News for 2017-02-06

Monday, February 6, 2017
'Coordinated Strategy-Du-Jour'? Trump Claims Media Not Reporting Terror Attacks
Whether it is the "coordinated strategy-du-jour" or just more " alternative facts ," U.S. President Donald Trump's claim Monday that the media is conspiring not to report on terror attacks has left many observers "speechless." Speaking to military leaders at the U.S. Central Command and Special...
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UK Speaker: Trump Won't Address House of Commons on My Watch
The Speaker of the U.K.'s House of Commons on Monday vowed to block President Donald Trump from addressing the chamber during his state visit, a remark that drew spontaneous cheering and applause from members of Parliament (MPs). Speaker John Bercow cited Trump's racism, sexism, and seeming...
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Senate Dems Will #HoldtheFloor Overnight to Protest Looming DeVos Vote
With the confirmation vote for President Donald Trump's education nominee, Betsy DeVos , expected to take place at noon on Tuesday, Senate Democrats have said they will "hold the floor" overnight in a last-ditch effort to convince one more Republican to vote against the Michigan billionaire. #...
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'A Day Without Women': Calls Grow for General Women's Strike
The next phase of the resistance as embodied by last month's Women's March may come in the form of a general women's strike—a day inspired by feminist movements in other countries , during which women don't work (in the office or at home) or go to school. The official Women's March social media...
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Donald Trump and Josef Stalin Comparing Trump to Stalin, Australia's Chief Scientist Warns Against Censorship
American scientists are facing censorship on par with that imposed in the USSR under Josef Stalin, Australia's chief scientist Alan Finkel said during a scientific roundtable in Canberra, Australia, on Monday. "Science is literally under attack," Finkel warned, describing the Trump administration's...
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With 'Echo of Trump,' French Far-Right Leader Le Pen Launches Presidential Bid
Riding on the coattails of far-right victories in the U.S. and U.K., France's Marine Le Pen officially launched her bid for president on Sunday with a speech and manifesto full of populist talking points and anti-immigrant fervor. "The impossible has suddenly become possible...Other countries have...
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Trump "Not Fully Briefed" on Order Elevating Bannon to Security Council
President Donald Trump reportedly did not realize he was promoting chief strategist Steve Bannon to the National Security Council (NSC) Principals Committee when he signed the executive order dropping intelligence and defense officials from the top government panel and elevating the former...
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Legal Battle Over Trump Ban Could Be Headed To US Supreme Court
Legal briefs were pouring into a federal appellate court in San Francisco Monday morning, as President Donald Trump's order barring refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States moves into the next phase of a contentious court battle . Two U.S. states , 10...
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Facing Heat Over Ban, Trump Lashes Out Declaring All Negative Polls 'Fake News'
Lashing out over recent courtroom setbacks and growing opposition to the controversial travel ban, U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared "any negative poll" to be "fake news." Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border...
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Trump's FCC Blocks ISPs from Giving Low-Income Families Web Access
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), newly under Republican control, on Friday blocked nine internet companies from providing service to low-income users, curtailing a groundbreaking program green-lit during the previous administration. Under the new Republican FCC chairman Ajit Pai, an...
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A protest sign during President Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20, 2017. House Science Committee Plans to 'Make the EPA Great Again'—By Destroying It
Only two weeks into the climate change-denying Trump administration, Republican members of Congress are already setting their sights on destroying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That's the apparent aim of Tuesday's "Making EPA Great Again" hearing, held by the House Committee on Science...
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