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Missing and murdered women is a grim, unsolved problem. Native communities are demanding action. 24.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
SIOUX CITY,  IOWA — Faith Spotted Eagle recalls, as if it were yesterday, the time she and three friends were viciously beaten by five white men. It was 1974, months after an armed occupation by members of the Oglala Nation in the town of Wounded Knee in South Dakota. That standoff between indigenous protesters and […]
CEOs are starting to realize that greed isn’t so good after all 23.8.2019 Raw Story
Gordon Gekko found religion this week. Gekko, the lead in the 1987 movie “Wall Street” about capitalism gone corruptly amok, is most famous for his phrase: “greed is good.” On Monday, real-world Gekkos—181 corporate CEOs who belong to the Business Roundtable—signed a pledge saying they think greed isn’t so good, after all. Instead of bowing […]
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After handing rich $1.5 trillion tax cut, Trump reportedly considering slashing Medicare and Social Security as ‘second-term project’ 23.8.2019 Raw Story
“Mr. Trump, you are not going to have a second term,” tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders in response to the president’s reported plan After exploding the federal budget deficit with over a trillion dollars in tax cuts for the rich and massive corporations, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering using his possible second term in the White House […]
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Editorial: The GOP has a political and economic death-grip over Democrats 23.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The mounting budget deficit poses a political quandary for Democrats and an economic challenge for the nation.

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Why Trump might be panicking about suburban women 22.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The campaign to reelect President Donald Trump embarked on a special effort Thursday to mobilize suburban women across 13 battleground states. The campaign is acting as if it believes these women are secretly MAGA voters through and through.  It’s more likely that they’re actually panicking about how quickly their support is plummeting with a demographic […]
Trump’s claims about his performance on jobs just got destroyed by one of his own federal agencies 22.8.2019 Raw Story
Job Growth Was Much Weaker Than First Reported – and Much Weaker Than Trump Brags About President Donald Trump’s approval rating is consistently dismal, but the one area that always pulls his low numbers up is how voters think he’s handling the economy and unemployment. Trump talks all the time about how great the economy […]
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‘Hypocritical’ Republicans busted for disappearing now that Trump has exploded the deficit 22.8.2019 Raw Story
In a “Reality Check” segment on CNN on Thursday morning, contributor John Avlon called out GOP fiscal hawks who have suddenly disappeared from the public square now that a Republican president has exploded the national debt. Introduced by host John Berman, who asked, “This morning new numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirm it: The national […]
How Elizabeth Warren works the political system 22.8.2019 Raw Story
She has an approach that involves identifying ways to make progress and focusing relentlessly on achieving them. I get a little annoyed by trendy, overused terms like “theory of change” that always seem to me more like after-the-fact justifications for how leaders manage to succeed than a premeditated idea. But you can build that thread […]
First person in your family to go to college? Here’s some advice from first-generation Colorado students and experts 22.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
For Sharai Conde and other first-generation college students in Colorado, worries of heading off to a university can transcend the usual jitters about leaving home or getting along with a roommate.
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Is Trump relying on American consumers to save the economy from recession? 22.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Worries of downturn prompt President Trump to hammer the Fed and consider tax cuts.

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Second day of Italy crisis talks after prime minister resigns 22.8.2019 Raw Story
Italy’s president will hold a second day of talks aimed at solving the political crisis shaking the country on Thursday after the disintegration of the populist government. President Sergio Mattarella will meet the main parties, including the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and far-right League, after the breakdown of their dysfunctional coalition. Prime Minister Giuseppe […]
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Trump’s economic policy is like ‘burning all your furniture to heat the house’: New York Times columnist 22.8.2019 Raw Story
On Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” New York Times columnist Tom Friedman scorned President Donald Trump’s economic policy of endless tax cuts and cheap credit as a cynical ploy to get elected, rather than something in the long-term interest of economic stability. “You know, under Obama, Republicans were screaming about the deficit, about […]
US Budget Deficit Will Breach $1 Trillion Two Years Earlier Than Predicted 21.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The news comes as Trump says he's considering tax cuts, a move that would likely further raise the deficit, and a massive bipartisan budget deal struck between Congress and the president that increases spending.
US existing home sales bounce as mortgage rates fall 21.8.2019 Raw Story
US sales of existing homes bounced in July, recovering from weakness in the prior month, boosted by lower mortgage rates, according to data released Wednesday. Prices remained high, but receded somewhat from June’s record. Sales slid in the Northeast, but grew in the other three regions, especially the western United States, according to the National […]
Agriculture’s role in climate change draws scrutiny from 2020 Democrats 21.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Democratic presidential contenders are increasingly singling out agriculture as the next great frontier for climate action, pushing plans that would empower rural and farming communities while addressing the sector’s contributions to greenhouse gas emissions. That trend represents a mounting scientific consensus that any effective efforts to counter global warming will need to involve overhauling land […]
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Kids in border camps are 9 times likelier to die of flu. Trump’s team won’t vaccinate them. 21.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
More than two dozen immigrants, including children, have died in U.S. government custody since President Donald Trump took office. The judicial branch has had to force Trump’s administration to provide basic hygiene tools like toothpaste to detained migrant children. Now, his immigration officials are saying they will not act to prevent influenza from spreading in […]
Trump’s broken at least 8 huge promises he made to his base — and has already started blaming others 21.8.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump, like all politicians, came into office promising to make bold and dramatic changes. On Wednesday, Axios ran through some of the major things Trump promised to do as president — and which of those things he has accomplished or is working on. On the one hand, Trump threw out a number of […]
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Trump just got busted for inflating his golf resorts’ value by $165 million — a jailable offense 21.8.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump appears to have misstated the value of his Scottish golf resorts by $165 million, an act which could potentially constitute a federal crime. The controversy came to light after seemingly conflicting financial disclosure forms regarding the president’s Aberdeen and Turnberry resorts in Scotland were submitted in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a […]
How a Ukrainian tycoon became Cleveland’s commercial real estate kingpin 21.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The 55 Public Square building in downtown Cleveland is, for all intents and purposes, a Cleveland landmark. Twenty-two stories tall, just a couple of blocks from the home of the Cleveland Indians, designers completed the modernist office building in 1958, a sign of Cleveland’s post-war boom. It was also, according to a lawsuit filed earlier […]
The NRA killed Trump’s background check idea with one word: ‘No’ 21.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was reportedly enthusiastic — at least momentarily — about holding a Rose Garden ceremony to sign a gun-control bill that included expanding background checks for gun purchases. He was so thrilled about the prospect of that historic act, in fact, that he called the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre […]
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