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Monday, March 2, 2020
'Absolutely Remarkable': Poll Shows Democratic Voters in Texas and California View Socialism More Positively Than Capitalism
"Did not see those Texas numbers on socialism coming," tweeted HillTV 's Krystal Ball.
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'We Have the Energy and Excitement': Nearly 25,000 Rally for Bernie in California Ahead of Super Tuesday
"The political establishment is getting nervous... Some in the Democratic establishment are saying, 'My God, look at the turnout here!'"
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Sunday, March 1, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets supporters as he arrives at a town hall campaign event at the Denver Airport Convention Center February 22, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Nevada held its presidential caucus earlier today. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) 'Loyal Soldier'? Ahead of Super Tuesday, Pete Buttigieg to End Presidential Bid
As one political observer noted: "He can get a cabinet post in a Biden WH, but not a Sanders WH."
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"From coast to coast we are rising up in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en nation and against colonial violence and land theft," said Vanessa Gray, Anishinaabe Kwe Land Defender from Aamjiwnaang First Nation and one of the organizers of Sunday's demonstration. "It's clear that Canada is a state built on the removal of Indigenous people for resource extraction." 'Against Colonial Violence and Land Theft,' Indigenous Activists and Allies Target Mining Industry Convention in Toronto
Demonstration held "in solidarity with every community that has found itself staring down the barrel of a gun for daring to oppose Canada's ongoing colonial project through resource extraction."
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"The last-minute nature of the announcements—and the lowering of AIPAC's own standards to accept pre-recorded videos from the candidates—gives a glimpse into AIPAC's frantic scramble to save face," said Dani Moscovitch of IfNotNow, "and is a sign of the growing weakness of the pro-occupation establishment." (Image: Screenshot/AIPAC) 'Gross': Just Days After Winning Progressive Applause for Vow to Skip AIPAC, Klobuchar and Buttigieg Make Last-Minute Reversal
Jewish-led advocacy group IfNotNow said it was disappointed though not wholly surprised given that both Democrats "have been distinguished by a stated desire to be seen as progressive alongside a demonstrated refusal to stand up to the corrupt establishment."
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Presidental hopeful Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg scratches his forehead as he waits to speak to attendees at the Blue NC Celebration, a dinner put on by the North Carolina Democratic Party at the Hilton in University City in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 29, 2020. - Former vice president Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, reviving his flagging campaign and positioning himself as the leading rival to frontrunner Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presiden "Ahh the Ol' Pretend I'm President" Routine: Mega-Billionaire Bloomberg Buys Prime Time Slot to Address Nation on Coronavirus
"It's bad enough that an oligarch can buy up airtime; to do so in order to exploit a pandemic for your presidential campaign is disgraceful."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Democratic Presidential Candidate, speaks to thousands of supporters during a rally at the Boston Common on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in Boston, MA. (Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'A President Who Doesn't Need to Beg the Powerful for Money': Sanders Campaign Raises Record $46 Million in February
"That is revolutionary."
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Saturday, February 29, 2020
Supporters of "Medicare For All" demonstrate outside of the Charleston Gaillard Center ahead of the Democratic presidential debate on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. South Carolina holds its Democratic presidential primary on Saturday, February 29. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) With Another Win in South Carolina Primary, 'Medicare for All Is Four for Four'
"Support was 57 percent to 38 percent in Iowa, 58 percent to 37 percent in New Hampshire, 62 percent to 35 percent in Nevada, and 50 percent to 44 percent in South Carolina."
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US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar sign a peace agreement during a ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on February 29, 2020. - The United States signed a landmark deal with the Taliban, laying out a timetable for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within 14 months as it seeks an exit from its longest-ever war. Pompeo called on the Taliban to honour its commitments to sever ties with jihadist groups as Washington s "So-Called ‪'Peace Deal' Is Anything But": Critics Warn US-Taliban Deal Exposes Fallacies of Endless War Paradigm
The agreement, warned Rep. Barbara Lee, "leaves thousands of troops in Afghanistan and lacks the critical investments in peacebuilding, human-centered development, or governance reform needed to rebuild Afghan society."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) marches with supporters to early vote on February 27, 2020 at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sanders continues to seek support for the Democratic nomination ahead of Super Tuesday. (Photo: Brian Blanco/Getty Images) A Step Away From Fascism and 'Toward a Brighter More Just Future': 100+ Black Writers and Scholars Endorse Bernie Sanders
"When so much is at stake, not only for Black people but for all people, and all life on the planet, we feel it imperative that we step outside of our classrooms and go beyond our campuses, to speak out on the current presidential election."
