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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
'Racist, Classist Garbage': Trump Brags to Suburbia About His Repeal of Housing Desegregation Rule
"This is blatant racism from the President of the United States," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "And it's disgusting."
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At least 212 eco-defenders were murdered around the world last year, according to a new annual report. (Image: Global Witness) Global Witness Reveals 2019 Was 'Deadliest Year on Record' for Eco-Defenders, With 212 Murdered Worldwide
"Those that defend our land and environment are on the front lines of #ClimateAction. But we are failing them badly."
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Citing Fears of a Defeated Trump Who Won't Go Willingly, Warren Calls on Cabinet Officials to End Deployment of Federal Agents Against Protests
"This is an urgent matter for American democracy and for the safety of Americans peacefully protesting in their communities."
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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) questions Attorney General William Barr who appears before the House Oversight Committee on July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. (Photo:  Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images) Texas Republican Louis Gohmert Becomes Latest Anti-Mask Lawmaker to Test Positive for Covid-19
The GOP lawmaker was quickly accused of exposing "every single person in yesterday's hearing."
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As Big Tech CEOs Face Historic Anti-Trust Hearing, New 'Merger Tracker' Reveals Outsized Power of Silicon Valley Titans
"Policymakers and enforcers have allowed these big tech barons to bully workers, consumers, and businesses for far too long."
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'Wow, Just Wow': Jaws Drop Over Trump Endorsement of Doctor Who Believes Masks Don't Work, a Covid-19 Cure Exists, and Some Interesting Things About Alien DNA
"Forgive me for repeating myself but it's important," said Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. "Donald Trump and the Republican party are a threat to your life. They are a threat to your life right now."
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Yale Study on $600 Unemployment Lifeline Championed by Democrats Destroys Favorite GOP Talking Point
The analysis comes as Senate Republicans are trying to cut the expanded benefits for workers who have lost jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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'Not One More Pandemic Relief Dollar for the Pentagon': 75 Groups Slam GOP Effort to Use Covid-19 Funds for Weapons of War
"Make no mistake: the Senate GOP is choosing to let people die in order to line the pockets of weapons manufacturer CEOs."
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'This Is...Kidnapping': Video Shows Plainclothes NYPD Officers Throwing Protester Into Unmarked Van
"Our civil liberties are on the brink," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "This is not a drill. There is no excuse for snatching women off the street and throwing them into unmarked vans."
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
In Light of Supreme Court Ruling, ACLU Says Trump's Latest Move to Undermine DACA 'Patently Illegal'
"There is absolutely no reason for this," said immigration rights activist Erika Andiola. "Nothing. Not a legal reason. Not a political reason. Just hate."
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Real Answers Demanded After Barr Dodges on Government Authority to Aim 'Intrusive Surveillance Tools' at Protesters
"The public needs to know whether Attorney General Barr thinks President Trump can conduct mass surveillance of protesters without congressional authorization."
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'This Is How It's Done': Must-Watch TV as Jayapal Tears Into William Barr at Judiciary Hearing
"Mr. Barr... I'm starting to lose my temper."
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'Voters Will Know Who to Blame': Poll Shows At Least 7 in 10 Americans Support $1 Trillion State and Local Aid GOP Refuse to Provide
"Senators can no longer ignore the calls of voters, local elected officials, and economists who have repeatedly called for this relief."
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Progressive Caucus Demands Democrats Reject GOP Plan to 'Unleash Widespread Suffering' on the American People
"The Republican proposal is nothing less than a policy of mass evictions, mass homelessness, mass poverty, and mass hunger."
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Protesters march through lower Manhattan over the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police on June 19, 2020. Majority of Americans Back Black Lives Matter Protests and Think Demonstrations Will Help Racial Justice: Poll
A new Gallup survey shows that 65% of U.S. adults support the protests.
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On July 25 at 3:50 am EDT, the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite revealed very powerful thunderstorms (yellow) around Hanna's center. (Image: NASA/NRL) Climatologist Michael Mann on 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: "Hate to Say, 'We Told You So'"
Citing his pre-season forecast predicting as many as 20 named storms, the expert now warns that "if anything, that might be too low..."
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'Unacceptable, Un-American, and Unconstitutional': Six Mayors Demand Congress Block Federal Agents From US Cities
"This provocation is resulting in direct physical harm to our communities and must end."
