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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Trump, Bannon, and Roy Moore Rebuked as Doug Jones Claims Victory in Alabama
"A crushing blow to [president's] agenda of bigotry, hate, and division... and a powerful reminder that progressives can win anywhere and everywhere if we stand up for an inclusive populist political agenda."
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Warning Against Abdication of Duty, Senators Demand FCC Abandon Net Neutrality Vote
Ajit Pai's plan would leave the U.S. with a "gaping consumer protection void," say 39 senators
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Huckabee Sanders Says "Only If Your Mind Is in the Gutter" Could You Think Trump's Attack on Gillibrand Contained Sexual Innuendo
White House press secretary offered this defense of the president's tweet aimed at the Democratic Senator from New York
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Donald Trump US Concern Over 'Pervasive' High-Level Corruption Surging Under Trump: Poll
Although Americans are optimistic about the ordinary person's ability to help fight corruption, about 70 percent believe the U.S. government is failing at it
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Leaked Documents Expose How Corporations Use Spies to Subvert People's Movements Worldwide
Given what "these companies have gotten away with," concluded Naomi Klein, it is "no wonder they fear our power."
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After Demeaning Attack on Senate Colleague, Warren Calls Out Trump For 'Slut-Shaming'
"Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame Sen. Gillibrand? Do you know who you're picking a fight with? Good luck with that."
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An iceberg floats in the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic Ocean. (Credit: NOAA) NOAA: Current Rates of Arctic Warming and Sea Ice Decline Not Seen in 1,500 Years
The Arctic region, warns lead researcher, is currently "going through the most unprecedented transition in human history"
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Senator Leading #TrumpToo Call Won't Be Silenced By President's "Sexist Smear"
"You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office."
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With Heavy Edits, FCC Commissioner Turns Pai's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Into One That Would Save It
Mignon Clyburn, the FCC Democrat who circulated the "alternative" plan, has called Pai's proposals "worse than one could imagine"
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there is no planet b 'This. Is. Big.': After Years of Pressure, World Bank to Drastically Curb Funding of Fossil Fuels
"The World Bank's announcement today is an important milestone; but more still needs to be done," says 350.org.
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#FundCHIPNow: Kimmel Slams GOP for Taking Healthcare for Kids Hostage While Pushing Tax Cuts for Billionaires
"This is literally a life-and-death program for American kids."
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Nearly 60 Female Lawmakers Demand Congressional Investigation into Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Trump
"The American people deserve a full inquiry into the truth of these allegations," write House members in joint letter. "We cannot ignore the multitude of women who have come forward with accusations against Mr. Trump."
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Dear Alabama, Urges Restive Nation, Please Don't Vote for 'Flagrant Bigot' Roy Moore
"Dear friends and loved ones in Alabama, please do the right thing when you go to the polls tomorrow. Roy Moore perfectly and luridly encapsulates the most shameful parts of our state's history."
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Monday, December 11, 2017
'Travesty of Justice' as Trump DOJ Lifts Prosecution Threat for Banking Giant HSBC
Original agreement had been criticized as "the world's largest wrist slap."
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Trump Treasury Dept. Analysis of GOP Tax Plan Ripped as 'Pure Propaganda'
One coalition of advocacy groups concluded that the analysis shows the GOP tax plan "would be great for the economy...in a world where unicorns exist, pigs fly, and Trump has released his tax returns."
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meat Meat Tax Crucial, Says Analysis, to Combat Climate Crisis and Global Health Threats
"Driven by a global consensus around meat's negative contributions to climate change and global health epidemics such as obesity, cancer, and antibiotic resistance," meat may soon be taxed like carbon, sugar, and tobacco
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Taking Jab at Trump, France to Award Research Grants for US Climate Scientists
French president called on researchers to head to France "To work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment"
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Navy aircrafts Led by U.S. Weapons Makers, Global Arms Sales Soared in 2016: Analysis
With U.S. weapons companies claiming more than half of global sales, and despite five previous years of decline, arms producers around the world raked in $375 billion in profits
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To Save Internet They Helped Create, Web Pioneers Demand FCC Cancel Net Neutrality Vote
More than 20 internet founders and industry leaders wrote an open letter warning Ajit Pai's plan to kill net neutrality poses "imminent threat" to the web
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At Least One 'Suspect' in Custody After Subway Explosion Near Times Square
Non-life-threatening injuries reported after "an explosive device" was set off on a mid-town subway platform during the morning commute.
