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2017: The Year in ‘Resistance’

The year 2017 saw the emergence and growth of the so-called “Resistance,” the left-wing opposition to President Donald Trump that is now the basis of the Democratic Party’s grass-roots strategy for the 2018 midterm elections.

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Republicans Could Face Bloodbath in 2018 Midterm Elections

The Republican Party is in deep trouble for the 2018 midterm elections, less than a year away. All of the signs point to a “wave” election for Democrats, in spite of the booming economy and high consumer and business confidence.

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Jerry Brown Seeks ‘Common Ground’ with Donald Trump

California Gov. Jerry Brown cited the disaster relief and infrastructure needs of his state as he told reporters on Monday in Washington, D.C. that there are areas where he is seeking to work with the Trump Administration.

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Democrats’ Fill-in-the-Blank Protest Against Neil Gorsuch

Pre-printed, fill-in-the-blank signs were distributed: “OPPOSE _______.” Markers would suffice to fill in the name. They did not need to know anything about Judge Neil Gorsuch. They just knew to oppose anyone Trump chose.

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Nancy Pelosi Is Leading Her Party into Oblivion

It was a painful hour that showed just how poorly the opposition is led on Capitol Hill — and raises urgent questions about why Pelosi still remains atop her party after so many failures.

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Chuck Schumer: ‘America Cannot Afford a Twitter Presidency’

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) used his first speech as Senate Minority Leader to attack President-elect Donald Trump’s use of Twitter — repeating a theme that Democrats and the media used often during the 2016 presidential campaign, to no real effect.

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California Dems Promote Illegal Immigration While Attacking Trump

On the opening day of the California Legislature, California Democrats set aside reason and embraced hysteria by passing House Resolution 4, a belligerent proclamation that seemingly supports California’s immigrant population, but in reality cynically stokes immigrant anxieties for Democratic political gain.

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Venezuela’s Maduro: ‘Gang Rivalry,’ U.S. Behind Murder of Opposition Candidate

In a speech on Thursday, Venezuelan head of state Nicolás Maduro claimed the assassination of an opposition legislation candidate Wednesday night was the product of rival gangs “settling scores,” claiming the American government is offering thousands of dollars to “armed men” to “attack the opposition and later show them off around the world.”

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Pentagon Confirms: U.S.-Trained Syrian Rebels Gave Arms to Al-Qaeda

After several dispatches from Syria reported that the few remaining American-backed rebel fighters have been compromised by the al-Nusra Front, an offshoot of al-Qaeda, U.S. Central Command released a statement late Friday confirming that the U.S.-armed New Syrian Forces had delivered equipment and vehicles to the jihadi outfit.

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Some of Jeremy Corbyn’s Best Friends Aren’t Jewish

A couple of weeks ago on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions I was singing the praises of Britain’s most likely future Opposition leader. The brilliant thing if Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour party leadership race, I argued, is that by

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Kotkin: Jerry Brown is a Disaster–and California Business Elite Won’t Stop Him

Joel Kotkin, the noted liberal critic of California’s far-left government, says that Gov. Jerry Brown is leading California to ruin–and that the state’s business leaders share the blame by failing to speak out. In a new essay at the Daily Beast that summarizes much of his recent criticism, Kotkin says that while Brown’s father Pat brought the state progress and prosperity as governor (1959-1967), Jerry Brown “has waged a kind of Oedipal struggle against his father’s legacy.”