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Southern California demonstrators join peers around the world for Women’s March 2019

Two years after millions of women flooded streets around the world to decry the election of President Donald Trump, a smaller but determined contingency shared messages of empowerment and equality during Women’s March events held Saturday from Santa Ana to London. Thousands of sign-carrying women, men and children hit the streets of Santa Ana for The Orange County Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Long Beach resident Corinda ...
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The Impeachment Process Is Worthwhile--Even If the Senate Refuses to Impeach

Though this historical review of the impeachment process won’t be published until the March edition of the Atlantic, all of its subscribers received a copy of Yoni Applebaum’s intriguing study a full month early. Applebaum, the senior editor for politics at the Atlantic, has all the right credentials—if that matters to you--including Columbia, a Brandeis PhD and teaching at Harvard. Obviously, an attempt to get the public thinking, I noticed a number of reviews of the study just a day after its ...
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learning in complexity and chaos

Most of our current work structures are designed to address complicated situations, such as constructing a building, launching a campaign, or designing a piece of equipment. But more of our challenges are complex and cannot be solved in a standard way —  inequality, refugees, populism, racism. Whenever people are involved, within a global context of climate change, the situation is likely complex. In complex situations there is less reliance on detailed plans and analysis and a greater emphasis ...
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Trump visits MLK memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Trump arrived shortly after 11 a.m. to pay his respects on a frigid and windy day. He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who accompanied Trump in […]
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Gov. Jay Inslee faces mixed reception from New Hampshire Democrats ahead of visit

The visit is a chance for Inslee to draw attention to his proto-candidacy — and his case that the Democratic Party must nominate a presidential candidate, who, as he wrote in a Washington Post Op-Ed published Thursday, "will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda."
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Trump Tweaks Border Stance in Bid to Shift Shutdown Blame

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the proposal on Saturday, hours before Trump outlined it in a White House speech to the nation. Trump said he would extend protections for three years for so-called Dreamers -- young people bought to the country illegally as children --and make other concessions in exchange for his demanded $5.7 billion toward a border wall. White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney mused to reporters that he is “very curious” to see how Democrats explain a “no” vo...
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IRS offers tax penalty relief to some who didn't have enough withheld or paid too little estimated taxes

Most taxpayers every year end up getting refunds. But some folks are at the opposite end of the tax spectrum. They owe Uncle Sam at filing time. And some of those owing taxpayers end up in an even worse situation. Their tax bills are large enough that they also face added penalty charges. This filing season, though, those penalty-paying taxpayers could get a break. Tax underpayment penalty calculations: A tax penalty assessment usually occurs when wage earners don't have enough income tax wi...
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'On Press' Shows That Journalism Has Survived Tough Times Before

The hits just keep coming for American journalism. In July 2018, Pew Research Center published an article titled "About a third of large U.S. newspapers have suffered layoffs since 2017"; the article also stated that "at least 23% of the highest-traffic digital-native news outlets…experienced layoffs between January 2017 and April 2018." About a week later, Pew followed up with "Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with greatest decline at newspapers". And 2019 cer...
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Tony Mendez, ‘Argo’ spy who smuggled U.S. hostages out of Iran during crisis, dies at 78

Pulling techniques from magicians, movie-makeup artists and even the television show "Mission: Impossible," he changed one person into another, transforming agents into characters with back stories, costumes and documents that helped them evade detection and avoid capture in foreign countries.
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Trump could offer DACA protections in exchange for border wall; Democrats opposed

President addresses the shutdown and border security from the White House            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdown

President Donald Trump last night offered to extend temporary deportation protections for people illegally brought to the US as children in exchange for funding for his border wall with Mexico. In a rare weekend address, Mr Trump outlined a series of proposals in the hope of ending the federal government shutdown which has left 800,000 workers furloughed or forced to work unpaid. The proposal includes legislation to allow around 700,000 immigrants who came to the US illegally as children, known ...
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Word of the week: Gambit

I usually wait for at least three sightings of a phenomenon to declare a trend. But in the case of gambit, I decided that two big, unrelated occurrences within a single week were sufficient. They were certainly enough to start me scurrying down multiple rabbit holes, etymological and cultural. Gambit has been used frequently in media coverage of the ongoing U.S. government shutdown, now slogging into its fifth week. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has a gambit, according to The New Yo...
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Trump offers DACA protections in exchange for border wall; Democrats opposed

