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A Danish Think Tank Says The US Ambassador Banned A Trump Critic From An Event

Sun, 08 Dec 2019 00:09:20 -0500

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A NATO expert was supposed to speak at an event in Copenhagen but got a letter from event organizers saying Ambassador Carla Sands did not want him there.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/miriamelder/carla-sands-denmark-stanley-sloan-trump

Joe Biden Gave An Aggressive Defense Of How He Handles Criticism Of His Son

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 04:52:40 -0500

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"The appearance looked bad and he acknowledged that. And that’s it, that’s all I’m going to talk about," Biden told reporters aboard his campaign bus a day after a tense exchange with a voter.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-hunter-biden-questions

Pete Buttigieg Released Some Detail Of His Work At McKinsey But Still Is Not Naming Clients

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 01:05:30 -0500

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"I am asking McKinsey to do the right thing in the name of transparency," Buttigieg said in a statement calling on the firm to release the clients’ names.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/pete-buttigieg-mckinsey-timeline

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Said Mike Pence And Mike Pompeo Are Not “Fit To Serve In Public Office,” Given Impeachment Evidence

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 00:40:33 -0500

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As evidence mounts against President Donald Trump, Ocasio-Cortez said that Pence and also Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should be held accountable. "I don’t think that either of them are fit to serve in public office — ever again."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-pence-pompei-complicit-impeachment

Joe Biden’s Fans In Iowa Think He Was Right To Push Back On The Man Who Asked About His Son

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:08:10 -0500

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"It’s way past time for the Democrats to stand up and call out the bull, or as Joe says, the malarkey,” a Biden supporter said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-push-up-voter-response-iowa

Republicans Are Pushing A New LGBTQ Rights Bill — And It’s Full Of Loopholes

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:40:31 -0500

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The bill would ban anti-LGBTQ discrimination nationwide for the first time while creating many exemptions for small businesses, adoption agencies, and religious objectors.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/republicans-lgbtq-discrimination-bill-congress

NATO-Linked Researchers Bought Fake Social Media Engagements To Test How Facebook, Twitter, And Google Combat Manipulation. The Companies Failed.

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 16:14:09 -0500

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A NATO affiliate carried out a four-month experiment into manipulation on social media websites. The findings are published in a major new report.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertonardelli/facebook-twitter-google-manipulation-nato-stratcom

House Republicans Say The Senators Running For President Shouldn't Be Allowed To Be Jurors In Trump's Impeachment Trial

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 06:48:05 -0500

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Republican Rep. Jason Smith will introduce legislation Thursday trying to force the Democratic candidates to recuse themselves from Trump's Senate trial — though it isn’t binding.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/republicans-2020-democrats-recuse-impeachment-trial-trump

Joe Biden Challenged A Man In Iowa To An "IQ Test" Or Push-Up Contest After He Asked Biden About His Son

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:25:48 -0500

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"You're a damn liar," Biden told a man at a campaign event.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-iq-test

Rudy Giuliani Made A Surprise Visit To Kyiv And Nobody There Is Happy About It

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 04:53:22 -0500

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Ukrainian and American officials in Kyiv told BuzzFeed News they had no advance warning of Giuliani’s arrival and only learned about it from media reports.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/rudy-giuliani-kyiv-ukraine-impeachment

The Stakes 2020: Bloomberg’s Virality And Texts With A Kamala Staffer

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:52:25 -0500

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In this edition of The Stakes 2020, BuzzFeed News' newsletter about the 2020 campaign, we text with Ian Sams, the national press secretary for Kamala Harris, about the end of her campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/the-stakes-2020-bloomberg-kamala-ian-sams

A Protester Disrupted Pete Buttigieg’s Black Allies’ Attempt To Show Their Support, And It Was Really Tense

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:25:49 -0500

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A man whose race and identity could not immediately be verified took the microphone from a black South Bend leader at a Buttigieg campaign event.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/pete-buttigieg-black-support-protest-south-bend

Democrats Are Freaking Out About Pro-Trump Messaging To Occasional Black Voters

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:52:36 -0500

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"We haven't yet found the right language that makes the community feel as if we understand where they're coming from and what's actually happening to them,” a DNC official said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/black-voters-2020-democrats-ados-blexit

Kamala Harris Dropped Out, But The #KHive And Stan Culture Aren’t Leaving Politics

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:53:59 -0500

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2016 was just the beginning. 2020 has taken stan culture and Politics Twitter, converged the two, and spit out tribes of supporters locked in a symbiotic relationship with their chosen campaigns.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/2020-stans-khive-beto-pete-kamala

Cory Booker Has "Anger" Over Kamala Harris Ending Her Campaign While Billionaires Stay In The Race

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:59:23 -0500

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“It’s a damn shame frankly that Kamala Harris’s voice is no longer in this race,” Booker said on AM to DM.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/cory-booker-kamala-harris-billionaires-2020

