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The Trump Administration Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Workers Just For Being Transgender

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:25:58 -0400

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A brief filed by the Justice Department says federal law offers no protection to transgender workers who endure discrimination because of their gender identity.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/trump-trans-scotus

The Trump Administration Lost The Fight Over The Census Citizenship Question. Now They Have To Pay The Challengers.

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:26:07 -0400

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The administration already agreed to pay $2.7 million to the ACLU and others. It is now facing requests for as much as $12 million from challengers in Maryland.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/the-trump-administration-is-paying-millions-in-legal-fees

The House Judiciary Committee Will Come Back To Washington Early To Work On Gun Control Legislation

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:16:41 -0400

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The committee will mark up three gun control bills on Sept. 4. The full House is slated to return Sept. 9.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/house-judiciary-committee-gun-legislation-summer-recess

Rashida Tlaib Says She Won't Go To The West Bank "Under These Oppressive Conditions"

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:10:10 -0400

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Israel decided to allow Tlaib in to see her grandmother if she didn't promote a boycott of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians during her trip, but Tlaib says she won't travel there.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/israel-rashida-tlaib-visit-grandmother-west-bank

Matt Drudge Has Barely Changed Anything About The Drudge Report In The Last 20 Years. This Summer, He Upended Its Advertising Business.

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:22:39 -0400

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A change to the secretive publisher’s business has revealed new details about his operation and is attracting scrutiny from the ad industry.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/drudge-report-ad-revenue

An Appeals Court Ruled That, Yes, Sleep And Soap Count As “Safe And Sanitary” Conditions For Detained Immigrant Kids

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:14:35 -0400

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The Justice Department unsuccessfully challenged a judge’s order enforcing a 1997 settlement agreement about conditions for immigrant children in US custody.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/appeals-court-safe-and-sanitary-conditions-immigrant

Gov. Steve Bullock Explains Why He Won’t Call Trump A White Supremacist

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:02:46 -0400

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“I don’t think it’s my job to label him. I think what he is doing, though, is using race, gender, geography, really, to divide the country, and we’re so much better of a country than that,” Bullock said on BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilyashcraft/steve-bullock-trump-white-sumpremacy

Reps. Rashida Tlaib And Ilhan Omar Have Been Barred From Visiting Israel

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:57:04 -0400

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Ahead of the announcement, President Donald Trump said it would show "great weakness" if Israel permitted the congresswomen to visit.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/rashida-tlaib-ilhan-omar-israel

Kamala Harris: The Waving Meme Moment Was “Heartbreaking”

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:25:54 -0400

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Harris texts with BuzzFeed News about a viral moment from her June visit to the Homestead, Florida, immigrant detention center for children.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/kamala-harris-the-waving-meme-moment-was-heartbreaking

The Stakes 2020: The Democrats' Money Race

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:22:07 -0400

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The DNC's individual donor rules to qualify for the next debate have created some absurd dynamics in the Democratic primary.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/the-stakes-2020-the-democrats-money-race

John Hickenlooper Has Dropped Out Of The Presidential Race

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:11:51 -0400

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The former Colorado governor could still run for Senate.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/john-hickenlooper-drop-out-president-race

Elizabeth Warren Took On Obama Over Student Debt Forgiveness. How She Won Is Central To Her 2020 Campaign

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:26:26 -0400

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“Her theory of change is that you focus on one or two levers, and you push them hard.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/elizabeth-warren-student-debt-for-profit-colleges

Racist Iowa Rep. Steve King Asked If There'd "Be Any Population Left" Without Rape And Incest

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:26:06 -0400

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Democratic presidential hopefuls have called on King to resign for Wednesday's comment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/steve-king-rape-incest-abortion-comments

Michael Bennet Joked His New York Times Editor Brother Was “Unenthusiastic” About His Presidential Bid

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 21:37:21 -0400

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“I don’t think that he’s secretly hoping that I’ll drop out, but you never know,” he said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilyashcraft/michael-bennet-2020-brother

When Their Book Deal Blew Up After Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Glenn Thrush Kept His Advance. Maggie Haberman Had To Pay Hers Back.

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:25:59 -0400

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Haberman paid the price after a series of events that began with sexual misconduct allegations against her male coauthor.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/maggie-haberman-book-thrush

Matthew Whitaker’s Conflict Of Interest Forms Weren't Screened Until Just Before Trump Put Him In Charge Of The DOJ. They Were Incomplete.

