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Steven Rosenfeld  covers democracy issues for AlterNet. He is a longtime print and broadcast journalist and has reported for National Public Radio, Monitor Radio, Marketplace,  TomPaine.com  and many newspapers. He has written and co-authored three books on voting rights since 2004, including Count My Vote (AlterNet Books, 2008). His next book profiles how Ben Bril, the most famous Dutch Jewish boxer, kept his family alive in WW2.

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Image created from image crediting Thursday, February 22, 2018 (1 comments)     

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Trump and GOP Want the Supreme Court to Take on a Major Gerrymandering Battle in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania's GOP gambled and lost in its effort to preserve its supermajority House delegation, but that doesn't mean they are going quietly into the night. They are cornered and desperate and are trying everything to delay implementing the state's new congressional map until 2020.

Student walkout against gun violence Thursday, February 22, 2018     

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The Depressing Reason the Florida House Wouldn't Even Debate an Assault Rifle Ban Florida Republicans know they can ignore young people's demands, or patronize them, because when they look past the latest wave of outrage and protests, the historic pattern is this slice of the electorate largely doesn't turn out and vote -- especially during non-presidential years like 2018.

Voting machines are vulnerable to hacking Thursday, February 15, 2018 (1 comments)     

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America's Voting Machinery Is Hackable, Falling Apart and Privatized -- and the GOP Doesn't Care Delays and communication snafus show a system that operates at a snail's pace relative to the speed of cyber probes and attacks. To make matters worse, in many states -- and in Congress, as seen in the just-passed federal budget -- there's no willingness to spend the funds needed to modernize voting in the United States.

Facebook Social Media Follow Youtube Saturday, February 10, 2018 (9 comments)     

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Sorry, Russia Is Not the Biggest Threat to Our Elections -- Facebook and YouTube Are In 2016, Russia's biggest impact was through propaganda, spreading messaging that pushed American voters' hot buttons, not tinkering with the machinery. That's why this week's microcosm, in which election hacking conspiracies eclipsed real news was noteworthy. It is a mirror of what's happening in our political and media culture, and points to the shape of things to come.

Republican Gerrymandering Ruled Unconstitutional Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (1 comments)     

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It Won't Be Easy as the GOP Hoped to Hijack Democracy in Pennsylvania The Democrats' chances of regaining a House majority received a boost Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling ordering its legislature to immediately revise its congressional map for 2018 elections--or else the state high court would.

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Bernie Supporters Betrayed by DNC (...Surprised?) Berniecrats may feel they need to keep up the pressure throughout the rest of the DNC reform process, no matter how long it takes. But at the very least, it appears their expectation of fast action is only likely to cause more strife. This pressure and posturing is pointing toward more confrontation between the Berniecrats and the political party they are seeking to change.

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The Supreme Court Is About to Make Rulings That Will Shape Elections for Years to Come If the Court rules that Ohio's partisan voter purges are legal, the law that sought to expand voter registration to motor vehicle agencies, state offices and military recruiters -- you can expect the GOP in states like Georgia, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina and elsewhere to copy Ohio's template and selectively purge their voter rolls before this fall's elections.

Image created from image crediting Saturday, January 27, 2018 (1 comments)     

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Dutch Spies Caught Russian Hacker Breaching Obama's White House and Dem Party Dutch spies alerted their American counterparts as early as 2014 about Russian hacking into State Department and White House computers and subsequent Russian hacking of the Democratic Party in the 2016 election, according to a series of reports in Dutch media.

Mark Zuckerberg Saturday, January 20, 2018 (1 comments)     

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Powerhouse Commission Ponders Reeling In Facebook and Google Before It's Too Late Facebook and Google are going to have to become more transparent or face even greater backlash. Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would soon ask its 2 billion users to rate the trustworthiness of the media on their news feeds. That may help identify more and less trustworthy news sources according to each user's values.

Voting In Florida Friday, January 19, 2018     

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A Game-Changer in Florida Politics With National Implications Is on the Verge of Making the 2018 Ballot A grassroots campaign to amend Florida's constitution to restore the voting rights of upwards of 1.5 million Floridians who have been convicted of non-violent felonies and completed their sentences is poised to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.

