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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Robin Bell, who has claimed credit for earlier projected protests at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., tweeted an image of the projection. (Photo: @bellvisuals/Twitter) 'A Good Way to Unite the Country,' Says Watchdog, 'Would Be to Convict and Prosecute Donald Trump'
"He's no longer president," said another group, "but accountability isn't over."
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LGBTQ Americans and allies rallied outside the White House to protest President Donald Trump's effort to ban trans people from military service. (Photo: Ted Eytan/Flickr/cc) Advocates Hail Biden Executive Order on LGBTQ Rights as the Most Far-Reaching in US History
Human Rights Campaign applauded the directive as "a turning point in our fight for equality under the law."
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Then-President Donald Trump after signing an Executive Order for "Ensuring Access to United States Government Covid-19 Vaccines" during an Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit at the White House complex on Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020.(Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'Affirmation of Complete Incompetence': Biden Team Says Trump Vaccine Distribution Plan Nonexistent
"There is nothing for us to rework," said one of President Biden's Covid advisers. "We are going to have to build everything from scratch."
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Members of the European Parliament rally against fracked gas in 2012. (Credit: flickr / cc / greensefa) Reality 'Starting to Sink In,' Says McKibben, After European Investment Bank Chief Admits 'Gas Is Over'
"There's nothing clean about gas—it's not a 'transition fuel' or a 'bridge fuel,' it's a dirty fossil fuel just like coal and oil," said Greenpeace EU. "It's time to stop bankrolling the #ClimateEmergency and stop public money back gas projects."
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A man holds a sign reading "You're Fired" during a worker's rally in Copley Square in Boston just after Joe Biden was declared the president-elect in Boston on November 7, 2020. 'Clean House of Every Last Trumpist': Biden Urged to Keep Firing Spree Going by Sacking Social Security Holdovers
"The only thing that is acceptable at the Social Security Administration is a new commissioner and a new deputy commissioner who believe in the system, the movement won't accept anything less."
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'Now Let's Cancel Them,' Demands AOC as Biden Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments
"Biden can cancel all $1.7 trillion of student debt by executive order," said The Debt Collective.
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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) speaks to reporters as he arrives for the Senate Republicans' weekly lunch on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. As Romney Says Covid Relief Bill 'Not Well-Timed,' Progressives Urge Biden to Abandon GOP Outreach, Move Swiftly on Bold Package
"A Republican minority shouldn't be allowed to hold the nation's economic recovery and public health hostage."
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden signs one of a slate of executive orders during the early hours of his administration on January 20, 2021. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Joy, Relief, and Healing as Biden Ends Trump's Racist Muslim Ban in Day One Executive Order
"This is a momentous occasion for the millions of Americans who were separated by the ban and those who stood up against this injustice at airports nationwide."
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After taking office, President Joe Biden requested the resignaton of Peter Robb, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. (Photo: NLRB) Under Pressure From Workers, Biden Fires 'Extreme, Anti-Union' Labor Board Lawyer
"Today is a good day," declared the SEIU, which had called on the president to immediately oust NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb.
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"If you live in New York and had produce during the pandemic, odds are that's because of these workers," said journalist Alex Press. (Photo: Teamsters/Local 202/Joint Council 16) Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders Lead Call for Solidarity With #HuntsPointStrike
"Essential workers should not have to go on strike for decent pay, and no worker should be threatened for exercising their constitutional rights."
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A child wears a protective mask and holds a sign during a protest as part of the Fridays for Future movement to call for action against climate change on October 9, 2020 in Turin, Italy. 'The Last Administration Able to Act in Time': Youth Climate Leaders Say Global Future Depends on Boldness of Biden
"Our eyes are on you," the group of campaigners said. "The time for lies is over."
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Londoners protest against U.S. and international meddling in Venezuelan affairs on January 28, 2019. (Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) 'Pure Sadism': Biden Blasted for Continuing Trump's Recognition of Guaidó Coup Regime and Deadly Sanctions in Venezuela
"How about a new Good Neighbor Policy on non-interference?" asked CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin.
