News for 2017-05-11

Thursday, May 11, 2017
'An Idea Whose Time Has Come': Lawmakers Roll Out Plan to Expand Worker Ownership
Amid increasing corporate power and dwindling worker profits, a coalition of lawmakers on Thursday put forth one solution that just may take off. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) teamed up to put together two bills that...
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Trump's Tax Returns "More Important Than Ever" Amid Election Probe
In response to President Donald Trump's statement Thursday that he "may" release his tax returns when he leaves office, opponents said seeing the documents was more important than ever. Trump has previously claimed that he cannot release the documents while he is being audited by the Internal...
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Labour Party's Leaked Draft Manifesto Reveals Plan to 'Transform' UK
For the first time in a long time, a political document was leaked, and the public was happy about what it said. The U.K. Labour Party's draft election manifesto (pdf), leaked Thursday, revealed a left-leaning, populist plan for the country that includes raising corporate tax rates, increasing...
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'More Crazy Than Nixon': Critics Shocked by Trump Admission on Comey
"Isn't it inappropriate for a president to ask the FBI director directly if he is under investigation?"
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Amid Comey Scandal, Bookmakers Abroad See Soaring Bets on Trump Impeachment
Bookmakers in Europe see flood of bets on President Donald Trump failing to finish first term
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Glacier-Less National Park? Climate Change Melting Iconic Formations
Climate change is melting the glaciers in iconic Glacier National Park, according to scientists, who warn that the majestic natural formations could disappear entirely within our lifetime. The park, which celebrated its 107th anniversary on Thursday, boasted 150 glaciers in the late 19th century;...
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'Single Payer! Single Payer!': Key Trumpcare Backer Drowned Out During Town Hall
Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), one of the chief architects of the GOP's healthcare plan, faced five hours of questions and booing from hundreds of constituents at a forum Wednesday night in his hometown of Willingboro as " Payback Recess " continued. MacArthur, who helped craft the amendment to the...
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As White House Narrative Unravels, Protests Demand Probe of 'Cover-Up'
As President Donald Trump's story about James Comey's firing continued to unravel , people nationwide held protests Wednesday amplifying calls for an independent investigation into Trump's ties to Russia—and describing Comey's dismissal as a "cover-up." Roughly 500 people gathered midday outside...
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Trump to Appoint Notorious Vote Suppressor Kobach to 'Sham' Election Commission
President Donald Trump on Thursday is expected to sign an executive order creating a new commission on election integrity and will reportedly appoint " notorious vote suppressor " Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to help lead the panel, prompting what amounted to a collective gasp of horror...
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'Huge Victory' in Seneca Lake: After Years of Protest, Gas Storage Project Abandoned
After a years-long popular resistance against a proposed fracked gas storage project in Seneca Lake, N.Y., the people have emerged victorious. The Arlington Storage Company announced Wednesday that it was finally abandoning a contentious plan to store fracked gas in unlined salt caverns along the...
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