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Comparing what parents and the public—and Democrats and Republicans—want from schools

School choice, as a type of market reform, makes schools more directly accountable to parents by tying funding to enrollment. Schools need to attract families to remain open, so their survival depends on being responsive to families’ desires. In holding schools more directly accountable to parents, school choice reforms reduce the influence of the democratic structures and processes that...

Democrats See Blue in 2018 With New Pennsylvania Map

Pennsylvania’s state Supreme Court released new congressional districts Monday, potentially bolstering Democratic opportunities in the Keystone State. Republicans are expected to challenge the map to stop the new lines from taking effect. In the meantime, candidates and incumbents are digesting the new lines, and Democrats see better chances for victory in some of their top targets. The new map follows a lawsuit...

Trump Urges a Fight As New Pennsylvania Map Could Help Democrats Win Congress – Mother Jones

The new congressional map enacted by the Pennsylvania state supreme court on Monday.Pennsylvania Supreme Court/www.pacourts.us Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The Pennsylvania state supreme court adopted a new electoral map for the state on Monday that could help Democrats win several additional seats in Congress. The move attracted immediate opposition from state Republicans as well as President...

House Democrats step up campaign against this pro-Trump N.J. Republian

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats now say former National Security Adviser Andy Kim, who is challenging a pro-Trump Jersey congressman, offers one of their best chances to win a Republican-held congressional seat this fall Kim, is wants to grab the House seat from Rep. Tom MacArthur, on Wednesday became the second New Jersey Democrat added to the...

Democrats rake in cash from exec in sex harassment case

Nordic founder and former CEO Mark Bakken listens in during a meeting in the company's Madison offices.(Photo: Joe Koshollek / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)The state Democratic Party and top Democratic candidates have accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years from a Madison businessman caught up in a sexual harassment case.The Madison Equal Opportunities Commission found probable cause...

Two Democrats exit Collins race as primary question continues – The Buffalo News

Two Democratic hopefuls aiming to challenge incumbent Rep. Chris Collins in November dropped out of the race Monday following last week’s endorsement by party leaders of Grand Island Supervisor Nathan D. McMurray. That leaves two other Democrats remaining in the race against Collins, a Clarence Republican. But neither East Aurora attorney Sean B. Bunny nor Mumford businessman Nicholas R. Stankevich...

How Democrats use dark money — and win elections

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. ...

‘Repeal and replace’ Trump’s tax cuts? Democrats won’t go there

“Repeal and replace” for the Trump tax cuts is not part of the Democrats' election platform — at least not yet. Some outside liberal groups want it to be. Activists on the Left want the tax law to become President Trump’s version of Obamacare, a major domestic law passed on a partisan basis that generated a wave of opposition,...

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