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Monday, March 12, 2018
At Museum 'Die-In,' Protesters Demand Opioid-Peddling Sackler Family Help to Combat Crisis It Fueled
"It's time for the family that helped create this problem answer to the people worst affected."
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Ivanka Like Father, Like Daughter: Ivanka Accused of Violating Emoluments Clause
Adding to mounting conflict of interest concerns in the Trump White House, Ivanka will get over $1 million from her family's business this year
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'More Evidence Trump Is Scared of the NRA': White House Retreats From Call to Raise Gun Purchasing Age
The White House's new proposals to reduce gun violence were denounced by gun control groups as "completely inadequate."
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Thanks to Deals Inked Under Obama, US Extends Lead in Global Arms Trade
Saudi Arabia is the second-largest weapons importer in the world, receiving many of its arms from the U.S. as it wages war in Yemen
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Tim Berners-Lee On World Wide Web's 29th Birthday, Its Inventor Warns of Threats to Digital Rights
"The fact that power is concentrated among so few companies has made it possible to weaponize the web," warns British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
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Proving Yet Again She Is 'Grossly Unqualified,' DeVos Admits She Hasn't Bothered to Visit Struggling Schools
"Betsy DeVos is disliked because she wants to privatize public education, is rolling back civil rights in education, and supports arming teachers in schools. It is that simple."
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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Trump Lawyers Considering Action to Block '60 Minutes' Interview With Stormy Daniels: Report
"Why so many steps to keep the American people from learning the truth?" asks lawyer for adult film actress
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Against #BankLobbyistAct, #ShePersisted: Warren Asks 'How Can Any Senator Vote for That?'
While fellow Democrats backing measure to roll back Wall Street regulations have expressed frustration, progressive senator says bill "increases the chances of another taxpayer bailout"
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17 Crosses for 17 Victims of Florida Massacre Dangled From Gun Show Billboard in Kentucky
Names and ages of each victims were written in black text on the white crosses
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Saturday, March 10, 2018
'A Badge of Honor': Steve Bannon Tells National Front in France, 'Let Them Call You Racists'
"Let them call you racists. Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor," says President Trump's former top strategist
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#ProtectTheInlet: Massive Protest in BC as Thousands March to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline
"In our opposition to Kinder Morgan, we are many people paddling in the same direction."
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$30 Million for "Trump's Vanity Military Parade" Nothing Compared to $5.6 Trillion Spent on Endless War Since 2001
'The best way to show support for veterans is to stop war.'
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'Insane': NRA Wins Again as Florida Law to Stop School Shootings Includes More Guns in Schools
"So why would such dangerous proposal end up in a package that's meant to protect kids from gun violence? The answer is obvious: it's the gun lobby."
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Friday, March 9, 2018
Nearly 800 Quebec Doctors Demand Their Pay Raises Go To Nurses, Improving Healthcare Overall
"These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks, and other professionals face very difficult working conditions, while our patients live with the lack of access to required services because of the drastic cuts in recent years."
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Demostrators hold signs during a vigil for Yemen. (Photo: Felton Davis/flickr/cc) Senators Called on to End US Role in 'Worst Humanitarian Crisis on the Planet'
With call-in action and letters, groups ramp up pressure on lawmakers to back Sanders-led resolution
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Trump FCC Sued for Granting 'Favors to Massive Media Conglomerates Like Sinclair'
"This FCC seems intent on looking the other way as people in the U.S. brace for a new wave of media mergers."
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trump immigration protest National Class-Action Lawsuit Aims to Stop Trump From Tearing Children Away From Asylum-Seeking Parents
ACLU-backed lawsuit is an expansion of an ongoing effort to reunite a Congolese mother and her 7-year-old daughter
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Naomi Klein delivering her Sept. 20, 2017 TED Talk "How shocking events can spark positive change." (Photo: screengrab/TED) Naomi Klein on How Myriad Crises Can 'Catalyze a Kind of Revolutionary Leap'
In recent TED Talk, author and activist talks about need to "picture the world that we're fighting for."
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'The Issue of Our Time': Sanders, Warren, and Moore Will Explore Oligarchy's Destruction of Middle Class in Town Hall
The event follows a discussion the senator held in January on Medicare for All, which drew 1.6 million viewers
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protesters Ahead of Major Protest to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline, Company Files Injunction Against Water Protectors
"Kinder Morgan is intimidating environmentalists who are standing up for B.C. against a dirty tar sands pipeline."
