The Democratic divide over impeaching Trump, explained

House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) look on during a press conference to discuss the American Dream and Promise Act at the Tenement Museum, March 20, 2019, in New York City. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Support for an impeachment inquiry has risen within the party. But will it be enough? For months now, the big question within the House Democratic Caucus over impeaching President Donald…

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The White House says Russia didn’t impact the 2016 election. That’s not exactly true.

Fox News screenshot Votes may not have been changed, but that doesn’t mean Russian interference didn’t have an impact on the outcome. With former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony having come and gone, the White House is trying to turn the tables on President Donald Trump’s political opponents by portraying the years-long Russia investigation as a total waste of time. Toward that end, administration spokesperson Hogan Gidley went on Fox News on Friday and proclaimed…

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Conservatives, New Democrats seek study into allegations government pressured former diplomats

The Conservative and New Democrat members of the House of Commons committee on foreign affairs have requested that the committee meet next week to discuss a possible study of allegations that a federal official pressured two former diplomats to coordinate with the government before speaking publicly about Canada’s diplomatic conflict with China. Powered by WPeMatico

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Will Reddit un-quarantine its biggest pro-Trump community? CEO Steve Huffman isn’t holding his breath.

Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman. | Courtesy of Reddit /r/The_Donald was punished for hosting “violent content,” and Huffman isn’t convinced the community’s moderators are taking that problem seriously enough. The Reddit community /r/The_Donald is a perpetual online rally in support of President Trump, but last month, Reddit decided to put the group in “quarantine” for hosting and not acting on violent threats on police officers and public officials in Oregon. “Quarantining” does not prevent…

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The workers bearing the brunt of retail’s struggles? Primarily women and people of color.

A Toys R Us store in Dublin, California, following the toy retailer’s bankruptcy, July 23, 2018. | Smith Collection/Getty Images As stores shutter due to private equity, automation, and increased competition, the most vulnerable employees are at risk. In retail, few people have gone unscathed by the upheaval that’s battered the industry over the past decade. The rise of online shopping, changing consumer tastes, massive debt burdens weighing on retailers’ balance sheets, and increasing automation…

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Julián Castro’s indigenous communities plan is a 2020 first

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is the first in the 2020 field to release a comprehensive platform addressing indigenous communities. | Carlos Osorio/AP The former Housing and Urban Development secretary’s latest policy platform addresses disparities affecting Native American communities. Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro released a plan on Thursday focusing on assisting and bolstering the political power of indigenous communities. The former Housing and Urban Development secretary and San Antonio mayor is the first candidate…

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