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James O’Keefe and Nicole Sandler squabble over ACORN tapes

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Progressive radio host Nicole Sandler is at the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, where she ran into a decidedly conservative attendee: James O’Keefe.

As Sandler describes on her blog, she spotted O’Keefe in the lobby, and he invited her over to chat. Naturally, she pulled out her Flip Cam and recorded the whole thing. Eventually, O’Keefe tires of her and tries to get Sandler to go away.

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“I didn’t ask for an interview, I just wanted to have a discussion. You’re interviewing me on tape,” he says, when she reminds him that he gestured her over.

“Yeah, you tape people all the time. You tape people and you edit the tapes to make it look like things that didn’t, happened.”

Watch Sandler and O’Keefe argue about their differing definitions of “the truth,” and the ACORN tape scandal in the clip below, embedded via YouTube.

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‘Mohawks give a history lesson’: Protesters arrested after police raid Mohawk railway camp constructed in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

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Police moved in on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory demonstration as hundreds of people marched through downtown Ottawa.

At least 10 protesters were arrested Monday morning during a Canadian police raid on a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory camp beside a railway near Belleville, Ontario, which was established on Feb. 6 in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en First Nation hereditary chiefs and land defenders who are trying to prevent a fracked gas pipeline from cutting through their unceded lands in British Columbia.

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Trump blasted as ‘pathological liar’ for claiming stock market is ‘starting to look very good’ after 1,000 point crash

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The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic spreading across the world has present challenges for President Donald Trump.

In addition to the public health challenge facing the administration, Trump's 2020 reelection campaign is also faced with an economic crisis as the virus disrupts global supply chains.

"Investors around the world retreated from stocks and piled into haven assets including government bonds and gold, reflecting escalating worries that the coronavirus will disrupt the global economy," The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. "The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,000 points—its biggest point decline in more than two years; the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note approached a record low; and gold prices climbed for the eighth straight session to a seven-year high."

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Here are 11 of the most popular progressive policies for candidates to run on — and 5 of the least popular

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New polling from the progressive pollster Data for Progress, described in a new piece Monday at Vox, points the way forward for Democrats looking to oust President Donald Trump from the White House and enact a liberal policy agenda.

Progressives often argue that their plans are broadly popular with Americans, and that these ideas are only prevented from becoming reality because of an obstinate Republican Party weaponizing racism and misinformation, archaic political institutions that stymie significant efforts at reform, and corruption across the two parties that allows special and corporate interests to undermine the popular will. And there is a fair amount of truth in this idea — some progressive idea are remarkably popular, and there's no good reason they haven't been implemented yet.

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