Dan Roberts

Bernie Sanders Admits He's a Big Fan of Jeremy Corbyn: 'I Have Been Very Impressed'

Labour’s election campaign received rousing support from American progressive champion Bernie Sanders on Thursday at the start of a three-day UK speaking tour which he hopes will help galvanise the British left.

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Sanders: Clinton's Pursuit of 'Regime Change' in Libya Helped Rise of Isis

Bernie Sanders has accused Hillary Clinton of encouraging Islamic extremism in Libya, in a prelude to a Democratic debate on Saturday during which he is expected to go on the attack for the first time over the unintended consequences of the former secretary of state’s more interventionist foreign policy.

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Justice Scalia: Minority Students May Be Better Off Going to 'Lesser Schools'

US supreme court justice has suggested that black students may benefit from the end of affirmative action admissions policies in US universities because many are “pushed ahead too fast” and should go to “lesser schools” instead.

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Can Anyone Stop Donald Trump?

triding on stage to the triumphant strains of Nessun Dorma, Donald Trump has a surprisingly humble confession to make for someone defying all the laws of political gravity.

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Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline in Victory for Environmental Activists

Barack Obama has rejected a proposal from TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline through the American heartland, the Guardian has learned, ending years of uncertainty about the project.

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Bernie Sanders Launches Pro-Union Bill as Battle for Organized Labor Intensifies

The battle for labor movement support among Democratic presidential candidates broke into the open on Tuesday with the launch of legislation by Senator Bernie Sanders protecting employees who seek to form unions.

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Bernie Sanders Secures First Endorsement from Feisty and Progressive Nurses Union

Bernie Sanders received his first endorsement from a national trade union on Monday, throwing significant new organisational muscle behind a Democratic presidential candidate who is challenging Hillary Clinton’s natural support in the labour movement but lags far behind her in campaign infrastructure.

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11 Myths About the Future of Gun Control, Debunked After the Charleston Shooting

Ather mass shooting, another round of arguments about why gun reform is doomed to fail. Turns out, most of those arguments don’t hold up to scrutiny.

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Move over, Hamilton: Treasury Announces Woman To Appear On $10 Bill

A woman will soon feature on US bank notes for the first time in 150 years after a successful campaign to celebrate the centenary of female suffrage. But the surprise decision comes with a catch: whoever is chosen will have to share the honour with a man.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Eviscerates Same-Sex Marriage Opponents in Court

At a turning point in history where most of the male members of the US supreme court seemed unsure which way to turn, one justice stood out during Tuesday’s hearing on the constitutionality of gay marriage for her spatial awareness.

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President Obama Attempts to Defend the Administration's Latest Drone Disaster

Barack Obama has insisted the US was not “cavalier” in its assessment of the risks to civilians as the accidental deaths of two hostages in a drone strike against al-Qaida overshadowed a planned pep talk for intelligence chiefs.

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US to Ease Restrictions on Travel to Cuba as Countries Seek to Normalize Relations

Decades of punitive US sanctions on Cuba will be rolled back as early as Friday, in a move to swiftly normalise relations between the long-estranged countries.

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10 Democratic Senators Vote With Republicans for Keystone XL Pipeline

Ten Democratic senators have voted with Republicans to allow the progress of a bill to extend the Keystone oil pipeline, placing more political pressure on the White House to reconsider its proposed veto of the legislation.

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Chuck Hagel Forced Out as Defense Secretary

The US defense secretary has been fired after less than two years in office as the White House re-orders a national security strategy upended by the Islamic State (Isis).

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Blackwater Guards Found Guilty of Killing 17 Iraqi Civilians in 2007

Three security guards working for the private US contractor Blackwater have been found guilty of the manslaughter of a group of unarmed civilians at a crowded Baghdad traffic junction in one of the darkest incidents of the Iraq war.

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Is Blackwater Finally Going to Be Held Accountable for Civilian Deaths?

One of the darkest days of the US occupation of Iraq was relived in a Washington courtroom on Wednesday as the prosecution of four Blackwater security contractors accused of killing 14 civilians in a mistaken attack in Baghdad reached an emotional and legal climax.