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A Guarani indigenous man is inoculated with the Sinovac Biotech's CoronaVac vaccine at the Sao Mata Verde Bonita tribe camp, in Guarani indigenous land, in the city of Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on January 20, 2021. (Photo: Mauro Pimentel/AFP via Getty Images) Joining COVAX 'Not Enough': Biden Told to Compel Big Pharma to Share Vaccine Recipe With the World
"If the United States leads the way to expand production, we can overcome scarcity, rationing, and preventable death, suffering, and misery."
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An Iranian citizen reads a newspaper in Tehran following U.S. President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election, which many hope will lead to a restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal and a lifting of economic sanctions. (Photo: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Progressive International Calls on Biden to End Illegal US Sanctions Responsible for 'Untold Death and Devastation'
"Biden must take urgent action to restore the right of all countries to have sovereign relations with the world, untrammeled by U.S. interference through their sanctions policy."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) arrives at the inauguration of President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 'The People Are Demanding Action': Incoming Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders Lays Out Visionary First 100 Days for Biden
"We cannot allow Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership to sabotage legislation that would improve the lives of millions of working Americans and is wildly popular."
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A sculpture of Edward Snowden (L), Julian Assange (C), and Chelsea Manning (R) by Italian artist Davide Dormino in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images) Press Freedom and Human Rights Advocates Lament Trump's Denial of Pardons for Assange and Snowden
"Trump gave us one final reminder that he is an enemy of press freedom. Now Biden must decide if he wants to continue Trump's legacy."
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At a January 19, 2021 rally organized by Food & Water Watch, New York Communities for Change, and 350 NYC, environmental activists demand that the Biden administration Build Back Fossil Free in front of Charging Bull sculpture in New York City. (Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) After 'Incredible First Steps' on KXL and Paris, Biden Urged to 'Go Further' on Climate
"The Biden White House needs to chart a much more aggressive course for dealing with our climate emergency."
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) wears a protective mask while walking through the Canon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol on January 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) Warning Against Further 'Erosion' of Civil Liberties, Tlaib Leads Charge Against New Domestic Terrorism Laws
"While many may find comfort in increased national security powers in the wake of this attack, we must emphasize that we have been here before and we have seen where that road leads."
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Marine One as they depart the White House on January 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 'He's Gone': Celebrations as 'Worst and Most Dangerous President in American History' Departs White House
"Goodbye and good riddance Donald Trump. See you at your trial," said Sen. Ed Markey.
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Joe Biden (L), flanked by incoming US First Lady Jill Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) "This Is Democracy's Day": Joe Biden Sworn In as 46th President of the United States
Biden and Kamala Harris took the oaths of office on steps of the U.S. Capitol amid a catastrophic public health crisis and economic meltdown made worse by Trump's incompetence and malfeasance.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol and walks to his office on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Democrats Urged to Reject 'Desperate' McConnell Effort to Preserve Filibuster and Kneecap Biden's Agenda
Progressives denounced McConnell's call to uphold the legislative filibuster as a "blatant attempt to undermine the Democratic majority before it has even been seated."
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President Donald Trump waves to the media outside the White House on January 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C. before his departure to Alamo, Texas. 'A Fitting End': Hours Before Leaving Office, Trump Quietly Revokes Order Restricting Lobbying by Former Federal Officials
"Great summary of Trump's many farcical 'drain the swamp' betrayals."
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Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court on August 20, 2020 in the Manhattan borough of New York City. 'Even Nixon Didn't Pardon His Cronies on the Way Out': Trump Grants Clemency to Bannon on Final Day of Presidency
"Amazingly, in his final 24 hours in office, Donald Trump found one more way to fail to live up to the ethical standard of Richard Nixon."
