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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
'This Is Just Cruelty and Exclusion': Amid Trump's Attack on Poor, One Million Fewer Kids Receiving Medicaid and CHIP
"This is not people reaching self-sufficiency," warned Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
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Lebanese demonstrators dance to music by DJs as the protest movement takes over the country. 'The Revolution Is Lit': Jubilant Lebanon Uprising Fueled By Music, Dancing, and... 'Baby Shark'
"Only in Lebanon would a song like 'Baby Shark,' which is now being played at every crowd gathering, become the anthem of a revolution."
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GND squad As Trudeau Clings to Power, Progressives in Canada Celebrate Victory of 'Green New Deal Squad'
Now, said Naomi Klein, his Liberal party "will be pushed by a new squad of climate champions—on the inside and outside—demanding a #GreenNewDeal."
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'Do Us a Favor': 4-Page Pelosi Fact Sheet Uses Trump's Own Words to Make Case for Impeachment
The document comes as polls show growing public support for impeaching and removing the president.
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'What the Hell Is Wrong With You?': Outrage Erupts After Racist Trump Calls Impeachment Inquiry 'A Lynching'
"Do you know how many people who look like me have been lynched, since the inception of this country, by people who look like you?" asked Rep. Bobby Rush
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Global Millionaires—Just 0.9% of Population—Now Own Nearly Half of World's $361 Trillion in Wealth, Study Shows
The bottom 56 percent of the population owns just 1.8 percent of the world's wealth
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Monday, October 21, 2019
'We Should Be Worried': Study Confirms Fear That Intense Ocean Acidification Portends Ecological Collapse
"We have been warned."
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High school protesters in Chile demonstrate at subways against a fare hike. The movement has exploded in recent days. "We Can't Remain Indifferent": Chile Trade Unions Call for General Strike in Support of Student-Led Uprising
"Something's not right with this country and 14-year-olds were the first ones to say so—now it's workers' turn to say enough is enough."
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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker screens passengers and airport employees at O'Hare International Airport on January 07, 2019 in Chicago. Rejecting Challenge to No Fly List, Federal Appeals Court Leaves Men Charged With No Crime 'In an Indefinite Kafkaesque Nightmare'
The lawsuit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of four U.S. citizens.
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies during a hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 16, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 'She Should Be Shunned': Fortune Magazine Holds Fast Despite Outrage Over Kirstjen Nielsen's Presence at Women's Summit
"Fortune needs to see the writing on the wall."
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Chicago Teachers Union members 'Not Going to Happen' Says Chicago Teacher After Mayor Lightfoot Urges Educators to End Strike While Contract Negotiations Continue
Invoking one of their rallying cries, the Chicago Teachers Union responded, "when we said 'put it in writing,' this isn't what we meant."
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After Repeated Violations of Constitution's Anti-Corruption Law, Trump Dismisses Emoluments Clause as 'Phony'
"It would be cool if the courts and/or opposition party proved that the emoluments clause is not, in fact, phony."
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Assange Lawyer Decries 'Legally Unprecedented' Assault on Journalism as Judge Denies Request to Delay US Extradition Hearing
"This is part of an avowed war on whistleblowers to include investigative journalists and publishers."
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Warren's 'Transformational' Education Plan Takes Aim at Charter Schools and Vouchers, Vowing to Make Schools Safe and Equitable for All Students
"It's a plan focused on supporting students from birth to college and career, and on supporting teachers throughout their careers."
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Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a Bernie's Back rally at Queensbridge Park. "I'm Willing to Fight for Someone I Don't Know": Sanders Speech Becomes Viral Rallying Cry
"There is an America that most people believe in," said Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. "It is an ideal. It's not a reality yet."
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Driven by Solar Installations, IEA Projects Global Renewable Energy Capacity to Rise by 50% in 5 Years
However, the deployment of renewables "still needs to accelerate if we are to achieve long-term climate, air quality, and energy access goals."
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Swiss Green Party President Regula Rytz (C) reacts with party members upon the announcement of the first results during the general election on October 20, 2019 in Switzerland's capital Bern. Climate Urgency Fuels Historic Gains for Greens as Swiss Voters Deliver Rebuke to 'Toxic Far-Right Political Narrative'
"It is not a green wave; it is a tsunami, a hurricane."
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'Go Home America. After You Made Our Sons Die': Outraged Syrian Kurds Throw Dirt and Rotten Food at Fleeing US Troops
"To the U.S. Army who are leaving northeast Syria, tell your children that the children of the Kurds were killed by the Turks and you did nothing to protect them."
