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2020 Feb 25 - 7:32am
The Democratic candidates missed the opportunity last week in Nevada—a state with a 30 percent Latino population—to address the root causes of our immigration crisis. They predictably criticized the worst Trump administration immigration policies, such as families separated at the border and chronic uncertainty for undocumented people in the U.S., many of whom arrived decades ago as children. How we treat people at or inside our border certainly...
Tags: 2020, Bernie Sanders, California, donald trump, Election, GOP
2020 Feb 25 - 6:12am
“Where’s my Roy Cohn,” President Trump shouted at his staff at the beginning of 2018. According to The New York Times, he was angry at then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election. Trump wanted his attorney general to be more like Roy Cohn, his infamous former lawyer and fixer, who had been an aide to Sen. Joseph McCarthy during McCarthy’s 1950s investigation...
Tags: corruption, donald trump, justice department, Roger Stone, Russia Investigation, united states attorney general
2020 Feb 25 - 6:02am
SEATTLE — In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions. The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California. The court had already allowed the administration’s changes to start taking effect while the government appealed those rulings....
Tags: 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals, abortion, Birth Control, California, department of health and human services, Family Planning
2020 Feb 25 - 5:07am
The red-baiting of Bernie Sanders sank to a new low during the Democratic debate in Las Vegas last week, courtesy of mega-billionaire Mike Bloomberg. Responding to the Vermont senator’s charge that Bloomberg’s employees were at least partly responsible for his business success, the former Republican New York City mayor replied: “We’re not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that. Other countries tried that. It was called...
Tags: abenomics, barbara boxer, Bernie Sanders, Chris Matthews, claire mccaskill, Cuba
2020 Feb 25 - 2:34am
LOS ANGELES — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local): 11:25 a.m. WNBA great Diana Taurasi has told the crowd at Kobe Bryant’s public memorial that watching the Lakers star play inspired her. Bryant, who was known as the “Black Mamba,” nicknamed Taurasi the “White Mamba.” Taurasi says Bryant had a competitive fire that ran through his veins and a willingness to work hard...
Tags: basketball, Beyonce, gianna byrant, gigi bryant, Halo, helicopter crash
2020 Feb 25 - 1:23am
PHOENIX — Pastor Antonio Velasquez says that before the Trump administration announced a crackdown on immigrants using government social services, people lined up before sunrise outside a state office in a largely Latino Phoenix neighborhood to sign up for food stamps and Medicaid. No more. “You had to arrive at 3 in the morning, and it might take you until the end of the day,” he said, pointing behind the office in the Maryvale neighborhood to...
Tags: federal deficit, food stamps, Green Cards, head start, homeland security, housing vouchers
2020 Feb 25 - 1:15am
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2020 Feb 25 - 1:05am
Before sharing my opinions about Trump’s recent proposal to cut student loan forgiveness, let me explain my own situation. In my 20s, I was fresh out of college with a business degree and worked in software for a few years. In my 30s, I went to graduate school for sociology. I’m single and I had no family support. So I took out student loans. Related Articles...
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2020 Feb 25 - 12:39am
Soon after his distant third-place finish in the Nevada caucuses, Pete Buttigieg sent out a mass email saying that “Senator Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.” The blast depicted “the choice before us” in stark terms: “We can prioritize either ideological purity or inclusive victory. We can either call people names online or we can call them into our movement....
Tags: comcast, Democratic Party, medicare for all, msnbc, nevada, pete buttigieg
2020 Feb 25 - 12:35am
NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and and was immediately handcuffed and led off to jail, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement. The 67-year-old Weinstein had a look of resignation on his face as he heard verdict that could send him to prison for up to 29 years. Related Articles...
Tags: #MeToo, annabella sciorra, casting couch, charlie rose, donna rotunno, Harvey Weinstein
2020 Feb 23 - 2:45am
SEOUL, South Korea—South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the world battle a new virus that has spread from China. Some virus clusters have shown no direct link to travel to China. The spread in Italy prompted local...
Tags: Africa, china coronavirus, coronavirus, covid-19, daegu, Egypt
2020 Feb 23 - 2:01am
LONDON—Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face spying charges. Famous Britons, including Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood joined the crowd protesting the U.S. espionage charges against the founder of the secret-spilling website. An...
Tags: Amnesty International, Assange extradition, Belmarsh Prison, chelsea manning, chrissie hynde, dana rohrabacher

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