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Friday, December 27, 2019
Citing Joe Biden's Troubling Voting Record, Bernie Sanders Warns 'My God... Trump Will Eat His Lunch'
The Vermont senator said defeating Trump in 2020 will require "ideas that are going to excite and energize millions of people who right now are not particularly active in politics, and who may not vote at all."
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William "Bill" Greider 'A Stark Loss for American Journalism': Reporter and Author William Greider Dies at Age 83
"He was an old school journalist from the pre-internet era when journalists actually sat down and took time to talk to regular people."
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World's 500 Richest People Gained $1.2 Trillion in Wealth in 2019: Analysis
"In the U.S., the richest 0.1% control a bigger share of the pie than at any time since 1929."
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Trump Retweets Article Outing Name of Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower
Legal experts have said outing a whistleblower is likely a federal crime.
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Thursday, December 26, 2019
"Nothing is more painful than what we’ve had to go through the last three years." (Photo: Bill Littman/Flickr/cc) Michael Moore Talks Impeachment, Medicare for All, and Why Trump Might Win Again in 2020
"If we go that route—it’s guaranteed we will lose the Electoral College."
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Residents walk past a house damaged during Typhoon Phanfone in Tacloban, Leyte province in the central Philippines on December 25, 2019. - Typhoon Phanfone pummelled the central Philippines on Christmas Day, bringing a wet and miserable holiday season to millions in the mainly Catholic nation. (Photo: Bobbie Alota/AFP via Getty Images) Typhoon Devastates Philippines With at Least 20 Dead on Christmas Day
Flooded villages and widespread power outages after powerful storm hits island nation on holiday.
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Buttigieg's Small-Dollar Contest Seen as 'Cynical Ploy' to Lower Average Donation Amount
"The only reason to do this is to rig the stats."
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) inside the U.S. Capitol building. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Poll Showing Record Support for Trump's Ouster Indicates GOP 'Policy of Complete Obstruction Not Selling'
Daily tracking poll reveals support for Senate conviction of Trump is all-time high while opposition hits all-time low.
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Top Syrian Official Says US Has 'Absolutely No Right' to Occupy or Plunder Nation's Oil Fields
"He's talking about stealing it," Bouthaina Shaaban said of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has kept troops in Syria to guard that country's oil fields.
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In Christmas Night Twitter Eruption, Trump Questions Why House Is 'Allowed to Impeach the President'
"The words of an aspiring dictator."
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'People Should Take Him Very Seriously': Sanders Polling Surge Reportedly Forcing Democratic Establishment to Admit He Can Win
"He has a very good shot of winning Iowa, a very good shot of winning New Hampshire, and other than Joe Biden, the best shot of winning Nevada," said one former Obama adviser.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Evo Morales Says He Is 'Absolutely Convinced' US Led Coup in Bolivia to Exploit Lithium Reserves
"It was a national and international coup d'etat... it's a coup against lithium."
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'Just About Cruelty': Sanders and Tlaib Rip Trump 'Holiday Menu' of Gifts for the Rich and Nutrition Cuts for the Poor
"Two years after passing a $1.5 trillion tax giveaway to the wealthiest Americans and large corporations, the Trump administration plans to strip 3.7 million people of their nutrition benefits."
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Bloomberg Says Explosive Report on His Campaign's Use of Prison Labor Is 'Fundamentally Accurate'
"It's honestly one of the most evil things we've ever seen from a presidential campaign, and hopefully Bloomberg's campaign will end with him paying out unimaginable sums to the people he exploited. In a just world it would."
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
"Nothing says Merry Christmas like hurling insults at relatives," said one person in reaction to the new Trump campaign tool. (Image: SnowflakeVictory.com) 'Like Something Made by a High Schooler': Trump Campaign Unveils Snowflake-Destroyer-Machine for Holiday Gatherings
"Nothing says Merry Christmas like hurling insults at relatives."
