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Monday, January 21, 2019
'Preaching Is More Than Words': Rev. William J. Barber II Delivers Soaring Sermon in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
"To preach is to see the people who are crying out and the systems that are crushing them. It is to say, 'Somebody's hurting my people and it's gone on far too long and we won't be quiet and inactive anymore.' It is to do something about it. It is to join with others who are doing something about...
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To Fulfill MLK's 'Revolutionary' Vision, Sanders Says Corrupt, Divisive, and 'Racist' Trump Must Be Defeated
"What he reminded us is courage of conscience, that we stand up, no matter what the odds, and take on the power, to fight for economic justice, to fight for social justice, to fight for racial justice, and to fight for environmental justice."
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Google France Hits Google With $57 Million Fine for Violating EU's New Consumer Privacy Rules
"This fine should serve as a wake-up call for all companies whose business models are based on data exploitation to take data protection and individuals' data rights seriously."
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Critics to Mike Pence, US Marine Corps, and the CIA: Sorry, Martin Luther King Jr. Does Not Belong to You
" If MLK Jr. was alive today, Trump would say he wasn't born here and Mike Pence would find a way to justify the criminalization of his work."
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Attendees hold signs as they listen to speakers during a rally calling for an end to corporate money in politics and to mark the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, at Lafayette Square near the White House, January 21, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Nine Years After Citizens United, Calls to Overturn 'Horrendous' Decision and Pass Pro-Democracy HR1
"Until Citizens United is overturned, the corporate oligarchy will maintain the power to block the policies favored by the majority of Americans."
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'Medicare for All and Equal Rights Aren't Trends': Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back After Aaron Sorkin Lectures Young Progressives
Low turnout in some demographics, says New York Democrat, is "not because communities are apathetic, it's because they don't see you fighting for them."
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rally sign 'Run Bernie Run': Grassroots Coalition Holding Weekend of Action to Make Case for Sanders 2020
"Sen. Sanders is the people's champion we need in the White House, and I'm ready to discuss that with my friends, neighbors, and new people I meet."
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'Kamala Harris for the People' 'For the People': California Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Run
Progressive voices issue mix of applause and skepticism after California's junior senator—and state's former "top cop"—throws hat in the ring
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Refugees Are Not Health Threat to Host Countries, WHO Study Finds. In Fact, It's the Opposite.
"Despite the widespread assumption to the contrary, there is only a very low risk of refugees and migrants transmitting communicable diseases to their host population."
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volunteers 'Literally What Jesus Told People to Do': In Arizona, Possible Prison Time for Leaving Food and Water for Migrants
"If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?"
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A 'Fundamentally Inhuman' Economy: 26 Billionaires Own as Much as World's 3.8 Billion Poorest People
While the wealth of billionaires increased by $900 billion last year, or $2.5 billion a day, latest Oxfam report on inequality shows "this bonanza has not been felt by the poorest half of the world, which saw its wealth decline by 11 percent."
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Sunday, January 20, 2019
Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. As New Analysis Shows Global Elite's Wealth Surge, Davos Forum Urged to Address Climate Crisis
"No global gathering should take place without those in attendance committing to do everything in their power to meet this opportunity to hold climate warming to below 1.5 degrees."
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Demonstrators participate in a protest march over agricultural policy on January 19, 2019 in Berlin, Germany 35,000 Hit Streets of Berlin to Demand Agricultural Revolution
"This protest shows that the desire for a different agricultural policy is now undeniable."
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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Demonstrators at the Women's March in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2019.  Ocasio-Cortez Delivers Powerful Call for Justice as Third Women's March Kicks Off
"Women's rights are human rights," declared fellow freshman lawmaker Rep. Ilhan Omar at a rally in Minn.
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Donald Trump on Jan. 19, 2019 'No Wall. No Deals.' Rights Groups Urge Congress to Reject Trump Plan for Trump-Created Crisis
In Saturday afternoon address, president still pushes "border wall" that people don't want to end shutdown he's caused and again makes immigrants bargaining chips
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Family members of a victim cry when recognizing the body after an explosion in a pipeline belonging to Mexican oil company PEMEX on January 19, 2019 in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico. At Least 66 Killed as Pipeline Explosion Rocks Central Mexico
Death toll from tragedy in state of Hidalgo may rise as scores were also wounded
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Friday, January 18, 2019
To Get Beyond "If True" Caveat, Democrats Vow to Investigate Trump's "Potentially Impeachable Offense"
"We know that the President has engaged in a long pattern of obstruction. Directing a subordinate to lie to Congress is a federal crime."
