All News Articles for 2019-01-04

Friday, January 4, 2019
'I Can Do It If I Want': Trump Threatens to Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall
"Declaring a national emergency to build the wall would be an abuse of emergency powers."
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With 800,000 Public Employees Facing Pay Freeze and Shutdown, Pence and Other Top Trump Officials to Get $10K Raise
"This administration's corruption and hypocrisy are remarkable."
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In Bid to 'Get Big Money Out of Politics,' House Lawmakers Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
"From gun violence to healthcare costs to climate change, the issues Americans care about have been held hostage by wealthy special interests. No more."
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liz & dick Bernie Sanders Reminds Liz Cheney of Iraq War Lies After Daughter of Bush VP Attacks So-Called 'Fraud of Socialism'
"Really? I wasn't aware that it was 'socialism' that lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."
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Bolsonaro Unveils Mass Privatization Plan for Brazil While Slashing Taxes for Rich and Wages for Poor
"The far right everywhere exploit popular discontent for the benefit of the one percent, and Brazil's is no different."
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Striking workers outside Amazon's San Fernando de Henares warehouse in Spain. An Example for Mistreated 'Workers Across the Globe,' Spanish Amazon Employees on Strike
"This is the richest company in the world and they want to keep profiting by taking away workers' rights"
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'Wait Till GOP Find Out Congresswomen Dance Too,' Says Ocasio-Cortez
After right-wing attack of college era 'Breakfast Club' video backfires and goes viral, newly-seated Democrat lets world know she's still got a couple moves
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) 'Call Me a Radical': Ocasio-Cortez Suggests 70% Tax Rate for Ultra Rich to Help Pay for Green New Deal
Pushing back against skeptics of taxing the wealthy to pay for efforts to avert climate catastrophe, she says, "I think that it only has ever been radicals that have changed this country."
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Elizabeth Warren Slamming Joe Lieberman for Joining Chinese Telecom Giant, Warren Calls for 'Lifetime Ban' on Members of Congress Becoming Lobbyists
"Corruption in Washington isn't about a single president or political party. It runs deep. We should call it out—and we should pass my sweeping anti-corruption reforms."
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'Quietly and Unnoticed,' Trump Administration Won't Cooperate with UN Investigators on Human Rights Violations in US
"Great news for Saudi Arabia, China, North Korea, Syria...If the U.S. doesn't have to answer for the suffering it inflicts on its own people, why should they?"
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2020 potential candidates Nurses Union Demands All 2020 Candidates Establish Strong Sexual Harassment, Pay Equity Policies
"Sexual harassment can never be treated as business as usual or swept under the rug. Apologies alone are not enough."
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'No-Brainer for Anyone Who Actually Cares About American Democracy': House Democrats' HR 1 Praised as Real Plan to Drain the Swamp
"It's time to unrig our broken political system. Our political leaders have been most responsive to the interests of their wealthy donors for too long while the needs of normal Americans go unaddressed."
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