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President Donald Trump leaves his Merry Christmas Rally at the Kellogg Arena on December 18, 2019 in Battle Creek, Michigan. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) 'Not Mere Misers, But Actively Cruel': Trump's GOP Denounced as Worse Than Scrooge on Christmas Eve
"We'd be in much better shape if Trump and company were merely heartless misers. What they really are is much, much worse."
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Fire and Rescue personnel run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Firefighters in Australia Say Situation 'Out of Control' as Prime Minister Denies Request for Emergency Aid
"They believe they have the situation in hand. That is definitely not the case."
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Despite Vow Not to Probe Billionaire Owner's 2020 Rivals, Bloomberg News Runs 'Ridiculous Hit Piece' on Warren and Sanders
"Hit pieces on progressive candidates become questionable when run by a news outlet owned by one of their rivals. This as much as anything shows why Bloomberg must sell Bloomberg News ."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) smiles as then-President Barack Obama signs a bill into law. Obama Insider Confirms Former President Ready to Back Whoever Wins 2020 Nomination—Even Bernie Sanders
"Whoever emerges from the primary process, I will work my tail off to make sure that they are the next president."
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'Okay, Merry Christmas Everyone,' Says McConnell After Admitting GOP Has Zero Plan to Address Climate Crisis
"McConnell's not protecting the economy. He's stalling while his friends loot the safe."
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With Federal Minimum Stuck at $7.25, Report Shows 32 Jurisdictions Will Raise Wages to or Above $15 in 2020
"It shows the incredible momentum that the Fight for $15 movement has built up. People who work low-wage jobs need and deserve a raise—and companies can afford it. There's no excuse."
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Monday, December 23, 2019
Activist Ady Barkan first publicly asked former Vice President Joe Biden to meet with him on September 18. In Year-End Address, Dying Healthcare Activist Ady Barkan Reminds Public Joe Biden Only 2020 Democrat Not to Meet With Him
"Joe Biden, are you kidding? The clock is ticking."
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bottles of Roundup Trump's EPA Goes to Bat for Bayer as Company Fights $25 Million Verdict in Roundup Cancer Case
The chemical company is asking a federal appeals court to reverse its ruling in favor of a California man suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gestures during the first round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 2019. 'Bernie Blackout' Strikes Again? Despite Iowa Poll Average Showing Sanders in Solid 2nd, CNN Uses Old Poll to Show Him in 4th
"Looking forward to winning this thing without the assist."
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Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and current personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to members of the media during a White House Sports and Fitness Day at the South Lawn of the White House May 30, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Rudy Giuliani Asks Not To Be Called Anti-Semitic Right Before Saying, "I'm More of a Jew Than [George] Soros"
"This is, uh, extremely anti-Semitic."
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Sharon Lavigne, founder and president of the faith-based community group RISE St. James Louisiana Officials Urged to Rescind Permission for Petrochemical Plant Over Cancer Dangers and Discovery of Burial Grounds for Enslaved People
"We continue to fight for our lives against these toxic industries, and now we are fighting for our ancestors too."
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'Cutting Social Security Is Murder': Flood of Public Outrage Greets Trump Proposal to Slash Benefits for Hundreds of Thousands
"We cannot let Trump get away with this cruelty. An attack on any part of Social Security is an attack on the entire system."
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U.S. President Donald Trump looks up toward the Solar Eclipse on the Truman Balcony at the White House on August 21, 2017 Calling Trump's Space Force a Violation of Global Consensus, China Condemns US 'Weaponization of Outer Space'
"The relevant U.S. actions are a serious violation of the international consensus on the peaceful use of outer space, undermine global strategic balance and stability, and pose a direct threat to outer space peace and security."
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Emergency Cleanup Underway After Fuel Spill in Galapagos Islands Sparks Concern for Unique and Fragile Ecosystem
The islands have some of the highest levels of species found nowhere else on the planet.
