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Donald Trump sounds like a complete lunatic because he’s isolated himself in a far-right media bubble 8.12.2019 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. If you […]
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Courts have avoided refereeing between Congress and the president — Trump may change all that 8.12.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s refusal to hand over records to Congress and allow executive branch employees to provide information and testimony to Congress during the impeachment battle is the strongest test yet of legal principles that over the past 200 years have not yet been fully defined by U.S. courts. It’s not the first test: Struggles […]
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House Passes “Historic” Bill to Restore and Expand Voting Rights 7.12.2019 Truthout.com
House Passes “Historic” Bill to Restore and Expand Voting Rights
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Colorado’s Democratic lawmakers focus on obstruction as impeachment vote looms 7.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
"Joe Neguse talked about it: Denying your staff the right to come over and testify when they’ve been subpoenaed, and to stall and stonewall information, I think is obstruction of Congress."
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With support of just one Republican, House passes ‘historic’ bill to restore and expand voting rights 7.12.2019 Raw Story
“Brings us one step closer to restoring the Voting Rights Act.” Just one Republican—Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania—joined a united House Democratic caucus on Friday to pass what rights groups hailed as “historic” legislation to restore and expand voter protections that were gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. Lisa Gilbert, vice president of legislative affairs for Public […]
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NY Times Sees ‘Rising Star’ Dems vs. Controversial GOP Hacks 6.12.2019 NewsBusters
New York Times impeachment testimony coverage on Thursday almost completely ignored the labored, pseudo-clever mean pun from law professor Pamela Karlan, who bizarrely named Trump’s 13-year-old son Barron to make some unrelated point. The controversy, which inflamed Republicans and even made some liberals cringe, was relegated to the last two paragraphs of the paper’s large front-page story.” The hidden bias was the partisan manner in which the main congressional players and witnesses were described by congressional reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Supreme Court ...
House Votes to Restore the Voting Rights Act 6.12.2019 Mother Jones
The House of Representatives voted Friday to restore key protections for voters across the country after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013. In the Shelby County v. Holder decision, five conservative justices ruled that states with a long history of discrimination no longer needed to clear changes to their voting laws or procedures […]
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Newsletter: 'No choice but to act' 6.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES 'No Choice but to Act' Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that she is asking House committees to move to impeach President Trump, taking a major step toward making him just the third president in American history to face that sanction.

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Supreme Court confronts homeless crisis and whether there's a right to sleep on the sidewalk 6.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Supreme Court weighs whether people who are homeless have a right to sleep on sidewalks if cities don't provide enough shelter beds to house everyone.

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Mitch McConnell may let Republicans write Senate impeachment rules without Democratic votes 5.12.2019 Raw Story
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is plotting to shut out Democrats on impeachment if a bipartisan compromise on rules for the trial can’t be reached. The Kentucky Republican said this week that he hopes to reach an agreement on rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but he’s also readying a “backup plan” […]
Three Things the House Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report Accomplished 5.12.2019 The Moderate Voice

The House Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report released today accomplished three things. 1. It summarized the testimony taken over the last few weeks about Trump’s efforts to extort Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce on CNN an “investigation” into the Bidens in return for receipt of Congressionally authorized defense aid. 2. It detailed the extensive obstruction […]

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Majority Supports Life In Prison Over Death Penalty, Poll Finds 5.12.2019 Outside the Beltway
A new poll finds that a strong majority of Americans support life in prison instead of the death penalty.
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Sexual harassment guidelines at two Colorado colleges restrict free speech, watchdog group says 5.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting free speech on college campuses dinged two Colorado universities over their sexual harassment policies, saying the schools' definitions of harassment include constitutionally protected speech.
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Jonathan Turley is wrong — Trump committed a clear act of ‘obstruction’: Fox News legal analyst 5.12.2019 Raw Story
As the first impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee got underway this Wednesday, Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, emerged as the sole voice on the panel of witnesses to offer skepticism of the Democrats’ case against President Trump. According to Turley, Trump’s conduct with regards to Ukraine does not rise […]
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Why have no Republicans turned on Trump? A corrupted Supreme Court 4.12.2019 Raw Story
There is a very simple reason why some Republicans voted for the impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon, but none have so far broken ranks against Trump. That reason is a corrupted U.S. Supreme Court. In 1976 (Buckley v. Valeo) and 1978 (First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti), the Supreme Court ruled that when corporations […]
WashPost's Marcus: Republicans 'Unwilling' to Accept the 'Facts' on Kavanaugh, Ukraine 4.12.2019 NewsBusters
Liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus bashed the right as having trouble "accepting the facts,” on Morning Joe Tuesday. She was on MSNBC plugging her new anti-Kavanaugh book “Supreme Ambition,” which compares last year’s Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings to the present day impeachment hearings. In it, Marcus argues that Republicans were unwilling to believe “the evidence” against Kavanaugh, just as they’re unwilling to believe the evidence for ...
The Supreme Court Is Tackling an Important Superfund Case and It’s—Messy 4.12.2019 Mother Jones
For decades, Anaconda Company Smelter operated an enormous copper smelting factory in Opportunity, Montana. And for more than seven decades, that factory spewed tons of toxic waste, mostly arsenic, into the community’s soil and water supply. In 1983, the EPA made Opportunity one of its Superfund sites, and ordered the Atlantic Richfield Company, which acquired the […]
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US lawyers who have had abortions file Supreme Court brief 4.12.2019 Raw Story
More than 360 American women who have had abortions and work in the legal profession, including several high-profile attorneys, have filed a brief with the Supreme Court ahead of a closely watched abortion case. “I write because I want the Court to know how access to safe and legal abortion made my law career possible […]
READ IT: Democrats’ House impeachment report against Trump 4.12.2019 Raw Story
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released their report outlining impeachable offenses committed by President Donald Trump. Read the entire report below. HOME The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report The impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of […]
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Ohio Bill Orders Doctors to “Reimplant Ectopic Pregnancy,” Which Is Impossible 3.12.2019 Truthout.com
The bill also creates a new criminal charge called "aggravated abortion murder," which would be punishable by ...
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