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Deval bows out
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Politics
Deval bows out
Deval Patrick ended his long-shot bid for the White House today after a single-digit showing in the key New Hampshire primary left him with a near-impossible pathway to victory.
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Pressley, Lee advance criminal justice reforms
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News
Pressley, Lee advance criminal justice reforms
U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Barbara Lee probed the “State of Black America” during the Congressional Black Caucus’s first-ever visit to Massachusetts. Both representatives spoke with the Banner last Friday about Pressley’s decarceration initiative — the People’s Justice Guarantee — and advocated for the Ending PUSHOUT Act, legislation focused on keeping black girls in school and reducing unjust expulsions.
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Opinion
My nephew voted for Trump and will do it again. Here’s why
Trump spotted this tiny, and very dangerous, opening early on. He repeatedly bragged that there were a lot of blacks that liked and supported him. He drove that seemingly loopy notion home with well-placed photo-ops and meetings with a handful of high-profile black entertainers, athletes and preachers. He doubled down on this with the launch in 2019 of the group Black Voices for Trump.
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Senate compliance with the constitution is critical
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Editorial
Senate compliance with the constitution is critical
As the enormous power of the presidency became more apparent to him, Trump began to believe that his authority was limitless, like that of an emperor. He seemed to believe that he was above the law.
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Pressley holds town hall in Randolph
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Local News
Pressley holds town hall in Randolph
The constituents who came to Stetson Hall in Randolph brought questions about immigration, impeachment, women’s rights and growing inequality to 7th District U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s town hall meeting Saturday.
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Warren: why did the Justice Dept. go easy on big banks?
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National
Warren: why did the Justice Dept. go easy on big banks?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding information from the Justice Department about actions that Trump administration officials took last year to reduce the penalties against two large banks that sold faulty mortgages to investors in the run-up to the financial crisis.
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Waging peace, healing our nation
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Opinion
Waging peace, healing our nation
We have suffered 255 mass shootings this year – that’s more than 1 mass shooting a day. With every bullet that’s fired, with every life that is stolen, with every community that is torn apart – we are becoming increasingly traumatized.
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Impeachment: The constitutionally-approved procedure
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Editorial
Impeachment: The constitutionally-approved procedure
While informed Americans should want to vote against a candidate for president who is disloyal to the country, Congress has a duty beyond political opposition to remove an offending president by the impeachment process.
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Opinion
Bold actions needed to abate debt crisis
Clearly, public policy reforms can and should address the national student debt crisis.
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Patriotism on the wane
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Editorial
Patriotism on the wane
A decidedly unpatriotic president and a series of questionable wars have challenged Americans’ notions of love for country.
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Opinion
CFPB denies duty to enforce military lending act
Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney has halted its use of its supervisory powers to fulfill its mandate of Military Lending Act enforcement. Keywords:
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Impeachment — an involved process
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Editorial
Impeachment — an involved process
The ultimate device to remove a flawed president is the next election, but four years between elections can be a long time to wait. The Founding Fathers anticipated earlier removal, but impeachment is wisely not so simple that it can become a normal strategy for reversing an unfortunate election result.
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