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Merkley Calls for FBI Perjury Probe into Homeland Secretary Nielsen After Child Detention Memo Leaked
"Merkley deserves a ton of credit for his leadership here. This is good, honest, careful work in response to cynicism, cruelty, and lies."
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Unlike the rite of passage for new Republican and Democratic members of Congress that some dub the "Jewish Disneyland trip"—sponsored by American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF)—the proposed congressional delegation by Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress, would focus on  "Israel's detention of Palestinian children, education, access to clean water, and poverty." (Photo: Rashida Tlaib) GOP Lawmaker Really Doesn't Want Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Let Lawmakers Know What Life Is Like in Occupied West Bank
Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) thinks the "mere prospect" of Tlaib's proposed congressional delegation is dangerous to the status quo
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"The Women’s Agenda is a tangible declaration of how we will protect and defend our rights, safety, health and communities," the group states. Ahead of Third Annual Women's March, Group Releases Far-Reaching 'Intersectional Feminist Policy Platform'
New agenda, says group ahead of nationwide marches on Saturday, is "a tangible declaration of how we will protect and defend our rights, safety, health, and communities."
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With Students 'Getting Ripped Off' by Wells Fargo, Elizabeth Warren Calls for Kicking Big Bank Off Campus
"When granted the privilege of providing financial services to students through colleges, Wells Fargo used this access to charge struggling college students exorbitant fees."
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As Workers Suffer From Shutdown, Groups Accuse Trump of 'Rolling Out the Red Carpet' for Oil and Gas Drilling
"Furloughed federal workers can't pay their mortgages, but Trump is hellbent on ensuring profits for fossil fuel corporations."
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march 'If the Water Is Rising, Then So Must We': Indigenous Peoples March in Washington Against Global Injustice
"It's a collective cry for help because we're in a time of crisis," said one organizer. "Indigenous people from around the world are suffering from the same colonization."
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Hoping to Transform 'Momentum Into Policy', Thousands Expected to Flood Capitol Hill to Demand Medicare for All
"By building people power at the local level across the country—while shoring up congressional champions through strategic advocacy—we will win Medicare for All."
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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) Leaked Memo Reveals Trump Administration's "Immoral" Plan to "Traumatize" Migrant Children
"It appears that they wanted to have it both ways—to separate children from their parents but deny them the full protections generally awarded to unaccompanied children."
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Updated: Mueller's Office Says Bombshell Buzzfeed Report That Trump Ordered Cohen to Lie to Congress "Not Accurate"
"If the Buzzfeed story is true, President Trump must resign or be impeached," declared Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro.
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Thursday, January 17, 2019
The 'Shameful' Answer to #WheresMitch? Not Ending Shutdown, But Voting on Extremist Anti-Choice Bill
"If Senator McConnell is able to push through an anti-abortion bill to score political points, he surely should be able to schedule a vote on the House of Representatives' bills to reopen the government."
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"Look at the way airport workers and federal employees, in general, are being treated." (Photo: Screenshot) Strike! Barbara Ehrenreich Calls on TSA Workers to Walk Off Job in Protest of Government Shutdown
"Our point is, don’t just take this lying down."
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LA strike Backing Teachers, Sanders Says LA Strike Exposes National Need for 'Revolution in Public Education'
"What we accept as normal today with regard to education, I want your grandchildren to tell you that you were crazy to accept," said the Vermont senator
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Protesting Outside GOP's 'Lavish Retreat,' Federal Workers Demand End to Shutdown Amid Growing Calls for Strike
Government employees are "being treated in a mean and humiliating fashion," says Barbara Ehrenreich, who is calling on TSA employees to walk off the job
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'Our Nation's Capital Has Officially Become a Playground': Trump Sends 'Childish' Letter Canceling Pelosi's Overseas Trip
The president's letter came a day after the House Speaker suggested delaying the State of the Union address due to security concerns caused by the shutdown
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'We Have Monsters Leading America': Trump's DHS Locked Up More Children Than Previously Known
"This policy was a cruel disaster from the start. This report reaffirms that the government never had a clear picture of how many children it ripped from their parents."
