News for 2017-03-14

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
How SCOTUS Campaign Finance Rulings 'Distorted' US Democracy
With the pending confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch shaping up to be a referendum on the role of money in politics, a new study published on Tuesday highlights the actual impact of campaign finance rulings on the 2016 election. Published by public policy organization Demos, Court...
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Top Trump Aide Accused of Breaking Criminal Conflict of Interest Law
Another member of President Donald Trump's inner circle may have blurred ethical lines, this time by breaking criminal conflict of interest laws. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint Tuesday with White House counsel Don McGhan, accusing assistant to the...
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Snowden: If Trump So Concerned About Government Spying, He Should Fix It
If President Donald Trump really cares about government spying, he should reform the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance program, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden suggested on Tuesday. Speaking by video link to The Intercept 's Jeremy Scahill at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas,...
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The Collins glacier in Antarctica is melting as a result of climate change. As Climate Alarm Bells Ring, Trump Poised to Decimate Regulations
President Donald Trump is poised to unleash a sweeping anti-climate executive order to repeal major regulations enacted by the Obama administration, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. "The directive will instruct members of the Cabinet to rewrite regulation restricting carbon emissions from both...
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'Shackles Are Off': Spike in Cellphone Searches Coincides with Muslim Ban
With President Donald Trump's controversial 'Muslim Ban 2.0' set to take effect in a matter of days, it appears that the U.S. border is already devolving into a "Constitution-free zone" as travelers are experiencing a shocking increase in cellphone seizures and searches. Exclusive reporting...
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Tech Workers Celebrate Pi Day With Protests Against Trump
Tech workers are planning to mark the celebration of Pi Day—March 14, or 3/14—by protesting President Donald Trump, with demonstrations scheduled throughout the country on Tuesday. Tech Stands Up , an activist group of industry workers, is organizing protests in Silicon Valley, the California...
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Opposition Rises Against Anti-Woman, Pro-Corporate Nominee Neil Gorsuch
With Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing set to begin in less than one week, advocacy groups are highlighting the federal judge's troubling record on issues ranging from reproductive rights to labor protections to campaign finance law. Gorsuch will sit before the Senate...
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RESIST DAY #54: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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After Greenlighting CIA Drone Ops, Trump to Expand Unchecked War Powers
Under former President Barack Obama, covert operations flourished with the widely-adopted use of killer drones, though some internal policies sought to keep those potentially boundless war powers in check. Now, as many feared , it seems that his successor President Donald Trump is seeking to undo...
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Trump's Broken Promises on Display With 'Devastating' CBO Report
The worse-than-expected healthcare analysis released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has Republicans on the defensive, the White House dodging campaign promises , and the resistance movement reenergized to fight back . According to the CBO, the GOP's healthcare plan would cause 24...
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Bernie Sanders discusses the decline of coal jobs with a coal miner in McDowell County, West Virginia. 'Healthcare is a Right': Bernie Sanders Finds Common Ground in Trump Country
In a town hall in rural McDowell County, West Virginia, on Sunday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told a crowd filled with supporters of President Donald Trump that "healthcare is a right"—and was met with cheers. The town hall was broadcast Monday on MSNBC 's " All In With Chris Hayes ," and featured...
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Revealed: Tillerson Used Secret Alias to Talk Climate While CEO of Exxon
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used the alias "Wayne Tracker" to talk about climate change while serving as CEO of ExxonMobil, the fossil fuel giant that has come under fire over revelations that it sought to bury climate science for decades. According to a letter sent to a New York state judge...
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