All News Articles for 2018-06-06

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Sanders Calls DNC Chair Tom Perez's Endorsement of Cuomo in NY Primary a 'Mistake'
Vermont senator says endorsement will "make it harder to trust that progressive candidates in 2020 will get a fair shake"
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'Tremendous Defeat' for Trump's DOJ as Judge Rules in Favor of Philadelphia's Sanctuary City Status
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to restore funding to Philadelphia after Attorney General Jeff Sessions pulled a grant as retribution for the city's refusal to assist in immigration arrests
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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) EPA's Running Out of Time to Produce Any Documents That Back Up Pruitt's Climate Denial
New federal court order says agency must turn over documents in FOIA request
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'What Happens When You Put Someone in Charge of Agency They Think Shouldn't Exist,' Says Warren After Mulvaney Guts CFPB Panel
"Mulvaney is only interested in obtaining views from his inner circle, and has no interest in hearing the perspectives of those who work with struggling American families," says the board's ousted chair
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Walmart worker 'Jaw-Dropping' Report Reveals Rampant Wage Theft Among Top US Corporations
"Wage theft goes far beyond sweatshops, fast-food outlets, and retailers. It is built into the business model of a substantial portion of corporate America."
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President's Clemency for 63-Year-Old Serving Life for Non-Violent Drug Offense Is 'Unambiguously Good.' But Trump Is Also Working to Make Mass Incarceration Worse
"Trump stumbled into a good thing" with the Alice Johnson commutation, observed one criminal justice reform advocate. "Meanwhile, he's actively working to make sure federal prisons fill up with men and women just like her."
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A protester holds a paint-covered shirt outside a training session involving Argentina's World Cup soccer team in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday. (Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters) Following Push by Human Rights Campaigners, Argentina Calls Off #NotFriendly Soccer Match With Israel
The game was seen as "part of the Israeli apartheid regime's sports-washing policy"
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Terrorizing of Immigrant Community Continues as ICE Arrest of Pizza Delivery Man Sends 'Shock Waves'
Pablo Villavicencio presented a city ID card while delivering a pizza to a military base—but a soldier deemed the ID insufficient and called ICE to detain him
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"The official death toll still stands at 64, but the new study estimates a death toll of at least 4,645, with some projections topping 5,700." (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Naomi Klein: 4,645 Deaths in Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria Were "State-Sponsored Mass Killing"
"Maybe there was not the intent to kill, but there is the knowledge that the infrastructure was being destroyed."
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Sanders Says McConnell Cancelled August Recess Because He's "Scared to Death" GOP Will Lose Senate
"I think everybody knows why he's doing it. He wants to keep Democrats in Washington rather than campaigning."
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betsy Betsy DeVos Stirs Fresh Outrage: Says School Safety Panel Won't Study Role of Guns
"Secretary DeVos is just admitting what we knew all along—that the Trump administration's pledge to keep kids safe from gun violence was not serious," said one gun control advocate
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After Historic Primary Win in New Mexico, Climate Champion Deb Haaland On Track to Be First Native American Woman in Congress
Haaland, who supports defunding ICE, called her win "a victory for working people, a victory for women, and a victory for everyone who has been sidelined by the billionaire class."
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As Mysterious 'Stingray' Use Sparks Spying Fears in DC, Trump FCC Chair Accused of 'Stonewalling' Probe
"Pai and the FCC are dragging their feet here. They are ducking. They are trying to conjure up any possible reason to sit it out."
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Becker 94-Year-Old Fights City Officials to Keep Her Massive 'Impeach President Trump Now!' Lawn Sign
"What else could I do?" says Myra Becker. "Our democracy is in danger."
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