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 2021-04-21 11:17 

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Biden's Turning Point on Police Reform...

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison called the guilty-verdict sweep against Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd, an "inflection point" for the nation.Vice President Kamala Harris, speaking before President Biden in telev...

 2021-04-21 10:13 

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The Bigotry of No Expectations...

We all know what's coming.In Minneapolis, in anticipation of the jury's verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the alleged murder of George Floyd, everything is shutting down. Minneapolis public schools announced that schoolchildren will be tra...

 2021-04-21 10:13 

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The Long Arm of the Law Reaches Into Your Cellphone...

Even if you've done nothing wrong, the government may be tricking your cellphone into divulging your movements, while seeing who you've texted and called.Since 1995, local and state governments, as well as federal agencies, have been using "ce...

 2021-04-21 09:53 

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Filibuster Hangs in Balance in Post-Chauvin Reform Push...

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had just been found guilty on all counts when the family of George Floyd took a phone call in a hallway of the Hennepin County Courthouse. It was the president. He was on speakerphone."Nothing is going t...

 2021-04-20 17:38 

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A Tale of Two California Recalls...

For better or worse, California often leads the nation's political discourse. Central to that discourse at the moment is the expected recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom; a recall of Los Angeles County's district attorney, meanwhile, is building steam. Ea...

 2021-04-20 12:25 

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Medical Ruling: Capitol Cop Sicknick Died of Natural Causes...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was injured while confronting rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, suffered a stroke and died from natural causes, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner's office ruled Monday, a finding ...

 2021-04-20 12:16 

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In Death, Long After Loss, Mondale's Liberal Legacy Stands...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called...

 2021-04-20 12:07 

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Jobs Plan; Forgotten Unity? Pension Bomb...

Good morning, it's Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Walter Mondale has shuffled off this mortal coil. Minnesota's attorney general and, later, one of its senators, "Fritz" next served four years as Jimmy Carter's vice president. As the Democra...

 2021-04-20 09:56 

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Whites Aren't Hated for Slavery but for Making America and the West...

In "Why the Jews?" my book on anti-Semitism, there is a chapter on anti-Americanism. My co-author, Rabbi, Joseph Telushkin, and I long ago understood that many of the reasons for Jew-hatred and America-hatred were the same.Among them are envy of s...

 2021-04-20 09:56 

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It's in Companies' Interest to Save the Democracy...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had a warning for American business: "Our private sector must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex." The sector's complaints centered around Republicans' going state to state to underm...

 2021-04-20 09:56 

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GOP Wrong to Say American Jobs Plan Is a 'Radical Agenda'...

In its text, President Biden's American Jobs Plan calls for investments in roads and bridges, public transportation, research and development, improved caregiving for aging and disabled Americans, and the construction of new public schools and buildin...

 2021-04-20 09:55 

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Mr. President, Recall Your Words on Unity -- and the Filibuster...

If the last election demonstrates anything, it shows that the American people are equally divided.The makeup of the House of Representatives and Senate reflects this perfectly. Out of the 435-person chamber, Democrats only hold a six-vote majority. The Se...

 2021-04-20 09:55 

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GOP Trustbusters Are Embracing Progressives' Agenda...

It's not too often that Republicans embrace the agenda of leftist Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. But it's happening.Sen. Josh Hawley, the young Republican senator from Missouri, has introduced a bill in Congress entitled: "Trustbus...

 2021-04-20 09:55 

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Who Will Be the Next 'America First' President?...

When President Joe Biden announced he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of 9/11, GOP hawks like Sens. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham responded predictably."Grave mistake," muttered McConnell. "Insane,&...

 2021-04-20 09:54 

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Trump Didn't Form a Populist Coalition; He Was the Result of One...

PITTSBURGH -- They're still there, planted in front of stately homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods, on flagpoles in middle-class communities and along the front stoops of inner-city row houses.Whether they say "Trump 2020" or simply "T...

 2021-04-20 02:49 

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Can 'Final Five Voting' Cure Our Sick Politics?...

For years now we have all agreed that if our family or our neighborhood or our business operated like our government, meaning barely, such dysfunction would be addressed and resolved.Indeed, Democrats, Republicans and independents are united behind this o...

 2021-04-20 02:48 

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The Myths of FDR & LBJ Guide Biden's Presidency...

Joe Biden is being hailed as the second coming of FDR and LBJ.Unfortunately, this may be true.Like his Democrat predecessors, Biden claims that sweeping government action will transform America into a more just and prosperous nation. In fact, the domestic...

 2021-04-19 13:19 

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NASA's Mars Helicopter Takes Flight, 1st for Another Planet...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's experimental helicopter Ingenuity rose into the thin air above the dusty red surface of Mars on Monday, achieving the first powered flight by an aircraft on another planet.The triumph was hailed as a Wright Brothers ...

