Ex-GOP congressman blasts ‘pathetic’ Republicans for bowing to ‘dishonest tyrant’ Trump — despite privately agreeing with Rep. Amash 

May 20, 2019 by

Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh, who served Illinois’s 8th congressional district in the House of Representatives, on Monday...

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Wave Of Protests Planned For Tuesday Over State Abortion Bans 

May 20, 2019 by

The Women’s March, Planned Parenthood and other groups are staging nationwide actions against the new “heartbeat”...

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Rich White Men Rule America. How Much Longer Will We Tolerate That For?

May 20, 2019 by

Minority rule has always been a feature of American democracy. These days, however, it is getting worse. Source: Rich White Men Rule...

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Overall Best States Rankings 

May 20, 2019 by

The Best States ranking of U.S. states draws on thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their...

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AOC Calls Out GOP on Abortion Bans: “a creepy theological order led by a mad king.”

May 20, 2019 by

I’m quite sure I’ve never read a more succinct, accurate description of the GOP in the age of Trump.Kudos to AOC for crafting the...

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Trump’s Trade War With China Is Waged to Make the Rich Richer

May 20, 2019 by

The trade war is forcing working-class people to pay high tariffs to advance the goals of the rich. Source: Trump’s Trade War...

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European nations united in opposition to what they say is U.S. effort to provoke a war with Iran

May 20, 2019 by

Amid rising tensions and reciprocal accusations between the United States and Iran, European nations are giving a clear thumbs-down...

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Will China Save Iran From U.S. Sanctions?

May 20, 2019 by

Amid evidence that China has resumed importing oil from Iran, Beijing states its opposition to U.S. sanctions against the Mideast...

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Racist Voter Suppression Made Alabama’s Abortion Ban Possible

May 20, 2019 by

It doesn’t matter if a majority of us support the right to an abortion if we cannot exercise our political power. Source: Racist...

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Audit Suggests Google Favors a Small Number of Major Outlets 

May 20, 2019 by

The data shows that just 20 news sources account for more than half of article impressions. Source: Audit Suggests Google Favors a...

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Despite Anti-American ‘Baiting’ by NYT, Sanders Makes ‘No Apologies’ for Opposing Reagan-Backed Death Squads

May 20, 2019 by

“I plead guilty to, throughout my adult life, doing everything that I can to prevent war and destruction.” Source:...

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Appeals court finds Trump administration’s move to end DACA ‘arbitrary and capricious’

May 20, 2019 by

The ruling partially reverses a lower court’s decision upholding the wind-down of program aimed to protecting “dreamers.” Source:...

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The Propaganda Multiplier: How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics 

May 20, 2019 by

It is one of the most important aspects of our media system, and yet hardly known to the public: most of the international news...

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There’s Far More Diversity in Venezuela’s ‘Muzzled’ Media Than in US Corporate Press 

May 20, 2019 by

Coverage of the Venezuela’s crisis has become perhaps the world’s most lucrative fictional genre. Source: There’s Far More Diversity...

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‘This Is the Cover-Up’: Trump DOJ Instructs McGahn to Disregard Subpoena by House Judiciary

May 20, 2019 by

“Our democracy is built on an understanding that one branch of government won’t systematically obstruct another,”...

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Voting Rights Roundup: Michigan GOP attempts to sabotage redistricting reform by withholding funding

May 20, 2019 by

Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative last year to amend their state constitution and create an independent...

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‘Genocidal’: Trump—Who Claims He Doesn’t Want War—Threatens ‘Official End of Iran’

May 20, 2019 by

“President Trump’s saber-rattling about Iran has reached a dangerous new low with his threat to ‘end’...

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Deutsche Bank Staffers Flagged Suspicious Transfers From Jared Kushner’s Companies to Russians

May 20, 2019 by

The New York Times reported on Sunday that the bank’s managers overruled the concerns. Source: Deutsche Bank Staffers Flagged...

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Activists To ‘Escalate’ Opposition To Trump Policies Toward Venezuela, Iran 

May 20, 2019 by

Activists opposed to the Trump administration’s plans to overthrow the Venezuelan government returned to the Venezuelan embassy...

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Seattle’s Innovative Public Financing Helped Citizen Participation in Campaigns Reach Historic High

May 20, 2019 by

Over 60% of Seattle voters approved the creation of the Democracy Voucher Program as part of a 2015 ballot initiative known as...

