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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Colonialism and Greed: Trump Considers Afghan War Expansion to Exploit Minerals
Trump is reportedly being encouraged by corporate executives to take advantage of Afghanistan's mineral wealth
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ACLU Objects After Capitol Hill Police Tell Journalists to Delete Protest Photos
At least one journalist reported being forced to delete his photos of the scene
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Coal power plant in Wyoming Utilities Knew, Too: Despite Warning Decades Ago, Industry Lied and Deceived on Climate
New report reveals the utilities industry encouraged coal use and public doubt while conducting "cutting-edge" climate research
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On Capitol Steps, Warren Rips GOP for Attack on 'Our Basic Humanity'
"How many Republicans are out there to answer to the American people why they want to take healthcare away from millions of people who need it?"
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
'Blow Up the Phones': Resistance Vows Fight as Senate Debates Trumpcare
Constituents in West Virginia, Nevada, and other states expressed anger after their senators voted in support of a debate on Trumpcare
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Ben & Jerry's Scary Dairy: You Scream, I Scream... Monsanto Roundup Ice Cream
Traces of "probable human carcinogen" found in samples from ten Ben & Jerry flavors
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'Kill the Bill, Don't Kill Us!': Protests Erupt as McConnell Begins Trumpcare Vote
Resistance ramps up anti-Trumpcare effort as Republicans meet behind closed doors
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Jimmy Carter Latest Ex-Democratic Leader to Back Single Payer. When Will Current Ones?
"I think eventually we'll have a single-payer system," said former President Jimmy Carter.
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Boy Scouts Jamboree Compared to Hitler Youth Rally After Trump's Speech
President's appearance transformed a traditionally non-partisan event into a pro-Trump rally
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Psychiatric Group Tells Members It's OK to Break Silence on Trump's Bizarre Behavior
Easing "gag order" on public diagnosis, professional association entrusts mental health experts to use their "knowledge responsibly"
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Deputy secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt 'Walking Conflict of Interest': Fossil Fuel Industry Lobbyist Now Second-in-Command at Interior Dept.
"David Bernhardt is absolutely the wrong choice for deputy secretary of the Interior. All you have to do is look at his record."
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No Public Figure Has Even Thought About Dragging Trump's 11-year-old Son into Russia-Election Controversy. But His Dad Just Did.
'Every major-media journalist on the White House beat has more conscientiously protected Barron’s privacy than his father has done.'
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'Hiding It Like Cowards': McCain Returns to Help GOP Pass Secret Trumpcare Bill
"They're....asking a doctor....if McCain can come vote....to take away peoples' healthcare."
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Monday, July 24, 2017
EPA Decided Preventing a West, Texas-Style Accident Wasn't a Priority. So 11 AGs Are Suing
'The Trump EPA continues to put special interests before the health and safety of the people they serve," said New York Attorney General Schneiderman
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#Rexit: Report Indicates Tillerson Contemplating Early Departure
Could Secretary of State be next to jump ship?
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Despite Court Ruling, Privacy Watchdog Vows to Keeping Fighting Against Trump's Election Panel
'The Commission cannot evade privacy obligations by playing a shell game with the nation's voting records,' says group
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'Obscene': 70 Top Healthcare CEOs Raked in $9.8 Billion Since 2010
"The median household income in 2015 was $56,515, which the average healthcare CEO made in less than a day."
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Three Years After Gruesome Execution, Ohio Set to Resume State-Sanctioned Killing
Flouting recommendations made by task force, state schedules slew of executions, with first set for Wednesday
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Critics Slam Kushner for Arguing Inexperience Excuses Russian Contacts
If he can't fill out disclosure forms accurately, how can Trump's son-in-law create peace in the Middle East?
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In Announcing 'Better Deal' Platform, Dems Admit Status Quo Not Working
"Americans believe they're getting a raw deal from both the economic and political systems in our country. And they are right."
