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Biden Was Forced To Bring Back Trump’s “Remain In Mexico” Policy, But Now He’s Expanding The Pool Of Immigrants Who Can Get Caught Up In It

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 02:34:21 -0500

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“It is very mixed messaging when leaders from the US and Mexico who so strongly oppose the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy reimplement it with an even broader scope,” one expert said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-remain-in-mexico-expanding

A Court Probed Whether Saying "She's Not My Type" In Response To A Rape Allegation Is Part Of A President’s Job

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 20:39:42 -0500

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The Justice Department wants to take over Donald Trump’s defense against writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation suit, a move that would end the case.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/donald-trump-e-jean-carroll-defamation-case

Democrats Say They Learned From Obamacare And Are Designing Childcare Programs That Republicans Can’t Say No To

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:58:29 -0500

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Republican governors have spent a decade warring against Affordable Care Act provisions. Democrats are trying to prevent a repeat for their new childcare programs.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-universal-prek-childcare-republicans-obamacare

The Justices Are Having An Open Fight About The Legitimacy Of The Supreme Court

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 23:15:15 -0500

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Arguments in the Mississippi abortion ban case came just a few months after justices publicly pushed back on the notion that they were political actors.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-legitimacy-abortion-rights

A Group Of Republicans Could Briefly Shut Down The Government Over Vaccine Mandates

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:09:02 -0500

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The House Freedom Caucus is pleading with Senate Republicans to use procedural leverage to delay government funding in a war against Biden’s COVID vaccine mandates.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/government-shutdown-vaccine-mandate

Live Results: Atlanta Mayoral Runoff Election

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 00:36:31 -0500

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Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore is up against Andre Dickens, another member of the City Council.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/live-results-atlanta-mayoral-runoff-election

Muslim Members Of Congress Called On Leadership To Punish Lauren Boebert After Her Bigoted Remarks

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 03:25:07 -0500

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Democrats aren’t rushing into another rebuke of a single Republican member. And Republican leaders are again keeping silent.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/ilhan-omar-lauren-boebert-islamophobia

An Appeals Court Said Some Parts Of The Mueller Report About Donald Trump Jr. Must Be Made Public

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 15:25:07 -0500

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“BuzzFeed has identified a significant public interest and demonstrated how disclosure will advance that interest,” the appeals court said in an 18-page opinion.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/mueller-report-donald-trump-jr-no-charges

Another Court Is Wary Of Giving Trump Power To Interfere With Congress’s Jan. 6 Investigation

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 23:05:02 -0500

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Trump’s lawyer said they planned to petition the Supreme Court to take the case if they lose again.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-january6-investigation-executive-privilege-biden

A Capitol Riot Trial Is Slowly Starting To Take Shape

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 23:02:08 -0500

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Guy Reffitt is set to face a jury in February.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-trial-polarized-reffitt-jurors

The Jan. 6 Committee Is Weighing Bringing More Contempt Charges Against Trump Allies

Mon, 29 Nov 2021 20:44:34 -0500

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The new contempt findings could come after Steve Bannon was indicted for contempt of Congress after he ignored a congressional subpoena.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/insurrection-contempt-jeffery-clark-jan6-committee

The Former VA Doctor Who Veterans Say Butchered Their Feet Is Now On Probation

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 18:53:18 -0500

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Bradley Hammersley, the foot doctor whom the VA blamed for a long string of botched surgeries, will be able to continue to practice but is banned from performing new operations.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/veterans-affairs-idiana-doctor-probation

Cori Bush Said The Democrats’ “Old Ways Of Thinking” Are Holding Them Back

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 05:12:12 -0500

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Cori Bush set out to make Congress more reflective of activism outside Washington. But in an institution with hierarchical power structures, how much say does she have?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/cori-bush-congress-reelection

A Congressional Subpoena Is The Latest In A Long Line Of Legal Entanglements For The Oath Keepers And Proud Boys

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 01:15:52 -0500

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Members of the groups are already sitting in jail, staring down felony charges, and facing civil lawsuits.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/proud-boys-oath-keepers-insurrection-j6-investigation

