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Why acknowledging you’re wrong should be the new right

Our politicians advise to save face at all costs has led to a culture of obstinacy with disastrous human consequences Here’s a scenario that’s not easy to conjure: It’s inauguration day. Your new chairman is being sworn into office. Unlike their now dishonor( and, dare we theorize, incarcerated) predecessor, they’ve worked at various levels of …

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Manafort appears in court in wheelchair, to be sentenced in February

( CNN) Former Trump campaign chairwoman Paul Manafort appeared in a wheelchair in a Virginia courtroom Friday afternoon, where he learned he will be sentenced next February even while his cooperation with special attorney Robert Mueller’s investigation continues. Manafort, who was convicted on eight counts in August, appeared in court in a wheelchair, with his …

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Socialism is no longer a dirty word in the US- and that’s scary for some | Arwa Mahdawi

Since Trump took power, membership of the Democratic Socialists of America has leapt from 6,000 to 47,000 and even conservatives are struggling to articulate what is so bad about free education and healthcare Here’s a fun game to play with a right-leaning American: say the word ” socialism” and count the number of seconds it …

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Seth Moulton, who has struggled with post-traumatic stress, unveils mental health plan

Washington( CNN) Democratic presidential nominee Seth Moulton on Tuesday unveiled his plan to address mental health coverage, detailing a proposal that would increase mental health screenings for active-duty and military veterans and establish a new National Mental Health Crisis Hotline. “There is still this stigma against mental health care, ” Moulton said in an interview …

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Republicans haven’t won statewide in Virginia since 2009. Tuesday’s Senate primary displays why

Washington( CNN) Republican haven’t won a statewide race in Virginia since 2009, and GOP leaders have all but written off their chances of changing that tendency in this year’s Senate race. The best-known candidate, Corey Stewart, constructed his brand on defending Confederate icons. Another contender is a minister who called gay people “perverted” and “very …

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Dr. Ronny Jackson’s glowing bill of health for Trump

Washington( CNN) Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician, gushed about President Donald Trump’s health during a briefing before the White House press corps on Tuesday, touting the President’s “good genes, ” how he did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive test and his “excellent” cardiac health. Jackson said Trump exhorted the doctor to “answer every question” …

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Why you are able to keep a close eye on Oklahoma tonight

( CNN) Seven states vote today — the last major primary for the better part of a month. Our conversation, lightly edited for flow, is below. Chris: Harry! Voters are voting! This is the last big — multiple nations voting — primary between now and August. We’ve got South Carolina, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Colorado, New …

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Ivana Trump launching campaign to fight adult obesity

Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump’s first wife is launching a new campaign aimed at fighting adult obesity. “The obesity rate in the United States has reached epidemic proportions and together with my dear friend Gianluca Mech, we will be introducing the ‘Italiano Diet’ to Americans from coast to coast, ” Trump said in a statement …

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