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Monday, December 31, 2018

Warren Announces She's Running






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Warren Announces She's Running 
Senator Elizabeth Warren. (photo: AP)
Annie Linskey and Matt Viser, The Washington Post
Excerpt: "Sen. Elizabeth Warren jumped into the 2020 presidential campaign Monday, offering a message of economic populism as she became the best-known Democratic candidate yet to enter what is expected to be a crowded race."
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Californians rallied in January 2017 to save the Affordable Care Act. (photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP)
Californians rallied in January 2017 to save the Affordable Care Act. (photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Affordable Care Act Can Stay in Effect While Under Appeal, Judge Says
Emma Bowman, NPR
Bowman writes: "The federal judge in Texas who ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional earlier this month said that the law can remain in effect while under appeal."
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Chris and Nancy Brown embrace Monday while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp Fire tore through the region in Paradise, Calif. (photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Chris and Nancy Brown embrace Monday while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp Fire tore through the region in Paradise, Calif. (photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

California Attorney General: PG&E Could Face Murder Charges for Role in Deadly Camp Fire
CBS San Francisco
Excerpt: "PG&E could face criminal charges as serious as manslaughter or murder in the wake of the deadly Camp Fire."
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Feds and New Jersey state prosecutors are looking into possible immigration fraud at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Feds and New Jersey state prosecutors are looking into possible immigration fraud at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

New Jersey AG Has Obtained Evidence of Possible Crimes at Trump's Golf Club - and Mueller, FBI Are Involved in Probe
Chris Sommerfeldt, The New York Daily News
Sommerfeldt writes: "New Jersey prosecutors have collected evidence that supervisors at President Trump's Garden State golf club may have committed federal immigration crimes - and the FBI as well as special counsel Robert Mueller have played part in the inquiry."
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Republican governor Rick Snyder signed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers. (photo: Al Goldis/AP)
Republican governor Rick Snyder signed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers. (photo: Al Goldis/AP)

Michigan Republicans' Lame-Duck Drive to Hobble Democrats Fails - Mostly
Tom Perkins, Guardian UK
Perkins writes: "A frantic lame-duck month in which the Republican-controlled Michigan legislature floated hundreds of bills concluded with the GOP largely failing to pass controversial laws that would have stripped power from incoming Democrats."
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Racist ultra fans are tolerated by Italian football teams. (photo: Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Racist ultra fans are tolerated by Italian football teams. (photo: Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Fascism and Football: Death and Hatred in the Soccer Stadium
Barbie Latza Nadeau, The Daily Beast
Latza Nadeau writes: "One man is dead. One team sanctioned for abhorrent racist slurs. How Italy's love for soccer turned to hate, and its stadiums became fascist circuses."
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Ryan Zinke. (photo: Melina Mara/WP/Getty Images)
Ryan Zinke. (photo: Melina Mara/WP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration’s War on Wildlife Should Be a Scandal
Nick Tabor, New York Magazine 
Tabor writes: "The Trump administration’s policies are leading to wholesale destruction of certain birds and other wildlife."
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RSN: Marc Ash | You're Really, Really Excited About Joe Biden – No, Really






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RSN: Marc Ash | You're Really, Really Excited About Joe Biden – No, Really 
Progressive-democratic voters greet a candidate they are genuinely excited about. Note, that's not Joe Biden in the lower right hand corner. (photo: AP)
Marc Ash, Reader Supported News
Ash writes: "Chalk one up for Suffolk University and USA Today. They managed to come up with just the right poll at just the right time to set the mainstream media dashing off in the direction of validating the quintessential mainstream Democratic candidate for president, Joe Biden."
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President Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017. (photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017. (photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The Halfway Point: What Have Two Years of Trump's Wrecking Ball Done to America?
David Smith, Guardian UK
Smith writes: "It's nearly half-time and we’re still here. On 20 January it will be two years since the businessman and reality TV celebrity Donald Trump took the oath as president, spoke of 'American carnage' and boasted about his crowd size, leaving millions to wonder if the US, and the world, could survive him."
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A security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Some federal employees, including Transportation Security Administration agents, continue to work despite the government shutdown. (photo: Al Drago/NYT)
A security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Some federal employees, including Transportation Security Administration agents, continue to work despite the government shutdown. (photo: Al Drago/NYT)

A Week Into Government Shutdown, Ire Turns to Fear for Federal Workers
Glenn Thrush, Mitch Smith and Kate Taylor, The New York Times
Excerpt: "When the government shutdown began a week ago, many federal workers were more irked than anxious. They're really anxious now."
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Representative Peter T. King, Republican of New York. (photo: Drew Angerer/NYT)
Representative Peter T. King, Republican of New York. (photo: Drew Angerer/NYT)


New York Republican Rep. Peter King QUOTE [NOTE: WRONG AGENCY]: 

I think it’s wrong to be piling on here and somehow blaming ICE. They’ve had hundreds of thousands of people that they had custody of over the years, and I think these are the only two children that have died, certainly in recent memory. So, considering all of that, considering what does happen in housing projects across the country, I think ICE has an excellent record and I’d be reluctant to be doing any piling on here right now, or trying to make political points with this.


