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Battleground Baltimore: Biden comes to Baltimore

President Joe Biden came to Baltimore on Thursday night for a town hall hosted by Anderson Cooper and aired live on CNN. There, Biden fielded…

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Guantánamo detainee’s imprisonment ruled illegal by US judge in ‘historic victory’

This story first appeared in Common Dreams on Oct. 21, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Progressives explain ‘what’s in the damn bill’ because mainstream media won’t

As conservative Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema imperil Democrats’ $3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure package, leading progressives, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,…

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Maryland governor doubles down on the lie that increased police spending increases safety

Earlier this week, Gov. Larry Hogan went down to Ocean City, Maryland, and told a room full of law enforcement attending the Maryland Chiefs of…

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Robin DG Kelley on fighting for freedom in the darkness of capitalist dystopia

The world was a very different place when Robin DG Kelley’s renowned book Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination was first published in 2002. As…

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Colin Powell, Who Helped George W. Bush Lie Nation Into Iraq War, Dead at 84

This story first appeared in Common Dreams on Oct. 18, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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‘Fighting to free our people’: 55 years of the Black Panther Party

In October of 1966, the Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California. Since then, the Panthers have been a driving radical force for Black…

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Posted in #TheRealNews COVID-19 Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US

The COVID-19 scandal Tucker Carlson doesn’t want you to know about

America’s most popular TV host, Tucker Carlson, continues to share baselessCOVID-19 conspiracy theories with his millions of Fox News viewers whilecomparing vaccine mandates to authoritarian…

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US ‘nuclear modernization’ plan is a handout to ‘Profiteers of Armageddon’

This story first appeared in Common Dreams on Oct. 12, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US The Marc Steiner Show

There’s more riding on Democrats’ budget battle than you think

The media circus surrounding Democrats’ internal battle over infrastructure spending and the Build Back Better Act can make us focus too intently on the individual…

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The 1%’s hand-picked judge throws the book at Steven Donziger

This story first appeared in Jacobin on Oct. 6, 2021. It is shared here with permission. Last week, Chevron finally secured judicial retaliation against Steven…

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From ‘boat people’ in the ’70s to border refugees today, US disdain for Haitians has a long history

Just weeks ago, as we reported previously on The Real News, onlookers in the US and around the world were horrified yet again by scenes…

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The always-looming debt ceiling apocalypse is a ‘totally manufactured crisis’

Just about every year, like clockwork, the issue of raising the federal debt ceiling generates apocalyptic and platitude-filled proclamations of impending doom from politicians, as…

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3 lawmakers share personal testimonies about their abortions

Originally published by The 19th on September 30, 2021. Story by Candice Norwood. In the summer of 1994, Cori Bush learned that she was nine…

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‘Facebook must be broken up and brought to justice’

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Oct. 5, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Kneeling on the shoulders of giants: Dave Zirin on ‘The Kaepernick Effect’

It’s been five years since then-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (in)famously kneeled during the national anthem in protest of the systemic oppression of Black people and…

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Biden’s spending bill, infrastructure, and a looming government shutdown: What the hell is going on?

Even people who follow DC politics closely are struggling to keep up with this week’s political drama. Between a looming government shutdown, the need to…

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If the US wants fewer Haitian refugees, it should stop destroying Haiti

Last week, onlookers in the US and around the world were horrified to see US Border Patrol’s inhumane treatment of Haitian refugees attempting to cross…

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Maryland anti-police reform prosecutor faces first primary challenge in 15 years from progressive candidate

Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger, notorious for his opposition to criminal justice and police reforms, is facing a primary opponent for the first time…

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CIA discussed kidnapping or assassinating Assange, report shows

This story originally appeared on Common Dreams on Sept. 26, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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A hotel got $2.5 million in PPP loans but still laid off 100 workers. The workers are fighting back.

On Sep. 22, dozens rallied in support of over 100 workers who were laid off from the Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel in Columbia, Maryland, even though…

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The industrial farming monster that devoured rural America

Over the summer, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez traveled to Wisconsin to report on a crucial struggle that has been largely ignored by corporate media. Residents…

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