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Hillary’s New Deal: How a Clinton Presidency Could Transform America

The political spectacle of the past year has turned the 2016 election into a chasm with profound historical significance. By nominating Donald Trump, the Republican Party has become the vehicle for an authoritarian, nativist nationalism that until now lurked at the fringes of modern American politics. Hillary Clinton has launched a mainstream progressive campaign, in…

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Is The Election Rigged? Yes, But Not As Trump Says

Recently, Donald Trump has been complaining that the election is “rigged.” He points vaguely to recent federal court decisions that have struck down some voter ID provisions, and he has predicted wholesale voter fraud. Study after study has shown that in-person voter fraud in this country is vanishingly rare. But is there evidence that voter…

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NRA to spend $3M on anti-Clinton gun control ad in swing states

The National Rifle Association unveiled an attack ad against Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, charging the Democrat, “doesn’t believe in your right to keep a gun at home for self-defense.” The NRA’s political action committee said it will spend $3 million to air the ad on cable stations in swing states. The ad came the same…

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Despite recent rulings, voter ID laws could still scramble calculus in November

Last week, Texas agreed to substantially soften its new voter ID law ahead of November’s election, allowing voters there to cast ballots this fall even if they do not have one of the required photo IDs. The Texas agreement was the latest in a string of victories for voting rights groups–but there are still more…

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Minnesota Prepares for Digital Threat to November Election

The list of precautions the state of Minnesota has taken to keep computer hackers from hijacking the November election stretches to two single-spaced pages: a cyber security team, a new outside election consultant and an encrypted internet transmission system. Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and his staff say they feel confident that they have…

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Tell Congress: Investigate Trump’s ties to Russia

Last week, Donald Trump encouraged the Russian government to spy on the United States. In the wake of his unprecedented statement, members of the intelligence community – and more than 170,000 CREDO activists – have called for Trump to be denied access to classified national security briefings. In addition to the outrage over Trump’s shocking…

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Lawsuit over Illinois’ election-day registration law fascinating

You may know that a conservative group filed a federal lawsuit last week to stop Illinois’ election-day voter registration law from being carried out this November. The group’s top expert in the case is probably best known for his vigorous defense of Wisconsin’s controversial voter ID law, which was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge…

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18:  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd after his wife Melania delivered a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Is Trump a Russian Stooge?

That blinding flash of light you saw this weekend? That was the byproduct of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the American media’s two greatest obsessions, fusing into a single intoxicating storyline after the Democratic National Committee’s internal emails were hacked and made public with the apparent assistance of Russian hackers, and to the apparent glee…

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