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Sunday, August 9, 2020
In a statement sent to the UMass Democrats in response to their allegations, Morse said "every relationship I've had has been consensual" and cautioned his opponent, Rep. Richie Neal, "against indulging in old negative stereotypes about gay men." (Photo: Alex Morse for Congress) Critics Warn Against Smear Campaign, 'Creepy Victorian Moralizing' Aimed at Progressive Challenger Alex Morse
"Would be quite something if the groups backing Alex Morse took a stand here on behalf of free, consenting adults not in a subordinate role to do what they want with their lives," said one political observer. "Not counting on it but we'll see."
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 Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, on July 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) Vowing to Defend Retirees, Biden Denounces 'New, Reckless War on Social Security' by Trump
"This is no art of the deal. This is not presidential leadership. These orders are not real solutions. They are just another cynical ploy designed to deflect responsibility."
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People at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, listen as US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on August 8, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Progressives Call Trump Executive Orders What They Are: IIllegal. Inadequate. Misleading. 'A Disgrace.' 'A Sham.' 'A Cruel Joke.'
If president actually "cared about helping Americans," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, "he would have demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell start negotiating as soon as the House passed the HEROES act almost two months ago."
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Saturday, August 8, 2020
US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 8, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Trump Just Admitted on Live Television He Will 'Terminate' Social Security and Medicare If Reelected in November
One progressive critic called the president's promise "a full-on declaration of war against current and future Social Security beneficiaries."
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A woman walks into a Brooklyn Post Office on August 05, 2020 in New York City. President Trump in recent weeks has called the Postal Service "a joke" as the agency is experiences delays in mail delivery due to the coronavirus pandemic and financial pressures. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 'This Is a Five-Alarm Fire': With 2020 Election at Stake, Call Goes Up for Mass Mobilization to Save Postal Service
"Can't stress this enough— if the USPS is sabotaged, this will amount to the greatest voter suppression campaign in history."
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US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 7, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) 'Executive Order Stunt No Substitute for Real Relief,' Say Progressives of Legally Dubious Trump Proposal
Coalition accuses Republican Party of "abandoning their constituents and the country as a whole, and causing chaos and turmoil by refusing to negotiate on COVID-19 relief."
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Friday, August 7, 2020
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy (R) arrives for a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on August 5, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) 'Friday Night Massacre' at US Postal Service as Postmaster General—a Major Trump Donor—Ousts Top Officials
"America is in a dead sprint to authoritarianism. The man is pulling out all the stops to prevent the citizens of this country from holding a legitimate election in which he might face removal from office."
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Fossil Fuel Investments and Hawkish Foreign Policy Among Serious Issues Progressives Have With Susan Rice as Possible VP Pick
"If you're a Democratic Party leader and you're still invested in oil and gas it’s just a problem."
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Prohibited From Holding Police Officer to Account, Federal Judge Calls on Supreme Court to Overturn 'Qualified Immunity'
"Those who violate the constitutional rights of our citizens must be held accountable. When that day comes we will be one step closer to that more perfect Union."
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essential worker holds sign Analysis Shows Rapid and Reckless Reopenings Not Only Bad for Public Health—But the Economy Too
"There is no way around it: getting the economy back on track means controlling the pandemic."
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Leading Demand for IG Probe, Warren Accuses Trump and New Postmaster General of 'Sabotaging' Postal Service
"They are delaying Social Security checks and other mail and potentially disenfranchising millions of voters."
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Public health workers, doctors, and nurses protest over lack of sick pay and personal protective equipment outside a hospital in the Bronx on April 17, 2020. "Let's Make It Happen!" Declares Jayapal of Medicare for All After Single-Payer in Canada Lauded as Shield Against Pandemic
"It is worth fighting for a system that puts public health ahead of profits: Medicare for All," said a doctor touting Canadian system.
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A demonstrator holds a placard reading "time is running out" during a global youth climate action strike in Barcelona, on September 27, 2019 at the end of a global climate change week. Bolstering Case for Transformational Green Recovery, New Study Finds Lockdown Emissions Had 'Negligible' Effect on Climate Crisis
"We still need far more serious measures to make a difference—we need structural change."
