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Monday, January 20, 2020
New York Times building 'Love Letter to Capitalism and War': Progressive Scorn Follows New York Times Endorsement
The newspaper's endorsement of both Warren and Klobuchar, said one critic, reveals "so much about the liberal reaction to a resurgent left, a reaction that holds Trump as an aberration and polite, well-mannered centrism as the greatest virtue."
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'Global Precedent' Set as UN Rules Climate Refugees Cannot Be Sent Back to Life-Threatening Conditions
Advocates praised the ruling as an "excellent step forward in refugee rights."
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is shoved back by Mississippi patrolmen during the 1966 March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson Countering Annual Whitewash of His Legacy, Progressives Remember the 'Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist' Martin Luther King Jr.
King "saw racial injustice, economic injustice, and war as three of the world's great evils."
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Clarice Akinyi washes clothes in Mashimoni village, Nairobi, Kenya Blaming 'Flawed and Sexist' Capitalist System, Oxfam Report Finds 2,153 Billionaires Wealthier Than 4.6 Billion of World's Poorest
"Our broken economies are lining the pockets of billionaires and big business at the expense of ordinary men and women. No wonder people are starting to question whether billionaires should even exist."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders delivers remarks during a campaign rally in Exeter, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 18, 2020 while artist Molly Crabapple holds a drawing she did of the 2020 Democratic candidate. (Drawing: Molly Crabapple) Bernie Sanders Has Been Getting It Right for 40 Years. Now, Says His Movement: 'We Are Going to Win'
"We've never ever in our lifetimes had a true champion of social, economic, and climate justice this close to the White House."
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Sunday, January 19, 2020
Community organizations, unions, and lawmakers—including Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)—gather on the grounds of the Capitol in May of 2017 to voice concerns about President Donald Trump's proposed budget. (Photo: AFGE/Flickr/cc) Because 'I Can Feel Bernie Beating Trump,' Pramila Jayapal Endorses Sanders for President
The co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus "has led the fight against Trump's racism, sexism and xenophobia," Sanders said responding to the news. "Together, we will defeat Trump and build a working class movement and transform this country so it works for all."
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 An activist seen holding a placard saying the system is sexist, fight for socialism during the International Women's Strike in Los Angeles. The rally coincided with International Women's Day which was first recognized by the United Nations in 1975. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) A 2020 Reminder: 55% of US Women Between 18 and 54 Would Rather Live Under Socialism Than Capitalism
Not raving Marxists clamoring for state-run economy, evidence shows four in 10 Americans overall would rather live in country that provides "universal health care, tuition-free education, and a decent day's wage for a decent day's work."
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Impeachment managers House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and other mangers are seen arriving to the Senate before Schiff read the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the Senate floor on Thursday, January 16, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) 'Naked, Unapologetic and Insidious' Corruption: Democrats Respond to Trump's Official Statement on Impeachment Charges
"Though the President describes this conduct as perfect," said the House Managers assigned to prosecute the Senate trial, "the Founders had a different word for it: impeachable."
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Saturday, January 18, 2020
 Democratic presidential candidate, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa State Educators Association (ISEA) forum at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel on January 18, 2020 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Numerous candidates for the democratic nomination for president appeared at the forum which seeks to highlight candidates positions on education and teachers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 'The Facts Are Very Clear': Sanders Team Hits Back After Biden Claims Social Security Video Was 'Doctored'
"Biden not only pushed to cut Social Security—he is on tape proudly bragging about it on multiple occasions," said Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir in response to accusations by the former vice president.
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MSNBC weekend anchor Joy Ann Reid host invited Janine Driver on her show Saturday morning. Driver, who bills herself as a "body language expert," accused Sen. Bernie Sanders of being a liar on national television because he "turtles" his shoulders and lowers his "eye level" when he says certain things. (Photo: MSNBC/Screenshot) 'This Is Why No One Trusts the Media': MSNBC Slammed for Featuring 'Body Language Expert' Who Calls Sanders a Liar
While the Sanders campaign demanded an apology from the network, critics of Joy Ann Reid's morning show said the segment was "fraudulent garbage" and a "disgrace."
