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Sally Yates, called in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about Russian interference in American politics, is asked instead why she didn’t support Trump’s Muslim ban as acting Attorney General, the national security threat posed by Secretary Clinton’s email security, and who she thinks might have leaked news of Michael Flynn’s treason to the press.

A few quick things about this afternoon’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. 1. There weren’t any real bombshells. Yates pretty much said what people thought that she’d say… that it was brought to her attention that Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had lied about his […]

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Devin Nunes has proven he’s more interested in defending Trump than finding the truth about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election

The White House categorically denied it today, but, according to reporting by the Washington Post, the Trump adminstration interceded to block former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying in front of the House Intelligence Committee this morning. Her testimony, which had been scheduled some time ago as part of the Committee’s investigation into Russia’s […]

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J. Alex Halderman, director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, sees evidence that election results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked

On Election Day, J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, told the BBC, “Unless the election is extraordinarily close, it is unlikely that an attack will result in the wrong candidate getting elected.” Well, you all know what happened next. The whole election came down to […]

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Yet another unarmed black man has been killed by police… What’s next?

I would have thought, given the rapid proliferation of video recording devices throughout society, and the intense media scrutiny that came in the wake of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown killings, that police officers might be a little more inclined to show restraint when dealing with members of the public. Apparently, though, old habits […]

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How gerrymandering is killing American Democracy, and why we need to fight for transparent, non-partisan redistricting in Michigan

Every ten years, the Michigan legislature has an opportunity, after assessing the results of the federal census, to redraw congressional districts to reflect shifts in population. The most recent redrawing of lines took place in 2011, and was approved by the Department of Justice in January, 2012, despite concerns that redrawn districts violated the Voting […]

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