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 2019-12-11 03:00 

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School fights back after ICE detains Connecticut high school sophomore...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stuck again with the feared deportation of 18-year-old high school sophomore Mario Aguilar. Aguilar had enrolled in Connecticut's Wilbur Cross High School last year and was arrested by ICE officers at a ne...

 2019-12-11 01:30 

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3 indicted after key witness in Amber Guyger murder trial shot, killed...

Three men were indicted in the death of key witness Joshua Brown, who testified he heard the gunshots ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger fired, killing Botham Jean, a black associate at a top accounting and consulting firm. A Dallas County grand jury indicted 22-...

 2019-12-10 23:30 

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North Dakota county votes to accept refugees in spite of Trump's executive order allowing otherwise...

On Monday, Dec. 9, one North Dakota county commission voted on whether or not to continue accepting new refugees. In a move that surprised many, the commission voted 3-2 to continue accepting new refugee resettlements, though they're capping the total...

 2019-12-10 22:00 

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Police respond to active shooting in Jersey City. Here's what we know...

Several people were killed , including at least one officer, with many others injured, on Tuesday afternoon in Jersey City, New Jersey, Mayor Steven Fulop said , but did not provide further information. According to officials, two gunmen are barricaded in...

 2019-12-10 21:30 

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Reports suggest that the Senate will not give Trump the circus he wants. Don't believe the reports...

Donald Trump has been looking forward to impeachment—not the part that involves the upcoming vote in the House, and certainly not the part where more than a dozen witnesses appeared before the House Intelligence Committee to confirm that, yup, he do...

 2019-12-10 21:00 

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On impeachment, Democrats have done the remarkable in a remarkably short amount of time...

Many liberals understandably want Donald Trump held accountable for every crime, every abuse, every assault on democracy and the U.S. Constitution he has perpetrated since taking office. It makes perfect sense and yet it's not what they will be gettin...

 2019-12-10 20:00 

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Houston top cop to McConnell: 'You're either here for women ... or you're here for the NRA'...

Houston Police Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was shot and killed Saturday night on a domestic violence call. The man who shot him with semi-automatic pistol had a long criminal history, including domestic assault, and he had two guns with him during the ...

 2019-12-10 19:00 

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Attorney General Barr spews kitchen-sink level of disinformation about Russia probe, IG report...

Campaign Action So many things to say about Pete Williams' exclusive interview with Attorney General William Barr, which partially aired on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon. Williams effectively gave Barr a free pass on NBC's platform to gaslight America w...

 2019-12-10 18:30 

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Daily Kos' campaign to impeach Trump will be our most comprehensive ever. Here's how you can help...

I remember the day after the 2016 election with dazzling clarity. After not sleeping, I walked into the Daily Kos office and began gaming out what a Donald Trump presidency would look like—and what our response should be to anything he leveled at us...

 2019-12-10 18:00 

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Doctors protest border officials' ongoing refusal to give detained kids and families flu shots...

A humanitarian medical group that last month unsuccessfully offered to give flu shots to detained children and families gathered outside a Customs and Border Protection facility in southern California to protest federal immigration officials' ongoing ...

 2019-12-10 17:30 

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What the Republicans learned from the Mueller report is simply to lie about the Horowitz report...

For months, even as special counsel Robert Mueller was finishing up his report, and evidence of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign's over 100 contacts with Russian operatives was spilling out, Republicans had an answer: Just wait. Just wait for Michael ...

 2019-12-10 17:00 

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Senate coalescing around postponing impeachment hearing until January...

The House is likely to vote on the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump announced Tuesday morning by the end of next week, wrapping up its part in the proceedings before the Christmas recess. The Senate, however, is unlikely to act so quickly . On...

 2019-12-10 16:30 

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'You're brutal killers': Trump's anti-Semitism is showing again...

President Donald Trump attracted well-earned criticism when he stacked stereotype on top of stereotype Saturday for a Jewish audience at the Israeli American Council in Hollywood, Florida. He painted Jewish people as money-hungry and opportunistic. "A...

 2019-12-10 16:01 

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Pelosi announces agreement on major trade deal to replace NAFTA...

On the heels of announcing articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats had come to an agreement with Trump on the new North American trade pact, inexplicably giving Trump what pundits keep calling a ma...

 2019-12-10 15:25 

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What made Trump and Giuliani such a toxic match made in heaven? Greed...

After Rudy Giuliani left public life, he changed, according to a profile of the former New York mayor in The Washington Post. Trading on his high-profile turn as America's Mayor following 9/11, Giuliani suddenly realized he could make millions as a pu...

 2019-12-10 14:53 

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Adam Schiff sums up the case for impeachment and makes powerfully clear both why and why now...

On Tuesday morning, House leadership announced that the Judiciary Committee will be considering two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump: one count of abuse of office and one count of obstruction of Congress. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi anno...

 2019-12-10 14:06 

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Live coverage: Articles of impeachment announced...

A press conference is currently slated for 9 AM Eastern Time at which House leadership will announce articles of impeachment against Donald J. Trump. Though the articles themselves have not yet been released to the public, indications are that the House i...

