All News Articles for 2018-02-13

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
'Some May Freeze To Death': Sanders Confronts Mulvaney Over Trump Budget That Would Kill 'Tens of Thousands'
The Vermont senator demanded that the White House budget chief explain "the morality of a budget which supports tax breaks for billionaires" while slashing the safety net
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President Donald Trump After Series of Controversial Remarks, Trump Refuses to Take Questions About Domestic Violence
His press secretary, meanwhile, claimed "we've condemned domestic violence in every way possible," despite several official statements praising former staffers accused of abuse
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FBI Director Contradicts White House's Timeline on Rob Porter Background Check
After Wray told senators the FBI had briefed the White House four times on Porter probe before abuse allegations surfaced, the admininstration again appeared to change its story
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Tracking Tool Shows Fines for Corporate Misconduct Have Plummeted Under Trump
Penalties against 100 most profitable corporations under Obama averaged $17 billion per year. That number fell to $1.1 billion in Trump's first year.
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Upcoming Sanders Event in Iowa Keeps Eyebrows Raised for 2020 Prospects
"Bernie knows that we need bold, progressive leaders in Congress if we’re going to change the direction of our country," says Iowa Democratic candidate and former Sanders aide
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Bibi While 'Not the Worst' of His Crimes, Israeli Police Call for Indicting Netanyahu on Corruption Charges
Observers note Israel " won't put him on for war crimes and crimes against humanity, but hey, guess it's something."
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Citing Willingness to Challenge Corporate Interests, Nurses Endorse De Leon's Primary Challenge Against Feinstein
Nation's largest nurses' union endorses California state senator who helped pass a state Medicare for All bill
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Saying Extradition Fears Not 'Reasonable,' UK Judge Refuses to Lift Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange
"It is time to acknowledge what the real issue is and has always been in this case: the risk of extradition to the US," says lawyer for Wikileaks founder and editor
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'A Big Scandal': 200 Russian Mercenaries Reportedly Killed By US Airstrikes in Syria
One former diplomat warned the deadly incident could spark "an acute international crisis."
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'A Big Scare Tactic': ExxonMobil Files 'Conspiracy' Counter Suits Against Climate Defenders
Critics charge that by "positioning itself as a victim rather than a perpetrator," the company is aiming to "reframe the debate, use it as a diversionary tactic, and scare the heck out of everybody."
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Blue Apron? 'Um, No.' Anti-Hunger Advocates Decry Trump's Food Box Proposal for Nation's Poor
The USDA is attempting to promote its plan to assign specific shelf-stable foods to families who rely on food stamps as "America's Harvest Box"—although the proposed food boxes will contain no fresh foods
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waves crash over railing 'Game-Changer': Confirming Fears, Satellites Show Fast-Rising Seas
"This acceleration, driven mainly by accelerated melting in Greenland and Antarctica, has the potential to double the total sea level rise by 2100."
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Consumer Protection Agency's New Mission Under Trump? Not Protecting Consumers
New CFPB budget proposal, said one watchdog, further reveals president's "unwavering loyalty to the big banks, predatory lenders, and Wall Street special interests."
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