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Monday, December 16, 2019
A screengrab from Andrew Romanoff's first campaign ad entitled "Home." "Stop What You're Doing and Watch This": Intense Praise for Apocalypse-Themed Climate 2020 Campaign Ad
"It's a catastrophe of our own creation—but it doesn't have to end this way," says Andrew Romanoff, a Democratic hopeful for U.S. Senate running in Colorado.
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South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg attended a swanky fundraiser Sunday night at a winery owned by billionaire Democratic Party donors. As Buttigieg Attends Fundraisers of Ultra-Rich, Sanders Reminds Voters Billionaires Not Donating 'Through Goodness of Their Hearts'
"Why would many, many billionaires be contributing to candidates if they didn't think they were getting something out of it?"
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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer holds a press conference on the anticipated impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump by the US Senate at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 16, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images) As House Vote Looms and Senate Draws Battle Lines, Democracy Defenders Say No Choice But to Impeach Trump
"We know the facts. We know the Constitution. We know what needs to be done."
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U.S. Border Patrol Agents at Border Field State Park in Imperial Beach watch over personnel that are reinforcing the border wall with concertina wire. Democrats Urged to Reject $1.375 Billion for Trump Border Wall in Compromise Spending Bill
"It's time to stand up for border communities."
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Placards and messages in support of Julian Assange sit outside Ecuadorian Embassy stands in South Kensington on April 5, 2019 in London. 100+ Doctors Demand Julian Assange Receive Safe Passage to Australian Hospital 'Before It Is Too Late'
"That we, as doctors, feel ethically compelled to hold governments to account on medical grounds speaks volumes about the gravity of the medical, ethical, and human rights travesties that are taking place."
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'Astonishing' Trump Rule Could Let Banks Classify NFL Stadium Investments as Aid to Poor Communities
The financial institutions would get significant tax breaks for their investments, thanks to the 2017 Republican tax law.
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cover photo for WHO report Top Global Scientists Call for 'Profound Food System Transformation' to Combat Extreme Malnutrition
Unless radical changes are made, warns the lead author of a new WHO report, "the growth and development of individuals and societies for decades to come" are at risk.
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Sign reads: Finance the future not fossil fuels 'This Is a Big Deal': Goldman Sachs Rules Out Funding New Coal Projects, Arctic Oil Drilling
"The smart money on Wall Street is drawing red lines on oil and gas, and exiting coal."
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A protest against a controversial citizenship amendment bill turned violent when Delhi Police shot tear gas and beat students of Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi, India on December 13, 2019. Indian Crackdown on Dissent Over Bill Stripping Naturalized Citizenship From Muslims 'An Affront to Democratic Values'
"Is this democracy? Where are we living?"
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016. (Photo: Paul J. Richards /AFP/Getty Images) Asserting Authority to Dictate Process, Trump Claims 2020 'Debates Are Up to Me'
"My record is so good on the Economy and all else, including debating," declared the president as he derided the non-partisan, non-profit Commission on Presidential Debates.
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Amazon, Chevron, and Starbucks Among 91 Fortune 500 Corporations That Paid $0 in Federal Income Taxes in 2018: Report
"The 2017 tax law was a clear giveaway to corporations and their shareholders."
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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) 'The Bold Approach We Need': New Booker Ag Bill Includes First-Ever National Factory Farm Moratorium
"We need to fix the broken system," said the White House hopeful. "That means protecting family farmers and ranchers and holding corporate integrators responsible for the harm they are causing."
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'A National Disgrace': Trump Proposes Social Security Change That Could End Disability Benefits for Hundreds of Thousands
"Donald Trump and his advisers know that this will kill people, and they do not care. Every current and future Social Security beneficiary must band together to defeat this horrific proposal, or else all of our earned benefits will be next."
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Leading Among People of Color and Younger Voters, Sanders Right Behind Biden in New 2020 National Poll
The new survey shows the Vermont senator trailing the former vice president by just two points.
