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Friday, June 23, 2017
US Occupation of Afghanistan 'The Main Obstacle' to Peace: Taliban
The U.S. occupation of Afghanistan is "the main obstacle" to peace, the Taliban's leader said Friday. In his comments to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada also denounced the plan to increase number of U.S. troops in the country, and accused the U.S. and...
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Rev. William Barber Says GOP Voter Suppression the "Real Hacking" of US Democracy
In an effort to bring national attention to "homegrown voter suppression" and to launch a campaign of " moral resistance " against Republican attempts to strip healthcare from millions, Rev. William J. Barber and other faith leaders marched in Washington on Friday just ahead of the anniversary of a...
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New Lawsuit Accuses Trump of 'Destroying Essential Historical Records'
A new lawsuit accuses President Donald Trump and White House staff of illegally destroying presidential records. A pair of watchdog organizations, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive (NSA), filed the suit Thursday a federal district court to...
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Elizabeth Warren Says Key Thing to Know About Trumpcare Bill: 'This Is Blood Money'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has now read the Republican bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and says that it contains "one flashing neon light after another" that signals who this piece of legislation is designed to serve: the very rich and the very powerful. "This is...
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'Conned' by Trump: Hundreds of Boeing and Carrier Workers to Lose Their Jobs
In a move that appears to negate President Donald Trump's numerous vows to fight for American workers at risk of losing their jobs due to corporate outsourcing and layoffs, Boeing told CNN on Thursday that around 200 workers based in South Carolina would be fired in an effort to cut costs. "Because...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Welcome to the 'Second Tier': US Failing Big League on Social Progress
Contrary to the mythological story known as "American Exceptionalism," the United States does a poor job, according to a fresh analysis, of meeting even "the basic human needs of its citizens" and should now be considered a "second tier" country in terms of promoting social progress. Released by...
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As Resistance Mobilizes, Poll Shows 'Overwhelming' Hatred for Trumpcare
Just following the release of the Senate's " morally bankrupt " healthcare bill—which would impose deep cuts to Medicaid, eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, and give enormous tax breaks to the wealthy—an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published on Thursday found Americans "overwhelmingly...
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Arrests of Trumpcare Protesters, Some in Wheelchairs, Outside McConnell's Office
Soon after a draft version of the Republican's Senate version of their Trumpcare care bill was released Thursday morning, Capitol Hill Police were systematically arresting people who staged a dramatic sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. "Our lives and liberty shouldn'...
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Heartless! Senate Trumpcare Plan Every Bit as 'Ugly' and 'Cruel' as Expected
After weeks of secrecy, the Senate GOP's Trumpcare plan—described as " a tax cut wrapped in the veneer of a healthcare bill " that could portend a " near-apocalypt ic scenario for the poor "—was made available (pdf) to the public on Thursday and is largely living up to the gruesome expectations of...
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Embracing Need for 'WWII Style Mobilization,' California Set to Go Big on Climate
Following news that legislation aiming to power California solely with renewable energy by 2045 passed the state Senate , bestselling author Naomi Klein joined Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz and community leaders on Wednesday in calling for a "World War II-scale mobilization" to combat...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Admitting His Contempt, Trump Says 'Poor Person' Shouldn't Run Economy
The former president of Goldman Sachs, that's who you want running things. Not poor people. So said President Donald Trump Wednesday night during a campaign-style rally in Iowa. And for a guy who campaigned on being a champion of regular folks, it was perhaps his most brazen admission to date...
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Industry Was Doubly Generous With These 13 GOP Senators Now Drafting Trumpcare
Those chosen by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to draft the Senate's version of Trumpcare legislation have collected, on average, $214,000 from companies that will be directly affected by major changes to the nation's healthcare system.
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Biggest Banks Fueling Climate Disaster With Billions Poured Into 'Extreme Fossil Fuels'
Threatening a climate-stable planet, the world's biggest banks are continuing business-as-usual by continuing to provide funding for "extreme fossil fuels." So finds the latest Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card —produced by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Sierra Club, and Oil Change...