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Trump: Sessions 'Beleaguered,' Schiff 'Sleazy,' and Maybe Giuliani Should Be AG
Series of tweets comes as Axios reports that Trump is weighing replacing Sessions with former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
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With Trumpcare Vote Looming, Medicare For All Supporters Set to March
"Now is the time to guarantee healthcare as a right for everyone and we will take that message to Congress every day until it happens."
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Sunday, July 23, 2017
Scaramucci Has Anonymous Source Who Told Him Russians "Maybe Didn't" Hack 2016 Election (Okay, He Admits, It Was President Trump)
New communications director is having a great first weekend on the job
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This handout video grab taken with an underwater robot and provided by Japan's International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning on July 21 shows a part of the pedestal wall inside reactor No. 3 at Fukushima nuclear power plant. Video from Underwater Robot Shows Melted Nuclear Fuel in Bowels of Fukushima Reactor
Since disaster in 2011, this is the first time plant operator has found something likely to be melted fuel
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a camera at the White House Will Trump Let the White House Bring Back Cameras?
If president approves, says Scaramucci, administration should resume regular on-camera briefings
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Connecting McCain's Tragic Diagnosis to Trumpcare 'Is the Goddamn Point'
"The personal hell that John McCain and his loved ones are walking through right now is the point of it all," writes pastor in viral blog post
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Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of American Empire
A new book by the famed historian Alfred McCoy predicts that China is set to surpass the influence of the U.S. globally, both militarily and economically, by the year 2030
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Saturday, July 22, 2017
"Full Transparency," Says Scaramucci, I'm Deleting My Past Public Statements
Trump's new communications director has peculiar notion of what word "transparency" means
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With Sessions Under Renewed Fire, Trump Claims 'Complete Power to Pardon'
Any attempt by Trump to pardon his way out of stewing controversy, says one critic, would create a "constitutional crisis that would make Watergate look like a minor event"
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Environmentalists Urge Democrats to Join Sanders in Opposing Dirty Energy Bill
'As a nation, our job is to move away from fossil fuels toward sustainable energy and energy efficiency,' says Sanders. 'This bill does the opposite.'
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Friday, July 21, 2017
Your Guide to Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci: Trump's New Commander of Communication
Apparently, an ex-Wall Street exec with the nickname "Mooch" is now the White House communications director
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Protests in Poland Protests in Poland as Right-Wing Ruling Party Dismantles Democracy
'This is a blatant attack by Poland's government on the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law'
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Trump Furthers War on Science With 'Illegal' Nomination of Climate Denier for Top USDA Scientist
'Science plays a crucial role in a healthy democracy, but this administration has taken a wrecking ball to it'
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Six Months After Women's March, Invigorated Resistance Sees Impact
Women have become more engaged in politics since Donald Trump's inauguration, a new poll finds
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Message to Democrats: Get on Board With Medicare For All or Go Home
For universal healthcare to become a reality, "it's going to take a movement of movements, and it's going to take the American people making it toxic for our elected officials not to get on board."
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Spicey Is Out: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, the New York Times first reported . His departure was reportedly in response to President Donald Trump's appointment of Anthony Scaramucci to White House communications director. Scaramucci is a Wall Street financier and was a campaign...
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Red Alert: Team Trump Unveils Anti-Planet, Anti-Worker Corporate Wish List
"At the behest of big corporations, the Trump administration is laying the foundation for a new wave of deregulatory disasters."
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Palestinians pray outside the Old City Amid Ongoing Israeli Crackdown, Three Palestinians Killed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Protests
Thousands of Palestinians and Israeli forces clashed Friday during protests against security devices recently installed at one of the world's holiest sites
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As Mueller Probe Widens, Trump Team Exploring Presidential Pardon Powers
Advisers attempt to portray Trump as displaying normal curiosity about legal powers, while legal experts balk
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Defending Public Schools, Demonstrators Greet Betsy DeVos at ALEC Annual Meeting
Education Secretary promotes school vouchers in her keynote address to state legislators
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Proposed Law Seeks to Reform System That Jails People Just for Being Poor
'In our country,' said bill co-sponsor Sen. Kamala Harris, 'whether you stay in jail or not is wholly determined by whether you're wealthy or not – and that's wrong.'
