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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
In Trump's Dystopia, Movie Theaters Nationwide Screening "1984"
Against the backdrop of an increasingly right-wing Donald Trump presidency, movie theaters around the world will screen 1984 on Tuesday, April 4, marking the date George Orwell's protagonist, Winston Smith, begins keeping a secret diary in his first act of rebellion against a totalitarian state. #...
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Monday, April 3, 2017
Proposed #CollegeForAll Plan Would Tax Wall Street to Destroy Student Debt Crisis
In a progressive push-back to the Trump administration's right-wing agenda—and amid rising inequality —Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday unveiled their legislative plan for tuition-free public colleges to lift the burden of "crushing debt." In a Facebook post...
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Mike Pence Federal Judge Blocks Pence's "Extreme" Anti-Abortion Indiana Law
A federal judge on Friday blocked a core provision of Indiana abortion legislation that Vice President Mike Pence lauded when he signed it into law "with a prayer" last year, the Associated Press reported Monday. The omnibus bill was described by reproductive rights advocates as "one of the worst...
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Trump, Who Wants to Cut Interior by Billions, 'Gifts' $78,000 to Park Service
The White House on Monday announced that President Donald Trump would donate the first three months of his salary to the National Park Service, a grand total of $78,333.32. It's just too bad the service is run by the Department of the Interior, whose budget the president wants to slash by $2...
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Spicer Won't Give Straight Answer on Reported Changes to Trump Trust
White House press secretary Sean Spicer didn't offer a clear explanation or response to questions on Monday about new reporting showing that President Donald Trump can withdraw funds at any time from any of his businesses—without telling the American people. Citing a trust document signed on...
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Trump Administration Slapped With Lawsuits Over Blocked Energy Efficiency Standards
A coalition of state attorneys general—led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman— announced plans Monday to file a lawsuit against the Department of Energy (DOE) under President Donald Trump for blocking Obama-era energy efficiency standards for a variety of commercial and consumer...
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Three Months Late, Women Workers Will Finally Earn Their Share on #EqualPayDay
Working women on Tuesday, April 4 will finally make as much as their male counterparts did in 2016. That is the idea behind Equal Pay Day, which women and advocacy groups are observing to shine a spotlight on persistent gender wage disparities in the U.S.. #equalpayday Tweets Women earned roughly...
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With Trump As "Final Straw," Immigrant and Workers' Rights Groups Gear Up for May Day Strikes
Immigrant and workers' rights organizations on Monday announced a national strike to take place on May 1, commonly known as May Day, to demonstrate the critical role of immigrant labor in the U.S. economy. Hundreds of thousands of workers have already pledged to participate in the strike known as...
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As Clock Ticks for Internet Privacy, Calls for Trump to Show "Whose Side He's On"
Forty-six Senate Democrats are calling on President Donald Trump to "tell us whose side he's really on" when it comes to internet privacy, as a bill that would gut such privacy awaits his signature. Republicans in the House and Senate voted last month to repeal the Federal Communications Commission...
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RESIST DAY #74: What You Can Do Today
Monday, April 3, 2017 Protect the Supreme Court: Tell Your Senators NO CLOTURE on Gorsuch The important vote this week for Gorsuch is the "cloture" vote. Voting for "cloture" means voting to cut off debate and end a filibuster. This vote requires 60 votes to succeed, which means Senate Republicans...
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'We Agree On So Many Things': Despite Human Rights Abuses, Trump Heaps Praise on Egypt's Al-Sisi
President Donald Trump is meeting Monday with Egyptian President General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi—who's overseen a "brutal human rights crackdown"—with the U.S. president telling the autocrat: "You have a great friend and ally in the United States and in me." Trump's warm reception for Sisi follows...
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Calling the GOP's Nuclear Bluff, Dems Secure 41 Votes Against Gorsuch
Updated 1:15pm EDT: Sen. Chris Coons (Del.) said Monday that he would not be supporting the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, handing the Democratic opposition the 41 votes needed for a filibuster and thus raising the question of whether the Republican Party will go so far as to use the "nuclear option"...
