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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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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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