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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
As Perez Shakes Up Staff, Sanders Urges 'Total' Overhaul for Democratic Party
The Democratic National Committee's newly-installed chair, Tom Perez, has asked for the resignations of all the organization's staffers—a reorganization Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says is "absolutely" needed. The call for the resignations, with a deadline of April 15, comes "as the DNC attempts a...
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These Are the 16 Senators Still Undecided About Filibustering Neil Gorsuch
Fifteen Democrats (and one Independent) remain undecided on whether to filibuster Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, according to one news outlet's recent count. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on President Donald Trump's nominee on Monday, April 3; Senate Majority...
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Trump Wants to Slash Medical Research Funding to Help Pay for Border Wall
Lawmakers, scientists, and advocacy groups are decrying President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), saying they represent another broken campaign promise and a " heartless " attack on critical medical research. In keeping with his war on science, Trump's "...
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European Union and Chinese flags Global Anger and Dismay After Trump Slams Brakes on U.S. Climate Action
The world reacted with dismay and anger as President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday that dismantled critical U.S. climate policies, betraying the country's international climate commitments. While world leaders, scientists, and policy makers expressed outrage and skepticism about...
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Coalition Takes Trump's Order to Pillage Public Lands for Coal to Court
A day after President Donald Trump " took a wrecking ball to U.S. action on climate change " with an executive order that included lifting his predecessor's pause on new federal coal leases, a coalition of groups has filed a legal challenge to stop the widespread damage the rescission would bring...
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'Moving Beyond Resistance': Bernie Sanders to Headline Progressive People's Summit
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will headline a major progressive conference later this spring that aims to galvanize the resistance to President Donald Trump into a larger movement for a just world. The People's Summit will be held in Chicago from June 9-11 at McCormick Place, and is expected to...
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RESIST DAY #69: What You Can Do Today
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Get on board to back the new push for a Medicare-for-All With Sen. Bernie Sanders set to release new legislation to established a national 'Medicare for All' system in the U.S., you can let your elected lawmakers (and your friends and neighbors) know that you support a...
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A Westinghouse nuclear plant under construction near Waynesboro, Georgia. Nuclear Power Suffers Major Blow With Westinghouse Bankruptcy
Major nuclear power company Westinghouse, a U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Toshiba, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday in a massive blow to the industry. The filing marked "a defining moment in the decades-long downward spiral of the global nuclear power industry," wrote Greenpeace Japan in a...
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Trump's Head of Immigration Enforcement Made First Public Appearance. It Didn't Go Well
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made his first public appearance leading the agency on Tuesday evening at an event in Sacramento, Calif., where—inside and outside of the forum—he was met with strong opposition from lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates. The packed event...
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Why Was US Attorney Preet Bharara Fired? Dem Senators Seek Answers
Three Democratic senators have written to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding to know the circumstances surrounding the firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, noting that he was reportedly investigating one member of President Donald Trump's cabinet—and potentially the president himself—when...
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Anti-Abortion Activists Charged Over Infamous Planned Parenthood Videos
Two anti-abortion activists who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood conversations were charged with 15 felonies on Tuesday, with California prosecutors saying they violated state law by filming medical providers without their consent. David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Merritt face 15 charges each...
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sanctuary Cities 'Stand Resolute' in Face of Threatened Funding Cut-Off
Sanctuary cities are refusing to back down in the face of the Trump administration's crackdown on immigration, which was codified on Monday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to cut off funding for states and cities that shelter undocumented residents. Officials from many of those...
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Smog envelopes the Salt Lake City skyline in November 2016. 'Sheer Reckless Folly': Trump Destroys Obama-Era Climate Rules
President Donald Trump on Tuesday set about aggressively dismantling Obama-era climate policies with an executive order decried as "sheer reckless folly," which will increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the climate crisis. "Aside from provoking a large-scale nuclear war, it is hard...