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'Terrible News' for GOP as Survey Shows Generation Z Shaping Up To Be Most Progressive Ever
"This data suggests there is a reason why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets so much heat from conservatives—she and this new congressional class not only represent the demographic changes that scare some, but she embodies the ideological trends, too."
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meal examples for "flexitarian" or "planetary health" diet Scientists Call for 'Global Agricultural Revolution' and 'Planetary Health Diet' to Save Lives—and Earth
"The food we eat and how we produce it determines the health of people and the planet, and we are currently getting this seriously wrong."
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'Step Up or Step Aside': Youth Climate Leaders Occupy Schumer's Office to Demand Support for Green New Deal
"Real climate leadership means a commitment to bold climate action and a just transition. It means a Green New Deal."
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"I'm Sure Dinosaurs Thought They Had Time, Too': Over 12,000 Students Strike in Brussels Demanding Bold Climate Action
" It's great to see the number of people present here today," said one march organizer. "It's an incredible signal. This cannot be ignored."
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chris, rudy Giuliani Claims 'I Never Said There Was No Collusion' Between Trump Campaign and Russia (Yes, He Did)
"Can't help but wonder what shoe may be about to drop in the Mueller investigation if Rudy Giuliani is on cable news saying things like [this]."
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In First Floor Speech, Ocasio-Cortez Condemns Trump Shutdown as 'Erosion of American Democracy'
"It is not normal for public servants to run away and hide from the public that they serve. And it is certainly not normal to starve the people we serve for a proposal that is wildly unpopular."
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Consequences of Trump's 'Egregious' War on Science Mount as People and Planet Suffer
"With the president just denying the existence of science," the Trump administration has put right-wing ideology ahead both facts and public health
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Studies Show Ice Melting and Ocean Warming Both Happening Much Faster Than Previously Thought
"Just a reminder that behind each day's controversies, the biggest story is constantly playing out."
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'Where's Mitch?': Ocasio-Cortez and Fellow Democrats Search High and Low to Demand McConnell Hold Vote to End Shutdown
The House Democrats called on the Senate Majority Leader to "end this manufactured crisis and allow our devoted federal workers to get back to work for the American people"
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The BlackRock headquarters in NYC In Hoax Letter Calling Out Climate Inaction, Pranksters Urge Asset Manager Behemoth to Ditch 'Zombie Funds of the Apocalypse'
BlackRock can either play "a game-changing role in shifting how every global corporation addresses climate change," or "continue with business as usual, funding these world destroyers and encouraging them to continue extracting and burning fossil fuels."
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Fawley Oil refinery As Planet Heats Further, Even Davos Elite Warns Humanity Is 'Sleepwalking Into Catastrophe'
"Sleepwalking? Nah," remarked Naomi Klein, decrying the "Davos Class" policies of global deregulation, privatization, unending consumption, and growth-worship. "Pretty sure your eyes were wide open."
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'A Disgrace': Bernie Sanders Takes Trump EPA Pick to Task for Claiming Climate Change Not 'Greatest Crisis' Facing Planet
The acting EPA chief repeatedly downplayed the threat of the climate crisis and brushed aside scientific evidence during his Senate confirmation hearing
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'Change Is Coming!' Congressional Dems Join Sanders in Proposing Bill to End 'Starvation Wages,' Ensuring $15 Per Hour for All Workers
"Every member of Congress should recognize the urgent need to raise the wage, and if they support a salary of only $15,080 per year, they should be forced to live on it."
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Steny Hoyer Deploys 'Republican-Lite Talking Points' to Oppose 70% Tax Rate on Ultra-Rich That Most Americans Want
The bold agenda being pushed by lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "is not a litany of progressive issues; it's an agenda to renew and expand the social contract by directly addressing the crises that will define American life for years to come."
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congresswomen Applause as AOC, Porter, Pressley, and Tlaib Head to House Financial Services Committee
"Scary news for Wall Street and great news for the rest of us!"
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Warning of 'Catastrophic Event,' Air Traffic Controllers Union Official Says Flying 'Absolutely' Less Safe Due to Trump Shutdown
"Each day that this shutdown continues, the situation gets worse and worse," says Trish Gilbert, executive vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association
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solar panels Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5°C May Still Be Possible With Immediate Action, New Study Shows
"It's good news from a geophysical point of view," says the lead researcher. "We are basically saying we can't build anything now that emits fossil fuels."
