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Thursday, February 25, 2021
The United States on Thursday reportedly carried out an airstrike ordered by President Joe Biden on a structure in Syria. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) 'Joe Biden Just Dropped Bombs on Syria. Here We Go Again': US Responds to Rocket Attacks With Airstrike
The president reportedly ordered the strike on a structure the administration says belonged to an Iran-backed militia.
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The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act by a vote of 224-206 on February 25, 2021. (Photo: Dorret/Flickr/cc) 'Long Time Coming': LGBTQ Advocates Applaud House Passage of Equality Act
"Today, love and progress triumphed over bullying and hate."
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Maxar satellite imagery of the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center in the Negev Desert outside Dimona, Isreal on Feb. 19, 2017. Iran Slams Israel for Recent Activity at the 'Region's Only Nuclear Bomb Factory'
New imagery raises questions about activities at the Negev Nuclear Research Center.
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Opponents of the Line 3 and Dakota Access pipelines are urging President Joe Biden to kill the fossil fuel projects. (Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/indivisible_nmh/status/1362241112900071424/photo/1">Indivisible North Metro</a>/Twitter) 300,000+ Demand Biden Stop Line 3 and Dakota Access Pipelines to 'Secure the Livable Future We All Deserve'
"If we're going to build back better, as Biden says, we'll need to end dangerous pipeline construction, prevent all new fossil fuel infrastructure, and Build Back Fossil Free."
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Reps. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), seen here in 2019, are among the progressive lawmakers who introduced the WATER Act of 2021 on Thursday. Biden Urged to Back 'Bold, Reparative' Water Justice Bill
"Grave crises require robust solutions, and this is just what the WATER Act provides."
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Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during the SEIU Unions for All Summit in Los Angeles, California on October 4, 2019. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) Progressives Urge Biden to Prove 'Pro-Union' Stance by Publicly Backing Amazon Workers in Alabama
"One of the most important things a president can do to help working people is to have their backs when they challenge corporate power."
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Rachel Levine speaks during her confirmation hearing to be Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of Health and Human Services before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.(Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Rand Paul Ripped for 'Completely Disgusting' Transphobic Attack on HHS Nominee Rachel Levine
"It's always interesting how libertarians claim that people should be left alone, but then expect everyone to conform to their personal views."
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President Joe Biden signs an executive order on securing critical supply chains, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on February 24, 2021. (Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images) 'A Huge Relief': Families Left in Limbo by Trump Green Card Ban Rejoice as Biden Revokes Policy
"This is the first hurdle cleared... We have to demand Biden pour more resources into the National Visa Center so they can clear the massive backlog that has piled up."
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Opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project is visible on a roadside sign in Bent Mountain, Virginia. (Photo: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Investors Managing $250 Billion in Assets Call on Big Banks to Stop Funding Mountain Valley Pipeline
"The institutions dumping funds into this unnecessary fracked gas project are just pouring their money into a 300-mile long money pit," said a Sierra Club staffer.
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President Donald Trump, who vowed to "bomb the shit out of" Islamic State militants and "take out their families," presided over a dramatic escalation in air and ground attacks on cities including Mosul, Iraq—shown here under U.S. bombardment—in which thousands of civilians were killed. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) 'Counter-Terrorism'?: Two Decades After 9/11, New Interactive Map Details Footprint of US War Machine in 85 Countries
"The map raises a number of questions. Why is the United States militarily active in so many countries? Are these operations meeting the stated U.S. goals of reducing violence against Americans?"
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A Palestinian health worker gives a dose of the Russian Sputnik coronavirus vaccine in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip on February 24, 2021. 'Outrageous': Sanders Rips Netanyahu for Sending Covid Vaccines to Foreign Allies as Palestinians Denied Access
The U.S. senator from Vermont denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for sending spare vaccines overseas "while so many Palestinians in the occupied territories are still waiting."
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Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) listens to remarks from Xavier Becerra during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on Becerra's nomination to be HHS secretary in Washington, D.C. on February 24, 2021. (Photo: Michael Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) John Thune's Childhood $6 Wage—$24 Adjusted for Inflation—Sure Helps Make the Case for At Least $15
"The worst thing is that these people aren't dumb. They know about inflation... They just don't think people who make their food and clean their bathrooms deserve the same things they got."
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Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets on July 26, 2017 in opposition to anti-trans policy moves by President Donald Trump. 'Unimaginably Cruel': Bigot Marjorie Taylor Greene Hangs Anti-Trans Sign Across From Office of Marie Newman—Whose Daughter Is Trans
"Trans kids have a higher risk of attempting suicide because they so often encounter people who deny their humanity. We are sending our love to Rep. Marie Newman and her daughter."
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'DeJoy Should Be Sent Packing': Biden Postal Board Nominees Urged to Press for Removal of Postmaster General
"Our entire country is fed up with USPS leadership."
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing December 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. 'Not Gonna Fly': Jayapal Warns Democrats Against Using Advice of Unelected Parliamentarian as Excuse Not to Pass $15 Wage
"When people vote in the midterms, you're not gonna be able to say, 'Well I'm sorry we couldn't raise the minimum wage because the parliamentarian ruled that we couldn't do it.'"
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