Politics
Senate Seats Play In 2020
The 2020 United States Senate elections will be held on November 3, 2020, with the 33 clas...
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npr.org Politics Jan 20, 2021, Wednesday
Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock Sworn In As Georgia Senators : Inauguration Day: Live Updates : NPR
A Democratic majority, even a thin one, allows the party to set the chamber's legislative agenda and makes it easier to confirm Biden's Cabinet picks.
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Politics
2020 Runoff Senate elections in Georgia
Runoff Senate elections in Georgia could determine balance of the Senate
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npr.org Politics Jan 20, 2021, Wednesday
Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock Sworn In As Georgia Senators : Inauguration Day: Live Updates : NPR
A Democratic majority, even a thin one, allows the party to set the chamber's legislative agenda and makes it easier to confirm Biden's Cabinet picks.
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Politics
The 2020 United States Presidential Election
The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. I...
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cnn.com Politics Jan 19, 2021, Tuesday
Biden's Inauguration Day speech, annotated
A line-by-line analysis of President Joe Biden’s inaugural address.
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Politics
Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Track
Presidential Transition to 2021
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bloomberg.com Politics Jan 19, 2021, Tuesday
Biden Team Snubs Outgoing Pentagon Chief in Transition Spat
President-elect Joe Biden’s team denied Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller’s request for transition space at the Pentagon after he leaves office on Wednesday, a courtesy normally extended at the Defense Department.
Politics
Mob Incited by Trump Storms Capitol
The pro-Trump mob took over the presiding officer’s chair in the Senate, the offices of ...
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axios.com Politics Jan 19, 2021, Tuesday
Woman who allegedly stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell to Russia is arrested
She's charged with illegally entering the Capitol as well as violent entry and disorderly conduct.
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Politics
The Trump Impeachment
Donald Trump impeached on December 18, 2019, by the House of Representatives on articles c...
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opensecrets.org Politics Jan 19, 2021, Tuesday
Impeachment vote leaves GOP lawmakers’ 2022 chances uncertain • OpenSecrets
Ten Republican House lawmakers voted for impeachment on Jan. 6, which could lead to consequences for them down the line in 2022.
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Health
COVID-19 Coronavirus Spreads
Novel coronavirus, denoted 2019-nCoV by the WHO
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cnbc.com Health Jan 15, 2021, Friday
Biden to deploy FEMA, National Guard to set up Covid vaccine clinics across U.S.
The Biden administration will also "quickly jumpstart" efforts to make the vaccines available at local pharmacies across the U.S.
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Politics
Andrew Yang run for NYC mayor
The former presidential candidate proposes a cash relief program for the city to help reco...
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newsweek.com Politics Jan 18, 2021, Monday
MLK's Son, on MLK Day, Endorses Andrew Yang to Be NYC Mayor
"Andrew's commitment to a basic income is why I'm endorsing him," Martin Luther King III said, emphasizing that his father supported the idea.
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Politics
The Deep Swamp That Trump Built
A businessman-president and his Administration transplanted favor-seeking in Washington
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nytimes.com Politics Jan 17, 2021, Sunday
Prospect of Pardons in Final Days Fuels Market to Buy Access to Trump - The New York Times
The president’s allies have collected tens of thousands of dollars — and potentially much more — from people seeking pardons.
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Environment
Trump administration’s effort to weaken environmental rules
The reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to weaken e...
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maps.arcgis.com Politics Jan 15, 2021, Friday
EPA Enforcement Annual Results FY 2020
This story map was created with the Story Map Cascade application in ArcGIS Online.
Tech
Facebook on Misinformation
Facebook has traded moral accountability for commercial gain
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wired.com Bussiness Jan 15, 2021, Friday
Facebook Can’t Fix What It Won’t Admit To | WIRED
According to a 2016 internal study, “64 percent of all extremist group joins are due to our recommendation tools … Our recommendation systems grow the problem.”
