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Congress Expelled 14 Members in 1861 for Supporting the Confederacy

McKenzie Sadeghi USA TODAY
Congress expelled 14 members for supporting sedition and insurrection previously who supported the Confederacy against the union in 1861. Today we also have seditious members of Congress who sought to overthrow the election of the president.

Friday Nite Videos | October 26, 2018

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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.

Friday Nite Videos | October 12, 2018

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Why Progressives Need a National Electoral Strategy - and Fast

Bill Fletcher, Jr. AlterNet
In the current cycle are two related but distinct problems. First, progressives have no national electoral strategy to speak of. Second, elections cannot be viewed simply or even mainly within the context of the pros and cons of specific candidates. Progressives are very divided about the relative importance of electoral politics, and our near exclusive focus on the candidates, that there is no coherent national progressive electoral strategy.

Berning Ted and Donald on 'NY Values'

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders brings the hammer down on Ted Cruz in response to the GOP candidate's negative remarks about "New York values."

Samantha Bee | Team Cruz

Who are some of Ted Cruz's biggest fans? Prepare to be horrified, but not surprised in the slightest.

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