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With House Vote, GOP Puts Your Personal Online Data Up for Sale
Updated: Despite widespread popular outcry, House Republicans on Tuesday voted to strip citizens' of their right to privacy online, selling out the American public to the deep-pocketed telecom industry. With 215 voting for and 205 against, 15 GOP representatives joined the Democrats in opposing the...
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Resolution to Get Trump's Taxes from Steven Mnuchin Faces Vote Tuesday
The House Ways and Means Committee is poised to vote on a resolution of inquiry Tuesday that would direct the Treasury Department to release President Donald Trump's taxes. H.Res. 186, introduced earlier this month by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), directs Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to hand...
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The coal-powered Castle Gate power plant in Utah, pictured in 2007. The plant was closed in 2015. Contrary to Spin, Trump Slashing Energy Jobs With New Executive Order
As the Trump administration brags that Tuesday's executive order to dismantle Obama-era climate regulations will create coal industry jobs, new employment data from the Department of Energy (DoE) demonstrates how misguided that claim is. Clean energy employs many more Americans than the fossil fuel...
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Trump Taps Bush-Era Official Who Defended Mega-Merger as Antitrust Chief
President Donald Trump on Monday nominated his former lawyer and current White House counsel Makan Delrahim to serve as antitrust chief—potentially putting a man who once said there was nothing wrong with the AT&T/Time Warner mega-merger in charge of reviewing competition for the U.S...
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Nunes Faces Ethics Complaint, Calls for Recusal Amid Growing White House Scandal
Update: Charging that he violated the Espionage Act and House rules "in his quest to assist President [Donald] Trump politically," MoveOn.org Civic Action on Tuesday filed a federal ethics complaint with the U.S. House of Representatives' Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Devin Nunes (R-...
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RESIST DAY #68: What You Can Do Today
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Monday, March 27, 2017
#Flipthe6th: Democrat Emerges as Clear Leader in Race for Price's Seat
Early voting began Monday in the U.S. House race for Georgia's sixth district, capturing national attention as Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff has raised millions of dollars with a surge of grassroots support in the traditionally conservative enclave. The vacancy left by former Georgia...
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Seeking 'To Create a Police State,' AG Sessions Threatens Sanctuary Cities
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday took aim at sanctuary cities, saying such communities must end and that his Department of Justice would deprive them of federal grants—a move that prompted the New York attorney general to vow his continued resolution in resisting the Trump...
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Mexican Archdiocese: Companies That Help Build Trump's Wall Are "Traitors"
Denouncing President Donald Trump's proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States as "an open threat that violates relations and peace," the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico City said Sunday that companies who profit from its construction are "traitors to the homeland." The country'...
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Warning: Trump Is About to Make World's "Biggest Humanitarian Crisis" Much Worse
As tens of thousands of Yemenis mark the two years of war that have claimed the lives of over 4,000 civilians and brought the country "to the brink of famine," there are signs the United States' already tainted role in the conflict may be set for escalation. Al Jazeera reports that as many as 100,...
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Biometric face recognition FBI Face Recognition Technology Has 'No Limits,' Congressional Hearing Reveals
If Congress doesn't take legislative action, the FBI's vast and growing facial recognition database could someday soon allow the government to track Americans' "every move" in a breathtaking, nationwide violation of the Fourth Amendment. That was the takeaway of a scathing hearing in the...
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'Nuclear Option' Looms as Lawmakers Line Up Against Neil Gorsuch
Amid an energetic resistance campaign , the committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been postponed one week. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee requested the delay, which punts the vote to April 3, "giving Republicans days to meet their goal of...
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Rush to Resist as Congress Poised to Obliterate Broadband Privacy Rules
Privacy advocates on Monday are urging Americans to call their elected officials , warning that there are only 24 hours left to "save online privacy rules" before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on a measure that would allow major telecom companies to collect user data and auction it off to...