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Democrats Who Don't Like Being Criticized By Elizabeth Warren, Say Progressives, Could Just Vote Against Big Bank Giveaways
"We suggest these Democratic colleagues check in on the messages they've been getting from their constituents," responded one progressive group. "Our guess is they sound a lot like Senator Warren."
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UN Calls for Psychiatric Evaluation After Duterte Puts Top Human Rights Expert on 'Hit List'
President of Philippines decried for 600-person "terrorist list" which includes the UN special rapporteur on indigenous human rights
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Warren Leads Probe into Half a Billion in Suspect Loans to Kushner Companies
"Federal ethics laws prohibit federal employees from profiting from their government service, and Mr. Kushner's refusal to fully divest from his financial holdings raises questions."
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No Stranger to Party Establishment's Tactics, Sanders Calls DCCC Attacks on Progressives "Appalling"
'What these organizations should not be doing is doing negative attacks on Democratic candidates,' says former presidential candidate
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As Trump Demands 'Credit,' South Korea Praised for 'Masterful' Diplomacy
"Let the record show, it wasn't Trump's bluster or the 'maximum pressure' campaign that brought North Korea to the negotiating table, it was South Korean President Moon Jae-in's willingness to engage without preconditions."
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Thursday, March 8, 2018
Experts Demand Senators Back Sanders-Led Proposal to End US Complicity in Yemen Bloodshed
Experts ask senators to defend "the constitutional linchpin of Congress's sole authority to declare war"
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Fossil Fuel Execs Very Annoyed #KeepItIntheGround Movement Crimping Their Ability to Pillage Planet
"There's more opponents, and it's more organized," lamented Kinder Morgan CEO Steven Kean
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tpp protest US Progressives Express Solidarity With Anti-TPP Protests as 11 Nations Sign Revised Corporate-Friendly Trade Deal
In Chile, critics took to the streets with signs declaring, "No to modern slavery, no to the TPP-11" and "The TPP and TPP-11 are the same!"
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Lawmakers Opposing Assault Weapons Ban Received 130 Times More Gun Industry Donations
Despite public outcry and increased support for stricter gun control measures, analysis shows industry money still dominates in Congress
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Advocating "End to Manels," New Report Highlights Persistence of Male-Dominated Conferences
"These events reinforce the glass ceiling by presenting men as more important decision makers and limiting networking opportunities for women."
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Floods in Bay Area Federal Judge's Unprecedented Order on Climate Science 'Could Open Floodgates' for Big Oil Lawsuits
"The court is forcing these companies to go on the record about their understanding of climate science, which they have desperately tried to avoid doing."
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Trump Says Gary Cohn Might 'Go Out and Make Another Couple Hundred Million' and Then 'Come Back'
"I don't know if I can put him in the same position though," Trump said. "He's not quite as strong on those tariffs as we want."
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To Bolster Chance for Peace, Trump Pressured to Halt US-South Korea War Exercises
"We now have a historic opportunity to begin to put an end to the longest-running war in modern history."
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On International Women's Day, Women Across Spain Stop All Work in 'Feminist Strike'
"If we stop, the world stops."
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Protesters demonstrated outside Verizon stores Internet Users Won't Be Duped, Say Critics of 'Sham' GOP Net Neutrality Bill
"Public support for real net neutrality is greater than it has ever been—and internet users won't be fooled by half-measures or industry attempts to confuse the issue."
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Refusing to 'Play Dead for Big Banks,' Warren Gives Fellow Senators 17 Chances to Put Consumers First
"The Senate is expected to pass the #BankLobbyistAct—with Democratic support. But I'm not going down without a fight."
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) waits to speak during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol in opposition to the involvement of U.S. military forces in Syria March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Because It's "An Idea Whose Time Has Come," Rep. Keith Ellison Takes Lead on Medicare for All Legislation
Universal coverage, Ellison said Wednesday, "is a crucial linchpin in our fight for fairness and economic justice."
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Researchers 'Staggered' by 'Crazy, Crazy' Record-Setting Warm Winter in Arctic
Arctic warming is just a symptom of "disease" that's getting worse, say climate scientists, as U.S. leaders refuse to curb human activities that contribute to climate crisis
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Democrats Infrastructure Plan Would Roll Back GOP Tax Cuts for Rich, Corporations
"Making the rich and corporations pay their fair share means we will be able to rebuild our communities from the ground up."
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Ben Carson Catches Heat for Cutting 'Free From Discrimination' Promise Out of HUD Mission
"You have experienced first-hand the demoralizing wounds of segregation and racism... You must bring these experiences to bear in your responsibility to uphold the duties of your office."
