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Thursday, July 19, 2018

To Defeat Election Hacking, Keep A Cool Head

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

We have a president who is publicly at odds with many U.S. intelligence agencies and the U.S. Senate finding that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

It’s a heated topic that has been at the center of the national dialogue for almost two years now and has done much to undermine the public’s faith in our voting and elections systems.

Cool heads and some deliberation are needed for any constructive conversation about this issue and any others that relate to voting, lest the public have any greater reason to be disillusioned by the election process.…

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Sen. Grassley Calls Trump Tariffs ‘Catastrophic’ For Iowa Farmers

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

One of Trump’s strongest supporters in the Senate is admitting Trump’s ill-considered trade war is hurting American farmers.

Appearing on CNN, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), told the network that Trump’s tariffs have been “very, very detrimental” to Iowa and he is “very, very nervous” about the effect the trade war will have on his constituents.

“Right now, on soybeans and corn in my state, it is catastrophic with the dramatic drops in prices that we’ve had,” he continued.

Grassley has been a consistent Trump supporter and has a record of backing his agenda 91.9 percent of the time in Congress.…

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Jim Jordan Cries ‘Fake News’ As Ninth Abuse Victim Steps Forward

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

A ninth wrestler has come forward to accuse Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of turning a blind eye to serial sexual abuse while he was a wrestling coach at Ohio State University.

In response, Jordan ranted online about “fake news” as reporters continue to ask questions he won’t answer.

The ninth former wrestler to come forward told CNN that Jordan is denying his role in covering up the abuse “because obviously it would be political suicide for him.” He added, “He’s still denying it. Jim Jordan knew. He didn’t do anything about it.”

The former student athletes have accused the congressman of knowing about — and doing nothing to stop — the widespread, decades-long abuse by Dr.…

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