All News Articles for 2019-12-12

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party had a good showing in exit polls from Thursday's general election. UK Exit Polls Suggest Defeat for Labour, Strong Majority for Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson
"Just utterly devastating."
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Interpreted by Young Progressives as 'Abject Contempt,' Buttigieg Says He Was Also 'Big Fan of Bernie Sanders' at 18
"Think of when this generation came of age...Is it any wonder that young voters are completely, thoroughly done with anything that smacks of politics as usual?"
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Workers and allies demanding a $15 an hour wage stage a protest outside a McDonald's restaurant. As NLRB Delivers 'Victory' to McDonald's, Docs Reveal Fast Food Giant's Dirty Anti-Union Tactics
"The owner class will buy up every lever of power they can... But in the end we will win because together we are unstoppable."
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Donald Trump Jr. talks to the press on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 'Endangering Endangered Species Seems to Be the Family Hobby': Trump Jr. Denounced for Killing Rare Sheep in Mongolia
Days after killing the endangered animal, Trump Jr. was given retroactive permission for slaughtering the sheep.
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#RefundPete Trends as Early Backers Request Donations Back After Learning Buttigieg Not So Progressive After All
"The honeymoon is over."
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Greenpeace activists on Thursday wrap the E.U. summit venue in Brussels with images of giant flames, setting off clouds of smoke, flares and sounding a fire alarm to urge European government leaders to take immediate action to respond to the climate emergency. Decrying EU Proposal to Address Climate Crisis by 2050 as 'Too Little Too Late,' Greenpeace Activists Stage #HouseOnFire Demonstration
"The world is on fire and our governments are letting it burn."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) hold a press conference to introduce college affordability legislation outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) After For-Profit College Agrees to Forgive $141 Million in Student Debt, Sanders Says: 'Good. Now $1,685,456,413,335 More to Go'
University of Phoenix settlement with the FTC this week—in which the company admitted no actual wrongdoing—is chump change compared to Bernie's proposal to "cancel all student debt and tax Wall Street to fund tuition-free public college."
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Meat sign Move Over, Peak Oil. Scientists Say 'Peak Livestock' Must Arrive This Decade to Limit Global Heating
"If the livestock sector were to continue with business as usual," experts warn, "this sector alone would account for 49% of the emissions budget for 1.5°C by 2030."
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Is Democrats' USMCA Trade Deal With Trump a Big Win or 'Major Strategic Misstep?'
While some labor unions and economists said the trade pact represents a meaningful improvement, others worried the deal hands Trump a victory while doing little if anything for working people and the planet.
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Ocasio-Cortez Makes Connection Between 20% Jump in Healthcare Costs and Industry-Sponsored Spa Days for Congressional Staffers
"This is the healthcare system of 'choice' that so many politicians are committed to protecting."
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Greta Thunberg is TIME's Person of the Year for 2019, a selection that caused an outburst from an upset U.S. President Donald Trump. After TIME Selects Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year Over Him, Trump Lashes Out in Tantrum Against 16-Year-Old Activist
Thunberg did not reply directly to the President of the United States, but nonetheless made her feelings known on social media.
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"It's Happening," Declares Jeremy Corbyn as Early UK Election Reports Suggest "Longest Queues Ever"
"These images of people queuing to vote will scare the death out of the Tories. Get up, get out, and let's make history."
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'Atrocious': 188 Democrats Join GOP to Hand Trump $738 Billion Military Budget That Includes 'Space Force'
"It is Orwellian for Congress to hand over billions of dollars worth of weapons and bombs to a president waging a horrific, unconstitutional war in Yemen—and call that progressive."
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