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US President Donald Trump takes questions during a press conference on the COVID-19, coronavirus, outbreak at the White House in Washington, DC on February 29, 2020. - The number of novel coronavirus cases in the world rose to 85,919, including 2,941 deaths, across 61 countries and territories by 1700 GMT on Saturday, according to a report gathered by AFP from official sources. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images) First US Coronavirus Death Near Canada, But Trump Confirms Closing Mexico Border Under Consideration
"Why isn't Donald Trump focused on our northern border? I'll give you three guesses but you'll only need one."
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'Sad Day in Our State,' Says Gov. Jay Inslee as First US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington
President Donald Trump, under fire for his handling of the situation, was expected to hold a press conference Saturday afternoon to offer an update on the situation.
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CNN weekend host Michael Smerconish was criticized Saturday after introducing a segment by comparing the rise of Sen. Bernie Sanders to the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo: CNN / Screengrab) CNN Host Michael Smerconish Rebuked for Comparing Sanders Surge to Spread of Coronavirus
"Nice to wake up to discover that CNN is giving a platform to the idea that the left is a disease. That's never led to anything bad happening before."
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A passenger wears a face mask on a train in San Francisco on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. (Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Image) As Trump Cries 'Hoax,' Nurses in California Warn Quarantines of 124 Health Workers Show US Hospitals Remain Unprepared for Coronavirus
Warning from frontline health providers comes as Trump accuses those criticizing his handling of the crisis as perpetrating a "new hoax" against him.
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U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at a Keep America Great Rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, United States on February 28, 2020. (Photo: Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) 'Careful What You Wish For': Trump Urges GOP Voters to Back 'Crazy Bernie' in Democratic Primary
"It's pathetic and unacceptable that, while reports of coronavirus infection continue to grow and economic concerns rise," said Sanders, "Trump is flying around playing his own political game, traveling to South Carolina in an attempt to disrupt the Democratic primary."
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Friday, February 28, 2020
'An Astonishing Rate of Corruption': Trump Has Amassed 3,000 Conflicts of Interest Since Taking Office
Government watchdog CREW revealed that the president racks up the equivalent of two conflicts of interest per day.
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Protesters hold up signs before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on February 28, 2020. "I Don't Think That You are Telling Us the Truth": House Democrats Grill Pompeo on Iran and Coronavirus
"You can't hide behind classification on this one because you can't classify something that doesn't exist."
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'Good News for Democracy': Wisconsin Appeals Court Rejects Voter Purge Targeting More Than 200,000 People
"A win over voter suppression is a win for the people of Wisconsin."
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'Sanders Rose to the Top': Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Endorses Bernie After Citywide People's Caucus
"Sen. Sanders has demonstrated consistency in his support of policies that align with the goals, concerns, and principles of our communities."
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World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Warren Accuses Trump of 'Bungling Every Aspect of This Crisis' as WHO Elevates Coronavirus Threat to Highest Level
"This is a reality check for every government on the planet: Wake up. Get ready," said a top World Health Organization official. "This virus may be on its way and you need to be ready."
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Former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg attends his rally held at The Rustic on February 27, 2020 in Houston, Texas. 'The Democratic Party Has a Problem': Bloomberg Hires Super Tuesday State Democratic Vice Chairs
"It boggles my mind that this doesn't seem to break any rules."
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Progressive Groups Launch #NeverBloomberg Campaign, Demanding Top Democrats Oppose Former New York Mayor's Run
The Working Families Party and the Center for Popular Democracy are among the groups intending to march on Bloomberg's New York townhouse on Saturday.
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The greater sage grouse Trump 'Efforts to Serve Corporate Polluters' Dealt Blow as Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Lease Sales on Nearly 1 Million Acres
"The judge confirmed that it's illegal to silence the public to expand fossil-fuel extraction."
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California Poll Shows Sanders With Double the Support of Closest Rival Just Days Ahead of Super Tuesday
"If this latest poll holds, Sanders would win over 10% of the delegates he needs to clinch the nomination."