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A procession of demonstrators marched in front of the statue of the Republic with trade union flags and banners calling for struggle on December 19, 2019, the fifteenth day of a national strike. Latest Bid by France's Macron to Quell Protests Over Neoliberal Pension Scheme Fails as Strikes Continue
The French president's approach has generated a resistance movement with protesters blockading streets and engaging in a general strike.
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'What Were They Hiding?': Trump Critics Argue 'Explosive' White House Email Shows Why Key Witnesses Must Testify in Senate Trial
"If there's nothing wrong with withholding the aid, why didn't Mr. Duffey want anyone to know about what he was doing?" asked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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A firefighter and a koala watch a bushfire in Eden Hills, Adelaide, South Australia. Pouring Coal on the Fires, Aussie PM Rejects Climate Solutions as Country Burns
"These are the realities that make me wonder at how corrupt must be the souls of people who have the power to stop this and fail to act."
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Observers Mystified After Trump Delivers 'Moronic' and 'Unhinged' Diatribe Against Wind Power
"Trump says he doesn't understand wind then proved it."
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candlelight vigil 'Antithesis of Justice': Five Saudi Kill Squad Members Sentenced to Death for Khashoggi Murder While Crown Prince Untouched
"Bottom line: the hit-men are guilty, sentenced to death. The masterminds not only walk free. They have barely been touched by the investigation and the trial."
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'Pretty Brazen Stuff': Email Shows Top Buttigieg Fundraiser Offering Campaign Influence in Exchange for Donations
"Pete's fat-cat mega-donors are telling each other that if you donate big money to his campaign, it gives you access and influence. And of course it does. That's why they give it. And why it's a problem."
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Sunday, December 22, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the Venice Beach neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, December 21, 2019. Trump is 'Afraid of Strong Women': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
The New York Democrat made the comments in a Spanish-only interview with Noticias Telemundo .
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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Loyola Marymount University on December 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. 'Dithering' Over Medication Abortion Latest Evidence to Progressives of Buttigieg Reversing Previously-Held Position
"Those who have difficulty accessing medical care, including abortion care, are more likely to be impacted by these policies. This includes women of color, young people, folks in rural communities, and those with low incomes."
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Climate Strike Canada member Emma Lin holds up a sign in protest of revelations that Canadian security forces wanted to train snipers on Indigenous protesters. #WouldYouShootMeToo Hashtag Trends After Reports Canadian Mounted Police Asked Snipers to Target Indigenous Protesters
"How far is Canada willing to go to protect the billionaires who run the oil and gas industry?"
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President Donald Trump stops to speak to reporters as he prepared to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on January 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. White House Strategy on Impeachment: It Didn't Happen
The administration is reportedly basing its argument on an opinion piece in Bloomberg that one former federal prosecutor called "ridiculous."
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Saturday, December 21, 2019
Trump advisor Justin Clark, pictured here in September, told an audience of influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the GOP will go on offense in 2020 to monitor polls. After Admitting "It’s Always Been Republicans Suppressing Votes," Trump Advisor Says Party Will Get Even More Aggressive in 2020
"It's clear there's no law Donald Trump and his right-wing machine won't bend, break, or ignore to try to win the presidency."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks at a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Venice, California on Saturday. Promising a 'Radical Realignment of Our Priorities,' Ocasio-Cortez Tells Los Angeles Crowd That the Sanders Campaign Can Change the Country
"For anyone that accuses us of instituting purity tests, it's called having values. It's called giving a damn."
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Twenty-year-old Oscar Ignacio Pérez Cortéz was pinned between two police jeeps on Friday. He is expected to survive but sustained serious injuries. 'They Did it on Purpose': Protester Crushed Between Police Jeeps Latest Victim of Months-Long Chilean Crackdown on Dissent
The young man was seriously injured but is expected to survive.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) holds hands with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during his speech at a campaign rally in Queensbridge Park on October 19, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. As Bernie and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rally in Los Angeles, Over 300 Prominent Californians Endorse Sanders Campaign
Over 300 prominent Democrats endorsed Sanders ahead of the event.
