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Friday, March 24, 2017
With Epic GOP Failure, Dems Urged to Go Bold with Medicare-for-All
With the Republican attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going down in flames Friday as Americans rallied to defend their right to healthcare, Democrats are being urged, both by experts and constituents, to seize on the moment and counter with a plan that will truly provide coverage for...
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Bill Killed: Popular Roar Forces House GOP to Withdraw TrumpCare Vote
Update: House Republicans pulled their healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), just before the vote was to take place. Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California described the bill's failure as "a victory for the resistance," while the New York Times writes that it's "a humiliating...
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A sign held up at the January 21st Women's March in St. Paul, Minnesota. Trump Budget Horrifies Majority of Voters, Poll Finds
Most Americans don't want Elmo to get fired . They also don't want enormous funding cuts to medical research, after-school and summer programs, new road and transit projects, climate change research, and a program to help low income people heat their homes. Those cuts—and many more—comprise the "...
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Call Grows for 'Total Shutdown' Over Alleged Trump-Russia Collusion
As House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) continues to cast doubt about his ability to lead a credible probe into the Trump campaign's alleged connections with Russia, a Democratic congressman has called for "a total and complete shutdown" of the president's agenda until the...
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Ivanka Trump White House Ethics Loophole for Ivanka 'Doesn't Work,' Say Watchdogs
Ivanka Trump's bizarre new White House role that grants her a West Wing office and security clearance, but no official title or salary, simply does not work. That's the message from government watchdogs Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Democracy 21, and the Campaign...
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Colorado Youth Score Decisive Legal Victory Against Fracking Industry
A group of Colorado teenagers scored a " huge " victory against the state's fracking industry on Thursday when a three-judge panel ruled that the health of citizens and environment takes precedence over oil and gas interests. The decision, handed down by the Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday,...
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RESIST DAY #64: What You Can Do Today
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2014 Keystone XL protest 'Disaster': Trump Administration Signs Off on Keystone XL Pipeline
Nearly ten years after pipeline company TransCanada first applied for a State Department permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline , the Trump administration has reversed the previous administration's decision and signed off on the "disastrous" project. "The Keystone XL pipeline is a...
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Republican Trainwreck: Millions at Risk as Trump Demands Healthcare Vote
In their frenzied effort to strong-arm support for the flailing American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a vote on Friday, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have officially made the Republican plan even worse. Tweets about #ProtectOurCare OR #AHCA Trump issued a stark ultimatum to...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Here Are the 50 GOP Senators Who Just Sacrificed Your #BroadbandPrivacy to Corporate Profits
Privacy and consumer advocates—and a seemingly endless chorus of Internet user s—were expressing outrage on Thursday after the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate passed a bill that will allow powerful media corporations to collect personal data of internet users without their consent and sell that...
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Grassroots Resistance Credited as Republicans Forced to Postpone AHCA Vote
Republican lawmakers on Thursday were met with a deluge of outrage and calls to stand against the American Health Care Act (ACHA) while the planned House vote was thrown into disarray as defections mounted. House Speaker Paul Ryan postponed a 3:30pm press conference shortly before it was reported...
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A protest sign at the 2014 People's Climate March in New York City. 'The Fight is Not Over,' Groups Vow, as State Dept Poised to Approve Keystone XL
The State Department will announce its approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, unnamed government sources told the Associated Press , after President Donald Trump ordered the department to reopen its review of the pipeline. The decision will clear the way for construction to...
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Latest WikiLeak Dump Shows CIA Hacking iPhones Since 2008
On the tails of its damning CIA hacking bombshell , WikiLeaks on Thursday published another trove of documents outlining how the spy agency has been uploading secret software to Apple devices dating back to 2008. Named ' Dark Matter, ' the latest release shows that that CIA has been infecting...
