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  • Nov 15, 2019: Trump "Immune" From Tax Investigations
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    Trump wants the Supreme Court to block the release of his tax returns, claiming he’s immune from criminal investigations.

    Meanwhile, Representative Ayanna Pressley unveils a sweeping plan to reshape the American criminal legal system.

    And lastly, a new report finds antibiotic-resistant Superbugs are infecting millions and killing thousands each year.

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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Trump committed bribery, adding that his conduct in the Ukraine scandal makes what President Richard Nixon did look almost small.

    Michael Bloomberg might not run for president but he is beginning a $100 million digital campaign designed to attack and define Donald Trump in the top battleground states seen as likely to decide the 2020 election.

    Texas and Florida have the second-highest total of preventable deaths due to not expanding Medicaid, according to a data analysis by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

    And Rudy Giuliani told a Guradian reporter that he would have “very, very good insurance” if Donald Trump chose to “throw him under the bus” in the Ukraine scandal.

  • Nov 14, 2019: Devastating Impeachment Testimony
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    Devastating testimony by the acting Ambassador to Ukraine on Day One of the public impeachment hearings.

    Meanwhile, for the first time ever, the Trump administration’s energy agenda is blocked for NOT considering climate change.

    And lastly, Elizabeth Warren trolls cry-baby billionaires with wealth-tax advertisments on their favorite cable news network.

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    Conservationists on Wednesday called for immediate action to address a human-caused insect "apocalypse" detailed in a new report. The report claims that the abundance of insects has fallen by 50% or more since 1970 because of heavy pesticide use around the world.

    An aide to Michael Bloomberg tells CBS News that the former New York City Mayor will not appear on the primary ballot in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire filing deadline is Friday.

    The Washington Post reports that Republican senators and their advisers are privately discussing whether to pressure GOP leaders to stage a lengthy impeachment trial beginning in January to scramble the Democratic presidential race — potentially keeping a half-dozen candidates in Washington until the eve of the Iowa caucuses or longer.

    From Politico; the Republican National Committee is pouring another $1 million into the Louisiana governor’s race ahead of Saturday’s runoff — a move that comes amid mounting GOP concerns about losing a second major election in a conservative state in as many weeks.

    And lastly, The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur filed Wednesday to run for the House seat vacated by former Rep.Katie Hill.

  • Nov 13, 2019: Bolivia's New Right-Wing President
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    In defiance of Bolivia’s constitution, a right-wing senator declares herself acting president as Evo Morales vows to fight on.

    Meanwhile, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff adds bribery to the list of Trump’s impeachable offenses.

    And lastly, new polling finds that 34 million Americans know someone who died because they couldn’t pay for health care.

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    Bloomberg News reports that the US economy has enriched the one-percent so much, they now hold almost as much wealth as the middle- and upper-middle classes combined.

    Advisers to President Donald Trump are reportedly working on a plan to slash the "middle class" tax rate to 15 percent.

    Politico reports that Hillary Clinton has declined to rule out launching a future presidential campaign after her two failed bids.

    And lastly, a senior Trump administration official caught embellishing her résumé with misleading claims was being considered for a new job at the State Department with a budget of more than $1 billion.

  • Nov 12, 2019: Sanders Slams Bolivia Coup
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    Bernie Sanders and AOC call out the right-wing coup in Bolivia as multinational corporate cabals line up to pillage the country’s valuable natural resources.

    Meanwhile, Don Blankenship, the former coal mining executive who coined the term Cocaine Mitch launches a third-party presidential bid.

    And lastly, teachers in Arkansas will go on strike for only the second time in the state’s history as the Board of Education attempts to strip the union’s collective bargaining power.

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    An unprecedented 69,550 migrant children were held in U.S. government custody over the past year, according to the Associated Press. That’s up 42 percent from 2018. The report states that around 4,000 kids are still in government custody, with more arriving each week.

    The American Prospect reports that the PayDay Lending Industry—suffering a rare attack of honesty—is supporting an Arizona bill that would block minimum wage increases because, the admit, when people have money, they don’t need short-term loans.

    Deval Patrick, ex-Governor of Massachusetts, is reportedly considering 2020 Presidential Race. The news coms a few days after Michael Bloomberg began taking steps to enter the Democratic primary process.

    And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told WFPL that he’s given up on Republican Kentucky Govrenor Matt Bevin’s bid to steal re-election, even though Bevin still hasn’t conceded the race he lost last Tuesday.

  • Nov 11, 2019: Military Coup In Bolivia
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    A right-wing coup emerges in Bolivia as the military forces Evo Morales, the country’s first indigenous president, to resign.

    Meanwhile, progressives candidates declare huge victories in Seattle and San Francisco.

    And lastly, AOC joins Bernie Sanders on stage in Iowa for the biggest rally in that state this year.

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    Former Brazilian President simply known as Lula, was freed from prison Friday after a year-and-a-half behind bars due to a politically motivated prosecution from the country's right-wing government.

    NPR reports that Iraqi security forces launched an aggressive crackdown on anti-government demonstrators over the weekend, killing at least six people and injuring more than 100 others in central Baghdad.

