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Democratic candidates address women of color, vow to fight for racial justice – ThinkProgress

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Some 2,000 women, almost all of them women of color, gathered together in Houston Wednesday for the “She the People” forum, where they pressed Democrats running for president on how they propose to help support their communities. The gathering aimed to address “the unfinished business of women of color,” Aimee Allison, founder of She the People and ...

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Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc said Trump rallies were like a ‘new found drug’ – ThinkProgress

The man who mailed pipe bombs to prominent Democratic figures, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, wrote in a letter to the judge presiding over his case that attending a Trump rally “became like a new found drug.” Cesar Sayoc, 57, pleaded guilty in March to mailing 16 crude explosive devices to Democrats who criticized President Donald Trump, as well ...

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Republicans are to blame for Trump’s norm-busting presidency – ThinkProgress

For all the talk about President Donald Trump’s refusal to abide by conventional norms befitting the nation’s chief executive, he bears only partial responsibility for his almost daily desecration of the Oval Office. Like a perpetually undisciplined child, the president’s defiance of rational political behavior is tolerated by the more judicious adults who toil, seemingly unperturbed, a mile down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. To ...

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Deceptive conservative poll on Green New Deal accidentally supports strong climate action – ThinkProgress

The right wing media, led by Fox News, has been working overtime to misrepresent and demonize the Green New Deal and one of its chief proponents, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). But while this attack has certainly helped turn Republicans against the term “Green New Deal,” support for the underlying policies of the proposal — a rapid transition to a 100 ...

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A day after Mexico affirms commitment to immigration enforcement, Trump says he’ll close the border – ThinkProgress

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened Mexican officials, saying he intends to close a section of the southern border if Mexico does not do more to curb migration to the United States. “A very big Caravan of over 20,000 people started up through Mexico,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning. “It has been reduced in size by Mexico but is ...

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Justice Ginsburg schools her Republican colleagues on the meaning of the word ‘consent’ – ThinkProgress

The Supreme Court — or, at least, its Republican majority — has an unhealthy obsession with forced arbitration. And, in a decision handed down on Wednesday, the court fed that obsession at the expense of workers throughout the country. Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion in the case in question, Lamps Plus v. Varela, relies on a definition of the word ...

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U.N. waters down resolution on sexual violence after threat of U.S. veto – ThinkProgress

The United States successfully used the threat of its veto power to weaken language on a U.N. resolution against the use of rape as a weapon of war. The resolution was only adopted Tuesday after cutting a reference on the need to provide “sexual and reproductive health” assistance to survivors of sexual violence in conflicts. The United States had threatened ...

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Big automakers grudgingly buy into EVs. Oil majors still lag behind. – ThinkProgress

By Jeremy Deaton In just three years, many electric cars will sport the same sticker price as their gas-powered counterparts, according to a recent analysis. Electrification, as well as other advances like ride-sharing and driverless cars, will radically overhaul the transportation sector. The next decade will see sweeping changes to the way we get around, and everyone is coping with the ...

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Trump thinks the Supreme Court is his personal goon squad. Blame Chief Justice Roberts. – ThinkProgress

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that should have been a slam dunk against the Trump administration. Secretary Wilbur Ross wants to modify the 2020 census form in a way that will depress responses from immigrant communities — effectively shifting congressional representation away from Latinos and towards white voters who are more likely to favor ...

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