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Friday, January 19, 2018
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Calling President 'Pathological Liar,' Sanders Bemoans One Year of Trump That Felt Like 16
Candidate Trump promised many things before taking office. "He lied," says senator from Vermont
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Trump Forced to Postpone $100K-Per-Couple Gala Plans as Shutdown Looms
The president had planned to leave for Mar-a-Lago as the Senate was racing to meet a midnight deadline to keep the government funded
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 'I Am Not the First Woman to Work and Have a Baby': Global Praise for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
"And that's how a working woman announces that she can walk, chew gum, and have babies. Very nicely done."
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Sanders: Nobody Going to Take Trump-GOP Blaming Democrats for Shutdown "Seriously"
Amid blame game fight as shutdown looms a reminder that Republicans control White House , Senate, and House
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
As Trump Denies Science, 'Terrifying Trend' Continues as 2017 Among Hottest Years Ever Recorded
Both NASA and NOAA have found that the last four years rank as the world's hottest ever
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screenshot of report Groundbreaking Study Maps 'Insidious' (and Alarmingly Successful) Strategy of Anti-Choice Movement
The far-right religious fringe "has spent decades building the political infrastructure they need to attack abortion access from all sides."
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Amazon Short-List Proves Something "Deeply Wrong" With America's Race-to-the-Bottom Economy: Ellison
"Something is deeply wrong with our economy and democracy when local governments offer up their tax base to a corporation worth over $500 billion."
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protest at HHS 'Keep Your Dogma Off My Healthcare!': Trump Empowers Nation's Doctors to Discriminate
"It shocks the conscience that our government would invite healthcare providers to discriminate against their patients, but this is exactly what HHS's new unit is designed to do."
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Senate Votes to Give Trump Vast Domestic Spying Powers "No President Should Have"
"Instead of instituting much needed reforms, lawmakers voted to give the Trump administration broad powers to spy on Americans and foreigners at home and abroad without a warrant."
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US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad
President's "disturbing fondness for rights-trampling strongmen" has delivered a blow to global opinions of the U.S.
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Tensions Soar as Syria Decries Open-Ended US Military Presence 'Act of Aggression'
Tensions rise in Syria as Turkey threatens invasion, Damascus vows to "shoot down" planes if attacked, and Secretary Tillerson lays out troubling plan for permanent U.S. engagement
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Anti-Trump protest Shortly After Trump's 'Shithole' Remarks, DHS Cuts Off Haitians From Seasonal Work Visas
"This administration's racist and anti-Black agenda strikes again."
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Chief of Staff: Previously "Uninformed" Trump Has "Evolved" on Border Wall. Trump: No I Haven't
Chief of Staff John Kelly told Democratic lawmakers that the president was "uninformed" when he promised supporters that he would force Mexico to pay for a wall at the southern U.S. border and that it would stretch from coast to coast
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Apple's $38 Billion Tax Payment Less Than Half of $79 Billion They Owe
Instead of praise, critics suggest, tax payment should generate outrage over "huge tax windfall" corporations have been given
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Fake News Awards 404 Trump's #FakeNewsAwards Underscore His Hostility Toward Free Speech and Press
"This is what happens in dictatorships and fascist regimes. Facts, language, truth, and ultimately the press become hijacked to serve power, not question it or hold it accountable."
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Moving to Scrap Rule Aimed at 'Bottom-Feeding' Payday Lenders, Trump's CFPB Accused of Betraying Core Mission
"There is no reason to delay implementation of this rule—unless you are more concerned with the needs of payday lenders than you are with the interests of the consumers these financial bottom-feeders prey upon."
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Trump 'Tip Stealing' Rule Would Cost Workers $5.8 Billion Per Year: Report
"For this administration, anything that gives power to working people needs to be punished."
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Continued Detention of Ahed Tamimi Denounced as Symptomatic of Israel's Flouting of Int'l Law
"It is clear that detaining and prosecuting Palestinian children in Israeli military courts has little to do with justice," says Brad Parker of Defense for Children International Palestine
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Eric Trump Defense Backfires Spectacularly as He Declares Only Color His Father Sees Is "Green"
Dismissing accusations of father's racism with age-old trope that he "does not see race," Eric Trump champions president's greed
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Facing Subpoena, Bannon Will "Fully Cooperate" With Mueller Probe: Reports
"He can say whatever the hell he wants to say to him about whatever topic that he wants."