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As Trump Threats Stir Global Arms Race, New Report Details the Nuclear War Profiteers
"If you have been wondering who benefits from Donald Trump's threats of nuclear war, this report has that answer."
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Despite Attack by Party Establishment at DCCC, Progressive Democrat Laura Moser Advances to Texas Run-Off
While party leadership tried to muscle her out of primary race, those attempts may have only galvanized support for her bold campaign
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drone protest 'Don't Be Evil?': Outrage Over Google's Secret Program to Bolster Pentagon's Drone War
"I hadn't noticed the '...but it's okay to help with drone strikes' footnote to the 'don't be evil' line in Google's code of conduct."
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Schumer Denounced for 'Absolutely Disgusting' AIPAC Speech
"At AIPAC, Democrats try to outdo Trump in their devotion to Israel's oppression of Palestinians."
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'Yes': Stormy Daniels' Attorney Says Adult Film Star and Trump Did Have Sexual Relationship
After filing lawsuit, which argues president never signed a non-disclosure agreement, attorney says Daniels is ready to tell her side of the story
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Intensifying 'Relentless Attack' on Immigrants, Trump DOJ Sues California Over Sanctuary Laws
Immigrant rights groups and California officials vowed to resist the White House's "mass incarceration and deportation force"
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msd students No, Dana Loesch, Your Time Is Running Out: Parkland Student Delivers Powerful Rebuke to NRA
"To every spokeswoman with an hourglass who uses free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents... Your time is running out."
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Massive Tax Cuts for Wealthy Friends and Corporate Raiders Complete, Cohn Calls It Quits
"Cohn leaves the White House after pushing through the #GOPTaxScam that gave 83% of tax cuts to him and his friends in the wealthiest 1%. Now that he put the richest ahead of everyone else, I guess his work is done."
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'The Time Has Come': UN Expert Calls for Global Recognition That Every Human Has Right to Healthy Environment
More than 100 countries have officially acknowledged the right to a clean environment in their constitutions, leaving the U.N. to catch up
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17 Democrats Decried for Sending This Clear Message: "I Work for My Bank Donors, Not My Constituents'
"Voters have seen this movie before. It didn't work out in 2008 and it's no wiser today. There is simply no excuse for a Democrat to add their name to Wall Street deregulation."
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Trump and Pruitt Trump Buried OMB Report That Undermines Entire Premise of His Deregulatory Agenda
"Despite the administration's attempts to muddy the waters, the public will not be fooled and the data is clear: Americans will pay a steep price for Trump's deregulatory agenda."
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As Nation Eyes Texas Primary, Cruz in Panic Mode Over 'Extreme Left' Voter Turnout
Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Cruz's likely challenger, has rejected corporate PAC money and outraised the Texas senator by a significant margin in 2018
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After Calling Practice 'A Horror Show,' Trump Reverses Ban on Animal Trophy Imports
Breaking earlier promise, administration now says slaughtered elephants and other exotic animals will be allowed into U.S. on "case-by-case" basis
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West Virginia Teachers Chant 'Put It in Writing' as Lawmakers Reach Pay Raise Deal
Teachers welcomed news of an agreement with applause, but vowed to remain on strike until the bill passes both chambers of the state legislature
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee As Larger Battle Rages, Washington Enacts First State Law to Protect Net Neutrality
"Momentum is building from coast to coast to #SaveTheInternet. Now we need the other Washington to act."
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Paul Ryan's Progressive Challenger Randy 'Ironstache' Bryce Among Those Arrested Demanding Justice for Dreamers
The progressive congressional candidate Randy "Ironstache" Bryce, a possible challenger to House Speaker Paul Ryan in November, told the press that his support for immigrants was "absolutely" worth being arrested
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As Massive Handout Sails Through Senate, Big Banks Send Democrats and GOP 'Sweet Thank You Note' for Doing Their Bidding
Ripping the letter on Twitter, Sen. Elizabeth Warren noted the same banks "got $30 billion in bailouts just a few years ago, but they are still able to get senators of both parties to roll back the rules."
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North and South Korea meeting Denuclearization on Table After 'Openhearted Talk' Between North and South Korea Moves Nations Away From War
"The South Korean envoys will have things to explain to Washington, but will Trump truly be able to understand?"
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'The Charade Is Over': CBO Reveals Democrat-Backed Bill Really Just Big Gift to Wall Street
"The Wall Street crash of 2008 showed the American people how fraudulent many of these large banks are. The last thing we should be doing is deregulating them."