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Sunday, December 15, 2019
US Denounced as 'Threat to Humanity' as COP25 Ends Without Deal on Big Polluters' Responsibility to Frontline Nations
" This year the masses mobilized, but our political leaders refused to rise above their own little agendas."
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'To Protect Our Democracy,' Tuesday Night Rallies Planned In All 50 States to Demand Congress Votes to Impeach Trump
"Americans from California to West Virginia are ready to hold their representatives accountable and declare that no one—not even the president—is above the law."
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Voting Rights Advocates Vow to 'Organize Harder Than GOP Can Suppress' After Judge Orders 200,000 Voters Purged From Rolls
"Don't panic. Organize."
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Saturday, December 14, 2019
In Final Hours, COP 25 Denounced as 'Utter Failure' as Deal Is Stripped of Ambition and US Refuses to Accept Liability for Climate Crisis
"The only thing more disastrous than the state of UN climate negotiations at COP 25 is the state of the global climate."
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Ilhan Omar Joins Sanders in Drawing 1,300 People to Largest New Hampshire Rally of 2020 Primary So Far
"If believing that 500,000 Americans should not be forced into medical bankruptcy every single year is radical, than we're proud to be radical."
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Friday, December 13, 2019
A small group of activists rally against the Republican healthcare agenda outside of the Metropolitan Republican Club, July 5, 2017 in New York City Outrage After South Carolina Gets Trump OK to Attack Medicaid With Work Requirement Policy
Instead of addressing the "alarming increase in the number of uninsured children across the country," the state chose to put up "more barriers to coverage that will worsen this trend."
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Warren and Sanders Lead 2020 Candidates in Backing Workers Demanding Fair Wages, Vowing Not to Cross Picket Line for Debate
After the progressive senators announced they would not be crossing the picket line, the rest of the Democratic field followed.
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A young migrant girl sits on the floor as her father, recently released from federal detention with other Central American asylum seekers, gets a bus ticket at a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. 'Sick to my Stomach': Explosive Report Details ICE Negligence in Medical Care for Detained Children Resulted in Deaths, Preventable Surgeries
"ICE is operating exactly as the Trump administration wants it to when migrants are being so violently neglected."
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fight for $15 protest Progressives Blast New NLRB Union Elections Rule That 'Betrays the Workers It Is Meant to Protect'
The board's only Democrat said the move "places an unjustified burden on workers seeking to exercise their fundamental workplace rights."
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McConnell Faces Calls to Recuse Himself From Impeachment Trial After Saying 'No Chance' Trump Will Be Removed
"No court in the country would allow a member of the jury to also serve as the accused's defense attorney."
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Fridays for Future striker Vanessa Nakate of Uganda holds a placard reading "climate can't wait" during a protest on climate emergency, called by environmental groups including Extinction Rebellion and Fridays For Future, outside the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 13, 2019. 'We Are Furious': As COP 25 Draws to Close, Green Campaigners Fume as Rich Nations Move to Gut Paris Agreement
"Just as we thought the slow pace and weak ambition shown at the climate talks couldn't get worse, along comes COP 25."
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After Scotland Decisively Rejects Brexit and the Tories in General Election, SNP's Sturgeon Calls for Second Independence Referendum
"Given what I fear the Tory government now has in store for Scotland, that right to choose our own future has never been more important or more urgent."
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) addresses the media after the committee passed two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump on Friday Dec. 13, 2019. 'A Vote for We, the People': House Judiciary Committee Approves Two Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
"Unless he is removed from office, Trump's corruption will only become more brazen."
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missile tests Arms Expert Warns of 'Reckless and Unnecessary Escalation' After Pentagon Tests Missile Banned by INF Treaty That Trump Ditched
The move could "exacerbate tensions with Russia, China, and North Korea—all of whom would be in range of this type of missile."
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Biden Parrots 'Profoundly Silly' Narrative That Lesson From UK Elections Is Democrats Should Not Go 'So, So Far Left'
"Don't let neoliberals use Jeremy Corbyn's defeat as an attack on Bernie Sanders," warned one progressive commentator.