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Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg 'World Leaders Are Behaving Like Children,' Greta Thunberg Tells Thousands of Bristol Strikers in Call for Climate Action
"Basically, nothing is being done to halt this crisis despite all the beautiful words and promises from our elected officials."
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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney talks about the coronavirus on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 (CPAC) on February 28, 2020. Mick Mulvaney Suggests Media Attention on Coronavirus Merely a Ploy to Tank Trump
"As Mulvaney spews this disinformation for political reasons, he highlights the grave danger of politicizing the response to an emergency for the benefit of a corrupt president."
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Sanders Viewed as Best Candidate to Beat Trump by Democrats and Independents Who Watched Latest Debates: Poll
"Most of the available empirical evidence show[s] Mr. Sanders defeating President Trump in the national popular vote and in the critical Midwestern states that tipped the Electoral College in 2016."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks to the media after the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami. 'Uncharted Waters': DC Lobbyists Panic Over Possibility of Sanders Win
"Senator Sanders is breaking the mold in presidential politics with every gain he makes in the primary process."
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Landmark Win in 'Fight for Habitable Future' as Jury Refuses to Convict Climate Activists Who Presented Necessity Defense
"When citizens are told the truth about the climate crisis—which is the first of Extinction Rebellion's demands—they take appropriate and responsible action, as our jury did, and we thank them."
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Whistleblower Accuses Trump of 'Corrupt' Effort to 'Cover Up' Possible Exposure of Federal Workers to Coronavirus
"The utter ineptitude of this administration is infuriating. They are going to get people killed."
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), speaks at a press conference while Reps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Doug Collins (R-Ga.) listen on July 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) GOP Plotting Resolution to Condemn... Teaching Children and Adults to Read
"I've had it with people speaking for our Cuban-American community and simply using us as a political football to hurt Sanders," said one critic of the recent smear effort.
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The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday it is creating a task force devoted to denaturalization. 'This Is a Nightmare': Trump Accused of Weaponizing DOJ With New Task Force Focused on Stripping US Citizenship
"Of all the dystopian shit—a department of denaturalization at DOJ might take the biscuit."
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People wear medical masks as a precaution against coronavirus, walking around the in the streets of New York, United States on January 30, 2020. (Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Looming Coronavirus Threat in US Bolsters Case for Medicare for All and Universal Paid Sick Leave
"Doubters may claim that our nation can't afford Medicare for All, but it's increasingly likely that we are about to discover just how costly our current system really is."
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walmart workers Warren and Schakowsky Introduce Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights to Battle Companies That 'Skimp on Wages and Benefits'
The legislation comes as new research shows that part-time workers are underemployed—particularly women and people of color—and paid 29.3% less in wages per hour compared with full-time workers.
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Banners belonging to supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange outside Woolwich Crown Court during his extradition hearing on 25th February 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is wanted in the United States to face charges of attempted hacking and breaches of the espionage act, related to the publication of classified US military documents. He faces a maximum of 175 years in prison. (Photo: Claire Doherty/In Pictures via Getty Images) Prosecution in Assange Extradition Hearing: US-UK Treaty Does Not Apply To Wikileaks' Publisher
As his defense team argues U.S. effort to get their hands on Assange is clearly political in nature, the defendant complains to court he is being prevented from meeting privately to consult with his lawyers.
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Democratic operative Anton Gunn is under fire for comments made on MSNBC wherein he suggested the party elite should have more of a voice in the presidential primary nominating process than the public. "The Public Doesn't Really Decide": MSNBC Guest Under Fire for Saying Voters Won't Choose Dem Nominee
Anton Gunn, a longtime South Carolina political operative, is on the board of anti-Bernie Sanders group the Democratic Majority for Israel.
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'No Time for Being Patronized,' Say Youth Climate Leaders as UK Cops Warn Parents Over Fridays for Future Protest
"Young people should not be underestimated—we have a voice and we are strong."
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UN Human Rights Chief Slams Trump for Attacks on Environment, Refugees, and Children
Michelle Bachelet included the U.S. in her report on current human rights violations around the world.
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) House Democrats and Healthcare Experts Explain Why Medicare for All 'Is a Racial Justice Necessity'
"Our healthcare system determines who is worthy and unworthy of healthcare. And people of color are often deemed unworthy. That stops now."
