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The Big Barrier to a Medicare For All Vote Isn’t Republicans, It’s Democrats

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:33:14 -0400

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Medicare for All would be the most dramatic overhaul of the American health care system ever. So why does the industry seem so nonchalant about it?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/medicare-for-all-democrats-barrier-house-2020

Inside The Trump Storm With An Ohio Union Boss

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:16:39 -0400

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Dave Green has been trying to save GM’s plant near Youngstown. After Trump sniped at him on social media, he quickly scored a visit from Beto O’Rourke and a bunch of media.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/trump-twitter-gm-dave-green

Stacey Abrams And Andrew Gillum Have An Overarching Goal: Stay In The Fight And Don't Miss The Moment

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:12:34 -0400

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Abrams and Gillum are returning to their roots as organizers, determined to change Southern politics after getting close in 2018.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/stacey-abrams-andrew-gillum-2020

The Last Great Diplomat Of The 20th Century Has A Lesson For Future Democratic Presidents

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:40:26 -0400

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Democrats are looking for a new foreign policy. A voice from the 20th century may help.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/richard-holbrooke-joe-biden-democrats-2020-foreign-policy

The New Left Wants To Stop Joe Biden. There Just Isn't A Clear Plan To Do It.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:36:02 -0400

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There's a progressive faction of the Democratic Party that's very much against Joe Biden for president. Whether its strategy amounts to more than angry tweets remains to be seen.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-progressives-2020-election-primary

Cory Booker Teased The Possibility Of A White House Wedding With Rosario Dawson

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:15:57 -0400

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“She’s just an incredible human being,” Booker told Ellen DeGeneres.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/cory-booker-rosario-dawson-wedding-2020

Beto O’Rourke Is The Texan Everyone Is Talking About. The Other Texan Thinks He Will Still Be A Frontrunner.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:17:35 -0400

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“If the election were held tomorrow, I know that I wouldn’t win tomorrow,” Julián Castro says. “But the election’s not tomorrow.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexislevinson/julian-castro-2020-beto-orourke-texas

A Judge Has Ruled That Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Can’t Take Effect Yet After All

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:47:04 -0400

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“Defendants were incorrect,” says a decision from US District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/trump-transgender-military-ban-still-on-hold-judge

The Justice Department And Trump's Lawyers Argue No One Should Be Able To Sue Him For Profiting From His Hotel

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:18:16 -0400

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An appeals court heard arguments Tuesday in a case over whether Trump is violating the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses of the US Constitution by refusing to divest in his businesses.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-lawsuit-dc-hotel-profit-emoluments-justice-department

Into America’s Spiritual Void With Marianne Williamson

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:27:03 -0400

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Presidential campaigns can poll at zero and still have something interesting to say about America. In Iowa on the trail with Marianne Williamson, who helped shape today's conversation about spirituality.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/marianne-williamson-president-campaign

California Congressman Says He's Suing Twitter For Allowing A Parody Account Alleging To Be His Mom

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:15:14 -0400

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“In 2018, Twitter shadow-banned Plaintiff in order to restrict his free speech and to amplify the abusive and hateful content published and republished by Mair, Devin Nunes’ Mom, Devin Nunes’ cow, Fire Devin Nunes, Devin Nunes Grapes, and others.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/congressman-devin-nunes-sues-twitter-for-allowing-parody

Twitter’s Insiders Are Skeptical About Beto O’Rourke. Iowans Don’t Seem To Care.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:37:52 -0400

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“I tend to agree with some of the stories … but I look at him and he’s the only one that gives me that hope," one Iowa voter said during O'Rourke's first campaign trip.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/beto-orourke-iowa-2020-president-twitter

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Officially Running For President

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 18:41:32 -0400

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The New York senator ended the exploratory phase of her campaign and will officially launch her bid in front of a Trump landmark.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/kirsten-gillibrand-is-officially-running-for-president

Joe Biden Is Sorry, Not Sorry About Saying Nice Things About Mike Pence And Other Republicans

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 01:42:19 -0400

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“I have the most progressive record of anybody running for—” the not-yet-declared candidate for president said Saturday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-mike-pence-bipartisanship

Beto O'Rourke Says He's "No Longer Sure" Single-Payer Is The Best Way To Get To Universal Health Care

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:25:32 -0400

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"Over time, I hope Medicare has the investment and buy-in necessary that people choose to leave employer-based insurance instead of being forced to," O'Rourke said in Iowa.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/beto-orourke-says-his-goal-for-health-care-is-not

Beto O'Rourke's Young Hacker Days Are A Preview Of Millennial Politicians' Teen Internet Days

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:52:01 -0400

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We have officially reached the age of politicians with LiveJournals from their youth.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/beto-orourke-hacker-writing

California's Governor Thinks Democratic Presidential Candidates Should Commit To Taking Federal Prisoners Off Death Row