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A sign at a protest on the Supreme Court steps against right-wing Judge Neil Gorsuch. Growing a Spine? Schumer Sets Stage for Gorsuch Filibuster
After weeks of outcry and public calls for Senate Democrats to "grow a spine" and filibuster President Donald Trump's right-wing Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, Democrats finally appear to be listening. On Thursday, after three days of Senate Judiciary Committee testimony, Senate...
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GOP 'Callousness' on Full Display as Trump and Ryan Push for AHCA Passage
House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump appear to be testing just how cruel their healthcare plan must be to win enough Republican support to pass Thursday's House vote. Tweets about #saveaca OR #AHCA Despite widespread outrage over what is already said to be a " massive transfer of...
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RESIST DAY #63: What You Can Do Today
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Bernie Sanders speaks at a protest against SEC nominee Jay Clayton "Embodiment of Greed": Sanders, Warren Rail Against Trump's SEC Pick
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) rallied against President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton, alongside other progressive leaders late Wednesday. Clayton, a corporate lawyer who helped Wall Street...
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
'Beyond Irregular': GOP Intel Chair Under Fire for Bizarre Trump Briefing
The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said the "beyond irregular" behavior of the committee's Republican chairman has "underscored the imperative of an independent investigation" into Russian interference in last year's election—comments that capped off a series of...
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Exxon Ordered to Recover 'Wayne Tracker' Emails It Claims Are Lost
A New York State judge on Wednesday ordered ExxonMobil to turn over a year's worth of emails it now admits it lost from an alias account used by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he was CEO of the company—a "bombshell" revelation, according to a lawyer for New York Attorney General Eric...
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Senate Might Let Internet Companies Sell User Data to 'Highest Bidder'
The Senate is set to vote this week whether to let broadband companies sell user information to the highest bidder—overturning rules implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and possibly banning the agency from passing similar restrictions in the future. #BroadbandPrivacy Tweets...
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A protest against a coal-powered power plant in Melbourne, Australia, in 2010. Coal in 'Freefall' Worldwide, Report Finds
The coal industry is in "freefall" worldwide, the latest annual survey from environmental groups Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm finds. "The staggering uptick in clean energy and reduction in the new coal plant pipeline is even more proof that coal isn't just bad for public health and the...
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Two Months In, Trump Breaking Every Vow to 'Drain the Swamp': Report
Surprising no one, a new report out Wednesday finds that President Donald Trump has broken his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" at every turn, and has instead turned the government over to corporate interests and enriched his bottom line. The joint report from advocacy groups Public Citizen...
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Citing FBI Probe of Trump, Democrats Told to 'Declare National Emergency'
Documentary filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore on Wednesday said it's time for the Democratic Party in Congress to "declare a National Emergency" and put a stop to all legislative activity—including the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch—until the FBI completes...
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US Bombing Blamed for Killing Dozens of Civilians Sheltering in Syrian School
The U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State (ISIS) is being blamed for an airstrike on a school where families had sought shelter near the northern Syrian town of Raqqa. The monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 33 people died as a result of the Tuesday strike...
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Mississippi Bill Helps Enable Trump's "Sinister" Immigration Crackdown
Days after the Trump administration put out its first "sinister" immigrant crime list, Mississippi is poised to enact an anti-sanctuary cities bill that one expert says will fuel racial profiling and make communities less safe. The Mississippi Senate passed the measure, Senate Bill 2710 on Tuesday...
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Police Say Lone Assailant Among Four People Dead After Attack Near UK Parliament
This post may be updated... Tweets about Parliament OR Attack OR London OR Westminster from:CNNbrk OR from:BBCBreaking OR from:Independent OR from:Guardian Update (2:11 PM EST): An update from Scotland Yard just after 2pm EST included news that four individuals are and approximately 20 injured...
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Anti-Trump protest sign Trump Presidency Has Had "Most Failed" Start Ever, Says Historian
President Donald Trump's first months on the job have been the worst of any president in U.S. history, according to noted historian and presidential biographer Douglas Brinkley. "This is the most failed first 100 days of any president," Brinkley told the Washington Post earlier this week. "To be as...
