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Saturday, May 16, 2020
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks to the media on May 12, 2020. Supreme Court Election Year Vacancy 'Would be Different' This Time From Merrick Garland in 2016, Says Lindsey Graham
"These people don't even have an ounce of shame."
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State Department Inspector General Steve Linick departs the U.S. Capitol October 02, 2019. 'Slow Moving Coup': Outrage After Trump Quietly Fires State Department Inspector General Friday Night
"What checks and balances do we have left?"
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks past the Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on May 15, 2020. 'We Can and Must Do Better': House Passes Massive $3 Trillion Relief Package, But Progressives Say More Must Be Done
" We must give people real relief and certainty before this crisis gets worse—because if we fail to do so, it will."
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Calling on Americans to Vote Trump Out, The Lancet Eviscerates US President Over 'Incoherent' Covid-19 Response
"The Lancet isn't playing. They want Trump out."
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U.S. Space Force Senior Enlisted Advisor Roger Towberman, with President Donald Trump, presents the Space Force Flag on May 15, 2020. 'Obvious Our President Is Beyond Incompetent': Chorus of Ridicule After Trump Brags of New 'Super-Duper Missile'
"An actual quote by the sitting president of the United States."
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A healthcare worker takes a nasal swab sample from a resident to test for Covid-19 at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City on May 13, 2020. Sanders Bill Would Expand Medicare During Covid-19 Crisis Instead of Costlier Plan to Prop Up Private Insurers
"No one in this country should be afraid to go to the doctor because of the cost—especially during a pandemic."
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Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) wears a face mask as he walks out of the House chamber on April 23, 2020. Steny Hoyer Ripped by Progressive Primary Challenger for Backing Fossil Fuel Bailout in Covid-19 Bill
"This is not the time to invest in dirty energy through federal petroleum purchases."
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Former Inslee Staffers Urge Biden and House Dems to Embrace $1.2 Trillion Green Stimulus as Part of Covid-19 Recovery
"It's time for an all-out national mobilization to defeat the climate crisis."
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Wells Fargo sign Whistleblower: Wall Street Has Engaged in Widespread Manipulation of Mortgage Funds
Securities that contain loans for properties like hotels and office buildings have inflated profits, the whistleblower claims. As the pandemic hammers the economy, that could increase the chances of another mortgage collapse.
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'We Should Be Leading With Bold Ideas': Despite Progressive Objections, House Pushes HEROES Act Forward
"This unprecedented crisis needs us to show leadership today, not tomorrow."
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Cyclists travel in central London on May 12, 2020, during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The British government on Monday published what it said was a "cautious roadmap" to ease the seven-week coronavirus lockdown in England, notably recommending people wear facemasks in some public settings. 'The Future We Want': London Joining Global Trend of Car-Free Streets to Cut Pollution, Fight Covid-19
"London's road to recovery cannot be clogged with cars," says Mayor Sadiq Khan.
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A teacher collects supplies needed to continue remote teaching through the end of the school year at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 on May 14, 2020 in New York City. DeVos's Channeling of CARES Act Funds Seen as Boosting 'Perennial Goal' of Advancing Voucher Program
New reporting on the Education Secretary's directing of the money follows concern by a House Democrat that DeVos may be hampering "the response of public school systems in the states most severely impacted by the coronavirus crisis."
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A rally in support of GMO labeling in Connecticut. 'Anything But Secure': Advocates Decry USDA Rule Allowing Big Ag to Set Its Own Regulations on GMOs
"The new regulations finalized by USDA, paradoxically named the SECURE rule, are anything but secure."
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'Shameful Does Not Even Begin to Describe' Trump EPA Decision on Chemical Known to Damage Children's Brains
"Yet another abdication of duty by those that are entrusted with protecting Americans from needless and preventable harm."
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The attack on the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 12, 2020 lasted for hours—described as a "four hours of hell"—and while some doctors, staff, and patients were able to find shelter in safe rooms, many were helpless in the face of the assailants.  (Photo: Frederic Bonnot/MSF) 'They Came to Kill the Mothers': MSF Mourns After Sinister Attack on Maternity Ward in Kabul
"This country is sadly used to seeing horrific events. But what happened Tuesday is beyond words."