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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) 'Good Riddance You Fascist White Supremacist': Trump Farewell Gets Cold Shoulder
"Today is the last full day of the worst and most dangerous president in American history," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Sen. Josh Hawley has refused to apologize for his role in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) After Inciting Deadly Capitol Terror Attack, Hawley Delays Confirmation of Biden Homeland Security Chief
"Josh Hawley liked what he saw on January 6th," said Rep. Mondaire Jones. "He'd like to see more."
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Maricopa County constable Lenny McCloskey speaks with a tenant after evicting her for non-payment of rent on October 2, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) 'Subsidizing the Spread of Covid': Report Shows Corporate Landlords Received Public Funding Yet Still Kicked Out Tenants
"Giving 'Covid relief' to those most likely to evict is like giving money to stop climate change to oil barons—it makes the problem worse."
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President Donald Trump holds a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on August 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 57% of US Voters Want Trump Barred From Seeking Office Ever Again: Poll
"After what he has done, the consequences of which we were all witness to, Donald Trump should not be eligible to run for office ever again," said incoming Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) appears during a Senate Finance Committee hearing to examine the expected nomination of Janet Yellen to be Secretary of the Treasury on January 19, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. 'Right on Schedule': Hours Before Biden Inauguration, GOP Backers of Tax Cuts for the Rich Resume Cynical Deficit-Mongering
"With a Democrat about to become president, Republicans are now pretending to care about deficits and debts again. Let's not pretend to believe them this time."
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Thousands of migrants, mostly from Honduras, are blocked from traveling further on a road by security forces in Vado Hondo, Guatemala on January 17, 2021. (Photo: Luis Vargas/Andalou Agency via Getty Images) As Guatemalan Forces Beat Back Migrant Caravan, Biden Urged to Reverse Trump Policies of 'Cruelty and Coercion'
"The answer is not to continue doing more of the same but to envision a new direction that respects the political and economic self-determination and dignity of our Central American neighbors."
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The Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant owned by Xcel Energy and located in Becker, Minnesota 'Major Win for the Planet': Federal Court Strikes Down Trump Coal Power Plant Rule
"This decision frees up the new Biden administration to begin working immediately on the science-based greenhouse pollution rules we desperately need to make up for lost time."
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Incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks during Martin Luther King Day celebration at National Action Network headquarters in New York on January 18, 2021. (Photo: Lev Radin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Senate Democrats Prove 'Democracy Reform Is a Top Priority' by Putting 'For the People Act' First
"From a violent insurrection at the Capitol to the countless attempts to silence the vote of millions of Americans, attacks on our democracy have come in many forms," said incoming Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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President Donald Trump hugs the U.S. flag during CPAC 2019 on March 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Ahistorical 1776 Report Issued by Trump Denounced as 'Racist Garbage' and 'Most On-Brand Thing Possible'
"Releasing the 1776 Commission report on MLK Day is the Trump administration reaffirming its commitment to racism above all else."
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'A Terrible Idea': Biden Warned Against Picking Big Tech Lawyers to Lead DOJ Antitrust Division
"Bringing in anybody from Big Tech to a leadership role in antitrust is a political, policy, and managerial disaster."
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Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen speaks during an event featuring President-elect Joe Biden's economic team at the Queen Theater on December 1, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'Smartest Thing We Can Do Is Act Big': Yellen Bolsters Demand for Biden to Enact Bold FDR-Style Agenda
"Instead of feel-good talk of unification," said journalist John Nichols, "FDR called out the Wall Street speculators, the bankers, and their conservative apologists."
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From Reconciliation to a 'Nuclear Strike on the Filibuster': Progressive Memo Details Steps Biden Can Take to Defeat GOP Obstruction
"Biden was elected with a mandate to break gridlock and deliver results. He should use it."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks to reporters following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on September 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. As Senate Reconvenes, Why Isn't Chamber Immediately Moving to Convict Trump for 'Inciting Deadly Attack on Our Country'?
"If the Senate trial was a right-wing judicial confirmation, Trump would have been convicted already."
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Monday, January 18, 2021
economic justice signs Poor People's Campaign MLK Day Message to Biden: Act on Bold Agenda to Heal Nation
"In 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King called out the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism. In 2021, his words are no less relevant."
