Posted in Analysis Democracy Race for the White House 2020

On the current status of Trump’s coup attempt—and its future

It may look like this is one frivolity and absurdity after another—and it is. But if this electoral clash reaches the Supreme Court, all bets are off. by Marjorie Cohn Sunday, November 22, 2020 Joe Biden…

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Posted in Analysis Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020

The long odds facing Trump’s attempts to get state legislatures to override election results

State representatives in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona and Georgia could do the president’s bidding. But the political and legal obstacles are formidable. by Ian MacDougall  On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump is set to hold a…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News

Trump skips G20 pandemic preparedness meeting as Covid-19 cases surpass 12 million in US

“The president is not only missing from his post, but he’s encouraging a mutiny.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Saturday, November 21, 2020 After briefly attending the virtual G20 summit from the White House’s Situation Room…

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Posted in Common Dreams Family Separation Immigration News

Trump Admin rejected plan to provide mental healthcare to separated families

‘Heartlessness Mixed With Political Power’ “The pain this administration has inflicted on so many children and their families is infuriating.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Thursday, November 19, 2020 Along with pushing the White House immigration…

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Posted in Election Tampering Politics Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020

Trump campaign officials started pressuring Georgia’s Secretary of State long before the election

The Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, rejected repeated demands to endorse Trump. As the official overseeing the voting, he believed he should remain neutral. by Jessica Huseman and Mike Spies Long before Republican senators began…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Right Wing Militias

Michigan Governor rebukes Trump aide’s call for uprising over Covid-19 measures

“I’m Not Going to Be Bullied” “Actual public health professionals do not incite violence in response to guidelines or policy that they disagree with. The purpose of public health is to help people, not endanger them.”…

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Posted in Columns Hightower Politics Race for the White House 2020

It’s not Trump’s country—even in Trump Country

Progressive ballot initiatives passed handily across the country, even in so-called red states. by Jim Hightower Sunday, November 15, 2020 Trump may have lost his bid for reelection, but many will still wonder: How has America…

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Posted in Columns Politics Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

The fat man is singing

by Wade Rathke November 15, 2020 Pearl River   The Monday Night Football expression that “it’s not over until the fat lady sings,” has thankfully been retired given the lack of appreciation for opera in our…

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Posted in Analysis Elections Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

The Trump Campaign can’t find a judge who will ignore facts — but it’s trying

The Trump campaign’s legal strategy has come down to this: Even as judges dismiss lawsuits as baseless, it files nearly identical ones in new courts, hoping for more favorable judges. Failure has not slowed it down….

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020

Biden further solidifies victory with Arizona win as election officials counter Trump’s fraud lies in joint declaration

“In an extraordinary rebuke, a federal agency releases statement from federal, state, and local officials saying Trump is totally full of it when he claims large-scale election fraud.” by Jon Queally, staff writer Friday, November 13,…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Elections Race for the White House 2020

As Trump whines and gaslights, here’s a reality check: he got his ass kicked in the general election

“The fact that he is a major loser does not sit well with this egomaniacal president. But his feelings can’t change the facts.” by Jon Queally “The numbers are the numbers. There is no legal or…

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Posted in Common Dreams Democracy Elections News

The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela, warn ‘baseless accusations’ of voter fraud by Trump threaten democracy worldwide

Calling on American president to “accept the verdict” of voters, group warns of “far-reaching consequences” beyond U.S. borders. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Thursday, November 12 A group of prominent former world leaders on Thursday expressed…

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Posted in Common Dreams Deportation Family Separation News

Lawyers can’t locate parents of 666 seized migrant children—121 more than previously believed

.    The children were separated from their families under the Trump administration’s widely condemned “zero tolerance” immigration policy. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Tuesday, November 10 Last month, the world was shocked and outraged to learn…

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Posted in Analysis Black Lives Matter Investigative Reporting Workshop Policing

Swept up by police

Analysis of arrests in 15 cities reveals most George Floyd protesters were charged with misdemeanors and lived within the metro area where they were arrested. By Meryl Kornfield, Austin R. Ramsey, Jacob Wallace, Christopher Casey and…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Race for the White House 2020

Trump refuses to admit defeat

‘Concede and Get the Hell Out’ Anger grows as Trump refuses to admit defeat   “You lost, you miserable self-entitled infantile f**ker,” said famed American novelist Stephen King. by Jon Queally, staff writer Sunday, November 8…

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Posted in Columns Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

A battle has been won, but the war is still raging

by Wade Rathke November 8, 2020 New Orleans    Joe Biden is president. Donald Trump has lost. Some believe a four-year nightmare has ended. Perhaps, but Trump will not go quietly into the night. Maybe he…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020

Jubilant celebrations outside Trump White House, Nationwide after Biden/Harris victory

“The fight isn’t over. But man, this feels good right now.” by Common Dreams staff Saturday, November 7, 2020 Massive streets celebrations erupted outside the White House in Washington, D.C. as well as across other cities…

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No you didn’t win, Mr. President, not even close

Trump effort to steal election, sow national chaos is taking place in broad daylight On Saturday morning, the U.S. president falsely claimed he “won this election, by a lot.” The only legitimate, fact-based response to that…

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As street parties erupt over Biden victory, Trump substitutes concession with ‘This election Is far from over’

The new lame-duck president showed no sense of irony, hypocrisy, or self-awareness at all as he accused Biden, who has repeatedly over the last four days urged for all the ballots to be counted and for…

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Posted in Analysis Politics Race for the White House 2020 The Conversation

Has Donald Trump had his Joe McCarthy moment?

“We have to interrupt here, because the president made a number of false statements, including the notion that there has been fraudulent voting…” — Lester Holt NBC Nightly News The moment Lester Holt of NBC News cut…

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Posted in Censored News Conspiracy theories News QAnon Right Wing Militias

Armed QAnon supporters arrested over alleged plot to attack Philadelphia Convention Center

Local police and the FBI launched an investigation after two men with unlicensed guns who drove from Virginia were arrested near a site of the ongoing vote count in the 2020 election. by Brett Wilkins, staff…

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Posted in Analysis Elections Politics Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020

If Trump tries to sue his way to election victory, here’s what happens

It’s easy enough for the Trump campaign to file a lawsuit claiming improprieties, but a lot harder to provide evidence of wrongdoing or a convincing legal argument. Here’s what you need to know as the election…

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You’re Fired!

A compendium of post-firing news articles and opinion pieces   You’re Fired! Jubilant Celebrations outside Trump White House, Nationwide after Biden/Harris victory “The fight isn’t over. But man, this feels good right now.” by Common Dreams…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News

With all eyes on election results, experts horrified as Covid-19 hits new record

‘This Is a Tsunami… Pay Attention’ “I dreaded this day… Historic and unprecedented abandonment of the American people.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, November 5 With much of the nation’s attention understandably consumed by developments…

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