Donald Trump Saturday, January 13, 2018     

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Why the 25th Amendment Route for Dumping Trump Will Probably Remain a Fantasy There may be no greater example of a political party that's eager to put partisan gain before country than today's Republicans. In the executive branch, Vice President Mike Pence constantly fawns over Trump, and Cabinet meetings frequently begin with recitations by Trump's appointees telling the president how wonderful he is. Would these sycophants somehow secretly conspire to fire the boss?

Kris Kobach Friday, January 5, 2018     

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Trump's Vote Suppression Team Is Doing GOP's Dirty Work Kobach and his ilk will do anything to subvert the process of voting for Democrats and non-whites. They've burrowed into the nooks and crannies of the law and process to exploit ambiguities and contradictions. Just watch what they will try to do in the months ahead--not just with baseless voter fraud accusation, but with screening for citizenship.

The GOP Is Destroying Your Right To Vote And You Don't Even Know It Thursday, January 4, 2018 (1 comments)     

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Citizenship Questions in the Census? Trump's DOJ Has an Audacious New Project to Suppress the Vote Civil rights advocates have raised alarms because the Department of Justice has asked the U.S. Census to include a question about citizenship in its 2020 national survey. But the way the Trump administration has framed this request also shows it's poised to make proof of citizenship the latest voter suppression tool.

The Trump administration is mulling a new policy to separate parents from their children if caught cro Tuesday, December 26, 2017     

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Trump Revives Plan to Separate Immigrant Children from Parents, Reviving Tactic Used by Nazi Germany The Department of Homeland Security is evaluating separating detained children from their parents as one of several anti-immigration measures in response to an increase in migrants crossing the Mexican border. Separating children from their parents was a notorious tactic used by Nazi Germany in its mass arrests of Jews and other targeted populations during World War II.

Tie Declared In Important Election in Virginia. Saturday, December 23, 2017     

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Virginia Will Draw a Name to Decide House of Delegates Majority, Instead of Examining Digital Paper Ballots Next Wednesday, the Virginia Board of Elections will literally pull a name out of a bowl to decide who won the apparently tied 94th House of Delegates race, and thus find out if a blue voter wave has broken this decade's GOP lock on its legislature.

Image created from image crediting Thursday, December 21, 2017 (2 comments)     

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As Republicans Celebrate Plundering Tax Bill, Democrats Hope It Will Be A Nail in the GOP's Coffin Whether the tax bill will do for Democrats in 2018 what Obamacare did for Republicans in 2010 is an open question. But Americans are seeing what a GOP monopoly on federal power is bringing, and in poll after poll this month, growing numbers are rejecting it and supporting generic Democrats by double digits.

Paul Ryan Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (1 comments)     

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The GOP Tax Bill Rammed Through Congress on Tuesday Paves the Way to Defund and Dismantle Federal Government The tax bill's specifics, with almost all of the benefits going to the very rich, confirm that the GOP's lock on federal power is as bad as many predicted before the 2016 election. But the tax bill is also Republicans' opening move to defund government -- apart from national security, the military, infrastructure, and corporate welfare.

Protest Donald Trump Liar Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (3 comments)     

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The #1 Reason the GOP Tax Plan Is an Economic Catastrophe: It Will Send Health Care Costs Through the Roof The tax bill's changes in the earned income tax credit will divert an estimated $19 billion from poor families. The bill's new requirement that families seeking child tax credit provide a Social Security number will translate into higher taxes for undocumented immigrants, who work and pay taxes but lack that paperwork. The GOP bill is poised to cause real pain and suffering to people who struggle to pay for health care.

Massive voter turnout has led to long lines at the polls in Alabama. Saturday, December 16, 2017     

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Another Positive Factor From the Alabama Election That Republicans Don't Want to Talk About There's one feature of the voting in this week's Alabama special election that elected Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate that Republicans aren't talking about -- tens of thousands of white voters who were reliable Republicans voted for the Democrat. Alabama's special election shows that red-state America is not as monolithic as Republicans would have you believe.

Trump adviser Stephen Moore Thursday, December 14, 2017     

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Watch This Republican Economist Squirm as He's Forced to Admit the Truth About the GOP Tax Bill Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, noticed Stephen Moore, the conservative economist and tax-cut evangelist, walking past and pinned him down on camera, forcing him to admit that not everyone in the country is in line for a tax cut as the GOP has promised.