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A detail from an unaltered version of a photograph that the National Archive admitted it doctored to remove anti-Trump references. The picture was taken at the Women's March on Washington,D.C. on January 21, 2017. Massive crowds attended the anti-Trump rally a day after U.S. President Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) 'The Government Can't Airbrush History': National Archives Denounced for Blurring Out Anti-Trump Signs in Women's March Photos
"It is the job of the National Archives to document history, not alter it to serve the president's ego."
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The 21 youth plaintiffs in the Juliana vs. United States lawsuit that was thrown out by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday afternoon. Our Children's Trust, which represents the plaintiffs in the case, has vowed to appeal the ruling. (Image: Our Children's Trust, Facebook) 'Our Planet Is Seriously Burning and the Adults Keep Letting Us Down': Ninth Circuit Throws Out Youth Climate Case
"Seeking to quash this suit, the government bluntly insists that it has the absolute and unreviewable power to destroy the Nation," wrote Judge Josephine Staton in a scathing dissent opinion. "My colleagues throw up their hands, concluding that this case presents nothing fit for the Judiciary."
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg interrupted by climate activists during a campaign rally in Concord, New Hampshire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Photo: Screenshot/via NBC News) 'Pete Takes Money From Fossil Fuel Billionaires': Climate Activists Disrupt Buttigieg Rally in New Hampshire
"We are really concerned about candidates who have taken money from fossil-fuel executives. So that includes Joe Biden as well as Pete Buttigieg."
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Friday, January 17, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to guests during a campaign stop at Berg Middle School on January 11, 2020 in Newton, Iowa. A recent poll has Sanders with a narrow lead in the state ahead of the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses being held on February 3. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was expected to campaign with Sanders at the event but was not able to attend because of weather. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) "Let's Be Clear About Who Is Rigging What": Bernie Sanders Denounces Trump Effort to Divide Democrats
2020 candidate says only reason for impeachment trial is president's effort to "use the power of the federal government for his own political benefit."
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Former Vice President Joe Biden arrives in front of a Stop & Shop in support of striking union workers on April 18, 2019 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Biden Accidentally Makes Case for Medicare for All by Admitting Employers Can Take Away Your Insurance—Even If You Like It
"No you don't have the choice, but you had the choice to — that's why — I'm not saying, I said, if you like your plan, you can keep it, assuming — I should add the obvious — if your employer doesn't take it away from you. OK?"
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Attorney General William Barr chooses not to speak as President Donald J. Trump participates in a ceremony to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Edwin Meese III in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) For Abuse of Office and Covering for Trump, Watchdog Group Files Formal DOJ Complaint Against AG William Barr
"The attorney general has acted in biased ways and violated Justice Department norms, standards, and rules to protect President Trump at the expense of fulfilling his responsibilities to provide fair and impartial administration of justice."
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Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva speaks on new research on the financial services sector and its impact on income inequality, in Washington, D.C, on January 17, 2020. IMF Head Gives 'Stark Message' of Looming Inequality-Fueled Global Financial Disaster
Further fueling the potential threat are "climate-related shocks."
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Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them'
"Bernie Sanders teaches Demagoguery and Fascism 101 to a very skeptical New York Times editorial board."
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Demonstrators take part in the Women's March Jan. 20, 2018 in New York City. Millions Expected to Join Global Women's March to 'Act as a Catalyst for Political and Social Change'
"Together, we will inspire change and launch women and their allies into a new decade of activism."
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Shoes are left by people at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, June 21, 2018 during a protest rally by several American mayors against the US administration's family separation policy. 'Let Her In': Outrage Swirls After Six-Year-Old Girl With Downs Syndrome and Heart Condition Turned Away at US Border
"Every child has a right to safety, protection, and future."
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<p>Protesters at a rally in Vancouver to show opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline on September 9th, 2017. Canada's Top Court Rejects BC Bid to Halt Trans Mountain Tar Sands Project
"We are at a pivotal moment in human history, and we can do better than banking on a future that continues to rely on fossil fuels."
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'Cruel to Its Core': 15 State Attorneys General Sue Trump Over Effort to Strip Food Assistance From Nation's Poor
The new rules threaten to strip SNAP benefits away from nearly 700,000 Americans.
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'Are You F*cking Kidding Me:?' Monica Lewinsky Reacts to Ken Starr Joining Trump's Impeachment Defense Team
"That's the message Trump wants to send for his impeachment?" asked another critic after president announced legal team for Senate trial.
