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Rand Paul gets laughed off the stage by The View crowd: ‘Our audience says that’s not true!’ 11.10.2019 Raw Story
“The View” audience hooted and jeered Sen. Rand Paul for attacking Sen. Bernie Sanders and socialism in a contentious panel discussion. The Kentucky Republican was prompting his new book, “The Case Against Socialism,” but he didn’t find a receptive audience for his claims. “Bernie Sanders’ form of socialism is actually unpopular, and he would never […]
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Wage inequality is surging in California — and not just on the coast. Here's why 10.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Wage inequality has risen more in California cities than in the metropolitan areas of any other state, with seven of the nation's 15 most unequal cities located in the Golden State.

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At least 31 dead after bloody protests erupt across Iraq 4.10.2019 Raw Story
Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Iraq’s capital and across the south on Thursday, the third day of mass rallies that have left 31 dead. Defying curfews, tear gas and live rounds, truckfuls of demonstrators gathered to vent anger over corruption, unemployment and poor services in the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minister […]
Former Archbishop Harry Flynn dies at age 86 23.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced Flynn’s passing on Monday. On its website, the diocese said Flynn died Sunday evening at the age of 86.
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Vouchers, Tax Credits, Zoning—Can a President Do Anything to Fix the Housing Crisis? 11.9.2019 Mother Jones
America is in the middle of a housing crisis. There is not a single county in the US where a minimum wage worker can afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment. Every night, nearly 553,000 people sleep on the streets in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that the 2020 presidential hopefuls are trying to […]
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Lemon Slams Black Voters Who Prioritize Economy Over 'the President's Racist Behavior' 7.9.2019 NewsBusters
Black unemployment reached a record low of 5.5 percent in the month of August. While CNN Tonight host Don Lemon and his panel acknowledged the statistic Friday night, they did their best to downplay it and rejected the notion that President Trump deserved any credit for the strong economy. In addition, Lemon argued that when black voters go to the polls in 2020, they should prioritize the President’s “racist behavior” over the strong ...
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Economic hardship tied to increase in U.S. suicide rates, especially in rural areas 7.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

An analysis of suicide rates throughout the U.S. found that counties with more gun shops saw a steeper increase in suicides between 1999 and 2016.

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Robert Mugabe, Independence Leader Who Sent His Nation To Disaster, Dead At 95 6.9.2019 Outside the Beltway
Robert Mugabe led a nation to independence only to become a dictator who destroyed its economy, has died at the age of 95.
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Column: Kaiser's bitter contract talks could jeopardize its 20-year partnership with labor 6.9.2019 LA Times: Health

Kaiser's labor management partnership was revolutionary when it was launched in 1997. But can it survive today's union negotiations?

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National Food Bank Day 2019: Where to Help and How to Donate 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
On National Food Bank Day, marked on the first Friday in September, you can help contribute to the cause that believes no-one should go to bed hungry.
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Wooing Rural Voters In North Carolina With Progressive And Populist Policies-- Meet Jason Butler (NC-02) 29.8.2019 Crooks Liars
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Column: Shell Oil allegedly coerced its workers to attend a Trump rally. Blame the Supreme Court 19.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Shell Oil threatened its Pittsburgh workers with the loss of pay if they didn't attend a Trump rally. The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision allowed them to do it.

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Proposed federal rule would end food assistance for 90,000 in Colorado 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Most estimates put the minimum needed to live comfortably in Denver at about $29 an hour, but some families earning less than half of that could be considered too wealthy for free school lunches and other food assistance if a new federal rule moves forward.
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How the US created the Central American immigration crisis 16.8.2019 Raw Story
What happens in El Norte, doesn’t stay in El Norte It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his remittances were the sole support for his mother and siblings […]
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Opinion: Andrew Yang on gun violence, the decline of the American worker and 'freedom dividends' 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, met recently with members of the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss his candidacy.

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Trump’s message to the world: Keep your tired, your poor, your huddled masses 13.8.2019 The Moderate Voice

WASHINGTON — The erratic Trump administration has had just one consistent policy principle, one guiding North Star: punitive and often sadistic treatment of nonwhite immigrants. President Trump’s claim that he supports legal immigration, as opposed to the undocumented “invasion” he rails against, turns out to be — big surprise — a lie. On Monday, the […]

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US Steel job cuts highlight EU sector woes 7.8.2019 Raw Story
As day breaks through smudged tram windows, Slovak workers heading to the U.S. Steel Kosice plant mull their fate after hearing the company plans to sack a fifth of them. Some stare silently at the morning haze behind the chimneys of the sprawling communist-era factory. With 12,000 workers, it is central Europe’s largest integrated steel […]
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Mayor Pete calls out ‘so-called conservative Christian senators’ for taunting God 31.7.2019 Raw Story
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg provided a Bible lesson for Republican senators during the second round of Democratic debates on CNN. “Mayor Buttigieg, on Thursday of this week a GM plant in Michigan will stop production. The latest auto plant to cease operations in the midwest. As part of company’s modernization plans, which will result […]
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Trump continues manic racist meltdown on Elijah Cummings in barrage of Sunday morning Twitter rants 28.7.2019 Raw Story
After staying up past midnight to continue to tweet attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings (R-MD), Donald Trump was back at it again early Sunday morning frantically lashing out in every direction at the lawmaker, Democrats and more in a barrage of tweets. After, once again, singling out the black lawmaker, Trump then accused the Democrats […]
Democratic Candidate Andrew Yang Says It'll Be Tough For Republicans to Kill Universal Basic Income: 'Cash is a Hard Thing to Demonize' 25.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It's tough for Mitch McConnell to argue, 'The money will hurt you,'" Andrew Yang wrote about universal basic income.
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