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“Black Folks Are Tired”: A Black Labor Movement Is Colliding With The 2020 Presidential Race

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:44:20 -0400

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Four Democratic candidates talked about how to address economic problems unique to black Americans at a forum hosted by the Black Economic Alliance. What happened outside is changing the race.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/south-carolina-2020-primary-fight-for-15

She Got An Abortion In Arkansas At 21 Weeks. Soon, That Could Be Illegal.

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:42:39 -0400

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A 25-year-old woman tried for five months to get an abortion. By the time she made it to the clinic, it was almost too late.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/abortion-arkansas-21-weeks-ban-second-trimester

Trump Ordered Dramatic Cuts To Expert Science Panels

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:23:23 -0400

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"This kind of wholesale elimination of advisory panels is bad government," said one expert.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/trump-cuts-advisory-panels

This Mom And Her Seven Kids Have Dedicated Their Lives To Helping Women Get Abortions In The South

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:25:41 -0400

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The Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund helps women get abortions when they can’t afford them. It’s run by a mom and her seven kids.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/abortion-fund-family-mississippi-laurie-roberts

The Trump Administration Can’t Block Undocumented Teens From Getting Abortions, A Federal Appeals Court Ruled

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:10:44 -0400

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“We cannot accept the suggestion that minors in ORR custody should be compelled to carry pregnancies to term against their wishes ... so that others will be deterred from desiring to come here.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-undocumented-teens-abortion-court

The Wife Of A Republican Congressman Accused Of Misusing Campaign Funds Just Flipped And Pleaded Guilty

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:10:35 -0400

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Margaret Hunter admitted that the couple spent campaign funds on lavish personal expenses, including a $10,000 trip to Italy and plane tickets for their pet rabbit, Eggburt.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/duncan-margaret-hunter-california-congressman-guilty-plea

A Majority Of Democratic Presidential Candidates Want To Make DC The 51st State

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:44:11 -0400

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Although it remains a partisan issue, efforts to grant Washington, DC, statehood are gradually gaining momentum, with support from Democratic presidential candidates and Democrats in the House.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilyashcraft/dc-statehood-presidential-candidates-democrats-51-for-51

People In Flint Are Still In Crisis. They Want Presidential Candidates To See Them As More Than A Rallying Cry.

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:25:39 -0400

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Residents of the Michigan city are tired of politicians showing up for campaign stops and then disappearing. They want to be taken seriously going into 2020.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/flint-water-crisis-2020-election

A Federal Watchdog Says Kellyanne Conway Broke The Law And Should Be Fired

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:32:34 -0400

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The Office of Special Counsel found that Conway had repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits officials from using their position to engage in political activity.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/watchdog-kellyanne-conway-trump-fire

The Trump Administration Admits It's Denying Housing Loans To DACA Recipients

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:21:30 -0400

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Secretary Ben Carson denied in congressional testimony earlier this year that the Department of Housing and Urban Development was denying federally backed loans to certain immigrants.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/trump-daca-housing-ben-carson

Trump Said He Would Accept Dirt On 2020 Election Opponents From A Foreign Government

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 02:06:46 -0400

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“I think I’d take it,” President Trump said in an interview. “If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/trump-says-he-would-accept-dirt-on-2020-election-opponents

A Major LGBT Political Group Is Set To Endorse Pete Buttigieg For President

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:25:43 -0400

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This will be Victory Fund’s first endorsement in a presidential primary race.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/mayor-pete-buttigieg-gay-endorsement

The FBI Lost Track Of 62 Foreign Cooperators In The US, According To An Inspector General Report

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 22:57:47 -0400

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The inspector general's office warned of the risks of not knowing the location of individuals “who may have criminal backgrounds or involvement in disreputable activities.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/fbi-foreign-cooperators

2020 Democrats Are All Ready To Repeal The Hyde Amendment. The House Is Set To Vote For Hyde Again Anyway.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:32:20 -0400

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House leadership said a fight over the amendment that prevents the use of federal money for abortions could “collapse” a bill to fund the government.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/democrats-hyde-amendment-federal-funding-abortion

Kamala Harris Has A Network Of Black Sorority Sisters Mobilizing For Her In The South

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:28:48 -0400

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Alpha Kappa Alpha alumnae are trying to spread the word about Kamala Harris’s campaign across the South. “We’re all over,” one organizer said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/kamala-harris-south-carolina-alpha-kappa-alpha

Trump Invoked Executive Privilege To Block Democrats From Getting Documents About The Census Citizenship Question

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 21:32:46 -0400

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It’s the second time the president has invoked executive privilege in the face of subpoenas from House Democrats.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-executive-privilege-census-citizenship-question

The Government Will Soon Run Out Of Money To Care For Thousands Of Unaccompanied Minors