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With US 'Drilling Towards Disaster,' Report Warns Anything Less Than Urgent Green New Deal Will Be 'Too Little, Too Late'
"Our findings present an urgent and existential emergency for lawmakers in the United States at all levels of government," says researcher
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Bernie Sanders: As World Faces Climate Crisis, 95% of EPA Workers Furloughed During Trump Shutdown—'How Insane Is That?'
The Independent senator from Vermont called for an immediate vote to end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history
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'Gillette Must Be Doing Something Right': Toxic Men Freak Out Over Ad Urging Men to Combat Toxic Masculinity
So-called "men's rights activists" are mad that the shaving razor company has started a campaign calling on men to not be misogynists, jerks, and bullies
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Ocasio-Cortez Forced to Explain Marginal Tax Rates to 'Far-Right Former Governor' Scott Walker
"Imagine if you did chores for abuela & she gave you $10. When you got home, you got to keep it, because it's only $10.... Then we taxed the billionaire in town because he's making tons of money underpaying the townspeople."
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As Poll Shows Majority Back 70% Tax Rate for Ultra-Rich, Ocasio-Cortez's "Radical" Proposal Proves Extremely Mainstream
"I don't think it's surprising," said the New York congresswoman. "What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."
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Werner Vogels, chief technology officer and vice president of Amazon With Facial Recognition Technology at 'Crossroads,' 90 Groups Urge Amazon, Google, and Microsoft Not to Collude With Big Brother
"History has clearly taught us that the government will exploit technologies like face surveillance to target communities of color, religious minorities, and immigrants."
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In Rebuke of Trump's Effort to 'Weaponize' 2020 Census Against Immigrant Communities, Federal Judge Strikes Down Citizenship Question
"Today's ruling is a strong signal to the Trump administration that any attempts to politicize and corrupt the 2020 census will fail."
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'Catastrophe for Free Expression': Critics Warn EU Reforms a 'Dire Threat' to Internet as We Know It
"The EU is about to cripple freedom of expression on the internet in the name of protecting copyright, but you may be able to help stop it."
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voting rights advocates Once a 'Laughingstock' on Voting Rights, Reform Package Moves New York Toward More 'Inclusive Democracy'
"Make no mistake: this is far from the end to voting reform in our state. Our state needs a whole host of reforms to repair and expand the right to vote."
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After Career Full of Racist Remarks, GOP Finally Gets Around to Punishing Rep. Steve King
"I'm sorry but how are Republicans just now discovering that Steve King says racist things?"
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The Killers' "Land of the Free" music video Watch: Devastating New 'Land of the Free' Music Video Decries Violence and Cruelty of Trump's America
Set to a short film by Spike Lee, The Killers take on Trump's wall, tear-gassing of asylum-seekers, mass incarceration, and gun violence
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As Senate Hearings Begin, Calls to Block 'Trump Enabler' William Barr From Becoming Next AG
"Barr may be the kind of enabler Trump desires to further skirt Congress and, through emergency decree or executive action, fund a border wall, continue to gut asylum protections, and keep rounding up, detaining, and deporting tens of thousands of migrants."
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Monday, January 14, 2019
TSA Strike? As Trump and GOP Refuse to End Shutdown, Call Grows for Federal Workers to Rise Up
Is there something that TSA agents in particular could do that "would turn their plight into a stand not just against the shutdown but also against the arbitrary and insulting way American workers are so often treated in general?"
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'Not Qualified': Critics Decry Bigoted Views of Trump's Pick to Replace Kavanaugh on DC Circuit Court
"We don't need any more rape apologist judges."
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A demonstrator wears a t-shirt declaring "Water is a human right" As Corporate Power Threatens Americans' Right to Water, Groups Offer UN Body List of Issues to Raise With US
"Civil and political rights must encompass the human right to water, which is increasingly under threat by corporations that seek to use and abuse our water supplies for profit."
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'Shameful': Colorado Supreme Court Denounced for Siding With Big Oil Profits Over Public Health in Youth-Led Suit
The court's ruling was condemned by one environmentalist as "hard proof that the law is written against the best interests of the people, and in favor of oil and gas industry profits"
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'Do As I Say, Not As I Do:' Rand 'Socialized-Medicine-Is-Slavery' Paul Headed to Canada for Some Surgery
"When a 'libertarian' goes for some socialized medicine..."
