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The Witnesses At Today’s Impeachment Hearing Weren’t Trying To Evade Republicans’ Questions. They Couldn’t Understand Them.

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 01:33:44 -0500

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The hearings might lead to President Donald Trump’s impeachment. But they won’t make us agree with — or understand — each other.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/republicans-impeachment-facebook-misinformation-day-one

Rep. Pete King Voted Against Impeachment Once And He’s Ready To Do It Again

Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:11:15 -0500

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King, who announced his retirement earlier this week, railed against partisanship but defended a series of anti-Muslim hearings he held during his career.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/pete-king-retiring-impeachment-partisanship-muslim-hearings

Deval Patrick Is Telling Top Democrats He Will Run For President

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 21:58:15 -0500

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The former governor said last year he wouldn't run. He's now saying he has changed his mind.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/deval-patrick-president-campaign-2020

Republicans Got The Public Hearings They Wanted. Now They Say They’re Too Boring.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:43:44 -0500

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After spending weeks pushing for public hearings, Trump’s allies are almost uniformly complaining that they are, as Eric Trump put it, a “snoozefest.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/republicans-trump-impeachment-hearings-boring-messaging

Progressive Activists Release Their Own Articles Of Impeachment, Including Calling Out Trump’s Racism

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:39:21 -0500

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Focusing solely on Ukraine, they say, “risks portraying that Congress is more concerned about Joe Biden's son than about the children who are being detained and separated from their parents.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/trump-impeachment-articles-progressive-democrats-racism

Before Mark Zuckerberg Tried To Kill TikTok, He Wanted To Own It

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:16:42 -0500

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Three years ago, Mark Zuckerberg considered buying the Chinese company that became the basis of TikTok. Now he's demonizing it to make the case against regulating Facebook.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/zuckerberg-musically-tiktok-china-facebook

For The Florida Men At The Heart Of Impeachment, Shady Dealings Are Business As Usual

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:53:43 -0500

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"There are more than an average number of scammers, posers, and bad guys in Florida," said a veteran of the state's politics.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/trump-impeachment-florida-parnas-fruman

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Punish Companies Like Exxon For Lying To Federal Agencies

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:09:12 -0500

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Warren's plan targeting companies for spreading misinformation comes as Exxon has been sued in multiple states for lying to investors about climate risks.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/elizabeth-warren-corruption-plan-exxon

Sen. Chuck Schumer Raises Security Concerns About The Army Using TikTok To Try To Recruit Young People

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:02:41 -0500

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The Army has been using TikTok and other social media platforms to help with recruitment since earlier this year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/schumer-army-tiktok-recruitment-china-national-security

Young Texas Republicans Are Having An Identity Crisis

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:01:02 -0500

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“I think we’re running out of time. We’re like a bunch of political dinosaurs and my party is practicing extinction politics.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/texas-republicans-2020

The Black MAGA Faithful Think Donald Trump Tailored His 2020 Pitch To Black Men, And They’re Kind Of Feeling It

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 01:37:37 -0500

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“What do you prefer,” Trump asked a mostly black audience at a campaign event, “'Blacks for Trump' or 'African Americans for Trump'?”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/donald-trump-black-vote-2020

Democrats Have Spent All Year Freaked Out About "Electability." That Panic Is Increasingly Focused On Medicare For All.

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 03:36:23 -0500

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Democratic voters are linking Medicare for All with the thing they see as the most important issue in the campaign: electability. It could be a new problem for Elizabeth Warren.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/the-democrats-freakout-over-electability-is-increasingly

After Being Unified So Far, Some Democrats Are Pushing For Trump's Racism To Be Included In Articles Of Impeachment

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 22:03:03 -0500

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“We have to try to tell a comprehensive story faithfully while at the same time zeroing in on the criminal charges where we think the evidence is decisive and irrefutable.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/democrats-impeachment-trump-racism-ukraine-articles

Trump Was Ordered To Pay $2 Million In Damages For Abusing His Foundation To Help His Campaign

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:02:14 -0500

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The Trump Foundation dissolved last year after the New York Attorney General's Office alleged a "pattern of illegal conduct."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-foundation-2-million-damages-abuse-court-order

Texting With Bill Weld: “100% Democratic Rule” If Senate Republicans Listen To Trump

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:25:50 -0500

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In The Stakes 2020, BuzzFeed News' political newsletter, Bill Weld, who is challenging Donald Trump for the Republican nomination, says Republicans are abandoning their duty to the Constitution and explains his weird Reese's Pieces habit.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/bill-weld-donald-trump-impeachment-reeses-pieces

A Jury Saw Records Of Trump’s Phone Calls With Roger Stone After The DNC Announced It Was Hacked In 2016

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 01:12:27 -0500

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Roger Stone’s trial on charges that he lied to Congress about his contacts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign began Wednesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/roger-stone-trial-congress-wikileaks-trump-politics

Facing Scrutiny Of Their Donation To Top Republicans, Giuliani's Associates Turned To A Major Trump Ally For Help