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Massive 'Break the Internet' Revolt This Week to 'Save Net Neutrality'
Major websites and social media platforms are teaming up for an "epic" online demonstration to show what the web would look like without net neutrality
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Some of President Donald Trump's accuser Watch Women Who Have Accused Trump of 'Groping, Fondling, Forcibly Kissing, Humiliating, and Harassing' Them Speak Out
Speaking in New York City on Monday, women call on Congress to investigate their allegations of sexual harassment and assault levied against the president
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Anti-Nuclear Coalition Accepts Nobel Peace Prize As Calls for Disarmament Grow
"The only rational course of action is to cease living under the conditions where our mutual destruction is only one impulsive tantrum away."
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FCC Commissioner Urges Fraud Investigation Ahead of Net Neutrality Vote
Jessica Rosenworcel argued on Saturday that her own agency should be investigated for its fraudulent public comment process, days before a vote on net neutrality protections
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Protesters Greet Trump at Mississippi Museum As Leaders Honor Civil Rights Figures
"Why should anyone give the stage to the president so he can have a photo op only to fight against all the things that civil rights workers fought for?"
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Saturday, December 9, 2017
Black Lives Matter Supporters Call Attention to Graphic Video of Arizona Shooting
"Consider that Shaver might well be alive if only the Mesa police department had long ago adopted reforms of the sort that Black Lives Matter suggests."
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Report Shows Puerto Rico's Hurricane Death Toll Likely In Thousands, Far Higher Than Official Count
In the weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island, the mortality rate has risen sharply over previous years
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Using Ivanka Trump's Own Words Against Her Father's Cause, Resistance Group Protests Pro-Moore Rally
"Try as Trump and the Republican Party might, there's no way to escape the truth about Roy Moore or Ivanka Trump's own words."
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Friday, December 8, 2017
120 Jewish Studies Scholars Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Declaration
Trump's declaration "adds insult to ongoing injury and is practically guaranteed to fan the flames of violence," argue scholars
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Scores of Leading Economists Demand End to All Fossil Fuel Investments
"Simply put: there is no more room for new fossil fuel infrastructure and therefore no case for ongoing investment," declaration states.
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'You Can Save My Life': Traveling on Same Plane, Man With ALS Confronts Sen. Flake Over GOP Tax Bill
"What should I tell my son or what should you tell my son if you pass this bill?"
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honduras protest Honduran Government Denounced for Using 'Dangerous and Illegal Tactics' to Silence Dissent
"Honduras seems to be on a very dangerous free fall where ordinary people are the victims of reckless and selfish political games," Amnesty International warns amid crackdown on mass protests over allegations of election fraud
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In this still from surveillance video from Cheatham County Jail in Ashland City, Tenn., Jordan Norris is seen restrained. (Photo: Cheatham County Sheriff's Office/Handout) UN Experts Say Video Footage of Taser Use in US Jails Reveals Torture
"When you use a tool like this on an incapacitated person, to me it certainly amounts to cruel and degrading treatment," said special rapporteur Nilz Melzer
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As World Warms, Heart-Breaking Video Shows What It Looks Like When a Polar Bear Starves
"For all of you still trying to hold a ridiculous 'debate' about whether there's something wrong with our planet, please watch this, if you can."
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Arrested at Office Sit-In, Maine Clergy Demand Collins Reverse Vote on 'Immoral' GOP Tax Bill
A short stint in jail, said one demonstrator, is "a pretty minor inconvenience when compared to how this bill is going to devastate people's lives"
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#TrumpToo: Amid Reckoning, Calls to Hold President Accountable Swell
Donald Trump has so far escaped the scrutiny of sexual assualt allegations levied at him that has come to other high profile figures. "That has to change now."
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wind turbine GOP Tax Scam Attacks Renewables While Nurturing Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Industries
Republican lawmakers propose drilling for oil on protected lands, offering tax cuts to gas companies, and funding nuclear reactors while slashing tax credits for wind and solar companies
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Trump-Endorsed Roy Moore Condemned for Reminiscing Fondly About 'Great' Era of US Slavery
Alabama Republican candidate Roy Moore claimed that "families were united" before slavery was outlawed
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson North Korea Ready for Direct Talks With U.S., Says Russian Foreign Minister
"We know that North Korea wants first of all to speak with the United States about its security guarantees," says Sergey Lavrov. "We are ready to support it. We are ready to help promote such talks."