 2021-04-19 12:55 

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'Final Five'; Court Packing; FDR, LBJ, & JRB...

Good morning, it's Monday, April 19, 2021. This is a bloody date in U.S. history. The American Revolution began in Lexington, Mass., in 1775; the first shots were fired in the Civil War when a mob of Southern sympathizers attacked Northern troops in B...

 2021-04-18 11:21 

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Market Surge Boosts State Pension Funds...

Rebounding from a 30-year low in March 2020, state pension plans have survived the pandemic, thanks to the soaring stock market.CalPERS, the nation's largest public pension plan, posted a 12.4% return for the 2020 calendar year. Overall, U.S. state pe...

 2021-04-18 11:21 

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Democrats' Two Reasons for D.C. Statehood: Power & Money...

This week, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 51, a bill admitting Washington, D.C. as the 51st state. This bill is flatly unconstitutional and would be tied up in the court system for years, creating confusion until its inevitable defeat. Giv...

 2021-04-17 10:50 

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Small Businesses Are Key to Economic Recovery...

American small businesses are the key to unlock our national economic recovery. Small businesses account for two-thirds of all new jobs and drive much of the annual economic growth Americans take for granted. Given the ongoing economic and labor-market tu...

 2021-04-17 10:49 

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To Solve Border Crisis, Counter China in Northern Triangle...

For the third time in the past 10 years, migration flows from Central America to the United States have reached a crisis point at the southwest U.S. border. Most of these migrants are from the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Hon...

 2021-04-17 10:49 

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Biden's 6-Month Reprieve From the Left's Court-Packing Push...

There was no announcement in the White House East Room recognizing respected veteran Washington figures selected as the bipartisan co-chairs.It wasn't even mentioned on the daily White House schedule.In short, the unveiling of President Biden's 36...

 2021-04-16 18:25 

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Kristen Clarke Is Unfit to Be in Government...

Kristen Clarke, Joe Biden's nominee for assistant attorney general of the United States, once promoted racist pseudoscientific quackery, arguing that the human brain was structured in a way that makes Black people superior to white people, and that &#...

 2021-04-16 12:17 

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'Hillbilly' To Capitol Hill? J.D. Vance Eyes Senate Bid in Ohio...

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - Rodney Muterspaw figures J.D. Vance has already shown he's got what it takes to be a U.S. senator.Vance, the "Hillbilly Elegy" author and a fellow Middletown native, broke out of poverty and family chaos and never forgo...

 2021-04-16 12:16 

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Biden Fact Checks; Illinois Watchdogs; Quote of the Week...

Good morning, it's April 16, 2021 -- a Friday, when the Morning Note reprises a memorable and meaningful quote. This is Tom Kavanagh, filling in for Carl as he enjoys time with his newest grandchild, 9-day-old Lucas Manuel Cannon. Today's quote co...

 2021-04-16 10:40 

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Kamala Harris' Failed Leadership Test...

It's been an inexplicable 22 days and counting that Vice President Kamala Harris has not visited the U.S. southern border or detention facilities since President Joe Biden announced she'll be the Administration's point person handling the immi...

 2021-04-16 10:39 

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Has the Washington Post Fact-Checker Held Biden Accountable?...

After four years of relentless fact checks of statements by President Trump, many wondered whether fact-checkers would apply similar scrutiny to President Biden.Responding to right-leaning critics who "have been urging fact checks of 'Biden lies,&...

 2021-04-16 10:39 

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Not Every Tragedy Is a Racial Lesson...

Reliving the awful details of George Floyd's slow suffocation is brutal and emotionally draining. As always in matters touching on race, the thrum of ethnic hostilities is the background noise. Some have been eager, since the trial began, to cite Geor...

 2021-04-16 10:39 

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Workers Don't Share Democrats' Nostalgia for Unions...

It wasn't even close. The final count was 1,798 against and 738 for, 71% to 29%.The issue in question was whether the employees at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, wanted to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. ...

 2021-04-16 10:38 

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Tribalism Breaks Our Bond With Truth...

Daunte Wright should still be alive. The 20-year-old, killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, did not have to die. Officer Kim Potter confused her Taser and her gun, yelled, "Taser" at the young man and killed him. Watching the h...

 2021-04-16 10:38 

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Biden Bids Farewell to a 'Forever War'...

"It is time to end the forever war."So said President Joe Biden in his announcement that, as of Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, all U.S. troops will be gone from Afghanistan.The longest war in ...

 2021-04-16 10:38 

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Why We Black Leaders Support Voter ID Laws...

