All News Articles for 2018-03-12

Monday, March 12, 2018
Civil rights advocates and secretaries of states are warning against a provision in a DHS reauthorization bill that would let the president dispatch Secret Service to polling places. (Photo: Penn State/flickr/cc) 'Chilling and Unprecedented': DHS Reauthorization Bill Would Let Trump Send Secret Service to Polling Places
"This is an alarming proposal which raises the possibility that armed federal agents will be patrolling neighborhood precincts and vote centers," over a dozen secretaries of state tell Senate leaders.
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Further Debunking GOP Claims, Small Businesses Say Tax Bill Won't Bring Benefits to Workers
While corporations are enjoying a permanent tax cut which has mainly benefited their shareholders, small businesses also say the law has done little to even the playing field
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11 Mayors Applauded for Refusing to Do Business With Companies That Don't Support Net Neutrality
"Town by town, city by city, local leaders are taking back everyone's right to connect and communicate."
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chicken Angering Organic Farmers and Advocates, Trump's USDA Kills Animal Welfare Rule
The rule would have "specified a set of standards for organic livestock and poultry designed to minimize stress, facilitate natural behaviors, and promote well-being."
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At Museum 'Die-In,' Protesters Demand Opioid-Peddling Sackler Family Help to Combat Crisis It Fueled
"It's time for the family that helped create this problem answer to the people worst affected."
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Ivanka Like Father, Like Daughter: Ivanka Accused of Violating Emoluments Clause
Adding to mounting conflict of interest concerns in the Trump White House, Ivanka will get over $1 million from her family's business this year
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'More Evidence Trump Is Scared of the NRA': White House Retreats From Call to Raise Gun Purchasing Age
The White House's new proposals to reduce gun violence were denounced by gun control groups as "completely inadequate."
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Thanks to Deals Inked Under Obama, US Extends Lead in Global Arms Trade
Saudi Arabia is the second-largest weapons importer in the world, receiving many of its arms from the U.S. as it wages war in Yemen
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Tim Berners-Lee On World Wide Web's 29th Birthday, Its Inventor Warns of Threats to Digital Rights
"The fact that power is concentrated among so few companies has made it possible to weaponize the web," warns British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
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Proving Yet Again She Is 'Grossly Unqualified,' DeVos Admits She Hasn't Bothered to Visit Struggling Schools
"Betsy DeVos is disliked because she wants to privatize public education, is rolling back civil rights in education, and supports arming teachers in schools. It is that simple."
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