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'Enraging and Inexcusable': Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Black Man Convicted of Garden Tool Theft 20 Years Ago Should Die in Prison
"A system that condemns a man to life in prison for stealing a pair of hedge clippers is not justice," said the ACLU.
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DNC Appears Ready to Sideline Progressive Standout Ocasio-Cortez at Upcoming Convention
"You want Bill Clinton to speak but maybe not AOC. Okay, dummies."
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Author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll last year accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s. Judge Rules Trump Rape Accuser E. Jean Carroll's Defamation Suit Against President Can Proceed
The decision means the writer's attorneys can continue seeking Trump's DNA as evidence and trying to interview him under oath.
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'It's Disintegrated, Basically': Last Fully Intact Canadian Ice Sheet Collapses
The formation was the final survivor of its kind in the nation's Arctic
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Dems Rebuke 'Legislative Malpractice' of Trump Team as Talks Crumble and Tens of Millions Face Hunger, Joblessness, Possible Eviction
"Trump and Republicans appear ready to walk away from the negotiating table to do unworkable, weak, and narrow executive orders that barely scratch the surface of what is needed."
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Outraised 250-1, Progressive Marquita Bradshaw Upsets Establishment Opponent in Tennessee Primary for US Senate
"The progressive movement is undeniable!" Bradshaw said following her win. "Thank you all so much for your support and this victory. It's time to put hardworking people first. Onward."
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Trump Blasted for Naming 'War Criminal' and Iran-Contra Convict Elliott Abrams as Iran Envoy
"Elliott Abrams has made a career of lying and committing criminal acts that have led to the death and suffering of innocent people from Guatemala to Iraq."
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Thursday, August 6, 2020
On 55th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, Advocates Call on Congress to Fully Restore Law to Honor John Lewis's Fight for Justice
Since the Supreme Court gutted the law in 2013, more than 1,600 polling places have been closed, including many in largely-Black and Latino communities.
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Saying ICE Has 'Lost the Right to Be Trusted,' Federal Judge Orders Mandatory Testing at Detention Center Hit by Covid-19
Court order follows an outbreak at the Mesa Verde Detention Center and evidence that officials opted not to test detainees for fear of positive test results.
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'Self-Centered Nationalism' Could Lead to War and Nuclear Disaster, Hiroshima Mayor Warns on 75th Anniversary of Attacks
"We must never allow this painful past to repeat itself."
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Retirees Vow to 'Fight This Attempt to Gut Social Security' as Trump Announces Executive Order to Suspend Payroll Tax
"President Trump just betrayed seniors, ordering cuts in Social Security funding because Congress wouldn't go along with his payroll tax cut scheme."
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Republican Gov. DeWine Tests Positive for Covid-19 as Virus Sweeps Across Ohio Ahead of Trump Visit
The announcement comes as teachers and parents criticize the state's school reopening plans.
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Over 50 House Democrats Rip Fed for Allowing Mass Public-Sector Layoffs by Favoring Big Corporations Over Local Governments
"The Federal Reserve could prevent massive public sector layoffs. Instead, they've structured their lending so it's functionally unusable for most states and cities."
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Biden Says He Won't Stand in Way of Possible Future Prosecution of Trump
"I will not interfere with the Justice Department's judgment of whether or not they think they should pursue the prosecution of anyone that they think has violated the law."
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'Thoughts and Prayers': Gun Control Groups Send Ironic Condolences After New York AG Files Lawsuit Seeking to Dissolve NRA
Letitia James accused leaders at the NRA of overseeing "a culture of self-dealing, mismanagement, and negligent oversight that was illegal, oppressive, and fraudulent."
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Activists with Insure Our Future gathered outside Liberty Mutual's Boston and Seattle offices in December 2019 to demand the insure company "take bold action in the face of the climate emergency and stop insuring fossil fuels." Green Groups Urge Insurers to Drop Coverage of Trans Mountain Pipeline
"Now is the time to decisively say no to this destructive project."
