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READ: Trump Likens FBI Executing Search Warrant at Mar-a-Lago to ‘Watergate’ in New Statement

The FBI on Monday executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump‘s Florida home. While there are no details yet on what federal agents are investigating, Trump quickly put out a statement in which he decries the “assault.” “These are dark times for our Nation,” writes Trump, who since becoming president has likened himself to […]

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Virginia Landlords to Pay $225,000 to Resolve Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

The Justice Department today announced that two Virginia landlords have agreed to pay $225,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by obtaining unlawful court judgments against military tenants at the Hideaway at Greenbrier Luxury Apartment Homes in Chesapeake, Virginia, and the Chase Arbor Apartments in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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FBI Has Executed a Search Warrant at Mar-a-Lago: ‘My Beautiful Home Is Under Siege’ Trump Says

The FBI has executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida home to the former president, Donald Trump, several news outlets are reporting. First to break the news was the publisher of Florida Politics, Peter Schorsch. The Federal Bureau of Investigation “today executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, two sources confirm to” Florida Politics, he wrote. […]

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Biden Travels to Kentucky to Console Flood Survivors After 37 Died – Some Angered McConnell and Paul ‘MIA’

On the first full day he has been free from COVID President Joe Biden traveled to Kentucky, the home state of the Senate Republican Minority Leader, to visit with flood survivors devastated by lost lives and lost property. On August 1, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced the historic floods had killed 37 people. Hundreds more were […]

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Virginia Landlords to Pay $225,000 for Alleged Violations of the SCRA

The Justice Department today announced that two Virginia landlords have agreed to pay $225,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by obtaining unlawful court judgments against military tenants at the Hideaway at Greenbrier Luxury Apartment Homes in Chesapeake and the Chase Arbor Apartments in Virginia Beach.

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Christian Nationalist, GOP Nominee for Governor Doug Mastriano to Testify Before J6 Committee

The U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack will receive sworn testimony from Doug Mastriano, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania’s nominee to be governor. Mastriano, who has strong ties to far right wing extremists, is a current state senator, and an anti-democracy Christian nationalist who has promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory. He attended […]

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‘It’s So Gross’: NY Times Blasted for Negative Reporting on Biden by ‘Blindered Horse-Race Analysts’

After President Joe Biden and Democrats in the House and Senate were closing an exceptional week of success after success on Saturday, pulling into a Senate vote that would transform the U.S. response to climate change, combat inflation, lower Medicare prescription drug prices and the federal deficit, and increase the energy supply, The New York Times […]

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Congratulations and Best Wishes to Newly-Appointed Judge Nancy Maldonado!

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights wishes a fond farewell and a heartfelt thank-you to Nancy Maldonado, our fabulous, long-serving Board Member who, following recent Senate confirmation, takes up her position as a federal judge with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in September. After graduating from Harvard College and […]

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Travis McMichael Gets Life Prison Sentence for Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Travis McMichael, the 36-year-old man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery in 2020, has been sentenced to life in prison. NBC News reports that McMichael will have to serve a life sentence plus 10 years for the murder of Arbery, an unarmed Black man who was running in McMichael’s neighborhood before McMichael chased him down with […]

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New Bombshell Book on Trump Reveals He Compared Himself to Hitler – Positively for Both

Two of the country’s best journalists have published reporting from their new book about Donald Trump that includes huge bombshells, including that as president he compared himself to Hitler, in a positive way for both men. Trump, essentially, imagined himself as Hitler, and wanted his generals to display unflinching, unquestioning loyalty. “Trump’s love affair with ‘my generals’ […]

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Less Than Half of Florida Voters Would Choose ‘Polarizing’ DeSantis New Poll Finds

Ron DeSantis is facing much more challenging odds of winning re-election than some would assume as a just-released poll finds less than half of Floridians would vote for their Republican governor. The poll, released by Florida progressive groups but more heavily weighted toward a GOP electorate finds just 48 percent of all registered voters would vote […]

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Trump Rambles for 108 Minutes in CPAC Speech Filled With ‘Unapologetic Fascism’: Report

Former President Donald Trump spoke for nearly two hours in his closing address at the CPAC summit in Dallas. In Trump’s view, America has been destroyed in the 18 months since he left office, with out-of-control crime, inflation, and oddly enough unemployment, which Trump estimates to be three times the official number. Trump took the […]