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an increasingly vocal critic of the U.S. war in Vietnam, speaks on the subject at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. on February 8, 1968. (Photo: Joseph Klipple/Getty Images) Progressives Push Back as Trump, Pentagon, and ICE 'Hijack' MLK's Message
"Dr. King was an anti-war, anti-capitalist justice seeker who rejected poverty, racism, militarism, and the death penalty," Rep. Ayanna Pressley reminded those who would co-opt the slain human rights leader's words.
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Supporters of President Donald Trump rampage through the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images) UN Experts Urge US to Respond to Capitol Attack With 'Renewed Commitment to Peaceful Pluralism,' Strengthened Democracy
"We maintain our hope that the U.S. democracy will emerge strengthened from this crisis without damage to its institutions."
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Palestinians line up along Israel's separation barrier as they await their turn to pass through an Israeli military checkpoint. (Photo: delayed gratification/Flickr/cc) 'No One Can Censor Reality': Human Rights Group Pushes Back After Israel Retaliates Against 'Apartheid' Label
"Israel cannot be considered a democracy, for it works to advance and perpetuate the supremacy of one group of people, Jews, over another, Palestinians."
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Rohit Chopra testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on February 14, 2018. 'A Fearless Champion for Consumers': Warren Applauds Biden Pick of Rohit Chopra to Head CFPB
"Financial predators, watch out."
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Members of the Tshwane Special Infectious Unit on Covid-19 wearing personal protective equipment pick up a suspected coronavirus patient on January 15, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo: Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images) Warning World Is on 'Brink of a Catastrophic Moral Failure,' WHO Chief Denounces Vaccine-Hoarding by Rich Nations
"The price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world's poorest countries."
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Virginia National Guard soldiers are issued their M4 rifles and live ammunition on the east front of the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Fearing Possible 'Insider Attack,' Feds Vetting 25,000 National Guard Troops Ahead of Biden Inauguration
"The very people assigned to protect the city over the next several days could present a threat to the incoming president."
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Shawnee Rae (age 8) was with a group of Native American activists from the Sisseton-Wahpeton tribe who protested the Keystone XL pipeline project in Watertown, South Dakota. Indigenous-Led Movement Credited With 'Huge Victory' as Biden Plans to Rescind Keystone XL Permit on Day One
"Our communities have been fighting KXL for over a decade, tooth and nail, in the dirt and in the courts."
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Sunday, January 17, 2021
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) takes his mask off as he arrives at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Lindsey Graham Excoriated for Equating Trump Accountability With Divisive 'Vengeance'
"How do you lecture about 'unity' and 'healing' after seeking to end American democracy?" asked one Democratic member of Congress in response.
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) attends the full Senate Budget Committee markup of the tax reform legislation on Capital Hill November 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) From Paul Ryan to Nikki Haley: GOP Nightmare of Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders About to Come True
"When Republicans controlled the Senate they used the reconciliation process to provide huge tax breaks for the rich and large corporations," said Sanders on Saturday. "We're going to use reconciliation to protect working families, the sick and the poor."
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (R) stands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) as they attend the Electoral College vote certification for President-elect Joe Biden, during a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) 'A Jim Crow Relic That Must Be Abolished': Demand to End Filibuster Grows
"Do Senate Democrats want to keep the filibuster or do they want to pass comprehensive democracy, anti-corruption, and voting rights legislation to realize the promise of a multi-racial democracy?" said one progressive organizer. "I don't see a way they can do both."
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Saturday, January 16, 2021
"The findings, from Jan. 9 through Friday," reports the Washington Post, "highlight how falsehoods flow across social media sites—reinforcing and amplifying each other—and offer an early indication of how concerted actions against misinformation can make a difference." (Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) 'Talk About a Super Spreader': Analysis Finds Online Election Misinformation Fell by 73% After Trump Barred
After Trump's lies disappeared from Twitter and Facebook, the dissemination of falsehoods and the conversations based on them fell dramatically.
