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Friday, March 2, 2018
There You Have It: Emails Confirm Coal, Oil, and Gas Extraction Drove Shrinking of National Monuments
"The evidence of just how embedded Trump and Zinke are with the dirty energy of the past could not be clearer."
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A 2012 photo by advocacy group Appalachian Voices shows "a horrific mess more than three years after" the coal ash disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tenn. took place. (Photo: Appalachian Voices/flickr/cc) Ending Rules to Curb 'Silent, Tasteless Killer,' Pruitt Makes It Easier for Polluters to Poison Nation's Water
Polluters wanted the Obama-era regulations weakend. Obsequious Pruitt just obliged.
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Carl Icahn 'Such a Fortunate Coincidence': Trump Ally Carl Icahn Ditched Steel Stocks Before Tariffs Made Public
"Hmmm, is this a coincidence or did Trump confidant Carl Icahn have insider information?"
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Warren Calls Out Fellow Democrats for Helping GOP Ram Through 'Wish Lists of Big Bank Lobbyists'
"It's time for the rest of us to fight back and demand that Washington work for us, not the big bank lobbyists."
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With 'Rock-Solid' Case to Defend Net Neutrality, Free Press Takes FCC to Court
"The agency is dead wrong to think it can take away" net neutrality protections that have the support of an overwhelming majority of Americans, says the group
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Sinclair sign Sinclair's Sneaky Moves to Skirt Rules and Get Tribune Merger Approved
The right-wing television giant has proposed shady sales of a handful of stations to win federal regulatory approval for the $3.9 billion deal
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After 'Great' Late-Night Meeting, Top NRA Lobbyist Assures Nation Trump-Pence 'Don't Want Gun Control'
"It's disgusting that gun lobbyists who seek to profit at the expense of our communities' safety are meeting with the president just two weeks after the Parkland school shooting."
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Thursday, March 1, 2018
Barry Crimmins, Anti-War Comic and Crusader Against Child Abuse, Dies at 64
The stand-up comedian spoke out against war and sexual abuse, and was beloved by fellow comedians for his honest and caustic political commentary
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Want to Get Trump to Start a Trade War? Follow Steel Industry's Lead and Buy Some Ad Time on Fox & Friends
"Tariffs are economically destructive and regressive. Imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum is bad policy for the vast majority of Americans."
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protests Amid Threats of Discipline, Hundreds of Colleges Assure Prospective Students Anti-Gun Protests Cool With Them
"Say your piece, speak your mind, and demand better of us all."
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'New Cold War' Heats Up as Russia Meets US Nuke Threats With One of Its Own
"While Russia and the U.S. compare the size of their arsenals, the rest of the world is joining a treaty that bans them."
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Warren Grades DeVos: 'Worst Secretary of Education Country Has Ever Seen—By Large Margin'
"Secretary DeVos has spent her first year bending over backwards to allow students to be cheated and undermining the civil rights of students across the country."
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anti-Trump protest New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Think Trump Is Racist
They are also alarmed by how his policies have impacted Hispanics, Muslims, and black Americans
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#55Strong: Rejecting Flimsy Deal, Teachers Back on the Picket Line in West Virginia
The governor offered a five percent pay raise to teachers after the fourth day of a state-wide walkout, but teachers are demanding a permanent funding solution for the state's public employees' insurance program
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With All Eyes on Trump White House Dysfunction, the Real Meltdown Is in the Arctic
'This is the biggest story of our lifetimes.' No, not the impossible-to-ignore dysfunction within the current administration.
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Jared Kushner Kushner's Company Got Hundreds of Millions in Loans After White House Meetings With Top Execs: Report
"Disappointing. Corrupt. And yet, entirely predictable."
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After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video
In addition to being called out on his "plutocratic BS," students in attendance attacked the Treasury chief's record of foreclosing on tens of thousands of Americans
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Boosting Hopes for Total Ban, EU Regulator's New Assessment Confirms Neonics' Harm to Bees
"We have been playing Russian Roulette with the future of our bees for far too long"
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Student After Teacher Fires Gun: 'I Dare You to Tell Me Arming Teachers Will Make Us Safe'
"I'm a Dalton High School student. Please don't tell me a damn thing about arming teachers. Please don't tell me that I don't know what the hell I'm talking about."
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Sanders-Led Group Introduces Bill Calling for Removal of US Forces From Yemen
"The bill will force the first-ever vote in the Senate to withdraw U.S. armed forces from an unauthorized war."
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Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf Oakland Mayor Applauded for Warning Community About ICE Raids
"We know law-abiding residents live in fear of arrest and deportation every day," said Mayor Libby Schaaf. "My priority is for the long-term well-being of Oakland."