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Greta Thunberg and other protesters Joining Thousands of Swiss Climate Strikers Before Davos, Greta Thunberg Tells World Leaders: 'You Haven't Seen Anything Yet'
"We sure have done this for a long time. But we need to make clear that this is just the beginning," she told a crowd of thousands in Lausanne.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a New Year's Eve campaign event on December 31, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. The focus of many democratic presidential campaigns will be on Iowa in the coming weeks before the caucus on February 3, 2020. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Amid Raft of State-Level Endorsements, Sanders Leads Democrats in New National Poll
"It's just one poll, but it looks like Bernie is unhurt and Warren unhelped by the brouhaha."
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
With Bernhardt Running Trump's Interior Dept., Former Corporate Clients Lavishing Tens of Millions in New Lobby Spending
"The corruption is absolutely shameless."
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Activists rally against President Donald Trump's reported plans to loosen Wall Street Regulations and repeal the Dodd-Frank Act outside of Goldman Sachs headquarters in Lower Manhattan, February 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) 'I Made a Lot of Bankers Look Very Good,' Brags Trump as Wall Street Titans Enjoy $32 Billion Tax Bonanza
"It looks like Trump just let the six largest banks 'get away with murder' something he promised he wouldn't do as president," said a senior advisor to Bernie Sanders in response.
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Florida voters in November 2018 overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to restore voting rights to 1.4 million people with past felony convictions. It's 2020 and Florida's Supreme Court Just Ruled in Favor of a Poll Tax
"Florida cannot violate the U.S. Constitution's protections. The right to vote cannot be contingent on the ability to pay."
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Dead common murres 'Scale of This Failure Has No Precedent': Scientists Say Hot Ocean 'Blob' Killed One Million Seabirds
The lead author called the mass die-off "a red-flag warning about the tremendous impact sustained ocean warming can have on the marine ecosystem."
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Right-Wing 'Review Boards' in Missouri Would Pave Way for Arresting Librarians Over Books Deemed 'Inappropriate'
"Every reader and writer in the country should be horrified, absolutely horrified, at this bill."
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Sanders and Schumer Schumer Praised for Joining Sanders in Voting Against Trump Trade Deal That Ignores Climate Crisis
After the Senate passed USMCA, one activist said that "there is no excuse for any Democrat to vote for a trade deal that compromises our climate."
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Harvard Law School students demonstrate against a recruitment dinner hosted by Paul Weiss, a law firm representing ExxonMobil. Harvard Law School Students Disrupt Recruitment Event, Calling on Major Law Firm to #DropExxon
"This is a do-or-die moment in human history."
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Free Press Advocates Decry 'Unprecedented' and 'Unjustified' Restrictions on Reporter Access to Trump Impeachment Trial
"Americans expect and deserve a fully transparent impeachment trial... For the Senate to produce anything less would be a show of GOP contempt for the American people."
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mick and trump Senate Urged to Convict Trump After GAO Says White House Broke Law by Freezing Ukraine Aid
The federal watchdog's decision "should be a call to action for every senator to put country over party and vote to remove Trump from office."
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Lev Parnas arrives at Federal Court on December 17, 2019 in New York City. In Explosive Interviews, Giuliani Sidekick Lev Parnas Says Trump 'Lied' and 'Knew Exactly What Was Going On'
"It was all about Joe Biden, Hunter Biden. It was never about corruption."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) greets Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (R) as former Vice President Joe Biden looks on ahead of the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Six candidates out of the field qualified for the first Democratic presidential primary debate of 2020, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Progressive Groups Urge Sanders-Warren Unity to Defeat Corporate Democrats in Primary—and Then Donald Trump
"When progressives fight each other, the establishment wins."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Standing With Labor, Farmers, and Climate Groups on Trump Trade Deal, Sanders Vows to Vote Against NAFTA 2.0
"In my view, we need to rewrite this trade agreement to stop the outsourcing of American jobs, to combat climate change, to protect the environment, and stop the destructive race to the bottom."
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
'A Truly Historic Moment': 50 Years After Congress Passed ERA, Amendment Meets Constitutional Threshold With Virginia's Approval
The amendment is likely to be tied up in court battles following a Justice Department statement that the deadline for ratification has passed.