    Public Citizen dot org reports that watchdog and conservation groups are calling out former oil lobbyist and current Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Friday over his department's attempt to give a coveted permanent water supply contract to one of Bernhardt's ex-clients.

    And Axios is reporting that three key witnesses in the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry will testify this week in a series of nationally televised hearings.

  • Nov 8, 2019: Bloomberg 2020 Is Happening
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    The New York Times reports former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively planning to make a late entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential race.

    Meanwhile, a judge orders Donald Trump to pay $2 million for illegally abusing funds from his own charity foundation.

    And lastly, billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer’s campaign caught bribing local politicians in exchange for endorsing his go-nowhere election.

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    Axios reports that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has been subpoenaed to testify before the House Intelligence Committee today at part of the impeachment inquiry.

    House Democrats released the transcript of George Kent’s testimony, a senior diplomat who told the impeachment probe that President Trump’s anti-corruption campaign in Ukraine was itself corrupt.

    The New York Times reports that five years after Michigan switched Flint’s water supply to the contaminated Flint River from Lake Huron, the city’s lead crisis has migrated from its homes to its schools, where neurological and behavioral problems among students are threatening to overwhelm the education system.

  • Nov 7, 2019: Barr Refused Trump Exoneration
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    Donald Trump reportedly tried to get Attorney General Bill Barr to hold a press conference to clear him of the Ukraine quid pro quo crimes, but Barr refused.

    Meanwhile, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin refuses to concede his loss to Andy Beshar as Republicans threatens to overturn Tuesday night’s election results.

    And lastly, a US judge scraps Trump administration rule that protects doctors who deny care because of religious reasons.

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    Speaking at a conference on Wednesday, Bill Gates balked at Elizabeth Warren’s tax policies, saying, “If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine. But when you say I should pay $100 billion, then I’m starting to do a little math over what I have leftover.”

    The New York Times reports a federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government must provide mental health services to thousands of migrant parents and children who were separated under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy.

    Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce plans to run in Alabama’s upcoming Senate race. A source tells the Daily Beast that Sessions is gearing up to make the announcement today.

    And lastly, Representative Ayanna Pressley, the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress, announced she is endorsing Elizabeth Warren for president.

  • Nov 6, 2019: Virginia Dems’ Huge Victory
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    In a sweeping victory, Green New Deal Democrats flip the Virginia Senate and House, taking control of the state’s government for the first time in a generation.

    Meanwhile, in Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshar defeats the state’s Trump-lovin’ governor Matt Bevin - - but Bevin is refusing to concede.

    And lastly, Gordon Sondland, a key witness in the House’s impeachment inquiry, suddenly remembers delivering Trump’s quid pro quo message to Ukraine.

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    The Los Angeles City Council—representing the nation's second most populous city—passed a resolution endorsing federal Medicare for All legislation by a nearly unanimous vote.

    ABC News reports cell phone records provide "irrefutable proof" of the sexual assault accusations former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zevos has leveled against Donald Trump.

    Jersey City residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of stricter regulations on short-term rentals that will almost certainly shrink the number of Airbnb listings in New Jersey’s second-largest city.

    And lastly, Juli Briskman, the woman who famously flipped off Donald Trump’s motorcade in a viral 2017 photo, won her race Tuesday night for a seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in Virginia.

  • Nov 5, 2019: Trump Exits Paris Accord
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    The Trump administration officially begins pulling the United States out of the Paris climate Agreement today.

    Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders calls Apple’s $2.5 billion home program a distraction from the hundreds of billions of dollars in tax avoidance that created the California housing crisis.

    And lastly, an aide for billionaire presidential candidate Tom Steyer resigns after he was caught stealing data from the Kamala Harris campaign.

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    Marie Yovanovitch, the ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators last month that EU ambassador Gordon Sondland told her she should tweet out support or praise for Donald Trump if she wanted to save her job, according to a transcript obtained by the New York Times.

    From Bloomberg News; Luxury developers in New York City are fighting a proposed tax on second homes that cost $5 million or more — calling the plan "class warfare on the rich"

    USA Today reports that a Cameroonian migrant detained by ICE was removed from life support after his family asked that he continue to receive medical care.

    And lastly, YouTube has banned Sebastian Gorka from its platform, apparently because the former Trump White House adviser refused to stop playing songs from pop rock band Imagine Dragons on episodes of his radio show that were later uploaded to the site.

  • Nov 4, 2019: Trump's Shut Down Threat
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    Trump threatens to shut down the government in 17 days in order to stop The House impeachment process.

    Meanwhile, California governor Gavin Newsom threatens to take over PG&E in wake of the electrical utility’s bankruptcy crisis

    And lastly, a new Fox News poll shows Trump’s approval numbers hitting a two-year low and his true base of registered voters shrinking dramatically.

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    Nancy Pelosi, who could still be Speaker in 2021, says the next president of the United States must abide by pay-as-you-go rules.

    The Treasury Department said on Thursday that it was rolling back regulations that were enacted to prevent American companies from moving their official residence abroad to reduce their tax bills.

    Air pollution in the north of India has "reached unbearable levels," Delhi's Chief Minister says.

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged to outlaw climate boycott campaigns that he argued could hurt the country’s mining industry.