News for 2017-05-10

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Post-Comey Firing, Trump Impeachment Is 'What the Country and the World Need'
In the wake of his "Nixonian" firing of FBI director James Comey, calls for Congress to begin an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump have grown. The Tuesday announcement immediately drew parallels to President Richard Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre , and fueled calls for a special...
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The 'Told You So' Everyone Was Dreading—First DAPL Spill Reported
Throughout the battle over the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) , Indigenous campaigners and their allies repeatedly warned it was not a question of if , but when a breach would occur. Now, before the pipeline is even fully operational, those warnings have come to fruition. The Associated Press...
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'Mainly a Failure': Trump Approval Ratings Hit New Near-Historic Low
President Donald Trump's approval ratings have slipped yet again, falling to a near-record low of 36 percent, according to a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University. The survey of registered voters found that 58 percent disapprove of the job he's doing as president. When broken down into...
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Graduates Turn Their #BackstoBetsy DeVos at HBCU Commencement Speech
Citing her tone-deaf statement earlier this year that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were "real pioneers when it comes to school choice," students and activists protested Education Secretary Betsy DeVos when she delivered the commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University...
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Senate Just Killed "Trump's Plan to Hand Our Public Lands to Big Oil"
"Just when we thought all hope was lost, common sense prevailed today in the United States Congress," said Jessica Ennis, senior legislative representative with the environmental law organization Earthjustice. That's because the Senate on Wednesday failed to pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA)...
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With GOP Reps in Hiding After Trumpcare Vote, Dems 'Adopt' Their Districts
In the wake of the U.S. House's frightening vote to pass the GOP healthcare bill, Republican representatives seem to be hiding from constituents. Only 17 Republican members of the House—out of the 217 who voted for the law—are planning to hold town halls in their home districts during the...
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Demanding Special Prosecutor, Democrats Invoke Senate 'Slowdown'
Senate Democrats announced a slowdown of committee business on Wednesday as the fallout from President Donald Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey continued. Lawmakers invoked an obscure rule that prevents committee hearings from lasting more than two hours after the Senate convenes, the...
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Public News Service reporter Dan Heyman was arrested in the West Virginia State Capitol. Reporter Arrested for Asking Health Secretary Tom Price About Trumpcare
A reporter said he was arrested Tuesday in Charleston, West Virginia for asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price a question about the cruel GOP healthcare bill that passed the U.S. House last week. "Our First Amendment rights are under attack every day, particularly from the Trump...
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Federal Prosecutors Issue Subpoenas to Michael Flynn's Former Associates
Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn amid the ongoing probe into alleged Russian election interference, CNN reported Tuesday . The subpoenas, which CNN learned of just hours before President Donald Trump...
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Demands for Special Prosecutor Explode After Trump Fires Comey
In the wake of Tuesday night's " firestorm " announcement from the White House that FBI Director James Comey had been summarily fired from his post (in what one lawmaker called a "bizarre" termination letter from President Donald Trump), the demand for a special prosecutor or independent commission...
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