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Attorney General William Barr speaks during an event about 'Operation Legend' in the East Room of the White House July 22, 2020. Watchdog Group Lays Out Case for William Barr's Impeachment Ahead of Testimony Before Congress
"An impeachment inquiry is the only way to put an end to the dangerous path we are on."
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"F-35s Don't Help Families Pay Their Bills": GOP Under Fire for Slipping $30 Billion Pentagon Gift Into Coronavirus Plan
"Just how twisted is the Senate GOP coronavirus bill you ask? It includes $686 million for new F-35 fighter jets."
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Protesters take action against the Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro in the central region of the city of São Paulo, Brazil, on June 28, 2020. (Photo: Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Brazilian Health Workers File ICC Complaint Arguing Bolsonaro Covid-19 Response Has Been Crime Against Humanity
Catholic bishops in Brazil are also accusing the government of systematically using "unscientific arguments... to normalize a Covid-19 plague that is killing thousands."
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'History Will Not Judge This Kindly': DNC Platform Committee Votes Down Medicare for All Amendment
"It's like opposing the New Deal during the Great Depression. Unforgivable."
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'Pathetic Would Be Too Mild a Word': Sanders Rips GOP Plan to Subsidize Business Meals as Children Go Hungry
"Millions of families in this country are facing hunger; there's not an additional nickel in their package for nutrition programs for children or for working people."
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'Utter Disgrace': GOP Proposes Legal Immunity for Corporations, $0 in Funding for States, and Deep Cuts to Unemployment Benefits
"Republicans have wasted months coming up with a proposal that, remarkably, would make the pandemic and economic pain even worse—especially a corporate immunity provision that would be a literal death sentence to countless Americans."
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Monday, July 27, 2020
A demonstrator calls on the governor to suspend rent and mortgage payments to help those who have lost their income due to the coronavirus during a protest on April 30, 2020 in Chicago. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Sen. Warren Demands Eviction Moratorium as New Reporting Sheds Light on Nation's Stark Housing Inequality
"This pandemic is deepening our country's already historic levels of inequality."
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Progressives Applaud AOC Proposal to Ban 'Insidious Practice' of Military Recruiting in Schools
"It's important that our youth understand that joining the military isn't the only way to pay for college or find stability in life."
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Police ride on an armored vehicle on May 31, 2020 in Bellevue, Washington. New Investigation Reveals How Fossil Fuel Giants Are Amplifying Militarized Police Forces
"This report sheds a harsh and needed light on the ways police violence and systemic racism intersect with the climate crisis."
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Demonstrators block the entrance to a Deutsche Bank branch in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart on September 20, 2019. (Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty Images) Pressured by Climate Activist Groups, Deutsche Bank Ditches Drilling in the Arctic
The bank joins a list of two dozen others that will not back Arctic drilling projects.
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"No, I Won't Be Going": Trump Says He Will Not Pay Respects to John Lewis Lying in State
Trump said in January 2017 that Lewis, one of the original Freedom Riders, was "all talk" and "no action."
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'Incapable Leadership': Trump Response to Coronavirus Eroding US Credibility Worldwide
"Totally avoidable. Entirely foreseeable."
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Protesters hold a banner reading COVID BEHIND BARS = DEATH at a rally on Rikers Island in New York City on June 19, 2020. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) New ACLU Analysis of Crime Data Shreds GOP's Argument Against Decarceration During Pandemic
"With additional decarceral efforts, many further infections can be prevented in the... cities analyzed and many others."
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GOP Plan to Slash Unemployment Benefits by $1,600 Per Month Condemned as 'Absolutely Unacceptable'
"The country is on fire and the chief concern for Senate Republicans is that unemployed people have too much money."
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Inner Circle Infection as Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien Tests Positive for Covid-19
The White House claims there is no risk to the president or vice president.
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Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) participated in a livestreamed debate Sunday night. (Photo: Ed Markey for Senate/YouTube) 'We Have Never Endorsed You,' Sunrise Movement—Which Backs Ed Markey—Reminds Joe Kennedy III
"It is now day 309 of trying to figure out why Kennedy decided to run for Senate. He obviously doesn't even know either."...
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'Red Line for a Humane Society': 360+ DNC Delegates Vow to Oppose Democratic Platform If It Doesn't Support Medicare for All
"Democrats who understand the profound need for Medicare for All don't want a pat on the head. We want a genuine political commitment to healthcare as a human right."
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'Could Mean a Huge Gap in Payments': Memo Warns GOP Unemployment Benefit Formula Would Take Months to Implement
"You know Republicans are in pretty bad shape when they have to go with a plan based on rough ideas that Donald Trump's own Secretary of Labor says are unworkable."
