All News Articles for 2018-05-31

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Aging Paperless Voting Machines in Hotly-Contested Districts Stoke Fears Ahead of Midterms
In addition to undermining voter confidence, warn officials, the lack of a paper trail could leave the machines vulnerable to election-meddling
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Trump Democrats Demand Oversight Hearing as Trump White House Stonewalls GAO Investigators
Lawmakers say administration's refusal to answer agency requests could "impair Congress from fulfilling its constitutional oversight responsibilities"
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Amid Signs of 'Cronyism, Nepotism, and Conflicts of Interest,' Watchdog Demands Probe of Trump-ZTE Dealings
"The American people deserve answers about these controversial dealings, but the White House refuses to even offer a coherent explanation for its actions, so it falls to Congress to exercise its oversight responsibilities."
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Though White Americans Benefit Most From Social Safety Net, Study Shows How Racial Resentment Can Fuel Welfare Opposition
"Whites' perceptions that minorities' standing is rising can produce periods of 'welfare backlash' in which adoption of policies restricting or curtailing welfare programs is more likely," warns researcher
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Trump Announces Full Pardon for 'Openly Racist' Right-Wing Propagandist Dinesh D'Souza
"Dinesh D'Souza is a racist piece of shit, and it's worth keeping in mind that he was pardoned because of that, not in spite of it."
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j20 Victory for Dissent as Government Drops Charges Against Group of J20 Protesters
The developments followed revelations that the government lied about evidence—but that wasn't enough to delay closing arguments for one group of defendants
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'One Down. One to Go': Michael Moore Hints at Project Aimed at Roseanne and Trump's Shared Racism
"I know Roseanne. And I know Trump. And they are about to rue the day they knew me..."
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Paving Way for Next Taxpayer-Funded Wall Street Bailout, Trump Fed Unveils Plan to Gut Volcker Rule
"Just ten years after the financial crisis, Congress and the federal regulators have once again become Wall Street's enthusiastic partners in deregulation, putting the rest of us at risk for the sake of still greater industry profits."
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activists Imposed Work Requirements Taint Medicaid Expansion Victory in Virginia
Such provisions, permitted by the Trump administration, "do very little to cut costs and do very much to stigmatize and punish people—especially poor people and people with disabilities," noted one critic
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'This Is a Democracy, Not a Dictatorship': Federal Workers Union Sues Donald Trump
"This president seems to think he is above the law, and we are not going to stand by while he tries to shred workers' rights."
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