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Chicago cops to be punished for ‘taking a knee’ in protest against police brutality

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After a weekend of intense political debate about the increasingly popular “take a knee” protest spurred on by President Donald Trump, two Chicago police officers are facing a reprimand for engaging in their own protest.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, two uniformed officers were photographed kneeling with fists raised in the “black power symbol” — and the Chicago Police Department was not pleased.

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“We are aware of the photo,” CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Sun-Times on Monday, “and we will address it in the same way we have handled previous incidents in which officers have made political statements while in uniform, with a reprimand and a reminder of department policies.”

The photo was posted on the Instagram account of a woman who sells shirts bearing the anti-police brutality slogan “Hugs no slugs,” and appears to have been taken inside a police station in Chicago’s South Side.

In the Instagram post, the user who posted the photo took and posted the photo of the took officers said she walked into a police department, asked the officers if they are against police brutality and stand with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest, and then took a knee when she requested it.


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Get ready for Enron II: Republicans are re-opening the energy market to underhanded dealing

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Neil Chatterjee, head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is taking our nation back to pre-Enron days when the commission was so weak it didn’t even explicitly prohibit manipulating energy markets.

Under Chatterjee, a former Mitch McConnell aide, the number of new investigations was halved – to 12 – in fiscal 2019, compared with the previous year. The commission reached just two settlement agreements for $14 million, a sixth or less of the annual average for penalties since 2007.

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Newly released emails show White House prepared to freeze Ukraine aid hours before Trump’s phone call

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White House budget officials were preparing to freeze aid to Ukraine the night before President Donald Trump's infamous July 25 phone call to the country's new president, according to newly released emails.

The Office of Management and Budget handed over nearly 200 pages of records related to the president's actions toward Ukraine to the transparency group American Oversight, and one of the heavily redacted emails from July 24 shows OMB officials shared a “Ukraine Prep Memo” with Michael Duffey, reported CNN.

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Trump impeachment trial: 4 stories from first day spell doom for Mitch McConnell

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If the score was kept for the first day of the impeachment trial, it would show hefty losses for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

As Former Special Counsel for the Department of Defense, Ryan Goodman, pointed out, four major headlines perfectly reflect the cracks in the strangle-hold McConnell has had on his party.

First, McConnell was forced to change the impeachment hearing rules. After a huge uprising by Americans demanding to be able to watch the impeachment trial during normal human hours, senators told McConnell he'd lost the votes to hold proceedings after midnight.

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