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Kamala Harris Is Officially A 2020 Presidential Candidate “For The People”

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, California Sen. Kamala Harris has announced she will be joining the ranks of Democratic candidates campaigning for the 2020 presidency. Other women running for president in the Democratic Party include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who all hope to succeed where Hillary Clinton ultimately failed in 2016. I'm running for president. Let's do this together. Join us: https://t.co/9KwgFlgZHA pic.twitter.com/otf2ez7t1p — Kamala Harris

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Livestreams Represent the Changing Face of American Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist from The Bronx, New York, is one of the most closely watched Congressional Freshmen and is bringing a change to interaction with her base via social media. With her relaxed demeanor and inspirational messages, many consider her Instagram live cooking sessions as the fireside chats for a new generation. AOC has been live streaming to her now millions of Instagram followers since the beginning of her campaign. At her very

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We Can’t Let the Shutdown Affect MLK Day

There is no denying that there is political chaos in our country which has led the government to a standstill. President Trump has created a controversial situation that cannot be so easily resolved. According to The Guardian, the partial US government shutdown took effect after Senate failed to pass a budget that included the US$5 billion President Trump demanded for the wall. Unfortunately, it seems that the shutdown has yet to end and will extend

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Karen Pence’s New Job is Not Surprising and Not Okay

Karen Pence, the Second Lady of the United States, has come under harsh criticism this week after she began working at a private Christian school that bans gay and trans students and mandates its employees refrain from supporting or engaging in any form of an LGBTQ+ lifestyle. The school is in Northern Virginia, a diverse and predominantly left-leaning area, which was credited for turning VA for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections. Former second lady

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The Longest Government Shutdown In History Could Become Dangerous

Twenty-five days. That’s how long the U.S. government has been shut down over President Trump’s unmet demand that Congress supply $5.7 billion to be spent on a Southern border wall. These funds were expected by December 21, 2018 in order for the new federal spending legislation to be passed and for business to go on as usual. However, since Democrats, Republicans and Trump could not agree to any compromises concerning “The Wall” or its budget before this date, Trump

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An Interview With Navraj Singh: A Member of the Women’s March Youth Cohort

Navraj Singh is a change-maker from Virginia who, since February 2018, has been working both by himself and with the young people around him to create visible change on a national level, starting with commonsense gun reform. In his community, he cofounded the Mobilizing Youth Project and has since organized a #DEFUNDHATE Rally. Although he is only in high school, Navraj interned under Abigail Spanberger and is a part of the Women’s March Youth Cohort. Besides

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Chaos Within House Democrats On Their First Day In Charge

Even before the fight for the Democratic nomination for 2020 has fully taken shape, the party is attempting to navigate an uneasy new balance: specifically, the balance between the older established population and the incoming “freshmen” progressives. The star of this new demographic is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old representative-elect of New York City, who has made waves through her self-professed democratic socialism, status as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and social media prowess

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Justice Department Bans Bump Stocks

On Tuesday, the Trump administration issued a new federal regulation that officially bans bump stocks. The firearm attachments enable semi-automatic rifles, which are legal in the U.S., to fire like machine guns, which are illegal. They are most notable for being used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which was the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S., in which a gunman used them to kill 58 people and wound hundreds of others in a span

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TIME’s Person of 2018 Continues To Be A Political Statement

Time magazine released the 2018 Person of the Year Tuesday morning on the Today show.  The Guardians are what TIME called the group of people selected: Jamal Khashoggi, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Maria Ressa, and the Capital Gazette. The selected people are all reporters who have been jailed, indicted, or murdered because of their profession.  Time named the Guardians, and added a short statement: the War on Truth. The War on Truth, according

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Legislators Have Less Than A Week To Renew the Violence Against Women Act – Here’s What This Means

In September, Congress voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) until Dec. 7 as part of a general spending bill, which left many domestic violence advocates concerned about the future of the act. VAWA was first proposed by former vice president Joe Biden in 1990, and the idea gained traction in the wake of the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas hearings until it was successfully passed in 1994. It has been hailed as

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