All News Articles for 2018-09-13

Thursday, September 13, 2018
After Pressuring Seattle to Forgo Corporate Tax to Fund Affordable Housing, Bezos Commits Fraction of $163B Fortune to Help Homeless
"The biggest statement Mr. Bezos could make is by raising the pay of workers in his own company. Philanthropy will not solve income inequality or stagnant wages."
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'Stopping Cuts Isn't Enough': Sanders Joins Over 150 Democrats to Launch 'Expand Social Security Caucus'
"We are not going to let Social Security be destroyed. Hear that, Paul Ryan?"
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'Major Victory' as Top Court Says UK Snoopers Charter Violates EU Convention on Human Rights
"This sends a clear message: Similar programs, such as those conducted by the NSA, are incompatible with human rights."
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Waves crash underneath the Oceana Pier As Florence Threatens 'Catastrophic' Destruction, A Reminder That North Carolina Passed Law Mandating Climate Warnings Be Ignored
State legislators passed an anti-science law after a 2010 report warned global warming would cause devastating sea-level rise. Now, as a hurricane makes landfall, local experts demand policy change and urgent action
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'Seems Like a Pretty Big Deal': Senate Democrats Refer Secret Document About Brett Kavanaugh to FBI
"Different sources provided different accounts of the contents of the letter, but the one consistent theme was that it describes an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman while they were in high school."
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Calling for Genuine Leadership Over 'Climate Capitalism,' Protesters Demand Seat at the Table at Business-Friendly Climate Action Summit
"We are the solutions for this climate crisis, so we're here to protest in front of the summit that's on display for climate capitalism, essentially a trade show."
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos 'Crushing Defeat' for DeVos as Federal Judge Rules She Illegally Delayed Relief for Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges
"This is a major victory for student borrowers and for anyone who cares about having a government that operates under the rule of law, instead of as a pawn of the for-profit college industry."
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'What Are Republicans Hiding?' GOP Senators Kill Democratic Effort to Subpoena Kavanaugh Documents
"What is it worth for these witnesses to stand before our committee, raise their hand, and take an oath if they then turn around and say things that are not true to us and are not held accountable?"
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'Sickening, Shameful, Heartless': With Trump Policies Sowing Fear Across Immigrant Communities, Number of Children in Detention Explodes to Record Levels
Thanks to Trump's crackdown, fewer immigrant families are coming forward to sponsor children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border—leaving more than 12,000 minors in U.S. government custody
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'Shame on You!' Outrage After Trump Falsely Claims That '3,000 People Did Not Die' in Puerto Rico From Hurricane
"You can try and bully us with your tweets but we know our lives matter," responded San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. "You will never take away our self respect."
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Since 'Citizens United,' Just 15 Groups Account for 75 Percent of the $800+ Million in Dark Money Spent on US Elections
"Policy ideas and candidates' positions should be promoted by organizations who are proud to be engaged in our public arena, not secretive front groups designed to deceive voters, hide donors, and deploy deceptive tactics."
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As Democrats Urged to Dump All Documents, Booker Releases 50 More Pages Showing Kavanaugh May Have Committed Perjury
"If Democrats don't put up the strongest possible resistance, using every weapon they have, an electoral darkness may descend on them as well, since they will be complicit in the damage to come."
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