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A Bolivian indigenous woman, supporter of Bolivian ousted president Evo Morales, holds a Wiphala flag—representing native peoples—during a protest against the interim government in La Paz on November 15, 2019. 'The OAS Has a Lot to Answer For': New Study Disputes Key Claim That Paved Way for Right-Wing Coup in Bolivia
The Organization of American States "greatly misled the media and the public about what happened in Bolivia's elections."
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Ahead of South Carolina Primary, Grassroots "I'm a Medicare for All Voter" Campaign Faces Down Big-Dollar Industry Ad Blitz
"One of the things that we've found as we've gone around in South Carolina and elsewhere, talking to working people of all sorts, is that people do understand that nobody loves their insurance company."
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'Rich People Have Profited Enough': New Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Support Wealth Tax to Combat Inequality
"Americans are ready for a revolution—a massive change to how we run this country."
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Campaigners 'Groundbreaking Result for Climate Justice': UK Appeal Court Rules Plans for Third Runway at Heathrow Airport Illegal
Celebrating the win, campaigners declared that "no airport expansion is compatible with a #ClimateEmergency."
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'You'll See Rebellion': Sanders Supporters Denounce Open Threats by Superdelegates to Steal Nomination
"The Democrats might be able to stop Sanders, but in doing so they would destroy their party's own electoral prospects."
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Ocasio-Cortez Says Putting Pence in Charge of Coronavirus Effort 'Irresponsible' Because He 'Literally Does Not Believe in Science'
"This decision could cost people their lives. Pence's past decisions already have."
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'An Outrage': HHS Chief Azar Refuses to Vow Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Affordable for All, Not Just the Rich
"This is what happens when you put a Big Pharma CEO who doubled the price of insulin in charge of regulating Big Pharma."
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to guests during a campaign stop at Berg Middle School on January 11, 2020 in Newton, Iowa. A recent poll has Sanders with a narrow lead in the state ahead of the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses being held on February 3. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Sanders Says Trump 'Taking a Page From His Dictator Friends Around the World' With NYT Libel Lawsuit
The 2020 Democratic frontrunner said the president is "trying to dismantle the right to a free press in the First Amendment by suing the New York Times for publishing an opinion column about his dangerous relationship with Russia."
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'Watershed Moment': Joining Warren and Sanders, Centrist Democrats Klobuchar and Buttigieg Agree to #SkipAIPAC
"Because of grassroots pressure, the tide is turning."
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H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, passed the House overwhelmingly on a 410-4 vote. Approximately 120 Years Too Late, US House Passes Law to Make Lynching a Federal Crime
"Today, we send a strong message that violence—and race-based violence, in particular—has no place in America."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Reads Full Green New Deal Resolution on House Floor to Help Improve GOP Comprehension
"Over the last year, it has become clear that many of the Republicans crying about the #GreenNewDeal... have never actually read it!"
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Besides "massively invade our privacy, the U.S. National Security Agency's bulk collection of the phone numbers we called produced only one 'significant' investigation," said Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth. (Image EFF Photos/flickr/cc) Presidential Candidates Should Declare Their Stance on "Costly Failure of the NSA's Unconstitutional Mass Surveillance Program," Says Snowden
The whistleblower's call follows reporting by the New York Times showing the agency's sprawling photo data collection effort came with a $100 million pricetag and nearly no success.
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In 'Infuriating' Bow to Right-Wing Hit Job, ABC News Suspends Veteran Journalist for Criticizing Network's Trump-Era Coverage
"Would 'I consider myself a capitalist' be a suspendable offense at any news outlet?"
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'We Are Not That Stupid': Rev. Al Sharpton Says Black Voters Won't Be Fooled by Red-Baiting Attacks on Sanders
"The civil rights movement always was targeted by those that would use the Red Scare. They accused Dr. King of being a communist. We've been down that road before."
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A Palestinian girl seen with a flag during the clashes on the Gaza-Israel wall east of Khan Yunis on Jan. 4, 2019. Netanyahu, Trump, and Kushner Named in 'War Crimes' Lawsuit Filed by Palestinians in US Court
The suit claims that the behavior of U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a "violation of the Nuremberg principles."
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Locusts swarm from ground vegetation 'A Scourge of Biblical Proportions': UN Leaders Sound Alarm on East Africa Locust Crisis in Call for Global Response
The worst outbreak in decades has devastated crops across a region already enduring food insecurity, conflict, and climate impacts.
