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Berlin's Pledge to Socialize a Quarter Million Apartments Faces Obstruction
A giant mural reading "Hands off our homes" decorates one of Berlin's oldest alternative housing communities called Koepi, in Berlin, Germany on August 9, 2021.John MacDougall / AFP via Getty Images Just over a year ago, Berliners won one of the biggest victories in decades for tenants in large cities.
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Massive Inequality Is a "Concerted Elite Class Project," Says Heather Gautney
(L-R) Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf, Bank of America CEO Brian Thomas Moynihan, JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon, Citigroup CEO Jane Fraser, Truist Financial Corporation CEO William Rogers, and U.S. Bancorp CEO Andy Cecere testify during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on September 22, 2022.Drew Angerer / Getty Images In 1956, the famed sociologist C. Wright Mills published The Power Elite, a blistering critique of concentrated political, economic and military power in the United States.
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House Committee demands docs from Biden aide Kathy Chung in classified probe
One of Biden's former top aides has been sent a letter demanding Chung turn over documents from her time working with Biden including communications with members of the Biden family.ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images
The House Oversight Committee sent a formal letter to one of President Biden's close former aides, who may have been involved in his mishandling of classified materials.
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Wag the Dirigible - emptywheel
I have nothing to add to the emerging coverage of DOD's shootdown of the Chinese spy ballon over Myrtle Beach.Here's a great thread from WaPo's Dan Lamothe.But I thought I'd make a post where we can all talk about the insanely stupid takes from Republicans.Also, quite frankly, because I wanted to beat the stupid Republicans to the punch in suggesting that Biden shot down the balloon - AKA Chinese drone - to distract from Hunter Biden's dick pics, or some such claim.
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Biden sounds ready to seek second term while rallying Democrats
President Joe Biden sounded like a candidate making his case for a second term Friday night as he rallied a raucous meeting of national Democrats who chanted, Four more years!The only thing missing was an official announcement that's not expected for at least several weeks.Speaking to the Democratic National Committee after a strong jobs report, Biden boasted about helping create a strong economy and said his administration had made the country's most significant federal investments in public works, health care and green technology in decades.
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Unemployment Hits New Half-Century Low as Job and Hour Growth Soar in January
A Help Wanted sign is posted at a restaurant amid a still-robust labor market on February 2, 2023, in Los Angeles, California.Mario Tama / Getty Images The January jobs report was far stronger than had been predicted, with the economy adding 517,000 jobs.There was also a big increase in the length of the average workweek from 34.4 hours to 34.7 hours, which led to an extraordinary 1.2 percent rise in the index of aggregate hours.
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Newly Found Recording Shows Former Wisconsin Trump Campaign Official Knew He Didn't Lose by Fraud
The former head of Trump's 2020 campaign in Wisconsin acknowledged that Democrats did a better job turning out the vote.Former President Donald Trump greets supporters during a rally on August 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wisconsin.Scott Olson / Getty Images Newly released audio - recorded just days after former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to President Joe Biden - reveals that Trump campaign officials in Wisconsin were well aware of his loss but were prepared to push forward with lies about election fraud anyway.
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Sanders, Warren Condemn GOP's "Disgusting" Move to Silence Ilhan Omar
"What a disgraceful day for the House," wrote Sanders.Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks during a press conference held outside of the U.S. Capitol Building on June 14, 2022, in Washington, D.C.Joe Raedle / Getty Images Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) issued strong rebukes of the GOP after the House voted along party lines on Thursday to remove Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) from her spot on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a move that Democrats and progressives have decried as racist and Islamophobic.
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Court of Appeals Rules That Domestic Abusers Can Own Guns
Abusers are five times more likely to kill their female victims if they have access to guns, according to one report.People gather during a rally decrying rising gun violence while urging politicians to take action in Washington, D.C., on June 11, 2022.Liu Jie / Xinhua via Getty Images A three-judge panel on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth District ruled on Thursday that gun laws restricting people who are under domestic violence restraining orders from owning weapons are unconstitutional.
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The Rise Of Cities In Eurasia - emptywheel
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Chapter 7 of The Dawn Of Everything shows that the rise of agriculture around the world shows a pattern similar to that of the Fertile Crescent, discussed here.To be sure, the mechanisms vary, the staple foods vary and the mix of foraging and farming vary, but in each case, people slowly domesticate plants and farm animals, and switch between hunting and gathering and agriculture, and work out methods for sharing resources.
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Trump campaign promised to fan the flame' of 2020 election lie, audio reveals as it happened
US politics liveUS politics Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature A senior member of Trump's re-election campaign said that campaigners were going to fan the flame and spread the false claim that Democrats were trying to steal this election in a leaked November 2020 audio clip, the Associated Press first reported.