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Threats of violence at a gun rally scheduled for Monday in Richmond, Virginia prompted Gov. Ralph Northam to declare a temporary state of emergency. Citing Threat From Armed Groups, Virginia Gov. Declares Emergency and Bans Guns at State Capitol
"This isn't about the Second Amendment," said activist Molly Conger, "this is about threats of terrorism."
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A group gathered at Wooldridge Park in Austin, Texas to protest Governor Greg Abbott's decision not to allow Syrian refugees into the state. Cheers as Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order Allowing Localities to Refuse New Refugees
"This is an important first step, but this fight is far from over."
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rich old people Study Shows Being Rich Buys 9 Extra Years of 'Healthy' Living in US and UK
"In both countries, efforts in reducing health inequalities should target people from disadvantaged socioeconomic groups."
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Fire and Rescue personnel run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney 'Unquestionably Alarming Signs': New Data Confirms Earth Just Had Hottest Decade on Record
2019 was also the second warmest year on record, and the past five years were the five warmest on record.
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Ilhan Omar Warns Progressives Escalating Warren-Sanders Disagreement Only Fuels Trump's Attacks on Both Candidates
"Let's stay focused on the task ahead: defeating Donald Trump in November and fighting for the America we deserve."
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Proponents of single-payer healthcare have another study to push back against cost concerns. Analysis of 30 Years of Single-Payer Research Shows Medicare for All Would Absolutely Save US Money
"Across the political spectrum, there is near consensus among these economists that a single-payer system would save money."
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Hospital CEO Admits For-Profit Healthcare Industry Is 'Number One Cause of Personal Bankruptcy"
"We need a revolution. Literally, it's a life or death matter."
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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) speaks during the "No War With Iran" Rally for Moveon.org at the U.S. Capitol on January 9, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 'Huge': House to Consider Lee- and Khanna-Backed Measures to Stop Trump's March to War With Iran
The Congressional Progressive Caucus said the two bills are "our best chance to avoid future conflict."
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders gestures after speaking during the 2019 J Street National Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on October 28, 2019. Calling Bernie Sanders a 'Champion' for Immigrant Families, Make the Road Action Endorses Vermont Senator for President
"Bernie Sanders is the champion our community needs and is helping to lead the movement that will help us defeat Trump in 2020."
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sign: democracy not for sale Top Megadonors and Corporations Have Poured Almost $2 Billion Into Politics Since Citizens United
And thanks to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2010, it is not possible to know precisely how much money corporations have channeled into dark money groups that influence elections.
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Dem debate 'CNN Is Truly a Terrible Influence on This Country': Democratic Debate Moderators Pilloried for Centrist Talking Points and Anti-Sanders Bias
"This is an unusually vile performance by CNN ," tweeted Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi.
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Climate Groups Thank Sanders for Being Only Candidate at Debate to Stand Against Trump-Led Trade Deal
"We can do much better than a Trump-led trade deal that does not even have the phrase 'climate change' in it."
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An undated photo of President Donald Trump, at one of his golf clubs, with Robert F. Hyde, the man who apparently had former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yanvanovitch under physical—and possibly digital—surveillance in Kiev and offered to talk to Ukranians who would "help" deal with her "for a price." (Photo: Facebook) Did Giuliani Goons Plot Against US Ambassador? 'Incredibly Disturbing' House Impeachment Docs Raise Serious New Questions
"The new documents from Lev Parnas are chilling, and damning," said Rep. Ted Lieu. "Is Donald Trump a thug? I don't know. But Trump certainly used thugs to help him abuse the power of his office."
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden listens as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) makes a point during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. CNN Moderators, Alarmed by Cost of Medicare for All, Ignore Price Tag of Endless War
"None of the candidates who said they support keeping troops in Iraq were asked how they were going to pay for it."
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'Awesome, Brilliant, Necessary': Seattle Bans Foreign-Influenced Corporations From Spending in Local Elections
"This landmark campaign finance legislation bans corporations like Amazon and Bank of America from infiltrating the city’s electoral process."
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A gas platform for flaring of gas at offshore during bad weather. Like Adding 'Five to Six Hiroshima Bombs of Heat Each Second,' Study Shows Oceans Warming at Record Rate
"If you want to understand global warming, you have to measure ocean warming."
