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UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states 22.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
GOP officials have largely avoided taking sides in the strike that threatens to upend the economy in Michigan, an election battleground, a year before the 2020 vote. The muted response reflects the tricky politics of labor for Republicans.
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Israel heads into unknown as Netanyahu's election gamble fails 18.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Benjamin Netanyahu's gamble to hold elections for a second time this year backfired after a stunning deadlock left Israel rudderless and convulsed by a new wave of political turmoil.

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As election nears, Netanyahu intensifies his rhetoric against Israel's Arab population 14.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political survival as prosecutors prepare to indict him on corruption charges, has made Arabs a focal point of his campaign.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Republicans: History Will Remember You Backed Trump 11.9.2019 Mother Jones
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wants Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump so that the Republican lawmakers who support him will be on the record opposing impeachment and suffer a “stain on their careers.” “I want to see every Republican go on the record and knowingly vote against impeachment of this president, knowing […]
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Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank settlements if he's re-elected 11.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Tuesday's announcement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be aimed at shoring up support of hard-line nationalist voters.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu Plans to Annex Part of the West Bank After Election, Claiming He Will Have Trump's Support 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Netanyahu also promised to annex the West Bank, home to controversial Israeli settlements, just prior to his last election in April. "I'm going to extend sovereignty," he said in an interview with Israeli Channel 12 at the time.
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Argentina election raises doubts about Trump's bet on right-wing leaders 10.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Shifting politics will complicate the administration's top priority in the region: ousting Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro and his anti-U.S. government.

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How American Colonialism Put Puerto Rico in Crisis 10.9.2019 Mother Jones
Next week marks the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria ripping Puerto Rico apart, killing an estimated 3,000 people and wracking nearly $100 billion in damages on an island already suffering a deep financial crisis. Since the storm passed, the island has seen hundreds of schools close, more than one government official indicted and arrested on charges […]
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'They're Unbelievable': Jeanine Pirro Slams Fox News, Admits Being Suspended, Says She's Worried About Being Fired 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"You know I'm worried that that suspension was the basis to tee up for anything I do wrong, they'll fire me," Pirro said.
Fox News' Jeanine Pirro Claims Democrats Plotting to 'Replace American Citizens With Illegals' 30.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Their plan and their plot to remake America is to bring in the illegals," Pirro said, "change the way the voting occurs in this country, give them licenses, they get to vote maybe once, maybe twice, maybe three times."
Touch-Screen Voting Devices Are Automatically Changing Votes in Mississippi 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A Facebook user has taken video of a touch-screen voting machine changing their votes from Bill Waller, Jr. to Tate Reeves in the GOP primary for the Mississippi governor's race.
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Referendum on St. Paul’s trash system readied for voters 24.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The St. Paul City Council unanimously approved ballot language at its special meeting Friday to ask voters whether they want to continue with the city's centralized trash collection system. The vote followed a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court that the issue should go to voters.
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50,000 demonstrate in Moscow in third weekend of protests for fair elections 10.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Some 50,000 people rallied in central Moscow on Saturday to demand fair elections.

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Guatemala, simmering with discontent, shows little enthusiasm for the presidential election 10.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

This weekend, as Guatemalans head to the ballot box to choose the successor to the termed-out President Jimmy Morales, the mood among voters is bleak.

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Texas Republican Calls For 'American Nationalist Party,' Says 'Let's Finish What Trump Started' 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
""Let's finish what Trump started and capitalize on the yearning for an American Nationalist party and put these Bolsheviks in their place," Tarrant County Tea Party Member Fredrick Hambright wrote in a blog post.
Op-Ed: Puerto Rico finally 'woke up.' What happens next? 1.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The next few months will tell whether the crisis will devolve into political chaos or lead to fundamental changes, and which it will be is far from certain.

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Drain Big Money Out of Politics. Overturn Citizens United. Pass the 28th Amendment | Opinion 30.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
America's electorate is angry and fearful, sensing the people have lost control of the system. They're right.
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After Mueller's Devastating Testimony, the Truth Is Beyond Denying: Congress Is Failing Us | Opinion 25.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The time for eloquent speeches about proceeding methodically has long since past. We must begin impeachment proceedings so that we can say to our children and grandchildren: We did all we could.
Mueller Says Trump Gave a “Boost” to Wikileaks’ “Illegal Activity” 25.7.2019 Mother Jones
Robert Mueller on Wednesday condemned President Donald Trump’s repeated praise of WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election. According to the former special counsel, Trump’s public embrace of the organization—even as it was regularly releasing Hillary Clinton campaign emails hacked by the Russian government—was tantamount to promoting “illegal activity.” “Problematic is an understatement, in terms of […]
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House Intelligence Chairman Blasts Trump’s “Disloyalty to Country” 24.7.2019 Mother Jones
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) offered a striking review of President Donald Trump at the hearing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday, accusing him of “something worse” than criminality: “Disloyalty to country.” “Your investigation determined that the Trump campaign—including Trump himself—knew that a foreign power was intervening in our election and welcomed […]
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