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Police personnel and protestors seen during anti-Muslim attacks at Jaffrabad on February 24, 2020 in New Delhi, India. 'Red Alert': Anti-Muslim Violence in India Reaching Critical Levels as Homes and Businesses Burn and at Least 24 Dead
"Who will help the Muslims of India?"
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Trump Reportedly Trying to Siphon $37 Million From Heating Assistance for the Poor to Fund Coronavirus Response
"Because if we have to prevent the spread of an infectious disease, we might as well take the opportunity to make some poor families freeze."
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Chris Matthews interviews Sen. Elizabeth Warren following a recent Democratic presidential primary debate. On Tuesday, Matthews questioned Warren's position that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is lying about reports that he sexually harassed and discriminated against his employees. "Fire Chris Matthews," Women's Rights Group Says After MSNBC Host Grills Warren Over Discrimination Claims Against Bloomberg
"He is not fit to continue to cover this election. MSNBC can and must do better, and they can start by firing Chris Matthews."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a lead sponsor of the Green New Deal, on Tuesday critized the Democratic presidential debate moderators for not asking any climate crisis-related questions. (Photo: Senate Democrats/flickr/cc) 'Horrifying': AOC, Green Groups Criticize Debate Moderators for Asking Zero Climate Questions
It's "honestly shocking that CBS , in the final Democratic debate before Super Tuesday, didn't ask a single question about the defining issue of our lives," said the Sunrise Movement.
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Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Rising Number of Democrats Say Sanders Most Likely to Beat Trump as Senator Surpasses Biden in Black Voter Support
The Reuters/Ipsos national polling results were released ahead of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate in South Carolina.
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'I Bough...—I, I Got Them': Bloomberg Almost Admits to Buying Members of Congress
"When people show you who they are..."
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'Audience Full of Rich People'? $1,750+ Ticket Prices for Democratic Debate Spark Disgust
"I think it speaks to the fundamental, endemic corruption of the Democratic Party establishment that you had to pay... multiple thousands of dollars to get into that room."
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'In Chile, In Guatemala, In Iran': Sanders Applauded for Highlighting US Record of Overthrowing Governments Around the World
"Nobody on the debate stage except Bernie has the guts to say the truth about the legacy of U.S. foreign policy."
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Supporters hold Bernie placards as Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a Get Out to Caucus Rally at Springs Preserve Amphitheater in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 21, 2020. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) Amid Establishment Onslaught, New Sanders Ad Declares: 'There Are More of Us. We Are Stronger. We Will Wait No Longer'
Ahead of South Carolina debate, new ad features uplifting speech of unity by campaign surrogate and rapper "Killer Mike" about shared burdens and hopes of the 99%.
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Jewish Activists Demanding 2020 Democrats #SkipAIPAC Arrested at Biden Headquarters
"Biden wants to lead the Democratic party, even as he plans to attend AIPAC's annual conference and perpetuate this broken status quo. We won't stand for that."
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Public Citizen truck With Bedrock Environmental Law Under Threat, Video Billboard Casts Interior Secretary as Trumpian 'Swamp Monster'
"If this rollback happens, it will weaken communities' efforts to protect their air, water, and public health."
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'Air of Desperation,' Says Sanders Campaign, as Democratic Establishment Launches All-Out Effort to Stop Bernie
"You've got candidates, you've got super PACs, all piling on to stop Bernie Sanders. They know he has the momentum in the race."
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CDC Says Americans Should Brace for 'Significant Disruptions' Amid Warnings Coronavirus Could Infect 40-70% of Global Population
"We are asking the American public to prepare for the expectation that this might be bad."
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 Fred Hiatt Washington Post Editor Fred Hiatt Ripped for 'Remarkably Ignorant' Op-Ed Equating Trump and Sanders on Climate Crisis
"Tried to come up with a response but honestly how does shit like this even get published?"
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A shop set on fire during clashes between a group of anti-CAA protestors and supporters of the new citizenship act, near Maujpur and Jaffrabad metro station on February 24, 2020 in New Delhi, India. In Shadow of Trump's India Visit, New Delhi Sees Worst Attacks on Muslims in Decades
"That this recent burst of anti-Muslim violence comes during Trump's visit to India is only proof of not only Trump's own legitimizing power of violence against Muslims but also the Pavlovian fascist reactionism in India to a fascist like Trump."
