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Friday, November 3, 2017
Warren Sanders Democratic primary rigged Was Democratic Primary Rigged Against Sanders? Warren Says Definitively 'Yes'
The Massachusetts senator added that Democrats must "recognize the process was rigged" and "build a new process, a process that really works, and works for everyone."
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GOP 'Propaganda' Not Working: Only 13% Believe Tax Plan Will Help Middle Class
New survey also shows that 60 percent believe the Republican plan will "mainly favor" the rich
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Thursday, November 2, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) heralded the Republican tax plan as a win for the middle class, but spoke little about benefits for lower income Americans and the rich. Instead of $2 Trillion Corporate Tax Cut, GOP Could Give Average American Families $17,000 Each
Sen. Elizabeth Warren scoffs at GOP's offer of $1,182 per year for families under tax plan
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Feeling Heat of Mueller's Russia Probe, Trump USDA Pick Sam Clovis Drops Out
Withdrawal comes as a new poll shows nearly half of all Americans believe it is likely Trump "committed a crime in connection with possible Russian attempts to influence the election"
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Rick Perry 'Absurd' and 'Inexcusable': Rick Perry Pushes Fossil Fuel Expansion to Fight Sexual Assault
Environmental groups demand energy secretary's immediate resignation following his remarks on Thursday
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 Ryoo Yong-gyu Japanese Warned Leaked Radiation From North Korea Nuke Site Could Be Blowing Their Way
Contamination concerns grow as North Korean soldiers reportedly being treated for radiation exposure following tunnel collapse
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3 Ways GOP Tax Plan Would Save Trump Family Millions Annually and Billions Overall
"The Republican tax scheme is a plan made for billionaires—exactly like the one in the White House."
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Warren and Sanders Deliver 3-Minute Takedown of GOP's Pro-Billionaire Tax Scam
"Republicans are planning to rain about $2 trillion in tax giveaways down on giant corporations."
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Pittance for People as #TrumpTaxScam Permanently Cuts Corporate Tax Rate to 20%
Decried as a "hot mess" by critics, the GOP tax plan released Thursday tax will "deposit a trillion and a half dollars into the bank accounts of the richest people in the country and then hands the bill to the middle class."
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Legal Experts Aghast At Trump's Careless Call for Death Penalty for NYC Suspect
"Advocating the death penalty before trial isn't justice, it's a lynching."
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Memo to Democrats: 'Taxes/Healthcare' Better 2018 Message Than 'Trump/Russia'
For Democrats to win next year, voters need to hear that candidates are "fed up" and "the economy and politics are rigged against the hard-working middle class"
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'Deeply Disturbing': Bombshell Piece Exposes 'Unethical' Clinton-DNC Fundraising Deal
Former interim chair of the DNC Donna Brazile highlights the agreement that effectively gave the Clinton team full control of the organization as early as 2015
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
'Idiotic': Rights Groups Slam Trump for Reactionary 'Send Him to Gitmo' Threat
White House announced Wednesday they consider suspect in New York attack to be an "enemy combatant"
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Human rights campaigners protest at the Farnborough International arms fair on July 11, 2016. (Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade/flickr/cc) Saudi Bombing Kills 29 Civilians in Yemen as Vote Looms to Stop US-Backed Carnage
"It's long past time for the United States to stop supporting a war that independent human rights organizations believe may involve war crimes on all sides."
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GOP tax bill As GOP Scrambles, Progressives Vow to Defeat Tax Scam 'Just Like We Killed Their Healthcare Bill'
"Healthcare showed us: change doesn't happen in these D.C. halls, it happens from the ground up."
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Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Group of House Dems Organizing New Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) announces he is spearheading Congress's first collective effort to impeach President Donald Trump
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Two-Thirds of Americans Say This Is Lowest Point in US History They Can Remember
In new poll, a majority say they can't remember a time when their levels of stress over healthcare, the economy, and social divisions were higher
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Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), seen here in 2016, announced Tuesday that the rollout of the tax plan would be pushed back a day. (Photo: Brookings Institution/flickr/cc) New Poll Shows Just 25 Percent Think GOP Tax Plan Is a Good Idea
While proposal would slash their rate, 52 percent think that corporations pay less than their fair share in federal income taxes
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City of San Francisco Unanimously Approves Impeach Trump Resolution
Measure calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to direct its Judiciary Committee "to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump."