Julián Castro Said Kamala Harris's Campaign Suffered Because The Media Holds Candidates Of Color To Different Standards

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:30:26 -0500

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Castro told BuzzFeed News “there has to be more responsibility” in political reporting.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/julian-castro-kamala-harris-media-bias

Tom Steyer Thinks Michael Bloomberg Should "Meet Some Americans And Look Them In The Eye"

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 01:44:39 -0500

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The billionaire presidential candidate told BuzzFeed News the other billionaire presidential candidate can't just rely on TV spending.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/tom-steyer-mike-bloomberg-kamala-harris

Democrats Have Released Their Impeachment Case Against Donald Trump

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 23:52:11 -0500

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"The President placed his personal political interests above the national interests of the United States, sought to undermine the integrity of the U.S. presidential election process, and endangered U.S. national security," Democrats concluded.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-report-trump-impeachment-case-ukraine

Kamala Harris Is Ending Her Presidential Campaign

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:25:44 -0500

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She informed staff today she is suspending her campaign, according to an aide.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/kamala-harris-ending-presidential-campaign

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Could Save Bernie Sanders' Campaign

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 20:53:00 -0500

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If — or when — the impeachment trial heads to the Senate, it will trap presidential candidates in DC. But Bernie Sanders has AOC.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/aoc-bernie-sanders-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-impeachment

A Major Latino PAC Is Backing An Openly Gay Democrat In A Crowded New York Primary

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:40:33 -0500

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s PAC will endorse the 31-year-old on Monday in a 12-person primary for retiring Rep. José Serrano’s seat.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/bold-pac-hispanic-caucus-ritchie-torres-congress-serrano

A Woman Claimed Andrew Yang Discriminated Against Her At His Tutoring Company

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 02:18:04 -0500

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“In my experience, Andrew is yet another businessman who doesn’t think that women deserve to be compensated the same as men for the same work,” the woman told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/a-woman-claimed-andrew-yang-discriminated-against-her-at

12 Impeachment Conspiracies You’re Likely To Hear About At Thanksgiving

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 20:49:31 -0500

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Pull this up on your phone before you start arguing at the dinner table this year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/impeachment-conspiracies-thanksgiving

Nine Democrats Who Represent Swing Districts Have Endorsed A Veteran To Replace Republican Rep. Pete King

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:30:33 -0500

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The group has backed Jackie Gordon of Long Island to take back the Republican seat as rumors swirl about a possible Lara Trump run.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/swing-democrats-endorse-jackie-gordon-pete-king

Anthony Weiner Is The Most Important Politician Of The 2010s

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:25:41 -0500

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Anthony Weiner’s penis tweet was the Big Bang of our political era.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/anthony-weiner-2010s-trump-clinton-breitbart

She’s On The Left, He’s On The Right. In Congress, These Unlikely Friends Are Out To Cause Trouble.

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:50:35 -0500

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Rep. Mark Meadows led the House’s most conservative caucus. Now he’s sharing tips with the head of the most progressive caucus, Rep. Pramila Jayapal.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/mark-meadows-pramila-jayapal-friendship-congress-leadership

The Supreme Court Said Trump’s Financial Records Can Stay Hidden For Now

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:43:27 -0500

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Two lower courts had ordered the president’s accounting firm to hand over his financial records to the House, but the Supreme Court put that on hold while it considers the case.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/supreme-court-trump-financial-records-hold

Federal Workers Are “Afraid” After Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Crusade At The Supreme Court

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 01:03:01 -0500

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LGBTQ workers at the Justice Department fear they’ll get fired, they said in a recent letter to Attorney General Bill Barr.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/justice-department-lgbtq-workers-afraid-trump-supreme-court

The House Intelligence Committee Said It Has The Evidence It Needs, Moving Impeachment Forward

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 23:10:51 -0500

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The House Intelligence Committee says it now has evidence that “conclusively” shows Trump withheld support from Ukraine in exchange for investigations that would help him politically.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/schiff-donald-trump-impeach-report-articles-democrats

Many Young Black Voters Are Tired Of Joe Biden Clinging To Barack Obama’s Legacy

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 20:25:41 -0500

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“The older people, they’re just comfortable, and the younger people, we’re not.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/young-black-voters-joe-biden

Michael Bloomberg Is Really Running For President

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:19:13 -0500

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The former New York City mayor is a verrrrry late entry to the Democratic presidential primary, months after saying he would sit it out.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/michael-bloomberg-2020-president

Anyone Who Cares About Gun Laws Should Pay Attention To What’s Happening In Idaho

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 22:18:02 -0500

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The national war over gun control remains at a standstill. But in the small Idaho town of Sandpoint, Second Amendment activists are fortifying the rights they say are constitutionally theirs — no matter the cost.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/idaho-redoubt-gun-control-rights-second-amendment