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stands in the House Chamber during a reconvening of a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Members of Congress returned to the House Chamber after being evacuated when protesters stormed the Capitol and disrupted a joint session to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) 'His Conduct Was Seditious': House Democrats From Texas Demand Ted Cruz Be Expelled From Senate
"In his effort to appease Donald Trump and his supporters, Senator Cruz encouraged these terrorists to wage armed insurrection against America."
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Police officers gather to remove activists during an anti-death penalty protest in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Sotomayor Says 13 People Executed During Trump Killing Spree 'Deserved More From This Court'
"This is not justice," said the liberal Justice after the state murder of Dustin John Higgs as she excoriated the court's conservative majority for essentially rubber-stamping the administration's rushed death penalties.
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Carrying plastic restraints, a member of the pro-Trump insurrectionist mob is seen inside the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) As Democrats Confirm They Did Not Host Pre-Insurrection Capitol Tours, Which GOP Members Can Say the Same?
"I can say with 100% confidence I didn't give any Capitol tours to anyone last week," said Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Friday. "Any Republicans out there who want to join us in answering this question?"
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Friday, January 15, 2021
Hospitals across the U.S., like this one in Apple Valley, California, are overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients. (Photo: Ariana Drehsler/AFP via Getty Images) Biden Urged to Ramp Up Vaccination Effort as CDC Warns New, More Contagious Coronavirus Variant Could Soon Become Dominant in US
"We've got to accelerate vaccine rollout STAT," stressed one physician on Biden's Covid-19 task force.
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) looked on before then-Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris spoke at IBEW Local Union 58 on October 25, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: Nic Antaya/Getty Images) After Biden Unveils Covid-19 Relief Plan, Tlaib Doubles Down on Demand for $2,000 Monthly Payments
"Stop compromising the working class, and our most vulnerable neighbors," said the Michigan congresswoman.
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The NRA has long been the focus of anger and ire from gun control advocates who say the lobby group has blood on its hands for the pandemic of gun violence that has gripped the U.S. for decades. (Photo: Elvert Barnes/flickr/cc) 'Thoughts and Prayers to the NRA': Reviled Gun Lobby Group Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
"The world will be a better place when the NRA is finally destroyed. Looks like that day is closer."
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 Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y., L) speaks to the media as Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) listens at a press conference on Capitol Hill on July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Tasos Katopidis/Getty Images) Sunrise Movement to Rally in NYC, Chicago, Calling on Senate Dems to Tackle Pandemic and Unemployment Crises
The youth-led climate action group called on Sens. Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin to use their new majority "to deliver on the needs of the people who backed their victory."
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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) attends a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Omar and Ocasio-Cortez Tell Josh Hawley to 'Resign'—And Poll Shows Majority of Missouri Voters Agree
"While you may politically regret what you've revealed about yourself, you still have no place in public office," Ocasio-Cortez said of Hawley.
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Fast food workers went on strike in Durham, North Carolina and several other cities on Friday to demand higher wages and union rights. (Photo: Raise Up for $15/Twitter) US Fast Food Workers Strike, Demanding Congress #RaiseTheWage to $15 an Hour and Union Rights
"As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office," said one McDonald's worker, "we're urging the nation's leaders to pass a $15 minimum wage in the first 100 days of the new administration."
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Seniors and first responders wait in line to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at the Lakes Regional Library on December 30, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo: Octavio Jones/Getty Images) Promised Vaccine Stockpile Doesn't Even Exist? Governors Demand Trump 'Answer Immediately for This Deception'
States "thought they were getting more doses and they planned for more doses and opened up to 65 and up, thinking they were getting more."
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A medical worker collects a swab sample from a mother for Covid-19 tests at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 16, 2020. Trump Accused of Trying to 'Inflict as Much Harm as Possible' With Billions in Global Health Funding Cuts During Pandemic
"These rescissions are filled with damaging and irrational cuts to programs critical in the fight against Covid-19."
