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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
PLO Secretary General and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat has died of Covid-19 at age 65. (Photo: U.S.-Islamic World Forum/Flickr cc) 'A Great Loss for Palestine': Veteran Diplomat and PLO Leader Saeb Erekat Dies of Covid-19
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hailed Erekat—who served a quarter century as the occupied state's chief negotiator—as "our dear brother and friend, the great fighter."
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'If Biden Wants to Be FDR, He Should Immediately Cancel Student Debt': President-Elect Urged to Go Big
" Young people voted for Biden in record numbers—he owes us this one."
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People celebrate on Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election 'Biden Must Not Appoint a Single Corporate Lobbyist, Lawyer, or Executive' to Top Posts, Say Progressives. 'Not One.'
"Why would we want a return to normalcy? We need a vision for the future, not a return to the past."
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) walks on stage after a win during his election night party on November 3, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Lindsey Graham Admits That Making Voting More Accessible Renders GOP Victories Impossible
The senator's comment, said one journalist, "is not something that is said by a person who actually wants to represent people in a democracy."
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1, 2019 about the Justice Department's investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) 'Naked Political Ploy': Outrage—and a Top DOJ Official Resigns—After Barr Memo Aims to Bolster Baseless Trump Fraud Allegations
AG William Barr, said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, "is a corrupt Trump henchman who should have been impeached months ago. If he cared one shred about our democracy, he’d be focused on the peaceful transition of power instead of doing the bidding of a wannabe dictator."
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Monday, November 9, 2020
A Guatemalan father and son embrace after entering the US following a long and harrowing journey through Mexico. (Photo: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images) Lawyers Can't Reunite 666 Seized Migrant Children With Parents—121 More Than Previously Believed
The children were separated from their families under the Trump administration's widely condemned "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
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Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) hold a news conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on May 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'Exactly What We Want to See': Overhaul Expected to Strengthen Power of Congressional Progressive Caucus
These "really crucial changes," said one advocate, "are setting the Congressional Progressive Caucus up to be the power brokers everyone needs them to be if Congress is going to deliver on literally any issue."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appears on Capitol Hill with President Donald Trump and other Republicans. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)</span></p> 'A Dangerous Attack on Our Democracy': McConnell Backs Trump's Refusal to Concede to Biden
"There is no decisive pool of 'illegal' ballots, and Republican Party messaging on this score is at best a cynical attempt to delegitimize a decisive presidential defeat."
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banner reads: fossil fuels=history 'Now Do #TarSands': TD Bank Urged to Go Further on Climate After Nixing Arctic Projects
"It no longer makes business sense for banks to back polluting projects, and those that plan for a low-carbon future will prosper in the economies of tomorrow."
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The United States was the subject of the United Nations Human Rights Council's review on November 9, 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Getty Images) From Police Violence at Home to Killing Civilians in Unending Wars Abroad, US Faces Human Rights Reckoning at UN
An ACLU leader urged the incoming administration to "take bold actions on day one to reverse President Trump's harmful policies."
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Biden Urged to Be #ClimatePresident by Taking These 10 'Game-Changing' Steps in First 10 Days in Office
"Don't let anyone tell you that Biden's hands are tied on climate action without the Senate."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks to Sunrise Movement activists protesting in the offices of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in Washington D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times via Redux) 99% of Green New Deal Co-Sponsors Won Their Races This Cycle: Analysis
"Saying progressive policies held Democrats back from expanding their House majority/taking the Senate just doesn't hold water with data available so far."
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A participant holding a sign at a march celebrating the defeat of President Donald Trump in Manhattan on November 7, 2020. 'Far Past Time' to Abolish the Electoral College, Progressives Say as Colorado Approves National Popular Vote Compact
"Our nation spent a stressful four days wondering who our next president would be, despite the clear fact that Joe Biden won the popular vote by millions."
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GSA Administrator Emily Murphy is refusing to sign a letter opening presidential transition resources to President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo: Bill Clark/ CQ Roll Call) Trump GSA Appointee Accused of Sabotaging 'Peaceful Transfer of Power' by Refusing to Sign Off on 'Critical' Transition Document
"While there will be legal disputes requiring adjudication, the outcome is sufficiently clear that the transition process must now begin," urged the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition.