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Worker Wages Flat, But Since 1978 CEO Pay Has Soared by 'Outrageous' 937%
New analysis shows how corporate bosses rake in huge salaries and bonuses as inequality continues to soar
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Drain the Swamp report card Warren Flunks Trump: Report Card Details Broken Promise to 'Drain Swamp'
'Instead of turning away lobbyists and Washington insiders, he welcomed them into the White House with open arms'
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NYT Trump Interview Makes Waves, But Did Reporters Go Too Easy?
Critics demand accountability from Trump for lies on healthcare
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson After Exxon Fined for Sanctions Violations, Calls for Rex Tillerson to Resign
When secretary of state was CEO of ExxonMobil, says Treasury, the oil giant showed a "reckless disregard" for sanctions
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'Don't Let Up': Progressive Groups Warn Trumpcare Fight Still Far From Over
"Stay focused, keep fighting. We can't ease up now."
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Condemnation Grows for Bipartisan Attack on Free Speech Rights of BDS Supporters
Lawmakers urged to reject bill that would punish Americans for supporting boycotts of Israel
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Watch Live: Bernie Sanders and Al Gore
Senator and former vice president talk politics in Facebook live inteview
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Donald Trump 'Message Loud and Clear' Says NAACP After Latest Trump Snub
For second time, and unlike predecessors, president refuses to attend civil rights organization's annual gathering
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New Poll Shows Nation Moving Left on Healthcare, Embracing Medicare for All
The poll shows that 62 percent of Americans believe it is the federal government's responsibility to guarantee healthcare for all
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
'Unbelievable': Trump Slams Sessions' Recusal; Warns Mueller to Steer Clear of Finances
President calls attorney general recusal "unfair" and warns Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller should not go near his financial dealings
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Donald Trump After Six Months, A Detailed Look at 'Giant Bait and Switch' Trump Presidency
New report reveals how billionaire president has 'abandoned populism in favor of giveaways to industry'
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'A Dark Moment': Voting Rights Groups Condemn Trump's Election Commission
Trump accuses states of hiding information while Pence attempts to give meeting an air of credibility
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Children Among Civilian Dead in Latest US-Backed Saudi Coalition Airstrike in Yemen
The deadly airstrike "once again demonstrates the extreme dangers facing civilians in Yemen, particularly those attempting to flee violence, as they disproportionately bear the brunt of conflict."
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Trump's NAFTA Plan Looks a Lot Like Corporate-Friendly Deals He Campaigned Against
Trump railed against NAFTA and TPP on the campaign trail, but the objectives released this week beg questions about his promises to help working people
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'The People Deserve Better': Watch Warren Rip Trump's Union-Busting Labor Nominee
The Massachusetts senator said she is "not at all convinced" that Trump NLRB pick William Emanuel will stand up for the rights of workers
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Amnesty Slams Latest Supreme Court Ruling on 'Cruel and Discriminatory' Muslim Ban
'Congress must intervene and end the ban once and for all.'
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Study Calls for Rapid "Negative Emissions" as Scientist Warns "Shit's Hitting the Fan"
New study, led by James Hansen, is meant to bolster climate kids' case against the federal government
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Gray wolf Warnings as GOP Aims to Gut Protections for Endangered Species
House and Senate committees consider bills to roll back longstanding protections for vulnerable plants and animals
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"Fundamental Existential Threat": Lawmakers Warned of the Risks of Killer Robots
Top U.S. general and inventor Elon Musk join those sounding alarm on artificial intelligence
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The I-Alone-Can-Fix-It President Vows to Make Trumpcare Better at 'Lunchtime'
Though Trump has never offered any compelling evidence he even understands the policies in play, he urges Republicans to talk more about "how good their healthcare plan is"
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Joining Single-Payer Chorus, Al Gore Says For-Profit System Had Its Chance
"The private sector has not shown any ability to provide good, affordable healthcare for all. I believe we ought to have single-payer healthcare."