Doug Jones addresses supporters after defeating Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Alabama Stunner: Democrat Doug Jones Defeats Right-Wing Extremist Roy Moore in Photo Finish U.S. Senate Race Moore did not concede defeat, however. In brief remarks to his supporters, Moore's campaign manager said that ballots from overseas military personnel had not yet been counted. (The state will not conduct a recount unless the victory margin is under 0.5 percent; however, that does not stop a candidate from paying for a recount.)

Roy Moore lost in a shock election Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (6 comments)     

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Why Can't Alabama Republicans Admit Doug Jones Won Fair and Square? Roy Moore cannot get a recount under state law, a growing chorus of legal scholars said Wednesday, despite what the state's top election official and the Senate candidate himself might have you believe. (Moore told rallygoers Tuesday night that the race is "not over," and that it will "take some time.")

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Progressives and Berniecrats Push Hard to End or Curtail the Superdelegate System The commission could reduce the number of superdelegates by not making members of Congress automatic delegates. It could require the superdelegates not endorse any candidate until after the final nominating season contest. With 2018's elections looming, it remains to be seen if the Unity Reform Commission will live up to its name.

MILLIONS Of Americans Will Lose Their Health Insurance with GOP Tax Plan Sunday, December 3, 2017     

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Disastrous Republican Tax Plan Is Only the First Step in Long Term Effort to Cut Social Security and Medicare Grabbing the cash and running might be the way Trump made his fortune and what the GOP is delivering to the richest Americans. But even if Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump's campaign collusion with Russia eventually brings down this White House, the Republicans ruling Congress remain and are more immediately targeting safety nets.

Mitch McConnell Thursday, November 30, 2017 (4 comments)     

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Trump's Bizarre Rantings and Tweets Give Cover to McConnell to Ram Through a Huge Tax Cut for the rich Trump's pro wrestler-like provocations are part of an ongoing barrage to erase the past (Access Hollywood), rewrite history (who voted for him), dismiss fact, and embrace fiction. These impulses were all tell-tale characteristics of totalitarian rulers. The risk is not just that Trump is a sociopath with unique dysfunctions, but that he is indulging in attacks and fantasies as president.

House Democrats Sunday, November 26, 2017 (18 comments)     

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Why Aren't Dems in Congress Raising More Hell to Oppose the Worst GOP Tax Bill Ever? Why aren't Democratic leaders raising more hell about the worst GOP tax plan ever? Why aren't they doing more to stop a juggernaut from getting closer to passing, one that panders to those who don't need more money at the expense of future generations? Why are so many Democrats acting like the majority of Republicans?

Image created from image crediting Saturday, November 18, 2017 (5 comments)     

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The Roy Moore Debacle in Alabama Is a Showcase of the GOP's Playbook to Rig Elections The strange saga of Roy Moore's senatorial bid in Alabama has made one thing clear: Nobody should doubt that the GOP is the modern political party most eager to rig election results -- even when the target is a fellow Republican. The GOP has once again seized the spotlight as the party most enthusiastic about rigging elections -- or doing whatever it takes to get the outcome they seek.

Pro-Choice Pledge Friday, November 17, 2017 (3 comments)     

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GOP Sneaks Creation of Fetal Personhood Into Tax Bill in Giant Giveaway to Anti-Choice Religious Right "We should be raising the alarm and shouting this from the rooftops," Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said. "The conversation about when life begins belongs with our scientists, our clergy, and our families. The last place it belongs is in our tax code."

U.S. Constitution Friday, November 10, 2017     

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We Are Now One State Closer to Having a Corporate-Dominated Constitutional Convention While Democrats on Wednesday were feeling encouraged and empowered by Tuesday's coast-to-coast rejection of Trumpism, Republican legislators who control Wisconsin did what the GOP does best in elections: voted to rig the system to favor their agenda. Only this time the target wasn't voter suppression; it was the U.S. Constitution.

