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Florida's Senate Race Has Some Mic Drops

The kid gloves came off when the subject of race came up during a debate between the Florida's candidates for the Senate, Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis.

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Donald Trump's New Ad for Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz is in a surprisingly tight race in Texas - a race that is so tight, he asked for a boost from former arch-enemy Donald Trump.

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Moses Updates the Ten Commandments

With evangelical leaders like Pat Robertson downplaying the death of a journalist in Saudi Arabia, Moses publicly clarifies the meaning of 'Thou shalt not kill.'

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Does Saudi Arabia Own Donald Trump?

In this video essay, Mehdi Hasan examines Trump’s long history of doing deals with Saudi royals. Mehdi asks: “Does Saudi Arabia own Donald Trump?”

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Is President Trump Fascist?

Jason Stanley has spent the past decade studying fascism, from Mussolini to Duterte. In this video op-ed, he argues that yes, we should be worried.

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I Shot the Sheriff | Playing For Change

We invite you to enjoy this classic Bob Marley song, "I Shot the Sheriff" performed live outside by Mermans Mosengo and Ali Boulala in the beautiful Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Brazilian Elections

Brazil is about to elect a new president during a turbulent period of political corruption and economic uncertainty. John Oliver urges the people of Brazil not to figuratively fingerbang their democracy.

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Movie: Vice

VICE explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

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Tearful Woman Confronts Senator Flake on Elevator

Sen. Jeff Flake, minutes after he announced he will support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, was confronted at the US Capitol Friday morning by two women who say they are sexual assault survivors.

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Brett Kavanaugh's Mask Falls

Ari Melber gives his take on Kavanaugh’s hearing. During his testimony, Kavanaugh’s mask fell, as he went from blasting a political party to darkly alleging conspiracy theories and political hit jobs he can’t prove.

Felony Disenfranchisement | John Oliver

An extraordinary number of people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this — surprise — is Florida.

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The Black Eyed Peas | Big Love

“No kid should have to live through what you’re about to see,” the narrator warns. The Black Eyed Peas take us through a gut-wrenching video tour of the reality of school shootings and child separations. Produced in partnership with March for Our Lives and Families Belong Together.

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Movie | Risk

Academy Award winner Laura Poitras (CitizenFour) takes viewers closer than they have ever been before to Julian Assange and those who surround him. Featuring massive leaks, headline-grabbing news, and the revolutionary impact of the internet on global politics. RISK compresses six years of filming into a portrait of power, principles, betrayal, and sacrifice when the stakes could not be any higher.

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Vote 'Em Out

Resistance Songs has a simple message, and urges us to join the refrain and spread the word

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Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9"

Using his hometown of Flint, Michigan as ground zero and Americans of all shapes and sizes as his sources, Michael Moore takes the temperature of the country 

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