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ACLU Sues DC Police for Attempts to 'Chill' Dissent on Inauguration Day
Amid a nationwide crackdown on dissent by President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit (pdf) against the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department alleging officers violated the rights of protestors and journalists...
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Deadly Heatwaves Could Threaten Nearly Three-Quarters of World's Inhabitants
As a United Nations agency calls attention to the "unusually early" heatwaves gripping parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the U.S., a new study brings an ominous warning about more killer heat near certain to come. In a statement Tuesday, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO...
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'The Sky Didn't Fall': Study on Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Proves Critics Wrong
In an analysis bolstering the arguments of those fighting for minimum wage hikes nationwide, a group of University of California, Berkeley economists has found that Seattle's decision to gradually raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has not hampered job growth, despite the frequent warnings of...
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Day of Rage: London Marchers Denounce 'Corporate Manslaughter' of Grenfell Tower Victims
'We have a responsibility to raise our voice for justice and equality in society.'
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Amid Senate Secrecy, Opposition to Trumpcare (Even Among GOP Voters) Grows
As a cadre of thirteen male Republican Senators refuses to show most of their colleagues and the American people their Trumpcare bill, a new poll on Wednesday reveals that support for the House version passed last month continues to lose support. "This bill is like a vampire. It can't live when...
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Following Ossoff Loss, Democrats Urged to Embrace 'Bold Progressive Vision'
On the heels of Democrat Jon Ossoff's narrow loss to Republican Karen Handel in the high-profile Georgia special election on Tuesday, many commentators are pinning the defeat on Democrats' glaring lack of an inspiring and ambitious progressive agenda. "Democrats can excite their base and also win...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Climate Groups: Don't Be Fooled, Industry-Backed Carbon Tax Just Latest Scam
Actually, no, major fossil fuel companies and "left-wing enviros" have not found common cause in an industry-backed carbon tax proposal. Though that was the misleading headline from the right-wing Daily Caller on Tuesday after it was reported that a plan by the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) to...
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In Major Tax Speech, Paul Ryan Lays Out Plan to Lavish Rich With Tax Cuts
"Paul Ryan is not serious about tax reform. He's serious about tax giveaways—for millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations."
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Since Trump's Election, 20 States Have Moved to Criminalize Dissent
In what is being called the " biggest protest crackdown since the Civil Rights Era, " Republicans in at least 20 states have put forward or passed laws with the intention of making protest more difficult and the punishment for expressing dissent more draconian since President Donald Trump's...
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To Expose 'Dark and Hidden' Trumpcare Push by GOP, Senate Dems #HoldtheFloor
The key question posed to Republicans in the Senate: "What are you afraid of?"
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'Let's Trade Places': Aiming to Unseat Paul Ryan, Ironworker's Campaign Ad Goes Viral
Wisconsin ironworker and union activist Randy Bryce became a social media sensation on Monday following the release of a stirring ad announcing his bid to challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for his congressional seat in 2018. Bryce has run for office before, as the Associated Press reported...
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Monday, June 19, 2017
'I Don't Know Why Everybody Going Along With This': White House Stonewalls Press
Journalist Jim Acosta, the senior White House correspondent for CNN, was among those expressing alarm and frustration on Monday after the White House held a press briefing that barred the use of both audio and video recordings. "I don't know why everybody is going along with this," Acosta said on...
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In Live Q&A, Sanders and Warren Discuss 'Disastrous' GOP Healthcare Plan
Amid surging resistance against the Senate GOP's plan to ram through its version of Trumpcare—which reportedly could include even deeper cuts to Medicaid than the House version—Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday held a question and answer session on Facebook live...
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Supreme Court Delivers 'Dangerous Message': Immunity for Former Bush Officials Over 9/11 Detentions
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that former George W. Bush officials cannot be held liable for the abuse and detention of a group of Muslim, South Asian, and Arab non-citizens swept up in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "This decision regrettably provides constitutional immunity for some...
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Republican Data-Mining Firm Exposed Personal Information for Virtually Every American Voter
Leak may have potentially violated the privacy of almost every single registered voter in the United States
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Report: GOP Senate Plan Would 'Gouge Poor People' With Even Deeper Medicaid Cuts
Further indicating their willingness to " gouge poor people ," Senate Republicans are reportedly considering even deeper cuts to Medicaid than those proposed by the House version of Trumpcare, which amounted to around $800 billion over ten years . "This change would thoroughly demolish Medicaid...
