Democracy Now! — Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

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During Wednesday’s press conference, President Obama warned that the expansion of Israeli settlements was making a two-state solution impossible. “I don’t see how this issue gets resolved in a way that maintains Israel as both Jewish and a democracy,” Obama said.

Democracy Now! — Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

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In one of his final acts in office, President Obama shortened the sentences of 209 prisoners and pardoned 64 individuals on Tuesday. The list included Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is now set to be freed on May 17, after Obama reduced her sentence from 35 years to seven.

Democracy Now! — Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

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At least 42 Democrats plan to boycott Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration this Friday, after Trump used the weekend to attack civil rights icon John Lewis. On Friday, Democratic Congressmember Lewis questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s election during an interview on NBC News.

Democracy Now! — Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

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In a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, Amy Goodman plays a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The recording was recently discovered by Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives. You can view the full transcript here.

Democracy Now! — Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

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Donald Trump’s pick for defense secretary, retired General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, testified at his confirmation hearing that Russia remains the “principal threat” faced by the United States, taking a much harder line than the president-elect. He also said he supports the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump has repeatedly criticized.

Democracy Now! — Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

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At his first press conference since July, Donald Trump asserted that, as president, he would be exempt from possible conflicts of interest. The Trump Organization is an umbrella company for his hundreds of investments in real estate, brands and other businesses. But Trump said he would not divest or create a completely blind trust, and instead will hand over management of the company to his sons.

Democracy Now! — Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

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On Tuesday, Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general faced more than nine hours of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which he denied being a racist and tried to distance himself from Trump’s most extreme promises. As he faced questions, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama was repeatedly disrupted by protesters who chanted “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist U.S.A.!”

Democracy Now! — Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

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The first of a two-day confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s controversial attorney general nominee begins today. Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama faces questions from his colleagues on the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as chair of the immigration subcommittee.

Democracy Now! — Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

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A barrage of Senate confirmation hearings is set to begin Tuesday for what could be the wealthiest Cabinet in modern American history. This comes despite concerns that ethics clearances and background checks are incomplete for several of Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks.

Democracy Now! — Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

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Journalist Glenn Greenwald examines the track record of intelligence chiefs, including CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who are meeting today with President-elect Donald Trump to give him a classified briefing on alleged Russian cyberthreats.