News for 2017-03-28

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sanctuary Cities 'Stand Resolute' in Face of Threatened Funding Cut-Off
Sanctuary cities are refusing to back down in the face of the Trump administration's crackdown on immigration, which was codified on Monday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to cut off funding for states and cities that shelter undocumented residents. Officials from many of those...
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Smog envelopes the Salt Lake City skyline in November 2016. 'Sheer Reckless Folly': Trump Destroys Obama-Era Climate Rules
President Donald Trump on Tuesday set about aggressively dismantling Obama-era climate policies with an executive order decried as "sheer reckless folly," which will increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the climate crisis. "Aside from provoking a large-scale nuclear war, it is hard...
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With House Vote, GOP Puts Your Personal Online Data Up for Sale
Updated: Despite widespread popular outcry, House Republicans on Tuesday voted to strip citizens' of their right to privacy online, selling out the American public to the deep-pocketed telecom industry. With 215 voting for and 205 against, 15 GOP representatives joined the Democrats in opposing the...
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Resolution to Get Trump's Taxes from Steven Mnuchin Faces Vote Tuesday
The House Ways and Means Committee is poised to vote on a resolution of inquiry Tuesday that would direct the Treasury Department to release President Donald Trump's taxes. H.Res. 186, introduced earlier this month by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), directs Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to hand...
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The coal-powered Castle Gate power plant in Utah, pictured in 2007. The plant was closed in 2015. Contrary to Spin, Trump Slashing Energy Jobs With New Executive Order
As the Trump administration brags that Tuesday's executive order to dismantle Obama-era climate regulations will create coal industry jobs, new employment data from the Department of Energy (DoE) demonstrates how misguided that claim is. Clean energy employs many more Americans than the fossil fuel...
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Trump Taps Bush-Era Official Who Defended Mega-Merger as Antitrust Chief
President Donald Trump on Monday nominated his former lawyer and current White House counsel Makan Delrahim to serve as antitrust chief—potentially putting a man who once said there was nothing wrong with the AT&T/Time Warner mega-merger in charge of reviewing competition for the U.S...
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Nunes Faces Ethics Complaint, Calls for Recusal Amid Growing White House Scandal
Update: Charging that he violated the Espionage Act and House rules "in his quest to assist President [Donald] Trump politically," MoveOn.org Civic Action on Tuesday filed a federal ethics complaint with the U.S. House of Representatives' Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Devin Nunes (R-...
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RESIST DAY #68: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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