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Ellison's Advice to Confront Racist Trump Agenda in 2018: 'Organize, Organize, Organize'
Question shouldn't be whether president said "shithole" or "shithouse," argues top Democrat. It should be: "What are we going to do about it?"
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ICE Plan for Massive Raids in California Slammed as Attempt to 'Incite Fear' in Communities of Color
"If you see ICE carrying out a raid, film them. If they ask to be let into your building, don't let them in. If they talk to you, don't answer them."
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Trump protest graphic 'We Are Sorry': American Expats in Switzerland Plan Anti-Trump Protest Ahead of Davos
"He can hurt America but he can also hurt the rest of the world, and as we are a democracy we feel somewhat responsible for that."
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Pentagon Rebuked for Draft Suggesting Nuclear Response to Cyber Attacks
With new nuclear policy draft, the Pentagon is "winding the Doomsday Clock in the wrong direction."
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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) shows a paper to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), while speaking to the media about the GOP agenda after a meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill, on January 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Pitting 'Kids Against Dreamers,' GOP Exploiting CHIP Funds to Trap Dems on Spending Bill
"It's unconscionable that Republicans delayed CHIP for months to use kids as a bargaining chip to entice Democrats to sell out Dreamers."
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Net neutrality protests 22 States File Suit to 'Stop the FFC's Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality'
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is leading the effort to protect "an open internet—and the free exchange of ideas it allows," which he says "is critical to our democratic process."
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President Donald Trump holds a hat given to him by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker upon his arrival in Kenosha on April 18, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Are Scott Walker and Paul Ryan Next? Dems Score Big Upset in Wisconsin Special Election
Special election victory for Democrat on Tuesday in state senate district that Trump won by 17 points
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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) arrive for a Senate Finance Committee hearing concerning fiscal year 2018 budget proposals for the Department of Treasury and tax reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) These 18 Senate Democrats Just Voted to Hand Trump Mass Spying Powers
"Members of both parties who voted in favor of this legislation should be sharply rebuked for supporting a bill that is in flagrant violation of the rights enshrined in the Constitution."
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Report Details Huge Cost of Childbirth in United States, Unheard of In Most Industrialized Countries
"Why any society should let anyone be bankrupted by medical bills is beyond me, frankly. It just doesn't happen in other western democracies."
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President Donald Trump Best at Winning Disapproval: Trump's First Year Breaks Record for Lowest Approval Rating Ever
"It's been a very tough freshman year for President Donald Trump, by any measure."
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"Your Silence and Amnesia Is Complicity": Booker Blasts Nielsen for "Shithole" Memory Failure
"When the commander in chief speaks or refuses to speak, those words don't just dissipate like mist in the air. They fester. They become poison. They give license to bigotry and hate in our country."
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Targeting 'Inner Circle,' Mueller Subpoenas Ousted Trump Strategist Steve Bannon
First time Mueller has targeted someone this close to the president
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LGBTQ Groups Slam Trump Education Dept for Refusing to Protect Rights of Transgender Students
Advocates call of individual schools and districts to protect transgender students as Office of Civil Rights claims it's not responsible for discrimination cases
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DHS Secretary Testifies She Has Bad Memory When It Comes to "Tough Language" Trump Used
Head of DHS, Kirstjen Nielsen, said she remembers "tough language" being used but says she doesn't remember Trump categorizing African nations in any specific way
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Mar-a-Lago 'Presidency for Sale': Report Details Big-Buck Spending by Influence Seekers at Trump Properties
"Business is booming at the Trump International Hotel in D.C., not because of the décor, but because corporations and foreign governments want to curry favor with the president."
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'Only Hours Left' to Stop Senate From Giving Trump Expanded Warrantless Spying Power
"Every member of Congress is going to have to decide whether to protect Americans' privacy, and shield vulnerable communities from unconstitutional targeting, or to leave unconstitutional spying authority in Trump's—and Jeff Sessions'—hands."
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Amid Relentless Trump-GOP Attack on Healthcare System, 3 Million People Lost Insurance in 2017
Low-income households were among those whose coverage rates fell furthest last year
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Sanders and Trump Very Unpopular Trump Reportedly Thinks Extremely Popular Sanders Would Be 'Easy to Beat' in 2020
A White House insider says the president is "always asking people, 'Who do you think is going to run against me?'"