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'He Is Planning to Rig the Impeachment Trial': McConnell Vows 'Total Coordination' With Trump on Senate Process
"The jury—Senate Republicans—are going to coordinate with the defendant—Donald Trump—on how exactly the kangaroo court is going to be run."
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Britons Gear Up to Defend NHS From Privatization Scheme as Tories Win Strong Majority in UK Election
"We will defend our public services—especially the NHS—from attempts to degrade or destroy them, and support, as well as we are able, the overworked heroes who keep them afloat."
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party had a good showing in exit polls from Thursday's general election. UK Exit Polls Suggest Defeat for Labour, Strong Majority for Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson
"Just utterly devastating."
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Interpreted by Young Progressives as 'Abject Contempt,' Buttigieg Says He Was Also 'Big Fan of Bernie Sanders' at 18
"Think of when this generation came of age...Is it any wonder that young voters are completely, thoroughly done with anything that smacks of politics as usual?"
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Workers and allies demanding a $15 an hour wage stage a protest outside a McDonald's restaurant. As NLRB Delivers 'Victory' to McDonald's, Docs Reveal Fast Food Giant's Dirty Anti-Union Tactics
"The owner class will buy up every lever of power they can... But in the end we will win because together we are unstoppable."
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Donald Trump Jr. talks to the press on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 'Endangering Endangered Species Seems to Be the Family Hobby': Trump Jr. Denounced for Killing Rare Sheep in Mongolia
Days after killing the endangered animal, Trump Jr. was given retroactive permission for slaughtering the sheep.
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#RefundPete Trends as Early Backers Request Donations Back After Learning Buttigieg Not So Progressive After All
"The honeymoon is over."
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Greenpeace activists on Thursday wrap the E.U. summit venue in Brussels with images of giant flames, setting off clouds of smoke, flares and sounding a fire alarm to urge European government leaders to take immediate action to respond to the climate emergency. Decrying EU Proposal to Address Climate Crisis by 2050 as 'Too Little Too Late,' Greenpeace Activists Stage #HouseOnFire Demonstration
"The world is on fire and our governments are letting it burn."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) hold a press conference to introduce college affordability legislation outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) After For-Profit College Agrees to Forgive $141 Million in Student Debt, Sanders Says: 'Good. Now $1,685,456,413,335 More to Go'
University of Phoenix settlement with the FTC this week—in which the company admitted no actual wrongdoing—is chump change compared to Bernie's proposal to "cancel all student debt and tax Wall Street to fund tuition-free public college."
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Meat sign Move Over, Peak Oil. Scientists Say 'Peak Livestock' Must Arrive This Decade to Limit Global Heating
"If the livestock sector were to continue with business as usual," experts warn, "this sector alone would account for 49% of the emissions budget for 1.5°C by 2030."
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Is Democrats' USMCA Trade Deal With Trump a Big Win or 'Major Strategic Misstep?'
While some labor unions and economists said the trade pact represents a meaningful improvement, others worried the deal hands Trump a victory while doing little if anything for working people and the planet.
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Ocasio-Cortez Makes Connection Between 20% Jump in Healthcare Costs and Industry-Sponsored Spa Days for Congressional Staffers
"This is the healthcare system of 'choice' that so many politicians are committed to protecting."
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Greta Thunberg is TIME's Person of the Year for 2019, a selection that caused an outburst from an upset U.S. President Donald Trump. After TIME Selects Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year Over Him, Trump Lashes Out in Tantrum Against 16-Year-Old Activist
Thunberg did not reply directly to the President of the United States, but nonetheless made her feelings known on social media.
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"It's Happening," Declares Jeremy Corbyn as Early UK Election Reports Suggest "Longest Queues Ever"
"These images of people queuing to vote will scare the death out of the Tories. Get up, get out, and let's make history."
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'Atrocious': 188 Democrats Join GOP to Hand Trump $738 Billion Military Budget That Includes 'Space Force'
"It is Orwellian for Congress to hand over billions of dollars worth of weapons and bombs to a president waging a horrific, unconstitutional war in Yemen—and call that progressive."
