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13 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Jeff Merkley Says Targeting The Koch Brothers Helped Him Survive The GOP Wave

WASHINGTON -- From North Carolina to Colorado to Alaska, Democratic senators were swept out of office on Election Day by a GOP wave. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) was one of the few exceptions. At one point a target of national Republicans, Merkley handily defeated his Republican opponent, Monica Wehby, by more than 18 percentage points, despite predictions early on that ...

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13 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Sen. Jeff Merkley: Going After The Koch Brothers Stopped The GOP Wave In Oregon

Sen. Jeff Merkley: Going After The Koch Brothers Stopped The GOP Wave In Oregon WASHINGTON -- From North Carolina to Colorado to Alaska, Democratic senators were swept out of office on Election Day by a GOP wave. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) was one of the few exceptions. At one point a target of national Republicans, Merkley handily defeated his Republican ...

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NOV 21, 2014 - New Statesman

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Why anti-establishment parties are here to stay

Voters who feel betrayed by the modern world do not want tinkering at the edges of the status quo. Nigel Farage's party now has two MPs Photo: Derek Bennett Still they surge on. Almost two years after David Cameron’s promise of an in-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union was meant to destroy the Ukip threat for good, ...

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NOV 20, 2014 - New Statesman

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I was a teenage Europhile – but the EU’s sadistic austerity and lack of democracy changed my mind

Fast-forward 15-odd years and my wild-eyed teenage Europhilia is a source of much embarrassment. May’s European Parliament elections did nothing to prompt a response to the EU’s “democratic deficit”. Photo: Getty “Any chance of a retweet?” the Conservative MEP and ardent Eurosceptic Daniel Hannan asked me on Twitter a few days ago. He was highlighting a video that singles out ...

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NOV 20, 2014 - New Statesman

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Letter from Barcelona: Inside the battle for Catalan independence

This crisis could have been avoided. In recent years, Madrid has run a masterclass in how not to handle breakaway nationalism. Breaking up: Pro-independence activists after a symbolic vote on independence for Catalonia from Spain at a polling station in Barcelona on 9 November. Photo: Getty Barcelona is a city draped in flags. Only a handful of windows surrounding my ...

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