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The Vital Congressional Hearing on the Endless War That Probably Nobody Watched
The "2001 AUMF," said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), "has become a blank check for any president to wage war anytime, anywhere, anyplace without the consent or oversight of Congress."
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West Virginia Teachers Win Pay Raise After Four-Day Walkout, But Say Fight Far From Over
Educators will get a five percent pay raise, but the governor announced no long-term solution to fund the state's public employees' healthcare program
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bayer monsanto Despite Major Public Opposition, EU Reportedly Set to Approve Bayer-Monsanto #MergerFromHell
"A merged Bayer-Monsanto would be relentless in its pursuit of putting corporate profits over the protection of small farms—eventually driving up prices for consumers."
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Analysis: Major Corporations Have Spent Just 6% of Tax Cut Windfall on Workers. Guess Where the Other 94% Went.
"You mean corporations aren't using the bulk of their tax cuts to create jobs and boost workers’ wages like Trump promised? Weird..."
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'Not On Our Watch': Women's Rights Groups Reject Pence Prediction of Ending Abortion 'In Our Time'
Despite the vice president's confidence that the right can succeed in ending legal abortions, Pence's extreme views are out of line with those of most Americans
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Ben Carson While Nation's Poor Face Billions in Cuts, Don't-Make-Public-Housing-Too-Cozy Carson Spends Lavishly at HUD Offices
Trump has proposed cutting $6.8 billion from HUD, jeopardizing millions of Americans' housing—but that didn't stop the agency secretary's staff from dropping nearly $200,000 of taxypayer money on office furniture.
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Taking on Trump's False Promises, Dems Introduce Bill to End Tax Cuts for Corporate Offshoring
"When running for President Donald Trump promised to stop U.S. manufacturing from disappearing overseas, but his tax plan will do the opposite."
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
From Pushing 'Thoughts and Prayers' to Dissing Medicare for All, DCCC Called Out for Sabotaging Bold Demands
While House Democrats were urged to ignore Medicare for All as a viable solution to the nation's healthcare woes, a separate memo to lawmakers after Las Vegas shooting appeared to be "straight out of the NRA's talking points"
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student debt caps As Trump Bolsters Predatory Lenders, Study Shows Benefits of Forgiving All Student Debt
A Bard College study found "policies like student debt cancellation can be a viable part of a needed reorientation of U.S. higher education policy."
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NYT Editor Insists the Paper Has No Ideology...Except Being 'Pro-Capitalism'
"There may be a connection between the NYT editorial page editor saying 'we are pro-capitalism' and the NYT having no Sanders backers on staff."
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As Automation Concerns Grow, Support for Universal Basic Income Soars
"We don't need to threaten people with homelessness and poverty to get them to work. It's capitalism where income doesn't start at zero."
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"Don’t Agonize, Organize!": Internet Defenders Erupt to Kill FCC's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality
'The internet is for everybody, not just Verizon, Charter, AT&T, and Comcast.'
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'Dystopia Intensifies' as Supreme Court Rules Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely
"The hellish internment camps of ICE and its private contractors have just been given the greenlight by our high court."
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march for a clean energy revolution Analysis: More Than 100 Cities Now Mostly Powered by Renewable Energy
"Cities not only want to shift to renewable energy but, most importantly—they can."
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What Trump Doesn't Get, Say Songwriter's Daughters: He Is "The Snake" You Cannot Trust
"The elephant in the room is that Trump is the living embodiment of the snake that my father wrote about" in the song the president has appropriated to further his anti-immmigrant message
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Stephen Miller Stephen Miller Can't Be Bothered to Stay Awake During Meeting About School Shootings
Top Trump aide "dozed off during a school safety meeting because being horrible is exhausting."
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'Truly Wicked': Trump EPA Dissolves Program That Studies Effects of Chemical Exposure on Children
"Finally America's children will be allowed to choke on the freedom of a lighter regulatory burden."
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Monday, February 26, 2018
In West Virginia, Historic Statewide Teacher Walkouts to Head Into Fourth Day
"People are fed up"
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Repudiating Trump DOJ, Court Delivers Victory to LGBTQ Advocates in Workplace Discrimination Decision
The Second Circuit court handed down a ruling confirming "what we've always known—that discrimination based on sexual orientation is in fact discrimination"
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young students attend education protest 'Mean-Spirited': DeVos Attacks Effort to Better Serve Students of Color and Those With Disabilities
"Once again, Secretary DeVos has chosen to shirk her responsibility to protect the civil rights of America's children."