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Sunday, July 26, 2020
President Donald Trump gestures to a map while speaking during a news conference about his administration's response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic at the White House on July 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) With Just 100 Days Left Until the Election, New Polls Signal Americans Are Disappointed in Trump
"Our country is in crisis... And Trump is unable to govern at even the most elementary level."
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A horse-drawn carriage carrying the body Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge on July 26, 2020 in Selma, Alabama. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) Casket of Rep. John Lewis Carried Across Edmund Pettus Bridge 55 Years After Selma's Bloody Sunday
"An incredibly moving and fitting tribute for John Lewis, a man who carried the baton of justice until the very end."
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Protesters march in support of Portland demonstrators on July 25, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo: Natasha Moustache/Getty Images) Federal Crackdown in Portland Provokes Solidarity Protests Across the Country
"This is my first protest," said a 45-year-old woman who joined the "Wall of Moms" at a Saturday demonstration in Seattle.
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Saturday, July 25, 2020
Tenants and housing activists gathered at Maria Hernandez Park for a rally and march in the streets of Bushwick, demanding the New York City administration cancel rent immediately as many New Yorkers remain strapped for cash and out of work. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Senate GOP Slammed for Allowing Eviction Moratorium to Expire, Putting Millions of US Families at Risk During Covid-19 Crisis
"Relief is needed now to ensure that the public health emergency does not result in further devastation for our nation's poorest and most vulnerable families."
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Protesters wave placards and shout slogans as they take part in a rally against police brutality in Portland, Oregon late July 24, 2020. Police fired tear gas and fought running battles with protesters in Portland in the latest night of demonstrations against police brutality and the deployment of federal troops to U.S. cities. (Photo: Kathryn Elsesser/AFP via Getty Images) Massive Protests in Portland Continue After Judge Denies State Request for Restraining Order Against Federal Agencies
"If the state of Oregon does not have standing to prevent this unconstitutional conduct by unidentified federal agents running roughshod over her citizens, who does?"
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Immigrant rights groups represented by the ACLU are suing to stop President Donald Trump's latest effort to weaponize the 2020 census. ACLU and Immigrant Rights Groups Challenge Latest Trump Effort to 'Rig the Census for Partisan Gain'
"The census—and our fight—is about ensuring that our communities are fully represented in this country."
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Friday, July 24, 2020
'This Whole House of Cards Is Gonna Collapse': GOP Shutters Senate With US on Verge of Economic Catastrophe
"The magnitude of suffering this is about to cause is so immense."
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With GOP Refusing Urgent Relief for Main Street, Tens of Thousands of Shuttered US Businesses Now Closing... Permanently
Permanent closures now account for 55% of all closed businesses since March 1.
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New York state Attorney General Letitia James speaks at a press conference on November 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Twenty-One State Attorneys General File Suit to Stop 'Illegal' Effort by Trump to Skew the Census for Political Gain
The effort by the president to thwart the counting by excluding undocumented immigrants, said New York AG Letitia James, is "another election-year tactic to fire up his base by dehumanizing immigrants and using them as scapegoats for his failures as a leader."
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) stands alongside U.S. President Donald Trump as he signs bills intended to lower prescription drug prices during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C, October 10, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) Polling Shows Trump's Secret Police in Portland—and GOP Lawmaker Complicity—Could Have 2020 Consequences
MoveOn says voters are "fed up" with GOP senators from the battleground states of Arizona, Maine, and North Carolina "carrying water for him as he trundles toward authoritarianism."
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'For a Greener Future': Omar, Sanders Lead Bill to End Destructive Taxpayer Subsidies for Fossil Fuels
"We need more safe, healthy, good paying jobs—not more corporate polluter giveaways."
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Public Health Experts Denounce New CDC Document Pushing School Reopenings as 'Politically Driven' and 'Irresponsible'
"With outbreaks raging in the U.S., this can spell disaster."
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UN Calls for Temporary Basic Income for World's Poorest 2.7 Billion People as 'Lifeline' Amid Pandemic
"The case for implementing this proposal is unimpeachable and world leaders should proceed immediately."
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An Airbus A340 of Mahan Air approaches the Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, Iran, on December 14, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua via Getty Images) 'Lawlessness Upon Lawlessness': Iran Foreign Minister Condemns US for Dangerous Mid-Air Harassment of Civilian Plane
Iranian officials accused the U.S. military of "endangering innocent civilian passengers"—some of whom were injured.