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Massive AIPAC Protest Calls Out Continued Fueling of Illegal Occupation
A large protest took place Sunday at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee ( AIPAC ) conference in Washington, D.C., where demonstrators called for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory and declared: "Jews won't be free until Palestinians are free." The protest of the...
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RESIST DAY #67: What You Can Do Today
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Trump inauguration protest EPA Chief Touts Plan to Undo Climate Regulations, Pull Back from Paris Deal
President Donald Trump on Tuesday is expected to finally sign a long-feared executive order that will undo Obama-era climate regulations , and Scott Pruitt, who is tasked with overseeing the protection of the environment, spent the weekend bragging about the destructive order. On ABC 's "This Week...
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Trump's New Plan: Govt as Company, Citizens as Customers, Kushner as CEO
Bringing President Donald Trump's notion of government as corporate enterprise to fruition, the White House on Monday announced that Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will be leading a sweeping government overhaul, leaning on business leaders to solve pressing national issues while looking to...
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"Thunderous Applause" Welcomes Sanders' Call for Medicare-for-All
A cheering crowd gave a rousing endorsement to Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan to introduce Medicare-for-All, or single-payer, legislation to Congress in the coming weeks, announced this weekend at a Vermont town hall meeting. "We have got to end the international disgrace of being the only major country...
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hundreds Arrested as Unsanctioned Anti-Corruption Protests Erupt Across Russia
Hundreds of people, including a key opposition leader, were arrested in Russia on Sunday as thousands participated in unsanctioned protests against corruption and the anti-democratic tendencies of the ruling government. A reported 500 people were detained in Moscow alone, where opposition leader...
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'Whoa, Whoa, Whoa': Sanders Says Democrats' Intransigence Is Solution, Not Problem
While intra-party disagreement among Republicans and a nationwide grassroots effort to stop the cruel and unpopular healthcare reform bill known as Trumpcare undoubtedly fueled its collapse on Friday , Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday morning made it quite clear that Democrats not cooperating...
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RESIST DAY #66: What You Can Do Today
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With 200+ Iraqi Civilians Feared Dead, Carnage Surging Under Trump
The carnage continues. And appears to be growing. With the war that President George W. Bush started and that President Barack Obama failed to end now in the hands of President Donald Trump, global outrage and condemnation was expressed over the weekend as details emerged over a U.S. bombing in...
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Saturday, March 25, 2017
RESIST DAY #65: What You Can Do Today
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'Just Getting Started': With Battles Ahead, Resist Forces See No Time for Gloating
While President Donald Trump on Saturday used a single tweet to tell the American people both "Do not worry!" and "Obamacare will explode," the Trump resistance movement was being urged not to gloat over Friday's " epic failure " of the Republicans' attempt to pass their 'slash and burn' healthcare...
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New Bill Aims to Unmask Visitors at Trump's Alternative White Houses
Amid reports Saturday that President Donald Trump would spend his afternoon "holding meetings" at a golf course he owns in Virginia, grassroots support is growing for a new bill introduced late this week that would force the president to provide visitor logs for Trump-owned properties where he...
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'Follow the Facts': Top Dem Demands Independent Trump-Russia Commission
Matching a growing popular demand , the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Saturday urged Congress to create an independent commission to investigate the possible role that members of President Donald Trump's campaign or transition teams may have had with alleged Russian...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
With Epic GOP Failure, Dems Urged to Go Bold with Medicare-for-All
With the Republican attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going down in flames Friday as Americans rallied to defend their right to healthcare, Democrats are being urged, both by experts and constituents, to seize on the moment and counter with a plan that will truly provide coverage for...
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Bill Killed: Popular Roar Forces House GOP to Withdraw TrumpCare Vote
Update: House Republicans pulled their healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), just before the vote was to take place. Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California described the bill's failure as "a victory for the resistance," while the New York Times writes that it's "a humiliating...
