All News Articles for 2019-01-30

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Calling Bill That Makes Voting Easier a "Power Grab," McConnell Exemplifies a GOP Terrified of Democracy
Majority Leader, notes one critic, "is saying the quiet part out loud, admitting Republicans lose when more people vote."
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Line 3 critics Documents Show Police Using Private Security Firms to Target Anti-Pipeline Organizers Fighting Line 3 Project
"I don't understand why I'm being looked at as a criminal when a corporation is proposing to destroy my water," says Winona LaDuke. "I am not a criminal, I am a water protector."
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) seen here on February 23, 2016. "We're Here to Help": ACLU Schools Marco Rubio on First Amendment Rights and His Anti-BDS Bill
"We urge you and your colleagues to focus on protecting the First Amendment rights of Americans, rather than undermining them," ACLU tells Florida Republican
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As Wasserman Schultz Exemplifies Muddled Stance, This Reminder: Medicare for All "Ain't a Slogan. It's a 94-Page Bill"
"There's only one bill in the Senate that guarantees healthcare as a right, saves families and businesses thousands a year, and reduces total national healthcare expenditures by at least $2 trillion over 10 years."
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"The U.S. is trying to overthrow the government of Venezuela and that it will be willing to use violence, to use military force, if necessary." (Photo: Democracy Now) 'US Trying to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela,' Warns Veteran Journalist Allan Nairn
Ousting Madura, privatizing Venezuela's oil, and war criminals
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Lawmakers Reintroduce War Powers Resolution To End Carnage in Yemen and Reclaim Congress' Constitutional Authority
"Congress must end support for the catastrophic war in Yemen led by a despotic Saudi regime," said Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Backing Paycheck Fairness Act to End Wage Gap, Ocasio-Cortez Says Time to Pay Women 'What They Are Worth'
"If closing the wage gap continues at its agonizingly-slow current rate, men and women will not reach wage equality until 2059. That is forty years too long."
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Left-wing Israelis from the Peace Now movement protest at a construction site against the new E1 settlement area on December 9, 2007 near the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the West Bank. UN Expert to Int'l Community: Don't Say You Want a Two-State Solution While Turning Blind Eye to "Engine" of Israeli Occupation
"This occupation will not die of old age, but only with the resolute imposition of consequences on Israel for ignoring international law and numerous United Nations resolutions," says special rapporteur.
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On FDR's 137th Birthday, 200+ Democrats Unveil Bill to Expand Social Security So 'Seniors Can Retire in Dignity'
"The Secure 2100 Act would increase Social Security's modest benefits for the 63 million Americans receiving them today, as well as every single American who will receive them in the future."
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The bodies of the bomb attack arrive in Kathmandu on June 22, 2016 (Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA/Shutterstock)  Death and Disappearance: Inside the World of Privatised War
“The industry has grown up and the US has gone away and stopped paying attention. It’s crazy now—Vegas meets military action.”
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'Extremely Concerned' World Leaders and Experts Implore Trump and Putin to Preserve Nuclear Treaty
Alongside warnings withdrawal from INF would be "stupid and reckless," one signatory to open letter said conflict "should be resolved through the treaty, not by abandoning it."
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Just Like Iraq, Warns Venezuela's Maduro, US Wants to 'Get Hands on Our Oil'
"We will not allow a Vietnam in Latin America," says nation's president ahead of opposition demonstrations on Wednesday
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Citing 'Unpredictable and Rash' Trump, Democratic Bill Would Restrict Presidential Nuclear First-Strike Authority
"Trump's presidency has highlighted just how scary it is that any president has the authority to launch a nuke without Congressional consultation."
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asylum-seeker Trump's 'Illegal Return of Asylum Seekers Scheme' Has First Known Victim
"This is literally sentencing people to die."
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'Foxconn Was a Major Con': Backed by Trump Promises and $4 Billion in Subsidies, Company Admits Factory Jobs Not Coming
"Foxconn took Wisconsin for a ride. Other states, beware the allure of the mega deal."
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