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Stacy Abrams Urges Lawmakers To Restore Voting Rights Act

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:19:27
In 2018, Abrams lost the governor's race against Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.), in a contest where the Republican was accused of voter suppression tactics and criticized for not stepping down as the state's head of elections. In her testimony Abrams criticized Kemp, "During his tenure, in a state with 6 m...
 Stacy Abrams Urges Lawmakers To Restore Voting Rights Act


Same-sex couple in child custody battle after split: Oklahoma Supreme Court issues landmark ruling

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 04:35:17
:applause:...
 Same-sex couple in child custody battle after split: Oklahoma Supreme Court issues landmark ruling


Young Protesters At DNC Headquarters Demand Debate On Climate Crisis

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 04:27:55
Source: The Guardian

DNC has declined to hold a climate-specific debate even as Democratic voters rank rising temperatures as a top priority. Dozens of young climate protesters crowded outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington DC on Tuesday, demanding a d...
 Young Protesters At DNC Headquarters Demand Debate On Climate Crisis


House passes border aid bill despite White House veto threat

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 02:08:10
Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The House of Representatives voted by 230-195 on Tuesday to approve $4.5 billion in aid for the growing crisis at the US southern border -- a vote that followed Democratic infighting over the package and a White House veto threat.

House Democratic lea...
 House passes border aid bill despite White House veto threat


San Francisco approves historic ban of e-cigarette sales, a first for a major US city

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:46:19
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 San Francisco approves historic ban of e-cigarette sales, a first for a major US city


DOJ Asks SCOTUS To Make A Drastic Move In Census Citizenship Case

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:15:31
I do not see the SC comply with Trump Administration--yet I never know what will happen anymore!!...
 DOJ Asks SCOTUS To Make A Drastic Move In Census Citizenship Case


Mueller to testify to Congress in open session about his investigation

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:09:46
Source: Washington Post

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Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify to Congress in open session n...
 Mueller to testify to Congress in open session about his investigation


US: Once-secret Jeffrey Epstein sex offender deal must stand

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:27:02
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 US: Once-secret Jeffrey Epstein sex offender deal must stand


100 migrant children returned to "inhumane" Texas facility

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:59:19
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 100 migrant children returned to "inhumane" Texas facility


McConnell opens door to vote on Iran war authorization

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:33:19
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 McConnell opens door to vote on Iran war authorization


Trump on possible war with Iran: 'I don't need exit strategies'

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:31:35
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 Trump on possible war with Iran: 'I don't need exit strategies'


Trump wants to use Iraq to 'watch' Iran. Baghdad says not so fast

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:05:44
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 Trump wants to use Iraq to 'watch' Iran. Baghdad says not so fast


Gov. Lamont Signs Paid Family Leave Bill

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:02:10
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 Gov. Lamont Signs Paid Family Leave Bill


Trump Deems Megan Rapinoe's National Anthem Protest Not Appropriate

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:38:39
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 Trump Deems Megan Rapinoe's National Anthem Protest Not Appropriate


Mark Morgan to replace John Sanders as border chief, as DHS shake-up continues

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:14:00
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 Mark Morgan to replace John Sanders as border chief, as DHS shake-up continues


Two Republican senators say rape allegation against Trump should be investigated...

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:10:19
Source: CNN

Two Republican senators say rape allegation against Trump should be investigated while many in GOP stay mum

By Ted Barrett and Kristin Wilson, CNN

Updated 5:01 PM ET, Tue June 25, 2019

(CNN)Two Republican senators said Tuesday the rape allegation made a...
 Two Republican senators say rape allegation against Trump should be investigated...


Seattle to open smoke shelters for 'new normal' summer fires

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:08:56
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 Seattle to open smoke shelters for 'new normal' summer fires


Powell says Fed insulated from politics, wrestling with rate cuts

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 20:26:18
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 Powell says Fed insulated from politics, wrestling with rate cuts


ACLU files new evidence with Supreme Court on citizenship question

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:48:20
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 ACLU files new evidence with Supreme Court on citizenship question


House approves $383 billion spending package

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:15:05
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 House approves $383 billion spending package


Poll shows Trump, Republicans have not gained Latino support

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:13:27


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 Poll shows Trump, Republicans have not gained Latino support


Democratic leader concedes on Oregon climate bill after Republican walkout

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:03:44
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 Democratic leader concedes on Oregon climate bill after Republican walkout