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RESIST DAY #62: What You Can Do Today
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Even Insurance CEOs Think TrumpCare Is 'Terrible,' as Public Opinion Dives
Yet another unexpected voice emerged this week to oppose the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, as insurance executive Mario Molina told the Huffington Post in an interview that the bill was "terrible" and would...
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Gorsuch Refuses Chance to Condemn 'Dark Money' Lobbying on His Behalf
Putting a rare spotlight on the shadowy conservatives pushing for confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Tuesday directly questioned the nominee on the dark money groups supporting his bid. During the second day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee,...
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As Vote on TrumpCare Nears, #SaveMedicaid Movement Grows
The movement to save Medicaid from the Republican chopping block continued on Tuesday, with actions happening on the ground and on social media, just days before the House of Representatives votes on the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) , the GOP's answer to the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), or...
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RESIST DAY #61: What You Can Do Today
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Ivanka Trump Ivanka Trump To Get Security Clearance, West Wing Office—But No 'Official' Role
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, is to receive a West Wing office next to a National Security Council advisor. She'll receive a security clearance, allowing her to access classified information. And she'll be given government-issued communication devices. However, Ivanka won't be...
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US Ditches Human Rights Hearing in 'Unprecedented Show of Disrespect'
"Today's no-show is a new low."
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Despite Every Reason to Stop Gorsuch, Are Dems Letting Him 'Off the Hook'?
As the reasons for blocking Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch continue to mount, there is growing concern that Democrats are simply going to let President Donald Trump's nominee "off the hook," as Sen. Dianne Feinstein did during questioning Tuesday. In one exchange during the second day of...
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Wildfire burning behind a house in Boulder, Colo. Trump Makes Paris Targets Moot as Scorching Temps Send Planet into 'Uncharted Territory'
President Donald Trump's efforts to dismantle climate policies enacted under former President Barack Obama have put the United States' targets to reduce CO2 emissions under the Paris climate accord permanently beyond reach, according to multiple recent analyses examined by InsideClimate News. "We...
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Experts Slam Surprise US "Electronics Ban" on Flights from Muslim-Majority Countries
Criticism abounded Tuesday after the U.S. government announced a surprise ban on any electronics "larger than a cell phone" on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries—Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The U.K. is reportedly set to...
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Backing Ryan's New "Crueler" Health Plan, Trump Threatens Reluctant Lawmakers
President Donald Trump appeared on Capitol Hill early Tuesday to strong-arm lawmakers into voting for the updated version of the GOP's American Healthcare Act (AHCA), which overnight was made "even crueler to the poor and working class" in a bid to win over the most conservative faction of House...
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Watch Live: Day Two of Senate Confirmation Hearing of Neil Gorsuch
The second of three days of scheduled hearings for Neil Gorsuch is underway Tuesday as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will grill President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch has received round opposition from progressives who have cited his regressive record on...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Kentucky Gov. Signs Law Greenlighting Discrimination Against LGBTQ Students
Essentially codifying hate speech, Kentucky Governor Mike Bevin signed into law on Monday a bill that gives individuals, including students, license to make hateful statements about someone based on their "religious or political viewpoints." Passed under the guise of bolstering "religious freedom...
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Climate Kids Demand Feds Turn Over 'Wayne Tracker' (aka Rex Tillerson) Emails
Lawyers representing youth in a landmark climate lawsuit are demanding to see the emails Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sent using the alias "Wayne Tracker" while serving as CEO of ExxonMobil. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office made the claim of the email alias last week in a...
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FBI and NSA Chiefs Forced to Fact-Check Boss as Trump Live-Tweets Hearing
President Donald Trump (or possibly an authorized staff member ) took the unusual step on Monday of commenting in real-time during a congressional hearing as he dishonestly spun and mischaracterized the testimony of top level officials in his own administration as they answered questions under oath...
