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David Marchese’s “Talk” interview for an upcoming issue of the New York Times Magazine promoted Rep. Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota. Omar, a controversial left-wing congresswoman and outspoken member of “The Squad,” has made multiple anti-Semitic remarks, most of which have been downplayed or excused by the paper. Smugness radiated from the headline: “Ilhan Omar Is Not
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Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys released brand-new footage appearing to show a Black Lives Matter demonstrator fired shots from a gun before Rittenhouse did, saying it clinches Rittenhouse’s insistence of self-defense. What’s a brief history here? Rittenhouse faces murder charges after he allegedly killed two rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and wounded another on Aug. 25 during ongoing
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Out on the edge of Herring Run Park in Baltimore, Maryland stands a very old monument in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk. It’s known as the Columbus Obelisk and it has stood in commemoration of the explorer Christopher Columbus since 1792. (For all of you trivia fans, it’s the oldest memorial to Columbus in
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I’m old enough to remember when speaking out about political issues was actually considered “a good thing.” You know… raising your voice, participating in the debate and voting. Those were all admirable activities in a participatory democracy. Not so in California these days, particularly after the passage of a new law that will leave you
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Pope Francis (R) meets with US President Donald Trump during a private audience at the Vatican on May 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Alessandra Tarantino (Photo credit should read ALESSANDRA TARANTINO/AFP via Getty Images) In 2016 there was a broad unease simmering in America—and the media and the entire political class, both
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The Seattle City Council voted to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s three vetos of bills to divert funds from the police department into social programs. The council voted 7-2 in a vote on Tuesday after three hours of discussion that included the consideration of a compromise bill that was ultimately rejected. Durkan vetoed the police budget
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Topics in this post: Chuck Schumer Marco Rubio Sen. Marco Rubio accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of throwing a “temper tantrum” on the Senate floor Tuesday by canceling an intelligence briefing on election interference because of a standoff over Republican efforts to vote on a Supreme Court justice. Rubio, the acting chairman of the
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has touted President Barack Obama’s orchestration of the auto bailout as a major success during his campaign, but some say that story is exaggerated. The Obama administration intervened in the bankruptcy proceedings of Chrysler and GM after the companies faced a major crisis during the Great Recession, but some experts
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Former vice president Joe Biden said Monday that he has not released his list of Supreme Court Justices yet because potential nominees would be “subject to intense criticism for a long time.” The 2020 presidential candidate discussed President Donald Trump’s pending announcement of his Supreme Court justice nominee to replace former Supreme Court Justice Ruth
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A clever bit of gamesmanship by Democrats who’ve otherwise been thwarted in their attempt to return Florida’s many hundreds of thousands of felons to the voter rolls in time for the election. In 2018 Floridians passed a constitutional amendment that restored the right to vote to anyone who’d been convicted of a crime other than
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It wasn’t quite as cringe-worthy as when MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said he got a thrill up his leg over Barack Obama but it was pretty darn close. April Ryan, White House correspondent, and D.C. bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, as well as a CNN political analyst, is beyond excited that Joe Biden chose
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What does this mean? The Associated Press reported the cratering of viewership for the Emmys — the most prestigious television-show awards in Hollywood — as an example of a “boutique event.” The AP also generously allows that the competition was exceptionally tough this year, but …. The Nielsen company said 6.1 million people watched the Emmys
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