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Sherrod Brown Is Taking His Possible Presidential Campaign To The Early Primary States

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:52:33 -0500

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The Ohio senator will embark on a “Dignity of Work Tour” starting at the end of the month.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/sherrod-brown-2020-primary-iowa-tour

Even Steve King Voted For The House Bill That Was Supposed To Reprimand Him

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:52:34 -0500

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Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush said that King’s vote in support of the resolution “tells you that this resolution is not worth the paper it’s written on.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/steve-king-vote-reprimand-house-democrats

Kirsten Gillibrand Said She Will Run For President

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:12:40 -0500

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"I'm going to run for president of the United States because as a young mom, I'm going to fight for other people's kids as hard as I would fight for my own," the senator told Stephen Colbert.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/kirsten-gillibrand-decision-president-2020-democratic

More Than 46,000 IRS Employees Will Be Working Without Pay To Process Tax Refunds

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:48:51 -0500

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"We are people too. We have families. We have bills. We have kids that need to eat."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/claudiakoerner/irs-employees-back-to-work-tax-refunds-government-shutdown

Donald Trump Loves To Call People “Patriots” In Times Of Crisis

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:07:24 -0500

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For the president, patriots are the people who support him, or whose support he needs.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/donald-trump-patriot-shutdown

Democrats Are Wondering What The Hell Happened To Lindsey Graham

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:34:30 -0500

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The South Carolina Republican used to be Democrats’ go-to guy when they needed help with a deal. But now “it’s like the guy I knew got kidnapped and his twin brother showed up,” said one Democratic senator.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/lindsey-graham-bipartisan-what-happened

Bill Barr Says He’s “Not Going After” Marijuana In States Where It’s Legal

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:14:30 -0500

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Bill Barr told senators he’d take the same stance of the Obama administration — not that of former attorney general Jeff Sessions.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/bill-barr-attoreny-general-marijuana-legal-enforcement

Federal Employees Forced To Work Without Pay During The Shutdown Lost The First Round In Court

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:34:06 -0500

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The judge denied requests for temporary restraining orders that would force the government to pay workers or give employees a choice about whether to work without pay.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/federal-workers-lawsuit-government-shutdown-judge

2020 Democrats Are Avoiding The Women’s March

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:35:50 -0500

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The organization that runs the national march, which was a celebrated cause when it launched in 2017, has faced charges of anti-Semitism.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/womens-march-2020-democrats

Trump Has Lost His Attempt To Ask About Citizenship In The 2020 Census

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:25:20 -0500

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The Census Bureau committed a “veritable smorgasbord of classic, clear-cut ... violations," the judge wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/judge-block-trump-citizenship-question-census

Trump's Attorney General Nominee Says He Doesn't Think Mueller Would Be Involved In A "Witch Hunt"

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:56:35 -0500

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Barr also said he would not fire Mueller without cause — even if Trump asked him to do so — in a long day of testimony on Capitol Hill.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-attorney-general-bill-barr-hearing-robert-mueller

White 2020 Candidates’ Central Dilemma: Can They Move A Black Audience?

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:20:10 -0500

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After Democratic candidates in 2016 struggled to connect with black voters, 2020 presidential hopefuls are addressing race head-on.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/2020-democrat-presidential-nominee-black-voters

Republicans Removed Congress’s Most Notorious Racist From His Committees

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:44:44 -0500

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The decision comes as Democrats are also preparing to reprimand Rep. Steve King for his comments in a New York Times interview, the latest in a string of racist statements he’s made during his 16 years in the House.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/steve-king-republicans-committee-assignments-racist-remarks

Bernie Sanders Will Meet With Former Women Staffers About 2016 Campaign Sexism And Harassment

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:52:12 -0500

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The meeting will follow reports over the past weeks about allegations of sexism and sexual harassment during 2016 on the broader campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/bernie-sanders-women-meeting-2016-campaign

Trump’s DC Circuit Nominee — And Reported Supreme Court Contender — Wrote Inflammatory Op-Eds In College

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:25:39 -0500

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Neomi Rao is nominated for Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s former seat on the DC Circuit.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/neomi-rao-nomination-college-writings-court-appeals

Donald Trump’s Allies Are Going After Sherrod Brown’s Journalist Wife

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:25:28 -0500

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Connie Schultz is a prominent, nationally syndicated writer. America Rising, a firm working for the president’s allies, recently obtained her teaching records at Kent State University.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/connie-schultz-donald-trump-sherrod-brown-2020

A Pennsylvania Court Blocked Trump’s Birth Control Rules Across The US — Again

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 02:25:41 -0500

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The same day new rules allowing employers to drop contraception coverage were scheduled to go into effect, a Pennsylvania court blocked them.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/trumps-birth-control-rules-effect-judge-ruling

Trump's Attorney General Nominee Plans To Tell The Senate He'll Let Mueller "Complete His Work"