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Monday, March 5, 2018
Immigrant rights advocates hold a sign on Sunday, March 4. (Photo: Victoria Pickering/flickr/cc) With #HereToFight Declaration, Dreamers and Allies Mobilize Across Nation
"Their fight is our fight. Their dreams are our dreams. Because, ultimately, their future is our future."
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Trump Condemned for 'Abhorrent' 2,000-Mile Separation of Mother and Her 7-Year-Old Child
Separating mother and daughter refugees called "unconscionable overreach of government power violating fundamental principles of fairness, including substantive due process rights under U.S. constitutional law, and threatens one of our most fundamental social constructs, the family."
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'Let Him Arrest Me': Watch Former Trump Aide Say He Won't Submit to Mueller Subpoena
Sam Nunberg says he won't comply with Special Prosecutor's request to hand over email exchanges with other top advisors during 2016 election
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'Needless and Ideologically-Driven Cruelty': Arkansas to Become First State to Implement Trump's Assault on Medicaid
"In a very real sense, health coverage for millions of Americans who rely on Medicaid could be at risk under the agenda Trump is advancing."
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As West Virginia Rages, 'Tipping Point' in Oklahoma Has Teachers Planning Walkout of Their Own
"A walkout would be the last resort, but we want more money for education in the state, that means more money for supplies, more staff, and pay raises so teachers will stay."
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Shrouded in Darkness, Just Four People Gave $30 Million to Pro-Trump Group in 2016
Tax return of dark money group shows that just a handful of individual gifts fueled a multi-million-dollar slush fund for far-right forces
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West Virginia teachers, students and supporters hold signs on a Morgantown street as they continue their strike on March 2, 2018 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 'A Class of People Rising Up' as West Virginia Teachers Strike Hits Eighth Day
"This is a real 'us against them,' this is a real working people standing up against huge corporations."
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Forget Guns and Immigration, These 12 Democrats Focused on Helping GOP Deliver Big Bank Giveaway
"The bank lobbyists have been hitting Capitol Hill hard, and they have a Dodd-Frank rollback bill lined up with the support of every Republican and 12 Democrats."
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John Oliver Condemns NRA's "Bleak Vision of America" as Transparent Plot to Sell Guns
Thousands of Americans have called on streaming services to end their relationship's with the powerful gun lobbying organization's media arm
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Top Russian Official: US Meddling in Our Upcoming Presidential Election
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the U.S. has a "rich tradition" of interfering in the elections of other nations.
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Sunday, March 4, 2018
Oscar The Oscars Use a More Fair Voting System Than Most of America Does
Since 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has used ranked-choice voting to select winners in each category
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Dreamers outside White House 'Don't Deport Immigrant Youth': Dreamers Rally Outside White House Ahead of Trump's DACA Deadline
"Trump thought we would go back into the shadows but he was wrong. We are still here and we are #HereToFight!"
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Ben Cohen Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Among Those Arrested at Vermont Protest of F-35 Fighter Jets
Demonstrators worried about dangerous noise levels oppose the Air Force's plans to base 18 aircrafts in Burlington starting next year
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Xi Jinping, Donald Trump Trump Raises Alarm by Praising Chinese President's Power Grab at Private Mar-a-Lago Fundraiser
One ethics expert responded to Trump's remarks by posing the question: "How many hints do we need that he wants to be a dictator?"
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Saturday, March 3, 2018
North Korea Says US Demands and Joint Military Drills Impede Diplomatic Talks
The comments come as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is under fire for claiming war with North Korea would be "worth it" in the long run
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Friday, March 2, 2018
Jared Kushner 'Kushner Must Resign': Calls Intensify for Trump Son-in-Law to Step Down
"His business entanglements are corrupting our government and potentially endangering national security."
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What Does Research That NRA Doesn't Want Funded Show? That Gun Restrictions Save Lives
A new non-partisan study offers some of the most complete analysis of gun policies in decades—but the effort was frequently hamstrung by the NRA's stifling of gun control research
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demonstrations in WV 'We Will Stay!' West Virginia Teachers Vote to Occupy State Capitol Until Demands Met
While some have called the West Virginia teachers' strike "the most important story in the country right now," MSNBC and other outlets have almost completely ignored it.
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New Campaign Challenges DCCC's "All-Out War Against Progressives"
"Stop undermining progressive values," a new petition to the DCCC demands.
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There You Have It: Emails Confirm Coal, Oil, and Gas Extraction Drove Shrinking of National Monuments
"The evidence of just how embedded Trump and Zinke are with the dirty energy of the past could not be clearer."