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A sign held up at the January 21st Women's March in St. Paul, Minnesota. Trump Budget Horrifies Majority of Voters, Poll Finds
Most Americans don't want Elmo to get fired . They also don't want enormous funding cuts to medical research, after-school and summer programs, new road and transit projects, climate change research, and a program to help low income people heat their homes. Those cuts—and many more—comprise the "...
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Call Grows for 'Total Shutdown' Over Alleged Trump-Russia Collusion
As House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) continues to cast doubt about his ability to lead a credible probe into the Trump campaign's alleged connections with Russia, a Democratic congressman has called for "a total and complete shutdown" of the president's agenda until the...
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Ivanka Trump White House Ethics Loophole for Ivanka 'Doesn't Work,' Say Watchdogs
Ivanka Trump's bizarre new White House role that grants her a West Wing office and security clearance, but no official title or salary, simply does not work. That's the message from government watchdogs Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Democracy 21, and the Campaign...
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Colorado Youth Score Decisive Legal Victory Against Fracking Industry
A group of Colorado teenagers scored a " huge " victory against the state's fracking industry on Thursday when a three-judge panel ruled that the health of citizens and environment takes precedence over oil and gas interests. The decision, handed down by the Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday,...
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RESIST DAY #64: What You Can Do Today
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2014 Keystone XL protest 'Disaster': Trump Administration Signs Off on Keystone XL Pipeline
Nearly ten years after pipeline company TransCanada first applied for a State Department permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline , the Trump administration has reversed the previous administration's decision and signed off on the "disastrous" project. "The Keystone XL pipeline is a...
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Republican Trainwreck: Millions at Risk as Trump Demands Healthcare Vote
In their frenzied effort to strong-arm support for the flailing American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a vote on Friday, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have officially made the Republican plan even worse. Tweets about #ProtectOurCare OR #AHCA Trump issued a stark ultimatum to...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Here Are the 50 GOP Senators Who Just Sacrificed Your #BroadbandPrivacy to Corporate Profits
Privacy and consumer advocates—and a seemingly endless chorus of Internet user s—were expressing outrage on Thursday after the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate passed a bill that will allow powerful media corporations to collect personal data of internet users without their consent and sell that...
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Grassroots Resistance Credited as Republicans Forced to Postpone AHCA Vote
Republican lawmakers on Thursday were met with a deluge of outrage and calls to stand against the American Health Care Act (ACHA) while the planned House vote was thrown into disarray as defections mounted. House Speaker Paul Ryan postponed a 3:30pm press conference shortly before it was reported...
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A protest sign at the 2014 People's Climate March in New York City. 'The Fight is Not Over,' Groups Vow, as State Dept Poised to Approve Keystone XL
The State Department will announce its approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, unnamed government sources told the Associated Press , after President Donald Trump ordered the department to reopen its review of the pipeline. The decision will clear the way for construction to...
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Latest WikiLeak Dump Shows CIA Hacking iPhones Since 2008
On the tails of its damning CIA hacking bombshell , WikiLeaks on Thursday published another trove of documents outlining how the spy agency has been uploading secret software to Apple devices dating back to 2008. Named ' Dark Matter, ' the latest release shows that that CIA has been infecting...
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A sign at a protest on the Supreme Court steps against right-wing Judge Neil Gorsuch. Growing a Spine? Schumer Sets Stage for Gorsuch Filibuster
After weeks of outcry and public calls for Senate Democrats to "grow a spine" and filibuster President Donald Trump's right-wing Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, Democrats finally appear to be listening. On Thursday, after three days of Senate Judiciary Committee testimony, Senate...
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GOP 'Callousness' on Full Display as Trump and Ryan Push for AHCA Passage
House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump appear to be testing just how cruel their healthcare plan must be to win enough Republican support to pass Thursday's House vote. Tweets about #saveaca OR #AHCA Despite widespread outrage over what is already said to be a " massive transfer of...
