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Thursday, August 27, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks with Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Robert Redfield during a Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'We Need Answers Now,' Says Warren After Explosive Reports Indicate Top Trump Officials Ordered Changes to CDC Covid-19 Guidelines
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was in surgery and under general anesthesia when the changes were discussed, warned the new guidance "will give people the incorrect assumption that asymptomatic spread is not of great concern."
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Top Democrat Demands Postmaster General DeJoy Turn Over All 'Secret Communications With the Trump Campaign'
"The Postal Service should be independent and removed from politics. Engaging in undisclosed contacts with Trump campaign officials directly undermines these goals."
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Pence Slammed for Offering 'Prayers' While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC as Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast
"Denial is not a plan. Thoughts and prayers are not a solution. We must take action now to stave off even more devastation."
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Amid Pandemic, Trump Petitions Supreme Court to Make Potential Covid-19 Exposure 'the Price of Abortion Care'
"We've already blocked this policy in two federal courts—and we plan to do so again," said the ACLU.
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People prepare to board a bus for evacuation before the arrival of hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 25, 2020. Storm Laura was upgraded to a destructive hurricane on August 25 and is forecast to make landfall along the Texas or Louisiana coasts on Wednesday night, after earlier causing 20 deaths in Haiti."Laura has become a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), with higher gusts," the US National Hurricane Center reported. (Photo: Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds/AFP via G Threat of Devastating Hurricane Laura Highlights a GOP With 'Absolutely No Plan to Deal With the Climate Crisis'
"The Green New Deal is not radical," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "Having a president in office who calls climate change a hoax—that's radical."
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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has again ruled in favor of former Gloucester County High School student Gavin Grimm, a transgender man who was forced to use restrooms that corresponded with his "biological gender." (Photo: Getty Images) 'Incredible Affirmation': Federal Court Again Sides with Transgender Student Gavin Grimm in Bathroom Case
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals found that policies segregating trans students from their peers are unconstitutional.
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Federal officers shine flashlights from inside a closing garage door at the rear entrance to the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 31, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) 'Kenosha Doesn't Need to See a Repeat of Portland,' Warns ACLU After Trump Orders Federal Agents to Wisconsin
"Sending federal law enforcement to Kenosha will only make matters worse. We don't need more police, we need to end police violence."
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'Time to Put People Above Profits': 65+ Advocacy Groups Call on Home Depot and Lowe's to Take Cancer-Causing Roundup Off Shelves
"Lowe's and Home Depot can continue to contribute to the poisoning of people and environment, or they can help their customers take on the existential crises of pesticide-induced diseases."
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Satellite imagery from NOAA taken August 26, 2020, shows Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico. Warning of 'Unsurvivable' Storm Surge as Category 4 Hurricane Laura Barrels Toward US
"Little time remains to protect life and property," said the National Hurricane Center.
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The Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapsed due to climate change in 2002 (Photo:USGS/NASA/Getty Images) 'Sudden Collapse': Study Suggests 60% of Antarctic Ice Shelves Face Fracture Risk
Massive southern shelves split by climate-induced hydofracturing can collapse in hours—or even minutes—fueling dangerous sea level rise and coastal flooding.
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'Threadbare' US System Denounced as Study Shows 12 Million Lost Employer-Tied Healthcare During Pandemic
"Delinking health insurance with jobs should be a top policy priority."
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As Trump Pushes New Tax Cuts for Wealthy, Analysis Shows US Billionaires $800 Billion Richer Since Pandemic Hit
"For billionaires, this is a heads we win, tails you lose economy, boosted by Trump policies to funnel wealth to the top."
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Despite DNC Focus on Winning 'Biden Republicans,' New Poll Suggests Beating Trump 'All About Democratic Turnout'
" So much for going all out to get Republicans and shunning progressives."
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Alex Morse, who is running for Rep. Richard Neal's (D-Mass.) congressional seat, has been endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) (Photo: Alex Morse/Facebook) 'Honor of My Life': Alex Morse Scores Big Boost with Ocasio-Cortez Endorsement
AOC's Courage to Change PAC targets influential corporate-backed incumbent Richard Neal in a bid for yet another progressive upset.