 2019-12-10 13:44 

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Donald Trump attacks the 'current FBI director,' by which he means the man he appointed to the role...

On Monday, Donald Trump sent 101 tweets. Even if each of those thumb-twiddling missives took only a few minutes, that's a solid effort at trying to block out the final day of impeachment hearings in the House and the release of the "no political b...

 2019-12-10 12:39 

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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Protecting the president...

We begin today's roundup with Politico's analysis of how Attorney General William Barr and Rudy Giuliani are trying to protect Donald Trump at all costs: The work of Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer and a key outside adviser dating back ...

 2019-12-10 03:30 

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Wisconsin high school senior opens mosque doors to shelter over 100 peers during school shooting...

A Wisconsin student helped over 100 students take shelter at her local mosque during a school stabbing and shooting last week. Seventeen-year-old Duaa Ahmad's quick thinking allowed her to open doors at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Oshkosh cha...

 2019-12-10 02:30 

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Trump gains partial legal victory with federal appeals court rule on 'public charge'...

A federal appeals court gave President Donald Trump a partial legal victory by lifting two injunctions blocking the Trump administration from implementing a "public charge" rule. If in place, the rule creates barriers for low-income immigrants who...

 2019-12-10 02:00 

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Rep. Katie Hill's essay on mental health and resigning from Congress sparks support online...

Former California U.S. Rep. Katie Hill wrote a brave, moving essay for The New York Times that detailed her experiences as the survivor of a "toxic" marriage, leaving Congress , and contemplating suicide while in one of the "darkest places"...

 2019-12-10 01:30 

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Trump touts 'special relationship' with North Korea, which calls him 'heedless and erratic old man'...

It's not a mutual admiration society between Donald Trump and one of his favorite autocrats, North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Trump has called Kim "a great leader" with whom he has a "very, very good relationship." Kim disagrees , having...

 2019-12-10 01:00 

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North Dakota county to vote on whether to bar new refugees under Trump's executive order...

A North Dakota county commission is set to vote on Monday on whether it will accept more refugee resettlements. Burleigh County, which contains Bismarck, the state capital, has a population of about 95,000 people. If the vote goes in favor of barring the ...

 2019-12-10 00:30 

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Trump's pick to lead federal homeless response thinks being homeless is a choice...

Last month, the Trump administration forced Matthew Doherty, executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) since the Obama administration, to resign. The administration is planning a crackdown on homelessness and has determine...

 2019-12-09 23:30 

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Trump leaps to Saudi defense in the wake of another terrorist attack on U.S. soil...

Investigations continue by both Saudi and U.S. authorities of a shooting at a Florida naval base. A member of the Royal Saudi Air Force fatally shot three people and injured eight Friday. The investigation into the incident has officially been characteriz...

 2019-12-09 23:00 

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From Chile to Chicago, protest song offers catharsis to sexual violence survivors worldwide...

Around this time of year, an enormous Christmas tree in Chicago's Millennium Park overlooks an ice skating rink. As people skate, holiday songs play in the background while tourists snap photos by the famous " Bean" sculpture. On Saturday, a d...

 2019-12-09 22:30 

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Kamala Harris leads Senate Democrats in demanding that Donald Trump fire Stephen Miller...

Just days after Sen. Kamala Harris suspended her presidential campaign, the Democrat from California leads a letter to the White House that calls for Donald Trump to fire White House adviser Stephen Miller. This letter refers to a number of emails alleged...

 2019-12-09 22:00 

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Factless Fox cancels interview with James Comey after report on FBI probe bucks Trump's narrative...

When the Justice Department watchdog report emerged Monday, it completely obliterated Donald Trump's favorite fantasies about the "oranges" of the FBI's Russia investigation. No, the probe wasn't launched on the back of bias against Tr...

 2019-12-09 21:30 

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Dept. of Justice report adds new detail: 'Dossier' author and Ivanka have known each other for years...

For three years now, Donald Trump and his Republican enablers have attempted to smear the former British Intelligence agent Christopher Steele after he compiled the report known as the "Steele dossier" on the many contacts between Trump campaign o...

 2019-12-09 21:00 

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Methodist church's nativity scene depicts Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as separated and caged family...

A Christmas nativity display outside a Methodist church in southern California features a separated and caged Holy Family, in direct criticism of inhumane administration policies that have included attacks on refugees and the forcible separation of thousa...

 2019-12-09 20:30 

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Washington Post: U.S. officials relentlessly 'misled the public' about progress of Afghanistan war...

The Washington Post has published a major report revealing the contents of confidential government documents compiled by a federal project to document, as the title of the project reads, the "Lessons Learned" from the war in Afghanistan. After 18 ...

 2019-12-09 20:05 

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Watchdog report confirms no political bias behind FBI investigation of Trump campaign-Russia ties...

The Justice Department's inspector general has released his report on the FBI's investigation of the 2016 Trump campaign, and the result is about as expected following leaks about its contents. The definitive piece of information in the report is ...

 2019-12-09 19:35 

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Trump planning to meet with Russian foreign minister Tuesday...