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Dr. David Kessler has been selected by President-elect Joe Biden to lead coronavirus vaccine efforts. (Photo: Brainstorm Health/Flickr/cc) In Face of Trump Failures, Health Experts Welcome Biden's Choice to Take Over Covid-19 Vaccine Effort
"The nation and the world need someone of Dr. Kessler's caliber to deal with the remaining, colossal challenges with coronavirus vaccines," said Public Citizen president Robert Weissman.
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Bloomington, Indiana anti-death-penalty activist Glenda Breeden holds a lamp on Jan. 12, 2021 while protesting against the then-pending execution of Lisa Montgomery, and two others, at Terre Haute Federal Prison this week. Montgomery was to be put to death on Wednesday. Amid Trump Killing Spree, Family of Martin Luther King Jr Joins Chorus Demanding: 'Abolish the Death Penalty'
Corey Johnson—who was Black, Covid-19 positive, and had an intellectual disability—was executed Thursday. Dustin Higgs, also Black and infected with the virus, is now set to be the 13th person put to death since Trump resumed federal killings.
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National Guard soldiers are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on January 14, 2021. (Photo: Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images) With US on Edge and Trump Still in Power, State Capitals on Guard Against Far-Right 'Shock Troops'
"The Capitol siege has provided far-right extremists with significant momentum," warned one expert.
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An inflatable nuclear missile balloon stands at the ready before Global Zero's rally to eliminate nuclear weapons begins in McPherson Square on April 1, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Heightening Risk of Accidental Nuclear War, Russia Follows Trump's Lead and Withdraws From Open Skies Treaty
Moscow is reportedly willing to reverse its decision to pull out if the U.S. rejoins the pact credited with helping to prevent nuclear war.
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he lays out his plan for coronavirus relief on January 14, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. 'Dangerous and Delusional': Biden Warned Against Compromising With Insurrectionist GOP on Covid Relief
"We have the majority, and we have a mandate. We need to bring immediate, comprehensive relief to people without compromising with the same party that just encouraged and excused an insurrection."
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A protester holds a sign while marching to Manhattan on August 21, 2020. 54% of Americans Want Trump to Face Criminal Charges for Inciting Deadly Mob Attack on US Capitol: Poll
The new survey also found that 56% of Americans want the Senate to remove Trump and bar him from holding office again in the future.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks during a news conference outside of the Democratic National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, November 19, 2020. '$2,000 Means $2,000': Ocasio-Cortez Says $1,400 Payments in Biden Plan Fall Short of Promised Relief
"$2,000 does not mean $1,400."
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Thursday, January 14, 2021
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the public health and economic crises in Wilmington, Delaware on January 14, 2021. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Biden's $1.9 Trillion Relief Plan: $400 Unemployment Boost, $1,400 Checks, and Billions in Additional Aid
"Congress should immediately move to pass President-elect Biden's plan," said Claire Guzdar of the Groundwork Collaborative. "And we can't stop there."
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A Honduran child taken from his father after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border together in June 2018. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 'Damning' New IG Report, Says ACLU, Shows Just How Far Trump Team 'Was Willing to Go to Destroy' Immigrant Families
"Just when you think the Trump administration can't sink any lower, it does."
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activists urge end to Wall Street bankrolling climate crisis Trump Rule Aimed at Forcing Banks to Fund Gun Makers and Big Oil Called 'Parting Gift' to Corporate Cronies
"We call on the Biden administration to pursue all available courses of action to ensure that this rule never takes effect."
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Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally against marijuana arrests in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Because 'Time for Urgent, Bold Change Is Now,' 200+ Groups Tell Biden to End Failed War on Drugs
"We are urging the administration to abandon criminalization as a means to address substance use, and instead ensure universal access to equitable evidence-based solutions rooted in racial and economic justice and compassion."
