All News Articles for 2019-02-06

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
'Disgusting': GOP Congressman Tries to Get Parkland Victim's Father Ejected From Gun Control Hearing
"Manuel Oliver and Fred Guttenberg are heroes, and have lived through enough trauma without [Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)] being too immature to handle constituents voicing their disagreement with his positions."
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As Gun Violence Finally Gets Hearing, Teen Parkland Survivor Implores Lawmakers: 'Give My Generation a Chance'
Gun violence is "a uniquely American issue and it is uniquely in each of your hands to help fix it," one witness told a House committee at the first hearing on the subject in eight years
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A man carries the coffin of a child at the funeral procession for those killed in an airstrike on a bus carried out last week by a warplane of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition on August 13, 2018 in Saada, Yemen. As Resolution to End US Complicity in Yemen Carnage Advances, Anti-War Voices Say, 'Now Is the Time to Call Your Lawmakers!'
The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted along party lines to advance joint resolution to full chamber
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bank of America 'Outrageous!': Despite $21 Billion Giveaway From GOP Tax Scam, Big Banks Cut Jobs and Slashed Lending
"This is the GOP tax cut in action: screwing over working families and handing out tax breaks to large banks and corporations."
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Siding With 'Loan Sharks' Over Consumers, Trump CFPB Moves to Gut Payday Lender Regulations
"This administration has moved the CFPB away from protecting consumers to protecting the very companies abusing them."
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Workers on the American side of the border repair a hole in the border wall that separates the U.S. and Mexico where the wall meets the Pacific Ocean on January 28, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico. Fresh off 'MAGA Field Trip,' Steve Bannon, Erik Prince Among Right-Wing Crew Plotting Out Privatized Border Wall
New reporting by Politico sheds light on big players behind anti-immigrant effort
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At First House Climate Hearing in Nearly a Decade, 16-Year-Old Activist Tells Congress Time of Inaction Is Over
"Policymakers have for far too long put the interests of fossil fuel corporations and other carbon-emitting industries over the health and prosperity of the people, the wildlife, and this planet."
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'A Red Screaming Alarm Bell' to Banish Fossil Fuels: NASA Confirms Last Five Years Hottest on Record
"We're no longer talking about a situation where global warming is something in the future. It's here. It's now."
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presser on Tuesday 'Breathtaking and Terrifying': UN Food Relief Agency Partners With CIA-Funded Software Firm Palantir
Data privacy advocates decried the $45 million deal as "horribly irresponsible and potentially incredibly harmful."
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Senate Accused of Endorsing 'McCarthy-Era Tactics' as 25 Democrats Join GOP to Pass Anti-Boycott Bill
"Should the House take up similar legislation, we urge members to remove the Combating BDS Act from the package of bills due to the threat it poses to all Americans' First Amendment right to boycott," the ACLU said
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sunrise banner Green New Dealers Call for Turning 'Rage Into Action' After Trump Refuses to Even Say Word 'Climate' in SOTU
"Real climate leaders must join forces against Trump's xenophobic, fossil-fueled agenda, and put their weight behind bold legislation that takes our economy out of the hands of Big Oil."
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"From the Man Who Ripped Thousands of Children Away From Their Parents:" Trump's "Loathsome" Abortion Lie Sparks Outrage
" Later abortion is not a political ploy for Trump to throw red meat to his base. It's a necessary procedure that must be available to doctors and families when pregnancies go very wrong."
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Ocasio-Cortez Says Trump Attack on Socialism Shows President 'Scared' of Popular Progressive Policies
"Every single policy proposal that we have adopted and presented to the American public has been overwhelmingly popular, even some with the majority of Republican voters."
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