‘Willing Pawns in Trump-Orchestrated Coup’: CODEPINK Disrupts Venezuela’s Illegitimate ‘US Ambassador’

Feb 21, 2019 by

CODEPINK activists disrupted an event with the right-wing Venezuelan coup regime’s “US ambassador” Carlos Vecchio, denouncing him for...

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So How’s Your Tax Refund? Thanks to GOP Tax Scam, Big Banks Made Extra $28 Billion Last Year

Feb 21, 2019 by

“I thought Donald Trump said he was going to stop Wall Street from getting away with murder, not give big banks another massive...

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Historian who confronted Davos billionaires leaks Tucker Carlson rant 

Feb 21, 2019 by

Rutger Bregman is the Dutch historian who became a global sensation after an appearance at this year’s Davos summit, where he accused...

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Here’s why the rule of white male nationalists is the antithesis of democratic government 

Feb 21, 2019 by

From its conception the national identity of the United States of America reflects the consequence of white persons being in charge....

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Gov. Mike DeWine freezes all Ohio executions while new method developed

Feb 21, 2019 by

Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that there will be no more executions in Ohio until a new method of carrying them out can be developed...

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Another California Court Rules Against Law Enforcement Secrecy, Says Agencies Must Release Old Misconduct Files 

Feb 21, 2019 by

If an appeals court doesn’t step in within the next few days, California law enforcement agencies will have to start handing...

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Plotted From A Prison Cot, Wrongly Accused Man Whips Smoothie Dream Into Reality 

Feb 21, 2019 by

For 27 years, Mark Schand lay in his prison cot in Massachusetts and plotted out the retail empire he’d been envisioning since...

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Immigrants Aren’t the Emergency—Unchecked Capitalism Is

Feb 20, 2019 by

Communities like mine, in small-town Michigan, are told to blame immigrants when greedy corporations hurt us. We don’t buy...

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Warning: US Military Confrontation On Venezuelan-Colombian Border A Danger This Week – All Out! 

Feb 20, 2019 by

The U.S. has deployed military planes carrying “aid” to Cucuta, Colombia on the Venezuelan border. The Cuban government warned that...

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Alert: The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump

Feb 20, 2019 by

To transform U.S. foreign policy, we need a real public debate on the arms trade. Source: The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under...

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NYT reveals Trump’s epic, sustained, and secretive assault on the rule of law to save his own hide

Feb 20, 2019 by

The story of Mr. Trump’s attempts to defang the investigations has been voluminously covered in the news media, to such a degree that...

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Bernie Sanders Raised $6 Million In First 24 Hours After Announcing 2020 Presidential Bid 

Feb 20, 2019 by

More than 225,000 people have donated so far to the Vermont senator’s second run for the White House Source: Bernie Sanders Raised $6...

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Alert: ‘Operation Divide the Left’: Analysis Shows 2020 Online Disinformation Campaign Already Well Underway

Feb 20, 2019 by

“It looks like the 2020 presidential primary is going to be the next battleground to divide and confuse Americans.”...

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With Trump Beating War Drums, Coalition Calls on Congress to Oppose Sanctions, Back Diplomacy With Iran

Feb 20, 2019 by

“Lawmakers must stand firmly against the Trump administration efforts to drag the U.S. into another disastrous war in the...

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The Real Emergency Isn’t About the Wall. It’s About the Separation of Powers. 

Feb 20, 2019 by

By asserting the “emergency” power to spend money on a project that Congress has explicitly declined to fund by...

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Haitian Authorities Arrest Americans Transporting Cache Of Weapons Amid Uprising

Feb 20, 2019 by

 Even as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to inspire a military coup against the elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro,...

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Supreme Court ruling protects citizens against excessive state fines 

Feb 20, 2019 by

In a decision announced Wednesday by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Timbs v. Indiana that the...

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Another Critical Watchdog Report: Rotten Food, Decaying Mattresses At New Jersey ICE Contract Lockup

Feb 20, 2019 by

A Newark, New Jersey immigrant detention center has been feeding detainees moldy, spoiled and foul-smelling food — an abuse...

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Warning: Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela

Feb 20, 2019 by

Why does the official storyline now being used to justify a U.S.-backed coup in the South American country sound so familiar? Source:...

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The FBI Came Close To Staging A Coup 

Feb 20, 2019 by

Trump was right.  The intelligence community—the FBI, CIA, the NSA and other three-letter agencies—are too powerful, too...

