All News Articles for 2020-12-11

Friday, December 11, 2020
Police barricades stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on December 11, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) 'Exactly What the Country Needs Right Now': SCOTUS Rejects Texas Suit Challenging Election Results
"It's over over over over and 90% of GOP needs to recognize reality."
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Fighter planes parked on the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 29, 2016. (Photo: Seaman Casey S. Trietsch/U.S. Navy/Flickr/cc) With Endless War Abroad and Endless Suffering at Home, Peace Group Warns Against Making NDAA Fight All About Trump
"While we commend Congress for not ceding to Trump's demands, particularly on the question of Confederate base names, we must not lose sight of the fact that the FY21 NDAA is about much more than that."
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Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) talks with reporters during a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Citing 14th Amendment, Pascrell Says These GOP House Members Shouldn't Even Be Sworn In
"The text of the 14th Amendment expressly forbids members of Congress from engaging in rebellion against the United States. Trying to overturn a democratic election and install a dictator seems like a pretty clear example of that."
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Local residents line up outside the food pantry Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger to receive free food during the Covid-19 pandemic on April 23, 2020 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) Question: How Should the Left Judge Biden's Success? Answer From a Leftist: 'How Many People Stop Going Hungry' Is One Good Way
"Honestly, if Biden is able to keep his own campaign promises," says Justice Democrats co-founder Saikat Chakrabarti, "that'll be pretty good."
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In Just 'Two-Ish Minutes,' AOC Details Progressive Accomplishments From First Two Years in Office
Often accused of being ineffective by conservatives and centrists, the congresswoman highlighted her work passing legislation, serving her constituents, and leading House investigations into corruption and fraud.
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The barriers to Medicare for All, wrote Matt Bruenig of the People's Policy Project, "are not technical deficiencies or costs, but rather political opposition from Republicans and conservative Democrats who would rather spend more money to provide less health care." (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) 'Seems Like a Good Policy!' CBO Shows Medicare for All Could Cover Everyone for $650 Billion Less Per Year
The analysis shows that administrative costs under a single-payer healthcare system "will be lower than what even the most rabid Medicare for All supporters have traditionally claimed."
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Presiden Donald Trump has been named "Loser of the Year" by the German news magazine Der Spiegel. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago./Getty Images) 'Without Decency and Without Dignity': German Newsweekly Der Spiegel Names Trump 'Loser of the Year'
"The country is more divided than ever since the times of the Civil War. This is not a by-product of Trump's politics, it is their goal."
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Andrew Saul testifies before the Senate Finance Committee during his confirmation hearing to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration on October 2, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 220,000+ Sign Petition Demanding Biden 'Clean House' of Trump Social Security Appointees on Day One
"Donald Trump's political appointees are undermining our Social Security system, and Biden must remove them immediately."
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'Harebrained' Texas Election Lawsuit a Serious GOP Attack on Democracy, Warn Experts
"Trump will leave office in January. But the attorneys general who are aiding his failed coup are just getting started."
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Moroccan women in Rabat on November 29, 2020 protesting the impending normalization of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel. (Photo: Jalal Morchidi/Andalou Agency via Getty Images) Trump Deal to Trade Occupied Western Sahara for Morocco Normalizing Ties With Israel Denounced Worldwide
"Only the people of Western Sahara can decide their own future as they have an inalienable right to self-determination recognized by the U.N.," said one Sahrawi official.
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An ad by Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff criticizes Republican Sen. David Perdue's opposition to $1,200 stimulus checks. 'There for His Donors, But Not for Us': Ossoff Ad Blasts Perdue Over Opposition to $1,200 Stimulus Checks
"We needed our senator's help, but for David Perdue, we weren't the priority."
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Participants attend Earth Hour 2018 in front of the Brandenburg Gate on March 24, 2018 in Berlin. 'We Need to Get Off the Current Road to Hell,' Say Former UN Climate Leaders
Global ambition to avert climate catastrophe "must shift quickly to another scale, beyond recognition."
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Then a Democratic presidential candidate, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden campaigned with former Secretary of State John Kerry on December 6, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Noting Nation's Unparalleled Contributions to Global Crisis, 100+ Groups Push Biden to Commit US to 'Fair Share' of Climate Action
The letter to the president-elect calls for not only rejoining the Paris agreement, but also "bold, equitable, and ambitious emissions reductions and a commitment to support less wealthy countries to do the same."
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Brandon Bernard "died with dignity and love, in spite of the cruel, unjust system that condemned him to die as a result of egregious prosecutorial misconduct," said anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean. (Photo: EPA/via Shutterstock) Calls to "Abolish the Death Penalty" Grow as Trump's Last-Minute Execution Spree Kills Brandon Bernard
"In a world of incredible violence, the state should not be involved in premeditated murder," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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President Donald Trump watches as UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan speak on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 15, 2020. After Senate Effort Fails, Biden Urged to Block 'Corrupt and Dangerous' $23 Billion Weapons Sale to UAE
"Our government should not sell a single bullet to the UAE, much less billions of dollars in deadly military equipment."
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People line up in cars to receive food at the Share Your Christmas food distribution event in Kissimmee, Florida on December 10, 2020. AOC Slams House Republicans for Spending Their Time Trying to Overturn Trump Loss While 'People Are Starving'
More than half of the House GOP caucus has endorsed a likely doomed-to-fail Texas lawsuit seeking to undo the results of the November presidential election.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks on the Senate floor on Thursday, December 11, 2020. 'Congress Cannot Go on Recess Without Providing This': Sanders, Hawley Move to Attach $1,200 Payments to Must-Pass Spending Bill
"It would be outrageous and simply unacceptable for members of Congress to go home to their families when tens of millions of working-class families in this country are facing economic desperation."
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