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Violence and Persecution Uprooted Record 65.6 Million People in 2016, UN Agency Reports
Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency today reported, stressing the “very high” pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes. The figure equates to “one person displaced every three seconds –...
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Community Mourns Loss as Muslim Teen Killed by Attacker Near Virginia Mosque
Amid concerns that a steady stream of anti-Muslim rhetoric from President Donald Trump has fostered an increased atmosphere of hate and a spike in Islamophobic attacks, police in Fairfax County, Virginia say they believe the female body found in a pond Sunday afternoon is that of a 17-year-old...
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'Historic Opportunity': Supreme Court to Hear Partisan Gerrymandering Case
In a move that has the potential to " set a landmark precedent ," the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday announced it will hear a Wisconsin gerrymandering case alleging the Republican-controlled legislature drew congressional disticts in a way that illegally discriminates against Democratic candidates...
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Russia: US Warplanes West of Euphrates in Syria Now Legitimate Targets
In what is being characterized as an act sure to further escalate already alarming tensions between the United States, Syria, and Russia, an American fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane over Raqqa on Sunday, prompting Moscow to cut off its deconfliction channel with the U.S. "As of June 19 this...
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'I Want To Kill Muslims': After London Attack on Worshipers, Trump's Silence Deafening
As of mid-Monday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to respond, via his prolific Twitter account or by any other means, since a man slammed his car into a crowd of Muslim worshipers just after midnight. Trump hasn't *yet* commented on London attack. Follows a pattern of early silence on...
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Sunday, June 18, 2017
At Least 61 Dead in Massive Fire That Roared Through Central Portugal
Prime Minister Antonio Costa called it "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years."
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Trump "Simply Doesn't Care": Six Members of HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel Resign
Final straw, they say, was president's pushing of healthcare legislation that would deal devastating blow to Medicaid, and thus the HIV community
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Efforts to Stop Trump 'Tax Cut in Veneer of Healthcare Bill' Intensify
The Community Catalyst Action Fund (CCAF), a consumer advocacy group, announced on Sunday the launch of a $1.5 million ad campaign that will target five Republican senators in the hopes of persuading them to defect from the party line and oppose the " shameful " and " undemocratic " attempt by the...
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Saturday, June 17, 2017
Protests Erupt After Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile
"What is it going to take? I'm mad as hell right now, yes, I am," said Philando Castile's mother Valerie
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'Stunning and Dangerous': DeVos Memo Reveals Plan to Roll Back Civil Rights
In a move decried as " more evidence of backward thinking " by the Trump administration, an internal memo from the Department of Education's office for civil rights lays out the agency's plan to roll back investigations into civil rights violations at public schools and diminish Obama-era rules...
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Friday, June 16, 2017
New Docs Bolster Claims of EPA Head Scott Pruitt Being Fossil Fuel Puppet
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has been described as an " ally ," " puppet ," and " tool and minion " of the fossil fuel industry. Newly obtained documents reinforce that portrayal. Exhibit A: emails newly obtained by the Associated Press that show "dozens of meetings between...
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'We Want Justice': Prime Minister Forced to Flee as Londoners Protest Deadly Fire
In the wake of the deadly fire that devastated residents of London's Grenfell Tower—a fire believed to have been caused in part by government neglect and design flaws stemming from an effort to make the building look nicer to appease the wealthy —hundreds took to the streets on Friday to demand...
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Denouncing GOP's 'War on Women,' Nationwide Sit-Ins Target Trumpcare
As Senate Republicans scheme behind closed doors to bring Trumpcare to a vote by the end of June , women across the country are ensuring their opposition is felt on Friday by occupying the offices of elected officials and demanding they vote no on any attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "In...
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Amazon Extends Tentacles Further With Purchase of Whole Foods
Online behemoth Amazon is acquiring Austin-based Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, the companies announced Friday—a development that watchdogs say will pad billionaire pockets and spell bad news for consumers. Jim Cramer, host of CNBC 's "Mad Money," expects the deal to make Amazon, headed by...
