As Grassroots Momentum Surges, Over 300 Local Officials From 40 States Declare Support for Green New Deal

Dec 14, 2018 by

The decision by dozens of mayors, state legislators, and city council members to back a Green New Deal comes as people in the United...

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Federal judge says ACA must be thrown out 

Dec 14, 2018 by

A federal judge declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional Friday, ruling that the entire law must be struck down because...

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Mueller should try to indict Trump. It would guarantee his report goes public. 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The attorney general would have to tell Congress about denying a request to prosecute the president. Source: Mueller should try to...

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ACLU threatens lawsuit after Florida GOP tries to delay implementing voting rights ballot initiative

Dec 14, 2018 by

In an ominous development for the fate of Florida’s newly approved ballot measure to restore voting rights to those...

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How We’re Getting Net Neutrality Back

Dec 14, 2018 by

“The public can plainly see that a soon-to-be-toothless FCC is handing the keys to the internet — the internet, one of the most...

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The Senate’s Yemen Vote Proves a More Democratic Foreign Policy Is Possible 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Public outrage over US-Saudi relations may put an end to war—and serve as an important lesson for progressives. Source: The Senate’s...

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After Senate’s Passage of War Powers Resolution, Sanders Tees Up Pressure on House to End US Involvement in Yemen

Dec 14, 2018 by

“My hope is that if we can put enough pressure on Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress, something can change,”...

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Arkansas Times challenges law that requires state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel in federal court 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The Arkansas Times Limited Partnership, the company that owns and publishes the Arkansas Times, is challenging in federal court a...

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What Does Inequality Cost the Average American? About $150K 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Credit Suisse puts America’s total wealth at $98.2 trillion. If we divvied up that wealth as equally as Belgium does, the typical American would have a net worth of $210,900 — more than triple the $61,667 the typical American actually has. In other words, Americans are paying an inequality penalty of almost $150,000.

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A Latin American Marshall Plan, At A Discount 

Dec 14, 2018 by

López Obrador’s $20 billion development plan gives Washington a chance to help rectify the historic damage it’s done to the living...

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How to Live a More Courageous Life

Dec 14, 2018 by

“The more you interrupt the old fear-based habits and replace fear-based responses with responses to boost courage, the more...

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Congress reaches deal ending taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlements 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Members of Congress would be held personally liable for sexual harassment and retaliation settlements, requiring them to reimburse...

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‘A Very Dark Day for Democracy’: Scott Walker Signs Wisconsin GOP’s ‘Legislative Coup’ Into Law

Dec 14, 2018 by

“This is the kind of thing autocrats do,” declared journalist Ari Berman Source: ‘A Very Dark Day for...

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Maria Butina’s Guilty Plea Reveals How She Played the NRA 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The Russian national pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States — and she infiltrated two of its right-wing...

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‘Indefensible’: 7-Year-Old Child’s ‘Horrific’ Death in DHS Custody Prompts Outrage

Dec 14, 2018 by

The ACLU blamed a “lack of accountability and a culture of cruelty” at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agency (CPB)...

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Prominent Doctors Aren’t Disclosing Their Industry Ties in Medical Journal Studies. And Journals Are Doing Little to Enforce Their Rules

Dec 14, 2018 by

The dean of Yale’s medical school, the incoming president of a prominent cancer group and the head of a Texas cancer center are among...

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Taking French Lessons: The Power of the ‘Yellow Vests’

Dec 14, 2018 by

Through weeks of mass direct action, the French have shown their government who is boss, and elected officials have been forced to...

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‘Stand With People, Not Polluters’: Sit-In on Last Day of COP24 Highlights #PeoplesDemands for Ambitious Climate Action

Dec 14, 2018 by

More than 150 representatives from movements across the globe came together in protest at the “corporate-captured U.N. climate...

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Kavanaugh Was Last Straw For Top California Supreme Court Justice Who Quit GOP 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court has quit the Republican Party following misgivings about the controversial hearings...

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Inside Sources Say the State Dept. Refuses to Trace Whether Israel Is Using US Military Aid Illegally

Dec 14, 2018 by

Kane writes: Human rights advocates say they have brought the State Department evidence of specific crimes committed by soldiers who...

