News for 2017-03-21

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Gorsuch Refuses Chance to Condemn 'Dark Money' Lobbying on His Behalf
Putting a rare spotlight on the shadowy conservatives pushing for confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Tuesday directly questioned the nominee on the dark money groups supporting his bid. During the second day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee,...
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As Vote on TrumpCare Nears, #SaveMedicaid Movement Grows
The movement to save Medicaid from the Republican chopping block continued on Tuesday, with actions happening on the ground and on social media, just days before the House of Representatives votes on the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) , the GOP's answer to the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), or...
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RESIST DAY #61: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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Ivanka Trump Ivanka Trump To Get Security Clearance, West Wing Office—But No 'Official' Role
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, is to receive a West Wing office next to a National Security Council advisor. She'll receive a security clearance, allowing her to access classified information. And she'll be given government-issued communication devices. However, Ivanka won't be...
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US Ditches Human Rights Hearing in 'Unprecedented Show of Disrespect'
"Today's no-show is a new low."
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Despite Every Reason to Stop Gorsuch, Are Dems Letting Him 'Off the Hook'?
As the reasons for blocking Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch continue to mount, there is growing concern that Democrats are simply going to let President Donald Trump's nominee "off the hook," as Sen. Dianne Feinstein did during questioning Tuesday. In one exchange during the second day of...
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Wildfire burning behind a house in Boulder, Colo. Trump Makes Paris Targets Moot as Scorching Temps Send Planet into 'Uncharted Territory'
President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle climate policies enacted under former President Barack Obama have put the United States' targets to reduce CO2 emissions under the Paris climate accord permanently beyond reach, according to multiple recent analyses examined by InsideClimate News. "We...
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Experts Slam Surprise US "Electronics Ban" on Flights from Muslim-Majority Countries
Criticism abounded Tuesday after the U.S. government announced a surprise ban on any electronics "larger than a cell phone" on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries—Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The U.K. is reportedly set to...
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Backing Ryan's New "Crueler" Health Plan, Trump Threatens Reluctant Lawmakers
President Donald Trump appeared on Capitol Hill early Tuesday to strong-arm lawmakers into voting for the updated version of the GOP's American Healthcare Act (AHCA), which overnight was made "even crueler to the poor and working class" in a bid to win over the most conservative faction of House...
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Watch Live: Day Two of Senate Confirmation Hearing of Neil Gorsuch
The second of three days of scheduled hearings for Neil Gorsuch is underway Tuesday as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will grill President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch has received round opposition from progressives who have cited his regressive record on...
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