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'This Change in Policy Will Kill': Scientists, Medical Experts Warn of Dangerous Loosening in CDC's Covid Guidelines
"This is a stunning betrayal of public health that will spread the pandemic and lead to more unnecessary deaths."
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Chair of Postal Service Board Under Fire Over Little-Noticed RNC Appearance Backing 'Four More Years!' for Trump
"It certainly doesn't give the American public confidence that he and the Trump donor that he helped install as postmaster general are going to take concerns about voting by mail and about potential partisanship seriously."
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A man on the ground was shot during the third day of protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Amnesty Calls for Repeal of 'Open Carry' Laws After Teen Gunman Charged With Murder for Shooting at Kenosha Protest
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes warns that the danger posed by white militias has been ignored for far too long.
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Mike Pompeo Under Investigation for 'Corrupt' and Likely Unlawful RNC Speech From Jerusalem While on Taxpayer-Funded Trip
"The Trump administration and Secretary Pompeo have shown a gross disregard not only of basic ethics, but also a blatant willingness to violate federal law for political gain."
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'Cynical' as Well as 'Insultingly Illegal': Critics Blast Anti-Immigrant Trump for Exploiting Naturalization Ceremony at RNC
"It sickened me to my core to watch that spectacle given every directive this administration has taken from day one to demonize immigrant communities, including naturalized ones."
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Proving 'A Different World Is Possible,' Exxon Dropped From Dow Jones After 92-Year Run
"Big Oil has fallen. Our job is to make sure they don't take us down with them."
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NY Attorney General Files Federal Lawsuit, Demanding Trump and DeJoy Reverse 'Authoritarian' Changes Made to USPS
"During this critical time, Americans deserve better than a mail slow-down rooted in political gamesmanship."
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Sunrise Movement activists gathered at the U.S. Capitol for the D.C. Climate Strike on September 20, 2019 call for a Green New Deal. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/Flickr Creative Commons) 'Underwhelming and Inadequate': Green Groups Slam New Senate Democrats' Climate Report
The Green New Deal is mentioned only once in the 263-page report—in the footnotes.
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A protester holds a sign outside a post office in Bar Harbor, Maine on August 25, 2020. (Photo: Indivisible MDI) Postal Workers Union Organizes Nationwide Rallies Pressuring Congress to #SaveThePostOffice
Protesters carried signs that declared "U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale," "PM DeJoy, Stop Delaying De-Mail," and "Senators: Do the Right Thing."
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Just Two States Have Begun Paying Out Boosted Unemployment Aid 15 Days After Mnuchin Promised Benefits in a 'Week or Two'
"The American people need real relief that fights the pandemic and puts money in workers' pockets—posturing and gimmicks will not solve the enormous problems they face."
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'What's Radical Is Doing Nothing': Attacked as an Extremist, Sanders Condemns GOP for Ignoring Climate Crisis at Convention
"It would be a moral disgrace if we left to future generations a planet and that was unhealthy, unsafe, and uninhabitable."
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School counselor Chloe Gerbec and teachers Malikah Armbrister and Brittany Myers stand in protest in front of the Hillsborough County Schools District Office on July 16, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. 'Victory for Students and Educators': Judge Blocks Florida School Reopening Order
"Judge Dodson saw Florida's unconstitutional executive order for what it was—a cynical edict that put fealty to President Trump over the wellbeing of children and educators."
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As Big Box Stores Thrive, 1 in 5 Small Businesses Expect to Close in Next 6 Months Without Urgent Federal Aid
"Many of them still need more financial assistance just to keep their doors open and staff on payroll," the National Federation of Independent Businesses said.
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Halit Ebu Yusuf, a Palestinian resident of Khan Yunis, Gaza, inspects damage to his home caused by an Israeli airstrike on August 24, 2020. (Photo: Ali Jadallah/Andalou/Getty Images) As Israeli Bombing of Gaza Continues, US Media Show Little Interest
Mainstream outlets are largely ignoring the IDF's near-daily attacks, which began in early August.
