All News Articles for 2020-11-09

Monday, November 9, 2020
A Guatemalan father and son embrace after entering the US following a long and harrowing journey through Mexico. (Photo: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images) Lawyers Can't Reunite 666 Seized Migrant Children With Parents—121 More Than Previously Believed
The children were separated from their families under the Trump administration's widely condemned "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
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Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) hold a news conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on May 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'Exactly What We Want to See': Overhaul Expected to Strengthen Power of Congressional Progressive Caucus
These "really crucial changes," said one advocate, "are setting the Congressional Progressive Caucus up to be the power brokers everyone needs them to be if Congress is going to deliver on literally any issue."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appears on Capitol Hill with President Donald Trump and other Republicans. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)</span></p> 'A Dangerous Attack on Our Democracy': McConnell Backs Trump's Refusal to Concede to Biden
"There is no decisive pool of 'illegal' ballots, and Republican Party messaging on this score is at best a cynical attempt to delegitimize a decisive presidential defeat."
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banner reads: fossil fuels=history 'Now Do #TarSands': TD Bank Urged to Go Further on Climate After Nixing Arctic Projects
"It no longer makes business sense for banks to back polluting projects, and those that plan for a low-carbon future will prosper in the economies of tomorrow."
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The United States was the subject of the United Nations Human Rights Council's review on November 9, 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Getty Images) From Police Violence at Home to Killing Civilians in Unending Wars Abroad, US Faces Human Rights Reckoning at UN
An ACLU leader urged the incoming administration to "take bold actions on day one to reverse President Trump's harmful policies."
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Biden Urged to Be #ClimatePresident by Taking These 10 'Game-Changing' Steps in First 10 Days in Office
"Don't let anyone tell you that Biden's hands are tied on climate action without the Senate."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks to Sunrise Movement activists protesting in the offices of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in Washington D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times via Redux) 99% of Green New Deal Co-Sponsors Won Their Races This Cycle: Analysis
"Saying progressive policies held Democrats back from expanding their House majority/taking the Senate just doesn't hold water with data available so far."
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A participant holding a sign at a march celebrating the defeat of President Donald Trump in Manhattan on November 7, 2020. 'Far Past Time' to Abolish the Electoral College, Progressives Say as Colorado Approves National Popular Vote Compact
"Our nation spent a stressful four days wondering who our next president would be, despite the clear fact that Joe Biden won the popular vote by millions."
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GSA Administrator Emily Murphy is refusing to sign a letter opening presidential transition resources to President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo: Bill Clark/ CQ Roll Call) Trump GSA Appointee Accused of Sabotaging 'Peaceful Transfer of Power' by Refusing to Sign Off on 'Critical' Transition Document
"While there will be legal disputes requiring adjudication, the outcome is sufficiently clear that the transition process must now begin," urged the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition.
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Pfizer on Monday shared some of its findings from phase 3 testing of its coronavirus vaccine. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 'We Need a #PeoplesVaccine': After Hopeful Findings From Pfizer, Campaigners Demand Suspension of Patents
"This is a race against time and we cannot allow the pursuit of profit to triumph over human need," said Heidi Chow of Global Justice Now.
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Bolivia's former president Evo Morales waves in Villazón, Bolivia on November 9, 2020 upon returning to his country from exile in Argentina, where he had sought refuge after a right-wing coup one year ago. (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images) 'Historic Day': Jubilation as Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year After Military Coup
Twelve months after being driven into exile by right-wing forces, socialist former president Evo Morales was "received by the very social movements who defeated the coup and restored democracy."
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With Covid-19 Cases Surging, Experts Urge US Public to Re-Double Efforts to Stop Spread—and Temper Expectations for Pfizer's Vaccine
" The public needs to know that the best way to prepare for this vaccine is to wear a mask."
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Farm laborers from Fresh Harvest working with an H-2A visa harvest romaine lettuce on a machine with heavy plastic dividers that separate workers from each other on April 27, 2020 in Greenfield, California. 'Many Workers Will Suffer': Days After Election, Trump Quietly Freezes Wages of Farm Laborers
"The Trump administration is trying to get a lot of stuff like this out the door ASAP."
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'Truly Unconscionable': In Desperation Mode, Trump Planning to Hold Rallies and Display Obits of Supposedly Dead Voters
"Refusing to concede and launching a bunch of lawsuits is one thing. Staging big rallies to gin up his supporters against the president-elect seems like an order of magnitude worse."
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