All News Articles for 2020-10-28

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) participate in the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. After dropping out of the race, both senators endorsed Biden, the party's nominee. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Sanders and Klobuchar Explain to Trump: 'In America, We Count the Votes to Determine Who Wins'
Their joint statement came after the pair led a Senate report last week summarizing what Americans should expect on Election Day and reinforcing Democrats' call for everyone to vote.
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In 'Extraordinary Step,' International Crisis Group Issues Report Warning of US Election Violence
The report serves as " a testament to the erosion of U.S. democracy and the persistence of minority rule, of which the current presidency is a malignant symptom," wrote one observer.
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Miles Taylor, former chief of staff for the Department of Homeland Security, went public on Wednesday as being the "Anonymous" White House official who spoke out against President Donald Trump—both in a high profile op-ed and then in a book—while still serving in the administration. (Photo: CNN) Miles Taylor (aka 'Anonymous') Goes Public as Voice From Within White House Who Warned of Trump's Depraved Personality and Leadership
"While I claim sole authorship of the work," said the former Department of Homeland Security official.
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Waterfall on Baranof Island, Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. 'One Word for This: Vandalism': Six Days Before Election, Trump Finalizes Plan for 'Catastrophic' Attack on Largest National Forest
"Destructive development in the country's largest national forest—such as extractive logging and expansive road building—will be catastrophic for generations to come," warned Greenpeace.
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A man walks by a U.S. drone graffiti painted on a wall during a campaign against drones in Yemen on May 31, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) 'Eroding Transparency': New Airwars Report Details Deadly US Drone Strikes and Raids in Yemen Under Trump
Since Trump took office, U.S. actions in the country have killed "between 86 and 154 civilians, including at least 28 children and 13 women."
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People receive a prepared meal at the Thessalonica Christian Church during a distribution on October 22, 2020 in New York City. 'Don't Be Fooled': Economists Warn Against Deceptive Trump Spin on New GDP Figures
The GDP figures will come as tens of millions of Americans face "economic calamity" due to Republican lawmakers' persistent refusal to approve additional coronavirus relief.
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The Voice of America building is pictured in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) 'Stuff of Tinpot Dictatorships': Trump Appointee Denounced for Move to Turn US Media Agency Into Mouthpiece for State 'Propaganda'
"Trump stooge Michael Pack is eliminating the legally required editorial independence of U.S.-funded news outlets abroad so they can act like Trump's Ministry of Propaganda," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks with a voter near a polling station during the New York primaries on June 23, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images) Warning of the 'Many Trumps... in Waiting,' Ocasio-Cortez Says Democrats 'Have to Be Better'
"We're not good enough right now," the New York Democrat says of her party, and unless the material lives of working-class people are improved the nation's dangerous slide to the right will continue.
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Louis DeJoy Warren Rips USPS Board Members for 'Acting as Accomplices' to DeJoy as He Sabotages Mail Delivery—and the Election
"Once again, I call on the Board members to release their financial disclosure forms, remove DeJoy, and do their jobs by reversing DeJoy's actions."
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President Donald Trump speaks to 5,000 contractors at the Shell Chemicals Petrochemical Complex on August 13, 2019 in Monaca, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) 'Grotesquely Fitting' Say Climate Campaigners as Trump Mulls Pro-Fracking Executive Order Ahead of Election
Polling data doesn't support the idea that the issue is politically popular overall, and critics say the order would be "just one more desperate attempt by this White House to make fracking into a winning campaign issue."
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Texas Supreme Court Upholds 'Shameful, Naked Voter Suppression' With Ruling Allowing State to Limit Counties to One Ballot Drop Box
" Texas continues to be openly hostile to voting rights."
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An aerial photograph taken on February 24, 2014 depicts the destruction of an Indonesian rainforest—the habitat of endangered orangutans, tigers, and other animal as well as plant species—cleared to make way for a palm oil plantation on Borneo Island. (Photo: Bay Ismoyo/AFP via Getty Images) 'Bankrolling Extinction': Report Shows Big Banks Lent Over $2.6 Trillion to Fund Global Biodiversity Destruction in 2019
"Imagine a world in which projects can only raise capital when they have demonstrated that they will contribute meaningfully and positively to restoring the planet's bounty and a safe climate for all. That's the future this report envisions and builds toward."
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'He Needed Social Supports, Not Bullets': Mass Protests Engulf Philly Streets for Second Straight Night Over Police Killing of Walter Wallace
"This killing must be thoroughly investigated, and the officers responsible for Wallace's death must be held accountable for their actions."
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'We've Made Such Progress, It's Incredible,' Trump Lies as US Hits Record 500,000 Covid Cases in One Week
"Trump's anti-science attitude is why 225,000 Americans are dead and why the pandemic is surging nationwide," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Count every vote Top Federal Election Official Corrects Trump: 'Counting Ballots—All of 'Em—Is the Appropriate, Proper, and Very Legal Way to Determine Who Won'
"An election is not a reality show with a big reveal at the end," said FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub.
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