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A boy sits on his father's shoulders while holding a sign on August 24, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Jacob Blake's Father Says His Son Is Paralyzed Below Waist After Being Shot From Behind by Kenosha Police
Marches and demonstrations have been held nationwide demanding justice for the 29-year-old father of six, who is Black.
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Cars display signs requesting to stop evictions as protesters supporting the rent freeze gather in Chinatown on August 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. During the pandemic, California has passed a number of eviction protections that are under evaluation as they have started expiring. (Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images) 'Coming to a Town Near You.' Eviction Fears Mount as Grace Period for Federal Moratorium Expires
" It is morally obscene that the American people have to rely on GoFundMe to pay for rent and food," said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
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'This Is Lunatic, Fascist Stuff': Watch Don Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle Kick Off RNC With Falsehood-Filled Rants
Kimberly Guilfoyle's remarks on the opening night of the GOP event brought "the convention's fascist timbre to the next level," wrote one observer.
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'Cori Bush Scares the Fascists?': Progressive Congressional Nominee Targeted in RNC Fearmongering
"You can't stop the Revolution! I said what I said," Bush responded.
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Confirming Progressive Warnings, Social Security Actuary Says Trump Payroll Tax Cut Would Effectively Destroy Program by 2023
"Trump's disastrous plan to defund Social Security would eliminate retirement and disability benefits by 2023," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "That may make sense to the billionaires at Trump's country club, but it makes zero sense to me."
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Demands for Removal of DeJoy Intensify After Postmaster General Shows He 'Doesn't Know the Basics of His Agency'
"The only thing you should be delivering is your resignation," Rep. Ayanna Pressley told DeJoy.
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'We Want Justice': Mass Demonstrations and Marches Erupt Nationwide to Protest Police Shooting of Jacob Blake
"The video that came out of Kenosha is absolutely horrific. I don't understand how people can watch it and not be here."
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Monday, August 24, 2020
Caribou graze on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Coalition Files Suit to Stop Trump's "Slapdash and Tragic Plan" to Drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
"As our ancestors before us, we will stand and fight for our future generations, for the Porcupine caribou herd, and the Gwich'in way of life."
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New York Attorney General Sues Trump Organization, Accusing President's Company of Misleading Lenders and Dodging Investigation
For months, the Trump Organization has "stalled, withheld documents, and instructed witnesses, including Eric Trump, to refuse to answer questions under oath" about its financial records.
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A woman walks past a protest banner demanding President Trump stop denying the science behind the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change set up in front of the Republican National Convention Headquarters on August 24, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Climate Power 2020) As GOP Officially Re-Nominates Trump, Poll Shows 68% in US Disapprove of President's Pandemic Response
The U.S. now has over 5.7 million confirmed Covid-19 infections and nearly 177,000 people have died nationwide.
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Resident Alyssa Medina reacts while looking over the charred remains of her family home during the LNU Lightning Complex fire in Vacaville, California on August 23, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) 'What Stage of Capitalism Is This?' Hedge Fund $3 Billion Richer Thanks to Wager on Wildfire Insurance Claims
With over 100,000 people displaced by wildfires raging across California, Baupost Group collected more than $3 billion in July after betting on insurance claims against embattled utility company PG&E.
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Citing Potential Conflicts of Interest, Warren Demands Postal Service Board of Governors Hand Over Personal Financial Disclosures
The Massachusetts Democrat said the board's continued support for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as his policies harm mail service "raises questions about the role of the board and the motivations of its members."
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Medical staff in protective gear working at Lei Muk Shue care home in Hong Kong on August 23, 2020. (Photo: May James, Getty Images/AFP) First Confirmed Coronavirus Reinfection Raises Immunity Concerns
Researchers in Hong Kong say 33-year-old-man is asymptomatic; immunologists call case 'no cause for alarm.'
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To Prevent 'Disinformation Cesspool,' Networks Urged to Run RNC Convention on One-Minute Delay
Progressive coalition says that delay would allow outlets "to actively correct disinformation and prevent the American people from being lied to in real time."