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At Least 10 Dead After Explosion Rocks Subway in Russia's St. Petersburg
This is a developing story and may be updated. At least 10 people are reported dead on Monday after an expolosion in a subway train car in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, the state-run TASS has reported. At least 20 others were also injured in the blast. Information thus far indicates the cause...
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Scott Walker Puts Forth His 'Cruelest' Idea Yet: Drug Tests for Medicaid Applicants
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker , who has refused millions of dollars in federal funding for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), wants his state to become the first in the nation to make Medicaid applicants undergo a drug test in order to qualify for benefits under the...
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Likely Leftist Victory in Ecuador Election Rejects "Oligarch's Candidate"
A nail-biting election in Ecuador appeared to end Sunday with leftist candidate Lenín Moreno winning the presidency over conservative Guillermo Lasso. The National Electoral Council declared Moreno the winner by 51 percent, just minutes after another organization had said the race was a technical...
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Jared Kushner in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. 'Why is Jared Kushner in Iraq?' Trump Son-in-Law Expands Shadow Diplomat Role
Raising eyebrows once again about President Donald Trump's merging of family and government business , Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner accompanied the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman on an official visit to Iraq on Monday. Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, has no diplomatic,...
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Sunday, April 2, 2017
Impeach Trump Cambridge Joins Growing List of Cities Taking a Stand for Trump's Impeachment
The Massachusetts city of Cambridge will be weighing in Monday on whether the city should call for an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. If the resolution passes, Cambridge would become the first city in Massachusetts and the fifth in the nation to call for Trump’s removal. Town...
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UN: Americans’ Right to Protest is in Grave Danger Under Trump
At least 19 U.S. states have introduced bills that attack the right to protest since Donald Trump's election as president, an "alarming and undemocratic" trend, U.N. human rights investigators said this week. Maina Kiai and David Kaye, independent U.N. experts on freedom of peaceful assembly and...
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RESIST DAY #73: What You Can Do Today
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Saturday, April 1, 2017
From Steve Bannon's financial disclosure form. The White House Wouldn’t Post Trump Staffers’ Financial Disclosures. So We Did.
In a remarkable Friday night news dump, the Trump administration made dozens of White House staffers’ financial disclosure forms available. But they did it with an extra dose of opacity. These are important disclosures from the people who have the president’s ear and shape national policy. They lay...
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RESIST DAY #72: What You Can Do Today
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Friday, March 31, 2017
Voters to Rise Up Across US for "People's Filibuster" of Gorsuch
With Democratic Party resistance to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch still in flux , American voters are taking to the streets on Saturday to stage a "People's Filibuster" against the conservative judge. Organized by a coalition of pro-democracy and civil rights groups...
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Celebrating Cesar Chavez, Farmworkers Take On Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies
As a handful of states mark Cesar Chavez Day—a holiday honoring the iconic civil rights activist and labor leader who spearheaded historic boycotts and strikes—men and women at the backbone of the food system are taking to the streets to show resistance to President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant...
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Five Promising Signs (From This Week Alone) That Single-Payer's Gaining Steam
As the national healthcare debate rages in the wake of the GOP's TrumpCare disaster, universal healthcare advocates have identified an opening to advance the long-held goal of enacting a single-payer (or similar) system—one that truly provides coverage for all. Signs this week suggest that opening...
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Borrowers 'Chilled to the Bone' as DOE Reneges on Student Loan Forgiveness
In a troubling development for the countless people saddled with student debt, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) may be reneging on a promise made to over 550,000 such borrowers who were led to believe that their loans would be forgiven after ten years of work in the public service. Responding...
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Warren and Sanders Unite: Anti-Trump Stars of Senate Headline Sold-Out Rally
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will headline a rally in Boston on Friday, as the resistance movement against President Donald Trump continues to build. The leading progressive senators will speak at a sold-out event at the 3,500-seat Orpheum Theater at 7:30pm EDT, after...
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March for Science banner As Trump Wages War on Science, Energy Grows for Worldwide March for Science
President Donald Trump's administration has fulfilled his campaign rhetoric when it comes to waging war on science, from erasing WhiteHouse.gov references to climate change on the day of his inauguration, to banning the term "climate change" at the Department of Energy's climate office, to...
