SPECIAL COVERAGE: The 2016 Democratic National Convention

Rania Khalek is on the ground in Philadelphia bringing you the latest news from inside and outside the DNC.

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The Dissenter

FBI Director James Comey announces he will not recommend charges for Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information on a private email server.
05 Jul 2016

In Email Investigation, FBI Makes Political Decision To Not Recommend Charges For Clinton

Though evidence of “potential violations” was uncovered, the agency concluded “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against Clinton.

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Screen shot of cover for single, "Old Man Home," by Ryan Harvey, Ani DiFranco, and Tom Morello
05 Jul 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Old Man Trump’

Shadowproof’s “Protest Song Of The Week” is a recording of lyrics Woody Guthrie wrote about his racist landlord, Fred Trump, back in the early 1950s.

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President Barack Obama convenes a meeting in the Situation Room to discuss the latest on the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Photo by the White House on Flickr.
01 Jul 2016

In Transparent Act, Obama Administration Erases Civilian Deaths From Drone Strikes

Obama administration releases preposterously low figure for the number of civilians killed by drones and other strikes.

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Nicholas Schou, author of "Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood."
30 Jun 2016

‘Spooked’ Author Discusses Chronicle Of CIA Influence On Press And Hollywood

In a videotaped interview, Kevin Gosztola and author Nichola Schou discuss the CIA’s long history of “spooking the news.”

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The Bullpen

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo by Karen Murphy on Flickr
30 May 2016

Corruption Investigation Into Terry McAuliffe Connects To Hillary Clinton

An FBI investigation into campaign donations received by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for his 2013 campaign for governor connects to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The donations in question involve a Chinese businessman and delegate for Chinese Communist Party named Wang Wenliang. Wenliang, despite being a Chinese citizen, donated $120,000

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26 May 2016

WATCH: David Dayen Discusses ‘Chain Of Title’

In the midst of the Great Recession, a nurse, a car dealership worker and an insurance fraud specialist commit a revolutionary act: they read their mortgage documents.

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26 May 2016

Chain Of Title: A View From The Ground

Though the damage of the housing crisis has been done and the culprits are rich and free, understanding what really happened may help us stop them next time

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Sharp Edges

In 2009, Sadiq Khan and Ed Milliband visit a Hybrid Bus Factory. (Photo by UK Department Of Energy and Climate Change)
09 May 2016

London’s First Muslim Mayor Is Neoliberal Who Will Likely Blunt Social Progress

Statements made by London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, raise many questions as to what kind of mayorship is in store for London communities.

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Attorney Lamis Deek. Screenshot from video by strugglevideomedia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuA4OA07hK4)
05 May 2016

Lawyer For Algerian American Entrapped By Law Enforcement Describes Injustice

Entrapment has often been used as a weapon against Muslims in order to bolster the government’s claim that there is a widespread “threat” of terrorism.

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Eugene Puryear, at "Dump Trump" rally in Washington, DC, in 2015 (Photo by Elvert Barnes)
02 May 2016

Revolutionary Vice-Presidential Candidate On Importance of Alternatives To Two Major Parties

Eugene Puryear, the vice-presidential candidate for the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) in the U.S., talks about electoral politics.

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BDSposter
24 Apr 2016

Attempts To Stifle BDS Support Within UAW Local Backfires

The push back against Palestine solidarity work has been growing, but that doesn’t mean resistance has ebbed.

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The Next Cold War

Left: Still from "Washington Forum." Right: Photo of Jamie Kirchick from Wikipedia.
16 Jun 2016

US State Media Runs Hit Piece On Bernie Sanders

For reasons still unknown, a US government owned and operated media outlet, Voice of America, published a hit piece on Senator Bernie Sanders.

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NATO Summit 2013 (by NATO)
14 Jun 2016

NATO Commitments Escalate, US Responsible For Security Of 60% Of Planet

Cold War and post-Cold War alliances and commitments forged since World War II have resulted in US security responsibilities becoming grossly overextended.

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Screenshot from cover of "EXTENDING AMERICAN POWER: Strategies to Expand U.S. Engagement in a Competitive World Order" by the Center for a New American Security.
09 Jun 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Project For A New American Century

Earlier this year, some were surprised to see Project For The New American Century founder Robert Kagan endorsed Hillary Clinton. They shouldn’t have been.

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Prison Protest

File: Razor wire outside a prison in Maryland. (Flickr / Fred Dunn)
21 Jan 2016

Clemency Is Not Enough: Thousands Still Imprisoned For Nonviolent Marijuana Crimes

About 44 percent of federal marijuana inmates had no or very minimal criminal histories prior to their conviction, and over a third are over the age of 40.

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A detailed aerial view of Rikers Island. (Wikimedia Commons / United States Geological Survey)
11 Jan 2016

Reforms For Young Adults On Rikers Island Could Face Further Delays

NYC Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte made his second request for more time to end punitive segregation for Young Adults on Rikers Island.

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Tired Little Girl by Tim Brown on Flickr
07 Jan 2016

DHS Says ‘Focus On The Family’ With Latest Deportation Action

When will the U.S. accept that deportation, detention and messaging campaigns mean little to people immersed in danger and suffering at home?

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz at Netroots Nation 2011 (Marta Evry on Flickr)
07 Jan 2016

DNC Chairwoman Flippantly Defends Her Support for War on Drugs

The DNC Chairwoman’s scary feelings about “drug culture” perpetuate the destruction of “safety” for countless Americans, especially those in her state.

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