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Public Health Experts Watch 'In Horror' as FDA Approves Narrowly Tested Covid-19 Treatment Amid Pressure From Trump
After the president accused the FDA of deliberately holding up approval of convalescent plasma, the agency authorized expanded use of the treatment despite a lack of randomized, controlled studies.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 24, 2020 in Jerusalem. 'Unprecedented and Wrong': Pompeo Slammed for Plans to Address GOP Convention From Jerusalem
Critics accused the secretary of state of "using Judaism as a political prop" and suggested his speech may violate the Hatch Act.
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Progressives Call on Democrats to 'Do the Opposite' as Rahm Emanuel Advises Biden to Shun Medicare for All and Green New Deal
The two policies are popular with the American public, but the Democratic Party refused to embrace them in its 2020 platform.
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'Stop Helping Trump Sabotage Our Democracy': McConnell Urged to Call Senate Back and Pass House Bill Reversing DeJoy Mail Changes
"McConnell's choice is clear: do the bidding of Trump or listen to the clarion call of Americans—of all political parties and persuasions—to defend the Postal Service from sabotage from within."
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies before the Senate Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on August 21, 2020. (Photo: PBS NewsHour/Screengrab) WATCH LIVE: Postmaster General DeJoy Testifies Before House as Outrage Over Postal Service Sabotage Grows
The postmaster general's testimony comes on the heels of new documents showing his policies have damaged mail service more significantly than he has publicly acknowledged.
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A progressive advocacy group projected photos and stories of unemployed Americans onto a hotel building in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday, August 24, 2020. (Photo: Unemployed Action/Twitter) 'Responsible for National Collapse': RNC Greeted With Projections Condemning Republicans for Abandoning Jobless Workers
"It's unbearable that the Republican Party and the Trump administration are celebrating and campaigning while millions of families are suffering because they refuse to extend the $600 benefit that was keeping us afloat."
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Protests Break Out in Wisconsin After Police Shoot Black Man in the Back Multiple Times at Point-Blank Range
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump said 29-year-old Jacob Blake's children were in the car he was attempting to enter as police fired seven shots at his back.
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Sunday, August 23, 2020
Hundreds of thousands flood the streets of Minsk, Belarus to demand the resignation of president Lukashenka for stealing last week's election. Massive Crowd in Minsk Tells Belarus Dictator: Resign Now!
Hundreds of thousands flood the streets of Minsk, Belarus Sunday to demand the resignation of president Lukashenka for stealing last week's election.
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Saturday, August 22, 2020
Rally goers gather at a post office to protest the Trump administration's handling of the US Postal System at the Rally to Save the Post Office on August 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. #SaveThePostOffice: New Documents Show Postal Delays Are 'Far Worse' Than Previously Known
Nearly 700 demonstrations were underway today— "Save the Post Office Saturday"
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Black Lives Matter protesters are seen marching upon the Tennessee State Capitol building on June 04, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee 'This is the Opposite of What Americans Fought a Revolution For': Tennessee to Strip Right to Vote from Protesters
'If our votes didn't matter they wouldn't work so hard to silence us.'
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Friday, August 21, 2020
Massachusetts Progressive Candidates Outraise Centrist Opponents in Last Days of Primary Campaign
Both Sen. Ed Markey and Alex Morse outraised their opponents in recent days, even after an endorsement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Markey's challenger and a smear campaign directed at Morse.
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Nearly 700 Protests Planned for Saturday at Post Offices Across Country as DeJoy Slammed for Defense of Mail Sabotage
"From the most remote village in the Alaskan tundra to the tiniest island in the Everglades, there's one connection we've always depended on: the mail."
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Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg joined about 100 Fridays for Future strikers in Berlin on August 21, 2020. (Photo: Greta Thunberg/Instagram) "We're Back": Greta Thunberg Kicks Off Third Year of Fridays for Future Protests in Germany After Meeting With Merkel
"We want leaders to step up, take responsibility, and treat the climate crisis like a crisis."
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'They Have Nowhere To Run': Inmate Families, Advocates Push for Prisoner Release as California Wildfires Engulf State
"I'm furious at the incompetence and severe inhumanity of this," one advocate said.