GOP Suffers Historic Meltdown, In Absolute Panic Mode Thursday, November 9, 2017 (8 comments)     

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Political Panic Is Brewing in the Republican Party After the Democratic Sweeps on Tuesday What's apparent to Republicans who haven't drunk the Trump-Breitbart-Fox News Kool-Aid is that Trumpism and following the party's white nationalist fringe is a recipe for sending the GOP into the wilderness. Trump-style extremism may help copycats win low-turnout primaries to get onto fall ballots. But it's increasingly apparent that such extremism is a formula for losing in the general election.

Mass Shooting Inside Sutherland Springs Church, Texas Wednesday, November 8, 2017     

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The Far Right Fantasized About a Gun Battle With Antifa, But Got Another Mass Killer in Gun-Crazy Texas While healthier and saner people grimace over the country's latest mass shooting, and wring their hands over what we all know will be no meaningful federal response via new gun controls, we have to acknowledge what's happening in America. Violence is growing in our cultural and political vocabulary. News reports keep battering the public with one crisis after another. What's missing? Restraint. Voices of reason.

Where will Robert Mueller's investigation turn next? Thursday, November 2, 2017 (2 comments)     

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6 Loose Ends in Mueller's Investigation That Could End Up Shaking Trump's Presidency Despite denials by the White House and dismissive right-wing media coverage, special counsel Robert Mueller's opening salvo -- the indictments and a guilty plea -- has stunned Washington for its aggressiveness, legal positioning and comprehensive strategy that suggests the Trump campaign and White House's problems will only deepen.

Image created from image crediting Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Mueller Indictments and Guilty Plea Show Dangerous Divide Between Trump/Right-Wing Media and Reality That Mueller had kept the Papadopoulos plea, dated October 5, secret for weeks was remarkable, given how leak-ridden Washington is. Analysts quickly noted that the guilty plea blows apart every claim by Trump's defenders that their side sought no help from Russia.

Puerto Ricans flee ravaged homeland for Florida Saturday, October 28, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Refugees from Puerto Rico's Hurricane Could Tip the Electoral Balance in Florida -- and the Nation As storm survivors across Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas (and fire survivors in California) struggle to restart their lives, you can be sure that when it comes time to vote they will remember who was on their side. Survival is arguably the most powerful motivating factor in human nature.

Steve Bannon Wednesday, October 25, 2017     

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We Have Heard This Before: Bannon and Trump Want to Make More War to End War Bannon would have Americans believe that Trump is antiwar. But Trump's solutions to seemingly intractable conflicts has been to unleash more military muscle to win, which Bannon said has been validated by the recent capture of two ISIS urban strongholds: its capital in Syria and oil-producing hub in Iraq.

Donald Trump - Digital Painting Thursday, October 19, 2017 (3 comments)     

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Trump's Chaos: He Taunts the Public, Holds Programs Hostage and Forces Others to Clean Up His Mess Trump's proposed tax cuts would raise annual wages by several thousand dollars -- a figure that has been disputed as a long-term projection and over-ambitious. But Trump ending Obamacare subsidies would cause health care premiums to immediately jump by thousands of dollars in 2018 -- and still could, if Congress doesn't act on the Senate HELP proposal.

Steve Bannon Thursday, October 12, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Bannon Is Trying to Take Over the GOP Within One Election: Can He Pull It Off? The Republican Party's white nationalist, anti-Washington wing led by Steve Bannon is hoping to turn 2018's Senate elections into a GOP civil war in which right-wingers oust Republican incumbents deemed insufficiently loyal and unseat Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader. The threat posed by Bannon and his allies and funders is very serious.

Trump Tax Plan Would Make Him & His Friends WAAAAAY Richer Monday, October 2, 2017 (2 comments)     

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The GOP Embraces Trump's Corrupt Business Model in Tax Plan: Take People's Money and Screw the Public Why should taxpayers trust anything about a tax plan put forth by a con-man who made a fortune using other people's money, leaving lenders, investors and customers to pay for the financial wreckage that ensued. Trump is truly the Conmander-in-chief.

George Orwell Monday, September 25, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Important Lessons From George Orwell and Winston Churchill for Resisting Authoritarian Rule in Trump's America In a really inflamed political situation, in a time of political turmoil, when political parties are changing rapidly, when there's no solid political ground, when compromise is seen as betrayal, when you have a president who believes only in personal loyalty to himself, but doesn't give it back by the way, when you have that kind of situation, people who insist on the facts become the enemies of many other people.