A Judge Who Felt Burned After Giving A Capitol Rioter Probation Threw The Book At Another Defendant

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:12:15 -0500

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Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced a Pennsylvania man to 60 days in jail, more than the two weeks requested by the government.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-capitol-rioter-sentence

Top Justice Department Officials Were Told There Were “No Credible Threats” Hours Before The Capitol Riot

Sat, 20 Nov 2021 00:23:27 -0500

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Other emails obtained by BuzzFeed News show how the DOJ strategized about public messaging leading up to Jan. 6.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-justice-department-documents-credible-threats

A Judge Called Out The Lack Of Accountability For Those Who “Created The Conditions” For The Capitol Riot

Sat, 20 Nov 2021 00:23:27 -0500

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Judge Amit Mehta described a Capitol rioter as a “pawn in a game that’s played and directed by people who should know better.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-accountability-capitol-riot-conditions

Some Republicans Keep Praising Kyle Rittenhouse

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 16:06:47 -0500

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A cohort of Republicans rushed to praise Rittenhouse after he was found not guilty of murder.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/republicans-kyle-rittenhouse-verdict-not-guilty-protest

House Democrats Have Passed The Build Back Better Act. Now It's The Senate's Turn.

Mon, 22 Nov 2021 18:50:14 -0500

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It’s a major step for President Joe Biden’s signature legislation, but passage through the Senate is far from a sure thing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/house-democrats-build-back-better-climate-biden-congress

A Judge Temporarily Blocked The New York Times From Publishing Project Veritas Documents

Fri, 19 Nov 2021 03:25:07 -0500

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The Times said it would immediately challenge the “unconstitutional” order.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/project-veritas-new-york-times-blocked

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Said Republican Candidates Should Still Talk About 2020, Even Though Biden "Painfully" Won

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 21:14:38 -0500

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The Republican National Committee chair told reporters that her party can talk about the last election and the next one at the same time, and without Trump "we would lose."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/ronna-mcdaniel-rnc-biden-trump-election-fraud-2020

The House Censured Paul Gosar For Posting An Anime Clip That Showed Him Killing AOC

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 23:12:24 -0500

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Paul Gosar’s team, who made the violent meme, just earned him an official condemnation from the House of Representatives.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/gosar-aoc-censure-house-anime-twitter-biden

Jan. 6 Court Fights Are Resurfacing Some Familiar Faces From Trump-Era Legal Battles

Wed, 17 Nov 2021 01:36:10 -0500

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Steve Bannon hired one of Trump's impeachment lawyers to fight his contempt of Congress charges.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-lawyers-impeachment-insurrection-bannon-schoen

A Federal Grand Jury Indicted Steve Bannon For Contempt Of Congress

Sat, 13 Nov 2021 14:49:37 -0500

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The close Trump adviser had ignored a subpoena as part of the House’s investigation into Jan. 6.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/steve-bannon-indicted-contempt-congress

A Man Pleaded Guilty To Bringing Homemade Molotov Cocktails To DC On Jan. 6

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 18:07:41 -0500

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Lonnie Coffman also admitted traveling with multiple guns in his truck and carrying two guns in his pockets.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/molotov-cocktails-jan-6-capitol-guilty-plea

A Man Was Arrested For Threatening A Republican Who Voted For Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 15:07:02 -0500

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“It’s amazing people want to kill me over paving roads and clean water,” Rep. Andrew Garbarino told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/garbarino-house-republicans-biden-infrastructure-plan

A Court Temporarily Paused Trump's Records From Going To The Jan. 6 Committee

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 21:48:44 -0500

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Donald Trump will get a few extra weeks to try to convince the DC Circuit to stop the committee from getting his White House documents.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-insurrection-january-6-investigation-records

A Capitol Rioter Will Spend More Than 3 Years In Prison For Punching A Police Officer In The Head

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 22:48:20 -0500

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Scott Fairlamb was captured on video assaulting police and bragging about stealing an officer’s baton. He’s the first rioter sentenced to years in prison.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-sentence-years-prison