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Gun Control Groups Raising More Cash Than NRA Since Newtown, Figures Show

Political donations to groups supporting gun control have overtaken money raised by the National Rifle Association and its allies in the 16 months since the Newtown school shooting, according to latest filings with the Federal Election Commission.

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Civil Rights Setback: Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Law Banning Affirmative Action

A ban on affirmative action policies that favour minority students has been upheld by the US supreme court, in a ruling that racial equality campaigners claim is as significant a setback for the civil rights movement as the court's recent reversal of the Voting Rights Act.

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Bloomberg Starts Anti-Gun Organization to Rival the NRA

A new gun control campaign backed by $50m from former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged on Wednesday to focus its efforts outside Washington, claiming to be the first nationwide movement to rival the National Rifle Association.

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Key Senator Blasts CIA for Coverups, Intimidation to Halt Probe into Agency's 'Un-American and Brutal' Torture Prgrams

The chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, Dianne Feinstein, on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of a catalogue of cover-ups, intimidation and smears aimed at investigators probing its role in an “un-American and brutal” programme of post-9/11 detention and interrogation.

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Obama to Unveil Symbolic Support for Young Workers. They Symbolically Thank Him.

Younger workers struggling to live independently from their parents will be targeted for extra support by Barack Obama in new budget proposals that extend the president’s inequality drive to the so-called ‘lost generation’.

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Former Virginia Gov McDonnell and Wife Indicted on Multiple Felony Counts in Gifts Scandal

A former rising star of the Republican party was charged on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy on Tuesday, in a dramatic escalation of a long-running corruption scandal in which his family was showered with gifts and loans by a struggling local tobacco entrepreneur.

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Wall Street Wins Again as Dems Agree to Cut Funds for Regulators

Republican negotiators have reined in funding for Wall Street regulators as part of agreeing a $1.1tn federal budget, but dropped demands for further reductions in federal food stamp programmes that would have hit America's poorest families.

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Utah Gay Marriages to be Recognised at the Federal Level Despite Supreme Court Stay

The Obama administration placed itself firmly back in the battle to extend gay marriage rights across the US on Friday, announcing that the federal government would recognise same-sex unions that took place when a ban was temporarily lifted in the conservative state of Utah.

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Obama's Strong Desire to Get Out of Unpopular Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Attacked by His Former Defense Secretary

Strained relations between the White House and its military leaders have been laid bare by former US defense secretary Robert Gates, who accuses President Barack Obama and his top civilian advisers of lacking faith in their own strategy for conducting the war in Afghanistan.

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Edward Snowden Says Judge's Ruling on Unconstitutionality of NSA Surveillance Methods Vindicates His Disclosures

Edward Snowden, the former security contractor who leaked a trove of National Security Agency documents, welcomed a court ruling on Monday that declared the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records to be a likely violation of the US constitution.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Review Obamacare Contraception Mandate

The US supreme court will hear a fresh legal challenge to President Obama's troubled healthcare reforms after justices agreed on Tuesday to take up two cases brought by companies refusing to provide contraception to employees.

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Elizabeth Warren - The Quiet Revolutionary Who Could Challenge Hillary Clinton in Democrats' 2016 Race

Not many political "rock stars" inspire audience members to knit, but, even by Washington's sedate standards, the darling of America's new left is a quiet revolutionary.

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Senate Leaders Strike Deal to Raise Debt and End Government Shutdown

Republican leaders conceded defeat in their two-week battle to derail Barack Obama's healthcare reforms on Wednesday, agreeing to a series of votes that were likely to re-open the government and avert a looming debt default.

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US Warned of Credit Downgrade as Republicans Inch Closer to the Brink

A leading ratings agency put the the US on notice of a downgrade on Tuesday amid political turmoil in Washington over how to resolve the budget crisis less than a day before the country's borrowing requirement expires.

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Debt Limit Talks in Limbo After Senate Deal Collapses

A fragile deal to end the US budget crisis collapsed on Tuesday when Democrats accused conservative Republicans of sabotaging the bipartisan proposals less than two days before the country's borrowing authority expires.

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