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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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The Impractical, Unsophisticated, Very Necessary Long-Shot Campaign to Unseat Nancy Pelosi 9.8.2019 Mother Jones
“I’m pretty sure,” says the man running to unseat Nancy Pelosi, “I am the only congressional candidate in the history of the republic who has spent time at Burning Man rhyming about the climate crisis and police violence and the role of immigrants in our community.” Shahid Buttar is laughing a little. He knows how […]
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Opinion: 2020 candidate Seth Moulton on how Democrats are ignoring common sense in the fight against Trump 1.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) sat with the Times editorial board to discuss his 2020 campaign.

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Michael Bennet on why Joe Biden's promise to make America 'normal' again is delusional 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The following is a transcript of Michael Bennet's meeting with the Los Angeles Times' editorial board.

Nicholas Goldberg (editor of the editorial pages): Why don't you just give us a short overview if you want, of five minutes or so. You've got your plenty of questions.

Michael Bennet: Great, I'm...

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Democratic Debate Key Issues Cheat Sheet: Where Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and More Stand on Major Policies 28.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tonight's debate includes the majority of 2020 frontrunners along with some candidates (like Williamson and Yang) who present very alternative ideas of what the U.S. government should look like.
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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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California gas tax goes up July 1, but leaders say road repairs need even more money 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California is poised to charge the highest taxes and fees on gas in the country when an increase kicks in July 1, but officials say the state is still billions of dollars short of what’s needed to properly fix the roads and are considering additional charges.

The gasoline tax is set to climb by...

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Daily Digest: It’s a wrap 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A roundup of some of the top political news from around the state.
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Walz signs state budget bills 31.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
DFL Gov. Tim Walz privately took his branded sharpie pen and signed the remaining bills that make up the state's two-year, $48 billion budget.
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Deal reached, but overtime session still needed at Capitol 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Legislature will need a special session to pass a budget agreement top leaders reached Sunday, and Republicans in the House say they weren't included in the deal-making.
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Daily Digest: Private talks continue 16.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A quick roundup of some Minnesota political stories in the news.
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Newsom omits a key detail about cutting diaper and tampon taxes in California 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Flanked by members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said at a news conference last week that his decision to back a sales tax exemption on diapers and tampons was an important step forward in helping low-income families.

“We can afford to do that and it’s the right...

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Medi-Cal benefits were cut in the Great Recession. It's time to restore them 4.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the last recession plunged the state government into a multibillion-dollar hole, California lawmakers were forced to cut deeply into numerous valuable programs just to make ends meet. Many of those cuts were penny-wise and pound-foolish, however, especially the ones in safety-net programs...

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Health insurance deductibles soar, leaving Americans with unaffordable bills 2.5.2019 LA Times: Nation

Soaring deductibles and medical bills are pushing millions of American families to the breaking point, fueling an affordability crisis that is pulling in middle-class households with health insurance as well as the poor and uninsured.

In the last 12 years, annual deductibles in job-based health...

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Ocasio-Cortez: Wealthy Get Tax Cuts While Those In Need Get Housing Cuts 1.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"This is morally wrong and it's also fiscally unnecessary," New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.
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Is Elizabeth Warren's Plan for Free College Feasible? 23.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Warren's proposals might require a tax on the middle class, according to one economist.
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Build 10,000 houses for homeless in 10 years? L.A. is closer, but it'll have to stretch funds 21.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In 2016, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2-billion bond measure to help fund housing for homeless people, with a goal of 10,000 new units in a decade.

Now, after hustling to get as many housing projects started as soon as possible, city officials are coming to the end of the money available through...

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