America is a country of over 300 million people. We are comprised of every shape, size, nationality, and opinion. This diversity has proven to be one of our greatest strengths.However, if you listened to largely white liberal media personalities and elite...

 2021-04-16 10:37 

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Border Surge Is Prelude to Voter Registration Boost for the Left...

The "Biden Effect" brought us the worst month of illegal activity on our southern border in decades - perhaps the worst ever - with over 171,000 illegal aliens invading our country at the invitation of President Biden. And while the border crisis ...

 2021-04-16 10:37 

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Just Because It's Said by Joe Doesn't Make It So...

While President Joe Biden's administration doesn't seem to need an excuse to spend money, two recurring arguments for his gigantic $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal are that our roads and bridges are "crumbling" and that modernization ...

 2021-04-15 16:48 

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How To Start a War...

Wars often arise from uncertainty. When strong countries appear weak, truly weaker ones take risks they otherwise would not.Sloppy braggadocio and serial promises of restraint can trigger wars, too. Empty tough talk can needlessly egg on aggressors. But m...

 2021-04-15 16:45 

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Biden's Vision: Rebuild Infrastructure, Boost Key U.S. Industries...

President Biden's American Jobs Plan has the potential to transform our economy as we Build Back Better post-pandemic. In fact, our president has proposed the largest American jobs investment since World War II, which will promote our national securit...

 2021-04-15 12:45 

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Exit Perils; Christie's Call; Limiting Wolf...

Good morning, it's Thursday, April 15, 2021. Traditionally, this would be Tax Day in America, but COVID has again pushed that reckoning back, this time to May 17. But April 15 carries grimmer reminders from our past: The Titanic met its demise 109 yea...

 2021-04-15 11:15 

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Christie to GOP Study Group: Call Biden Out as 'a Liar'...

Republicans are bloodied and beaten, and maybe just a little too bashful for their own good. At least, so says Chris Christie.Knocked back on their heels and forced to answer for every outrageous thing Donald Trump did, said, or tweeted for four years, so...

 2021-04-15 10:15 

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Biden's Risky Afghanistan Exit Plan...

Nearly a decade ago, in a Fort Bragg, N.C., airplane hangar packed with nearly 3,000 servicemen and -women, President Obama welcomed some of the last troops home from Iraq and uttered these knowing -- and prophetic -- words: "It's harder to end a ...

 2021-04-15 10:14 

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The 'New Jim Crow' Is Nothing Like the 'Old Jim Crow'...

Joe Biden thinks Georgia's new voting integrity law is "Jim Crow on steroids."Stacey Abrams says the voting law changes are "a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie."And now House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn has added his partisan hyperbol...

 2021-04-15 10:13 

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Fight Against PA Guv's Powers Reflects Bipartisan Trend...

Since last spring, many governors have used the pandemic to assume emergency powers, giving them wide-ranging authority to, among other things, shut down businesses, close schools, and enforce stay-at-home orders.Unfortunately, many abused this authority,...

 2021-04-15 10:12 

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Stop Forcing Every 'Person of Color' Into a Diversity Story...

"Nomadland" is a remarkable movie about struggling Americans wandering the vast spaces of the interior west. Most of them are white, middle-aged and up, living in vans. The filmmaker, Chloe Zhao, is a Chinese woman who has captured their bare exis...

 2021-04-15 10:11 

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Cashes In on 'Systemic Racism'...

Patrisse Cullors is a co-founder of Blacks Lives Matter. About her background, she said in 2015: "The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia [Garza, BLM co-founder] in particular are trained organizer...

 2021-04-14 14:48 

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Chicago Looks To Minnesota, Awaits Another Police Shooting Video and Holds Its Breath...

Chicago holds its breath, awaiting release of a police video showing 13-year-old Adam Toledo, reportedly with a gun, shot dead by a cop.The city by the lake hasn't recovered from the waves of looting and other violence that grew out of last year's...

 2021-04-14 13:20 

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Missing Deadline, Biden to Delay Afghan Troop Withdrawal Until September...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said.Biden will lay out his vision f...

 2021-04-14 13:03 

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Earth's 'Sweet Spot'; Vaccine Famine; New Progressive Era...

Good morning, it's Wednesday, April 14, 2021. As the number of COVID cases rises, federal officials' decision to pause Johnson & Johnson inoculations has slowed efforts to beat back the pandemic. Meanwhile, the defense is having its say in the Der...

 2021-04-14 12:20 

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U.S. To Withdraw All Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said.Biden will lay out his vision f...

 2021-04-14 09:28 

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The Fight Over Identity...

America has been wrecked on the shoals of identity.Identity politics has been characterized casually as a form of tribalism: Americans grouping themselves according to biological or sexual characteristics, in opposition to other groups associated by biolo...

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