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We’re In an Abortion Emergency. Democrats Need to Act Like It.

May 20, 2019 by

For too long, Dems have been far too complacent on reproductive rights. It’s time to get serious. Source: We’re In an...

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‘Don’t fall for it’: Arizona congressman and former Marine who ‘gets the same intel’ as Tom Cotton warns some GOPers are ‘exaggerating’ the Iran threat 

May 20, 2019 by

Before Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona pursued a career in politics, he served in the United States military: Gallego was a Marine...

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Oppose the American Militarization of Outer Space 

May 20, 2019 by

Corporate media seems to buy into the alleged need for yet another military upgrade–this time in outer space! Source: The American...

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Without Tax Hikes on Corporations and the Rich, Critics Warn, $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan ‘Another Empty Promise’ From Trump

May 20, 2019 by

“If major tax increases are off the table, there is no way to pay for a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, it’s that...

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Wyoming Republican: Here’s how the two-party system — and partisan gerrymandering — are wrecking democracy 

May 20, 2019 by

Critics of United States politics often complain about the two-party system, noting that in many European parliamentary democracies,...

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Republicans secretly support Trump’s impeachment in private ‘conversations’ — but no one wants to go public: Dem senator 

May 20, 2019 by

Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) confided to host Alisyn Camerota that multiple Republican...

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Alert: The Secret Vote That Could Wipe Away Consumer Rights

May 20, 2019 by

An obscure meeting of elite jurists in Washington could adopt a sweeping change to contract law on Tuesday, binding anyone visiting a...

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Alert: US prosecutors to ‘help themselves’ to Julian Assange’s possessions 

May 20, 2019 by

Material from WikiLeaks founder’s time in Ecuadorian embassy is said to include two manuscripts Source: US prosecutors to ‘help...

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Syria: The White Helmets are terrorist auxiliaries

May 20, 2019 by

“At the very least, the White Helmets are terrorist auxiliaries. More likely, as recently admitted by a White Helmet operative to...

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A New Way to Slash CO2 Emissions

May 20, 2019 by

U.S. entrepreneurs say a new technique can achieve big cuts in atmospheric carbon. Source: A New Way to Slash CO2...

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‘A Burning Indictment of Our Higher Ed System’: Commencement Speaker Pays Off $40 Million in Student Debt

May 20, 2019 by

Billionaire’s gift to nearly 400 graduating seniors of Morehouse College earned him praise—but also sparked criticism of...

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The Real Climate Change Culprits Have Never Been Punished

May 20, 2019 by

As far back as 1982, fossil fuel executives knew they were trading the future of the planet for a few decades of profit. Source: The...

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There Are Progressive Prosecutors. What About Judges? 

May 20, 2019 by

Activists have swept a new wave of prosecutors into office. Is the focus now shifting to the judiciary? Source: There Are Progressive...

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Europe’s Striking Climate Kids Show How to Defeat the Far Right 

May 20, 2019 by

Fighting climate change now polls as a top priority among European voters—while most far-right leaders are climate denialists....

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CLC Compels Change to Problematic Arizona Signature Matching Policy 

May 20, 2019 by

This legislative move is the direct result of advocacy by CLC and other legal and state partners in 2018 to challenge the...

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Trump’s FCC Chair Accused of Betraying Public Interest Mandate by Backing T-Mobile/Sprint Mega-Merger

May 20, 2019 by

He “seems to take smug pleasure in being a blatant telecom shill.” Source: Trump’s FCC Chair Accused of Betraying...

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Maine To Become First State To Ban Native American Mascots In Public Schools 

May 20, 2019 by

Using the symbols has been “a source of pain and anguish” for American Indian tribes, said Gov. Janet Mills (D). Source: Maine...

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DC judge upholds House subpoena for Trump’s financial records 

May 20, 2019 by

A federal judge in Washington D.C. declined to block a House subpoena to President Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, for his...

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Where Is the Democratic Alternative to Forever War? 

May 19, 2019 by

Top candidates for the 2020 presidential nomination are graded on their foreign affairs policies—or lack thereof. Source: Where Is...

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Bernie Sanders Introduces Petition to Prohibit War With Iran Without Congress’ Approval

May 19, 2019 by

 Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) launched a petition Thursday to ‘tell Congress to pass legislation that...

