All News Articles for 2018-09-25

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
While there is not one single female Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC), the male GOP members on the committee have made it abundantly clear they do not look forward to the optics of their cross-examination of Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday when the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is scheduled to testify in a public hearing. There Are No Women on the GOP's Side of the Senate Judiciary Committee, So They've Hired One to Grill Christine Blasey Ford For Them
"By hiring a private attorney to cross-examine Dr. Blasey Ford," said Sen. Kamala Harris, "Republicans are trying to intimidate her and avoid being held accountable by voters."
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Secretary Nielsen Denied It, But DHS Memos Show She Likely Knew Exactly What Child Detention Policy Would Do
A document sent to Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in April suggested that prosecuting parents and separating them from their children would be an effective deterrent to migration
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani As Trump Attacks Global Cooperation at UN, Rouhani Says Hits Against Multilateralism Show 'Weakness of Intellect'
While US president declared "we reject globalism," his Iranian counterpart denounced "the trampling of global rules and undermining international institutions"
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Amid Effort to Ram Kavanaugh Through Senate, House GOP Refusing to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act
"Our efforts to combat violence against women should never waiver, should never be pushed to the margins, and should never be delayed or diminished by political gamesmanship or foot dragging."
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'Shameless': Trump Repeals Rule Meant to Prevent Oil-Carrying 'Bomb Trains' From Derailing and Exploding
"Apparently there's no limit to the lengths the Trump administration will go to prioritize the desires of polluting industries over the health and safety of the American people."
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Beyond Neonics: New Study Shows Glyphosate Also Major Threat to World's Honey Bee Population
"We need better guidelines for glyphosate use, especially regarding bee exposure, because right now the guidelines assume bees are not harmed by the herbicide. Our study shows that's not true."
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After Actively Making Life Worse for Millions Worldwide, Trump Tells Refugees to Suck It Up and Stay in 'Their Own Countries'
"The President of the United States has just rejected the idea of migration writ-large."
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Millions of Unwitting Americans Paying $1 Billion More for Dirty Coal Energy Each Year When Cleaner, Cheaper Sources Available
"What this study shows is that, in essence, customers are paying extra to put more global warming emissions into the atmosphere."
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Naomi Klein on Democracy Now! (Photo: Screenshot) Naomi Klein: A Year After Hurricane Maria, There Is Nothing Natural About Puerto Rico’s Disaster
"I don't think we should be surprised Donald Trump is denying hard reality… Hurricane Maria was the catalyst for thousands of people losing their lives"
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grapic of lock, fingerprint Visionary Report Demands 'New Social Contract' to Curb Threats Tech Giants Pose to Democracy
"The companies that control this market are among the most powerful and valuable the world has ever seen. We cannot expect them to regulate themselves."
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World Audibly Laughs After Trump Claims His Administration Among Most Accomplished in US History During UN Address
"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump declared before laughter broke out in the hall.
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Stay of Execution for Yellowstone Grizzly Bears as Court Rules Trump Admin Illegally Gutted Protections
"These beautiful and beleaguered animals certainly shouldn't be shot for cheap thrills or a bearskin rug."
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Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Former UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: US For-Profit Health System 'Politically and Morally Wrong'
It is "unethical" to deprive people of healthcare, which is a "human right," he says, calling for a universal, publicly-funded system
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"Although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk," James Roche, Kavanaugh's freshman-year roommate at Yale, told ABC 7 in an interview on Monday. (Photo: Fox News/Screengrab) Unimpressed Critics Say Kavanaugh's Soft-Ball Interview on Fox Shows Just 'How Blatantly He'll Lie to Try and Advance His Career'
"Brett Kavanaugh is a liar. His 'I was just an innocent boy' claims on Fox are laughable and an insult to any American with common sense."
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'Ted Cruz and Brett Kavanaugh Are Best Friends!': Texas Senator Flees Restaurant After Confronted by Sexual Assault Survivor and Allies
"While our interruption does not compare in scale to the interruptions his actions as a Senator have had on millions of American lives, we hope that it reminds Cruz and others like him that they are not safe from the people they have hurt."
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