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Pfizer on Monday shared some of its findings from phase 3 testing of its coronavirus vaccine. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 'We Need a #PeoplesVaccine': After Hopeful Findings From Pfizer, Campaigners Demand Suspension of Patents
"This is a race against time and we cannot allow the pursuit of profit to triumph over human need," said Heidi Chow of Global Justice Now.
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Bolivia's former president Evo Morales waves in Villazón, Bolivia on November 9, 2020 upon returning to his country from exile in Argentina, where he had sought refuge after a right-wing coup one year ago. (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images) 'Historic Day': Jubilation as Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year After Military Coup
Twelve months after being driven into exile by right-wing forces, socialist former president Evo Morales was "received by the very social movements who defeated the coup and restored democracy."
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With Covid-19 Cases Surging, Experts Urge US Public to Re-Double Efforts to Stop Spread—and Temper Expectations for Pfizer's Vaccine
" The public needs to know that the best way to prepare for this vaccine is to wear a mask."
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Farm laborers from Fresh Harvest working with an H-2A visa harvest romaine lettuce on a machine with heavy plastic dividers that separate workers from each other on April 27, 2020 in Greenfield, California. 'Many Workers Will Suffer': Days After Election, Trump Quietly Freezes Wages of Farm Laborers
"The Trump administration is trying to get a lot of stuff like this out the door ASAP."
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'Truly Unconscionable': In Desperation Mode, Trump Planning to Hold Rallies and Display Obits of Supposedly Dead Voters
"Refusing to concede and launching a bunch of lawsuits is one thing. Staging big rallies to gin up his supporters against the president-elect seems like an order of magnitude worse."
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Sunday, November 8, 2020
A President-elect Joe Biden, warn progressives, must not allow Sen. Mitch McConnell, if he remains Majority Leader, any "veto power over how he constructs his administration."  (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A Memo to the GOP, Wall Street, Joe Biden, and All Democrats: 'No, Mitch McConnell Is Not the 46th President'
"President Biden will be under no obligation to hand Mitch McConnell the keys to his Cabinet," progressive groups argue.
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Supporters of US President-elect Joe Biden gather near the Texas capitol building to celebrate his victory in the 2020 presidential election in Austin, Texas on November 7, 2020. - Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, US media said November 7, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided than at any time in decades. (Photo: Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images) 'Concede and Get the Hell Out': Anger Grows as Trump Refuses to Admit Defeat
"You lost, you miserable self-entitled infantile f**ker," said famed American novelist Stephen King.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) waits to hand out a box of food during a food distribution event on October 27, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) Democrats Taking Cues From John Kasich? Ocasio-Cortez "Can't Even Describe How Dangerous That Is"
"Progressive policies do not hurt candidates," says the New York Democrat. "Every single candidate that co-sponsored Medicare for All in a swing district kept their seat. We also know that co-sponsoring the Green New Deal was not a sinker."
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A young girl walks past Kenyan daily newspaper with headline "Donald Trump Fired" in the capital Nairobi on November 8, 2020. (Photo: Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images) 'Great News for Progressives Around the World': International Applause After US Voters Fire Donald Trump
"It's time to get back to building bridges, not walls." Leaders from around the world congratulate the Democrats, but say much damage done by Trump requires repair.
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Saturday, November 7, 2020
People celebrate on Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. - Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, US media said November 7, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided than at any time in decades. (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images) Jubilant Celebrations Outside Trump White House, Nationwide After Biden/Harris Victory
"The fight isn't over. But man, this feels good right now."
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When it comes to the 2020 election—even though Biden himself ran against Medicare for All—a very clear pattern emerges when you look at what kind of Democrat lost and what the kinds of Democrats who won this cycle. (Image: via Ryan Knight / @ProudSocialist) 'Every. Single. One.': Ocasio-Cortez Notes Every Democrat Who Backed Medicare for All Won Reelection in 2020
The same cannot be said for those more centrist lawmakers who continue to defend the nation's increasingly unpopular for-profit healthcare system.
