All News Articles for 2018-08-17

Friday, August 17, 2018
Medicare for All advocates march in Los Angeles in February 2017. (Photo: Molly Adams/Flickr/cc) Jake Tapper's Flawed 'Happy Fact Check Friday' on Medicare for All Widely Condemned
"Once again, the main impediment to the success of Medicare for All is actually liberals who are either stupid or dishonest about this stuff."
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'He Belongs in The Hague': MSNBC Slammed for Handing Erik Prince Megaphone to Sell Trump (Again) on Privatizing Afghan War
"What if—hear me out—instead of privatizing the war in Afghanistan, we ended it. Crazy, I know. But, maybe..."
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Cali fire 'Hothouse Earth' Co-Author Says 'People Will Look Back on 2018 as the Year When Climate Reality Hit'
Although Trump has proved a historic villain in terms of addressing the urgent planetary crisis, the majority of Americans accept that global warming is caused by human activity
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Saying Trump EPA Made 'Mockery of the Statute,' Court Orders End to Illegal Delay of Chemical Disaster Rule
"Families who live under the shadows of chemical facilities deserve safer practices to prevent future disasters."
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'If You're Poor or Disabled, the GOP Wants You to Die': Outrage as Trump Pushes More Cruel Medicaid Restrictions
"Threatening poor people's lives—which is what getting rid of their healthcare coverage essentially means—is not a way to eradicate poverty. It is simply a way to punish the poor for being poor."
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Demanding End to 'Unprecedented' Secrecy, Senators Say Kavanaugh May Have Perjured Himself About Role in Post-9/11 Torture Program
"Release documents from Judge Kavanaugh's time in the White House in the same manner as was done for all previous Supreme Court nominees. The truth should not be hidden from the Senate or the American people."
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Watch What Bill McKibben Calls 'One of the Best and Most Straightforward Videos about Climate Change I've Ever Seen From a Political Leader'
With the last five years the hottest since records began, Senator Bernie Sanders says that "What Trump and his friends in the fossil fuel industry are doing is criminal."
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If You Wanted to Kill Crucial Climate Research, 'You Might Do It Like This'
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke put his high school football teammate in charge of approving funding for climate research, which scientists say has been roadblocked this year
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Trump Rant About Canceled Military Parade Panned as Product From 'Diseased Mind of a Shrieking Dimwit'
Chorus of ridicule follows president's bizarre excuses and declaration that funds will now be used to "buy some more fighter jets!"
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kerala As 'Unprecedented Flooding Havoc' Kills Hundreds in Kerala, Indian Scientist Decries 'Man-Made Disaster'
"I hope everyone will learn a lesson from this," says V.S. Vijayan. "Due to climate change, such tragedies are bound to increase... We can take measures to lower the intensity of such impacts."
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As Corporate Media Has 'Moved On,' Just a Reminder That 565 Children Are Still Separated From Families Due to Trump's Monstrous Policies
"Interest in the Omarosa story far exceeds interest in the child separation story. This week, despite hundreds of kids still in limbo, child separation barely registers."
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Trump White House Reportedly 'Rattled' Amid Belief That Omarosa Has 200 Recordings of the Inner Circle
"My single favorite part about the Omarosa tapes is that no one, not a single soul at the White House, knows how many tapes there are."
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