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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) poses for a picture with volunteers following a campaign stop at the Capital City Pride Fest on June 08, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. News
Sunday, June 16, 2019
FOX News Poll: Bernie Sanders Would Beat Trump By 9 Points
A nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing Senator Bernie Sanders, 49 percent to 40 percent among all registered voters nationwide. The Fox poll also showed Biden leading Trump by 49 percent to 39 percent. Also beating Trump in the poll were Senators Elizabeth...
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U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid. Officials described the move into Russia’s grid and other targets as a classified companion to more publicly discussed action directed at Moscow’s disinformation and hacking units around the 2018 midterm elections. News
Sunday, June 16, 2019
US Attacks Russia’s Power Grid; Trump Kept in Dark
The New York Times is reporting that the United States is cyber attacking Russia's electric power grid and other targets—and that President Donald Trump is being kept out of the loop. "The American strategy has shifted more toward offense, officials say, with the placement of potentially crippling...
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a meeting of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform June 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. News
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez: "We’re Going to Fight to Repeal the Hyde Amendment"
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) started a petition Saturday seeking to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds for abortions, arguing the restriction overwhelmingly harms low-income Americans and women of color. AOC emailed her supporters: “Since 1976, our government...
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Monday, June 03, 2019
A Polar Bear, a Giant Penis, and This Message Greet Trump in UK: 'Climate Change Is Real'
Outlines of a giant human penis and a large polar bear were the iconographic symbols that accompanied the words, 'Oi, Trump — Climate Change Is Real,' in a message that was mowed into large fields near the Stansted airport in the United Kingdom with the hopes that the U.S. president would see it...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, then the director of the FBI, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in this file photo. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Mueller: "If We Had Confidence That the President Clearly Did Not Commit a Crime, We Would Have Said So'
This is a developing story which may be updated... Check back for further developments... Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his first public statement since the conclusion of his investigation on Wednesday, announcing his official resignation from the U.S. Department of Justice and...
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Monday, May 20, 2019
'This Is the Cover-Up': Trump DOJ Instructs McGahn to Disregard Subpoena by House Judiciary
The Trump administration on Monday, via a legal opinion issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, has directed former White House counsel Don McGahn to disregard a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee meant to compel testimony about the president's alleged efforts to obstruct justice by...
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Sunday, May 05, 2019
Trump Says It Directly: "Mueller Should Not Testify"
Amid efforts by the House Judiciary Committee to nail down a "tentative date" for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify under oath about his two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and accusations about President Donald Trump's possible obstruction of...
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embassy standoff News
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Peace Activists Arrested While Trying to Deliver Food and Medicine to Blockaded DC Venezuelan Embassy
Peace activists were arrested at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C. Thursday while trying to deliver food and medicine to members of the Embassy Protection Collective who are blockaded inside.
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Monday, April 29, 2019
'Call It a Crisis': New Report Details Failure of Cable and Network Outlets to Accurately Describe Climate Emergency
Name and shame. That's the dual directive from a new report that calls on news organizations to use appropriate language when discussing the climate crisis—even as the report calls them out for inaction. The report—titled " 'Call It a Crisis': The Role of U.S. Network News in Communicating the...
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A banner is hung across a roadway while people participate in direct action with Extinction Rebellion on April 17, 2019 in New York City. The activists are demanding governments to declare a climate emergency. News
Sunday, April 28, 2019
The Declare a 'Climate Emergency' Movement Grows as Scotland Joins
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon became the first world leader to declare a "climate emergency" on Sunday. The Scottish leader told delegates to a party conference in Edinburgh she was inspired after meeting young climate activists. Ms. Sturgeon said: "A few weeks ago, I met some of the...
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