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'Day of Rage' in Occupied Territories Amid Global Outcry Against Trump's Jerusalem Move
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets worldwide to denounce the White House's "dangerous escalation"
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Thursday, December 7, 2017
Most Dire Climate Change Predictions, Warns New Study, Are Also the Most Accurate
New research shows emissions must go down every year starting in 2020 to prevent dangerous warming of planet
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Michael Slager, Police Officer Who Murdered Walter Scott, Sentenced to Twenty Years
Video by passerby showed officer shooting black man in the back and then altering the scene of the crime
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As Franken Steps Aside, Nurses Back Call for Keith Ellison to Fill Senate Vacancy
"Keith has been an outspoken advocate for nurses and other working people in his distinguished service in the House, and has shown a broad national reach and worked to build coalitions across the country."
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“Settlers in the White House”: Palestinians Denounce Trump Jerusalem Order & Protest in Day of Rage
Reporting From East Jerusalem.
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tax the rich protest sign Even Republican Voters Admit Widely Opposed GOP Tax Scam Is Corporate Giveaway
About 70 percent of Americans believe the Republican plan will benefit big businesses and say healthcare measures should be left out of the tax bill
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Sanders Says Trump Should Follow Franken's Lead and Resign Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
The president and the Republican Senate candidate he supports have so far avoided consequences of their alleged sexual misconduct, while Democratic leaders have stepped down
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After Caving to Right-Wing Smear Campaign, MSNBC 'Grows a Spine' and Rehires Sam Seder
Those who criticized MSNBC 's decision to cut ties with Seder as a "cowardly" capitulation to the far-right celebrated the network's reversal on Wednesday, calling it "a big win for what is right and just."
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Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Sen. Al Franken Announces Resignation
"I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party."
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Verizon FCC protest Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide
Demonstrators gathered outside congressional offices and more than 700 Verizon stores nationwide to protest FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to turn over control of the internet to major corporations
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As Trump Inflames Middle East, Travel Warnings Issued and Third Intifada Looms
Region faces upheaval as Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas decries U.S. decision on Jerusalem as "deliberate undermining of all peace efforts"
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fire in Calif. 'Hot New World': Raging California Wildfires Expose Reality of Climate Threat
"What should make Southern California fearful is that climate change could mean a future of more frequent and more intense wildfires."
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'That's Not How It Works': Experts Call Out Don Jr's Bogus Claim of Attorney-Client Privilege
When Trump Jr. wasn't illegitimately invoking attorney-client privilege, he appeared to be hampered by what one lawmaker called a "very serious case of amnesia"
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Two Months After Nation's Deadliest Mass Shooting, GOP House Passes 'Dangerous' Bill to Undermine Local Gun Control Laws
"If this bill becomes law, the body count of innocent victims killed by concealed carry permit holders will only rise."
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Opposite of Peace as Trump Accused of 'Kicking Hornet's Nest' in Middle East
Declaring Jerusalem the capital shows "yet again his blatant disregard for international law"
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70% of Americans Think Congress Should Probe Sexual Assault Allegations Against Trump
Quinnipiac poll shows overwhelming support for lawmakers to open official inquiry into accusations by the more than a dozen women who say president made unwanted sexual advances
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Tax Scam Not Passed Yet, But GOP Already Salivating to Destroy Anti-Poverty Programs
Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and progressive groups are calling attention to the GOP plot to run up the deficit with its tax scam to justify devastating safety net cuts
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Dreamer protest In Pictures/Video: Hundreds Arrested in Peaceful Protest as Thousands March Demanding 'Clean' Dream Act
Immigrant rights advocates, including two members of Congress, arrested for demonstrating while DACA recipients share how many days they have left before possible deportation
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Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Floor Vote Over 'Bigotry, Hatred, and Hostility'
"For too long, we have allowed our civility to prevent us from confronting the invidious incivility of President Donald J. Trump."
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"The Silence Breakers"—TIME's Person of the Year Captures Power of #MeToo
"This is for every woman who came forward. This is for every woman who was brave enough to say #MeToo."
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Citing Sexual Harassment Allegations, Female Democratic Colleagues Lead Call for Sen. Al Franken to Resign
"As elected officials, we should be held to the highest standards—not the lowest," said Sen. Kirstin Gillibrad (D-NY) as she joined others in calling for Minnesota Democrat to step down
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Provoking Risk of 'All-Out War,' US Deploys Supersonic Bomber Over Korean Peninsula
North Korea called the show of force, part of a joint exercise with South Korea, a manifestation of America's "extremely reckless war hysteria"
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Trump protest Citing Trump's 'Racially Hostile' Record, Critics Say He Shouldn't Attend Civil Rights Museum's Grand Opening
"He has no place at a celebration of the very values and aspirations his presidency is clearly committed to destroy."