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RESIST DAY #63: What You Can Do Today
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Bernie Sanders speaks at a protest against SEC nominee Jay Clayton "Embodiment of Greed": Sanders, Warren Rail Against Trump's SEC Pick
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) rallied against President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton, alongside other progressive leaders late Wednesday. Clayton, a corporate lawyer who helped Wall Street...
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
'Beyond Irregular': GOP Intel Chair Under Fire for Bizarre Trump Briefing
The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said the "beyond irregular" behavior of the committee's Republican chairman has "underscored the imperative of an independent investigation" into Russian interference in last year's election—comments that capped off a series of...
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Exxon Ordered to Recover 'Wayne Tracker' Emails It Claims Are Lost
A New York State judge on Wednesday ordered ExxonMobil to turn over a year's worth of emails it now admits it lost from an alias account used by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he was CEO of the company—a "bombshell" revelation, according to a lawyer for New York Attorney General Eric...
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Senate Might Let Internet Companies Sell User Data to 'Highest Bidder'
The Senate is set to vote this week whether to let broadband companies sell user information to the highest bidder—overturning rules implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and possibly banning the agency from passing similar restrictions in the future. #BroadbandPrivacy Tweets...
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A protest against a coal-powered power plant in Melbourne, Australia, in 2010. Coal in 'Freefall' Worldwide, Report Finds
The coal industry is in "freefall" worldwide, the latest annual survey from environmental groups Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm finds. "The staggering uptick in clean energy and reduction in the new coal plant pipeline is even more proof that coal isn't just bad for public health and the...
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Two Months In, Trump Breaking Every Vow to 'Drain the Swamp': Report
Surprising no one, a new report out Wednesday finds that President Donald Trump has broken his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" at every turn, and has instead turned the government over to corporate interests and enriched his bottom line. The joint report from advocacy groups Public Citizen...
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Citing FBI Probe of Trump, Democrats Told to 'Declare National Emergency'
Documentary filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore on Wednesday said it's time for the Democratic Party in Congress to "declare a National Emergency" and put a stop to all legislative activity—including the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch—until the FBI completes...
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US Bombing Blamed for Killing Dozens of Civilians Sheltering in Syrian School
The U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State (ISIS) is being blamed for an airstrike on a school where families had sought shelter near the northern Syrian town of Raqqa. The monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 33 people died as a result of the Tuesday strike...
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Mississippi Bill Helps Enable Trump's "Sinister" Immigration Crackdown
Days after the Trump administration put out its first "sinister" immigrant crime list, Mississippi is poised to enact an anti-sanctuary cities bill that one expert says will fuel racial profiling and make communities less safe. The Mississippi Senate passed the measure, Senate Bill 2710 on Tuesday...
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Police Say Lone Assailant Among Four People Dead After Attack Near UK Parliament
This post may be updated... Tweets about Parliament OR Attack OR London OR Westminster from:CNNbrk OR from:BBCBreaking OR from:Independent OR from:Guardian Update (2:11 PM EST): An update from Scotland Yard just after 2pm EST included news that four individuals are and approximately 20 injured...
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Anti-Trump protest sign Trump Presidency Has Had "Most Failed" Start Ever, Says Historian
President Donald Trump's first months on the job have been the worst of any president in U.S. history, according to noted historian and presidential biographer Douglas Brinkley. "This is the most failed first 100 days of any president," Brinkley told the Washington Post earlier this week. "To be as...
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RESIST DAY #62: What You Can Do Today
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Even Insurance CEOs Think TrumpCare Is 'Terrible,' as Public Opinion Dives
Yet another unexpected voice emerged this week to oppose the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, as insurance executive Mario Molina told the Huffington Post in an interview that the bill was "terrible" and would...
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Gorsuch Refuses Chance to Condemn 'Dark Money' Lobbying on His Behalf
Putting a rare spotlight on the shadowy conservatives pushing for confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Tuesday directly questioned the nominee on the dark money groups supporting his bid. During the second day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee,...
