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Monday, December 31, 2018
'Nothing Short of Inhumane': Federal Workers Sue Trump for Forcing Them To Work Dangerous Jobs Without Pay During Shutdown
"This is not an acceptable way for any employer, let alone the U.S. government, to treat its employees. These employees still need to pay childcare expenses, buy gas, and incur other expenses to go to work every day and yet, they are not getting paid."
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As Workers Win Local Pay Hikes for 2019, Sanders Says 'We Must Raise Federal Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour'
"Our voices are being heard, and our movement is stronger than ever. We won't stop until every worker across the country gets the pay they deserve."
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Outgoing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Under Cover of Shutdown, Trump Admin Quietly Moves to Deprive 'American People of Their Right to Know What Government Is Doing'
Critics warn proposed changes to how the Interior Department handles FOIA requests "are designed to facilitate more official stonewalling and delays in producing public records."
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To Galvanize Local Push for Medicare for All in 2019, Nurses' Union Organizing Nationwide 'Barnstorms'
With progressive advocates pressuring lawmakers on Capitol Hill to push for legislation, organizers hope local activism will bolster support in communities across the country
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Food aid in Yemen Food Aid to Yemen 'Snatched From the Starving' by US-Backed Saudi Allies
With armed forces on both sides of civil war accused of seizing aid destined for starving civilians, one U.N. official said, "If there is no corruption, there is no famine."
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15 Lies Per Day in 2018: Analysis Shows Trump Put 'Unprecedented Deception" Into Overdrive This Year
"Once Trump's lying is understood as concerted and deliberate disinformation, it becomes clear that the frequency and audacity of it is the whole point."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Vowing to Fight Corporate Power on Behalf of Working Families, Elizabeth Warren Announces 2020 Presidential Run
"We can make our democracy work for all of us. We can make our economy work for all of us. We can rebuild America's middle class—but this time, we gotta build it for everyone."
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Sanders Campaign Committee Thanks Former Staffers for Letter on 'Incredibly Important' Issue of Sexual Harassment and Campaign Culture
"Every candidate for President should be doing this. Every candidate for office. And everyone currently serving."
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Sunday, December 30, 2018
Far More Is Needed, Say Green Groups, But Hour-Long Sunday Show Segment on Climate Crisis a 'Huge' Testament to Grassroots Pressure
"Sunday news show producers, more of this please. Especially with guests who acknowledge the scientific imperative of radical decarbonization over the next 12 years."
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As Centrist Democrat Who Lost Reelection Attacks Medicare for All, Progressives Respond With the Facts
"Given that Sen. Donnelly lost saying stuff like this, perhaps the lesson is the opposite—Indianans don't want a Democrat who, like Republicans, opposes good policy."
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'Absolutely Disgusting': In First Comment on Deaths of Two Young Kids in US Custody, Trump Falsely Blames Democrats and Child's Father
"No empathy. No compassion. No sorrow. No regret. He doesn't even pretend to care about the death of two innocent kids."
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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Following Report on Saudi Use of Child Soldiers in Yemen, Anti-War Voices Offer This Reminder: American Tax Dollars 'Help Pay for It'
"Children paid to kill children. This is how our 'ally,' Saudi Arabia, wages its disgusting war in Yemen."
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'No to $5 Billion, No to $2.1 Billion, No to $1.6 Billion': Progressive Groups Pressure Democrats to Reject Any Funding for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
The ACLU and dozens of other advocacy groups urged Democrats to "reject any additional funding for detention beds, ICE and Border Patrol agents, or other harmful enforcement."
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'Pouring Salt Into the Wound' Amid Shutdown, Trump Signs Executive Order Freezing Pay of Nearly 2 Million Federal Workers
"It is shocking that federal employees are taking yet another financial hit. As if missed paychecks and working without pay were not enough, now they have been told that they don’t even deserve a modest pay increase."
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Friday, December 28, 2018
dirty energy With 'Unconscionable Rollback,' Trump EPA Lays Groundwork for Coal Industry to Release More Mercury Into the Air
Ignoring public health benefits, a Trump EPA analysis that could set a dangerous precedent for future regulations claims mercury emissions limits for dirty energy power plants aren't "appropriate and necessary"
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'Not the Leadership This Moment Calls For': Progressives Slam Pelosi for Pushing 'Weak' Climate Panel Over Green New Deal Committee
"The party of the resistance is recklessly taking the path of least resistance on climate and inequality."
