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"If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal", then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal." - John F. Kennedy

Mission: Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas - an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives. - Morris Raphael Cohen

Nirmal Mulye, the CEO of drugmaker Nostrum Laboratories, defended raising the price of an antibiotic from $474.74 to $2,...
09/12/2018
The Hill

Nirmal Mulye, the CEO of drugmaker Nostrum Laboratories, defended raising the price of an antibiotic from $474.74 to $2,393, saying: "I think it is a moral requirement to make money when you can ... to sell the product for the highest price."

Nirmal Mulye, the CEO of drugmaker Nostrum Laboratories, defended raising the price of an antibiotic from $474.74 to $2,393, saying: "I think it is a moral requirement to make money when you can ... to sell the product for the highest price."

“We have presented Californians with the first real alternative to the worn-out Washington playbook in a quarter-century...
07/16/2018
The Intercept

“We have presented Californians with the first real alternative to the worn-out Washington playbook in a quarter-century,” said Kevin de León.

“We have presented Californians with the first real alternative to the worn-out Washington playbook in a quarter-century,” said Kevin de León.

A Colorado police officer who was fired last year after being caught on a body cam calling a crowd of African-Americans ...
07/12/2018
The Hill

A Colorado police officer who was fired last year after being caught on a body cam calling a crowd of African-Americans near the site of an officer-involved shooting “Alabama porch monkeys” was rehired by the city over the objections the police chief who fired him.

A Colorado police officer who was fired last year after being caught on a body cam calling a crowd of African-Americans near the site of an officer-involved shooting “Alabama porch monkeys” was rehired by the city over the objections the police chief who fired him.

BREAKING: Senate Republicans voted to confirm Brian Benczkowski, a former representative of a Russian bank with ties to ...
07/12/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: Senate Republicans voted to confirm Brian Benczkowski, a former representative of a Russian bank with ties to Vladimir Putin, to serve as head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division.

BREAKING: Senate Republicans voted to confirm Brian Benczkowski, a former representative of a Russian bank with ties to Vladimir Putin, to serve as head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division.

So the Klan cool but anti-fa boo?
07/11/2018
The Hill

So the Klan cool but anti-fa boo?

The “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018” introduced by House Republicans carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison for anyone “wearing a mask” or in disguise who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person … in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege.”

Did you know that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was only created in 2003? Since then, ICE agents have be...
06/27/2018
Democratic Socialists of America

Did you know that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was only created in 2003? Since then, ICE agents have been terrorizing immigrant communities and ripping families apart, all in the name of “safety.” Yet their practices are anything but humane. ICE mistreats people of color and separates families throughout our country, for sport and for profit.

Enough with prison system profiteering on the backs of immigrant families. End the detentions, end deportations, and end mass incarceration! Help us in the fight to abolish ICE by donating ANY amount and we’ll send you our abolish ICE sticker!

Did you know that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was only created in 2003? Since then, ICE agents have been terrorizing immigrant communities and ripping families apart, all in the name of “safety.” Yet their practices are anything but humane. ICE mistreats people of color and separates families throughout our country, for sport and for profit.

Enough with prison system profiteering on the backs of immigrant families. End the detentions, end deportations, and end mass incarceration! Help us in the fight to abolish ICE by donating ANY amount and we’ll send you our abolish ICE sticker!

BREAKING: The United States is on track to hit record-setting debt as deficit spending under President Trump and a GOP-c...
06/26/2018
US on track to hit record debt as spending surges under Trump, GOP

BREAKING: The United States is on track to hit record-setting debt as deficit spending under President Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress continues to surge, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office

The projection was made by the Congressional Budget Office.

06/24/2018
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

Trump's ugly attacks on immigrants here is setting an horrific example for demagogues around the world. In the year 2018 we must fight for a world of more democracy, compassion and equality, not authoritarianism, oligarchy and austerity.

"He's moved personally, but also doesn't want to look weak," a source said.
06/20/2018
Business Insider

"He's moved personally, but also doesn't want to look weak," a source said.

"He's moved personally, but also doesn't want to look weak," a source said.

