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How to watch tonight’s Democratic presidential debate

( CNN) The third Democratic presidential debate takes place tonight in Houston, with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts sharing the debate stage for the first time this cycle, having previously avoided a direct confrontation as a result of the random draw process. Democratic voters will see the current top …

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Three routes for activists to stay hopeful in these grim days | Natasha Walter

I work with refugee girls, and know how hard it can be to stay optimistic. Even small positive steps should be celebrated, says Natasha Walter, director of Women for Refugee Women ” Leftwing people are always sad because they mind horribly about their causes, and the causes are always going so badly .” So said …

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Owner of SoulCycle and the Miami Dolphins faces outrage and calls for boycott over Trump fundraiser

( CNN) The billionaire proprietor of Equinox is planning a high-dollar Hamptons fundraiser for President Donald Trump, leading to calls for a boycott of the luxury gym and its associated business SoulCycle and Blink Fitness. The Washington Post first reported the fundraiser, sparking the outrage. The news didn’t sit well with somepeople who frequent the …

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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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