News for 2017-04-17

Monday, April 17, 2017
Oathbreaker-in-Chief? Majority Doesn't Trust Trump to Keep His Promises
The percentage of Americans who think President Donald Trump keeps his promises has dropped precipitously over the two months, according to a new Gallup poll out Monday. The survey conducted April 5-9 found that roughly 45 percent of respondents think Trump follows through on his promises, down...
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Trump White House Taking 'Marching Orders' from Hundreds of CEOs: Report
Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has met with at least 190 corporate executives, not including phone calls with heads of banks or his numerous Wall Street appointees, the watchdog group Public Citizen reported Monday in a new analysis . And since the November election itself, he's met...
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Georgia Democrat Leads the Pack in Closely-Watched Special Election
Tuesday's special election in the race to fill Georgia's 6th District U.S. House seat, vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, will be another test of the political resistance to President Donald Trump, after a narrow loss in Kansas last week. #FlipThe6th Tweets Democrats are...
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'New Step in Long Walk to Freedom': Palestinian Prisoners Launch Mass Hunger Strike
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on Monday, protesting dismal conditions as well as "Israel's inhumane system of colonial and military occupation." Some said as many as 1,500 political prisoners in six jails across Israel were participating in the open-ended...
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Original Yellowstone poster and the re-imagined one for year 2050. Artist Redesigns National Parks Posters for 2050, Showcasing Climate Devastation
In a project meant to galvanize people to take action on climate, the Berkeley, California-based artist Hannah Rothstein has redesigned iconic National Parks posters for the year 2050 to showcase the devastation to come if climate change goes unchecked. "We have the ability to outsmart the issues...
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Vice President Mike Pence spoke from the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula on Monday. After Surprise Visit to DMZ, Pence Tells North Korea 'All Options Are on the Table'
Seemingly unabashed after North Korea's warning last week of an imminent "thermonuclear war," Vice President Mike Pence once again engaged in saber-rattling against the country on a surprise visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Monday. "[W]e have plenty of reason...
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RESIST DAY #88: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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Don't Be Fooled, McKibben Says. On Climate, Trudeau's No Better Than Trump.
Environmentalist Bill McKibben is sick of people glossing over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's climate record just because he's nice to look at. To be sure, McKibben writes in a Guardian op-ed published Monday, Trudeau has "mastered so beautifully the politics of inclusion: compassionate...
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Sanders and Perez to Launch Nationwide 'Come Together & Fight Back' Tour
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez will kick off a multi-state tour in Maine on Monday, where they are expected to outline the progressive plan to strengthen the party, bolster grassroots activism, and resist President Donald Trump. "At a time of...
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