All News Articles for 2019-02-28

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Female Leaders Warn Against Global Rise of Autocratic 'Strongmen' and Attack on Women's Rights
"We seek to underscore that the risk posed by policies that seek to halt and erode gender equality is a risk not only to women, but also to all of humanity."
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Democratic Socialism, Sebastian Gorka Warns CPAC, Wants to "Take Away Your Hamburgers... What Stalin Dreamt About But Never Achieved'
"You are on the frontlines on the war against communism," former assistant to the president tells right-wingers at conference in Maryland
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Democrats 'Wasting Time While Our Climate Burns' With Insufficient Resolution
A scathing response from Friends of the Earth to a climate resolution from Senate Democrats says that moderation is not the answer on the environment.
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Andrew Wheeler GOP Slammed for 'Shameful' Vote as Ex-Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler Confirmed as EPA Chief
"Senate Republicans have officially put a coal lobbyist in charge of protecting our children from the dirty air and toxic water created by his corporate polluting clients."
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To 'Secure a Livable Future,' 30,000 Youth Urge Court to Let Landmark Climate Suit Go to Trial
"The Trump administration is doing everything it can to stop Juliana v. United States from going to trial. The youth cannot let that happen."
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WATCH: Democrat Ilhan Omar Questions Madeline Albright on Use of Sanctions and Failures of US Military Intervention
"As someone who understands the horrors of war firsthand," noted Minnesota Democrat, "I worry when we fail to consider the human toll of war and our moral responsibility to the people of these countries."
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Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Legislation to Fix Nation's Crumbling Water Infrastructure
"Safe, clean, affordable drinking water is a human rights issue," said one lawmaker. "There is not a human being who can live on this earth without water and we are treating it as if it's a luxury."
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Damning UN Report Says Israel Killings in Gaza Last Year Amount to Possible 'War Crimes or Crimes Against Humanity'
"Those responsible for these deplorable crimes must not go unpunished," Amnesty International declared
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no more war on drugs Five 2020 Democrats Back Sweeping Bill to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and Aid Impacted Communities
"The failed War on Drugs has really been a war on people—disproportionately criminalizing poor people, people of color, and people with mental illness."
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'A Pretty Amazing Line of Questions': Ocasio-Cortez Applauded for Getting Cohen to Dish on Where to Find Trump Dirt
"In five minutes, this freshman congresswoman just laid out a whole investigative plan for three more topics into Donald Trump's potentially criminal activities."
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and  U.S. President Donald Trump 'A Major Failure': North Korea Summit Cut Short as Trump Refuses to Lift Sanctions
"This is a huge missed opportunity and a disappointment to Koreans waiting 67 years to see a decisive end to the Korean War."
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'Message to Rest of the Country': Federal Judge Orders Texas to Stop Voter Purge
"This voter purge discriminates against naturalized citizens using a process that the court described as 'ham-handed' and 'threatening.'"
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Insurance Stocks Plunge as Medicare for All Bill Unveiled With Major Democratic Support
"Sorry not sorry," Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the legislation's lead sponsor, tweeted in response to the news.
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