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Race for Tom Price's Vacant Seat Seen as Bellwether for Resistance
The fight for Georgia's sixth district, left vacant by the newly-installed Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price , is being seen as the first test of the resistance movement with Democrat Jon Ossof, riding a wave of frustration over President Donald Trump, emerging as the race's...
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A protest calls for divestment from Wells Fargo for funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. While Tribes Lose Courtroom Battles, #NoDAPL Divestment Campaign Takes Off
A U.S. appeals court on Saturday shut down a last-ditch effort to put a stop to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) , allowing oil to flow as early as Monday . The appeals court affirmed a lower court's ruling last week that decided against an emergency injunction, sought by the Standing Rock Sioux...
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White House at night White House Installs Allies in Cabinet Agencies to Track Loyalty
The White House has installed 16 political appointees across multiple Cabinet agencies in order to track secretaries' loyalty to the president and his agenda, the Washington Post reported late Sunday, citing eight unnamed officials. The unusual "shadow government" arrangement, which sees senior...
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Caring for the Common Good Wins: Norway Ranks World's Happiest Country
Norway now holds the title of the world's happiest country, according to a new report that also outlines how Republican proposals to gut safety nets, enact tax windfalls for the rich, and attack public education—as well as bipartisan failures in terms of the global war on terror and campaign...
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With Rallies and Warnings, Opposition Calls on Dems to Block 'Supremely Extreme' Gorsuch
With confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch beginning Monday, the question remains whether Democrats will stand up for the rights of people, or if they will cave to Republican pressure and back the extremist judge. #stopgorsuch Tweets Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) early...
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A protest against President Donald Trump in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in February. Poll Shows America Really Does Not Like You, Donald Trump
Gallup has released the latest numbers from its tracking poll of President Donald Trump's approval ratings, and things (again) don't look good for the president. Only 37 percent of respondents approve of Trump, an historic low for the poll. A whopping 58 percent disapprove of his actions in office...
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FBI Director Confirms Open Investigation into Trump-Russia Ties
In his opening remarks during testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that there remains an "open and ongoing" criminal investigation into the possibility that members of the Trump campaign or transition team colluded with alleged Russian...
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RESIST DAY #60: What You Can Do Today
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Architect of Federal Fracking Loophole May Head Trump Environmental Council
Confidential sources have told Politico that Bill Cooper — current congressional staffer and former fossil fuel industry lobbyist and attorney — is under consideration to head President Donald Trump 's White House Council on Environmental Quality ( CEQ ). CEQ works to coordinate various federal...
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US Pressures G20 Into Dropping Climate Reference from Joint Statement
Finance ministers for the Group of 20 (G20), which comprises the world's biggest economies, dropped a joint statement mentioning funding for the fight against climate change after pressure from the United States and Saudi Arabia. A G20 official taking part in the annual meeting told Reuters that...
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RESIST DAY #59: What You Can Do Today
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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Most Young Americans See Trump as 'Illegitimate President': Poll
Most young Americans see President Donald Trump as illegitimate, according to a new poll out Friday. The survey by GenForward, conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found that 57 percent of adults between...
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Trump DOJ to Appeal Maryland Ruling Against Muslim Ban 2.0
The Trump administration on Friday filed papers to appeal a ruling that blocked the president's revised travel ban, setting up a new legal showdown over the executive order that opponents have called " Muslim ban 2.0 ." Attorneys for the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed federal papers in Maryland...
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RESIST DAY #58: What You Can Do Today
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Friday, March 17, 2017
Angela Merkel and Donald Trump Twitter Lights Up After 'Too Embarrassing to Watch' Trump-Merkel Press Conference
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel met with President Donald Trump for the first time Friday, and the encounter between the liberal European leader and the far-right, demagogic president was, if anything, extraordinarily awkward. Trump ignored Merkel's request for a handshake, provoked a look of...
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'Belligerent,' 'Rude,' 'Damn Frustrating': Dems Slam Meeting With DHS Chief
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly reportedly told House Democrats on Friday that he was "the best thing to happen" to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, in a closed-door meeting that lawmakers described as "damn frustrating" and "belligerent." The meeting was called to...
