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Message to Democrats: Get on Board With Medicare For All or Go Home
Amid surging support for Medicare for All at the grassroots—which can be seen both in recent polls and at anti-Trumpcare protests, where demonstrators have brandished signs declaring "healthcare is a human right"—activists, physicians, and policy experts are imploring Democratic lawmakers to either...
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Massachusetts Advocates Attest to Right to Boycott at State House Hearing
Discrimination and free speech were strong buzzwords at a Massachusetts State House hearing Tuesday, where lawyers, legislators, faith leaders, and organizers testified both for and against a proposed bill which could chill and even penalize a state contractor’s right to boycott. The bill, titled “...
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'Don't Let Up': Progressive Groups Warn Trumpcare Fight Still Far From Over
Over the past several days, Trumpcare has suffered a series of crushing defeats, leading many to pronounce the death of GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But while Trumpcare is certainly on the ropes following Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's announcement that the bill lacks...
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Breaking Back Into the People's House
Today's hero, Ksenija Pavlovic, for her small act of integrity. Finally. For months, a prostrate media has maintained an obsequious silence in the face of an onslaught of press restrictions imposed by our obsessively secretive autocrat and his minions. The Trump White House hasn't held an on-camera...
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Condemnation Grows for Bipartisan Attack on Free Speech Rights of BDS Supporters
A pair of bipartisan bills targeting boycotts of Israel and Israeli settlements appear to have widespread support in Congress, to the dismay of civil rights advocates who say the proposals are an attack on free speech. The Israeli Anti-Boycott Act targets the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS)...
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'Message Loud and Clear' Says NAACP After Latest Trump Snub
President Donald Trump's decision to decline an invitation to attend the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's 108th annual convention, "underscores the harsh fact: we have lost—we've lost the will of the current Administration to listen to issues facing the Black community...
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'A Dark Moment': Voting Rights Groups Condemn Trump's Election Commission
Civil rights advocates are blasting the first meeting of President Donald Trump's so-called "Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" which was held Wednesday to begin its supposed mission of assessing "the registration and voting processes used in Federal elections." Critics say the...
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Lawmakers in Texas Are Returning to the Capitol for More Anti-Trans Discrimination
In Texas, transgender young people and their families have become accustomed to sustained attacks on their basic humanity. Throughout the last legislative session, which concluded in May with most of the anti-trans bills failing to pass, trans Texans and their loved ones traveled to the capitol in...
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'The People Deserve Better': Watch Warren Rip Trump's Union-Busting Labor Nominee
Raising alarm about the Trump administration's ongoing war on organized labor at a time of stagnant wages and withering employee rights , Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Wednesday drilled a top Trump labor pick for spending much of his career "making it harder for workers to join unions." Warren...
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Amnesty Slams Latest Supreme Court Ruling on 'Cruel and Discriminatory' Muslim Ban
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the Trump administration's appeal to broaden the scope of its " Muslim Ban 2.0 " to grandparents and other close relatives, partially staying a ruling on the travel ban by a federal court in Hawaii. But the High court put U.S. District Court Judge...
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