Trump plan to strip public land conservation fund gets bipartisan pushback

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 18:23:07
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 Trump plan to strip public land conservation fund gets bipartisan pushback


Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:41:15
Source: Associated Press

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana
By JOHN O'CONNOR
25 minutes ago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize sm...
 Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana


Judge rejects Trump attempt to push off Democrats' Emoluments Clause lawsuit

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:28:17
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 Judge rejects Trump attempt to push off Democrats' Emoluments Clause lawsuit


Pa. GOP chairman Val DiGiorgio resigns after report about interactions with Philly council candidate

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:11:58
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer/Inquirer.com

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HARRISBURG -- Val DiGiorgio, the head of the Pennylvania's Republican party...
 Pa. GOP chairman Val DiGiorgio resigns after report about interactions with Philly council candidate


Court Docs Reveal Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Funds to Carry Out 'Intimate' Affairs With Lobbyists

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:08:31
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 Court Docs Reveal Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Funds to Carry Out 'Intimate' Affairs With Lobbyists


Trump taps Melania Trump's spokeswoman as next White House press secretary

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:56:02
Source: CNN

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(CNN) Melania Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham will get a major new role as both White House press secretary and communications director, the first lady twee...
 Trump taps Melania Trump's spokeswoman as next White House press secretary


Acting Border Protection Chief Expected to Resign as Migrant Children Are Returned to Texas Facility

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:41:29

 Acting Border Protection Chief Expected to Resign as Migrant Children Are Returned to Texas Facility


Federal debt on track to reach unsustainable level in 30 years, CBO reports

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:01:48

 Federal debt on track to reach unsustainable level in 30 years, CBO reports


New EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:53:23
gawd. this is really happening to us. damn. damn!!



https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1143537604094287872


And this tweet is another part of the new rules!!!!:( :mad:

https://twitter.com/Amy22713703/status/1143543228131500034...
 New EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests


Bipartisan House duo unveil amendment to block Iran strike without Congress' approval

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:39:07
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 Bipartisan House duo unveil amendment to block Iran strike without Congress' approval


Trump threatens 'great and overwhelming force' if Iran attacks 'anything American'

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:22:52
Trump on Monday told The Hill in an exclusive interview that he does not need congressional approval to strike Iran.

The comments differ from some congressional leaders, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who have said the president must seek permission from Congress before carrying out a...
 Trump threatens 'great and overwhelming force' if Iran attacks 'anything American'


U.S. new home sales drop for second straight month

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:17:32
Source: Reuters

BUSINESS NEWS JUNE 25, 2019 / 10:05 AM / UPDATED 11 MINUTES AGO
U.S. new home sales drop for second straight month

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly fell for a second straight month in May, suggesting lower mortgage rates ...
 U.S. new home sales drop for second straight month


Commonly prescribed drugs are tied to nearly 50% higher dementia risk in older adults, study says

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:16:50
My very elderly mom was taken off her overactive bladder pills a few weeks ago because of this study --by her urologist.

She said she would rather go to the bathroom more often than lose her mind. Wise choice


https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/1143330731193753600...
 Commonly prescribed drugs are tied to nearly 50% higher dementia risk in older adults, study says


US consumer confidence falls to 121.5 in June, vs. 131.1 expected

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:07:26
Source: CNBC

ECONOMY
US consumer confidence falls to 121.5 in June, vs. 131.1 expected

PUBLISHED MOMENTS AGO
Michael Sheetz
@THESHEETZTWEETZ
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz

A key measure of the American economy slipped this month after three consecutive months of incr...
 US consumer confidence falls to 121.5 in June, vs. 131.1 expected


Agriculture secretary: Farmers 'are one of the casualties' of Trump's trade war

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:29:23
video at link, above...
 Agriculture secretary: Farmers 'are one of the casualties' of Trump's trade war


FTC announces major crackdown on robocalls

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:26:29
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 FTC announces major crackdown on robocalls


Bolton: Sanctions, other pressure will bring Iran to bargaining table

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:22:18
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 Bolton: Sanctions, other pressure will bring Iran to bargaining table


Majority supports Trump's decision to halt retaliatory strike on Iran: poll

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:17:13
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 Majority supports Trump's decision to halt retaliatory strike on Iran: poll






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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007

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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!