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'The Clear Progressive Choices': Working Families Party Endorses Markey and Morse in Primary Contests
"The progressive cavalry is headed to Massachusetts."
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As Prisons Across US Report Surge in Covid-19 Cases, Supreme Court Rules Jail Does Not Have to Provide Basic Protections to Inmates
" There is no legal principle justifying this stay. The only 'principle' animating it is the belief of the Republican appointees to the Court that prisoners are subhuman."
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Critics Warn Against McConnell's 'Craven' Push to Immunize Corporate Criminals
"Mitch McConnell is much more worried about an imaginary epidemic of lawsuits than he is about the real life pandemic hurting the country."
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Warning of GOP Voter Suppression, Progressives Urge Democrats to Reject Any Covid-19 Deal Without Election Assistance
"Republicans cannot be allowed to suppress the vote in the middle of a pandemic."
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Sanders Bill to Tax 'Obscene' Pandemic Windfall of Billionaires Would Empower Medicare to Cover Every American for One Year
"By taxing 60% of the wealth gains made by just 467 billionaires during this horrific pandemic, we could guarantee healthcare as a right for an entire year."
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Medical Experts Speak Out as Trump Doubles Down on False Claim That Children Are 'Virtually Immune' to Covid-19
"I am a pediatric cardiologist. They can get sick. Some do get sick. Very sick. Some of them end up intubated."
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'Elections Are Sacred': Democrats Demand Postmaster General Reverse Policies Threatening Mail-In Ballot Delivery
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's new policies could "get in the way of all the ballots being counted."
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
In Latest 'Stunningly Irresponsible' Call to Reopen Schools, Trump Repeats Lie That Covid-19 'Will Go Away'
"In February, Trump said the virus would 'miraculously' go away in April, once it got warmer... But, sure, let's trust him with the lives of our children and teachers."
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The U.S. Department of State building is seen in Washington, D.C., on July 22, 2019. "This Doesn't Smell Right": Acting State Dept. Inspector General Resigns Just Months After Predecessor Fired
Questions are being raised over the sudden departure amid lingering concerns of alleged impropriety by Secretary of State Pompeo.
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'Don't Let Anyone Fool You,' Says Sanders. Primary Wins Show Progressives 'Transforming American Politics'
Sen. Bernie Sanders maintains progressive candidates won because they campaigned "not only against Trump, but for an agenda that works for the working families of this country."
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'Dangerously Bad': Coalition Accuses Adam Schiff of Throwing Dreamers Under the Bus to Ensure Trump Retains Unaccountable Spying Powers
"Schiff has been trying to sneak ratification of such surveillance through Congress."
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Democratic voters attend the caucus at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, the United States, Feb. 3, 2020. 'This Is a Big Deal': Iowa Gov. Ends Voting Ban for People With Felony Convictions
The new executive order means there is now no U.S. state categorically banning people with former convictions from voting.
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Rights Groups Raise Alarm Over Upcoming Supreme Court Case That Could Turn US Into 'Safe Haven' for Abusive Corporations
"Rather than work to stop child slavery, Nestle and Cargill want legal immunity to continue profiting from child slavery."
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After 75 Years, Last Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings Says Nuclear Abolition Still 'Starting Point for Peace'
"Hell is probably like what we went through. It must never be allowed to happen again."
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'Solidarity' From Around the World as Beirut Reels After Disaster Leaves 300,000 Displaced, 100 Dead, Over 4,000 Injured
"Really heartbreaking to watch what happened in Beirut. Thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this devastating explosion."
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'Taking Taxpayers for a Ride': Moderna to Charge $32-$37/Dose for Covid-19 Vaccine Developed Entirely With Public Funds
"It ought to be the people's vaccine, not a new taxpayer burden."
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New Report Accuses Trump of 'Intentional Disregard' and Attack on Democracy Throughout Failed Covid-19 Response
"What is becoming clearer each day is President Trump's intent to use this chaos to create a crisis for our democracy."
