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Watch: Ellsberg arrested twice in single weekend, protesting for Bradley Manning

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Daniel Ellsberg, the man responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers that helped stop the Vietnam War, was arrested twice over the weekend: on Saturday at the White House, and again on Sunday outside the Quantico military brig where accused WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning is imprisoned.

Ellsberg was just one of about 30 people who were arrested Sunday. That list also included Army Col. Ann Wright, Ret., a former State Dept. diplomat. Speaking to The Washington Post, Ellsberg reportedly said that he identifies with Manning “more than anyone else I’ve seen in the last 40 years.”

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Manning is accused of “aiding the enemy” for allegedly leaking volumes of secret data to WikiLeaks. The government has not said what “enemy” in particular Manning supposedly helped.

Footage below is from Sunday’s protest at Quantico.

This video is from the Associated Press, published March 21, 2011.


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‘Texas is now in play’ says veteran political commentator – he’s not the only one noticing

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Could Texas Democrats swing the Lone Star State from red to blue and help elect Joe Biden president?

Veteran political analyst Taegan Goddard says "Texas is now in play," and suggests the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee currently holds 280 Electoral College votes, with another 133 in the "toss up" column.

There's a new swing state on the consensus electoral map and it's a big one! Texas is now in play. https://t.co/9rGjH0ixEN

Click thru to make your forecast with the interactive map. pic.twitter.com/i3EZZyDEFR

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Trump continues a conspiracy that never ended as he covers up the cover up of a crime

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It’s hard to know where to begin discussing the president’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence. So let’s start with what it means. It’s not a pardon. Donald Trump’s goombah is still a felon convicted of witness tampering and lying to the US Congress. He plans to appeal the guilty verdict. “Commutation” merely means he won’t go to jail.

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The move was widely expected in Washington. Only the timing was in doubt. The president had hoped to wait until after the election, according to Bloomberg News, but Stone appears to have forced his hand. He feared prison would expose him to the new coronavirus, which can be fatal to people his age (67). Stone told a journalist Thursday that he believed the president would commute his sentence, because he stayed quiet while under pressure to cooperate. That statement, given the day before his 40-month sentence was to begin, was widely interpreted to mean: do it now or I start singing.

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COVID patients can be overwhelmed with inflammation. Doctors are learning to calm that ‘storm’

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In the millions of tiny air sacs tasked with absorbing oxygen in Brett Breslow’s lungs, the scene was chaos.Some of the sacs were swollen with fluid that had leaked from surrounding blood vessels. Others had simply collapsed. The grim result: the Cherry Hill man was starved of oxygen, leading doctors at Cooper University Hospital to put him on a ventilator for 19 days.Breslow was suffering from a massive bout of inflammation — a catch-all description for the damage in many of the sickest patients with COVID-19. In addition to the assault on his lungs, the disease was harming his liver and kidn... (more…)

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