A Judge Rejected Trump’s Attempt To Block His Administration’s Records Related To The Capitol Riot From Being Released

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 15:23:39 -0500

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Judge Tanya Chutkan wrote that examining what led to the Jan. 6 insurrection was in the public interest.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-january-6-records-judge-rejects

Paul Gosar Won’t Stop Defending His Anime Video That Showed Him Killing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 01:25:07 -0500

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House Republican leaders are so far staying quiet on whether they’ll take any public steps to criticize the Arizona lawmaker.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/paul-gosar-video-aoc-defend

Here’s Every Weapon The Capitol Rioters Are Accused Of Having On Jan. 6

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:22:19 -0500

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Guns, knives, bats, chemicals, stolen police gear, flagpoles, a “Trump 2020” sign, pieces of metal and wood, crutches, a skateboard, stun devices, a crow bar, and a firecracker.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-weapons-charges

"Goodbye, America!": A California Man Who Allegedly Took Part In The Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Is Seeking Asylum In Belarus

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 19:25:17 -0500

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Evan Neumann, wanted for attacking a police officer and entering the Capitol during the insurrection, told a Belarusian state-run TV news channel that he crossed through snake-infested swamps and forests from Ukraine.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/evan-neumann-january-6-capitol-attack-asylum-belarus

America Is At A Grand Junction

Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:34:57 -0500

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The threads of politics today converged in one school board race. Things are getting ugly.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/school-board-election-colorado-crt

House Democrats Finally Passed Their $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 16:20:38 -0500

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A tumultuous day in the House ended with a late vote on the bipartisan bill that will send billions in funding to boost America’s aging infrastructure.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/congress-infrastructure-pass

How A Grassroots Campaign Defeated Conservatives Opposed To Critical Race Theory

Sat, 06 Nov 2021 01:59:18 -0400

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In Guilford, Connecticut, parents running for the town’s Board of Education on an anti–critical race theory campaign were resoundingly defeated. But that hasn’t happened everywhere.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/shannonkeating/critical-race-theory-election-results-guilford

A Judge Doubted Whether Trump Could Claim Executive Privilege On Jan. 6 Records

Fri, 05 Nov 2021 12:10:51 -0400

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The hearing comes days before the National Archives is set to turn over records to the Jan. 6 committee unless the court intervenes.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-insurrection-congress-executive-privilege-lawsuit

Democrats Realize They're In A New World: They Can't Just Rage Against Trump And Expect To Win

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 00:55:07 -0400

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After the loss in Virginia and close win in New Jersey, Democratic strategists say the party could use a rethink before the midterms.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/trump-democrats-virginia-election

Gov. Phil Murphy Narrowly Won Reelection In New Jersey In Another Troubling Sign For Democrats

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 22:46:53 -0400

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Murphy is the first Democratic governor to win reelection in the state in decades. But the surprisingly close result could foreshadow a tough 2022 for Democrats.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/new-jersey-election-results-phil-murphy-jack-ciattarelli

After A Crushing Loss In Virginia, Democrats Are Splintering Over Their Plan In Congress

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 13:25:05 -0400

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"This isn’t what the future has to be, but if you don’t change your ways, this is what the future will be," Sen. Tim Kaine said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/virginia-election-congress-democrats-plan

7 Republicans Who Were In DC On Jan. 6 Won Elections This Week

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 23:02:26 -0400

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Another seven Republican candidates who went to Trump’s rally on Jan. 6 or marched to the Capitol lost their races.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/jan-6-republicans-win-election

The Supreme Court's Conservatives Seem Skeptical Of Gun Restrictions

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 17:58:57 -0400

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The justices heard oral arguments in a New York case on Wednesday that could have broad implications for gun control in the US.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/supreme-court-gun-case-arguments

Minneapolis Rejected An Effort To Overhaul Its Police Department

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 14:20:03 -0400

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The "no" vote is a blow to the police reform movement that swept across the country following the 2020 protests.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/minneapolis-rejected-amendment-overhaul-police-george-floyd