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Facebook (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Facebook's Secret Censorship Manual Exposed as Platform Takes Down Video About Israel Terrorizing Palestinians
Journalist Rania Khalek, whose video was restored after public outcry, says the ability of social media giants "to disappear content as they please" is "creepy and alarming and should be loudly opposed."
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forest fire 10 Costliest Climate-Driven Extreme Weather Events of 2018 Caused at Least $84.8B in Damage: Analysis
"The world's weather is becoming more extreme before our eyes—the only thing that can stop this destructive trend from escalating is a rapid fall in carbon emissions."
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'Shameful': As Shutdown Continues, Trump Administration Suggests Unpaid Federal Workers Do Odd Jobs for Landlords to Cover Rent
The Office of Personnel Management said furloughed government employees could do "painting," "carpentry," or other odd jobs "in exchange for partial rent payments."
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New York Power Plant Explosion Seen as Glowing Reminder of Dire Need to Ditch Fossil Fuels
"Fossil fuels cause so much danger from climate change and air pollution, but freak accidents like this go to show that moving our energy system to 100 percent renewables is the only way to minimize the threat."
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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Survey Shows Most Americans Agree With Ocasio-Cortez: $5 Billion Should Be Spent on Healthcare or Education, Not Trump's Border Wall
According to a new Business Insider poll, only 19 percent of respondents said a border wall would be "the best use" of $5 billion
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protests in Brazil Ahead of Bolsonaro's Inauguration in Brazil, Groups Vow to Fight 'Hateful Rhetoric and Acts of Violence, Intimidation, or Persecution'
"The election of right-wing extremist Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil's next president represents a crisis for indigenous rights, the Amazon rainforest, and our global climate."
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fukushima 4 Japanese Prosecutors Demand 5 Years in Prison for Executives Facing Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
"It was easy to safeguard the plant against tsunami, but they kept operating the plant heedlessly."
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Investigation Finds at Least $800M in Taxpayer Money Went to Funding For-Profit Immigrant Prisons in 2018
An aslyum-seeker who fled persecution in El Salvador described one private detention facility as "like a torture chamber"
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Trump Earth sign Report on President's Environmental Record So Far 'Reminds Us That Trump Soap Opera Has Dire Real-World Consequences'
"We are sort of powerless," a Fort Berthold Indian Reservation resident said of Trump's rollbacks on pollution rules. "This is our reality now."
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As Claim That 'Many' Workers Support Shutdown Falls Apart, Trump Now Insists 'Most' Unpaid Federal Employees 'Are Democrats'
"At best, it looks like Trump is willing to keep the shutdown going because he believes it won't hurt the people who vote for him. At worst, it looks like the president of the United States is admitting that he's deliberately punishing 'most of the people not getting paid' purely as an act of...
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'Beyond Repulsive': Outrage After Trump DHS Secretary Blames 'Parents' and 'Open Borders' Advocates for Deaths of Children in US Custody
"Children in the custody of the Trump administration are dying, and the best the Secretary of Homeland Security can do is blame 'those who seek open borders' and 'parents.'"
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Iraqi Leaders Condemn Trump's Surprise Visit as 'Flagrant and Clear Violation of Diplomatic Norms'
One ordinary Iraqi also weighed in, saying the U.S. hasn't "given anything to the country except destruction and devastation"
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
By Shutting Down Government Over Racist Border Wall, Union Says Trump 'Gambling With Lives of Federal Workers'
"Most view this as an act of ineptitude," declared the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, which represents scientists and administrative workers
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Greenland's Rapid Ice Melt Persists Even in Winter, Study Finds
"Greenland is a bit like a sleeping giant that is awakening. Who knows how it will respond to a couple of more degrees of warming?"
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As CBP Orders Medical Checks for Minors in US Custody After Two Deaths, Critics Ask, 'Why Are They Jailing Children' In the First Place?
"Another migrant child dies in U.S. custody and the discussion goes to making jails and concentration camps more humane, not whether a family should be there in the first place."
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To See Who Stands With People Over Lobbyists, Progressive Campaign Pressures Democrats to Quickly Hold Vote on Medicare for All
"Lobbyists are spending millions trying to override the will of the people and kill Medicare for All before the fight even starts. That's why it's imperative that Congress sees that Americans haven't forgotten about Medicare for All."
