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Republicans Have Been Winning On Judges For Decades. Democrats Have Barely Talked About It.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:27:14 -0400

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Trump made the courts a major voting issue for Republicans in 2016. Liberal legal advocacy groups and court watchdogs are divided on how to make that happen for Democrats in 2020.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/democrats-2020-supreme-court-judges-trump

A Court Revived Another Lawsuit Against Trump For Continuing To Profit From His Businesses

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:59:05 -0400

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The 2nd Circuit found that hotel and restaurant owners could bring constitutional claims against Trump for refusing to divest from his companies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/donald-trump-hotel-lawsuit-back-emoluments

Americans Would Pay — A Little — To Save The Planet, A Poll Shows

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:08:13 -0400

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Data for Progress, a progressive think tank, commissioned neutral polling from YouGov that found Americans are willing to pay to stop carbon emissions, as long as it’s not too expensive.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/carbon-emissions-climate-expense-poll

He Became Mayor At Just 22. Now He’s Running To Take Down A 70-Year-Old House Democrat.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:00:49 -0400

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Democrat Alex Morse — an openly gay mayor who has backed legal weed and decriminalizing sex work — is challenging longtime Rep. Richard Neal in Massachusetts.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/alex-morse-richard-neal-primary-massachusetts-2020

Joe Biden Was Ready For A Fight With Elizabeth Warren. Instead He Got Trolled By Julián Castro.

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:24:27 -0400

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“I’m fulfilling the legacy of Barack Obama, and you’re not,” Castro told Biden at Thursday’s Democratic debate.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-debate-castro

Let The Democratic Field Now Praise Beto O’Rourke

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:09:06 -0400

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The ups and downs of the Democratic heart: A few months ago, the other candidates attacked O'Rourke a ton during a debate. On Tuesday, they kept praising him.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/let-the-democratic-field-now-praise-beto-orourke

The Real Democratic Primary Starts Now. And It’s All About Elizabeth Warren.

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 07:25:59 -0400

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“If I could be any candidate right now, I would want to be her.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/elizabeth-warren-debate-2020-primary

Andrew Yang Keeps Winning The Internet Primary

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 04:26:21 -0400

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Yang barely spoke to the television audience during the debate, but reinvested in his extremely online approach.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/andrew-yang-internet-universal-basic-income

The Zodiac Signs Of The Democratic Candidates, For Anyone Who Loves Astrology And Politics

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:17:13 -0400

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Bernie is a Virgo, Kamala is a Libra, and Marianne is a Cancer — of course.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/the-zodiac-signs-of-the-democratic-candidates-for-anyone

Democratic Voters Are Opening Up To Decriminalizing Sex Work. This Lobbyist Wants To Get Congress On Board.

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:25:42 -0400

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Kate D’Adamo has dedicated herself to getting Congress to legalize sex work and undo legislation that forced many sex workers back on the streets.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/sex-work-legalization-congress-kate-dadamo-lobby

The House Judiciary Committee Passed Rules For Its Trump Impeachment Investigation

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:56:26 -0400

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The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday on new rules as it pushes ahead with its investigation into President Trump.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/house-democrats-impeachment-judiciary-nadler

Elizabeth Warren’s New Plan Brings “Big Structural Change” To Social Security

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:45:49 -0400

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Warren would radically alter the Social Security program with new benefits and new taxes on top earners.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/elizabeth-warren-social-security-plan

Cory Booker Texted Us From The New Jersey Turnpike

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:26:27 -0400

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In The Stakes 2020, BuzzFeed News' newsletter about the 2020 campaign, Sen. Cory Booker talks about building consensus and why he's #TeamChrissy.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/cory-booker-texts-the-stakes-2020

Three Senators Are Demanding Answers From Amazon About Its "Unfair And Dangerous" Delivery System

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:07:16 -0400

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Following a BuzzFeed News investigation into Amazon's delivery network, Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Elizabeth Warren, and Sherrod Brown wrote to Jeff Bezos, accusing the tech giant of disregarding public safety and workers’ rights and demanding information about the companies that deliver its packages.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/blumenthal-elizabeth-warren-amazon-delivery

Tonight’s Democratic Primary Debate Actually Matters

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:11:42 -0400

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Thursday’s Democratic primary debate will make it really clear who the top presidential candidates are.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/democratic-debate-abc-warren-biden

A New Bill Would Stop The US From Exporting Tear Gas To Hong Kong

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 04:08:11 -0400

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The bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday comes on the heels of a BuzzFeed News investigation into a US company supplying crowd-control equipment to Hong Kong.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosalindadams/us-lawmakers-bill-tear-gas-hong-kong

A Top House Democrat Said The House Isn’t In An Impeachment Investigation, Even As The Investigation’s Head Says It Is