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Moms 4 Housing leaders were evicted from a home the group was occupying early Tuesday morning. Despite Community Protest, Militarized Police Remove Housing Rights Activists From Oakland Home in Pre-Dawn Raid
"This isn't over, and it won't be over until everyone in the Oakland community has a safe and dignified place to live."
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'The Progressive Movement Has to Fight Back': New Ad Campaign Targets Biden and Buttigieg in Iowa and South Carolina
"Americans need to know about Biden's and Buttigieg's records and their relationships with corporate executives and donors."
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Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, cheer during the Nevada Democrats' "First in the West" event at Bellagio Resort & Casino on November 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses is scheduled for February 22, 2020. (Photo: David Becker/Getty Images) 'Champion for Educators and Working Class': Largest Teachers Union in Nevada Endorses Bernie Sanders
"I thank the Clark County Education Association for their support," Sanders said in response, "and look forward to their partnership in transforming our country and defeating the most dangerous president in modern history."
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After Days of Claiming Soleimani Posed "Imminent" Threat to US, Trump Finally Declares "It Doesn't Really Matter"
"If this is the case, then nothing matters."
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Climate advocates protesting outside BlackRock's headquarters in New York City in 2019. 'A Massive Victory': BlackRock CEO Promises to Center Climate Change in Investment Strategy
The firm, which manages nearly $7 trillion in assets, claims it will ensure sustainability is a key factor in investment strategies moving forward.
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Oliviera Feliciano rests at the refugee camp located at the Mariano Rodríguez Coliseum on January 11, 2020 in Guanica, Puerto Rico. Saturday morning's quake was the most powerful aftershock following Tuesday's 6.4 earthquake that damaged her home. (Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images) 'Unconscionable': As Puerto Rico Suffers Earthquake Aftermath, AOC, Sanders, and Velazquez Demand Trump End Illegal Hold on Relief Funds
"Postponing the disbursement of this vital assistance any longer—in the face of the humanitarian needs of Puerto Rico—is simply shameful," the lawmakers said in a joint letter.
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Supporters gather to hear US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak at a rally in the Venice Beach neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, December 21, 2019. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) Surging Ten Points, Sanders Takes Lead Over Biden, Warren in California Tracking Poll
Since Sen. Kamala Harris dropped out last month, "Sanders appears to have gained almost all of [her] former supporters in California."
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Monday, January 13, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to guests during a campaign stop at Fisher Elementary School on January 12, 2020 in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Warren Says 'No Interest' in Discussing It Further After Dropping Bombshell Accusation of Sexism on Sanders
"I would concede that I could've misinterpreted it and would call my 'good friend' for clarity before asserting something that clearly goes nuclear on his campaign," said one observer. "Unless that is, my intention was to go nuclear on his campaign. In which case, I'd do what Warren did."
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A USDA inspector with pig carcasses. 'A Recipe for Disaster': Consumer Safety Groups Sue USDA Over Trump's Effort to Privatize Inspections for Pork Industry
"We're suing the crap out of USDA for... feeding us crap."
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US Government Lists Non-Violent 'Valve Turner' Climate Activists as Threat on Par With Murderous Neo-Nazis
"Apparently DHS hasn't gotten the memo that pipeline protesters are working non-violently to ensure that the children and grandchildren of DHS employees—and everyone else—have a habitable climate to live in."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) embrace after the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) 'Ludicrous': Sanders Refutes Claims Made in Anonymously Sourced Hit Piece by CNN About Warren Meeting
"This story—based on the accounts of four anonymous sources—is the most outrageous hit piece I've ever seen," said one critic of the news outlet's decision to publish the reporting.
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The FEC has no quorum as the nation heads into an election year. Citing Dark Money Fears, Coalition Raises Alarm Over 'Zombie' FEC During Pivotal 2020 Elections
"It is beyond belief that in this presidential year of enormous consequence, the nation's campaign finance enforcement agency is defunct."
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The Northern Muriqui 'Saving Life on Earth' for Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis
The plan calls for the president to declare the global extinction crisis a national emergency and establish 500 new national parks, wildlife refuges, and marine sanctuaries.
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Progressives Applaud Sanders for Willingness to Release List of Possible Judicial Nominees Before Election
"As the field narrows, all presidential candidates should prioritize the courts if they want to show voters they have a real plan to protect any of their other ideas from a hijacked judiciary."