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RESIST DAY #71: What You Can Do Today
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Judge Neil Gorsuch during his Senate hearing earlier this month. Senate Dems Ask for Gorsuch's Help to Expose Secret Donors Backing His Nomination
In a strongly-worded open letter, six Democratic senators demanded Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch disclose the identities of donors behind the right-wing dark money group spending millions to push for his confirmation. The letter (pdf), signed by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I...
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 Members of CODEPINK take part in an anti-drone rally in 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Journalists Sue Trump Over Inclusion on 'Kill List'
Two journalists have sued President Donald Trump saying they are on the "Kill List"—an "illegal death sentence" that violates their constitutional rights and impedes their professional work, the lawsuit charges. The plaintiffs are 46-year-old Bilal Abdul Kareem, a U.S. citizen and freelance...
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Trump Expands War on Terror Battlefield in Somalia and Beyond
The U.S. war against terror, expanded in the shadows with covert drone strikes under former President Barack Obama, has come screaming into daylight with the Trump administration's rapid widening of the battlefield and stripping of protections for civilians in besieged nations. On Thursday, the...
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To Those Who Trusted Him on Trade, Trump Prepares 'Punch in the Face'
In yet another broken promise , President Donald Trump appears to be walking back his campaign rhetoric on the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA—preparing to deliver what one critic described as "a punch in the face" to those who trusted Trump to make the trade deal better for working...
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States Doubling Down on #BroadbandPrivacy After Congress Sells Out
The growing backlash to federal rollback of regulations continued this week, as Minnesota and Illinois both made moves to protect internet privacy after Congress voted to let broadband providers sell user data to third parties without permission. In what the Pioneer Press called a " surprise move...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Nunes Intel Came From White House, Raising 'Profound Questions'
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) got his intelligence information—divulged earlier this month at a bizarre briefing that set off a brand-new Capitol Hill firestorm —from two White House officials, the New York Times revealed Thursday. Also Thursday, "the White House said...
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Lawsuits Pile Up, Resistance Revs Up Against Trump's KXL Order
Rising to the challenge set by the Trump administration's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, environmental organizations and Indigenous groups are already firing back with a pair of lawsuits and an energized vow to resist the controversial, 1,700-mile conduit. "This dirty pipeline is a loaded...
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Watch: Bernie Sanders Talks 'Dark Money' with Journalist Who Literally Wrote the Book On It
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday sat down with investigative journalist Jane Mayer to discuss the threat that secretive and undisclosed campaign financing—exemplified by the outsized influence of powerful billionaires like Charles and David Koch—continues to have on U.S. democracy and what should be...
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Oklahoma Bar Launches Investigation to Determine If Trump's EPA Chief Lied Under Oath
The Oklahoma Bar Association on Thursday opened an investigation into whether Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt lied to Congress under oath. Pruitt has been asked to respond to the inquiry, which will look into possible ethics violations stemming from his confirmation hearing...
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Bannon May Have Violated Ethics Pledge by Talking to Breitbart: CREW
Top presidential adviser Steve Bannon may have violated a White House ethics pledge by communicating about official matters with employees of his former media company, the rightwing site Breitbart News , according to a Washington, D.C., watchdog group. Since joining the White House, Bannon, who...
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With Schools-as-Uber Analogy, Betsy DeVos Exposes Ignorance—Again
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has once again illustrated her limited understanding of —and respect for—public education, with another gaffe that's drawing criticism from many corners. During a speech at the nonprofit Brookings Institution on Wednesday, DeVos likened choosing a school to choosing...
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Americans Aghast As Fate of Internet Privacy Rests in Trump's Hands
With the fate of internet privacy now resting in the hands of U.S. President Donald Trump, Americans are increasingly outraged over what many say is a clear gift to the deep-pocketed telecommunications industry. From plans to erect billboards exposing just how much the industry has donated to...
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Vice President Mike Pence VP Pence Casts 'Awful' Tie-Breaking Vote to Defund Critical Family Planning Program
To widespread outcry, a procedural vote on a GOP effort to slash funding for the Title X family planning program, which funds clinics that largely serve poor women and women of color, passed the Senate Thursday after Vice President Mike Pence was forced to cast a tie-breaking vote. The measure...
