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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
'Stop Trump... Save the Planet': Thousands March Against US President in Brussels
'This is a march for peace and against military adventures, for the preservation of our planet, for the respect for human rights'
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Longtime Advocate Has 'Never Seen More Energy' Behind Medicare-for-All
Despite surging support, more than 80 House Democrats still haven't signed onto Rep. John Conyers' HR 676
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Civilians Killed by US Largely Ignored as Endless Global War Continues
Borderless 'War on Terror'—now operated by President Donald Trump—continues to claim innocent lives around the world... but pattern holds that not all victims receive equal attention
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Election Excitement Builds as Democrats Flip Two Red Districts
Two victories in New York and New Hampshire are raising hopes for a Democratic wave
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"It's Crap": The Trump Administration's Budget Is a Highway to Privatization
Former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, is leading the White House's effort
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Trump Praised Duterte's Drug War, Told Him of Nuclear Subs, in Phone Call
Recently-released transcript shows Trump telling Philippines strongman he is doing 'amazing job' with murderous regime
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Massive March on McDonald's Takes On "Donald Trump of Corporations"
The Fight for $15 and Trump resistance movement are teaming up "for a world where working for one of the richest corporations means you'll never wind up homeless"
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'You Can't Make This Up': Comcast Threatens Legal Action Against Net Neutrality Proponents
If FCC chairman Ajit Pai's plan "is enacted, there would be nothing preventing Comcast from simply blocking sites like Comcastroturf.com that are critical of their corporate policies"
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Trump's "Manifestly Cruel" Education Budget Would Crush Kids' Dreams
Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Trump-DeVos budget 'an all-out assault on America’s kids, teachers, college students & student loan borrowers'
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Wikimedia Scores 'Important Victory' in Fight Against NSA Surveillance
Panel finds that Wikimedia had standing to argue that National Security Agency was violating its First and Fourth Amendment rights
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Of Confederate Monuments, NOLA's Mayor Asks: "Is This Really Our Story?"
'The monuments that we took down were meant to rebrand the history of our city and the ideals of a defeated Confederacy'
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Intelligence Chief Refuses to Say if Trump Sought Help Rebuffing FBI Probe
Current and former officials said the president has asked intelligence chiefs to help "push back" against the FBI's Russia investigation
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Resurrecting 'Gilded Age,' Trump Budget Sacrifices All for Military and Ultra-Rich
"President Trump's new budget should lay to rest any belief that he's looking out for the millions of people the economy has left behind."
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'Trump, Listen!' Palestinian Protesters Rally as US President Sails Through
The U.S. president's visit to the region was marked by protests more than progress
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Democracy Watchdog Turns Up Heat on White House to Answer for 'Illegal' Syria Strike
'The legal basis for the strikes was of significant interest to the American public and Congress'
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Monday, May 22, 2017
With Children Among Casualties, Death Toll Rises in Manchester
"A huge bomb-like bang went off that hugely panicked everyone and we were all trying to flee the arena."
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With New Leadership on the Way, Public Health Experts Demand WHO Take on Factory Farms
'The harms caused by large-scale, industrial animal farming are global in nature and felt beyond those who consume meat, dairy, and eggs,' states a new open letter
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Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested at Pennsylvania Capitol Demanding Reforms
Protesters with the March on Harrisburg concluded their 100-mile trek from Philadelphia
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Enviros Brace for Trump Budget That Prioritizes Polluters Over People
Expected cuts could 'consign millions of Americans to unbreathable air and contaminated drinking water'
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Supreme Court Ruling Smacks Down North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering
'Holy cow this is a big deal,' says one observer
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Flynn to Plead Fifth, Refuse Compliance With Senate Subpoenas
News prompted comparisons of former national security adviser's own comments mocking those who take protection against self-incrimination
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McDonald's Workers and Trump Resistance to Jointly Declare: "This Greed Must End"
The Golden Arches represent "the Donald Trump of corporations," activists and workers say
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Trump Official Praises Autocratic Rule: 'Not a Single Hint of a Protester' in Saudi Arabia
No 'bad placards' in nation where such political dissent is punishable by death
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Moving by Stealth or Blatantly, Texas Advances Discriminatory Bills
'The Texas lawmakers of the 85th legislative session are on the wrong side of history'