Republican Glenn Youngkin Won Virginia's Governor Race In An Early Warning Sign For Democrats

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 19:45:11 -0400

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Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe's loss in a state Joe Biden won big in 2020 shows how tricky the midterms could be for Democrats.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/glenn-youngkin-wins-virginia-election-governor-race

Democrats’ Proposed Tax Cuts For The Rich Are Threatening To Derail The Build Back Better Act

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 23:38:12 -0400

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A group of House Democrats are demanding a tax break that disproportionately hits wealthy earners in Democratic states. Bernie Sanders is trying to stop them.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-salt-tax-build-back-better-plan

Live Results: The Virginia Governor's Race

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 05:25:07 -0400

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Results from the race for Virginia’s governor.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/live-election-results-virginia-governor-race-macauliffe

Minneapolis Birthed The New Police Reform Movement. Now It’s Actually On The Ballot.

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 15:06:59 -0400

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When George Floyd was murdered, Minneapolis became the center of the police reform debate. Now the city is voting on what its future policing should look like.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/minneapolis-police-vote-defund-movement

Supreme Court Justices Have Big Problems With How Texas Went About Trying To Ban Abortion

Mon, 01 Nov 2021 22:26:46 -0400

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The Supreme Court seemed open to letting abortion providers go ahead with a challenge to SB 8. The fate of the Justice Department’s case is less clear.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-texas-abortion-ban-constitution-loophole

The Fight Over Critical Race Theory Is Tearing This Town Apart

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 14:30:59 -0400

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Panic over critical race theory has bitterly divided the seaside town of Guilford, Connecticut. A pivotal school board election could change everything.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/shannonkeating/critical-race-theory-guilford-school-board-elections

"Enough Of Treating Nature Like A Toilet": The UN Leader Is Fed Up With Climate Inaction

Thu, 04 Nov 2021 14:31:10 -0400

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World leaders gathered at an international climate summit in Glasgow on Monday to discuss how to avert climate catastrophe.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/cop26-climate-change-climate-crisis-guterres

Democrats Are Still Fighting To Get Paid Leave And Lower Drug Prices In The Build Back Better Act

Sat, 30 Oct 2021 02:19:16 -0400

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President Biden announced the details of a deal Thursday that left out some prized Democratic priorities — but members of his party are saying not so fast.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-paid-leave-build-back-better-reconciliation

A Judge Refused To Let Two Capitol Rioters Appear By Video For Sentencing

Fri, 29 Oct 2021 17:29:43 -0400

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“Defendants found the means to travel to Washington, D.C. to commit the crime to which they have pled guilty,” US District Judge Trevor McFadden wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-capitol-riot-defendants-virtual-hearing

AOC And Other Members Of Congress Called Out Big Oil’s Climate BS In A Historic Hearing

Fri, 29 Oct 2021 16:08:04 -0400

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Democrats questioned Big Oil executives about their role in spreading misinformation about climate change and their role in hindering climate change legislation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/aoc-democrats-big-oil-hearing-climate-change-lobbying

A Judge Blasted Prosecutors’ “Muddled” Approach In Rejecting Prison Time For A Capitol Rioter

Thu, 28 Oct 2021 21:55:38 -0400

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Jack Griffith was sentenced to probation. Prosecutors had argued for three months incarceration.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/jan-6-judge-blame-prosecutors

At Least 13 Republicans Who Participated In Jan. 6 Are Running For Office Next Week

Tue, 02 Nov 2021 19:49:50 -0400

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Many more people who were a part of the insurrection will be on the ballot in 2022.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/jan-6-republicans-ballot-election-day

The Battle For Your School Board Is About Much More This Year

Fri, 29 Oct 2021 13:19:25 -0400

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Riding a wave of anger, right-wing activists hope upcoming school board races will be a litmus test for their supporters’ energy heading into next year’s midterms.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/school-board-races-national-trend

Democrats Finally Have Their Social Spending Plan — Paid Family Leave Got Left Out