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RESIST DAY #70: What You Can Do Today
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Migrant workers harvest corn on a farm in Gilroy, Calif., in 2013. EPA Rejects Own Science to Greenlight Brain-Damaging Pesticide
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt denied a 10-year-old petition late Wednesday to ban the use of chlorpyrifos , a widely-used pesticide that harms children's brains, in a decision that outraged public health advocates and environmentalists. In greenlighting the dangerous...
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Advocates Cry Foul as NC Lawmakers Pass 'Bait and Switch' HB2 Deal
Updated: The North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday approved a measure decried by advocacy groups as a "sham" compromise designed to end the economic boycott of the state while still sanctioning anti-LGBTQ discrimination. "After the bill passed the Senate by a vote of 32-16, the House voted 70...
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Trump's DOE Climate Office Reportedly Bars Use of Phrase "Climate Change"
Update: Responding to reports of censorship at federal agencies, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed four Freedom of Information Act requests on Thursday with the Trump administration's Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of the Interior, and...
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'Galling': US Lifts Human Rights Restrictions on Arms Sales to Bahrain
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday lifted the government's human rights restrictions on arms sales to Bahrain, in a move that Amnesty International called "galling" and "a dangerous signal." The State Department notified Congress of its intent to proceed with the sale of F-16 fighter...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
As Perez Shakes Up Staff, Sanders Urges 'Total' Overhaul for Democratic Party
The Democratic National Committee's newly-installed chair, Tom Perez, has asked for the resignations of all the organization's staffers—a reorganization Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says is "absolutely" needed. The call for the resignations, with a deadline of April 15, comes "as the DNC attempts a...
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These Are the 16 Senators Still Undecided About Filibustering Neil Gorsuch
Fifteen Democrats (and one Independent) remain undecided on whether to filibuster Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, according to one news outlet's recent count. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on President Donald Trump's nominee on Monday, April 3; Senate Majority...
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Trump Wants to Slash Medical Research Funding to Help Pay for Border Wall
Lawmakers, scientists, and advocacy groups are decrying President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), saying they represent another broken campaign promise and a " heartless " attack on critical medical research. In keeping with his war on science, Trump's "...
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European Union and Chinese flags Global Anger and Dismay After Trump Slams Brakes on U.S. Climate Action
The world reacted with dismay and anger as President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday that dismantled critical U.S. climate policies, betraying the country's international climate commitments. While world leaders, scientists, and policy makers expressed outrage and skepticism about...
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Coalition Takes Trump's Order to Pillage Public Lands for Coal to Court
A day after President Donald Trump " took a wrecking ball to U.S. action on climate change " with an executive order that included lifting his predecessor's pause on new federal coal leases, a coalition of groups has filed a legal challenge to stop the widespread damage the rescission would bring...
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'Moving Beyond Resistance': Bernie Sanders to Headline Progressive People's Summit
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will headline a major progressive conference later this spring that aims to galvanize the resistance to President Donald Trump into a larger movement for a just world. The People's Summit will be held in Chicago from June 9-11 at McCormick Place, and is expected to...
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RESIST DAY #69: What You Can Do Today
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Get on board to back the new push for a Medicare-for-All With Sen. Bernie Sanders set to release new legislation to established a national 'Medicare for All' system in the U.S., you can let your elected lawmakers (and your friends and neighbors) know that you support a...
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A Westinghouse nuclear plant under construction near Waynesboro, Georgia. Nuclear Power Suffers Major Blow With Westinghouse Bankruptcy
Major nuclear power company Westinghouse, a U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Toshiba, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday in a massive blow to the industry. The filing marked "a defining moment in the decades-long downward spiral of the global nuclear power industry," wrote Greenpeace Japan in a...
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Trump's Head of Immigration Enforcement Made First Public Appearance. It Didn't Go Well
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made his first public appearance leading the agency on Tuesday evening at an event in Sacramento, Calif., where—inside and outside of the forum—he was met with strong opposition from lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates. The packed event...
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Why Was US Attorney Preet Bharara Fired? Dem Senators Seek Answers
Three Democratic senators have written to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding to know the circumstances surrounding the firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, noting that he was reportedly investigating one member of President Donald Trump's cabinet—and potentially the president himself—when...
