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Tulsi Gabbard: US faces ‘domestic threat to our democracy’ from the powerful

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TULSI GABBARD: There is a domestic threat to our democracy, and it is a very serious one. But it is not in the hands of a few powerless Americans who are pissed off and frustrated that our government is failing us. I...

Obama warns of ‘malevolence’ aimed at democracy in Democratic fundraiser speech

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Former President Barack Obama used his remarks at a fundraiser Thursday night for Senate Democrats' campaign arm to warn that "a little bit of malevolence" aimed at attacking democracy "can go a long way." The comme...

NYT columnist says Biden admin ‘running a political operation,’ using ‘threat to democracy’ as ‘leverage’

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"You may believe that American democracy is threatened as at no point since the Civil War, dear reader, but they do not. They are running a political operation in which the threat to democracy is leverage, used to ke...

Biden admin hit for calling MAGA Republicans ‘extremist threat’ to democracy: ‘Dehumanizing rhetoric’

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"The president thinks that there is an extremist threat to our democracy," Jean-Pierre said in a preview of Biden's planned speech for Thursday. "The MAGA Republicans are the most energized part of the Republican Par...

Biden expected to deliver dark remarks Thursday portraying his political opposition as a threat to democracy

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Biden will journey to the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution Thursday to lay out what Democrats see as an indictment of the GOP. The remarks are expected to be a darker version of the speech Biden often gave on the ...

Two new memoirs show the imbalance destabilizing American democracy

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Tim Miller and Lis Smith built formidable reputations by speaking for important politicians. Now, speaking for themselves, they've illuminated the imbalance destabilizing American democracy. Contemporaries, compet...

The last ‘Arab Spring’ democracy is dangling by a thread

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A version of this story first appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region's biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE Once regarded as the sole democracy...

MSNBC podcast guest slams constitutional originalism as ‘just bogus,’ means ‘we don’t live in a democracy’

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The podcast featured a discussion about the Supreme Court with Jamal Greene, a Columbia Law Professor and co-chair of Facebook's Oversight Board, which deals with content moderation on the platform. Greene was harshl...

Japan votes in election billed as ‘defense of democracy’ as police admit security ‘problems’ during Shinzo Abe assassination

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Tokyo Japanese voters headed to the polling stations on Sunday for an election billed as a defense of democracy, just two days after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated while on the campaign trail. Ab...

Fourth of July: Media’s history of bashing America, symbols of democracy

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The media, and celebrities alike, have a long history of bashing America and symbols of democracy, typically when trying to make a political point that condemns conservative ideology. Last week, Green Day lead singer...

Xi Jinping crushed Hong Kong’s opposition. Now he claims handover to China marked ‘beginning of true democracy’

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Hong Kong Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Friday claimed "true democracy" began in Hong Kong 25 years ago when China assumed control, as he marked a symbolic anniversary for the city transformed by his political crackdo...

Lindsey Graham: This is the real assault on Democracy in the United States

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LINDSEY GRAHAM: There is an assault on democracy in this country — it's by the Left, not by the Right. Everything you said is true. It took us 50 years to overturn Roe v. Wade by working hard, winning elections, putt...

AOC dodges when Colbert asks her about running for president: ‘We need to focus on keeping a democracy’

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"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert brought up those concerns from some in her party to Ocasio-Cortez during a friendly interview on Tuesday evening.  A Washington Post reporter said on ABC that it could be to...

Another American woman just stood up to protect democracy from Trump

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A quintet of courageous American women are defending American democracy in its darkest hour, and effectively delivering a warning about the rage and tyranny that may await if Donald Trump gets back into the White Ho...

U.S. abortion restrictions represent ‘declining democracy,’ claims WaPo correspondent before being skewered

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In the piece, Bump made the argument that the United States' restriction of abortion rights with Friday’s Supreme Court decision puts it in league with two other not-so-democratic countries which have restricted abor...

Tucker Carlson on abortion case: They are horrified by the return of democracy

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BILL HEMMER: The decision is out. It's been issued by Justice Alito and Roe v. Wade, according to our reports from the U.S. Supreme Court and our own Shannon Bream, is that Roe v. Wade has been overturned and the que...

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