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Iowa caucuses: Spending big doesn’t assure a candidate’s victory

Iowa caucuses - both Democratic and Republican - are exercises in genuine, local neighbor-to-neighbor democracy.

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Calling out the hypocrisy of the U.S. Cuban blockade

Ending restrictions on U.S. tourist travel, expanding U.S. exports to Cuba - both are topics that are unlikely to survive the rigors of Republican-dominated Congress. 

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Let Cuba Live Committee of Maine says end Cuban Adjustment Act

"We call upon Congress to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act," which has "led to the deaths of Cubans crossing the Florida Straits in boats."

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Sanders surging nationally as Iowa caucuses draw near

With the Iowa caucuses just three weeks away, Bernie Sander's campaign for the presidency is surging on several fronts.

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Sanders: Break up banks, tax speculation, start postal banking

Sanders last week repeated a pledge that he has made in speeches across the country; if elected, he said, he will break up the big banks.

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This week in history: FDR calls for Four Freedoms

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt articulated the fundamental goals of Four Freedoms that people "everywhere in the world" ought to enjoy.

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Justice demanded for Mario Woods, victim of San Francisco police

"He was not committing a dangerous act. We're tired of the SFPD killing black people."

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Trump trying to sell himself as America’s strongman protector

If you listened very closely to the Republican debate last night you could've picked up one or two nuggets that actually reflected reality, but that made the session all the more scary.

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U.S. and Cuba come to table to talk mutual compensation

State Department spokesperson John Kirby regards "resolution of outstanding claims" as a top priority for normalization.

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San Francisco residents demand police chief’s resignation over Mario Woods shooting

Chants such as "Our community is under attack. What do we do? Stand up fight back" rang out in front of City Hall.

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