All News Articles for 2020-07-21

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
'White Collar Crime Pays': Decade After Dodd-Frank, Executives Still Lining Their Pockets
"It's 2008 all over again. Congress is bailing out Big Business and enriching CEOs while workers scrape by as the economy lurches downward in a pandemic."
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A crowd of about 1,500 protesters gather at the Multnomah County Justice center for a Black Lives Matter march on July 20, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Monday night marked 54 days of protests in the city. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) New Local Lawsuit Challenges 'Violent and Unlawful' Attacks on Portland Protesters by Trump's Secret Police Force
"There is no positive delegation of authority in any law that makes the federal government's recent forays into general policing in Portland either legal or constitutional."
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Demonstrators rally at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2019 to protest a proposal to add a citizenship question in the 2020 census. 'Flagrantly Unconstitutional': Trump Issues Order to Block Undocumented Immigrants From Being Counted in Census
"This is another attempt by Trump to use scaremongering against immigrants and rig the system," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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With Sweeping $775 Billion Investment in Child and Elder Care, Biden Goes Big to End 'Caregiving Crisis'
"If we truly want to reward work in this country, we have to ease the financial burden of care that families are carrying," the presumptive Democratic nominee said.
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This picture taken on December 26, 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Staff/AFP via Getty Images) "The Fight Isn't Over," Say Anti-War Groups as 139 House Democrats Vote With GOP to Reject 10% Pentagon Budget Cut
"Though our amendment didn't pass, progressive power is stronger than ever. We will keep fighting for pro-peace, pro-people budgets until it becomes a reality," said Rep. Mark Pocan.
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Amid Tense Primary Fight, Powerful Democrat Rep. Richie Neal Condemned for Supporting Predatory Medical Billing Policy
"Neal is one of the most powerful members of Congress, and it's clear he's using that power to benefit Wall Street fund managers instead of regular Americans."
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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. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images) 'This Is a Flashing Red Light': Trump Triggers Alarm With Another Baseless Attack on Mail-In Voting
"It is #VoterSuppression during the #Covid19 pandemic."
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103 Democrats Join GOP in Voting Down Omar Amendment to Accelerate US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
"There are people saying that we shouldn't be too hasty in leaving. Too hasty? It's been two decades."
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As Poor and Working Class in US Face Financial Cliff, Bezos Grew Record-Setting $13 Billion Richer on Monday
"In ONE DAY Jeff Bezos made well over 4,000 times what the average American earns in their ENTIRE LIFETIME."
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'This Is Not Frugal. This Is Stupid': EU's $2.1 Trillion Coronavirus Deal Falls Short on Demand for Just, Green Recovery
"They have cut funding for health, research, and climate, and failed to guarantee that public money won't go to polluting industries."
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GOP Congressman Yoho Overheard Calling Ocasio-Cortez 'F**king B*tch' After Accosting Her on Capitol Steps
"That kind of confrontation hasn't ever happened to me—ever," said New York Democrat after the exchange.
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'Choose People Over Pentagon': Americans Urged to Call Lawmakers as Congress Set to Vote on 10% Military Budget Cut
"In a moment of pandemic and urgent protest, we refuse to let Congress put defense contractors over peoples' needs"
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Progressive Community Mourns Death of Michael Brooks, A 'Passionate Fighter for Justice'
"Michael believed in bringing people together in the struggle for love and justice, fighting for all poor and working people, a struggle that he understood to be global."
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Progressives Demand Democrats Reject 'Outright Shameful' GOP Plan to Raid Social Security and Cut Unemployment Benefits
"The plan put forth by Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans will do nothing but double down on the failed policies that put corporate profits before workers and families."
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