All News Articles for 2020-09-30

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
An election worker opens envelopes containing vote-by-mail ballots for the August 4 Washington state primary in Renton, Washington on August 3, 2020. (Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images) After First Presidential Debate, Report Challenges Trump Attacks and Right-Wing 'Propaganda War' on Voting by Mail
"It's critically important that people understand the forces at work and also understand that this is not the year to skip voting," says the director of Right Wing Watch.
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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) took Big Pharma CEOs to task for charging exorbitant prices for life-saving medications during a House Oversight Committee hearing on September 30, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) WATCH: Katie Porter, Squad Members Eviscerate Big Pharma CEOs Over 'Exorbitant' Drug Prices
"To recap here: The drug didn't get any better, the cancer patients didn't get any better, you just got better at making money—you just refined your skills at price gouging."
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan, seen here in 2017, said Wednesday he would not participle in a summit for international mayors hosted by Saudi Arabia. Human Rights Groups Applaud London Mayor for Boycotting Saudi Summit
"No mayors in good conscience should agree to attend the U20 Summit until Loujain and the other imprisoned Saudi human rights defenders are freed and the bombing and blockading of Yemen ceases."
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A new report on plants and fungi features images of the Pitcairn Island's yellow fatu (Abutilon pitcairnense), left, and the Cayman sage (Salvia caymanensis), right. (Photos: RBG Kew) New Global Report Warns Nearly 40% of Plants at Risk of Extinction
"At a time of rapid biodiversity loss, we are failing to access the treasure chest of incredible diversity on offer and missing a huge opportunity for our generation."
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As McConnell Dismisses New Covid Relief Bill as 'Political Stunt,' Survey Shows 60% of US Families Struggling to Get By
"He's been blocking the original HEROES Act for 138 days. As always, his priorities are appalling."
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Debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace directs the first presidential debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) After 'Hot Mess Inside a Dumpster Fire Inside a Train Wreck' Stirred by Trump, Debate Commission Says Reforms Coming
"The people stealing everything won last night's debate."
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'Reveals Just How Out of Touch This President Is': Trump Panned Over Blatant Lie That He Made Insulin Cheap 'Like Water'
"Like just about everything else he has said over the last five years, Donald Trump's claims on lowering drug prices in last night's debate, particularly his outrageous claim about insulin, were nothing but spin and lies."
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Demonstrators protest the possible extradition of jailed WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange from Britain to the U.S. on September 7, 2020 at Old Bailey court in London. (Photo Richard Baker/Getty Images) Life in Supermax for the Crime of 'Merely Doing Journalism'? UK Court Told Assange Likely to Be Sent to Notorious US Prison
A former warden at ADX Florence has described doing time in the Colorado prison as "a fate worse than death."
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In this long exposure photo, the LNU Lightning Complex fire continues to burn in the ridges near Chemise Road in Healdsburg, California on August 21, 2020. (Photo: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images) From the Front Lines of California's Fires, Yolo County Joins 1,750+ Communities in Declaring Climate Emergency
The resolution's success, said one organizer, "is a testament to the social movement power demanding both transformative climate action and concrete steps to remedy the legacy of systemic racism."
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Biden Plan Triumphs Over Trump's Climate Lies in Debate, But Green Groups Demand Greater Urgency to Fight Global Emergency
"They talked about climate for 10 minutes and 30 seconds. This is an existential threat we have 10 years to address. We need a climate debate."
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrest an undocumented Mexican immigrant during a raid in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn on April 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) Trump Plan for Pre-Election ICE Raids Condemned as Xenophobic and Cruel 'Publicity Stunt'
"President Donald Trump, in need of another dose of fear to keep his sputtering reelection bid afloat, is now, officially, throwing the kitchen sink of chauvinism at American voters."
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As Proud Boys Celebrate Trump Shout-Out, Warnings Grow That President 'Inciting Violence' to Retain Power
"Trump has repeatedly made it clear that he considers violent white supremacists to be a valued part of his base, even after people are murdered."
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Bernie Sanders: Ruinous 2020 Debate Showcased Why Trump Is 'Most Dangerous President' in US History
"If you believe in democracy, if you believe in the Constitution and in the rule of law, Trump has got to go."
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'Behavior of a Desperate Man': Trump Denounced for Calling on Supporters to Engage in Voter Intimidation
"This is a clear voter suppression tactic," said one critic after the president urged his backers to show up at polling places and "watch very carefully."
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