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People carry a Trump inflatable as they celebrate on Black Lives Matter plaza across from the White House in Washington, DC on November 7, 2020, after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election. - Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, US media said November 7, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided than at any time in decades. (Photo: Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images) As Street Parties Erupt Over Historic Biden Victory, Trump Substitutes Concession With 'This Election Is Far From Over'
The new lameduck president showed no sense of irony, hypocrisy, or self-awareness at all as he accused Biden, who has repeatedly over the last four days urged for all the ballots to be counted and for the nation to be patient, of claiming his win prematurely.
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Beryl McCrainey Slevin from California and who voted using a mail in ballot stands in front of the mural of Joe Biden on November 7, 2020 as locals celebrate in anticipation of Biden being elected as the next US President in Ballina, Ireland. (Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) 'Nightmare Coming to an End': Vanquishing Donald Trump, Joe Biden Wins US Presidential Election
"We, the voters, decided this!"
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President Donald Trump walks to the motorcade on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on November 7, 2020, as he departs for an undisclosed location. (Photo B&W illustration:  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) No You Didn't Win, Mr. President, Not Even Close: Trump Effort to Steal Election, Sow National Chaos Is Taking Place in Broad Daylight
On Saturday morning, the U.S. president falsely claimed he "won this election, by a lot." The only legitimate, fact-based response to that must be: No, you didn't .
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Friday, November 6, 2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaking to a television audience on Friday, November 6, 2020 from near his home in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Biden Campaign) 'We're Gonna Win,' Says Biden as Nation Awaits Official Confirmation of Vote Totals
"We don't have a final declaration of victory yet," said the Democratic nominee, "but the numbers tell us it's clear."
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'I Mostly Listen': Offering Blueprint for Democrats, Green New Deal Champion Chloe Maxmin Unseats Powerful GOP Incumbent in Rural Maine
"I don't show up and talk about myself," says Maxmin, who this week unseated the state's Republican Senate Minority Leader. "I really try and listen and make sure that the voices that I hear are reflected in our campaign."
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the briefing room at the White House on November 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Fine Print of RNC-Trump "Election Fraud" Fundraising Shows Half the Money Can Go to Pay Off Existing Campaign Debt
The president's suits, said one law professor, look less like a legal strategy and "more like public relation stunts meant to create a false impression that the election is filled with improprieties and fraud."
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Researchers Thought It Would Be At Least 30 Years Before Arctic Ice Time Capsule Was Found. It Took Just Two.
"Meanwhile many people in high places are still in denial about the reality of climate change. How much proof do we need?"
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) 'This Is a Grave Crime': Rep. Ilhan Omar Condemns Israeli 'Ethnic Cleansing' After IDF Destruction of Palestinian Hamlet
Dozens of Bedouins—including 41 children—were left homeless after occupation troops bulldozed their community to the ground on Tuesday.
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Ocasio-Cortez Dismisses Centrist Attempts to Blame Left for Dem Losses, Calling on Party to Listen to Progressive Demands
"The whole 'progressivism is bad' argument just doesn't have any compelling evidence that I've seen."
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A Trump and QAnon supporter near the site of a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Mankato, Minnesota on August 17, 2020. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Armed Suspected QAnon Supporters Arrested Over Alleged Plot to Attack Philadelphia Convention Center
Local police and the FBI launched an investigation after two men with unlicensed guns who drove from Virginia were arrested near a site of the ongoing vote count in the 2020 election.
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Sign reads: we need better climate action now To Trump's Threat That Biden Will Ban Fracking, Climate Campaigners Say, 'Yes, Please'
"Joe Biden can prove himself to be the leader these precarious times require."
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Former Vice President and presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses reporters on November 5, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images) As Trump Melts Down, Biden Campaign—Verging on Win—Says It Will Be 'Perfectly Capable of Escorting Trespassers' From White House
Biden teetering on victory as latest vote counts continue to lean toward Democratic challenger.