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Tech
Changing Mozilla and Laying the foundation for Rust's future
This is a time of change for the internet and for Mozilla and for Rust
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businessinsider.com Tech Jan 14, 2021, Thursday
Facebook and Amazon are snapping up Rust talent laid off at Mozilla - Business Insider
Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft are forming new Rust teams, and Google has also been hiring former Mozilla engineers to build with the language.
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Media
The Epoch Times Became One of Trump's Biggest Supporters
The Epoch Times now wields one of the biggest social media followings of any news outlet.
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theatlantic.com Media Jan 13, 2021, Wednesday
Inside ‘The Epoch Times,’ a Mysterious Pro-Trump Newspaper - The Atlantic
How The Epoch Times became a pro-Trump propaganda machine in an age of plague and insurrection ​​​​​
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Law
Here Are The Major 2021 Supreme Court Rulings
A look at the major Supreme Court rulings of 2021
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bloomberg.com Law Jan 12, 2021, Tuesday
Supreme Court Halts Mail Delivery of Abortion-Inducing Pills - Bloomberg
A divided U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a requirement that women visit a medical facility to obtain abortion-inducing pills, granting a Trump administration request to end the mail deliveries a judge had allowed during the coronavirus pandemic.
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News
Black Man George Floyd Dies After Police Kneeled on His Neck
Black man George Floyd died shortly after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck
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latimes.com Law Jan 12, 2021, Tuesday
Derek Chauvin to be tried alone in George Floyd's death - Los Angeles Times
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to George Floyd's neck, will be tried separately from three former officers.
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Bussiness
Ballot Measure prop22 Exempts Uber and Lyft from AB5 to Cassify Drivers as employees in California
A California judge on Monday granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction bloc...
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axios.com Law Jan 12, 2021, Tuesday
Drivers and union challenge Prop. 22's constitutionality
This is the first legal challenge the proposition has faced since passing in November.
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Politics
Unusually sycophantic behavior from federal agencies
National Archives, VOA, FDA, CDC, HHS....
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vox.com Media Jan 12, 2021, Tuesday
VOA White House reporter reassigned after asking Pompeo about Capitol riot - Vox
This is a bad signal to send to the rest of the world about how to treat a free press.
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Politics
Russian Hackers Broke Into Federal Agencies
Hackers acting on behalf of a foreign government — almost certainly a Russian intelligen...
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washingtonpost.com Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Justice Department also hit by Russian hackers - The Washington Post
Justice joins Treasury, State, Commerce and other agencies on the list of victims.
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Bussiness
YouTube/Google on Misinformation and Hate Speech
YouTube sides with misinformation and hate speech spreaders
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wired.com Media Jan 08, 2021, Friday
Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection | WIRED
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have spent years fomenting and enabling yesterday’s violence at the Capitol. Policymakers need to do something about it.
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News
Wisconsin Man Jacob Blake Shot By Kenosha Police into his back at close range
Jacob Blake was airlifted to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, where he is in serious condi...
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apnews.com News Jan 05, 2021, Tuesday
No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha, concluding he couldn't disprove the...
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Politics
Lawmakers On New Coronavirus Relief Bill
Leaders from both parties maintain that they want to approve a deal and send it to the pre...
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dailyposter.com Politics Dec 31, 2020, Thursday
Senate Democrats’ Motion To Concede On $2,000 Checks - The Daily Poster
How Democrats and Beltway pundits just helped Mitch McConnell undermine Bernie Sanders’ push for direct aid to millions of Americans facing eviction, starvation and bankruptcy.
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U.S.
Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops
The recovery of large amounts of American cash at a Taliban outpost in Afghanistan tipped ...
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axios.com Politics Dec 30, 2020, Wednesday
Scoop: Trump administration declassifies unconfirmed intel on Chinese bounties
The disclosure comes months after reports of Russian bounties and after Trump vowed to ratchet up pressure on China.
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Politics
CPUC whistleblower Alice Stebbins Fired
Alice Stebbins was hired to fix the finances of California’s powerful utility regulator....
