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Supreme Court Tosses Case On Cross-Border Shootings Back To Lower Court

June 26, 2017 Politician Direct 0

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to decide on whether non-citizens have constitutional rights at the border, and ordered the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to reconsider the question of whether the families of Mexican nationals killed by U.S. border authorities can sue in federal court.
The lower court will again decide whether the…

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Supreme Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Appeal Of Felon Gun Ownership Ruling

June 26, 2017 Politician Direct 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling loosening the federal prohibition on convicted felons possessing guns in a case involving two Pennsylvania men convicted of non-violent crimes who challenged the ban.
The justices let stand a lower court’s 2016 ruling that suggested denying felons whose crimes…

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Continues To Leave The Press And Public In The Dark

June 26, 2017 Politician Direct 0

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Continuing an alarming pattern of the White House shutting out the press and the public and curtailing transparency, White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday will answer questions from reporters in a restricted setting. 
TV networks will not be allowed to broadcast Monday’s press briefing and will be able…

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Bill Clinton Zings Trump Administration At Alec Baldwin Roast

June 26, 2017 Politician Direct 0

Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday jabbed at the Trump administration during a Spike TV celebration of actor Alec Baldwin that was taped to be broadcast in July.
The former president and other celebrities, including Tracy Morgan and Robert De Niro, were primarily on hand at Apollo Theater in New York City to toast and roast Baldwin, a…

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Why This Democrat Is Focusing On California In Fight To Take Back The House In 2018

June 26, 2017 Politician Direct 0

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WASHINGTON ― A new organization launched Monday argues that the road to a Democratic majority in the U.S. House “runs through ‘red’ California.”
Red to Blue California PAC wants to help Democrats take back the chamber in 2018 by supporting and mobilizing Democrats challenging Republican incumbents in seven congressional districts…

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Conservative’s Story About ‘How Republicans Are Born’ Backfires Spectacularly

June 26, 2017 Politician Direct 0

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist seemed to think he had the perfect example to explain his problem with taxes, and to illustrate ― as he put it ― “how Republicans are born.”
On Sunday, the head of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform wrote on Twitter: 

How Republicans are born…Daughter, 8, has been savings up to buy her first Guitar.Found…

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Michelle Obama’s Tribute To Chance The Rapper Literally Moved Him To Tears

June 25, 2017 Politician Direct 0

It’s one (rather humbling) thing to be honored with BET’s Humanitarian Award ― it’s another to be praised by Michelle Obama and to have her call you a friend. But leave it to Chance The Rapper to accomplish both by the age of 24. 
In addition to taking home the award for Best New Artist during the 2017…

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The Military Version Of Roulette

June 25, 2017 Politician Direct 0

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com
If you want a number, try 194. That’s how many countries there are on planet Earth (give or take one or two). Today, Nick Turse reports a related number that should boggle your mind: at least 137 of those countries, or 70 percent of them, already have something in common for 2017 and the…

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A Wide World Of Winless War

June 25, 2017 Politician Direct 0

Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com
The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne.” And soon their guidon ― the “colors” of Company B, 3rd Battalion of the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group ― would be adorned with the “Bandera de Guerra,” a Colombian combat decoration.
“Today we commemorate sixteen years of a permanent fight against drugs in…

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Cheer Up, Democrats

June 25, 2017 Politician Direct 0

How discouraged should Democrats be after failing to win any of the four recent House special elections to fill vacancies? The losses, most recently of Jon Ossoff, in Georgia’s 6th district, triggered a blame game, directed against House leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic National Committee, the tacticians of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and candidate Ossoff…