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:45:51 -0500

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Bill Barr is expected to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee that "on my watch, Bob [Mueller] will be allowed to complete his work."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/bill-barr-attorney-general-confirmation-hearing-muller-probe

Trump Slammed The Press On Fox News Regarding His Alleged Ties To Russia

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:49:50 -0500

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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro assuaged the president, telling him, “Viewers ... are behind you 100%.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/trump-slams-press-fox-news-new-york-times-russia-report

In A Private Meeting, Kirsten Gillibrand Signaled She Will Run For President

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 01:55:38 -0500

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On Saturday, Gillibrand met with feminists and influential women in the days before she is expected to announce her candidacy — a preview of the kind of campaign she'll run.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/gillibrand-private-meeting-women-2020-president

Julián Castro Is Officially Running For President

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 22:45:56 -0500

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The Texas Democrat is among the first Democrats to officially launch a campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/julian-castro-running-president-2020

This Is Now The Longest Government Shutdown In US History And There’s No End In Sight

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 22:19:59 -0500

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The shutdown has broken the previous record of 21 days, set during Bill Clinton’s presidency between December 1995 and January 1996.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/government-shutdown-longest-us-history

Tulsi Gabbard Was Born In American Samoa. Her Presidential Run Could Raise Eligibility Questions.

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 03:15:59 -0500

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“Her being born in American Samoa will certainly come up,” a political science professor said. “Will it become a political issue if she becomes a major candidate? Absolutely.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mbvd/tulsi-gabbard-president-2020-born-american-samoa

Tulsi Gabbard Said She Has Decided To Run For President

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:42:55 -0500

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The Hawaii Democrat will be one of the youngest candidates in what could be a large 2020 primary field.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexislevinson/tulsi-gabbard-president-2020-democratic-primary

If The Wall Is A National Emergency, Then What About Climate Change?

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:25:27 -0500

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At least "climate change is a real emergency," said one House Democrat.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/trump-border-wall-national-emergency-climate-change

Government Employees Are Being Recruited On Social Media To Work For Lyft, Uber, And Postmates

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:08:23 -0500

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Government workers waiting on paychecks are being targeted with referral links and other promotions to join the gig economy.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/government-shutdown-recruit-gig-workers

Trump Shut Down The Government Over A “Humanitarian Crisis” At The Border. He Also Shut Down Most Of The Office Trying To Fix It.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 21:39:24 -0500

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“If we were in our office doing our work then maybe those people wouldn’t need to be coming up to the border.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/trump-government-shutdown-state-departement-border-crisis

Beto O’Rourke Changed His Message To Win Voters Of Color In Texas. The Result Could Swing The Presidential Race.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 22:19:51 -0500

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As he weighs a run for president, O’Rourke’s outreach to people of color during his Senate campaign could offer a blueprint. But he still has skeptics.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/beto-orourke-2020-election-president-texas-voters

Trump's Texas Tent City For Immigrant Children Is Now Empty

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 21:21:03 -0500

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"The last kid just left. This tent city should never have stood in the first place."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/trumps-texas-tent-city-for-immigrant-children-is-now-empty

The Progressive Group Closely Tied To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Named The First Democrat It Wants To Take Out Of Office In 2020

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:06:16 -0500

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“Progressives have an opportunity to strategically primary the most vile Democrats in their ranks, and Henry Cuellar should top the list,” said one progressive activist.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/justice-democrats-cuellar-ocasio-cortez

There’s Little Urgency In Congress To End The Shutdown, As Federal Workers Go Without Pay

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:25:34 -0500

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“Why am I being made to suffer for something that has nothing to do with what I do? It just makes no sense to me.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/government-shutdown-no-urgency-congress-federal-workers

Russian Troll Or American Super PAC? It's Getting Harder To Tell The Difference.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:01:25 -0500

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Wealthy interests can spend unlimited dollars influencing our elections, and with the FEC asleep at the wheel, there's almost no mechanism to stop bad actors.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/melissaryan1/is-that-a-russian-troll-or-an-american-super-pac

Here’s Trump Allies’ Plan To Meddle In The 2020 Democratic Primary

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:18:21 -0500

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“2020 is kind of like in the WWE,” a former White House official said, “where they have seven or eight guys fight for the majority of the match and then the Undertaker strolls up and pins everybody after they’ve exhausted themselves.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/donald-trump-reelection-2020-campaign-america-first

Federal Employees Are Suing Over The Shutdown. The Government Still Hasn’t Figured Out How Much It Owes From The One In 2013.

