All News Articles for 2017-12-18

Monday, December 18, 2017
Ignoring Public Opinion and Pentagon, Trump Denies Climate Crisis a National Security Threat
"If we want to keep our country safe, Trump should take military advice from the military, not fossil fuel executives who are pushing to deny climate science and boost their profits at any cost."
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GOP Tax Plan Would Give 15 of America's Largest Corporations a $236B Tax Cut: Report
If you needed any more evidence that the GOP tax bill is a massive giveaway to the most profitable corporations in the country, a new report prepared for Sen. Bernie Sanders provides it
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"The American Dream is rapidly becoming the American Illusion as the U.S. ... now has the lowest rate of social mobility of any of the rich countries," said U.N special rapporteur Philip Alston. (Photo: Dale Cruse/flickr/cc) UN Expert Just Offered a Brutal Takedown on US Inequality and How the #GOPTaxScam Will Make It Worse
'The persistence of extreme poverty is a political choice made by those in power'
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Braving the Elements, Resistance Groups Make Final Push to Defeat #GOPTaxScam
"This tax bill is a giveaway to the wealthy, and it's on the backs of the poor and the middle class."
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A photo from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department shows the Amtrak derailment that occurred Monday morning in Washington State. Scores Injured, Reports of Mulitple Deaths After Amtrak Derails Off Overpass in Washington State
Gov. Jay Inslee calls derailment 'a serious and ongoing emergency'
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'Rogue Nations Prevail' as US Vetoes UN Attempt to Nullify Trump's Jerusalem Move
"It's true that Trump just isolated the U.S. for the perceived benefit of Israel: strange behavior for an 'America First' adherent. But it's also true that the US has been isolating itself for decades for the benefit of Israel."
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Facing Massive Discrepancy, Puerto Rico Governor Demands Recount of Hurricane Maria Deaths
Hurricane Maria's official death toll stands at 64, but multiple independent reports have found that the storm and its aftermath have killed more than 1,000 people
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Ripping GOP for Serving Donors, Sanders and Warren Lay Out Budget Plan That Works for All
"Congress must not break for recess unless it addresses some of the major crises facing this country."
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Sen. Bob Corker Could Save $1.1 Million Per Year From GOP Tax Scam 'Kickback'
The estimate comes from a new report by economist Dean Baker, published as outrage grew over the last-minute provision buried in the 500-page tax bill
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