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As Biden Embraces More Ambitious Climate Plan, Fossil Fuel Execs Donating to Trump 'With Greater Zeal' Than 2016
"We've seen a pretty huge transformation in Biden's climate plan," said Varshini Prakash, co-founder and executive director of the Sunrise Movement.
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Trump's Millionaire Treasury Secretary Uses Debunked GOP Talking Point to Justify Slashing $600 Unemployment Boost
"Inflicting suffering on tens of millions of Americans by cutting unemployment benefits because of an anecdotal 'some cases' argument that has been refuted again and again is a stupid way to make policy."
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Fun With Numbers
Twitter illustration On Sunday, the day Cheeto promised we'd see the rollout of an(other) imaginary "exciting" new health plan, he went golfing in Florida. He did Saturday too. Though he "aced" his cognitive test, he doesn't quite seem to get the math of the times . We're here to help. For the guy...
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"They're Playing With Us": Anger With GOP Growing as $600 Unemployment Benefit Lapses
"All our government wants is money in their pockets, while the people are poor and starving and scrounging."
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The long-term systemic reason that working people are willing to accept jobs that cannot provide enough income to cover basic needs is because they are unable to organize and demand higher wages. Unionization is clearly tied to higher and more equal wages. (Photo: SEIU via Twitter) Views
The 1 Percent's Attack on Unemployment Benefits is a Sign of Our Broken Democracy
If policymakers care about motivating people to work, they should focusing on raising the minimum wage and giving workers a voice in decisionmaking.
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Take On the Tech Mob Now or Perish
If we think inequality was bad before Covid-19, it's about to get a whole lot worse.
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'Inhumane at Any Time,' But During a Pandemic? House Approval of $740 Billion Pentagon Budget Condemned
"Once again, the House has voted to put the interests of weapons manufacturers and war hawks over the wellbeing of people here and abroad."
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Trump's Vaccine Chief Picks His Own Former Employer—Where He Still Holds Millions Worth of Stock—for $2.1 Billion Deal
"You can't have a contractor supervising government officials."
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Herman Cain, who died this week from complications related to Covid-19, pictured at President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June. (Credit: Herman Cain) Views
How Trump Broke America: A Story of Unparalleled Economic Pain and Human Death
Historic 33% economic crash, 1,500 Covid-19 deaths per day, and tens of millions out of work and on verge of losing their homes.
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'A Catastrophe': Postal Workers Warn Trump Sabotage of USPS Could Delay Mail-In Ballots and Distort Election
"I'm actually terrified to see election season under the new procedure," said one New York mail carrier.
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