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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to reporters after a town hall event in Bronx, N.Y., March 29, 2019. (Jeenah Moon/Reuters) To escape punishment, all of these players in the Russian collusion delusion may now begin to turn on one another. The Democratic party has lots of radical new ideas, and lots of radical presidential candidates and
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Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters in Atlanta, Ga., November 7, 2018. (Lawrence Bryant/REUTERS) Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams praised the “identity politics” of the progressive left as both electorally effective and morally right during a speech at Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention in New York on Wednesday. “Identity politics is nothing more
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Former Vice President Joe Biden (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Former vice president Joe Biden made a promise Wednesday to respect people’s personal space in the future, amid recent allegations that he has acted inappropriately in his interactions with women over the years. In a two-minute video message posted to Twitter, Biden, a top prospective contender for the 2020 Democratic
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Jacob Aasland Ravndal has an interesting piece in the Washington Post laying out some serious obstacles to measuring trends: Media reporting often resorts to two of the most well-known terrorism databases — the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) and Europol’s annual Terrorism Situation & Trend Report (TE-SAT) — both of which are poorly equipped to capture right-wing terrorism and violence.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) New York’s Democratic governor has given his blessing to a package laden with billions in new taxes and spending. The leaders of the state of New York just voted themselves a huge pay raise. Andrew Cuomo is about to become the highest-paid governor in the country, with a
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Police officers guard the Tree of Life synagogue following shooting in Pittsburgh, Pa., October 27, 2018. (John Altdorfer/Reuters) The Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday passed a series of gun-control bills that were introduced in response to the mass shooting that claimed eleven lives at the city’s Tree of Life Synagogue last year. The legislative package,
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Representative Maxine Waters speaks during a national day of action called “Keep Families Together” to protest the Trump administration’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy in Los Angeles, California, June 30, 2018. (Monica Almeida/Reuters) Representative Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) claimed over the weekend that Cook County prosecutors did the “correct thing” by dropping the charges pending against Empire actor Jussie
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the State Department in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2019. (Michael Gross/State Department) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the Paris Climate Agreement signed by the Obama administration “didn’t change a thing” regarding the carbon emissions of the more than 170 other countries that chose to sign
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