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Monday, July 17, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Former Diplomats Urge Tillerson to Keep Refugee Office Where It Belongs
Letter to Secretary of State cautions against putting crucial mission in hands of DHS
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'Kill the Bill, Not Us': Trumpcare Resistance Turns Up the Heat on GOP
"It's time to defeat this bill and ensure that every American is guaranteed the right to healthcare."
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Transparency Victory: Trump Forced to Release Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs
'The public deserves to know who is coming to meet with the president and his staff.'
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Vigil at open-air chapel To Block Pipeline, Nuns in Court to Defend Cornfield Chapel
'We're not looking for money. We want to preserve this land.'
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It Took Obama More Than Two Years to Kill This Many Civilians. It Took Trump Less Than Six Months.
Civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria from coalition strikes were roughly 80 per month during the Obama White House, compared to roughly 360 per month during Trump's administration
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This Billionaire Mega-Donor Gets It: The Democrats Need Bernie Sanders
"When people say Bernie is crazy, no. Bernie is talking about inequality. That is the burning issue in the United States."
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US Inequality Crisis Worst in Industrialized World. Trump Will Make It Worse.
If the policies favored by the Trump administration—including massive tax cuts for the rich and reductions in spending on Medicaid and education—go into effect, the U.S. will only fall further in the global rankings
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Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sad! Trump's Six-Month Approval Rating Lowest of Any President in 70 Years
New poll also shows that people believe it's more important for the government to provide health coverage to low-income Americans than to provide tax cuts
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Trump Is Endangering Nuclear Deal, Says Iranian Foreign Minister
The president has urged other leaders to end business ties with Iran, undermining the 2015 deal
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Bernie Sanders Denounces Trumpcare as 'The Most Anti-Working Class Legislation Ever'
President Donald Trump "is supporting the most anti-working class legislation ever presented in the modern history of this country—a disastrous healthcare bill," Sanders said.
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Trumpcare Vote Delayed as White House Promotes Alternative Facts on Bill
Protests expected to continue at so-called moderate GOP senators' offices this week
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Saturday, July 15, 2017
New Lawsuit Aims to Stop Trump's 'Sham Commission' Dead in its Tracks
Suit filed a day after White House releases commenters' personal information in comments that show hatred for voter commission
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A Year After Coup Attempt, Turkish Opposition Accuses Erdogan of Exploiting Crisis
7,400 civil servants were fired Friday as government attempts to punish those linked to coup
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Friday, July 14, 2017
#SleevelessFriday: Congresswomen Protest Outdated Dress Code
After a reporter was kicked out of the House chamber for violating the code, Rep. Jackie Speier called for a revolt
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House Passes Defense Bill Sure to Make 'War Profiteers Rejoice'
"Every year, Congress authorizes billions of dollars of Pentagon pork at the expense of other security needs and other taxpayer priorities."
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Resistance Rallies as So-Called 'Moderate' GOP Senators Decide on Healthcare
One Republican vote is needed to keep 22 million Americans from losing health coverage
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#NRA2DOJ Rally outside NRA headquarters Undeterred by DC Heat Advisory, Women's March Against NRA Begins
Demonstrators rallied at NRA headquarters, kicking off an 18-mile march to the Department of Justice
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Jerry Brown's Climate Plan Just Another 'Handout to Big Oil,' Green Groups Say
Gov. Brown's legislation " doesn't do enough to protect vulnerable communities or to achieve California's ambitious targets for reducing carbon pollution," argued 350.org's Masada Disenhouse
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Rejecting 'Cruel and Discriminatory Policy,' Federal Judge Deals Blow to Muslim Ban 2.0
Judge writes that "the Government's definition [of 'close familial relationship'] represents the antithesis of common sense."
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Poll: Most Americans Oblivious, But Not Uncaring, to Overseas Suffering
"Near-famine, which is affecting 20 million people in Africa and the Middle East, is likely the least reported but most important major issue of our time."
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Women and Men Worldwide Cringe After Trump's Latest Sexist Behavior
President offered French First Lady his unsolicited opinion on her looks
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Jeremy Corbyn and Naomi Klein Jeremy Corbyn Talks With Naomi Klein About Creating a Better World
'When people's minds are opened up, there is no end to the possibilities,' says Corbyn
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Reproductive rights advocates in Texas Texas Study Shows How Defunding Planned Parenthood Actually Increased Abortion Rates
State's teen abortion rate and teen birth rate both spiked after lawmakers cut funding and closed more than 80 family planning clinics
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Among Wealthiest Nations, US Healthcare System Comes in Dead Last
"The United States spends far more on healthcare than other high-income countries. Yet the U.S. population has poorer health than other countries."
