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PHOTOS: Western Conservative Summit in Colorado 14.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Speakers included Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, chairman and president for Americans for America John Andrews, and US Senator Cory Gardner.
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98 Percent of Their Island Is Underwater. Now Tropical Storm Barry Is Headed Their Way. 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the 19th century, when the Indian Removal Act became law, Native Americans were forced off of their land. In Louisiana, some fled to what is now Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish, which was then considered to be “uninhabitable swamp land.” For years, the community that mostly consisted of members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw […]
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Facebook Is Cracking Down on Ad Discrimination. But the Bias May Be Embedded in Its Own Algorithms. 12.7.2019 Mother Jones
Facebook has taken significant steps this year to address charges that its ad targeting tools have allowed advertisers for jobs, housing, and loans to discriminate against minority groups. But what if all Facebook ads in these categories are illegal? That’s the explosive claim made by attorneys in an age discrimination lawsuit that goes straight to […]
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Trump’s anti-immigration agenda could make L.A.’s homelessness crisis even worse 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

President Trump recently weighed in on the rise in homelessness in cities across the country, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, and warned that the federal government may “do something to get that whole thing cleaned up” — whatever that means.

But the federal government already plays a major...

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Kamala Harris Teams Up With AOC to Fight Housing Discrimination 10.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are introducing a bill that would help formerly incarcerated people secure government housing assistance.  “Too many people become involved in our criminal justice system and serve their time only to return home to face additional barriers to employment, education, and housing,” said Harris in […]
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Public housing is suffering from a lack of funding, not an overflow of immigrants 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a rule change that would exclude any households with immigrants in the country illegally from living in public housing or using a voucher to help pay for private market rental housing. This rule change could result in the eviction of...

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Kamala Harris Has Teamed up With AOC to Convince Voters She’s a Progressive 10.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are introducing a bill that would help formerly incarcerated people secure government housing assistance.  “Too many people become involved in our criminal justice system and serve their time only to return home to face additional barriers to employment, education, and housing,” said Harris in […]
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San Francisco homeless count goes from bad to worse, jumping 30% from 2017 10.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Over the last several months, cities and counties across California have been releasing homeless counts. The results have been grim.

San Francisco was no exception. In May, the city released data that showed homelessness had jumped 17%. That was bad enough. Last week, a more complete accounting,...

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Who are the Democratic candidates for president? 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Twenty-three Democratic candidates are vying to be the party’s nominee for president — that is, if we’re counting just the more prominent ones — now that California Rep. Eric Swalwell has dropped out of the race. Here are the 17 men and six women aiming to face off against President Trump in 2020:

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These 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Say They Would End Migrant Detention If Elected 2.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One of the first things Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has vowed to do if elected president is "shut down the child detention centers across the country."
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Joe Biden Thought His Presidential Debate Pain Was Over. Booker and Castro Have Different Plans. 1.7.2019 Mother Jones
Sen. Kamala Harris’ successful rebuke of Joe Biden’s past opposition to federally mandated busing to desegregate schools has also opened the door to attacks from his other rivals, as they continue to zero in on his defenses of problematic past stances. While many Democrats may be willing to forgive Biden’s past positions, namely his support […]
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Julián Castro Labels Donald Trump Jr. a "Coward" For Sharing Tweet Questioning Heritage of Kamala Harris 30.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The 2020 presidential hopeful lambasted the president's son for elevating a tweet that suggested Harris wasn't qualified to speak on behalf of black Americans.
Julián Castro seizes on border crisis in bid to leapfrog Beto O’Rourke 28.6.2019 LA Times: Nation

After six months of languishing in the lower tier of 2020 presidential hopefuls, Julián Castro managed to make his mark in the first Democratic debate with his scathing attack on fellow Texan Beto O’Rourke over the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

It was more than just a spat over...

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Why So Civilized?: 'The View' Asks Julian Castro Why He Didn't Attack Trump, Biden in Debate 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
'The View' host pressed Julián Castro to be less "civilized" in the next debate, saying the liberal base wants to see him attack Donald Trump, Democrat frontrunners.
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Mpls. public housing tenants fear losing homes as city courts private money 27.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority says it's embarking on an effort to assure residents they can stay in public housing, without rent increases, while enjoying the benefits of long-needed renovations. Some tenants say it will lead to privatization.
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5 takeaways from the first Democratic debate 27.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rather than fireworks -- toward each other or President Trump -- the candidates took a cautious approach. Will that be the approach on Night 2 with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden on the same stage?
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Democratic Debate Winners and Losers: Julian Castro and Cory Booker Shine as Beto O'Rourke Falls Flat 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Senator Cory Booker and Julián Castro dominated the conversation both on the debate stage and online.
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Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke’s Fight Over Section 1325, Explained 27.6.2019 Mother Jones
One of the most heated and emotional parts of Wednesday’s presidential debate concerned a seemingly obscure subject: Section 1325 in Title 8 of the United States Code. Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro brought up the law when asked about treatment of immigrants seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border. He mentioned a […]
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L.A. leaders say Trump proposal would boot thousands of immigrants from public housing 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Calling the plan “torture” and “state-sponsored terrorism,” Los Angeles City Council members on Wednesday blasted a proposed rule that would deny federal housing aid to households that include anyone living in the country illegally, even when other members are eligible for such aid as lawful residents...

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Democratic Debate Cheat Sheet: Key Policies of Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker and More 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Wednesday evening marks the first of twelve 2020 Democratic primary debates, a time for candidates who are vying for the top of the polls to push ahead and for those struggling with name recognition to make themselves known.
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