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Election Dust-up: The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former US Attorney General Eric Holder, is suing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for not calling special elections in two open legislative seats. The outcome of the suit could change the balance of power in the legislature. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

In California Senate Race, a Political Neophyte Topping Feinstein and de Leon in Small-Dollar Donations (Trevin)

According to the mainstream media, the progressive candidate opposing Sen. Dianne Feinstein in California is Kevin de Leon, who backs single-payer health care, a “sanctuary state” bill, and a “100 percent clean energy mandate.” But his history of taking corporate money and ties to the Democratic Party establishment are coming back to haunt him when it comes to convincing the people. Alison Hartson, “an activist and former high school teacher from Orange County,” has “received more money in small-dollar donations than Feinstein and de Leon combined.”

Clinton Calls on Trump to Act: ‘The Russians Are Still Coming’ (Jimmy)

Hillary Clinton tweeted yesterday: “I say this as a former Secretary of State and as an American: the Russians are still coming. Our intelligence professionals are imploring Trump to act. Will he continue to ignore and surrender, or protect our country?”

Trump Sends Congress Record-High ‘Black Budget’ Spy Funding Request (Reader Luke)

The author writes, “President Trump sent Congress the largest-ever publicly disclosed request for spy agency funding, the administration revealed Tuesday. Details about the so-called “black budget” are slim, but Trump is requesting $59.9 billion for non-military intelligence agencies and $21.2 billion for military intelligence in fiscal 2019.”

‘We’ve Got To DO Something About Syria!’ Uh, No You Don’t. Please Don’t. (Jimmy)

The author writes, “Arguing that the western war machine is a good way to bring about peace and justice is like arguing that a bulldozer is a useful tool for brain surgery. Arguing that the western war machine is a good way to bring about peace and justice in Syria is like arguing that the gasoline which was used to start a house fire can also be used to extinguish it.”

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