It’s Mueller time but don’t forget: Trump has undermined the very idea of America | Robert Reich

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Partisan fury over the special counsels report may obscure the ways the president has damaged our democracy We may report, whatever it shows, will almost surely be overwhelmed by a fog of alt-interpretation and epistemological confusion. Whats collusion? Whats illegal? Whats unethical? Has Trump been vindicated or not? The real danger is that as attention […]

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The midterms minute: Democrats have more money than they can spend

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In todays politics news: Democrats have too much money; Republicans are echoing Democratic messaging; and Alabama has another Roy Moore-style race Good evening, Im Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If youre not already receiving the midterms minute by email, Sign up for the latest on the US midterm elections Democrats have […]

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Louisianas Democratic governor an ally at influential rightwing conference

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Alec, the organization that links corporate lobbyists with state lawmakers to draft laws, holds its annual meeting in New Orleans Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the deep south, might seem like an awkward fit for the 45th annual meeting of the damage to so called critical infrastructure, which in Louisiana […]

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Sanders uses Bible to defend Trump’s separation of children from families at border

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Press secretary rejects criticism of Jeff Sessions citing Romans 13 to justify policy and says it is very biblical to enforce the law Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, invoked the Bible to defend the Trump administrations immigration policy of separating mothers from their children. She was speaking at Thursdays White House briefing, in […]

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Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

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US Border Patrol allows reporters to visit but does not allow pictures or interviews at holding facility housing children as young as four Inside an old warehouse in south Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about […]

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Trump calls for death penalties for drug dealers as focus of opioids plan

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Trumps policy rollout focuses on punishment for dealers and traffickers but doesnt propose new legislation to combat the crisis Donald Trump called on Monday for some drug dealers to receive the death penalty in a new opioids policy rollout in New Hampshire, a state hard hit by the national a November 2017 report by the […]

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White House indicates it could find funds to train and arm 1 million teachers

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President expands on idea to arm some teachers in schools and says gun-adept teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly The White House indicated on Thursday that the federal government could come up with the money to fund as many as a million teachers being trained and armed with guns across America in a controversial attempt […]

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