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WATCH LIVE: Senate Democrats conduct 24-hour speech marathon to oppose Betsy DeVos

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Senate Democrats are holding a “24-hour marathon of speeches” to protest Betsy DeVos’s nomination for Education secretary, Politico reports.

“Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) explained, according to The Hill.

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“The more people learn about Betsy DeVos, the more they realize how wrong she is for our students and schools. The more they hear about her background, the more they see her as one more way President Trump has broken his promise to ‘drain the swamp,’” the senator added in a press release.

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The absurd antics of Trump’s lawyers have turned the Senate trial into a bad episode of the Twilight Zone

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It’s hard to pick out the best moment for Absurdity around the impeachment trial.  In this Twilight Zone-like courtroom reality, there are simply too many choices for Most Absurd.

Like the Oscars, the undramatic competition for the award leans unduly on older, white men, particularly those with preordained decisions already in mind before any outcome.

Certainly, the top three must include continuing claims by Republican senators that they have not learned anything new – after having voted 11 times to deny the admission of new evidence or witnesses beyond the transcripts of the House committee hearings that had led to an impeachment vote.

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"It doesn't take a college degree in economics to realize that our remaining 1.5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don't add up."

After U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday dismissed youth climate activist Greta Thunberg's call for global leaders to address the climate crisis by telling the teenager to come back to him after she "studies economics," Thunberg and other progressives including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back, calling attention to the environmental issues the secretary was trying to ignore.

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Bloomberg using Trump’s 2016 playbook to chip away at the president’s popularity: report

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According to a report from Axios, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking his cues from Donald Trump's 2016 presidential race playbook and his seemingly endless supply of money to knock the president down more than few notches as well as elevate his own run for the Oval Office.

According to Margaret Talev and Mike Allen of Axios, they visited Bloomberg's Times Square headquarters on Wednesday and found a well-oiled -- and financed -- machine that seems more focused on damaging the president as it is pushing the Bloomberg candidacy.

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