All News Articles for 2021-01-05

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Fireworks explode over the Pennsylvania state Capitol on July 4, 2009. (Photo: Paul Vasiliades/Flickr/cc) 'Shameful Power Grab': Pennsylvania GOP State Senators Slammed for Refusing to Seat Certified Election Winner
"Voters, not Harrisburg politicians, decided this election," asserted Gov. Tom Wolf, "and Sen. Brewster is the rightful winner."
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'You Alone Have the Power to Temper Justice With Mercy': Trump Urged to Stop Execution of Lisa Montgomery
The convicted murderer, a victim of horrific childhood abuse and rape, is scheduled to be put to death on January 12 as part of what has been called Trump's "execution spree."
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Protesters march near the Minneapolis Police Department's 1st Precinct during a demonstration against police brutality and racism on August 24, 2020. (Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images) 'Justice Was Not Served': No Charges Against Kenosha Cop Who Shot and Paralyzed Jacob Blake
"We feel this decision failed not only Jacob and his family, but the community that protested and demanded justice," said his attorneys.
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International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda during a trip to Sudan on October 18, 2020. (Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Andalou Agency via Getty Images) Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order Targeting Lawyers Supporting ICC Afghan War Crimes Probe
"National security concerns must not become a talisman used to ward off inconvenient claims, a 'label' used to 'cover a multitude of sins.'"
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<p>A monarch butterfly lands on butterflyweed, a type of milkweed, at the Lenoir Preserve Nature Center in Yonkers, New York. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/67832671@N00/4855344568">Don Sutherland</a>/flickr/cc)</p> Conservation Group to Sue Trump Officials and Agency Over Delayed Protections for 11 Species
The Center for Biological Diversity points out that Trump's presidency "is coming to an end with the worst record protecting species of any administration since the Endangered Species Act was passed."
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In 'Brutal Blow' to Wildlife and Gift to Big Oil, Trump Finalizes Rollback of Migratory Bird Treaty Act
"The Trump administration is signing the death warrants of millions of birds across the country."
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The audience waves signs as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during an event to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2017 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) New Study Reveals Flawed Predictions of Runaway Costs and Usage Under Medicare for All
"Analysts who've confidently projected a tsunami of healthcare use and costs after Medicare for All are ignoring history."
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Vice President Mike Pence visits Rock Springs Church to campaign for GOP Senate candidates on January 4, 2021 in Milner, Georgia. In Latest Colossal Lie, Trump Falsely Claims Pence Has Power to 'Reject' Electors
One legal scholar noted that "the only responsibility and power of the vice president under the Constitution is to faithfully count the electoral college votes as they have been cast."
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A demonstration against Shell's role in the climate crisis took place at the company's headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands on May 18, 2020. (Photo: Shell Must Fall/Twitter) Climate Campaigners to Biden: Your Solicitor General 'Should Not Be a Lawyer Who Fought for Big Oil'
"There's no lack for public interest and public service-experienced litigators. We don't need to rotate between Republican Big Law and Democratic Big Law."
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Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Reintroduced 'For the People Act' Praised for Its Potential to Bring Sweeping Democracy Reforms
"About damn time."
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Demonstrators protest outside the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on October 21, 2019. (Photo: Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images) Australian Labor Party Urges US to Drop Charges Against Assange
The opposition argues the case must "be brought to an end" as the prime minister says the WikiLeaks founder will be "free to return home" if extradition battle won.
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'This Must Be Undone': Trump EPA Finalizes Anti-Science Rule to Limit Use of Public Health Research
"Trump's nightmarish giveaway to polluters will sicken millions of the most vulnerable people across this country."
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Activists attend a news conference on Republican sponsored legislation that would open the Alaskan wilderness to oil drilling outside the U.S. Capitol. 'Biggest Threat Yet' to Arctic Refuge as Trump Readies Last-Minute Lease Sale
"We shouldn't be exploring drilling anywhere."
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James Hang, a driver for Vons home delivery, loads grocery orders onto his truck in Torrance, CA on April 27, 2020. (Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) 'Devastating Effects' of CA Prop 22 Begin as Albertsons Stores Move to Replace Unionized Drivers With Gig Workers
"Albertsons was happy to reap public goodwill during the pandemic. But once Prop 22 gave the company the option of replacing workers with lower-paid contractors, they jumped at the opportunity."
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US Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference at the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2020. (Photo: Michael Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) Giving Up the Game, DOJ Argues in Court Filing That Trump Lost 2020 Election
"The official position of the lawyers representing the people of the United States is that there will be a new president on January 20," said one government watchdog.
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Carlos Ponce joins other demonstrators participating in a protest on July 16, 2020 in Miami Springs, Florida. 'Decades of Anti-Government Politics' Blamed as 1 Million+ in US Still Waiting Months for Jobless Benefits
"It is an outrage that over 1 million workers who lost jobs during the pandemic haven't received the benefits they earned and deserve," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Iraqis take part in a protest at Tahrir Square to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the U.S. assassination of Iranian military commander Gen. Qasem Soleimani on January 3, 2021. Iran Issues 'Red Notice' Demand for Interpol to Arrest Trump, 47 US Officials for Soleimani Assassination
"The Islamic Republic of Iran is very seriously following up on pursuing and punishing those who ordered and executed this crime."
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"Let's Vote Her Out," Says Warnock After Loeffler Vows on Eve of Runoffs to Object to Biden Electoral College Win
"Let's show her that Georgia voters will not be silenced or ignored."
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