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'Disturbing—and Dangerous': Journalists Denounce Judge's Order for Outlets to Turn Over Protest Footage to Seattle Police
"This turns journalists into an arm of the government. We are not here to do surveillance for police."
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Two examples of the protective vests with identifying markings worn by Border Patrol and Homeland Security agents during a press conference with Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf on the recent events involving the agents during continued protests in Portland at the US Customs and Border Patrol headquarters on July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images) 'We're Ready': Trump Threatens to Deploy 75,000 Federal Agents Into US Cities
"Watching moms, reporters, medics, and peaceful protesters get tear gassed and beaten by federal agents on a regular basis," said one critic, "isn't the imagery I'd choose as a cornerstone of my campaign."
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'Going to Lead to Desperation for Millions': Wyden Slams GOP for Leaving Town as Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire
"Republicans move mountains for corporations and special interests, but when it comes to helping workers their message is clear: you're on your own."
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The 'Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds,' Says Weingarten as Trump Cancels GOP Convention While Urging Schools to Reopen
"It seems the lives of kids and teachers are less important to the president than those of GOP delegates."
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Federal officers use tear gas and other crowd dispersal munitions on protesters outside the Multnomah County Justice Center on July 17, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Mason Trinca/Getty Images) 'Victory for the Rule of Law': Federal Judge Curbs Powers of Trump's Secret Police in Portland
"This injunction is a critical protection for journalists and legal observers exercising their fundamental right to record and observe police activities at these important protests."
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'Shut It Down, Start Over, Do It Right': Medical Experts Urge US Lockdown to Stop Covid-19 Spike
"Our decision-makers need to hit the reset button. Continuing on the path we're on now will result in widespread suffering and death."
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GOP Coronavirus Relief Package to Include Romney Bill That Would 'Fast-Track Social Security and Medicare Cuts'
"They will use every opportunity and every crisis—including the mass death and economic carnage from Covid—as cover for their sick desire to destroy our Social Security system."
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'It Is Political': Progressive Challenger Alex Morse Rips Rep. Richard Neal for Inaction on Opioid Crisis
"It's easy to say that addiction and loss aren't political when you haven't experienced them personally, or when you have the money to afford the best treatment options."
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Day After Voting Down 10% Pentagon Cut, 37 Senate Dems Join GOP to Approve $740 Billion War Budget
" I don't want to hear anyone tell me that we can't afford to expand enhanced unemployment benefits when we spend more on endless wars than the next ten countries combined," said Rep. Ro Khanna.
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'Cruelty of the Occupation Knows No Bounds': Israel Demolishes Covid-19 Clinic in Epicenter of West Bank Outbreak
"There is no humanity in destroying grassroots attempts to support an already deprived health system suffocated by occupation."
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'War Is Not a Game': AOC to File Amendment Banning US Military From Recruiting on Twitch
"It's incredibly irresponsible for the Army and the Navy to be recruiting impressionable young people and children via live streaming platforms."
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DNC Chair Tom Perez speaks to a crowd of supporters at a Democratic unity rally at the Rail Event Center on April 21, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images) Amid Disappointment Over Party's Draft Platform, 25,000+ People Urge DNC to Adopt Climate Panel's Ambitious Policies
Critics charge Democrats' current proposal "will not go nearly far enough to secure a just and equitable transition."
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McConnell Accused of 'Doing Everything He Can to Suppress the Vote' by Proposing $0 in Election Assistance
"It is outrageous that this proposal contains not one penny to help states conduct safe elections during a global pandemic."
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As McConnell Tees Up Next Aid Package With Corporate Liability as 'Red Line,' Polluters Pushing to Secure Shield Against Covid-19 Lawsuits
"Corporate liability waivers are just the next phase of a Trump polluter bailout."
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'Unconscionable': As Unemployment Claims Tick Upward, GOP Seeks to Gut $600 Weekly Benefit
"A disaster of Congress' making is looming for those who have lost their livelihoods during the global pandemic."
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After Sexist Attack by GOP Colleague, AOC Says on House Floor That Her Parents 'Did Not Raise Me to Accept Abuse From Men'
"This issue is not about one incident. It is cultural. It is a culture of... impunity, of accepting violence and violent language against women."
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'This Is a Pandemic. You Cannot Hide It': Experts Denounce White House Secrecy in Private Warning to Cities to Take 'Aggressive' Covid Action
"The more that we can provide information to people to keep themselves and their families safe, the better off we'll be."
