Dems to target GOP corruption in midterms: report

Democrats are planning to point to alleged corruption in the Trump administration as part of their anti-corruption campaign platform for the 2018 midterm elections, The Washington Post reported. Their anti-corruption proposals will be listed as “A Better Deal for Our Democracy,” according to the report. Senior Democratic officials told the newspaper that the party’s agenda will include proposals […]

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Trump to attend fundraiser for Heller

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE will attend a fundraiser on Saturday in support of Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan […]

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Ahead of 'March for Our Lives,' Student Manifesto Outlines Steps to Eradicate 'Plague of Gun Violence'

Ahead of the historic “March for Our Lives” demonstrations taking place nationwide on Saturday, student journalists from Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida—the site of a shooting last month that left 17 dead—published a manifesto in The Guardian on Friday declaring that they can no longer “stand idly by as the country continues […]

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Putting Pressure on McConnell, Senate Committee Advances Bill to Protect Mueller From Trump

Amid fresh fears that President Donald Trump will fire top federal officials investigating alleged Russian election interference and actions by his campaign and administration, a Senate committee on Thursday approved a bill that aims to protect the probe, putting pressure on Senate leadership to bring it to the floor for a vote. Every Democrat and […]

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Haspel Won't Say CIA 'Tortured' and Refuses to Say If Torture Is 'Immoral'

After presenting herself as “a typical middle-class American” who was brought up with a strong “moral compass” in her opening remarks before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Gina Haspel—President Donald Trump’s pick to head the CIA—would not admit that the agency has ever tortured nor would she say that she believes torture is immoral. […]

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Progressives Sound Alarm Ahead of Tuesday House Vote on 'Bank Lobbyist Act'

Progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups are sounding alarm on Monday ahead of the U.S. House’s vote on a financial deregulatory bill dubbed the “Bank Lobbyist Act.” Declaring her opposition, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) tweeted, “We need to #ProtectConsumers, not big banks.” The legislation is S. 2155, officially titled the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer […]

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'This Is Censorship': Trump's War on Facts Continues With Muzzling of USGS Scientists

The Trump administration appears to be ramping up its war on science. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Interior Department, which overseas the U.S. Geological Survey, has told scientists there they must obtain approval from officials at the parent agency before responding to most media requests. “This is censorship,” commented the March for Science. […]

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