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World Condemnation and 'Days of Rage' Begin Ahead of Trump Jerusalem Announcement
"As always," noted one critic, the price of Trump's decision will be paid by Palestinians, "who have been sold out by U.S. support for Israeli occupation and apartheid for more than 70 years."
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
'Tax the Rich, Not the Sick!': Hundreds Storm Capitol Hill Offices to Denounce GOP Tax Bill
Outraged demonstrators arrested outside of Republican lawmakers' offices as House and Senate prepare #GOPTaxScam for conference committee
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With Help of These 9 Democrats, GOP Pushing to Deliver 'Insane' Gifts to Wall Street
"At a time when the likes of Wells Fargo and Equifax demonstrate that Wall Street needs stronger reforms, Senate banking leaders are proposing to grind holes in key existing safeguards."
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bibi and david Trump Denounced for 'Reckless, Irresponsible' Decision to Move US Embassy
Critics charge that relocating the Embassy "will contribute to further destabilization of the region" and "endangers the lives of Palestinians and Israelis"
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With Oceans Threatened as 'Never Before in Human History,' World Leaders Fail to Show Urgency
"It is now clear our actions are having a significant impact on the world's oceans. The future of humanity, and indeed all life on Earth, now depends on us."
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"We Don't Want to Repress": Police in Honduras Refuse Orders to Stamp Out Pro-Democracy Protests
"We are tired. And our job is to give peace and security to the Honduran people, not repress them. We want all Hondurans to be safe."
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'Cowardly' and 'Shameful': Bowing to Right-Wing Smear Campaign, MSNBC Fires Sam Seder
" MSNBC just allowed the lies of a white nationalist Pizza-Gate bottom feeder to bring him down. It's...2017 in a nutshell."
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PowerPoint Fracking Industry Front Group's Secret Playbook Reveals Orchestrated Astroturf Effort
"Remember," says the Sierra Club, "if you see anything from 'Your Energy,' it's just a PR campaign funded by the oil and gas industry."
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Headlining at Verizon Headquarters, FCC Chair Ajit Pai Dismisses Net Neutrality Defenders as 'Desperate'
"This is the kind of corruption that turns your stomach," said Evan Greer of Fight for the Future
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harvey Trump Disbands Panel That Helped Cities Respond to Climate Threat
The president shutters group that, according to its chairman, was "one of the last federal bodies that openly talked about climate change in public"
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Trump White House Weighing Plans for Private Spies to Counter "Deep State" Enemies
The creation of such a program raises the possibility that the effort would be used to create an intelligence apparatus to justify the Trump administration’s political agenda.
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In Move to 'Follow the Money,' Mueller Issued Subpoena for Trump's Personal Banking Info
Commentators praised the move but warned that it "greatly ramps up risk" that Trump could fire the special counsel
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Monday, December 4, 2017
Allowing Muslim Ban to Go into Effect, US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Trump
In a 7-2 decision, justices lift lower-court rulings that had imposed injunction against discriminatory travel and immigration policy
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Ignoring Local Tribes and Public Outcry, Trump Carves Up National Monuments for Mining and Drilling
The president announced in Utah that Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante will be reduced in size in the interest of corporate polluters, despite 2.8 million Americans' demands that he protect the land
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Senator Slammed for 'Booze and Women' Comment Amid Call for 'All-Out Blitz' to Stop #GOPTaxScam
"Here's what my constituents are spending 'every darn penny' on: Rent. Groceries. Prescriptions. College tuition," Rep. Lee tells Sen. Grassley
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net neutrality ajit pai Protests Planned Nationwide as Vote on FCC's 'Catastrophic' Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Looms
Open internet supporters are demanding that lawmakers answer a simple question: "Do you stand for your constituents' ability to communicate and connect, or do you stand for Verizon's bottom line?"
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On Global Effort to Protect Migrants and Refugees, US Says, "We're Out!"