Thu, 28 Oct 2021 16:28:55 -0400

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The plan released by the White House features $1.75 trillion in funding for social programs and to address climate change, but it's still being sold to Congress.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/family-leave-democrats-social-spending-biden

People In Arizona Are About To Face The West’s First Major Water Crisis

Fri, 12 Nov 2021 23:13:27 -0500

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Under the first-ever federally declared water cuts, Arizona will lose 20% of its supply from the Colorado River in 2022.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/caitochs/colorado-river-shortage-arizona-drought

Kyrsten Sinema Is Blocking A Tax Hike On Millionaires, So Democrats Are Now Targeting Billionaires

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:15:35 -0400

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Democrats introduced two bills to tax the richest people and companies in the US after their initial plan was stonewalled.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-sinema-billionaire-tax-plan-reconciliation

The Supreme Court Won’t Halt Texas’s Abortion Ban While The Justices Decide If Anyone Can Sue

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 04:25:07 -0400

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The court will hear arguments on Nov. 1 on whether the Justice Department and abortion providers can sue Texas at all.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-texas-abortion

The House Found Steve Bannon In Contempt For Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:03:34 -0400

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Only nine Republicans, two of whom serve on the panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack, voted to hold Bannon in criminal contempt.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/steve-bannon-contempt-congress-trump

Virginia Democrats Want To Give Trump Another Loss, Even If They're "Eh" On Their Own Candidate

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 15:17:15 -0400

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Virginians hardly ever back a candidate for governor from the party that just won the White House. But with Trump in mind, Terry McAuliffe is again trying to break that curse.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/virginia-governor-election-biden-trump

Donald Trump Is Suing To Stop The House Committee Investigating Jan. 6 From Getting His Records

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:46:30 -0400

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The lawsuit comes as the committee is poised to vote on whether to hold former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-executive-privilege-sue-jan-6

New Capitol Surveillance Footage Shows A Breach By Jan. 6 Rioters From Start To Finish

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:29:28 -0400

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Two 40-minute videos from Jan. 6 show how hundreds of rioters breached one Capitol entry point and how police eventually regained control.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-footage-police-trump-insurrection-mob

A US Capitol Police Officer Was Charged With Obstructing The Jan. 6 Investigation

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:52:02 -0400

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“[I’]m a capitol police officer who agrees with your political stance,” Michael Riley allegedly wrote an unnamed Capitol rioter the next day.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/a-us-capitol-police-officer-was-charged-with-obstructing

Reading Between The Lines Of Plea Deals In The Capitol Riot Cases

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 04:19:21 -0400

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A judge accepted the 100th guilty plea in the Jan. 6 cases on Wednesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/january-6-plea-deals

100 Capitol Rioters Have Pleaded Guilty. Here’s What Their Cases Show About The Jan. 6 Investigation.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:03:16 -0400

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Guilty pleas are stacking up. Here’s what rioters are admitting to, and what they and the government are getting out of these deals.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/100-capitol-riot-guilty-pleas

A Judge Urged The Justice Department To Investigate Jail Conditions For Jan. 6 Defendants

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 20:40:10 -0400

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The judge held DC jail officials in contempt for failing to follow an order regarding medical treatment for an incarcerated alleged Capitol rioter.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/jail-conditions-jan-6-defendants

Inside The Secret Mission To Save The Afghan Interpreter Who Once Helped Rescue Joe Biden

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 18:25:09 -0400

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Mohammad Aman Khalili’s long trip out of Afghanistan was loaded with fear. “I was worried about my life very deeply.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/afghan-interpreter-biden-evacuated

Congress Might Blow Its Biggest Opportunity To Tackle The Climate Crisis

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 20:39:21 -0400

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“If you add it all up, this would be the single largest thing the federal government has ever done to deal with climate change,” one researcher said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/congress-climate-change-bills

Here’s What It Actually Means To Cut $1 Trillion From The Democrats’ Big Social Spending Bill

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:11:58 -0400

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Democrats will have to choose between greatly watering down all of their policies or giving up on some big promises.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/build-back-better-reconciliation-cuts-congress

