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    'Incredible': New Poll That Shows 70% of Americans Support Medicare for All Includes 84% of Democrats and 52% of Republicans

    As its progressive wing and a groundswell of new and energetic candidates continues to move the Democratic Party to the left, a new Reuters poll out Thursday shows that support for a key plank of this insurgency—Medicare for All—has hit an all-time high with 70 percent of all Americans now in favor of a such program, including nearly 85 percent of Democrats and a full 52 percent of Republicans. With such levels of popularity, as an accompanying article exploring some of the tensions within the party makes clear, Democratic leaders are being told they ignore the push for Medicare for All at their own peril. Members of Sen. Bernie Sanders’…

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    The US-Led Global War on Terrorism Has Succeeded… In Creating More Global Terrorism

    In the 17 years since the events of Sept. 11 2001, after which the United States declared a “global war on terror,” there has not been a terrorist attack of similar size or magnitude on American soil. However, according to findings in a new congressionally mandated report by the United States Institute of Peace—authored by members of a federal task force focused on extremism—nations around the world have suffered a five-fold increase in terrorist attacks following the post-9/11 policies unleashed by the U.S. and its allies. The focus of the report—titled —maintains a very U.S.-centric worldview. And while it does little or nothing to critically challenge the widely criticized policies…

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    After Explosive Grilling by Sen. Leahy, Democrats Urged to Read Kavanaugh "Committee Confidential" Files Into Public Record

    After an explosive line of questioning by Sen. Patrick Leah (D-Vt.) during the second day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressive groups are calling on Democrats on the GOP-controlled Judiciary Committee to read documents now labelled as “committee confidential” into the public record as a way to expose the possibility that the nominee may have knowingly received stolen emails ahead of previous sworn testimony before Congress. “We have discovered evidence,” Leahy announced, “that Judge Kavanaugh misled the Senate during his 2004 and 2006 hearings. Truthfulness under oath is not an optional qualification for a Supreme Court nominee.” As Talking Points Memo reports, the questioning by Leahy appeared…

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    As Corporate Power Threatens Americans' Right to Water, Groups Offer UN Body List of Issues to Raise With US

    When it comes to ensuring the human right to clean water, the United States has a long way to go. That’s the thrust of a new letter (pdf) to the United Nations Human Rights Committee as the body gets ready to review how the U.S. is faring in its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a treaty seen as part of the “International Bill of Human Rights.” “Since the U.N. recognized the human right to water in 2010, things have not become substantially better for people struggling in the U.S. with unsafe water, high bills, or the effects of industrial pollution from fracking and factory farms,”…

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    Red Bull to give Verstappen lowdown on Honda before Sochi

    Red Bull says it will fill in Max Verstappen before next week’s Russian Grand Prix on the steps Honda is taking to improve the reliability of its engine following the Dutchman’s two successive DNFs. Verstappen was sidelined early on by an engine problem at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza and was then hit with another power unit issue at the start of last weekend’s Tuscan Grand Prix that ultimately led to the collision that caused his demise from the race. At Mugello, the Red Bull charger, stranded in the gravel trap on the opening lap of the race, vented his frustration over the radio, saying: “This is what you…

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    Bronx and Banco brings rebirth to New York Fashion Week

    Bronx and Banco was one of the few brands that presented a physical show during New York Fashion Week. Natalie De-Banco, the founder and the designer of the brand, was inspired by the idea of the rebirth of the world and showcased the continuous expansion of Bronx and Banco’s ready-to-wear offerings. The brand, which was long seen as more of an evening wear and cocktail dress brand, is continuing to push into more daywear offerings. The theme for this season’s collection was titled The Retreat, which was fitting given the island vacation inspiration for the collection. Head wrap scarves, bandeau tops, and cutout dresses all became the primary essence of…

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    Measure making it easier to prosecute police for deadly force on Washington ballot

    Voters in Washington state will decide this November whether to make it easier to prosecute police and law enforcement officers for improperly using deadly force after the state Supreme Court this week ruled against an effort to derail the initiative. The measure, which gathered enough signatures to make this year’s ballot, would create what supporters call a “good faith test” to determine whether the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers is justified. ADVERTISEMENTThe test would use both objective and subjective means to determine if any reasonable law enforcement officer would have used deadly force in the same circumstances, and whether the officer intended to use deadly force in good faith. Any use…

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    Poll: Arizona Senate race in dead heat

    Arizona’s Senate race is in a dead heat, with Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police No evidence of unauthorized data transfers by top Chinese drone manufacturer: study Senate Democratic campaign arm launches online hub ahead of November MORE (R) narrowly leading Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) by 1 point, according to a new poll. A Gravis Marketing poll found McSally ahead of Sinema 49 to 48 percent, a lead within the survey’s 3.3-point margin of error. Three percent of voters are still undecided. Monday’s survey is the first one this year where McSally, who recently won a competitive three-way primary, is polling slightly ahead…

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    Cook moves status of 6 House races as general election sprint begins

    The Cook Political Report on Wednesday changed the status of six House races.  In the race for Florida’s 18th District, Rep. Brian MastBrian Jeffrey MastHouse Republicans push back against proxy voting GOP lawmakers consider returning to DC despite coronavirus shutdown GOP congressman gets round of applause for remarks praising American strength MORE’s (R) chances of holding onto his seat are improving, according to the election handicapper, which moved it from the “Lean Republican” column to “Likely Republican.” Likewise, the race to replace retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenTechNet hires Hispanic communications director Bottom line Women are refusing to take the backseat in politics, especially Latinas MORE (R) in Florida’s 27th District…

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    As Survivors Nationwide Express Gratitude for Ford's 'Courage,' Power of Her Testimony Declared 'Disaster for Republicans'

    Women across the country expressed gratitude on Thursday as they watched Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify publicly that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her years ago. Dr. Ford’s testimony came in front of 11 Republican senators, all men, on the Senate Judiciary Committee who have pledged to push through a vote on Kavanaugh regardless of her claims while hiding behind an outside female prosecutor they hired to question her. With the hearing ongoing, the National Organization for Women (NOW) was among the groups and individuals demonstrating on Capitol Hill in support of Ford: A number of Democratic senators also applauded Ford for coming forward with her…