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Michael Corbat, chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., James Gorman, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley, and Brian Moynihan, chief executive officer of Bank of America Corp., listen during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on April 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) 'Trump Is Trying to Steal the Election and Wall Street Is Silent': Corporate Executives Urged to Condemn President's Attacks on Democracy
Stop the Money Pipeline coalition pressures executives at major banks, insurance companies, and asset managers to call out his behavior.
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Supporters of Medicare For All demonstrate outside of the Charleston Gaillard Center ahead of the Democratic presidential primary debate on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) As Centrist House Democrats Attack Medicare for All, Fox News Poll Shows 72% of Voters Want 'Government-Run Healthcare Plan'
"If you actively campaign against majority opinion on healthcare during a pandemic, don't be surprised that voters don't like it," warned one journalist, looking ahead to runoff races in Georgia.
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg protests during a "Fridays for Future" protest in front of the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm on October 9, 2020. Greta Thunberg Tells Trump to 'Chill, Donald, Chill' After Unhinged, Lie-Filled Ballot Tirade
"Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!"
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) answers reporters' questions during her weekly news conference with House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) at the U.S. Capitol April 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 'They Had One Job and They Blew It': Progressives Fire Back as Centrist Democrats in House Blame Left for Election Failures
"Don't blame myself and others who are fighting for issues that matter to our communities," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
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"I'd Put the Heads on Pikes": Former Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Calls for Beheading of Fauci and FBI Chief
"Former top White House aide is advocating for the murder of two government officials for being disloyal to Donald Trump."
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Amy Coney Barrett speaks as President Donald Trump listens during an announcement ceremony at the White House on September 26, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 'Hopefully Amy Coney Barrett Will Come Through': Trump Legal Adviser Admits Campaign Is Pining for Supreme Court Rescue
"The GOP is telling the nation, on cable television, that it installed its 6-3 Supreme Court majority in order to steal elections. Believe them."
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Thursday, November 5, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 5, 2020. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) Stop the Vote? Count Every Vote? For Trump, That Depends on Whether He's Winning or Losing the State
The president's flailing lawsuits, hypocritical inconsistencies, and glaring lies were fodder for critics in politics, the press, and entertainment.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 5, 2020. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski /AFP via Getty Images) 'This Is All Anti-Democratic Trash': Trump Spews More Election Lies From White House as Counting of Votes Continues
One journalist called it "the most dishonest speech he has ever given."
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salmon on ice 'A Major Victory': Federal Court Smacks Down FDA Approval of 'Frankenfish'
"The absolute last thing our planet needs right now is another human-created crisis like escaped genetically engineered fish running amok."
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Trump tweets Calling Trump's Repeated Election Lies 'Dangerous' to Democracy, Watchdogs Urge Twitter to Suspend His Account
"Twitter has a duty to ensure that its platform is not used to attack the foundations of our democracy."
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Two women lament the Israeli destruction of their homes and their hamlet of Khirbet Humsa in the illegally occupied Palestinian West Bank on November 3, 2020. (Photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP via Getty Images)  With World's Eyes on US Election, Israel Bulldozes West Bank Village in Biggest Single Demolition in 10 Years
The razing of Khirbet Humsa—which left dozens of people homeless—"can only be considered an act of ethnic cleansing against the indigenous Palestinian population," said one human rights group.
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"Just so we are clear," said Representative-elect Jamaal Bowman of New York on November 4, 2020, "Rep. Ilhan Omar (right) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (left) were major factors in delivering Minnesota and Michigan for Democratic presidential nomineee Joe Biden." (Photo: Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Omar and Tlaib Credited as 'Major Factors' in Securing Biden Victories in Minnesota and Michigan
"You get what you organize for," said Rep. Ilhan Omar. "Direct voter contact wins elections," added Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff speaks at a Get Out the Vote rally with former U.S. President Barack Obama as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden on November 2, 2020, in Atlanta. With Control of Senate at Stake, Eyes on Georgia With Possibly Two Races Headed for Runoff
As races tighten for Democrats in the now crucial state, which party controls the U.S. Senate might not be known until January.