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People of Missouri Accomplish What Its GOP Lawmakers Refused to Do for Nearly 10 Years: Approve Medicaid Expansion
Called 'victory for health care,' ballot initiative succeeds where legislative efforts were long thwarted by Republican Party.
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34 State Attorneys General Urge Trump to End 'Outrageous' Gilead Monopoly on Covid-19 Drug
"This is not the time for any company to extract large corporate profits from uninsured and underinsured Americans."
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Progressive Rashida Tlaib Calls Primary Victory 'A Resounding Mandate to Put People Before Profits'
"We are done with establishment politics that put corporations first."
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With 'Survival of Organized Human Society' at Risk, New Campaign Rallies Progressives to Vote Trump Out
"As progressives and leftists, we are not going to minimize our disagreements with Joe Biden. But we're also clear-eyed about where things stand. We have a moral responsibility to defeat Trump."
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Warnings of 'Unconstitutional' Assault on Social Security as Trump Threatens Unilateral Suspension of Payroll Tax
"Donald Trump is so desperate to defund Social Security, he may rip the Constitution to shreds to make it happen."
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'Groundbreaking Win for Our Movement': Progressive Cori Bush Upsets Rep. Lacy Clay, Ending 50-Year Political Dynasty
"From the Bronx to St. Louis, the Squad is here to stay, and it's still growing."
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
'Has BP Just Woken Up to the #ClimateEmergency?' Oil Giant Announces 40% Production Cut by 2030
Green groups say oil giant has much further to go, but announcement marks major industry shift.
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Elliot Abrams Confirms to Senate Hearing That US Still 'Working Hard' to Overthrow Maduro in Venezuela
Admission was latest sign that high pressure campaign on Venezuela's leftist government—including crushing economic sanctions—remains.
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Watchdog Demands to Know If Drug Maker Sitting on Possible Covid-19 Treatment Due to Patent, Profit Concerns
"It is sadly predictable that Big Pharma responds to a global pandemic by trying to bring to market only those drugs that maximize its profits."
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Privacy Advocates Herald Bill to Curb Corporate Use of 'Enormously Invasive' Facial Recognition Technology
"Do we really want to live under constant surveillance by unaccountable corporations?" said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "I don't."
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Democratic Bill Banning Toxic Pesticides in US Applauded as 'Much-Needed' Step to Protect Kids and the Planet
"The Protect America's Children from Toxic Pesticides Act says what we all know to be true: that nerve agents have no place on our food, in our workplaces, and in our communities."
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A protester is seen during a climate change demonstration holding a placard that says, 'There Is No Planet B.' 100 Top Economists Call for End of Carbon Economy to Usher in 'Greener' and More Just World
"We must not miss this opportunity to rebuild the economy to fulfill our vision of a just and livable world."
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SEC Launches Probe Into Kodak After Warren Raised Questions Over Lucrative Covid-19 Deal With Trump
"If investors or Kodak employees were trading based on the unauthorized disclosure or discussion of nonpublic information, then it would appear to be a clear violation of securities law. The SEC should hold them accountable."
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'Fully Destroyed': Massive Explosion at Port Rocks Beirut
The blast sent a shockwave across the city.
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Black Lives Matter, United Federation of Teachers (UFT), the Democratic Socialists of America, and other groups gathered on the National Day of Resistance to protest against reopening of schools and for police-free schools. Teacher Protests Erupt As #DemandSafeSchools Takes Off
"I do not want to be an experiment."
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'The World Is Watching': Amnesty Report Details Human Rights Violations by US Police During Racial Justice Protests
The use of force detailed in the report "is ultimately a symptom of the very issue that started these protests: unaccountable police violence."
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Without Urgent Action, Study Warns, Climate Crisis Could Kill as Many People as All Infectious Diseases Combined by 2100
"We are studying the risk of death faced by our own children."
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'Impossible for Democracy to Function': Study Reveals Growing Mistrust of American Media
The findings from the Knight Foundation and Gallup suggest lack of trust in news media has far-reaching effects.
