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Valerie Block


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Past articles by Valerie:

Feminist activists are eager to build on Kamala Harris' ascent to vice president

Kamala Harris may not be president, but her ascendancy to the No. 2 spot is an undeniable victory for activists to build on. → Read More

Pandemic school closures could create a drag on the economy for years

A study from the San Francisco Fed shows how school closings could impact the economy well into this century. → Read More

Florida's Pinellas County could hold the key to the Trump-Biden election

If you want to know who will win the presidential election between President Trump and Joe Biden on Nov. 3, Florida's Pinellas County may be able to tell you. → Read More

California orders bars to close in Los Angeles and other counties over coronavirus spread

"COVID-19 is still circulating in California, and in some parts of the state, growing stronger," Newsom said in a written statement. → Read More

Openly gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin could make history if Biden picks her as his vice presidential running mate

The swing-state senator from Wisconsin has solid progressive credentials and has never lost an election. → Read More

Fighter with a 'fresh face': What Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could bring as Biden's VP pick

Democrats believe Michigan is a must-win for Joe Biden. Having Whitmer on the ticket could help deliver the state, which went for President Trump in 2016. → Read More

Democratic contender Amy Klobuchar raises $11 million in fourth quarter, more than doubling her previous haul

The presidential candidate saw her fortunes rise after December's Democratic debate, when she was able to land jabs at some of her rivals, including fellow moderate Pete Buttigieg. → Read More

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to raise corporate tax rate to 35% and ban stock buybacks

Sanders, who is recovering from a heart attack, reveals the new tax plan a day before the third Democratic debate. → Read More

2020 long shot Marianne Williamson faces off with front-runners Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg at the Democratic debate

Six women are running for president. Five of them are career politicians. Then there's Oprah-approved self-help guru Marianne Williamson. → Read More

Rudy Giuliani on Mueller report: 'There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians'

Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that there's 'nothing wrong' with taking information from Russians, after the Mueller report laid out extensive ties between the Trump campaign and Russians during the 2016 election campaign. → Read More

A top progressive pundit says mainstream Democrats are worried about Bernie Sanders winning the White House in 2020

"Bernie right now has a better chance of winning than rest of field combined," said Cenk Uygur, founder of progressive news network TYT and host of "The Young Turks," who supported Sanders in 2016. Uygur has not decided whom he will back in 2020, but says he likes Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. → Read More

Michael Cohen's attorney reportedly approached Trump's lawyers about a pardon after April 2018 FBI raids

The report comes days after Cohen told lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week that he never asked for a pardon from Trump, and that he would not accept one. → Read More

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee enters 2020 presidential race, with focus on climate change

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is gearing up to focus mainly on climate change during the race for his party's nomination. "I believe it's a potentially winning issue to run on," Inslee, 67, recently told Rolling Stone. A book Inslee wrote on the topic some 10 years ago, Apollo's Fire, argued for a clean energy program on the scale of President John F. Kennedy's moon shot. He's still pushing that… → Read More

Kirsten Gillibrand: 'I'm going to run' for president in 2020

The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert": "It's an important first step and it's one I am taking because I am going to run." → Read More

Republican Mike Braun will unseat Democrat Joe Donnelly in Indiana Senate race: NBC News projection

Republican businessman Mike Braun is projected to win his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, according to NBC News. Election experts had pegged the race to be a toss-up. → Read More

Fox hires former Trump aide Hope Hicks as top communications officer

Hicks' move represents a swap of sorts. After she left the White House, former Fox News executive Bill Shine took over a role similar to hers, as deputy chief of staff for communications. → Read More

After Sessions fires McCabe, Trump's lawyer calls for end to Russia investigation

The president’s personal attorney said on Saturday that he hopes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. → Read More

Jeff Sessions may have saved himself — for now — by firing FBI's Andrew McCabe

By firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe just days before his retirement, AG Jeff Sessions may have saved himself -- for now. → Read More

'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. reveals the advice that changed his life

Don't be late, and don't sit back and wait for it, "Hamilton" star Leslie Odom Jr. says. → Read More

Misty Copeland's grand leap to ballet megabrand

How Misty Copeland rose from poverty to become one of the most successful ballerinas on the planet, with endorsement deals and a dancewear line. → Read More