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White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner listens as US President Donald Trump visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, November 3, 2020. Amid Deadly and Intensifying Pandemic, Kushner-Owned Company Moves to Evict Hundreds of Tenants
"We don't need slumlords running our country—we need to cancel rent and ensure that housing is a human right."
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'Just Don't Let Them Touch Anything': Vote Counting Resumes in Pennsylvania Alongside Observers From Trump Campaign
"It's undemocratic. It's pathetic. And it won't work," Sen. Elizabeth Warren said of the president's attempts to stop the counting of ballots.
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A mail in ballot collection box is seen at Edgewater City Hall on November 3, 2020 in Edgewater, Colorado. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans headed to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images) 'Gross Abuse' of Power, Says International Election Observer About Trump Lies of US Voter Fraud
"Baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, harm public trust in democratic institutions," the delegation concluded.
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Hundreds of protesters marched in New York City demanding that election officials "Count Every Vote" on November 4, 2020. (Photo: Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) Over 700 Protesters Arrested in Minneapolis, NYC During "Count Every Vote" Demonstrations
Protesters blocked an interstate highway in Minneapolis and took to the streets of Manhattan, where some were violently arrested by NYPD officers.
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Across Florida, members of 32BJ SEIU "knocked on nearly 44,000 doors, held rallies, made calls, sent texts, and spoke to voters" about an amendment to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to the union. (Photo: 32BJ SEIU Florida/Twitter) Success of $15 Minimum Wage Measures 'Huge Win for the Working People' of Florida and Portland, Maine
Progressives say the victory in the Sunshine State, which President Donald Trump won, "ought to provoke some major soul-searching in the Democratic Party."
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As ballot counting continues suporters of both Presidential candidates gather in small groups outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, PA, on November 4, 2020. (Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Stoking Chaos, Trump Campaign Lies to Supporters That It Has Won Pennsylvania as President Tweets 'Stop The Count!"
The president's campaign has been peppering its email list with outrageously false claims of victory and telling them that Democrats are stealing the election.
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'This Is a Tsunami... Pay Attention': With All Eyes on Election Results, Experts Horrified as Covid-19 Hits New Record
"I dreaded this day... Historic and unprecedented abandonment of the American people."
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), speaking at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on September 24, 2020, warned that the country faced an "unprecedented and dangerous moment" because U.S. President Donald Trump was questioning the legitimacy of mail-in ballots and suggesting he might not accept results of the election. (Photo: Nicholar Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) 'Bernie Called It': Pre-Election Video of Sanders Warning Trump Would Try to Steal the Vote Goes Viral
"Now, in this unprecedented moment," Sen. Sanders said on Wednesday afternoon, "is the time to reaffirm our belief in democracy and to give states the time they need to count every ballot so that the will of the American people is heard."
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Trump supporters gather to protest the election results at the Maricopa County Elections Department office on November 4, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Arizona Officials Vow to 'Continue Our Job' Counting Votes as Trump Backers—Some Armed With AR-15s—Gather at Local Election Building
"All of us are committed to a fair and efficient count of all votes," Maricopa County officials said.
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A police officer watches voters, election officials, and poll watchers at the Captain Samuel Douglass Academy polling station in Brookline, New Hampshire on November 3, 2020. 'This Is Disturbing': Trump DOJ Claims Armed Feds Are Allowed to Inspect State Vote-Counting Locations
Vowing not to be intimidated by the possibility of armed federal agents showing up at ballot-counting sites, Pennsylvania's attorney general said: "Nothing is going to stop the counting of these legal ballots."
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
President Donald Trump was roundly ridiculed on Twitter Wednesday after making baseless claims of victory in several swing states. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Trump Roundly Ridiculed by Activists, Artists, and Others After Lying About Swing State Landslide
Prominent Twitter users claimed everything from a full head of hair to "the Commonwealth of Bradley Cooper" in refuting the president's latest lies.