Texas’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Is Back On After An Appeals Court Paused A Judge’s Injunction

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:16:49 -0400

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SB 8 is in effect again after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay after a judge blocked the ban Wednesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/texas-fifth-circuit-reproductive-rights-abortion-ban

Republicans Are Laying The Groundwork For Endless Election “Audits” That Go Long Past Trump

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 21:36:25 -0400

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Election integrity advocates are deeply worried about a bill in Texas that would make it easy for any losing candidate to force an audit long after an election is over.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/texas-election-audit

A Texas Healthcare Provider Said They've Resumed Abortions — For Now — After A Judge Blocked The State's Ban

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 22:04:47 -0400

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A judge on Wednesday found that Texas’s six-week abortion ban was “flagrantly unconstitutional.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/texas-abortion-law-ruling

A Judge Blocked Texas's Six-Week Abortion Ban, But It's Uncertain If Abortions Will Resume

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 14:40:21 -0400

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“This Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right,” Judge Robert Pitman wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-block-texas-abortion-law

What The Trump Books Tell Us About Jan. 6

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 01:13:10 -0400

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For the rest of our lives probably, we’ll be learning new info about the days leading up to Jan. 6. This is just phase one.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/trump-books-jan-6

A Judge Sent A Capitol Rioter To Prison, Rejecting The Government’s Lighter Recommendation

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 17:00:51 -0400

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“There have to be consequences for participating in an attempted violent overthrow of the government, beyond sitting at home,” Judge Tanya Chutkan said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-capitol-rioter-prison-harsher-sentence

A Judge Asked Why Texas Didn’t Enforce Its Own Abortion Ban If It’s “Confident” The Law Is Constitutional

Sat, 02 Oct 2021 22:45:24 -0400

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The Justice Department is asking a judge to block Texas’s SB 8, which deputizes private individuals to sue to enforce a six-week abortion ban.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/texas-abortion-law-justice-department-lawsuit

Cori Bush Shared A Powerful Story Of Getting An Abortion When She Was Nine Weeks Pregnant

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 22:09:22 -0400

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"It was freeing knowing I had options," the member of Congress said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolefallert/cori-bush-abortion

A Declassified State Department Report Says Microwaves Didn’t Cause “Havana Syndrome”

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 21:49:01 -0400

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A declassified State Department report obtained by BuzzFeed News dismissed the theory that microwave weapons are behind the mysterious neurological injuries in diplomats worldwide.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/havana-syndrome-jason-crickets

A Senior Justice Department Official Who Resigned In Protest Under Trump Is Returning

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 15:49:19 -0400

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Joel McElvain, a 20-year veteran of the DOJ, left in 2018 after the Trump administration decided to stop defending the Affordable Care Act.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-justice-department-official-return

Democrats Swear It’s Not Weird To Be Playing Baseball With Marjorie Taylor Greene

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 18:39:20 -0400

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And (almost) everyone insists they can play the Congressional Baseball Game like normal even after the Jan. 6 insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/congressional-baseball-game-marjorie-taylor-greene-democrats

A Judge Questioned Why The Government Didn’t Charge A Capitol Rioter Who Talked About Shooting Pelosi With A Harsher Crime

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 00:28:09 -0400

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A prosecutor said they didn’t prosecute Dawn Bancroft for making a threat, because she made the comment about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she was leaving the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/pelosi-plea-insurrection-dawn-bancroft-judge

Trump Keeps Promoting Democrats In Races Against Republicans Who Speak Out Against Him

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 22:02:37 -0400

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Trump invited Stacey Abrams, a former Democratic candidate for governor, to replace Republican Gov. Brian Kemp during a rally in Georgia.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-brian-kemp-democrats-georgia-rally-abrams

Immigrants Who Escaped The Texas Camp Crackdown Are Facing Another Set Of Dire Circumstances In Mexico

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 02:09:15 -0400

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“I’d like to stay here in Mexico, but I’m scared because I don’t have permission to be here,” one immigrant told BuzzFeed News. “I don't know what to do."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/immigrants-mexico-stuck-fear-deportation