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After Living in US for 30 Years, Man Being Ripped from Family's Arms Latest Look at Trump's America
"If Jorge isn't safe, no one is safe."
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'Pressure Is Working': Senate Just One GOP Vote Away From Passing Bill to Save Net Neutrality
Voters "want us to be on the side of ordinary people, not with the big special interests," said Sen. Ed Markey, who introduced the legislation
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation, and Apartheid South Africa
On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, King gave a major address in London.
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Golf, But No Public Service for Trump on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
"While the people celebrate #MLKDay and all that Dr. King stood for, our "leader" will be celebrating himself. Let that sink in."
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Inmates Launch Month-Long Strike to Protest 'Slavery Conditions' in Florida Prisons
Florida is one of five states that don't pay prison inmates for the work they complete while incarcerated
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'Stunned' By GOP Denials, Durbin Stands By Account of Trump's Racist 'Shithole' Remark
"I know what happened. I stand behind every word that I said."
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Alvin Turner U.S. Politicians and Public Criticized for 'Whitewashing' King's Legacy
"MLK is celebrated only by ignoring and deleting his core beliefs: that real social progress was impossible without ending imperialism, militarism, and economic inequality."
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With Rapidly Falling Prices, Renewables Set to Outcompete Fossil Fuels by 2020
"These cost declines across technologies are unprecendented and representative of the degree to which renewable energy is disrupting the global energy system."
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World 'At the Very Edge' of Nuclear War, Warns Pope
Warning follows Pope Francis's call for nuclear weapons to be banned.
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To Save Oceans and Planet, Greenpeace Backs Plan to Create Largest Protected Area on Earth
"We are in desperate need for governments to come together and do what is best for these amazing ecosystems."
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Will Ajit Pai's FCC Probe into Hawaii False Alarm Expose Role Telecom Giants Played in Blocking Emergency System Upgrades?
Pai's claim that lack of "safeguards" is responsible for the false alert comes as he is working to dismantle rules safeguarding the internet from corporate manipulation
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'Damn Your Money!': Abbas Slams Trump for Using Refugee Aid as Cudgel
"Shame on you," says leader of Palestinian Authority to U.S. president
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Beyond Morally Right, Sanders Says, Fighting Global Oligarchy a "Strategic Geopolitical Imperative"
"Taking on the greed of Wall Street, the power of gigantic multinational corporations and the influence of the global billionaire class is not only the moral thing to do—it is a strategic geopolitical imperative."
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Insulated by GOP Sycophants, Overtly Racist Trump Claims He's 'Least Racist Person'
Two GOP senators who previously claimed they didn't recall president's "shithole" remarks have now shifted their position to outright denial
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
SHITHOLE: The Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC BLOWBACK: Shit Hitting the Fan at Trump's Shithole Hotels
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said last week
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Chelsea Manning: Whistleblower, Activist... Senator? Confirmed: Chelsea Manning Running in Maryland's Democratic US Senate Primary
"Yup, we're running"
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Saturday, January 13, 2018
This is Not a Drill OOOPS: 'Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound to Hawaii...This is Not a Drill'
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard tweeted that it was a false alarm.
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Friday, January 12, 2018
World Leaders Denounce Trump's "Reprehensible and Racist" Insult to Haiti and African Countries
"This is not just a story about vulgar language, it's about opening up humanity's worst side."
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GOP Tax Scam Loophole Would Let Corporations Reap Billions More in Tax Avoidance
Harvard analysis shows that Apple alone could save more than $4 billion a year unless Treasury and IRS fix rules
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Caricature of President Donald Trump. Citing 'Reasonable' Concerns, Health Experts Say Trump Physical Should Include Neurological Exam
"The health of the President relies on it—as do American lives and the safety of our nation"
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Wish I Voted for Sanders, Says Laid-Off Carrier Worker Duped by 'Con Man' Trump
"He's a pure and simple con man, he's a rich elite, and I'm sorry people bought into his message. He sold us a bag of shit, and now we're stuck with it."
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"Mr. President, Are You A Racist?" Trump Asked After Signing MLK Jr. Declaration
"Mr. President, did you refer to African nations as 'shitholes'?" queried another reporter after the signing.
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Calling Out Trump Denial, Durbin Confirms President Said 'Those Hate-Filled' Words 'Repeatedly'
"To no surprise the president started tweeting this morning, denying that he used those words. It is not true," said the Illinois senator.
