by on January 6, 2018
US President Donald Trump (L) listens with US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a meeting with Republican Members of the Senate about immigration at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2018.  World leaders who use Twitter help foster “necessary discussion,” the social media platform said in an apparent defense of President Trump’s tweets. The calls for Twitter to block Trump from its service were renewed on Tuesday after the president boasted his “nucl...
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by on February 4, 2018
A Tehran prosecutor says the convicted person revealed information on 'sanctions and nuclear matters' to U.S. and European agents, sentences him to six years in prison. Iran's nuclear facility in Natanz Iran has sentenced an unnamed person to six years in jail for selling information about its nuclear program to the United States and a European country, the Iranian judiciary’s news website reported on Sunday. Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi told judiciary news website Miza...
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by on February 8, 2018
This is a story about anger. This is a story about racism, twerking for change, single mothers, financial struggle, exhaustion, resistance, extortion, stigma, sex work, alienation, seeing the future and the past, knowing all the ways we are being screwed and getting dressed up anyway. Because we have rent, kids, student loans, a grandmother with dementia. This is a story about stripper pride. A selfie at work in a Jacq the Stripper Hat. (She has her own line: Strippersforever.com.) ...
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by on February 20, 2018
Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially called a special election to fill 11 vacant seats in the Legislature — two in the Senate and nine in the Assembly — for April 24. Of these, four vacancies are located within the five boroughs of New York City. The short races are quickly heating up to replace three former city-based state legislators who have joined the City Council -- former Assembly members Francisco Moya and Mark Gjonaj and former Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. -- and another lawmaker, Brian Kavan...
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by on December 30, 2017
The Republican Party that controls all branches of our federal government recently decided that the most important thing they could do is to cut taxes on the already-wealthy. They have promised us that this money is going to trickle down to average Americans. They’d better hope that it does, because a new UN study has found that more and more Americans are slipping into extreme poverty, and we now have the highest percentage of children living in poverty in the industrialized world. Ring of ...
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by on February 9, 2018
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, former staff secretary to President Clinton, talks with Rachel Maddow about the access of the staff secretary to highly confidential information, and the Trump administration's surprising lack of action despite knowing Porter's issues. source
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by on January 28, 2018
How Trump galvanized the left and the lessons they’ve taken from his presidency. On the day of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, an alternative story competed for headlines. A sea of determined women in pink knitted hats invaded Washington, DC, and a new wave of energized progressive activism took shape. For a large number of participants in the 2017 Women’s March, this was their first protest. Strangers to the world of grassroots activism, they were spurred on by their po...
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by on February 22, 2018
The right is coming for the Parkland activists. First, we got the standard-issue accusations that the Florida kids who are walking out of school, tweeting, and organizing a march on Washington from their parents’ living rooms are professional protesters or brainwashed tools of the liberal establishment. Next, Ben Shapiro wrote a less conspiracy-minded, more ideologically complete articulation of right-wing objections to the young survivor-activists in the National Review. Kids, Shapiro argued, a...
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by on January 12, 2018
A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts. The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California April 23, 2014. The company is set to announce its first quarter earnings.  Stemming from a Republican overhaul of international business taxes, the loophole involves the tax rates - 15.5 per...
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by on February 15, 2018
The Senate has been at a partisan standstill over how to address legal protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and bolster immigration enforcement, but now there's a bipartisan glimmer of hope.  A group of 16 lawmakers announced late Wednesday they had come to an agreement on legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the group known as DREAMers. In exchange, the bill would provide $25 billion to strengthen the southern border with Mexico, lim...
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by on December 25, 2017
  A news conference in Mexico City. The president’s administration has spent nearly $2 billion on advertising in the past five years. Running a newspaper, radio station or television outlet in Mexico usually means relying on a single, powerful client that spends exorbitant sums on advertising with a simple warning: “I do not pay you to criticize me.” That client is the government of Mexico. President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration has spent hundreds of millions of dollars a ...
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by on January 20, 2018
If indeed they is any relief effort at all, as opposed to “right-sizing” the whole colony island. A million Puerto Ricans still don’t have power, although progress is being made, as heartwarming stories show (“Let There Be Light! Puerto Rico School Celebrates Return of Power After 112 Days”). In less happy news, suicides are up, and now, in the midst of the flu season, there is a shortage of saline bags, which are manufactured in Puerto Rico. Here is a set of statistics maintained by the Arm...
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