YouTube bans account of white supremacist James Allsup

Just days after Facebook and Instagram pulled the plug on white supremacist James Allsup’s accounts, YouTube followed suit, banning Allsup’s account as part of a broader crackdown on neo-fascist and white nationalist accounts. A YouTube spokesperson declined to comment to ThinkProgress specifically on Allsup’s ban, but pointed to YouTube’s recent efforts to enforce a crackdown […]

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Here’s how Trump’s Greenland plans fit in a long history of American island imperialism

One of the most unexpected turns of Donald Trump’s presidency came this week, when revelations spilled out about the president’s serious consideration of the purchase Greenland from Denmark. According to the Washington Post, senior administration officials mulled possibly offering some $600 million in annual subsidies to the Danish territory, alongside a “large one-time payment” to […]

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FEC Republicans block efforts to investigate NRA’s financial ties to Russia

Late last week, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) deadlocked on whether to pursue an investigation into potential Russian financing of the National Rifle Association (NRA). The split 2-2 vote fell along partisan lines, with the FEC’s two Republicans voting against any further inquiry into whether Alexander Torshin, a sanctioned Russian official, and Maria Butina, a […]

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