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Cepeda: Americans need to focus on helping the migrant children.

CHICAGO — It’s the end of January. The government shutdown is dominating headlines, holiday credit-card bills are coming due, and we’re gearing up for the Super Bowl. Life seems very different from last summer, when babies, toddlers and other children seeking refuge were being held in deplorable conditions in government facilities after being apprehended at […]

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Dems open investigation into security clearance process

By Karoun Demirjian | Washington Post WASHINGTON – House Democrats are opening an investigation of the Trump White House’s security clearance practices and what they are calling “grave breaches” of procedure that allowed potentially compromised people to access the country’s most sensitive secrets. The investigation, announced Wednesday by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman […]

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Pledge of Allegiance skipped at Oakland council meeting in favor of musical performance

OAKLAND — New City Council President Rebecca Kaplan is changing up the beginning of council meetings to spotlight performances by local artists, musicians and poets “to start meetings with good energy,” she said Tuesday. At the first full meeting of the new council on Tuesday, a musical performance took the place of reciting the Pledge […]

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Cohen’s lawyers cites Trump ‘threats’ in cancelling testimony

By Matt Zapotosky | Washington Post Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, will not testify before Congress next month, one of his attorneys said Wednesday – quashing at least temporarily the hopes of liberals for a public hearing in which Trump’s ex-fixer aired the president’s dirty laundry. Lanny Davis, an attorney for Cohen […]

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Colorado lawmaker claims blacks, whites were lynched in “nearly equal numbers” for being Republican

A Colorado representative from Weld County claimed blacks and white Republicans were lynched in “nearly equal” numbers following Reconstruction and chastised the main sponsors of a resolution honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day during a speech on the House floor Friday. “We have come a long way on that arc since the Reconstruction, since whites […]