All News Articles for 2019-02-13

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
'Historic': House Approves War Powers Resolution to End US Complicity in Yemen
"Not only does this vote bolster hopes for a quicker end to the war and the resulting humanitarian crisis, it also signals a timely resurgence in congressional oversight on war."
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And Now This Message From Some Very Rich People: 'Please Raise Our Taxes'
If their taxes are raised, wrote 48 millionaires to New York lawmakers, "most of us will literally not notice the difference."
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WATCH: Jewish American Podcast Host Katie Halper Battles Laura Ingraham Over Right-Wing Anti-Sentimism
"Jews like me are tired of AIPAC claiming to speak for all Jews and conflating Jewish identity with unquestioning support of Israel."
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Pence, Bibi Mistranslated or Not, Israeli PM's 'War With Iran' Tweet Sparks Grave Concerns
"Whether the prime minister's words were intentionally muddled or not, his provocative message needs no interpretation."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar Applauded for Grilling Elliott Abrams Over Role in US-Backed Genocide, Massacres, and Death Squads in Latin America
Heated exchange called "particular must-watch for anyone who believes U.S. intervention in Venezuela is 'humanitarian.'"
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'The National Popular Vote Movement Is Winning": Colorado Bill to Scrap Electoral College Advances
Colorado is poised to become the 12th state to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, under which states declare the winner of presidential elections based on which candidate wins the popular vote
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codepink & abrams 'Don't Listen to This War Criminal!': Peace Activists Arrested at Elliott Abrams Hearing on Venezuela
"Venezuela needs negotiations, not a coup or military intervention. Don't let Abrams take us down a path of war."
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To Fix System That Let Trump Stop Paying Social Security Taxes 40 Minutes Into 2016, Sanders Says 'Time to Scrap the Cap'
"Because of the earnings cap on Social Security taxes, a multi-billionaire pays exactly the same amount of money into Social Security as someone who earns $132,900 a year. Today we say that is going to end."
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Venezuela's Maduro Denounces Warmongering by 'White Supremacist' Trump and His 'Gang of Extremists' Promoting Fascism Worldwide
The Trump administraion, said the nation's leader, "has encouraged fascist tendencies, the neo-fascists and the neo-Nazis, in the United States, in Europe, and Latin America. It's an extremist grouping that hates the world."
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To Ensure Dignity for 'Most Vulnerable' Among Us, Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Expand Social Security
"Expanding Social Security as this legislation does is a solution to our looming retirement income crisis and to growing inequality between the wealthy and everyone else."
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'For Billionaires, Things Are Already Fine': Ocasio-Cortez Pinpoints Why Howard Schultz Has No Serious Tax Plan
Schultz attacked representative's popular tax proposal as "punitive" for the rich, but refused to say what tax rate he would find fair for billionaires like himself
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Maria Ressa Global Condemnation After Journalist Who Blamed Trump for Duterte's Attacks on Free Press Arrested in Philippines
Rappler 's Maria Ressa denounced Trump as "a president so much like ours whose attacks against the press (and women) give permission to autocrats (like ours) to unleash the dark side of humanity and extend their already vast powers with impunity, especially in countries where institutions have...
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'Bring It On': Green New Deal Champions Welcome McConnell's Cynical Ploy for Up-or-Down Vote
Senate Majority Leader, said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is "banking on people not being courageous. I think people should call his bluff."
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