All News Articles for 2017-10-16

Monday, October 16, 2017
Scott Pruitt, Who Loved to Sue EPA, Just Made It Harder for Green Groups to Sue EPA
"The irony is that polluters don't even have to sue Pruitt to get what they want. They just pick up the phone and ask," says NRDC's John Walke
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Trump Revives Notorious GOP Dog Whistle in Call for 'Welfare Reform'
Like Reagan before him, Trump is deploying the infamous "welfare queen" myth to justify shredding the safety net
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'Outrageous': Admitting He Hasn't Called Soldiers' Families, Trump Lies Obama Didn't Either
While admitting he has yet to send condolences to families of soldiers killed in Niger two weeks ago, Trump falsely claims his predecessors failed to do so
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Pope Francis For Abandoning Climate Accord, Pope Swipes Trump on World Food Day
Pope Francis says addressing armed conflicts and the effects of climate change are "prerequisites" for ending global hunger
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Attorneys for Trump Accuser Subpoena All Materials Related to Sexual Assault Allegations
While Trump has launched criticism at Hillary Clinton and other Democrats for accepting donations from Harvey Weinstein, the president's own history of sexual misconduct could become part of a lawsuit against him
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Sebastian Kurz, seen here on Sept. 7, 2017, led his People's Party to apparent victory in Sunday's election. (Photo: Raul Mee (EU2017EE)/flickr/cc) 'Wake-Up Call for Progressives' as Far Right Surges in Austrian Elections
Far-right party head feels "vindicated by the fact that way more than 55 percent" of voters chose its platform
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Women's Group Issues Call to Action to Defeat Trump's Anti-Choice Agenda
National Organization for Women says the Department of Health and Human Services' new strategic memo is a "morally indefensible" attack on low-income, vulnerable women
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 Vice President Mike Pence at CPAC As Hopes for Trump Impeachment Persist, New Warnings of a President Pence
"Pence is the inside man of the conservative money machine," writes Jane Mayer for The New Yorker
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As Trump Moves to Slash Safety Rules, Oil Rig Explosion Leaves 7 Injured, 1 Missing
"Is it too soon to talk about oil rig safety & workers' lives?"
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'Robin Hood in Reverse': Sanders Blasts GOP Budget Ahead of Key Senate Vote
The Republican budget blueprint, writes the Vermont senator, is little more than a "gift to billionaires"
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Me too message Sexual Assault Survivors Break Collective Silence With Viral #MeToo Hashtag
In the wake of reports about Harvey Weinstein's alleged misconduct, victims of sexual harassment and assault are posting the two-word message
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