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Governor Candidate Calls Himself 'Louisiana's Donald Trump': Supports Trump 'Against These Liberal Lunatics' 23.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Eddie Rispone is a successful businessman and political outsider running for governor in Louisiana. A supporter of the president, he's been called "Louisiana's Donald Trump."
Ukraine's Comedian President's Party to Have More Control of Parliament Than Any Party in History 22.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The parliamentary elections on Sunday saw Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party win an absolute majority.
The Anti-Trump Resistance Has Spawned a New Crop of Hucksters 22.7.2019 Mother Jones
If you’ve spent enough time on the internet over the last three years, you’ve probably come across Scott Dworkin, a.k.a. @funder. The 36-year-old is the cofounder of a super-PAC called the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, a podcast host, and an occasional guest on MSNBC who devotes much of his life to tweeting about, and sometimes […]
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Netanyahu just passed Ben-Gurion as Israel's longest serving leader 21.7.2019 LA Times: Nation

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu became the country's longest-serving prime minister Saturday, as the clock ticked midnight on his 4,876th (non-consecutive) day in office.

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Elizabeth Warren Trends on Twitter After Announcing Intentions To Investigate Crimes Against Immigrants If Elected President 14.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"To anyone out there who's working in this system, understand you abuse immigrants, you physically abuse immigrants, you sexually abuse immigrants, you fail to get them medical care that they need, you break the law of the United States of America and Donald Trump may be willing to look the other way, but President Elizabeth Warren will not."
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Trump Backs Down on the Census Citizenship Question 12.7.2019 Mother Jones
In a dramatic turn of events, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that his administration would not undertake a new push to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census after the Supreme Court blocked the question last month. The decision is a major victory for voting and immigrant rights groups, who argued that the […]
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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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Kamala Harris Will Be the 2020 Democratic Nominee. Why Newt Gingrich Has Been Saying That All Year | Opinion 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Senator Harris is a compelling personality, a California left-winger, a woman, a person of color, and young. That's what the media and Democratic primary voters are looking for.
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Ted Cruz’s Lawyer Compares Him to Rosa Parks for Fighting a Campaign Finance Rule 2.7.2019 Mother Jones
Sen. Ted Cruz’s legal team compared the Texas Republican to civil rights crusader Rosa Parks in a court filing last week, arguing that Cruz valiantly stood up for his First Amendment rights just like Parks when he lent his campaign more money than he was able to recoup from it.  The day before his reelection […]
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This Former Republican Could Be the Dems’ Best Shot in Georgia 1.7.2019 Mother Jones
One humid June afternoon, a group of neighbors gathered in a screened porch in Brookhaven, Georgia, to see a Democrat named Teresa Tomlinson make the case that she should be their next US senator. The neighbors, mostly senior citizens in Talbots shorts sets, sensible shoes, and name tags with names like Nancy, Gail, Herb, and […]
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Facebook Just Released Its New Plan for Protecting Your Civil Rights 1.7.2019 Mother Jones
Facebook on Sunday announced steps to combat hate speech, harassment, and voter suppression on its platform. The changes came as part of an ongoing internal audit into the tech giant’s handling of civil rights and discrimination. The audit effort has already resulted in numerous changes to the platform since it got underway last May. The […]
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The Albanian PM Was Charged with Corruption After Our Investigation. Now the Country Is Voting Again. 1.7.2019 Mother Jones
Albania’s ruling Socialist Party is expected to win sweeping power on Sunday in local elections boycotted by the main opposition parties. Candidates from the small Balkan country’s Democratic Party and Socialist Integration Party sat out the voting as part of a months-long power struggle connected to their allegations of corruption against Albanian Prime Minister Edi […]
Wagging His Finger, Trump Jokingly Warns Putin Not to Meddle in US Elections 28.6.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump appeared to make light of threats to US elections on Friday, sarcastically warning Russian President Vladimir Putin not to interfere in future elections after a reporter asked if he would discuss the issue with Putin during their G-20 meeting. “Don’t meddle in the election, please,” Trump said, jokingly wagging his finger at […]
Donald Trump Claims Democrats' Response to One Debate Question Just Cost Them the Election 28.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"That's the end of that race!" the president tweeted confidently.
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The Supreme Court declares the sabotage of democracy none of its business 28.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

After next year’s census, legislatures in most states will draw new congressional districts, and if one party dominates the legislature, the odds are that the districts will be drawn in a way that will give that party an unfair advantage in the U.S. House. On Thursday, in an appalling act of judicial...

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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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Rex Tillerson: I Did Not Challenge Putin on 2016 Election Attack 28.6.2019 Mother Jones
In 2016, Vladimir Putin mounted a sweeping attack on the US election in part to help elect Donald Trump president. Less than three months after Trump took office—after the US intelligence community had publicly confirmed that Russia had waged this covert information warfare—Trump sent his new secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to Moscow to meet […]
Why It’s Almost Impossible for the Citizenship Question to Make It Onto the Census 27.6.2019 Mother Jones
The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 census but gave the Trump administration another chance to come up with a better rationale for adding the question. That would seem to give the administration an opportunity to revise its convoluted reasoning and potentially restore the question before the 2020 […]
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Here’s How the 2020 Candidates Reacted to Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Gerrymandering 27.6.2019 Mother Jones
The Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday finding that partisan gerrymandering can’t be blocked by federal courts, effectively allowing state legislatures to draw district lines in such a way as to disadvantage either political party. On Twitter, the 2020 Democratic hopefuls pounced on the opportunity to weigh in. Several candidates, including New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand […]
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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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