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Trump Says Muslims Aren’t Helping Fight Terrorism, Ignores The Reality That Muslim Americans Repeatedly Cooperate With Authorities

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Less than a day after the Brussels Attacks, and just a few hours removed from calling for the reinstatement of waterboarding and new laws on legal torture, Donald Trump again took his Islamophobic¬†rhetoric to dangerously new heights, blaming Muslims as a whole for the attack and saying the Muslim community …

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Injustice In Congress: How A Historically Obstructionist Congress Saved The Best For Last By Refusing To Meet With Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee

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In nominating Judge Garland to the Supreme Court, President Obama has chosen a centrist appeals court judge widely respected even by Republicans.

President Obama announced on Wednesday that he will nominate Merrick B. Garland as the nation’s 113th justice, according to White House officials. ¬†Garland is a centrist Federal Appeals Court judge widely respected on both sides of the aisle. [email protected], @VP and @SCOTUSnom Garland. Obama says his pick is "uniquely prepared …

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#ByeAnita: Why The Cook County State’s Attorney Race Matters

Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney

I got registered & voted against Alvarez today because @AssataDaughters are fighting for their future. #ByeAnita pic.twitter.com/GsTx5APszY — Rachael Perrotta (@plussone) March 15, 2016 On Monday grassroots activists in Chicago bandaged the ailing city in paper banners to remind voters in Tuesday’s primary election to dump their top prosecutor, Anita …

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GOP Says Double Amputee Veteran Tammy Duckworth Has “Sad Record Of Not Standing Up For Our Veterans”

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the organization responsible for ensuring Republican candidates’ election to the Senate, is coming under fire for an extremely distasteful tweet that claimed Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth “has a sad record of not standing up for our veterans.” Duckworth, challenging Republican incumbent Mark Kirk (R-Il), …

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