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New Analysis Shows Why Democrats Are Wrong to Fear Bold Embrace of Medicare for All
"November's election results show that universal, higher-quality, lower-cost health care through Medicare for All is all moral upside—without political downside."
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President Donald Trump listens to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, during a Women in Healthcare panel in the Roosevelt Room at the White House March 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'Make No Mistake. People Will Die': Backlash Against 'Relentless War on Medicaid' Waged by Trump
"Hell no," said Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). "If the Administration tries to decimate Medicaid through executive action after its scheme was rejected by Congress and the American people, I will fight it with everything I have."
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As Congresswoman 'Keeps Kicking Ass' on Social Media, Ocasio-Cortez Rejects Idea 'Some Subjects Too Complex for Everyday People'
"I inherently reject the paternalistic idea that some subjects are too complex for everyday people to engage. If we present compelling, solid info plus commonsense arguments, we can win," the New York congresswoman wrote on Twitter
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Beginning Walkout, Los Angeles Teachers Find Support From Sanders—But Not Corporate Democrats
"The choice is very clear. You can be on the side of teachers or you can be on the side of Arne Duncan, Betsy DeVos, and those who want to privatize and undermine public education."
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Protecting Birth Control for Millions of Women, Judge Blocks Trump's "Insidious" Coverage Rollback
"Birth control is critical healthcare that helps millions lead the lives they want. We should be finding ways to increase access, not limit it."
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Sunday, January 13, 2019
National Security Adviser John Bolton 'A Reckless Advocate of Military Force': Demands for John Bolton's Dismissal After Reports He Asked Pentagon for Options to Strike Iran
"Make no mistake: Bolton is the greatest threat to the security of the United States!"
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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Durbin Calls for Senate Hearings to Probe 'Serious Questions' About Why Trump Is 'So Chummy' With Putin
The senator's remarks follow a series of recent reports that sparked alarm over the relationship as Mueller's investigation continues
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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Julián Castro Calling Out 'Crisis of Leadership' Under Trump, Ex-Obama HUD Chief Julián Castro Enters 2020 Presidential Race
Former San Antonio mayor announces campaign while vowing to recommit US to the Paris agreement and championing Medicare for All
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A Palestinian girl U.S. News Headlines on Israel-Palestine Show Systemic Bias: Study
"It calls to attention the need to more critically evaluate the scope of coverage of the Israeli occupation and recognize that readers are getting, at best, a heavily filtered rendering of the issue."
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Is Running for President With Focus on 'War and Peace'
While Gabbard backs key progressive domestic proposals like Medicare for All and a Green New Deal, her foreign policy has provoked some alarm
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Friday, January 11, 2019
'Not a Good Answer': Privacy Advocates Reject Democratic Proposal for 'Technological Wall' With Expanded Border Surveillance
"'More surveillance' has become the default answer to far too many difficult policy questions."
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Statue of Liberty through the morning fog from the Staten Island Ferry. (Photo: Brian Angell/flickr/cc) United States Doesn't Even Make Top 20 on Global Democracy Index
Nation classified "flawed democracy"
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New Analysis Shows Push for Green New Deal Hindered by Silence of Corporate Media
"The surge of interest in a Green New Deal was one of the most significant climate change stories of 2018, and many media outlets gave it little or no attention."
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Amid Report Dems Trying to "Rein In" Ocasio-Cortez, Congresswoman Responds With Fiery Comic Book Reference
"None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. You're locked up in here with ME."
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Trump shutdown protest 'The Right Thing to Do': Senate Dems Demand Back Pay for Furloughed Government Contractors
"Contract workers and their families should not suffer the consequences of a shutdown that they did not cause."
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Grassroots Progressives Launch Campaign to Oust Corporate Democrat Who Votes With Trump 70% of the Time
"Progressives have an opportunity to strategically primary the most vile Democrats in their ranks, and Henry Cuellar should top the list."
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A placard from Floridians Against Fracking urges Florida's new governor, Ron DeSantis, to make good on his campaign promise to ban fracking in the state. Demand for Democratic Governors to Follow Suit After Trump-Backed DeSantis Moves to Ban Fracking in Florida
"It is more important than ever that local and state leaders of both parties do all in their power to halt the fossil fuel extraction destroying our climate and poisoning our air and water."