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:27:31 -0400

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"That should be part of the conversation of a presidential damn campaign," Gavin Newsom told BuzzFeed News' Profile.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/gavin-newsom-death-penalty-2020-election

Bernie Sanders Cut His Head On A Glass Shower Door And Had To Get Stitches

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:10:40 -0400

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A spokesperson said Sanders has received a “clean bill of health” and will be continuing his campaign schedule.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/bernie-sanders-shower-injury-stitches

More Democrats Want Answers From Homeland Security About Its List Of Lawyers, Activists, And Journalists

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:25:36 -0400

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“Under what authority is DHS monitoring and investigating reporters and advocacy lawyers as they travel from the United States to Mexico?”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/dhs-list-lawyers-castro-letter

Trump’s 2020 Team Is Already Doing Something His White House Has Struggled With For Years: Hiring

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:24:13 -0400

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"The talent pool is a lot higher than the people willing to go to the White House."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/trump-2020-reelection-campaign-hiring

Here’s Where Republicans Are Drawing The Line For Trump’s Controversial Judicial Nominees

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:45:19 -0400

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Inflammatory college writings? Sometimes a problem, sometimes not. Poor performance in the Senate? No go. Accusations of racism? It depends.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-judicial-nominees-neomi-rao

Andrew Yang Wants The Support Of The Pro-Trump Internet. Now It Is Threatening To Devour Him.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:25:36 -0400

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After Andrew Yang caught the attention of Reddit and 4chan, his campaign leaned into it. Now those same communities are leading a harassment campaign against his deputy chief of staff.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/4chan-vs-the-yang-gang

A Texas Landowner Suing Over Trump’s National Emergency Declaration Worries His Ancestors’ Bodies Will Be Exhumed

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 22:05:50 -0400

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Ramiro Ramirez says US officials are scoping out property for border wall construction that would run through two historic cemeteries where his ancestors are buried.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/national-emergency-landowner-cemetery-suit

The Democratic Party’s Chief Technology Officer Will Step Down

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:51:59 -0400

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Raffi Krikorian, the Silicon Valley official charged with overhauling the DNC’s outdated tech and digital security practices after the 2016 hacks, is leaving after nearly two years.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/dnc-cto-raffi-krikorian-leaving

Republicans Have Pissed Off Donald Trump By Turning Down His Wall Plan. Now They’re Just Hoping He Doesn’t Take It Too Personally.

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:12:33 -0400

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“Hopefully, he’ll give some of us a pass on this,” one Republican who voted against the president’s wishes said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/donald-trump-border-wall-resolution-congress

An Appeals Court Ruled For The First Time That Trump Can Be Sued In State Court

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:00:01 -0400

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"Though he is tasked with significant responsibilities, the President is still a person, and he is not above the law."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-zervos-lawsuit-appeals-ruling

A Likely Democratic Presidential Candidate Wants To Wipe Out Your Student Loan Debt

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 20:48:45 -0400

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“We’re declaring it as an issue that threatens the economic security of this country. We don’t have to walk into another Great Recession.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/wayne-messam-cancel-student-loan-debt-2020

Beto O'Rourke Has Announced He Will Run For President In 2020

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:49:54 -0400

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"This is going to be a positive campaign that seeks to bring out the very best from every single one of us; that seeks to unite a very divided country."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/beto-orourke-president-2020-primary

A Shady New Website Has Outed Women Who Accused Former Rep. Ruben Kihuen Of Sexual Harassment

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:16:09 -0400

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“I cannot possibly understand how anyone has enough evil in their heart to publicly out harassment victims and push a smear campaign against them,” one of the women who accused Kihuen of sexual harassment told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/ruben-kihuen-me-too-accusers-outed-website-nevada

Paul Manafort Was Hit With New Criminal Charges Right After His Second Sentencing In Mueller's Probe

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 20:09:39 -0400

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced residential mortgage fraud charges against Manafort shortly after the former Trump campaign chair had his second sentencing out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manafort-new-criminal-charges-new-york-sentencing

Pete Buttigieg, Asked About Joe Biden Calling Mike Pence A “Decent Guy,” Says Pence Has “Absolutely Fanatical” Views

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 18:29:44 -0400

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The Democratic presidential candidate told BuzzFeed News' Profile that Pence's rise "chills a lot of us, especially in the LGBTQ community, to see that somebody like that can be in that kind of position of power.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/pete-buttigieg-asked-about-joe-biden-calling-mike-pence-a

Paul Manafort Will Spend Nearly Seven More Years In Prison

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 20:53:23 -0400

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Manafort was already sentenced to 47 months — minus time already served — in his case in Virginia. A judge in DC nearly doubled that time at a sentencing on Wednesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manafort-prison-sentence-mueller-dc

The #MeToo Movement Brought Down A Political Star. Now His Hometown Has To Decide Whether He Can Come Back.