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:52:04 -0500

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The federal government is still calculating damages owed to federal workers who worked without pay during the 2013 shutdown.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/federal-workers-suing-government-shutdown-2013

Government Employees Being Forced To Work Without Pay Are Not Allowed To Strike

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:25:54 -0500

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"They're able to do whatever they want to do to us but there's no way for us to fight, there's no way for us to make a statement where it really counts," one TSA worker said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/federal-employees-strike-protests-government-shutdown

Tom Steyer Won't Run For President And Will Instead Pour Millions Into His Push To Impeach Trump

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 22:59:26 -0500

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The California billionaire announced that his group Need to Impeach will soon hold town halls, a summit in Washington, DC, and launch a public education campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/tom-steyer-president-2020-impeach-trump

Is John Kasich Still A Republican? He Won’t Quite Say.

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:54:16 -0500

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The Ohio governor is spending his final days in office reflecting on his legacy, fussing with his Instagram, and FaceTiming Arnold Schwarzenegger. What’s next? “Bread’s in the oven.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/john-kasich-ohio-republican-trump-2020

People Have Panicked Every Time Rod Rosenstein Was Reportedly Leaving His Job. This Time It's Different.

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:33:22 -0500

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As the top Justice Department official overseeing the Mueller probe, Rosenstein became something of a liberal folk hero. Now that he no longer has the power to fire Robert Mueller, reaction to a possible departure is more muted.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/rod-rosenstein-reportedly-leaving-mueller-panic

Elizabeth Warren Knows Something Other Presidential Hopefuls Don’t: Exactly Why She’s Running For President

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:03:05 -0500

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Her campaign operation stumbled early, but in her first week in the race, Elizabeth Warren did, in strikingly clear personal terms, what so many other candidates fail to do.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/elizabeth-warren-president-2020-campaign

The Supreme Court Said A Mystery Foreign-Owned Company Will Have To Pay Daily Fines

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:02:56 -0500

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Fines of $50,000 a day are to be imposed on the company, which is owned by a foreign country, until it complies with a subpoena seeking...we don’t know what.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/supreme-court-mystery-company-fines

Trump’s Oval Office Address Is Following Days Of Aides Defending Their Misleading Border Wall Claims

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:03:28 -0500

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Trump administration officials have tried to make the case for the wall with incorrect claims about suspected terrorists at the border, about Mexico paying for it, and more.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/trump-national-address-border-wall-facts

Paul Manafort's Lawyers Tried To Redact A Court Filing About Whether Manafort Lied To Investigators. It Didn't Work.

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:25:41 -0500

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Manafort's lawyers filed a response to allegations by special counsel Robert Mueller's office that he lied after signing a plea deal. They tried to keep certain sections secret by redacting, but it was done incorrectly, making the information public.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manafort-redacted-konstanin-kilimnik-lying

DC's Mayor Will Start Issuing Marriage Licenses Herself After The Government Shutdown Stopped Them

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:47:08 -0500

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The DC Superior Court, which runs the Marriage Bureau, is funded by Congress and had to scale back operations during the shutdown. The DC Council and DC’s mayor have stepped in.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/dc-marriage-license-wedding-government-shutdown

The Russian Lawyer At The Trump Tower Meeting Was Indicted On Charges Of Obstructing Justice In A Money Laundering Case

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:53:01 -0500

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Natalia Veselnitskaya was indicted by a grand jury in December, but the charges were only unsealed on Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/russian-lawyer-natalia-veselnitskaya-indicted

Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution Will Start A Campaign To Draft Him Into The Presidential Race

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:55:35 -0500

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“Run Bernie Run” will be the second effort from the senator's supporters to convince him to jump into the 2020 Democratic primary.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/bernie-sanders-draft-president-2020-primary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is A Perfect Foil For The Pro-Trump Media

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:25:32 -0500

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Both use the same online playbook — to starkly different ends.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/charliewarzel/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-is-a-perfect-foil-for-the-pro

Planned Parenthood’s New President Wants To Focus On Nonabortion Health Care

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 18:43:54 -0500

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The organization is still committed to providing abortions and reproductive care but Wen, the first female physician to run Planned Parenthood, is embarking on a cross-country listening tour to learn how best add or expand nonabortion services.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/planned-parenthood-leana-wen-health-care-abortion-politics

Federal Workers Are Saying They Still Believe In Government Service Even Though Shutdowns Keep Happening

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 20:34:44 -0500

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“We all in the civil service took an oath to protect our mission and the Constitution, and while [lawmakers] still are being paid for their services, they are absolutely violating that.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/federal-workers-government-shutdown-pay

A Judge Told The Defense In The Russian Troll Farm Case To "Knock It Off" With Attacks On Mueller's Office

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:25:53 -0500

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The judge said the defense’s court filings — which accused Mueller’s office of acting outside the law and included colorful language and pop culture references — were “unprofessional, inappropriate, and ineffective.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/russian-troll-farm-robert-mueller-lawyer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Miss Supreme Court Arguments Following Cancer Surgery

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 18:35:42 -0500

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The 85-year-old justice had never previously missed a day of arguments.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/justice-ginsburg-will-miss-supreme-court-arguments