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baby Slowly Catching Up to Developed World, Newsom's Plan for California Would Provide Longest Paid Family Leave in US
"This is not some utopian proposal," said one expert, but "in the U.S. it would be a breakthrough."
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To Fund 'White Supremacist Vanity Project,' Trump Eyes Relief Funds Earmarked for Actual Disasters
"Siphoning funding from real disasters to pay for a crisis manufactured by the president is wholly unacceptable and the American people won't fall for it."
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'New Party, Who Dis?': Ocasio-Cortez Takes No Guff From 'Irrelevant' Joe Lieberman
The newly-elected congresswoman, the youngest ever elected, wasn't the only one to note the political unimportance of the ex-Democratic lawmaker turned corporate lobbyist
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No Mere 'Stunt': Experts Warn Trump Emergency Declaration Would Spark 'Constitutional Crisis'
"The president is about to make unprecedented use of emergency powers given to the commander in chief for times of true national crisis in order to enact his political agenda."
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Hundreds of Federal Workers Resort to GoFundMe to Cover Expenses as Trump Shutdown Drags On
"President Trump is taking paychecks away from thousands of American workers and throwing families into crisis every day he refuses to reopen the government."
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Mike Pompeo's Cairo Speech Denounced as Ahistorical 'Imperial Hogwash'
"An arrogant tirade extolling the U.S. as a liberator not an occupier, a defender not an aggressor—a depiction that runs totally counter to the sordid U.S. history of invasions and occupations all over the world."
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For Second Time During Shutdown, Four Democrats Vote With GOP to Punish Boycotts of Israel
"The recent spate of bills that seek to penalize Israel boycotts is a bipartisan problem."
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federal workers march in DC 'Grow Up, Do Your Job, End This Shutdown': Federal Workers Hold Massive DC Rally Against Trump
"Stop holding 800,000 federal employees and their families hostage!"
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After 17 'Shameful' Years of Guantanamo Prison, Rights Group Demand 'Stain' on Nation's History Be Shuttered
"While the prison should have been relegated long ago as an appalling chapter in U.S. history, Guantánamo continues to operate 17 years later as a symbol of Islamophobia that embodies the fear-mongering and xenophobia that defines Trump's presidency."
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green new deal 'As World Teeters on Brink of Climate Catastrophe,' 600+ Groups Demand Congress Back Visionary Green New Deal
"We need action on climate that ends our dependence on dirty energy, puts power in the hands of communities, and provides good jobs."
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Confronting Pharma Greed That Is 'Literally Killing People,' Sanders and Khanna Unveil Bills to Lower Drug Prices
"How many people need to die, how many people need to get unnecessarily sicker before Congress is prepared to take on the greed of the prescription drug industry?"
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Progressives Slam DCCC for Tapping Only Pro-Business Centrists for Leadership Roles—Ignoring Energy of Left-Wing Movement
"The DCCC would do well to incorporate members from the Congressional Progressive Caucus in candidate recruitment efforts to ensure that we continue building on the gains we made in 2018 in future elections."
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'You Still Have Time to Contact Your Senators': Pressure to Block Anti-Boycott Bill Mounts as McConnell Aims for Thursday Vote
"Two federal judges have already found state laws that attempt to punish companies or individuals for boycotting Israel unconstitutional... Of course they are unconstitutional. They are also racist, aimed at keeping brown Palestinians down."
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'Shock Doctrine' Author Naomi Klein Worries 'What Next?' If Trump Succeeds in Inventing a 'National Emergency'
"What further roll back of rights... become possible under the banner of 'emergency?'" asks author and activist. "What is to stop him from declaring emergencies again and again if this works?"
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ag-gag Victory for Free Speech and Animal Welfare as Federal Judge Strikes Down Iowa 'Ag-Gag' Law
"A huge win for free speech and a free press, and a major—and richly deserved—defeat for the pervasively corrupt agricultural industry, that has tried to use their control over governments to criminalize the exposure of their heinous practices."
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'So Frustrating': Pelosi Accused of Shutting Bold Progressives Out of Powerful Committees
The House Speaker's list of assignments does not include any of the progressive lawmakers advocacy groups recommended for key committee slots
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Trump Nomination of Wheeler Ensures EPA Will Continue to Put 'Profits of Polluters' Over Human Health and Planet
"I'm sure corporate board rooms will celebrate this nomination. But for anyone who drinks water, breathes air, or cares about wildlife, this will be nothing but awful."
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