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Group seeks to remove thousands from Wisconsin’s voter rolls because they are believ...

Group seeks to remove thousands from Wisconsin’s voter rolls because they are believ…The question over how to treat 234,000 voters comes as Wisconsin emerges as one of the most heavily contested states in the presidential election.         ….. Read More.Journal Sentinel – Politics | Politics & GovernmentWed, October 16, 20193 days ago


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Facebook Says It’s Here to Help—But It Can’t Explain How

Facebook Says It’s Here to Help—But It Can’t Explain HowDuring a major address at Georgetown University on Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg kept hammering the same point: connecting people (on Facebook) and elevating their voices is good for society. Compromising on this (on Facebook), he argued, would stifle their free speech, which would be bad for society. “Our mutual commitment to each other—that we hold each others’ right to express our views and be heard above our own desire to always get the outcomes we want—is how we make progress together,” he said. The Facebook CEO made almost no effort to show how, in its 15 years of existence, Facebook actually helps.“In the face of these tensions…a popular impulse is to pull back from free expression. We’re at another crossroads,” Zuckerberg read at another point, stressing that “the bigger story has always been regular people using their voice to take billions of…


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Biden expands edge in U.S. Democratic nomination race: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Biden expands edge in U.S. Democratic nomination race: Reuters/Ipsos pollFormer Vice President Joe Biden expanded his lead over more than a dozen other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination this month as Congress looked into allegations that U.S. President Donald Trump tried to pressure a foreign leader to investigate him, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday. ….. Read More.REUTERS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentFri, October 18, 20194 hours ago


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White House: Ukraine aid held up partly over election probe

White House: Ukraine aid held up partly over election probeThe White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry ….. Read More.KSTP-TV – St. Paul, MN – General News | U.S. & National NewsFri, October 18, 201915 hours ago


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Trump’s Ending of Wars Could Derail the Democrats

Trump’s Ending of Wars Could Derail the DemocratsI hate to say I told you so, but well … as predicted, in the wake of Trump’s ordered military withdrawal from northeast Syria, the once U.S.-backed Kurds cut a deal with the Assad regime. Admittedly, Trump the “dealmaker” ought to have brokered something similar before pulling out and before the Turkish Army—and its Sunni Arab Islamist proxies—invaded the region and inflicted significant civilian casualties. One must admit that a single phone call between Trump and President Erdogan of Turkey has turned the situation in Syria upside down in just over a week. The Kurds have requested protection from Assad’s army, Russian troops are now patrolling between the Kurds and invading Turks, and the U.S. is (for once) watching from the sidelines. The execution has been sloppy, of course—a Trumpian trademark—and the human cost potentially heavy. Nonetheless, the U.S. withdrawal represents a significant…


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Pete Buttigieg Is the Past

Pete Buttigieg Is the PastIt was the paradox that defined the fourth Democratic debate Tuesday night. Pete Buttigieg stood to benefit more than anybody from Joe Biden’s entirely forgettable performance, and yet with the possible exception of Biden himself, no one more vividly embodied all that is stale and sclerotic about the Democratic Party than the fresh-faced politician colloquially known as Mayor Pete. Prior to the debate, Buttigieg threw punches to his left over health care, gun control and (perhaps most bizarrely) grassroots voters. And from the jump, he went right after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), trotting out one Heritage Foundation-tested line after another on health care: that the overarching desire of the public in health care is to have choice, that higher taxes equal higher cost, and that Medicare for All would result in “kicking 150 million people off their health insurance.” It was a line of attack that…


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