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:32:16 -0400

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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer later cleared up his remarks, but the confusion highlights Democrats’ mixed messaging on impeachment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/steny-hoyer-house-impeachment-investigation-nadler

House Democrats Push Major Gun Control Bills Forward Following The Mass Shootings In El Paso And Dayton

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:04:29 -0400

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The House Judiciary Committee passed bills Tuesday night to expand background checks for gun sales and prevent those who are a danger to themselves and others from buying guns.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/house-democrats-gun-control-bills-el-paso-dayton-shootings

Donald Trump Loves Looking Strong. John Bolton Actually Wanted Him To Act On It.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:25:55 -0400

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John Bolton’s tough talk on TV won over a president looking for a change. But once in the White House, he learned how hard it is to keep Trump marching on beat.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hayesbrown/donald-trump-john-bolton

Michael Flynn Is Looking For A Way Out Of His Guilty Plea

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:34:47 -0400

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Flynn’s lawyer told a judge Tuesday that they believed there was evidence the case should be dismissed because of “egregious” misconduct by the government.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/michael-flynn-way-out-guilty-plea-mueller-investigation

A Major Progressive Group That Backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Endorsing Another Young Woman Trying To Take Down A Top Democrat

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:49:37 -0400

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Brand New Congress is endorsing Mckayla Wilkes, the 29-year-old progressive challenging House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in 2020.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/brand-new-congress-mckayla-wilkes-steny-hoyer-primary

Kamala Harris’s New Plan To End Mass Incarceration Leans On Her Past As A Prosecutor

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:39:18 -0400

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Kamala Harris’s new criminal justice plan hits progressive goals, while not exactly shying away from her past.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/kamala-harris-criminal-justice

Joe Biden Said He Advised Hillary Clinton’s Team Not To Debate With Donald Trump Over The "Access Hollywood" Tape

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 18:24:26 -0400

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"Is he suggesting Hillary's reaction to the Access Hollywood tape should have been, ‘Oh, nevermind?’ That is a pretty Mad Men-era mentality," a former Clinton aide said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-hillary-clinton-trump-access-hollywood

The Trump Administration Isn’t Enforcing A New Policy To Speed Up Deportations And Couldn’t Tell A Judge When It Would

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 23:20:05 -0400

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The administration had said it would start enforcing the new policy Sept. 1. On Friday, a DOJ lawyer told a judge nothing had happened yet and didn’t have any details about when it would.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-expedited-deportations-immigration-judge-aclu

Why Is Michael Bennet Still Running For President? A Mentor Helps Explain.

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:22:45 -0400

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Michael Bennet got started in politics in Ohio 30 years ago. How he misses those simpler, pre-Twitter times.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/why-is-michael-bennet-still-running-for-president

“The Most Immoral, Unethical Thing I’ve Ever Seen In My 15 Years Of Politics” — Inside A Small City Mayor’s Campaign For President

Sun, 08 Sep 2019 13:23:08 -0400

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Wayne Messam’s unlikely 2020 campaign has been chaotic from the start. “It’s like we were in some D-list version of The Sopranos.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/wayne-messam-campaign-2020

A Massive Lobbying War Could Kill A Bipartisan Effort To End The Surprise Medical Billing Crisis

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 22:47:11 -0400

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“I’m very worried. There are members of Congress who are skittish,” said one patient advocate.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/surprise-medical-billing-lobbying-fight

The Knights Of Columbus Are Massively Inflating Their Membership In Alleged Insurance Scheme, New Documents Suggest

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 22:42:50 -0400

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New documents allege that Knights of Columbus is inflating its membership numbers by 28% to bolster its multibillion-dollar life insurance company.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/knights-of-columbus-insurance-membership-inflation-lawsuit

Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Embracing Bigger Ideas To Tackle The Climate Crisis Than Ever Before

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 20:55:28 -0400

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Vowing to keep the US in the Paris agreement is “the cost of entry” into the Democratic presidential race.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/democratic-presidential-candidates-are-embracing-bigger

Why Isn't Cory Booker's Campaign Taking Off?

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:36:16 -0400

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Booker is waging the civil rights movement's last battle — to unite a racially divided country on the verge of disaster — against Donald Trump. Will enough people listen to make him the nominee?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/cory-booker-2020-president

Think Trump Can’t Win In 2020? These Bikers Want To Change That.