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 "If the public views the trial as rigged," argued Craig Holman of Public Citizen, "a 'not guilty' verdict from the Senate will not be seen by the public as grounds for exoneration." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Citing Betrayal of Oath, Watchdog Group Files Formal Ethics Complaint Against McConnell Over Trump Impeachment
"The public declarations by Senator McConnell that his role in the impeachment process is to coordinate with the White House and thereby make a mockery of the trial directly contradict his oath of impartiality."
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Defying Threat of Termination, 1,200 Florida Teachers Rally to Save Public Education
"Florida teachers are rallying for fair pay and better funding for schools, and they won't be intimidated or undermined."
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Independent journalist Emily Atkin argues that while it's "great" that a small sex toy company is doing what it can to help address the devastation in Australia, it should not go unstated just how problematic it is. (Image: Geeky Sex Toys / Instagram) Why Big Oil Companies—Not Well-Meaning Dildo Makers—Should Be Paying for Australia Fires and Climate Chaos
Journalist Emily Atkin explains why a sex toy company's "silly" fundraising effort makes a serious point about who should be paying for destruction largely caused by the fossil fuel industry.
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President Donald Trump address to the nation from the Grand Foyer at the White House on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Seems Increasingly Likely Trump Just Made Up the 'Imminent Threat' Posed by Soleimani
New reporting reveals the president conditionally approved the Iranian general's assassination seven months ago.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders listens as former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. #JoeVotedForTheWar Trends After Sanders Camp Fires Back at Biden's Denials of Support for Iraq Invasion
"It is appalling that after 18 years Joe Biden still refuses to admit he was dead wrong on the Iraq War."
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"Thank you to everyone contributing to this effort so far - this is a big deal," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Sunday regarding her newly launched Courage to Change PAC. "Help us build a war chest to support progressive red-to-blue seats, bold incumbents, and newcomers to Congress alike." (Photo: via Courage to Change PAC) Ocasio-Cortez's Revolt Against DCCC 'Exactly What We Need' Say Progressive Democrats
Congresswoman from New York withholds dues from the party machine and launches a new PAC to help insurgent left-wing candidates.
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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Defense Secretary Mark Esper Defense Secretary Sparks Doubts About Alleged Threat to Embassies as Poll Shows Americans Disapprove of Trump's Handling of Iran
Mark Esper says he "didn't see" evidence supporting President Donald Trump's claim that Iran was planning to attack four U.S. embassies.
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As 2020 Race Heats Up Ahead of Primaries and Caucuses, Sanders Surrogate Argues Biden 'Has Repeatedly Betrayed Black Voters'
The op-ed from co-chair Nina Turner comes as the Biden and Sanders campaigns are clashing over the former vice president's Iraq War vote.
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Human rights advocates Human Rights Advocates Rally at White House to Demand US 'Close Guantánamo and End Torture'
"18 years of injustice. 18 years of impunity. 18 years too long."
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Saturday, January 11, 2020
A group gathered at Wooldridge Park in Austin, Texas 'Utterly Shameful': Progressives Slam Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's Decision to Refuse New Refugees
The move, which critics called "deeply disappointing" but "not surprising," was enabled by an executive order from the president.
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John Atcheson, a former official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was a novelist, climate activist, and longtime contributor to Common Dreams. Atcheson was killed earlier this week in a car accident in California. He was 71. (Photo: Courtesy of the family) Common Dreams Mourns Passing of Longtime Contributor and Climate Activist John Atcheson
"We can leave a legacy of a world in which hope flourishes and dreams prosper, or we can leave a legacy in which hopes are diminished and most dreams are nightmares," Atcheson once wrote. "Those are now our choices. Our only choices."
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Iranian commander Iran Says Military Shot Down Ukraine Airliner in 'Disastrous Mistake' Amid Heightened Tensions With US
The admission, which confirmed conclusions from intelligence agencies, came as people worldwide continued to call for de-escalating the crisis.
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Friday, January 10, 2020
Sanders 'He Could Win the Caucuses,' Pollster Says as Bernie Sanders Leads Gold-Standard Iowa Survey for First Time
The White House hopeful's surge in support comes just three weeks before the early state's nationally watched caucus day.
