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Chicago Teachers Will Go On Strike, Capping Years Of Social Justice Activism

  • News source: Sarah Karp
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For the second time in seven years, Chicago Public Schools teachers will be on strike starting Thursday, walking out of class, they say, in the name of better schools.

Gathered on the stage of the union hall on Wednesday, the Chicago Teachers Union said its delegates were in full support of moving forward with a strike. Delegates had already authorized the walkout and set a date so it would have taken a reversal to cancel the strike.

"We have not achieved what we need to bring justice and high quality schools to the children and teachers of...
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Marianne Williamson isn't dropping campaign after rivals' lackluster debate and show of 'faux democracy'

  • News source: Melissa Leon
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Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson said "everyone had a bad night" at Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, and the candidates' lackluster performances in front of the American people are why she isn't dropping out of the race.

In an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post on Wednesday, Williamson -- she failed to meet the criteria to take part in the fourth-round debate -- said the event "was a lot of things, but it was not exciting."

"If anything, it reduced some very nice people to behavior their mothers probably raised them...
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U.S. House Intelligence chairman says impeachment transcripts to be public

  • News source: Reuters: Politics
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday the committee will make public transcripts of interviews conducted with witnesses in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

In a letter to House colleagues, the Democratic chairman said the transcripts would be made public, subject to redactions, at some points in the future. Some Republicans have been complaining they have been unable to see transcripts.
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Trump tweeted a photo attacking Nancy Pelosi. She made it her Twitter cover photo.

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday redirected an attack from President Donald Trump on Twitter, turning a photo he had tweeted of her during a contentious White House meeting with the caption "Nervous Nancy's unhinged meltdown!" into her Twitter cover shot.

The image released by the White House shows the California Democrat standing with her finger pointed at a seated Trump during a meeting in which congressional Democratic leaders said the President had a "meltdown."

Pelosi's deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill noted the change...
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Twitter tells Kamala Harris why it won't suspend Trump's account

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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(CNN)Twitter told Sen. Kamala Harris that it would not suspend President Donald Trump's account despite her urging the company to do so, according to a copy of a letter the company sent to the Harris presidential campaign.

In response, the Harris campaign told CNN on Wednesday, "Twitter is not holding Donald Trump accountable for abusing their platform to threaten people and incite and inspire violent behavior."

The California Democrat had written to Twitter two weeks ago saying that Trump had used his account to "target, harass, and attempt to out...
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Trump Clashes With Dems During Syria Meeting

  • News source: NBC New York - Politics
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked out of a meeting with President Donald Trump after Trump had what Democrats described as a meltdown. The meeting took place after the House voted to condemn Trump's unilateral...
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McConnell Prepares Senate For Trump Impeachment Trial As Inquiry Escalates

  • News source: Claudia Grisales
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his staff prepared his Republican caucus on Wednesday for the potential of becoming jurors in an impeachment trial of President Trump in the coming months.

McConnell gave the tutorial of sorts during their weekly GOP caucus luncheon, complete with a slide show and a slew of questions from Republican members.

"We intend to do our constitutional responsibility," McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters following the luncheon.

The efforts come as the House impeachment inquiry has escalated in recent weeks. The House...
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Michael Bennet slams "idiotic" DNC rules that kept him from debate

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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The day after the fourth Democratic presidential debate, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet slammed what he called the "idiotic" Democratic National Committee rules that kept him out of last night's contest.

"One of my frustrations about watching people on that debate last night is there are some people on that debate stage polling below me right now," Bennet told approximately two dozen voters at an event in New Hampshire.

"They came into the race and they were polling at like 12%. Now they're at zero, one or two percent," he added. "And they're...
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House democrats say Trump had a "meltdown" in meeting on Syria

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Trump had a "meltdown" Wednesday during a contentious meeting at the White House. Nancy Cook, a White House reporter for Politico, and Siobhan Hughes, a Congressional reporter for The Wall Street Journal, spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about what happened inside the White House.
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Democratic presidential candidates asked if they would pack the Supreme Court

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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The top 2020 Democratic presidential contenders were asked at Tuesday's debate about expanding the Supreme Court, in a concept commonly referred to as "court packing." Zoe Tillman, a legal reporter for BuzzFeed News, spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about the candidates reponses and the battle within the Democratic Party to make the courts a top issue in 2020.
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'Don't be a tough guy': Trump threatened Turkish president on day of invasion

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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President Donald Trump admonished the president of Turkey in a surreal personal letter sent last week in which he threatened to be "responsible for destroying the Turkish economy" and said his fellow leader should not be "a tough guy" or a "fool."

The letter was first reported by Fox News and later confirmed as accurate to ABC News by a senior administration official.

The date of the letter, Oct. 9, is the same day Turkey launched its incursion against Kurdish forces who were previously U.S. allies in northern Syria.

In the letter, Trump asks...
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'Forceful, blunt and undiplomatic': the ambassador now at the center of the impeachment probe

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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Washington (CNN)When Gordon Sondland arrived in Brussels as the US ambassador to the European Union in July 2018, it didn't take long before people were reminded of his American boss.

The hotel executive struck many of his European counterparts as something of a mini-Donald Trump. He started renovating the US embassy. He freely gave interviews and was a fixture on Twitter. He threw lavish parties and boasted of his growing relationship with Trump.

In the corridors of the European Parliament, Sondland worked to build personal relationships with...
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