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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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'Our Boy Can Become President'

August 28, 2017

President Trump has made a point of declaring that he and his companies have no business in Russia, but news stories today indicate that it's not for lack of effort.

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Lots of People, Not Enough Money to Count Them

August 25, 2017

Two former directors of the Census Bureau, with experience serving Democratic and Republican presidents, are sounding an important warning today about the Trump administration’s preparations to count the nation’s population in 2020.

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