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Salon is an American liberal news and opinion website, created by David Talbot in 1995. It publishes articles on U.S. politics, culture, and current events and has a politically progressive/liberal editorial stance.Source
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Obama endorses Susan Collins’ Democratic challenger as new poll shows her trailing in close race

Obama endorses Susan Collins’ Democratic challenger as new poll shows her trailing in close race

Sen. Susan Collins and Rep Sara Gideonview in app--August 7, 2020 3:27PM (UTC)Former President Barack Obama threw his support behind Democratic  in his first list of 2020 endorsements this week as a new poll showed her narrowly leading Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, was one of  in a list released on Monday."Our country's future hangs on this election, and it won't be easy. But pandemics have a way of cutting through a lot of noise and spin to remind us of what is real, and what is important," . "Elections matter. And we need Americans...

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Conservatives who got millions in pandemic aid spent millions to lobby Congress to cut unemployment

Conservatives who got millions in pandemic aid spent millions to lobby Congress to cut unemployment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellview in app--August 7, 2020 10:00AM (UTC)This article has been updated with comments from R Street.Conservative groups whose board members have taken in tens of millions in coronavirus relief from Congress have spent millions to lobby lawmakers to cut aid for unemployed workers.Negotiations over the next phase of , largely because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans have insisted on cutting the federal unemployment benefit created under the CARES Act in March  — based on a .Just three months ahead of a national election,...

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Will Trump face real consequences for his crimes? The answer will haunt America's future

Will Trump face real consequences for his crimes? The answer will haunt America's future

U.S. President Donald Trumpview in app--August 7, 2020 1:09PM (UTC)If the nation manages to oust Donald Trump from the presidency in November — and he actually agrees to leave in January — the new administration and the Congress will have its hands full just trying to keep the country from falling even deeper into a depression and halting the death toll from the pandemic. Foreign policy will have to be dealt with immediately, as will the assessment of the damage to the administrative state. Our failed public health response to the coronavirus is a deadly wakeup call: The federal government...

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Trump’s vendetta against TikTok is a veil for his anti-China, anti-free speech views

Trump’s vendetta against TikTok is a veil for his anti-China, anti-free speech views

Donald Trump | TikTokview in app--August 6, 2020 10:47PM (UTC)Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he was , a video-sharing social networking service owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. Shortly after he said this, the American multinational technology company Microsoft announced that it would attempt to  arm, although Trump has only given the company until Sept. 15 to pull this off.If you've never downloaded the cutely misspelled social media , which caters largely to Zoomers and Millennials, the news of Trump's threats against it may have washed right over you. Yet the...

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Fauci debunks Trump’s spin, declares US coronavirus outbreak worst in the world: “Numbers don’t lie”

Fauci debunks Trump’s spin, declares US coronavirus outbreak worst in the world: “Numbers don’t lie”

Donald Trump and Anthony Fauciview in app--August 6, 2020 10:25PM (UTC)Dr. Anthony Fauci has publicly disputed President Donald Trump's repeated claims that his response to the coronavirus pandemic has been among the best in the world. According to the top infectious disease expert in the country, the opposite is true.Trump has repeatedly downplayed the impact of COVID-19, which has killed  so far. Trump has argued that the U.S. simply tests more individuals than other countries do, but positivity rates show the rate of infections is ."You take the number of cases — and look, we're last....

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Deutsche Bank turned over “detailed records” on Trump after subpoena from NY prosecutor: report

Deutsche Bank turned over “detailed records” on Trump after subpoena from NY prosecutor: report

Donald Trumpview in app--August 6, 2020 3:03PM (UTC)New York prosecutors  last year subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, which turned over "detailed records" on the president's finances, according to .Deutsche Bank has been  for decades after other mainstream banks refused to do business with his company following a series of bankruptcies and defaults, lending him more than $2 billion over the last 20 years.The German-based bank complied with the subpoena and provided Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance "detailed records" over a "period of months," including financial statements and other documents...

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Suspect in murder of son of judge overseeing Epstein case was a men's rights lawyer and Trump donor

Suspect in murder of son of judge overseeing Epstein case was a men's rights lawyer and Trump donor

Roy Den Hollanderview in app--July 21, 2020 1:30AM (UTC)Correction: An earlier version of this article erroneously stated Hollander's reported site of death as the scene.The man suspected by authorities of and critically wounding her husband specialized in men's rights litigation and made multiple campaign donations to President Donald Trump.Roy Den Hollander had a case pending before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, in which he was representing a New Jersey woman suing the U.S. Selective Service System so that she could register for the draft. Salas dismissed part of the lawsuit in 2019,...

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In spite of many colorful charts, President Trump loses every coronavirus fact-check to interviewer

In spite of many colorful charts, President Trump loses every coronavirus fact-check to interviewer

Collage of charts Donald Trump showed Jonathan Swan (offscreen) during an interviewview in app--August 4, 2020 7:30PM (UTC)suggested in a convoluted interview with Axios' Jonathan Swan on Monday that had published fake death numbers in a possible effort to  appear ."Well, look at South Korea for example," Swan said. "Fifty-one million,  population. Three hundred deaths. It's like, it's crazy compared to—""You don't know that," Trump responded."I do," Swan said. "It's on—""You don't know that," the president repeated."You think they're faking their statistics? South Korea?" Swan asked,...

