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Backed by $10 million in ‘Dark Money,’ Gorsuch Claims He’s Apolitical

In hours of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, repeatedly claimed to be above the political fray. “I can’t get involved in politics,” Gorsuch said again and again. Yet as he ducked … Continue reading

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Democrats and The Resistance

Donald Trump is president and Republicans control just about everything. Meanwhile Democratic Party leaders who paved the way for this Republican resurgence seem to view themselves as natural leaders in the fight against Trump, known as the “Resistance.” But are … Continue reading

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Is RFK Jr. ‘Anti-Vaccine’?

News that President Trump may tap Robert Kennedy Jr. to head a commission on vaccine safety has not been well-received by the media. Kennedy is a “conspiracy theorist” wrote the Washington Post; he’s an “Anti-Vaccine Activist” blared the New York … Continue reading

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Like Bulls in a China Shop, Trump and Netanyahu Abandon Two-State Solution

The bullying and boasting that brought electoral success to Donald Trump may prove disastrous for the Middle East. Emboldened by Trump’s victory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dramatically expanding settlements in occupied territory, in defiance of international law. Until … Continue reading

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Trump Cabinet Picks Draw Protests

“Senators, your duty is clear.” Heads and cell phones turned as James Burch, an organizer from San Francisco, interrupted the confirmation hearing for Trump’s pick for secretary of state. “You must reject Rex Tillerson,” Burch said as he was forcefully … Continue reading

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Heavy Protests Mark Start Of Trump Presidency

With homemade signs, banners and even locks and chains, thousands of protesters descended on Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump. In modern times, no one so disliked has ascended to the nation’s highest office. Tens of thousands more are expected to … Continue reading

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Did the Kochs Bring Us President Trump?

Pundits have plenty of reasons for Republicans’ 2016 electoral success, but none may be as explanatory as a book published in January, before a single ballot was cast. In Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of … Continue reading

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How Obama’s DNC May Undermine His Legacy

When President Obama named the chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2011, he didn’t foresee that his selection could lead to the undoing of his signature achievements. For Obama, the DNC wasn’t a top priority. And his choice for … Continue reading

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Can Jill Stein and Gary Johnson Crash the Debates?

This is the third in a four-part series on the presidential debates. [Part 1, Part 2] Ever since Democrats and Republicans seized control of the televised presidential debates, third party candidates haven’t fared well. But in this ‘Year of the … Continue reading

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How Third Parties are Kept Out of Presidential Debates

This is the second in a four-part series on the televised presidential debates. [Part 1] When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off next month for their first debate, it’s unlikely a third candidate will join them. That’s by design, … Continue reading

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