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Activists with Insure Our Future gathered outside Liberty Mutual's Boston and Seattle offices in December 2019 to demand the insure company "take bold action in the face of the climate emergency and stop insuring fossil fuels." Activists Ramp Up Pressure on Other Insurers After Swiss Company Ditches 'Climate-Wrecking' Trans Mountain Pipeline
"Zurich's decision to walk away from the pipeline just underlines how risky this project has become."
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ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over 'Unconscionable' Attacks on Portland Medics
"This lawlessness must end."
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Showing 'Contempt for the American People,' GOP Floats Slashing Boosted Unemployment Payments to $100 Per Week
"Senate Republicans are wildly out of touch with reality. Seriously, just $400 a month? Cutting monthly income for 30 million families by $2,000 would cost the country millions of jobs."
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
'Abuse of Power': Trump and Barr to Deploy More Federal Agents to US Cities
"In case you were wondering, this is precisely what fascism looks like."
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Oxfam America Calls for Tax on 'Pandemic Profiteers' to Fund Covid-19 Recovery and the Common Good
"Taxing excess profits during a crisis is an old idea whose time has come again."
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no Muslim ban signs at protest In "Significant Rebuke" to Trump's Anti-Immigrant Administration, House Passes NO BAN Act
"Victory!"
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The Trump administration attempted to employ a never-before-used provision of the USA PATRIOT Act to indefinitely detain Adham Hassoun, who has been released to an undisclosed country. ACLU Says Release of Adham Hassoun Confirms US Government Lacks Power to 'Lock Someone Up Without Due Process'
"The government's claim that it could imprison Mr. Hassoun indefinitely without any court looking into the facts is both deeply authoritarian and fundamentally unconstitutional."
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Women hold a flag saying "Refugees Welcome" as thousands of Canadians take part in a massive protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on Muslims during the National Day of Action against Islamophobia and White Supremacy in downtown Toronto  on February 04, 2017. Because US Can't Be Counted On to Uphold Basic Rights, Canadian Court Strikes Down Bilateral Asylum Agreement
"The Federal Court confirmed what we have been saying for years: sending refugees back to the United States is not safe."
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With 'Economic Calamity' Looming, Progressive Groups Demand Unemployment Insurance Benefit Remain in Place
"Unemployment Insurance is keeping the economy afloat."
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Top VP Contenders Diverge as Warren Votes 'Yes' and Harris Votes 'No' on Slashing Pentagon Budget to Fund Health and Education
Sen. Kamala Harris' no vote "makes her a dubious choice" to be Joe Biden's running mate, said one progressive organizer.
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Activist group Earth Strike NYC announced a frontline coalition gathering in Brooklyn's Sunset Park to support UPROSE in its campaign for local community-led climate justice at the Communities Strike for Climate Over Colonialism rally and march on September 27, 2019. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) 115+ Groups Unveil 'Transformational' Actions for Next President to Kick Off Climate Justice Agenda 'From Day One'
"We demand the next president commits to end fossil fuels, hold polluters accountable, and stand up for climate justice and human rights."
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As Planet Edges Closer to Multiple Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Identify First Active Methane Gas Leak in Antarctica
"It is not good news."
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Maine Letter Carriers Allege USPS Leadership 'Willfully Delaying' Mail to Sabotage Postal Service From Within
"We're watching the deliberate destruction of the Post Office unfolding in front of us," said one journalist.
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In Scathing Obituary, Texas Woman Blames GOP 'Carelessness' for Mother's 'Undeserving' Covid-19 Death
"Your inaction and active denial of the devastation from Covid-19 has made it clear that the people dying, and the families they're leaving behind, are just numbers to you," Fiana Tulip wrote in an op-ed directed at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
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Stirring Fears of Pre-Crime Policing, DHS Head Chad Wolf Confirms Federal Agents in Portland Making 'Proactive' Arrests
"Welcome to 2020: Minority Report Edition."
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Wearing a face mask to reduce the chance of transmission of the coronavirus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a vote May 18, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Warren Urges CDC Director to Push Mask Mandates as Covid-19 Cases and Deaths Surge Across the US
New polling shows a bipartisan majority of registered voters support states requiring people to wear face coverings in public.
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'This Has to Stop': Oregon Senators Unveil Amendment to Bar Trump From Sending Secret Police Into US Cities
"What we're seeing in my hometown is authoritarian brutality unleashed against peaceful protesters," said Sen. Ron Wyden.