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HUD Took Over a Town’s Housing Authority 22 Years Ago. Now the Authority’s Broke and Residents Are Being Pushed Out.

Dec 14, 2018 by

As recently as last year, HUD had told officials in Wellston, Missouri, that they would get their local housing authority back. Then...

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COP24 Organizers Accused of Censoring Climate Campaigners While Letting Pro-Fossil Fuel Message Flourish

Dec 14, 2018 by

New reporting by Agence France-Presse shows U.N. organizers asked for “dirty energy” reference to be removed from video...

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Why Hondurans See Migration as an Act of Civil Disobedience 

Dec 14, 2018 by

In walking out of their country en masse, Hondurans are making a loud, bold statement about the extreme injustices they face at home....

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The War On Huawei 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The Trump administration’s conflict with China has everything to do with containing China by limiting its access to foreign markets,...

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Natalie Portman Slams Israel’s Nation-State Law As ‘Racist,’ ‘Wrong’ 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Jerusalem-born actress Natalie Portman has only harsh words for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial...

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The Ocasio-Cortez Left Goes to War With Jeff Bezos 

Dec 14, 2018 by

In New York, Amazon is facing angry politicians, activists, and unionizing warehouse workers. Was HQ2 worth the backlash? Source: The...

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More on the 5 Dems. Who Voted for Continued War, Famine and Disease in Yemen

Dec 14, 2018 by

the Farm Bill Rule (with its sneaked in provision blocking debate and a vote on the Yemen Resolution) passed by a vote of 206 to 203,...

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‘They don’t care’: Facebook factchecking in disarray as journalists push to cut ties 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Journalists hired to help fix Facebook’s fake news problem say they have lost trust in the platform Source: ‘They don’t...

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PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: Online smear machine tries to take down Parkland students 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The lies went like this: David Hogg, an outspoken student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was really a “crisis...

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Jared Kushner Replaced Michael Cohen as Trump’s National Enquirer Connection

Dec 14, 2018 by

The president’s son-in-law grew tight with David Pecker during the early months of the administration. Source: FOCUS: Jared Kushner...

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American Jewish progressives defend Airbnb’s decision to remove Israeli West Bank properties

Dec 14, 2018 by

Signatories argue that the decision by the home-rental company was not antisemitic Source: American Jewish progressives defend...

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Jared Kushner was a key player in Trump’s National Enquirer blackmail scheme against MSNBC’s Scarborough and Brzezinski: report 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Jared Kushner reportedly took part in an attempted blackmail scheme against his former friends Joe Scarborough and Mika...

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Slow Police Response and Chaos Contributed to Parkland Massacre, Report Finds 

Dec 14, 2018 by

A state commission investigating the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High found that several sheriff’s deputies who raced to the school...

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Migrant Groups March To U.S. Consulate In Tijuana Demanding Reparations 

Dec 14, 2018 by

Two groups of Central American migrants made separate marches on the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana Tuesday, demanding that they be...

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What Happened to 2018 As The Year of the Teacher?

Dec 14, 2018 by

I don’t care what corporate journalists are being forced to report by their billionaire owners.Teachers are at the heart of...

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The Impossibility of Bipartisan Healthcare Compromise

Dec 14, 2018 by

Democrats should write a health-care reform bill so aggressive that it drastically weakens the profitability of Big Medical, and...

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Boehner

Dec 14, 2018 by

The former speaker’s cannabis pitch symbolizes how low too many of our craven, so-called public servants are willing to stoop...

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No Labels and the ‘Problem Solvers’ are Wolves of Wall Street in Sheep’s Clothing

Dec 14, 2018 by

Political organizations hide their pro-finance politics under the cloak of bipartisanship while they rake in funding from corporate...

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Borrowing From Big Tobacco’s Playbook, Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos in Baby Powder for Decades

Dec 14, 2018 by

One attorney said 1970s memos that have surfaced due to recent lawsuits are “on par with key docs uncovered in the tobacco...

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Research finds that orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans 

Dec 14, 2018 by

The evolution of language converted a defenceless naked ape into a world-dominating force.  A large and potent component of language...

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The Incredible Impact of Kindness on Humanity

Dec 13, 2018 by

Instead of becoming hopeless and depressed about the sheer enormity of the plight of so many, we must instead focus on what we can...

