All News Articles for 2019-05-22

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Labeled 'No Vacation Nation,' US Still Lags Behind Other Wealthy Countries in Giving Workers Paid Holidays
"In the U.S., paid vacation and holiday benefits are based on luck in the boss lottery, not federal policy...We can't depend on the largesse of employers to do the right thing."
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Watch: Congresswoman Pressley Presses Mnuchin to Explain Delay of Harriet Tubman's $20 Bill
"People other than white men built this county... Mnuchin agrees, yet he refuses to update our currency."
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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) speaks to supporters of legislation she introduced Wednesday with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that would impose a fractional tax on Wall Street transactions. 'A Small Tax on Wall Street to Make Big Change': Bernie Sanders and Barbara Lee Introduce New Financial Transaction Tax
"It is long past time for Congress to rein in the recklessness of Wall Street billionaires and build an economy that works for all Americans."
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LGBTQ+ activists 'Dangerous and Disgraceful': HUD Proposal Would Let Homeless Shelters Turn Away Trans People
Critics condemned the proposal as "yet another example of tragic cruelty of this administration."
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Thousands of people attempt to march down Istanbul's famous Istiklal street during a rally for International Women's Day on March 8, 2019. Abortion Laws in Saudi Arabia More Forgiving Than in Alabama: Report
"We're not seeing right now in the Middle East and North Africa a desire to make laws more punitive and more restrictive for women who need abortions and providers. We are seeing that in the U.S."
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A protester stages a food bank demonstration on Whitehall complete with tons of packaged food against the government's Universal Credit program on November 21, 2017 in London. Time for 'New Vision' Clear as UN Expert Gives Blistering Takedown of UK Austerity
"It is hard to imagine a recipe better designed to exacerbate inequality and poverty and to undermine the life prospects of many millions."
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Trump's So-Called "Conscience Rule" Would Allow Dangerous Discrimination Against Marginalized Patients, State AGs Say
"We cannot rest until this 'healthcare refusal' rule is stopped."
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To 'Circumvent' White House Obstruction, New York Passes Bill to Give Congress Access to Trump Tax Returns
"New York lawmakers are providing a new avenue for the House Ways and Means Committee to obtain these crucial financial documents."
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Gillibrand Introduces Sweeping Family Bill of Rights to Ease Financial Burdens and 'Level the Playing Field for Children'
"Families and kids face huge disparities in opportunity and resources depending on their income and zip code, and the gap is wider for families of color. That isn't fair, and it isn't acceptable."
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'This Is Criminal': Whistleblower Reports Thousands of Gay, Trans, and Disabled Immigrants Have Been Held in Solitary Confinement by ICE
After reviewing thousands of records of the use of solitary confinement by DHS, a policy adviser found that her agency's practices "fell within the description of what had been deemed torture"
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Sen. Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally, February 2016. Four in 10 Americans Believe Socialism a 'Good Thing': Gallup
It's likely not a coincidence that rise in popularity across all Americans came as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became two of the most prominent politicians in the U.S.
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A Guatemalan mother and her baby boy, 8 months, both asylum seekers, sit in a shelter for migrants who are seeking asylum on May 17, 2019 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Following 'Appalling' Deaths of Migrant Children in CBP Custody, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands Answers From White House
"You owe the public an explanation and a full accounting for the causes and circumstances of their deaths."
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President Donald Trump 'Engaged in a Cover-Up,' Says House Speaker Pelosi
"We believe that no one is above the law, including the President of the United States," said the Democrat's most powerful elected leader
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Reproductive rights advocates As Republicans Target Roe, New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Don't Want Landmark Ruling Overturned
"It isn't news that abortion is generally supported among American voters. But Republicans from state legislatures to the Supreme Court have been determined to ignore these constituents."
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Making Struggling Workers and Families Foot the Bill, Corporate America Paying Lowest Share of Taxes Since Eisenhower Era
"Republicans sold the tax scam as a way to create jobs and help workers. They lied," wrote Sen. Bernie Sanders after Ford announced it is cutting 7,000 jobs
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Beto O'Rourke at a CNN town hall Tuesday evening. 'Absolutely Nothing to Offer': Beto's Answer on Medicare For All at CNN Town Hall Angers Progressives
"Beto is lying."
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Medicare for All signs WATCH: House Democrats Hold Historic Second Hearing on Medicare for All
National Nurses United called it "another step towards passing this vital piece of legislation."
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As 2020 Democrats Cozy Up to Wall Street Donors, Warren and Sanders Refuse to Play Big-Money Game
Presumed frontrunner Joe Biden, meanwhile, is reportedly spending a lot of time "vacuuming up as much campaign cash as possible" at lavish high-dollar fundraisers
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'No Amount of Legal Advice Will Stop the Lawlessness and Lies': Leaked IRS Memo Says Mnuchin Must Hand Over Trump Tax Returns
"It's long past time for Congress to stop letting the Trump administration run out the clock on any accountability for its continued abuse of power."
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