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Operation #OneMoreVote: With Future of Net Neutrality at Stake, Major Websites Mobilize for Internet-Wide Day of Action
"We've shown time and time again that when the internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!"
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 People take part in the Women's March in San Francisco on Jan. 21, 2018. (Photo: Kathy Knorr/flickr/cc)bluebird womens march  Women's March SF Jan 21 2018 These Climate Scientists' Tweets About the Unusually Warm Arctic Might Scare Your Pants Off
Cities in Europe, meanwhile, are getting hit with unusually cold temperatures and snowfall. That's days after the U.S. East Coast had record highs.
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Trump (aka Cadet Bone Spurs) Brags: "I'd Run in There Even If I Didn't Have Weapon"
'Says the coward who ran away from Vietnam War!'
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'Dutiful Daughter' or WH Advisor? Ivanka Trump Calls Questions About Father's Female Accusers 'Inappropriate'
"You can either be the dutiful daughter and stay out of politics or you can be the White House advisor who gets (and must answer!) the tough questions. You don’t get to switch back and forth at your leisure."
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With System So Rigged, Warren Buffett's Company Rakes in $29 Billion It Didn't Earn (or Want)
"To put that enormous windfall in perspective, $29 billion is roughly 2.5 times the entire annual budget for the Centers for Disease Control."
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'Assault by Wealthy Elites': SCOTUS Hears Case That Puts Nation's Unions on Chopping Block
"This case is a culmination of years of attacks on working people. It's an assault by wealthy elites on our freedom to create better lives and sustainable futures for our families."
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defend the dream 'Good News!' Supreme Court Rejects Trump's Challenge to DACA Ruling
"While this is an important development, it is not a long-term solution for all DACA recipients or Dreamers. We need to keep fighting."
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Moon, Trump As Tensions Ease Between North and South Korea, New Demands for US Diplomacy
"The Trump administration needs to pivot to diplomacy now."
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'Taking Page From Duterte,' Trump Reportedly Wants to Execute All Drug Dealers
The president "would love" for drug dealers to get the death penalty, according to a White House official
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Koch Document Reveals Laundry List of Policy Victories Extracted from the Trump Administration
Documents obtained by The Intercept and Documented show that the network of wealthy donors led by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch have taken credit for a laundry list of policy achievements under Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress
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Sunday, February 25, 2018
California Democrats shocked Senator Dianne Feinstein by not endorsing her for re-election at their state convention Sunday, February 25, 2018. In photo, attendees hold signs saying 'Retire Feinstein' as U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks during a town hall style meeting at the San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center on April 17, 2017 in San Francisco, California. California Democrats Shock Dianne Feinstein; Favor Challenger 54% to 37%
“The days of Democrats biding our time, biting our tongue, and triangulating at the margins are over,” said state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León.
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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Pai was given the 'Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award' by the National Rifle Association during CPAC FCC Chair Accepts NRA's "Charlton Heston Courage Award" for Trying to Kill Net Neutrality
Past recipients of the award include far right favorites Rush Limbaugh, Phyllis Schlafly, Mike Pence and Sheriff David Clarke.
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Friday, February 23, 2018
Reporters Call Foul on NRA Claim That Media "Loves" Mass Shootings
"Journalists are humans, not story-pursuing robots salivating for the death of young kids."
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Demonstrators march during the Peoples Climate March on Sept. 21, 2014. (Photo: Annette Bernhardt/flickr/cc) New Study on Air Pollution Shows How Environmental Injustice Runs Rampant Across the Nation
"This report illustrates how people of color and people with limited means have been grossly taken advantage of by polluters who don't care about the misery they cause," says Sierra Club's Leslie Fields.
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'Corruption, Plain and Simple': Public Comments Show Outrage at CFPB's Corporate Turn Under Mulvaney
"Mick Mulvaney is putting the interests of predatory lending companies and fraudulent banks ahead of the interests of consumers."
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A fracking well flare in Scott Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo: WCN 24/7/flickr/cc) In 'Tremendous Victory for Taxpayers, Public Health, and Planet,' Federal Court Rejects Trump Admin.'s Attempt to Suspend Methane Rule
The late Thursday ruling "once again sends a message to this administration that it will not get away with illegal handouts to industry"
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Heeding Calls By Gun Control Advocates, National Companies Cut Ties With NRA
The nation's largest privately-owned bank, a major security software company, and three rental car companies have all ended their relationships with the gun lobby
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Nearly Two Dozen State AGs File Suit to Block FCC's 'Illegal' Net Neutrality Rollback
"Consumers and businesses across the country have the right to a free and open internet, and our coalition of attorneys general won't stop fighting to protect that right."