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Mexico: The War on AMLO

Feb 20, 2019 by

The Mexican and international right are united in their efforts to delegitimatize the AMLO presidency. Source: Mexico: The War on...

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There Is Only One True Choice for Progressives in 2020

Feb 20, 2019 by

ves in 2020COMMENTS Dennis Van Tine / APPresidential candidate Kamala Harris began this week in the nation’s first primary state by...

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Is It Felony Murder When the Police Do It? 

Feb 20, 2019 by

It is up to the Harris County District Attorney, Kim Ogg. If it is shown that he lied on the search warrant affidavit in order to...

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White House Plan to Sell Saudis Nuclear Technology May Be Illegal

Feb 20, 2019 by

Critics say the deal could endanger national security while enriching close allies of President Trump. Source: White House Plan to...

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‘Illegal Boondoggle’: US Government Rebuked for Giving 1,400 Private Companies Access to Dubious Terrorism Watchlist

Feb 20, 2019 by

“We call on congressional leadership to investigate the private sector dissemination of watchlisting information that...

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Start the North Korea Hearings. And the Saudi Arabia Hearings. And the China Hearings…

Feb 20, 2019 by

How can Congress avoid getting sidelined on foreign policy? There’s only one right answer. Source: Start the North Korea Hearings....

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Why Bernie Sanders’ Supporters Say He’s Still The Right Choice For 2020

Feb 20, 2019 by

No one else has the same credibility on progressive issues, say his diehard backers. Source: Why Bernie Sanders’ Supporters Say...

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Here’s one real and terrifying reason Trump is pushing for a coup in Venezuela 

Feb 20, 2019 by

President Donald Trump met with the Venezuelan community in Miami, Florida. His speech represented more than just disdain for the...

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Alert: Clarence Thomas declares war on the very idea of a free press

Feb 20, 2019 by

Prosecutors could target journalists for minor errors, under his vision Source: Clarence Thomas declares war on the very idea of a...

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Elizabeth Warren Wants Child Care to Be Cheap or Free. What Are Americans Paying Now? 

Feb 20, 2019 by

Warren’s Universal Child Care and Early Learning plan would “guarantee high-quality child care and early education for...

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Andrew McCabe Thinks ‘It’s Possible’ That Trump Is A Russian Asset 

Feb 20, 2019 by

The former acting FBI director told CNN’s Anderson Cooper he is “anxious to see where Mueller concludes that.” Source: Andrew McCabe...

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Tax the Rich? Most Americans Think It’s a Great Idea

Feb 20, 2019 by

“Across party lines, Americans want the very wealthiest families to pay their fair share so we can have an economy that works...

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Federal Judge Says Roger Stone Faces Jail Time Over Instagram Posts 

Feb 20, 2019 by

Roger Stone went after the only person standing between him and a jail cell, and now he may face the consequences.On Tuesday, one day...

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Alert: Trump signs space force plan: ‘We have to be prepared’ 

Feb 20, 2019 by

Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new space force within the air force, accepting less than...

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Why Is There Still a Ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners?

Feb 20, 2019 by

Access to education behind bars lowers the odds of recidivism by 48 percent. So why is there still a ban on Pell Grants for...

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Houston police to end use of no-knock warrants, chief says

Feb 20, 2019 by

“The no-knock warrants are going to go away like leaded gasoline in this city,” Acevedo told the crowd activists,...

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Philly judge cites prosecutorial misconduct, vacates conviction of man who spent 28 years on death row

Feb 20, 2019 by

Orlando Maisonet was convicted of two murders at separate trials prosecuted by Roger King. The first was overturned more than a...

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Trojan Horse Legislation Could Derail Single-Payer in Massachusetts

Feb 20, 2019 by

Legislators have found a way to appear pro-single-payer while implementing a death-by-task-force tactic. Source: Trojan Horse...

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The ‘Viscerally Terrifying’ Lockdown a Mom Experienced in a Classroom of 4-Year-Olds: ‘I’d Never Witnessed the Real Thing. And, Oh God, This Was the Real Thing.’

Feb 20, 2019 by

“I would find out just how heartbreakingly ordinary it was as person after person shared similar stories.”.. Leslie Gaar...

