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Endorsement: In a crowded field, Holly Mitchell is the best choice for county supervisor 16.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Of the 10 candidates running to succeed Mark Ridley-Thomas on the Board of Supervisors, the standout is Holly Mitchell, an impressive state lawmaker who has focused her work on justice, equity and fiscal issues.

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Well, Impeachment Didn't Work – How Else Can Congress Keep President Trump In Check? 15.2.2020 Crooks Liars
Kirsten Carlson , Wayne State University Donald Trump’s removal of impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the White House and intervention in his friend Roger Stone’s sentencing have prompted concern that the president’s acquittal in his recent impeachment trial may embolden him to further expand executive power while avoiding accountability. But the conclusion of the trial in the Senate should by no means end congressional oversight of the executive ...
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Well, impeachment didn’t work – how else can Congress keep President Trump in check? 15.2.2020 The Moderate Voice

Well, impeachment didn’t work – how else can Congress keep President Trump in check? House Democrats have more more tools up their sleeves than impeachment alone. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University Donald Trump’s removal of impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the White House and intervention in his friend Roger […]

The post Well, impeachment didn’t work – how else can Congress keep President Trump in check? appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Rep. Ted Lieu Scorches Senate GOP: 'Basically A Quivering Mass Of Jello' 14.2.2020 Crooks Liars
Chris Jansing asked California Democratic Representative Ted Lieu his thoughts about Attorney General Bill Barr's latest slicing and dicing of legal decency at the Justice Department, and, as usual Rep. Lieu did not mince words. Jansing specifically brought up the possibility of impeaching Barr (hahahaha), which is a Constitutional remedy, but it's never been done before, and even if the House tried to use its legal oversight authority to reign in Barr, we all know what would happen in the Senate. She asked him what the solution was to Trump and Barr turning the DOJ into Trump's "personal law firm." REP. LIEU: So, other than Senator Mitt Romney, all of the Senate Republicans are basically a quivering mass of jello. They're simply going to bow down, kneel before Donald Trump. As a result, the only folks that can now hold Donald Trump accountable are the American people in November, and my view is, the House Judiciary Committee, on which I sit, needs to continue to expose this misconduct and outrageous ...
VA Secretary Looked for Dirt on a House Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault, Complaint Says 13.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie personally sought damaging information about a congressional aide who said she was sexually […]
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‘Not fair!’ Steve Mnuchin wails in hearing after Ron Wyden accuses him of ‘stonewalling about stonewalling’ 13.2.2020 Raw Story
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was accused on Wednesday of scuttling requests for documents from Democratic lawmakers. The topic came up at a Senate Budget Committee hearing when Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) questioned the treasury secretary about a Democratic request for President Donald Trump’s tax returns. “With respect to responding to requests on congressional oversight,” Wyden […]
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‘I don’t think that’s appropriate’: Lindsey Graham jabs Trump on Stone sentencing but refuses to hold hearings 12.2.2020 Raw Story
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday rebuffed calls that he hold a hearing into President Donald Trump’s possible interference into the sentencing of longtime friend Roger Stone. Graham made the remarks after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made a request on the Senate floor for hearings into the ongoing scandal. NEW: […]
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Trump-Linked Anti-Abortion “Pregnancy Centers” Endanger Pregnant People 12.2.2020 Truthout.com
Trump-Linked Anti-Abortion “Pregnancy Centers” Endanger Pregnant People
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Trump’s 2021 Budget Proposal Slashes Over One-Quarter of the EPA’s Budget 12.2.2020 Truthout.com
Trump's federal budget proposal is predictably harsh for wildlife and the environment but great for oil, gas and ...
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Endorsement: Christy Smith is the best choice to replace Katie Hill in Congress 12.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Santa Clarita assemblywoman and former school board member is the best prepared candidate in the race to replace Katie Hill.

Draft US law seeks to make plastic industry responsible for waste 12.2.2020 Raw Story
Carry your own cup to the coffee shop. Recycle that soda bottle. Say no to straws. The growing global crisis of plastics waste is often framed as a problem stemming from careless consumers, but a new bill introduced in the US Congress Tuesday seeks to shift the responsibility back to industry. The proposed “Break Free […]
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Klobuchar faces tough questioning in case of juvenile lifer 12.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As voters made their way to the New Hampshire polls, Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar faced pointed questions about her oversight of a high-profile murder case in which a black teen was sentenced to life after a flawed police investigation.
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#ImpeachBarrNow trends nationwide after 3 prosecutors resign from Bill Barr’s DOJ 12.2.2020 Raw Story
Speaker Nancy Pelosi was urged to start impeachment proceedings against the attorney general of the United States on Tuesday. AG Bill Barr’s Department of Justice told a judge they were wrong to suggest that longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone should serve seven to nine years in federal prison after a tweet from President […]
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REVEALED: White House budget office misled Congress on Trump’s Ukraine scheme 12.2.2020 Raw Story
A new batch of unredacted emails shows the White House Office of Management and Budget misled congressional investigators about administration actions toward Ukraine. The Trump administration had already released redacted versions of those emails Jan. 22 to the nonprofit group American Oversight under a court order, but Just Security obtained unredacted versions of the documents […]
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DOJ right now is deciding whether or not to charge Trump ally Erik Prince 11.2.2020 Raw Story
The Dept. of Justice is currently deciding whether or not to charge Erik Prince, a top Trump ally who has been linked to the Trump transition team. Prince, a former Navy SEAL, is the founder of the private, para-military company originally known as Blackwater, and is also the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The […]
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Secret Donors Poured $65 Million Into Super PACs in 2019 Alone 11.2.2020 Truthout.com
Secret Donors Poured $65 Million Into Super PACs in 2019 Alone
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Trump to Payday Lenders: Let’s Rip America Off Again 11.2.2020 Mother Jones
When South Dakotans voted 3–to–1 to ban payday loans, they must have hoped it would stick. Interest on the predatory cash advances averaged an eye-popping 652 percent—borrow a dollar, owe $6.50—until the state axed them in 2016, capping rates at a fraction of that in a decisive referendum. Donald Trump’s finance czars had another idea. In […]
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Campaigning takes a negative turn in closing days of New Hampshire race 11.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The top target is Pete Buttigieg. He faced a barrage of attacks as the other Democratic candidates seek to blunt his momentum from a strong showing in Iowa.
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Matt Gaetz Wonders Aloud About Nepotism...in The Senate? 10.2.2020 Crooks Liars
Here's what the next ten months are going to be like. Senators don't have nearly the stamina or the staff to hold investigations like the House does. Senate Committees are supposed to be about ratifying judges and other federal appointments. House committees are about oversight and bills. But Republicans don't have the House. All they have is the Senate, Trump (yeah), and Fox News. So scraping the bottom of that barrel we find Steve Hilton hosting Rep. Matt Gaetz, Sara Carter, Lisa Boothe and Sen. Marsha Blackburn. This dim panel accuses Sen. Ed Markey of being on "Burisma's payroll." And they imagine the Senate and DOJ's plans to do a political hit job on the Bidens. We should be concerned about DOJ. One of the things media figures really need to shine more light on and investigate further is how complicit Bill Barr and the DOJ are in all of this. https://t.co/LGq3oCQKdc — Lis Power (@LisPower1) February 9, 2020 Sunday night Fox as a proxy for a real investigation only works in the minds of Fox ...
TurboTax and others charged at least 14 million Americans for tax prep that should have been free, audit finds 10.2.2020 Raw Story
Tax software companies made around $1 billion in revenue by charging people who were eligible to file for free. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. More than 14 million taxpayers paid for tax prep software last year that they […]
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