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Local minimum wage hikes emerge as Capitol sticking points 25.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota Republicans want to put the brakes on higher minimum wages in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and their push is likely to complicate budget negotiations at the Capitol.
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Politicians have no qualms about borrowing from the future 25.4.2019 The Moderate Voice

By GEORGE F. WILL Washington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON — Pursed lips and clucked tongues signaled disapproval among the wise and responsible when, at a recent televised event, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the “democratic socialist” from Vermont, did not plausibly explain how he would pay for “Medicare for all.” The remarkable thing, however, is the quaint […]

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Democratic candidates address women of color, vow to fight for racial justice 25.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
HOUSTON, TEXAS — Some 2,000 women, almost all of them women of color, gathered together in Houston Wednesday for the “She the People” forum, where they pressed Democrats running for president on how they propose to help support their communities. The gathering aimed to address “the unfinished business of women of color,” Aimee Allison, founder […]
Ken Kercheval, who played the beleaguered Cliff on ‘Dallas,’ dies at 83 25.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Ken Kercheval, who played perennial punching bag Cliff Barnes to Larry Hagman’s scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing on the hit TV series “Dallas,” has died at his home in Indiana. He was 83.

Kercheval died Sunday in the city of Clinton in his native Indiana, said Jeff Fisher, his agent. The cause of...

Cohen says he pleaded guilty to crimes he didn't commit 25.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Michael Cohen candidly told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn't commit so his wife wouldn't "get dragged into the mud of this crap."
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In Battle Lake, history comes with a side of entertainment 25.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Jay Johnson inherited from his mom a priceless home full of buried treasures that have consumed his later years and kept him where he says he's been all his life: poor. She left him something else: a keen interest in history, and a desire to tell the family story by preserving her grandfather's Old Prospect Inn.
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Deceptive conservative poll on Green New Deal accidentally supports strong climate action 25.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The right wing media, led by Fox News, has been working overtime to misrepresent and demonize the Green New Deal and one of its chief proponents, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). But while this attack has certainly helped turn Republicans against the term “Green New Deal,” support for the underlying policies of the proposal — a […]
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Trump supporters are throwing a fit over this artwork created by high schoolers 24.4.2019 Raw Story

Artwork painted on ceiling tiles at a high school in Hailey, Idaho has sparked outrage among conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump, according to Idaho Mountain Express. The ceiling tiles were painted by students in Advanced Placement classes as an optional extra-credit assignment at...

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Justice Ginsburg schools her conservative colleagues on the meaning of the word ‘consent’ 24.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Supreme Court — or, at least, its Republican majority — has an unhealthy obsession with forced arbitration. And, in a decision handed down on Wednesday, the court fed that obsession at the expense of workers throughout the country. Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion in the case in question, Lamps Plus v. Varela, relies on […]
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What Age Should Students Start Paying Their Own Loans? 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The survey found those in higher income households had a different opinion than those in lower-income households.
Exodus of Republican lawmakers fleeing Trump’s GOP continues in Iowa 24.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The longest-serving Republican member of the Iowa legislature, state Rep. Andy McKean, left the GOP on Tuesday and became a Democrat. Like other recent party switchers, he cited President Donald Trump as the reason he could no longer identify as a Republican. “I believe that it is just a matter of time before our party […]
There’s a reason Trump believes the Supreme Court will save his presidency from accountability 24.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that should have been a slam dunk against the Trump administration. Secretary Wilbur Ross wants to modify the 2020 census form in a way that will depress responses from immigrant communities — effectively shifting congressional representation away from Latinos and towards white voters who […]
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Jared Kushner Criticized for Ties to Saudi Prince 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It would be crazy if there was a high-ranking official in the White House that could WhatsApp MBS," comedian Hasan Minhaj said, referring to Kushner and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Giuliani destroys Trump’s repeated excuse for hiding tax returns 24.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer decimated his rationale for refusing to release his tax returns in a Fox News interview on Wednesday morning. Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and current Trump attorney, was attempting to argue that Congress should not be able to access the president’s tax returns even though a […]
One of Southland’s last model and hobby shops will close because of rising rent 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Evett’s Model Shop has gotten unusual requests over its 71 years of operation, but few have been as weird as the one in January from YouTube car comedy channel Donut Media: Help a Bugatti built from Lego bricks go really fast, maybe even set a speed record.

The Santa Monica store, one of Southern...

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2020 Democrats are split on whether or not Congress should impeach Trump 24.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Last week, the public finally learned the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation into the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia and its efforts to obstruct the investigation itself. The details of the report were as damning as they were comprehensive, and shortly after the report became public last Thursday, Democrats in Congress began […]
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Congress is about to have its first constitutional showdown with the Trump administration 24.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
In a blistering statement Tuesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) threatened contempt proceedings for former White House employee Carl Kline, who had been subpoenaed over his handling of security clearances. The Trump administration has instructed Kline not to comply with the committee’s subpoena, and Kline, who now works for the Defense Department, agreed […]
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Jesse Bradford parts ways with Hollywood Hills West post-and-beam 23.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Actor Jesse Bradford has sold his Midcentury Modern-style home in Hollywood Hills West for about $2.792 million.

The single-story post-and-beam, designed by Richard Dorman and built in 1959, features such modernist design staples as clean lines, clerestory windows and walls of floor-to-ceiling...

Kushner asked why Trump campaign didn’t reject Russia’s election help. He couldn’t answer. 23.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner dodged questions Tuesday about why the Trump campaign didn’t publicly reject Russia’s aid during the 2016 presidential campaign. The moment came at the Time 100 Summit after White House correspondent Brian Bennett asked Kushner why the campaign didn’t tell Russia, “We don’t want your help. Please stop.” “The notion […]
Jared Kushner says his peace plan won’t hinge on Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution 23.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-and-law and senior advisor charged with delivering a Middle East peace plan on Tuesday told the Time100 Summit that his plan would not focus on a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. That approach, “failed” and that “new and different ways to reach peace must be tried,” said Kushner, being […]
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