Be wary: Trump and Putin could yet bring democracy to a halt | Joseph ONeill

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If Russia may wield the same influence in the midterm elections as the presidential campaign, warns novelist Joseph ONeill In November next year the UnitedStates will hold its midterm elections. Every seat in the House of Representatives, and a third of the seats in the Senate, will be up for grabs. For the Democratic party […]

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The great American fallout: how small towns came to resent cities

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Its no secret Donald Trump benefited from rural voters. But Democrat or Republican, they usually tell Katherine Cramer who has spent a decade visiting residents of small-town Wisconsin the same thing: its the cities that get all the breaks, and then have the gall to look down on them, too Joes voice takes on a […]

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2020 vision? Kamala Harris oversight role gives Democrats a new rising star

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The California senators competence and composure in the face of Republican criticism has stirred feelings that she could be a contender in three years time Kamala Harris, the Democratic junior senator from California, waited nearly two hours for her turn to question Jeff Sessions. The attorney general was appearing before the Senate intelligence committee to […]

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Arrests at violent Berkeley Trump protests while tax marches stay calm

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On day of protest, police make 13 arrests as pro-Trump crowd clashes with anti-fascists in California and thousands call for financial disclosure elsewhere Hundreds of self-described anti-fascist protesters and supporters of Donald Trump clashed in Berkeley, California, in sporadic brawls on Saturday. Protests in cities around the rest of the country, including a number of […]

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Trump is no fascist. He is a champion for the forgotten millions | John Daniel Davidson

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Obama promised solutions but let the people down. Is it any surprise that they voted for real change? Amid the ongoing protests against President Trump, calls for resistance among Democratic politicians and activists, and the overheated rhetoric casting Trump and his supporters as fascists and xenophobes, an outsider might be forgiven for thinking that America […]

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I love Trump. Hes doing what he said. Presidents supporters keep the faith

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Womens Marches and widespread criticism of the Muslim ban have not dented the loyalty of Trump voters Cast-iron hooks, childrens vinyl records, classic food packages, tobacco baskets, vintage-style olive buckets and a rotary-dial telephone fill the shelves at opened two years ago, styling itself as rustic, hipster, chic with a twee strapline: Mostly old with […]

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What Happens When an Eight-Justice Supreme Court Splits 4-4?

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Eight-member court is not that rare, experts say In the political battle over confirming Senate majority leader and other Republicans said they believed the next president, not Obama, should choose the justice who will determine the political balance of the court. The Republicans have made clear that they do not want to confirm anyone and […]

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Russia’s London embassy: UK preparing anti-Moscow witch-hunt

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Foreign secretary tells incoming US administration that Russia and Putin have been up to all sorts of very dirty tricks The Russian embassy in London has accused the Foreign Office of preparing to mount a witch-hunt against Moscow in the wake of allegations by the UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, that Russia has been up […]

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