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As Vote on TrumpCare Nears, #SaveMedicaid Movement Grows
The movement to save Medicaid from the Republican chopping block continued on Tuesday, with actions happening on the ground and on social media, just days before the House of Representatives votes on the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) , the GOP's answer to the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), or...
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RESIST DAY #61: What You Can Do Today
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Ivanka Trump Ivanka Trump To Get Security Clearance, West Wing Office—But No 'Official' Role
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, is to receive a West Wing office next to a National Security Council advisor. She'll receive a security clearance, allowing her to access classified information. And she'll be given government-issued communication devices. However, Ivanka won't be...
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US Ditches Human Rights Hearing in 'Unprecedented Show of Disrespect'
"Today's no-show is a new low."
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Despite Every Reason to Stop Gorsuch, Are Dems Letting Him 'Off the Hook'?
As the reasons for blocking Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch continue to mount, there is growing concern that Democrats are simply going to let President Donald Trump's nominee "off the hook," as Sen. Dianne Feinstein did during questioning Tuesday. In one exchange during the second day of...
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Wildfire burning behind a house in Boulder, Colo. Trump Makes Paris Targets Moot as Scorching Temps Send Planet into 'Uncharted Territory'
President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle climate policies enacted under former President Barack Obama have put the United States' targets to reduce CO2 emissions under the Paris climate accord permanently beyond reach, according to multiple recent analyses examined by InsideClimate News. "We...
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Experts Slam Surprise US "Electronics Ban" on Flights from Muslim-Majority Countries
Criticism abounded Tuesday after the U.S. government announced a surprise ban on any electronics "larger than a cell phone" on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries—Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The U.K. is reportedly set to...
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Backing Ryan's New "Crueler" Health Plan, Trump Threatens Reluctant Lawmakers
President Donald Trump appeared on Capitol Hill early Tuesday to strong-arm lawmakers into voting for the updated version of the GOP's American Healthcare Act (AHCA), which overnight was made "even crueler to the poor and working class" in a bid to win over the most conservative faction of House...
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Watch Live: Day Two of Senate Confirmation Hearing of Neil Gorsuch
The second of three days of scheduled hearings for Neil Gorsuch is underway Tuesday as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will grill President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch has received round opposition from progressives who have cited his regressive record on...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Kentucky Gov. Signs Law Greenlighting Discrimination Against LGBTQ Students
Essentially codifying hate speech, Kentucky Governor Mike Bevin signed into law on Monday a bill that gives individuals, including students, license to make hateful statements about someone based on their "religious or political viewpoints." Passed under the guise of bolstering "religious freedom...
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Climate Kids Demand Feds Turn Over 'Wayne Tracker' (aka Rex Tillerson) Emails
Lawyers representing youth in a landmark climate lawsuit are demanding to see the emails Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sent using the alias "Wayne Tracker" while serving as CEO of ExxonMobil. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office made the claim of the email alias last week in a...
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FBI and NSA Chiefs Forced to Fact-Check Boss as Trump Live-Tweets Hearing
President Donald Trump (or possibly an authorized staff member ) took the unusual step on Monday of commenting in real-time during a congressional hearing as he dishonestly spun and mischaracterized the testimony of top level officials in his own administration as they answered questions under oath...
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Race for Tom Price's Vacant Seat Seen as Bellwether for Resistance
The fight for Georgia's sixth district, left vacant by the newly-installed Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price , is being seen as the first test of the resistance movement with Democrat Jon Ossof, riding a wave of frustration over President Donald Trump, emerging as the race's...
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A protest calls for divestment from Wells Fargo for funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. While Tribes Lose Courtroom Battles, #NoDAPL Divestment Campaign Takes Off
A U.S. appeals court on Saturday shut down a last-ditch effort to put a stop to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) , allowing oil to flow as early as Monday . The appeals court affirmed a lower court's ruling last week that decided against an emergency injunction, sought by the Standing Rock Sioux...