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Barbara Lee Slams Paul Ryan for Killing Endless War Repeal 'In Dead of Night'
"This is underhanded and undemocratic," says congresswoman from California. "The people deserve a debate!"
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Trump White House Ridiculously Blames Democrats for Republicans' Repeal Failure
In closed press briefing, deputy press secretary condemns Democrats for defending their own law from repeal effort
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"Building a Better America"cover GOP's Deja Vu Budget Slashes Social Programs to Fund Tax Cuts for Rich
House GOP budget blueprint would boost military spending and give tax cuts to the wealthy while slashing nation's safety net
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Resistance Not Enough: Progressive Groups Push Democrats to Back #PeoplesPlatform
"Democrats in Congress must lay out a bold vision for how we create a country that works for everyone—not just the very wealthy."
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As 'Repeal Only' Effort Stalls in Senate, Resistance Urges Medicare for All
Three Republican senators announced Tuesday afternoon they would not back GOP leadership's latest ploy to repeal Obamacare
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Against Warren or Sanders, 2020 Looks Like 'A Lot of Losing' for Trump
New poll shows Trump losing hypothetical match-ups with Warren, Sanders, Biden, and other possible 2020 presidential contenders
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addresses State employees Downplaying Atrocities? Trump Plan to Close 'War Crimes Office' Sparks Concern
The US 'is essentially downgrading the importance of accountability for the commission of atrocity crimes'
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As 75 Percent of Americans Fear 'Major War' Under Trump, Most Favor Diplomacy
New poll finds Americans want a cautious approach to North Korea's recent actions
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Seriously? New GOP Budget Would Defund Election Security Agency
"Eliminating the Election Assistance Commission would pose a risky and irresponsible threat to our election infrastructure."
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McConnell Admits Defeat, But Opposition Vows Vigilance Against Trumpcare Zombie
"Republicans have been determined to take a wrecking ball to the Affordable Care Act and the protections it provides. They will not give up. And neither will we."
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Former Diplomats Urge Tillerson to Keep Refugee Office Where It Belongs
Letter to Secretary of State cautions against putting crucial mission in hands of DHS
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'Kill the Bill, Not Us': Trumpcare Resistance Turns Up the Heat on GOP
"It's time to defeat this bill and ensure that every American is guaranteed the right to healthcare."
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Transparency Victory: Trump Forced to Release Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs
'The public deserves to know who is coming to meet with the president and his staff.'
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Vigil at open-air chapel To Block Pipeline, Nuns in Court to Defend Cornfield Chapel
'We're not looking for money. We want to preserve this land.'
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It Took Obama More Than Two Years to Kill This Many Civilians. It Took Trump Less Than Six Months.
Civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria from coalition strikes were roughly 80 per month during the Obama White House, compared to roughly 360 per month during Trump's administration
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This Billionaire Mega-Donor Gets It: The Democrats Need Bernie Sanders
"When people say Bernie is crazy, no. Bernie is talking about inequality. That is the burning issue in the United States."
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US Inequality Crisis Worst in Industrialized World. Trump Will Make It Worse.
If the policies favored by the Trump administration—including massive tax cuts for the rich and reductions in spending on Medicaid and education—go into effect, the U.S. will only fall further in the global rankings
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Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sad! Trump's Six-Month Approval Rating Lowest of Any President in 70 Years
New poll also shows that people believe it's more important for the government to provide health coverage to low-income Americans than to provide tax cuts
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Trump Is Endangering Nuclear Deal, Says Iranian Foreign Minister
The president has urged other leaders to end business ties with Iran, undermining the 2015 deal
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Bernie Sanders Denounces Trumpcare as 'The Most Anti-Working Class Legislation Ever'
President Donald Trump "is supporting the most anti-working class legislation ever presented in the modern history of this country—a disastrous healthcare bill," Sanders said.
