All News Articles for 2017-08-08

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Protester holds sign about voting Trump DOJ's Latest Move Confirms "Worst Fears" About Voting Rights
Department's reversal on key case involving Ohio's program to purge voter rolls sparks condemnation
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"Building on the success of two previous Resistance Recesses earlier this year, MoveOn members will be convening to hold GOP members of Congress accountable for their votes on healthcare repeal and speak out in support of Medicare for All," MoveOn.org said in a statement. With Resistance Recess, Groups Fight for Congress That 'Puts People Before Profits'
"If Democrats want to win in 2018 and take our country back from the billionaire class and Republicans, they need to start by supporting legislation that speaks to the real concerns facing the American people."
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Sane Voices Urge Diplomacy After 'Lunatic' Trump Threatens 'Fire and Fury'
"The world's most powerful country is being run by lunatics who want to kill us all."
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Protesters have frequently gathered outside the White House in recent months. After 200 Days of Trump, Poll Shows Base (Finally) Abandoning President
After months of low approval ratings from the general public, Trump's popularity appears to be waning among even his biggest fans
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Sen. Bernie Sanders 'Make Your Stand': Medicare for All Supporters Ready to Hold Dems to Account
An increasing majority of Democratic voters support improving and expanding Medicare to all Americans, so why all the reported "alarm" among party establishment?
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The report came as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Manila meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who bragged to a state news agency that the U.S. and Australia have "considerably toned down" their criticism of his human rights record. Trump Embraces Duterte as Endless US War Expands in Philippines
"This is why Congress needs to debate a new AUMF."
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A new report shows that even if humans were to immediately halt carbon emissions, the earth's temperature would still rise over the next century due to irreversible damage that's already been done. Fearing Trump Censorship, Govt. Scientists Leak Alarming Climate Report
Scientists at 13 federal agencies released a draft of a report showing that the U.S. is currently being impacted by climate change
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If contractors are replacing soldiers and they are on the frontline they could kill or be killed, there could be kidnaps or insider attacks—what happens if they commit a crime or bodies have to be sent back; there would be a large number of legal complications," one official told the Financial Times. Blackwater Founder's 'Disturbing' Plan to Privatize Afghan War Gains Ground
"There's a bad record of contractors and human rights abuses."
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