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'Openly Declaring Their Illegal Whaling Activities,' Japan Abandons Global Effort to Protect Whale Population
"As a country surrounded by oceans where people's lives have been heavily reliant on marine resources, it is essential for Japan to work towards healthy oceans. Japan's government has so far failed to resolve these problems."
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As Trump Claims Workers Support Shutdown for Border Wall, Unpaid Federal Employees Set Record Straight With 'Shutdown Stories'
"We're going to lose both of our incomes right now. If we don't get back pay, that will be a significant impact. Healthcare, insurance all comes out of that check. That's really scary."
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Tuesday, December 25, 2018
'This Must End. Now.': 8-Year-Old Boy Dies in US Border Patrol Custody on Christmas Day
"A reminder that, yes, this is who the U.S. is. The U.S. is a country that murders children both directly and indirectly in a myriad of ways."
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'Reckless Disregard for Very Vulnerable People': Just Before Christmas, ICE Quietly Drops Hundreds of Migrants at Bus Stop With Nowhere to Go
"ICE, without a scintilla of human empathy, just dropped more than 200 migrants at an El Paso, Texas bus station a day before Christmas, leaving families with no money or food, most of whom do not speak English and have no means of communication."
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Monday, December 24, 2018
'Plunge Protection Team' Holds Emergency Meeting as Trump Chaos Sparks Fears of Another Financial Crash
"The stock market goes up and down and the market is not the economy. But it is, for many people, their retirement or their college savings plan. And a lot of wealth has been wiped out because of the trade war, the tax cuts, and volatility not in the market but in the Oval Office."
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pig Watch: Doc Follows Six Activists Facing Felonies for Exposing Animal Cruelty at Utah Factory Farms
The cases have cast a spotlight on the state's Big Ag-friendly laws
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Activists project text and a picture of Jakelin Caal onto the home of CBP's Commissioner Kevin McAleenan in Virginia. (Photo: CREDO Action/Screenshot) Denouncing 7-Year-Old's Death, UN Rights Expert Demands US Halt Child Detentions
"As repeatedly stated by a series of U.N. human rights bodies, detention of children based on their migratory status is a violation of international law."
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'Shame on this President:' With Shutdown, Trump Cuts Off Funds for 'Vital Services and Protections' for Women Who Face Abuse
" This shutdown is directly impacting the safety and lives of women and families across the country."
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Saturday, December 22, 2018
Rep-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks at a rally on October 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Furlough of Congressional Pay Next Shutdown
153 US House members and 50 US Senators are millionaires
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Friday, December 21, 2018
In Defeat for Trump's Xenophobic Agenda, Supreme Court Rejects 'Immoral' Anti-Asylum Policy
"The Trump administration can no longer discriminate against asylum-seekers based on how they entered the country."
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Advocates of labels for genetically modified food take part in the March Against Monsanto in Washington, D.C. 'A Disaster': Critics Pounce on Trump USDA's New GMO Labeling Rule
"It is obvious that this rule is intended to hide, not disclose, information about genetically modified foods."
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Scahill Jeremy Scahill's Top 10 Takeaways on Mattis Exit and Possible US Withdrawal From Syria and Afghanistan
"This is an opportunity for progressive forces to assert an alternative vision for U.S. foreign policy."
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 Former rivals Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O'Malley stood onstage during the third Democratic presidential debate on Dec. 19, 2015. Call for Climate to Take Center Stage as DNC Announces 12 Primary Debates for 2020 White House Contest
"The greatest crisis of our time deserves more than a single question."
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Surgery for Early-Stage Lung Cancer
The malignant nodules were incidentally discovered after the 85-year-old Justice fractured three ribs in a fall last month
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Progressives to Nancy Pelosi: Keep Wall Street Democrats Away From Powerful Committee Seats
"As the Democratic Party's base and Americans more generally recognize the importance of instituting programs like Medicare for All and ensuring full employment, reactionary Democrats are holding the party and country back."
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ocasio-Cortez: If US Has $5.7 Billion for Trump's Border Wall, What About Education, Healthcare, and Green Jobs?
"And just like that, GOP discovers $5.7 billion for a wall," says the incoming congresswoman. "But notice how no one's asking the GOP how they're paying for it."
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'He's Actually a Good Guy': CBP Commissioner's Wife Confronts Activists Projecting Images of Immigrants Killed in US Custody
Asked if Kevin McAleenan was home, his wife explained, "No, he's working." To which one of the activists replied: "He's working for an adminstration that's killing children at the border."