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump South Koreans Plan to Welcome 'War Lunatic' Trump With Mass Protest, Demands for Peace
"Who can possibly welcome a foreign leader who talks about the possibility of a war on their land?"
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Flying Under Radar of Trump Chaos, GOP Set to Confirm Slew of 'Extremist' Judges
"These nominees' collective records reveal the disturbing truth that this administration does not just tolerate radical anti-equality views among its judicial nominees, but requires them."
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Trump Jr.'s Halloween-Inspired Attack On Socialism Draws Fabulous Ridicule
In tweet, the president's son betrays his limited understanding of the realities of a socialist economy
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Rosa Maria Hernandez 'Not Only Unconstitutional, But Heartless': ACLU Lawsuit Demands Freedom for 10-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy
Rosa Maria Hernandez was arrested after an emergency surgery in Texas. Defying doctor's orders, the government refuses to release her to family.
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Multiple Pedestrians Killed After Truck Plows Down New York City Bike Path
The incident is being investigated as an "act of terror"
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'Systemic Failure': Study Details Black Americans' Experiences of Discrimination
African-Americans report that they avoid calling the police, attending political events, and driving for fear of encountering discrimination
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With New Directive, Pruitt Bars Scientists Who Aren't 'In the Pocket of Corporate Polluters' From EPA Advisory Boards
Critics slammed the move as a "hostile takeover of science-based policymaking" by the Trump administration
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farmland Report Illustrates Dire Consequences of Corporate Consolidation Throughout Global Food Chain
"The fight for market share is achieved at the expense of the weakest links in the chain: farmers, and workers."
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Lancet Study Warns of Global Health Crisis and 1 Billion Climate Refugees by 2050
"We are only just beginning to feel the impacts of climate change."
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North Korea nuclear site collapse Fears of Radiation Leak Soar After North Korea Nuclear Site Collapse Kills 200
The disaster is believed to have resulted from Pyongyang's hydrogen bomb test, which sparked earthquakes and landslides
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devastation in puerto rico Where's the Urgency? UN Experts Slam US Emergency Response to Puerto Rico
"With winter approaching, we call for a speedy and well-resourced emergency response that prioritizes the most vulnerable and at risk—children, older people, people with disabilities, women, and homeless people."
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Amid Indictments and Tax Push, Polls Show Trump's Disapproval at All-Time High
Enthusiasm for the president has sharply dropped in the last month among those considered to be his biggest supporters
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'Both Sides' of Slavery Argument Latest Proof John Kelly Is No Moderating Force
"It's irresponsible & dangerous, especially when white supremacists feel emboldened, to make fighting to maintain slavery sound courageous."
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Sanders Trump pollster Top Trump Pollster: 'No Question' Bernie Sanders Would Have Won
The remarks come as polls continue to show the democratic socialist from Vermont is far and away America's most popular politician
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Tom Steyer With Million+ Signatures, Democratic Mega-Donor's Petition to Impeach Trump Surges
As the president's approval rating hits a record low, Tom Steyer's multimillion-dollar campaign to impeach him continues to gain support
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Monday, October 30, 2017
Trump's Insistence on Coal Revival Finds Pushback Even In Coal Country
Push for the return of coal mining jobs hurts rather than helps region, study finds
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Trump White House Tries to Justify Tax Cuts for the Rich With Beer-Drinking Analogy Only Your 'Fox-Watching MAGA Uncle' Could Love
"How many drunk White House staffers did it take to come up with this Sarah Huckabee Sanders alcohol analogy?"
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Demonstrators protest the Trump administration's military transgender ban on July 26, 2017. (Photo: Ted Eytan/fickr/cc) Trump's "Blatantly Unconstitutional" Transgender Ban Blocked by Federal Judge
Ruling says that administration's basis for ban does "not appear to be supported by any facts"
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George Papadopoulos Reading His Admission of Guilt Will Explain Why White House Is Distancing Itself From George Papadopoulos
Former adviser admitted he lied to the FBI during the investigation into allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government
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#FreeRosa: Supporters Demand Release of 10-Year-Old Detained by Trump's ICE
"Rosa Maria is not the threat. Trump is the threat."
