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Between The Lines – Feb. 20, 2019 – Full Show

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Trump’s National Emergency Declaration Violates Constitution, Endangers Democracy

Interview with Elliot Mincberg, senior fellow with the group People for the American Way, conducted by Scott Harris

Bernie Sanders Remains the Authentic Progressive Among Democratic Presidential Candidates

Interview with Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org and a California Sanders delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, conducted by Scott Harris

Urgent Need to Research Possible Link Between Artificial Turf Crumb Rubber and Cancer

Interview with Amy Griffin, associate head coach at the University of Washington, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary Feb. 20, 2019

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Trump is tough on Venezuela—but won’t let fleeing Venezuelans into the US
  • Conflict erupts for control of Libya’s largest oil field
  • Fourteen candidates running in first round of Chicago mayoral elections

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The next two weeks are very critical. Find out what you can do to prevent Trump and future presidents from becoming dictators #nationalemergency
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#LiveNow on Between The Lines https://t.co/n0s0XQ42ZG @PFAW's Elliot Mincberg describes how citizens can stop Trump's #nationalemergency #progressive

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Excerpt: "While headlines continue to proliferate about average Americans discovering they will not receive the tax return they were expecting—and in many cases, depending on—new federal date released Thursday showed that major U.S. banks earned an extra $28 billion in profits last year thanks to the tax scam bill passed by the Republican Party and signed by President Donald Trump at the end of 2017."
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People for the American Way's Elliot Mincberg says if Trump's national emergency is not stopped, he and future presidents can effectively become dictators in the United States. Find out what you can do to stop this from happening and why the next two weeks are so critical. #NationalEmergency
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Excerpt: The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Thursday ordered a new election in the 9th Congressional District, ending a dramatic, months-long investigation into allegations of widespread ballot tampering.

“It appears to me the irregularities and improprieties occurred to such an extent that they tainted the results of the entire election and cast doubt on its fairness,” said the board chairman, Bob Cordle, shortly before the five-member panel voted unanimously to throw out the November results between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready. “I believe the people of North Carolina deserve a fair election and deserve to have their votes counted properly.”