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Political Sectarianism

Political Sectarianism Is a Growing Threat to U.S. Democracy

Nate Cohn, New York Times April 20, 2021 Hong)American democracy faces many challenges: New limits on voting rights. The corrosive effect of misinformation. The rise of domestic terrorism. Foreign interference in elections. Efforts to subvert the peaceful transition of power. And making matters worse on all of these issues is a fundamental truth: The two…

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Briefing Political

Political Briefing: George Floyd Policing Act Clarified

Political Briefing: George Floyd Policing Act explained

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Comedy Political

Is political comedy dead now?

In the days following the attacks of 9/11/200, no one wanted to laugh. Jon Stewart burst into tears as host of “The Daily Show” and Bill Maher got fired from ABC for suggesting that you could call the terrorist attackers many things, but “coward” wasn’t one of them. Then on September 18, 2001, Graydon Carter, then editor of Vanity Fair, suggested that the…

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Political scandal

Is the political scandal dead? Gaetz, Cuomo scoff at resigning.

Washington The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore.Suddenly embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent fundraising appeals that portray him as a victim of a “smear campaign.” He’s expected to make…

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Corporate Political

Corporate political donations fizzle in wake of Jan. 6 insurrection

The January attack on the U.S. Capitol had a larger impact than previously known on corporate political giving, new campaign finance filings indicate.Why it matters: The immediate and intense political fallout over the insurrection pushed scores of companies to announce a pause or end to political donations. New numbers suggest an even larger chilling effect,…

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brutal Political

The brutal political incentive that pushed Republicans to refuse Covid relief

Covid stimulus bill passes in the House despite Senate Republican rejection — and use cancel culture and Dr. Seuss to hide their obstruction. Next stop, Biden.

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Political Shirt-Tails

Political Shirt-Tails

Steve Brodner No irony necessary. Scenes from our series “The Greater Quiet” for the week of  February 8. The post Political Shirt-Tails appeared first on The Nation.

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Political Somali

Somali political leaders fail to reach deal on elections

Somalia likely to miss February 8 deadline to pick president after talks between gov’t and federal states reach impasse.

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Cheney’s Political

Poll: Liz Cheney’s Political Support Collapses in Wyoming as Primary Challenger Takes Double-Digit Lead

House GOP Conference Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has seen her political support completely collapse in Wyoming as solid majorities of both Republicans and all voters in the state want her out of office, a new poll shows.

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executives Political

2 Fox News political executives outside following Arizona telephone

NEW YORK (AP) – Two of Fox News Channel’s top news executives involved in the controversial – but correct – election night call of Arizona for Democrat Joe Biden are out at the network. Bill Sammon, senior vice president and managing editor at Fox’s Washington bureau, announced his retirement to …