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Amid Protest Threats, Critics Mock Trump's Factually Inaccurate Reason for Canceling UK Trip
"Real reason for cancellation: Trump would have been first U.S. President to get more protesters in London than attendees at his inauguration."
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New Report on Radioactive Tap Water Renews Concerns About Trump Nominee for Top Environmental Role
Critics are challenging Trump's "outrageous" and "alarming" move to renominate the former head of a Texas environmental agency who has admitted to falsifying reports of radiation levels in drinking water
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Viral Video of Hospital Dumping Woman Into Freezing Cold Stirs Demand for 'Medicare for All'
"Attempted murder" is how one analyst described the medical center's decision to leave an incapacitated young woman at a bus stop in frigid weather
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
#ShitHoleDon Captures Disgust After Trump's Racist "Shithole Countries" Remark
"We can now we say with 100% confidence that the President is a racist who does not share the values enshrined in our Constitution or Declaration of Independence."
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Taking Short Break From Denouncing Trump Authoritarianism, House Dems Join With GOP to 'Violate the Privacy Rights of Everyone in United States'
"Democratic leadership in the House—who say that Trump is currently abusing his power to go after his political enemies—just helped him pass dangerous domestic surveillance powers."
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After 16 Years Without Trial, Guantánamo Inmates and Rights Groups Demand End to 'Unconscionable' Imprisonment
Challenging their detention, prisoners argue Trump's pledge to keep them there indefinitely is unconstitutional and based on his "suspicion of and antipathy toward Muslims"
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Walmart Pulls 'Diabolical' and 'Devious Two-Step' By Pairing Wage Hikes With Mass Layoffs
"Politics at its most cynical" is how one analyst described Walmart's attempt to claim wage hikes were a result of the GOP tax plan
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Trump sign Former Nuclear Launch Officers Warn Congress: Trump Should Not Have 'Absolute Power to Destroy Nations'
"We and our nation cannot abide being hostages to the mood swings of a petulant and foolish commander-in-chief."
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Dutch Reporters Offer Master Class By Refusing to Let Trump Official Tell 'Blatant Lies'
"This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions."
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Arrest of Prominent Immigration Rights Activist Sparks Uproar, Protests in New York City
"A longtime New Yorker, a husband and a father, Ravi is beloved by all of us who have had the privilege of working with him to make New York a welcoming community for all of its residents. The fact that ICE has taken him as if his spirit, family ties and contributions to the community mean nothing...
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Europe Warns Trump: Any Move to Scrap Iran Nuke Deal Will 'Send a Dangerous Signal to the World'
"Unity of the international community is essential to preserve a deal that is working, that is making the world safer, and that is preventing a potential nuclear arms race in the region."
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Ad for town hall 'Going Outside Traditional Media,' Sanders to Stream National 'Medicare for All' Town Hall With Digital Outlets
The senator and his partners will "do what cable channels and network news will not" and live stream an in-depth discussion about how the United States could transition to a single-payer healthcare system.
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House Votes Down Crucial Amendment Designed to Halt NSA Warrentless Surveillance of Americans
"The Fourth Amendment does not have an asterisk that says our intelligence agencies don’t have to follow it."
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Privacy Advocates Urge House to Vote Against Unconstitutional Warrantless Spying Renewal
Reauthorization of Section 702 of the FISA Amendments would allow the NSA to monitor American citizens who are simply mentioned in communications the agency has collected
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immigrant protesting Immigrant Advocates Denounce GOP Efforts to 'Sabotage' DACA Fix With Far-Right Wish List
Critics of a new Republican-sponsored House bill are urging lawmakers to "get back to work" on possible "bipartisan breakthrough" while pressuring Democrats to resist attempts to position Dreamers as "bargaining chips"
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'Nobody Here Talks About Her,' Claims Conway as Trump Talks About Hillary Clinton, Like, A Lot
As Russia probe increasingly gives rise to concerns about obstruction of justice, the president continues to bring up his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton
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Trump Launches 'Truly Savage' Attack on Medicaid By Pushing Work Requirements
"This is just the latest in Trump and Republicans' relentless assault on Medicaid and the broader set of federal programs people rely on. And it's a sign that there is likely more to come."
