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As Trump Tweets Hateful Threats, States are Protecting Immigrant Rights

Naureen ShahThe wave of pro-immigrant legislation in the states — and the recent passage in the House of Representatives of the American Dream and Promise Act — represents a powerful cross-current to the Trump administration’s increasingly...

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Kellyanne Conway: Democrats are trying to ‘silence me’ by asking me to testify

The House Oversight Committee plans to hold a hearing on Wednesday about White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, whom a government watchdog recommended be fired over her repeated violations of the Hatch Act — a federal law that prohibits...
Topics: White House

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Scarborough Slams ‘Pathetic’ Mike Pence for ‘Lying’ Over Border Detention Conditions:...

Joe Scarborough lit into Vice President Mike Pence for what he saw as “lying” to CNN’s Jake Tapper over “deplorable” conditions at border detention centers for children reported by a heart-wrenching story in this...
Topics: CNN, Jake Tapper

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Biden Is Being Biden. That’s a Risk.

Eugene RobinsonThe danger is that primary voters will come to question his ability to give Trump the electoral drubbing he deserves. (Photo: Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)
Topics: Joe Biden, Usa Photos

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Study on Visual Framing in the Presidential Debates

This week we will have the first primary debates of the presidential cycle, with two Democratic debates of the top 20 candidates (10 each night). A timely study was just published looking at the coverage of the different candidates in the 2016...
Topics: Debate

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Kellyanne Conway: ‘Not Even Clear What the Hatch Act’ Says… But ‘I Haven’t Violated It’

Kellyanne Conway railed against Congressional Democrats on Monday for their upcoming vote on whether to subpoena her for repeated Hatch Act violations. President Donald Trump has said that he will not fire Conway for her violations despite the...
Topics: Subpoenas, Donald Trump

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Mike Pence gets laughed at for embarrassing himself on climate change

Mike Pence lied his way through an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday — but Tapper wouldn’t let him get away with it. Much of Pence’s CNN “State of the Union” interview consisted of him denying that climate...
Topics: CNN, Jake Tapper

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GOP senator whines it’s unfair that report confirms the GOP tax scam didn’t work

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is lashing out at the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) after its analysts confirmed the failure of the Republican tax scam. “I have received comments from others who believe that the CRS observations...
Topics: Taxes

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What Pete Buttigieg Has and Hasn’t Done About Homelessness in South Bend

Charles Bethea writes on varying efforts to combat rising homelessness, alongside growing prosperity, in South Bend, Indiana, by the Presidential candidate and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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Amazon wins '.amazon' domain name, aggravating South American region and undermining digital commons

Amazon has a new means of dominating the market—one that threatens the economic interests of the people who call the original Amazon home. In May 2019, the online megastore secured the general top-level domain name ".amazon." Anyone with the...
Topics: Amazon

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F-word wins in Supreme Court free speech case on trademark protection for 'immoral,...

Faced with a clothing line called FUCT, the justices struck down federal bans against granting trademark protection for immoral or scandalous material       
Topics: Trademarks

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DNC Chair Tom Perez Tries to Justify Failure to Prioritize Climate Crisis

Pia GallegosThe Democratic Party is foolish not to dedicate a presidential debate to this issue.  (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc)
Topics: Debate, Usa Photos, Flickr

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Slide Show: New Yorker Cartoons July 1, 2019

New cartoons from the magazine.

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The Ivory Tower team of wonks behind Warren’s policy agenda

Behind Elizabeth Warren’s trust-busting, Wall Street-bashing, tax-the-wealthy platform is a brain trust that extends well beyond the Beltway thinkers who often rubber stamp campaign proposals. Instead, the former Harvard professor and her tight...
Topics: Taxes, Harvard University

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The young are regarded as the most tolerant generation. That's why results of this LGBTQ...

Young people are growing less tolerant of LGBTQ individuals, a GLAAD acceptance survey shows, and advocates say a toxic culture may be to blame.       
Topics: Polls

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Cocaine Mitch Decides Actually Working Is More Important Than Democrat Debate Prep

The Democratic Primary debates start June 26th and 27th. They’ll be getting hard hitting questions from such stalwart journalists as (checks notes)…Rachel Maddow? You can guess what kind of night it’s going to be. While I expect...
Topics: Debate

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Report: North Dakota Leading the Nation in Growing School Spending and It’s Not Even Close

West Fargo's Willow Park Elementary School Forum file photo Education is important, and because it’s important, we spend a lot of time debating education. And the bulk of that debate is how much we ought to be spending on education. If you...
Topics: Usa Photos, Debate

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2nd military service member dead in Arizona in U.S. border mission

An unidentified U.S. service member was found dead near Ajo, Arizona, on Sunday, according to a statement from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, home of U.S. Northern Command. It is the second such death this month. On June 1,...
Topics: Military

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Surprise! The "Center" in US Politics Is Very Progressive

Robert Reich"Just remember," writes economist Robert Reich, "the 'center' is not halfway between what most Americans want and what big corporations, Wall Street, and the super-wealthy want. The 'center' is what the vast majority of Americans want."

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Mermaid Parade, Lincoln’s Bible, District 12: News from around our 50 states

Theater group reads entire Mueller report aloud in Maine, goats to fly again in Washington, and more       
Topics: Religion

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