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Trump’s Extensive Anti-Vaxxer History

By Chai Karve on September 3, 2020.

President Donald Trump has an extensive, documented history of amplifying anti-vaxxers and making false statements about vaccines as he attempts to lead the United States through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Public Safety | Arizona

Arizona GOP State Senate Candidate Wendy Rogers Member of Extremist Oath Keepers Militia

By Chai Karve on August 27, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Arizona State Senate candidate Wendy Rogers is a member of The Oath Keepers, an extreme anti-government militia that believes in baseless conspiracy theories.

Accountability | Michigan

Trump’s COVID-19 Leadership Created Economic Catastrophe In Michigan

By Chai Karve on June 25, 2020.

As the United States enters what looks to be a prolonged financial recession, Michiganders are feeling the pain of President Donald Trump’s catastrophic failure to lead the nation through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Accountability | New Hampshire

Sununu Keeps Family-Owned Ski Operation Open During Coronavirus Outbreak

By Cole Driver on March 18, 2020.

As New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu ordered restaurants and businesses to close their doors amid the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, his family-owned ski operation has continued to keep its doors open as other ski slopes closed to prevent the spread of the highly infectious disease.

Public Safety | Minnesota

GOP Congressman Blamed Mass Shootings on Antidepressants

By on October 18, 2018.

Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., said antidepressants cause mass shootings and has also pinned gun violence on immigration, terrorism, racism, gang culture and so-called gun-free zones. But one thing Lewis doesn’t believe causes gun violence is guns. In the wake of many of the high-profile mass shootings during the past decade, the Lewis took to Twitter or his radio show to express anger toward politicians who called for restrictions to gun access while theorizing that many factors — but not guns — were responsible.

Public Safety | Wisconsin

Walker Ignores State Prisons After a Career Boosting Private Ones

By on October 16, 2018.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, seeking a third term, has taken a hard line on prison reform, denouncing a Democratic proposal to reduce the state’s prison population as a plan to let out “violent offenders” as he faces criticism that he has mishandled and ignored an abuse scandal in the state’s correctional system while pushing for privatization.

Public Safety | North Dakota

Cramer Takes Cash from ‘Deadly’ Opioid Manufacturer As ND Grapples with Epidemic

By on October 12, 2018.

Rep. Kevin Cramer accepted a $1,000 campaign contribution from drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma this cycle, joining a notably small group of politicians taking the company’s money as it faces lawsuits from multiple states — including Cramer’s — for its role in the opioid epidemic.

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