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In Rallies Across Montana, Sanders and Quist Rail Against 'Un-American Healthcare Plan'
With Sanders by his side, progressive long-shot drew thousands to speeches in Butte, Billings, Missoula, and Bozeman
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'Extraordinary': Trump Administration Seeks to Shut Down Lobbyist Ethics Probe
Letter from Mick Mulvaney is 'yet another demonstration of disrespect for the rule of law and for ethics and transparency coming from the White House'
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Trump to Propose Massive Cuts to Safety Net in 'Utter Betrayal' Budget
'Regular folks need Medicaid. Nursing home care especially. These cuts are just cruel, and all because they want to cut taxes for the rich,' tweeted Sen. Brian Schatz
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
Notre Dame Students Stage Walkout During VP Pence's Commencement Address
The former Indiana governor "has supported policies that have targeted the weakest and most vulnerable among us," said one student
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'Unconscionable' Arms Deal Inked, Trump Delivers Remarks in Saudi Arabia
Trump says "We are not here to lecture" a day after he finalized a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that critics say will fuel possible war crimes
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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Rouhani's Election Win in Iran Chance 'For Trump to Chose Diplomacy Over War'
The president easily won reelection, getting 57 percent of the vote
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Trump Admin. Now Deploying Controversial Surveillance Tool in Immigration Crackdown
Detroit News reports on "troubling" use of Stingrays in hunt for undocumented immigrant
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Amid F-Bomb and Uproar, Dems Face Demands to Get Behind Single Payer
California Democrats' three-day convention in Sacramento sees energized crowd demanding guaranteed heathcare access
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Friday, May 19, 2017
Trump Told Russians "Nut Job" Comey Was Fired to Ease Pressure: Report
"What’s worse: President admitting Comey was fired over Russia, or Spicer justifying it?"
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AT&T Strike Looms in 'Emblematic Fight Against Corporate Greed'
'The clock is ticking for AT&T to make good on its promise to preserve family-supporting jobs,' says union regional vice president
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Trump Administration Lobbied to Ditch Climate Language from Arctic Declaration
Draft leaked to InsideClimate News shows how the Trump administration lobbied to weaken or remove sections on renewable energy, emissions, and the Paris Agreement
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'Get Ready': Revised CBO Trumpcare Score, Due Wednesday, Could Trip Up GOP
Will the House be forced to re-vote on the American Healthcare Act?
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Global Study Shows Americans Dying from Preventable Causes at Shocking Rates
'Having a strong economy does not guarantee good healthcare'
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#WalkOutND: Students Plan to Protest Pence Speech at Notre Dame University
Activist group at Notre Dame University says walkout meant to show solidarity with LGBTQ, undocumented, low-income, and female students
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Sweden Drops Investigation of WikiLeaks' Assange, But Threats in US, UK Remain
UK police say they can arrest Assange if he leaves embassy, while AG Sessions said his arrest is 'priority'
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As Trump Pushes Massive Saudi Weapons Deal, Yemenis Suffer from Cholera, War, and Famine
One possible outcome of Trump's visit could be a green light to attack the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, where the bulk of the humanitarian aid enters Yemen
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GOP Proposes 'Draconian' Bills to Criminalize Millions of Immigrants
The legislation would "turn millions of Americans into criminals overnight," says Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)
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Lawmakers Chide Cable-Loving Trump for 'Peddling Fake News'
House Dems say President Donald Trump is 'vulnerable to misinformation and fake news'
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#ToryManifesto Reveals Plan to Control Internet and Disenfranchise Voters
Theresa May's party unveils its proposals for a Conservative government
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Even With No Love from DNC, Sanders-Backed Montana Longshot Surges
Populist Rob Quist announced a massive haul of individual donations one week before the pivotal special election for the state's sole U.S. House seat
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Senator's Bill Would Punish DeVos for Screwing Over Low-Income Students
'Secretary DeVos needs to understand that her decisions to deny students opportunities will have serious consequences'
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Dems Ask Trump's Company to Prove It's Not Just Funneling Him Money
'It defies common sense to believe that this type of arrangement could credibly insulate the president from unending Emoluments Clause violations'
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"Frickin' Illegal": Congressman Says Trump Has No Authority for Latest Bombing
"Trump does not have Congressional authorization to attack Syria, a country that has not attacked US," says Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif)
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Trump Administration to Raid Public Ed to Fund School Choice Programs
With key K-12 and higher ed programs on the chopping block, education advocate Diane Ravitch declares: "Don't agonize. Organize."