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The Daily Caller has been paid by GOP campaigns while providing fact-checking services for Facebook

The Daily Caller has been paid by GOP campaigns while providing fact-checking services for Facebook

Facebook | The Daily Callerview in app--August 4, 2020 7:40PM (UTC)has taken tens of thousands of dollars to help Republican campaigns raise money while performing political .Federal election filings from the  and the  show that the two organizations rented email lists from the publication this year, paying $40,213.75 and $18,171.40, respectively.The Caller, a right-wing publication co-founded by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, has also since 2016 sent dozens of emails "paid for by Trump Make America Great Again Committee," a joint fundraising vehicle shared by the Trump campaign and...

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Destroying the Postal Service: Is that Trump's best shot at stealing the election?

Destroying the Postal Service: Is that Trump's best shot at stealing the election?

Donald Trump | USPSview in app--August 4, 2020 12:00PM (UTC)By way of background, the Postal Service is faced with unfunded healthcare and pension liabilities for former postal workers due to the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, passed by the lame-duck Republican Congress of 2006, which caused a cash crunch. Meanwhile, however, second-quarter 2020 revenues for the USPS grew by more than from the second quarter of the previous year, totaling $17.8 billion. Likewise, 2019 revenues for the entire year were up more than over 2018. It turns out that e-commerce from corporations like...

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has voted by mail, claims the practice is prone to fraud

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has voted by mail, claims the practice is prone to fraud

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) questions U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on the State Department's 2021 budget in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 30, 2020 in Washington, DC.view in app--August 4, 2020 9:00AM (UTC)of South Carolina has  at least four times, according to election officials in Oconee County, South Carolina, and voter records obtained by Salon.Public records show that has cast a total of nine since 2004, but South Carolina classifies "absentee" to man both in-person early voting and . After Salon's review with...

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"Where are the good Americans?": "Immigration Nation" brings systemic exploitation to our TVs

"Where are the good Americans?": "Immigration Nation" brings systemic exploitation to our TVs

Immigration Nationview in app--August 4, 2020 12:20AM (UTC)Overwhelmed as we are with video documentation of systemic injustice in action, it is far too easy, even excusable to a degree, for people to bypass "." State-sanctioned violence against protesters in our streets is a regular feature on the evening news and in social media streams. Bearing witness to the suffering placed in front of our eyes day in and day out is indeed traumatic.Proposing that viewers sit through six hour-long episodes breaking down the extent of the American immigration system's brokenness, from the perspectives...

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Trump wanted a Portland-style war in Chicago — in a second term, he'll do it

Trump wanted a Portland-style war in Chicago — in a second term, he'll do it

U.S. President Donald Trump | Federal officers form a police line in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in the early hours of July 30, 2020 in Portland, Oregon.view in app--August 3, 2020 1:19PM (UTC)Donald Trump isn't the first president to fail on a grand scale, and he certainly isn't the first to test the boundaries of the system to see what he can get away with. But he is unique in certain respects. The full panoply of grotesque personality defects and openly corrupt behaviors is something we've never seen before in someone who ascended to the most powerful office in the...

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Susan Collins' ads seem to feature ordinary people — but don't reveal their ties to Maine GOP

Susan Collins' ads seem to feature ordinary people — but don't reveal their ties to Maine GOP

Sen. Susan Collinsview in app--August 1, 2020 10:00AM (UTC), a Republican , has run over the last three months featuring testimonials from more than 20 people who were presented as ordinary Mainers — but in fact had close ties . While such deception is , it's intentionally misleading and suggests that .This wasn't the first time that  has committed an unforced video error. Last summer her campaign  after posting several minutes of B-roll of the senator meeting with Mainers in factories, a classroom, a kitchen and so on. The video was mocked as a transparent gift of content for outside...

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Everything we suspected about Donald Trump has come true

Everything we suspected about Donald Trump has come true

Donald Trumpview in app--August 1, 2020 12:00PM (UTC)Lucian K. Truscott IV, a graduate of West Point, has had a 50-year career as a journalist, novelist and screenwriter. He has covered stories such as Watergate, the Stonewall riots and wars in Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also the author of five bestselling novels and several unsuccessful motion pictures. He has three children, lives on the East End of Long Island and spends his time Worrying About the State of Our Nation and madly scribbling in a so-far fruitless attempt to Make Things Better. He can be followed on Facebook at The...

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Trump says mail voting is bad, but absentee voting is good. His lawyers admit they’re the same thing

Trump says mail voting is bad, but absentee voting is good. His lawyers admit they’re the same thing

Donald Trump | Mail-in-Voting ballotview in app--July 31, 2020 10:15PM (UTC)President Donald Trump on Thursday tried to draw a distinction between "mail voting" and "absentee voting," but his own lawyers acknowledged in court documents the two are the same thing.Trump suggested  on Thursday amid  and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has killed  and . Trump has  the election, and the idea was  by Republican lawmakers. At the same time, many members of the GOP have expressed similar concerns about mail-in voting as the president."With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting,...