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:27:48 -0400

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A Justice Department official said that because of an “administrative error,” no one vetted Whitaker’s financial disclosure forms for nearly a year while he served as then–attorney general Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/matthew-whitakers-conflict-interest-forms

Just 11 People Trying To Eat Super Casually At The Iowa State Fair

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:26:08 -0400

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For some reason they all keep getting interrupted by the media.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katebubacz/just-11-people-trying-to-eat-super-casually-at-the-iowa

The Uneasiness Of Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign Is About More Than The Gaffes

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:26:00 -0400

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Biden can come across as a candidate who’s worried that he’s running out of time — and that he’s wasting yours.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-iowa-fair-mistakes

The Republican Running Against Donald Trump Took His Message To The Iowa State Fair. Few Listened.

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:51:19 -0400

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NeverTrumpism in 2019 is Bill Weld on a short, rainy, and little-noticed trip to Iowa.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/bill-weld-iowa-trump-primary

Elizabeth Warren Is Setting A Goal Of Reducing Gun Deaths By 80%

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:44:58 -0400

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Warren’s new gun control plan, much of which overlaps with other candidates’ plans, would put pressure on gun manufacturers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/elizabeth-warren-gun-plan

Amid The Equinox Boycott, Armie Hammer Called Out The Marvel Entertainment Chairman For Trump Donations

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 22:25:50 -0400

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“Hey, while everyone seems to be on this Equinox thing,” Hammer tweeted, “it might be a good time to mention that one of Trump’s largest financial contributors is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/michaelblackmon/armie-hammer-trump-marvel-isaac-perlmutter-equinox-soulcycle

Their Daughter Was Killed In Aurora. Now They Say The Anti–Gun Violence Movement Has Left Them Behind.

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 00:25:57 -0400

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“Here’s the deal: We really don’t have a true grassroots gun violence prevention movement in this country,” said Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter, Jessi, was killed in the 2012 movie theater mass shooting.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/gun-control-legislation-lonnie-sandy-phillips-aurora

Donald Trump Has Used A Secretive Justice System To Keep Lawsuits Against Him Out Of Court

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:25:58 -0400

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Trump, his campaign, and his companies have used arbitration to try to move potentially damaging and embarrassing claims out of the public court process.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/donald-trump-lawsuits-secret-arbitration

Kamala Harris Has Thrived On The Senate's Most Secretive Committee. Even Republicans Say So.

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:56:46 -0400

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Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee from both parties praise Harris as being “whip-smart” and a great interrogator behind closed doors.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/kamala-harris-intelligence-committee-russia-republicans-2020

Cory Booker: White Supremacy Is Fueled By A “Dangerous Tolerance”

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:04:47 -0400

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In a searing speech at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine black parishioners were shot and killed in 2015, Booker called white supremacy “an issue of national security.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/cory-booker-emanuel-ame-white-supremacy-speech

Victims Of Mass Shootings Have Struggled To Hold Larger Forces Responsible In Court After An Attack

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:32:47 -0400

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While victims of international terrorism can hold terrorist groups accountable in court, the legal path is less clear in cases of domestic terrorism.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/mass-shooting-victims-lawsuits-social-media-white-supremacy

Trump Is Suing Over A California Law That Would Force Him To Disclose His Tax Returns To Be On The Ballot

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 19:24:30 -0400

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Trump and the Republican National Committee are arguing that California can't force candidates to disclose their tax returns in order to appear on the presidential primary ballot.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-suing-california-law-tax-returns-2020

This Republican Was Attacked For Pushing Gun Control Legislation. He Doesn’t Think His Party Can Pass Even Commonsense Laws.

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 18:51:27 -0400

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Former Rep. Scott Rigell was shocked his fellow Republicans wouldn’t agree to keep guns away from criminals after the Sandy Hook shooting. He doesn’t think anything has changed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/scott-rigell-republicans-gun-control-mass-shootings

How One Presidential Candidate Got Gun Control Passed After A Massacre

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 22:26:01 -0400

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John Hickenlooper began quietly, then came to sell gun control to Colorado legislators with data.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/gun-control-colorado-hickenlooper

So Many People Were Shot In Chicago This Weekend, A Hospital Had To Briefly Stop Taking Patients

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 13:25:59 -0400

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Chicago had two mass shootings within hours of each other on Sunday. In total, 46 people were injured by gun violence in the city over the weekend.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/chicago-brooklyn-mass-shootings-el-paso-dayton

Congress Has Tried To Pass Gun Control Laws After Major Mass Shootings. Here’s How They’ve Failed.