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'We Need to See His Plan': Rights Groups Push Biden to Commit to Ending All Abortion Coverage Restrictions
"It's not enough for abortion to be legal. It must also be affordable and available to all people, however much money they have or however they get their insurance."
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'Would Be Comical, If It Didn't Involve Real Lives': Unhinged Trump Interview Spotlights Deadly Failure of His Covid-19 Response
"If you wrote this as grotesque farce" for a movie script, wrote actor and progressive activist John Cusack, "no one would believe it."
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Postal Union Leader Warns Trump Assault on USPS and Mail-In Voting Puts Nation on 'Dangerous Path Toward Dictatorship'
"Anyone who believes in the right to vote should enthusiastically embrace voting by mail. Without it, tens of millions of voters will be denied the opportunity to safely exercise their cherished right to vote."
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"No, He Doesn't," Say Experts as Trump Claims He Has the Right to Stop Mail-In Voting With Executive Order
"This is just about him trying to set up a situation to sow seeds of confusion and fear so that if he loses in November, he can try to delegitimize a completely valid election."
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Monday, August 3, 2020
As Trump Promises 'Warp Speed' Covid-19 Vaccine, Health Experts Caution Against Political Interference
With the Trump campaign privately calling a pre-election Covid-19 vaccine "the holy grail," researchers are fearful of White House intervention in vaccine trials.
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Donald Trump with his ex-wife, Ivana, and his father Fred in 1988. (Photo: Jeffrey Asher/Getty Images) "That's How They Got Capone": Filing by NY Prosecutors Indicates Broader Probe Into Alleged Trump Tax Fraud
"This has to be how the story ends, right? With Trump going down for 'illegally inflating his net worth'?"
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'Worst Possible Person': 300+ Groups Demand Senate Reject Trump's Pick to Manage US Public Lands
"When a nominee is clearly unfit for a position, it is the Senate's constitutional and moral duty to reject the nomination."
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Call for 'Emergency Charity Stimulus' as Billionaire Wealth Soars and US Nonprofits Sink
Mandating an increase of giving from charitable funds, says one advocate, "would move an estimated $200 billion off the sidelines and into front-line working charities without increasing taxes or adding to the deficit."
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Sanders Rips Trump for 'Obscene' Boasting Over Stock Market as 30 Million Americans Face Financial Doom
"One hundred fifty thousand coronavirus deaths, 30 million without an unemployment lifeline, five million newly uninsured, 14 million children going hungry. But Trump is too busy playing golf and boasting about the stock market."
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Educators hold up signs during a rally for healthy and safe working and learning conditions in public schools on July 30, 2020 in Malden, Massachusetts. (Photo: Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald/via Getty images) Poll Reveals Surge of Fears Over In-Person Learning as Expert Warns School Reopenings in US 'Guaranteed' To Fail
Widespread concern comes as data predicts inevitable Covid-19 spread in schools and communities that do open for in-person instruction and amid outbreaks in schools that have already re-opened.
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Rights Group Demands ICE End 'Beyond Inhumane' Detention and Deportations as Covid-19 Pandemic Intensifies
At least 1,000 active Covid-19 cases have been detected in detention facilities, and continued deportations have been linked to outbreaks in Central and South America.
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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 Proclaims Nevada Has Made It 'Impossible' for GOP to Win by Expanding Voting Rights During Pandemic
"Trump and his allies have always been motivated by partisanship, even at the expense of American lives."
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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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Sunday, August 2, 2020
'This Is Terrorism': With No Face Masks and No Warrant, Border Patrol Agents Raid Humanitarian Aid Station in Arizona and Detain 30 Migrants
"As always when humanitarian aid in the borderlands is targeted, those who seek care are the ones that face the brunt of these violent escalations."
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'We Can Do This': Elections Advocate Says Measures Must Be Taken to Help States and Post Office Handle Surge in General Election Vote-By-Mail
"We're in an unprecedented time."
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'The Clock Is Ticking': Bernie Sanders Calls on Senate to Act Quickly on Covid Relief Bill
"The House has acted. The Senate must act NOW."