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Alert: Behind the Scenes, Health Insurers Use Cash and Gifts to Sway Which Benefits Employers Choose

Feb 20, 2019 by

The insurance industry gives lucrative commissions and bonuses — from six-figure payouts to a chance to bat against Mariano Rivera —...

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This one shocking factor can make you 4600 percent more likely to become an addict

Feb 20, 2019 by

“A person who experienced any six or more of the categories” of childhood trauma, Dr Felitti tells me, “was 4600 percent more likely...

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Netanyahu boosts racist far-right party with pre-election deal 

Feb 20, 2019 by

The equivalent of a U.S. president cutting a deal with David Duke Source: Netanyahu boosts racist far-right party with pre-election...

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We grew up afraid to be vulnerable: How Obama’s favorite film of 2018 helped one man discover his toxic boyhood masculinity

Feb 20, 2019 by

Director Bing Liu’s Oscar-nominated documentary “Minding the Gap” should be required watching for all high school students. It sparks...

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#FamiliesBelongTogether Coalition Celebrates Valentine’s Day at Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase Bank Branches Telling Big Banks to Break Up with Private Prisons 

Feb 20, 2019 by

It wasn’t business as usual yesterday at dozens of Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase bank branches across the country. It was a day of...

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Alert: Hate groups reach record high 

Feb 20, 2019 by

The number of hate groups operating across America rose to a record high — 1,020 — in 2018 as President Trump continued...

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Voyage to the Garbage Patch: the female sailors taking on plastic

Feb 20, 2019 by

. The women, a mix of scientists, sailors, writers, and activists, collected those samples of plastic from the air, water, and ocean...

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Yikes: Raffle Prize Offers Killing Animals With Donald Trump Jr. 

Feb 20, 2019 by

Organizers say the chance to share a hunting camp with Donald Trump’s son is “truly priceless.” Twitter users disagree. Source:...

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Bernie Is Running, Thank God 

Feb 19, 2019 by

Bernie Sanders is running for president again. His message is simple: there’s a class war raging and working people need to win...

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 The Finger on the Button 

Feb 19, 2019 by

The debate about the personality of Donald J. Trump has shed new light on an old question: how much of the terrible responsibility to...

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How Democrats Are Blocking Progressives And What To Do About It 

Feb 19, 2019 by

Progressives have been trying in earnest to make the Democratic Party move to the left and adopt their agenda since Senator Bernie...

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The ‘resistance’ to Trump’s Venezuela coup won’t be found on MSNBC 

Feb 19, 2019 by

 a FAIR survey of MSNBC since Trump threw U.S. support behind self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó (the effective start...

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We Don’t Need Private Health Insurance 

Feb 19, 2019 by

New single-payer plans don’t need to worry about carving out roles for health-care profiteers. Source: We Don’t Need Private...

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“Digital Gangsters”: British Lawmakers Torch Facebook, Accuse Zuckerberg of “Contempt”

Feb 19, 2019 by

In a damning report, the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee called Facebook’s problems an “intrinsic part of its...

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It’s well past time for Congress to have a difficult but necessary conversation about the US ‘Global War on Terror’ 

Feb 19, 2019 by

In general, the American public has largely ignored these post-9/11 wars and their costs. But the vastness of Washington’s...

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Alert: US “Counterterror” Missions Target 40 Percent of the Planet

Feb 19, 2019 by

Research has shown that using war to address terror tactics is a fruitless approach. Source: US “Counterterror” Missions...

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Why The DNC Was Not Hacked By The Russians 

Feb 19, 2019 by

The FBI, CIA and NSA claim that the DNC emails published by WIKILEAKS on July 26, 2016 were obtained via a Russian hack, but more...

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Flooding State Capitol, West Virginia Teachers Save Public Education From Privatization Scheme

Feb 19, 2019 by

“Last year we were fighting for us. Now we’re fighting for our students, to be able to get what they deserve through...

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The Real Danger to the Green New Deal—and the Planet—Comes From Neoliberal Democrats

Feb 19, 2019 by

here’s what Nancy Pelosi had to say about the Green New Deal: “…The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is,...

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How the U.S. Is Strangling Haiti as It Attempts Regime Change in Venezuela 

Feb 19, 2019 by

Protests broke out a week ago across Haiti. What motivated the streets to be on fire this time was the rise in prices of fuel and the...

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All This Should Remind You of the Run-Up to the Iraq War

Feb 19, 2019 by

The march to war against Iran is echoing the drumbeats of America’s last major Middle Eastern invasion. Source: All This Should...

