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Bill De Blasio Enters Race For The White House

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Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he is entering the crowded 2020 field for president. “Doesn’t matter if you live in a city or a rural area, a big state, small state. Doesn’t matter what your ethnicity is. People in every part of this country felt stuck or even like they’re going backwards,” he said ...

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White House Invites Americans To Share Stories Of Being Banned On Social Media With Trump

SillyCon Valley Resistance - A.F. Branco political cartoon

The White House is inviting Americans to share their experiences having their social media accounts banned or suspended for “unclear” reasons through an online tool that launched Wednesday. “Social media platforms should advance freedom of speech. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear ‘violations’ of user policies,” the webpage reads. “No matter ...

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Dan Crenshaw And 2020 Dem Face Off During Budget Hearing: ‘Good Luck’ On ‘Your Failing Presidential Run’

Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw pulled no punches in going after Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton for “looking for sound bites for your failing presidential run” during a Budget Committee hearing Wednesday. Moulton, who announced his presidential campaign on April 22, was at odds with Crenshaw during a hearing on retirement security. The presidential wannabe accused Crenshaw of trying to ...

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Don Jr To Testify In Front Of Senate Intelligence Committee

President Donald Trump’s eldest son will give private testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee in mid-June, as a result of a deal revealed on Tuesday. Donald Trump Jr. will answer questions limited to five or six topics for up to four hours, reported Politico. Committee chair Richard Burr, the senior Republican senator from North Carolina, had created tension ...

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AARP Called Out For Opposing Trump Administration Drug Pricing Proposal Designed To Help Seniors

Critics of America’s current drug payment system say middlemen called pharmacy benefit managers are jacking up prices. They’re questioning why AARP, which is tied to a really big middleman organization, opposes a Trump administration rule that could help seniors. AARP has defined itself “as being for kickbacks that are costing the American patient money at the pharmacy counter,” Practicing Physicians ...

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Drug Prices Set To Be Included In Television Ads

Drug prices are set to be included in television ads as early as this summer after the Trump administration finalized the proposal Tuesday. “Requiring the inclusion of drugs’ list prices in TV ads is the single most significant step any administration has taken toward a simple commitment: American patients deserve to know the prices of the healthcare they receive,” said ...

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Pelosi’s Response When Asked About Trump Tax Returns: ‘We Do Have A Little Jail Down In The Basement Of The Capitol’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got laughs Wednesday when she was asked about going after President Donald Trump’s tax returns and joked about arresting Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for keeping the returns private. “Could you hold the Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin in contempt? Some Democrats have even raised the prospect of arresting the Treasury Secretary if he does not comply ...

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Chelsea Manning Wants Out Of Jail, Won’t Talk About WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning running for Senate

Chelsea Manning formally requested Monday that a court let the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst out of jail as  Manning continues refusing to testify in a federal jury investigation. “I wish to return home. I want to return to my work — writing, speaking, consulting, and teaching,” Manning said in a statement. “The idea I hold the keys to my ...

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Boeing Knew About Warning Light Problem A Year Before Fatal Crash, But Kept Info To Itself

Only after the deadly Indonesian Lion Air crash in October did Boeing come forward about a warning light problem it had been aware of for more than a year before the tragedy, the company admitted Sunday. Boeing did not immediately disclose to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or airlines that a warning light connected to an important sensor on the ...

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Republican Wyoming Sen Mike Enzi Opts Out Of Re-Election Run

Republican Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi will not seek re-election in 2020, he announced Saturday. “I have much to get done in the next year and a half,” Enzi said according to the Casper Star-Tribune. “I want to focus on budget reform. I don’t want to be burdened by the distractions of another campaign. After this year, I’ll find other ways ...

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Another Democrat Just Jumped Into The 2020 Race

Democratic Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet announced Thursday he is entering the already-crowded 2020 field. “We cannot be the first generation to leave less to our kids, not more. That’s why I’m running for President. Let’s build opportunity for every American and restore integrity to our government,” Bennet announced on Twitter Thursday morning. Bennet, 54, is expected to make health care ...

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UNCC Victim Sacrificed Himself By Jumping On Shooter: Sources

One of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus shooter’s victims jumped on the attacker after he was shot Tuesday night, sources said. Riley Howell, 21, rushed the shooter when he entered the classroom where he and other students were listening to final presentations, Howell’s family said according to CNN. “He always was able to put others before himself and never ...

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Iranian President Signs Law Calling US A Sponsor Of Terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani put the final flourish on his country’s decision to designate the U.S. government as a sponsor of terrorism when he signed a retaliatory bill into law Tuesday. Iran’s parliament passed the bill last week, reported Reuters. It labels all U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorists and U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization. ...

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Two Longtime NYC Congressmen Have Young Socialist Challengers Hoping To Mimic AOC

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory over Joe Crowley in 2018 is inspiring other primary challengers with similar pedigrees: New York City millennials advocating for democratic socialists policies. Shaniyat Chowdhury, a 27-year-old Marine veteran, said Tuesday that he will officially announce his campaign to oust Democratic New York Rep. Gregory Meeks next week. Isiah James, a 32-year-old Army ...

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Extremists In Sri Lanka Add 15 More To Country’s Death Toll

Extremists connected to the Easter suicide bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed 15 people after opening fire and detonating explosives Friday night when authorities raided a home in the eastern part of the country. Six of the dead were children, reported the Associated Press. The additional violence comes after a group of attackers targeted six hotels and churches ...

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