All News Articles for 2018-06-08

Friday, June 8, 2018
After Trump Asserts Authority to Pardon Himself, House Dems Demand WH Records on 'Dangerous' Abuse of Power
The right to pardon those convicted of crimes "was not meant to be a weapon for the President to use to undermine justice. This President has repeatedly sought to do just that."
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Rain the goat As Big Ag Targets Activists, Animal Rights Leader Arrested on Felony Charges for Saving Sick Baby Goat
"The law should encourage the rescue of animals rather than the abuse of animals," he says. "I believe the people of North Carolina will stand for compassion and not cruelty."
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Warren and Wyden Call for Insider Trading Probe After Trump's "Reckless" Jobs Report Tweet
"We must determine the extent of the president's leaking, its impact on the financial markets, and whether Trump's friends benefited from it."
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'Obstruction of Justice' Charge as Mueller Hits Manafort With New Indictment
"This is Mueller's first indictment with both a Russian and an American name on it."
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Embracing Extreme 'Go-It-Alone' Agenda, Anti-Science Trump to Skip Climate Portion of G7 Summit
"Trump is the only world leader at the G7 who fails to grasp the basic science, and the urgent threat, of the climate crisis."
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'Dead Wrong': Sanders Rebukes Starbucks Chairman's False Claim About Medicare For All
"You have a guy who thinks that the United States apparently should remain the only major country on earth not to guarantee healthcare to all people."
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A nurse gives a baby an anti-diphtheria vaccine at a health center on March 13, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo: Getty/Mohammed Hamoud) US-Backed Assault on Yemen Creating Conditions So Catastrophic, Red Cross Forced to Evacuate
Marking "bleak" new low in the ongoing conflict, ICRC pulls 71 of its staff out of country
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dry cleaning Catering to Chemical Industry Demands, EPA Threatens Nation's Air and Water With 'Shameful' Curbing of Toxic Safety Rules
"Scott Pruitt isn't just the most corrupt EPA Administrator in history. His actions threaten the lives—and quality of life—for millions of Americans."
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'Catastrophe' for Poor and Vulnerable as Trumpian Climate-Denier Doug Ford Wins Ontario Election
"We've seen a Ford victory before, and we fought back. It's time to fight again."
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In 'Chilling' Attack on Press Freedom, Trump's DOJ Seizes Phone and Email Records of Reporter
"This decision by the Justice Department will endanger reporters' ability to promise confidentiality to their sources and, ultimately, undermine the ability of a free press to shine a much-needed light on government actions."
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trump aca signs 'Most Dangerous Sabotage Effort Yet': Millions of Lives at Risk as Trump DOJ Says It Won't Protect Those With Pre-Existing Conditions
"This is the Justice Department laying down and refusing to do their jobs for political reasons.
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'No Such Thing as a Small Nuclear Weapon': Barbara Lee Condemns GOP for Embracing Mini-Nukes
"Given the instability in the world and in this White House, provoking nuclear brinksmanship is beyond reckless."
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Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain—'As Honest and Fearless in His Words as He Was in His Travels'—Dead at 61 From Apparent Suicide
Bourdain "didn't look down on foreign places he visited and their 'quaintness/backwardness/insert-usual-derogatory adjective.' He dived in, hungry to experience. His wasn't the Orientalist gaze. He saw humanity (and food) everywhere, and connected with it."
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