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Trump Set to Take Backwards Step on Cuba Policy
President Donald Trump on Friday is set to put a chill on the thawed relations between the U.S. and Cuba his predecessor put in place just three years ago. In an announcement in Miami, Trump will partially roll back Obama's measures, which the new administration sees as a failed " appeasement "...
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With Attack on Deputy AG, Trump Legal Team Must Be 'Going a Little Nuts'
In a message that journalists and political observers say looks like a shocking attack by a sitting president on his own Justice Department, President Donald Trump appeared to take aim at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in a Friday morning tweet. Trump also acknowledged, for the first time...
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Seeking Economic Justice for All, Hawaii First State to Consider Basic Income
Hawaii has become the first state to officially begin exploring the possibility of a universal basic income (UBI) after a bill requesting the creation of a "basic economic security working group" recently passed both houses of the state legislature. The bill "boldly declares that all families in...
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Russian Military Says It May Have Killed ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi
Though the country's foreign minister later said there was not "100 percent confirmation," the Russian military on Friday claimed it may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State (ISIS), with an airstrike in Syria last month. If confirmed, al-Baghdadi's death could be major blow...
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Fueling 'Perpetual War,' Trump to Send 4,000 Troops to Afghanistan
In a move signaling marked escalation of a war that has spanned nearly 16 years, a Trump administration official told the Associated Press on Thursday that an additional 4,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan. An official announcement is expected to come next week. "War fought without oversight...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Amid Trump Chaos, Republicans Keep Their Eyes on the Big Prize: The Courts
While the Trump administration remains embroiled in scandals of its own making and continues to blunder forward seemingly without direction, Republicans have their collective gaze fixed on a prize they have coveted for years: complete domination of the judiciary. This goal, thanks to years of...
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Deadly London Fire Shows How Concerns of Poor 'Constantly Neglected'
As the death toll from the horrific and " unprecedented " fire that engulfed London's Grenfell Tower on Wednesday continues to climb , some are highlighting the institutional and economic reasons behind the devastation amid concerns that frequent safety warnings were ignored by the British...
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After Trump Calls Gulf Nation "High Level" Funder of Terrorism, US Sells Qatar $12 Billion in Fighter Jets
Just days after President Donald Trump publicly scolded Qatar for being a "high level" exporter of regional terrorism in the Middle East, its government announced Wednesday the signing of a deal to buy $12 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets from U.S. weapons makers. The Pentagon justified the...
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Trump Was Previously Not Under Investigation. Now He Reportedly Is.
"To Trump, this is something 'they' did to him. In reality, of course, this is something Trump did to himself...so long as he sees his problems as the product of an unfair 'WITCH HUNT,' he will continue to see his reckless, enraged reactions as a reasonable response, and so will continue...
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In 'Significant' Win for Water Protectors, Judge Orders Review of DAPL Permits
Water protectors celebrated a " very significant victory " on Wednesday as a federal judge deemed safety evaluations of the Dakota Access Pipeline insufficient and ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to "reconsider" its analysis of the risks the crude oil pipeline poses to the environment and the...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Naomi Klein: Any Efforts to Equate Hateful Violence with Trump Resistance 'Are Lies'
"I think there will cynical and dishonest attempts to associate this economic populist movement with this kind of hateful act. But there is no connection. And people just need to be very clear about that and not be bullied."
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Trump Hearts Methane. Kids? Not So Much.
In a move environmental groups decried as a gift to fossil fuel polluters, President Donald Trump's Interior Department announced Wednesday it was postponing key parts of an Obama-era rule regulating methane emissions from oil and gas developments on public lands. The document , set to be published...
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Trump, DeVos 'Betray' Students With Gift to Predatory For-Profit Schools
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit schools will be delayed and possibly scrapped entirely. "We need a Department of Education that will vigorously defend protections for vulnerable students, not enable the continued...