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IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano reiterated Sunday that Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments made the 2015 accord. (Photo: V. Alic/IAEA/flickr/cc) Further Isolating Trump, UN Watchdog Reaffirms Iran's Compliance With Nuke Deal
"We should not allow the (nuclear deal), as an important achievement, to be undermined," says Iranian president
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oil refinery 'Alarm Bells Ringing': Global CO2 Levels at Highest in 3 Million Years
Ahead of UN climate talks, report warns of "severe ecological and economic disruptions" without more drastic moves to cut emissions
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Mueller Manafort Trump #ProtectMueller: Groups Vow Mass Mobilization If Trump Moves to Fire Mueller
"We need to make sure Trump can't fire Mueller and derail the investigation. The American people deserve the truth."
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Indicted: Trump's Former Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Charged With Federal Crimes
Along with business associate Rick Gates, Manafort charged with conspiracy to launder money, failing to register as a foreign agent, false statements, and multiple counts of failing to file reports for foreign bank accounts
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To Address Historic Failures, Autopsy Urges 'Progressive Reboot' for Democrats
"Outmoded narratives and facile calls for 'unity' must be replaced with a new vision of politics that is explicitly inclusive and participatory," concludes new analysis
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Sunday, October 29, 2017
A massive mural of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump engaged in a passionate kiss was unveiled this morning, painted on the West Bank security barrier near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Graffiti Artist Lushsux Strikes Again: West Bank Mural of Trump, Netanyahu Locking Lips
Artist Lushsux hopes his painting would draw attention to Palestinians stuck in “an indoor prison”.
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The Terms of My Surrender. Trump Trolls Michael Moore; Moore Fights Back
Only thing Trump got right: “While not at all presidential”
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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Reclaiming Our Time Women's Convention: 'Millions of Women Coming Together to Stand Up and Fight Back'
"More than ever, we need all women and allies to come together to collectively reclaim our time.”
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#Sandy5 March Thousands March on 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy
Demanding bold powerful action from state and local officials.
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Friday, October 27, 2017
White House Places All Blame for 'Astonishingly Corrupt' Whitefish Contract on Puerto Rico
Advocacy groups are calling for the deal to be cancelled and congressional Democrats are demanding an investigation
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Catalan independence supporters hold a rally in front of the Generalitat de Catalunya after the Catalan Parliament voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Tensions Explode as Madrid Imposes Direct Rule on Catalonia Following Independence Declaration
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy exercises extraordinary authority to fire Catalonian government
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Pre-Wheelchair George H.W. Bush Groped Me in 2006, Fourth Woman Accuses
A former Republican state senate candidate in Maine, 29-years-old at the time, says former president grabbed her during a photo-op years ago
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Warnings of 'Disaster Capitalism' and Privatization Emerge in Puerto Rico
"Whether it's water or energy, privatization helps Wall Street, not communities."
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Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who joined Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) on Thursday in sponsoring legislation to prevent President Trump from carrying out a preemptive strike against North Korea. (Photo: Karen Murphy/flickr/cc) Lawmakers Want to Forbid Trump From Launching Unauthorized Preemptive Strike Against North Korea
"During the campaign, people feared a President Trump with the power to initiate a nuclear conflict—less than a year later, those fears are far too close to being realized," said Rep. John Conyers
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JFK assassination Bowing to CIA Secrecy on JFK Assassination, Trump Blocks Release of the 'Good Stuff'
Citing "national security" concerns, the president claimed he had "no choice" but to further delay the release of hundreds of documents
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'New Gilded Age' Reaches New Heights With World's Billionaires Owning Staggering $6 Trillion
"At what point will society intervene and strike back?"
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One Hundred 'Handmaids' Greet Mike Pence to Protest GOP's Anti-Choice Agenda
"We thought Ronald Reagan was bad enough with the religious right and Focus on the Family... But that was nothing like Mike Pence."
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Trump opioid crisis Opioid Plan Called 'Band-Aid on Gunshot Wound': Trump's New and Unimproved War on Drugs Predicted to Fail
President's remarks on opioid epidemic little more than a collection of Reagan-era "just say no" talking points
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ACLU Condemns ICE Plan to Expand Use of For-Profit Prisons for Immigrant Detention
"This sprawling system is notorious for abusive and inhumane conditions and widely criticized for its lack of transparency and accountability."
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Rosamaria Hernandez 'Cruel' 'Ruthless' 'Morally Bankrupt': Collective Outrage After Trump Admin Detains 10-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Directly From Surgery
Rosa Maria Hernandez is recovering in federal custody after her ambulance was stopped by border patrol agents in Texas
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'Floodgates Are Opening' as Allegations Against Powerful Men Reveal Scope of Sexual Assault and Harassment
"Every sexual predator in every walk of professional life is—and should be—nervous that they will be exposed by this uprising."