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Trump & Congressional leaders Trump 'Temper Tantrum' Continues: Tells McConnell to 'Go Nuclear' or Shutdown Will 'Last Very Long Time'
Many political commentators, however, have predicted that Trump's call to change the Senate's rules "is going nowhere."
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'Deep Lack of Moral Clarity and Courage': Pelosi Accused of Moving to Kill Green New Deal Committee
"We don't have time to sit on our hands as our planet burns. For young people, climate change is bigger than election or re-election. It's life or death."
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) refused to budge Thursday as the president demanded funding for a border wall in a spending bill that had passed in the Senate. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) As Trump Throws Tantrum for Wall Funding, His Christmas Gift to 800,000 Federal Employees: No Paychecks
"Trump's allies in the House can pound their fists on the table all they want but it's not going to get a wall."
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'Disgusting!' Outrage as US Teams Up With Saudis to Undermine UN Resolution Endorsing Yemen Ceasefire
"The U.N. Security Council needs to adopt a resolution to save lives now in Yemen because the people of Yemen can't wait. State Department, stop blocking for Saudi Arabia/UAE and get out of the way."
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ANWR Trump Admin Charges Ahead With 'Reckless' Plan to Turn Over Arctic Wildlife Refuge to Fossil Fuel Industry
Conservationists warn that "once we industrialize our last great Alaskan wilderness areas, there's no going back."
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Challenging 2020 Hype, Analysis of Beto's Voting Record Shows Texas Dem Often Sided With Trump and GOP
"You can look at Beto's record and think he's great. You can look at his record and think he's bad. That's your call. What's grotesque are those suggesting these votes shouldnt even be reported on," David Sirota wrote after his analysis sparked outrage on social media
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5-Month-Old's Pneumonia Diagnosis Provokes More Condemnation of the 'Ice Boxes' Asylum-Seekers Are Forced Into at Border
"What dehumanization brings. You can only treat a baby this way if you don't see people Iike them as fully human."
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Time is running out the save the internet 'Pressure Reaching Boiling Point' as Congress Has Just 24 Hours to Save Net Neutrality
Lawmakers have to decide whether "they want to go down in history as the corrupt politicians who rubber stamped the repeal of net neutrality."
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Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses war in Syria. (Photo: Screenshot) The Bombings Will Continue: Phyllis Bennis Warns U.S. Military Role in Syria Is Not Actually Ending
“You cannot defeat terrorism militarily."
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'Here We Come!': March on Pelosi's Office by Progressive Coalition Aims to Flex Grassroots Muscle
The coalition of 13 advocacy groups will demand that Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other bold progressives be appointed to the key committees that shape and fund legislation
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Taking Path of a 'Pirate Whaling Nation,' Japan Reportedly Set to Resume Commercial Whale-Hunting in Its Waters
"This is a grave mistake which is out of step with the rest of the world."
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SNAP sign 'Mass Starvation Plan': Trump USDA to Push Work Requirements for Food Stamps That Congress Left Off Farm Bill
"Trump doesn't give up when he can't get his cruel agenda through Congress."
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'The Logical Conclusion of This Entire Con': Seems That American Right-Winger's GoFundMe Page, Not Mexico, Will Pay for Trump's Wall
Mexico said they would not pay for the wall. And they meant it. But Trump's xenophobic supporters are now putting up their own hard-earned cash.
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Progressives Accuse Steny Hoyer of Trying to Kneecap Green New Deal Committee to Shield Fossil Fuel Execs
"The sole purpose of this is protecting fossil fuel executives," said one critic of incoming House Majority Leader's suggestion that the new committee promoted by progressive Democrats will have less power than other panels
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
After 200 Attempts Over a Century, Senate Makes What 'Should Be an Obvious Choice,' Recognizing Lynching as a Federal Crime
"Lynching is part of the dark and despicable aspect of our country's history that followed slavery and many other outrages in our country...They were needless and horrendous acts of violence and they were motivated by racism. And we must acknowledge that fact lest we repeat it."
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Anti-War Voices: Of Course Trump Should Withdraw US Troops From Syria... and Afghanistan and Yemen and Iraq and...