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Europe is on the brink of a working class revolution against globalist governments

Dec 13, 2018 by

France’s fuel protests have partly turned into anti-Macron protests as well. Under his leadership taxes are increased, but he forgets...

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Which Is Worse, Trump or Brexit?

Dec 13, 2018 by

There are some important distinctions. The United States will have the chance to get rid of Trump in two more years; Brexit is for...

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 Would Indicting Trump Be Constitutional? 

Dec 13, 2018 by

Yes, it would be. But that question is a distraction from the principal objective of the Russia investigation. Source: Opinion |...

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We Must Challenge Capitalist “Solutions” to Climate Change

Dec 13, 2018 by

COP24 wants us to drink the same old Kool-Aid in new bottles, but we can and must do better. Source: We Must Challenge Capitalist...

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Latin American Leftists Must Think Why The Poorest No Longer Support Us So Much 

Dec 13, 2018 by

Liberation theology is still alive in Brazil, but it has lost a lot of ground. We must learn from past mistakes and create socialist...

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Rich People Are Getting Away With Not Paying Their Taxes 

Dec 13, 2018 by

An eight-year campaign to slash the IRS’s budget has left the agency understaffed, hamstrung, and operating with archaic equipment....

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It’s time to start figuring out how to impeach Trump judges once we’re rid of him

Dec 13, 2018 by

Senate Republicans, with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, put a judge that the American Bar Association rated as “not qualified” on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. The Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Jonathon Kobes, who the ABA says “has neither the requisite experience nor evidence of his ability to fulfill the scholarly writing required of a United States Circuit Court Judge.”

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Here’s how the new Democratic members of the House sort out ideologically

Dec 13, 2018 by

the Democratic members tend to self-sort into three different ideological caucuses: the Congressional Progressive Caucus (who...

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Incoming New York Attorney General Plans Wide-Ranging Investigations of Trump and Family

Dec 13, 2018 by

 New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family...

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Yanis Varoufakis’s Internationalist Odyssey 

Dec 13, 2018 by

The former Greek finance minister is on a quest to unite the global left. Source: Yanis Varoufakis’s Internationalist Odyssey | The...

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 We Can Help Thousands of Persons Fleeing Violence in Central America. We Helped Over 131,000 Vietnamese in 1975 

Dec 13, 2018 by

The caravans of thousands of people fleeing violence in Central America are small numbers compared to those the United States took in...

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We Have To Make Sure The “Green New Deal” Doesn’t Become Green Capitalism 

Dec 13, 2018 by

The GND is still in its nascent phase, and concrete details haven’t yet been hashed out, but the proposal has received backing from...

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For The First Time Social Media Outpaces Print Newspapers As News Source 

Dec 13, 2018 by

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans: One-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news...

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9 Powerful People Who Fought for the Planet in 2018

Dec 13, 2018 by

These individuals called for action and inclusivity in the fight against climate change. Source: 9 Powerful People Who Fought for the...

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Will the Supreme Court Come to Trump and Manafort’s Rescue? 

Dec 13, 2018 by

A new case could change the rules of double jeopardy, potentially to the benefit of the president and his former campaign manager....

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Bernie’s Plan for Racial Justice

Dec 13, 2018 by

The micro-scandals alleging that Bernie Sanders doesn’t take racism seriously won’t end any time soon. We should call them what...

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Think We Can’t Afford the Green New Deal? We Can’t Afford Not To

Dec 13, 2018 by

 Cries of ‘We can’t afford a Green New Deal!’ are not only ridiculous; they’re hypocritical. If we can afford...

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AFRICOM: A Neocolonial Occupation Force? 

Dec 13, 2018 by

if counter-terrorism is really what the US is interested in in the Sahel and West Africa, then the AFRICOM mission is an abject...

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‘Bolton is preparing plan for my assassination, with help from Bogota’ – Venezuela’s Maduro 

Dec 13, 2018 by

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused US National Security Advisor John Bolton of preparing a plot to murder him, and also...

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New Bill Will Change How Sexual Harassment Is Handled In Congress

Dec 13, 2018 by

The deal between the House and the Senate is expected to pass easily before the end of the year, as members vow to keep working on...

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California’s chief justice says bail overhaul will continue with or without the new law

Dec 13, 2018 by

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Tuesday defended a new landmark state law abolishing money bail, saying it was...