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A protester holds up a sign at a Protect the Results Coalition rally in Philadelphia on November 4, 2020. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Standing United Against Trump's Threat to Democracy, Protesters From Coast to Coast Urge Officials to 'Count Every Vote'
"Right now, election officials are continuing to count millions of votes across the country, Biden is ahead in the Electoral College and the popular vote, and the outcome of this election will be decided by the voters, not Donald Trump."
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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump bang on the glass and chant slogans outside the room where absentee ballots for the 2020 general election are being counted at TCF Center on November 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images) As Michigan Called for Biden, Trump Supporters Condemned for Chanting 'Stop the Count!' at Detroit Ballot Center
The president's campaign filed lawsuits in Michigan and Pennsylvania to temporarily halt the tallying of votes in both battleground states.
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) gives a thumbs up to supporters after announcing her competitor Sara Gideon called to concede on November 4, 2020 in Bangor, Maine Gideon Concession to Collins Dashes Democratic Hopes to Oust Reviled Maine GOP Senator
The four-term Republican's win follows her much-maligned vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from Covid-19 in the intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on October 31, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images) One Thing Very Certain After Election Day: 'Coronavirus Spreading Like Wildfire'
The U.S. is "entering the most concerning and most deadly phase of this pandemic... leading to increasing mortality," warned Dr. Deborah Birx earlier this week.
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Biden Wisconsin As Wisconsin Called for Biden, Trump Campaign Baselessly Cries 'Irregularities' and Demands Recount
"While the counts are still continuing, our position remains the same: we feel good about what we are seeing," said Biden's campaign manager.
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'Every Vote Must Be Counted': Democracy Defenders Face Off Against Trump Lies About Election Results
"Politicians do not get to decide whose votes will count and whose votes won't count. We choose our politicians, they do not choose us."
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A #NoOn22 protest in Los Angeles on October 22, 2020. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) Race to the Bottom Continues for Workers as Uber, Lyft Win Prop 22 Passage After Historic Money Dump
One advocacy group called the measure's passage "a huge win for companies whose whole business model is premised on decimating workers' rights."
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Lincoln Project members together as a group for their 60 Minutes interview in October, 2020. (Photo: 60 Minutes/CBS News) Lincoln Project 'Epically Failed,' Say Progressives as Trump Wins Bigger Share of Republican Voters Than in 2016
"Turns out there were no 'Biden Republicans.'"
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'Taking Sledgehammer' to Failed US Drug War, Oregon Votes to Decriminalize Narcotics as Five States Legalize Marijuana
"Huge night against the War on Drugs."
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Activists project flames and commentary on the side of the Trump International Hotel in protest of President Donald Trump's response to science and climate change in the face of devastating wild fires burning throughout the United States on October 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Climate Power 2020) As US Officially Quits Paris Accord Amid Election Uncertainty, Progressives Say 'Make This Disastrous Decision Temporary'
"The U.S. exit from the Paris agreement is a shameful act and is especially cruel at a time when the world is reeling from devastating disasters worsened by climate change."
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With McConnell-Led GOP Poised to Hold Senate, Progressives Fear 'Disastrous' Obstruction as Covid Spreads and Planet Burns
"Joe Biden could be elected president, but without the Senate, there's a massive risk that he becomes a failed president unable to appoint any judges or enact any progressive policies."
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"We're gonna have to do this," said Alexandria Villaseñor, founder of youth-led advocacy group Earth Uprising. "We need the world to help us." 'We're Ready to Mobilize': As Trump Moves to Steal Election, 500+ Demonstrations Planned to Protect the Results
"We expected Trump and Republicans to try every trick in the book to cling to power. Join the movement to stop a constitutional crisis."
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Biden Campaign Condemns Trump False Victory Claim as 'Naked Effort to Take Away the Democratic Rights of American Citizens'
"If the president makes good on his threat to go to court to try to prevent the proper tabulation of votes, we have legal teams standing by ready to deploy to resist that effort. And they will prevail."
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US President Donald Trump pumps his fist after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, early on November 4, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) "He Doesn't Decide... We the People Do": Trump Denounced for False Election Night Claim of Victory
"We must count every vote, and prepare for what's coming," warned one progressive activist. "This is a crucial moment to defend democracy from fascism at home."
