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SIMON DAVIS-COHEN – Corporate America is Inching Even Closer to a Constitutional Convention

During a Colorado Springs rally on Oct. 18, 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump announced, “The time for congressional term limits has finally arrived.” For many, it was one of Trump’s more moderate proclamations. Term limits don’t sound like such a bad idea. But it’s possible this comment signaled support for a broader, more partisan agenda. Term limits are a central demand …

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Nadia Prupis – Trump Considering GOP Lawmaker Who Despises Consumer Watchdog To Head It

President-elect Donald Trump is getting closer to debilitating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the watchdog agency founded by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that many warned could be an early target for the incoming administration. Trump on Wednesday met with former Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), who the Huffington Post reports is a front-runner to take over the agency if the …

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Nika Knight – Facing Right-Wing Future, Local-Level Resistance to Trump Agenda Swells

Around the country, people who woke up on November 9 shocked and galvanized by the election results are forming new local organizations and networks to resist president-elect Donald Trump’s right-wing agenda. Many of those getting involved on the local level are entirely new to political organizing, testifying to the powerful and frightening shift represented by the ascendance of an administration …

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DEAN BAKER – Is Globalization to Blame?

While we cannot accept the racism and misogyny on which Donald Trump’s electoral victory fed, we must recognize that the white working-class voters who largely supported him have real grievances. They have been economic losers over the last four decades. They have seen their wages stagnate, and their kids face bleak labor-market prospects. Their plight resulted from economic policies that …

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Timothy B. Lee – Fact-checking groups are about to become Facebook’s fake news cops. That won’t be easy.

In the wake of the 2016 election, Facebook had a problem. A lot of people thought the site had done too little to combat fake news. At the same time, Facebook was desperate to maintain its reputation as a politically innocuous technology company. If it started directly declaring certain news stories fake, it would inevitably be drawn into emotionally charged …

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Alexandra Jacobo – Obama orders investigation after CIA claims Russia intervened to help Trump get elected

President Obama has ordered a full review into whether or not Russian hackers played a part in the 2016 presidential election. Intelligence agencies are ordered to conduct a full investigation into the possibility of foreign hacking altering the outcome and process of the 2016 election, specifically in favor of Donald Trump. The agencies are expected to complete their investigation by …