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Samantha Bee Samantha Bee Skewers Trump's EPA Chief in Segment Titled "Scott Pruitt vs. The World"
"Putting Pruitt in charge of the EPA was like putting the fox in the henhouse. I'm sorry—for future viewers, foxes and hens were two animals that lived on earth before climate change rendered them extinct."
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'Too Little, Too Late': Critics Denounce Trump-Linked Energy Firm's Apology for Puerto Rico Threat
Whitefish Energy threatened to end its work on Puerto Rico's power grid in light of mayor's questions about transparency
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Trump GOP Medicare Medicaid Tax Cuts 216 GOP House Members Just Voted to Destroy the Safety Net and Deliver a Trillion-Dollar Tax Cut to the Rich
"The representatives who just chose the bank accounts of their donors over the health and wellbeing of their constituents should be ashamed."
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Federal Communications Chairmain Ajit Pai 'Death Sentence for Local Media': Warnings as FCC Pushes Change to Benefit Right-Wing Media Giant
Free press advocates say rule changes are "massive handout" to broadcaster Sinclair that would have far-reaching and negative impacts in communities nationwide
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Call Congress Now, Say Progressives, To Stop GOP "Billionaire First" Budget
House will vote Thursday on budget that cuts Medicaid by $1 trillion and Medicare by $500 billion just to give big tax cuts to to corporations and the top 1%
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
While Trump Opens National Parks to Fossil Fuel Drilling, Fee Hikes Would Lock Out Vacationing Families
"While Republican leadership looks to slash taxes for billionaires, price hikes at our National Parks will hurt working Americans."
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Forcing Trump's Hand, Sanders and Dems Intro Bill to Lower 'Outrageous' Drug Prices
During campaign, Trump said Big Pharma was "getting away with murder." Now he has a bill to support that would actually do something about that.
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Sworn Enemies of EPA Now Just One Step from Heading Key Agency Offices
"All four have condemned the very existence of the EPA and want to weaken it beyond recognition, threatening the EPA's mission to protect our clean air and water."
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With Kids' Screen Time Surging, New Project Aims to Challenge Corporate Profiteering
"Often missing from the story about screen time is that the entities who benefit most from children being on screens are corporations and marketers."
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Though 'One of Great Memories of All Time,' Trump Can't Think of Anything 'Uncivil' He Might Ever Have Done
In latest bizarre press avail, president brags about his "intelligence" and Ivy League education while blaming media for those who think poorly of his behavior
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Poll Shows Majority of Americans Agree Trump 'Reckless,' 'Dishonest,' and 'Unstable'
On the qualities the U.S. president lacks, there is widespread consensus
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As Tensions Simmer, Poll Shows Majority of Democrats Want Bold Leftward Shift
The survey suggests Democratic voters want to ditch the current party leadership and embrace the grassroots
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fossil fuel pollution Climate Threat Erased, Big Oil Bonanza Embraced in Leaked Draft of Interior Dept. 5-Year Plan
The Nation reports a leaked draft of the department's five-year strategic plan does not mention climate change while emphasizing "energy dominance"
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Newly Obtained Pentagon Docs Raise Fresh Concerns About Warrantless Domestic Spying
Rights group warns Americans "exercising their legitimate free-expression rights" are at risk of "discriminatory" or "arbitrary" monitoring
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pro-choice protest #JusticeforJane Step Closer as Full Appeals Court Affirms Teen's Body Is "Her Own"
"The court of appeals recognized what we knew all along: This was an egregious overreach, & abortion access is a human right."
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Jeff Flake Bob Corker Donald Trump Forget What Corker and Flake Say. Look at Their Destructive 90% Pro-Trump Voting Records
While GOP senators heralded as "renegades" for criticizing Trump in public, progressives say a glance at their voting records tell the real story
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VP Mike Pence Swings into Senate to Deliver 'Wet-Kiss-to-Wall-Street' Tie Breaker
"No wonder Americans think the system is rigged against them," says Senator Elizabeth Warren. "It is."
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
'Bush No Better' Than Trump: Gold Star Mom Cindy Sheehan Decries Whitewashing of Warmonger
"Where is the movement to oppose U.S. wars, instead of liberal handwringing over botched messages of condolence?"