GOP Has to Rig Elections to Win Saturday, September 16, 2017 (1 comments)     

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The GOP Is Plowing Ahead with an Audacious Effort to Hijack the Vote and Rig Elections The GOP is willing to rewrite the rules when it comes to the democratic process, if that's what it takes for them to win. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants to end a process where home-state senators must approve any federal judicial nominee in their state. Blue state senators have been opposing Trump's nomination of right-wingers to lifetime appointments.

Stunning Gap In Wealth Between Whites & Blacks The average African-American household takes home aroun Thursday, September 14, 2017 (1 comments)     

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America's Racial Wealth Divide Is Worse Than Thought, Undermining the Middle Class and Deepening Under Trump The median net worth of black and Latino families stands at just $11,000 and $14,000, respectively -- a fraction of the $134,000 owned by the median white family. Even more disturbing is that when consumer durable goods such as automobiles, electronics and furniture are subtracted, median wealth for black and Latino families drops to $1,700 and $2,000, respectively, compared to $116,800 for white households."

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Saturday, September 9, 2017 (7 comments)     

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Complaining About Hillary's Campaign Book Is a Huge Waste of the Progressive Movement's Time If Democrats are going to get past the Hillary-Bernie divide, it's not just a matter of looking ahead, as Sanders counseled. The party has to create a path where its factions can fairly compete for top posts and nominations, win and lose alternatively, and go on to fight another day. That hasn't happened. Instead, as seen in most Clinton book coverage, old wounds are resurfacing.

Freedom of Speech Press Conference with Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson Sunday, August 27, 2017     

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White Supremacists Run, Hide and Play Media Games in San Francisco The Patriot Prayer provocateurs are pushing the limits of these time, place and mannner thresholds. They are prompting the city police to track them, close city parks, divert bus and transit lines, and monitor counter-protests. This is not a game, not after the white power-sparked violence in Charlottesville. Somehow, they think their antics are patriotic and that any ensuing chaos left in their wake is not their fault.

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Donald Trump Kicked a Hornet's Nest When He Fired Steve Bannon Trump's firing of Bannon is likely to haunt the White House. As ex-President Lyndon Johnson famously said of infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, "It's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in." Bannon and his ilk are not about to allow the GOP to go quietly into the political mainstream.

Donald Trump supporters Thursday, August 10, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Trump's North Korea Statements Are a Disaster for the World -- But Probably Good for His Hardcore Supporters The way Trump bragged about triumphing on trade with China or stopping Mexican immigrants during the campaign is echoed in his threats against North Korea. His base believes that only Donald Trump has the rare guts and gall to speak out.

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Trump Proves He's as Dangerous as Kim Jong-un with Threat to Unleash "Fire and Fury" on North Korea Trump's threats Tuesday mark a new phase in his presidency. The targets of Trump's prior bullying -- most of whom have been domestic -- have no ability to fight back using military force. With his apocalyptic threats, Trump has just shown the world that he is as unstable and unpredictable as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Donald Trump - Caricature Sunday, August 6, 2017 (8 comments)     

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Trump Is on a Mission to Convert White Resentment into a Federal Agency Trump's White House is putting white power sympathizers in top positions across the government. He's ignoring history and rolling back the clock by rekindling the same post-Civil War sentiments as when whites lashed out at newly freed blacks and immigrants, declaring the federal government and law was meant to serve white America before all others.

Newt Gingrich Friday, July 28, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Newt Gingrich Plays Goebbels for Trump in Insane Attack on Justice Department and Mueller While many political observers have said it is only a matter of time before Trump fires Mueller, what's new and different with Gingrich's latest line of attack is that he's not merely angling to be Trump's top propaganda hitman; he's willing to smear and discredit the Justice Department to protect Trump's presidency, as if Trump's team is above the law.

America, Democrats Sunday, July 16, 2017 (11 comments)     

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Democrats Better Focus on the Races That Matter in '18 or We Will Have Another Decade of Right-Wing Extremists in Charge Daley's take is sobering. He doesn't think Democrats understand the obstacles to retaking the House, nor do they really appreciate how GOP mapmakers created super-majorities in red states that keep passing far-right legislation. Worst of all, these red state-level super majorities are poised to monopolize the next round of political mapmaking, which will set the national stage for the 2020s.

