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‘Repeatedly Betrayed Black Voters’: Sanders Co-Chair Rips Into Joe Biden

The national co-chair of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign tore into former Vice President Joe Biden’s record on race in an op-ed Sunday. Biden has “repeatedly betrayed black voters,” Turner argued in an op-ed published in South Carolina newspaper The State. She hammered Biden’s opposition to forced desegregation busing and his work with segregationist senators, writing: “Biden didn’t just ...

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Young Pelosi Disagrees With Old Pelosi On War Powers

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Donald Trump for killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, but she was singing a different tune during the Obama administration.   “You have a responsibility to consult with Congress,” the California representative said during a Jan.9 press conference responding to Trump’s airstrike targeting the Iranian military commander. Pelosi suggested in 2011 that former President Barack ...

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Trump Administration Tells Supreme Court Not To Fast-Track Obamacare Challenge

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The Trump administration told the Supreme Court there is no reason to fast-track its consideration of two petitions seeking review of a lower court decision that struck down the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. A coalition of blue states and congressional Democrats asked the high court to decide whether to hear their appeal as soon as possible. The Department of ...

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Ex-DOJ Official Picked To Assist FISA Reform Was Ardent Defender Of FBI’s Surveillance Of Carter Page

Former DOJ official David Kris was picked Friday to oversee the FBI’s reforms of its surveillance procedures in the wake of a damning inspector general’s report.  Kris was an ardent defender of the FBI’s surveillance of Carter Page. He was also a vocal critic of Republicans who suggested that the FBI misled the surveillance court in its applications to wiretap ...

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Going for Gold for the Rosies

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Since March, Mae Krier has traveled a lot. She’s been to the Pentagon four times, to the Capitol three times, all over the United States, and even to Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. During World War II, Krier worked at an aircraft factory in Seattle building B-17 Flying Fortress and B-29 Superfortress aircraft. She wasn’t the only ...

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Bernie Takes Lead In Closely Watched Iowa Poll

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has surged to the lead in a closely-watched poll of Iowa caucusgoers, according to results released Friday. Twenty percent of respondents in the poll, conducted by the Des Moines Register and CNN from Jan. 2-8, said they are likely to support Sanders during Iowa’s statewide caucus, which will be held on Feb. 3. That’s a five point increase ...

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Today’s Army Is More Than Tanks, Bradleys, Army Secretary Says

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The United States must maintain overmatch — be stronger, better armed, or more skillful than its adversaries, the Army secretary said at the Brooking Institution in Washington. Ryan D. McCarthy addressed Indo-Pacific region Army strategy at the nonprofit public policy organization today. “Our modernization focus — how we fight, what we fight with and who we are — is in ...

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‘Walls Work’: DHS Celebrates 100 Miles Of New Border Wall

Leaders within the Department of Homeland Security visited the southern border near Yuma, Arizona on Friday, commemorating 100 completed miles of border wall.  Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of DHS, celebrated the milestone, and made the case that a “wall system” is an essential tool in managing illegal immigration.  Wolf was joined by Arizona GOP Sen. Martha McSally, the mayor ...

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Analysis: Nancy Pelosi Is Giving Joe Biden A Leg Up Before Iowa

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she would be sending articles of impeachment over to the Senate next week. Pelosi’s announcement came more than three weeks after the House formally voted to impeach President Donald Trump. Pelosi is sending over the articles of impeachment without securing any of the concessions she demanded from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — ...

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Cook County, IL, declined more than 1,000 ICE detainers in FY19

CHICAGO — Law enforcement agencies in Cook County, Illinois, released 1,070 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Fiscal Year 2019, despite requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to notify the agency prior to their release from local custody. “The most concerning issue about working in an area that refuses to cooperate with ICE is not only that we ...

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Climate Experts Suggest Trump Was Right When He Blamed California’s Wildfires On Land Management

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Climate experts are apparently backing President Donald Trump’s repeated arguments that California’s wildfires were a result of poor land management rather than climate change-driven, E&E reported Thursday. Roughly 75% of damage stemming from California’s wildfires was a result of “the way we manage lands and develop our landscape,” Scott Stephens, a professor of fire science at the University of California, ...

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Freeloader: Ocasio-Cortez Refuses To Pay Party Dues, Angering Some Of Her Democratic Colleagues

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most prolific Democratic fundraisers in the House, but she’s refusing to pay any dues to the Democrats’ House campaign organization. Ocasio-Cortez has failed to pay a penny of the $250,000 she owes in “dues” to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), according to a Fox News report. Instead, she’s leveraging her ...

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U.S. is on a ‘cyberwar footing’ as Iran ponders continued retaliation for the killing of a top general

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 10 — Is war with Iran inevitable? “Indeed, Iran has already initiated retaliation for the U.S. attack that killed Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC]. Is the tit-for-tat missile volley the regime fired at U.S. air bases in Iraq earlier this week the beginning or the end,” says Dan Weber, president of the Association of ...

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Report: DOJ’s Probe Of Clintons Ends With A Whimper

U.S. Attorney John Huber has concluded a sprawling investigation into several matters related to the Clintons without a finding of criminal wrongdoing, according to a Washington Post report. In November 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions tapped Huber to investigate the Clinton Foundation as well as Hillary Clinton’s actions as secretary of state towards Uranium One, an energy firm linked to ...

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