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Bernie Sanders: US would never recover from 'stain' of deporting 'Dreamers' Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that the United States would never recover from the “stain” of deporting young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. During a Sunday show interview, Sanders said their deportations would be “one of the ugliest stains” in American history.
Tom Engelhardt: Tomgram: Ann Jones, Beware the Viking Hordes In the past couple of weeks, thanks to the president's racist comments about Haiti and African countries he can't even name -- remember "Nambia"? -- as well as the stamp of approval he awarded future immigrants from Norway, we've seen a surprising amount of commentary about that fortunate country.
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Poll: US Endures 'Unprecedented Crisis of Trust' in Trump's First Year Trust in U.S. institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in President Donald Trump's first year in office, according to a leading survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos.The annual Edelman Trust Barometer showed overall trust in the four institutions it measures - the government, media, business and non-governmental organizations - falling more steeply in the United States than in any of th...
Gallup Poll: U.S. is Dramatically Losing Global Respect These other countries can't all be wrong! But we must remember that it started long before our childish dictator and his puppetmasters; this is the culmination of a long walk off the plank. Can't blame them for not wanting to go down with our sinking ship, or not wanting to let us wreck the planet!
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Congress passes spending bill to end three-day government shutdown Congress voted to end the government shutdown Monday after three days of tense negotiations resulted in a three-week spending bill that sets up another potential showdown next month. Senate Democrats paved the way for the deal ahead of a noon vote on a key procedural measure that needed their support to end the funding impasse. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats would drop their objections to the bill in exch... 1 1 Comment Count

Lobbyists Romp in Trump's Washington  "The Trump transition’s “beachhead teams,” took control of federal departments &  agencies bristled with lobbyists, some working inside the same agencies regulating their former industries: self-interested cabinet members& senior advisers were drawn from the corporate elite which Trump derided on the campaign trail. He gotto work serving those special interests, signing executive orde... 1 1 Comment Count
Tom Engelhardt: Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Who to Become in 2018? A little over a year ago at TomDispatch I wrote about the bloody nightmares rupturing my sleep and the night terrors gripping my little household in the wake of Donald Trump's election. That piece was reposted by a wide range of publications. And then, in what at first seemed like a terrible mistake, I read the comments.
Whoever Built the Boston Marathon Bombs is Still on the Loose, Able to Kill Again We know who killed three people and maimed 260 more five years ago at the Boston Marathon. But whoever built the bombs that ripped apart so many lives is still out there.The FBI has said repeatedly that they don’t know who armed the Tsarnaev brothers for their bloody attack, but cops in the Boston area think that there’s a suspect in plain sight and that the bureau and the U.S. attorney are protecting him for some... 1 1 Comment Count
Author Meryl Ann Butler (R) with Miss Liberty at the Norfolk, VA's Women's March, Jan 21, 2018
Meryl Ann Butler: Norfolk VA Women's March: A Photographic Album Norfolk, VA, held her Women's March on Sunday January 21. We had much kinder and gentler weather than last year! The policemen in attendance were happy and supportive, and received many words of appreciation. One estimated the crowd at approximately 1500. Lots of photos! 2 2 Comment Count
Harvey Wasserman: Are the Supremes About to Give Trump a Second Term? by Fitrakis/Wasserman The Supreme Court is considering an Ohio voter stripping case that could disenfranchise millions & give the GOP a permanent hold on our government.
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Dennis Kucinich chooses Akron city councilwoman as running mate Two days after making his gubernatorial run official, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich chose Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples as his running mate. Samples, like Kucinich, has connections with the progressive wing of the party. She supported VT Sen. Bernie Sanders in his 2016 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and is friends with former state Sen. Nina Turner,  who leads Sanders' political organizatio... 1 1 Comment Count
Women's March 2018
Rob Kall: #WomensMarch2018 Open Thread; Pics, Video Please upload your photos, embed your videos and share your observations and comments. 15 15 Comment Count

Trump could have had it all--DACA, wall funding, a spending bill--then he blew it up "Let this sink in: Trump could have had it all—DACA, wall funding, a spending bill—then he blew it up  After the Senate failed to reach a bipartisan deal on funding the government, Sen. Schumer offered here up the border wall for a deal and he was turned down. Sen. Schumer began by telling the country Republicans can't govern and then spoke most directly to Trump. He said, "It's almost as if you were roo... 2 2 Comment Count

The GOP's Biggest Charter School Experiment Just Imploded " Don't miss the GOP's biggest charter school scandal: Diane Ravitch explains that  "The real scandal is not that  ECOT, the mammoth virtual charter school in Ohio, made over $1 Billion for the entrepreneur who founded it , but that ECOT grew up legally, with the support of state politicians and national GOP power brokers, and that in many ways it has served as a model for schools like it across the coun... 6 6 Comment Count

U.K. Plans 'Northern Forest' of 50 Million New Trees "On Sunday, the U.K. government unveiled plans for a vast new forest spanning the country from coast to coast. Shadowing the path of the east-west M62 Highway, the new forest will create a broad green rib across England from Liverpool to the east coast city of Hull, ultimately containing 50 million new trees, in a dense 62,000-acre patchwork along a 120-mile strip. Not only will the forest repopulate one of the... 2 2 Comment Count
The Supreme Court
Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The issue pits an administration that considers the restrictions necessary for Americans’ security against challengers who claim it is illegally aimed at Muslims and stems from Trump’s campaign call for a “complete shu...

