All News Articles for 2021-01-22

Friday, January 22, 2021
Anti-death penalty activist Judy Coode of Pax Christi International demonstrates in front of the U.S. Justice Department's Robert F. Kennedy Building July 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 35 House Democrats Join Reps. Bush and Pressley in Calling on Biden to End Federal Executions for Good
Warning that future administrations could follow in Trump's footsteps, the lawmakers urge Biden to commute the death sentences of all federal inmates to "ensure that there would be no one left on death row to kill."
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President Joe Biden's stance on mask-wearing stands in stark contrast with that of his predecessor, Donald Trump. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'Mask Up, America': Biden Signs Pandemic Mandates for Traveling and Federal Properties
"The experts say that by wearing a mask from now until April, we'd save more than 50,000 lives," the president asserted.
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Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington,DC on May 5, 2020. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) Rights Advocates Alarmed by US Spy Agency's Purchase of Warrantless Phone Location Data
"Congress must end this lawless practice and require the government to get a warrant for our location data, regardless of its source."
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Pro-choice supporters gathered outside of the U.S. Supreme Court before the Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on October 26, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) 48 Years After Landmark Ruling, Advocates Push to #ReimagineRoe and Build Abortion Justice
" Roe is the floor. We want an end to Hyde. We want people to access abortion care, when they need it, without discrimination, stigma, or harm."
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New Yorkers in need receive free produce, dry goods, and meat at a Food Bank for New York City distribution event at the Barclays Center on July 30, 2020 in New York City. Biden Orders on Food Aid Heralded as 'Most Significant Anti-Hunger Actions in Modern Times'
The expected executive action comes as "families are struggling with food insecurity like never before."
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) leads a press conference to introduce new Senators like Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Thursday January 21, 2021. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'Hell, Even David Brooks Agrees' Democrats Should 'Absolutely Kill the Filibuster'
"Can't believe David Brooks and I finally agree on a thing," said one progressive organizer.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks to reporters in Statuary Hall on Capital Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 'One More Check Is Not Enough': Ilhan Omar Calls on Biden to Back Recurring Direct Payments
"We need to provide those struggling and left behind with consistent reliable cash payments during this Covid-19 crisis."
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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon attends a policy forum with President Donald Trump in the State Dining Room at the White House February 3, 2017 in Washington, D.C. As Economic Suffering Grips Regular Americans, Wall Street Behemoths Ready Feast of Stock Buybacks
"We're going to be aggressively buying back, and consistently," said Morgan Stanley chief executive James Gorman.
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Members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons protest in Sydney, Australia on January 22, 2021. (Photo: Michelle Haywood/ICAN) Despite Absence of Nuke-Armed States, World Celebrates Arrival of Global Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons
"Today we reach a major milestone on the road to a more peaceful and secure world, free from the ultimate menace of nuclear war."
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The For the People Act has been reintroduced in the 117th Congress after failing to pass the Senate in 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Majority of US Voters Across Political Spectrum Back Landmark Pro-Democracy Reform Bill: Poll
One prominent campaign finance expert called the For the People Act "an incredibly important piece of comprehensive democracy reform."
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A medic holds up a vial of the Covishield Covid-19 vaccine at Balrampur Hospital, on January 16, 2021 in Lucknow, India. (Photo: Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 'Deeply Alarming': AstraZeneca Charging South Africa More Than Double What Europeans Pay for Covid-19 Vaccine
"This is the problem when you have essential medicines in the hands of big business, with almost no transparency as to pricing."
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Neal Wolin (right) and Michael Barr (center) with Paul Volcker after former President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Protection Act in a ceremony on July 21, 2010 in Washington, D.C. 'If This Is a Trial Balloon... Hopefully It Fails': Biden Warned Against Naming Corporate-Tied Michael Barr as Top Bank Cop
"It's hard to imagine a worse pick than Michael Barr to be the nation's top bank regulator. Barr is deeply invested in the Wall Street and Silicon Valley corporations he would regulate, which should disqualify him."
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Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) attend a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Schumer Urged to Deny Committee Seats to Hawley, Cruz, and Other Republicans Who 'Incited Deadly Insurrection'
Republicans who attempted to overturn the 2020 election, said MoveOn, "have no place in the U.S. Senate and most certainly should not be rewarded for their deadly attacks on democracy."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stand back to back in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 'Basically Trying to Overturn the Senate Election': McConnell Delaying Democratic Takeover in Effort to Preserve Filibuster
"McConnell is already abusing the filibuster to block the constitution of the new majority. Nuking the filibuster is the appropriate response."
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