As the shutdown neared a month, President Donald Trump used a White House speech Saturday to outline what he called “a common sense compromise."            [Author: USA TODAY]
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How KGB founder Iron Felix justified terror and mass executions

Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years. None Attempting to change human behavior often ends up in unimaginable violence. The career and thinking of Felix Dzerzhinsky is a testament to this notion. Nicknamed Iron Felix, he founded the infamous Soviet security organization Cheka, known for its ...
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Trump offers temporary protections for some immigrants in exchange for wall money; Pelosi calls it ‘non-starter’

Trump said Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will put the legislation on the Senate floor for a vote next week. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called it a "non-starter" and implored Trump to take action to open the government.
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Kamala Harris Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign With "For The People" Slogan

Sen. Kamala Harris officially announced on January 21 that she will seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Harris, the 54-year-old daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, made history when in 2016 she became the second Black woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Her announcement is not exactly a surprise: The career prosecutor and former California attorney general has been rumored as a potential presidential candidate even before she took federal office.Symbolically, Har...
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Week In Politics: Shutdown Impasse Continues, Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Bid

NPR's Scott Detrow discusses the impasse between the White House and Democrats on ending the government shutdown. Also, Sen. Kamala Harris announced she is running for president in 2020.
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Kamala Harris jumps into presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our voices together,” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds. Harris, a […]
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Trump Proposes DACA Relief and TPS Extension in Exchange for $5.7 Billion Border ‘Wall’

In a speech at the White House Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump offered Democrats relief for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and an extension of the Temporary Protected Status program in exchange for $5.7 billion for a “wall” on the southern border.Read more...
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Trump Tweaks Border Stance a Bit in Bid to Shift Shutdown Blame

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the proposal on Saturday, hours before Trump outlined it in a White House speech to the nation. Trump said he would extend protections for three years for so-called Dreamers -- young people bought to the country illegally as children --and make other concessions in exchange for his demanded $5.7 billion toward a border wall. White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney mused to reporters that he is “very curious” to see how Democrats explain a “no” vo...
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How Your U.S. Lawmaker Voted

Here’s how area members of Congress voted during the legislative week ending Jan. 18.
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Women around the world march to protest austerity and violence

Tens of thousands take to city streets to protest violence against women and the impact of austerity on their livesPropelled by a mass public rendition of Sister’s Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters rallied in central London yesterday in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.In Athens, Berlin, Washington DC and Los Angeles to name just a few, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out to protest viol...
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President Trump Visits Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Trump told reporters it was a 'great day' and a 'beautiful day'
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Women’s March Returns to D.C., Still Sending Messages of Defiance to the White House

An estimated 100,000 protesters packed several blocks around Freedom Plaza
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Major Winter Storm Wreaks Havoc On Travel

BOSTON (AP) — A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S. in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday. Nearly 5,000 flights were canceled Sunday around the country, with Boston Logan Airport being one of the hardest hit, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking company. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all...
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A wall of counterintelligence secrecy could stand for decades

Lately, all our political controversies seem to involve a wall. The government is shut down by the fight over funding for a wall on the southern border, with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dug in for trench warfare. She pulled the plug on his State of the Union address. He canceled her flight to Afghanistan. You can almost hear the 2020 election galloping toward us and the prospects for peace running off into the distance. But the other wall, which may turn out to be even ...
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Derry: Suspected car bomb explosion investigated

Police Service of Northern Ireland warns public to stay away from Bishop Street in city centre A suspected car bomb has exploded on a city centre street in Derry.The Police Service of Northern Ireland tweeted a photograph of an explosion in Bishop Street warning people to stay away. Continue reading...
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Trump: Toughest thing I've had to do as President

President Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing to Dover Air Force base.
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Kamala Harris Launches 2020 Presidential Bid with Video, ‘GMA’ Appearance

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) launched her presidential campaign on Monday with an online video and an appearance on “Good Morning America” in which she said that “this is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are.” Harris, 54, […]
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Trump Proposes DACA Relief and TPS Extension in Exchange for $5.7 Billion Border ‘Wall’ (gizmodo)

In a speech at the White House Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump offered Democrats relief for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and an extension of the Temporary Protected Status program in exchange for $5.7 billion for a “wall” on the southern border.Read more... [Author: David Boddiger on Splinter, shared by Catie Keck to Gizmodo]
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