"The US has been waging endless war for a generation, wasting trillions of dollars and costing countless lives, and we're no better off for it."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and hold a news conference to announce proposed gun control legislation at the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Sanders, Feinstein Demand Congress Ditch Effort to Criminalize Pro-Palestinian BDS Campaign
Israel Anti-Boycott Act would extend "U.S. legal protection to the very settlements the U.S. has opposed as illegitimate and harmful to the cause of Israeli-Palestinian peace for more than 50 years," the senators write
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As Paul Ryan Says Goodbye, Progressives Say 'Good Riddance' to 'Coward Who Sold Our Economy to Highest Bidders'
"Speaker Ryan will always be remembered for rigging the system to prioritize the wealthy and big corporations' greed over working families' needs."
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Former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten Former Blackwater Security Guard Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Third Trial for Nisour Square Massacre
"You know that this man took this sniper rifle, and through this scope he took aim at Ahmed's head, and he fired. Boom. And he fired again. Boom."
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Protesters and their children participate in a march prior to a sit-in in the Hart Senate Office Building to mark the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunify thousands of families separated at the border July 26, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Mental Health Experts Demand Corporate Media Keep Trump's "Massive Human Tragedy"—Child Separations—in Public Eye
The separations and resulting trauma are "a venomous thing to do to children and their parents"
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As Tax Scam Turns One, Critics Say Law Is 'One of the Biggest Transfers of Wealth to Richest 1% in US History'
"A year later, we can safely say that Republicans' tax overhaul was a huge payoff to donors, and a scam for average Americans."
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Following "First Step" Bill's Passage, Progressives Warn Greater Reforms Needed to Truly "Right the Wrongs" of Mass Incarceration
"Against a political culture that lauds compromise, the push to end the brutal carceral system must be uncompromising."
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migrant mom and child Judge Strikes Down Trump DOJ's "Attempt to Obliterate Asylum Protections" for Victims of Domestic and Gang Violence
"The court saw these policies for what they are: illegal, and incompatible with our values."
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Depressed and Then Diagnosed With Autism, Greta Thunberg Explains Why Hope Cannot Save Planet But Bold Climate Action Still Can
"We do need hope—of course, we do. But the one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere."
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At Current Rate, Study Shows, Women Will Continue To Be Paid Less Than Men For Another 200 Years
Gender gaps in world governments are also causing societies "to lose out on the skills, ideas, and perspectives of half of humanity," the World Economic Forum found
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plastic monster 'Significant First Blow to Plastic Pollution Monster' as EU Reaches Landmark Deal on Single-Use Products
"Today's decision could soon become one of Europe's proudest achievements, but national governments must introduce these laws swiftly."
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'Zuckerberg Must Resign Now': Outrage After Report Shows Facebook Let Corporate Partners Read Users' Private Messages
"An incredibly damning indictment of Facebook, every single paragraph," one critic said of the bombshell New York Times report
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
World's Journalists Have Never Faced 'As Much Violence and Abusive Treatment' as This Year
"Journalists have never before been subjected to as much violence and abusive treatment as in 2018."
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Updated: 'Draft Beto' Campaign Launches Just as O'Rourke Taken Off 'No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge' List
"It's clear that real climate leaders need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry in many ways, and that includes standing up to the full extent of the fossil fuel industry's influence on our politics."
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) 'Being People-Funded Frees Me to Put People First': Ocasio-Cortez Touts Highest Portion of 2018 Small-Dollar Donors
Analysis shows nearly 62 percent of the incoming congresswoman's campaign contributions came from donors giving less than $200
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Charged With 'Shocking Pattern of Illegality,' Trump Foundation Agrees to Dissolve
"This is an important victory for the rule of law, making clear that there is one set of rules for everyone."
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"Our hearts are breaking for this family."(Photo: CBS Screenshot) 'Wanting to Kiss and Hold Her Son One Last Time,' Public Pressure Wins Yemeni Mother Waiver to Trump's Cruel Muslim Ban
"Now we see the Muslim ban's effect in the most dehumanizing way."
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Trouncing Biden and Beto, Bernie Sanders Emerges as Clear Frontrunner in 2020 Straw Poll
"I think people in Washington are (again) underestimating the potential strength of a Sanders campaign (which could actually be part of his strength again)."