BREAKING: The Democratic National Committee adopted a new rule on Friday aimed at keeping outsider candidates like Indep...
06/10/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: The Democratic National Committee adopted a new rule on Friday aimed at keeping outsider candidates like Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders from trying to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, by requiring candidates to run and serve as a Democrat.

BREAKING: The Democratic National Committee adopted a new rule on Friday aimed at keeping outsider candidates like Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders from trying to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, by requiring candidates to run and serve as a Democrat.

A pizza delivery man who is married to an American citizen was handed over to ICE for deportation by a soldier who asked...
06/07/2018
The Hill

A pizza delivery man who is married to an American citizen was handed over to ICE for deportation by a soldier who asked him to produce his documents while he was delivering pizza to a military base.

A pizza delivery man who is married to an American citizen was handed over to ICE for deportation by a soldier who asked him to produce his documents while he was delivering pizza to a military base.

Simona Mangiante insists that the former campaign adviser did nothing wrong and claims he may have been set up.
06/06/2018
ThinkProgress

Simona Mangiante insists that the former campaign adviser did nothing wrong and claims he may have been set up.

Simona Mangiante insists that the former campaign adviser did nothing wrong and claims he may have been set up.

BREAKING: The Government Accountability Office — the federal agency responsible for ensuring the accountability of the f...
06/01/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: The Government Accountability Office — the federal agency responsible for ensuring the accountability of the federal government to taxpayers — informed Congress that the Trump White House is refusing to answer any questions related to its investigations.

BREAKING: The Government Accountability Office — the federal agency responsible for ensuring the accountability of the federal government to taxpayers — informed Congress that the Trump White House is refusing to answer any questions related to its investigations.

I need you to know this story and I need you to know the name, "Matthew Charles."He was given a 35 year prison sentence ...
05/26/2018
Shaun King

I need you to know this story and I need you to know the name, "Matthew Charles."

He was given a 35 year prison sentence for a non-violent drug offense.

He then served 21 years - over half of his life - in prison for it - where he was a model prisoner and leader.

He was then released in 2016 in a sentencing reduction program and was a model citizen on the outside.

Now, saying that they made a mistake in reducing his sentence, not that he violated parole or that he made a mistake, they are sending him back to prison to finish 14 more years.

He's been free for two years. Heartbreaking injustice.

http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/he-heads-back-prison-nashville-man-says-goodbye-new-life-he-hoped-build#stream/0

I need you to know this story and I need you to know the name, "Matthew Charles."

He was given a 35 year prison sentence for a non-violent drug offense.

He then served 21 years - over half of his life - in prison for it - where he was a model prisoner and leader.

He was then released in 2016 in a sentencing reduction program and was a model citizen on the outside.

Now, saying that they made a mistake in reducing his sentence, not that he violated parole or that he made a mistake, they are sending him back to prison to finish 14 more years.

He's been free for two years. Heartbreaking injustice.

http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/he-heads-back-prison-nashville-man-says-goodbye-new-life-he-hoped-build#stream/0

BREAKING: A longtime business associate of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has agreed to cooperate with ...
05/22/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: A longtime business associate of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors as part of a plea deal to avoid jail time.

BREAKING: A longtime business associate of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors as part of a plea deal to avoid jail time.

An AP reporter was forcibly removed by security guards from an EPA event on contaminants in drinking water after the age...
05/22/2018
The Hill

An AP reporter was forcibly removed by security guards from an EPA event on contaminants in drinking water after the agency banned several journalists from covering the meeting.

An AP reporter was forcibly removed by security guards from an EPA event on contaminants in drinking water after the agency banned several journalists from covering the meeting.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has ruled that employers can give employees contracts that force them to settle disputes via...
05/21/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has ruled that employers can give employees contracts that force them to settle disputes via arbitration and bar them from joining class-action lawsuits, in a big win for employers and a blow to workers.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has ruled that employers can give employees contracts that force them to settle disputes via arbitration and bar them from joining class-action lawsuits, in a big win for employers and a blow to workers.

BREAKING: President Trump is cutting off federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other family planning groups that off...
05/20/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: President Trump is cutting off federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other family planning groups that offer abortions and opening the door for private faith-based clinics to get federal funding.

