Jon Stewarts Incredible Speech to Congress on Behalf of 9/11 First Responders

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Jon Stewart delivers one of the most impassioned speeches to Congress ever, over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund. This speech was given Tuesday and a House panel passed a bill Wednesday to authorize additional funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until […]

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Washington pioneers public health care option, but controlling costs remains tricky

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(CNN)Washington, DC, may be gridlocked over what to do about health care, but Washington state is blazing a trail for progressives looking to lower costs and expand coverage. In addition, the state’s efforts lay bare the challenges of getting the government more involved in health care. The Affordable Care Act bill originally contained a public […]

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Pentagon says China’s military using espionage to steal secrets

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(CNN)China is continuing to modernize its armed forces in order to transform its military into a major global power and using espionage to steal cutting edge technology for military purposes, according to a newly released Pentagon report on China’s military. The report said that China had used these techniques to acquire sensitive, dual-use, or military-grade […]

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Democratic candidates’ boldest ideas for 2020

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(CNN)The 2020 Democratic presidential primary is turning into a question of restoration or revolution. Here’s a look at some of the more novel and transformational proposals that Democratic candidates are pushing. This is not a survey of where all Democrats agree, so we’ve left out the Green New Deal, which many support but which lacks […]

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Linda McMahon plans to resign as SBA administrator

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Washington (CNN)Linda McMahon, the former professional wrestling executive turned government official, is leaving her post as administrator of the Small Business Administration. “She’ll be leaving. She’s going to go help us with a very, very important year and a half we have coming up,” he said. “The re-election as they call it.” He said he […]

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Sanders plans to weave family story into first major 2020 speech

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(CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally on Saturday will deliver some of his most deeply personal remarks since emerging as a national political figure, according to excerpts provided to CNN by a campaign source. Eli Sanders, his father, came to the United States in the early 1920s, eventually marrying Dorothy Glassberg, the daughter of […]

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House panel to Dems: Russia off limits in Cohen’s public hearing

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(CNN)The House Oversight Committee has instructed its Democratic members not to deviate from agreed upon lines of questioning at Michael Cohen’s public hearing Wednesday, prompting grumbling from several Democrats on the panel who want to press President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney about a range of matters related to Russia. Indeed, several Democrats on the […]

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Sanders to face voters at CNN town hall before campaign trips to Brooklyn and Chicago

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(CNN)Before Sen. Bernie Sanders sets out on the first campaign swing of his second presidential bid, he has some business to mind to in Washington. California Sen. Kamala Harris in a fundraising email last week wrote that she is “excited to welcome my friend and colleague (Sanders) to the growing field of incredible Democrats who […]

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Nearly 300 families may have been separated before ‘zero tolerance’ took effect, admin says

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(CNN)Nearly 300 undocumented immigrant parents may have been separated from their children months before the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy along the border took effect, and officials did not keep a full record of separations, Customs and Border Protection admitted in a letter released Monday. A DHS official previously confirmed to CNN that the agency […]

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