Black Women Want To Be Seen By Presidential Candidates. Elizabeth Warren Is Trying To Show She’s Taking Them Seriously.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 18:18:40 -0500

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Warren’s Atlanta speech centered on black women’s history left some young women in the audience impressed, but the candidate still began the night with pro-charter protesters.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/elizabeth-warren-black-women

“Nothing Is Off The Table” For Facebook As Google And Twitter Crack Down On Political Ads

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:26:24 -0500

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For now, Donald Trump and Joe Biden can target ads however they want on Facebook. How long will that last?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexkantrowitz/nothing-is-off-the-table-for-facebook-as-google-and-twitter

The Republican National Committee Bought Nearly $100,000 Worth Of Donald Trump Jr.’s Book Last Month

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 20:25:43 -0500

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“We have netted $500,000 for the party fundraising off the book,” an RNC spokesperson said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/donald-trump-jr-book-purchase-rnc

Texting With Michael Bennet: Senators Running For President Have To Carry Out Their Impeachment Duties

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:38:49 -0500

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In The Stakes 2020, BuzzFeed News' political newsletter, Sen. Michael Bennet discussed Twitter activism and said that senators running for president will be able to campaign and sit in on the impeachment trial. They "need to do both."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/texting-with-michael-bennet-senators-running-for-president

Joe Biden Said To Support #MeToo We Should "Keep Punching At" Domestic Violence

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:08:48 -0500

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The former vice president did not directly address the broader issues of the #MeToo movement in his response at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-said-to-support-metoo-we-should-keep-punching-at

What’s Still Missing From The Democratic Primary Debates: Questions About LGBTQ Rights

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:23:36 -0500

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There hasn't been a direct question about LGBTQ rights since a question aimed at Tulsi Gabbard in June.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/democratic-debate-lgbt-question

Mike Bloomberg Has "Made A Decision To Serve His Country," A Former Bush Treasury Secretary Said In China

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:38:07 -0500

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"My good friend Mike Bloomberg asked my good friend Henry Kissinger and me to represent him here today because ... he's made a decision to serve his country," Hank Paulson said in Beijing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/mike-bloomberg-2020-decision-china

The Democrats’ Impeachment Narrative Is Complete

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 15:02:46 -0500

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"The information is overwhelming. It’s pretty clear and easy.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-impeachment-narrative-complete-trump-ukraine

A US Ambassador Told Congress That Trump Did Engage In A Quid Pro Quo, But Republicans Are Claiming Victory Anyway

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 02:30:33 -0500

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“My colleagues seem to be under the impression that unless the president spoke the words ‘Ambassador Sondland, I am bribing the Ukrainian president’ that there is no evidence of bribery."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/republicans-trump-impeachment-no-quid-pro-quo

Republicans’ Conspiracy Theory–Ridden Counterprogramming To Impeachment Is Working

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 16:05:12 -0500

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Nothing Republican Rep. Devin Nunes does during the hearings makes sense if you watch it in the moment. When it’s posted on Facebook later, though, it works perfectly.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/republican-conspiracy-theory-counterprogramming

Facebook Says Anonymous Pages Posting Coordinated Pro-Trump Content Do Not Break Its Rules

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:39:23 -0500

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“I like positivity and like to follow all Trump media”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/coordinated-pro-trump-facebook-pages

The Senate Has Been Quietly Interviewing People Involved In The Whistleblower Complaint

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 15:10:09 -0500

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The Senate Intelligence Committee has questioned several people as it digs into how the complaint was handled.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/senate-intelligence-whistleblower-complaint-trump

A Sweeping Cannabis Bill Has Passed A Historic Milestone In Congress

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:24:17 -0500

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The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act is the first comprehensive national legalization bill to pass a congressional committee.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/cannibas-legalization-bill-passed-congress-committee-more

House Caucus Leaders Wrote A Letter To Google Asking About Its Hire Of A Former DHS Staffer Who Worked On Family Separation

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:00:34 -0500

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“We find it alarming when companies choose to reward and hire individuals that have played active roles in implementing cruel policies that target and hurt the communities we represent and Google is no exception.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/democat-caucus-heads-google-letter-miles-taylor

Ambassador Gordon Sondland Confirmed Trump Withheld US Support For Ukraine In Exchange For Investigations Into His Political Rivals

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 15:12:29 -0500

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"Was there a 'quid pro quo'? As I testified previously, with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ellievhall/quid-pro-quo-ukraine-trump-giuliani-sondland-impeachment

Hey, It's The Pete Buttigieg Debate

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:30:48 -0500

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The fifth Democratic presidential primary debate has a different candidate rising under pressure. It is not Michael Bloomberg.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/democratic-debate-2020-pete-buttigieg

What’s Really Happening At The New York Times

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:20:59 -0500

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A campaign for executive editor: “People are trying to impress the boss.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/new-york-times-editor