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It shouldn’t be forgotten, and Mark Joseph Stern says, that California banned the kind high capacity magazine used in the mass killing in Thousand Oaks, but were thwarted by a neoconfederate hack: The people of California wanted to protect residents of their state from precisely the kind of mass shooting that killed 12 people in […]
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Did Someone Say….EMAILS?

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On November 10, 2018
Extremely careless: Fired FBI chief James Comey used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to conduct government business — and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them. The former top G-man repeatedly claimed he only used his private account for “incidental” […]
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2018 Was a Wave Election

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On November 8, 2018
Kyrsten Sinema has pulled ahead in Arizona: Suspense and uncertainty now hang over the supertight U.S. Senate race, which has Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican candidate Martha McSally separated by just 9,610 votes, according to updated election results. The results were updated after 5 p.m. Thursday, the first time since election night that the tallies […]
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Sweet Victories

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On November 8, 2018
Goodbye, fucko: If the lead holds in official returns, Kim would become the fourth New Jersey Democrat to win a seat previously held by a Republican in Tuesday’s midterm election, joining Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey’s 11th, Tom Malinowski in the Seventh, and Jeff Van Drew in the Second. MacArthur, 58, was a big target […]
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