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:23:39 -0400

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Even modest measures to expand background checks after deadly shootings have failed to win enough Republican support to make it through Congress.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/congress-gun-control-bills-fail-shooting-el-paso-dayton

The Trump Seeking To Heal A Nation Is Not The Real Trump

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 02:30:32 -0400

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Donald Trump's Monday statement about the weekend's mass shootings was an attempt to play at the presidency.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/miriamelder/donald-trump-el-paso-dayton-shootings-response

Is Elizabeth Warren A Consensus Democratic Choice? This Data Suggests She Could Be.

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 14:01:29 -0400

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We analyzed recently released ActBlue data to find out which combinations people gave to when they donated to multiple candidates.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/elizabeth-warren-actblue-data-bernie-sanders-kamala-harris

Cory Booker And Kamala Harris Are Trying To Pull Obama’s Legacy Away From Joe Biden

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 23:26:03 -0400

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“People feel good about all three of them, and they all have very compelling cases to make. The question is, Who do they believe is the most effective baton carrier?”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/cory-booker-kamala-harris-joe-biden-2020

Former Top Obama Official Criticizes Democratic Candidates For “Unfair Attack” On Immigration Record

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 14:13:01 -0400

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“It is a gross misrepresentation of President Obama’s track record on immigration,” said the former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-debate-immigration-de-blasio-booker-deportation

Tulsi Gabbard Is This Election’s Ron Paul

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 23:43:26 -0400

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“The similarities to Dr. Paul’s campaigns are striking,” one of Paul’s former aides said of Gabbard’s presidential run.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/tulsi-gabbard-2020-ron-paul

All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Justice Brett Kavanaugh Have Been Dismissed For Good

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 19:27:51 -0400

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Now the only way Kavanaugh could be investigated is if Congress decided to do something about it — and so far, lawmakers haven't.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/ethics-complaints-dismissed-brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court

A Majority Of House Democrats Support An Impeachment Inquiry Into Donald Trump

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 23:52:45 -0400

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that the House needs to keep investigating before considering impeachment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilyashcraft/house-democrats-majority-impeach-donald-trump

Progressive Groups Plan To Make House Democrats’ Summer Vacation All About Impeachment

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 17:39:06 -0400

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“Anyone who says their constituents don’t care about this issue isn’t listening.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/progressive-groups-impeachment-democrats-donald-trump

The Stakes 2020: There Is No Shelter

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 16:43:55 -0400

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The biggest thing that happened over two nights of debates is that Joe Biden survived. This is The Stakes 2020, BuzzFeed News' campaign newsletter about what really matters in the presidential race.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/the-stakes-2020-there-is-no-shelter

Joe Biden Got More Than A Rematch With Kamala Harris

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 17:37:11 -0400

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Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate brought the expected shots from Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, and Biden responded in kind.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-debate-kamala-harris

Michigan’s Governor Is Giving Advice To Democrats Trying To Win The Midwest: Don’t Get Distracted By Trump

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 19:34:20 -0400

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“People are less focused on the president’s Twitter feed and more worried about feeding their families,” Gretchen Whitmer said in an interview.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/gretchen-whitmer-michigan-2020-debate

The Trump Administration Plans To Let Pharmacies Import Cheap Canadian Drugs

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 17:15:52 -0400

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The announcement comes as the high cost of drugs is becoming a major issue in Congress and on the campaign trail.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/the-trump-administration-plans-to-let-pharmacies-import

The Big Things To Watch For At Tonight's Democratic Debate

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:13:45 -0400

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Here are the questions Wednesday's presidential debate can answer.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/democratic-presidential-debate-cnn-wednesday

Mayor Pete Has A Plan To Address Systemic Inequality For Black Americans. He Was Barely Able To Talk About It In The Debate.

Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:36:50 -0400

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Black Americans looking for a robust conversation about race in America got something that felt more predictable given the lack of racial diversity in the first CNN debate.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/democratic-debate-mayor-pete-black-voters

Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren Teamed Up Instead Of Taking CNN’s Bait

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 07:26:13 -0400

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Instead of going after each other in their debate, Sanders and Warren joined forces against a barrage of attacks from lesser-known moderates.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/bernie-sanders-debate-elizabeth-warren-cnn

The ACLU Is Accusing The Trump Administration Of Wrongfully Separating Families At The Border

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 22:42:47 -0400

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A judge gave the government leeway to keep separating immigrant families if parents had a criminal history or were deemed unfit. The ACLU claims the feds pushed that line too far.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/child-separations-us-mexico-border-aclu-trump-administration

How Elizabeth Warren Turned Herself Into A Meme

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 20:52:46 -0400

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Elizabeth Warren is on the rise, and part of it seems to be the idea of having plans, maybe more than any particular plan.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/elizabeth-warren-presidential-campaign-plan-meme