Schwartz writes: "In the last decade, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McAleenan, there have been two children to die in the custody of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Both deaths happened this month."
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Jermaine Massey speaking about his experience at the Portland Hilton on CNN. (photo: CNN)
Jermaine Massey speaking about his experience at the Portland Hilton on CNN. (photo: CNN)

Oregon Hotel Fires Two Employees Who Called Police on Black Guest
Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters
Dobuzinskis writes: "A Hilton hotel in Portland, Oregon fired a security guard and a manager after a black guest captured them on video calling the police to report him for trespassing after he had been speaking to his mother by phone in the lobby, the hotel said on Saturday."
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A Sudanese militiaman fighting under the command of the United Arab Emirates along the coastal highway leading to the contested port of Hudaydah, Yemen. (photo: Tyler Hicks/NYT)
A Sudanese militiaman fighting under the command of the United Arab Emirates along the coastal highway leading to the contested port of Hudaydah, Yemen. (photo: Tyler Hicks/NYT)

Saudi Arabia Recruited Child Soldiers From Darfur for Their War in Yemen: Report
Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill
Rodrigo writes: "Saudi Arabia has reportedly recruited children from Darfur to join its military campaign in Yemen."
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Plastic waste is more likely than ever to end up in a landfill or incinerator. (photo: S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Plastic waste is more likely than ever to end up in a landfill or incinerator. (photo: S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The Answer to Plastic Pollution Is to Not Create Waste in the First Place
Monica Wilson, Guardian UK
Wilson writes: "And while we wish a Christmas miracle would transform this old garbage into something new, the reality is the waste left over from the holiday shopping frenzy is more likely than ever to end up in a landfill or incinerator."
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Is the Michael Cohen 'Prague' Story True?





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Is the Michael Cohen 'Prague' Story True? 
Michael Cohen walks out of federal court, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in New York. (photo: Julie Jacobson/AP)
Jonathan Alter and Maxwell Tani, The Daily Beast
Excerpt: "If the McClatchy story is true, it has huge implications for Donald Trump's survival in the presidency. But that's a major if; unlike many other scoops about the Mueller probe, no other outlet has been able to confirm McClatchy's reporting."
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'My family left Somalia in 1991 and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya': Ilhan Omar. (photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images)
'My family left Somalia in 1991 and spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya': Ilhan Omar. (photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images)

Ilhan Omar | My Election Victory Represents a Rejection of Donald Trump
Ilhan Omar, Guardian UK
Omar writes: "To know that I will now be serving in the United States government, the first Somali-American to do so, is a clear message of optimism for kids around the world."
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Paul Manafort. (photo: Getty Images)
Paul Manafort. (photo: Getty Images)

Russian Ex-Spy Pressured Manafort Over Debts to an Oligarch
Simon Shuster, Time
Shuster writes: "A months-long investigation by TIME, however, found that Boyarkin, a former arms dealer with a high forehead and a very low profile, was a key link between a senior member of the Trump campaign and a powerful ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin."
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The Capitol was nearly empty last week amid stalled negotiations between the White House and Democrats in Congress on reopening the federal government. (photo: Erin Schaff/NYT)
The Capitol was nearly empty last week amid stalled negotiations between the White House and Democrats in Congress on reopening the federal government. (photo: Erin Schaff/NYT)

Federal Government Advises Furloughed Workers to Barter for Their Rent
Peter Wade, Rolling Stone
Wade writes: "Federal workers are currently entering their seventh day without any pay, and OPM is advising them to contact creditors to negotiate lower payments until the shutdown ends and their pay is restored but tells them to 'contact a personal attorney' for personal financial advice. How workers will pay for that attorney when they are not collecting a salary, however, the agency did not say."
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A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. (image: Kacper Pempel/Reuters)
A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. (image: Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

Cyber Attack Hits US Newspaper Distribution
Jim Finkle, Reuters
Finkle writes: "A cyber attack caused major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times and other major U.S. newspapers, including ones owned by Tribune Publishing Co (TPCO.O) such as the Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun."
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Jair Bolsonaro. (photo: Evaristo SA/Getty Images)
Jair Bolsonaro. (photo: Evaristo SA/Getty Images)

Brazil Moving Its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem Matter of 'When, Not If': Source
Gabriel Stargardter, Reuters
Stargardter writes: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told him that it was a matter of 'when, not if' he moves his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv."
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A Boeing 737-800 of low-cost airline Norwegian flying near Oslo airport in Gardermoen. (photo: Kyrre Lien/AFP/Getty Images)
A Boeing 737-800 of low-cost airline Norwegian flying near Oslo airport in Gardermoen. (photo: Kyrre Lien/AFP/Getty Images)

Flying Is Bad for the Environment, Here Are Some Tips to Make It Less Carbon-Intensive
Elizabeth Weise, USA Today
Weise writes: "Here's something to ponder as you think about making your New Year's resolutions: There's something you could skip just one or two times a year that could reduce your carbon footprint by as much as 10 to 20 percent."
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FOCUS: Harvey Wasserman | The Green New Deal Promises Peace and Progress. Will Nuclear Advocates Undermine It?





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FOCUS: Harvey Wasserman | The Green New Deal Promises Peace and Progress. Will Nuclear Advocates Undermine It? 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' would not include nuclear energy. Advocates for nuclear could stymie the new congresswoman's efforts. (photo: AP)
Harvey Wasserman, The Progressive
Wasserman writes: "The environmental policy centerpiece of the incoming Democratic House of Representatives is what's now known as 'The Green New Deal.' But it's already hit deeply polarizing pushback from the old-line Democratic leadership. And it faces divisive jockeying over the future of nuclear power."
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FOCUS | Boy Plunder: The Many Crimes of Jared Kushner






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FOCUS | Boy Plunder: The Many Crimes of Jared Kushner 
Jared Kushner. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Greg Olear, Medium
Olear writes: "The son-in-law and top adviser to the president, the de facto U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia and would-be Middle East peacemaker, is no patriot. To the contrary, Kushner has shown nothing but contempt for the United States: violating its laws, lying to its law enforcement officials, and (possibly) selling its state policy for his own personal enrichment."
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