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Why Nation Owes Bernie Sanders Our Enduring Gratitude

Feb 19, 2019 by

Bernie Sanders put “progressive” back into the Democratic Party of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Source: Why Nation Owes Bernie Sanders Our...

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Alert: In New Hampshire, Kamala Harris Makes Clear She Is Not With the Democratic Socialists

Feb 19, 2019 by

Distancing herself from the label that more progressive lawmakers such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria...

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Alert: In a single year, Trump has had 10 judicial nominees who don’t agree with school desegregation

Feb 19, 2019 by

Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court decision that ended school segregation, has been universally supported in the...

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Why Unions Must Bargain for Affordable Housing—and How

Feb 19, 2019 by

With housing costs gobbling up wage increases for union members and almost everyone else, labor must prioritize housing...

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Robbing Counternarcotics Funds To Build A Wall Is A Bad Move, Say Drug Experts

Feb 19, 2019 by

“It’s terrible policy,” said one expert. “It guts a vital coordinating function we rely on to interdict drugs domestically and...

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Illinois Workers Celebrate as ‘Life-Changing’ $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Signed Into Law

Feb 19, 2019 by

Home to one of the nation’s largest cities, it is the first Midwestern state to require that rate Source: Illinois Workers...

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Jared Kushner may have benefited from Trump White House scheme to sell nuke plants to Saudis

Feb 19, 2019 by

A new report issued by House Democrats this week claims that key Trump administration appointees overrode the objections of top...

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House Democrats zero in on Deutsche Bank as a point of leverage over Trump

Feb 19, 2019 by

Democrats have promised to follow the money relentlessly in their House Intelligence 2.0 probe of Donald Trump’s Russia ties, and...

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Evidence of Texas’ incompetence in flagging so-called ‘non-citizen’ voters continues to stack up

Feb 19, 2019 by

The Texas secretary of state’s absolute incompetence in rolling out spurious claims that “95,000” non-citizens were...

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3,000 Oakland Teachers to Strike This Week as Education Protests Continue to Sweep the US

Feb 19, 2019 by

The teachers’ union demands higher wages and more resources in a school district that serves more than 36,000 students. Source:...

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Alert: Google Secretly Expands Tech Empire Across the U.S., Getting Millions in Tax Breaks 

Feb 19, 2019 by

A Washington Post investigation reveals how the company used NDAs to hide from the public. Source: Google Secretly Expands Tech...

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 Fake Atrocities Used to Justify “Humanitarian War Crimes”

Feb 19, 2019 by

Nothing about the West’s war on Syria is humanitarian, none of the atrocity stories against President Assad and his government...

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Barack Obama Shares His Recommended Reading For Black History Month 

Feb 19, 2019 by

In honor of Black History Month, former President Barack Obama shared some suggestions for nonfiction reading on racism in America...

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Alert: Census Bureau says 630,000 expected to not complete survey due to citizenship question

Feb 19, 2019 by

The Census Bureau expects that 630,000 households may not complete the 2020 Census because of a potential question asking about...

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Warren Proposal Would Use Tax on Ultra-Rich to Help Fund Universal Childcare Plan

Feb 19, 2019 by

“We’re the richest country on the planet. We shouldn’t be denying our kids the high-quality early education they...

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Roger Stone Ordered to Appear in Court Over Instagram Post Targeting Judge

Feb 19, 2019 by

 Donald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone was ordered to appear in court Thursday after a post he made on Instagram...

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Bernie Sanders Raises Over $3.3 Million From 120,000 Small Donors in Just 10 Hours

Feb 19, 2019 by

As one mainstream political observer noted, that’s “pretty damn good.” Source: Bernie Sanders Raises Over $3.3...

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Alert: Ditch Maduro or lose everything, Trump tells Venezuelan army

Feb 19, 2019 by

Donald Trump has directly appealed to the Venezuelan military to support opposition leader Juan Guaidó, and issued his starkest...

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Mexican National Dies in Border Patrol Custody, Following Deaths of Two Migrant Children

Feb 19, 2019 by

A 45-year-old Mexican national detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection died Monday at a medical facility in McAllen, Tex.,...

