All News Articles for 2018-08-16

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh Senate Dems Threaten Suit to Get Kavanaugh Records as Poll Shows Trump Nominee Least Popular in Decades
"Not only is Brett Kavanaugh extreme, he's wildly unpopular. The momentum is on our side, and we're not done yet."
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Even Before #GOPTaxScam, Analysis Shows CEOs Made 300 Times More Than Average Workers in 2017
CEO compensation rose by up to 1,070 percent between 1978 and 2017, while the typical American worker's wages went up by 11.2 percent
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'Believe Me, My Tapes Are Much Better Than Theirs': Omarosa Continues to Troll President With Release of New Secret Recording
"Donald Trump has met his match," says former White House aide
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'Complete Joke': Democrats Ripped for Totally Failing to Grill FCC Chair Ajit Pai Over Net Neutrality Cyberattack Lies
"There were many opportunities to talk about how the FCC misled the press and mistreated reporters. That should have been the story of this hearing, but they didn't make Pai sweat nearly enough."
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Aretha Franklin, Soul Legend and Icon of Civil Rights and Feminist Movements, Dies at 76
"Aretha Franklin was a force behind the scenes during the civil rights movement—donating concert proceeds, posting bail for activists, hosting fundraisers, and using her platform to promote voting rights."
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Confirming True Intentions Behind Attack on National Monuments, Trump Plan Kicks Open the Gate for 'Mining, Logging, and Drilling'
Conservationists say courts should rule on monument reductions before the administration can "open up stolen land to corporate land barons and sell off our protected lands to the highest bidder."
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'Journalists Are Not the Enemy': 300+ Newspapers Unite to Defend the Free Press from Trump's Unprecedented Attack
"A pluralistic democracy can't survive without a free and independent press, and any powerful person who claims to have 'an exclusive' on the truth should not be trusted."
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'I've Got a Bad Feeling About This': Making Analysts Nervous, Trump Reportedly Relaxing Cyber-Warfare Rules
While the precise implications of Trump's move are unclear, critics called the rule reversal a "huge deal" and expressed alarm about what lax restrictions on cyberweapon use could mean under Trump's direction
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NE landowners Stalling Trump's 'Illegal Rubber-Stamp' of Keystone XL, Federal Court Orders Full Environmental Review
"This is a huge win for the landowners and Tribal Nation members whose water and environment would be forever threatened by this dangerous tar sands project."
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Shed Not a Tear for War Criminal John Brennan, Say Legal Experts, But Also Recognize Danger of Trump Abusing Power to Punish Critics
"The First Amendment does not permit the president to revoke security clearances to punish his critics."
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