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Australia is engulfed in flames. 'Everything is Burning': Australian Inferno Continues, Choking Off Access to Cities Across Country
"These fires are likely to continue to spread well past Christmas."
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Friday, December 20, 2019
A fireball exploding in Gaza City during Israeli bombardment on July 20, 2018. ICC to Probe Alleged War Crimes in Palestine
The court's chief prosecutor says "there are no substantial reasons to believe that an investigation would not serve the interests of justice."
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advocates celebrating court win 'A Win for the Planet!': Dutch Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling Mandating Climate Action
The nonprofit that brought the case called it "a groundbreaking decision that confirms that individual governments must do their fair share to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) talk to reporters at the White House April 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Schumer Revealed as Key Industry Ally in Defeat of Effort to Curb Surprise Billing
It was one of a series of lobbying victories by the healthcare industry in 2019 bolstered by top Democrats.
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President Donald J. Trump makes remarks during the arrival ceremony preceding the lying in honor of the Reverend Billy Graham Trump Lashes Out at Evangelical Magazine After It Calls for His Ouster
The editorial in Christianity Today called Trump's Twitter feed "a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused."
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), pictured here during impeachment hearings in the House Judiciary Committee, was the reason for Indian officials declining to meet with a delegation of lawmakers she was included in this week, according to The Washington Post. 'Deeply Disturbing': Indian Minister to Cancel Meeting With US Lawmakers Over Rep. Jayapal's Kashmir Criticism
"What are they hiding in Kashmir?"
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Royal Canadian Mounted Polic 'Monstrous': Docs Show Canadian Mounties Wanted Snipers Ready to Shoot Indigenous Land Defenders Blockading Pipeline
In response to the exclusive Guardian report, critics called the actions of Canadian authorities "abhorrent and unconscionable."
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In 2001, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) was the only member of the U.S. House of Representatives to rise in opposition to the rushed decision to invade Afghanistan following the attacks of September 11. (Photo: Archive/C-SPAN) 'I Was Wrong': Bernie Sanders Admits Barbara Lee Only Member of Congress in 2001 Who Had it Right on Afghan War
"Politicians never ever ever say that. Ever."
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Making Spirited Case for Universal Programs, Sanders Defends Medicare for All From Biden's Right-Wing Talking Points
"Sanders making a straightforward case for universality is good. This is the kind of rhetoric Democrats have been afraid to voice for decades."
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Amid Impeachment Furor, GOP 'Hijacking' of Courts Continues as McConnell Rams Through 12 More Lifetime Trump Judges
"Trump's hijacking of our judiciary will be his most enduring legacy, and it will continue to threaten everything progressives care about long after he leaves office."
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Warren and Sanders Take on Buttigieg Over Big Donors: 'Billionaires in Wine Caves Should Not Pick the Next President'
While Warren arguably had the line of the night, the Vermont senator slammed the "real competition going on" between Biden and Buttigieg over who has the most billionaire supporters.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by PBS NewsHour & Politico at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California on December 19, 2019. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown / AFP) After Telling Moderator Climate Question 'Misses the Mark,' Sanders Says Real Issue Is Will We 'Save the Planet for Our Children and Grandchildren'
"Instead of spending $1.8 trillion a year globally on weapons of destruction," said Sanders, "maybe we pool our resources and fight our common enemy which is climate change."
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Federal Study on Racial Biases in Facial Recognition Technology Confirms Warnings of Civil Liberties Groups
African American and Asian American men were misidentified 100 times as often as white men.
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A "Ring Stick Up Cam" is pictured at the Amazon Headquarters on September 20, 2018 in Seattle. Just Two Days After Product Warning Issued for Amazon Ring, Reporting Reveals Data of 3,000 Users Leaked
"This gives a potential attacker access to view cameras in somebody's home in some of these cases—that's a real serious potential invasion of privacy right there."
