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The Brutal Reality of Being Poor in America the Super-Rich Won't Acknowledge

The Brutal Reality of Being Poor in America the Super-Rich Won't Acknowledge | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Poverty can cost a fortune in the U.S. The ink is barely dry on a trillion-dollar tax cut for multinational corporations, and one of its largest beneficiaries is already looking for more. Earlier this month, Bank of America announced it would be applying a $12 monthly surcharge for e-banking, a policy that disproportionately affects its poorest customers. For lower-income earners, it's merely the latest reminder that trickle-down economics don't really trickle down, and that being poor can be extraordinarily expensive.
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Baltimore officers cited for mistreatment of women in DoJ report | US news | The Guardian

Baltimore officers cited for mistreatment of women in DoJ report | US news | The Guardian | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Secondary findings in Department of Justice report include hostility towards assault victims, public strip-searches and claims of sex in exchange for immunity
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Colbert ridicules Mike Pence's 'Mexican thing' remark: 'It has a name, governor -- I call it Pedro'

Colbert ridicules Mike Pence's 'Mexican thing' remark: 'It has a name, governor -- I call it Pedro' | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Appearing live and right after the vice presidential debate between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine, CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert summed up the 90-minute squabble between the two men succinctly. “It was like watching a loaf of white bread get pistol-whipped by a jar of mayonnaise,” he told the studio audience. Noting that few Americans were familiar with the presidential running mates, Colbert offered up some trivia about each, singling out Pence’s …
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Sarah Sanders: Most kids taken from their families 'actually self-separated'

Sarah Sanders: Most kids taken from their families 'actually self-separated' | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
The Trump administration is now trying to blame the very children it harmed.
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National debt at highest level since after WWII - CBS News

National debt at highest level since after WWII - CBS News | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
The Congressional Budget Office projects the national debt will be as large as GDP in a decade
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Chicago police and prosecutors caught lying as they cover up their murder of Darius Pinex

Chicago police and prosecutors caught lying as they cover up their murder of Darius Pinex | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Darius Pinex, alive and well, before being murdered by the Chicago Police Department

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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – Late Summer 2018: The Election, Pre-Existing Conditions, and Surprises on Medical Bills

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – Late Summer 2018: The Election, Pre-Existing Conditions, and Surprises on Medical Bills | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll continues to find pre-existing conditions as a widespread concern with most Americans saying it is very important that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) protect…
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Opinion | Donald and the Deadly Deniers - The New York Times

Opinion | Donald and the Deadly Deniers - The New York Times | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Climate policy is the ultimate example of Trumpian corruption.
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Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters - The New York Times

Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters - The New York Times | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
It appears to be the first time that the campaign of a sitting president facing re-election has opted to market its list of voter contacts.
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'The real spectacle was watching Trump pretend to care': Charles Blow nails Trump for nonsense criminal justice campaign

'The real spectacle was watching Trump pretend to care': Charles Blow nails Trump for nonsense criminal justice campaign | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
In what is being called a “manic episode,” rapper Kanye West unleashed a torrent of non-sequiturs about his masculinity and his father while the president of the United States looked on with an awkward smile. In an op-ed for the New York Times, commentator Charles Blow called Trump’s “use” of Kanye “callous.” “It was all just as sad and tragic as one might have imagined,” he noted. “But, for me, too much of the focus …
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Arizona Republican House Candidate Compares Welfare Recipients to Pets

Arizona Republican House Candidate Compares Welfare Recipients to Pets | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
"It's worse than a child, you've relegated them to the status of a pet."
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Journalist Victoria Marinova brutally murdered in Bulgaria –

Journalist Victoria Marinova brutally murdered in Bulgaria – | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is the largest organisation of journalists in Europe, representing over 320,000 journalists in 71 journalists’ organisations across 43 countries.
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Here's the Problem With the Feds Profiting From Court Filings

Here's the Problem With the Feds Profiting From Court Filings | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
A class action lawsuit claims the federal courts are turning a profit by charging for court documents. Meanwhile, the website itself is stuck in the 1990s.
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Kanye West Gives “Keynote” Atop Apple Store Table | Music News

Kanye West Gives “Keynote” Atop Apple Store Table | Music News | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Kanye West went from the White House on Thursday to the Apple Store, where he hopped up on a table to give a "keynote" about his talk with President Donald Trump. Multiple reporters on the scene captured photos and video of the bizarre event, which found West showing people photos of Trump wearing a hat West made for him.
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CNN's Jim Acosta explains how Trump’s rallies evokes violent mob — calling it a ’cause and effect’ syndrome