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Democratic presidential hopeful South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets campaign volunteers before departing a rally outside the Reading Terminal Market in Center City Philadelphia, PA, on October 20, 2019 (Photo:  Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Falling in With the 'Wrong Crowd'? Buttigieg Took Campaign Hiring Advice Direct From Facebook CEO
"Very interested to see how Buttigieg answers the many questions he will no doubt be getting about this story."
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As Trump Tweets He Is 'Bringing Soldiers Home,' Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq
"We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies."
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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Carabineros stand guard during a protest against the rise in metro fares near Plaza Italia on October 19, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. 'So Awful': Military Returns to Streets in Chile as Unrest Simmers
The president's suspension of the public transporation fare hike has not stopped protests.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes an appearance prior to the start of play during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 6, 2016 in Doral, Florida. In 'Bow to Reality,' Trump Scraps 'Stunningly Corrupt' Decision to Hold G7 at His Doral Resort
"His reversal does not change how astonishing it was that he ever thought that it was appropriate, or that it was something he could get away with."
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Saturday, October 19, 2019
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 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Backs Bernie Sanders at Packed NYC Rally
"With Alexandria, with Ilhan, and others on board, we're going to put together a coalition that is going to win and win big," Sanders said ahead of the event.
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Randy Perkins, seen here at the National Democratic Club, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 22, 2016. The Pro-Trump Super PAC at the Center of the Ukraine Scandal Has Faced Multiple Campaign Finance Complaints
Randy Perkins donated $500,000 to America First Action, a pro-Trump super PAC, a day after his company won federal money as part of a contract. The same PAC was dubbed “Committee 1” in a federal indictment alleging illegal donations from two Rudy Giuliani associates.
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Friday, October 18, 2019
Actress and activist Jane Fonda (C) and actor Sam Waterston (C R) 'A Real Movement Boost': Sam Waterston and Jane Fonda Among Those Arrested Demanding Green New Deal in DC
This was Waterston's first-ever time being arrested. The climate crisis, he said, is "worth it."
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Demanding 'Education Justice and Equality,' Striking Chicago Teachers Call on Mayor to Put Campaign Promises In Writing
"We mean business. It's got to be about shifting and transforming the infrastructure of inequity."
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Hillary Clinton at Barnes and Noble bookstore on October 03, 2019 in New York City. Jill Stein Challenges Hillary Clinton to Debate After 'Russian Asset' Smear
"It's past time to give the American people the real debate they deserved in 2016."
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A volunteer carries an injured youth to a hospital following a bomb blast in Haska Mina district of Nangarhar Province on October 18, 2019. Blasts in Afghan Mosque Kill 62 as UN Says Violence Across Country Causing 'Unprecedented' Level of Civilian Casualties
"Civilian casualties are totally unacceptable, especially in the context of the widespread recognition that there can be no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan."
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House Democrats Demand Probe Into 'Suspicious' Stock Trades Surrounding Economy-Shifting Statements by Trump
"Multiple large trades, resulting in billions in profit, occurred shortly before geopolitical events or statements by the president of the United States that moved the markets significantly."
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fww website To Combat Dishonest Marketing, New 'Farm vs. Factory' Website Contrasts Industrial and Sustainable Agriculture
The educational website was launched by U.S. nonprofit Food & Water Watch, which campaigns to outlaw factory farming nationwide.
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Carrying hammers and baby bottles of their own blood, the seven individuals pictures are those who "attempted to convert weapons of mass destruction" after they made their way onto the US Submarine Base in Kings Bay, Georgia on Wednesday night. Daniel Ellsberg Backs Anti-Nuke Activists Now Facing 25 Years in Prison for Acting to 'Avert a Much Greater Evil'
"The sign they displayed during their action on the base—'The Ultimate Logic of Trident is Omnicide'—is exactly right."
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CEO Mark Zuckerberg As Zuckerberg Defends False Trump Ads as Free Expression, Critics Say Facebook's Assault on 'Foundations of Democracy' Must Be Stopped
"To save democracy and the free press, we must eliminate Google and Facebook's control over the information commons."
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Protesters call for the closure of the Rikers prison complex and for no new prisons to be built. (Photo: No New Jails) It's Not the End of the Fight, Say Justice Advocates, as New York City Passes Plan to Close Notorious Rikers, Open New Jails
"We should be fighting mass incarceration and all cages."