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
New California and National Polls Show Sanders Crushing 2020 Rivals Among Voters Under 45
"It's clear where the future of the Democratic Party is."
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During 2018, 396,448 people were booked into ICE custody: A daily average of 42,188 immigrants. 256,000 were deported the same year. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Guess What Happened After ICE, Which Has Torn Thousands of Families Apart, Tried to Honor Human Rights Day on Twitter
In 2019, a record-breaking 70,000 children were held in ICE custody.
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'How Sick Is That?' Says Thanos Creator After Trump Campaign Depicts US President as Fictional 'Mass Murderer' in Bizarre Ad
"These are sad and strange times we are going through," responded comic book author who created the villainous character.
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Author Naomi Klein explains the danger of strongmen leaders in a video from Now This News. 'Planetary Arsonists': Naomi Klein Points to Behavior of Autocratic Leaders Like Bolsonaro, Trump as Exacerbating Climate Crisis
"The fires of hatred are spreading from one country to the next," the author warns in new video.
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offshore rig Experts Warn Chevron's $11 Billion Write-Down Portends 'Greater Troubles to Come' for Fossil Fuel Industry
"Business as usual, even efficient business as usual is wholly insufficient in a market that is, and must, fundamentally change."
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Rep. Ro Khanna 'Let's Bring Rumsfeld In': Khanna Calls for Hearings on US Officials Who Lied to American People About Endless Afghan War
"The bottom line is that top military officials and civilian officials have known that the Afghan war has been has been unwinnable and have been misleading the American public for 20 years."
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Biden Climate Policies So Uniquely Bad That 350 Action Launched a Petition Demanding 2020 Frontrunner 'Do Better'
"We deserve better than Joe Biden's silence in the face of crisis."
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On Indivisible's 2020 Scorecard, Warren's Commitment to Democracy Reform and Sanders' Policy Platform Win High Marks
Sen. Elizabeth Warren won the highest overall grade on the scorecard, which may be updated as candidates make new commitments to enacting a progressive agenda.
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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally in Stainton Village in Middlesbrough, on the last day of General Election campaigning. 'Take Nothing for Granted': On Eve of UK Election, Tightening Polls Mean Anything is Possible
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told voters he was giving them a "message of hope."
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30+ Groups Condemn 'Obscene' $738 Billion Pentagon Bill as Blank Check for War and 'Gift to Donald Trump'
"Every dollar spent by the Pentagon is a dollar not spent on education, healthcare, or climate. When critics attack social spending by asking 'how will you pay for it?' this will be our answer."
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Trump, Bibi Leaked Draft of Trump Anti-Semitism Executive Order Raises Concerns About Campuses Cracking Down on Critics of Israel
One critic said, "it's an obvious attempt to kill the BDS 'Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions' movement."
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Young activists storm the stage at COP25 'We Are Unstoppable, Another World Is Possible!': Young Climate Activists Storm COP 25 Stage
Protesters with Fridays for Future demand world leaders at the global climate summit urgent address the planetary emergency.
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'Exactly Why Some People Hate Democrats': Progressives Rip Moderates for Proposal to Censure, But Not Impeach, Trump
"If you can't move to impeachment on something like this, frankly, we just shouldn't take your ideas seriously."
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For Role in Sparking 'Worldwide Movement' to Fight Climate Crisis, Greta Thunberg Named TIME Magazine Person of the Year
"People are underestimating the force of angry kids. We are angry and frustrated, and that is because of good reason."
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) was behind efforts by House progressives to change a drug pricing bill. After House Progressives Make Move to 'Flex Our Muscles,' Pelosi Backs Down on Drug Pricing Bill
"Our movement is STRONG."
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coastal communities Deep Trouble for Arctic and Beyond: NOAA Climate Report Warns of Feedback Loop That 'May Already Be Underway'
"If this were an annual health check-up, I think we'd have to say that the Arctic is chronically sick and getting worse."