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'Why Democrats Lose Elections': Clyburn Admits Paycheck Guarantee Best Way to Save Jobs—But Says It Costs Too Much
An analysis of the paycheck guarantee proposal showed it would cost less than what Congress has already appropriated for its flawed small business loan program.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos last week released new rules for how schools should handle sexual harassment and assault allegations. DeVos Sued Over New Title IX Rules That Make It 'Easier for Schools to Sweep Sexual Violence Under the Rug'
"Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have shown, once again, that they have no interest in supporting student survivors and their rights."
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US Postal Service Reportedly Considering Price Hikes as Trump's Takeover of the Beloved Agency Accelerates
"President Trump's clear intent is to raise prices and force a crisis at the Post Office so that his political benefactors at the corporate shippers can increase their company profits at the expense of the people."
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Healthcare Workers Appalled as Trump Says Nurses 'Running Into Death' to Treat Covid-19 Patients Is 'A Beautiful Thing to See'
"A sick and twisted sentiment... Inadequate PPE is not beautiful."
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Deans of Public Health Schools to Trump: Triple Daily Covid-19 Testing Now or US 'Doomed' to Vicious Shutdown Cycle
"All recommendations agree that the cornerstone for not only bending the curve, but bringing the virus to heel, is widely available intensive testing and the ability to trace and quarantine."
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Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner speaks at a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2020. '150,000 Americans Sacrificed for the Stock Market': Kushner Reportedly Advised Less Covid-19 Testing to Calm Wall Street
"Kushner's advice did nothing to prevent a market crash, and it's likely that the administration's refusal to act in time only threw the economy into more chaos."
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 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks with reporters following the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol Nov. 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 'No Excuse': Senate Slammed for Reauthorizing Government Spy Powers Without Crucial Privacy Protections
One advocate declared "it would be dangerously irresponsible for the House to pass this reauthorization."
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Then-Vice President Joe Biden listens to former President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, Feb. 2, 2015. Bad News for Biden as New Battleground States Poll Shows Trump Could Lose Popular Vote But Win White House—Again
"Really getting 'reliving the exact same nightmare all over again' vibes lately."
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"It is especially terrifying for workers to lose their health insurance as a result of, and during, an ongoing pandemic," wrote EPI. (Photo: @GeoDavenport/Twitter) We Need 'Single Payer Like Yesterday': Medicare for All Case Made as 16.2 Million Lose Employer-Tied Insurance
"While Americans may like their employer-provided coverage when they have it, contra Obama, they can't always keep it."
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An artist projected "Pay Trump bribes here" and "emoluments welcome" onto the facade of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. in 2017. Reviving Emoluments Case, Federal Court Says Trump's Legal Objections 'Gravely Offend Separation of Powers'
The president, said head of watchdog group, "should finally do the right thing and end the harms caused by his unconstitutional conduct."
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Demanding 'Unprecedented' Action From Congress, Sanders Says HEROES Act Must Include Medicare Expansion and $2,000 Monthly Payments
"The Senate must improve this legislation if we are to adequately address the two most urgent needs facing working families right now: healthcare and economic security."
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Residents carrying their belongings and wearing face masks arrive at a school compound serving as temporary shelter in Sorsogon town, Bicol region, south of Manila on May 14, 2020, as Typhoon Vongfong approaches. 'Trapped in a Nightmare Situation': Philippines Typhoon Offers Glimpse of Climate Disaster Amid Pandemic
"A global pandemic does not mean the climate crisis has stopped," says 350.org. "If anything, it has only exacerbated the problem."
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As seen through fencing, migrants—including a young child—stand while being detained by Department of Homeland Security police after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier, on June 27, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Trump Accused of 'Weaponizing' Pandemic as Administration Weighs Extending Ban on Border Asylum Claims Indefinitely
"This ban was never about the pandemic, and it was never about public health."