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 03:29:43 -0500

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A firm run by Andy Surabian, who has worked with Steve Bannon and Donald Trump Jr., says Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the business partners at the center of the impeachment inquiry, still haven’t paid for work done last year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/lev-parnas-igor-fruman-andy-surabian-trump-bannon-ukraine

A Judge Struck Down A Trump Policy That Would Have Let Health Workers Refuse Abortion And Sex Reassignment Services

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 23:13:44 -0500

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The judge said that the Trump administration's justification for the rule’s existence was “flatly untrue.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/a-judge-struck-down-a-trump-policy-that-would-have-let

Sherrod Brown Wants Senators To Keep Their Politics Out Of Impeachment

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 21:32:53 -0500

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Donald Trump "has the right to defend himself in this court of law, and I hope that every Republican and Democrat goes into this with an open mind," Brown said on BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/sherrod-brown-impeachment-trial

Ayanna Pressley Broke With "The Squad" To Endorse Elizabeth Warren For President

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 18:29:09 -0500

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“I’m proud to call her my senator. I can’t wait to call her our president," Pressley said in a video.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/ayanna-pressley-endorse-elizabeth-warren-2020-squad

Joe Biden’s Sister Isn’t Running The Campaign This Time — And It’s “Damn Frustrating”

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 19:00:41 -0500

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Valerie Biden Owens is clear she likes her brother's current campaign. But the architect of Joe Biden's political career is suddenly in a world where the campaign is no longer a family business.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-sister-valerie-2020-campaign-family

Rand Paul Floated An Unfounded Theory That The Trump Whistleblower Has Ties To Hunter Biden’s Work In Ukraine

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 03:23:44 -0500

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“I imagine at some point soon our client will be accused of masterminding JFK's assassination as well,” said a lawyer for the whistleblower.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/rand-paul-trump-whistleblower-ukraine-biden

“They Allowed It”: A Justice Department Employee Said She Was Raped By A Senior Official. New Documents Show A Pattern Of Harassment At The Department.

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:35:41 -0500

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Documents and interviews reveal new details about a pattern of sexual harassment by a senior Justice Department official, and what the department did — and did not do — in the year since he resigned.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-metoo-sexual-harassment-assault-aponte

Why Don't You Believe Tulsi Gabbard?

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 02:25:53 -0500

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Tulsi Gabbard says she'll never run third-party for president. But she can't shake skepticism of her motives.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/tulsi-gabbard-2020-third-party-president

The US Bureaucracy Lives In Fear Of Trump’s Twitter Account

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 02:26:13 -0500

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New testimony from the impeachment inquiry shows what top government officials will do to guard against a presidential tweet.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/miriamelder/donald-trump-ukraine-ambassador-impeachment-twitter

The Democratic Mississippi Attorney General Candidate Said She’s "Not Quite Sure" What Bible Pro-Trump Evangelicals Are Reading

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:25:59 -0500

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In a wide-ranging interview with BuzzFeed News, Jennifer Riley Collins opened up about her faith, her race for attorney general, and what 2020 Democrats must do.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/jennifer-riley-collins-mississippi-election

Amazon, Apple, And Google Are Distributing Products From Companies Building China's Surveillance State

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 22:25:50 -0500

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Three Chinese companies helped build a security state in China’s Xinjiang region to repress millions of Uighur Muslims. Amazon, eBay, Apple, and Google are still selling their products and distributing their apps.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosalindadams/apple-amazon-google-apps-blacklist-china-xinjiang

The Former US Ambassador To Ukraine Told Impeachment Investigators She Felt "Threatened" By Trump's Criticism

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:25:47 -0500

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House Democrats released transcripts of interviews with former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and former senior State Department adviser Michael McKinley Monday. Read them here.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/miriamelder/house-transcripts-impeachment-trump-ukraine-yovanovitch

Trump Can't Invoke "Presidential Immunity" To Block A Grand Jury Subpoena For His Tax Returns, A Court Ruled

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:25:56 -0500

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"Even assuming ... that a formal criminal charge against the President carries a stigma too great for the Constitution to tolerate, we cannot conclude that mere investigation is so debilitating," the 2nd Circuit found.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-tax-returns-subpoena-cannot-block-court-new-york

It Looks (And Sounds) Like Pete Buttigieg Has Caught Up To Joe Biden In Iowa

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:03:08 -0500

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A Biden ally dismissed Mayor Pete as “the flavor of the moment” as Buttigieg put on a show of force in Iowa.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/pete-buttigieg-joe-biden-iowa-2020

A Federal Judge Temporarily Blocked Trump’s Plan To Block Immigrants From Entering The US Without Proving They Could Get Health Insurance

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:49:32 -0500

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“Today’s decision highlights the urgency of blocking this health care ban before it causes irreparable damage to our community and those we serve,” said a plaintiff in the case.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-immigrantion-health-care-court-block

A Former Trump Campaign Aide Said The Campaign Was "Very Happy" About The Release Of Hacked DNC Emails