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DeJoy Mail Delays 'Could Very Well Be Deadly,' Sanders Warns After Analysis Shows 14 Million Rely on Medicine Deliveries
"Millions rely on the Postal Service for prescription drugs that treat diabetes, high blood pressure, and more," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "Postmaster General DeJoy must go."
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After Spending Months Denying Need for Testing, Trump Moves to Gut FDA's Oversight Process for Coronavirus Tests
A former FDA official compared the move to "letting the Wild West be the Wild West."
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Members of a new climate movement, Ocean Rebellion, protest in the United Kingdom's Falmouth Harbor by projecting slogans on the bow of the cruise ship named The World. Extinction Rebellion Activists Launch Ocean-Focused Offshoot With Direct Actions Targeting Luxury Cruise Liner
The group aims to "address cascading collapses in biodiversity due to overfishing, human-caused climate change, deep sea mining, and other marine emergencies."
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Civil Rights Group Condemns Trump Threat to Put Law Enforcement at Polls as a Tactic 'Right From the Jim Crow Playbook'
"This voter suppression scheme is intended to intimidate voters and cause a chilling effect on the electorate."
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"They're Not Needed, Sir": DeJoy Tells Senate He Has No Intention of Returning Mail Sorting Machines
"DeJoy himself confirmed that there have been significant service slowdowns. It makes no sense at all for him to say USPS sorting machine 'are not needed.' Put them back."
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'Complete Bombshell': Former Top USPS Official Reveals 'Disturbing' New Details of DeJoy Selection and Mnuchin Sabotage of Mail Service
According to David Williams, Mnuchin required members of the USPS Board of Governors to "come to his office to kiss the ring."
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'We Can and Will Overcome This Season of Darkness in America': Joe Biden Accepts Democratic Presidential Nomination
"American history tells us that it's been in our darkest moments that we've made our greatest progress, that we've found the light. In this dark moment, I believe we're poised to make great progress again, that we can find the light once more."
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
More Than Six Years After Flint Water Crisis Began, Michigan Officials Announce $600 Million Settlement for City Residents
"If this helps, good... But you can't buy back trust in government—or the water coming out of your faucet."
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Day After Chiding Democrats for Calling for Mail-In Voting Amid Pandemic, GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy Tests Positive for Coronavirus
The lawmaker said he will self-quarantine and follow advice of medical experts.
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Incumbent Sen. Ed Markey debates challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy III in the final debate leading up to the September 1 primary election at WCVB Channel 5 studios in Needham, Massachusetts on August 18, 2020. (Photo: Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) Nancy Pelosi Endorsing Joe Kennedy Over Ed Markey, Critics Charge, 'Reveals a Ridiculous Double Standard'
Progressives accused the House speaker of "proving she's not, in fact, against Dems primarying Dems, as long as it's to remove anyone who advances halfway progressive ideas."
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'Big Mistake': Progressives Slam Biden Campaign for Dismissal of Muslim-American Advocate Linda Sarsour
"Weaponizing the charge of 'anti-Semitism' to silence criticism of Israel is despicable," said activist Ady Barkan.
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Critics Say Trump Push to Sell Fighter Jets and Armed Drones to Emirates Confirms US-Israel-UAE Deal 'Was Never About Peace'
"Peace is not an arms deal to be made between anti-democratic regimes. It must be made between peoples."
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'Very Bad News for Trump' as Federal Judge Rejects His Claim That Tax Records Subpoena Amounts to 'Harassment'
"The grand jury is getting its hands on those tax returns."
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A person files an application for unemployment benefits on April 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) New Unemployment Claims Again Exceed 1 Million—A Reminder That 'Now Isn't the Time to Cut Benefits That Support Jobs'
Some economists reiterated calls for extending the $600 weekly boost that's opposed by Trump and congressional Republicans.
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"It's a Cover-Up": White House Accused of Hiding Mnuchin Role in Recruiting Postmaster General DeJoy
Documents obtained by a watchdog group reveal that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin met with the Postal Service Board of Governors in February "to discuss the search for a new postmaster general."