BREAKING: President Trump is cutting off federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other family planning groups that offer abortions and opening the door for private faith-based clinics to get federal funding.

BREAKING: President Trump — who has frequently attacked Amazon owner Jeff Bezos — has personally asked the U.S. postmast...
05/19/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: President Trump — who has frequently attacked Amazon owner Jeff Bezos — has personally asked the U.S. postmaster general to double shipping rates for Amazon.com and other companies he believes cost the Postal Service "billions" of dollars in revenue each year, despite his closest advisers saying the company actually keeps the USPS in business.

BREAKING: President Trump — who has frequently attacked Amazon owner Jeff Bezos — has personally asked the U.S. postmaster general to double shipping rates for Amazon.com and other companies he believes cost the Postal Service "billions" of dollars in revenue each year, despite his closest advisers saying the company actually keeps the USPS in business.

A crowdfunding page has raised hundreds of dollars to troll attorney Aaron Schlossberg, who was recorded threatening to ...
05/17/2018
The Hill

A crowdfunding page has raised hundreds of dollars to troll attorney Aaron Schlossberg, who was recorded threatening to call ICE on Spanish-speaking customers at a NYC restaurant, by sending a taco truck and a Mariachi band to his offices.

A crowdfunding page has raised hundreds of dollars to troll attorney Aaron Schlossberg, who was recorded threatening to call ICE on Spanish-speaking customers at a NYC restaurant, by sending a taco truck and a Mariachi band to his offices.

BREAKING: At least 20 Republicans have signed on to a measure that would force a vote on protections for Dreamers, defyi...
05/17/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: At least 20 Republicans have signed on to a measure that would force a vote on protections for Dreamers, defying GOP leaders who have warned lawmakers not to sign the petition.

BREAKING: At least 20 Republicans have signed on to a measure that would force a vote on protections for Dreamers, defying GOP leaders who have warned lawmakers not to sign the petition.

Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to find and target Americans to trigger paranoia and racial biases, Christopher Wylie,...
05/17/2018
NPR

Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to find and target Americans to trigger paranoia and racial biases, Christopher Wylie, a former employee of the data analytics firm, told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to find and target Americans to trigger paranoia and racial biases, Christopher Wylie, a former employee of the data analytics firm, told lawmakers on Wednesday.

BREAKING: A law enforcement official who reportedly leaked the financial documents that revealed suspicious banking acti...
05/17/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: A law enforcement official who reportedly leaked the financial documents that revealed suspicious banking activity involving President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen says he felt the need to expose the files are noticing that two even more suspicious files had mysteriously disappeared from a Treasury Department database and he became concerned that someone was trying to keep the files from getting out.

BREAKING: A law enforcement official who reportedly leaked the financial documents that revealed suspicious banking activity involving President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen says he felt the need to expose the files are noticing that two even more suspicious files had mysteriously disappeared from a Treasury Department database and he became concerned that someone was trying to keep the files from getting out.

BREAKING: Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee say they have obtained documents suggesting that Russia “used the ...
05/17/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee say they have obtained documents suggesting that Russia “used the NRA to secretly fund Mr. Trump’s campaign.”

BREAKING: Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee say they have obtained documents suggesting that Russia “used the NRA to secretly fund Mr. Trump’s campaign.”

More than 100 Palestinians have died.
05/17/2018
Politics Insider

More than 100 Palestinians have died.

More than 100 Palestinians have died.

"The firing upon of unarmed Palestinians by the Israeli military & resulting death toll is horrific – our govt's shamefu...
05/16/2018
Global News

"The firing upon of unarmed Palestinians by the Israeli military & resulting death toll is horrific – our govt's shameful silence must end," NDP leader Jagmeet Singh tweeted. https://trib.al/2YzlMW2 #CDNpoli

"The firing upon of unarmed Palestinians by the Israeli military & resulting death toll is horrific – our govt's shameful silence must end," NDP leader Jagmeet Singh tweeted. https://trib.al/2YzlMW2 #CDNpoli

A proposal by Justin Trudeau’s government that would allow companies to escape criminal charges, like bribery, corruptio...
05/16/2018
Global News