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Sallie Mae's Hawaii Retreat While Millions Struggle to Repay Loans Bolsters Argument to 'Cancel All Student Debt,' Sanders Says
"When we talk about Sallie Mae celebrating its 'profits,' we are actually talking about the company's success in creating a business model and payment terms that exploit borrowers."
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Extinction Rebellion Faces Backlash Over 'Self-Defeating' Disruption of London Public Transit
"Everyone can relate to the annoyance of a delayed commute, but the people who suffer the worst consequences are society's most vulnerable."
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As Trump Downplays Attack on Kurds, Amnesty Details Turkish War Crimes and 'Utterly Callous Disregard for Civilian Life'
"Killing defenseless people in cold blood is utterly reprehensible and a blatant war crime," said Amnesty International secretary general Kumi Naidoo
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'Absolutely No Respect for Human Life': Trump Compares Turkish Assault on Kurds to Two Kids Fighting in a Parking Lot
"The president is talking about genocidal slaughter and hundreds of thousands of war victims like it's a playground squabble."
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Thursday, October 17, 2019
In this photo illustration, a smartphone displays the Walmart Inc. market value on the stock exchange via the Yahoo Finance app. House Hearing Highlights How Corporate Stock Buybacks Enrich the Wealthy While Rigging Economy Against Workers
"The biggest American companies are clearly making enough profit to spend these record amounts giving raises to their shareholders via stock buybacks, and yet average workers aren't getting any raises."
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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions during a briefing at the White House October 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. Among his comments, Mulvaney said that climate will not be on the agenda at next year's G7 summit. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) 'What a Disgrace': Bernie Sanders Slams Trump Administration for Saying Climate Crisis Excluded From G7 Agenda
"Not only is Trump using the powers of the presidency to enrich himself, which is blatantly unconstitutional. He is ignoring a massive international crisis that threatens humanity."
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Researchers Detail How Slashing Pentagon Budget Could Pay for Medicare for All While Creating Progressive Foreign Policy Americans Want
"Proposals to fund Medicare for All have focused on raising taxes. But what if we could imagine another way entirely?"
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'It Is Really Sad': Sanders Rips Biden for Deploying Insurance Industry Talking Points Against Medicare for All
"Joe must know that we currently spend twice as much per capita on healthcare as the people of almost any other major country and that we pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs."
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Syrian Arab and Kurdish civilians flee amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Critics Denounce Turkey's Ceasefire Demand Announced by Pence as 'Ethnic Cleansing' of Syrian Kurds
President Trump, meanwhile, said Kurdish homeland had to be "cleared out" or Turkey would have had to "kill millions of people."
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 A Trump National Doral sign 'The Most Overt Corruption to Date': Mulvaney Confirms Plan to Host G7 Summit at Trump Golf Resort
"There's no universe in which anyone could believe that, in a country as big as ours, the selection of Trump's resort was anything but a product of the worst kind of corruption."
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'We Do That All the Time... Get Over It': Mulvaney Openly Admits Trump Quid Pro Quo With Ukraine
"Mulvaney just straight up admitted that this administration sees no difference between using U.S. aid to advance national policy goals and using it to advance Trump's personal political goals."
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Jeremy Corbyn Leader of the Labour Party after speaking at a "Labour Roots" event, Bolton, August 17, 2019. 'A Far Worse Deal Than Theresa May's Deal': Labour Vows to Defeat Brexit Plan Agreed to by EU
"This sell-out deal won't bring the country together," said Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. "The best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say in a public vote."
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John Yoo, Infamous Bush-Era Author of Torture Memos, Dunked on for Claiming US Founders Would Oppose Trump Impeachment
"Yoo also says torture is good for America, so take that into consideration when estimating the value of his legal opinion."
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'Very Damning': Sondland Testifies Trump Directed US Diplomats to Follow Giuliani's Lead in Ukraine
Rep. David Cicilline said Sondland's testimony was further confirmation that Giuliani was running "shadow State Department effort" on the president's behalf.
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Report Exposes Right-Wing Effort to Ban Criticism of Israel in US Schools
"Fanatical Zionists are pushing U.S. state legislatures to pass sweeping new restrictions on free speech."
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For Supporting Medicare for All, Biden Accuses Sanders and Warren of "Playing Trump's Game and Trying to Con the American People"
Biden's attack comes as he is falling in the polls and being heavily outraised by his more progressive 2020 rivals
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House Oversight and Reform chairman Elijah Cummings, speaks during a press conference following a House vote to authorize lawsuits to enforce subpoenas on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) 'Huge Loss for Baltimore, Maryland, and the Nation': Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
"This is just such sad news. ⁦Rep. Cummings was a force to be reckoned with."
