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Bernie Sanders Just Won His War Against Democratic Party Superdelegates

Posted by on June 29, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Bernie Sanders Just Won His War Against Democratic Party Superdelegates

In an important and long-overdue step toward making the Democratic Party more accountable to voters and less captive to the interests of establishment insiders, the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Rules and Bylaws arm voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to drastically curtail the influence of superdelegates by barring them from voting on the first ballot of the presidential nomination.

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Ripping Trump for Treating Children Worse Than Seized Property, Judge Orders Reunification of Separated Families

Posted by on June 28, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Ripping Trump for Treating Children Worse Than Seized Property, Judge Orders Reunification of Separated Families

A federal judge in San Diego, California ruled late Tuesday that the more than 2,000 migrant children separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy must be reunited with their families within 30 days—and children under age 5 must be returned to parents within two weeks.

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‘He Had the Machine… We Had the People’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Landslide Win Over Wall St. Favorite

Posted by on June 27, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
‘He Had the Machine… We Had the People’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Landslide Win Over Wall St. Favorite

Overcoming a flood of corporate money and New York’s powerful establishment machine with tireless grassroots organizing and an ambitious progressive agenda of Medicare for All, housing as a human right, and abolishing ICE, 28-year-old democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toppled Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district on Tuesday in what is being hailed as the biggest political upset of 2018.

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Democratic Lawmaker To Introduce Legislation To Abolish ICE

Posted by on June 26, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Democratic Lawmaker To Introduce Legislation To Abolish ICE

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) announced Monday his intention to introduce legislation to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), joining a swelling chorus of demands that the Department of Homeland Security agency be eliminated.

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Breaking Up Families? America Looks Like a Dickens Novel

Posted by on June 25, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments
Breaking Up Families? America Looks Like a Dickens Novel

Sarah Bilston: There are startling parallels between the Trump administration’s policy on immigrant families and the “New” Poor Laws of England in the 1830s, whose cruelty was illuminated by Charles Dickens in novels and other writings… I’ve taught the novels of Charles Dickens for more than 20 years. My students have tended to approach his era as a bizarre and strangely cruel period in human history. But Dickens’s world has come to life again.

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Farm Bill With Huge Giveaways to Pesticide Industry Passes House

Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Farm Bill With Huge Giveaways to Pesticide Industry Passes House

A farm bill that opponents say would harm endangered species, land conservation efforts, small-scale farmers and food-stamp recipients passed the U.S. House of Representatives 213 to 211, with every House Democrat and 20 Republicans voting against it

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Victory! Supreme Court Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Cell Phone Tracking

Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Victory! Supreme Court Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Cell Phone Tracking

The Supreme Court handed down a landmark opinion today in Carpenter v. United States, ruling 5-4 that the Fourth Amendment protects cell phone location information.

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Bernie Sanders: We Must End Global Oligarchy

Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Bernie Sanders: We Must End Global Oligarchy

Bernie Sanders says we must end global oligarchy.

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World Cup Won’t Give Putin Global Power

Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Government, Media & Arts, Politics with 2 Comments
World Cup Won’t Give Putin Global Power

The FIFA World Cup being held in Russia may just be what the country needs to renew it’s dark image in athletics.

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‘Morally Bankrupt’: After Tax Cuts for Richest, House GOP Unveils $5.4 Trillion Attack on Nation’s Safety Net

Posted by on June 20, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Morally Bankrupt’: After Tax Cuts for Richest, House GOP Unveils $5.4 Trillion Attack on Nation’s Safety Net

With the nation’s attention rightly fixated on President Donald Trump’s horrific treatment of immigrant children, House Republicans on Tuesday quietly unveiled their 2019 budget proposal that calls for $537 billion in cuts to Medicare, $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid, and four billion in cuts to Social Security over the next decade in an effort to pay for their deficit-exploding tax cuts for the wealthy.

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New Video and Audio Captures ‘Horrifying’ Reality of Children Taken From Parents as GOP Pressed to ‘Find Their Conscience’

Posted by on June 19, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments
New Video and Audio Captures ‘Horrifying’ Reality of Children Taken From Parents as GOP Pressed to ‘Find Their Conscience’

As newly published images, videos, and audio provided brief and “horrifying” glimpses inside America’s child detention facilities in the midst of President Donald Trump’s massive attack on immigrant families, all 49 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus on Monday united behind a bill that would end the White House’s family separation policy immediately—putting pressure on Republicans who claim to oppose the cruel practice to act on their words.

“The images and stories coming from the detention centers near the border are both heartbreaking and infuriating,” CREDO campaign manager Nicole Regalado said in a statement on Monday. “Republicans in Congress have the power to put a stop to Trump’s cruel family separation policy today. Democrats have coalesced around legislation that would immediately halt this barbaric practice. All we need now is for a handful of Republicans to find their conscience and stand up to the Trump regime.”

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UN Report on US: 40 Million Live In Poverty, 18.5 Million In Extreme Poverty & Government Is Deliberately Making Things Worse

Posted by on June 17, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
UN Report on US: 40 Million Live In Poverty, 18.5 Million In Extreme Poverty & Government Is Deliberately Making Things Worse

UN Report on US: 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty. The report is a terrible indictment of the U.S. and of the Trump Administration. Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel prize winning economist told The Guardian “This administration inherited a bad situation with inequality in the U.S. and is now fanning the flames and worsening the situation. What is so disturbing is that Trump, rather than taking measures to ameliorate the problem, is taking measures to aggravate it.”

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Amazing Photos Prove Libya was a Paradise before 2011: Now it Looks like This

Posted by on June 16, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Amazing Photos Prove Libya was a Paradise before 2011: Now it Looks like This

Before 2011, Libya was the paradise of Africa.

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‘What Do You Call a Country That Institutionalizes Child Abuse?’: Democrats Hold Sit-In Demanding End to Trump Family Separation Policy

Posted by on June 14, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments
‘What Do You Call a Country That Institutionalizes Child Abuse?’: Democrats Hold Sit-In Demanding End to Trump Family Separation Policy

As the heart-wrenching story of a Honduran mother having her baby daughter ripped from her arms by federal authorities as she was breastfeeding provided yet another example of the immense cruelty of President Donald Trump’s family separation policy, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) on Wednesday led a sit-in outside the offices of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) demanding that asylum-seekers be released from government detention and reunited with their loved ones immediately.

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Paulette Jordan May Become the First Native American Governor In US History: Here’s Her Story

Posted by on June 12, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Paulette Jordan May Become the First Native American Governor In US History: Here’s Her Story

Paulette Jordan is hoping to achieve an extraordinary electoral feat in a deeply conservative state that would make her a string of firsts: She would be the first Native American governor in the history of the US, the first woman governor of Idaho, and the first Democrat to be elected to lead the state in a generation. But for all of those potential distinctions should she be elected come November, Ms Jordan doesn’t seem to be all that interested in them. They’re nice, sure, but she says she has her sights set on bigger fish — like reaching out to voters across the Gem State with her message, and gaining their trust at a time of urgency for progressive causes nationwide.

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