A proposal by Justin Trudeau’s government that would allow companies to escape criminal charges, like bribery, corruption and insider trading if the organization self-reports the crime, is being slammed by critics. https://trib.al/RCToJF2

A proposal by Justin Trudeau’s government that would allow companies to escape criminal charges, like bribery, corruption and insider trading if the organization self-reports the crime, is being slammed by critics. https://trib.al/RCToJF2

"It was a heart-pounding experience—there was smoke and gunfire all around me, and I made a split-second decision to hur...
05/15/2018
The Onion

"It was a heart-pounding experience—there was smoke and gunfire all around me, and I made a split-second decision to hurl that canister of tear gas at the encroaching infant cradled in her father’s arms."

"It was a heart-pounding experience—there was smoke and gunfire all around me, and I made a split-second decision to hurl that canister of tear gas at the encroaching infant cradled in her father’s arms."

BREAKING: China has reportedly granted $500 million in government loans to support the construction of a billion-dollar ...
05/15/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: China has reportedly granted $500 million in government loans to support the construction of a billion-dollar construction project that will feature Trump-branded hotels and golf course just days before Trump shocked DC by announcing plans to help the Chinese telecom giant ZTE.

BREAKING: China has reportedly granted $500 million in government loans to support the construction of a billion-dollar construction project that will feature Trump-branded hotels and golf course just days before Trump shocked DC by announcing plans to help the Chinese telecom giant ZTE.

The NRA has chosen Oliver North as its next president. North recently pitched a private, global spy network to the White...
05/07/2018
The Intercept

The NRA has chosen Oliver North as its next president. North recently pitched a private, global spy network to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Trump, according to sources.

The NRA has chosen Oliver North as its next president. North recently pitched a private, global spy network to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Trump, according to sources.

Michael Zeldin, a former assistant to Robert Mueller, fired back at President Trump for calling the leak of the Mueller ...
05/01/2018
The Hill

Michael Zeldin, a former assistant to Robert Mueller, fired back at President Trump for calling the leak of the Mueller questions “disgraceful,” pointing out that the list is full of grammatical errors which prove the leak didn’t come from Mueller but from the White House.

Michael Zeldin, a former assistant to Robert Mueller, fired back at President Trump for calling the leak of the Mueller questions “disgraceful,” pointing out that the list is full of grammatical errors which prove the leak didn’t come from Mueller but from the White House.

BREAKING: The offices of President Trump’s longtime personal doctor Dr. Harold Bornstein were reportedly raided by three...
05/01/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: The offices of President Trump’s longtime personal doctor Dr. Harold Bornstein were reportedly raided by three people with ties to President Trump, including his former bodyguard, who seized lab reports and Trump’s medical chart.

BREAKING: The offices of President Trump’s longtime personal doctor Dr. Harold Bornstein were reportedly raided by three people with ties to President Trump, including his former bodyguard, who seized lab reports and Trump’s medical chart.

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, bought a mansion in DC worth $23 million and is renovating it to include 25 bathrooms, 11...
04/25/2018
Bernie Sanders

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, bought a mansion in DC worth $23 million and is renovating it to include 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, five living rooms/lounges, five staircases, three kitchens, two libraries, two workout rooms, two elevators and a ballroom. Meanwhile, Amazon paid $0 in federal income taxes last year and many of its workers rely on government assistance. We must demand: no more corporate welfare. No more tax breaks for billionaires while workers in this country are not paid living wages.

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, bought a mansion in DC worth $23 million and is renovating it to include 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, five living rooms/lounges, five staircases, three kitchens, two libraries, two workout rooms, two elevators and a ballroom. Meanwhile, Amazon paid $0 in federal income taxes last year and many of its workers rely on government assistance. We must demand: no more corporate welfare. No more tax breaks for billionaires while workers in this country are not paid living wages.

BREAKING: President Trump has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing the documents seized during the ...
04/16/2018
The Hill

BREAKING: President Trump has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing the documents seized during the FBI raid on his lawyer Michael Cohen, arguing that the Justice Department cannot fairly evaluate the materials.

BREAKING: President Trump has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing the documents seized during the FBI raid on his lawyer Michael Cohen, arguing that the Justice Department cannot fairly evaluate the materials.

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