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Republicans would rather destroy the country than ease up on brutal class war

Republicans would rather destroy the country than ease up on brutal class war

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnelview in app--July 31, 2020 5:05PM (UTC)The wildest thing about over the competing coronavirus relief packages is how little Republicans seem to care about whether this country plunges into a severe depression, one that might rival the Great Depression of the 1930s. Every move Republicans have made this week suggests total indifference to whether or not the U.S. economy, which is already in deep distress due to the coronavirus pandemic, collapses completely. Their only real concern, it appears, is to make sure that they use this crisis to put the screws...

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The year of dark magical thinking: Trump's petty revenge fantasies have killed thousands

The year of dark magical thinking: Trump's petty revenge fantasies have killed thousands

Donald Trumpview in app--July 31, 2020 1:41PM (UTC)There have been a lot of changes in Donald Trump's campaign in the last couple of weeks, but they haven't been able to change the candidate. He's more Trumpy than ever.When the last round of terrible polls were released, showing Trump badly trailing Joe Biden both nationwide and in the key battleground states, Kellyanne Conway and others inexplicably suggested that the president should reignite the dumpster fire formerly known as the coronavirus briefings. That's not going well. Have they been as bad as the White House coronavirus rallies...

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With Trump donor in charge, Postal Service may shut locations and cut service before Election Day

With Trump donor in charge, Postal Service may shut locations and cut service before Election Day

Donald Trump | Mail-in-Voting ballotview in app--July 31, 2020 12:42AM (UTC)Cutting service and shuttering locations are both under consideration by the U.S. Postal Service as the agency faces a cash crunch ahead of an expected surge in mail-in voting due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a sitting U.S. senator and numerous postal worker union officials.Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.,  to recently-installed  demanding an explanation about reports looming closures and service cuts from postal workers in his home state. The concerns were raised after DeJoy, a , pushed for drastic...

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Yale psychiatrist backs Mary Trump’s assessment: The president "is mentally incapable of leading"

Yale psychiatrist backs Mary Trump’s assessment: The president "is mentally incapable of leading"

Bandy Lee and Mary L. Trumpview in app--July 30, 2020 10:00AM (UTC)A Yale psychiatrist who has sounded the alarm on President Donald Trump's mental health for years says that Mary Trump's book warning that her uncle is too unstable to lead the country corroborates what mental health professionals have been saying since before the president took office.Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist, wrote in her new book  that she believes her uncle suffers from multiple personality disorders."I have no problem calling Donald a narcissist — he meets all nine criteria. But the label gets us only so...

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Senate GOP rejects pandemic food stamp aid while calling to double “three-martini lunch” deduction

Senate GOP rejects pandemic food stamp aid while calling to double “three-martini lunch” deduction

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)view in app--July 29, 2020 4:11PM (UTC)Senate Republicans rejected an extension of a program that expanded food aid to families affected by the coronavirus pandemic in their relief proposal but included a provision which would double the "three-martini lunch" deduction for business meals.The  that about 26 million adults and between 8 to 15 million children live in households that did not have enough food last month. Images around the country, from Arizona and Texas to New York and Massachusetts, show  amid the worst economic crisis since the...

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Trump-loving Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert blames wearing a face mask for his positive COVID-19 test

Trump-loving Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert blames wearing a face mask for his positive COVID-19 test

Rep. Louie Gohmertview in app--July 29, 2020 11:12PM (UTC), who has publicly scorned face masks and not regularly worn one at work for months,  Wednesday for COVID-19.got the results at a White House screening ahead of his scheduled flight to Texas that morning , CNN .Gohmert attended  in person one day earlier.  shows the two men, both maskless, only footsteps apart.Barr will also get tested for the disease, Department of Justice spokesperson Kerr Kupec said Wednesday.One of Gohmert's own aides asked Politico in an to include "the fact that Gohmert requires full staff to be in the office,...

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"This scheme is illegal": Trump campaign masked $170 million in payments, watchdog alleges

"This scheme is illegal": Trump campaign masked $170 million in payments, watchdog alleges

Brad Parscaleview in app--July 29, 2020 12:44AM (UTC)A nonprofit transparency watchdog filed a complaint Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) accusing and of laundering nearly $170 million through firms belonging to  and campaign lawyers.The accuses the Trump campaign of diverting money through two companies, American Made Media and Parscale Strategy, in order to hide the destinations for millions of dollars in payments. Parscale,  was demoted earlier this month and unforced .The campaign allegedly used the same scheme — both of whom work ."This scheme is illegal," Brendan...

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DNC platform committee votes to reject Medicare for All despite overwhelming support from voters

DNC platform committee votes to reject Medicare for All despite overwhelming support from voters

Supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders hold signs during an event on health care.view in app--July 28, 2020 8:01PM (UTC)The Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee on Monday blocked Medicare for All from the party's draft platform despite polls showing overwhelming support for the proposal from voters.The Platform Committee  to reject the single-payer plan during a virtual meeting. The panel also rejected separate proposals to expand Medicare to children and all people over 55, as well as a proposal calling for the legalization of marijuana.Polls have shown that the , support...

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