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If Current Trends Hold, Women Around the World Will Have to Wait 257 More Years for Gender Pay Gap to Close
"None of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children."
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Trump EPA Sued for Putting Millions of Lives at Risk With Rollback of Chemical Safety Rules
"We are fighting for the lives and safety of our families and workers. Our lives are more valuable than the bottom line of a few chemical barons."
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One Nation, Tracked This Story on Cellphone Tracking 'Is the Most Important Article You Should Read Today. Period.'
The New York Times published the first piece in its "One Nation, Tracked" investigation based on a data set with over 50 billion location pings.
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University of Delhi English professor Ira Raja was detained by police Thursday during a protest against the Indian government's citizenship law. 'They Are Turning India Into Kashmir': Government Crackdown Intensifies as Protest Movement Grows Across Subcontinent
Security forces shutting down internet access and detaining demonstrators as dissidents swept up and at least three people killed.
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) walks back to his office after he gave remarks in the Senate chamber December 19, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. McConnell criticized Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of delaying to send the Senate the impeachment articles charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) McConnell Openly Signals GOP's Future Willingness for 'Endless Parade' of Meaningless Impeachment Efforts
Did the Senate Majority Leader just issue a warning, or was it a threat?
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For 'Making Movement Politics Mainstream,' National Grassroots Group People's Action Endorses Bernie Sanders
"Bernie Sanders cuts through the haze of corporate propaganda that clouds politics across the spectrum."
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heat map 'Red Lights Flashing': Australia Smashes Heat Record Just a Day After Previous Record Hit
"I think this is the single loudest alarm bell I've ever heard on global heating."
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'Trump Is Bad for the Jews': Full-Page Ad From Progressive Jewish Group Condemns President
"During this moment of very real, terrifying anti-Semitism coming from white nationalists and the White House, we need Congress to catch up and finally speak out."
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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (R-HI) speaks to the crowd during the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Trump Is Third Impeached President, But Tulsi Gabbard Now First Lawmaker in US History to Vote 'Present' on Key Question
"I really think it was not a smart choice for her politically," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a fellow Democrat. "I thought that was very disappointing and, frankly, a cop out."
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Sanders and Warren Demand McConnell Hold Full and Fair Impeachment Trial for 'Most Corrupt President in Our History'
"U.S. senators take an oath to support and defend the Constitution, not the president of the United States," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender.
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'Absolutely Disgusting': Trump Suggests Late Congressman Is in Hell After His Widow Debbie Dingell Votes to Impeach
"One of the worst things this very horrible man has ever said. And that's not easy."
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Warning Against Sham 'Cover-Up to Protect Trump,' Progressives Pressure McConnell to Hold Fair Senate Impeachment Trial
Advocacy groups called for a "fair trial of the impeached and disgraced president in the United States Senate—not a show trial to attempt to excuse the abuses of office which led to President Trump's impeachment."
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base as the US House of Representatives debates his impeachment on December 18, 2019, in Maryland. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP) Charged With Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress, Trump Impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives
"Every single Republican in the House of Representatives became an accomplice to Trump's subversion of our democracy. By failing to impeach Donald Trump, GOP lawmakers showed their blind loyalty to their party and to a corrupt president—and history will remember them for the cowards they are."
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Break up big tech graphic New Petition Calls On 2020 Candidates to Break Up Big Tech to Rein In Threat to Democracy
"The future of our democracy shouldn't be left to the whims of a few reckless billionaire CEOs and their dangerous corporate empires."
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As Susan Collins Announces 2020 Run With Familiar Claims of Centrism, Progressives Are 'Ready to Defeat Her'
"Collins has toyed with Mainers long enough with her political games... We will not stop until she is unseated in November 2020."