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: 'Watch Your Back , Bitch'
After hearing Rachel Maddow discuss our recent story about Kasowitz, a man emailed the attorney urging him to resign. Kasowitz responded with threats and profanity
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Paris Against Trump: Demonstrations Greet US President in France
Parisians and Americans alike speak out against Trump during Bastille Day visit
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Can You Say Oligarchy? 75% of Americans Think Wealthiest Have "Too Much" Power
Bolstering 2014 study detailing how elite interests dominate policy-making, survey shows "rare" agreement that elites run the show while workers and the poor left out
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'Total Garbage': Senate GOP's New Trumpcare Bill Even Worse Than Original
"I knew this bill was unfixable . What I didn't count on was that it would get worse."
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Environmentalists interviewed by Global Witness With at Least 200 Killed, 2016 Was Deadliest Year Ever for Earth Defenders
New report finds 'activists are being murdered, attacked, and criminalized by the very people who are supposed to protect them'
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'Slap In the Face': DeVos Under Fire for Including Fringe Men's Rights Group in Sexual Assault Talks
Betsy DeVos equates the experiences of sexual assault survivors with those of the accused, critics say
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Beyond Crazy Tweets, Sanders Says Policies Expose Trump 'For Fraud He Is'
"The policies he is proposing are the most destructive policies being proposed in our lifetimes," Sanders said
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#KellyCards: Twitter Users Go Crazy With Kellyanne Conway's 'Unreal' Flashcards
"Surely this is what Twitter was invented for."
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"Democratic politicians I never thought would utter the words have mentioned single-payer to me in a non-joking way of late," Len Nichols, director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University. (Photo: ufcw770/Flickr/cc) Upside of Trumpcare Ugliness: Medicare For All Goes From 'Pie in the Sky' to 'Inevitable'
"I have never seen more enthusiasm and energy behind this issue than what I'm seeing today."
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
It's Too Early, Says Bernie Sanders, But 2020 Run 'Not Off The Table'
Champion of progressive agenda, nation's most popular senator says fighting Trump first priority
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Atlantic City, NJ passed an ordinance banning the corporate takeover of public water Wednesday. 'People Power Defeating Corporate Power': Atlantic City Says People Have Say Over Their Water
"A ringing endorsement of the work done by community members to save their water system from a corporate takeover."
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Trump Tax Agenda: 'Astonishing' Cuts for Rich Like Him and Hikes for Middle Class
Trump's tax proposals " would result in an increase in taxes for nearly 1 in 5 American households" while cutting taxes drastically for the wealthiest Americans
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Article of Impeachment Introduced Against President Donald Trump
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) formally submits resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives
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Floods in Louisiana in August 2016 'When Rising Seas Hit Home': Hundreds of Towns Threatened by 2100
Daunting new report shows coastal communities are at-risk and unprepared for flooding caused by climate change
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Serving Wall Street Predators, GOP Launches Swift Attack on New Rule Protecting Consumers
The rule from the CFPB blocks 'a fine-print trick that banks and predatory lenders use to evade accountability and conceal illegal behavior'
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Citing Free Speech, Dissenters Sue Trump for Blocking Them on Twitter
The president's frequent and official use of the platform has turned his account into a public space, lawsuit says
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Viral Facebook Post Rips Right-Wing Arguments Against Omar Khadr Settlement
"Do you believe that you, as a Canadian, have the right to be presumed innocent, until proven guilty, as well as the right to a fair and quick trial?"
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'No Trump Zone' Planned in Paris Ahead of President's Visit
Protesters prepare to greet Trump during Bastille Day visit
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'Maps Will Be Redrawn': Massive #ExxonKnew Iceberg Breaks From Antarctica
"The remaining shelf will be at its smallest ever known size. This is a big change."
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
'No Longer A Question': Trump Jr.'s Emails Show Collusion, Analysts Say
Officials call for president's son to testify on his meeting with Russian lawyer
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National Day of Action Aims to 'Save the Internet From Trump and His Cronies'
"The existing net neutrality protections put Internet users in the driver's seat and keep big cable and phone companies from controlling what you see and do online."
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Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders President Applauds 'Transparency' After Trump Jr. Forced to Come Clean
Donald Trump offers approval of his son's potentially incriminating tweets in off-camera briefing
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Rights Groups Prepare for Fight Against Arkansas' Man-Approved Abortion Law
Law would require any woman seeking an abortion to get permission from the man who impregnated her
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Warning of Sixth Mass Extinction, Scientists Implore Global Action
"All signs point to ever more powerful assaults on biodiversity in the next two decades, painting a dismal picture of the future of life, including human life."
