Month: September 2020

Former Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s campaign has refused to comply fully with a request from the Senate Intelligence Committee for information and documents made as part of the committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, The Intercept reported Thursday. The committee is reportedly looking into whether Stein’s campaign was involved with a Russian effort to interfere […]

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Tuesday marked the first big, multistate primary night of the 2018 election cycle, with a flurry of competitive races — including several fought over President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of […]

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As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) proudly announced on Wednesday that he struck a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to grant President Donald Trump’s wish for a massive increase in military spending while doing nothing for Dreamers, undocumented immigrants and their allies poured into the Senate building demanding that Democrats fight […]

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Children’s rights and immigrant rights advocates are incensed over the forced separation of a Congolese woman and her seven-year-old daughter who arrived in the United States last November, seeking asylum. The woman is being held in a detention facility in San Diego while her daughter is being held 2,000 miles away in Chicago by the […]

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While battles continue in both the federal court system and Congress, Washington has become the first state to enact a law to enforce net neutrality protections following a federal rollback late last year. “Today we make history: Washington will be the first state in the nation to preserve the open internet,” Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, said Monday […]

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The government of Ecuador announced Wednesday that it cut off Julian Assange’s internet access. Among his supporters denouncing the development was Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom—himself facing possible extradition to the U.S.—who said that Ecuador was “making a grave mistake. The internet will rise up against this injustice.” Ecuador granted the WikiLeaks founder asylum in August […]

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Bolstering poll results and expert analysis indicating that the tax plan Republicans forced through Congress last year is primarily benefiting big businesses and wealthy Americans, a new report finds very few corporations are raising workers’ wages or giving them bonuses, despite receiving billions of dollars in tax cuts. As President Donald Trump signed the tax […]

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Linda Story Edwards (D), a retired educator from Kentucky, is facing off against her former kindergarten student, Chris Freeland (R), in the race for a Kentucky General Assembly House seat, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Despite their competitive race, both Edwards and Freeland say they hold each other in high regard.  Edwards said she remembers Freeland “as […]

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