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propublica.org Politics Dec 24, 2020, Thursday
Alice Stebbins Noticed $200 Million Missing, Then She Was Fired
Alice Stebbins was hired to fix the finances of California’s powerful utility regulator. She was fired after finding $200 million for the state’s deaf, blind and poor residents was missing.
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Books
Favorite Lists Of 2020
Favorite Books, films, etc.
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pewresearch.org Politics Dec 29, 2020, Tuesday
20 striking findings from 2020 | Pew Research Center
As 2020 draws to a close, here are 20 striking findings from our studies, covering notable trends that emerged during the year.
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Law
The Tragic Death of Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was fatally s...
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washingtonpost.com Law Dec 29, 2020, Tuesday
Louisville police move to fire two more officers in Breonna Taylor case - The Washington Post
A pre-termination letter sent to Detective Joshua Jaynes, who sought the search warrant for Taylor's home, accuses him of lying on the warrant application and creating "a very dangerous situation" for everyone involved.
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Politics
Collection: Politics Analysis from 2016 to 2020 and beyond
in the Wind of Change
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inthesetimes.com Politics Dec 29, 2020, Tuesday
The Union Members Who Voted for Trump Have to Be Organized—Not Ignored - In These Times
74 mil­lion peo­ple — almost a third of whom came from house­holds mak­ing under $50,000—vot­ed for him. It is alarm­ing that so many work­ing-class peo­ple would vote against their class inter­ests, but per­haps most alarm­ing of all are the union mem­bers who were drawn in by Trump­ism.
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Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtow...
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futurehuman.medium.com Politics Dec 07, 2020, Monday
The Green Gas Used by Federal Agents in Portland Was Poisonous, Say Scientists | Future Human
The toxic chemical is more than an alternative type of tear gas
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Tech
Facebook accused of antitrust violations
The U.S. government and 48 state attorneys general filed wide-ranging antitrust lawsuits a...
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nytimes.com Tech Dec 20, 2020, Sunday
The Antitrust Case Against Big Tech, Shaped by Tech Industry Exiles - The New York Times
Regulators are relying on insiders like Dina Srinivasan, who left her digital ad job after concluding that “Facebook and Google were going to win and everybody else is going to lose.”
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Law
Lawsuits against Trump and the Adminstration
There will be a long list...
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lawandcrime.com Law Dec 24, 2020, Thursday
Read All of Dominion Voting Systems' Demand Letters | Law & Crime
Dominion Voting Systems has sent a slew of retraction and/or record preservation demand letters as it threatens defamation litigation against numerous parties which Dominion's lawyers say falsely accused the company of orchestrating a conspiracy to steal the 2020 election from Donald Trump and hand it to Joe Biden.
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Tech
A coalition of states file antitrust lawsuit against Google
A coalition of states file an antitrust lawsuit against Google focused on its power in the...
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nytimes.com Tech Dec 20, 2020, Sunday
The Antitrust Case Against Big Tech, Shaped by Tech Industry Exiles - The New York Times
Regulators are relying on insiders like Dina Srinivasan, who left her digital ad job after concluding that “Facebook and Google were going to win and everybody else is going to lose.”
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News
Fatal shooting of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery
Arbery was killed in February while jogging in a residential neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga...
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apnews.com Law Dec 15, 2020, Tuesday
New body camera video shows moments after Arbery shooting
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police began arriving almost immediately after Ahmaud Arbery was shot in a coastal Georgia subdivision, finding the unarmed Black man lying facedown in his own blood while the man who shot him paced with hands on his head.
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Media
Column/op-ed Didn't Meet Standards
But Still Published
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npr.org Media Dec 13, 2020, Sunday
Op-Ed Urging Jill Biden To Drop The 'Dr.' Sparks Outrage Online : NPR
An opinion column in The Wall Street Journal came under fire over the weekend for asking educator and incoming first lady Jill Biden — who holds two master's degrees and a doctorate in education — to stop using the title "Dr."