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glyphosate protest Ahead of EU Glyphosate Vote, Greenpeace Demands Nothing Less Than Total Ban
Environmentalists celebrate parliament's vote for outright ban while warning against executive arm's proposed compromise
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Sanders Refutes Myth That Medicare for All Would Be Bad for Business
A new analysis also debunks claims that workers on employer-provided insurance plans would be harmed by transition to single payer
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'Trump Is Treason': Man Throws Russian Flags at McConnell and President on Capitol Hill
The protester posed as a reporter and later identified himself as Ryan Clayton of Americans Take Action
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'Can You Say Corruption?' Puerto Rico Contract for Trump-Connected Raises Concerns
Tiny company financed by a major donor to the Trump campaign and the Republican Party awarded no-bid contract to rebuild energy grid
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Whittier Fire Chiding Trump for Inaction, GAO Report Shows Climate to Cost US Taxpayers Trillions
Federal watchdog's report serves as indictment of Trump administration's climate change denialism and pro-industry agenda
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Alarms Raised as GOP Moves to Let Wall Street 'Rip Off Consumers With Impunity'
In a vote Tuesday, Senate Republicans are looking to scrap the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ban on "rip off clauses"
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Spending Millions to Get Their Billions: GOP Mega-Donors Plot to Pass #TrumpTaxScam
"The GOP knows their donors will drop them like a hot rock if they don't deliver tax cuts for their billionaires."
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Sen. Lindsey Graham 'Didn't Know' About Niger? He Should Read More Nick Turse and TomDispatch
What U.S. Senators Don't Know (and Neither Do You) About What the Pentagon Is Doing in Africa
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Monday, October 23, 2017
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Shows How Incredibly Annoying It Is to Call Equifax
Why is it so hard for consumers to freeze their own credit? That's a question the senator would prefer we wouldn't have to ask.
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Government Study Confirms $7.25 Minimum Wage Is Poverty Trap for Millions of Americans
The $7.25 federal minimum is "a starvation wage that is not enough to keep working families out of poverty," argued Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Electric Cars and Surging Solar Spell Market Doom for Fossil Fuels
Analyses show how demand for electric vehicles and rapidly falling renewable energy prices could take down oil and gas industry
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Have You Seen These Prototypes for Trump's "Ridiculous" Border Wall?
Will lowly competition between these proposals for Trump's "stupid, dumb" border wall be the most Americans ever see of it?
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Harry Belafonte, seen here in 2010, said Friday that Hitler-like times are "not too far from our door." (Photo:  The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/flickr/cc) With Trump, Warns Belafonte, Echoes of Hitler 'Not Too Far From Our Door'
Legendary artist and activist says "the nation is at the crossroads of probably our most challenging moment in history."
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As Big Banks Meet, #DivestTheGlobe Demands Rejection of Fossil Fuel's Dead End
"They have a moral obligation to listen to us," says one community organizer, "to invest in sustainable energy projects which bring lasting growth and jobs not built on dying industries like coal and oil."
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As Trump 'Hysterics' Continue, US Moves to Put Nuclear B-52s on 24-Hour Alert
The Air Force's steps to prepare nuke-armed bombers to "take off at a moment's notice" are unnecessary and reckless, critics said
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Myeshia Johnson Trump Attacks Soldier's Widow After She Confirms President's Hurtful Call
Myeshia Johnson, whose husband was killed in action, said details made public last week were "not fabricated" and that Trump's tone was upsetting
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Sanders Confirms He'll Remain Independent for 2018 Re-election Run
"That's what I've been doing for a long time and that's what I'll continue to do."
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'Blatant Censorship': Trump EPA Abruptly Muzzles Its Own Climate Scientists
EPA's move to cancel researchers' presentations at upcoming conference slammed as "abuse of power"
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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Gold Star Father Rebukes Kelly for Treating Soldiers' Deaths As 'Political Football'
"Former General Kelly indulged in defending the behavior of the president and made the situation even worse," said Khizr Khan
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Following Outcry by Human Rights Groups, Mugabe Removed as WHO Ambassador
"Sanity restored," but Human Rights Watch calls for WHO to go further in fighting corruption in healthcare
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Ordering Search for Sponsor, Appeals Court Further Delays Jane Doe's Fight to Have An Abortion
While the government acknowledges the girl's constitutional right to an abortion, it's barring her from the procedure simply because it refuses to "facilitate" an abortion for the 17-year-old
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Half a Million March in Massive Uprising Against Spanish Plan to Overtake Catalonia
Catalans poured into the streets of Barcelona Saturday following the Spanish prime minister announcement that he would move to take control of their region
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