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Government Watchdog Sounds Alarm Over Appointment of Former Pharma Executive to Trump's Covid-19 Vaccine Task Force
"If the Trump administration approaches vaccine development as it has Covid-19 prevention, testing and treatment, the world may be in for years of more extraordinary pain," said Public Citizen.
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Larissa Vuitika, biologist, works during the virus inactivation process on March 24, 2020 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 140+ Global Leaders Call for Free "People's Vaccine" to Put Human Lives Above Corporate Greed in Fight Against Covid-19
"Diplomatic platitudes are not enough—we need legal guarantees, and we need them now."
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'Slap in the Face': As Bezos Wealth Jumps $30 Billion Amid Pandemic, Amazon to End $2 Per Hour Hazard Pay for Workers
"It just shows how very little regard Amazon has for its overworked employees."
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 Dr. Rick Bright listens during a House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on March 8, 2018. (Photo: Bloomberg/ via Getty Images) WATCH LIVE: Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright Testifies on Failures of Trump Administration's Covid-19 Response
The ousted federal scientist is expected to offer damning testimony.
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Downplaying Threat Covid-19 Poses to Children, Trump Calls Fauci's Cautions Over Reopening Schools 'Unacceptable'
"This isn't complicated. Dr. Fauci is a highly decorated scientist and doctor, a respected medical expert who spent his life leading American efforts to fight infectious diseases. Trump is a compulsive liar who suggested we could fight Covid-19 by injecting people with bleach."
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'We Are Going to Have More Deaths,' Warns Wisconsin Governor as State Supreme Court Strikes Down Stay-at-Home Order
"We are in the wild west," said Democratic Gov. Tony Evers following the court's ruling.
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'Monstrous Cruelty: As Hunger Soars, Trump USDA Resumes Effort to Take Nutrition Benefits From More Than a Million People
"The administration has decided that now—amid the most pervasive need in a century—is a great time to crack down on Americans who rely on food stamps."
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Warning US Could Face 'Darkest Winter in Modern History,' Ousted Whistleblower Demands Science-Based Pandemic Response
"If we fail to develop a national coordinated response, based in science, I fear the pandemic will get far worse and be prolonged, causing unprecedented illness and fatalities."
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coronavirus Bernie Sanders Calls for Guarantee That Covid-19 Vaccine Be Free to All
Assuring all Americans have access to a vaccine is both "the moral thing to do" and "good public health policy," said the Vermont senator.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) holds a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) after traveling abroad for the first time amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in West Jerusalem on May 13, 2020. Amid Pandemic, Pompeo Heads to Israel to 'Provoke War With Iran,' Ensure West Bank Annexation
Rights groups accuse the Trump administration of giving "Israeli authorities the greenlight to continue violating international laws."
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Aimee Stephens, seen here in a wheelchair outside the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2019, died Tuesday. 'A Hero and a Trailblazer': Aimee Stephens, Plaintiff in Historic Trans Rights Supreme Court Case, Dies at 59
"Our country owes her a debt of gratitude for her commitment to justice for all people and her dedication to our transgender community."
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Facebook feed Amid Growing Antitrust Concerns, Facebook Goes 'Faceless' in DC With New Lobby Group
"No surprise—it's fighting back as lawmakers conduct an antitrust probe and are realizing what happens when we leave tech monopolies unchecked."
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Warning HEROES Act "Doesn't Do Nearly Enough," Progressive Group Calls on House to Vote Down Democrats' Covid-19 Bill
"Progressives must oppose this bill so as to stop being taken for granted and to set us on a course that leads to stronger legislation moving forward."
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If This 'Doesn't Give You Chills I Don't Know What Will': McConnell Patriot Act Expansion Would Hand AG Barr Unprecedented Spy Powers
"These amendments would pretty much guarantee the ability of an incumbent administration to spy on its political opponents without consequence."
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Watchdog Demands Probe After Energy Secretary Admits WH Pressed Fed to Give Oil Companies Access to Covid-19 Funds
"These Fed facilities are not supposed to direct aid specifically to certain companies or industries—particularly not ones that were in dire financial shape even before the coronavirus crisis began."