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 18:58:58 -0500

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Rick Gates told special counsel Robert Mueller’s team that the WikiLeaks release allowed the Trump campaign to deflect after a slump in the polls.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/rick-gates-trump-wikileaks-clinton-email-hack

Trump's Campaign Was Talking About The Conspiracy Theory That Ukraine Was Involved In The DNC Hack Back In 2016

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:37:43 -0500

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Fast forward to today: Trump brought up the conspiracy theory in his July 2019 call with the Ukrainian president, when he asked for a “favor.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-paul-manafort-ukraine-dnc-hack

Beto O'Rourke Has Ended His Presidential Campaign

Sat, 02 Nov 2019 17:34:45 -0400

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"Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully," O'Rourke said Friday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/beto-orourke-drop-out-2020-president

A Lawyer For Giuliani's Ukrainian Associate Tried To Argue He Was Not A Flight Risk. It Did Not Go Well.

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:26:00 -0500

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Igor Fruman’s lawyer tried to argue that his house arrest under GPS tracking should be lifted and that Fruman often booked one-way tickets.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/igor-fruman-giuliani-ukraine-flight-risk-bail

The Justice Department Argued Congress Can’t Force Senior Trump Advisers To Testify And That There’s Nothing Courts Can Do About It

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:24:02 -0400

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The legal fight involves the Mueller report and tests an immunity argument that the Trump administration is making to block potential witnesses from testifying in the impeachment inquiry.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-impeachment-mcgahn-subpoena-immunity-democrats

Inside The Fox News Viewer Impeachment Bubble: Rage, Disgust, And Uninterrupted Defense Of Donald Trump

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 20:23:44 -0400

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Donald Trump's supporters in a Florida district dominated by Fox News couldn't care less what Democrats say about Ukraine or impeachment: “I see what the others say, but the minute they start talking trash, I go back on Fox.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/fox-news-impeachment-donald-trump-florida

Nancy Pelosi Said Katie Hill’s Resignation After Details Of Her Sex Life Were Published Without Her Consent Shows That Young People Need To "Be Careful"

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:50:14 -0400

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"Appearances on social media can come back to haunt you if they are taken out of context and that," the House speaker said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/nancy-pelosi-katie-hill-resignation-pictures

Just Two House Democrats Opposed Formalizing The Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:34:40 -0400

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President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have argued for weeks that the impeachment investigation wasn’t valid unless the House voted.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/house-democrats-vote-authorize-impeachment-trump

Texting With Eric Swalwell: Trump Should Get A Fair Trial, "Even When There Is A Confession"

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:59:30 -0400

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In The Stakes 2020, BuzzFeed News' political newsletter, Rep. Eric Swalwell — a California lawmaker who sits on the intelligence committee and one-time presidential candidate — texted with us about the impeachment investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/texting-with-eric-swalwell-trump-should-get-a-fair-trial

Republicans Have No Problem With The White House Leaving Information Out Of The Transcript Of Trump's Call With Ukraine

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 01:35:16 -0400

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Republicans don’t seem to care that the transcript of Trump’s call with Ukraine omitted some details, with one member calling it a “nothingburger.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/republicans-trump-call-ukraine-whistleblower-transcript

Twitter Bans Political Ads As It Turns Up The Heat On Facebook

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 22:23:00 -0400

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Twitter drops the hammer on political ads ahead of the 2020 presidential election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexkantrowitz/twitter-political-ads

Trump Allies Attacked A Decorated Veteran Who Flagged Trump's Call With Ukraine, But Even House Republicans Won't Go There

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 13:26:10 -0400

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“Listen, the guy got a Purple Heart from the United States in service to this country. I'm not gonna question his loyalty to our country.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/alexander-vindman-sean-duffy-laura-ingraham-republicans

House Republicans Want To Out The Whistleblower Who Kicked Off The Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 22:15:56 -0400

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“If I had a degree of certainty who the whistleblower is, I promise you I would tell you,” said Republican Rep. Mark Meadows.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/republicans-want-to-out-whistleblower-trump-impeachment

A Judge Blocked Alabama’s Near-Total Ban On Abortion

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:41:11 -0400

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The law was written by anti-abortion advocates to be challenged in court until it reaches the Supreme Court, in the hopes of overturning Roe v. Wade.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/alabama-abortion-ban-blocked-judge

Ayanna Pressley Has Endorsed In The Crowded House Race To Replace Joe Kennedy III

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 14:53:15 -0400

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“Our country is at a crossroads,” said Pressley, who is endorsing against a House Democratic colleague.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/ayanna-pressley-endorse-congress-kennedy

"Let’s Also Speak The Truth": Kamala Harris Said Katie Hill Is A Victim Of "Cyber Exploitation"

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 01:07:47 -0400

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“There’s so much that people do about women and their sexuality that’s about shaming them,” Harris told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/kamala-harris-katie-hill-resign-sex-life-cyber-exploitation