All News Articles for 2020-04-14

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Trump EPA 'Defies Logic' With Emission Standard Rule—Even as Experts Warn Air Pollution Makes Coronavirus More Deadly
Decision by EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler denounced for being "as tone-deaf as it is reckless."
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.)., speaks during her weekly news conference in Washington on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Nothing But a Taxpayer 'Subsidy to Insurers': Democrats Float Plan to Backstop For-Profit Healthcare Industry During Covid-19 Pandemic
"Democrats are doing exactly what insurance companies want by expanding COBRA. We need Medicare for All now."
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President Donald Trump hugs the US flag during CPAC 2019 on March 02, 2019, in Washington, D.C. No Trump, Says Watchdog Group, American Coronavirus Deaths Have Not Been "Very Low"
"The facts, again, remain Trump's biggest albatross."
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Insurers are already asking for federal relief from the burden of paying out claims. Pining for Taxpayer Bailout, For-Profit Health Insurance Industry Threatens Massive Post-Covid Premium Hikes
"Why should Congress enrich insurance companies with our public money when their duty is to protect the public, not to protect corporate profits?"
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President Donald Trump greets Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after the State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019. Analysis Reveals 'Rotten, Un-American Giveaway' GOP Buried in COVID-19 Relief Package to Overwhelmingly Benefit Millionaires
"It's a scandal for Republicans to loot American taxpayers in the midst of an economic and human tragedy," declared Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
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10 Years After BP's Deepwater Horizon Offshore Catastrophe—Worst Spill in History—and Nothing Learned, Says New Report
"If anything, another disaster is more likely today as the oil industry drills deeper and farther offshore."
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'Beyond Predatory': Trump Treasury Department Gives Banks Green Light to Seize $1,200 Stimulus Checks to Pay Off Debts
"The Treasury Department is pointing out opportunities for banks and debt collectors to steal Americans' relief checks out from under them."
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Progressives Urge Biden to Back 'Medicare for Kids' in Appeal to Sanders Supporters
"To give a crumb to Bernie voters, you need to do something that includes the youth."
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President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on April 13, 2020. Critics Debunk Trump's Wild Assertion He Has 'Total' Authority on Reopening Economy
"Fact check: That is definitely not true."
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IMF Warns Global Economy Could See Worst Year Since Great Depression Due to 'Magnitude and Speed' of Coronavirus Crisis
"This is the most frightening news the Fund has ever released on the status of our global economy."
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 Judge Jill Karofsky 'Sweet Revenge' as Challenger Karofsky Wins Seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court in Spite of GOP Suppression Effort
"Although we were successful in this race, the circumstances under which this election was conducted were simply unacceptable, and raise serous concerns for the future of our democracy."
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'A Complete Abomination': Mega-Rich Hedge Funds Swoop Down to Grab Covid-19 Small Business Relief Funds
Some hedge funds "insist they are small businesses—just like hair salons, restaurants, and dry cleaners—that could use a helping hand," Bloomberg reported.
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An employee at the Utah County Election office puts mail in ballots into a container to register the vote in the midterm elections on November 6, 2018 in Provo, Utah. 'Time Is of the Essence': After Wisconsin Fiasco, 150+ Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Protect 2020 Elections
The organizations are demanding at least $4 billion in funding "to ensure that each state can provide a comprehensive approach that includes both vote-by-mail and in-person options safely and effectively.
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Senate Democrats Rip Trump Labor Department for Attempting to Exclude Gig Workers From Unemployment Benefits
"We believe that that the CARES Act definitively covers such workers, and the department should clarify its guidance to reflect this."
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'Propaganda Aired at Taxpayer Expense': Trump Uses Coronavirus Briefing to Play Campaign-Style Clip Attacking Media
"Suggests they are spending their precious time right now making videos that defend the president's record and tenure rather than provide the much-needed emergency medical information that was promised."
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