Donald Trump intends to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told CNN Monday. The White House has not yet confirmed that meeting with CNN, and the State Department has only said ...

 2019-12-09 18:35 

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Hispanic Caucus calls on DHS watchdog to review if border officials lied about migrant boy's death...

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has asked the Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General to expand its investigation into the Customs and Border Protection death of 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernndez Vsquez this past May —and refer any fi...

 2019-12-09 17:20 

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Advocates remember seven-year-old Jakelin Maquin on one year anniversary of death in U.S. custody...

Sunday, December 8, marked the one year anniversary of the death of seven-year-old Jakelin Ame Rosmery Caal Maquin while in Customs and Border Protection custody. Her short life horrifically ending while under U.S. watch was unprecedented: before the Maya...

 2019-12-09 16:00 

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Republicans throw tantrum over criticism of Trump ... during impeachment hearing...

Monday's impeachment hearing opened with Barry Berke, the counsel for the Judiciary Committee Democrats, laying out the case for impeachment of Donald Trump over his efforts to extort Ukraine into election interference. At the end of Berke's testi...

 2019-12-09 15:20 

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Same protester yelling 'Trump is innocent' at impeachment hearing called for Obama to be lynched...

If you're wondering who the man was shouting before House Judiciary Committee members during Monday's presidential impeachment hearing, here you go: It was InfoWars host Owen Shroyer, the same man who called for former President Barack Obama to be...

 2019-12-09 14:40 

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What really happened in FBI's Trump-Russia investigation? Inspector general's report expected today...

Many of the questions—and Republican conspiracy theories—about the FBI's investigation into ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia should be answered in a report due to be issued Monday by the Justice Department's inspector ge...

 2019-12-09 14:00 

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House Judiciary Committee launches second day of impeachment hearings...

The House Judiciary Committee is beginning its second day of impeachment hearings into Donald Trump's campaign to pressure Ukraine into interfering in the 2020 elections on his behalf. Monday's hearing will feature testimony from lawyers for Democ...

 2019-12-09 12:30 

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The impeachment process moves to debating which articles to vote on...

Laurence Tribe /USA Today: Why care about the Trump impeachment? Your right to vote in free elections is at stake. The Trump impeachment is about protecting our freedom and right to vote from lawless foreign election manipulation invited by a dangerous pr...

 2019-12-09 03:00 

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Sunday night owls: People depending on food stamps get flipped the bird by the White House squatter...

Sasha Abramsky at The Nation writes— Trump Just Dynamited the Food Stamp Program . This man's cruelty is boundless. He also just appointed as his homelessness czar a man who tried to get cities to ban charities from feeding the homeless: The Sig...

 2019-12-09 00:00 

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On the matter of having a little anger...

During his testimony in the House Judiciary Committee hearing in the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump this week, GOP expert witness Jonathan Turley made a specific charge that we should not give in to anger on the matter of impeachment. x Turley summ...

 2019-12-08 22:15 

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On Sunday shows, Republicans continue to move from Trump defense to Trump co-conspirators...

It's Sunday, which means Donald Trump's most obsessive defenders are given free rein to mislead the public and ignore the facts on national television. The primary news this week was an announcement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the House w...

 2019-12-08 18:45 

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Trump brings pardoned U.S. war criminals onstage at Florida Republican fundraiser...

Donald Trump was in particularly odious form over the weekend. His primary non-appearance appearance was on Saturday night, when he spoke at a secret no-phones, no-reporters fundraising event for the Florida Republican Party. But he didn't just speak:...

 2019-12-08 15:45 

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The press doesn't have—or won't use—the proper language to describe today's radical Republican Party...

Extreme times call for extreme measures, but the Beltway press just isn't willing to make that move in the Trump era. As a consequence, the news media fail to accurately capture the radical changes now underway in the country, and how today's Repu...

 2019-12-07 20:00 

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Saturday snippets: Afghan war crimes probe unlikely; Bloomberg regrets calling Booker 'well-spoken'...

War crimes and human rights violations committed in Afghanistan war are unlikely ever to be investigated by the International Criminal Court : ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had tried to get the greenlight to initiate proceedings two years ago, but her req...

 2019-12-07 19:00 

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'Don't mess with me:' Pelosi's viral moments summon the soul of America...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi quite literally outdid herself this week. Shortly after stepping up to the microphone Thursday to direct the drafting of articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, Pelosi ultimately overshadowed her own historic moment at a p...

 2019-12-07 16:30 

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There is additional testimony on Mike Pence's call to the Ukrainian president ... but it's classified...

The House Intelligence Committee has additional evidence of Mike Pence's knowledge of what was going on in Ukraine, thanks to testimony from Pence adviser Jennifer Williams. Following her public testimony, Williams remembered specific information abou...

 2019-12-07 16:00 

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Planned Parenthood spends $1 million on ads calling out 3 GOP senators over abortion 'gag rule'...

Planned Parenthood rolled out an extensive ad campaign on Thursday, calling out three Republican senators over the Trump administration's domestic 'gag rule' on abortions, as reported by CNN . Sens. Martha McSally of Arizona, Cory Gardner of C...

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