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Anti-Abortion Activists Charged Over Infamous Planned Parenthood Videos
Two anti-abortion activists who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood conversations were charged with 15 felonies on Tuesday, with California prosecutors saying they violated state law by filming medical providers without their consent. David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Merritt face 15 charges each...
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sanctuary Cities 'Stand Resolute' in Face of Threatened Funding Cut-Off
Sanctuary cities are refusing to back down in the face of the Trump administration's crackdown on immigration, which was codified on Monday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to cut off funding for states and cities that shelter undocumented residents. Officials from many of those...
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Smog envelopes the Salt Lake City skyline in November 2016. 'Sheer Reckless Folly': Trump Destroys Obama-Era Climate Rules
President Donald Trump on Tuesday set about aggressively dismantling Obama-era climate policies with an executive order decried as "sheer reckless folly," which will increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the climate crisis. "Aside from provoking a large-scale nuclear war, it is hard...
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With House Vote, GOP Puts Your Personal Online Data Up for Sale
Updated: Despite widespread popular outcry, House Republicans on Tuesday voted to strip citizens' of their right to privacy online, selling out the American public to the deep-pocketed telecom industry. With 215 voting for and 205 against, 15 GOP representatives joined the Democrats in opposing the...
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Resolution to Get Trump's Taxes from Steven Mnuchin Faces Vote Tuesday
The House Ways and Means Committee is poised to vote on a resolution of inquiry Tuesday that would direct the Treasury Department to release President Donald Trump's taxes. H.Res. 186, introduced earlier this month by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), directs Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to hand...
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The coal-powered Castle Gate power plant in Utah, pictured in 2007. The plant was closed in 2015. Contrary to Spin, Trump Slashing Energy Jobs With New Executive Order
As the Trump administration brags that Tuesday's executive order to dismantle Obama-era climate regulations will create coal industry jobs, new employment data from the Department of Energy (DoE) demonstrates how misguided that claim is. Clean energy employs many more Americans than the fossil fuel...
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Trump Taps Bush-Era Official Who Defended Mega-Merger as Antitrust Chief
President Donald Trump on Monday nominated his former lawyer and current White House counsel Makan Delrahim to serve as antitrust chief—potentially putting a man who once said there was nothing wrong with the AT&T/Time Warner mega-merger in charge of reviewing competition for the U.S...
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Nunes Faces Ethics Complaint, Calls for Recusal Amid Growing White House Scandal
Update: Charging that he violated the Espionage Act and House rules "in his quest to assist President [Donald] Trump politically," MoveOn.org Civic Action on Tuesday filed a federal ethics complaint with the U.S. House of Representatives' Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Devin Nunes (R-...
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RESIST DAY #68: What You Can Do Today
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Monday, March 27, 2017
#Flipthe6th: Democrat Emerges as Clear Leader in Race for Price's Seat
Early voting began Monday in the U.S. House race for Georgia's sixth district, capturing national attention as Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff has raised millions of dollars with a surge of grassroots support in the traditionally conservative enclave. The vacancy left by former Georgia...
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Seeking 'To Create a Police State,' AG Sessions Threatens Sanctuary Cities
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday took aim at sanctuary cities, saying such communities must end and that his Department of Justice would deprive them of federal grants—a move that prompted the New York attorney general to vow his continued resolution in resisting the Trump...
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Mexican Archdiocese: Companies That Help Build Trump's Wall Are "Traitors"
Denouncing President Donald Trump's proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States as "an open threat that violates relations and peace," the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico City said Sunday that companies who profit from its construction are "traitors to the homeland." The country'...
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Warning: Trump Is About to Make World's "Biggest Humanitarian Crisis" Much Worse
As tens of thousands of Yemenis mark the two years of war that have claimed the lives of over 4,000 civilians and brought the country "to the brink of famine," there are signs the United States' already tainted role in the conflict may be set for escalation. Al Jazeera reports that as many as 100,...
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Biometric face recognition FBI Face Recognition Technology Has 'No Limits,' Congressional Hearing Reveals
If Congress doesn't take legislative action, the FBI's vast and growing facial recognition database could someday soon allow the government to track Americans' "every move" in a breathtaking, nationwide violation of the Fourth Amendment. That was the takeaway of a scathing hearing in the...