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020
While World Awaits Presidential Result, Progressive 'Squad' Expands in the House
The four congresswomen are joined by Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones, both of New York, along with Missouri's Cori Bush and Marie Newman in Illinois.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks with reporters following the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol November 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) McConnell Headed Back to US Senate, But Will Reviled Republican Remain Majority Leader?
The Kentucky Republican fends off challenge from centrist Democrat Amy McGrath.
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Mail-in ballots in their envelopes await processing at the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders' mail-in ballot processing center at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California, on October 28, 2020. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) 'Haul Louis DeJoy in Front of a Criminal Grand Jury': Outrage After Postal Service Misses Court-Ordered Election Day Deadline
"It's how we all thought they would do it. It's what they said they wouldn't do. And it's exactly what they are doing."
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FBI Investigates Robocalls Aimed at Suppressing Turnout as State Officials Pledge Vigilance Against Attacks on Voting Rights
"Don't believe the lies! Have your voice heard!" tweeted Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel after voters in Flint were hit with robocalls claiming they should wait until Wednesday to vote.
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) walk through Statuary Hall to the House Chamber for the State of the Union on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump delivers his third State of the Union to the nation the night before the U.S. Senate is set to vote in his impeachment trial. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) You Mean 'Publicly Complicit,' Says AOC Over GOP Being 'Publicly Silent' About Trump Election Threats
"This is exactly the problem," added Rep. Pramila Jayapal. "Republicans who are silent are enabling all this behavior and we will not forget that."
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Michael Duve places mail-in ballots into trays in the sorting room at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office on October 26, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images) 'To Ensure That No Ballots Have Been Held Up,' Federal Judge Orders Sweeps of USPS Facilities, Rushed Delivery of Mail-In Votes
"If one solitary ballot goes undelivered, DeJoy should be ordered to show cause as to why he should not be held in contempt," said one legal analyst.
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An artist projected "Pay Trump bribes here" and "emoluments welcome" onto the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. to protest President Donald Trump's refusal to divest from his businesses. (Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/igorvolsky/status/864306427720085504/">igorvolsky</a>/Twitter)</p> With $340 Million in Loans Soon Coming Due, Deutsche Bank Could Seize Trump Assets If President Defaults: Report
The German bank, according to sources who spoke with Reuters , is angling to cut ties with the U.S. president.
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A political poster favoring U.S. presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is placed on a front lawn September 11, 2020 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Imag 'First I Was Scared... Then I Just Got Angry': Eerie Blue Dots Painted Outside Democrats' Homes in California
The police, said one resident who reported the markings, "wanted to make sure it wasn't a water line or a utilities thing. They said, 'No, this is definitely not.'"
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A voter wears a hand-written message as he arrives to casts his ballot at a polling station on election day in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2020. 'Our Chance to Set Things Right': Here Are The Best 'Get Out the Vote' Messages Out There
"It's about voting on behalf of our community, our society, our country, and most importantly, to restore our democracy."
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What's the Plan If Trump Tries to Steal the Election? Here's the Plan
"Trump is trying to steal the election, more blatantly than any previous president, and providing a clear preview of how Republicans would move to further erode democracy if given another four years in power."
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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gathered in a Long Island parking lot before driving together as part of a caravan on October 18, 2020 in Seaford, New York. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) Election Security Experts Warn of Voter Intimidation as 'Trump Train' Caravans Plan to Pass Through Polling Sites
Vehicular rallies near polling stations represent a type of voter intimidation that "we haven't seen in our prior federal elections," said one scholar.
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Greta Thunberg Tells US Voters on Election Day Their Choice 'Will Affect Countless Generations to Come'
"Every election is a climate election."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at a protest at the U.S. Capitol on October 22, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Calling Biden Victory Over Trump Step One, Sanders Says US 'Must Not Go Back to Business as Usual'
During final get-out-the-vote rally before Election Day, the Vermont senator said "we must have the courage to think big, not small."
