All News Articles for 2018-04-21

Saturday, April 21, 2018
For Refusing to 'Ignore or Accept Racial Discrimination,' Amnesty International Honors Colin Kaepernick With Highest Award
"When high profile people choose to take a stand for human rights, it emboldens many others in their struggles against injustice."
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Fear Not, Says Trump, Personal Lawyer Michael Cohen Won't "Flip"
President lashes out after story suggests his high-profile attorney may not be as loyal as many have assumed
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Challenging Cuomo From Left, Cynthia Nixon Gets Big Applause for Going Huge on Climate
"We must transition from an economy based in toxic carbon emissions toward an economy that protects workers, our communities, and our planet," said Nixon. "It won’t be easy. But we don't have a choice."
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'Trump Agenda Is Dead,' Declares Sanders, If Democrats Do What It Takes To Win in 2018
While noting the possibility of a wave big enough to take back the House, Senate, or both, Sanders openly worries about the party clinging to its "tendency to believe that more conservative candidates are better positioned to win."
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CIA Operative Gina Haspel Who Tortured, Ordered CIA Torture Tapes Destroyed, and Now Wants To Lead CIA Did Nothing Wrong, Says CIA
"Torture was illegal and immoral after 9/11, and it still is now," warn critics. And Gina Haspel "should never be allowed to work for the American people again."
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Democrat Heitkamp Backing War Hawk Pompeo Because Trump 'Entitled to His Own Cabinet'
A day after becoming first Democrat to say she would vote to confirm hawkish CIA director to be Trump's next secretary of state, Senator from North Dakota stumbled to explain why Pompeo's troubling record on torture and NSA spying would not dissuade her. Then quickly walked away.
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