All News Articles for 2019-09-18

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Activist Ady Barkan asked former Vice President Joe Biden to meet with him on Wednesday. 'Look a Dying Man in the Eyes': Activist Ady Barkan Wants Joe Biden to Sit Down and Talk About Medicare for All
"Look a dying man in the eyes and tell me how we fix this country."
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'What the Hell Is Going On Here'?: Alarm Raised as Trump's Intelligence Director Refuses to Give Whistleblower Complaint to Congress
Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire informed the House Intelligence Committee chairman that he'd been directed by "a higher authority" to withhold the complaint
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks during a rally in Washington Square Park on September 16, 2019 in New York. Lack of Transparency Surrounding Working Families Party's Warren Endorsement Raises Concerns
"Last I checked, transparency isn't a radical idea."
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A small group of activists rally against the Republican healthcare agenda outside of the Metropolitan Republican Club, July 5, 2017 in New York City. Outrage as Tennessee Moves Forward With Trump-Favored Proposal to Slash Medicaid
The plan, if enacted, threatens to unleash a "radical change to the medical safety net for the nation's poorest citizens."
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A pedestrian walks past tents and trash Day After Trump Denigrates Homeless, Sanders Unveils $2.5 Trillion #HousingForAll Plan to Address Crisis
"My administration will be looking out for working families and tenants, not the billionaires who control Wall Street."
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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres 'This Really Is Something': UN Chief Praised for Move to Block Coal-Backing Nations From Speaking at Climate Summit
The U.N. had already announced that only leaders with a clear climate action plan would be allowed to speak, and it appears the secretary-general is following through on that directive.
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Factory farms like this one in Canada could be banned in Switzerland. Swiss Voters to Decide on Whether to Allow Factory Farming to Continue in 'Milestone' Moment
On September 16, the campaign submitted more than enough signatures for the measure to appear on the upcoming ballot.
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Progressives Say GM's Decision to Cut Off Employee Health Insurance 'Yet Another Reason Why We Need Medicare for All'
Under a single-payer system, said one Medicare for All advocate, employers would no longer have "tons of leverage because workers are desperate to keep their benefit."
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WATCH: With Gun Control Measures Held Up In Congress, 'Gut Punch' PSA Shows Children Trying to Survive School Shooting
"When kids go back to school, they have plenty to worry about. They shouldn't also have to wonder if they're going to make it home."
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Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg (L) speaks as This Is Zero Hour co-founder Jamie Margolin (C) and Alliance for Climate Education fellow Vic Barrett (R) look on during a joint hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment Subcommittee, and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2019. (Photo: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty Images) Greta Thunberg Just Delivered Her Testimony to US Lawmakers: It Was a Landmark UN Climate Report
"I don't want you to listen to me," said the youth climate leader. "I want you to listen to the scientists."
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Disputing Trump Claims, Japan Says No Evidence Iran Was Behind Saudi Attack
"We are not aware of any information that points to Iran," said Japanese defense minister Taro Kono.
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WATCH: Coalition of 10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call On Congress to Pass Green New Deal
"With a Green New Deal, we have a historic opportunity to break corporate control of farming, invest in rural America, and stand behind the hard-working people who grow our food every day."
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Ahead of Climate Strike, Greta Thunberg Tells US Lawmakers to Their Faces: Sorry, You're Not Trying 'Hard Enough'
"Don't invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn't lead to anything."
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'Abhorrent': Trump Condemned After Showing More Concern for Real Estate Than Human Beings in Remarks on Homelessness
"He's apparently more concerned with the doorways and streets than with the people who are homeless and sleeping on them."
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'Heartless and Unconscionable': Outrage as General Motors Cuts Off Healthcare for 50,000 Striking Workers
"It is cruel and outrageous that GM has cut off the healthcare benefits from their employees in a blatant attempt to force the union into submission," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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