Mary Lynn Lemerond

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Georgia Elections Board To Close 75% Of Black County's Polling Places

ACLU of Georgia (PDF): To the Members of the Randolph County Board of Elections and Registration,<br>The ACLU of Georgia writes to express grave concern …

African-American News

Calendar - Democratic Party of Wisconsin

<b>Upcoming Events</b><p>AUGUST 2018<p><b>GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KICKOFF RALLIES</b><p><b>MILWAUKEE:</b><p>Thursday, August 16<br>10:30 a.m. <br>at<br>The Best Place<br>901 W Juneau …

Democratic Party

When Aretha Franklin Rocked the National Anthem

In 1968, the Queen of Soul drew a fierce, racially charged reaction when she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Democratic National Convention. The reaction to her death shows how much America has changed—and hasn’t.<p>Five decades ago this month—before “Chicago 1968” became shorthand for mayhem …

Aretha Franklin

Did I Join a Movement That Naturally Attracts Extremists and Kooks?

When I rooted for Reagan in the 1980s, it was a movement with intellectual heft. Back then, I thought that was the new conservative normal. But what …

Donald Trump

The West Virginia GOP Just Impeached the State’s Entire Supreme Court

West Virginia Supreme Court justice Robin Davis resigns following her impeachment.<p>Back in January, West Virginia Supreme Court justice Allen Loughry …

House Judiciary Committee

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

One page tip sheet to protect your vote and voter registration against hacking and glitches. By @jennycohn1. Graphics by @Jodi______. #ProtectOurVotes #handmarked #paperballots https://t.co/tH6lEsPQRk

WATCH: New Mexico cop shatters car window and drags driver over broken glass after accusing him of seat belt violation

Disturbing video from a traffic stop in New Mexico documents law enforcement shattering the window of a car during a traffic stop over a disputed …

New Mexico

Scott Walker campaign ad upsets school district where it was filmed

MADISON - A tiny Oneida County school district has banned political activity by officials during school hours after a board member, two teachers and …

School Administration

In U.S., wage growth is being wiped out entirely by inflation

Rising prices have erased U.S. workers’ meager wage gains, the latest sign strong economic growth has not translated into greater prosperity for the middle and working classes.<p>Cost of living was up 2.9 percent from July 2017 to July 2018, the Labor Department reported Friday, an inflation rate that …

Stock Markets

Chris Cuomo to Ingraham: If you don’t like what America is, then leave

CNN’s Chris Cuomo tore into Fox News’ Laura Ingraham after she said the America we love doesn’t exist anymore due to “demographic changes.” Cuomo on …

Donald Trump

Trump obliterates his dishonesty record: 132 false claims last week, 280 for July | The Star

WASHINGTON—Donald Trump has obliterated his weekly dishonesty record.<p>The U.S. president made 132 false claims last week, 19 per day, almost five …

Donald Trump

Judge orders plane carrying deported mother and child turned around, blocks more removals

In a federal courtroom in Washington on Thursday, a judge heard about something the Trump administration had just done that clearly angered him. The government, he learned, had deported an immigrant mother and daughter who are plaintiffs in the lawsuit the judge was hearing over asylum restrictions.<p>…

Immigration

The Shadow Rulers of the VA

Last February, shortly after Peter O’Rourke became chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, he received an email from Bruce Moskowitz …

Mar-a-Lago

Editorial: Scott Walker is the most anti-education governor ever in Wisconsin

The biggest lie that any politician in America is telling in the 2018 election season is Scott Walker’s claim that he is a pro-education governor. …

Government

The invisible heroism of Paul Ryan

By Daniel W. Drezner<p>PostEverything Spoiler Alerts<p>Back in March, I wrote the following about House Speaker Paul D. Ryan:<p>Of course a GOP legislative leader would be expected to work closely with a GOP president. The degree to which Ryan has prostrated himself to the cause of … what, exactly? A …

Heroism

South Carolina manufacturer says it's closing plant over Trump tariffs

Element Electronics, a consumer electronics company in South Carolina, says it will be closing its plant in Winnsboro due to tariffs imposed by …

South Carolina

GOP strategist grinds Trump into hamburger in new book, 'Everything Trump Touches Dies'

Under the rules of present-day political engagement — partisan orthodoxy or bust, us vs. them, my side is always right and your side is always wrong — I shouldn’t like Rick Wilson.<p>He’s a longtime Republican strategist and the architect of all manner of knives-out campaign ads, including one …

Donald Trump

Seven Theories of the Case, Updated: One Year Later, What More Do We Know About L’Affaire Russe?

More than a year ago, writing with Jane Chong in May 2017, we laid out what we called, “Seven Theories of the Case: What Do We Really Know about …

Donald Trump

Mens Rea - A Defendant's Mental State

Most crimes require what attorneys refer to as "mens rea," which is simply Latin for a "guilty mind." In other words, what a defendant was thinking …

Criminal Law

President Trump is Staggeringly Ignorant When It Comes To Tariffs and The Trade Deficit

Trade is no doubt, a complicated issue. Various countries have their laws, regulations, tax structures and more that have to get reconciled with …

Economics

Trump Fans Are Suckers and QAnon Is Perfect for Them

And aggrieved, and paranoid, and thrilled to have “An Answer” that explains everything about the world they hate and tells them Trump is great and …

Donald Trump

Gov. Scott Walker's is up to his old tricks again in Obamacare costs plan

CLOSE<p>Former President Obama was apparently willing to give up the name ‘Obamacare’ for the sake of Healthcare. the Hill reports. Veuer's Sam Berman …

Health Care

Trump-Voting & Iraq War Veteran's Wife Forced To Leave Country Under Threat Of Deportation

Share<p>Tweet<p>Reddit<p>Share<p>+1<p>Iraq war veteran Marine Sergeant Cuauhtemoc “Temo” Juarez says he didn’t think his vote for Donald Trump would harm his …

Iraq Veterans

Ex-Republican columnist who attacked Obama for 8 years writes apology after less than 2 years of Trump

Former Republican Max Boot spent eight years trying to stop Obama as an aide to both John McCain and Mitt Romney, and as a longtime conservative …

Xenophobia

The Trump Administration Was Ordered to Stop Drugging Kids in Custody

Even before the Trump administration took the dramatic and punitive step of separating migrant children from their parents in April, some 10,000 …

Immigration

Trump administration tells ACLU to find deported parents

The Trump administration on Thursday informed a federal judge that it isn't responsible for locating deported parents separated forcibly from their children at the southern border.<p>DOJ said in a court filing that the American Civil Liberties Union, which represents plaintiffs in a class-action …

Immigration

Putin’s Attack on the U.S. Is Our Pearl Harbor

Make no mistake: Hacking the 2016 election was an act of war. It’s time we responded accordingly.<p>On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise conventional attack against the U.S. Pacific Fleet moored at Pearl Harbor. The Japanese operation was part of a larger strategy: …

National Security

In Court Papers, NRA Stresses Financial Pressures and Says It May Have to Shut Down NRATV

The National Rifle Association typically portrays itself as an indomitable force. But an ongoing court case has the gun group inventorying its …

Guns

Republicans abuzz over Schmidt's divorce from GOP

The onetime McCain strategist won’t comment on his talks with potential 2020 Democrat Howard Schultz.<p>Steve Schmidt's public break from the GOP and quiet departure from his corporate PR gig earlier this summer are fueling speculation in Republican circles that that he’ll advise a presidential bid by …

Howard Schultz