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Trump Says Russia Helped Him Win Election, But Then Reverses Himself

May 30, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Russia helped him win the 2016 election, a comment that contradicted months of angry denials. Trump made the remark in a tweet on May 30, but reversed himself not long after when pressed by reporters. The U.S. president has repeatedly denied that Russian interference helped enable […]

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James Zogby, of the Arab American Institute, analyzes the increasing threat against Arabs and Muslims in America and its impact on 2020 elections The post Trump’s Tweets Fuel Media Slander and Death Threats Against Ilhan Omar appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Iran Parliament Votes to Blacklist US CENTCOM as Terrorists

April 16, 2019           |                                       

n a 204-2 vote, Iran’s parliament approved a bill Tuesday that would add US Central Command (CENTCOM) to the government’s terrorist blacklist. The bill calls on the Iranian government to “act firmly” in response to US terrorist actions, and use all legal, political, and diplomatic means necessary. Since vote formalizes a move that the Iranian […]

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To say that debates about US immigration have reached a boiling point seems trite. This is especially true in the wake of political mayhem that has set the country’s atmospheric standard to “boiling.” Despite driving the news cycle, policy debates on immigration rarely move past bids to mask the most flagrant deceits of campaign rhetoric. […]

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Monday morning, Jeremy Richman, the father of one of the 20 first graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, was found dead in an apparent suicide, according to Newtown, Conn., police. His death was the third suspected suicide in a week in which the victims were connected to a mass school shooting. “He […]

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Reading the recent piece by Norman Solomon, I was struck by how deeply mistaken his closing paragraph was: The only real hope for the 2020 Bernie Sanders campaign is that a grassroots uprising will become powerful enough to overcome the massive obstacles. It’s a huge cooperative task, but success is possible. I live in Rhode […]

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The Trump administration has reversed multiple government policies implemented in previous administrations, including rolling back protections in the Affordable Care Act, lifting limits on greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the Justice Department’s use of consent decrees, which ProPublica calls “a storied civil rights tool,” one that supporters say forces local and state governments to implement […]

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Attorneys general in 16 states and the District of Columbia submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, urging that the agency make no changes to an administrative rule that protects individuals from housing discrimination. “The rule strikes the proper balance between promoting an integrated society and protecting housing providers from unmeritorious […]

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<!– –> Senators John McCain (R-AZ)and Russ Feingold (D-WI) (Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images) Since Sen. John McCain’s passing Sunday, many are reflecting on the legacies of his decorated careers as a Navy officer and politician. McCain served as a Republican senator for Arizona for over 30 years. While there were many policy issues he focused […]

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Just the latest corporation to spark privacy concerns over worker surveillance efforts, Walmart has patented audio technology that would allow the retail giant to eavesdrop on conversations among employees and between clerks and shoppers, to measure employee performance. According to the patent document filed with the U.S. government, Walmart is calling the invention “listening to […]

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