All News Articles for 2019-08-02

Friday, August 2, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reported a $24 million haul for his presidential campaign in the second quarter, $18 million of which came from small dollar donations. Bernie Sanders Dominates as Analyses of Fundraising Data Show Vermont Senator With Widespread Support Across Nation
The data "contradicts both the mainstream narrative and some national polling data that suggest that only a centrist Democrat could succeed in this political environment."
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child eats fruit European Regulators Praised for Declaring There Is 'No Safe Exposure Level' for Pesticide Tied to Brain Damage in Children
Advocates celebrating the announcement noted that, by contrast, "the Trump administration is kowtowing to chemical agribusiness."
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On the five year anniversary of Eric Garner's death, and one day after federal prosecutors declined to bring charges against the arresting police officer Daniel Pantaleo, activists join Garner's family members, including his five year old daughter Legacy, to march around the neighborhood where Garner lived and died on July 17, 2019 in Staten Island, New York City. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) #FirePantaleo: Demands for Justice as NYPD Officer Who Used Fatal Chokehold on Eric Garner Gets Suspension
Department puts Daniel Pantaleo on suspension after administrative judge recommends firing
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17 Million Americans Purged From Voter Rolls Between 2016 and 2018, Analysis Finds
"Voters often do not realize they have been purged until they try to cast a ballot on Election Day—after it's already too late."
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London Scientists Say Record-Shattering European Heat Wave Made 'About 100 Times More Likely' by Climate Crisis
Researchers also warned that "these records will be broken in few years."
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Rep. Will Hurd (D-Texas) announced Thursday he will not seek re-election to the House. He is the ninth member of the House GOP caucus to do so this year. 'Democrats Will Win This Seat' Party Says After Lone Black Member of House Republican Caucus Will Hurd Retires
"Texas is the biggest battleground state. Republicans know it, and Texas Democrats damn sure know it."
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Union Leaders Rebuke Centrist Democrats for Claiming Medicare for All Would Harm Workers
"Medicare for All would put money back into union members' pockets in the form of wages and other benefits. That's why major unions representing millions of workers in the U.S. are in this fight."
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'A Dystopian Surveillance State Being Built in Plain Sight': Pentagon Tests Radar-Equipped Balloons to Spy on Vehicles Across Midwest
"These programs are not about stopping violence, they're about social control."
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Smoke rises from a wildfire on July 3, 2019 south of Talkeetna, Alaska near the George Parks Highway 'July Has Re-Written Climate History': Month Could Go Down as Planet's Hottest Ever
"As temperatures rise, so will we," says 350.org.
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'Unacceptable': Trump Using Puerto Rico's Political Crisis to Restrict Hurricane Relief Aid
"For far too long, the U.S. government has failed the people of Puerto Rico. That must end."
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Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan Fears of 'Nuclear Chaos and Potential Catastrophe' Rise After US Exits Landmark Cold War-Era Treaty With Russia
"It might have been possible to salvage the treaty if political will had existed to hammer out solutions to outstanding issues. Instead, we are at the cusp of a new arms race in Europe and Asia."
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'We Cannot Keep Handing Over Billions to Military-Industrial Complex,' Says Sanders as Senate Passes Massive Pentagon Budget
"The Pentagon is set to grow by $90 billion and reach $738 billion next year. For $90 billion, we could double nutrition assistance or provide $7,000 to every child in poverty."
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'This Is a Huge Deal': Majority of House Democrats Have Signed on to Medicare for All
"Amazing what a little bold leadership can do."
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