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Schools face pressure to purge books about racism and gender identity as banning skyrockets

School districts from Pennsylvania to Wyoming are bowing to pressure from some conservative groups to review — then purge from public school libraries — books…

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Old Tweet Of Kyrsten Sinema Calling John Lewis Her ‘Hero’ Resurfaces As She Blocks Voting Rights

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) departs from a meeting with fellow Democratic Senators in the basement of the U.S. Capitol Building on December 15, 2021 in…

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Pence: “Tragic” Jan. 6 no reason to scrap filibuster

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an attempt to “overturn results of the presidential election that had been…

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Biden closes out Year 1 on an epic losing streak

In the two months since signing the $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law, President Biden has by almost every measure bombed big time on the…

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Oath Keepers leader indicted on charges related to Jan. 6

Stewart Rhodes, a founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia, has been arrested and charged in connection with events leading up to and…

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Bernie wants Democrats to fight for the working class. They won’t.

This story originally appeared in Jacobin on Jan. 12, 2022. It is shared here with permission. It’s been almost 12 months since Joe Biden was…

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Pegasus used to target El Salvador activists, journalists: Report

Citizen Lab watchdog says Israeli NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware used by operator working in country since early 2020. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/13/pegasus-spyware-used-to-target-el-salvador-activists-journalists-report Proactive Computing found this story…

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Kevin McCarthy’s plot to build the House of Trump if he becomes Speaker

Kevin McCarthy is signaling he’ll institutionalize key Trumpian priorities if he takes over as House speaker next year — aggressive tactics targeting undocumented immigrants, liberals…

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Jan. 6 committee rebuts challenges to its legitimacy, citing Katrina and Benghazi probes

A 2005 select committee that Speaker Nancy Pelosi once derided as a partisan “sham” is now the House’s chief defense against claims that its own…

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German court sentences Assad regime officer to life in prison for Syria war crimes

A German court has sentenced a former Syrian intelligence officer to life in prison for crimes against humanity, making him the first person criminally convicted…

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Kevin McCarthy’s plot to build the House of Trump if he becomes Speaker

Kevin McCarthy is signaling he’ll institutionalize key Trumpian priorities if he takes over as House speaker next year — aggressive tactics targeting undocumented immigrants, liberals…

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Report: Pegasus spyware used to target El Salvador journalists

Pegasus software accessed the phones of at least 35 journalists and other citizens in El Salvador in a hack attack on news outlet El Faro…

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An Explosion of Anger: What brought people to the streets in Kazakhstan?

This story originally appeared in openDemocracy on Jan. 9, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. On…

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“I know where I stand”: Biden backs filibuster changes to pass voting rights bill

President Biden on Tuesday threw his support behind changing the Senate’s filibuster rules in an effort to pass voting rights legislation. Driving the news: In…

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DOJ creates new domestic terrorism unit in response to increase threats

The Department of Justice is opening a new unit to investigate acts of domestic terrorism, a top national security official said during a Senate committee…

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Biden plans to back filibuster changes to pass voting rights bill

President Biden on Tuesday is expected to throw his support behind changing the Senate’s filibuster rules in an effort to pass voting rights legislation, according…

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Cable news networks chart divergent paths in post-Trump era

Fox News, CNN and MSNBC all announced major hires and staffing shakeups Monday, as the three networks continue to wrestle with their post-Trump and post-cable…

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China makes a show of opening up the internet for the Olympics

The Chinese government has promised Olympic athletes free access to social media platforms and other websites in the Olympic Village in Beijing, but internet use…

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Judge questions Trump’s claims of “absolute immunity” in Capitol riot lawsuits

A federal judge on Monday challenged former President Donald Trump’s claims of “absolute immunity” from three lawsuits related to the U.S. Capitol riot, per Law360….

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Jim Jordan won’t cooperate with Jan. 6 panel investigating Capitol riot

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Sunday he won’t cooperate with the Jan. 6 select committee investigating the U.S. Capitol riot. Why it matters: The panel…

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Russian troops have crossed the border into Kazakhstan following violent protests

Russian troops are helping put down anti-government protests in neighboring Kazakhstan. The crisis threatens to be a distraction for Russia as it squares off with…

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2 men convicted in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder get life without parole

A judge on Friday sentenced Travis and Gregory McMichael, two men convicted in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, to life without parole. The big picture:…

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