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FCC Votes to Start Slashing Net Neutrality Protections
'This proposal should be chilling to everyone who values the internet as a platform for free speech, commerce, entrepreneurship, and citizen engagement'
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"More Peril Than Promise": Watchdogs Slam Trump's Plan for NAFTA Talks
President 'built his campaign by demonizing NAFTA...Now he plans to give another handout to corporations'
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'Orwellian' and 'Bizarre': Warren Skewers Mnuchin for Doublespeak on Breaking Up Banks
While campaigning, Donald Trump frequently said he'd support the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall
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Hold Your Applause, Warnings Over the Pitfalls of Special Counsel Investigation
An independent commission must also be formed to 'follow the evidence wherever it leads'
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'Fight to Save the Internet' Takes to Streets as FCC Votes on Net Neutrality
While the grassroots is mobilizing, only 13 Democratic senators sign open letter in support of free and open internet
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Disgraced Fox News CEO, Right-Wing Architect, and Key Trump Ally Ailes Dead at 77
'Ailes made the world an uglier, stupider, more brutal place'
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Outrage Abounds as 'Unconscionable' Wisconsin Sheriff Takes DHS Job
Wisconsin-based immigration reform advocacy group Voces de la Frontera says Clarke 'unfit for any office'
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Trump Wants to Cut Energy Dept's Renewables Budget. Big Time.
Draft 2018 budget proposal obtained by Axios reveals a 70-percent cut
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Buried in Comey Memo Report: Trump Asked FBI Chief to Jail Journalists
Comments 'cross a dangerous line,' said Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. 'But no president gets to jail journalists'
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How Corporate Family Leave Policies Are Fueling Inequality
Starbucks is one of many large U.S. corporations to offer generous paid parental leave to corporate employees while short-changing part-time, hourly workers
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DOJ Inspector General Asked to Probe Sessions' Role in Comey Firing
Eleven Democratic senators want to know: Did Attorney General 'provide cover for a political decision'?
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Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago
We tested internet security at four Trump properties. It’s not good.
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Eco Groups: Trump's Interior Deputy Pick Is "Walking Conflict of Interest"
In letter to Senate, 150 organizations say David Bernhardt's industry ties "raise serious questions about his ability to act in the public interest"
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'Today Is a Great Day': After 7 Years, Chelsea Manning Takes First Steps of Freedom
Army whistleblower's release celebrated as "a victory for human rights and the future of freedom of expression"
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Texas Democrat Calls For Trump Impeachment on US House Floor
'Mr. Speaker, our democracy is at risk,' says Rep. Al Green (D-Texas)
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'A Revolution': Philly DA Candidate Seeking to End Mass Incarceration Wins Race
'What was that sound? Nothing less than the stirrings of a whole different kind of revolution from the city that gave America the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights'
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Nine Injured, Two Arrested in Protest Outside DC's Turkish Embassy
"Someone was beating me in the head nonstop, and I thought, 'Okay, I'm on the ground already, what is the purpose to beat me?'"
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Michael Moore Aims to Dissolve Trump's "Teflon Shield" With "Fahrenheit 11/9"
"No matter what you throw at him, it hasn't worked," Moore said of Trump. "That all ends with this movie."
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
'Comey Memo': Trump Impeachment Could Rest on Obstruction of Justice
"Donald Trump wanted to stop the FBI investigation, which is the definition of obstruction of justice," says Sen. Bernie Sanders
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EPA Asked for Public Input On Massive Regulation Rollback—and the Resistance Delivered
With a number of important regulations already dismantled and many more on the chopping block, the public was asked to give input—and respond they did
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Single Payer Success in NY as Medicare-for-All Bill Passes State Assembly
'The New York State Assembly is leading the way with the only kind of healthcare bill that will put people before profits'
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Watchdogs Warn New Bill Would Axe Corporate Liability at Public's Expense
Regulatory Accountability Act 'provides corporate interests with unprecedented power to interfere with and delay the regulatory process'
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Ruthless Coal CEO, Blamed for 29 Deaths, Asks Trump Not to 'Punish' Executives
Coal executive responsible for deadly mine explosion tells President Donald Trump in letter that "coal supervisors are not criminals"
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For First Time, More Voters Support Trump Impeachment Than Oppose It
A whopping 48 percent of respondents to new poll say they are in favor of impeaching the president
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FCC Anti-Net Neutrality Plan Sparks All Out Comment War, Bots Included
Chairman Ajit Pai slammed for one-sided portrayal of debate, painting net neutrality proponents as racist trolls
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To Fight 'Surveillance Culture,' Activists Release Kid-Focused Privacy Toolkit
"You shouldn't need a PhD or law degree to ensure that your child's sensitive student data isn't shared with commercial entities"
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'For The Many, Not The Few': Labour Manifesto Offers Blueprint for Global Left
"All social democracy is in crisis, but...this manifesto represents an attempt to deal with them"
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What's In the Transcript? There's a Way to Find Out What Trump Told Russia
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday morning demanded the White House release an "unedited transcript" of Trump's meeting with Russians
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"Pay Trump Bribes Here" Projected Onto President's DC Hotel
Artist also projected entire text of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution onto the Trump Hotel
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Forget Trump's "Law and Order," Agenda Offers Solutions for Making Policing Safe—and Fair
With less than five percent of the world's population, but nearly one quarter of its prisoners, mass incarceration is a significant burden on local governments
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Trump Escalates Attack on Healthcare, Women With Rebranded and Expanded Global Gag Rule
"The Global Gag Rule doesn't protect lives; it destroys them."
