Republican leaders silent as Alabama governor insists she won’t resign over blackface scandal

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) adamantly vowed on Tuesday that she would not resign her office, despite revelations last week that she once appeared in blackface in a college Baptist Student Union skit while she was a student at Auburn University. The national Republican leaders who demanded a Democratic governor resign for a very similar scandal […]

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Posted on September 5, 2019

Black kids in Missouri are being shot down in unspeakable numbers

One headline tells of a “Troubling rise of gun violence St. Louis, Kansas City.” Another reads, “St. Louis hopes $100,000 reward will solve the murders of 4 children.” Yet another says, “Black kids in St. Louis are getting shot and killed so often, police are offering a $100,000 reward.”  A epidemic of gun violence has mowed down […]

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Posted on September 4, 2019

Group founded by Nixon’s infamous ‘Jew counter’ attacks Democrats for supporting anti-Semitism

A conservative political action group has debuted a series of new ads attacking Democratic candidates for tolerating what it describes as Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) “anti-Semitic slurs.” The attack ads were released by the American Action Network, a group founded by President Richard Nixon’s so-called “Jew counter,” the late Fred Malek. The series of ads […]

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Posted on September 2, 2019

Trump is lobbying hard to bring Russia back to the G8

President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his effort to bring Russia back into the G7. Speaking from the annual G7 summit in Biarritz, France, Trump said he supported Russia’s return to what was previously the G8, even though many other members of the group were critical of the idea. Russia itself has also […]

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Posted on September 1, 2019

Senate candidate Amy McGrath savages Mitch McConnell in new campaign ad

Amy McGrath, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot who is now seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky, released a blistering new ad taking aim at her potential general election opponent and current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for his failure to help the state’s coal miners. “We were […]

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Posted on August 31, 2019

YouTube shuts down accounts linked to disinformation about Hong Kong protests

YouTube’s parent company, Google, has announced that it was disabling 210 channels that were part of a “coordinated” campaign to mold public opinion about the pro-democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for months. In a blog post on Thursday, Google said it had discovered the channels “in this network behaved in a coordinated manner […]

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Posted on August 30, 2019

Shakeup of immigration court system threatens migrants’ due process

Migrants may soon have a much harder time finding lawyers and understanding their rights in immigration court, as the Trump administration pursues a major overhaul of the agency that oversees those proceedings. The crucial office that provides basic legal information to migrants and helps connect some of them to pro-bono immigration lawyers will be merged […]

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Posted on August 28, 2019