FCC Shuts Down Alex Jones’ Flagship Pirate Radio Station In Texas

The Federal Communications Commission has forced a pirate radio station off the air that had served as far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ flagship in Austin, Texas. The station, Liberty Radio, was also slapped with a $15,000 fine after operating from an apartment complex without federal approval since at least 2013, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The…

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The Black-White Unemployment Ratio Has Barely Budged

MANDEL NGAN via Getty Images President Donald Trump doesn’t highlight the major gap between black and white unemployment when he boasts about helping African-Americans. President Donald Trump defends himself against charges of racism by saying that not only is he not racist, but he has presided over some of the best job gains for African-Americans…

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Trump Campaign Chair ‘Not Above The Law,’ Mueller Team Says As Manafort Trial Closes

Chris Wattie / Reuters ALEXANDRIA, Va. ― A prosecutor with Robert Mueller’s special counsel team labeled Paul Manafort a serial liar during closing arguments in the former Trump campaign manager’s trial for tax and bank fraud. Describing Manafort as a “wildly successful,” capable and bright political consultant, prosecutor Greg Andres on Wednesday told jurors they’d…

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Keith Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Primary While Facing Abuse Accusations

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday, days after he was publicly accused of domestic abuse.The deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee bested Minnesota Rep. Deb Holstrom, former county prosecutor Tom Foley, Minneapolis attorney Matt Pelikan and former state Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman to clinch the party’s…

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Randy Bryce Wins Wisconsin’s Democratic Primary In Race For Paul Ryan’s House Seat

Bloomberg/Getty Images Randy Bryce speaks with a campaign volunteer at an event in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in April. Randy Bryce, a union ironworker turned progressive rockstar, won the Democratic nomination in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, quieting at least some of the doubts that his meteoric rise obscured politically fatal personal baggage.Bryce faces Bryan Steil, the winner…

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