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Anti-Donald Trump bar earmarks its profits for progressive causes

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Liberals who feel the current Republican presidential administration is driving them to drink now have the perfect place to do it. A new bar, Coup, opened this month with protest-themed decor, a distinctly anti-President Donald Trump vibe and a promise by its owners to donate their profits to organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. Patrons are offered a chance to earmark where their money goes. When they buy a drink, they get a token to drop…

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Patrick Murphy campaign calls on Alan Grayson to donate profits from Eritrean investment

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(Update) The Patrick Murphy Senate campaign is calling on Alan Grayson to donate to charity his profit of $100,000 to as much as $1 million from “slave labor in the east African nation of Eritrea.” The request stems from a story posted by BloombergPolitics that reports that Grayson’s family has cashed in a long-held investment in a mining company that derives its revenue almost entirely from Eritrea, a small East African country. Human Rights Watch labeled Eritrea “a pariah state,” in part, for its system…

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Bloomberg Politics reports that Alan Grayson profited from “Pariah State” gold mine

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Alan Grayson’s rough week just got a bit rougher. A week after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called on the Florida congressman to drop his Senate bid amid scrutiny surrounding his hedge fund, BloombergPolitics reports that Grayson’s family has cashed in a long-held investment in a mining company that derives its revenue almost entirely from Eritrea, a small East African country. Human Rights Watch labeled Eritrea “a pariah state,” in part, for its system of forced labor. Grayson is pushing back, however, saying that he wasn’t aware of…

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Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world

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The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting. It captures everything we don’t want to see when we tap our phones or open our newspapers: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innocent. Largely because of social media, the image of little Aylan Kurdi is hammering home the Syrian migrant crisis to the world. Aylan died along with his 5-year-old brother and their mother when their small rubber boat…

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