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Poll: Dem challenger leads GOP Illinois governor by 18 points

Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker is leading incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) by more than 18 points, according to a new Victory Research poll. The survey found that 49.4 percent of Illinois voters said they would vote for Pritzker, while 31.2 percent of those polled backed Rauner in the so-called “Battle of the Billionaires.” ADVERTISEMENT Rauner only narrowly beat out his primary opponent, conservative state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R) last month, despite outspending her by a margin over…

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Trump: Why wouldn't we win midterms?

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE on Wednesday touted Republican wins in primary elections across the country and predicted victory for the GOP in November’s midterm elections.  “The Republican Party had a great night. Tremendous voter energy and excitement, and all candidates are those who have a great…

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Caucus states mull primaries ahead of 2020 Dem fight

A battle over the future role of superdelegates within the Democratic Party is overshadowing a more subtle transition that will have a significant impact on the 2020 presidential campaign, as several states move toward dropping their traditional party caucuses in favor of primary elections that would draw tens or hundreds of thousands of new voters. The changes reflect a recognition that state Democratic parties may be ill-equipped to handle a massive spike in turnout to…

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To Help Save Humanity, A Six-Step Guide to Combat Fossil Fuel Industry's Climate Lies

After examining more than 40 common climate change myths pushed by those who are hell-bent on discrediting scientific conclusions about the global crisis, three researchers teamed up to create a six-step critical thinking tool that helps people combat misinformation by “neutralizing” the lies. John Cook, Peter Ellerton, and David Kinkead detailed their strategy in “Deconstructing climate misinformation to identify reasoning errors,” published Tuesday by Environmental Research Letters. The researchers also released a video that demonstrates…

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North Korea Says US Demands and Joint Military Drills Impede Diplomatic Talks

While advocates for peace and diplomacy remain anxious over incendiary rhetoric from U.S. war hawks, the North Korean government responded on Saturday to recent calls for talks as well as upcoming joint military drills by the United States and South Korea by rejecting U.S. preconditions for negotiations and threatenting to “counter” the military exercises. In anticipation of joint drills planned for early next month, North Korea’s state news agency reported Saturday: “If the U.S. finally holds joint…

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Trump 'Blatantly Backs Gerrymandering' in Call for GOP to Fight New Pennsylvania Maps

Shortly after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday issued a new congressional map that eliminates the state GOP’s partisan gerrymander, President Donald Trump implored Republicans to challenge the new district lines, arguing that the original map—which the state’s highest court said “clearly” violates the constitution—”was correct.” Many commentators were quick to observe that Trump’s tweet effectively undercuts the Pennsylvania GOP’s argument that their maps were not drawn to gain partisan advantage. “‘Don’t let the Dems…

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'Spectacular Failure of Leadership': Trump's Opioid Epidemic Proposal Reportedly Includes Plan to Execute Drug Dealers

President Donald Trump’s recent threats to execute drug dealers are reportedly materializing in his final plan to combat the opioid addiction epidemic that has killed tens of thousands of people annually in recent years. According to Politico, the proposal—expected to be unveiled next week when the president visits New Hampshire, one of the hardest-hit states—will call for capital punishment for dealers and traffickers in “certain cases where opioid, including Fentanyl-related, drug dealing and trafficking are…

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Sinclair Broadcasting Airs Allied Progress Ad – Between Attacks on the Group

Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to air a commercial from a progressive watchdog that’s critical of the broadcaster’s actions. But Allied Progress called foul Sunday. Sinclair began running the 30-second spot with a 15-second defense of Sinclair, followed by the Allied Progress 30-second ad, and then another 15-second of Sinclair’s voiceover: “The misleading ad you just saw focused on a brief promotional message that simply said we’re a source for truthful news. It ignored thousands…

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Journalist Wielding "Nuclear Weapon Ban" Sign Forcibly Ejected From Trump-Putin Presser

Just moments before Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump began their joint press conference after meeting one-on-one in Finland on Monday, journalist and activist Sam Husseini—the communications director of the Institute for Public Accuracy—was forcibly removed from the event while wielding a sign that read “Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty.” “I want to ask a question about this issue,” Husseini said as a security official attempted to snatch the sign from his hands.…

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LFW: Molly Goddard brings joy to fashion week

When the UK went into lockdown in March, Molly Goddard decided on doing a “pared-back” spring/summer 2021 collection filled with neutral colours. But after a slow return to the studio, the British designer known for her flamboyant tulle creations decided to showcase an explosion of colour. “I realised how dark and depressing the last few months had been and more and more colour crept into the collection,” explains Goddard in the show notes. “Neon pink…

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