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Texas 07 HoR candidates Democratic Party's DC Establishment Attacks Progressive Texas Candidate for US House
"The days where party bosses picked the candidates in their smoke-filled rooms are over," says candidate Laura Moser. "D.C. needs to let Houston vote."
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Chinese Editorial Denounces Gun Violence as Stain on US Human Rights Record
"It's inhumane for the U.S., which boasts about its human rights record, to turn a blind eye to gun violence, snub increasing calls for gun control, and risk more innocent lives."
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Demanding 'Fundamental Restructuring of the Economy,' Progressives Embrace Bold New Agenda
"We need a political movement that fights to take back our government from those who have corrupted and subverted it."
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
#ArmMeWith: Teachers Lead Opposition to Trump's Plan to Give Educators Guns
"Teachers, we must as a nation and profession, refuse to be armed. This is not a professional development that we are willing to participate in."
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little girl holds sign to Trump No Longer a 'Nation of Immigrants'? US Citizenship and Immigration Services Amends Mission Statement
"The Trump administration doesn't try to hide its xenophobia."
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Nurses Rally in Defense of Unions as Supreme Court Prepares to Hear 'Biggest Threat to Organized Labor in Years'
"It's the union that brings many safety laws in legislation and public regulatory protections. It's the union dues that fund those efforts."
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Rights Advocates Decry 'Unconscionable' State Dept Decision to Cut Women's Rights From Annual Report
"This development is a transparent attempt by the Trump administration to not only de-prioritize reproductive rights, but effectively erase them from the broader conversation on human rights."
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Amnesty International map New Report Highlights 'Thirst for Justice, Dignity, and Equality' Amid Increased Attacks on Human Rights
"The coming year provides a vital opportunity for a renewed commitment to the transformative idea of human rights."
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With Pai's Net Neutrality Repeal Published, Internet Defenders Prepare for 'Hell of a Fight'
"Net neutrality is not dead yet, but the clock is ticking for us to save it."
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In Latest Progressive Reform, Philadelphia DA Ends Cash Bail for Many Non-Violent Offenses
"Pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on families and communities. Even a few days in jail can ruin a person's life."
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President Donald Trump Sparking Swift Backlash, Trump Doubles Down on Proposal to Arm 'Highly Trained Teachers'
"I never said 'give teachers guns' like was stated on Fake News," Trump tweeted, adding that U.S. should give firearms to "only the best" educators
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'People Buy Into My Agenda': Watch Marco Rubio Refuse to Swear Off NRA Cash on National Television
The Florida senator said he will "always accept the help of anyone who agrees with my agenda."
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
#NeverAgain: Parkland Students Lead Thousands in Rally to Demand Gun Control Legislation
"We may be too young to vote, but soon we will be able to vote and we will vote you out!"
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On its latest Civil Rights Federal Legislative Report Card, the NAACP gave 51 senators an "F." (Photo: Naive Photography/flickr/cc) 284 Members of Congress Just Got an 'F' on Their Civil Rights Report Card
Latest assessment from NAACP includes measuring how lawmakers voted on tax bill and confirming Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General
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"A Slap in the Face": Victims of Big Oil Pollution Speak Out Against Pruitt's Luxury Flights
" If he is putting people's lives in danger and that is making them angry, maybe he should face that."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sanders's New Book Announcement Spurs Speculation About 2020 Run
His book, according to the publisher, will focus on "what he's been doing to oppose the Trump agenda and strengthen the progressive movement, and how we go forward as a nation."
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"Consumers have little chance of justice when our courts take the debt collector's side in almost every case—even to the point of ordering people jailed until they pay up," says report author Jennifer Turner. (Photo: Bill Smith/flickr/cc) New Report Details How Americans Who Have Debt Held by Collection Agencies Can Get Thrown in Jail
New ACLU publication looks at how "debt collection industry uses prosecutors and judges as weapons against millions of Americans who can't afford to pay their bills."
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As Students Across US Plan Walkouts to Demand Gun Control, Texas School District Threatens to Suspend Participants
Students in Needville, Texas are pushing back after their superintendent threatened to suspend anyone who takes part in the National School Walkout
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climate mayors Citing 'Urgent Threat' of Climate Crisis, 236 US Mayors Denounce Trump's Attack on Clean Power Plan
"No one is insulated from the impacts of climate change—people in cities of all sizes, along with suburban and rural communities are all at risk."
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Safety Breaches at US Meat Plants Spark Outcry in UK Over Possible Post-Brexit Trade Deal
"We cannot allow this to be a race to the bottom. We should insist the U.S. raises its standards, and guarantees food safety, before we are prepared to allow in U.S. meat imports."