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'Nuclear Option' Looms as Lawmakers Line Up Against Neil Gorsuch
Amid an energetic resistance campaign , the committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been postponed one week. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee requested the delay, which punts the vote to April 3, "giving Republicans days to meet their goal of...
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Rush to Resist as Congress Poised to Obliterate Broadband Privacy Rules
Privacy advocates on Monday are urging Americans to call their elected officials , warning that there are only 24 hours left to "save online privacy rules" before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on a measure that would allow major telecom companies to collect user data and auction it off to...
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Massive AIPAC Protest Calls Out Continued Fueling of Illegal Occupation
A large protest took place Sunday at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee ( AIPAC ) conference in Washington, D.C., where demonstrators called for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory and declared: "Jews won't be free until Palestinians are free." The protest of the...
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RESIST DAY #67: What You Can Do Today
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Trump inauguration protest EPA Chief Touts Plan to Undo Climate Regulations, Pull Back from Paris Deal
President Donald Trump on Tuesday is expected to finally sign a long-feared executive order that will undo Obama-era climate regulations , and Scott Pruitt, who is tasked with overseeing the protection of the environment, spent the weekend bragging about the destructive order. On ABC 's "This Week...
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Trump's New Plan: Govt as Company, Citizens as Customers, Kushner as CEO
Bringing President Donald Trump's notion of government as corporate enterprise to fruition, the White House on Monday announced that Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will be leading a sweeping government overhaul, leaning on business leaders to solve pressing national issues while looking to...
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"Thunderous Applause" Welcomes Sanders' Call for Medicare-for-All
A cheering crowd gave a rousing endorsement to Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan to introduce Medicare-for-All, or single-payer, legislation to Congress in the coming weeks, announced this weekend at a Vermont town hall meeting. "We have got to end the international disgrace of being the only major country...
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hundreds Arrested as Unsanctioned Anti-Corruption Protests Erupt Across Russia
Hundreds of people, including a key opposition leader, were arrested in Russia on Sunday as thousands participated in unsanctioned protests against corruption and the anti-democratic tendencies of the ruling government. A reported 500 people were detained in Moscow alone, where opposition leader...
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'Whoa, Whoa, Whoa': Sanders Says Democrats' Intransigence Is Solution, Not Problem
While intra-party disagreement among Republicans and a nationwide grassroots effort to stop the cruel and unpopular healthcare reform bill known as Trumpcare undoubtedly fueled its collapse on Friday , Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday morning made it quite clear that Democrats not cooperating...
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RESIST DAY #66: What You Can Do Today
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With 200+ Iraqi Civilians Feared Dead, Carnage Surging Under Trump
The carnage continues. And appears to be growing. With the war that President George W. Bush started and that President Barack Obama failed to end now in the hands of President Donald Trump, global outrage and condemnation was expressed over the weekend as details emerged over a U.S. bombing in...
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Saturday, March 25, 2017
RESIST DAY #65: What You Can Do Today
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'Just Getting Started': With Battles Ahead, Resist Forces See No Time for Gloating
While President Donald Trump on Saturday used a single tweet to tell the American people both "Do not worry!" and "Obamacare will explode," the Trump resistance movement was being urged not to gloat over Friday's " epic failure " of the Republicans' attempt to pass their 'slash and burn' healthcare...
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New Bill Aims to Unmask Visitors at Trump's Alternative White Houses
Amid reports Saturday that President Donald Trump would spend his afternoon "holding meetings" at a golf course he owns in Virginia, grassroots support is growing for a new bill introduced late this week that would force the president to provide visitor logs for Trump-owned properties where he...
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'Follow the Facts': Top Dem Demands Independent Trump-Russia Commission
Matching a growing popular demand , the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Saturday urged Congress to create an independent commission to investigate the possible role that members of President Donald Trump's campaign or transition teams may have had with alleged Russian...
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Friday, March 24, 2017
With Epic GOP Failure, Dems Urged to Go Bold with Medicare-for-All
With the Republican attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going down in flames Friday as Americans rallied to defend their right to healthcare, Democrats are being urged, both by experts and constituents, to seize on the moment and counter with a plan that will truly provide coverage for...