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Questioned About Role in Blue Cross Layoffs, Buttigieg Deflects With 'Incredibly Dishonest' Attack on Medicare for All
"Buttigieg helped an insurance giant increase profits at the expense of workers. Now he's in trouble for it and he's frantically tossing out insurance industry talking points against Medicare for All."
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'Nakedly Authoritarian': Trump Taunts Security Guard for Not Being Rough With Woman Protester
"One of his ugliest and most troubling performances in recent memory," one observer said of Trump's rally in Pennsylvania.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Warren Says Blue New Deal Crucial Because Future of People and Planet 'Depends on Healthy Oceans'
"A Blue New Deal must be an essential part of any Green New Deal."
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Students of Presidency University staged a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in front of Presidency University at College Street on December 10, 2019 in Kolkata, India. 'This Is Fascism': Indian Law Stripping Naturalization Rights From Muslims Sparks Criticism and Protest
"Dark times in Modi's far-right India."
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flint demonstration 'Despicable': Internal Emails Reveal Water Contractor Knew About Lead Risks in Flint Months Before City's Public Confirmation
"I think anyone has to ask themselves how the story in Flint would be different five years later now if Veolia had made those private concerns public."
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Robert Reich Makes Case for Why Sanders or Warren—'Not Some Billionaire-Backed Milquetoast Moderate'—Offer Best Chance to Beat Trump
"These two have most of the grassroots energy, most of the enthusiasm, and most of the ideas that are critical for winning in 2020."
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) is leading House Democratic progressives against a moderate drug pricing bill that caucus members say is insufficient. 'Stakes Higher Than They Appear' as Progressive Caucus Battles Pelosi Over Drug-Pricing Bill in House
"Drug prices are crushing American families," Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her moderate allies appear insistent on keeping legislation to fix the issue contained to only 31 drugs.
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Supporters of the New York Attorney General's case against ExxonMobil gathered outside the New York County Supreme Court on Oct. 22. (Photo: Lindsay Meiman/Twitter) 'This Isn't the End,' Vow Climate Campaigners After New York Court Sides With Exxon in Fraud Trial
"Despite this ruling, the crucial work to hold the likes of Exxon accountable for climate crimes goes on," said 350.org. "This is just the tip of the accountability iceberg."
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At Emotional Meeting, North Dakota Residents Talk County Officials Out of Trumpian Plan to Ban Refugees
"We are not coming to North Dakota to rob anybody," said one young refugee at the hearing. "Hell, we have been robbed—of our childhood. We have been robbed of a lot of things."
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Scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Applauds Sanders for Activating 'Typically Invisible' Multiracial Coalition With 'Class Warfare' Campaign
The 2020 Democratic candidate, says Princeton professor of African-American Studies, "has tapped into the anger and bitterness coursing through the lives of regular people."
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cop 25 protest 'A Matter of Life and Death': COP 25 Protest Outside US Embassy Demands Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Demonstrators urged the global community to "join our demands for the real action it will take to protect and respect Indigenous women."
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'Abuse of Power' and 'Obstruction of Congress': Democrats Announce Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
"We stand here today because the president's continuing abuse of his power has left us no choice."
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'Thank You For Rescuing Me': Watch Once-Suicidal Veteran Offer Sanders His Flight Jacket During Heartfelt Exchange
"It's a jacket that you earned and I want you to keep it," responded the 2020 Democratic candidate, who accepted a flight patch instead.
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Over 10 Million People Have Watched This Video of Boris Johnson Refusing to Look at Boy Lying on Hospital Floor Due to NHS Bed Shortage
"Refusing to look at a photo will not help our NHS. Inventing fake stories to distract people will not help our NHS. Voting Conservative this Thursday will not help our NHS," said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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The climate crisis is changing the New England fishing industry, a new report says. New England Fishing Communities Being Destroyed by 'Climate Shocks': Study
"There are communities that are just not going to be fishing communities anymore."
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'Astonishing Moral Cowardice': Sanders and Khanna Denounce $738 Billion Bipartisan Pentagon Giveaway
"This bill does nothing to rein in out-of-control military spending, prevent unconstitutional war against Iran, limit the poisoning of Americans' drinking water, or end the obscenity of innocent children in Yemen being killed by U.S. bombs."