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A voter arrives to drop off he ballot during early voting in Allentown, Pennsylvania on October 29, 2020. As Trump Spouts Last-Minute Lies, Top Pennsylvania Officials Make Clear: 'Election Will Not End' Until All Ballots Are Counted
"Donald Trump can tweet, and he can pout, and he can make whatever statements he wants to make. But this election will not be over here in Pennsylvania until we can deduce the will of the people."
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Monday, November 2, 2020
Voting place here sign Civil Rights Group Bashes 'Highly Politicized' Trump DOJ Election Monitoring Plan
"This plan appears to be nothing but a thinly-veiled effort to deploy federal government personnel to communities in so-called 'battleground states.'"
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Motorists queue at a drive-through voting station in Harris County, Texas on October 7, 2020. (Photo: Go Nakamura/Getty Images) 'Huge Victory for Texas Voters': Federal Judge Rules in Favor of 127,000 Drive-Thru Ballots
"This is what democracy looks like," said one ACLU lawyer. "Our justice system did its duty today to ensure voting rights are protected and our democracy remains intact."
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Somali Americans cast their early votes at the Lansing City Clerk's office on November 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. In 2016 U.S. President Donald Trump narrowly won Michigan, which is now a main battleground state. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) ACLU's Closing Argument: 'Everyone Should Be Able to Vote, and Everyone’s Vote Should Be Counted'
The national civil liberties group says that it "is at the ready to act swiftly and use all of the tools and resources at our disposal to protect the vote."
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Shell Oil Asked What People Are Willing to Do to Reduce Emissions. 'I'm Willing to Hold You Accountable,' Said Ocasio-Cortez
"They're showing you RIGHT HERE how the suggestion that individual choices—not systems—are a main driver of climate change is a fossil fuel talking point."
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Members of the Oath Keepers, a right-wing paramilitary group, traveled to Louisville, Kentucky on September 24, 2020, where they clashed with demonstrators protesting the lack of criminal charges in the police killing of Breonna Taylor. (Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images) Warning 'Wannabe Fascists,' Philly DA Says People Dressing 'Up Like G.I. Joe' to Intimidate Voters Will Be Prosecuted
"If you want to dress up like a G.I. Joe and claim you are protecting the polls when we all know what you're really doing is intimidating voters, you're getting locked up," said Larry Krasner.
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Members of a far-right paramilitary group in downtown Stone Mountain, Georgia on August 15, 2020. Citing Potential for Election-Related Violence, Australia and New Zealand Update Warnings Against Travel to US
"Take precautions to keep safe during the election season."
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'Our Agenda Is on the Ballot': On Election Eve, Sanders Joins Other Progressive Leaders for Final Get Out the Vote Rally
"Our progressive values are on the ballot—and the progress we're fighting for isn't possible under a Trump presidency."
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Members of the Proud Boys militia, a sometimes violent group that support President Donald Trump, rally in Portland, Oregon on September 26, 2020. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) Warning of 'Dark Days Ahead,' Historians of Fascism Stress 'It Is Not Too Late' to Avoid Descent Into Authoritarianism
"We believe that unless we take immediate action, democracy as we know it will continue in its frightening regression, irrespective of who wins the American presidency," the scholars warned.
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'We Plan to Stay Relentless': After Pepper-Spray Attack by Police, NC Poll Marchers Vow Return on Election Day
"This constitutes interference with our most fundamental civil rights—the right to protest and the right to vote."
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The White House is seen on June 5, 2020 through several layers of security fencing and barricades that were erected amid demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Turning White House Into a 'Fortress'? Federal Agents to Install 'Non-Scalable' Fence Just Before Election Day
"Does this feel like preparation for a peaceful transfer of power?"
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A federal officer tells the crowd to move while dispersing a protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 21, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Warning Against Trump 'Coup' Attempt, 15,000+ Sign Petition Urging US Military Leaders to Refuse Any Order to Interfere in Election
"The public very much needs media outlets and prominent officials, including the Secretary of Defense, to state clearly that the president's use of the military to interfere in the election will not be tolerated."
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