MUST READ! Journalists At Pittsburgh Paper Rebel And Denounce Racist Trump Supporting Editorial "The editorial reeks of racism and an elitist establishment mentality, precisely the sort of thing that this hypocritical administration professes to be antithetical to. The journalists were correct to denounce it." Go and read the letter, and what the editorial said, and judge for yourself. "Trump decries the “elitists.” Who is the elitist in 2017? Senator Durbin, or Donald Trump, who given his druthers would exc... 1 1 Comment Count
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Clock running out as Senate tries to avert government shutdown The U.S. Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who is to blame for the impasse. President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday as a bill to fund the government through Feb. 16, approved on Thursday night by the House of Representatives, appeared on the verge of collapse in the Senate, where...
Investigators Are Scrutinizing Newly Uncovered Russian Payments US authorities are poring over hundreds of newly uncovered payments from Russian diplomatic accounts. Among them are transactions by former ambassador Sergey Kislyak 10 days after the 2016 presidential election and a blocked $150,000 cash withdrawal five days after the inauguration. 6 6 Comment Count
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U.S. Border Patrol Systematically Destroyed Water Supplies Left for Migrants in Desert, Report Says A NEW REPORT says that humanitarian groups working along the U.S. border with Mexico have documented the systematic destruction of thousands of jugs of water left for migrants trekking north through the desert — and that U.S. Border Patrol agents are to blame.Published Wednesday by the Tucson-based groups No More Deaths and La Coalición de Derechos Humanos, the report claims that from 2012 to 2015,... 2 2 Comment Count

Should guns be banned in NH schools?  Allow Guns Or Pay Up. One group of New Hampshire state lawmakers is sponsoring legislation that would fine school districts for banning guns, arguing that  schools are actually safer when guns are allowed, as citizens can protect themselves. This myth of a “good guy with a gun” has proven false over and over again; in fact, bystanders trying to take control of situations with their own guns ca... 1 1 Comment Count
Tom Engelhardt: Tomgram: Rajan Menon, A Second Korean War? Most people intuitively get it. An American preventive strike to wipe out North Korea's nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles, or a commando raid launched with the same goal in mind, is likely to initiate a chain of events culminating in catastrophe. That would be true above all for the roughly 76 million Koreans living on either side of the Demilitarized Zone. Donald Trump, though, seems unperturbed.
Tom Drake: National Security Trumps the Constitution FISA Reauthorization Act, 4th Amendment, Privacy, Personal Rights, Secrecy, National Security, mass surveillance 1 1 Comment Count
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Marta Steele: Press Conference Heralds Formation of New Commission to Combat Voter Suppression A press conference in front of the SCOTUS building today announced the formation of a new commission, chaired by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Barbara Arnwine, to fight voter suppression, which the transfer of "vote fraud" sleuthing from Trump's commission on "election integrity," now disbanded, to the DHS, which will keep most of their relevant activities "secret."

How America's 'childcare deserts' are driving women out of the workforce The cost of childcare and the cost as a share of families’ incomes have risen across the country for decades. Today, roughly one in four families spend more than 10% of their income on childcare, including more than half of families below the poverty line and two out of five families earning twice the poverty level.That’s if they can find licensed childcare at all. 51% of the population resides... 1 1 Comment Count
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North & South Korea to form joint Olympic team South Korea and North Korea have agreed to create a joint Olympic team and march together in opening ceremony, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The two countries met for the second time in a week Monday to discuss the possibility of creating a joint ice hockey team for the 2020 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. North and South Korea have never marched together under one flag in any Olympic games. 7 7 Comment Count
Trump: DACA bill will include border wall provisions
Trump administration will ask Supreme Court to allow it to end DACA The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the “rare step” of asking the Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling and clear the way for the Trump administration to dismantle a program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States since childhood. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who filed one of the federal lawsuits that led to the temporary ...
Facebook is one of the most used social networking service website
Facebook is a "living, breathing crime scene," says one former tech insider With more than 2 billion users, Facebook's reach now rivals that of Christianity and exceeds that of Islam. However, the network's laser focus on profits and user growth has come at the expense of its users, according to one former Facebook manager who is now speaking out against the social platform. "Facebook is a living, breathing crime scene for what happened in the 2016 election — and only they have full access to w... 15 15 Comment Count
Holiday Overeating Comes With Many Rationalizations
Martha Rosenberg: Humor: What Was I thinking? Rationalizations Behind Holiday Overeating After months of salad, sit-ups and running on snow, you hear yourself say, "Please pass the spinach, mushroom and ricotta tart... and the mashed potatoes... and the cinnamon rolls," as if your evil twin has commandeered your mouth. 1 1 Comment Count
Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon subpoenaed to testify before grand jury in Mueller's Russia probe Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. News of the subpoena comes on the same day Bannon testified, in a closed-door hearing, before investigators on the House Intelligence Committee who are scrutinizing Russia's election meddling. Rumors have swirled that Bannon, while...

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