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Alabama Newspaper Editor Calls for KKK to “Ride Again” to “Clean Out DC”

Feb 19, 2019 by

he editor of a small-town Alabama newspaper called for the Ku Klux Klan to “ride again” and lynch “Democrats [who] are plotting to...

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South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill After News Investigation Reveals Abuses 

Feb 19, 2019 by

South Carolina would become the fourth state to abolish the practice of seizing property without a criminal conviction. Source: South...

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Anthony Weiner Will Officially Register as a Sex Offender 

Feb 19, 2019 by

The disgraced former congressman has reportedly finished his term in a Massachusetts prison and returned to New York. Source: Anthony...

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Former West Virginia official who called Michelle Obama an ‘ape in heels’ admits to defrauding FEMA

Feb 19, 2019 by

The flood was a natural disaster. Stealing from FEMA is a manmade disaster,  Taylor’s fraud scheme diverted disaster benefits from...

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Even Conservatives Support Sweden’s Welfare State. Here’s Why.

Feb 19, 2019 by

It’s practical and efficient, allowing for a very competitive economy while ensuring a high standard of living. Source: Even...

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Groups Sue Trump’s EPA Over Failure to Ban Deadly Paint Strippers

Feb 19, 2019 by

Today, Latino workers and environmental organizations represented by Earthjustice, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, sued...

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How a 7th-Grader’s Strike Against Climate Change Exploded Into a Movement

Feb 19, 2019 by

Every week since December, the seventh-grader has made a pilgrimage to the United Nations Headquarters demanding action on climate...

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Fruit, veg and family life – why Spaniards are living longer 

Feb 19, 2019 by

When it comes to normal longevity — living to 85 — your lifestyle is more important than your genetic makeup; but if you...

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Nationwide Rallies Denounce #FakeTrumpEmergency and President’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Feb 18, 2019 by

Rapid-response mobilizations refute Trump’s assertion of an emergency at the southern border and denounce...

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Elizabeth Warren To Unveil Sweeping Plan For Universal Child Care 

Feb 18, 2019 by

The proposal could put the issue on top of the 2020 campaign agenda. Source: Elizabeth Warren To Unveil Sweeping Plan For Universal...

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Hating Neocons Is Becoming Mainstream Again, And It Is Excellent 

Feb 18, 2019 by

American Conservative has published an article titled “Why Are These Professional War Peddlers Still Around?” — an...

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North Carolina Election Board Finds Evidence Of Significant Fraud To Help GOP Candidate 

Feb 18, 2019 by

The board’s executive director said an operative for candidate Mark Harris tried to conceal illegal acts with absentee ballots....

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Trump is powerless to stop New York’s federal prosecutors — and they could damage him in ways Mueller can’t: report

Feb 18, 2019 by

President Donald Trump has relentlessly attacked special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors, but yet another major...

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Alert: How a Failing Capitalist System Is Allowing Amazon to Cripple America

Feb 18, 2019 by

There may be no better argument for democratic socialism in America than the way individual state leaders have been falling over each...

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‘Highly Disturbing’: Facebook Blocks Viral Video Outlets Critical of US Foreign Policy and Corporate Media

Feb 18, 2019 by

Journalists and free speech advocates are calling out the social media giant for shuttering the pages after CNN inquired about...

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Is Tulsi Gabbard for Real? America Is Ready for a Genuine Peace Candidate

Feb 18, 2019 by

 Tulsi’s own military experience notwithstanding, she gives every indication of being honestly anti-war. In the speech announcing her...

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With Trump Pushing Regime Change in Venezuela, Critics Warn News Outlets Failing US Viewers Once Again

Feb 18, 2019 by

“If the US had a major state TV network it would sound exactly like this. 100% pure, uncritical cheerleading.” Source:...

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16 states sue Trump over his border wall national emergency 

Feb 18, 2019 by

Saying the president’s move is unconstitutional. Source: 16 states sue Trump over his border wall national emergency...

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What To Know About The Mueller Investigation Into Russian Election Interference

Feb 18, 2019 by

Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is ramping up after a midterm election...

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Alert: China Is Flooding the Middle East With Cheap Drones

Feb 18, 2019 by

Throughout the war on terror, the U.S. shattered norms on unmanned execution. Now the technology is spreading throughout the region...

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National Emergencies: Constitutional And Statutory Restrictions On Presidential Powers 

Feb 18, 2019 by

When a president threatens to exercise the power to declare a national emergency, our system of checks and balances faces a crucial...

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