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Tech
Big Tech Migration from California to Texas
HP, Tesla, Oracle...
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bloomberg.com Tech Dec 11, 2020, Friday
Oracle Moves Headquarters to Texas, Joining Valley Exodus - Bloomberg
Oracle Corp., a Silicon Valley stalwart, has moved its headquarters to Texas, becoming the latest technology company to leave its home state in the face of California’s higher taxes, steeper cost of living and a broader shift to remote work.
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Education
Jerry Falwell Jr. Resigns As Head Of Liberty University
Jerry Falwell Jr. resigned Monday from his leadership post at evangelical Liberty Universi...
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latimes.com Law Dec 11, 2020, Friday
Falwell drops defamation lawsuit against Liberty University - Los Angeles Times
Jerry Falwell Jr. has dropped a defamation lawsuit against his former employer, Liberty University
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Law
ProPublica Publishing Thousands Of Police Discipline Records That New York Kept Secret For Decades
ProPublica obtained these police records from New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review ...
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projects.propublica.org Law Dec 11, 2020, Friday
What It Looks Like When the New York City Police Commissioner Has “Unchecked Power” Over Officer Discipline | ProPublica
While a civilian board can prosecute misconduct cases involving NYPD officers, the police commissioner has the final word. Frequently, that power is used to reduce penalties.
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Law
Here Are The Major 2020 Supreme Court Rulings
A look at the major Supreme Court rulings of 2020, including on abortion, religion and imm...
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politico.com Law Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
Opinion | How Trump’s Judges Got in the Way of Trump
Nothing underlines the merits of Trump judicial selections quite like their willingness to deny him and his allies, as warranted.
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Politics
Hunter Biden Conspiracy Theory Deluge
a series of unevidenced claims centered on the false allegation on Hunter Biden, They have...
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abcnews.go.com Law Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
Hunter Biden, long a GOP political target, reveals he is subject of federal tax probe - ABC News
Hunter Biden, the president-elect's embattled son, announced Wednesday that federal prosecutors in Delaware are investigating his "tax affairs."
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Bussiness
DoorDash releases S-1 for IPO
DoorDash has the lead in U.S. market share for food delivery
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bloomberg.com Bussiness Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
DoorDash Pop Stokes Renewed Debate on IPO Pricing to Perfection - Bloomberg
DoorDash Inc.’s stratospheric rise out of the IPO gate on Wednesday raises the age-old question: Did the company and its advisers leave money on the table?
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Bussiness
Big Tech Hearing: Apple, Google, Facebook And Amazon CEOs Testified Before Congress
The CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google virtually testified before Congress in a hi...
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washingtonpost.com Tech Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
Facebook accused of antitrust violations - The Washington Post
The U.S. government and 48 state attorneys general filed wide-ranging antitrust lawsuits against Facebook on Wednesday, alleging the tech giant relied on illegal, anticompetitive tactics to buy, bully or kill its rivals and become the most powerful social networking site in the world.
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Politics
Joe Biden 2020 Presidential Campaign
Our Best Days Still Lie Ahead.
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opensecrets.org Politics Dec 07, 2020, Monday
Biden campaign becomes first to raise $1 billion from donors • OpenSecrets
The Biden campaign is the first in history to raise $1 billion from donors, adding yet another broken record to the 2020 cycle.
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Health
Coronavirus Spreads around White House
President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested ...
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nytimes.com Health Dec 06, 2020, Sunday
Rudy Giuliani Has Tested Positive For The Coronavirus, Trump Says - The New York Times
Rudy Giuliani
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Life
Tony Hsieh, former Zappos CEO, dies at 46
Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos, died from injuries sustained in a house fire that oc...
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businessinsider.com Life Dec 06, 2020, Sunday
Inside the tragic last months of ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh - Business Insider
Since the start of the pandemic, Hsieh isolated himself from his longtime friends and relocated to Park City, where he showed a fascination with fire and nitrous oxide.
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