All News Articles for 2019-07-12

Friday, July 12, 2019
Demonstrators seen holding placards during the "Stop The Bans Day of Action for Abortion Rights" rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. 'We Cannot Overstate the Harm This Decision Will Have': Oklahoma Judge Upholds Ban on Common Abortion Procedure
"We will keep fighting this unconstitutional ban to make sure Oklahomans have access to the best medical treatment."
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USBP Chief Carla Provost testified before the Judiciary Committee hearing on the subject "The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership, its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Federal Efforts to End the Threat" at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on June 21, 2017. News That Border Patrol Chief Was Part of Racist Facebook Group 'Not Surprising': Critics
"The agency's culture is violent and racist for a reason."
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President Donald Trump stands with Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who announced his resignation, while talking to the media at the White House on July 12, 2019 UltraViolet Says Acosta Departure Shows 'Need to Hold All the Powerful People,' Like Trump, Accountable
Resignation of labor department secretary "should only be the beginning"
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CBP Agents' Coin Mocking Care of Migrant Children Exemplifies Agency's Culture of 'Reflexive Dehumanization,' Critics Say
"Quite clearly, the inhumanness, disrespect, and xenophobia among some CBP agents knows no bounds."
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sink US House Applauded for Approval of 'Sweeping' Provisions That Target Toxic 'Forever Chemicals'
As part of the annual defense spending bill, lawmakers passed several amendments on PFAS, including one that would designate them "hazardous substances" under the Superfund law
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"Endless War Isn't Inevitable": House Votes to Stop Trump From Launching Unauthorized Attack on Iran
"Congress must continue using every available tool at its disposal to ensure that Donald Trump and John Bolton's march to war is fully blocked."
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 Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella's official portrait. Trump's POS Labor Secretary, Acosta, Out. POS Number 2, Linked to Abramoff, to Fill Role
Deputy Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella will now serve as acting secretary
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks at a rally on October 1, 2018 in Boston. Pressley's primary campaign against then-incumbent Mike Capuano was in the news Friday as members of the CBC were taken to task over their support of her white opponent. Progressives Push Back After Congressional Black Caucus Attacks Justice Democrats Over Primary Challenges
"This is a democracy and voters deserve choices."
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To Bolster Grassroots Groups' Demands for Climate Action, Philanthropists Raise $600,000 for Extinction Rebellion and School Strikers
"Our climate crisis demands a new paradigm, requiring the phasing out of fossil fuel infrastructure, the phasing in of non-fossil energy sources, and large-scale removal of carbon from the atmosphere."
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Bolsonaros and Trump 'Embarrassing Nepotism': Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Appoints Son as Ambassador to US
One critic said that it's "only a matter of time now before the son of Brazil's wannabe despot has an official meeting with the daughter of America's wannabe despot."
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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, (D-MI) (2R) speaks as (L-R) Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley (D-MA) attend a House Oversight and Reform Committee holds a hearing on "The Trump Administration's Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment." July 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. The hearing comes just ahead of a planned multiday Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrant families in sever Powerful and Emotional Testimony From Escobar, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Pressley on Family Separation and Child Imprisonment
Four members of Congress retold in witness testimony to their fellow lawmakers Friday morning what they saw and experienced during a recent visit to a U.S. border detention facility in Texas, sparing no graphic or emotional detail. Reps. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y...
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'Visit the Camps Yet?' Campaign Urges Pelosi to See for Herself the Horrific Conditions at Trump Detention Centers
"Speaker Pelosi, visit the camps! And bring the conservative Democrats with you—so you can all see why Trump's child abuse at the border needs to be reined in now."
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'This Is a Dangerous Game': Iran Tells US and UK to Leave Gulf Region Immediately as Tensions Soar
With control of world's oil supplies still dominant U.S. goal, the Iranian government claims U.K. attempting to provoke conflict with illegal tanker seizure and false accusations
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'We Have a President Who Lost the Popular Vote by Three Million': Sanders Backs Abolishing the Electoral College
Nearly two-thirds of Americans support replacing the Electoral College with a national popular vote system, according to recent polling
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