All News Articles for 2019-03-08

Friday, March 8, 2019
Trump to Divert Up to $385 Million From Crucial Health Programs To Pay for 'Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse'
Added to what was taken last year, say critics, that's "almost $1 billion in HHS funds diverted from real public health emergencies to sink into manufactured ones."
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American Net Worth Fell a Record $4 Trillion at End of 2018
It was " the single largest quarterly dollar drop on record."
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Students protest 'If We Stop, the World Stops!': Hundreds of Thousands of Spanish Women Take to Streets for Feminist Strike
The strike's ultimate goal, organizers say, is "subverting the world order and the pervading hetero-patriarchal, racist, and neoliberal rhetoric."
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D.C. statehood supporters march to the Lincoln Memorial for the rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Momentum for DC Statehood Surges as HR 1 Passage 'Paves the Way' to End Disenfranchisement
Statehood legislation sponsor Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton calls Friday "history-making day"
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Nearly 1.4 Million Puerto Ricans Facing 'Dangerous' Food Stamp Cuts as Trump and Congress Fail to Act
"The fact that we've had to reduce benefits to those that need it the most is alarming. Puerto Ricans are being treated unequally and that is unfair."
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Rebuking Trump State Dept, Democrats Unveil Proposals Asserting Reproductive Rights Equal Human Rights
"It's time to stop playing politics with women's lives."
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'I Will Not Comply': Chelsea Manning Sent Back to Prison Over Grand Jury Refusal
"If we lived in a just world she'd be considered a national hero."
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The U.S. women's national team celebrates 'We Deserved to Be Paid Equally': Reigning Women's World Cup Champions Sue US Soccer Over Gender Discrimination
The "disappointingly necessary" move comes on International Women's Day, and just months ahead of the next FIFA Women's World Cup
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Not Even One Republican Voted for Sweeping House Bill to Improve Democracy, Make Voting Easier
"Protecting our democracy shouldn't be a partisan issue, but the Republican Party has decided it is unwilling to even consider reform despite virtually all Americans agreeing that our system is broken."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Elizabeth Warren Praised for Plan to Break Up Tech Giants
"A new anti-monopoly movement is happening, and Warren is coming out swinging at the right targets!" says Zephyr Teachout
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In Iowa, Sanders Addresses 'Rural Community Issues We Almost Never Hear About': Factory Farms and Big Ag
"We have seen family farmers by the thousands go out of business, as the prices that they receive for their products decline rapidly, and large agribusiness corporations and factory farming take over agriculture."
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Trump with workers 'Turning Its Back on Millions of Workers,' Trump Admin Moves Backward With New Overtime Pay Rule
Labor advocates say president is once again "siding with corporate interests over those of working people"
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Citing 'Permanent Oil Price Decline,' Norwegian Fund's Fossil Fuel Divestment Could Spark Global 'Shockwave'
"The decision should sound like a red alert for private banks and investors whose oil and gas assets are becoming increasingly risky and morally untenable," say climate campaigners
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Ocasio-Cortez Says Justice System 'Broken' as Critics Rip 'Atrociously Low' Sentence for Manafort
"Paul Manafort getting such little jail time for such serious crimes lays out for the world how it’s almost impossible for rich people to go to jail for the same amount of time as someone who is lower income."
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