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On Monday night, the two major-party candidates squared off for the first presidential debate. It was one of the most anticipated debates in U.S. history. Ahead of the event, TV network executives predicted as many as 100 million people across the United States would tune in. Many more also watched from around the world, including across Asia, Europe and in Latin America. But these viewers did not see any third-party candidates on stage. So, in a...
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Meanwhile, hundreds of people protested outside the debate at Hofstra University to demand the presidential debates be opened up to third-party candidates. At least 24 people were arrested. Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein was escorted off campus by Hofstra security and Nassau County police, despite the fact that she was invited on site by MSNBC, ABC, Fox and CBS for interviews. Democracy Now! was there at Hofstra and brings you th...
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guess there were not in the "free speech zone"
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Marc Lamont Hill, journalist, distinguished professor of African American studies at Morehouse College, responds to calls by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to expand the controversial police tactic of stop-and-frisk in order to reduce crime. "We keep adding more hay to the stack ... more people to stop-and-frisk to find nothing," Hill says. He argues a range of factors have caused crime to go down already, and concludes: "We can’t...
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This moronic profile should be called communism now...which is what it really advocates for
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On Friday, NBC released a gut-wrenching cellphone video by Rakeyia Scott witnessing her husband, Keith Lamont Scott, being shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. "She was trying to do what police somehow couldn’t do, which was de-escalate the situation. ... It’s really a remarkable act of courage and clearheadedness by his wife," says Marc Lamont Hill, journalist, distinguished professor of African American studies at Morehouse College...
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+Eric Godwin​ What are you referring to with "forced" comment and what point are you attempting to make?
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The police killings of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have drawn attention to policies backed by Republicans that have perpetuated racism and voter suppression, says our guest Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and Moral Mondays leader.
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For a third night in a row, protesters chanted "release the video!" as they took to the streets and called for police to release video of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. His grieving family has been shown the dashboard and body camera videos of his fatal shooting, but Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney says he had no plans to release the video at this time. We get response from Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP an...
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What belongs to the state belongs to the public; the public pays for it all.
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off Monday night in one of the most anticipated debates in U.S. history. The debate was held at Hofstra University on Long Island and moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. Throughout the 90-minute, often antagonistic, debate, Clinton and Trump sparred on everything from foreign policy to trade deals to personal stamina. But third-party candidates, including Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green ...
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+Joel Carlson this is about including them in the debates ... nice try honey
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Clinton and Trump Face Off at First Presidential Debate; 24 Arrested Protesting Outside First Presidential Debate; Syrian Gov't & Russia Continue Bombing Campaign in Aleppo; Mexico: 30,000 March to Mark 2nd Anniversary of Ayotzinapa Kidnapping; NYC Protest Marks 2nd Anniversary of Kidnapping of 43 Mexican Students; Colombia: Gov't & FARC Signs Peace Deal Ahead of Referendum; Texas: Gunman Opens Fire, Injuring 9, at Houston Shopping Center; FBI: M...
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have yielded to days of protests and released two videos of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. One video is from a police dashboard camera, the other from an officer’s body camera. Police say they also have more video that they have not released. The Scott family is asking the police to release all of the videos. The dashboard camera video shows Scott exiting his vehicle and taking steps backward with hi...
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The Rump-lover above is a perfect example of those who love Rump.
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Charlotte, NC: Police Release Videos of Keith Lamont Scott Killing; Police Arrest Charlotte Man in Protester Justin Carr's Death; Protests Continue Across Charlotte for Sixth Straight Day; Tulsa: Hundreds Pack Funeral of Terence Crutcher, Man Shot by Police; National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens; Clinton and Trump Debate Could Be Most Watched in U.S. History; Ted Cruz Endorses Trump Despite Bitter Rivalry; Israeli PM Netan...
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We get reaction to this week’s Senate Banking Committee hearing where Senator Elizabeth Warren grilled Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf over a growing scandal at the major Wall Street bank involving thousands of employees who took private customer information to create 2 million fake accounts in order to meet sales targets. The scandal dates back to at least 2011, and CEO John Stumpf admits he’s known about the practice since 2013. Wells Fargo has bee...
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+Warren C Marglin she was at the forefront of the 'progressive' movement and just because she hoped to get a nod when it came to being Vice President, she betrayed her beliefs and her supporters and endorsed Clinton instead of Sanders. That's a #traitor in my book. Clinton is the furthest thing from 'progressive'. TPP, fracking, dealing with Saudis, taking money from big oil and big pharma... c'mon.
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Tulsa: Officer Who Killed Terence Crutcher Charged with Manslaughter; Charlotte: Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott's Killing; Politico: Trump Paid $8.2M of Campaign Money to His Own Businesses; Trump Ohio Campaign Chair Resigns After Racist Comments; 75 Former Diplomats: Trump "Entirely Unqualified" to Be President; Leaked Democratic Party Emails Reveal Clinton & Biden Schedules; Yahoo: 500 Million Accounts Were Hacked; Anthon...
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