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Mark Zuckerberg has a hilariously pompous op-ed in the Wall Street Journal defending his decisions to accept money for political ads that tell willful falsehoods about political opponents: Since starting Facebook in 2004, I’ve focused on building services that give people voice and bring them together. Throughout history, these objectives have gone hand in hand—even if it […]
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One million taxpayer dollars in Brussels: U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, a major figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, is reportedly overseeing a taxpayer-funded $1 million renovation of his government-provided residence in Brussels. According to The Washington Post, the renovations include: kitchen improvements worth more than $400,000, a $30,000 […]

Elijah Cummings

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On October 17, 2019

The Baltimore congressman and Head of the House Oversight Committee has died: Elijah E. Cummings, a Democratic congressman from Maryland who gained national attention for his principled stands on poli

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You know who should be impeached? William Pelham Barr: President Donald Trump assigned his attorney general and Treasury secretary to deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s repeated pleas to avoid charges against one of Turkey’s largest banks, according to two people familiar with the matter. In an April phone call, Trump told Erdogan that […]
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