Mitch McConnell Saturday, July 15, 2017     

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McConnell's Latest Health Care Bill Is Even Worse, Gutting Coverage and Raising Costs for Tens of Millions The latest Trumpcare bill released by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a political dealmaker's version of putting lipstick on a pig -- taking a colossally destructive bill hurting tens of millions and dressing it up so it can win enough votes to pass.

Donald Trump Wednesday, July 20, 2016 (3 comments)     

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50 Shockingly Extreme Right-Wing Proposals in the 2016 Republican Party Platform The GOP 2016 platform would make Christianity the official American religion, English the official American language, replace sex education with abstinence-only advice for teenagers, privatize almost all areas of federal services, cut taxes and regulations for the rich and titans of industry, and impose a belligerent foreign policy and military build-up.

Thursday, March 24, 2016     

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Phoenix Election Chief Blames Voters and Laws for Super Long Lines on Tuesday Voting in America -- as seen in Phoenix and across Arizona on Tuesday -- has been made unnecessarily complicated for a variety of reasons, many of which are beyond the ability of local election officials to control or predict. That undemocratic reality occasionally surfaces on election days when the last thing a candidate expects is that polling places are unprepared for high turnout.

Image created from image crediting Wednesday, May 20, 2015     

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Clinton Smear Book Author's Past Revealed: He Was Ghostwriter for Jesse Helms That right-wing propagandist Peter Schweizer has a new book slamming the Clintons is no surprise. But in the weeks since the New York Times and Washington Post used a pre-release copy as the basis for investigative reports criticizing the Clintons while Hillary was Secretary of State, Schweizer's publisher has issued retractions, including revising the e-book version.

//www.flickr.com/photos/80810464@N03/8394869753/ Monday, April 15, 2013 (4 comments)     

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Pennsylvania Court Deals Blow to Fracking Industry: Corporations Not The Same As Persons With Privacy Rights Pennsylvania Court Deals Blow to Secrecy-Obsessed Fracking Industry: Corporations Not The Same As Persons With Privacy Rights "In the absence of state law, business entities are nothing."

Sunday, November 30, 2008 (2 comments)     

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More Unfinished 2008 Election Business: Verifiable Vote Counts Lawyers for the Franken and Coleman campaigns may posture in the press about sloppy ballots, but there is little doubt that the Minnesota recount has integrity and voters will accept the final outcome. In Georgia, in contrast, there is no corollary. It is one of six states where all voters use paperless computers with no means of auditing the vote.

Sunday, November 30, 2008 (5 comments)     

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Hard Lesson for Franken: Not All Votes Get Counted The Franken campaign said it would not appeal the board's decision. That means that the 3,700 challenged ballots will now play a prominent role in deciding if Franken will become the Senate's 59th Democratic member. The Canvassing Board also told both campaigns to stop frivolously challenging ballots. Local election boards will now review those ballots.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 (1 comments)     

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See (Literally) Why Al Franken is Gaining Votes The Minnesota recount shows exactly why most voting rights advocates conclude that hand-marked paper ballots are the best way to vote. Unlike Georgia, where the final unresolved U.S. Senate seat will be selected in a runoff election in early December and the public uses paperless voting machines, in Minnesota representatives of both parties can clearly see the voters' intent in a deliberative but accurate recount.

Thursday, November 20, 2008     

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Machine Problems Worsened 2008 Voting Woes Voting machine issues and the confusion they caused compounded the delays faced by untold thousands of voters this fall.

Thursday, November 20, 2008     

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2008 Results: Fewer White Voters, While Minorities Set Records A preliminary study of 2008 results finds more than a million fewer white voters than in 2004 and nearly 7 million new minority voters.

Thursday, October 23, 2008     

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Big Setbacks for GOP Voter Suppression Efforts in Swing States GOP efforts to stop thousands of voters from casting meaningful ballots in 2008 because their registration information does not match government databases with high error rates was set back by legal rulings in WI, OH and NV on Thursday.While the developments in those three states may bode well for accommodating voters in a high-turnout election,the fights concerning whose votes will count on Election Day are far from over.

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