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Bill Killed: Popular Roar Forces House GOP to Withdraw TrumpCare Vote
Update: House Republicans pulled their healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), just before the vote was to take place. Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California described the bill's failure as "a victory for the resistance," while the New York Times writes that it's "a humiliating...
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A sign held up at the January 21st Women's March in St. Paul, Minnesota. Trump Budget Horrifies Majority of Voters, Poll Finds
Most Americans don't want Elmo to get fired . They also don't want enormous funding cuts to medical research, after-school and summer programs, new road and transit projects, climate change research, and a program to help low income people heat their homes. Those cuts—and many more—comprise the "...
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Call Grows for 'Total Shutdown' Over Alleged Trump-Russia Collusion
As House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) continues to cast doubt about his ability to lead a credible probe into the Trump campaign's alleged connections with Russia, a Democratic congressman has called for "a total and complete shutdown" of the president's agenda until the...
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Ivanka Trump White House Ethics Loophole for Ivanka 'Doesn't Work,' Say Watchdogs
Ivanka Trump's bizarre new White House role that grants her a West Wing office and security clearance, but no official title or salary, simply does not work. That's the message from government watchdogs Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Democracy 21, and the Campaign...
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Colorado Youth Score Decisive Legal Victory Against Fracking Industry
A group of Colorado teenagers scored a " huge " victory against the state's fracking industry on Thursday when a three-judge panel ruled that the health of citizens and environment takes precedence over oil and gas interests. The decision, handed down by the Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday,...
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RESIST DAY #64: What You Can Do Today
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2014 Keystone XL protest 'Disaster': Trump Administration Signs Off on Keystone XL Pipeline
Nearly ten years after pipeline company TransCanada first applied for a State Department permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline , the Trump administration has reversed the previous administration's decision and signed off on the "disastrous" project. "The Keystone XL pipeline is a...
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Republican Trainwreck: Millions at Risk as Trump Demands Healthcare Vote
In their frenzied effort to strong-arm support for the flailing American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a vote on Friday, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have officially made the Republican plan even worse. Tweets about #ProtectOurCare OR #AHCA Trump issued a stark ultimatum to...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Here Are the 50 GOP Senators Who Just Sacrificed Your #BroadbandPrivacy to Corporate Profits
Privacy and consumer advocates—and a seemingly endless chorus of Internet user s—were expressing outrage on Thursday after the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate passed a bill that will allow powerful media corporations to collect personal data of internet users without their consent and sell that...
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Grassroots Resistance Credited as Republicans Forced to Postpone AHCA Vote
Republican lawmakers on Thursday were met with a deluge of outrage and calls to stand against the American Health Care Act (ACHA) while the planned House vote was thrown into disarray as defections mounted. House Speaker Paul Ryan postponed a 3:30pm press conference shortly before it was reported...
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A protest sign at the 2014 People's Climate March in New York City. 'The Fight is Not Over,' Groups Vow, as State Dept Poised to Approve Keystone XL
The State Department will announce its approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, unnamed government sources told the Associated Press , after President Donald Trump ordered the department to reopen its review of the pipeline. The decision will clear the way for construction to...
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Latest WikiLeak Dump Shows CIA Hacking iPhones Since 2008
On the tails of its damning CIA hacking bombshell , WikiLeaks on Thursday published another trove of documents outlining how the spy agency has been uploading secret software to Apple devices dating back to 2008. Named ' Dark Matter, ' the latest release shows that that CIA has been infecting...
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A sign at a protest on the Supreme Court steps against right-wing Judge Neil Gorsuch. Growing a Spine? Schumer Sets Stage for Gorsuch Filibuster
After weeks of outcry and public calls for Senate Democrats to "grow a spine" and filibuster President Donald Trump's right-wing Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, Democrats finally appear to be listening. On Thursday, after three days of Senate Judiciary Committee testimony, Senate...
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GOP 'Callousness' on Full Display as Trump and Ryan Push for AHCA Passage
House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump appear to be testing just how cruel their healthcare plan must be to win enough Republican support to pass Thursday's House vote. Tweets about #saveaca OR #AHCA Despite widespread outrage over what is already said to be a " massive transfer of...
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