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Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein News
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Convicted Rapist Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
This story may be updated. Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison for a sexual assault case seen as landmark moment in the #MeToo movement. 23 years. Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for his crimes of rape and sexual assault...
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Carolina Peace Resource Center member Tom Turnipseed works on a sign to take to Washington, D.C. for an anti-war protest in this file photo. Turnipseed died Friday at the age of 83. (Photo: C. Aluka Berry) News
Monday, March 09, 2020
Progressive Activist and Longtime Common Dreams Contributor Tom Turnipseed Dead at 83
Lawmaker, political campaigner, progressive activist, and longtime Common Dreams contributor Tom Turnipseed (August 27, 1936 – March 6, 2020) died on Friday at the age of 83. A man who considered himself a "reformed racist" who once managed the presidential campaign of the infamous segregationist...
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UpFront episode March 6, 2020 News
Saturday, March 07, 2020
WATCH: Biden Backer Lindy Li Criticized for Saying She Will 'Absolutely Not' Vote for Sanders If He Becomes Democratic Nominee
A member of former Vice President Joe Biden's outreach team is drawing criticism for saying Friday that she would "absolutely not" vote for Bernie Sanders if the U.S. senator from Vermont became the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.
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Saturday, February 29, 2020
'Sad Day in Our State,' Says Gov. Jay Inslee as First US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington
This is a breaking story... Check back for updates... The global coronavirus outbreak can now be considered deadly in the United States, after it was confirmed Saturday afternoon that a person in Washington state succumbed to the virus. "It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a press conference  the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Sunday, February 16, 2020
More Than 2,000 Former US Department of Justice Officials Tell William Barr: Resign Now!
More than 1,100 (UPDATE: Now over 2,000) former US Department of Justice officials called on Attorney General William P. Barr on Sunday to step down after he intervened last week to lower the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s longtime friend and political crony...
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Members of National Nurses United (NNU), along with a broader coalition of pro-Medicare for All organizations rallied outside of the national headquarters of PhRMA in support of Medicare for All on April 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: NNU/flickr/cc) News
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Sanders Applauds New Medicare for All Study: Will Save Americans $450 Billion and Prevent 68,000 Unnecessary Deaths Every Year
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday applauded a new study published today by a team of epidemiologists in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet , which found that Medicare for All will save Americans $450 billion and prevent 68,000 unnecessary deaths each and every year. “This study confirms...
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Michael Bloomberg's millions kept Neera Tanden's group, the Center for American Progress, from publishing reports critical of Bloomberg's NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities. News
Saturday, February 15, 2020
'Grotesque Corruption': Emily's List, Center for American Progress Sold Out to Michael Bloomberg
Billionaire Republican-turned-Democrat Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg was hit with two damaging front-page headlines Saturday. The Washington Post reported , "Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments." "Now, as Bloomberg is increasingly viewed as a...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
WATCH: Bernie Sanders Responds to Trump's Third State of the Union Address
Speaking by video from Manchester, New Hampshire, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night delivered a response to President Donald Trump's third State of the Union address —which Sanders and some Democrats in the House and Senate did not attend . Watch (speech starts...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. News
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Pompeo Denounced for 'Insulting and Contemptuous' Statement Lashing Out at NPR's Mary Louise Kelly
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly in a statement Saturday a day after she pressed Pompeo on issues including former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and he reportedly yelled at her with expletives and demanded she identify Ukraine on a map. In her Friday...
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Friday, January 24, 2020
'If Truth Doesn't Matter, We're Lost': Watch Rep. Adam Schiff's 9-Minute Closing Argument on Why Senate Must Remove Trump
In nine-minute closing remarks capping off the third day of President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial Thursday night, Rep. Adam Schiff argued the evidence for Trump's guilt is overwhelming and said his removal from office is a necessary step toward protecting the U.S. Constitution and the...
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