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A sign at the protest in San Diego, California. Drain What Swamp? Trump Sends Coal Lobbyist to EPA and Boeing Exec to DoD
A coal lobbyist and a Boeing executive are to be nominated to deputy positions at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), respectively, making President Donald Trump's campaign promises to "drain the swamp" continue to look like a lot of hot air . Andrew...
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Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price
Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office. Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human...
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RESIST DAY #57: What You Can Do Today
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On Coverage, Cost, and Consumer Protections, TrumpCare Gets an "F"
The Republican healthcare plan, which continues wending a rocky path through Congress, also keeps racking up negative reviews that contradict the GOP's rosy pitch—and undercut promises like those made Friday by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) when he "guaranteed" every constituent could buy "affordable...
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As Trump Divides, One Lawmaker Remains Huuugely Popular with American Voters
While it seems that the American public holds a dim view of most of its elected officials these days, a recent Fox News poll highlighted one lawmaker who has seemingly won over the majority of voters: Sen. Bernie Sanders . The survey , published Wednesday, found that 61 percent of respondents said...
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UN Praises Iran's "Exemplary" Leadership in Hosting Refugees
The United Nations praised Iran's "exemplary" refugee resettlement program this week, saying the country's decades-long effort to house approximately 3 million displaced Afghans was "a story that's not told often enough." Sivanka Dhanapala, head of the office for the U.N. High Commissioner for...
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Tillerson Puts Preemptive Strike Against North Korea 'On the Table'
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that "all options," including a preemptive strike, are on the table when it comes to dealing with North Korea—the clearest signal yet from the Trump administration that it would consider taking military action against the nation. At a joint news...
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US Military Bombs Syrian Mosque During Evening Prayers, Killing Dozens
U.S. military officials have confirmed that a U.S. aircraft struck a mosque outside of Aleppo, Syria during evening prayers on Thursday, killing dozens of civilians, in an attack that many are calling a war crime. Airwars' Samuel Oakford reported that U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed that a...
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Flags in front of the United Nations' headquarters in New York. Trump Sends Hate Group to Represent US at UN Women's Rights Conference
Since President Donald Trump's November election, there has been a wave of hate incidents nationwide —and now he's chosen a leader from one group that has itself espoused violence to represent the U.S. on the international stage. Earlier this week, the State Department announced that...
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Local Official Says US-Built Apache Helicopter Behind Massacre of Refugees
At least 31 Somali refugees are dead after the boat they were traveling in from Yemen to Sudan was attacked by what might have been a U.S.-made Apache helicopter. International Organization for Migration (IOM) confirmed "dozens of deaths and many dozens of survivors brought to hospitals." A local...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
DOJ Docs Raise Questions About Gorsuch's Views on Torture and Executive Power
With just days until Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a new trove of documents is raising additional questions about the federal judge's time at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where he "played a key role in defending the torture and...
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Irish Americans Called to Stand Against Trump and Racism
While Irish Prime Minster Enda Kenny traveled to the White House to take part in a traditional "shamrock ceremony" with his American counterpart on Thursday, Irish lawmaker Aodhán Ó'Ríordáin and other critics called on Irish-Americans to take a stand against President Donald Trump and his...
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Top Sens on Intel Committee: 'No Indication' Trump Tower Was Bugged
The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday there is no indication that Trump Tower was ever the "subject of surveillance" by the U.S. government. Committee chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and ranking Democrat Mark Warner (Va.), who are also leading an...
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Amid Renewed Nuclear Worries, Dozens of Classified Bomb Test Videos Made Public
Just months after President Donald Trump advocated for "greatly" strengthening and expanding the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, dozens of video recordings of weapons tests, long hidden from public view, became available to watch after being declassified. An estimated 10,000 films exist; 4,200...