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A 2012 photo by advocacy group Appalachian Voices shows "a horrific mess more than three years after" the coal ash disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tenn. took place. (Photo: Appalachian Voices/flickr/cc) Ending Rules to Curb 'Silent, Tasteless Killer,' Pruitt Makes It Easier for Polluters to Poison Nation's Water
Polluters wanted the Obama-era regulations weakend. Obsequious Pruitt just obliged.
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Carl Icahn 'Such a Fortunate Coincidence': Trump Ally Carl Icahn Ditched Steel Stocks Before Tariffs Made Public
"Hmmm, is this a coincidence or did Trump confidant Carl Icahn have insider information?"
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Warren Calls Out Fellow Democrats for Helping GOP Ram Through 'Wish Lists of Big Bank Lobbyists'
"It's time for the rest of us to fight back and demand that Washington work for us, not the big bank lobbyists."
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With 'Rock-Solid' Case to Defend Net Neutrality, Free Press Takes FCC to Court
"The agency is dead wrong to think it can take away" net neutrality protections that have the support of an overwhelming majority of Americans, says the group
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Sinclair sign Sinclair's Sneaky Moves to Skirt Rules and Get Tribune Merger Approved
The right-wing television giant has proposed shady sales of a handful of stations to win federal regulatory approval for the $3.9 billion deal
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After 'Great' Late-Night Meeting, Top NRA Lobbyist Assures Nation Trump-Pence 'Don't Want Gun Control'
"It's disgusting that gun lobbyists who seek to profit at the expense of our communities' safety are meeting with the president just two weeks after the Parkland school shooting."
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Thursday, March 1, 2018
Barry Crimmins, Anti-War Comic and Crusader Against Child Abuse, Dies at 64
The stand-up comedian spoke out against war and sexual abuse, and was beloved by fellow comedians for his honest and caustic political commentary
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Want to Get Trump to Start a Trade War? Follow Steel Industry's Lead and Buy Some Ad Time on Fox & Friends
"Tariffs are economically destructive and regressive. Imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum is bad policy for the vast majority of Americans."
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protests Amid Threats of Discipline, Hundreds of Colleges Assure Prospective Students Anti-Gun Protests Cool With Them
"Say your piece, speak your mind, and demand better of us all."
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'New Cold War' Heats Up as Russia Meets US Nuke Threats With One of Its Own
"While Russia and the U.S. compare the size of their arsenals, the rest of the world is joining a treaty that bans them."
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Warren Grades DeVos: 'Worst Secretary of Education Country Has Ever Seen—By Large Margin'
"Secretary DeVos has spent her first year bending over backwards to allow students to be cheated and undermining the civil rights of students across the country."
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anti-Trump protest New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Think Trump Is Racist
They are also alarmed by how his policies have impacted Hispanics, Muslims, and black Americans
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#55Strong: Rejecting Flimsy Deal, Teachers Back on the Picket Line in West Virginia
The governor offered a five percent pay raise to teachers after the fourth day of a state-wide walkout, but teachers are demanding a permanent funding solution for the state's public employees' insurance program
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With All Eyes on Trump White House Dysfunction, the Real Meltdown Is in the Arctic
'This is the biggest story of our lifetimes.' No, not the impossible-to-ignore dysfunction within the current administration.
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Jared Kushner Kushner's Company Got Hundreds of Millions in Loans After White House Meetings With Top Execs: Report
"Disappointing. Corrupt. And yet, entirely predictable."
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After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video
In addition to being called out on his "plutocratic BS," students in attendance attacked the Treasury chief's record of foreclosing on tens of thousands of Americans
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Boosting Hopes for Total Ban, EU Regulator's New Assessment Confirms Neonics' Harm to Bees
"We have been playing Russian Roulette with the future of our bees for far too long"
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Student After Teacher Fires Gun: 'I Dare You to Tell Me Arming Teachers Will Make Us Safe'
"I'm a Dalton High School student. Please don't tell me a damn thing about arming teachers. Please don't tell me that I don't know what the hell I'm talking about."
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Sanders-Led Group Introduces Bill Calling for Removal of US Forces From Yemen
"The bill will force the first-ever vote in the Senate to withdraw U.S. armed forces from an unauthorized war."
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Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf Oakland Mayor Applauded for Warning Community About ICE Raids
"We know law-abiding residents live in fear of arrest and deportation every day," said Mayor Libby Schaaf. "My priority is for the long-term well-being of Oakland."
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The Vital Congressional Hearing on the Endless War That Probably Nobody Watched
The "2001 AUMF," said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), "has become a blank check for any president to wage war anytime, anywhere, anyplace without the consent or oversight of Congress."
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