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Q&A: Amy Klobuchar on the difference between talking a good game and getting things done 29.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Los Angeles Times editorial board talks with Amy Klobuchar about her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Op-Ed: Trump's 2021 budget explains Jeff Bezos' monster house deal and L.A.'s homeless crisis 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The most draconian cuts in Trump's proposed 2021 budget represent a White House intent on fueling American inequality.

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Trump Isn’t Waging a War on Poverty. He’s Waging a War on Poor People. 14.2.2020 Mother Jones
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on. But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of […]
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House Democrats want to spend surplus on early childhood 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
House Democrats say some of Minnesota’s projected $1.3 billion in surplus money should go to early learning scholarships and child care providers.
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Wealth and struggle in a liberal bubble that Elizabeth Warren calls home 7.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

The rich and brainy city reflects the Democrat's have-a-plan approach as well as inequality issues at the center of her campaign

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Endorsement: Four more years for David Ryu and three other L.A. City Council incumbents 6.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In L.A. City Council races, there's value in experience, particularly when leaders embrace change and are willing to do the work to make it happen.

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Read the Full Transcript of Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address tonight. Here is the full transcript of his remarks, via Vox: Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share […]
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How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out 10.1.2020 Mother Jones
This article was produced in partnership with The Connecticut Mirror, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a sweltering Saturday afternoon last June, Crystal Carter took a deep […]
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House passes $1.4 trillion federal spending bill 18.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package, handing President Trump a victory on his U.S.-Mexico border fence. It also gives Democrats spending increases across a swath of domestic programs.
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California Is Letting Thousands of Prisoners Out Early. Its Housing Crisis Is Keeping Them From Starting Over. 6.12.2019 Mother Jones
After 15 long years behind bars, Terah Lawyer needed to show the parole board she had somewhere lined up to live. She landed a spot in a facility on Treasure Island and was so grateful to be out that at first she didn’t mind being forced to spend dozens of hours a week in treatment […]
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This Was the First Debate in Years That Anyone Asked About Housing 21.11.2019 Mother Jones
Housing is a sleeper issue in the 2020 presidential election. In response to a nationwide affordable housing crisis, candidates have issued robust affordable housing plans, toured homeless encampments, and talked it up on the campaign trail. It’s an issue of particular salience in the current political moment. Donald Trump is the only president to have […]
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America's 'shame': Medicaid funding slashed in U.S. territories 21.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Five U.S. territories say if Congress doesn't quickly allocate more funding for their Medicaid programs, they will be forced to make brutal triage decisions that will likely cost American lives.
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The Most Loyal Trump Official Is Actually a Black Woman 8.11.2019 Mother Jones
“You have not been the kindest journalist to me,” Lynne Patton told me over the phone. I could not argue with that: In reporting on her rise from Trump family aide to a key offic­ial at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, I’ve covered her one-month stay in public housing and her Instagram post […]
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Uprooted: The 1950's plan to erase Indian Country 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal sovereignty, but its impact is still felt today.
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Letters to the Editor: Democrats may be flawed, but at least they're interested in governing 19.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

State Senate leader Toni Atkins encourages officials to set aside political rhetoric and try to fix California's problems.

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Trump Has No Clue About Homelessness. This California Lawmaker Actually Does. 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has escalated his ongoing feud with California, repeatedly turning his attention and Twitter feed to the state’s homelessness crisis. The administration is reportedly planning a crackdown that may involve moving homeless people in the state to government-backed facilities. After visiting last month, Trump claimed—seemingly without basis—that needles and other trash from San Francisco and […]
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Want to Protect Immigrant Rights? Cut the Pentagon Budget | Opinion 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
If Republicans and Democrats alike didn't over-spend on the Pentagon for years, Trump wouldn't have piles of cash to plunder for his passion projects.
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Editorial: Jerry Brown killed redevelopment in California. Gavin Newsom should bring it back to life 30.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

With the demise of redevelopment in California cities lost a powerful tool and a huge pot of money to build affordable housing.

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Superstorm Sandy Was One of the Worst and Best Things to Happen to Rockaway Beach 18.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Last year, right before Memorial Day, the business owners of Rockaway Beach got a terrible shock. New York City officials abruptly declared that a popular 12-block section of beachfront would be closed for the summer, and perhaps indefinitely. The reasoning […]
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'Cadillac tax' on generous health plans may be headed to congressional junkyard 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The tax on an employer's generous health plan — originally envisioned as a way to get patients to avoid unneeded care — has never been implemented. Now Congress is considering a bipartisan repeal.
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