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 23:47:33 -0400

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Congress has until the end of the month to negotiate a multibillion-dollar deal to care for unaccompanied minors at the southern border, but Republicans and Democrats are fighting over the details.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/government-funding-unaccompanied-minors

The Justice Department Wants To Address Mass Shootings By Putting More Domestic Abusers Behind Bars

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:21:25 -0400

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The Justice Department is launching a task force of US attorneys to look at ways of prosecuting more domestic abusers who unlawfully have guns.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-domestic-violence-charges-guns

Gov. Jay Inslee Says He Is Running For President To Do “Everything Humanly Possible” To Defeat Climate Change

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:20:33 -0400

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“We know this is our last chance to literally save this little blue planet from this catastrophe,” the 2020 candidate told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilyashcraft/jay-inslee-democratic-debate-climate-change-2020

House Democrats Are “Not Even Close” To Having Majority Support For Impeachment, Nancy Pelosi Said

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 17:50:22 -0400

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But the House speaker added that impeaching President Donald Trump isn’t “off the table.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/pelosi-not-close-majority-impeachment-donald-trump

US Lawmakers Want An Examination Of The US Money Funding Surveillance Tech In China

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:07:58 -0400

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Following a report from BuzzFeed News, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Tom Suozzi want to scrutinize the ties between US institutional investors and two successful Chinese facial recognition companies, SenseTime and Megvii.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/lawmakers-urge-examination-money-china-surveillance-tech

In His First Presidential Campaign, Joe Biden Told Black Voters To “Reject” Jesse Jackson

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 01:43:42 -0400

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“You must reject the voices in this movement who tell black Americans to go it alone.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-jesse-jackson-2020-election

This Democratic Presidential Candidate Has A Sweeping Plan To Eliminate Lead Poisoning

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 21:25:42 -0400

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“Today I’m putting forward a plan to combat lead exposure across the country, and to ensure that no families experience what those in Flint have had to endure,” Julián Castro said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/julian-castro-2020-lead-poisoning-flint

Nineteen Presidential Candidates Showed Up In One City And It Was Utter Chaos

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:18:40 -0400

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“I guess this is what democracy sounds like!” Elizabeth Warren said over chants.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/iowa-democrats-2020-primary

Can You Guess These Presidential Candidates Based On Their Most Popular Talking Points?

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 04:25:41 -0400

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With 23 Democrats running for president, it's hard to find a distinctive voice. Can you recognize them from their signature phrases on Twitter?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/2020-election-democratic-primary-tweets

The Only Democratic Presidential Candidate To Win A Trump State Said The DNC Is “Trying To Shape” The Race

Sun, 09 Jun 2019 06:25:40 -0400

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“Before anyone votes? I think it’s unfortunate,” Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/steve-bullock-dnc-democratic-debates-2020

Listen To The Voicemail Trump’s Lawyer Left For Michael Flynn’s Lawyer After Flynn Cut A Deal

Sun, 09 Jun 2019 08:25:48 -0400

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Donald Trump's lawyer at the time, John Dowd, asked Flynn's lawyer to "remember what we've always said about the president and his feelings toward Flynn."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-lawyer-voicemail-michael-flynn-cooperation

Inspired By AOC, A Young Progressive Woman Is Trying To Take Down The Second Most Powerful Democrat In The House

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 18:28:49 -0400

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Mckayla Wilkes, inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, sees her focus on Medicare for All and the Green New Deal as a way to beat Rep. Steny Hoyer.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/mckayla-wilkes-steny-hoyer-primary-aoc-democrats-maryland

Jesse Jackson Is Pushing This Democrat In The Campaign Against Lindsey Graham

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:55:23 -0400

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The endorsement links two generations of political leaders from different parts of the Palmetto State.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/jaime-harrison-graham-south-carolina-2020-jackson

A Judge Is Alarmed By The “Serious” New Claims In The Census Citizenship Question Case

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:03:25 -0400

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The progressive daughter of a GOP strategist found evidence that some say shows the Trump administration wants to add a citizenship question to the census to help Republicans.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/census-citizenship-question-judge-serious

California’s Early 2020 Primary Is Pushing Presidential Candidates To Talk To Latino Voters

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 23:54:53 -0400

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“Moving the primary up early to March is forcing candidates, as it should be, to not just engage the very elite and wealthy of California but everyday working families.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/california-primary-democrats-2020-latinos-immigration

The Trump Administration Announced New Restrictions On Fetal Tissue Research

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 21:27:40 -0400

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NIH scientists will stop using fetal tissue, and an ethics board will be formed to approve new grants at external institutions.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhisubbaraman/trump-hhs-end-fetal-tissue-research-nih