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Home District 'Stakeouts' Begin as TrumpCare Advances in Congress
The GOP's healthcare plan narrowly passed out of the House Budget Committee on Thursday, while " stakeouts " began in Congressional home districts aimed at pressuring lawmakers to vote against the widely unpopular legislation. Three right-wing Republicans on the committee, Reps. Dave Brat (Va.),...
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House Intel Ranking Member Says Trump May Have Unintentionally Exposed Classified Hack of CIA
Just as his unverified wiretapping claims were seemingly dispelled , President Donald Trump stuck his foot further in the mire and is now facing accusations he may have let slip highly classified information during a televised interview Wednesday evening. When asked by Fox News host Tucker Carlson...
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A fracking well flare in Scott Township, Pennsylvania. Trump's Interior Dept to Retract Obama-Era Fracking Rule
The Interior Department under President Donald Trump is planning to revoke a rule that would have regulated fracking on federal lands, according to the administration's Wednesday court filing (pdf). "This is a political decision intended to circumvent the rule of law and deliver a gift to the oil...
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Speaking for Millions Poised to Lose Healthcare, Doctor Confronts Trump in Tennessee
Giving a voice to the thousands who protested outside President Donald Trump's Wednesday evening appearance in Nashville—and the millions more poised to lose their healthcare—Dr. Carol Paris, head of a national organization of physicians dedicated to promoting healthcare for all, directly...
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Muslim ban protest Muslim Ban 2.0 Dealt Second Blow in Maryland Court
Human rights and immigration advocates cheered early Thursday as President Donald Trump's travel ban saw a second decisive legal defeat in a Maryland court. The Maryland federal judge's decision forbade the order's central provision—a ban on immigration from six Muslim-majority countries—from going...
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"Morally Obscene" Trump Budget Proposal Stands to Make America Cruel Again
Meals on Wheels . Amtrak. Teacher training, after-school, and summer educational programs . The National Endowment for the Arts. The Appalachian Regional Commission. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) . The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "At a time of massive income and wealth...
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'Wrong Kind of Populism' Fails in Netherlands as Geert Wilders Defeated
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte hailed his victory over right-wing challenger Geert Wilders on Wednesday as a rejection of the "wrong kind of populism," as Europeans anxiously watching the election held out hope for similar outcomes in Germany and France. With 33 seats, Rutte's VVD party became the...
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RESIST DAY #56: What You Can Do Today
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Judge Blocks Ban: "Human Decency" Over Trump's "Disgraceful" Discrimination
Citing the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment, which forbids unequal treatment based on religion, a federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday evening issued a firm rebuke to President Trump by issuing a nationwide temporary injunction against the administration's second...
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House Dems Send Educational Materials to Help Scott Pruitt Get a Grip on Basic Climate Science
Given the lack of understanding of basic climate science Scott Pruitt displayed on a recent appearance on CNBC , 33 House Democrats have sent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head educational materials to help him get a grip on established facts. Speaking last week to the network's "Squawk...
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Trump's New Medicaid Head Wastes No Time Urging States to Make System More Cruel
As Republicans push to gut Medicaid , the safety net program's new administrator quickly made clear that parts of the "punitive" plan she crafted for Indiana's Medicaid recipients are what she hopes other states will replicate. After her swearing in Tuesday, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
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A rally for healthcare in Washington, D.C., in February. TrumpCare Resistance Heats Up With "Stakeouts" at Republican Lawmakers' Offices
In the wake of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) damning analysis of the Republicans' healthcare bill, resistance to the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is ratcheting up. On Thursday and Friday, " Stakeouts to Save Our Healthcare " organized by MoveOn.org will see...
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Death Spiral, Debunked: Facts Undercut Major Argument for GOP Healthcare Plan
Republicans have spun a lot of stories in their desperate attempt to sell the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare—and among their favorites is the narrative that the law is " imploding ," in a " death spiral ," or otherwise doomed to fail. There are two problems with that argument...