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 A woman named Mary at the Mangaten IDP Camp in South Sudan holds up her hands, which bear the message, "Peace will give us our home back." Oxfam Report Details 'Catastrophic Failure' of Efforts to Coordinate Global Ceasefire During Covid-19 Crisis
"Managing coronavirus is hard enough when a country is at peace but fueling conflict on top of a pandemic is reprehensible."
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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (R) arrives at the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse for an arraignment hearing as a protester holds up a sign March 8, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'Manafort Released. But [Insert Name] Still Locked Up': Special Treatment for Trump Crony Denounced
"I'm not upset Paul Manafort was released," said one criminal justice reform advocate. "As always, I'm upset that people who aren't rich, white, & connected (nearly everyone of the millions currently caged) aren't treated with the same care, consideration, or humanity."
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'Massive Giveaway to Health Insurance CEOs': Democratic COBRA Plan Denounced as Costly Taxpayer Gift to For-Profit Industry
"We're facing the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression—subsidizing the insurers is not going to cut it."
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Vowing to Be 'Fully Accountable' to Movement, Ocasio-Cortez Joins Biden's Climate Crisis Task Force
"I commend Joe Biden for working together with my campaign to assemble a group of leading thinkers and activists who can and will unify our party in a transformational and progressive direction," Sen. Bernie Sanders said.
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Kara Eastman won the Democratic primary race for a House seat representing Nebraska's 2nd Congressiona District. 'Major Victory for the Progressive Movement' as Congressional Hopeful Kara Eastman Wins Nebraska Primary
"We need people like [Eastman] in Congress to join the fights on healthcare, tackling student debt, and taking on corporate power."
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Led by Sanders and Omar, 300+ Global Lawmakers Call on IMF, World Bank to Cancel All Debt of Poor Nations Amid Covid-19 Crisis
"The steps that our international coalition of lawmakers is proposing are not radical," said Sanders. "It is the very least that these financial institutions should do to prevent an unimaginable increase in poverty, hunger, and disease."
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Jayapal Rips Democratic Covid-19 Bill: "Doesn't End Mass Unemployment" or "Ensure Affordable Healthcare for Everyone"
"The historic crisis Americans are facing will not end on its own. To end it, these three things—getting people paychecks, ensuring access to healthcare, supporting businesses and their workers—are critical. But this legislation does not yet address them at the scale necessary."
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Vote-by-Mail Under 'Existential Threat' as Top US Postal Service Official Reportedly Forced Out
"Trump is intent on installing his partisan lackeys in control of the Postal Service while congressional Republicans try to force it into insolvency so they can privatize it."
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the House majority leader, wears a face mask as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19. ( House Democrats Denounced for Covid-19 Relief Bill That Leaves 'Door Wide Open' for Fossil Fuel Bailouts
"Democratic leadership must get this right," warned one climate group, "because the fate of our habitable planet depends on it."
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Dr. Anthony Fauci (L), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speaks during a meeting with US President Donald Trump and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards D-LA in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on April 29, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan /AFP via Getty Images) Warning Against Swift Reopening of Economy, Fauci Admits Covid-19 Death Toll 'Almost Certainly Higher' Than Official 80,000+
Meanwhile, new poll shows majority of Americans believe federal government not doing enough to stop resurgence of outbreak.
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Chief Justice John Roberts spoke via an audio feed of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on May 12, 2020 in cases dealing with the subpoenas from the Congress to obtain President Donald Trump's financial records. The Court held arguments via teleconference due to Covid-19. President 'Not Above the Law,' Say Groups, as Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Trump Subpoena Cases With Vast Implications
"The American people have the right to know whether the president is abusing power, concealing illegal activities, or dodging his taxes."
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'Our Democracy Can Never Be an Afterthought': Congress Urged to Include Vote-by-Mail in Next Covid-19 Package
"Congress must continue to invest in our democracy this year or else we’ll face potentially catastrophic consequences."
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'No Excuse for This': House Dems Unveil 1,815-Page Bill That Would Bail Out Corporate Lobbyists But Omits Key People-First Priorities
"Democratic leadership has had plenty of input from progressive thinkers over the past couple of months. They just care more about the input from corporate lobbyists."