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Maria Meza's family gets tear-gassed Despite Intimidation Tactics, Mom and Kids Tear-Gassed at US Border Finally Allowed to File for Asylum
A pair of Democratic lawmakers live-tweeted their experience accompanying asylum-seekers overnight at the Otay Mesa port of entry
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'Turns Out,' Says Ocasio-Cortez, 'Everyday People Like It When We Fight for Everyday People'
Celebrating new poll that shows widespread support for a bold 'Green New Deal,' newly-elected progressive Democrat pinpoints winning formula
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Confirming Women's Experience of Harassment, 'Troll Patrol' Study Reveals Twitter Flooded With Misogyny and Abuse
"Women of Twitter, it's every bit as bad on here as you think."
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schoolchildren at protest DeVos' Solution to Mass School Shootings? Scrap the Rules Designed to End Discrimination Against Students of Color
"The Trump administration's response to school shootings is to make it easier (again) to suspend black kids."
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Corporate Advertisers Jump Ship as Tucker Carlson Vows to Defend Xenophobic, Racist Attacks 'Until the Last Day'
"Tucker Carlson makes America poorer and dirtier in ways that he could never understand, or care about."
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To Build Party That Fights for People, 'Not Big Corporate Donors,' Campaign Pushes Pelosi to Put Progressives on Key Committees
"If these committees were to get taken over by progressives pledging to take no corporate money, that would be revolutionary."
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Monday, December 17, 2018
181 Nations Just Voted to Help Refugees. Only the Far-Right United States and Hungary Voted "No"
The Global Compact on Refugees aims to provide a better global framework to respond to the crisis
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On Tax Scam Anniversary, Paul Ryan Promotes Documentary Hailing His Crowning Achievement: 'Handing Rich People Truckloads of Money'
"Imagine what kind of person's childhood dreams involve giving massive tax breaks to billionaires and large corporations."
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protester, cuomo As Cuomo Touts Green New Deal for New York, Critics Warn 'Empty Rhetoric' Just as 'Dangerous as Inaction'
"A true Green New Deal for New York must include a moratorium on all new fossil fuel infrastructure and a commitment to transition New York to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030."
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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) looks at Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) during the family photo at the G20 Summit's Plenary Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November, 30,2018. Civil Rights Group Says Senate Report on Election Interference Shows Russia 'Taking a Page Out of the US Voter Suppression Playbook'
New revelations further boost call to #LogOutFacebook
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'Time for a Jubilee!': US Student Loan Debt Hits Record $1.46 Trillion. Funny, That's More Than GOP's Corporate-Friendly Tax Giveaway
Student debt has doubled since 2009, but economists argue that forgiving all of it—that's right, all of it—is something the country needs and can clearly afford.
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Bahia Amawi Anti-BDS Laws Challenged as Unconstitutional After Speech Pathologist Loses Job at Texas School for Refusing to Sign Pro-Israel Pledge
The case has cast a spotlight on all states with "laws that subordinate Americans' free-speech rights to Israel's 'right' to continue the occupation without criticism or consequence."
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With Friday Deadline, These 16 House Democrats About to Go Down in History for Helping GOP Kill Internet as We Know It
"Any rep who doesn't sign is making it clear that they don't really support net neutrality, and would rather take money from big telecom companies than side with the overwhelming majority of voters from across the political spectrum."
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Jeff Bezos Amazon Employees Praised for Using Shareholder Status to Demand Comprehensive Climate Plan
"The technology and solutions to climate change are, to a large extent, known and available. And each one of us, in whatever way we can, need to be part of the cultural shift underway to make this a political reality because we're running out of time."
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After Historic Union-Backed Strike, Chicago Charter School Teachers Celebrate New Contract as Win for Students
"This is a victory for every educator who sees children getting short-changed by privatization and charter operators putting their business models over the needs of our students."
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'Not the Kind of Moral Leadership We Need': Critics Pounce After Schumer Refuses to Back Medicare for All
After the Democratic leader said he wants "best, cheapest" healthcare for every American, one critic asked: "Does Chuck know that free is the cheapest?"
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Sunday, December 16, 2018
"It's About the Students!" 50,000 LA Teachers Join Protest, Accusing District of Hoarding Funds Instead of Investing in Schools
"The community is united behind a UTLA strike if that's what it takes to reinvest in public education instead of cut it to the bone."
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After Enabling Trump's Anti-Immigration Policies, Paul Ryan Makes Exception for Immigrants From His Own Homeland
The House Speaker, who has said he hopes to become a U.S. ambassador to Ireland one day, pushed through a bill to give work visas to Irish nationals
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