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The US Is Worried About China Spying Via Huawei Because It Did The Same In The Past 

Dec 13, 2018 by

The US is again warning its allies about the risks of using telecom equipment made by China’s Huawei. American officials have briefed...

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Number Of Jailed Journalists Nears Record High, Report Shows 

Dec 13, 2018 by

As of Dec. 1, more than 250 journalists are behind bars, just for doing their jobs. Source: Number Of Jailed Journalists Nears Record...

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The cost of bad policing: Review of Iberia Parish cases leads to 18 tossed convictions 

Dec 13, 2018 by

A campaign of violence meted out by a squad of Iberia Parish drug deputies landed many of them in the federal pen and left the fate...

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Chile: 36 Former Pinochet Intel Agents Sentenced 

Dec 13, 2018 by

The Court of Appeals of Santiago de Chile sentenced 36 former agents of the National Intelligence Directorate (DINA) for their...

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Why more states are giving juvenile offenders a second chance

Dec 13, 2018 by

More attention is being given to the idea that young offenders can still make radical changes to their mind-set. As a result,...

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As Democrats prepare to take over the House, they want to fix Puerto Rico’s debt once and for all

Dec 13, 2018 by

Thirteen years of continuous recession, two years of a fiscal oversight board and one year of hurricane recovery, it would seem that...

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Meet the ‘Exvangelicals’: Young Christians are fleeing the church for cozying up to Trump 

Dec 13, 2018 by

As hardcore Christian evangelical leaders continue to embrace President Donald Trump, younger churchgoers are having a harder time...

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Sanders and Warren Are Challenging the Post-Cold War Foreign Policy Establishment

Dec 12, 2018 by

Both Sanders and Warren embrace the growing Democratic opposition to wars without end and without purpose. Source: Sanders and Warren...

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Reviving the Nuclear Disarmament Movement: A Practical Proposal 

Dec 12, 2018 by

Although a widespread movement has developed to fight climate change, no counterpart has emerged to take on the rising danger of...

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Refused Right to Seek Asylum, Honduran Refugees Demand Reparations for Destructive US Foreign Policy in Central America

Dec 12, 2018 by

“It may seem like a lot of money to you. But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from...

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If Democrats Fracture, This Will Be the Fault Line

Dec 12, 2018 by

A clear majority of grassroots Democrats now believe, in effect, that we don’t need the rich. We don’t have that clarity —at...

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Why Green New Deal Advocates Must Address Militarism

Dec 12, 2018 by

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in...

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Warning: Another Assault on The Right to Boycott by the Lame Duck Congress

Dec 12, 2018 by

Anti-semitism is deplorable. But this bill isn’t about combating anti-semitism, it’s about perverting federal civil...

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Conservative Max Boot rips GOP for ‘becoming an authoritarian party’: Republicans are ‘opposing democracy itself’ 

Dec 12, 2018 by

“All too many Republicans are going from opposing the Democratic Party to opposing democracy itself,” Boot declares. “They are...

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Warning: NATO’s Aggression Reaches For Russian Waters 

Dec 12, 2018 by

The intentional provocation executed by Kiev saw three Ukrainian naval vessels intentionally violating protocol for passing through...

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UN Adopts Global Migration Pact Signed by 164 Countries but Rejected by US

Dec 12, 2018 by

The United Nations on Monday adopted a deal aimed at improving the way world copes with rising migration, but almost 30 countries...

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Warning: The Poland Climate Conference Is Awash in Corporate Meddling 

Dec 12, 2018 by

What are big-business interests doing at the Katowice United Nations conference? Source: The Poland Climate Conference Is Awash in...

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National Enquirer parent company AMI promises full cooperation in non-prosecution deal with SDNY 

Dec 12, 2018 by

The company admitted it paid former Playboy model Karen McDougal $150,000 to ‘suppress the woman’s story *so as to prevent it...

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Law on informants designed to avoid wrongful convictions

Dec 12, 2018 by

“Illinois leads the United States in people having been wrongfully convicted in jailhouse snitch cases,” said John Hanlon, executive...

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Nancy Pelosi to support term limits for Democratic leaders 

Dec 12, 2018 by

Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she would officially support term limits for the top three House Democratic leaders, and step down from...

