All News Articles for 2019-02-07

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Despite Promises of ACA, Study Shows Two-Thirds of Personal Bankruptcies Still Caused by Illness and Medical Bills
"We need to move ahead from the ACA to a single-payer, Medicare for All system that assures first-dollar coverage for everyone."
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don't let big cable kill net neutrality 'Same BS From Big Cable Funded Politicians': Alarm Bells Over 'Deceptive' GOP Bills Designed to Destroy Net Neutrality
Republicans, say critics, are "intentionally trying to confuse the public... by pushing weaksauce legislation that would undermine the open Internet while claiming to save it."
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'This Is What Hope Feels Like': Green New Deal Resolution Hailed as 'Watershed Moment' for New Era of Climate Action
"When we look back on today, this will be the moment we will be able to say that the political tide has turned on the rising seas."
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'This Needs to Happen Nationally': Ohio City Ditches Columbus Day to Make Election Day Paid Holiday
The city of Sandusky, Ohio is swapping Columbus Day for Election Day starting in 2020, ending the yearly celebration of Christopher Columbus and instead ensuring all city workers can get to the polls
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coal plant UK's Met Office Warns Global Temperature Could Soar Beyond 1.5°C Threshold Within Five Years
Breaching the Paris accord's designated limit temporarily doesn't mean all hope is lost for the long-term target, experts explain, "but it does ring an alarm bell."
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With Sweeping New Probe and Hearing on Presidential Tax Returns, House Dems Take Aim at Trump's Hidden Finances
"For the last two years, the Republican majority has essentially been missing in action when it comes being a coequal branch of government. That ended with the midterms. We're going to do our jobs."
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Border Town in Arizona to Trump: Tear Down This Wall... of 'Inhuman' Razor Wire
The unanimously approved resolution characterized the installation of the razor wire, recently installed by U.S. Army personnel, as "not only irresponsible but inhuman."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Replicating Regime Change Playbook, Pompeo Says US Obligated to 'Take Down' Hezbollah in Venezuela
"It's no coincidence that this seems copy/paste from Bush's lies to justify his wars."
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With Major Party Backing, Ocasio-Cortez and Markey Unveil Green New Deal Outlining 'WWII Scale Transformation'
"The Green New Deal offers a positive solution to match the scale of our nation's biggest crises—climate change, structural racism, and skyrocketing inequality."
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