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If only we listened

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The events that are unfolding right now are horrifying, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Donald Trump is exactly who we thought he was.

In the latest news: Just 10 days after he fired James Comey as Director of the FBI, Trump reportedly considers former Sen. Joe Lieberman his top candidate to take the spot. That’s concerning for a lot of reasons.

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) still isn’t worried, though. He thinks Congress should abandon the Russia investigation, and go back to what’s really important: Hillary Clinton’s emails.

CREDIT: Mark Hand

Multiple felony charges were brought against over 200 people on Inauguration Day. Legal experts say that’s a clear sign that police and prosecutors in Washington, D.C. are telling activists that the Constitution’s legal protections don’t apply to them.

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Trump’s Islam speech is going to be super awkward.

Iranian voters headed to the polls on Friday to vote for their next president — and they’re weighing a choice between isolation and engagement with the globe.

How long can Mike Pence play dumb?

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“During his time as governor of the state of Indiana and now as a Vice-President, Pence has targeted the civil rights protections of members of LBGT+ community, rejected the Syrian refugee resettlement program, supported an unconstitutional ban of religious minorities, and fought against sanctuary cities. All of these policies have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation.”

— We StaND For, a student activist group at Notre Dame, explaining its decision to stage a walkout during Vice President Mike Pence’s commencement speech


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