Tag: Politics

Democrats Might Have Something New For the Midterms: Optimism

But there are three problems with this logic. These are, for the most part, the same voters who have already been mobilized by the Dobbs decision and the fight to preserve abortion rights. Also, the benefits of the legislation will not be readily apparent since there are still regulations to be written and grants to […]

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The Abortion Elections All Across America

In some states, abortion itself will be directly on the ballot. California voters will consider a constitutional amendment that would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. “This is absolutely a viable option for other states—and one that lawmakers and advocates elsewhere are also working on,” Timmaraju told me. In Michigan, to take one example, […]

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Here’s a Crazy Idea: Maybe Donald Trump Isn’t Fit to Run for Reelection

And then, like an unwelcome delivery from the metaphor store, Biden caught Covid-19. Then he recovered. Then he tested positive again. If it wasn’t for bad luck, Biden would hardly have any at all. Inflation, Ukraine, an economy that seemed poised to lurch into recession—it may have been unfair to fault Biden personally for many […]

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The Slandering of Merrick Garland

It won’t be possible to escape the politicization of a DOJ investigation into Trump; some matters are beyond Garland’s control. But let’s note how Trump’s allies are responding: They’re foaming at the mouth about Garland being a corrupt autocrat whose actions are like unto dictatorships. As MSNBC’s Steve Benen pointed out, the seeds of this […]

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‘Defund The FBI’: Republicans Are Really Losing Their Minds Over The FBI Raid Of Mar-a-Lago

NewsOne Featured Video Source: GIORGIO VIERA / Getty On Tuesday, we reported that the FBI raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of an active investigation into Trump’s handling of White House documents. According to CNN, “The National Archives, charged with collecting and sorting presidential material, has previously said at least […]

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The DOJ Wants to Show Everyone the Trump Search Warrant

Dozens of FBI agents searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday. Photo by Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images The Department of Justice moved to unseal the search warrant and other documents related to the FBI search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf club.  The move, if […]

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What Does It Take For Document-Shredding Trump To Hoard Something?

Trump, his allies, and his family members, of course, downplayed the contents of the safe. Since the raid took place, only son Eric Trump has addressed its contents. He got slightly more specific in trying to downplay the contents of the safe. The Trump son said, “My father always kept press clippings.… He had boxes, […]

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Accused Of Receiving $1 Million From ‘Segregationists’ Schools In New Political Ad

NewsOne Featured Video Source: LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ / Getty The midterm elections are coming up this November and the gloves are off in the world of politics—particularly in Georgia. Just Wednesday we reported about a group of anti-Trump Republicans running an ad attacking Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker by bringing up past domestic violence allegations, which […]

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Raising Young Kids in America Has Become Hell, and The Government Should Finally Acknowledge That

However, while states can help on the margins, and some limited federal laws could get passed, what is actually needed is a new paradigm, one that centers these families as a distinct class of people the same way the federal government treats seniors. Even if states choose to act, or if something like the Romney […]

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The Bland Ambition of Kevin McCarthy

There are also plenty of actions a Republican-controlled House could take that have nothing to do with legislation but would be designed to weaken Biden and the Democrats: investigating Hunter Biden, for example, or opening their own probe into the activity of the select committee investigating January 6. Republican leadership is already plotting to subpoena […]

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Why the Right Can’t Quit Its Antisemitic Attacks Against George Soros

When a reform candidate challenged San Diego prosecutor Summer Stephan in 2018, the incumbent described George Soros as her opponent. “Billionaire George Soros has launched a campaign against me,” Stephan said on Twitter, promoting a website which leads with a photo of Soros, leaning back, hands steepled, with images meant to represent antifascists behind him. […]

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Every President a King?

Back in the days of the George W. Bush administration and its “war on terrorism,” Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. and Aziz Huq wrote a piece called “PRESIDENT OR KING?” accusing that president of asserting “the power once claimed by British kings to set aside the laws of the land.” They were referring to the administration’s […]

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Every President a King?

Back in the days of the George W. Bush administration and its “war on terrorism,” Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. and Aziz Huq wrote a piece called “PRESIDENT OR KING?” accusing that president of asserting “the power once claimed by British kings to set aside the laws of the land.” They were referring to the administration’s […]

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Trump Invokes Fifth Amendment in New York Civil Fraud Probe as New Details Emerge About FBI Raid at Mar-a-Lago

Days after the FBI raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in search of potentially classified documents, the former president refused to answer questions under oath about his family’s business practices from the New York attorney general during a deposition in connection with a civil investigation, Trump said in a statement. “I declined to answer the questions under the […]

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The IRA’s Long Overdue New Tax that the Press Hasn’t Noticed

Stock buybacks hit a record $882 billion last year, and they may reach $1 trillion this year. The biggest corporations spend the most on buybacks. Thus Apple lavished $91 billion over the previous four quarters, according to The Wall Street Journal; Alphabet (Google), $55 billion; Meta (Facebook), $53 billion; Microsoft, $33 billion; and Bank of […]

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Republican Group Launches Attack Ad On Herschel Walker, Who Somehow Blames Raphael Warnock

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Megan Varner / Getty Booooy, sometimes it be your own people. This is a story about Herschel Walker, so by “your own people,” I certainly don’t mean Black people as Walker, at this point, falls deep into the sunken place corners of the “all skin folk ain’t kinfolk” category. Walker’s “people” […]

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Far-Right Extremists Are Violently Threatening the Trump Search-Warrant Judge

Then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016. (Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images) Far-right extremists on pro-Donald Trump message boards and social networks are making violent, antisemitic threats against the judge who reportedly signed the warrant that allowed the FBI to search the […]

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Trump takes the Fifth, refuses to answer questions in probe of his business dealings

Former President Donald Trump did not answer questions from the New York attorney general’s office about his business dealings during a deposition Wednesday, invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The deposition came as part of an ongoing probe into the former president’s businesses launched by New York Attorney General Letita James. In a statement, […]

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Donald Trump says he’s invoking the Fifth Amendment in New York AG’s deposition

Donald Trump released a statement Wednesday saying that he’s invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions from the New York attorney general, who’s investigating his business practices. “I once asked, ‘If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?’ Now I know the answer to that question. When your family, your company, […]

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Seven Black Women Are Campaigning To Become The First Black Woman In The Minnesota Senate

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Andy445 / Getty Seven female political candidates are currently fighting tooth and nail to become the first Black woman to serve in the Minnesota Senate. In November, Zuki Ellis, Marla Helseth, Huldah Hiltsley, Farhio Khalif, Erin Maye Quade, Zaynab Mohamed, and Clare Oumou Verbete will face off for a chance to make history. The candidates are largely […]

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Cable News? A Presidential Run? Here’s What Liz Cheney Might Do If (When) She Loses Reelection.

Ten years ago, when Cheney was in the midst of her post-Bush administration career, running the neoconservative think tank Keep America Safe with Kristol, she took the kind of job that was typical for a well-bred politico with ideas about national security and domestic policy that were far to the right of the center: She […]

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Advocates Sound Alarm About New Texting Policy That Could Have Negative Impacts On Black Voter Outreach

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Olelole / Getty The countdown to midterm elections is underway as candidates and groups ramp up efforts to mobilize voters. But a little-known policy change called 10DLC could make voter outreach, particularly to Black voters, more difficult this election cycle. Released by the country’s top wireless carriers, 10DLC is a registration […]

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