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Involuntary Manslaughter Charges for Top State Health Official for Role in Flint Water Crisis
Michigan's attorney general announced Wednesday that the head of the state's health department and four others have been charged with involuntary manslaughter for their role in the years-long Flint water crisis. Nick Lyon, director of Michigan Health and Human Services, "failed in his...
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#StopTrumpCare Call-In Day Fights Republican Secrecy
In the wake of news that Senate Republicans are planning to send their version of Trumpcare to the Congressional Budget Office without releasing it to the public, Indivisible is urging people in every state to ramp up the pressure on their elected officials Wednesday, which the group has declared "...
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UN Investigator: US Coalition Airstrikes Causing 'Staggering Loss of Life' in Syria
Intensified airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State are responsible for a "staggering loss of civilian life" in Raqqa, Syria, a United Nations investigator said Wednesday. The northern Syrian city, the so-called capital of the Islamic State (ISIS), is where U.S.-backed...
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Nearly 200 Dems Sue Trump for Placing 'Personal Interest Over National Interest'
In the latest bid to hold Donald Trump to account for refusing to sufficiently distance himself from his business empire, nearly 200 congressional Democrats filed a lawsuit (pdf) on Wednesday alleging the president has " repeatedly and flagrantly " violated the Constitution's emoluments clause. "...
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'Reign of Terror': ICE Chief Says Immigrants Should Be Looking Over Their Shoulders
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan declared on Tuesday that the federal government " shouldn't wait" for undocumented immigrants to commit a crime before they are detained, comments that were characterized by one immigrant rights activist as part of the " reign of...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders Condemns 'Despicable' Attack on Republican Lawmakers
Updated: Details began to emerge of the individual identified as the assailant in Wednesday morning's shooting in Virginia as law enforcement officials identified the gunman as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
To Shine Light on Senate GOP's Trumpcare Push, Dems Intro 'No Hearing, No Vote Act'
As Senate Republicans attempt to ram through the American Health Care Act (AHCA), aka Trumpcare, without public hearings before the upcoming recess, Senate Democrats on Tuesday announced their intention to introduce the "No Hearing, Note Vote Act" bill in order to highlight the GOP's obfuscation. "...
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'Shameful': Senate Votes to Further Arm Saudi Arabia as Yemen Suffers
The Senate voted on Tuesday to approve a widely criticized $500 million sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, narrowly beating back a bipartisan effort to block the deal. "Voting for the weapons sale, these Senators showed that they value the war profiteers more than lives of Yemenis...
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Watch: 'How to Resist Trump's Shock Doctrine'
Though President Donald Trump now occupies the most powerful office in the world, author and activst Naomi Klein argues there's nothing inevitable about what comes next. "A major crisis could redraw the political map overnight," she warns , "giving Trump and his crew free rein to ram through their...
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GOP Faces Swift Backlash Over 'Disturbing' Press Crackdown in Senate
Senate Republicans sparked immediate outrage from members of the media, civil libertarians, and lawmakers on Tuesday by announcing what are being called "strict new rules" barring reporters from interviewing senators in the hallways of the Capitol. This news comes shortly after it was revealed on...
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Trump’s Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired
Marc Kasowitz, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer in the Russia investigation, has boasted to friends and colleagues that he played a central role in the firing of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, according to four people familiar with the...
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U.S. Has Only Acknowledged A Fifth of Lethal Drone Strikes, New Study Finds
Over the past decade, the United States has claimed broad authority to carry out drone strikes across the world, even in places far from the battlefield. Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. acknowledged killing between 2,867 and 3,138 people in strikes that took place in countries like Somalia,...
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Crafted by Wall Street Titans, Trump Treasury Plan Latest Consumer Betrayal
The Treasury Department on Monday released a report (pdf) that " grants Wall Street its wishes " by recommending the White House defang the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and severely roll back regulations established following the financial meltdown of 2008. "The financial crisis had...
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'No Is Not Enough': Naomi Klein's Anti-Trump Guide Becomes Best-Seller on First Day
Offering a testament to the hunger for insight and guidance for understanding—and resisting—the presidency of Donald Trump, the newly-published book by journalist and progressive activist Naomi Klein surged to the top of Amazon's best-seller list on the day of its publication. The book, No Is Not...
