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Biden says he won't stand in the way of a possible Trump prosecution

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told NPR on Thursday that while he was unsure if it was "good for democracy," if elected he would not stand in the way of a hypothetical Justice Department prosecution of President Donald Trump for crimes committed in office.

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Joe Biden just gave an important answer about potentially prosecuting Trump

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told NPR on Thursday that while he was unsure if it was "good for democracy," if elected he would not stand in the way of a hypothetical Justice Department prosecution of President Donald Trump for crimes committed in office.

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'Dangerously bad': Coalition accuses Adam Schiff of throwing Dreamers under the bus

Rep. Adam Schiff worked behind the scenes to ensure the White House had expanded surveillance powers in Section 215 of the Patriot Act by selling out the civil rights of immigrants, a coalition of privacy groups alleged Wednesday.

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'They're playing with us': Anger mounts against GOP as $600 unemployment benefit lapses

Americans angry with inaction from Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump on extending $600 a week unemployment benefits are accusing the government of not living up to its responsibility to care for the public during the Covid-19 pandemic as the boost in aid expired Friday.

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Trump's vaccine chief picks his own former employer for $2.1 billion deal

The White House on Friday awarded a record-breaking $2.1 billion contract for development of a Covid-19 vaccine, raising questions about a former pharmaceutical executive's involvement in the administration's decision.

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'Kindergarten-level logic': Trump repeats false claim that rise in COVID-19 cases is result of more testing as cases surge across US

President Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter after a game of golf to proclaim the ongoing rise in Covid-19 cases around the U.S. is due to increased testing around the country and not, as health experts have repeatedly explained, because the disease is continuing to spiral out of control around the nation.

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Governor announces withdrawal of federal forces from Portland — but there's a catch

An immediate withdrawal of federal forces in Portland, Oregon appeared unlikely Wednesday even after Gov. Kate Brown, who called the officers "an occupying force," said they would leave the city on Thursday.

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'I'm starting to lose my temper': Rep. Jayapal unleashes on Bill Barr for ignoring right-wing extremists

A fiery exchange during Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing between Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Attorney General William Barr over the Justice Department's differing responses to recent Black Lives Matter and armed right-wing protests earlier this year earned the Washington Democrat praise for taking on the nation's top law enforcement officer.

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'This whole house of cards is gonna collapse': GOP shutters Senate with US on verge of economic catastrophe

As Senate Republicans headed home for the weekend without extending unemployment insurance benefits or approving other economic relief programs that could help millions of Americans weather the ongoing financial catastrophe of the coronavirus pandemic, progressives and congressional Democrats warned that disaster is on the horizon.

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'What fascism looks like': Trump and Barr to deploy more federal agents to US cities

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday afternoon that the federal government is deploying U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, claiming the move is a response to criminal unrest.

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Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill that will mandate identifying info on officer uniforms: US 'should not have secret police'

Citing increased fears of an authoritarian crackdown, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Eleanor Holmes Norton announced Monday they are introducing a bill this week requiring federal law enforcement officials to wear identification when on duty or serving the public.

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Trump seizes on Bush-era torture memo author’s call for extralegal executive authority: ‘Intellectual bankruptcy’

Progressives are raising alarm after news Sunday that President Donald Trump is reportedly looking to move forward with a series of extralegal maneuvers to further his agenda by bypassing Congress with use of a legal argument from John Yoo, the lawyer notorious for- helping craft the justification of torture in the George W. Bush administration.

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Health experts warn against Sen. Feinstein's threat to withhold COVID-19 funding to compel mask mandates: 'Makes zero sense'

Public health experts on Friday panned a proposed amendment from a senior Democratic senator that would cut coronavirus aid money to states where leaders refuse to institute mask mandates.

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Trump's ridiculous canned bean tweet inspires mockery — and shows more evidence of Ivanka Trump's misconduct

President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed his support for Goya Foods after his daughter Ivanka came under fire for promoting the company in the wake of boycott threats over comments made by CEO Robert Unanue at a White House event last week.

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How a powerful Democrat's mistakes allowed Trump to get away with hiding his taxes

Democratic Congressman Richard Neal, powerful chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, came in for renewed criticism Thursday from a chorus of critics including his challenger in an upcoming primary for failing to move more swiftly to obtain access to President Donald Trump's financial records when given the chance last year.