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Doctors protest at the gates of the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station in San Ysidro, San Diego on Monday. 'Inhumane': US Border Officials Deny Request by Doctors to Administer Free Flu Vaccine to Detained Migrants
"The agency is willingly putting lives at risk of death."
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Monday, December 9, 2019
"No one should be forced to use GoFundMe for health care," Bernie Sanders stated on Monday. "We are the richest country on Earth and we are going to take care of our people. Medicare for All now." (Photo: CD/flickr/cc) 'An Abomination': Sanders Decries Reality in Which GoFundMe Has a 'Six Cancer Fundraising Tips' Webpage
Not upset with with the crowdfunding service for providing resources to those in desperate need, 2020 presidential candidate lashed out against a system that creates the need for such campaigns in the first place.
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Citing Climate Crisis as Top Concern for Future of Humanity, Young Adults Say They Are Living in 'Failed System': Amnesty Poll
"This is a wake-up call to world leaders that they must take far more decisive action to tackle the climate emergency or risk betraying younger generations further."
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A new report shows that Americans under the current healthcare system are delaying care. Setting Gallup Record, Quarter of Americans Say They or Family Member Delayed Medical Care Over Cost in Last Year
"This is the 'choice based' system Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg want to preserve."
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A banner is hung across a roadway while people participate in direct action with Extinction Rebellion on April 17, 2019 in New York City. Calling for 'Climate President,' 500+ Groups Demand Next Administration Take Immediate Action
"Swift action to confront the climate emergency has to start the moment the next president enters the Oval Office."
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Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal of Kentucky's Forced Ultrasound Law, Allowing Law Intended to 'Shame' Patients Stand
"The goal is to shame and intimidate people ending pregnancies. It's scary when laws are used for that and scarier that the Supreme Court let it stand."
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President Donald Trump listens to Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the west front of the Capitol May 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. DOJ Inspector General Report Finds No Evidence of FBI Conspiracy Against President in Russia Investigation but Reveals 'Structural Problems' With FISA Court
The report addressed allegations of bias and impropriety on behalf of FBI agents investigating connections between the President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and Russia.
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"The metrics were always manipulated for the duration of the war" 'Read Every Word of This': WaPo Investigation Reveals US Officials' Public Deception Campaign on Afghan War
Officials repeatedly told the public "progress" was being made, but new documents show they knew that wasn't true.
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Last month, a batch of emails obtained by Hatewatch exposed the racist source material that has influenced Stephen Miller's visions of policy. (Photo Illustration: Southern Poverty Law Center) Harris, Booker, Sanders, and Warren Among 27 Senate Democrats Calling on Trump to Fire White Nationalist Stephen Miller
A month after explosive emails exposed depth of Miller's hateful ideology, letter to president says his top policy advisor "must be removed."
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett are the three richest people in the U.S., with more combined wealth than the bottom 50% of the population. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Michael Cohen/Getty Images/The New York Times, Fortune Live Media/Flickr/cc) 'Staggering' New Data Shows Income of Top 1% Has Grown 100 Times Faster Than Bottom 50% Since 1970
"The bulk of a generation of economic growth has been captured and concentrated in a few hands, and many people have barely seen any of it."
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South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, speaks in Iowa Sunday in front of protesters. Update: Buttigieg Campaign Reverses Course, Will Open Doors to the Press for Big-Dollar Fundraisers
The move follows a weekend of sustained activist pressure demanding Buttigieg open the events.
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The mobile billboard will be traveling around Washington D.C. the entire week of December 9, looping in front of the White House and Interior’s office buildings throughout the metro area. Passersby and viewers are encouraged to take photos with the billboard, share them online with the hashtag #StopBernhardt, and sign an online petition demanding Congress hold Bernhardt accountable. (Image: Western Values Project) 'Corrupt & Corrupter': DC Billboard Ridicules Trump and Bernhardt as Two Greedy Idiots Destroying US Public Lands for Fossil Fuel Profits
"This billboard, which should turn some heads, would be funny if so much wasn't at stake."
