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Red Flags as Trump Team Dodges on Tax Plan's Impact on Middle Class
Members of President Donald Trump's team are having a hard time defending his new tax plan and, when asked directly if it will benefit the middle class, have exhibited a pattern of strategic avoidance. Appearing on ABC 's "Good Morning America"Thursday morning, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin...
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Getting Old Yet? GOP Votes Again to Protect Trump and Obscure Truth
Once again, House Republicans voted to shield President Donald Trump from public accountability, rejecting the latest effort to force the president to release his tax returns and White House visitor logs . The chamber voted 230-193 against Rep. Katherine Clark's (D-Mass.) resolution that would have...
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'We Reject Politics of Fear': Groups Urge Congress to Build Schools, Not Wall
More than 150 advocacy groups sent a letter (pdf) to Congress on Thursday urging lawmakers to reject President Donald Trump's proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall and spend the money on education instead. Trump's "targeting of Muslims, refugees, and undocumented immigrants...are eroding the...
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Trump’s Unconstitutional Assault on the Judiciary
One way dictators take over democracies is by threatening the independence of a nation’s courts. Donald Trump is doing just this. Connect the following dots: 1. In January, Trump blasted a federal judge for staying his travel ban. “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-...
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The U.S. Military Moves Deeper into Africa
General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy. “I would just say, they are on the ground. They are trying to influence the action,” commented the chief of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) at a Pentagon press briefing in March, when asked about Russian military personnel operating in North Africa...
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McKibben Says, Whether In or Out of Paris, the 'Task is Full-On Resistance' to Trump
Regardless of whether President Donald Trump withdraws the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the environmental movement is calling for "full-on resistance" to the host of backwards, polluting policies that have already become a hallmark of the new administration. Saturday's Peoples...
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RESIST DAY #98: What You Can Do Today
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Reject President Trump massive giveaway to corporations and the nation's wealthies Today, Trump released his tax proposal to help the rich get richer at the expense of working people Call your elected lawmakers now and tell them this proposal should be considered 'dead on...
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Climate Movement to May Day Strikers: "We've Got Your Back"
Just as labor leaders are standing firmly behind this Saturday's national climate mobilization, the environmental movement has declared its support for workers who plan to strike as part of Monday's May Day demonstrations . "We support workers who choose to walk off their jobs on May 1st because we...
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This Is What It Will Look Like When New Orleans, New York City, and Mar-A-Lago Disappear Under Rising Seas
A new report shows that many previous estimates of global sea level rise by 2100 were far too conservative, the Washington Post reported Thursday, and the research comes as new maps and graphics from Climate Central vividly show how disastrous that flooding will be for U.S. cities. The report, Snow...
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100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050: Senators Introduce 'Most Ambitious' Climate Plan Ever
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) on Thursday introduced legislation to build a 100 percent renewable energy economy by 2050—a bill that environmental group 350.org previously termed "the most ambitious piece of climate legislation Congress has ever...
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