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Trumpcare Vote Delayed as White House Promotes Alternative Facts on Bill
Protests expected to continue at so-called moderate GOP senators' offices this week
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Saturday, July 15, 2017
New Lawsuit Aims to Stop Trump's 'Sham Commission' Dead in its Tracks
Suit filed a day after White House releases commenters' personal information in comments that show hatred for voter commission
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A Year After Coup Attempt, Turkish Opposition Accuses Erdogan of Exploiting Crisis
7,400 civil servants were fired Friday as government attempts to punish those linked to coup
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Friday, July 14, 2017
#SleevelessFriday: Congresswomen Protest Outdated Dress Code
After a reporter was kicked out of the House chamber for violating the code, Rep. Jackie Speier called for a revolt
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House Passes Defense Bill Sure to Make 'War Profiteers Rejoice'
"Every year, Congress authorizes billions of dollars of Pentagon pork at the expense of other security needs and other taxpayer priorities."
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Resistance Rallies as So-Called 'Moderate' GOP Senators Decide on Healthcare
One Republican vote is needed to keep 22 million Americans from losing health coverage
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#NRA2DOJ Rally outside NRA headquarters Undeterred by DC Heat Advisory, Women's March Against NRA Begins
Demonstrators rallied at NRA headquarters, kicking off an 18-mile march to the Department of Justice
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Jerry Brown's Climate Plan Just Another 'Handout to Big Oil,' Green Groups Say
Gov. Brown's legislation " doesn't do enough to protect vulnerable communities or to achieve California's ambitious targets for reducing carbon pollution," argued 350.org's Masada Disenhouse
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Rejecting 'Cruel and Discriminatory Policy,' Federal Judge Deals Blow to Muslim Ban 2.0
Judge writes that "the Government's definition [of 'close familial relationship'] represents the antithesis of common sense."
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Poll: Most Americans Oblivious, But Not Uncaring, to Overseas Suffering
"Near-famine, which is affecting 20 million people in Africa and the Middle East, is likely the least reported but most important major issue of our time."
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Women and Men Worldwide Cringe After Trump's Latest Sexist Behavior
President offered French First Lady his unsolicited opinion on her looks
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Jeremy Corbyn and Naomi Klein Jeremy Corbyn Talks With Naomi Klein About Creating a Better World
'When people's minds are opened up, there is no end to the possibilities,' says Corbyn
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Reproductive rights advocates in Texas Texas Study Shows How Defunding Planned Parenthood Actually Increased Abortion Rates
State's teen abortion rate and teen birth rate both spiked after lawmakers cut funding and closed more than 80 family planning clinics
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Among Wealthiest Nations, US Healthcare System Comes in Dead Last
"The United States spends far more on healthcare than other high-income countries. Yet the U.S. population has poorer health than other countries."
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: 'Watch Your Back , Bitch'
After hearing Rachel Maddow discuss our recent story about Kasowitz, a man emailed the attorney urging him to resign. Kasowitz responded with threats and profanity
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Paris Against Trump: Demonstrations Greet US President in France
Parisians and Americans alike speak out against Trump during Bastille Day visit
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Can You Say Oligarchy? 75% of Americans Think Wealthiest Have "Too Much" Power
Bolstering 2014 study detailing how elite interests dominate policy-making, survey shows "rare" agreement that elites run the show while workers and the poor left out
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'Total Garbage': Senate GOP's New Trumpcare Bill Even Worse Than Original
"I knew this bill was unfixable . What I didn't count on was that it would get worse."
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