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Democrats Rip Trump for 'Raiding Money' From Other Health Emergencies to Fund Lackluster Coronavirus Response
"The president is compounding our vulnerabilities by seeking to ransack funds still needed to keep Ebola in check."
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'String of Intentional Outright Lies': Bloomberg Campaign Deletes Tweets Containing Fake Quotes of Sanders Praising Despotism
"Mike Bloomberg has been publishing videos attacking Bernie Sanders and Bernie supporters for being 'toxic'—and then Bloomberg fabricated grotesque fake quotes and attributed them to Bernie."
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JPMorgan chase protest Even 'Worst Fossil Fuel Banker' JPMorgan Chase Will No Longer Fund This Way of Destroying the Planet
"These are small concessions that leave them the largest funder of the climate crisis—but it proves citizen power can work!"
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Democratic elites bandying about the idea of stealing the nomination from Sanders in a brokered convention should think twice, say progressives. Progressives Warn Democratic Establishment Against Brokered Convention Shenanigans
"While we can see why they'd want to exploit existing processes however they can, there's no reason we should let them. Besides, if a candidate did win through a brokered convention, it would be a disaster for the Democrats in November."
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'This Is Outrageous': Legal Experts Condemn Trump for Demanding Sotomayor and Ginsburg Recusals
"Justice Sotomayor's dissent is a call to action, and now Trump is attacking her for speaking the truth."
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'How Does Bernie Pay for His Major Plans?': Sanders Campaign Releases Detailed Answer
From a tax on Wall Street speculation to slashing the military budget, Sanders' presidential campaign summarized how it would pay for its plans.
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Monday, February 24, 2020
Reproductive rights advocates criticized a federal court's ruling on Monday upholding the Trump administration's Title X rule, which bans health clinics from counseling patients on abortion care. (Photo: Mikasi/cc/flickr) "Unconscionable": Fury as Federal Appeals Court Upholds Trump's Anti-Women, Anti-Choice "Gag Rule"
"Leaving women in the dark about their healthcare and restricting doctors from providing candid advice is simply not in the best interest of public health."
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Amid Right-Wing Effort to Smear Sanders Over Cuba Comments, Campaign Issues Reminder That Obama Said the Same Thing
"If offering an (accurately) positive assessment of any aspect of an authoritarian communist regime's record is tantamount to endorsing its form of rule, then Barack Obama is an authoritarian communist."
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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg take a break during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Paris Las Vegas on February 19, 2020 in Las Vegas. 'The People Versus the Oligarch': Bloomberg Planning All-Out Media Assault on Sanders Ahead of Super Tuesday
"The Bloomberg machine turns its billions onto Sanders in a first test of what the general election will look like."
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Hundreds of activists and campaigners gather in London's Parliament Square for 'Extinction Rebellion' protest against the inaction of the British government in the face of climate change and ecological collapse Global Rescue Plan to Stop Mass Extinction 'Hopelessly Weak and Inadequate'
"We need an urgent plan to save humanity and this is not it."
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Protesters Arrested After Police Raid Mohawk Railway Camp Constructed in Solidarity With Wet'suwet'en
Police moved in on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory demonstration as hundreds of people marched through downtown Ottawa.
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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during 'Namaste Trump' rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on February 24, 2020. 'The Worst Kind of Fascists': Trump Visits Modi's India and Announces $3 Billion Arms Deal
"For decades, the U.S.-India relationship was anchored by claims of shared values of human rights and human dignity. Now, those shared values are discrimination, bigotry, and hostility towards refugees and asylum seekers."
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'A Historic Victory for Survivors Everywhere': Harvey Weinstein Convicted of Felony Sexual Assault
"This verdict sends a clear signal that sexual abusers everywhere can and will be held accountable for their crimes—even if they enjoy significant positions of power."
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Environmental and Indigenous activists protested outside a hall at the start of a plenary session during the COP25 'Amazing News': Climate Activists Celebrate Victory After Forcing Company to Abandon Proposed Tar Sands Project
While welcoming this win against the fossil fuel industry, organizers vowed to "continue to fight because our planet and future is at stake."