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McConnell Laughs When Asked If Covid-19 Bill Will Pass by End of Next Week—When Unemployment Benefits Expire for 30 Million
"Thirty million workers won't be able to pay rent on August 1st and McConnell is laughing."
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
'White Collar Crime Pays': Decade After Dodd-Frank, Executives Still Lining Their Pockets
"It's 2008 all over again. Congress is bailing out Big Business and enriching CEOs while workers scrape by as the economy lurches downward in a pandemic."
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A crowd of about 1,500 protesters gather at the Multnomah County Justice center for a Black Lives Matter march on July 20, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Monday night marked 54 days of protests in the city. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images) New Local Lawsuit Challenges 'Violent and Unlawful' Attacks on Portland Protesters by Trump's Secret Police Force
"There is no positive delegation of authority in any law that makes the federal government's recent forays into general policing in Portland either legal or constitutional."
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Demonstrators rally at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2019 to protest a proposal to add a citizenship question in the 2020 census. 'Flagrantly Unconstitutional': Trump Issues Order to Block Undocumented Immigrants From Being Counted in Census
"This is another attempt by Trump to use scaremongering against immigrants and rig the system," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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With Sweeping $775 Billion Investment in Child and Elder Care, Biden Goes Big to End 'Caregiving Crisis'
"If we truly want to reward work in this country, we have to ease the financial burden of care that families are carrying," the presumptive Democratic nominee said.
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This picture taken on December 26, 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Staff/AFP via Getty Images) "The Fight Isn't Over," Say Anti-War Groups as 139 House Democrats Vote With GOP to Reject 10% Pentagon Budget Cut
"Though our amendment didn't pass, progressive power is stronger than ever. We will keep fighting for pro-peace, pro-people budgets until it becomes a reality," said Rep. Mark Pocan.
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Amid Tense Primary Fight, Powerful Democrat Rep. Richie Neal Condemned for Supporting Predatory Medical Billing Policy
"Neal is one of the most powerful members of Congress, and it's clear he's using that power to benefit Wall Street fund managers instead of regular Americans."
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An employee at the Utah County Election office puts mail-in ballots into a container to register the vote in the midterm elections on November 6, 2018 in Provo, Utah. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images) 'This Is a Flashing Red Light': Trump Triggers Alarm With Another Baseless Attack on Mail-In Voting
"It is #VoterSuppression during the #Covid19 pandemic."
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103 Democrats Join GOP in Voting Down Omar Amendment to Accelerate US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
"There are people saying that we shouldn't be too hasty in leaving. Too hasty? It's been two decades."
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As Poor and Working Class in US Face Financial Cliff, Bezos Grew Record-Setting $13 Billion Richer on Monday
"In ONE DAY Jeff Bezos made well over 4,000 times what the average American earns in their ENTIRE LIFETIME."
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'This Is Not Frugal. This Is Stupid': EU's $2.1 Trillion Coronavirus Deal Falls Short on Demand for Just, Green Recovery
"They have cut funding for health, research, and climate, and failed to guarantee that public money won't go to polluting industries."
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GOP Congressman Yoho Overheard Calling Ocasio-Cortez 'F**king B*tch' After Accosting Her on Capitol Steps
"That kind of confrontation hasn't ever happened to me—ever," said New York Democrat after the exchange.
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'Choose People Over Pentagon': Americans Urged to Call Lawmakers as Congress Set to Vote on 10% Military Budget Cut
"In a moment of pandemic and urgent protest, we refuse to let Congress put defense contractors over peoples' needs"
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Progressive Community Mourns Death of Michael Brooks, A 'Passionate Fighter for Justice'
"Michael believed in bringing people together in the struggle for love and justice, fighting for all poor and working people, a struggle that he understood to be global."
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Progressives Demand Democrats Reject 'Outright Shameful' GOP Plan to Raid Social Security and Cut Unemployment Benefits
"The plan put forth by Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans will do nothing but double down on the failed policies that put corporate profits before workers and families."
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Monday, July 20, 2020
With Bill to Mandate Identifying Info on Officer Uniforms, AOC Says US 'Should Not Have Secret Police'
"If an officer violates their agency's policies, their victim should have the ability to report them to their agency and demand accountability."
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Despite Surging Need Amid Pandemic, GOP Moves to Roll Back SNAP When Food Assistance 'Matters Now More Than Ever'
"SNAP delivered. Like it always does."
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