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New memo shows commerce secretary lied about origins of census citizenship question 25.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
A former top adviser to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed the secretary lied about his intentions for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, according to House testimony made public on Tuesday. The Trump administration has blocked many of its officials from answering questions for House Democratic investigations. James Uthmeier, who served as senior […]
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After years of smearing ActBlue, Republicans try to copy it 24.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Since its founding in 2004, the online fundraising non-profit ActBlue has helped progressive candidates and causes raise more than $3.5 billion online. Though Republican politicians have frequently denounced the grassroots fundraising platform as some sort of sinister plot, on Monday they will launch their latest attempt to rip off the idea: WinRed. Though technically a […]
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‘Prosecute the case!’: Kamala Harris delivers impassioned indictment of Trump’s ‘rap sheet’ 22.6.2019 Raw Story
On Saturday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) raised the roof at the South Carolina Democratic Convention with a call to action — and a fiery condemnation of President Donald Trump. “I know that we have in this White House a president who says he wants to make America great again,” said Harris. “Well, what does that […]
Mitch McConnell is the second worst human being on the planet 22.6.2019 Raw Story
Did you hear what the disgusting, reprehensible, thieving hack who currently serves as Senate Majority Leader said the other day about reparations for slavery? The House Judiciary Committee was getting ready to hold hearings for the first time in the history of this country on the issue of finding a way to compensate African-Americans for […]
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Republican-dominated states revive pre-Civil Rights era tactics to suppress voting 21.6.2019 Raw Story
Among the seemingly endless email appeals for political money, we all receive was one inviting participation on behalf of Mississippi Atty. Gen. Jim Hood, Democratic candidate for governor and the only Democrat elected to statewide office in the last 16 years. That sounded standard. Here’s the twist: Mississippi is the only state that requires a […]
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Trump Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With Return To 2016’s Rants And Red Meat 19.6.2019 Outside the Beltway
President Trump's opening rally of the 2020 campaign sounded an awful lot like a rally from 2016
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NBC Backs Beto’s ‘Big Idea’ to Give ‘Power Back to the People’ 19.6.2019 NewsBusters
If one only listened to the radical liberal media, then that person would think America was a despotic regime that only let rich and white people vote. All of it a deceitful narrative. But that was the “Big Idea” NBC Nightly News threw their weight behind Tuesday night when they sat down with failed Senate candidate and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke to discuss his plans for America. “And tonight in our series, My Big Idea, former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke tells our Harry Smith about his vision to revolutionize voting in America,” touted ...
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Trump set to officially launch reelection bid, but hasn't he been running all along? 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Trump filed official paperwork to run for a second term on Inauguration Day. Since then, he's held dozens of rallies, but his campaign says Tuesday's event in Florida will be "historic."
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Daily Digest: Election security, knee surgery, Trump hire 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Some politics stories from around the region.
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Minnesota finally working on long-promised election security improvements 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
It took more wrangling with lawmakers than expected, but the state's chief election official now has access to $6.6 million in federal funds to implement his plan for warding off hackers and potential cyberattacks.
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No African American has won statewide office in Mississippi in 129 years – here’s why 17.6.2019 Raw Story
Mississippi is home to the highest percentage of African Americans of any state in the country. And yet, Mississippi hasn’t elected an African American candidate to statewide office since 1890. That’s 129 years. John Stuart Mill wrote about “the tyranny of the majority” – the idea that an electoral majority will use the political structure […]
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Rights activists say emails boost their case on 2020 census discrimination 16.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Voting rights activists argue that newly discovered 2015 correspondence between a GOP redistricting expert and a current Census Bureau official bolster arguments that discrimination motivated efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 population survey.

The plaintiffs, who successfully challenged...

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Emails show Census Bureau official communicated with GOP operative about citizenship question 15.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Emails uncovered in a new court filing reveal a direct link between the Census Bureau and the GOP operative who wanted to rig the decennial survey in favor of “Republicans and non-Hispanic Whites.” The filing came as part of an ongoing legal battle between several groups challenging the Census Bureau’s decision to add a citizenship […]
Supreme Court Ruling on Census Would Deal Grave Blow to Democracy 15.6.2019 Truthout.com
The Census Department estimated that 6.5 million people could remain uncounted if the citizenship question were added.
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Trump says he’d accept foreign election help. That’s just another way to suppress the minority vote. 15.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Late Thursday, the usually reticent head of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) took to Twitter — President Donald Trump’s preferred communication mode — to send a message that one could only assume she wanted to be sure the president did not miss. “I would not have thought that I needed to say this,” FEC chairwoman […]
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Trump blocked Congress from seeing these emails about the census unredacted 14.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump has claimed executive privilege over emails and memos that Democratic lawmakers say may reveal the real reason why the administration pushed for a census citizenship question.
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Conservative rains hell on ‘monstrously wrong’ GOPer Marsha Blackburn for derailing foreign election meddling bill 14.6.2019 Raw Story
In a scathing column for the Washington Post, conservative commentator Jennifer Rubin dropped the hammer on Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) for blocking a bill in the U.S. Senate that would have required campaigns to report offers of information that are already illegal under current law. As Rubin notes, Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub just […]
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Judge Napolitano: Trump 'Is Prepared To Commit A Felony To Get Re-elected' 14.6.2019 Crooks Liars
Fox News' senior legal analyst Andrew Napolitano's first reaction to Trump telling George Stephanopoulos that he would gladly use dirt collected by a foreign power against a political rival "was not a happy one." In an interview with Shepard Smith, the two Fox news personalities discussed in depth why freedom of speech or any other ridiculous Trump excuse about talking to foreign leaders does not pertain to FEC violations for receiving something of worth from a foreign national or country to aid in an election campaign. Napolitano explained, "With respect to opposition research, the Federal Election Commission decided in other cases that that is a thing of value … that comes from a statute that prohibits receipt money or a thing of value from a foreign national. Whether the person is working for a foreign government or not.” “So what the president said he would do to George Stephanopoulos would be felonious,” Smith agreed. “Correct,” Napolitano said. “He would be committing a felony.” Shep Smith threw ...
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Following Trump Comments, Federal Election Commission Chair Clarifies Law on Foreign Contributions to Election Campaigns 14.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"This is not a novel concept," said Weintraub.
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GOP former FEC chair drops a hammer on Trump’s ‘shocking’ decision to welcome foreign help in 2020 14.6.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s declaration that he would accept assistance from foreign governments to help win the 2020 election was harshly condemned on Thursday by a Republican former chairman of the Federal Elections Commission. Former FEC Chairman Trevor Potter has told NBC News that Trump’s decision to declare himself open for business from foreign governments will […]
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