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A Nativity scene in Claremont, California has sparked discussion and controversy. "It Is About Perseverance Against Cruelty": California Church's Nativity Scene Shows Holy Family Separated in Cages
"If this isn't your church's politics, you've got the wrong faith."
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House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (L), Democrat of New York, speaks alongside Ranking Member Doug Collins (R), Republican of Georgia, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 4, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) WATCH LIVE: House Democrats Lay Out Their Case for Impeachment of President Donald Trump
"We need to make it clear within those articles that there is a pattern of conduct here, that Ukraine was the most egregious example of the president abusing his office while he was president of the United States," said committee member Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
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Devin Nunes Claims He Was 'Stalked' After Reporter Asked Basic Questions About His Role in Trump's Ukraine Scheme
"Based on this video, Nunes' depiction is an outrageous smear. Nunes is out of control. He's a public servant. He's functioning as Trump's servant."
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Sunday, December 8, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks at the Israeli-American Council Summit on December 7, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. 'Pushing Blatant Antisemitism': Trump Rebuked for 'Disturbing' Comments
"Trump's antisemitism and his racism are two sides of the same coin."
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Administrator for the Centers of Medicare & Medicade Services Seema Verma attends 2019 Forbes Healthcare Summit Trump Official Who Doesn't Want Poor People to Have Publicly-Funded Healthcare Wants Public to Pay for Stolen Ivanka Jewelry
New reporting by Politico reveals that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma filed a claim for over $40,000 for items stolen while she gave a speech bashing Medicare for All.
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Saturday, December 7, 2019
Bluefin Trevally and Leather Bass hunting together New Report on Ocean Oxygen Loss Gives 'Ultimate Wake-Up Call' to Act on Climate
"Decisions taken at the ongoing climate conference will determine whether our ocean continues to sustain a rich variety of life, or whether habitable, oxygen-rich marine areas are increasingly, progressively, and irrevocably lost."
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People opposed to Amazon's plan to locate a headquarters in New York City 'We Were Proven Right,' Says AOC After Amazon Expands in New York Without Taking Billions in Public Cash
"Maybe the Trump admininistration should focus more on cutting public assistance to billionaires instead of poor families."
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Friday, December 6, 2019
Demonstrators from several environmental groups including Extinction Rebellion and Sunrise Movement demand broad action at a youth-led climate strike near City Hall on December 6, 2019 in New York City. Hundreds attended the strike, the latest in a series of school walk-outs dubbed "Fridays For Future." (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images) Calling Him Only 2020 Candidate Whose Plan 'Can Save Our Planet,' US Youth Climate Strike Leaders Endorse Bernie Sanders for President
As sit-ins targeted establishment Democrats nationwide to demand the Green New Deal, Sanders stood with climate campaigners in Iowa on Friday and applauded striking youth worldwide who are saying: "Hey, we want a planet that we can grow up in and have kids in that is healthy and inhabitable."
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'Now Let's Do This Everywhere': Kansas City, Missouri Approves Free Public Transit for All
Measure championed as "visionary" way to reduce inequality and better serve everyone in the community.
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An estimated 500,000 activists took part in a climate justice protest in Madrid on Friday, December 6, 2019. (Photo: @GretaThunberg) Even as 500,000 March in Madrid, Greta Thunberg Warns Climate Movement Has 'Achieved Nothing' Until Emissions Fall
"We cannot afford more days going by without real action being taken."
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Edward Snowden won the Right Livelihood Award in 2014, and accepted the award from Moscow. (Photo: Screenshot) Edward Snowden: If I Came Back to the U.S., I Would Likely Die in Prison for Telling the Truth
At Wednesday’s The Right Livelihood Awards, Amy Goodman interviewed Snowden in front of the award ceremony’s live audience via video link from Moscow.
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With Support of Just One Republican, House Passes 'Historic' Bill to Restore and Expand Voting Rights
"Brings us one step closer to restoring the Voting Rights Act."
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