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Donald Trump Jr. Donald Trump Jr.'s Email Thread 'Could Hardly Have Been More Explicit'
President's son preempts damning reporting by New York Times by releasing damning email thread
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Destroying Mosul to Save It: Possible US-Backed War Crimes in Iraq Exposed
As Trump applauds victory against ISIS in devastated Iraqi city, Amnesty International details horrific death toll and suffering of civilian population
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Donald Trump Jr. As Don Jr. Lawyers Up, Words Like 'Collusion' and 'Treason' Fly
"It looks like clear proof of collusion," says Watergate prosecutor
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'Lunacy': Trump Aides Sought Afghanistan Advice From Notorious War Profiteers
Blackwater founder Erik Prince and billionaire Stephen Feinberg reportedly "recruited" for war planning
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Donald and Ivanka Trump Factory's Ties to Ivanka 'Probably' Led to My Arrest, Says Labor Investigator
Long-time Chinese activist believes his first arrest was because the facility was a supplier for Ivanka Trump's fashion line
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New ACLU Suit Challenges Legality of Trump's Election Commission
Amid outcry over request for voter records, group says commission violates federal law
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The ExxonKnew Iceberg: Name It After the 'Climate Criminals,' Says Group
'We need to make sure their role in causing the climate crisis is not forgotten,' reads a petition from 350.org
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Nation "Too Broke" for Universal Healthcare to Spend $406 Billion More on F-35
There is always another $27 billion lying around, it seems, when Lockheed Martin needs more money for expensive weapons system
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Ditching Diplomatic Duties, Tillerson Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award From Oil Industry
Top US diplomat traveled to Turkey where he was honored for serving as CEO of fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil
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Hundreds of Thousands Gather in Turkey to 'Revolt Against Injustice'
Opposition declares massive rally in Istanbul the beginning of a pro-democracy movement
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Hourglass Ticking to Save Monuments From Becoming Fossil Fuel 'Sacrifice Zones'
"Their natural beauty and scientific and cultural importance is indisputable, but Trump and his corporate friends claim to know better. Sadly it's just their greed talking," said Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017
Report: Trump Continues to Profit Lavishly From Golf Club Membership Fees
Trump "put in place unusual policies that allowed him to keep the high one-time fees charged to new members and put language in his club rules that allowed him to spend the money on anything he wanted."
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As Republicans Hide From Voters, Sanders Rallies Trumpcare Resistance
Sanders spoke in two deeply red states—Kentucky and West Virginia—on Sunday in an effort to emphasize the dangers posed by the GOP healthcare plan
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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Scott Pruitt and 'His Polluter Friends' Take Aim at Clean Water Rule
Environmental groups argue that Pruitt is "cooking the books to try and discredit the clear economic and public health benefits of the Clean Water Rule."
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'Landslide Victory' for Climate as G20 Leaders (Minus Trump) Affirm Paris Accord
"Donald Trump is learning the hard way that he cannot thwart the entire world on climate change and expect to continue with business as usual."
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Amid G20 Talks, Greenpeace Activists Scale Bridge Demanding 'End to Age of Coal'
"Greenpeace is urging the G20 states to not only swiftly implement the Paris agreement, but also to raise their ambition and go beyond Paris."
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Friday, July 7, 2017
It's Settled: Trump Either Did or Did Not Accept Putin's Denial of Election Interference
Presidents met, but reliable account of discussion is absent
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US a No-Show as Historic Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Adopted
History was just made, but nuclear-armed states stand on the wrong side of it.
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Sanders Offers Trump 3-Point Agenda for G20 Summit, Putin Meeting
'Real leadership is bringing parties together to de-escalate tensions,' says Sanders
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When Master Manipulator Putin Met 'Sociopathic Narcissist' Trump at the G20
As Trump and Putin sit down for first time in closed-door meeting, former spies think Russian president will have upper hand
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Spotlighting Cruelty of Trump's Muslim Ban, World Embraces #BannedGrandmas
A viral Instagram account shows who Trump's travel ban is "actually keeping out."
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Departing Ethics Chief: Sure Looks Like Trump Is Profiting From Presidency
"The specter of a conflict of interest is always looming."
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
German police sprayed protestors with water cannons Beneath Dramatic G20 Clashes, a Deep Demand for a Better World
Tens of thousands descend on Hamburg, challenging policies put forth by Trump-type nationalists and Europe's neoliberals elites
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Citing 'Current Situation' Under Trump, Government Ethics Chief Resigns
"The current situation has made it clear that the ethics program needs to be stronger than it is."
