Jimmy Carter: “I Know What North Korea Wants, US Oligarchy Refuses To Do It”

“Until we’re willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings, which they are, then I don’t think we’ll make any progress.”

Former President Jimmy Carter, right, and his wife Rosalynn arrive for a ribbon cutting ceremony for a solar panel project on farmland he owns in their hometown of Plains, Ga., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.(AP/David Goldman)

Former US President Jimmy Carter repeated his assertion that the US works more like an "oligarchy than a democracy," while also lambasting Trump's "hopeless" approach to the increasing tensions with North Korea. The former president was speaking at a ‘Conversation with the Carters’ event at his Carter Center in Atlanta on Tuesday. AP reports

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Republican Lawmaker Wants Legal Protection For Climate Change Deniers

Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person’s beliefs about climate change to that list.

Republican state representative from Maine, Lawrence Lockman. (Photo: Maine House Republicans)

Rep. Larry Lockman has introduced a bill that would limit the attorney general's ability to investigate or prosecute people based on their political speech, including their views on climate change. It would also prohibit the state from discriminating in buying goods or services or awarding grants or contracts based on a person's "climate change

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Bernie Sanders: Trump ‘Is a Fraud’ Sending Nation In ‘Authoritarian Direction’

“I don’t mean to be disrespectful… but this guy’s a fraud.”

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

(REPORT) --- "I don't mean to be disrespectful," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday morning, "but this guy's a fraud." The immediate reference was to a meeting President Donald Trump held with Wall Street executives on Friday in which he vowed—in what Common Dreams reported as a "spectacular betrayal"—to repeal key

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Hundreds Arrested At Democracy Spring Sit-In At US Capitol

Police announced they “ran out of space” for arrested activists, although they were peacefully gathered on the steps of the Capitol.

Voting rights reform demonstrators stage a sit-in at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 11, 2016, urging lawmakers to take money out of the political process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Police forces arrested over 400 people Monday in Washington, D.C., as people were peacefully gathered in front of the Capitol to protest against the role of money in politics and to demand voting rights. At least 10 buses were used to transport the people in handcuffs, while the police announced they "ran out of space" for arrested activists,

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The FEC Just Made It Easier For Candidates To Be Bought With Super PAC Money

The new rules further blur the lines between candidates seeking public office and the private entities that fund their election campaigns.

Donald Trump, second from left, makes a point as Ben Carson, left, Ted Cruz, second from right, and Jeb Bush look on during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has quietly released a new advisory opinion that will make it even easier for candidates and their staffers to solicit for super PACs donations. The opinion states that candidates can ask for funds from donors as long as they are meeting in small groups—as small as three people, according to the Washington

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There’s A New Front For Post-Citizens United Dark Money: State Judges

Around 85 percent of state judges must stand for election, yet these elections are often surrounded in public indifference and ignorance. Since the Citizens United decision opened the floodgates to dark money in politics, it’s had significant impact on judicial elections, too.

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Members of the Tennessee Supreme Court take their seats Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. In Tennessee, a record $1.5 million in TV spending was pumped into three Supreme Court retention races in which Justices Cornelia Clark, Sharon Lee, and Gary Wade retained their seats. Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP WASHINGTON --- It’s been a half-decade since the U.S.

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