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 21:31:11 -0400

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“No Means No, Ruben,” is a new kind of political force, trying to prevent a former congressman from returning to political office after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/ruben-kihuen-me-too-politics-las-vegas-no-means-no-ruben

The New Acting Chief Of The FDA Is A Cancer Scientist

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 19:51:50 -0400

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Norman "Ned" Sharpless has publicly supported the agency's policies to curb the use of e-cigarettes.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/norman-sharpless-acting-fda-chief

The Spa Founder Who Allegedly Sold Chinese Officials Access To Trump Is Looking To Roger Stone's Defenders For Help

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:43:33 -0400

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Li "Cindy" Yang is expected to meet with a South Florida husband-wife duo to serve as her lawyer and spokesperson.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/florida-spa-yang-trump-roger-stone

Facebook Removed Elizabeth Warren's Ads Calling For Its Breakup. Then It Put Them Back Up.

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:25:30 -0400

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“In the interest of allowing robust debate, we are restoring the ads.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-took-down-elizabeth-warrens-ads-calling-for-its

Here’s What Happens When Robert Mueller Is Done

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:39:30 -0400

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Will Mueller’s report be made public? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/what-happens-robert-mueller-finished-report-public

This Millennial Mayor Has A Viral Strategy To End The “Porn Star Presidency”

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:25:45 -0400

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Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 underdog, had a breakout moment by colorfully blasting Donald Trump and Mike Pence. His next goal: cracking the Democrats’ debate stage.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/pete-buttigieg-cnn-townhall-2020-election-pence

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders Picks Up Where He Left Off — With 2016

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 19:47:53 -0400

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In stops across Iowa this week, Sanders invoked the 2016 campaign, summoning the establishment opposition that has fueled him on the national stage.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/bernie-sanders-2020-hillary-clinton-2016-fight

Trump Plans To Implement His Transgender Military Ban

Sat, 09 Mar 2019 00:19:54 -0500

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The president’s anti-transgender policy has been on hold amid several court challenges, which will continue.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/trump-implement-transgender-military-ban-legal-fight

Military Doctors Told Them It Was Just "Female Problems." Weeks Later, They Were In The Hospital.

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 10:25:29 -0400

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From body armor to health care, the US military has been slow to adapt to women in its ranks. Female service members are paying the price, often with lifelong consequences.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/woman-military-doctors-female-problems-health-care

More Than 1 Million Puerto Ricans Are Seeing Cuts To Their Food Stamp Benefits

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 21:07:49 -0500

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Between an economic crisis, high grocery costs, and continued fallout from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Puerto Rico says the reduction in food stamp benefits is “alarming.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/puerto-rico-food-stamp-cuts-disaster-relief

Here's Elizabeth Warren's Plan To Break Up Huge Tech Platforms Like Facebook, Google, And Amazon

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:15:43 -0500

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Warren would classify tech companies with global revenue of $25 billion or more as "platform utilities" and attempt to break them up via antitrust laws.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/elizabeth-warren-plan-break-up-big-tech

Chelsea Manning Has Been Jailed After Refusing To Testify Before A Grand Jury About Wikileaks

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 23:25:50 -0500

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Manning vowed to fight the subpoena. The subject of what prosecutors want to question her about isn't public, but her spokesperson said the government wanted to ask her about documents she leaked to WikiLeaks in 2010.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/chelsea-manning-jail-grand-jury-subpoena-wikileaks

Divided Government Is Already Thrashing Donald Trump

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:22:24 -0500

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Investigations are piling up and Trump may soon have to issue his first veto, all as he prepares for a grueling reelection campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/donald-trump-divided-government

Paul Manafort Will Serve At Least 38 Months In Prison, But His Legal Fight Isn't Over Yet

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:52:08 -0500

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Trump's former campaign chair was sentenced on tax and bank fraud charges Thursday, after a jury convicted him last summer. He's due in court next week for a second sentencing in the other case special counsel Robert Mueller brought against him.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manafort-prison-sentence-virginia-mueller-probe

This Democratic Presidential Candidate Wants To Decriminalize Sex Work

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:25:36 -0400

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“That is their right, and it should not be a crime,” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/tulsi-gabbard-decriminalize-sex-work-2020

The House Of Representatives Passed A Broad Anti-Hate Resolution After Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Comments About Israel

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:00:53 -0500

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The resolution was crafted by Democrats after Omar made comments that members of both parties interpreted as an allusion to “dual loyalty” stereotypes of American Jews. Twenty-three Republicans voted against the resolution, while Omar herself supported it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/ilhan-omar-house-resolution-vote

Sherrod Brown Won't Run For President, After Months Of Planning For The 2020 Race

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 07:25:44 -0500

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"I fight best when I bring joy to the battle," Brown said Thursday. "I find that joy fighting for Ohio in the Senate."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/sherrod-brown-2020-decision-president