All News Articles for 2021-02-03

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Biden Boots 'Union Busters and Anti-Government Ideologues' From Key Labor Panel
Labor leaders called for replacements "with a background in labor-management relations who are not hostile toward unions."
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Virginia is poised to become the first Southern state to abolish capital punishment. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) After 412 Years and 1,391 Executions, Virginia Poised to Abolish Death Penalty as Senate Passes Historic Bill
"We're going to look back 50 years from now, and that electric chair and that lethal injection table, they're going be sitting in a museum," predicted Sen. Scott A. Surovell.
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken concludes his first press briefing at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on January 27, 2021. (Photo: Carlos Barria/AFP via Getty Images) 'Makes Us All Safer': Biden Admin Announces Five-Year Extension of New START Nuclear Treaty With Russia
"This welcome step is the start of our efforts to pursue effective arms control that lowers the risks of war and helps prevent arms races," said Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
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Sign says "Cancel rent or people die" 'Eviction Moratorium Is Not Enough': 200+ Groups Demand Rent Cancellation, Debt Relief
"To prevent an eviction disaster and the public health crisis that would come with it, we need immediate action that provides full debt relief."
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On January 29, 2021, hundreds of people gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota to demand that President Joe Biden and Democratic Gov. Tim Walz take action to stop the Line 3 pipeline. (Photo: @ResistLine3/Twitter) After 'Bitterly Disappointing' Court Ruling on Line 3, Biden Urged to Shut Down Pipeline Project 'Once and for All'
After a Minnesota court allowed construction to continue, Rep. Ilhan Omar appealed to President Joe Biden to stop the contentious project.
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U.S. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base in Baylough, Afghanistan, June 16, 2010. (Photo: DoD/Public Domain) To Secure Lasting Peace in Afghanistan, Task Force Proposes Prolonging Longest US War
"This recommendation is a practical guarantee that U.S. troops will be in Afghanistan until the sun explodes," said one expert.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks during a press conference outside the DFL Headquarters on August 5, 2020 in St Paul, Minnesota. 'A Desperate Smear': Ilhan Omar Slams GOP Over Attempt to Distract From Bigotry of Marjorie Taylor Greene
"Republicans will do anything to distract from the fact that they have not only allowed but elevated members of their own caucus who encourage violence."
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Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen, confirmed as Treasury Secretary in January 2021, spoke in Wilmington, Delaware on December 1, 2020. (Photo: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Sens. Whitehouse and Warren Push Treasury Secretary Yellen to 'Rein In Abuse' of Dark Money Groups
"The IRS's regulation and enforcement related to 501(c)(4) organizations has been woefully inadequate in the post- Citizens United era."
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An Amazon Flex driver loads their personal vehicle with packages outside the 1.2 million-square-foot BWI2 Amazon Fulfillment Center in the Chesapeake Commerce Center on April 14, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'How Greedy Can Amazon and Bezos Get?': Corporate Behemoth to Pay $62 Million Fine for Stealing Drivers' Tips
What needs to happen "is for the government to step in and take much more serious action than it's ever really contemplated to restrain, control, and ultimately break up Amazon," said Public Citizen's Robert Weissman.
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A scene from outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. during the January 6, 2021 attack on the complex by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. (Photo: Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images) Congressional Staffers Implore Senators to Convict Trump 'For Our Sake and the Sake of the Country'
"The use of violence and lies to overturn an election is not worthy of debate," the staffers wrote. "Either you stand with the republic or against it."
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a vote on May 18, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Joining Powerful Finance Committee, Warren Vows to Introduce Wealth Tax as 'First Order of Business'
"It is time to make the ultra-rich pay their fair share."
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A postal worker gives a thumbs-up to demonstrators protesting the Trump administration's sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service on August 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. New Bill Aims to Scrap 'Ludicrous' Mandate Forcing Postal Service to Prefund Retiree Benefits Decades in Advance
"The unreasonable prefunding mandate has threatened the survival of the USPS and placed at risk vital services for the millions who rely on it."
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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on October 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 120 Democrats Demand Repeal of 'Obscene' Tax Cut for Millionaires That GOP Buried in Previous Covid Relief Bill
"This would save over $250 billion, which should be repurposed to help Americans who have lost income due to the pandemic and its economic fallout."
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) listens as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. 'Will End Up Hurting Tens of Millions': Progressives Push Back as Dems Weigh Lower Income Cutoff for Relief Checks
"Means testing is a form of austerity. Scaling back on stimulus would be a mistake."
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