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Demanding 'Pay and Benefits That Give Us Dignity,' 25,000 Chicago Public School Teachers Go on Strike
"Our children deserve the best that this city has to offer. They do not deserve broken promises."
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
'Is This Real? This Can't Be Real': Stunned Reaction to Unhinged Trump Letter to Erdoğan
"Trump wrote a letter to the Turkish president written like a child... We cannot keep going like this."
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (C), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (R) and Representative Steny Hoyer, walk out of the White House after meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC on October 16, 2019. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty) Pelosi Emerges From Trump Meeting, Says: 'What We Witnessed on the Part of the President Was a Meltdown'
Trump told the Democratic congressional leaders, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, that "some of ISIS were communists and you would be happy with that."
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The Zackenberg valley in Northeast Greenland, summer 2018 - huge amounts of snow still covered the ground in late June, where the snow-covered season usually is coming to an end. (Photo: Lars Holst Hansen) In Twist of Climate Crisis, Study Finds Extreme Arctic Snowfall in 2018 Caused Near 'Complete Reproductive Failure of Plants and Animals'
"2018 may offer a peep into the future, where increased climatic variability may push the arctic species to—and potentially beyond—their limits."
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FactCheck.org Ridiculed for Claiming Sanders Use of 'Existential' Misleading Because Climate Crisis May Not 'Obliterate All People From the Planet'
"Looking forward to Democratic candidates describing climate change precisely as 'something short of a literally existential threat' so that they can finally debate the issue in good faith."
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New York Attorney General Letitia James Critics Warn 'Consumers Will Pay the Price' After GOP-Controlled FCC Approves T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
"The good news is that attorneys general from more than a dozen states and the District of Columbia have joined a lawsuit to block the merger."
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Writer George Monbiot is arrested by police officers after being arrested in Trafalgar Square on October 16, 2019 in London. Extinction Rebellion Making Things Inconvenient? Actually, Says Naomi Klein, the Climate Crisis 'Is Really, Really Inconvenient'
"There is nothing more inconvenient than being hit by a Category 5 hurricane, by having a wildfire raze your town."
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Media Outlets Use Study of Healthcare Plan That Is Not Sanders' Medicare for All Bill to Fearmonger Cost of Medicare for All
The plan assessed in a new study by the Urban Institute, said Matt Bruenig, "uses hospital reimbursement rates that are 15 percent higher than the rates in the M4A legislation, meaning that its cost estimates are much higher than the actual costs of M4A."
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'An Ecological Abomination': Trump Moves to Open Largest Protected Forest in US to Logging Industry
"This ecologically rich landscape and critical wildlife habitat will be lost forever if industry is allowed to clear-cut our national forest."
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Mothers hold their babies as they protest about the climate crisis outside Google offices during the tenth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion, in London, on October 16, 2019. With Babies in Tow, Mothers With Extinction Rebellion Target Google HQ Over Its Funding of 'Climate Deniers'
"Its company motto is 'do the right thing,'" a mother of two said of Google. "The right thing to do could not be more obvious: stop funding climate deniers."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) WATCH: With Endorsement, Ilhan Omar Says Bernie Sanders Building Movement That Envisions Country 'I Dreamed About'
"Sanders is the only candidate that has built a movement and continues to build a movement that transcends gender, ethnicity, religion."
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Buttigieg Denounced for Spouting 'Pack of Lies' About Medicare for All While Swimming in Insurance Industry Cash
"Mayor Pete sounds like he's on the payroll of the Republican National Committee."
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CNN Host Faces Backlash for Pondering Whether Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Omar Endorsements Are 'Too Urban' to Help Sanders
"Campaign just went from too white to too urban. That's U R B A N for those who couldn't hear the whistle from the back."
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'An Absolute Joke': Debate Moderators Condemned for Asking About Ellen and George Bush After Completely Ignoring Climate Crisis
" CNN thought it was more important to use Ellen hanging out with a war criminal as a jumping off point to ask about bipartisan friendships than ask about the largest existential threat facing humanity."
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), wave to the crowd at the end of a campaign rally in Wichita, Kansas on July 20, 2018. 'Huge Moment in the 2020 Race': Ocasio-Cortez to Endorse Bernie Sanders for President
"This is a huge moment and Sanders cannot, and should not, be ignored any longer by those who continue to erase him, his candidacy, and his supporters."
