AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016 – Albany Times Union

Photo: Matt Rourke Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE – In this March 15, 2016, file photo, confetti covers a podium after Ohio Gov. John Kasich, winner of the state’s Republican presidential primary, spoke at his primary election night rally in Berea, Ohio. A political mapmaking process controlled by Ohio Republicans resulted in the party winning nearly two more U.S. House seats and five more Ohio House seats in the last election

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You Can't Stay Neutral on a Moving Train – American Libraries (blog)

From left: Sofia Leung, Amy Koester, Annie Pho The four panelists in a Saturday morning session sponsored by the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table offered some examples of how librarians can integrate social justice themes into library programs and exhibits. Annie Pho, inquiry and instruction librarian for peer services and public programs at University of California, Los Angeles, said the session’s name was adapted from a book by activist Howard Zinn, whose point

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Trump Acknowledges Russian Election 'Meddling' in Tweet Criticizing Obama – NECN

President Donald Trump on Twitter appeared to acknowledge Russian meddling in the presidential election in a tweet Friday that attacked former President Barack Obama. “Just out,” Trump tweeted Friday, “The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?” Trump may have been referencing a Washington Post report that the CIA had confirmed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct influence on his government’s alleged interference in

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Fact check: Trump's missions unaccomplished despite his claims – Chicago Tribune

President Donald Trump has a way of presenting missions as accomplished even when they’re not. So it was when he told Iowans he’s put farmers back at their plows, secured a historic increase in military spending and empowered homebuilders to swing their hammers again. Those all remain aspirations, not achievements. Trump is also known to propose something already in effect, as when he declared “the time has come” for a welfare moratorium for immigrants. President

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The Liberty Extra Koch brothers' political network says Senate GOP healthcare bill is insufficiently conservative – Los Angeles Times

Chief lieutenants in the Koch brothers’ political network lashed out at the Senate Republican healthcare bill on Saturday, becoming a powerful outside critic as party leaders try to rally support for their plan among rank-and-file Republicans. “This Senate bill needs to get better,” said Tim Phillips, who leads Americans tor Prosperity, the Koch network’s political arm. “It has to get better.” Phillips called the Senate’s plan to slash Medicaid spending “a slight nip and tuck”

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Opinion: A time to be outraged – The Daily Progress

Conservatives, we need to be outraged. We have witnessed the results of the Big Government we fear.  The results of the unaccountable public sector employees and unions we prattle on about, day in and day out. This is what “trampling” on our right to bear arms looks like. This is what tyranny and despotism looks like in America. On the evening of July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was pulled over by a St. Anthony squad

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Trump rails on Obama admin and republican senate opposition – New York Post

President Trump whipped out an afternoon tweetstorm Saturday, railing against the Obama administration and boosting Senate Republicans for their healthcare reform efforts. “Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action?” Trump asked at 4:28 pm. “Focus on them, not T!” Almost 20 minutes later, he posted, “Obama Administration official said they ‘choked’ when it came to acting on Russian meddling of election. They didn’t

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