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Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin shakes President Trump's hand as Vice President Mike Pence watches on July 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House) Views
Trump Administration’s Attacks on Science Already Surpass Two Bush Terms
Trump may have lauded the Apollo 11 mission, but his administration has launched more than 100 attacks on science.
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Our coalition is still growing, but already is made up of organizations representing tens of millions of people united around four principles that guide our efforts to smash pharmaceutical corporations’ monopoly power. (Photo: AP) Views
Dear Politicians: Lower Drug Prices Now
Our strategy is simple: mobilize millions of Americans across this country to stand up and demand that politicians choose a side, the American people or the pharmaceutical corporations.
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While the U.S. has the most powerful military machine in history, it is also incomparably the most expensive – and members of Congress work aggressively to maintain it. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) Views
One Budget Line Congress Can Agree On: Spending Billions on the US Military
Americans are increasingly insulated and isolated from the political, economic and human costs of warfare.
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 Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) News
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Explains What She and Rep. Tlaib Planned to Accomplish Before Israel Barred Them
"The occupation is real. Barring members of Congress from seeing it does not make it go away. We must end it—together."
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Some conservative intellectuals have provocatively characterized the United States as a "nation of takers" and most working-class America’s as "takers."(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Trump’s Contempt for Working-Class Expressed in New Expanded Public Charge Rule
It is unimaginable that Congress would classify so many working-class and middle-class Americans as undesirable public charges.
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CodePink Files Complaint Over AIPAC's 'Illegal Propaganda Trip' to Israel for Members of Congress
"These congresspeople are our public officials who are being taken by lobbyists to a foreign country for the purpose of increasing support for Israel—a country that already receives $3.8 billion a year of our tax dollars."
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 We’re used to thinking of Hitler’s Third Reich as the incomparably evil tyranny that it undoubtedly was. But Hitler didn’t take power by force. He used a set of rhetorical tropes codified in Trump’s bedside reading that persuaded enough Germans to welcome Hitler as a populist leader. (Photo: photolibrarian/Flickr/cc) Views
Leading Civil Rights Lawyer Shows 20 Ways Trump Is Copying Hitler’s Early Rhetoric and Policies
The author, Burt Neuborne, is one of America’s top civil liberties lawyers, and questions whether federal government can contain Trump and GOP power grabs.
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'Timely Action Is Critical': Doctors Call On Congress to Investigate Children's Deaths In Migrant Detention Centers
Three children who died between December and May exhibited sign of influenza, doctors say
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There’s little discussion even now about preventing the workplace injuries that cause the pain that contribute to opioid use and abuse. (Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP Photo) Views
How Deregulation Led to the Opioid Epidemic
In 2001, Congress rescinded the ergonomics standard that was designed to stem a range of common disabling workplace injuries. Absent regulation, injuries increased and large numbers of people were treated with addictive pain medications.
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Democrats Propose Constitutional Amendment to 'Wipe Clean the Dark Stain' of Citizens United
"To restore our one-person-one-vote democracy, we must pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and stop this country's slide to oligarchy."
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