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Will an increasingly progressive Democratic Party become steadily more anti-Semitic?

Will an increasingly progressive Democratic Party become steadily more anti-Semitic?Progressives see Israel as an occupying power, an apartheid state, illegitimate. You don’t have to be anti-Semite to be anti-Zionist — but it helps.



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U.S. banks weigh whether to embrace or avoid progressive firebrand Ocasio-Cortez

U.S. banks weigh whether to embrace or avoid progressive firebrand Ocasio-CortezBarely a month into the new Congress, financial lobbyists in Washington are already strategizing how to handle the star power of rookie Democrat lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Democratic Socialist and Wall Street critic joined the 60-member House Financial Services Committee in mid-January and more than a dozen lobbyists interviewed by Reuters say the 29-year-old activist and former bartender is too high-profile to ignore. Richard Hunt, chief executive of the Consumer Bankers Association, said he had not encountered a lawmaker like Ocasio-Cortez in more than 20 years in Washington.



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Wall Street wary of progressive Democrats on the House finance committee

Wall Street wary of progressive Democrats on the House finance committeeWall Street is bunkering down for a wave of intense scrutiny as a group of progressive Democrats, including social media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have joined a powerful House of Representatives committee overseeing banking activities. “It’s a huge victory,” said Ocasio-Cortez, at 29 the youngest member of Congress and a self-described socialist — a word that shocks conservatives, who brandish it as a dire threat. Ocasio-Cortez, often referred to by her initials AOC, will bring public attention to the ordinarily drab committee via her strong social media presence that includes 2.5 million followers on Twitter.



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Beto O’Rourke ‘doesn’t know’ if he’s progressive: ‘I’m not big on labels’

Beto O’Rourke ‘doesn’t know’ if he’s progressive: ‘I’m not big on labels’Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke is tiptoeing away from branding himself as a progressive despite his status as one of the leading lights of the left-wing of the Democrats. Mr O’Rourke is struggling to find his place in a battle for the Democratic party’s soul between establishment and progressives within his party, while also maintaining the support of more traditionally conservative Texas.



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Taiwan's progressive image takes hit after divisive polls

Taiwan's progressive image takes hit after divisive pollsLGBT activists in Taiwan fear their newly won right to marriage equality is under threat, while the president is battling for her political future after a wide-ranging vote that saw the island swing towards conservatism. Rival referendums on same-sex unions saw “pro-family” groups defeat pro-gay campaigners in what Amnesty International called a “bitter blow and a step backwards for human rights in Taiwan”. The referendums ran alongside local elections in which the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) suffered a massive loss in city and county seats, prompting President Tsai Ing-wen to resign as party leader and sparking questions over whether she will be able to run for re-election in 2020.



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‘Green New Deal’ Gains Momentum, But Few Progressive Caucus Democrats Pledge Support

‘Green New Deal’ Gains Momentum, But Few Progressive Caucus Democrats Pledge SupportJust three Democrats in the Congressional Progressive Caucus have pledged this



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Democrats’ Green New Deal Wing Takes Shape Amid Wave Of Progressive Climate Hawk Wins

Democrats’ Green New Deal Wing Takes Shape Amid Wave Of Progressive Climate Hawk WinsThe Democratic Party's nascent Green New Deal wing took shape Tuesday night as



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Progressive Democrats Took A Bite Out Of New York's Machine

Progressive Democrats Took A Bite Out Of New York's MachineBROOKLYN, N.Y. ― New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo survived a primary challenge on



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Progressive Groups To Dems: Go Around Chuck Grassley And Release Kavanaugh Records

Progressive Groups To Dems: Go Around Chuck Grassley And Release Kavanaugh RecordsWASHINGTON ― Progressive groups are urging Democratic senators to take a new



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Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison Allegations

Most Top Democrats, Progressive Groups Reserve Judgment On Keith Ellison AllegationsAll but a few prominent Democrats and progressive groups have stayed silent on



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