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Democratic presidential hopefuls Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and former US Vice President Joe Biden participate during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) If Democrats 'Don't Have the Guts' To Battle For-Profit Healthcare Industry, Says Sanders, 'We Should Be Ashamed'
"I get a little bit tired," 2020 candidate declared during debate, "of people defending a system which is dysfunctional, which is cruel."
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Students at Nettelhorst Elementary School, on lunch, dig into a salad bar in the school's lunchroom March 20, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images) 'Every Child Deserves to Eat': Sanders and Omar Bill Would Provide Universal Free Public School Lunches in US
"In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, no child should be turned away from a meal if they cannot afford it," said Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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Women Leaders Call On Candidates to Address the #MeTooVoter Ahead of Democratic Debate
"Sexual violence is a national problem that deserves a national response."
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Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to President Donald Trump, on Tuesday ignored a subpoena from the House. 'Arrest and Detain Giuliani Right Now,' Say Critics, After Trump Lawyer Refuses Congressional Subpoena
"Oh! I had no idea that law was optional."
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Leaders of faith and human rights groups Human Rights Leaders Arrested at US Capitol Protesting 'Cruel' Trump Plan to Slash Refugee Cap
"We are sending a strong message to the administration that the country we want to live in is one where we take care of people who need safety and we are not afraid to be silenced."
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President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. 'Swamp Is Anything But Drained': Report Details 281 Lobbyists in Trump Administration Over First Two Years
"The swamp is Trump hiring 281 lobbyists in just a couple years of his administration."
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code 'Without Encryption, We Will Lose All Privacy': Snowden Condemns US, UK, and Australian Push for 'Backdoor' Into Facebook Messaging Apps
"Should they succeed in their quest to undermine encryption, our public infrastructure and private lives will be rendered permanently unsafe."
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Despite Obstruction by Capitol Police, Progressive Groups Deliver 2.2 Million Petitions to Democrats Still Not Backing Medicare for All
"Healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and our members will continue to push for it until we get it over the finish line."
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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was confronted Monday by If Not Now activists Ezra Oliff-Lieberman (pictured) and Elias Newman. WATCH: IfNotNow Demonstrators Confront Rep. Scalise Over GOP's Racism and Anti-Semitism
"Donald Trump calls me a disloyal Jew and you say nothing. You stay silent."
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MSNBC Anchor Chris Hayes Praised for Denouncing 'Path of Least Resistance' Taken by Network Executives
"Chris Hayes is modeling exactly where our journalism should be in 2019. Too many outlets bend to the powerful when the very institutions they represent are supposed to operate as a check on that power."
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sign: the people vs. shell After Shell CEO Claims 'We Have No Choice' But to Invest in Fossil Fuels, McKibben Says, 'We Have No Choice But to Try and Stop Them'
With "overwhelming evidence that we are on the brink of climate and ecological collapse," executive's comment elicits intense rebuke
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his address, titled "Being a Christian Leader," to a gathering of the American Association of Christian Counselors last Friday in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo: Screengrab/State Department Website) US State Dept. Under Fire for Using Official Website to Promote Pompeo's "Christian Nationalist Talking Points"
"The Department of State looks more like it should be representing the Republic of Gilead from The Handmaid's Tale than an America that respects religious equality under the law."
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Advocacy Group Calls On Democratic Candidates to Share How They Would Remake Judiciary to Work for All Americans—Not Corporations
"While Democrats play by the rules, Republicans are shredding the rule book, and the result is a partisan Supreme Court that works for corporations and the Republican Party and against everyone else."
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Acting 'On Behalf of Life,' Extinction Rebellion Defies Blanket Ban on Climate Protests in London
"They take these actions to protect an establishment that is criminally negligent in its inaction on ecological and climate breakdown. We rebel against a broken system."
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Testimony of Ex-Trump Aide Exposes Mulvaney Role in Coordinating Giuliani's "Rogue Operation" in Ukraine
"The truth will keep coming out. And Trump cannot stop it."
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Monday, October 14, 2019
As Democrats Head to Debate Stage, Buttigieg Attacks Warren and Sanders—Who Have Outearned Him—for Small-Dollar Donations
"This 'pocket change' comment is a good example of how centrist Democrats demobilize the base. It's telling 95 percent of people (those who can't make big donations), 'No, you can't.'"
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A photo taken from Turkey's Sanliurfa province on October 09, 2019 shows smoke rising at the site of Ras al-Ayn city of Syria as Turkish forces began bombing northern Syria. 'Too Little, Too Late': Critics Pan Trump Plan to Sanction Turkey
"Trump's statement on hitting Turkey with sanctions over the military operation in Syria does not mention the Kurds once."