Republican Lawmakers Are Pressing Ahead With Anti-Abortion Laws, With Or Without The Supreme Court’s Help

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:46:46 -0400

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A fight over Georgia’s six-week ban shows what state-level anti-abortion efforts could look like depending on whatever the Supreme Court does next.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/georgia-florida-mississippi-abortion-laws-scotus

A Top Immigration Judge Who Stepped Down Under Trump Has Now Been Chosen To Lead The Court System

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 17:31:50 -0400

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David Neal left in 2019, when many immigration judges were concerned about how Trump had reshaped the work the court was doing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/david-neal-appointed-leader-immigration-courts

Biden’s Approach To Immigration Is Causing A Huge Internal Rift And Leading To A Lot Of Confusion

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:49:17 -0400

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“Honestly, I don’t know how much longer I can stay at DHS if this continues,” one official said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-immigration-policy-internal-frustration

Democrats Say They’ve Sort Of Reached A Deal On Their Huge Social Program Bill

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 18:22:22 -0400

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With their party divided and a key deadline just days away, Democratic leaders announced a deal on a “framework” Thursday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-congress-deal-reconciliation-biden

Prosecutors Lost A Fight To Keep A Set Of Jan. 6 Capitol Surveillance Videos Under Seal

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:18:31 -0400

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A judge rebuffed the government’s argument that releasing more surveillance videos posed a national security risk.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-footage-lawsuit-release-insurrection

Joe Biden’s Agenda Is Hanging By A Thread As Democrats In Congress Threaten To Tank Two Major Bills

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:09:59 -0400

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Progressives and centrists are holding major pieces of legislation hostage, and both have the numbers to make good on their threats.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/joe-biden-agenda-reconciliation-congress-negotiations

The US Is Ending Its International Travel Ban For Fully Vaccinated People

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:45:04 -0400

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The new US international travel guidelines will start in November and will require testing, contact tracing information, and masking requirements, as well as full vaccinations.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/international-travel-ban-vaccinations-covid

These People Are Telling Their Abortion Stories As The Supreme Court Prepares To Hear Its Biggest Reproductive Rights Case In Decades

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:29:22 -0400

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More than 6,600 people signed their names to a new brief supporting abortion rights: “I hope the justices read every single one of them.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/abortion-stories-supreme-court-mississippi

It Was Billed As A Pro–Jan. 6 Rally To Support “Nonviolent” Capitol Rioters, But Only A Few People Showed Up

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:19:08 -0400

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A former Donald Trump staffer succeeded in getting a lot of media attention, but Trump himself didn’t acknowledge the rally, and members of Congress avoided it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/jan-6-rally-turnout-police

"Justice For J6" Says They're Rallying For Nonviolent Offenders. Most Alleged Capitol Rioters In Jail Are Charged With Violent Crimes.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 13:18:31 -0400

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The “Justice for J6” rally is being pitched as support for “nonviolent offenders,” but that doesn’t describe charges against most defendants in jail.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/insurrection-defendants-jail-rally-political-prisoners

After Tense Fights, An FDA Panel Said Pfizer Boosters Should Go To Older Adults And Others At High Risk

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:42:19 -0400

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The advisory panel of outside health experts recommended that a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine be authorized for people over 65 and those at high risk, rejecting the benefit for the general population.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/fda-panel-recommends-booster-shots

Pennsylvania Republicans Are Subpoenaing Millions Of Voters’ Personal Information To Determine "Whether Or Not They Exist"

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 19:23:36 -0400

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Pennsylvania Republicans are joining in on the pro-Trump audit craze, as Democrats vow to take to them to court.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/pennsylvania-republicans-trump-voter-subpoena

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Beat The Effort To Recall Him

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:37:01 -0400

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The Democratic governor survived an attempt to remove him from office, after weeks of anxiety from Democrats around the country.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/california-recall-newsom-results

Live Results: The California Recall Election

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 01:03:38 -0400

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Californians are voting on whether to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. See the results as they come in.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/live-results-the-california-recall-election