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L.A. teacher sues union, saying dues were illegally taken out of her paycheck 24.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A Los Angeles Unified teacher filed a federal class-action lawsuit this week against United Teachers Los Angeles alleging the group continued to take dues out of her paycheck despite a change in law that bars public-sector unions from forcing members to pay.

Irene Seager, who teaches at Porter...

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Barnicle Suggests Trump Represents 'Clear and Present Danger to Our Democracy' 23.1.2019 NewsBusters
Mike Barnicle was conducting a humdrum conversation about the shutdown with Dem Sen. Sherrod Brown on today's Morning Joe when—out of the blue—Barnicle dropped this bombshell: "Let me ask you: do you think that Donald J. Trump presents a clear and present danger to our ...
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'Political Revolution', Step 2: Challenging the Insidious Reach of Corporate Lobbyists 23.1.2019 BradBlog
When, in 2015, former President Jimmy Carter told talk show host Thom Hartmann that the United States had become "an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery", he did so in relation to the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's infamous 2010 decision in Citizens United -- a decision that removed virtually ...
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Fox panel erupts after pundit says GOP is trying to make Covington kids into the new Kavanaugh 23.1.2019 Raw Story

On Wednesday, it remained unclear whether the high school students who appeared to confront a Native American protestor in a series of viral videos would go to the White House to meet with the president. On Fox News Wednesday, a panel discussion erupted when Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov sugge...

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From cover-ups to secret plots: The murky history of Supreme Justices health 23.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Justice Ginsburg's recent surgery recalls more than two centuries of Supreme Court encounters with aging, nervous breakdowns, vanity, and triumphs over adversity.
Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Second Amendment Case 23.1.2019 Outside the Beltway
For the first tine in nearly ten years, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving Second Amendment rights.
Actor Alec Baldwin to appear in New York court over parking altercation 23.1.2019 Raw Story

Actor Alec Baldwin arrived at a New York City court on Wednesday to face charges stemming from an altercation last year over a parking spot during which he is accused of punching someone, according to court officials. The 60-year-old actor, most recently known for his impersonations of U.S. Presiden...

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‘We stand united’: Tennessee county Republican Party doubles down after sharing racist meme about Ocasio-Cortez 23.1.2019 Raw Story

The Williamson County Republican Party of Tennessee this week defended sharing racist “political satire” about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). A recent newsletter from the party included a meme featuring Ocasio-Cortez. In the graphic, a reporter is seen asking the Democratic congre...

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Hugh Hewitt offers half-hearted ‘apologies’ for saying Joe Biden ‘transgendered’ into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 23.1.2019 Raw Story

MSNBC and CNN right wing political commentator Hugh Hewitt is under fire for making an offensive “joke” about two popular Democrats. On the same day many transgender people are hurting in the wake of the Supreme Court allowing President Donald Trump to ban them from the U.S. Military, He...

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Today: For L.A. Teachers, It's Back to School 23.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Los Angeles teachers are headed back to work today after their first strike in three decades.

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For L.A. Teachers, It’s Back to School

Teachers will be back in the classroom today after the United Teachers Los Angeles and the L.A. Unified School District reached a contract agreement to...

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Iowa’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban ruled unconstitutional 23.1.2019 Raw Story

Iowa’s “fetal heartbeat” law, the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States, was declared unconstitutional Tuesday, as it violates the Iowa state constitution, a state judge ruled. Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature passed the restriction in May 2018, outlawing the procedure after a f...

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History Forum: The founding fathers and the origins of gun control 23.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Historian Saul Cornell is the author of "A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control."
Making Sense of BuzzFeed's Explosive Report and Mueller's Rare Response: 'BradCast' 1/22/2019 23.1.2019 BradBlog
We pick up on today's BradCast, somewhat near where we left off on Friday, following BuzzFeed News' blockbuster report charging that Donald Trump directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to federal investigators in order to obscure their work on a project to build a Trump Tower in Moscow ...
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The Supreme Court's 'peyote decision' limited freedom of religion. Is it in trouble? 23.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A landmark Supreme Court decision cutting back on religious freedom under the 1st Amendment may be in trouble.

In 1990 the Supreme Court ruled against two Oregon drug counselors who had been denied unemployment compensation after they were fired for ingesting peyote — an illegal substance — during...

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Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional 23.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
An Iowa state judge on Tuesday struck down the state's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation.
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Behind Oscar’s snub of box-office smash ‘Won't You Be My Neighbor?’ in banner year for docs 23.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It was not a beautiful day in the neighborhood for Mr. Rogers.

A documentary about the affable children's television host, “Won't You Be My Neighbor?,” was ignored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday. The film, directed by Oscar-winner Morgan Neville (“20 Feet From Stardom”),...

On Roe v. Wade anniversary, New York finally removes abortion from state’s criminal code 23.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
For more than a decade, reproductive rights and justice activists have been trying to remove abortion from New York’s criminal code. What’s more, they’ve tried to get lawmakers to treat abortion like other medical care. On Tuesday — the 46th anniversary of the landmark abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade — they succeeded in getting the […]
The Bob Cesca Podcast: A Stroke and a Poke 23.1.2019 Little Green Footballs
Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show : A Stroke And A Poke -- NSFW; My radio pal Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here today; Day 32 of the Trump Shutdown; The Buzzfeed News dispute; Rudy reveals Trump and Cohen consulted with each other; Rudy also says Trump was working on the Moscow Project through Election Day; What tapes; Rudy on his way to the shower; The Supreme Court allows DACA to continue; Supreme Court also allows Trump's transgender ban to continue; Trump doesn't understand what ahumanitarian crisis means; The grand jury runs out of money on Friday; Government websites vulnerable to hackers; and so much ...
Right after MLK Day, the Supreme Court takes the country a step backward on civil rights 23.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Talk about taking a step backward on civil rights — that’s what the Supreme Court did when it decided to allow the Trump administration’s ban on transgender persons serving in the military to go into effect. The policy does permit hundreds of transgender people serving openly since 2016 to continue...

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DOJ applauds SCOTUS transgender troop ban by attacking trans soldiers as risk to ‘effectiveness and lethality’ 23.1.2019 Raw Story

The Department of Justice has decided to weigh in on Tuesday’s 5-4 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the Trump administration’s desired ban on transgender troops to go into effect. The DOJ, currently headed by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker praised the Supreme Court&#8217...

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