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McCain, Biden, and Politics In the Trump Era

October 17, 2017

On Monday night in Philadelphia’s historic Independence Hall, John McCain and Joe Biden, fiercely partisan adversaries who hoped to be president, showed off a friendship that transcends politics on Monday and recalled a time when Democrats and Republicans in Washington could put country over party to actually get things done.

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An Ounce of Prevention - Missed

August 30, 2017

Fearful they would be accused of attempting to sway the presidential election, Obama administration officials last year shut down plans to share a list of cybersecurity precautions with state election officials responsible for protecting voting machines and databases.

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Trump Slaps Minorities With Plan to Give Police Military Gear

August 29, 2017

His pardon last week of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio gave police across America a new license to lock up Latinos; now President Trump wants to arm the cops with weapons and equipment designed to make war rather than keep the peace.

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