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Trump and the GOP are taking us into a second Great Depression, yet the magical thinking continues – Politics Article

The current infection rates in the U.S. stand at over 50,000 new cases per day, the highest ever, and they continue to rise. Many of the new infections have been traced back to the Memorial Day holiday in late May, when many people in this country  gathered together socially without regard to social distancing, or without wearing any type of facial covering in public. As the Fourth of July holiday looms, public health officials have already begun warning people to avoid groups and maintain…

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Biden to offer a vision of COVID-19 leadership, but will the media cover it? – Politics Article

The scope of Trump’s failure can be illustrated in one fact: The U.S. has 4% of the world’s population and 25% of its coronavirus cases. (No, that’s not just about good testing.) But that outcome was produced by many, many different failures, from Trump’s early refusal to admit there was a problem and try to prevent it, to delays in adequate testing, to Trump ordering a testing slowdown so he wouldn’t look bad, to his promotion of unproven treatments, to his push for premature reopening,…

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Groups slam Trump’s latest slashes to legal immigration – Politics Article

Another Miller-led order made under the guise of the pandemic response has been the swift deportations of children who have arrived to the U.S. alone in search of refuge. While CBS News reported that the administration has inexplicably declined to release data for May, the outlet obtained unpublished government information saying that only 39 of the 1,001 children detained by U.S. border officials were allowed to keep pursuing asylum claims.  “This is not a COVID-19 response or an economic response,” the…

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The media keeps refusing to show us Donald Trump as he really is, and it’s dangerous – Politics Article

Donald Trump gave yet another unhinged rally speech on Tuesday night, and how did the media cover it? By normalizing Trump, with NPR calling the speech “wide-ranging” rather than, say, “incoherent, disjointed, filled with lies, and abusive.” According to The New York Times, it’s a “standard, rambling stump speech, which combines inflated boasts about his record, rosy memories about his 2016 victory and grievances about the way he has been treated by Democrats.” Oh, so that’s what it was? During the speech,…

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Another reminder Moscow Mitch is an unprincipled, hypocritical, power-hungry danger to the republic – Politics Article

Rep. Adam Schiff has a reminder for Moscow Mitch McConnell of 2020 on what Mitch McConnell of 1999 had to say about how to conduct an impeachment trial in the Senate: There have been 15 impeachments in the history of this country. Two of them were cut short by resignations, and the other 13 impeachments, there were witnesses. It is not unusual to have a witness in a trial. It is certainly not unusual to have a witness in an…

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The impeachment letter Trump could have sent to Nancy Pelosi – Politics Article

To be sure, by any objective standard I am guilty of the charges compiled against me. As the evidence contained in the House Impeachment Report overwhelmingly confirmed, I abused my power as president of the United States by illegally soliciting election interference from a foreign power and attempting to bribe that country’s leadership by withholding military aid appropriated by Congress. You don’t have to take Adam Schiff’s word for it; take mine. I confessed as much—twice. “The conversation I had…

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‘No difference between the president’s position and our position’ on impeachment – Politics Article

Moscow Mitch McConnell isn’t even going to bother with the pretense of having a real impeachment trial in the Senate. They’ll have a trial, but it’s going to be the defendant who is running the show. He told Sean Hannity so on Fox News Thursday night, making it very it clear: “Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with White House Counsel. There will be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this.”…

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‘You don’t want to see them suffer’ – Politics Article

Marili said she didn’t want to send her two children across the U.S. border alone, but she was left with no other choice: the family’s next immigration hearing isn’t until March, the border camp they are living in is squalid, and her three-year-old daughter, Madeline, is losing weight. So last month, Marili gave her eldest, 5-year-old Josue, a backpack containing important documents and then watched them cross into a port of entry alone. “It was the hardest decision I had to make in my…

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House plans to vote Tuesday on another short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown – Politics Article

The House of Representatives will be voting on the next continuing resolution to keep government open on Tuesday. That gives the Senate two days to do its part before funding runs out at the end of the day Thursday. Campaign Action Negotiators in Congress and the White House hope to strike a deal by Wednesday outlining the spending levels in the 12 appropriations bills they still hope to pass by the end of the year to avoid having to do another…

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