News for 2017-03-09

Thursday, March 9, 2017
'You Have More Support Than You Know': Native Nations Will Rise in DC and Nationwide
An interfaith celebration and prayer service is taking place Thursday evening ahead of Friday's Native Nations Rise march and rally in Washington, D.C. "Water is life—so in attacking our water Donald Trump is attacking our lives, families, and right to self-determination." —Dallas Goldtooth,...
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Trump's Budget Draft Takes Axe to Low Income Housing Funds
Should the Trump administration's plan to slash 14 percent from the national housing budget come to fruition, people will indeed be "dying on the street," the head of national advocacy group warned on Thursday, borrowing President Donald Trump's own words. Late Wednesday, the Washington Post...
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More States Sue to Block Trump's "Muslim Ban By Another Name"
At least three more states are suing President Donald Trump over his new travel ban, as Washington state—whose legal action suspended the original executive order—said Thursday that it would renew its request to block the revised one. Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson said both Oregon and...
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Scott Pruitt Pruitt Promised He'd Tackle CO2 But Now Plays Dumb on Climate Science
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt made heads turn on CNBC Thursday morning when he argued against decades of scientific consensus and said that carbon dioxide emissions aren't a primary driver of global warming. In doing so, Pruitt directly opposed his own statements to the U...
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As Israel Surges Further Rightward, US Under Trump Follows Suit
The United States appears to be marching in lockstep with the Israeli government's extremist surge with the likely confirmation of David Friedman, President Donald Trump's choice for U.S. ambassador to Israel. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to approve Friedman on Thursday with...
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Corporate Tax Dodgers Exposed, Debunking Trump Myth That Rates Are Too High
Undercutting President Donald Trump's assertion that U.S. corporate taxes are too high—the justification for his and Republican leaders' pitches to lower the business tax rate —a new report finds that many profitable American companies pay far less than the 35 percent often cited by lobbyists and...
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Assange: WikiLeaks Will Give Tech Firms Leaked Docs to Fight CIA 'Cyberweapons'
WikiLeaks will give technology companies exclusive access to alleged CIA documents to help them repair security flaws that allowed the government to spy on individuals through their smart devices, the organization's founder Julian Assange said Thursday . "Considering what we think is the best way...
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RESIST DAY #49: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government
A Trump campaign aide who argues that Democrats committed “ethnic cleansing” in a plot to “liquidate” the white working class. A former reality show contestant whose study of societal collapse inspired him to invent a bow-and-arrow- cum -survivalist multi-tool. A pair of healthcare industry...
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Trump Plans to Force AHCA Passage with Stadium-Sized Pro-Trump Rallies
President Donald Trump was in full deal-maker mode on Wednesday as he met with Tea Party groups to garner support for the GOP's contentious American Healthcare Act (AHCA), from pledging even more concessions to win over conservatives to threatening the bill's opponents with "stadiums" filled with...
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Jeff Sessions Amid Report of Further Russia Contact, Poll Shows Majority Want Sessions to Resign
The majority of Americans want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and believe he lied under oath about his meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a Quinniapac poll published Wednesday found. Fifty-two percent want Sessions to resign, the poll discovered, and 51 percent believe...
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Opposition Intensifies as GOP Panel Okays Healthcare Plan in Dead of Night
Update, 3:30pm Eastern: The GOP's American Healthcare Act (AHCA) cleared the House Energy and Commerce Committee with a party-line vote on Thursday afternoon after more than 27 hours of debate. Republicans on the committee rejected all amendments put forth by Democrats, including those "that would...
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Trump Escalates Unchecked War with U.S. Marines Now Inside Syria
U.S. marines are in Syria to augment the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the battle for Raqqa, the militant group's de facto capital, having quietly arrived in the country weeks ago, defense officials confirmed to the Washington Post on Wednesday. About 400 new troops have been deployed...
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Congressional Energy and Climate Committees Are Loaded with Ex-Fossil Fuel Lobbyists
Though the U.S. Congress has been in session for two months, much of the policy action which has taken place since Donald Trump assumed the presidency on January 20 has centered around his Executive Orders . As some have pointed out, Trump's first speech in front of a joint session of Congress on...
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