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Donald Trump's Muslim Ban Disappears Amid Sweeping Purge Of Campaign Website 10.11.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A controversial statement by President-elect Donald Trump calling for an outright ban on Muslim immigration disappeared from his website in the hours following his unexpected presidential victory. The statement, released last December, called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” More than 1.6 billion people worldwide practice Islam, and the statement sparked an immediate backlash around the globe. As of late Wednesday, the page announcing the ban was gone from Trump’s campaign site and available only in an archived form, visible here  and included below. The deleted language page was part of a sweeping purge of content from the Trump campaign site, which included removing all of Trump’s hundreds of campaign press releases as well as individual pages on the site that had featured endorsements and announcements . Also missing Thursday was a section titled “Issues,” which contained short video clips of ...
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The First Latina Senator Ever Is Coming To Washington 9.11.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In one of the crucial contests to determine control of the Senate, Democrats succeeded in hanging on to the seat of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid  (D-Nev.) Tuesday, as Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Republican Joe Heck. Masto’s victory makes her the first Latina senator. Reid’s Nevada seat appeared to be the only one in the Senate that Republicans had a good chance of flipping on Election Day. Cortez Masto and Heck were neck and neck in the polls as voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, with Cortez Masto holding a narrow advantage after early voting. The race was one of a half-dozen or so that would ultimately decide whether Republicans retain their majority in the Senate. Heck, a three-term Republican congressman , struggled to keep himself at arm’s length from Donald Trump , the most unpopular presidential candidate in modern history. After audio emerged of Trump bragging about sexual assault , Heck announced that he no longer planned to vote for the real estate businessman. “My wife, my ...
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Meet The Woman Who Calls Mike Pence Every Day To Talk About Her Period 5.11.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When Indiana governor and now-VP candidate Mike Pence approved an extreme anti-abortion bill  in March of this year, Indiana resident Laura Shanley knew she needed to take some kind of action. But rather than protest or write an angry Facebook rant, she decided to get creative. On March 27, shortly after Pence approved HEA 1337, she started a Facebook page called “ Periods for Pence ,” encouraging women to call Pence’s office and give the nitty gritty details of their menstrual cycles to whoever answered the phone, as well as request that that information be passed on to Pence himself. Shanley has done this almost every single day since. The page ― which was changed to “Periods for Politicians” when Donald Trump chose Pence as his running mate ―  has since garnered more than 75 thousand likes. But Shanley, (who remained anonymous under the pseudonym “Sue Magina,” until a Thursday  interview with IndyStar ) refuses to call it a movement. She told IndyStar that instead she prefers the term “action.” “I ...
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Biggest loser at Comb Ridge? The public. 3.11.2016 Writers on the Range
A landmark within the proposed Bears Ears Monument was sold to private interests.
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Judge Excoriates Orange County Sheriff For Alleged Concealment Of Jailhouse Informant Evidence 29.10.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
LOS ANGELES ― Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals blasted county Sheriff Sandra Hutchens in court Friday over a seeming refusal to turn over all evidence related to a tainted jailhouse informant program that has allegedly violated the rights of numerous defendants and threatens to upend multiple murder cases in the county. “This court has been waiting a long time. I am patient, but I have been waiting a long time,” Goethals said to Deputy County Counsel Elizabeth Pejeau. “It is time for compliance.” Pejeau represents the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, which was ordered to give the court internal documents related to the informant program about three and a half years ago. “[Sheriff Hutchens] has lost the moral high ground here,” Gothals said. “It seems as if the sheriff believes that she can have documents and that she can decide if she has to turn them over ... Frankly, I’m not worried about embarrassing the sheriff.” The judge’s remarks were made during a Friday hearing for Scott ...
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Reproductive Servitude? Joe Heck's Anti-Woman Personhood Bill 29.10.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The word "servitude" is defined as "slavery: a condition in which one lacks liberty... to determine one's course of action or way of life"--Merriam-Webster Hold that thought. As you know, the Nevada Senate race is perhaps the most important in the nation. On it hinges control of the Senate. Republican Joe Heck wants to take Harry Reid's soon-to-be vacant Senate seat in Nevada. Minority leader Reid, retiring after a lifetime of public service, supports a strong Democrat, Katherine Cortez Masto, who would become the first Latina Senator in American history. Katherine Cortez Masto is a progressive Democrat: when she becomes Senator, she intends to raise the minimum wage, protect Medicare and Social Security, and overhaul the immigration issue, with a path to citizenship. When she served as Attorney General , Cortez Masto was fearless, going after big banks and forcing a settlement of $1.9 billion in mortgage relief to Nevadans. And, of course, as a modern woman and a Democrat, she supports women's ...
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One Factor to Watch For That Would Betray the Polls 25.10.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
With only two weeks left till the 2016 Presidential Election, the majority of presidential polls show a consistent lead for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump at both the national level and in key battleground states. Given historically that polls get more accurate as we get closer to Election Day and the size of the leads in the polls (as high as 12 points in a recent Monmouth poll), is the election over? Before we start scheduling a Hillary Clinton inauguration, there is a critical factor that could betray the polls, and it is important to keep in mind: turnout. Every poll has an underlying "likely voter" model. They get far less attention than the top line horse race results, or even the underlying demographic breakdowns. Most pollsters ask a series of questions that they use to elicit how likely it is a given voter will actually go to the polls on Election Day. These questions can range from demographic based (such as age) to past voting behavior to how fervently a respondent says they will support a ...
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Comb Ridge parcel sold to highest bidder 25.10.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The privatized parcel within the proposed Bears Ears National Monument could be a sign of things to come.
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New York Times Dedicates 2-Page Spread To The People And Things Trump's Insulted 24.10.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
— Clifford Levy (@cliffordlevy) October 24, 2016 The list includes everybody from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to musician Neil Young, the state of New Jersey and Macy’s ― yes, the department store. Among Trump’s choice insults are “perfect little puppet” (referring to former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio), “hokey garbage” (about performer Penn Jillette) and “SAD!” (Trump’s comment on the Times, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the Democratic National Convention, the mainstream media, Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders ... the list goes on).  Trump’s Twitter following has more than doubled since the Times began tracking his insults, growing from 5.9 million followers to 12.1 million.  You can view the list here . The most recent insults ― tracked within the last 30 days ― are highlighted in yellow. Editor’s note: Donald Trump ...
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Public Support for Recreational Pot Legalization Hits Record High 20.10.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Public support for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. is at a historic high—so to speak—of 60 percent, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