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Trumpcare Opponents to Senate Dems: 'Play Hardball. Don't Be Weak'
Anti-Trump resistance groups are ramping up pressure on Senate Democrats to use all the tactics in their arsenal to resist Trumpcare as Republicans attempt, in secrecy , to hammer out the legislation and rapidly bring it to a vote before the July 4 recess. "The next few weeks will be critical, and...
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Monday, June 12, 2017
Post-Comey Hearing, Trump's Approval Ratings in the Gutter
Donald Trump's bizarre cabinet meeting Monday in which members heaped praise upon him comes on a day the president's ego may need a bit of stroking. "49% of voters say that they think Trump committed obstruction of justice, to just 41% who don't think he did." —Public Policy Polling Gallup's latest...
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As Trump Forces Speculation, Secret Service Says 'No Record' of White House Tapes
In response to a Wall Street Journal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request pertaining to possible tapes of conversations between President Donald Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey, the Secret Service wrote on Monday that, to the agency's knowledge, no such tapes exist. "In response to...
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'Sacrificing Democracy': Senate GOP Plans to Hide TrumpCare From US Public
In an act of secrecy denounced by one commentator as "an insult to Americans and our democratic process," two GOP aides told Axios on Monday that although the Senate will soon complete its version of the widely panned American Health Care Act—also known as TrumpCare—the bill will be withheld from...
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Another US Appeals Court Just Smacked Down Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0
This post will be updated. The Trump administration's revised Muslim ban was dealt another blow on Monday after a second federal court of appeals blocked it. The new ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit largely upholds a lower court's injunction against the travel and...
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In Trump Era, Pride March Becomes #ResistMarch
The streets of Hollywood and West Hollywood on Sunday were filled with rainbow flags and calls for love to beat out hate. But it was a bit different from L.A. Pride parades of year past, as this year's march, coming as it did in the first Pride month of a Trump administration, took on a key hashtag...
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Avoiding 'Gut Punch' to Transparency, Jeff Sessions to Testify in Public
Update : The Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday morning that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony on Tuesday before the committee will be public. According to the Washington Post : Comey said last week that the bureau had information about Sessions — before he recused himself from...
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DC, Maryland AGs Sue Trump Over 'Unprecedented Constitutional Violations'
If the case moves forward, it could help uncover significant facts related to Trump's business dealings that he has kept hidden from public view.
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Sunday, June 11, 2017
Say No To Trump projected by Global Justice Now on the Houses of Parliament. 'Incredible Victory': People Power Forces Trump To Postpone UK State Visit
UPDATE: Reuters is reporting : Prime Minister Theresa May's office said on Sunday there had been no change to plans for U.S. President Donald Trump's to come to Britain on a state visit, after the Guardian newspaper reported the trip had been postponed. "We aren’t going to comment on speculation...
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Saturday, June 10, 2017
The People's Summit: LIVE from Chicago
Thousands of progressive activists are gathering in Chicago this weekend to cultivate strategies and foster intersectionality for moving "beyond resistance" to "a people's movement for a just world." The three-day People's Summit , headlined by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), kicked off Friday,...
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Friday, June 9, 2017
'Will Trump Regret This?' President Vows to Testify Under Oath
In the latest "not-normal" episode of his embattled presidency, Donald Trump on Friday declared—in a meandering statement that left reporters clamoring for clarification—that former FBI Director James Comey lied under oath in claiming he demanded "loyalty" and said he'll let the world know soon...
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To Defend Against Trump, Delaware Just Preemptively Enshrined Abortion Rights
As the Trump administration ramps up its war on women, Delaware just took a step in the opposite direction, passing a law to shield abortion rights from Republican attacks. Senate Bill 5 passed the state House on Tuesday, and was signed into law Thursday by Democratic Gov. John Carney. It takes...
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In Bid to Save Future From Trump, Groups Mobilize for Nationwide #ActOnClimate Day
Since President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord earlier this month—a move Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune dubbed "one of the most ignorant and dangerous actions ever taken by any President"—calls for resistance have blossomed into...
