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-07
As Democrats retake the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, we speak with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, about the future of the Democratic Party. The Democrats picked up more than the 23 seats they needed to flip the House, but the Republican Party expanded its grip on the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is poised to reclaim her gavel as speaker of the House, barring a leadership challenge.
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Billionaires, corporate money swing toward Democrats
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-07
The 2018 campaign is the most expensive congressional election ever, with more than $5.2 billion raised and spent.
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3 Senate Races Remain Too Close to Call
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-07
WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S. Senate elections (all times local): | 4: 20 a.m. | The race for U.S. Senate in Montana between Democratic incumbent Jon Tester and Republican Matt Rosendale is too close to call. | As of 3: 45 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Rosendale holds a lead of 6,082 votes out of more than 355,000 cast — a margin of roughly 1.7 percent. | Roughly a third of precincts remain to be counted. | ___ | 4: 18 a.m. | The race for U.S. Senate in Arizona between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is too close to call. | As of 3: 45 a.m. EST on Wednesday, McSally holds a lead of 17,240…
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Trump Is the Fault Line of Widening Divide
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-07
WASHINGTON — A polarized nation is now more deeply divided. | In a single flurry of elections Tuesday, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. Republicans held their grip on the Senate. And the breach that divides Americans — urban from rural, white from black, conservative from liberal — stretched ever wider. | The midterm results highlight a political sorting in America that has accelerated during Donald Trump's presidency. Race, class and geography separate the parties as much as ideology, with the president as the dividing line. | Democrats surged to their new House majority…
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No end to US warmongering & regime change foreign policy expected after midterms — Rick Sterling
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-07
With newly elected hawks and ex-CIA Democrats in the House, we won't see any change in an aggressive foreign policy based on both parties' belief in US supremacy and exceptionalism, investigative journalist Rick Sterling told RT. | …
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Democrats Have Moved Significantly to the Left Since 2010, New Study Shows
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-11-07
Democratic candidates for the U.S. House and Senate have embraced progressive policies like "Medicare for All" at much higher rates than they did in 2010. | The post Democrats Have Moved Significantly to the Left Since 2010, New Study Shows appeared first on The Intercept.
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Why Ben Jealous Lost the Maryland Governor's Race
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-11-07
Last night, Ben Jealous, the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, lost his race to incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, 56 percent to 43 percent. Jealous would have been Maryland's first African-American governor and was running on one of the most left-wing policy platforms in the country, | Although polls had been showing Hogan with a significant lead for months, progressives hoped a strong blue wave on Election Day could bring about a major upset. After all, Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-1 ratio in Maryland. | But Jealous didn't lose because he ran on issues like "Medicare for All," a $15 m…
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Blue wave? Democrats win House, but it looks more like a trickle
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-07
Democrats may have won control of the House of Representatives, but the promised 'blue wave' to wash away President Donald Trump hasn't quite arrived. | …
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Democrats must do more than Trump-bashing if they want to win — analysts
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-07
If Democrats want a blue wave to crash down on Republicans and roll till 2020, they must talk about things they can do to improve the lives of their constituents rather than vilify US President Donald Trump, analysts told RT. | …
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Midterms Special: Who Won, Who Lost, and What Will Happen Next?
Deconstructed | theintercept.com | 2018-11-07
It wasn't quite the blue wave, but the Democrats, while unable to win the Senate, took back control of the House for the first time since 2010. | The post Midterms Special: Who Won, Who Lost, and What Will Happen Next? appeared first on The Intercept.
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Winning the House, Democrats Vow to Check and Balance Trump
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-11-07
Winning the House, Democrats Vow to Check and Balance Trump…
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'Subpoena-Congress'? Dem-controlled House should focus on issues, not witch hunts, analysts tell RT
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-07
After taking back the House, the Democrats will be able to subpoena Trump's aides and force officials to testify. But broad investigative powers is a double-edged sword that might backfire in 2020, analysts told RT. | …
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US midterm vote: Democrats win control of House of Representatives
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-07
The Republican Party retained control of the US Senate, gaining several seats, while the Democrats swept a series of governorships in the Midwest.
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Midterm Results Gave Everybody Just Enough to Keep Fighting
Ryan Grim | zcomm.org | 2018-11-07
Trump, centrist Democrats, and the party's progressives each suffered defeats, but each won just enough to be able to make the case that their approach is the right one. And so, on we go…
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House Update: Trump Calls to Congratulate Pelosi
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-07
Democratic newcomer Sharice Davids made history Tuesday as the nation's first LGBT Native American in Congress as her party clinched a number of key House races. | The post House Update: Trump Calls to Congratulate Pelosi appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Clinton bots more talkative & influential than Trump bots around 2016 debates, study finds
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-06
While the popular narrative blames Clinton's 2016 electoral loss on (Russian) bots, they actually helped her chances, according to a new study finding pro-Clinton bots were more effective at influencing voters than pro-Trump ones. | …
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Election Day 2018: What Lessons Can We Learn From 2016?
