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Dark-Money Group to Donors: Reconciliation Bill Can Still Be Killed

The dark-money group No Labels remains optimistic that it has been able to delink the bipartisan infrastructure bill away from the larger reconciliation package that includes the bulk of the Biden agenda, with the possibility of outright killing the bigger bill still in play, according to a note sent by the group’s executive director to its donors....

Senate Parliamentarian Played Highly Political Role Against Filibuster Reform in 2013

Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough actively organized against Democratic efforts to reform the filibuster throughout 2013, working closely with a bipartisan group of senators hoping to stave off the rules change, MacDonough told a law school audience during a 2018 commencement address at Vermont Law School. By 2013, Senate Democrats faced...

A Slate of More Than 50 Progressive Candidates Looks to Take Over Rhode Island

An unprecedented slate of 50 insurgent candidates is teaming with a viable gubernatorial ticket in an effort to throw out the Democratic political establishment in Rhode Island. The 50 candidates will all be part of the Rhode Island Political Cooperative, a novel formation that seeks to give insurgents the benefits of scale and coordination that...

Hurricane Ida Prison Evacuations in Louisiana Left People Without Medication in Bird-Infested Shelter

Incarcerated people evacuated to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola confronted “unacceptable conditions” after Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, says a letter sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards by advocates relaying the experiences of incarcerated people. The letter describes “dirty and unsafe facilities”; “pepper spraying and needless brutality” from...

Ratinho Jr. converte escolas em mini quartéis no Paraná

O governador do Paraná, Ratinho Júnior, do PSD, abraçou de vez o projeto bolsonarista de implantação de escolas cívico-militares pelo país. Disposto a transformar o estado que governa no maior laboratório brasileiro dessa política educacional da extrema direita, o político, filho do apresentador de TV e empresário Ratinho, empurra a conversão de colégios...

Afghan Resistance Leaders, Long Backed by CIA, Have Fled Following Taliban Takeover

The son of Afghanistan’s most celebrated anti-Taliban resistance leader has escaped into neighboring Tajikistan, less than a month after vowing to defend his homeland “no matter what happens.” Ahmad Massoud, son of the late Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, fled to Tajikistan shortly after the Taliban seized control of the Panjshir Valley...

ShadowDragon: Inside the Social Media Surveillance Software That Can Watch Your Every Move

A Michigan State Police contract, obtained by The Intercept, sheds new light on the growing use of little-known surveillance software that helps law enforcement agencies and corporations watch people’s social media and other website activity. The software, put out by a Wyoming company called ShadowDragon, allows police to suck in data from social media...

Conservatives Only Care About the Incarcerated When It Comes to the Capitol Rioters

Several members of the Republican congressional delegation were invited to Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally in Washington, D.C., an event professing support for the more than 570 people arrested so far in relation to the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The gathering, organized by a group called Look Ahead America, drew a few hundred people and was...

In Targeting Haitians, Biden May Execute the Largest Mass Expulsion of Asylum-Seekers in Recent History

Less than a year after entering office with vows to bring a new humanitarian approach to the nation’s immigration system, the Biden administration is carrying out what could be the largest mass expulsion of would-be asylum-seekers in recent American history. Virtually none of those being removed from the country — nearly all of whom are Black — have...

Death on Rikers: Isa Abdul Karim Sued Over Previous Jail Mistreatment, Then Landed Back There and Caught Covid

On September 19, a New York City man named Isa Abdul Karim became the 11th person to die on Rikers Island, the city’s notorious jail complex, in less than a year. Amid fresh alarm about inhumane conditions at the jails, Karim’s death underscored the reality that Rikers continues to be a place where people are exposed to extreme danger. A week ago,...

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