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Storm clouds pass over one of many rural homes on the Navajo reservation which do not have electricity or running water during the coronavirus pandemic on March 27, 2020 in Cameron, Arizona. As Covid-19 Devastates Navajo Nation, Doctors Without Borders Dispatches Team to Battle Outbreak
"You're telling people, 'Wash your hands for 20 seconds multiple times a day,' and they don't have running water."
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Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site, which is the fourth largest oil field in California. 'Disaster Capitalism at Its Worst': Report Details Big Oil's Efforts to Cash In on Coronavirus
"Polluters fought hard for kickbacks in the first coronavirus stimulus package and they are undoubtedly up to it again."
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A customer wearing a face mask amid concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic walks past empty shelves at a supermarket in Bangkok on March 16, 2020. As Pandemic Rattles Global Food System, Report Deems Mass Malnutrition World's Top Killer
"The need for more equitable, resilient, and sustainable food and health systems has never been more urgent."
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Again Finding US Permit Invalid, Federal Court Upholds Block on 'Climate-Busting' Keystone XL Construction
"Our courts have shown time and time again that the law matters."
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Senate Staffer Warns Congress 'Sleepwalking Toward a Gut-Wrenching, Painful Failure' on Covid-19 Relief
"Congress appears to be on its way to passing a half-assed bill that underachieves on public health, families/workers, state/local governments, businesses," the senior Democratic aide fretted.
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WATCH: Dr. Anthony Fauci Testifies Before the Senate on Covid-19 Pandemic
"If we skip over the checkpoints in the guidelines to 'Open America Again,' then we risk the danger of multiple outbreaks throughout the country."
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Trump Labor Department Encourages States to Help Employers Report Workers Who Stay Home Due to Covid-19 Fears
"There's a plague outside but the Trump administration is strongly encouraging states to solicit employer tips on workers staying home."
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Monday, May 11, 2020
Reporters wearing masks ask questions as President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 11, 2020. 'Why Me, Specifically?' Says Asian-American Reporter After Trump Tells Her to 'Ask China' About Testing
"Unbelievably ugly ending to Trump press conference."
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After an industry front group argued that the "free market" is filling the gap for vulnerable people amid the coronavirus, Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP), a membership organization made up of medical school students and which advocates for Medicare for All, took issue and responded. (Photo: National Nurses United / flickr / cc) 'The Free Market Is Working,' Declares For-Profit Health Industry Front Group. No, Say Medicare for All Advocates, 'It Is Not.'
"It is not doing a good job. Never has. Never will."
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 A detail of "The Campus Seen Through The Eyes of US Conservatives" created by Chelsea Saunders for Current Affairs. (Image: Chelsea Saunders) Cartoon of "Campus Seen Through the Eyes of Conservatives" Goes Viral Because Right-Wingers Didn't Understand It Was Satire
"Right-wing idiots didn't realize the joke is on them not the students."
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ICE agents backed down from an attempt to deport three Haitians ill with the coronavirus on Monday. Despite Haitians Who Tested Positive for Covid-19 Given Last-Minute Reprieve, Dems Demand Total Moratorium on Deportations During Pandemic
"Deporting people to Haiti in the midst of a global pandemic is both inhumane and unsafe."
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Vote here sign Rights Groups Work to Stop 'Unnecessary and Potentially Disenfranchising Purges' of Voter Rolls in Pennsylvania
"We want to ensure eligible voters and election integrity are protected."
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President Donald Trump talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jared Kushner in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017. The Elders Issue Scathing Rebuke of Israel's Trump-Approved West Bank Annexation Plan
"The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians can only ever be solved by finding a solution that guarantees peace, security, rights, and dignity to both peoples. Unilaterally seizing territory and ignoring international law achieves precisely the opposite."
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Journalists wearing masks document a protest in Chicago where demonstrators were calling on the Illinois governor to suspend rent and mortgage payments to help those who have lost their income due to the coronavirus on April 30, 2020. As Covid-19 Devastates Already Struggling Industry, New Blueprint Sets Forth Bold Vision to Save Local Journalism
"Congress must act now to save jobs and ensure crucial economic and health information reaches the people harmed most by this pandemic."