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Trump warned in 2011 that a president would attack Iran in ‘desperate’ attempt to win reelection

May 19, 2019 by

Donald Trump predicted that an American president would launch a war with Iran in a “desperate” attempt to win reelection—he...

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This Republican congressman just made a powerful case for Trump’s impeachment — showing up many top Democrats in the process 

May 19, 2019 by

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan posted an incisive tirade against President Donald Trump and his administration on Saturday afternoon,...

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Head of Swedish Bar Association condemns the handling of the Assange case 

May 19, 2019 by

Let us not forget that whatever we may think of Assange or the deeds he is suspected of, this is about much more. It is about freedom...

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I Oversaw the US Nuclear Power Industry. Now I Think It Should Be Banned.

May 19, 2019 by

The danger from climate change no longer outweighs the risks of nuclear accidents. Source: I Oversaw the US Nuclear Power Industry....

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How many millions of people have been killed in America’s post-9/11 wars? 

May 19, 2019 by

“The Iraq Death Toll 15 Years After the U.S. Invasion” which I co-wrote with Medea Benjamin, estimates the death toll in Iraq as...

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Fox’s Napolitano says Trump violated the Constitution three times in the past week

May 19, 2019 by

Andrew Napolitano, whom Trump used to love before he started throwing shade at the pr*sident, is now saying Trump has violated the...

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Will Democratic Party Elites Dictate Its Primaries Again?

May 19, 2019 by

The Democratic elite will fight any real threat to their status quo, as they did in the 2016 primaries and caucuses. Source: Will...

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Grassroots Funds Are Ensuring Abortion Access Despite Bans

May 19, 2019 by

Reproductive rights advocates in the Southeast are working nonstop to help low-income women. Source: Grassroots Funds Are Ensuring...

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Does Anyone Actually Want Joe Biden to Be President?

May 19, 2019 by

The most important requirement for the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee? Electability. It matters more, we keep hearing,...

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Towards a culture of world peace 

May 19, 2019 by

“The culture of peace” which was addressed by President Xi Jinping in his opening address of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian...

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Countering Trump’s Inhumane Proposal, Ilhan Omar Presents ‘Only Immigration Plan Worth Hearing About’

May 19, 2019 by

“We should be welcoming immigrants into our country and providing them a simple and accessible path to becoming documented, not...

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The Hidden Sources of Iranian Strength

May 19, 2019 by

Iran’s ties with its proxies are far deeper than the Trump administration understands. Source: The Hidden Sources of Iranian Strength...

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Tanker Attack Was Imaginary, but US Says Iran Did It

May 19, 2019 by

These network stories are examples of fake news at its most dangerous, when it plays into the dishonest manipulations of an...

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Has Freedom of the Press Become an Illusion? 

May 19, 2019 by

University of California journalism professor Edward Wasserman argues that the media has abandoned a basic commitment to the First...

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Elizabeth Warren Just Announced Her Reproductive Rights Platform. It’s Aggressive.

May 19, 2019 by

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Friday released a statement calling on Congress to pass a slate of legislation aimed at guaranteeing...

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Angela Merkel Identifies U.S. as Global Rival That, Along With China and Russia, Europe Must Unite Against

May 19, 2019 by

“There is no doubt that Europe needs to reposition itself in a changed world,” Merkel said. Source: Angela Merkel Identifies...

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New Zealand’s First-Ever Budget for ‘Well-Being’ Will Focus on Poverty and Mental Health

May 19, 2019 by

New Zealand is set to become the first country to account for “well-being” in its annual budget, which will roll out May 30. The...

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Bernie Sanders Unveils a 10-Point Plan to Overhaul Public Education

May 19, 2019 by

Sanders aims to guarantee every person in the U.S. a quality education as a fundamental human right. Source: Bernie Sanders Unveils a...

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Alert: Four Guatemalan children in the past six months have now died after being taken into U.S. custody

May 19, 2019 by

A 2-year-old migrant boy who crossed the U.S./Mexico border with his mother and was then held in federal immigration custody for...

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Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard: Fewer Tax Dollars Spent on War Could Mean Better Health Care 

May 19, 2019 by

“We’ve spent $6 to 8 trillion on these regime change wars since 9/11 alone, which doesn’t even include how much more we’ll be...

