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Treasury Secretary requested government jet for European honeymoon

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Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested use of a government jet to take him and his wife on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer, sparking an “inquiry” by ...

With DACA Gone, Black Immigrants Find Themselves in the Cross Hairs

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Her first memory of being in the United States is the taxi ride from the airport to her new home in Maryland. It was 2002 and Mwewa Sumbwe was 4 ...

Senators really could vote to repeal Obamacare in the next 11 days

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Republicans are on the hunt for just a few more votes to pass an Obamacare repeal bill as soon as next week that would cost millions of Americans their health ...

Wisconsin-Foxconn deal signals trend of giving corporations favorable legal treatment

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Wisconsin is preparing to hand a $3 billion taxpayer giveaway to a Taiwanese company with a history of skirting environmental laws — the latest initiative in a nationwide trend of ...

Don't Look Now, But Full Obamacare Repeal Is Back On The Table

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Repeal of the Affordable Care Act is back on the agenda, with Republicans suddenly talking about passing a bill that, until recently, few people in either party had taken all ...

The census data has bad news for Black and Latinx Americans

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New Census Bureau data shows an increasingly optimistic picture for white Americans — but far less so for Americans of color, many of whom still face stark income disparities. Released ...

Trump’s rush to politicize London bombing draws rebuke from British officials

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President Donald Trump used an explosion on the London Underground as an excuse to promote his travel ban, and said that authorities should “cut off” the internet to prevent terrorist ...

Justice Kennedy reinstates Trump’s refugee ban

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
In a routine, but potentially still quite ominous order, Justice Anthony Kennedy stayed a federal appeals court’s order halting Donald Trump’s effort to ban tens of thousands of refugees from ...

Drug maker ducks patent law by pretending its drugs belong to Mohawk tribe

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Corporate titans are adroit at navigating the American legal system to their advantage. When it won’t work to simply outspend their critics and drag litigation out until any challenge to ...

Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’

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Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you.Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it,

Miami mayor on Irma: ‘This is the time to talk about climate change’

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As Hurricane Irma continues on its collision course with Florida, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, a Republican, criticized President Donald Trump and his administration for refusing to acknowledge the connection between ...

A federal judge put hundreds of immigrants behind bars while her husband invested in private prisons

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36 mentions2 weeks ago
It was almost lunchtime inside the country’s largest kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, on May 12, 2008. The meatpackers, mostly migrants from Guatemala and Mexico, wore earplugs to block out ...

Calling Out White Supremacy Comes With Consequences For Black Folks

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5 mentions6 days ago
In both the year preceding and the months following Donald Trump’s election, his most fervent detractors embraced a common theme: the romantics of “normal.” The refrain was and continues to ...

Puerto Rico's Power Outage Could Be A Death Sentence For Many

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Puerto Rico is facing the possibility of months without power after Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm Wednesday morning. The storm has passed, but ...

Study: A Picture of a Black Person Can Anger Trump Supporters and Change Their Politics

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7 mentions5 days ago
Trump voters are very complex. They are conservatives who believe big government is getting out of hand. They want lower taxes for the middle class. They believe in comprehensive immigration ...

Lindsay Graham embraces Breitbart

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3 mentions4 days ago
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has often painted himself as a responsible Republican who will call out President Trump for his misdeeds, appealed to Trump’s nationalist base over the weekend,