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The Turtle Who Had No Shame

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On November 13, 2018
This is an actual thing that was published by Donald Trump’s state media outlet: Sample text: What we can make of those opportunities will depend on our Democratic colleagues. Will they choose to go it alone and simply make political points? Or will they choose to work together and actually make a difference? Last week, […]
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Camp Fire

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On November 13, 2018
The news keeps getting more and more horrible: The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small […]
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Donald Trump has decided that he wants to pivot from “doing not remotely enough for Puerto Rico” to “doing worse than nothing from Puerto Rico”: President Trump doesn’t want to give Puerto Rico any more federal money for its recovery from Hurricane Maria, White House officials have told congressional appropriators and leadership. This is because […]
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Waiting For Infrastructure Week

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On November 10, 2018
There’s been a lot of discussion about these comments by Bernie in an interview with Matt Taibbi: Today, if he is a racist and a sexist, tomorrow he may be a great civil rights champion — if he thinks it gets him five more votes. He has no core values. I would not be shocked […]
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