All News Articles for 2020-10-26

Monday, October 26, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump, newly sworn-in U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett and her husband Jesse Barrett look on during a ceremonial swearing-in on the South Lawn of the White House October 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Senate confirmed Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court today by a vote of 52-48. (Photo:  Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'Expand the Court': Ocasio-Cortez Leads Charge With 3-Word Democratic Strategy After Barrett Sworn In
"Republicans do this because they don't believe Dems have the stones to play hardball like they do," said the New York Democrat. While admitting "for a long time they've been correct," she indicated those days would soon be over.
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Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump at a 2015 New York gala. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images) Jared Kushner Eviscerated as 'Face of White Privilege and Nepotism' After Mocking Racial Justice Protesters
President Donald Trump's son-in-law—some of whose wealth comes from being what one user called "the highest-ranking slumlord in the country"—also implied that Black people do not want to succeed.
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Supporters of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and pro-choice advocates gathered outside of the U.S. Supreme Court before the Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee on October 26, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) In 'Partisan Power Grab,' Republican Senators Confirm Third Trump Nominee Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
Critics warn that she "will only embolden the court's most conservative judges to further gut protections for Americans' healthcare, free speech, and the environment, and unleash a new wave of corporate greed."
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Despite CDC Moratorium—and With Help From White House—Corporate Landlords Have Gone on Eviction Spree
"The spike in homelessness that results from the absence of continuing tenant protections in the Covid era spells disaster for too many Americans."
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference in Tehran on June 10, 2019. At UN, Iranian Foreign Minister Blames US War on Terror for 'Countless Broken Societies'
The Iranian foreign minister took at at the "eight violent wars that the United States initiated or joined since 2001."
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'Prove Him Wrong': Progressives Demand Democrats Accept McConnell's Challenge, Expand Supreme Court If They Win Elections
"Mitch McConnell doesn't think we can fight back to save our courts. He's wrong. The first step is winning in November."
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A sign reminds residents to 'Wash Hands Often' on the quiet streets of Monterey Park, California on March 26, 2020 as people stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) As Congress Drags Feet on Covid-19 Relief, 120+ Groups Urge CDC Director to Issue National Water Shutoff Moratorium
"Water is essential for disinfecting and controlling the spread of Covid-19. This is a basic matter of public health."
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In response to Facebook's attempt to cancel a NYU research project that has been collecting data about the company's ad-targeting practices, Common Cause has launched a petition imploring the social media giant to "shut down disinformation on their platform—instead of trying to shut down the advocates and academics who are trying to expose it." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Watchdog Fights Back as Facebook Attempts to Shut Down Research Exposing 'Political Disinformation' in Ad Practices
"Rather than combat the rampant disinformation and hate on its platform, Facebook has decided to go after the people who are helping voters understand who is trying to influence their votes."
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"I'm Gonna Die in Here": Investigation Shows How Jails' Privatized Healthcare Places Profit Over Prisoners, With Deadly Results
A Reuters report found that inmates in jails with contracted medical services were more likely to die and suffer substandard care than those in facilities with publicly managed care.
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International Study Finds US Republican Party Heading Towards Becoming One of World's Most Authoritarian Factions
"Disrespect of political opponents, the encouragement of violence, and also the violation of minority rights... they have all clearly increased with the Republican Party in recent years," said one of the lead authors.
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The charred remains of a car are seen near a burning house in Pine Canyon during the Lake Fire on August 12, 2020 in Lake Hughes, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) GM and Ford Knew, Too: Reporting Reveals Auto Giants Recognized Looming Climate Crisis in 1960s—and Helped Bury Reality
"Like the major oil and gas companies, leading car companies took a calculated risk that they—and the world—could delay action to address the drivers of climate change. We are all paying for that gamble."
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As Senate Dems Hold Talkathon in Protest, Warren Condemns GOP Vote on Barrett as 'Last Gasp of a Desperate Party'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others slammed the Republicans for prioritizing the judge's confirmation over providing coronavirus relief for American families.
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Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the U.S. Senate in 2017. (Photo: C-SPAN / Senate Television) With Covid-19 Rife Among VP Staffers, Democrats Says Pence Presiding Over Senate a 'Violation of Common Decency'
"Your presence alone could be very dangerous to many people—not just Senators, but to all the truly essential staff—both Democratic and Republican—who must be physically present inside the U.S. Capitol for it to function."
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Citizens in favor of rewriting the Chilean constitution celebrate while awaiting the official results of the referendum at Plaza Italia Square in Santiago, Chile on October 25, 2020. (Photo: Alejandro Olivares/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) 'Let This Echo Around the World': Nearly 50 Years After US-Backed Coup, Chile Votes to Rewrite Pinochet Era Constitution
"This historic day belongs to those who have struggled for decades, to those who have given their lives, to the tortured, to the mutilated, and especially to those who remain imprisoned."
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