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:25:48 -0400

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In the chaos of the 2016 election, Chris Cox forged a political machine out of an unlikely demographic — one that helped Trump reach the White House and is determined to keep him there.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jamespogue/bikers-for-trump-2020-campaign

DMs With Andrew Yang: Plans, Memes, And Doomers

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 13:55:28 -0400

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In The Stakes 2020, BuzzFeed News' newsletter about the 2020 campaign, Democratic candidate Andrew Yang talks about memes and what he thinks of being called a "doomer."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/dms-with-andrew-yang-plans-memes-and-doomers

CNN Is Not Renewing A Political Reporter’s TV Deal After She Got A New Job Running A Conservative News Site

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:52:10 -0400

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Eliana Johnson’s CNN contract will not be renewed, as she leaves Politico to lead the Free Beacon.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/cnn-eliana-johnson

A Top White House Reporter Is Taking Over The Washington Free Beacon

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 19:25:45 -0400

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Eliana Johnson, of Politico now and formerly National Review, will lead the neoconservative outlet.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/eliana-johnson-free-beacon

This Is What You Should Watch For In The First-Ever Climate Crisis Presidential Town Hall

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 14:55:26 -0400

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Each of the top 10 candidates will have 40 minutes to talk exclusively about the climate crisis.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/climate-2020-cnn-town-hall

Pete Buttigieg Wants To Make Solving The Climate Crisis “A National Project”

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 14:20:04 -0400

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“I’ve seen what happens if we don’t act, and I’m determined to make sure Americans understand this isn’t just a coastal issue, and it’s not a distant issue only — this is a nationwide issue,” Buttigieg said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/pete-buttigieg-climate-change-2020

Beto O’Rourke’s Presidential Campaign Suddenly Has A Purpose

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:57:06 -0400

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Beto O'Rourke has broken through the Democratic primary’s noise with expressions of raw anger and a divisive new stance on gun control.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/beto-orourke-2020-guns-el-paso

Victims Of The Charleston Church Mass Shooting Can Sue Over Background Check Failures That Let The Shooter Buy A Gun, A Court Ruled

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:18:59 -0400

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The federal government is not immune from claims over what the FBI admitted were lapses with the national background check system, a federal appeals court ruled.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/charleston-church-shooting-victims-can-sue-government

Pete Buttigieg Has Cooled Off But His Campaign Says It’s Time For “Phase Three”

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 19:22:40 -0400

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“You have to keep that fire lit, and that’s really hard to do.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/pete-buttigieg-2020-campaign-phase

James Comey Won't Face Charges For Sharing Memos About His Interactions With Trump

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:13:17 -0400

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"Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees — and the many thousands more former FBI employees — who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information," the DOJ inspector general's office wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/james-comey-memo-trump-no-charges-justice-department

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Ending Her Presidential Campaign

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 22:37:44 -0400

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The New York Democrat’s campaign just never quite took off.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/kirsten-gillibrand-drops-out

The Weekly Standard’s Corporate Owner Considered Buying The Federalist

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 17:00:34 -0400

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The sale would have been a potentially awkward ideological fit; the Weekly Standard stayed determinedly anti-Trump throughout the election, while the Federalist adopted more of an anti-anti-Trump or pro-Trump stance.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/federalist-weekly-standard

Before He Was Running Against Trump, Joe Walsh Was Trying To Be Trump

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:05:17 -0400

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"When I’ve looked at Trump these last few years, I see, like, the worst version of Joe Walsh."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katenocera/joe-walsh-barack-obama-donald-trump

A Judge Blocked Missouri’s 8-Week Abortion Ban A Day Before It Was Going To Take Effect

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 02:11:00 -0400

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The judge also ruled Missouri could enforce a ban on abortions solely based on gender, race, or Down syndrome diagnosis for now, but said he expected that ban to be struck down eventually.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/missouri-8-week-abortion-ban-blocked-judge

Massachusetts Democrats Might Have A Nasty Primary Fight Ahead. What’s Ayanna Pressley Going To Do?

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:02:41 -0400

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With Joe Kennedy III potentially challenging Ed Markey, what one-quarter of “the Squad” does next could be a big political move.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/massachusetts-democrats-kennedy-ayanna-pressley-markey

The DNC Voted Against Holding A Climate Debate, Despite Top Candidates’ Support For The Idea

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 16:58:29 -0400

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The contentious vote comes after presidential candidates overwhelmingly endorsed the debate and young activists rallied for one at Democratic National Committee offices nationwide.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/dnc-vote-presidential-climate-debate-resolution

The Trump Administration Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Workers Simply For Being Gay

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 21:25:55 -0400

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Friday’s brief comes after the administration argued that federal law allows firing workers simply for being transgender.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/trump-scotus-gay-workers

A Powerful Catholic Group Is Facing Allegations of Insurance Fraud

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 22:47:26 -0400

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The Knights of Columbus is being accused of inflating its numbers to appear more profitable to insurance companies — and some of its members say they’re paying the price.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/knights-of-columbus-insurance-lawsuit