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Google billionaire Larry Page, pictured here in 2010, is under fire for his approach to philanthropy. Google Billionaire Larry Page's $400 Million 'Philanthropic Sleight of Hand' Raises Questions About Charity Loophole
"Not a good look for Larry Page."
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The expanse of JBS pork processing plant sits at the northeast corner of Worthington, Minn., September 4, 2019. To Protect Nation's Waterways, New Lawsuit Challenges Trump Admin's Failure to Update Slaughterhouse Pollution Guidelines
"EPA is rewarding dirty slaughterhouses at the expense of the public."
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Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) tells fellow members of the U.S. House of Representatives that President Donald Trump's impeachment is analogous to the trial of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 'An Idiotic False Equivalency': GOP Rep. Loudermilk Implies Trump Impeachment Worse Than Trial of Jesus Christ
"If you thought the comparisons to Salem were perhaps misguided, we now have the Crucifixion itself."
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phil murphy 'Huge Step Toward a More Inclusive, Representative Democracy': NJ Restores Voting Rights of People on Parole and Probation
"On this historic day, New Jersey has lifted... 83,000 ghosts of democracy out of the shadows."
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'The President Is the Smoking Gun': Pramila Jayapal Makes Case for Trump Impeachment Ahead of House Vote
"Today, to uphold my oath to Constitution and country, I will vote to impeach Donald J. Trump."
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A young girl stands inside a tent at a makeshift camp next to the camp of Moria in the island of Lesbos on November 30, 2019. Self-Harm, Fear, Neglect: New Reports Show Horror Faced by Lone Children at Greek Migrant Camp
"Everything is dangerous here—the cold, the place I sleep, the fights. I don't feel safe."
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In 'Mind-Blowing Omission,' Buttigieg Campaign Failed to Disclose Wall Street Power Brokers in Release of Major Fundraisers
A "vulture" hedge fund manager, charter school founder, and lawyer who represented Wall Street banks during the financial crisis were among the bundlers who were not previously disclosed.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during the 2019 J Street National Conference in Washington, D.C. on October 28, 2019. "Let's Nip This Sh*t in the Bud": Cynical Accusations of Anti-Semitism Against Bernie Sanders Draw Fire From Progressives
"Bernie Sanders' willingness to criticize Israel, his support for Palestinian rights—these are not anti-Semitic."
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Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, is seen during a House Armed Services Committee hearing  in the Rayburn Building on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Stephen King Vows Effort to Defeat Maine Democratic Congressman If He Doesn't Vote for Both Trump Articles of Impeachment
"If my congressman, Jared Golden, votes for only one article of impeachment, I will work with all my might to see him defeated next year," warned the famed novelist.
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An elementary school student wears a mask In New Study Naming Pollution the 'Largest Environmental Threat to Health,' US Ranks Among Top 10 Nations for Premature Deaths
The analysis found that "exposure to toxic air, water, soil, and chemical pollution" causes 8.3 million premature deaths worldwide each year.
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Sanders Report Shows How Millennial Generation Is 'Being Punished With Crushing Student Debt and Low-Paying Jobs'
"In the richest country in the history of the world, we have an obligation to turn this around and make sure our kids live healthier and better lives than we do."
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'An Unthinkable and Unlivable Reality': Australia Sees Hottest Day on Record as National Average Temperature Hits 105.6°F
"We are in a climate emergency," said meteorologist Eric Holthaus.
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Hundreds of Thousands Take to Streets in All 50 States With a Simple Message for Congress: 'Time to Impeach and Remove Trump'
"This is what democracy looks like."
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders participates during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) 'Not What Resistance to Trump Looks Like': Bernie Sanders Rips Senate for Passing $738 Billion Pentagon Budget
"We need to fundamentally change our priorities as a nation," said the 2020 Democratic candidate as military spending bill heads to president's desk.
