News for 2017-03-13

Monday, March 13, 2017
White House Scrambles as Time to Offer Proof of Trump Wiretapping Claims Running Out
The hourglass is running out. The Department of Justice has until the end of the day Monday to comply with the House Intelligence Committee's demand for documents that would substantiate President Donald Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped. The committee's...
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CBO: TrumpCare Would Wipe Out Coverage for 24 Million People
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday released its score of the GOP's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, projecting that 14 million people would lose coverage by 2018 if the Republican bill is implemented. "Anyone who believed GOP promises that people would still...
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Communities Against Hate: New Resource Raises Visibility of Hate Crimes
A new initiative aims to to address what it describes as a "disturbing spike in hate incidents across the United States" with a database and hotline to help impacted communities and document the bigotry. Communities Against Hate was led by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Lawyers'...
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A harbor in Oslo, Norway Cities Worldwide Take on Climate Fight—And See Pushback From National Governments
Cities worldwide are setting climate goals that are far more ambitious than the targets agreed upon by national governments, leading to clashes between urban leaders and national ones, Reuters reported Monday. "Just over half the world's population lives in urban areas, meaning municipalities will...
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'Ides of Trump' Action Aims to Send More Mail Than White House Can Ignore
A new movement is aiming to mail at least 1 million postcards to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, March 15—historically dubbed "the Ides of March" and known as the day Julius Caesar was assassinated—to show "the man, the media, and the politicians how vast our numbers are...to make it...
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Texas Lawmaker Takes Aim at Anti-Choice Laws With Fine for Male Masturbation
A Texas lawmaker on Friday took a legislative jab at the state's anti-choice laws , filing satirical legislation that would slap a fine on men for masturbating and make those who want a vasectomy, colonoscopy, or a Viagra prescription undergo "a medically-unnecessary digital rectal exam." Proposed...
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RESIST DAY #53: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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U.S. fighter jets and an attack plane drop bombs on Cambodia circa 1973. Cambodia Outraged as US Demands Repayment of 'Blood-Stained' War Debt
Cambodians are responding with outrage to the U.S. government's demand that the country repay a nearly 50-year-old loan to Cambodia's brutal Lon Nol government, which came to power through a U.S.-backed coup and spent much of its foreign funds purchasing arms to kill its own citizens, according to...
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Steve King Faces Backlash Over "Somebody Else's Babies" Tweet
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is facing backlash over a tweet he sent Sunday supporting far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders ahead of the Netherlands' Wednesday election that critics say had overtones of white nationalism. "Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't...
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