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Jewish Groups Accuse GOP of Weaponizing Anti-Semitism to Prolong Slaughter in Yemen

    Jewish Groups Accuse GOP of Weaponizing Anti-Semitism to Prolong Slaughter in Yemen

Jewish advocacy groups on Monday condemned House Republicans for once again attempting to weaponize anti-Semitism to derail the Yemen War Powers resolution, which seeks to end U.S. complicity in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. “Just as they did earlier this year, Republican leaders may again shamefully exploit concerns over bigotry against Jews to stall a totally…

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Democrat Gains Threaten Trump Agenda, Even Without ‘Blue Wave’

    Democrat Gains Threaten Trump Agenda, Even Without ‘Blue Wave’

WASHINGTON  — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key races for governor Tuesday, beating back the potential…

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Gallup Poll Finds Only Republicans Don’t Want a Third Party

    Gallup Poll Finds Only Republicans Don’t Want a Third Party

A majority of Democrats want a third major political party to be formed in America. An overwhelming majority of independents do. But only 38% of Republicans do. That’s according to Gallup’s October 26th article “Majority in US Still Say a Third Party Is Needed”. 54% of Democrats do, and 72% of independents do. That 54% among…

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Torrent of New US Sanctions on Russia Reflect GOP Midterm Concerns, Helsinki Fallout

    Torrent of New US Sanctions on Russia Reflect GOP Midterm Concerns, Helsinki Fallout

MOSCOW – Washington has slammed Russia with a wide-ranging new wave of sanctions in connection with Moscow’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain, sending the ruble on a downward slide and provoking a sharp reaction from markets. The move, announced by the U.S. State Department…

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Richard Painter, Former Bush Ethics Lawyer, Epitomizes the New Democrat

  Richard Painter, Former Bush Ethics Lawyer, Epitomizes the New Democrat

Democrat Al Franken agreed to resign from his post as a Minnesota Senator after eight women accused him of sexual harassment. When Franken was ousted I remarked that I would shed no tears for him, and that remains the case. But Franken was perhaps the target of a Republican smear campaign. Donald Trump’s former campaign…

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Just How Bad Is Inequality at America’s Major Corporations?

  Just How Bad Is Inequality at America’s Major Corporations?

That America’s income distribution has grown dramatically more unequal in the past 40 years is beyond debate. The share of the top 1 percent has doubled since 1980, to over 20 percent of all income. Could it get any worse? A look at America’s large, privately held corporations suggests it could. When Americans think of…

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No, Republicans Did Not Expose Efforts by Russia to Fuel Pipeline Protests

  No, Republicans Did Not Expose Efforts by Russia to Fuel Pipeline Protests

A “staff report” from Republicans on the United States House Science, Space, and Technology Committee offers little evidence to prove allegations of Russian efforts to influence U.S. energy markets through “social media propaganda” to incite pipeline protests. Nonetheless, the report, pushed by Republican chairman Representative Lamar Smith, went virtually unquestioned when it was covered by U.S.…

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