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'Picking Up At a Dangerous Pace': 1.9 Million New Covid Cases in US in July
"A grim sign America lost its grip."
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Saturday, August 1, 2020
'Continued Kindergarten-Level Logic': As Covid Cases Surge Across US, Trump Repeats False Claim Rise Is Result of More Testing
"It doesn't get less stupid if you say it more."
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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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'Back for Another Whack': Trump Administration Rule Proposal Would Further Undermine Endangered Species Act
"It is unconscionable that President Trump would propose to scale back essential protections for endangered and threatened species and their critical habitat."
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Calling Ed Markey a 'Benchmark' Progressive, Dying Healthcare Activist Ady Barkan Endorses the Massachusetts Senator for Reelection
"Ed has long been a progressive champion for universal health care as well as the environment, equity, and dozens of other issues."
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Friday, July 31, 2020
In 'Disheartening' Ruling, US Supreme Court Halts Citizen Initiative to Fund Education in Idaho
The order is the latest in a string of opinions overruling lower court orders to relax state election procedures due to Covid-19
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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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'They Are Correct to Never Waver': Sanders Campaign Co-Chairs Applaud DNC Delegates for Continuing Medicare for All Fight
"We stand with the grassroots activists who understand that the party must stand for extending Medicare to everyone."
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Exclusive: 25 Civil Rights Groups Condemn Trump Over Election Delay Threat, Demand Congress Fund Voting Protections
"We denounce this desperate attack on our democracy."
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Watchdog Groups Demand Probe Into 'Voter Suppression Tactics' by Postal Service Chief—and Major Trump Donor—Louis DeJoy
"In his first month on the job, the postmaster general has already taken steps that could undermine efficient voting by mail in November."
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Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 2, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Demands for Kushner to Resign Over 'Staggering' Level of 'Depravity' That Put Politics Before Public Health
"Holy hell. Jared Kushner reportedly abandoned a national testing plan because it was *politically advantageous* to sit back and let blue states be eviscerated by the virus."
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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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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House July 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Trump: Young People 'Almost Immune' to Coronavirus. WHO Chief: No.
The contrasting statements about the risk of Covid-19 to children came as the U.S. president continued to push for a full reopening of schools.
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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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'Indefensible and Disgusting': Senate Departs for 3-Day Weekend as Unemployment Benefits Expire for 30 Million
"Tens of millions of Americans on the brink of eviction and food insecurity and the Senate just left for yet another 3-day weekend."
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
"It is an outrage that modern-day poll taxes, gerrymandering, I.D. requirements, and other forms of voter suppression still exist today," said Sanders on Thursday. "We must pass a comprehensive agenda to guarantee the rights and dignity of everyone in this country. And that means, among other things, reauthorizing and expanding the Voting Rights Act, for which Congressman John Lewis put his life on the line. As President Obama said, if that requires us to eliminate the filibuster, then that is what we must 'What We Must Do': Following Obama Eulogy for Lewis, Bernie Sanders Backs Call for Ending Filibuster
"President Obama is absolutely right," said the former Democratic presidential candidate from Vermont.
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'Must-Watch' Obama Eulogy for John Lewis Includes Powerful Call for Americans to Rise Up for Voting Rights
"That seemed to me to be the most explicitly political Obama has been in his post-presidency."
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An artist puts the finishing touches to a wax figure of US President Donald Trump as Madame Tussauds prepares to reopen its doors to the public on July 30, 2020 following the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. (Photo: Tolga Akmen  AFP) From Distracting Nation From Economic Crash to 'Freaking Out About Losing,' Trump's Threat to Delay Election Seen as No Joke
"Trump doesn't have the authority to delay the election, but a lot of terrible things could happen if Trump believes he has the authority."
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With Dirty Energy Sector Crashing, Nearly 70 Groups Urge Fed to Stop Buying Up Wasteful Fossil Fuel Industry Debt
"The Fed needs to reduce systemic risk during this health and economic crisis and stop boosting the industry driving climate devastation."
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