All News Articles for 2019-03-27

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Demand Surges for DeVos to Cancel 'Unconscionable' Plan to Cut Special Olympics Funding
"To take money away from the Special Olympics at the same time that Betsy DeVos has a 15 percent increase in executive [salaries] in her budget makes no sense whatsoever."
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Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2013 CPAC conference. Despite McConnell Vow to Obstruct, Senate Democrats Introduce Democracy Reform Bill
"With this act's fate now in their hands, Senate Republicans must prove they're not the party of corruption."
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British Prime Minister Theresa May takes questions from lawmakers on Wednesday during Question Time. Theresa May Pitches Her Resignation in Exchange for Brexit Deal 'No One Supports'
Brexit has become a "deal so bad that the PM has to promise to resign to get it through," said Scottish MP
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Destruction after a likely Saudi-led coalition bombing next to the Kitaf Hospital in Yemen on March 26, 2019. US-Backed Coalition Bombs Yemen Hospital, Killing at Least Seven Including Four Children
"We must stop this war on children."
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Bernhardt, Trump Senate Urged to Reject 'Walking, Talking Conflict of Interest' David Bernhardt to Run Interior
"A dream come true for fossil fuel companies, but a nightmare for the American people."
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Democrats Urged to Stay Unified Against GOP Effort to Sabotage Yemen War Powers Vote
"House Democrats can stop the war and end horrific humanitarian crisis in Yemen. All they have to do is not vote for Republican motions designed to derail the process."
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Warren, Sanders, and Gillibrand Top Performers on 2020 Climate Leadership Scorecard
"No one is getting an A+ on this climate test just for admitting that the climate crisis is happening. Real climate leadership means real commitment to bold action."
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Dusk at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. 'We Can't Trust the Permafrost Anymore': Doomsday Vault at Risk in Norway
"Not good."
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Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Lift Up Family Farmers Includes Barring Big Ag Mega-Mergers Like Monsanto-Bayer
The senator unveiled her plan to fight conglomerates like Bayer-Monsanto just before heading to Iowa to meet with farmers
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Chris Shelton, president of Communications Workers of America Labor Leader Demands Tax Code for Working People to Replace GOP Tax Scam for the Rich
"For too long, the tax code has been structured to benefit the super wealthy, private equity, major corporations, and Wall Street rather than working people and main street."
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Demonstrators in Chicago protest against the global gag rule on May 24, 2018. 'Unethical, Dangerous, and Unacceptable': Trump-Pence Regime Broadens Attack on Women Across the Globe
"Experts estimate that this 'pro-life' policy will result in 2.2 million unsafe abortions and 21,700 preventable maternal deaths by 2020."
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When it comes to climate change and the Paris agreement, President Trump is out of step with the strong majority of Americans who want the U.S. to be a global leader, not a rogue nation 'What Climate Leadership Looks Like': Democrats' Bill Would Stop Trump From Ditching Paris Accord
"While Donald Trump and Washington Republicans continue to stick their heads in the sand, congressional Democrats are continuing to make the case for bold climate action."
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Pennsylvania state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz delivers a controversial prayer at the statehouse Monday. 'Epitome of Religious Intolerance': GOP Lawmaker Begs 'God Forgive Us' Prior to Muslim Colleague Being Sworn In
"We as Republicans and Democrats can find many, many things to fight about. Prayer should not be one of them."
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'You're Damn Right': Sanders Doesn't Cower From Call to Get Rid of Private Insurance Companies
Arguing against incremental reform, 2020 candidate says, "You are not going to be able, in the long run, to have cost-effective, universal healthcare unless you change the system."
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'Watch Every Second of This': Ocasio-Cortez Makes Powerful Case for Green New Deal Amid GOP Stunts
"People are dying. This is serious. This should not be a partisan issue. This is about our constituents and all of our lives."
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'Vindictive Behavior': Trump Complains Puerto Rico Getting 'Too Much' Disaster Aid as Over a Million Face Food Crisis
"He continues to make the humanitarian crisis worse. He is ensuring that people don't have food to put on the table," said San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz
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