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Nadler Requests Impeachment Docs From House Committees

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler asked House panels investigating President Donald Trump to share impeachment documents Thursday. Nadler requested the documents in a Thursday letter to Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff, Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters, Democratic Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, and Democratic New York Rep. Elliot Engel. The House Judiciary Committee Chairman asks in the letter that committees ...

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Washington Withdraws From Title X Rather Than Comply With Trump Abortion Rules

Washington state withdrew Thursday from the federal family funding program Title X rather than comply with new rules imposed by the Trump administration. The Washington Department of Health informed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of their decision to withdraw from Title X rather than comply with the Trump administration rules banning Title X grantees from referring women ...

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Seth Moulton Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Seth Moulton dropped out of the presidential race Friday. Moulton is the third Democrat to drop out of the presidential race this week, following former presidential candidates Jay Inslee and John Hickenlooper. Moulton will formally end his candidacy Friday when he gives a speech at the Democratic National Committee in San Fransisco on Friday. “Today, I ...

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Billionaire David Koch Dead At 79

Billionaire David Koch died at age 79. Koch retired from his duties at Koch Industries due to health complications in 2018. His death was first reported Friday by New Yorker writer Jane Mayer. Koch and his brother Charles have donated billions of dollars to conservative organizations. Sources close to the family say David Koch has died. — Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) ...

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Gillette Shifts Gears ‘From Social Issues To Local Heroes’ After Backlash Over Toxic Masculinity Ad |

Gillette is shifting gears from “social issues to local heroes” after backlash over their January ad bashing toxic masculinity. The shift comes as an attempt to “authentically connect” with the company’s customers, associate brand director for Gillette Australia and New Zealand Manu Airan said, according to the Washington Times. Gillette plans to focus on “shifting the spotlight from social issues ...

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White House Halts Foreign Aid Cuts Proposal: Report

The White House has decided not to move forward with proposals to cut foreign aid, sources say. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers expressed worries over the multi-billion dollar proposal, multiple sources told Politico. The lawmakers said the foreign aid proposal might hurt programs intended for foreign aid and that the proposal might endanger the July budget deal, which increased monetary ...

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DeVos: No Surprise That ‘Families Want More Control’ Over Children’s Education

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that it is no surprise “families want more control” over their children’s education. The Secretary of Education spoke in reference to a 2019 opinion poll on education policy from Education Next, which reveals that American families want more control over the education of their children. “American families want more control and more options ...

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Bernie Sanders Releases Plan Aiming To Double Union Membership

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a plan Wednesday aiming to double union memberships. Dubbed the Workplace Democracy Plan, the Vermont senator hopes to increase union membership by January 2025. It also promises to make joining unions easier. “A Bernie Sanders administration will make it a priority to restore workers’ rights to bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions,” ...

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Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Awarded $3 Million From Arizona Court

An Arizona court awarded $3 million to Planned Parenthood whistleblower, Mayra Rodriguez, Friday. Rodriguez worked for Planned Parenthood for 17 years before she was terminated for reporting health and safety violations. “You know when you have been married to a person for 17 years and you find out they have been cheating on you? That deception that you feel in ...

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Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Over Trump Abortion Rule

Planned Parenthood withdrew from a federal family planning program Monday rather than comply with President Donald Trump’s abortion rules. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America withdrew from the Title X federal family planning program, according to Politico. The move comes after Planned Parenthood officials petitioned for a stay against the Trump administration’s Title X rules in an Aug. 14 letter ...

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Obama Warned Biden Campaign Advisers To Make Sure Biden Did Not ‘Damage His Legacy’

Former President Barack Obama warned Biden campaign advisers in March to make sure that former Vice President Joe Biden did not ‘damage his legacy.’ Obama summoned Biden’s campaign advisers to a March meeting where they briefed the former president on Biden’s campaign strategies, according to the New York Times. After the meeting, Obama reportedly told the campaign advisers to make ...

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NYPD Fires Daniel Pantaleo Five Years After He Killed Eric Garner

New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced Monday that Daniel Pantaleo has been fired from the New York City Police Department five years after he killed Eric Garner. The police commissioner announced Pantaleo’s termination at a Monday press conference in New York City. Pantaleo was put on desk duty after being accused of using a chokehold when arresting Garner ...

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Steve King Demands Apology From Media After Comments On Rape And Incest

Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King demanded an apology from the media Saturday, saying his comments on rape and incest were misconstrued by the Des Moines Register. King spoke Saturday at a town hall in Buena Vista County, saying the Des Moines Register misquoted his remarks according to the Washington Post. The Iowa representative also said that the Associated Press retracted ...

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