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Trump's "Reorganize Government" Order More Like Plan to Destroy It
President Donald Trump's latest executive order, signed during the chaos of the GOP's healthcare scoring report this week, instructs department heads to recommend any "unnecessary" agencies or programs to be slashed as part of a plan for "reorganizing" the federal government—and could spell...
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RESIST DAY #55: What You Can Do Today
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Trump Readies 'One of the Biggest Corporate Handouts to the Fossil Fuel Industry'
President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Wednesday plans that could roll back fuel efficiency standards set by his predecessor—a move climate groups say would be "cruel" and "myopic" and amount to "one of the biggest corporate handouts to the fossil fuel industry." Trump is set to make the...
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Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Over 350,000 Back Call for Lawmakers To Give Up Their Subsidized Healthcare
Highlighting the hypocrisy of members of Congress who benefit from large healthcare subsidies at the same time that they work to kick millions of Americans off of their health coverage, a man who lost his father to cancer because he was uninsured has created a petition demanding an end to those...
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Is Anyone Left at Goldman Sachs? Trump Picks Another Alum for Treasury Deputy
President Donald Trump has selected yet another Goldman Sachs executive to fill a senior role in his administration, naming the firm's current managing director, James Donovan, to serve as deputy Treasury secretary. Donovan would be the sixth member of Trump's team with ties to Goldman, which was...
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Five Ways This Trump Tax Story Stinks
President Donald Trump paid $36.6 million in federal income tax on more than $150 million in income in 2005, according to leaked documents obtained Tuesday night by Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston . "The 1040 shows how Trump obtained money—salary, business profits...
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
How SCOTUS Campaign Finance Rulings 'Distorted' US Democracy
With the pending confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch shaping up to be a referendum on the role of money in politics, a new study published on Tuesday highlights the actual impact of campaign finance rulings on the 2016 election. Published by public policy organization Demos, Court...
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Top Trump Aide Accused of Breaking Criminal Conflict of Interest Law
Another member of President Donald Trump's inner circle may have blurred ethical lines, this time by breaking criminal conflict of interest laws. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint Tuesday with White House counsel Don McGhan, accusing assistant to the...
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Snowden: If Trump So Concerned About Government Spying, He Should Fix It
If President Donald Trump really cares about government spying, he should reform the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance program, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden suggested on Tuesday. Speaking by video link to The Intercept 's Jeremy Scahill at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas,...
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The Collins glacier in Antarctica is melting as a result of climate change. As Climate Alarm Bells Ring, Trump Poised to Decimate Regulations
President Donald Trump is poised to unleash a sweeping anti-climate executive order to repeal major regulations enacted by the Obama administration, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. "The directive will instruct members of the Cabinet to rewrite regulation restricting carbon emissions from both...
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'Shackles Are Off': Spike in Cellphone Searches Coincides with Muslim Ban
With President Donald Trump's controversial 'Muslim Ban 2.0' set to take effect in a matter of days, it appears that the U.S. border is already devolving into a "Constitution-free zone" as travelers are experiencing a shocking increase in cellphone seizures and searches. Exclusive reporting...
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Tech Workers Celebrate Pi Day With Protests Against Trump
Tech workers are planning to mark the celebration of Pi Day—March 14, or 3/14—by protesting President Donald Trump, with demonstrations scheduled throughout the country on Tuesday. Tech Stands Up , an activist group of industry workers, is organizing protests in Silicon Valley, the California...
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Opposition Rises Against Anti-Woman, Pro-Corporate Nominee Neil Gorsuch
With Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing set to begin in less than one week, advocacy groups are highlighting the federal judge's troubling record on issues ranging from reproductive rights to labor protections to campaign finance law. Gorsuch will sit before the Senate...
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RESIST DAY #54: What You Can Do Today
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After Greenlighting CIA Drone Ops, Trump to Expand Unchecked War Powers
Under former President Barack Obama, covert operations flourished with the widely-adopted use of killer drones, though some internal policies sought to keep those potentially boundless war powers in check. Now, as many feared , it seems that his successor President Donald Trump is seeking to undo...
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