CNN's Jim Acosta explains how Trump’s rallies evokes violent mob — calling it a ’cause and effect’ syndrome | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
During his Thursday night Montana rally, President Donald Trump praised Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter— even while we are in the midst of unanswered question about missing Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. While talking to CNN’s Don Lemon, Jim Acosta explained how Trump’s rallies only evoke fear. He detailed that he saw a Trump supporter doing wrestling moves in the crowd while Trump continued his attack on reporters. “Not just once but twice …
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Gregg Popovich uncensored: Full transcript of thoughts on Donald Trump

Gregg Popovich uncensored: Full transcript of thoughts on Donald Trump | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Gregg Popovich said Friday that he's sick to his stomach that Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States.
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McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal | Reuters

McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal | Reuters | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a "disappointment."
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Native American Group Fights North Dakota Voter ID Sham That Could Cost Senate - How Do We Help?

Native American Group Fights North Dakota Voter ID Sham That Could Cost Senate - How Do We Help? | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
We all know how critical North Dakota is for the Dems to have a chance of taking back the Senate. As a couple of diaries have posted, the illegitimate Supreme Court just ruled in favor of blatant voter suppression in the state by holding tha
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Emails: Michigan Republicans brag that redistricting ‘protects incumbents’ | Bridge Magazine

Emails: Michigan Republicans brag that redistricting ‘protects incumbents’ | Bridge Magazine | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Some Republicans were ‘beyond pissed’ and ‘just hated’ proposed political districts that threatened their power, prompting wheeling and dealing to ensure favorable districts in 2011, new emails in federal gerrymandering suit claim.
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Obamacare signup site to be shut down for 12 hours nearly every Sunday of open enrollment

Obamacare signup site to be shut down for 12 hours nearly every Sunday of open enrollment | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
The department has already planned to shorten open enrollment season by 45 days -- running from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017 for 2018 coverage.
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Fulton County has technology problems on first day of early voting

Fulton County has technology problems on first day of early voting | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Internet issues and other technology problems caused backups and long lines at early voting precincts in Fulton County on Monday.
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'The the biggest con job on the face of the Earth': Tennessee Democrat drops the mic on Trump's entire time in office

'The the biggest con job on the face of the Earth': Tennessee Democrat drops the mic on Trump's entire time in office | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, blunt-speaking Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen detailed all the ways President Donald Trump has enriched himself and his family since he was elected in 2016, calling it a “criminal enterprise run amok on the American people.” Speaking with host Alex Witt, Cohen explained that Trump has no interest in serving the public and is only interested in cashing in for as long as he can. He took particular aim …
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'This is for Donald Trump': White man repeatedly punches Hispanic worker in the back of the head

'This is for Donald Trump': White man repeatedly punches Hispanic worker in the back of the head | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
A white Florida man has been charged with battery after he was accused of punching an Hispanic man in the back of the head “for Donald Trump.” The Gainesville Sun reported that the incident occurred on Nov. 10 while the victim was cleaning the parking lot at a Gate Food Post store in Gainesville. According to a police report obtained by Egberto Willies, Caleb Joseph Illig arrived at the parking lot at around 1:10 a.m. …
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Arizona Republicans Pose as Communists to Make Illegal Donation to Democrat Congressman Tom O’Halleran’s Campaign

Arizona Republicans Pose as Communists to Make Illegal Donation to Democrat Congressman Tom O’Halleran’s Campaign | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Video shows campaign team returning money made under name Jose Rosales in an alleged smear attempt, according to a report.
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No Prison Time For Colorado Student Who Raped Unconscious Freshman

No Prison Time For Colorado Student Who Raped Unconscious Freshman | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
The 22 year old college student convicted of sexually assaulting a woman instead received 20 years probation.
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The Five-Year-Old Who Was Detained at the Border and Persuaded to Sign Away Her Rights

The Five-Year-Old Who Was Detained at the Border and Persuaded to Sign Away Her Rights | THE OTHER EYEWITTNESS - news | Scoop.it
Sarah Stillman writes about Helen, a five-year-old from Honduras, whom officials assisted in filling out a form withdrawing her right to a Flores bond hearing, which would allow a judge to review her custody determination.
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