All News Articles for 2021-02-02

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Water protectors protested at a construction site for the Line 3 pipeline near Cloquet, Minnesota on February 2, 2021. (Photo: the Movement to Stop Line 3) Over 50 Water Protectors in Minnesota March Onto Line 3 Pipeline Easement to Stop Construction
"We are endangering future generations," said Charles King, who locked himself to construction equipment, "and that's got to stop."
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Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) wears a protective mask while walking through the Canon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol on January 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) Rep. Jamaal Bowman Calls On Israel to Vaccinate Occupied Palestinians Against Coronavirus
"Israel, as an occupying power, has a responsibility to provide vaccines to the Palestinian people," the first-term congressman asserted in a letter to Israel's acting consul general.
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One of the spelling eCritics Lambaste Errors—Both Spelling and Legal—in Trump Impeachment Defense Filing rrors in former President Donald Trump's February 2, 2021 impeachment trial defense filing. (Photo: screenshot) Critics Lambaste Errors—Both Spelling and Legal—in Trump Impeachment Defense Filing
"Lawyers are paid to make the best case they can for their clients. If this is Trump's best case, he's lucky that nearly half the jurors who will evaluate it are already firmly in his camp."
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<p>Protesters march in front of the White House to call for the closure of Guantánamo Bay military prison. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gregfoster/3378018795/">Greg Foster</a>/flickr/cc)</p> 'We Will Hold Him Accountable Until He Does': 110+ Groups Demand Biden Close Gitmo Without Delay
Rights advocates urged the president to act "in a just manner that considers the harm done to the men who have been imprisoned without charge or fair trials for nearly 20 years."
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"Spending $740 billion dollars a year on this one piece of the federal budget is unconscionable," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said to Kathleen Hicks, one of President Joe Biden's Pentagon appointees, on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. (Photo: Screengrab from PBS NewsHour) Warren Blasts 'Unconscionable' $740 Billion Pentagon Budget While Millions Suffer From Poverty, Joblessness, and Covid-19
"A budget is about priorities," said the Democratic senator.
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) speaks alongside a bipartisan group of Democratic and Republican members of Congress on December 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 'Pressure Works. And He's Going to Need a Lot More': Manchin Backs Fast Track Process for Covid-19 Relief
The West Virginia senator also said he opposes raising the federal minimum wage to $15, setting up a potential clash with Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) presides over a hearing about the influence of social media companies on the 2020 election on November 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Lindsey Graham Under Fire for Latest Blockade of Merrick Garland's Senate Confirmation
"If Sen. Graham refuses to work in good faith to quickly confirm President Biden's highly qualified nominees, then it's time for him to step aside and let more serious legislators get to work."
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Members of the House of Representatives deliver to the Senate the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump on January 25, 2001. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) House Impeachment Managers Argue Trump Aimed Violent Mob at Capitol 'Like a Loaded Cannon'
Pre-trial brief says the former U.S. president bears "singular responsibility" for inciting January 6 insurrection.
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Traffic police check the tires of electric school buses in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) 'Kids Deserve a World Without Diesel Emissions': Report Offers Roadmap for Electric School Bus Transition
"Only by working together can we tackle the existential threat of climate change and accelerate the process towards a zero-emission future."
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A horse attempts to move away from nearby bushfires at a residential property near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019 Obsession With GDP, Disregard of Nature Leading Towards Ecosystem Collapse: Report
"Securing nature is investing in our self-preservation."
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"Had this rule censoring science been allowed to stand," said Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), "it could have done massive damage to the EPA's ability to regulate dangerous chemicals and pollutants." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) In Victory for Public Health, Federal Judge Scraps Trump's Polluter-Friendly 'Censored Science' Rule
"Science matters again, and it will again guide how to best protect people from dangerous pollution and toxic chemicals."
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Demonstrators protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters to demand the release of immigran families in detention centers at risk during the coronavirus pandemic in Washington, D.C. on July 17, 2020. 'Get These Agencies Under Control Immediately': Despite Biden Moratorium, ICE and CBP Deport Hundreds
"Don't. Look. Away. We can't trust ICE and CBP, even if their boss is a Democrat."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during an Instagram livestream on Monday, February 1, 2021. (Photo: Instagram/Screenshot) Republicans Who Incited Insurrection Still a 'Danger to Their Colleagues,' Warns AOC in Harrowing Account of Mob Attack
"My story isn't the only story, nor is it the central story of what happened on January 6th. It is just one story of many of those whose lives were endangered at the Capitol by the lies, threats, and violence fanned by the cowardice of people who chose personal gain above democracy."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) talks during an interview with MSNBC in the Russell Rotunda in Washington on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. 'Now Is Not the Time to Count Pennies': Sanders Says GOP Relief Plan Won't Cut It, Urges Democrats to Keep Election Promises
"What the Republicans are talking about is just totally inadequate to meet the unprecedented crises that we're facing."
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