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Activist Ejected From Meeting With Lawmaker After Asking How Much Money He's Getting From Koch Brothers
"This is my representative, and I want to know how much the Koch brothers are getting in tax cuts and how much they're contributing to your campaign."
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'Cowardly': With Students Present, Florida GOP Votes Down Motion to Consider Assault Rifle Ban
Clearly revealing their warped priorities, Republicans voted on the same day to declare porn a "public health risk."
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Research Exposes $16 Billion Bottled Water Industry's Predatory Marketing Practices
The industry spends millions of dollars per year convincing Americans that bottled water is safer than tap—even though more than two-thirds of the product comes from municipal water sources
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'We Want Change': Hundreds of Florida Students Stage Walkouts Demanding Action on Gun Violence
"If you're not with us, you're against us."
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single payer protest Continuing Sabotage of Americans' Healthcare, Trump Proposes Allowing Insurers to Offer 'Junk Plans'
"Welcome back to: underwriting, denials, higher premiums for being sick, and possibly...insurers leaving markets. All of this is by design."
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With Haley and Kushner Watching, Abbas Tears Into Trump's 'Unlawful' Jerusalem Move
The president of the Palestinian Authority also railed against Israel for "acting like a state above the law" by continuing to expand illegal settlements
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In Wake of Latest Deadly Mass Shooting, Dallas Official Asks NRA to Hold Annual Convention Elsewhere
The city anticipates huge protests should the NRA hold its upcoming annual convention there
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Idaho state Sen. Dan Foreman Watch: 'Completely Unhinged' Idaho State Senator Shouts at Birth Control Advocates About Abortion
"He was being a bully."
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US Falls Behind Other Wealthy Countries in Infant Mortality Rates
Majority of wealthy countries listed in UNICEF's report provide citizens with government-run healthcare systems
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Outrage as Syrian Government Conducts Most Fatal Bombing in Three Years
"The sheer intensity of airstrikes is leveling the city, and killing civilians without any regard or mercy."
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Trump 'Blatantly Backs Gerrymandering' in Call for GOP to Fight New Pennsylvania Maps
"It's not surprising that the most unethical president in American history would support partisan gerrymandering that erodes everyday people's choice, voice, and vote."
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Monday, February 19, 2018
White House Official: Deadly Shooting Offered 'Reprieve' From Negative Trump Coverage
As students express fury over lax gun legislation and president's NRA ties, the "distraction" is unlikely to last long
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Donald Trump Jr. delivers a speech during a ceremony for the official opening of the Trump International Tower & Hotel on February 28, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) Care for 'Conversation and Dinner' With Don Jr.? First Family Access Possible With Purchase of Trump-Branded Apartment in India
"Don Jr.'s brazen exploitation of his father's position on India trip shocks the conscience," says ethics expert Norm Eisen.
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NYPD Case Calls Attention to 'Consent Defense' That Can Be Used by Officers Accused of Rape in 35 States
"It should be clear across the state for officers from every department, that when someone is in custody they do not have the ability to consent to sexual activity."
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At White House Lie-In, Teens Call on Congress to 'Protect Kids, Not Guns'
"We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America's youth and end these tragic mass shootings."
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Instability Mounts in Puerto Rico Amid Privatization Efforts and Power Authority's Cash Shortfall
"If this is not disaster economics and this is not setting the stage for commercialization of services that are there to promote equality, I don't know what is."
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Demanding 'Bold Climate Action,' Youth Rally in Washington State Capitol
"We need bold legislation that actually puts us on the track to 350ppm and climate recovery," says 16 year-old Jamie Margolin.
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'Shady Bosses' Stealing $15 Billion in Wages from Low-Income Workers: Report
"Wages are far too low to begin with, so when money is stolen right out of workers' paychecks, we have to have effective tools in place to get that money back."
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Some of President Donald Trump's accusers Democrats in Congress Call for Hearings to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Trump
"The president basically called for it," said Rep. Steve Cohen. "He said when the public sees bad and erratic behavior, or actions by somebody that's mentally disturbed, they should report it."
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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Despite wanting to gut the EPA budget, Pruitt "seems to be totally fine racking up his own massive bill for travel expenditures." (Photo: Lorie Shaull/Flickr/cc) Amid Criticism Over First Class Flights, Pruitt Cancels Trip, Faces Calls for Accountability
"Enough is enough. #FirePruitt," says Friends of the Earth.
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"The Time Is Now": Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Students to Take to Streets of Washington
In media appearances Sunday, group of survivors announces March 24 national action, vows to create "badge of shame" for politicians taking NRA donations
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