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GOP unhinged after Ilhan Omar makes simple call to 'dismantle all systems of oppression'

Rep. Ilhan Omar pushed back Tuesday night on Republican attacks after her remarks calling for the "dismantling" of U.S. systems of racism and oppression were characterized as un-American and dangerous by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and other right-wing extremists.

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The US risks a 'prolonged recession' without major action from Congress

With state and local governments are facing fiscal disaster as tax revenues are expected to decline alongside stagnant and lessening economic growth, leading experts on Tuesday warned more financial pain could be on the horizon for working Americans without continued assistance from the federal government or higher taxes on the rich.

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Fears of going 'through hell again' as US COVID-19 infection rate hits record high for 27th day straight

Public health advocates pleaded for federal action as the U.S. recorded its 27th straight day of record high seven-day-average of coronavirus cases Sunday, another grim milestone as the pandemic continues to sweep across the country and governmental responses are increasingly seen as insufficient.

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Progressive lawmakers call on US to suspending military aid if Israel carries out 'illegal' annexation

Peace and justice advocates are praising a letter from a dozen House Democrats urging further military aid to Israel be conditioned on the state not annexing larger swaths of the occupied West Bank and calling on Congress to ensure the human rights of the Palestinian people be respected.

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Nearly 11 percent of those unemployed due to pandemic have 'zero chance' of getting job back: analysis

The ongoing economic crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic will leave over 17 million workers without a job to return to once the outbreak is over, according to a new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute's Heidi Shierholz, who also predicts without sustained and continued federal action 10 million or more jobs could be lost in the next year.

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'The poster company for US fracking has fallen': Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy

Climate advocates pointed to news Sunday that fracking giant Chesapeake Energy was filing for bankruptcy as further evidence that the fossil fuel industry's collapse is being hastened by the coronavirus pandemic and called for the government to stop propping up businesses in the field.

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John Oliver warns a 'full-blown homelessness crisis' is coming as eviction tsunami fears grow

Comedian John Oliver on his HBO show Sunday night drew attention to a looming eviction crisis facing the U.S. as federal, state, and local aid programs aimed at offsetting the economic disaster brought about by the coronavirus pandemic dry up.

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Senate must reject Trump public lands nominee over 'far-right ideology': advocacy groups

Environmental advocacy groups are decrying President Donald Trump's pick to head the Bureau of Land Management and urging the Senate to reject the nomination.

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Corporate interests on edge as progressive Democrats surge ahead of NY and Kentucky primaries

Three progressive Democrats are poised for big, establishment shaking wins in Tuesday's primary elections in New York and Kentucky, leading corporate interests and big money donors to pour millions into stopping a new wave of left-wing lawmakers from taking office.

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Trump faces avalanche of criticism after his rude behavior is caught on video

President Donald Trump was excoriated on social media after turning his attention to Twitter during a roundtable Thursday afternoon on the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic as one attendee detailed the hardships faced by her small business due to the outbreak.

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'A fake meat shortage': Reporting suggests industry sacrificed workers during pandemic to keep exports moving

As workers in meat processing plants around the country earlier this year fell ill with the coronavirus, threatening production, industry leaders appealed to the government to allow the facilities to remain open, citing the threat of a catastrophic domestic food shortage.

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'Bloated with self-importance': Critics slam John Bolton for keeping quiet about Trump's unhinged conduct

Excerpts from a new book by John Bolton detailing his time in President Donald Trump's inner circle as national security advisor are drawing anger for the fact the new information is coming out long after the impeachment hearings from last fall, making the revelations more evidence that Bolton was "100% complicit" in the president's crimes.

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Demonstrator shot in New Mexico as right-wing militia attacks protest over monument to brutal conquistador

Members of a far right militia group were arrested Monday evening in Albuquerque after a standoff at a statue of a notoriously brutal conquistador in the New Mexico city turned violent with a demonstrator advocating for the removal of the monument shot and sent to the hospital.

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FDA yanks emergency approval of Trump-backed drug hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

The FDA on Monday rescinded its emergency authorization of the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, a decision critics saw as a rebuke to President Donald Trump, whose repeated and ill-informed promotion of the drug has flown in the face of safety recommendations, sound science, and public health.

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Here's what Trump is doing to environmental rules when he 'thinks no one is paying attention'

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday waiving environmental regulatory hurdles to infrastructure, energy, and other projects, a move that critics charge is another sign of "authoritarianism" from the White House.

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