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is it fair to say that joe biden has been harder on cory booker this week than any other non trump republican
Is it fair to say that Joe Biden has been harder on Cory Booker this week than any other non-Trump Republican?
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hmm
Hmm.
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basically the clemency experts were like its great booker is proposing this but also to make a serious dent in
Basically the clemency experts were like: it’s great Booker is proposing this, but also, to make a serious dent in mass incarceration, you have to start looking at violent offenders, not just nonviolent ones.
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part of the issue is its not automatic clemency so its not clear exactly how many of those 20000 prisoners wou
Part of the issue is it’s not *automatic* clemency, so it’s not clear exactly how many of those ~20,000 prisoners would ultimately be affected.

But the thing that the clemency experts really liked is that Booker would remove the discretion from the DOJ:
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new cory booker would use clemency powers to commute the sentences of up to 20000 nonviolent drug offenders th
New: Cory Booker would use clemency powers to commute the sentences of up to 20,000 nonviolent drug offenders.

The problem? I talked to two of the experts his campaign consulted on the plan, who said it won’t make much of a dent in mass incarceration.
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when asked about her stance on religious and personal belief exemptions for vaccinations williamson replied th
When asked about her stance on religious and personal belief exemptions for vaccinations, Williamson replied through a spokeswoman: “I support vaccines. Public safety must be carefully balanced with the right of individuals to make their own decisions.”
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marianne williamson in 2011 i understand the controversial aspects of vaccinations and i share many of the con
Marianne Williamson in 2011: “I understand the controversial aspects of vaccinations, and I share many of the concerns. ... The issue isn’t black and white.”

In 2015: “I think there’s a skepticism which is actually healthy on this issue of vaccinations.”

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new 2020 democratic candidate marianne williamson has apologized after attacking vaccine mandates as draconian
New: 2020 Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson has apologized after attacking vaccine mandates as “draconian” and “Orwellian” at an event in New Hampshire tonight.

Williamson has a history of making skeptical remarks about vaccines:
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interesting bit of proactive tech counter programming is this sort of thing new
Interesting bit of proactive tech counter-programming. Is this sort of thing new?
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1 my train to the inauguration 2 my train to the women s march or it was supposed to be but it was too full fo
1. My train to the inauguration;
2. My train to the Women's March — or it was supposed to be, but it was too full for me to get on.
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i m just going to shout this puerto ricans don t have water and so they re trying to drink water from superfun
I'm just going to shout this. PUERTO RICANS DON'T HAVE WATER AND SO THEY'RE TRYING TO DRINK WATER FROM ***SUPERFUND SITES***
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wow big scoop by the trump administration created a secret database of activists journalists and social media
Wow. Big scoop by : The Trump administration created a "secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers tied to the migrant caravan and in some cases, placed alerts on their passports."
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one of the women s marchers final acts leaving their protest signs in front of the white house
One of the Women's Marchers' final acts: leaving their protest signs in front of the White House.
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trump administration denies puerto rico s request to waive the jones act which it did for harvey and irma
Trump administration denies Puerto Rico's request to waive the Jones Act, which it did for Harvey and Irma.
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hung jury one or more jurors refused to convict border activist scott daniel warren for providing two migrants
Hung jury: One or more jurors refused to convict border activist Scott Daniel Warren for providing two migrants with water, food and lodging. He faced up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
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if you work for the government and are now banned from providing basic info to the public know that journalist
If you work for the government and are now banned from providing basic info to the public, know that journalists will protect your identity.
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we literally won a pulitzer for covering one of the things on this list
we literally won a Pulitzer for covering one of the things on this list
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that feeling when the system is rigged but then you realize it s rigged in a way that benefits you
That feeling when the system is rigged, but then you realize it's rigged in a way that benefits you
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i hate that we have to keep reminding people that puerto ricans are americans
I hate that we have to keep reminding people that Puerto Ricans are Americans.
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