All News Articles for 2018-08-29

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
'Incapable of Feeling Empathy,' Says San Juan Mayor After Trump Brags of His 'Fantastic Job' in Puerto Rico
"There is nothing worse than people that don't want to hear the truth," said Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. And the truth is this: "The Trump administration failed the people of Puerto Rico."
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Trump Drastically Cuts Funding Period for Family Planning Clinics as Administration Aims to Impose 'Domestic Gag Rule'
"Even as HHS announces these important grants for health care, it is rushing to finalize a domestic gag rule that would take that care away."
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Anti-Pai sign Backing Federal Suit, 100+ Lawmakers Deliver 'Irrefutable Evidence' That Net Neutrality Repeal Was 'Abysmally Wrong'
Sen. Ed Markey, who spearheaded the amicus brief filed in federal court, charges that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the Republican commissioners "are on the wrong side of history."
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family farm New 'Groundbreaking' Bill Would Put Firm Pause on Out-of-Control Food Industry Mega-Mergers
"Consolidation has now reached a point where the top four firms in almost every sector of the food and agriculture economy have acquired abusive levels of market power," said Sen. Cory Booker, who introduced the legislation
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Sanders vs. Amazon Intensifies as Senator Stands With Struggling Workers Against World's Richest Man
"No one working for a man who earns $260 million a day should be forced to sleep in their car. Yet that is what's happening at Amazon."
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Trailblazing California Law Abolishes Cash Bail, But Rights Groups Warn It Won't End Unjust Pre-Trial Detentions
"The good news is that the cash bail industry will disappear in California...The bad news is that as written, the new law potentially gives judges and prosecutors extraordinary detention powers. That's not bail reform."
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'Victory!' California on Brink of Mandating 100% Clean Energy by 2045
"While Trump is taking the nation backwards by deregulating and subsidizing the coal, oil, and natural gas industries in D.C., California is rolling up its sleeves to build bold climate protections."
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kava-no sign Legal Analysis Exposes Kavanaugh's Long History of Siding With Corporate Power Over the Common Good
"The most eye-catching conclusion," says the author, is the Trump nominee's inconsistent reasoning coupled with an "overwhelming tendency to reach conclusions favorable to corporations."
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Ontario's Right-Wing Government Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit for Canceling Basic Income Program
"When we can't get justice from our elected officials, the courts stand ready to hear claims. That's why our courageous representative plaintiffs are bringing forward this class action lawsuit."
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'Disgusting' and 'Racist': Trump-Backed Ron DeSantis Tells Florida to Not 'Monkey This Up' By Electing Andrew Gillum as First Black Governor
"It's disgusting that Ron DeSantis is launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles," Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo said
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'Pure Fear-Mongering': Trump Bizarrely Warns of Left-Wing 'Violence' If Democrats Win Midterms
"This is a man who weaponizes fear."
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Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Corporations That Pay CEOs Hundreds of Times More Than Workers, Study Shows
Author says the findings should fuel the movement to "use the power of the public purse to crack down on corporations that refuse to share the wealth."
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Sparking More Calls for His Ouster, 'Utterly Useless' Chuck Schumer Cuts Deal With McConnell to Fast-Track 7 Trump Judges
"Is there a way to impeach Schumer?"
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'What the Political Revolution Is All About': Historic Upset by Progressive Andrew Gillum in Florida
"Tonight, Floridians joined Andrew in standing up and demanding change in their community. That's what the political revolution is all about."
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