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Democrats have completely botched the impeachment issue — and let Trump psych them out 

May 19, 2019 by

he Mueller report gave Democrats an unprecedented opportunity to hold Trump accountable for his sprawling abuses of power. Doing so...

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What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion

May 19, 2019 by

Romania under Ceausescu created a dystopian horror of overcrowded, filthy orphanages, and thousands died from back-alley abortions....

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Statement from Chelsea Manning’s Lawyers Regarding Chelsea Being Remanded Into Custody 

May 19, 2019 by

“In 2010 Chelsea made a principled decision to let the world see the true nature modern asymmetric warfare. It is telling that the...

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Further evidence US attacked Syria based on false flag 

May 19, 2019 by

Further evidence has emerged indicating that the alleged 2018 Douma, Syria chemical attack was staged by US-backed militants, not the...

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In the Approaching Last Act, Netanyahu Is Disgraced—or Israel Is

May 19, 2019 by

As Netanyahu’s power rose, so did his appetites, hubris, and sense of entitlement. In 1995, before he was first elected prime...

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Guess who doesn’t want war with Iran? Trump supporters 

May 19, 2019 by

During his presidential campaign in 2016, Trump repeatedly condemned Washington’s regime-change wars. Now he’s backtracking Source:...

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District Attorneys From Across Metro Atlanta Say They Won’t Prosecute Women for Abortions

May 19, 2019 by

District attorneys across metro Atlanta have said they would not prosecute a woman for seeking out an abortion in Georgia under the...

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U.S. Birthrate Is Lowest In 32 Years, CDC Says 

May 19, 2019 by

Not since 1986 has the U.S. seen so few babies born. And it’s an ongoing slump: 2018 was the fourth consecutive year of birth...

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Ecuador is raking in new deals with the UK and US after handing over Julian Assange

May 19, 2019 by

Many Ecuadorians have criticised Moreno’s central role in the UK’s arrest of Assange, and his cooperation on the matter with the US....

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Five More States Sue Purdue Pharma for Opioid Crisis

May 19, 2019 by

Five states announced Thursday that they would sue Purdue Pharma and a member of the Sackler family that controls the drug company,...

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The Other Glass Ceiling: Kamala, Warren, and the Trouble with “Tough” Women 

May 19, 2019 by

The media unintentionally perpetuates male candidates’ advantages because they look and sound like candidates who have won in the...

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Alert: Ecuador is raking in new deals with the UK and US after handing over Julian Assange 

May 19, 2019 by

Source: Ecuador is raking in new deals with the UK and US after handing over Julian Assange |...

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Revenge of the Coastal Elites 

May 19, 2019 by

How California, Oregon and Washington are winning the fight against Trump’s hateful policies Source: Opinion | Revenge of the Coastal...

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Who Are the Winners and Losers of Trump’s Trade War With China? 

May 19, 2019 by

While we have seen job growth in parts of the manufacturing sector, wages have continued to stagnate and consumer product prices look...

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SAT will add an ‘adversity score’ offering a snapshot of challenges students face

May 19, 2019 by

Colleges that use the score, a single number from 1 to 100, will see it on a template called an “environmental context dashboard.”...

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Revealed: Mysterious dark money group got $22 million to get Trump SCOTUS pick Kavanaugh confirmed 

May 19, 2019 by

“The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, pledged to spendas much as $10 million to ensure Kavanaugh’s...

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Amazon Tribe Wins Lawsuit Against Big Oil, Saving Millions of Acres of Rainforest

May 19, 2019 by

After a long legal battle with a number of organizations, the Waorani people successfully protected half a million acres of their...

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Democrats are badly blowing it against Trump. A brutal new TV ad shows how. 

May 16, 2019 by

Tom Steyer launches a new ad campaign targeting Democrats for their fecklessness on impeachment. Source: Democrats are badly blowing...

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History’s Dire Warning: Beware False-Flag Trigger For Long-Sought War With Iran 

May 16, 2019 by

Israel’s “false flag” attack on the U.S.S. Liberty in 1967 cost 34 American lives. Dick Cheney planned to disguise U.S. troops as...

