All News Articles for 2019-12-17

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders participates during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) 'Not What Resistance to Trump Looks Like': Bernie Sanders Rips Senate for Passing $738 Billion Pentagon Budget
"We need to fundamentally change our priorities as a nation," said the 2020 Democratic candidate as military spending bill heads to president's desk.
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'The President Is Deranged': Critics Respond to 'Unhinged' Trump Letter Demanding Halt to Impeachment
"Before they vote tomorrow, every single member of Congress should read this letter alongside their oath of office and decide whether they believe this lawless president can be allowed to remain in office."
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Sex workers and activists Progressives Unveil New Bill to Investigate How Anti-Trafficking Law Has 'Demonized and Harmed' Sex Workers
"Instead of preventing sex trafficking, SESTA/FOSTA made it harder for sex workers to access critical health and safety resources. We need the full picture."
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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao with her husband Senator Mitch McConnell, at the White House in January 2017. Ethics Watchdogs Sound Alarm After Transportation Secretary Chao Delivers Major Federal Contract to Husband Mitch McConnell's Kentucky
"Chao's corruption has gone unchecked for too long."
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Democratic Debate to Go Forward After 2020 Candidates Help Push for Labor Deal for Union Workers at Loyola Marymount
All seven candidates said Friday they would not cross the picket line even if it meant skipping the sixth Democratic debate.
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'Democrats Must Do Better': Progressive Caucus Leaders Condemn $1.4 Trillion Spending Bill That Boosts War Budget, Funds Trump's Wall
"The bill before us today will not stop the abuse and wrongful detention of people in custody, nor will it prevent the Trump administration from misusing federal funds to advance their horrific mass detention and deportation agenda."
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President Donald Trump New Report Details How Trump Tax Scam 'Delivered Big Benefits to the Rich and Corporations But Nearly None for Working Families'
As predicted, the Republican plan signed into law in December of 2017 "only caters to the super-wealthy, historically white, corporate class."
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Customs and Border Patrol agents at the Scripps-Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California with a child carrier. Outraged Response Forces US Border Patrol to Allow 19-Year-Old Mother to Stay With Sick Newborn
"If this is what happens when a group of attorneys and reporters are looking, imagine what happens when they are not."
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Top Dem Accused of Putting Private Equity Before Sick and Poor by Killing Effort to End 'Devastating' Surprise Medical Bills
One critic said Rep. Richard Neal, the Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is "actively helping private equity-owned doctor groups rip off and destroy the lives of people at their most vulnerable."
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Citing 'Clear and Present Danger' to US Constitution, 750+ Historians Join Call for House to Impeach Trump
"It is our considered judgment that if President Trump's misconduct does not rise to the level of impeachment, then virtually nothing does."
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Attorney General William Barr speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a press conference about the 2020 census at the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chen Mengtong/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images) William Barr 'Must Be Removed': Letter Urges Congress to Impeach Attorney General for Repeatedly Violating Oath of Office
"The Attorney General," says president of Common Cause, "has repeatedly proven unwilling to put the interests of the nation before those of the man who appointed him and he must be removed from office before he does more harm to the nation."
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2018 fracked gas well blowout in rural ohio This So-Called Bridge Fuel 'Leads to Hell': Blowout at ExxonMobil Fracking Site Among Nation's Worst-Ever Methane Leaks
New data about the 2018 incident sparks fresh warnings about the dangers of natural gas and renewed calls for a rapid transition to renewable energy.
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'History Is Watching Us': 600+ Rallies Planned Nationwide on Trump Impeachment Eve
"Those marching in the streets will send a clear message to Congress: Voters are watching, and we will remember who shows more loyalty to Donald Trump and the Republican Party than to the Constitution and their oath of office."
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Sanders Calls Out 'Deficit Hawks' in Both Parties Who Support $738 Billion Pentagon Budget But Claim US Can't Afford Medicare for All
"When it comes to giving the Pentagon $738 billion—even more money than it requested—there is a deafening silence within Congress and the ruling elites about what our nation can and cannot afford."
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'Stop This Illegal Purge': Outrage as Georgia GOP Removes More Than 300,000 Voters From Rolls
Warning of 2020 impact, one critic said Georgia could remain a red state solely "due to the GOP purposefully denying people the right to vote."
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