Meet The Trump Administration’s Man In Palestine

Sun, 09 Jun 2019 17:25:44 -0400

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Ashraf al-Jabari is a little-known businessperson projecting a lot of power. He’s also the only Palestinian, so far, set to attend a Jared Kushner–organized conference in Bahrain.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/miriamberger/ashraf-jabari-palestine-profile-kushner-peace-conference

Beto O’Rourke Wants Term Limits For Congress And The Supreme Court

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:55:43 -0400

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The presidential candidate released a broad voting rights and government reform plan Wednesday, which would also include making Election Day a national holiday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/beto-orourke-term-limits-voting-rights

Joe Biden Won’t Commit To Reducing The Prison Population By A Percentage Target

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:36:07 -0400

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In a wide-ranging answer to a criminal justice question Tuesday, Biden briefly defended the 1994 crime bill and said we shouldn’t be putting people in prison for nonviolent drug offenses.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/joe-biden-crime-bill-prison-population

Bernie Sanders Is Endorsing Marie Newman Against One Of The Last Anti-Abortion Democrats In Congress

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 02:25:45 -0400

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“She will be a powerful voice for upholding Roe v. Wade,” Sanders told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/bernie-sanders-endorse-marie-newman-aboriton-dan-lipinski

Pete Buttigieg’s Struggle To Win Over Latinos Could Limit His Rise In California

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:14:27 -0400

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The Democratic presidential candidate is raising a lot of money on the West Coast but missing opportunities to connect with voters of color. “I look at the white privilege part,” one Latino activist said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/mayor-pete-buttigieg-california-primary-latino-2020

Robert Mueller Said He Shouldn’t Testify Before Congress, But House Democrats May Not Give Him A Choice

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 19:07:20 -0400

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House leadership may need to call Mueller to placate rank-and-file members as the number of House Democrats calling for impeachment proceedings against Trump rises above 50.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/robert-mueller-testimony-congress-impeachment

These Reporters Lost Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back Against Big Tech.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 16:58:54 -0400

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John Stanton and Laura Bassett are warning about what they believe the tech industry is doing to journalism, as thousands have lost their jobs this year alone.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/media-tech-facebook-layoffs-google

Andrew Yang Thinks His Plan To Give Americans $1,000 A Month Will Bring LGBT Voters To His Presidential Campaign

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:25:47 -0400

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“If we put economic resources directly into people’s hands, they can make themselves better able to adjust if they’re economically singled out,” Yang said on AM to DM.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/andrew-yang-lgbt-basic-income-2020-election

Joe Biden Promises Global Action In His New Climate Change Plan

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 17:36:02 -0400

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Joe Biden is the latest presidential candidate to unveil a comprehensive climate policy, just the second policy rollout of his 2020 campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/joe-biden-climate-change-plan-2020-election

Congress Has Finally Passed The $19.1 Billion Disaster Relief Bill

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:15:30 -0400

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The bill has been delayed for months as Congress squared off against Trump over aid for Puerto Rico.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/congress-disaster-relief-puerto-rico

A Judge Ruled House Democrats Can't Sue Trump Over His Plan To Pay For The Border Wall

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 01:35:12 -0400

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"The Court declines to take sides in this fight between the House and the President."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-house-democrats-cant-sue-trump-border-wall

Kirsten Gillibrand Said Fox News “Has To Be Responsible For Truth And Fact” After Her Viral Moment

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 22:38:48 -0400

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“We can lift up our base, the people who want desperately to be heard in this election, but we can also reach across the aisle and find red and purple voters who desperately want to be heard too,” Kirsten Gillibrand told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/kirsten-gillibrand-fox-news-2020-polite

Her Parents Are Undocumented. She Can’t Wait To Vote.

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 20:47:51 -0400

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Democrats will need people like 18-year-old Lupita Sanchez — young, engaged, and who feel like their own futures are at stake — to turn out in high numbers in the 2020 election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/immigration-2020-candidates-forum

This Is What 10 Doctors And Medical Students Think About Abortion Rights

Sat, 08 Jun 2019 19:31:32 -0400

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"I left and got my medical training ... and now I’m back to serve the women of Alabama, and they deserve better."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katebubacz/what-10-doctors-think-abortion-rights-alabama

California Democrats Just Booed A Presidential Candidate Who Attacked Socialism

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 22:13:42 -0400

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“As Democrats, if we don’t define a clear space between us and socialism, we run the risk of helping to reelect the worst president in American history,” John Hickenlooper said after his speech.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/john-hickenlooper-socialism-booing

Trump Is The First Republican President To Acknowledge LGBT Pride Month, And Yet...

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:25:39 -0400

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Trump made history Friday, but his administration has attacked the rights of the LGBT community.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/trump-pride-month-tweet-anti-lgbt-record