Month: February 2020

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Daily Kos Elections releases initial Senate race ratings for 2020

Daily Kos Elections is pleased to announce our first set of Senate race ratings for the 2020 election cycle. Republicans currently hold the Senate by a 53-47 margin, meaning Democrats would need to pick up a net of three seats to gain control of the chamber if they also retake the White House (since a […]

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Cattle Call 2020: So much for Bloomberg, can anyone beat Sanders?
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Cattle Call 2020: So much for Bloomberg, can anyone beat Sanders?

Last week Mike Bloomberg seemed poised to take control of the party’s center lane, creating a potential face-off with Bernie Sanders, fresh off having consolidated the bulk of the party’s left flank. Then the debate happened and oh well. Back to the drawing board for anti-Sanders forces. Real Clear Politics poll aggregate, last three months. […]

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NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 12:  Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivers remarks during a campaign rally on February 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Bloomberg is holding the rally to mark the beginning of early voting in Tennessee ahead of the Super Tuesday primary on March 3rd.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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Democratic debate promises to pull Super Mike back down to earth among us mortals

Up until Wednesday night’s debate, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has let his money do the talking—gobs upon gobs of it, to the tune of $300 million in ad buys. He hasn’t faced the scrutiny of a press corps, he hasn’t done selfie lines or attended fish fries, he hasn’t faced incoming from […]

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Travelers and commuters arrive at the Chicago Transit Authority's Rosemont station and head towards shuttle busses after a train derailment shut down the CTA's O'Hare International Airport station on March 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Chicago Transit scolded after failing to realize Black History Month should recognize black people

Here’s a general word of advice for the businesses and government agencies that seem to need it: pick someone black to honor when the goal is a public nod to Black History Month. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) faced well-earned backlash after posting photos of a man in an Abraham Lincoln costume on Wednesday. The tweet […]

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NEW YORK, NY  - JULY 12: Hundreds of people gather in lower Manhattan for a "Lights for Liberty" protest against migrant detention camps and the impending raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this coming weekend in various cities on July 12, 2019 in New York City. Fear is increasing in many immigrant neighborhoods as ICE is scheduled to begin rounding up illegal immigrants in cities across the nation starting on Sunday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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ICE quits using Louisiana jail criticized in reports for abusive tactics against detainees

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has stopped using a Louisiana jail to hold their detainees since Mother Jones’ August report revealing that officials there had beaten and pepper-sprayed a number of asylum-seekers who were protesting their ongoing jailing. “The Nakamoto Group, the company ICE pays to inspect detention centers, concluded in a December report that force was used against at least […]

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 13: Protesters march to offices of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on July 13, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.  The rally is calling for an end to criminalization, detention and deportation of migrants ahead of planned ICE raids expected to begin tomorrow.  (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
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ICE is fingerprinting unaccompanied immigrant teenagers in shelters

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have begun fingerprinting 14 and older unaccompanied migrant children in immigration shelters, in a move ICE claims will better protect them and combat what it calls “fraud.” The pilot program, first reported on in October by The New York Times, will collect fingerprint samples from those who seek asylum, […]

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26:  People arrive at John F. Kennedy (JFK) international airport following an announcment by the Supreme Court that it will take President Donald Trump's travel ban case later in the year on June 26, 2017 in New York City. The court will let a limited version of the travel ban from six mostly muslim countries take effect before hearing full arguments in October.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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U.S. border officials reportedly detained and took phone of active-duty Iranian American soldier

It hasn’t only been Iranian Americans returning home from a Vancouver, Canada, concert who have been detained and harassed by border agents. VICE Motherboard reports that an active-duty U.S. soldier who was traveling as part of their official duty was detained by Customs and Border Protection last month, during which their phone was confiscated and has not […]

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