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"There is a global struggle taking place of enormous consequence," said Progressive International on Monday. "Nothing less than the future of the planet is at stake." (Image: Progressive International) Progressive International Launches 'To Form Common Front' in Global Struggle for Justice and a Better World
"Nothing less than the future of the planet is at stake."
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'Conflicts of Interest Abound': Progressives Sound Alarm as BlackRock Prepares to Lead the Fed's Covid-19 Corporate Bailout Program
"We cannot afford to allow the interests of private corporations to supersede the needs of the American people and the long-term stability of our economy."
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden on Jan. 7, 2020 delivers remarks about the Trump administration's recent actions in Iraq at Current, Chelsea Piers in New York City. 'Time for a Major Shift': Groups Demand Biden Vow End to Endless Wars and Destructive US Foreign Policy
A joint letter urges the presidential candidate to oppose regime-change interventions and broad-based sanctions, engage with Iran and North Korea, and support a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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GOP Senator Who Voted for Trump Tax Cuts and Corporate Slush Fund Now Says 'Not Enough Money to Help Everybody' Harmed by Covid-19
"They took care of their billionaire buddies and Wall Street bankers. Now they're trying to say there's 'not enough' left to help you and your family. It's a lie."
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The Trump Administration's "Monstrous Idea": Direct Payments in Exchange for Cuts to Social Security Benefits
"Donald Trump and his administration will stop at nothing to cut Social Security."
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Sunday, May 10, 2020
Continuing to Push for Reopening of Economy, White House Takes Extra Precautions As Two Staffers Test Positive for Coronavirus
"The do what I say, not what I do, mindset at the White House continues."
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'The Next Crisis': Up to 43 Million Americans Could Lose Health Insurance Due to Pandemic, Study Shows
"The American healthcare financing system was not built to withstand the combined impact of a pandemic and a recession."
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'Criminal Negligence': Trump Officials Ignored Company's Offer to Make 7 Million N95 Masks Per Month in Early Days of Pandemic
Federal scientist Rick Bright described his communications with Prestige Ameritech in his whistleblower report regarding the administration's response to the Covid-19 crisis.
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Saturday, May 9, 2020
'Not Today. Not Tomorrow. Not Ever': Indigenous Campaigners Protest As KXL Pipeline Construction Begins Amid Legal Challenges
"This pipeline will not be built."
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Progressive Group Denounces Roberts' Refusal to Investigate Federal Judge's Retirement
Demand Justice accused Roberts of "covering up Mitch McConnell's court-packing project."
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US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization
"It's bad enough that Trump is responsible for so many deaths in his own country, now he is actively complicit in causing even more across the globe."
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Friday, May 8, 2020
'About As Evil As It Gets': As State Reopens, Ohio Urges Employers to Snitch on Workers Who Stay Home Due to Covid-19 Concerns
Less than a week after some industries reopened, about 1,200 workers across the state have been reported to the government.
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Attorney General William Barr arrives with President Donald J. Trump to speak with members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Wednesday, April 01, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) House Democrats Call on Inspector General to Investigate "Improper Political Interference" of Barr's DOJ
"The American people deserve to know the full extent of the politicization of the Department of Justice. They deserve a Department that is guided by the facts and the law, and not by the President’s political interests."
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Dr. Richard Bright, deputy assistant secretary for preparedness and response for Health and Human Services, speaks during a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 2018. (Photo: Toya Sarno Jordan/Bloomberg/Getty Images) Probe by Federal Agency Finds 'Reasonable Grounds to Believe' HHS Whistleblower's Ouster Was Retaliation by Trump Officials
"This country is in an unprecedented health crisis and needs the expertise of Dr. Bright to lead the nation’s efforts to combat Covid-19," said whistleblower's lawyers.
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Fears of Bolsonaro's Threat to the Amazon Realized as New Data Shows Rainforest Destruction Up 55%
"Bolsonaro is not only turning a blind eye as land grabbers, illegal loggers, and miners continue to plunder Indigenous territories during the pandemic, he plans to make things easier for them."
