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Legal expert calls Susan Collins statement on Bolton news ‘weak tea’ – and drops bombshell:...

Former American Constitution Society president Caroline Fredrickson has some harsh words for U.S. Senator Susan Collins over the Maine Republican lawmaker’s statement on the John Bolton bombshell. Fredrickson also dropped a bombshell of her...
Topics: Subpoenas

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‘Like a kleptocracy’: Investigation details how GOP lawmakers cashed in on Trump tax cuts

“It’s bad enough that President Trump’s and congressional Republicans’ GOP tax scam betrayed workers—it’s even worse that they’re lining their own pockets off it.” An investigation into the effects of the...
Topics: Taxes

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Counting the votes in Iowa: Could there be more than one winner?

At 7 p.m. Central Standard Time on February 3, Iowa Democrats will gather in roughly 1,700 locations for their precinct caucuses that begin the process of selecting the state’s 41 delegates to the Democratic national convention. (Democrats who...
Topics: Caucuses

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"For some Democrats, it’s a scenario they say they’ve dreaded and feared: waking up to the...

"... at capturing the nomination. For the Sanders campaign, it’s been part rallying cry, part admonition: At events across Iowa this weekend, the candidate and his top surrogates repeatedly warned of a coming fight with forces that would try to...

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[Josh Blackman] Today in Supreme Court History: January 27, 1955

1/27/1955: Chief Justice John Roberts's birthday. Chief Justice John Roberts  

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Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers Calls Religion ‘A Crutch’

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not someone who buys into the tenets of organized religion. Sitting down to speak with his girlfriend Danica Patrick, the signal-caller made it clear he believed people can use Christianity and other...
Topics: Religion

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7 people unaccounted for after massive fire destroys 35 boats

The fire broke out at Jackson County Park in Scottsboro, Alabama, destroying 35 boats. Several people are unaccounted for.

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Stopping Employers From Asking About Criminal History Is Not Working As Intended

Walter Olson Politics, Americas There is new evidence that they either fail of effect or harm the intended beneficiaries. President Trump recently signed a bill including a measure called the Fair Chance Act, which will restrict federal...

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Inmate found dead at Mississippi prison

He was hanging in his cell at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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Virginia man gets 50 years for Snapchat child 'sextortion' ring

A Virginia man was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in federal prison for orchestrating a Snapchat “sextortion” ring that targeted children, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday, WDVM reports. Joseph Isaiah Woodson Jr., 30, was ordered to...

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The biggest political party in America you’ve never heard of

If I asked you to name the biggest political party in the United States, what would be your answer? You probably have two guesses that come to mind: the Democratic party or the Republican party.Well, it’s neither. It’s the party of Non-Voters....

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Mike Pompeo is a disgrace

Here is a modest proposal for future presidents of the United States: Secretaries of state — who act as the nation's chief diplomat — should actually be diplomats. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has neither the education nor the instincts of a...
Topics: Mike Pompeo

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Bloomberg snags fifth congressional endorsement

Rep. Scott Peters endorsed Mike Bloomberg for president on Monday, citing his plans to fight climate change and spiraling gun deaths and holding him up as having the best chance to defeat President Donald Trump. Peters, a California Democrat who...
Topics: Bloomberg, Donald Trump

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Bloomberg Watch

After the most recent set of polls this weekend, Michael Bloomberg has now surpassed Pete Buttigieg in the RealClearPolitics national polling average and is now running fourth behind Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Earlier for...
Topics: Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, Polls, Joe Biden

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Business revolution: What is the membership economy?

"I think that the membership economy is having as big an impact on business as the industrial revolution," says Silicon Valley consultant Robbie Kellman Baxter.Memberships or subscriptions fundamentally change the relationship between the consumer...
Topics: Silicon Valley

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Strict Adherence to Traditional Masculinity Associated with More Severe Ptsd in Vets

To help service members perform better in the field, military training emphasizes the importance of certain traits associated with traditional masculinity, including suppression of emotion and self-reliance. But when veterans return home, strict...
Topics: Military

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America's prohibition indecision

Marijuana became functionally illegal in the United States in 1937, and by the time we reach the century mark on this prohibition, it will likely be over. I argued four years ago that legal weed is all but a done deal; it is even easier to be...

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‘Is your voter card up to date, mi amor?’ How one group is registering Florida Latinos

MIAMI — On a recent Tuesday, a canvasser approached shoppers trickling into and out of a Sedano’s in Southwest Miami-Dade with a question: “Es ciudadano americano?” “Are you an American citizen?”If sh… Read More

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Red states push for last-minute census advantage

WASHINGTON — As the political stakes become clearer, more states are trying to motivate residents to participate in the 2020 census this spring.Some red states had held back: Texas and Florida spent n… Read More
Topics: Census

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FDR knew a thing or two, because he’d seen a thing or two

A new biography of our 32nd president (“Franklin D. Roosevelt, A Political Life,” by Robert Dallek), offers us a portrait of a statesman who devoted his life to his country and whose record of service can inspire and instruct us still. In his...
Topics: Biographies

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