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News Either outcome in Alabama is a self-inflicted wound by Senate GOP

Either outcome in Alabama is a self-inflicted wound by Senate GOP

Alabama voters weigh in on closely-watched special election On the ground in Alabama, supporters of Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore see a lot at stake in the special Senate election on Dec. 12. (Alice Li, Jenny Starrs, Jordan Frasier/The Washington Post) By Paul Kane December 12 at 11:37 AM It’s easy to view …

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News FCC, FTC announce partnership to police internet after net neutrality repeal

FCC, FTC announce partnership to police internet after net neutrality repeal

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an agreement on Monday to coordinate their efforts to police the internet once the latter agency has repealed its net neutrality rules. On Thursday, the FCC is expected to approve the plan to scrap the Obama-era consumer protections that prohibit internet service providers from …

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News Beacon Journal/Ohio.com editorial board: Congress and its duty to secure these pension benefits

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com editorial board: Congress and its duty to secure these pension benefits

Published: December 10, 2017 – 8:18 PM Congress extended federal spending for two weeks. Now it faces a deadline next week for enacting a major spending bill for the fiscal year, the complexity deepened by differences over key policies involving immigration and health care. One item that belongs in the legislation would protect, and secure, …

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News Former Gov. Arne Carlson says Franken should stay in Senate until legal process is done

Former Gov. Arne Carlson says Franken should stay in Senate until legal process is done

Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson came to Sen. Al Franken’s defense Sunday when he posted a commentary to his blog that said he is “deeply troubled by the resignation of Al Franken and the complete absence of anything resembling due process.” Carlson, an independent-minded Republican who endorsed the presidential bids of Barack Obama in 2008 …

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News Trump accusers demand congressional investigation into his alleged sexual harassment

Trump accusers demand congressional investigation into his alleged sexual harassment

Sexual harassment allegations against President Trump were thrust back into the spotlight Monday after three of his accusers banded together for a media tour. Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks recounted alleged harassment by Trump, stories they first shared during the 2016 presidential campaign, and demanded that Congress open an investigation. “I ask that Congress put …

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News Right and Left React to Al Franken’s Decision to Resign

Right and Left React to Al Franken’s Decision to Resign

Zach Gibson for The New York Times Christine Flowers in The Philadelphia Daily News: “I’m sorry Franken folded.” Ms. Flowers is “as conservative as they come,” but in this case, she’s decided to come to the defense of Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota. She sees his resignation as a sign that the movement to …

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News ‘F*ck Steve Bannon’: Seth Rogen Boycotts SiriusXM After Hiring Of Alt-Right Leader

‘F*ck Steve Bannon’: Seth Rogen Boycotts SiriusXM After Hiring Of Alt-Right Leader

By Guardians of Democracy Staff Published on December 8, 2017 Hollywood actor Seth Rogen announced on Friday that he has canceled all of his scheduled press-tour appearances on SiriusXM radio after the satellite carrier announced that it had hired former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to host a show. In came to light on …

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News Paul Ryan Admits That He’s Launching A War On The Poor In 2018

Paul Ryan Admits That He’s Launching A War On The Poor In 2018

By Farron Cousins – December 7, 2017 Republican House Speaker made it clear this week that he and his republican colleagues will be going after programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in 2018 to make up for the massive deficit they’ll be creating with their tax cuts for the rich. This is class warfare …

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News Trump administration sides against unions in high court fees case

Trump administration sides against unions in high court fees case

Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday said it would oppose public sector unions in a major case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, reversing the view taken by the Obama administration in an identical dispute. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before a cabinet meeting at the White House in …

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News Ex-Mueller aide slams Don Jr.’s claim of ‘attorney-client privilege’ — and explains why the special counsel won’t buy it

Ex-Mueller aide slams Don Jr.’s claim of ‘attorney-client privilege’ — and explains why the special counsel won’t buy it

Noor Al-Sibai 06 Dec 2017 at 21:30 ET In a discussion Wednesday night, CNN panelists — including a congressman who was at Donald Trump Jr.’s House Intelligence Committee earlier in the day — explained why the junior Trump’s invocation of “attorney-client privilege” isn’t legally sound. “This is not a privilege in the law,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) …

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