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To Protect Students from For-Profit School Predators, 19 States Sue Betsy DeVos
'Since day one, Secretary DeVos has sided with for-profit school executives against students and families drowning in unaffordable student loans,' charges Massachusetts attorney general
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The Women's March on Washington in January 2017 'We Will Not Be Intimidated': Organizers Announce Women's March Against NRA
In response to hostile videos by gun lobby group, progressive activists announce march in nation's capitol for next week
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'Disturbing' Undertones Detected in Trump's Bizarre Poland Speech
Before curated crowd of right-wing supporters, many observers made connection between president's nationalist rhetoric and pre-WWII propaganda
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Greenpeace protested Donald Trump's arrival in Poland with the message "No Trump, Yes Paris." 'No Trump, Yes Paris': Greenpeace Gives US President Cold Welcome in Poland
Public rebuke in Warsaw foreshadows the mass demonstrations expected in Germany this weekend
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#SitInSaveLives: Arrests Nationwide as Groups Mobilize to Stop Trumpcare
"Sometimes the consequences of legislation for real people can get lost. Nonviolent direct action can dramatize and clarify the reality."
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Progressives Demand Voting Rights Overhaul Amid GOP Suppression Efforts
A new bill sponsored by House Democrats would take aim at gerrymandering and challenge the entrenched two-party system
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
As US and North Korea Escalate Tensions, Saner Voices Call for 'Engagement and Dialogue'
'The U.S. military drills are a reminder that both sides are acting to escalate this crisis," says Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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Demonstrators protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate change accord. Offering Moral Leadership, UCC Urges Clergy to 'Be Bold and Courageous' in Climate Fight
'The Earth is the Lord's—Not Ours to Wreck,' declares church document.
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As Deathtoll Rises, EU Condemned for 'Failing Policies' on Refugee Crisis
More than 2,100 refugees have died this year while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe
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Sean Spicer Touts Incredibly Misleading Headline on Travel Ban Poll
" Politico did not even ask a polling question about the latest version of Trump's travel ban."
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As Trumpcare Protests Grow, GOP Senators Duck and Dodge Determined Voters
Poll shows only 12 percent national approval as lawmakers face continued heat over July 4th recess
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Hamburg police used a water cannon on G20 Summit protesters German Police Deploy Water Cannon Against G20 Protesters
Hamburg officials are ramping up security as thousands of demonstrators head to the port city this weekend to confront world leaders.
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'Talk Is Cheap': G20 Told to End Public Subsidy of All Dirty Fuels by 2020
New report reveals that public financing by wealthiest governments belies stated commitments to Paris climate goals
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Progressives Explain Why Centrist Tech Billionaires Won't Save the Democrats
The newly launched Win the Future initiative has been panned as just another "centrist push" by self-interested billionaires.
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017
"What to the Slave is 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass's Historic Speech
In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro...
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Kobach Under Fire as Pushback to 'Repugnant' Voter Data Demand Swells
Trump's vice chair of "voting integrity" commission stands accused of violating Hatch Act
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Justice for Omar Khadr: Child Detainee to Receive Apology, at Least $10 Million From Canada
The former child prisoner will be compensated for abuses he suffered while he was detained by the US in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.
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Payroll Data Shows Wider-Than-Average Gender Pay Gap in Trump White House
Most high-paying White House jobs are filled by men, report shows
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'Scary as Hell': Trump Response to North Korea Sparks Fear of Escalation
"We are literally at the point were we have to hope that a guy who is obviously crazy, Kim Jong-un, is less crazy than the U.S. President."
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'We Will Be Fearless': Teachers Vow to Defend Students From Trump and Devos
"I do not trust their motives. I do not believe their alternative facts. I see no reason to assume they will do what is best for our students and their families."
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Monday, July 3, 2017
John Oliver Calls Out Sinclair Broadcast Group John Oliver: This Right-Wing Media Company Is National Threat to Local News
'The most influential media company that you've never heard of'
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As Climate Threats Mount, Experts Say No Time Left for Deceitful "Debate"
"The science is clear: we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground and transition to a 100% clean energy economy"
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Court Smacks Down Trump's 'Capricious' Attempt to Eliminate Obama-Era Methane Rule
"This is a big win for public health and a wake-up call for this administration."
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A protester holds a sign at a London demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump. On Possible Surprise Visit From Trump, UK Resistance Says: We'll Be Ready
'Any visit by Donald Trump on British soil will be met by nationwide mass protests.'
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Latinos Say Lack of Spanish-Language Outreach by White House Speaks Volumes
Trump has expressed a mix of disinterest and aggression toward Spanish-speaking community, advocates say
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Resist on the Fourth of July: Republicans to Face Trumpcare Protests Nationwide
"Local pressure now determines what's politically possible. July 4th is a good opportunity."
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'Autocrats Are Rejoicing': Trump's Latest Attack on Press Meets Fierce Rebuke
"We will keep doing our jobs," said CNN. "He should start doing his."
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Top Ethics Official Resigns, Says Working for Trump Requires 'Abandonment of Conscience'
Announcing her resignation, the official cited "numerous lawsuits pending against the President of the United States for everything from violations of the Constitution to conflict of interest."
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