News for 2017-07-21

Friday, July 21, 2017
Your Guide to Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci: Trump's New Commander of Communication
The Trump administration on Friday officially announced that Anthony Scaramucci—a former Goldman Sachs executive who describes himself simply as an "American entrepeneur"—will be the new White House communications director. At an afternoon briefing, Scaramucci spoke with reporters for the first...
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Protests in Poland Protests in Poland as Right-Wing Ruling Party Dismantles Democracy
Tens of thousands poured into the streets in Poland Thursday night, condemning proposed laws that would dramatically weaken the nation's judicial system, just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump visited the country and praised its commitment to freedom and democracy, speaking to "an...
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Trump Furthers War on Science With 'Illegal' Nomination of Climate Denier for Top USDA Scientist
As the administration continues to take a "wrecking ball" to science, President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially nominated climate change denier , conservative talk radio host, and former Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis to the top science job at the United States Department of Agriculture (...
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Six Months After Women's March, Invigorated Resistance Sees Impact
A new Pew Research poll finds that since President Donald Trump's inauguration, Americans, particularly women, have become more engaged in the political system by contacting elected officials, attending demonstrations, and even paying more attention to political news. Fifty-eight percent of women...
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Message to Democrats: Get on Board With Medicare For All or Go Home
Amid surging support for Medicare for All at the grassroots—which can be seen both in recent polls and at anti-Trumpcare protests, where demonstrators have brandished signs declaring "healthcare is a human right"—activists, physicians, and policy experts are imploring Democratic lawmakers to either...
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Spicey Is Out: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, the New York Times first reported . His departure was reportedly in response to President Donald Trump's appointment of Anthony Scaramucci to White House communications director. Scaramucci is a Wall Street financier and was a campaign...
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Red Alert: Team Trump Unveils Anti-Planet, Anti-Worker Corporate Wish List
Amid swirling controversy over the burgeoning investigation into President Donald Trump's alleged Russia ties, groups are raising the alarm after the Trump administration on Thursday quietly unveiled its plan to roll back hundreds of Obama-era regulations aimed at shielding workers and the planet...
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Palestinians pray outside the Old City Amid Ongoing Israeli Crackdown, Three Palestinians Killed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Protests
At least three Palestinians reportedly have been killed by gunfire, and more than a hundred injured, in clashes with Israeli forces on Friday, during large-scale protests against enhanced security measures at the Al-Aqsa mosque, according to reports from the Ma’an News Agency and Al-Jazeera . "An...
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As Mueller Probe Widens, Trump Team Exploring Presidential Pardon Powers
According to a Washington Post report released Friday, President Donald Trump appears to be preparing for the worst as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates his alleged ties to Russia and those of members of his administration. The president is reportedly angling to build a case against...
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