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
7-Eleven 'Unnerving': ICE Agents Carry Out Raids at Nearly 100 7-Elevens Across Nation
Top immigration official warns the blitz is "a harbinger of what's to come"
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Arguing Before Supreme Court, Rights Advocates Take Aim at Ohio's 'Illegal' Voter Purges
"If the court sides with Ohio, you'll see more red states making it easier to drop people from the voter registration rolls," one election expert argued
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Rising Concerns About Nuclear War as Trump Prepares to Loosen Constraints on Weapons
"We are flirting with unacceptably high risks that carry catastrophic consequences for the country and the world. No one can afford to not take Trump's threats seriously."
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'Tide Is Turning': Cheers Erupt for NYC's Suit Against Fossil Fuel Giants and Divestment
"We are taking the largest action by any city to confront the growing climate crisis and demonstrate the leadership necessary to win this fight against fossil fuels and the damages they've caused."
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As Florida Gets Drilling Exemption, Former WH Ethics Chief Accuses Trump of Creating 'Banana Republic'
"If it looks to you like the administration is using federal policymaking as a campaign tool, you're not alone."
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Prominent Birther Conspiracy Theorist Trump Says 'Look at Libel Laws' on Top of 2018 Agenda
"This from the birther guy!"
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'They Thought No One Would Notice': WH Transcript of Immigration Meeting Omitted Trump's Endorsement of 'Clean' DACA Fix
"Based on this, it's legitimate to question what other federal records they may have falsified when no one was looking."
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fire New Report Reveals Trump's Year of Systemically Censoring Climate Crisis
"The frightening long-term consequence of such censorship is that we may have fewer scientists working on one of the most complex and urgent scientific problems of our time."
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New Analysis Shows Federal Marijuana Legalization Could Raise $130 Billion, Add 1 Million Jobs by 2025
In addition to putting dent in failed 'War on Drugs,' legalization could put hundreds of thousands of people to work and generate billions in revenue
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Collins Comes Aboard, But Six Senate Democrats Still Missing on Net Neutrality
"The public has spoken. Lawmakers who stick their heads in the sand on this issue will pay the price at the polls."
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DACA protest DACA Immigration Protections Must Continue for Now, Judge Says
While the ruling provides temporary relief as debates in Congress continue, advocates wary of long legal and legislative battles ahead
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'Victory for Democracy' as Court Rules Against North Carolina Gerrymandering
"Partisan gerrymanders are quite simply undemocratic," declared one of the advocacy groups leading the legal challenge against North Carolina Republicans
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Ouster of 'Sloppy Steve' Leaves Breitbart Bannon-Less
"God, I can't believe the whole movement just collapsed on this guy. He's done," a source close to the White House told Axios
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In Latest Betrayal of 'Drain the Swamp' Mantra, Trump Calls for Return of Pork Barrel Politics
Despite frequent derision of Washington as a corrupt "swamp," the president reminisced about the days of earmarks in a bipartisan meeting
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Feinstein Releases Complete Transcript of Intel Committee's Interview with Firm Behind 'Trump Dossier'
California Democratic says "only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public"
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'No One Should Be Fooled': Warren Rips Trump's HHS Pick Over Desire to Gut Medicaid
"You want to smile and pretend otherwise until you get the job," Warren said.
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Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Penn.) New STABLE GENIUS Act Would Mandate Mental Fitness Exams for Presidential Candidates
"President Trump's reckless, erratic behavior has exposed a critical flaw in our existing election process," says Rep. Brendan Boyle, the bill's sponsor.
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Targeting Apple for Designing Slow-Down into iPhones, Small French Consumer Group Punches Above Its Weight
Government launches official probe after it was revealed that iPhones were constructed with "planned obsolescence"
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'Outrageous': Demanding Pay Raises for Educators Over Superintendent, Teacher Pushed to Ground and Arrested
"I feel like it's a slap in the face to all the teachers, cafeteria workers and any other support staff we have," said Deyshia Hargrave before being physically ousted from school board meeting
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'Vicious Sadist' Joe Arpaio Launches Senate Bid Months After Racial Profiling Conviction
With candidates like Arpaio, the GOP is "exposing inflammatory hate for all to see," noted MoveOn.org's Ben Wikler
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Green Groups Welcome Regulators Rejection of Perry's "Ludicrous" Plan to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Industries
"No matter how forceful industry lobbying, the market factors simply dictate that nuclear and coal power plants should be replaced by cheaper, cleaner, and safer solar and wind power."
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'This Study Should Alarm Everyone': US Child Mortality Rate 70% Higher Than Other Wealthy Nations
Report renews concerns about access to firearms and national healthcare system
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