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Vladimir Putin Outmaneuvers the U.S. Yet Again 

Dec 12, 2018 by

By seizing three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait, the Russian president has successfully thwarted the globe’s most...

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Revealed: US Arrests 170 Immigrants Who Had Claimed Migrant Children

Dec 12, 2018 by

U.S. immigration authorities arrested 170 people between early July and late November who came forward to claim migrant children in...

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‘This Is Why People Hate Congress’: With Buried Provision in Must-Pass Farm Bill, House GOP Uses Last Days in Power to Block Yemen Vote

Dec 12, 2018 by

“Speaker Ryan is not allowing a vote on my resolution to stop the war in Yemen because many Republicans will vote with us and...

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Spread the word: 4.2 million uninsured people could get an Obamacare bronze plan for $0

Dec 12, 2018 by

Check this out, the Kaiser Family Foundation has done the math and found that 27 percent of the 15.9 million uninsured people who...

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Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison 

Dec 12, 2018 by

He received the sentence in a New York federal court on Wednesday. Source: Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison...

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What’s Really in the First Step Act? 

Dec 12, 2018 by

 Hailed by supporters as a pivotal moment in the movement to create a more fair justice system, endorsed by an unlikely alliance that...

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Revealed: The US-Backed Chemical Attack In Syria & Planned Destabilization

Dec 12, 2018 by

Joining me today is Vanessa Beeley, here to share with us her perspective on some very important and highly ignored recent events, in...

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Democrats have imposed a neo-McCarthyite ‘loyalty test’ to advance corporate interests. Would a new political party save America from itself?

Dec 12, 2018 by

Democrats and the Republicans are “two subsidiaries of a single corporation.” While the Republicans make no serious pretense of being...

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Revealed: Florida Didn’t Count Thousands of Absentee Ballots Mailed Before Election Day

Dec 12, 2018 by

Thousands of ballots for the midterm elections were not delivered to Florida elections officials in time to count them, according to...

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Vote them out: 5 Democrats Bail Out Paul Ryan And Protect Saudi Arabia 

Dec 12, 2018 by

Reps. Jim Costa, Al Lawson, Collin Peterson, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Scott helped the GOP ensure the House won’t consider a...

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Revealed: IRS audits people making $20,000 more than those making $400,000 

Dec 12, 2018 by

Taxpayers who make $20,000 a year are more likely to face IRS scrutiny than someone making 20 times as much. Source: ‘We have...

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Maria Butina’s boyfriend — a GOP operative — says he set up Trump-Russia NRA ‘conduit’ as campaign funds flowed

Dec 12, 2018 by

Republican operative Paul Erickson claimed in an email he’d set up a private Russia-GOP channel through the NRA. Source: Maria...

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Google CEO Had To Explain To Congress Why Googling ‘Idiot’ Shows Donald Trump 

Dec 12, 2018 by

CEO Sundar Pichai denied the company has “a little man sitting behind the curtain.” Source: Google CEO Had To Explain To...

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The Army’s New Sexual Harassment Training Truly Looks Promising

Dec 12, 2018 by

During her six years in the Army, including a deployment to Iraq and promotion to staff sergeant, Antonieta Rico says she saw...

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Georgia Rebuffs U.S. Ambassador Pick as Too Pro-Saakashvili 

Dec 12, 2018 by

A career American diplomat slated to be named the new ambassador to Georgia has apparently been rebuffed by the small Caucasus nation...

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Fascists Find Fertile Recruitment Ground in Anti-Choice Movement

Dec 12, 2018 by

There is often collaboration between the so-called pro-life movement and racist far-right movements. Source: Fascists Find Fertile...

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Silver Spring Justice Coalition Demands Answers After Unjustified Arrest of Neighborhood “Good Samaritan,” Samir Ahmed. Yes, He is Black. 

Dec 12, 2018 by

Montgomery County police again disgraced themselves by treating another Black man with undue aggression, arresting Samir Ahmed in his...

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Rudy Giuliani’s infamous claim that “truth isn’t truth” has topped Yale Law School librarian Fred Shapiro’s annual “Quote of the Year” list for 2018

Dec 12, 2018 by

President Donald Trump’s bonkers “stable genius” claim took sixth spot in Yale Law School librarian Fred...

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