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Trump Proposed Trading 'Poor' Puerto Ricans for Greenland After Hurricane Maria Devastation, Former DHS Official Says
Former Trump staffers previously revealed the president's desire to buy Greenland from Denmark, a proposal one Danish official called "final proof that he has gone mad."
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Steve Bannon speaks before introducing Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore during a campaign event at Oak Hollow Farm on December 5, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Steve Bannon Arrested for Fraud Related to Role in Privatized Border Wall Scheme
The "We Build the Wall" campaign, led by Iraq War veteran Brian Kolfage, raised over $25 million.
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Rep. Katie Porter Demands IG Probe Into Whether Trump Violated Ethics Laws by Putting Pharma Exec in Charge of Covid-19 Vaccine Effort
"This deserves a full, independent investigation," said the California Democrat.
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Trump Panned for Giving Tacit Endorsement of FBI-Labeled Terror Threat QAnon, Calling Conspiracy Group 'People That Love Our Country'
The president's comments about the group labeled by the FBI as a domestic terrorism threat came on the same day Facebook restricted thousands of QAnon accounts.
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Warnings of DeJoy Scheme to 'Kill Postal Banking' as USPS Reportedly Considering Plan to Let Wall St Set Up ATMs in Post Offices
"What JPMorgan Chase wants to do looks like another attempt for big banks and corporations to privatize our public infrastructure so their shareholders gain while working families suffer."
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Warren Praised for Using DNC Address to Demand Child Care as 'Part of the Basic Infrastructure of This Nation'
"Our economic system has been rigged to give bailouts to billionaires and kick dirt in the face of everyone else. But we can build a thriving economy by investing in families and fixing what's broken."
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
With Lockdowns Cutting Off Access, Global Charity Estimates 1.5 Million Women Will Have Unsafe Abortions Amid Pandemic
"Women's needs do not suddenly stop or diminish during an emergency—they become greater."
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A sign warning people about Covid-19 is surrounded by flames during the Hennessey fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa, California on August 18, 2020. 'Lightning Siege' Sparks Hundreds of Fires in California as New Flames Overwhelm Resources
"Throughout the state of California right now, we are stretched thin for crews."
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'A Jurassic Park Experiment': Watchdog Groups Denounce Decision to Release Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Florida
The project, which aims to reduce mosquito-borne diseases, will facilitate the release 750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes in the Sunshine State.
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Mail carrier Oscar Osorio during his delivery route in Los Feliz amid the Covid-19 pandemic on April 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images) Ahead of Key House Vote, Polling Shows Bipartisan Majority of Americans Want More Funding for USPS
"We must do everything we can to ensure that the post office is fully funded. It's good policy and strongly supported by the public."
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90 House Democrats Demand USPS Board of Governors Immediately Remove DeJoy Over Postal Service Sabotage
"DeJoy's 'suspension' of policies does not reverse his destructive actions to the USPS or change his countless conflicts of interest."
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With Louisiana Lagging in Testing Capacity, Top State Election Official Proposes Positive Covid-19 Test as Prerequisite for Voting by Mail
"Many of the state's 2.89 million registered voters will be forced to make an unconscionable choice between voting and maintaining their health and safety," said the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
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Postal Union Leaders Warn Removal of Mail Sorting Machines and Other DeJoy Damage May Be Difficult to Reverse
"Everybody is fundamentally watching the beginning of the dismantling of the Postal Service," one veteran postal worker said.
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House Democrats Unveil Bill to Restore Mail Service to 'Pre-DeJoy Levels' and Require USPS to Treat All Ballots as First Class
"Every single member of the House should vote in favor of our legislation," said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee.
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Students and environmental activists participate in a climate strike in Los Angeles, California on May 24, 2019. (Photo: Ronen Tivony / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) Greenpeace Gives Democratic Platform C+ on Climate, Calling for 'Action at the Scale That Science and Justice Demand'
"We know the Republicans have no plan," says the advocacy group. "But that doesn't mean the Democrats can take their feet off the gas."