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Majority of Democrats in Early Voting States 'Think Donald Trump Belongs in Prison, Not the Oval Office,' Poll Shows
The survey found majority of likely 2020 Democratic primary voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina agree that "Trump should not only be impeached, but also imprisoned."
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Demonstrators hold signs in protest of police killings. 'Demand Justice in Her Honor': Outrage After Police Fatally Shoot Atatiana Jefferson in Her Own Home
"Black people shouldn't have to live every day with the pain of knowing we are not safe even in the comfort of own homes."
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CodePink activists Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin protesting Sunday at the Kennedy Center's exhibition of former President George W. Bush's art. No 'Artwash' for Bush's Crimes, Says CodePink in Protest of Exhibit of Former President's Paintings of Veterans in War He Started
"Why are we celebrating the guy who took these people to war?"
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Newest Nobel Economics Laureates Praised for Experimental Research Into Poverty—and Their Work's Real-World Impact
The work of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer "has great potential to further improve the lives of the worst-off people around the world," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
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Citing 'Moral Duty to Take Radical Action,' Over 700 Scientists Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience to Fight Climate Crisis
"We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and nonviolent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law."
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Doctors Demand Trump Close 'Inherently Immoral' Immigrant Detention Centers Ahead of Mass Protest on Capitol Hill
"We are here to say that it is not enough to ask to improve the conditions in the detention centers. We must demand that they be closed altogether."
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Celebration of the Ecuadorian Indians on 13 October 2019 in Quito, Ecuador, after Lenin Moreno issued the decree 883 on a national network. In Victory for People's Movement, Ecuador Protests End With Government Capitulation on Fuel Subsidies
"We want peace for our brothers and sisters in this country. We don't want more repression."
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Partipants of the simultaneous chorus event on the Tijuana side raise their hands after singing "With a Little Help From My Friends" on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. 'Our Voices Together Will Transcend Barriers': At 'Powerful' US-Mexico Border Choral Event, Participants Sing The Beatles
"Such an important message to the world!"
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'Stop Funding Ecocide': Extinction Rebellion Protesters Target London Financial District
"The city of London is a preeminent nexus of power in the global system that is killing our world."
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To Tackle Ills of 'Unfettered Capitalism,' Sanders Plan Would Give Workers Seats on Corporate Boards and Reverse Trump Tax Cuts
"The establishment tells us there is no alternative to unfettered capitalism, that this is how the system and globalization work and there's no turning back. They are dead wrong."
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'Vile and Dangerous': Edited Video Showing Trump Gunning Down Media and Political Opponents Shown During Conference at President's Resort
"This is not the first time that supporters of the president have promoted violence against the media in a video they apparently find entertaining—but it is far and away the worst."
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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Syrian protesters marched in the northern town of Hasakeh on Oct. 12 Kurds Strike Deal With Syrian Government to Battle Turkey's Offensive After Trump Orders Evacuation of Remaining US Troops
"About 130,000 people have been displaced in Syria... with at least 60 civilian casualties in Syria and 18 dead in Turkey."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sanders Distinguishes Himself From Warren by Noting That She Has Said 'I Am a Capitalist to My Bones'
By contrast, "I'm not," Sanders explained. "We need a political revolution."
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Rescue Operations Underway in Japan After Typhoon Hagibis Kills Dozens and Causes 'Immense Damage'
"How many more extreme weather events like this should happen til all governments & corporations act seriously on the #climatebreakdown?"
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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Warren Challenges Facebook's Political Advertising Policy—With Ad That Falsely Claims CEO Zuckerberg Endorsed Trump
"Facebook holds incredible power to affect elections and our national debate," said the presidential hopeful. "They've decided to let political figures lie to you."
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Then-Deputy Commissioner of U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Kevin McAleenan 'We Will Not Forget His Cruelty,' Declare Rights Advocates After DHS Chief Kevin McAleenan Resigns
"McAleenan has caused tremendous suffering in our communities."
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Friday, October 11, 2019
Two U.S. soldiers 'Terrifying and Totally Predictable': Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire
Noting Turkey's claims that this was a mistake, the U.S. peace group CodePink declared that "this is what happens when a country goes into a war of expansion so callously and rapidly."
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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. Yes, Reporting Confirms, Rudy Giuliani a Subject of Criminal Investigation
"Man, Rudy Giuliani is bad at crimes."
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