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Two children drinking water outdoors. After Approval by House Democrats, GOP-Controlled Senate Urged to Pass Measure to Curtail Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'
The legislation would require the federal government to test for health effects of PFAS.
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Rejecting Idea 'Soft Centrism' Can Topple McConnell, Progressive Charles Booker Launches Visionary Grassroots Campaign in Kentucky
"We won't beat Mitch McConnell by running to the soft center and not taking any real positions... Democrats have tried that, and it fails every time."
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The House on Wednesday passed a telecommunications bill with a unique section designed to reassure service providers. 'A Win for Telecom': House Overwhelmingly Passes 5G Bill That Bars Consideration of Industry Nationalization
"This legislation looks to be a handout to big telecom."
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A detail of the cover image for Toxic Hangover, a new report by Center for Biological Diversity. New Report Details How EPA Is Promoting 'Worst of the Worst Pesticides'
From 2017-2018, the agency approved 69 new pesticide products containing an ingredient the EPA recognizes as a "known" or "likely" carcinogen.
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Greta and school strikers in Italy Greta Thunberg and 20 Youth Climate Activists Call on Davos Attendees to 'Abandon the Fossil Fuel Economy'
"Today's business as usual is turning into a crime against humanity."
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'Completely Lawless President': Trump Reportedly Tried to Kill Another Top Iranian Commander on Same Day as Soleimani
"Multiple strikes on top IRGC officials is starting a war. These were decapitation strikes."
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A supporter of Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales waves white flags during clashes with riot police following a protest in La Paz on November 13, 2019. USAID Arriving in Bolivia to 'Monitor Elections,' Raising Fears of US Meddling in May 3 Vote
"The Trump administration has clearly picked sides."
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'See? Not Radical': New Poll Shows Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Support a Wealth Tax to Fund Universal Programs
"It's simple. The majority of Americans believe that we should tax the rich."
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Was 'Imminent Threat' His Impeachment? Trump Reportedly Admitted Soleimani Killed to Appease GOP Senators
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both seized upon the report as evidence that Trump nearly sparked a catastrophic war for political gain.
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American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists and give the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. 'Cowardice': Olympics Committee Slammed for New Guidelines Barring Athletes From Kneeling, Raising Fists
"God how I despise these Olympic politician opportunists."
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Activists for climate action rallied Tens of Thousands Join 'Sack ScoMo' Protests Against Government Climate Inaction as Bushfires Rage Across Australia
" These fires, heatwaves, and droughts are not just unprecedented—they're the direct result of decades of climate destruction at the hands of fossil fuel loving politicians."
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Judge Rejects Trump's "Lame Effort" at Dismissal of E. Jean Carroll's Defamation Case
"Justice prevails yet again."
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An American soldier stands guard at the Taji base complex, which hosts Iraqi and U.S. troops. We're Staying, US Tells Iraq After Being Asked to Leave
The Iraqi Parliament voted on January 5 to ask U.S. forces to leave the country.
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Pompeo Says 'No Doubt' Soleimani Was Planning Imminent Attacks But Admits He Doesn't Know When or Where
"That is not what 'imminent' means. It's this kind of obfuscation, lying to Congress, and unchecked provocation that dragged us into the Iraq War."
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After Trump Attacks Bernie on Foreign Policy, Sanders Campaign Says 'Bring It'
"Trump is attacking us because he knows we will beat him in the general election," said Bernie Sanders.
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McConnell Backs Resolution to Change Senate Rules and Dismiss Trump Impeachment Articles Before They Are Even Sent
"McConnell's trying to change the rules of the Senate to cover up for President Trump? No one should be surprised."
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Thousands Across US Send Message to Trump: 'No Threats, No Bombs, No War With Iran'
"Tonight, the American people spoke with one voice. No war."
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Thursday, January 9, 2020
US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2020, during a rally on "No War with Iran". (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) House Democrats Send Loud 'No War With Iran' Message to Trump With Passage of War Powers Resolution
"Congress has been silent for too long," said Rep. Mark Pocan. "It's time we reclaim our Constitutional authority over military action from presidents intent on fight forever wars."
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Green Groups Denounce Trump Rule Change That Takes 'Chainsaw to a Bedrock Environmental Law'
"These changes mean polluting corporations will have an easier time doing whatever they want, wherever they want, with even less consideration for climate change."
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