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Andrew Gillum concedes race for Florida’s governor to Ron DeSantis – ThinkProgress

Andrew Gillum on Saturday ended his bid to become Florida’s governor, conceding the race to his Republican rival Ron DeSantis after a bitter campaign marred by racist innuendo and malfunctioning voting machines in majority Democratic precincts. Gillum posted a video of himself Saturday, flanked by his wife R. Jai, in which he broke the news that he was ending his ...

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Trump tours California wildfire devastation after blaming state officials – ThinkProgress

President Donald Trump arrived in California Saturday to assess the damage from the catastrophic Camp Fire, which has claimed the lives of 71 people so far, with more than 1,000 others missing. Millions of California residents are breathing the worst air in the world as smoke from the deadliest fire in California history travels hundreds of miles. Trump was met ...

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Laura Ingraham attacks SPLC over New York billboard condemning anti-gay group – ThinkProgress

“No gays allowed,” proclaims a new billboard in Times Square. “STOP Alliance Defending Freedom,” smaller letters below the shocking message read. “Learn more at NoGays.org.” The billboard is an attempt by the group Citizens for Transparency to highlight the anti-LGBTQ work done by conservative group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which has, for more than two decades now, worked on cases that ...

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Seb Gorka is hosting a new Sinclair propaganda special about the rise of socialism – ThinkProgress

Sebastian Gorka, the former Trump aide with ties to a Hungarian Nazi party, is hosting a new must-run show for Sinclair about the “dangers” of socialism. As Media Matters wrote Friday, the 30-minute special appears to be the first in a multipart series which will “take an in-depth look at the appeal of a system that promises equality to all and ...

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Federal prosecutors confirm Kentucky grocery store victims were killed for being black – ThinkProgress

The murders of two black shoppers at a Kentucky grocery store last month were indeed motivated by race-hate, federal prosecutors confirmed this week. Gregory Bush had attempted to gain entry to a prominent black church in the Louisville suburbs shortly before walking into the grocery and killing one shopper inside, then walking out front and killing another. Both targets were ...

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Trump calls Saudi Arabia ‘spectacular ally,’ denies he is plotting to kidnap Turkish dissident – ThinkProgress

Saudi Arabia is a “spectacular ally” whose leader may have commissioned the murder of a journalist with legal resident status in the U.S., President Donald Trump said Saturday. The CIA has concluded that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) personally ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul earlier this fall, the Washington Post reported Friday. But Trump said the ...

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Newt Gingrich says Republicans lost the House because of ‘the size of the union-based machines’ – ThinkProgress

Newt Gingrich blamed GOP losses in California, New Jersey, and New York on unions, during an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. “Is that what was defeated in California, Trump Republicanism, Newt?” Ingraham asked the former House speaker late Friday, after airing a clip from MSNBC’s Morning Joe. The video clip from the rival news network aired on The Ingraham Angle showed a ...

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As New Green Deal Democrats cement their hold, climate change emerges as a top priority – ThinkProgress

A bold new generation of Democrats are already pushing forward on climate action, in a dramatic change of pace that could spell a very different tune in Washington come January, as well as within the wider party. After retaking the House of Representatives earlier this month, Democrats have quickly found themselves divided on how to proceed on tackling climate change. ...

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California wildfire now among the deadliest recent U.S. disasters – ThinkProgress

Officials provided a horrifying update about the wildfire ravaging northern California late Friday: At least 71 people are dead and over 1,000 are missing. Authorities warned the death toll could rise further as “around 500 specialists and more than 20 cadaver dogs” search for human remains. The 71 confirmed fatalities make this one of the deadliest disasters in recent U.S. ...

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