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Who Was That Guy?

March 1, 2017

So it turns out that President Trump can give a passable speech to a joint session of Congress. But this morning, sifting through the text and video clips, it’s clear that everything about Trump’s presidency that has alarmed millions of Americans remains in place.

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Pulling Down the Curtain

February 24, 2017

There’s at least one federal law the FBI apparently is none too eager to abide by. The bureau announced recently that it’s closing down the email address it has provided for journalists and other citizens seeking records it is supposed to make available to the public under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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President's Day Means It's Town Hall Time for Lawmakers

February 17, 2017

Representatives and Senators will be back in their districts and states next week as Congress recesses for President’s Day; their break is your opportunity to speak directly to them about the important issues facing our democracy.

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