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Stacey Abrams Claims Voter Suppression Is Legal In The US

Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed that voter suppression is legal throughout the country during her speech at the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting. “Here’s the thing about voter suppression: Voter suppression is legal in the United States right now,” Abrams said Friday to a crowd of Democrats in Washington, D.C. “We’re used to fighting against enemies that are ...

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Trump Says US Is ‘A Lot Closer Than We Ever Were’ to China Trade Deal

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President Donald Trump on Friday extolled the progress U.S. and Chinese negotiators have made as they work to reach a sweeping new trade agreement. In a Rose Garden speech that largely revolved around his emergency declaration, Trump also told reporters that trade talks with China have been going “extremely well” and that the U.S. is closer than ever before at ...

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Democrats Fundraise Off Trump’s Plan To Declare National Emergency

The Democratic National Committee is attempting to fundraise off President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency. “[N]ot only will [the president] violate hundreds of years of constitutional norms, he will once again choose to put families at risk with his unsound immigration policies,” wrote Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez in an email to supporters on Thursday. “This ...

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Coal Plant To Close Down, Despite Trump’s Pleas

The Tennessee Valley Authority voted to close down a Kentucky coal-fired power plant, bucking pressure from President Donald Trump to keep it running. The 7-member board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) voted almost unanimously on Thursday to shutter the remaining coal-fired unit at its Paradise Fossil Plant. Unit 3 of the plant — which is located in ...

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Does the Border Deal Include More Funding for Wall Construction Than Previous Years?

The border compromise includes $1.375 billion in funds to build 55 miles of new bollard fencing along the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  The compromise is a fraction of what the Trump administration originally demanded, earning criticism from GOP and immigration hardliners.  However, the deal still allocates an unprecedented amount of funding for pedestrian fencing along the eastern portion of ...

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Jewish Leaders Approached Omar About Her Anti-Semitism A Year Ago

It was revealed in the wake of Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s most recent controversy that Jewish leaders in Minneapolis had approached her a year ago to discuss her history of making anti-Semetic tropes. “Over the course of about two hours, we shared with her our concerns for things, including language that has references and meanings beyond just the meanings ...

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Butterfly Enthusiasts Ask Federal Court To Halt Wall Construction

Butterfly enthusiasts, citing a violation of property rights, have taken to a federal court in an attempt to block construction of a border wall near the Rio Grande. The National Butterfly Association, which operates the National Butterfly Center in southern Texas, requested a judge on Monday for a temporary restraining order against wall construction. The association argues that construction not ...

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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

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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

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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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