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Warren Calls Out 'Economic Disaster' and 'Moral Failure' Brought on by Ineptitude and Cruelty of Trump and the GOP
"Trump wants to close his eyes and pretend that sending people back to work right now will magically solve all our problems. But every day that he refuses to lead on the public health crisis killing thousands of Americans daily is adding years to our economic recovery."
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'What a Rigged Economy Looks Like,' Says Sanders, as Stock Market Enjoys Best Month in 33 Years Despite 20%+ Unemployment
" We need to start valuing human life over corporate profits," said Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr 'A Cancer on Justice in This Nation': Fresh Demand for Barr's Resignation—or Impeachment—After Flynn Charges Dropped
"We renew our call," said Common Cause's president Friday, for Congress "to impeach William Barr before he does irreparable damage to the system of justice in our nation."
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Sign reads: Medicare for All. Healthcare is a right 'Huge Moment for the Movement': New Orleans City Council Unanimously Backs Medicare for All
The resolution passed Thursday endorses federal legislation ensuring comprehensive healthcare coverage both for the duration of the pandemic and beyond.
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To Prevent 'Monopoly Free-for-All,' Congress and Fed Urged to Bar Use of Covid-19 Funds for Corporate Mergers
"We can't afford to allow big corporations to further consolidate power in this moment of crisis."
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Trump Admits He 'Learned A Lot' From Disgraced President Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre
Trump's comments suggest "he learned from Nixon's mistakes how not to get caught," said Kate Brannen of Just Security.
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The official U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April 2020, according to a report released Friday by the federal government. 'Most Cataclysmic' Jobs Report of Our Lifetime Shows US Unemployment Soaring to Level Not Seen Since Great Depression
While the official government figure is 14.7% for April, some economists estimate the actual unemployment rate is around 23.6%.
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A migrant child from the Moria camp in Lesbos island wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus waits for a bus after their arrival at the port of Piraeus on May 4, 2020 in Athens UN Chief Warns Against Global 'Tsunami of Hate and Xenophobia' Unleashed by Covid-19
The fresh statement from the United Nations secretary-general is an appeal to "strengthen the immunity of our societies against the virus of hate."
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Because One Check 'Not Nearly Enough,' Harris, Sanders, and Markey Bill Would Provide $2,000 Monthly Payments for Rest of Covid-19 Crisis
"If we can bail out large corporations, we can make sure that everyone in this country has enough income to pay for the basic necessities of life."
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday night said that "history is written by the winners" during an interview with CBS News. (Photo: Screenshot/CBS News) 'My God,' Says US Senator After William Barr Deploys 'History Is Written by the Winners' Trope
"The head of the American justice system now saying publicly that there is no good or bad except what the strongest want," said another critic. "The definition of autocracy."
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Two Men Arrested and Charged With Murder for Killing of Ahmaud Arbery After Video Sparked Nationwide Demands for Justice
"These men were vigilantes, they were a posse, they were performing a lynching in the middle of the day."
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Trump Signs Executive Order Greenlighting 'Corporate Takeover of Our Oceans While They Hope We Aren't Paying Attention'
"Trump is exploiting a public health crisis to help an industry known for pumping diseases and antibiotics into oceans."
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Thursday, May 7, 2020
Barr Accused of 'Capturing Justice System' for Benefit of Trump as DOJ Drops Case Against Michael Flynn
"Fairness, independence, and the rule of law are principles that have no meaning to Barr. This is a dark day for the Justice Department."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) removes a mask he is wearing to protect himself and others from Covid-19 as he arrives to speak to the media following the weekly Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2020. Consumer Groups Warn Against Shielding Corporate Giants From Covid-19 Liability Lawsuits
"Businesses' calls for immunity are premised on a false choice between the return to a healthy economy and allowing businesses to be held accountable if they cause people to get sick."
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are seen at an event with House and Senate Democrats in the Capitol on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Schumer Says Democrats About to Go "Rooseveltian" on Covid-19 Relief. Progressives Say We Hope So
"Let's see what they propose. Not holding hope too high though."
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