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'The President Is Deranged': Critics Respond to 'Unhinged' Trump Letter Demanding Halt to Impeachment
"Before they vote tomorrow, every single member of Congress should read this letter alongside their oath of office and decide whether they believe this lawless president can be allowed to remain in office."
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Sex workers and activists Progressives Unveil New Bill to Investigate How Anti-Trafficking Law Has 'Demonized and Harmed' Sex Workers
"Instead of preventing sex trafficking, SESTA/FOSTA made it harder for sex workers to access critical health and safety resources. We need the full picture."
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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao with her husband Senator Mitch McConnell, at the White House in January 2017. Ethics Watchdogs Sound Alarm After Transportation Secretary Chao Delivers Major Federal Contract to Husband Mitch McConnell's Kentucky
"Chao's corruption has gone unchecked for too long."
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Democratic Debate to Go Forward After 2020 Candidates Help Push for Labor Deal for Union Workers at Loyola Marymount
All seven candidates said Friday they would not cross the picket line even if it meant skipping the sixth Democratic debate.
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'Democrats Must Do Better': Progressive Caucus Leaders Condemn $1.4 Trillion Spending Bill That Boosts War Budget, Funds Trump's Wall
"The bill before us today will not stop the abuse and wrongful detention of people in custody, nor will it prevent the Trump administration from misusing federal funds to advance their horrific mass detention and deportation agenda."
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President Donald Trump New Report Details How Trump Tax Scam 'Delivered Big Benefits to the Rich and Corporations But Nearly None for Working Families'
As predicted, the Republican plan signed into law in December of 2017 "only caters to the super-wealthy, historically white, corporate class."
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Customs and Border Patrol agents at the Scripps-Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California with a child carrier. Outraged Response Forces US Border Patrol to Allow 19-Year-Old Mother to Stay With Sick Newborn
"If this is what happens when a group of attorneys and reporters are looking, imagine what happens when they are not."
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Top Dem Accused of Putting Private Equity Before Sick and Poor by Killing Effort to End 'Devastating' Surprise Medical Bills
One critic said Rep. Richard Neal, the Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is "actively helping private equity-owned doctor groups rip off and destroy the lives of people at their most vulnerable."
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Citing 'Clear and Present Danger' to US Constitution, 750+ Historians Join Call for House to Impeach Trump
"It is our considered judgment that if President Trump's misconduct does not rise to the level of impeachment, then virtually nothing does."
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Attorney General William Barr speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a press conference about the 2020 census at the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chen Mengtong/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images) William Barr 'Must Be Removed': Letter Urges Congress to Impeach Attorney General for Repeatedly Violating Oath of Office
"The Attorney General," says president of Common Cause, "has repeatedly proven unwilling to put the interests of the nation before those of the man who appointed him and he must be removed from office before he does more harm to the nation."
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2018 fracked gas well blowout in rural ohio This So-Called Bridge Fuel 'Leads to Hell': Blowout at ExxonMobil Fracking Site Among Nation's Worst-Ever Methane Leaks
New data about the 2018 incident sparks fresh warnings about the dangers of natural gas and renewed calls for a rapid transition to renewable energy.
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'History Is Watching Us': 600+ Rallies Planned Nationwide on Trump Impeachment Eve
"Those marching in the streets will send a clear message to Congress: Voters are watching, and we will remember who shows more loyalty to Donald Trump and the Republican Party than to the Constitution and their oath of office."
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Sanders Calls Out 'Deficit Hawks' in Both Parties Who Support $738 Billion Pentagon Budget But Claim US Can't Afford Medicare for All
"When it comes to giving the Pentagon $738 billion—even more money than it requested—there is a deafening silence within Congress and the ruling elites about what our nation can and cannot afford."
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'Stop This Illegal Purge': Outrage as Georgia GOP Removes More Than 300,000 Voters From Rolls
Warning of 2020 impact, one critic said Georgia could remain a red state solely "due to the GOP purposefully denying people the right to vote."
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