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In what critics are saying is a move to preserve his legacy, Mitch McConnell said Trump bore responsibility for the attempted coup at the Capitol building.

Systemic change requires that students, families and teachers collectively serve as designers of education.

The withdrawal of the pipeline’s permit is among many environmental actions Biden plans to take via executive order.

Recently released FBI documents provide compelling proof that the highest level of Bureau officials, including Hoover, were partners in the 1969 conspiracy to assassinate Black Panther leader Fred Hampton.

Dozens of major companies have pledged to suspend all political donations or to stop donating to members of Congress who objected to the Electoral College count. Via @readsludge 

Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff have officially been certified as the winners of their senate runoffs, meaning the pair could be sworn into their roles as early as Wednesday.

Progressive organizations have said the best way to defeat GOP stonewalling is to “get rid of the filibuster immediately,” after Republicans indicated that they will attempt to block Biden’s coronavirus relief package.

Twelve members of the National Guard were removed from inaugural duty, two of whom were recused specifically for ties to far right militias.

The Biden-Harris transition team identified COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity and climate change as its top priorities. Rivers are the through-line linking all of them.

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Democracy isn’t dying in the dark. It’s dying in broad daylight.

On #NoDAPL : "We die, and have died, for the sake of expansion and white wealth, and for the maintenance of both."

An appeals court ruled that an NSA program famously exposed by Edward Snowden, designed to collect data on millions of American citizens without warrants, violates a law specially designed to prevent abuse of the government’s spying capabilities.

Rep. Jayapal tore into Barr for saying Black Lives Matter protesters are “terrorists” but ignoring armed protesters in Michigan who called for the lynching of Governor Whitmer.

If minimum wage had increased at the same rate as the average Wall Street bonus since 1985, it would be $33 today, instead of $7.25

Mitch McConnell has adjourned the U.S. Senate and gone on holiday leaving tens of millions of Americans out-of-work, hungry, and eviction-prone during the worst economic crisis since the 1930s.

Rep. Ilhan Omar: "We have to wonder, if Trump and [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo are so worried about human rights and democracy in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, why do they actively support horrible regimes in Brazil, Guatemala, and Honduras?"

@BreeNewsome : It’s impossible not to note the difference in "how police have a coordinated, overtly militarized response to any kind of protest that is challenging racism in policing or racism in the government versus what we witnessed yesterday."

Joe Biden, the presidential candidate who has received the most money from pharmaceutical industry in 2020, is not embracing a plan that could lower the cost of a coronavirus vaccine that many others Democrats support. Via @readsludge 

BREAKING: The 3 other officers involved in George Floyd's killing will be charged with aiding and abetting murder. Derek Chauvin's charge will be elevated to second-degree murder.

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