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Support For Legalizing Marijuana Reaches Record High 20.10.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
As five states prepare to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in November, public support for the movement has reached an all-time high, according to the latest Gallup poll . Sixty percent of Americans now say they think pot should be legal, up from a previous high of 58 percent seen in recent years. Support for legalization has climbed steadily since Gallup began recording Americans’ opinions about weed nearly five decades ago. Only about 12 percent of the population supported legal pot in 1969, but that number surged until the “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign gained traction in the 1980s. It wasn’t until 2013 that a majority of Americans said they thought marijuana should be legalized. Advocates of legalization say these numbers fall right in line with their projections, which show marijuana eventually earning nationwide approval. “It’s more clear than ever that legalization is the future,” Tom Angell, chairman of Marijuana Majority , said in a statement. “More politicians — presidential ...
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Protect America’s Heritage. Protect The Grand Canyon. 17.10.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
When President Obama created the César E. Chávez National Memorial in 2012, the first National Park unit to recognize the work of a contemporary Latino, he unleashed a wave of support for making our parks and public lands more relevant to diverse audiences. Since taking office, President Obama has used his executive authority to add 23 national monuments to our system of protected public lands. Sites designated because of their particular historical or cultural significance include the César Chávez National Monument (CA), Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (DC), Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument (OH), Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park (MD), Stonewall National Monument (NY), and Honouliuli National Monument (HI). These places tell stories that deserve to be shared with the world. And there are many more, which is why the president is considering designating additional public lands, to better reflect and respect diverse experiences of people and nature. Sí, Se Puede. ...
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The bid for Bears Ears 16.10.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The tribal push for a Bears Ears monument raises thorny questions of homeland and sovereignty.
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The bid for Bears Ears 16.10.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The tribal push for a Bears Ears monument raises thorny questions of homeland and sovereignty.
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Ken Bone, Online Sensation from Presidential Debate, Works for Coal Company Opposed to Climate Regulations 12.10.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog

After Kenneth Bone asked a question about energy to presidential nominees Donald Trump and Secretary Hillary Clinton at the presidential town hall debate on October 9, he quickly became a viral internet sensation.

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Digitally disconnected 10.10.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How rural students struggle to find internet access, and what one small college is doing about it.
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A helping hand for migrant students 9.10.2016 High Country News Most Recent
In the San Luis Valley, migrant workers build community around student success.
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Big steps for small schools 8.10.2016 High Country News Most Recent
In the battle to train the next generation of rural Western leaders, schools are on the frontlines.
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Does Donald Trump Pay Taxes? Records Given to NYT Show How He May Have Avoided Taxes for 18 Years 4.10.2016 Democracy Now!
With just over a month until Election Day, The New York Times has dropped a bombshell report that suggests Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may have avoided paying any federal income taxes for 18 years. Trump's campaign has not challenged the authenticity of the leaked tax documents used in the story. We get the details from three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Barstow, who led the Times' investigation, and David Cay Johnston, another Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of the new biography, "The Making of Donald Trump."
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Environmental Concerns -- and Anger -- Grow in Month After Thousand-Year Flood Strikes Louisiana 19.9.2016 Truthout - All Articles
In the aftermath of the 1000-year flood that hit southern Louisiana in August, environmental and public health concerns are mounting as the waters recede. Residents want to know why many areas that never flooded before were left in ruin this time, raising questions about the role water management played in potentially exacerbating the flood. The smell of mold lingers on streets where the contents from flooded homes and businesses are stacked in piles along the curbside, as well as in neighborhoods next to landfills where storm debris is taken. Polluted Floodwaters I met up with Frank Bonifay whose home and business are in the Spanish Lake Basin region, about 20 miles south of Baton Rouge.  We went to his home on Alligator Bayou Road, which for weeks after the flood was only accessible by boat.  Car in front of flooded home off Ridge Road in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, on September 2. ©2016 Julie Dermansky On our way we drove past the Honeywell Geismar chemical plant near Saint Gabriel, where workers ...
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