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‘Spoiler: Because Australia Has Universal Healthcare’: Watch Ocasio-Cortez Ask Pharma CEO Why HIV Drug Costs $8 Overseas But $1,780 in the US

May 16, 2019 by

“We the public, we the people, developed this drug, we paid for this drug. There’s no reason this should be $2,000 a...

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Alert: Republicans Abandon Election Security

May 16, 2019 by

Republicans used to back election security, but now GOP leaders are taking their cue from the White House. Source: Republicans...

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“Allies Are Aghast”: Is John Bolton Replaying His Iraq War Playbook with Iran? 

May 16, 2019 by

Trump’s national-security adviser may be building another Middle East tinderbox. “Everyone feels the shadow of 2002–2003,” says one...

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Lessons from Spain: Parties That Campaign from the Left Should Govern From It 

May 16, 2019 by

The old days of campaigning on left social democracy and ruling with careful centrism are over. Source: Lessons from Spain: Parties...

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Amid GOP Assault on Abortion Rights, DCCC-Backed Fundraiser for Anti-Choice Democrat Blasted as ‘Demeaning to Women’

May 16, 2019 by

“At a time when we need every pro-choice voice we can get, this is reprehensible for a leader in the Democratic Party. Source:...

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Trump made at least $434 million from his business in 2018 

May 16, 2019 by

Income at Trump’s D.C. golf club was up $500,000 to about $13.3 million, while his D.C. hotel made about $40.8 million. Trump...

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What Joe Biden Has In Common with Donald Trump

May 16, 2019 by

Joe Biden has one thing in common with Donald Trump: a campaign promising “restoration” of a lost past, rather than the kind of...

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Chelsea Manning is Back in Court. Tell the Government to #LeaveChelseaAlone

May 16, 2019 by

Today, Chelsea Manning is being hauled before a grand jury. Again. We urgently need you to take action and tell the US Attorney’s...

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FYI: Trump’s tariffs will cost every US household about $800 — and these everyday items will all cost more

May 16, 2019 by

Prices are about to jump for a lot of consumer goods, thanks to President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. The president...

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GOP Pollster Thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is The Only Democrat Who Could Match Donald Trump 

May 16, 2019 by

“They should run against each other, even though legally she can’t,” Frank Luntz said. Source: GOP Pollster Thinks Alexandria...

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For Democrats, So-Called ‘Purity Tests’ Can Be a Good Thing

May 16, 2019 by

Indeed, in the political world, the term “purity test” is largely used by the establishment to chastise and attack the left.For...

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What could go wrong? Cambridge scientists create world’s first living organism with fully redesigned DNA

May 16, 2019 by

Scientists have created the world’s first living organism that has a fully synthetic and radically altered DNA code.The lab-made...

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Report shows states that voted for Trump are worst to live in, using 70 different metrics

May 16, 2019 by

Overall, the top 10 is filled with states that voted for Hillary in Clinton in the 2016 election. Among them are Massachusetts,...

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A Business Model From Hell and the War in Yemen

May 16, 2019 by

Two prominent lobbying firms have cleverly managed to represent all parties who benefit from the Yemen conflict. Source: A Business...

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Even GOP Voters Are Applauding AOC and Sanders for Taking on Lenders

May 16, 2019 by

A new politics is taking shape around consumer rights that transcends party lines. Source: Even GOP Voters Are Applauding AOC and...

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Where Will Abortion Be Illegal If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned? 

May 16, 2019 by

Below are charts that offer an at-a-glance overview of what will happen in different states, should Roe v. Wade’s protections...

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9 Easy Propaganda Steps to War With Iran

May 16, 2019 by

The Trump administration is now in full disinformation mode, using all the classical techniques of propaganda to put the gullible US...

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Hedge-Fund Billionaires Were Democrats’ Main Bankrollers in 2018

May 16, 2019 by

A new report shows that three-quarters of the money that individuals donated to pro-Democrat outside spending groups in 2018 came...

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Joe Biden’s Big Money Problem

May 16, 2019 by

One might conclude that Biden has served as a bag man for Delaware corporations for his entire Senate career, and would rather forego...

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Trump prepares to unveil broad immigration plan but shows no signs of tempering hard-line rhetoric 

May 16, 2019 by

The president’s proposal to move toward a ‘merit-based system’ has faced skepticism from both parties. Any legislation is unlikely to...

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