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An activist holds a prop portraying incarcerated immigrants at a February 14, 2020 vigil outside the ICE building in San Francisco. Because #NeverAgainIsNow, Japanese Americans, Allies Stage Rally Demanding Closure of Immigration Prison
"We believe the best way to honor our history is by fighting to end detention sites today."
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Health Experts Warn World Is Approaching 'Tipping Point' in Spread of Coronavirus as Outbreaks Erupt in Italy and Iran
The World Health Organization called on the global community to rely on "science and facts, not stigma and discrimination" in the face of the disease outbreak.
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As Hearing Begins, Rights Groups Warn Extraditing Assange to US Would Deal 'Body Blow to Press Freedom'
"Using the draconian wartime powers of the Espionage Act against Assange undermines journalists's rights and sets dangerous precedents that cast journalists and publishers as criminals."
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an Israeli bulldozer carrying a body of a Palestinian, 'This Is a War Crime': Video of IDF Bulldozer Dragging Body of Palestinian Man in Gaza Sparks Outrage
Human rights advocates are demanding that the Israeli military immediately open a criminal investigation into the incident.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during the 2019 J Street National Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on October 28, 2019. 'Political Courage': Sanders Will Not Attend AIPAC Conference Over Concern for 'Basic Palestinian Rights'
"You can support the Palestinian and Israeli people without supporting leaders or organizations that oppose the freedom and liberation of the Palestinian people."
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A daycare center employee pushes a KinderVan filled with preschool children on an outing along the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images) Democratic Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Releases Plan for Guaranteed 'Child Care and Pre-K for All'
"We know that the first four years of a child's life are the most important years of human development, so it is unconscionable that in the wealthiest country in the world, we do not properly invest in early childhood education."
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Sunday, February 23, 2020
Anand Giridharadas on Sanders' Victory in Nevada: 'A Wake Up Moment for the American Power Establishment'
Giridharadas called out MSNBC and other establishment forces for behaving "like out-of-touch aristocrats in a dying aristocracy."
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'Utterly Shameful': Pelosi Slammed for Boosting Koch-Backed Texas Democrat Over Progressive Challenger Jessica Cisneros
"Nancy Pelosi is backing a 'Democrat' who votes with Trump nearly 70% of the time, has an 'A' rating from the NRA, is anti-choice, and has received tens of thousands of dollars from the Kochs."
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MSNBC in 'Full-Blown Freakout' Mode as Bernie Sanders Cements Status as Democratic Frontrunner
"Nazi comparisons, commentators near tears, and even a stunning admission that maybe they don't understand the country anymore."
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Saturday, February 22, 2020
"That's Called Electability": Diverse Coalition Propels Bernie Sanders to Big Win in Nevada
"That's not just a savvy coalition for winning the Nevada caucuses, it's how Bernie Sanders becomes president. Face it, establishment Democrats—it's his party now."
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MSNBC host Chris Matthews opines on the state of the Democratic primary. MSNBC's Chris Matthews Suggests Four More Years of Trump Might Be Better for Democratic Party Than Sanders Winning White House
"This is what happens when you and your network are in a complete panic-riddled meltdown."
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Nevada Entrance Poll Shows 62% of Democratic Caucus-Goers Support Medicare for All
"It's fair to say Democratic leadership fails to understand how much everyday Americans hate their private healthcare coverage."
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'Deep Disdain Masquerading as Journalism': MSNBC Pundit Under Fire for Calling Sanders Staffers 'Misfit Black Girls'
"This misogynoir is disappointing, but not surprising from Dr. Jason Johnson," said Briahna Joy Gray, national press secretary for the Sanders campaign.
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'A Travesty and a Disgrace': Trump Quietly Issues Memo That Could Abolish Union Rights for 750,000 Federal Workers
"This administration will not stop until it takes away all workers' rights to form and join a union."
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'How Can We Stop the Workers Who Want Higher Wages?' Sanders Mocks 'Nervous' Establishment on Eve of Nevada Caucus
"I've got news for the Republican establishment. I've got news for the Democratic establishment. They can't stop us."
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Friday, February 21, 2020
JP Morgan Economists Warn of 'Catastrophic Outcomes' of Human-Caused Climate Crisis
"Don't want to hear Greta Thunberg or Extinction Rebellion? Try J.P. Morgan instead."
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