United Nations declaration committing to rights "is simply not compatible with U.S. sovereignty," says Ambassador Nikki Haley
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Channeling Nixon, Trump Lawyer Argues It's Not Obstruction When President Does It
Citing many examples that disprove it, critics denounced this interpretation of the law as "baloney"
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North Korea Warns Massive U.S.-South Korea Military Drills Put Nations on 'Brink of Nuclear War'
As tensions once again rise, Chinese officials chide Trump administration for not suspending provocative war games
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Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed by Houthis Trying to Flee Yemen's Sanaa
Officials from former president's party confirm leader is dead, while Houthi enemies say he was killed in ambush outside capital
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Trump Endorses Accused Child Molester Moore Because He Wants Vote for Tax Cuts
"Trump endorses the lawless bigot and alleged teen-targeting sexual predator because he'll cut taxes bigly on the rich and corporations while telling you undocumented immigrants are your real problem."
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Sunday, December 3, 2017
GO HOME TRUMP on the south lawn of the Utah State Capitol, Sunday, December 3, 2017. ‘Go Home Trump’: Protesters Spell It Out on Utah Capitol Lawn Day Before Trump Attack on National Monuments
On Saturday, thousands of protesters angered by Trump's expected Monday attack on two national monuments in Utah rallied in Salt Lake City, just two days ahead of his visit.
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Tens of thousands Israelis take part in a protest against corruption in Tel Aviv, December 2, 2017. 'March of Shame’: Tens of Thousands of Israelis Protest Against Netanyahu, Corruption
If charged, Netanyahu would come under heavy pressure to resign.
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Saturday, December 2, 2017
US Outrage Grows at Risk of Honduran Election Theft, 50 Groups Join Call
Outraged at the possibility of the theft of Honduras’ election by the discredited current administration, 50 US rights groups have joined call to urge the US to press Honduras for electoral transparency.
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Standing with Bernie Sanders at a Protect Working Families rally in Dayton, Ohio. Bernie Sanders Takes His "Protecting Working Families" Tour On the Road
With stops in Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania
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People protest Donald Trump outside Cipriani on 42nd Street NYC Greets Trump: "Lock Him Up! Lock Him Up!"
President Trump was greeted in New York City on Saturday by thousands loudly chanting “Lock Him Up! Lock Him Up!”, "Shame on You!" and “Traitor!”
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Friday, December 1, 2017
Trump Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Named as 'Very Senior Member' Who Instructed Flynn on Russia
"The investigation has progressed from the campaign, to the White House, and now inside Donald Trump's family."
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The GOP Tax Scam Two-Step: Explode the Deficit With Cuts for Rich, Then Screw the Poor
"Mark my words: As soon as the Republican tax bill passes, Republicans are going to insist on cutting Medicare and Social Security to cut the deficit," said Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Trump DoD Scraps Plan to Ban Cluster Bombs That Maim Children and Civilians Worldwide
"This is a profoundly retrograde step that puts the U.S. way out of line with the international consensus."
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Right-Wing Honduras Government Cracks Down as Protests Grow Over Alleged Vote-Rigging
Leftist coalition is charging fraud as ruling party, which came to power under U.S.-backed coup in 2009, faces growing outrage and demonstrations
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As Military Obscures Bloodshed, Number of Civilians Killed by US Bombs Soaring, Say Watchdogs
In "the least transparent war in recent American history," monitoring groups say the U.S. military is vastly underestimating the civilian death toll
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With Nation's Eyes on Michael Flynn, McConnell Declares 'We Have the Votes' to Pass #GOPTaxScam
Warnings that bombshell developments surrounding Trump's former national security advisor will provide smokescreen for Republican giveaway to corporations and wealthy donors
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In Guilty Plea, Flynn Admits Trump Transition Team Directed Him to Contact Russian Officials
Trump's former national security adviser also said he is cooperating with Robert Mueller's Russia probe
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Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Charged With Lying to FBI
"Canary bird will sing," predicts former White House ethics lawyer. "The beginning of the end."
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'Can You Spell Obstruction?': GOP Senators Admit Trump Asked Them To Curb Russia Probe
Reports of president's attempt to pressure senators after firing James Comey leave critics "not surprised," but eager to see Trump held accountable for actions
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GOP Tax Push Becomes 'Complete S*#t Show' as Senate Delays Vote on $1.5 Trillion Gift to the Rich
Republicans still don't have a coherent tax bill heading into Friday, but they're going to try to ram something through regardless
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
If China Won't Impose North Korea Embargo, US Warns It Will 'Take Oil Situation Into Our Own Hands'
Analysts have warned that such an embargo would primarily harm North Korean civilians
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Trump's $100K Salary Donation to Opioid Crisis Denounced As 'Meaningless Gesture'
While White House touts president's "extreme generosity," critics say donation is a drop in the bucket
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