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Chelsea Manning: Seeing Victims of US War As 'People' – Not 'Statistics' – Compelled Leaks
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has given her first interview since being released from prison last month in which she explains her motivations for making public thousands of military documents. Excerpts of her interview with ABC 's "Nightline" co-anchor Juju Chang aired Friday on the...
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People's Summit Kicks Off: Moving 'Beyond Resistance' to Forge Just World in Trump Era
"If there was ever a moment to come together, this is it—in Trump times the only defense is a good offense."
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'Absolute Joke': Despite Thrashing, May Forges Far-Right Coalition to Hold Power in UK
Despite failing to win an outright majority of seats in Parliament in Thursday's snap-election , British Prime Minister Theresa and her Conservative party looked determined to cling to power despite results that stripped them of the strong mandate they sought ahead of upcoming Brexit negotiations...
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Sanders: Corbyn Surge in UK Shows World Rising Up Against Austerity, Inequality
Responding to the results of the U.K. election, which commentators have already deemed a " political upset " for the ages and a stunning backfire for Prime Minister Theresa May, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday congratulated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the British people for "rising up...
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn's Bold Vision Puts UK on Verge of 'Amazing Political Upset'
As it looked as though the U.K. election might be heading towards shocking results and a hung Parliament, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May to resign while declaring his party's campaign " has changed the face of British politics. " Corbyn said people...
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233 House Republicans Just Set Course for Next Financial Collapse
"It's hard to imagine a bill that could do more broad-based damage to the future economic security of America’s working families."
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As Comey Bolsters "Obstruction" Case, Prospects of Trump Impeachment Rise
On the heels of fired FBI Director James Comey's " unprecedented " and " devastating " testimony on Thursday, in which he accused the White House of "lies" and said President Donald Trump exerted a " chilling effect " on the FBI's Russia probe, calls for impeachment proceedings to begin have...
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'Unbelievable, Unprecedented': Best Reactions From Second Half of Comey Hearing
During the final half of his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee—in which he has already taken the " unbelievable, unprecedented " step of calling the President of the United States a liar under oath—former FBI Director James Comey continued to answer questions regarding his...
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Trump Just 'New at This': As Comey Hearing Concludes, Paul Ryan Jumps To Defend President
As former FBI Director James Comey offered scathing testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) went on the record to defend President Donald Trump and argued that what the director perceived as an attempt to create a "patronage...
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'Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes': The Best Tweets From Comey's First Hour
"The #ComeyHearings are showing Americans in real time what the felony of Obstruction of Justice looks like."
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As Growing Calls to Impeach Trump Loom, Watch James Comey Testimony Live
With the nation's attention Thursday morning focused on live coverage of fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, fresh calls for impeachment of President Donald Trump are reverberating after the director's "extraordinary" prepared statement was released...
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With All Eyes on Comey, GOP Set to Lavish Wall Street and Trash Consumers
"We won't let Wall Street crush our economy again," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
To Counter Trump, Hawaii and California Assert Leadership on Climate Action
Less than week after President Donald Trump announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement , Hawaii rebuffed that stance and became the first state in the nation to enact legislation to uphold the goals of the landmark accord. “Hawaii is committed to...
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Kansas Kills Trump-Like Tax Cuts in 'Repudiation of Right-Wing Orthodoxy'
"Congratulations to Kansas for voting to roll back outrageous tax cuts for the wealthy that devastated the state." —Sen. Bernie Sanders
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The 'Patronage' Presidency: James Comey's 'Extraordinary' Testimony on Trump
A day before his scheduled public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, what appears to be former FBI Director James Comey's prepared written "statement for the record" surfaced online Wednesday afternoon and was rapidly being shared among journalists and on social media. As news...
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Latest Polls Show Millions of "Not Even People" Disapprove of Trump Presidency
Eric Trump, son of billionaire president, draws widespread rebuke and ridicule for saying he perceives dad's opponents as not human
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'Watergate Pales' to Scandal Surrounding Trump: Former DNI James Clapper
Further damning an administration seen as "falling apart before it even came together," former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday that "Watergate pales" in comparison to the scandal surrounding President Donald Trump. Clapper, who oversaw the U.S. surveillance apparatus...
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