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Senate Confirms Federal Judge Rated ‘Not Qualified’ To Serve

Article posted December 12, 2017 at 10:24 PM

Republicans voted to put Leonard Steven Grasz onto a circuit court for life, despite his abysmal American Bar Association rating. Way to go!

Via: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-confirms-leonard-steven-grasz_us_5a2ffeefe4b01598ac486379?section=us_politics

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Supporters Defend Kirsten Gillibrand After Trump Delivers ‘Sexist Smear’

Article posted December 12, 2017 at 9:56 PM

The president tweeted a sexually suggestive attack at the senator Tuesday morning.

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An HIV Positive Gay Asylum Seeker Staged a Seven-Day Hunger Strike in an ICE Detention Facility

Article posted December 12, 2017 at 9:45 PM

By John Washington

John Washington

Protesting prolonged detention, substandard medical care, and parole denial, Jesus Rodriguez Mendoza may soon stop eating again.

The post An HIV Positive Gay Asylum Seeker Staged a Seven-Day Hunger Strike in an ICE Detention Facility appeared first on The Nation.

Via: https://www.thenation.com/article/an-hiv-positive-gay-asylum-seeker-staged-a-seven-day-hunger-strike-in-an-ice-detention-facility/

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GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewable Energy In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

Article posted December 12, 2017 at 9:30 PM

“It’s not even subtle,” said one senator.

Via: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-tax-bill-renewable-energy_us_5a302224e4b046175433fb42?section=us_politics

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The Pentagon Doesn’t Need More Money

Article posted December 12, 2017 at 9:21 PM

By Robert L. Borosage

Robert L. Borosage

Our military budget is bigger than the next five largest military powers combined.

The post The Pentagon Doesn’t Need More Money appeared first on The Nation.

Via: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-pentagon-doesnt-need-more-money/

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Lead Cop In Felony Trial For Trump Inaugural Protesters Sent Anti-Activist Tweets

Article posted December 12, 2017 at 8:44 PM

Gregg Pemberton was quizzed about his use of Twitter by defense lawyers.

Via: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gregg-pemberton-trump-inauguration-felony-trial_us_5a301402e4b046175433e4f3?section=us_politics

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Amid the Clamor for War in Korea, Here Are Two Voices for Peace

Article posted December 12, 2017 at 8:40 PM

By Tim Shorrock

Tim Shorrock

A former Pentagon chief and a “dialogue practitioner” push for engagement.

The post Amid the Clamor for War in Korea, Here Are Two Voices for Peace appeared first on The Nation.

Via: https://www.thenation.com/article/amid-the-clamor-for-war-in-korea-here-are-two-voices-for-peace/

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Defends Trump’s Sexist Attack On Kirsten Gillibrand

Article posted December 12, 2017 at 8:36 PM

The president was widely criticized for a tweet suggesting the senator “would do anything” for campaign donations.

Via: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-attacks-kirsten-gillibrand_us_5a300bcfe4b07895028418cb?section=us_politics

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It Turns Out Legal Weed In Colorado Hasn’t Led To Kids Abusing The Drug

Article posted December 12, 2017 at 8:32 PM

New data actually shows a slight dip in use among teens.

Via: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-pot-use-colorado-legalization_us_5a2f20fae4b01598ac476d3a?section=us_politics

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The Harasser’s Apology

Article posted December 12, 2017 at 8:14 PM

By Alissa Quart

Alissa Quart

The post The Harasser’s Apology appeared first on The Nation.

Via: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-harassers-apology/

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