Neither party got what it wanted from Mueller’s testimony

Robert Mueller’s long-awaited congressional testimony was over before it began. Appearing before two House committees Wednesday, Mueller made it clear from the outset that he had no intention of saying anything beyond his already-taciturn comments regarding a two-year investigation of Russian interference into the 2016 election or whether the president tried to impede it. “It is […]

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Nadler says there’s ‘very substantial evidence’ to impeach Trump

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election contains “very substantial evidence” that President Donald Trump is “guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.” Nadler made his remarks just days before the keenly anticipated appearance by Mueller before two House committees on Wednesday to discuss the […]

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As facial recognition software stokes privacy fears, some cities are imposing bans

A growing number of U.S. cities are banning facial-recognition software, amid fears that the intrusive approach would open wide the door to creeping public surveillance of private citizens. Officials in Oakland, California last week forbade government agencies, including its police department, from buying or using facial-recognition technology, joining Somerville, Massachusetts and San Francisco, which announced bans […]

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The stench of racism envelops Trump and the GOP

I smelled the crowd gathered Wednesday night in Greenville, NC, as they cheered and chanted “send her back,” even though I was nowhere near the mob. I didn’t have to be physically present. Racism’s stink travels too well, enough to be offensive even over the distance that separated me from the white-hot, reeking bodies at President Donald Trump’s odious […]

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Yes, Trump is a racist

I want to be frank and direct from the outset: President Donald Trump’s comments over the past few days suggesting that four House members of color should “go back … [to foreign countries] from which they came” are inaccurate and racist, spewed with apparent glee by an ignorant public official who revels in lies and […]

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Michigan went Republican in 2016. Local activists want to make sure that doesn’t happen in 2020.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — Community activists here are converting their grassroots efforts into political engagement at the state and national level, giving new meaning to the old adage that all politics is local. A case in point is the faith-based advocacy group MOSES, which for nearly two dozen years has toiled to improve the quality of life […]

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Cory Booker plans to end the ‘moral vandalism’ of Trump’s cruel detention policies

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said Tuesday that he would issue an executive order on his first day as president that would “virtually eliminate immigration detention” — a cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s controversial efforts to secure America’s borders. Booker, one of more than two dozen Democrats vying for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, vowed that […]

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