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Stacey Abrams’ Nonprofit Slapped With Its Seventh Tax Lien

A nonprofit founded by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams was slapped with three different tax liens over the past year, bringing the organization’s known total to seven. Third Sector Development, a nonprofit started by Abrams that focuses on registering black voters, was hit with three separate tax liens in the past year for failing to pay state unemployment tax, The Atlanta ...

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More Democratic Governors Join Pledge To Uphold Paris Climate Agreement

Tony Evers of Wisconsin has become the latest of four newly-elected Democratic governors who have pledged to adhere to the goals set out in the Paris climate accord, bucking President Donald Trump’s opposition to the international agreement. Evers will announce on Tuesday his plan to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, according to staffers who spoke with The Washington Post. Evers ...

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California Governor Orders National Guard Away From The Border

In a public rebuke to President Donald Trump, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the withdrawal of most of the National Guard troops currently deployed at the state’s southern border. “We are not interested in participating in this political theatre. I think it is political theatre,” Gavin said Monday in Sacramento as he formally announced his decision, while blasting Trump’s ...

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Fairfax Staffers Resign Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

In what appears to be the latest sign of trouble for Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax following allegations of sexual assault, several of his staffers have announced their resignations. Two staffers on Fairfax’s political action committee and two of his government employees have resigned. Dave Mills and Courtney McCargo, the executive director and fundraiser, respectively, for Fairfax’s We Rise ...

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Chances Of Another Shutdown Likely As Border Negotiations Break Down

A select committee tasked with reaching a compromise on border security has broken down, increasing the chances that the federal government will enter another shutdown. Heading into the weekend, it appeared as if a special bipartisan committee of U.S. representatives and senators would reach a comprehensive deal on immigration — including funding for a wall on the southern border. Democratic ...

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This Congressman Wants To Save Rural America – And He’s A Democrat |

Ro Khanna is a liberal Democrat representing California’s 17th congressional district, an area that encompasses much of Silicon Valley.  Khanna has devoted much of his career to helping bring high-paying tech jobs to rural communities across Middle America, touting the mutual benefit to both parties.  The California congressman, now in his second term in office, has sponsored legislation that has ...

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A Final Border Wall Compromise Could Be Reached Over The Weekend

U.S. Capitol Building

Lawmakers involved in border negotiations expressed optimism that a deal could be reached by the end of the weekend, but questions remain whether President Donald Trump would accept less funding for wall construction. Following the longest partial government in U.S. history, which lasted a total of 35 days, a special bipartisan committee of 14 lawmakers from both the House and ...

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Oil Discovery Could Make Small Country One Of The World’s Richest And It’s Not Ready For It

Offshore oil rig

Another two major oil discoveries have been made off the shore of Guyana, all but assuring the impoverished South American nation an immense flow of wealth. ExxonMobil announced two big oil discoveries in a region approximately 120 miles off the shore of Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana. The finds were made at the Tilapia-1 and Haimara-1 wells in what is known ...

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ICE’s Fake University Is Scaring Illegal Students Into Leaving The Country Immediately

An elaborate scheme to catch foreign nationals suspected of student visa fraud reportedly has many of them racing to leave the country before they are apprehended and barred from re-entering the U.S. While the national debate over immigration is fixated on border crossings, the U.S. government is tackling another other common method foreigners use to enter and remain in the ...

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ROPEC? Saudis Look To Build New Oil Cartel With Russia

Looking to bolster its influence on the international oil market, Saudi Arabia is pushing Russia to enter into a formal pact with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). A bold motion will be proposed when OPEC members and other partners meet in Vienna on Feb. 18. Saudi Arabia, the undisputed leader of OPEC, will push a 10-member group of ...

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Georgia Democratic Party Responds To Onion Article Making Fun Of Stacey Abrams

The official Twitter account for the Georgia Democratic Party took the time to respond to a satirical website’s mockery of failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The Onion, a well-known satirical website, published an article on Tuesday titled “Guilt-Ridden Stacey Abrams Wondering When She Should Tell Democrats That She Lost Her Election.” The article pokes fun of the the fact ...

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New Policy Forbids Pennsylvania Cops from Arresting Illegal Immigrants

Police across the state of Pennsylvania have been slapped with severe restrictions when it comes to dealing with suspected illegal immigrants and helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. Following accusations last year of racial profiling and essentially serving as an enforcement arm for ICE, Pennsylvania police are now limited in how they deal with suspects who may be living in the ...

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Eco-Terrorists Sing And Chant After Sabotaging Oil Pipeline

Four environmental activists were arrested on Monday after allegedly breaking into a pipeline facility in northern Minnesota and turning off one of the emergency shut-off valves. The four individuals in the video identify themselves as the “Four Necessity Valve Turners,” activists who believe property damage against fossil fuel companies is justifiable for the sake of environmentalism. Their target on Monday ...

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Democrats Remove Fossil Fuel Eradication From Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

In what will likely be a major disappointment for the Democratic Party’s progressive base, upcoming Green New Deal legislation will omit the plan’s most lauded goal: A specific deadline for ending U.S. fossil fuel development. New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Market are expected to unveil their Green New Deal resolution later this week. However, ...

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Cartels Are Making Americans Living Near The Border Afraid To Report Crimes

U.S. residents living near the southern border claim they are afraid to report immigration-related crimes to the police, detailing horrific stories of retaliation by Mexican cartels. “I turned in 700 pounds [of marijuana] up here … I called it in [to Border Patrol]. They went and got it. That night, [the smugglers] came back. They … broke off all the ...

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