All News Articles for 2019-10-17

Thursday, October 17, 2019
In this photo illustration, a smartphone displays the Walmart Inc. market value on the stock exchange via the Yahoo Finance app. House Hearing Highlights How Corporate Stock Buybacks Enrich the Wealthy While Rigging Economy Against Workers
"The biggest American companies are clearly making enough profit to spend these record amounts giving raises to their shareholders via stock buybacks, and yet average workers aren't getting any raises."
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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions during a briefing at the White House October 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. Among his comments, Mulvaney said that climate will not be on the agenda at next year's G7 summit. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) 'What a Disgrace': Bernie Sanders Slams Trump Administration for Saying Climate Crisis Excluded From G7 Agenda
"Not only is Trump using the powers of the presidency to enrich himself, which is blatantly unconstitutional. He is ignoring a massive international crisis that threatens humanity."
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Researchers Detail How Slashing Pentagon Budget Could Pay for Medicare for All While Creating Progressive Foreign Policy Americans Want
"Proposals to fund Medicare for All have focused on raising taxes. But what if we could imagine another way entirely?"
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'It Is Really Sad': Sanders Rips Biden for Deploying Insurance Industry Talking Points Against Medicare for All
"Joe must know that we currently spend twice as much per capita on healthcare as the people of almost any other major country and that we pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs."
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Syrian Arab and Kurdish civilians flee amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Critics Denounce Turkey's Ceasefire Demand Announced by Pence as 'Ethnic Cleansing' of Syrian Kurds
President Trump, meanwhile, said Kurdish homeland had to be "cleared out" or Turkey would have had to "kill millions of people."
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 A Trump National Doral sign 'The Most Overt Corruption to Date': Mulvaney Confirms Plan to Host G7 Summit at Trump Golf Resort
"There's no universe in which anyone could believe that, in a country as big as ours, the selection of Trump's resort was anything but a product of the worst kind of corruption."
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'We Do That All the Time... Get Over It': Mulvaney Openly Admits Trump Quid Pro Quo With Ukraine
"Mulvaney just straight up admitted that this administration sees no difference between using U.S. aid to advance national policy goals and using it to advance Trump's personal political goals."
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Jeremy Corbyn Leader of the Labour Party after speaking at a "Labour Roots" event, Bolton, August 17, 2019. 'A Far Worse Deal Than Theresa May's Deal': Labour Vows to Defeat Brexit Plan Agreed to by EU
"This sell-out deal won't bring the country together," said Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. "The best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say in a public vote."
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John Yoo, Infamous Bush-Era Author of Torture Memos, Dunked on for Claiming US Founders Would Oppose Trump Impeachment
"Yoo also says torture is good for America, so take that into consideration when estimating the value of his legal opinion."
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'Very Damning': Sondland Testifies Trump Directed US Diplomats to Follow Giuliani's Lead in Ukraine
Rep. David Cicilline said Sondland's testimony was further confirmation that Giuliani was running "shadow State Department effort" on the president's behalf.
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Report Exposes Right-Wing Effort to Ban Criticism of Israel in US Schools
"Fanatical Zionists are pushing U.S. state legislatures to pass sweeping new restrictions on free speech."
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For Supporting Medicare for All, Biden Accuses Sanders and Warren of "Playing Trump's Game and Trying to Con the American People"
Biden's attack comes as he is falling in the polls and being heavily outraised by his more progressive 2020 rivals
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House Oversight and Reform chairman Elijah Cummings, speaks during a press conference following a House vote to authorize lawsuits to enforce subpoenas on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 'Huge Loss for Baltimore, Maryland, and the Nation': Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
"This is just such sad news. ⁦Rep. Cummings was a force to be reckoned with."
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Demanding 'Pay and Benefits That Give Us Dignity,' 25,000 Chicago Public School Teachers Go on Strike
"Our children deserve the best that this city has to offer. They do not deserve broken promises."
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