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Gore: U.S. suffering from a ‘broken system’ of government

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In an interview with progressive news host Keith Olbermann, former vice president and Current TV founder Al Gore called the U.S. system of government “broken” and “in real trouble,” delivering a passionate plea for Democratic voters to make the 2012 election a “referendum” on conservative tactics.

“Money plays way too big a role now,” he said. “More than three quarters of all the campaign money raised in both political parties is now spent on thirty second television ads and the amount goes up every year. The only place they can raise that much money on a regular, continuing basis is from the special interests and business lobbies, and they end up calling the tune.”

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“What this sets up is a referendum in 2012. If the forces of reactionary, tea party, Republican forces continue to control the dialogue, then that won’t be any different. But if those of us who feel strongly that we have got to get our country back on the right track, get involved in a very energetic way, then 2012 can be a referendum that makes a difference and takes our country on a better course.”

This video is from Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, first broadcast Monday, August 1, 2011.


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‘It’s a disgrace’: Conservative torches Trump and the GOP — saying they’ve betrayed voters

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In 2012, Stuart Stevens served as the chief strategist for Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and tried to prevent President Barack Obama from winning a second term; in 2020, he is a Never Trump conservative who is rooting for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. And when Stevens appeared on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” on Thursday night, August 6, he stressed to host Brian Williams that many GOP incumbents — from President Donald Trump to members of Congress — could be in trouble in November.

Promoting his new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump,” Stevens told Williams, “This is a very negative environment for Republicans…. There are external forces out there that make this a very tough race for incumbents in the Republican Party.”

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Mask-hating Trump supporter banned from local store after she ‘rammed someone with a cart’: report

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A woman who was permanently banned from entering a local hardware store for refusing to wear a face mask tells Vox that she's proud that her defiance of public health standards got her kicked out.

In an interview, a Wyoming resident named Jacqueline says that her local Menards home and garden store has told her that she is no longer allowed to shop there for refusing to wear a face mask on two separate occasions.

Although she was still allowed to shop at the store after the first time she came in without a face mask, she was permanently given the boot when she got into a physical altercation with an employee during her second trip to the store.

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Expert: NRA had to be obliterated by New York for one very important reason

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The New York attorney general's aggressive moves against the National Rifle Association might have been handled by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a former federal prosecutor.

State attorney general Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the powerful lobbying group over claims of rampant fraud, but former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade's new column for The Daily Beast calls out the Justice Department's inaction.

"Like other cases of corruption, this easily could have been framed as a criminal case," McQuade wrote. "Filing false registration and disclosure documents as part of a scheme to defraud can serve as the basis for federal mail or wire fraud, and often does in public corruption cases. When I served as a federal prosecutor, my former office brought public corruption cases on such theories in similar cases in which officials misused funds for personal benefit."

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