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-06
Who could forget that moment? The blue [red] wave — long promised but also doubted — had, however modestly [however massively], hit Washington and [the Democrats had just retaken Congress] [the Republicans had held Congress] [the Democrats had taken the House]. The media, Fox News and the usual right-wing websites aside, hailed the moment. [Fox News and the usual right-wing websites cheered the president on.] Donald Trump's grip on America had finally been broken [reinforced]. Celebrations were widespread. Congressional investigations, possibly even impeachment, were only months and a new Congress awa…
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Here Are the Key Moments from Election Night 2018
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2018-11-06
As the polls closed across the United States on Tuesday — starting in parts of Kentucky and Indiana, at 6 p.m. ET, and concluding in Alaska seven hours later — The Intercept followed the vote count and brought readers updates on key races for control of the House, the Senate and governor's mansions in a number of states. | Pelosi Claims Democratic Victory in the House, Republicans Keep the Senate: | Following a string of Democrati…
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A Democratic Takeover Is Within Reach in These Eight States
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-11-06
On Election Day, Democrats are poised to flip state legislative chambers and governorships across the country. Statewide candidates enjoy relative obscurity in the national media, even though their positions have tremendous influence over the daily lives of millions and a direct influence on which party controls Congress for the decade to come. This year, Democrats ramped up their efforts to flip state-level seats and claw their way back into power, running
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Midterm elections see slim gains for Democrats in House, extended majority for Republicans in Senate
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-06
The midterm elections — marked by exceedingly high turnout and media attention — are finally over, and brought mixed results for both parties. | …
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Will the Blue Wave Overcome the Red Undertow?
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2018-11-06
Will the Blue Wave Overcome the Red Undertow?
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Business Lobbyists, GOP Operatives Plot to Take Down Wave of Ocasio-Cortez-Style Democratic Socialists in Midterms
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-11-05
Republican operatives and representatives from America's largest business groups — alarmed at a wave of upset electoral victories by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other avowed democratic socialist candidates — have been plotting to stem the tide of left-wing Democrats sweeping the country. | Andrew Wynne, an official at the Republican State Leadership Committee, spoke to business lobby leaders in July, encouraging them not to ignore the latest trends within the Democratic Party. He called for Republicans' allies to enact a unified plan to defeat progressives in this week's midterm elections."Recent ele…
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Both of Mississippi's Senate Seats Are Up for Election. National Democrats Barely Paid Attention
Briahna Gray | theintercept.com | 2018-11-05
In failing to support the two Senate candidates in Mississippi, Democrats ignored the political opportunities presented by black voters in red states. | The post Both of Mississippi's Senate Seats Are Up for Election. National Democrats Barely Paid Attention. appeared first on The Intercept.
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Is This the Year That Democrats Finally Turn Around the States?
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2018-11-05
Is This the Year That Democrats Finally Turn Around the States?
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Originalism Is a White-Supremacist Scam
Madiba Dennie | thenation.com | 2018-11-05
Originalism Is a White-Supremacist Scam…
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Social Media Reveal the Story Arc Republicans Used to Defend Kavanaugh
Alan Rosenblatt, PhD, Celinda Lake | thenation.com | 2018-11-05
Social Media Reveal the Story Arc Republicans Used to Defend Kavanaugh…
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The Resistance Is Not a Call for Restoration
Robert L. Borosage | thenation.com | 2018-11-05
The Resistance Is Not a Call for Restoration…
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Fascism is real, but the "resistance" is mostly fake
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2018-11-05
Fascism is always a danger under capitalism, with its frequent crises and endemic white supremacy, but the phony "resistance" is only concerned about electing Democrats. | Source…
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Doco shows remarkable program helping Aboriginal kids
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-02
Backtrack Boys | Documentary by Catherine Scott | In cinemas now | The best documentary films are ones that tell a story. Backtrack Boys allows Aboriginal kids from around the Armidale region in NSW to express themselves and show how hard life is for them. | These are kids who are who are close to totally off the rails. Luckily, they have become involved in a youth program run by an ex-roustabout called Bernie Shakeshaft. By teaching the kids how to train farm dogs, he gets them to calm their emotions, develop self-discipline and find a path for themselves. | The scenes where he teaches the kids how to qu…
greenleft.org.au/content/doco-shows-remarkable-program-helping-aboriginal-kids

Ohio's Congressional Map Is Broken. Here Are 3 Ways to Fix It
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-31
Ohio's map consistently gives Republicans 75 percent of the states' congressional seats, regardless of the votes they earn. | As Ohio voters head to the polls next week, many will struggle to overcome congressional districts that have allowed politicians to choose their voters instead of the other way around. | Thanks to an aggressive redistricting operation, Ohio's current congressional map, enacted in December 2011, is gerrymandered to lock in a 12-to-4 district advantage for Republican candidates. | In each subsequent election, it has w…
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Republicans' Fake Pre-Existing Condition Coverage
Ramón Castellblanch | progressive.org | 2018-10-31
Unless candidates tell us how they're going to pay for their healthcare promises, we better not believe them.
progressive.org/dispatches/republicans-f…

What's Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-10-07
The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases. In fact, the real wages (that is, wages adjusted for inflation) of average American workers are declining. Read…
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