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'Where Are the Tapes, Sean?': As Spicer Demurs, ACLU Requests Comey Records
"It's impossible to know the truth right now because the Trump administration has issued shifting explanations, each of which is increasingly troubling"
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Trump's New Bank Regulator: Lawyer Who Helped Banks Charge More Fees
Keith Noreika helped big banks avoid state laws protecting consumers. As head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, he now has the power to override those state laws.
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Sam Clovis speaking at an early Trump campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa. Trump to Pick Conservative Talk Show Host for Top USDA Science Position
Sam Clovis has no science background and characterized climate change as "junk science"
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North Carolina's Voter ID Law Meets 'Its Much-Deserved Demise'
Decision by U.S. Supreme Court not to review appeals court decision on 2013 law affords 'a huge victory against sham voter ID laws'
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Fate of LA's Public Schools Hangs in Balance in Major Trump-Era Election
If two industry-supported candidates unseat public education advocates on school board, they will 'squash democratic control of public schools'
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Patti Smith, Edward Snowden, and Noam Chomsky Agree: Trump Must Halt Prosecution Against WikiLeaks
In open letter to president, signatories say "a threat to WikiLeaks' work [...] is a threat to all free journalism"
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Microsoft President: Governments Must Treat Cyber Attack as 'Wake-Up Call'
'This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem'
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A child takes part in a Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM) action in Davao, Philippines. US Bank to Stop Funding Pipelines as Divestment Movement Expands Worldwide
' From the Pacific Islands to South Africa, from the United States to Germany, people are standing up and challenging the power of the fossil fuel industry'
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Texas Latinos Launch 100 Days of Resistance to Protect Sanctuary Cities
Hundreds protested on Mother's Day against SB4 in Austin and Dallas to draw attention to the law's impact on families
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Sunday, May 14, 2017
As Trumpcare Targets Women's Health, GOP Mother's Day Hypocrisy Slammed
"I wonder how many GOPs who voted #trumpcare will wish their moms Happy Mothers Day while their vote said, hey your healthcare means nothing."
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Trump Impeachment Clock Ticks as Poll Shows Just 29% Approve of Comey Firing
Trump's firing of his FBI director last week has only increased concerns of his ability to govern
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Hundreds Gather at Trump Golf Course and Spell It Out: 'Resist!'
Local Indivisible group targets country club owned by the president to deliver message
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Saturday, May 13, 2017
#We: Trump Tweets One Word and the People's Internet Does the Rest
Hashtag goes viral after president's account makes unforced error
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Fired and Smeared by Trump, Comey Wants to Talk Under Oath... and 'In Public'
What consequences await the U.S. president if ousted FBI director gets 'day in front of the entire political world to tell his story under oath in front of a congressional committe'?
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Michelle Obama Offers Great Question To Ask Trump: 'What Is Wrong With You?'
After seeing one of her signature efforts go backwards under new Republican adminsitration, former First Lady wants to know, 'Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school?'
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Friday, May 12, 2017
Dangerous Trifecta of Crises as Yemen Hit With Cholera Outbreak
Warring nation already facing widespread famine and devastated infrastructure
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Experts Resign From EPA Subcommittee to Protest Trump's War on Science
"These scientists are putting their feet down in the face of Trump and Pruitt's total disdain for science, reality, and the very foundations of our government"
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NSA Tools, Built Despite Warnings, Used in Global Cyber Attack
Disruptions reported in at least 74 countries, including Russia, Spain, Turkey, and Japan, with some reports of U.S. infiltration as well
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"Nothing Further to Add": Spicer Shuts Down Questions on Trump's Tapes Tweet
Spicer likewise demurred when asked if there are 'recording devices in the Oval Office'
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20 AGs Demand Immediate Appointment of Special Prosecutor for Russia Probe
'We urge you to consider the damage to our democratic system of any attempts by the administration to derail and deligitimize the investigations,' group writes
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Trump's EPA Chooses Foreign Mining Interests Over Critical Alaska Watershed
"If the Trump administration's strategy is to put a foreign mining company first—and America's greatest wild salmon fishery dead last—then sadly it's succeeding"
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