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Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a "Fridays for Future" demonstration in Hamburg on February 21, 2020. (Photo: Christian Charisius/Picture Alliance via Getty Images) Greta Thunberg and Fellow Activists Decry 'Political Inaction' on Climate Crisis After Two Years of School Strikes
"We still have the future in our own hands. But time is rapidly slipping through our fingers."
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Pope Francis Says Covid-19 Vaccine Must Be 'Universal and for All'—Not Just the Rich and Powerful
In addition to coronavirus, Pope Francis said, "we must also cure a larger virus, that of social injustice, inequality of opportunity, marginalization, and the lack of protection for the weakest."
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'Language Used by Demagogues': Sanders Rips Trump Over False Claim That He Can Only Lose If Election Is Rigged
"Trump is going to lose not because of non-existent voter fraud. He's going to lose because the American people are sick and tired of his pathological lies, his rejection of science, his racism, and his sexism."
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'Immoral, Criminal, Inexcusable': Climate Groups Furious as DNC Drops Support for Ending Fossil Fuel Handouts From Platform
"It's outrageous that the Dem establishment is caving to big money donors and moving backwards on fossil fuel subsidies."
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'DeJoy Should Still Be Fired,' Says Progressive Caucus Co-Chair as Postmaster General Vows to Suspend—But Not Undo—USPS Sabotage
"Our work's not done until these actions are reversed—not 'suspended'—and the USPS has the funding it needs."
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In DNC Remarks, Dying Medicare for All Activist Ady Barkan Delivers Powerful Indictment of 'Broken' US Healthcare System
"Everyone living in America should get the healthcare they need, regardless of their employment status or ability to pay."
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AOC Uses 90-Second Convention Speech to Blast 'Unsustainable Brutality' of US Economy and Celebrate Movement Fighting for Justice
The New York Democrat praised the "mass people's movement working to establish 21st-century social, economic, and human rights, including guaranteed healthcare, higher education, living wages, and labor rights for all people in the United States."
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Still 'Miles to Go' to Ensure a Safe and Fair Election, Rights Groups Say After DeJoy Announces Suspension of Changes to Mail Operations
" Nice try," said Rep. David Cicilline. "You also need to reverse the damage you've already done."
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Greenpeace flew over Amazonas and Rondônia on August 16, 2020 states to verify the effectiveness of a fire ban imposed by the Brazilian government last month. (Photo: Christian Braga/Greenpeace) As Fires Surge in Brazilian Amazon, Bolsonaro Strategy to Battle Deforestation Blasted as 'PR Stunt'
"Instead of combating criminal behavior and protecting Indigenous forest guardians already hit hard by Covid-19, this government continues to reduce environmental protection."
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Warnings of GOP Attempt to 'Control the Narrative' as Senate Republicans Set Hearing With DeJoy Just Ahead of House Testimony
According to a new analysis of FEC records, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy "has given tens of thousands of dollars to Republican senators up for re-election this November."
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Massachusetts Dems Call for Pre-Election Probe of State Party's Role in Smear Campaign Against US House Candidate Alex Morse
Citing recent reporting, state Democratic committee members said they're concerned some party leaders "may have behaved unethically."
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Pentagon Secrecy Around Covid-19 at Guantanamo Just One More Reason to Shut Offshore Prison, Say Senate Dems
The lawmakers said the response they received from the Defense Department about efforts to contain the coronavirus were unconvincing.
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Protestors shared a laugh during a rally against the transgender bathroom rights repeal at Thomas Paine Plaza February 25, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rallies were also held across the country in support of the Affordable Care Act. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) 'Crucial Early Victory' for Trans Patients as Judge Blocks Trump's Gutting of Healthcare Discrimination Protections
"The safety and lives of LGBTQ people, but especially transgender people, hang in the balance."
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As Wages Stagnate and Executive Pay 'Continues to Balloon,' Report Shows Top CEOs Now Make 320 Times More Than Typical Worker
New research from the Economic Policy Institute finds that CEO compensation grew by 1,167% from 1978 to 2019, "far outstripping" the growth of the stock market.
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