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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Elections

Sen. Al Franken Vows To Regain Minnesota’s Trust After Harassment Allegations

The Minnesota Democrat, who has been accused by four women — two of them anonymously — of inappropriate contact, issued a Thanksgiving afternoon apology and pledge. He wrote that he “feels terribly that I’ve made some women feel badly.”

November 25, 2017
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina Ohio

Here Comes The Next Big Right-Wing Attack On Our Voting Systems

The nation’s leading law groups defending expanded voting rights Wednesday warned hundreds of election officials across the nation not to be intimidated by right-wing threats to more aggressively purge voter rolls, saying they would defend them in court if necessary.

November 25, 2017

Investigative Report: Instagram’s Political Propaganda Spread To Multi-Millions Of Facebook Users In 2016

Maybe you saw it, too. On Thursday, I read a post from Facebook executives touting their determination to reel in the propaganda monster their platform had enabled in 2016’s election. “We are committed to protecting legitimate political discussion within our community,” Facebook said…

November 21, 2017
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Roy Moore’s Preposterous Threat Against An Alabama News Publisher Backfires Spectacularly

Embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, accused of sexually assaulting minors, sent a cease-and-desist to Alabama Media Group (AMG) over AL.com’s allegedly defamatory coverage of him. AL.com, which endorsed Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones, was ready with a blistering response: “AL.com hereby rejects your demand.”

November 21, 2017
White House anti-Semitism

Does Trump Support Roy Moore? White House Suggests No

The White House suggested Sunday that President Donald Trump sides with the accusers of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, even though Trump has kept quiet for weeks about the sexual misconduct allegations against the Republican contender.

November 20, 2017

No, Roy Moore, God Won’t Solve Our Problems

Roy Moore’s die-hard supporters have shown a vast capacity to accept his denials as a procession of women accuse him of sexual assault, fondling a 14-year-old and creeping out girls in malls. His evangelical followers are ready to believe him on that matter because they agree when he says that to be saved, we Americans must “turn from our wicked ways” and “come back to God.”

November 20, 2017
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Washington Republicans Tried To Rig Alabama Election

The strange saga of Roy Moore’s senatorial bid in Alabama has made one thing clear: Nobody should doubt that the GOP is the modern political party most eager to rig election results—even when the target is a fellow Republican.

November 18, 2017

Our Country Turns To You, Alabama

“He picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsen, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes.

November 18, 2017
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Will Al Franken Resign? Here’s What Might Happen

If he were to resign within the next few months, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton would appoint someone to take his seat. The appointed senator would serve until the next scheduled election, at which time there would be a special election to choose a successor, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

November 17, 2017
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Will Roy Moore Ruin Steve Bannon’s Reputation?

Steve Bannon would have you believe that he stands at the crossroads of history, directing traffic. Ever since he emerged as a national political figure in the latter stages of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Breitbart.com chairman has cultivated a reputation as a wily tactician…

November 17, 2017
Moore

Roy Moore Proves The Moral Bankruptcy Of The Religious Right

He is a judge who was suspended from his position as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to uphold the Constitution of the United States. But that wasn’t enough to keep Roy Moore from winning the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

November 17, 2017
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Sessions Is Considering Appointing A Second Special Counsel To Investigate Clinton Allegations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a second special counsel to investigate a raft of allegations connected to Hillary Clinton, a move that would fulfill long-standing demands from President Donald Trump and the Republican base.

November 15, 2017
Moore

Alabama Locals Say Roy Moore Was Banned From Mall For Harassing Teen Girls

While the active ban list for Alabama’s Gadsden Mall doesn’t have records going back into the 1970s, numerous sources told the New Yorker that GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore was banned over his harassment of teenage girls.

November 15, 2017
Lee Carter

Democratic Socialism Rising Among Millennials

The 31-year-old former Marine is part of a growing cadre of Americans, particularly millennials, pledging their allegiance to the Democratic Socialists of America, the nation’s fastest growing leftist group that was originally founded in 1982 as a foothold for Marxists.

November 13, 2017
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Moore Scandal Highlights True GOP Values

Roy Moore, a former jurist and the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Alabama, has carefully crafted an image over the years as an ultraconservative religious zealot. He bashes gays and lesbians, denounces abortion and brings his hateful brand of religion into the courtroom, where it runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution.

November 13, 2017
A same-sex marriage supporter holds a sign referring to Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, during a protest outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Alabama Senate Race A Toss-Up, New Poll Finds

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, lost his lead in the race after allegations that he had sexual contact with teenagers years ago, and the election is now a toss-up, a new poll indicated Sunday.

November 13, 2017
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Which Voting Bloc Saves Democrats Again And Again?

It’s curious, though fairly predictable, that most postmortems of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races seem to gloss over the fact that Democrats lost the white vote. More specifically, Democrats lost white women, the same demographic of so-called values voters whose majority support for Donald Trump…

November 13, 2017
Moore

Alabama State Rep. Wants To Prosecute Moore’s Accusers

An Alabama state legislator believes Roy Moore’s accusers should be criminally prosecuted for coming forward now with decades-old allegations that he molested them when they were teenagers. Following allegations in the Washington Post that Moore made sexual advances toward four then-teen girls when he was in his 30s…

November 11, 2017
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White Supremacist Leader Recently Donated To Roy Moore’s Campaign

Moore is a right-wing pundit and twice-removed Alabama Supreme Court judge who holds extreme and toxic views on LGBTQ rights, religion, and environmentalism, among other issues. The Washington Post recently reported that Leigh Corfman said Moore molested her when she was 14 and he was 32.

November 11, 2017
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The Clownish Right-Wing Attempt To Discredit Roy Moore Report

Right-wing websites are hyping the absurd claim of a user on Twitter that The Washington Post offered to pay an Alabama woman to say that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore had engaged in sexual misconduct.

November 11, 2017
Democrats struggling to stem the tide

Post-Election, GOP Is A ‘Frothing Cauldron Of Panic’

“Ed Gillespie’s resounding loss in Tuesday’s Virginia governor’s race—coupled with a series of other losses in lower-profile races around the country—will likely take what was bubbling concern among Republicans about their prospects in the 2018 midterms and transform it into a frothing cauldron of panic,” wrote Chris Cillizza, CNN’s editor-at-large and a longtime Washington analyst.

November 10, 2017
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Trump Voter Fraud Commission Is Sued — By One Of Its Own Commissioners

A Democratic member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity filed suit against the commission in federal court in Washington, D.C. on Thursday morning, alleging that its Republican leadership has intentionally excluded him from deliberations and violated federal transparency laws.

November 10, 2017

Republicans Suddenly Fear Disastrous 2018

The most dramatic results unfolded in Virginia, where Democrats swept up victories in the governor’s race and delegate contests across the state, fueled by suburban voters who once favored Republicans. But it wasn’t just Virginia: Democrats won the New Jersey governor’s mansion and in several suburban Philadelphia counties…

November 9, 2017
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Virginia Results Show Candidates Can Defy NRA And Win

Pro-gun-safety candidates swept Virginia’s three statewide offices in the 2017 elections, showing that it is prudent to run against the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) agenda and to make gun safety a centerpiece issue of campaigns. These candidates’ victories help debunk a myth propagated by the media that gun violence prevention is a losing issue at the polls.

November 9, 2017
Time Travelers

She Took On The Bully, And She Won

Carman shared a Facebook meme of a photo depicting a woman serene in her domesticity. She is leaning over a pot on the stove, the lid in her right hand as she stirs with a spoon in her left, her nose poised to sniff what’s cookin’. The meme reads: “Will the woman’s protest be over in time for them to cook dinner?”

November 9, 2017