All News Articles for 2017-12-20

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Victory for Civil Liberties as GOP Push to Expand NSA Spying Declared Dead—For Now
"Just like that, in less than 12 hours, last-ditch efforts to cram an NSA surveillance expansion bill were delayed—and possibly derailed. Your voices are heard. Keep it up."
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An Iraqi woman cries as she arrives safely with her family to an Iraqi Army position after fleeing the Islamic State controlled Old City of west Mosul where heavy fighting continues on June 23, 2017.  (Photo: Martyn Aim/Getty Images) US-Led Assault on Mosul Killed Ten Times More Iraqi Civilians Than Military Admitted
New investigation sheds further light on the brutally high cost to civilians of the war on terror
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appeared on CNN Without Fixes for DACA and CHIP, Sanders Vows to Vote 'No' on Spending Bill
"Republicans have been so busy trying to give huge tax breaks to billionaires and the wealthy they haven't paid one iota of attention to this looming crisis."
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Outnumbered Over Jerusalem, Haley Tells World That US Will Be "Taking Names" During UN Vote
"Trump regime exposes contempt for democracy through its threats against those who dare resist its thuggish demands at the UN."
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While US Attacks Net Neutrality, UK Makes High-Speed Internet 'Legal Right'
Rejecting major telecom company's offer to voluntarily expand in rural regions, UK government says speedy broadband service now mandatory nationwide by 2020
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McConnell Is Happy About Tax Cuts, But Even Happier About Stuffing Judiciary With Right-Wingers
The Senate Majority Leader loves giving tax cuts to the rich, but not as much as he loves stacking the courts with right-wing extremists
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'Undeniable Victory': Cheers Follow Proposals to Divest Massive New York Pensions From Fossil Fuels
"Coming from the capital of world finance, this will resonate loud and clear all over the planet," says Bill McKibben
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Projecting CDC's Banned Words at Trump Hotel, LGBTQ Rights Group Vows, 'We Will Not Be Erased'
Human Rights Campaign projected the seven words banned from the CDC's budget documents onto the president's hotel in Washington, D.C.
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'We Do Not Forgive...We Do Not Forget': Angry Vows to Oust GOP After Tax Scam Vote
With eye on 2018, progressives vow to undo the damage done by the #GOPTaxScam
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DACA protest Ignoring Increased Support for DACA, Dems Back Off Pledge to Pass Year-End Fix
As protests continue across the country, Democrats in Congress set to renege on promises to pass immigrant protections alongside funding extension
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'Government for Sale': In Dead of Night, Senate GOP Passes Tax Bill Only Their Donors Can Love
"Plainly speaking: a vote for this bill is a vote to inflict harm on millions of hardworking families to please corporate campaign donors and the six thousand lobbyists who pushed for it."
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