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White House at night White House Installs Allies in Cabinet Agencies to Track Loyalty
The White House has installed 16 political appointees across multiple Cabinet agencies in order to track secretaries' loyalty to the president and his agenda, the Washington Post reported late Sunday, citing eight unnamed officials. The unusual "shadow government" arrangement, which sees senior...
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Caring for the Common Good Wins: Norway Ranks World's Happiest Country
Norway now holds the title of the world's happiest country, according to a new report that also outlines how Republican proposals to gut safety nets, enact tax windfalls for the rich, and attack public education—as well as bipartisan failures in terms of the global war on terror and campaign...
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With Rallies and Warnings, Opposition Calls on Dems to Block 'Supremely Extreme' Gorsuch
With confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch beginning Monday, the question remains whether Democrats will stand up for the rights of people, or if they will cave to Republican pressure and back the extremist judge. #stopgorsuch Tweets Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) early...
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A protest against President Donald Trump in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in February. Poll Shows America Really Does Not Like You, Donald Trump
Gallup has released the latest numbers from its tracking poll of President Donald Trump's approval ratings, and things (again) don't look good for the president. Only 37 percent of respondents approve of Trump, an historic low for the poll. A whopping 58 percent disapprove of his actions in office...
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FBI Director Confirms Open Investigation into Trump-Russia Ties
In his opening remarks during testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that there remains an "open and ongoing" criminal investigation into the possibility that members of the Trump campaign or transition team colluded with alleged Russian...
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RESIST DAY #60: What You Can Do Today
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Architect of Federal Fracking Loophole May Head Trump Environmental Council
Confidential sources have told Politico that Bill Cooper — current congressional staffer and former fossil fuel industry lobbyist and attorney — is under consideration to head President Donald Trump 's White House Council on Environmental Quality ( CEQ ). CEQ works to coordinate various federal...
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US Pressures G20 Into Dropping Climate Reference from Joint Statement
Finance ministers for the Group of 20 (G20), which comprises the world's biggest economies, dropped a joint statement mentioning funding for the fight against climate change after pressure from the United States and Saudi Arabia. A G20 official taking part in the annual meeting told Reuters that...
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RESIST DAY #59: What You Can Do Today
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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Most Young Americans See Trump as 'Illegitimate President': Poll
Most young Americans see President Donald Trump as illegitimate, according to a new poll out Friday. The survey by GenForward, conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found that 57 percent of adults between...
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Trump DOJ to Appeal Maryland Ruling Against Muslim Ban 2.0
The Trump administration on Friday filed papers to appeal a ruling that blocked the president's revised travel ban, setting up a new legal showdown over the executive order that opponents have called " Muslim ban 2.0 ." Attorneys for the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed federal papers in Maryland...
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RESIST DAY #58: What You Can Do Today
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Friday, March 17, 2017
Angela Merkel and Donald Trump Twitter Lights Up After 'Too Embarrassing to Watch' Trump-Merkel Press Conference
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel met with President Donald Trump for the first time Friday, and the encounter between the liberal European leader and the far-right, demagogic president was, if anything, extraordinarily awkward. Trump ignored Merkel's request for a handshake, provoked a look of...
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'Belligerent,' 'Rude,' 'Damn Frustrating': Dems Slam Meeting With DHS Chief
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly reportedly told House Democrats on Friday that he was "the best thing to happen" to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, in a closed-door meeting that lawmakers described as "damn frustrating" and "belligerent." The meeting was called to...
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A sign at the protest in San Diego, California. Drain What Swamp? Trump Sends Coal Lobbyist to EPA and Boeing Exec to DoD
A coal lobbyist and a Boeing executive are to be nominated to deputy positions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), respectively, making President Donald Trump's campaign promises to "drain the swamp" continue to look like a lot of hot air . Andrew...
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Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price
Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office. Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human...
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RESIST DAY #57: What You Can Do Today
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