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Environmental activist Winona LaDuke (C) and water protectors stand in front of the construction site for the Line 3 oil pipeline near Palisade, Minnesota, on January 9, 2021. (Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images) Arrests in Minnesota After Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Pipe Section to Halt Line 3 Construction
"Enbridge's last-ditch effort to build fossil fuel infrastructure is killing people and the planet."
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New data from the U.S. Crisis Monitor and the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) show that police used violence against leftist demonstrators three times as often as against rightwing protesters. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) New Analysis Shows US Police 3 Times More Likely to Use Violence Against Leftist Protesters Than Far-Right
The report's findings came as a surprise to virtually no one.
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gray wolf Conservationists File Lawsuits to Stop 'Death Sentence to Wolves' Ordered by Trump
"This delisting decision is what happens when bad science drives bad policy."
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'No Reason for This—Other Than Greed,' Says Sanders as GAO Shows Medicare Pays Twice as Much as VA for Same Drugs
"We can no longer allow the pharmaceutical industry to rip-off the more than 40 million people who receive prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D and fleece U.S. taxpayers."
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"We have shown we are willing to risk our liberty and freedom and put our bodies on the line to blockade and stop construction of these dirty oil and gas projects, to ensure we have a clean future for our children," said Kanahus Manuel of the Tiny House Warriors. (Photo: Tiny House Warriors/Facebook) Over 75 Indigenous Women Urge Biden to Stop Climate-Wrecking Pipelines and Respect Treaty Rights
"Joe Biden, we are asking you to stand on the right side of history and humanity by putting an immediate end to the deadly pipelines destroying our Earth, our communities, and all life."
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Prosecutors in Kenosha, Wisconsin are seeking modification of alleged killer Kyle Rittenhouse's bond after he was seen drinking in a bar with apparent supporters of the Proud Boys on January 5, 2021. (Photo: Kenosha County DA) Bond Modification Sought After Alleged Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse Drinks Beer, Flashes White Power Signs With So-Called 'Proud Boys'
"The defendant's continued association with members of a group that prides itself on violence, and the use of their symbols, raises the significant possibility of future harm."
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A malnourished child receives medical treatment at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen on December 13, 2020. (Photo: Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua via Getty Images) 'Famine Not Seen in 40 Years': UN Warns Pompeo Decision in Yemen Could Lead to Hundreds of Thousands—If Not Millions—Dead
"It literally is going to be a death sentence," said the World Food Programme chief about the U.S. Secretary of State's decision to label the Houthis a terrorist organization.
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a rally outside Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on January 4, 2021. After Biden Vowed '$2,000 Checks Will Go Out the Door' Ahead of Georgia Wins, Relief Plan Reportedly Includes Just $1,400
A $1,400 direct payment on top of the recently approved $600 would total $2,000. But as one critic argued, "I don't think that's what Biden promised. And I know it's not what most people heard."
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Then-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder takes the oath before testifying during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on lead contaminated drinking water in Flint on Thursday, March 17, 2016. 'That Is Not Justice!' Outrage as Snyder Hit With Just Two Misdemeanor Counts Over Role in Flint Water Crisis
The charges come as new reporting indicates the former Michigan governor was aware of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak linked to the water crisis months before he acknowledged it in public.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
The unsigned article of impeachment is pictured before a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 13, 2021. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) McConnell Urged to 'Finish the Job' and Reconvene Senate to Put Twice-Impeached Trump on Trial
"The Senate must now move as quickly as possible to convict, remove, and disqualify Trump from ever seeking federal office again."
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Rep. Mikie Sherrill on Wednesday demanded an investigation of Republican lawmakers who she said gave "reconnaissance" tours of the U.S. Capitol the day before it was attacked by supporters of President Donald Trump. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images) Rep. Mikie Sherrill Leads Demand for Probe of GOP Colleagues Who Gave 'Reconnaissance' Tours to Capitol Invaders
"Those members who attempted to help our president undermine our democracy, I'm going to see that they're held accountable."
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) puts down the gravel as she presides the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C on January 13, 2021. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) In Historic House Vote, Only 10 Republicans Join Democrats to Impeach Trump for Inciting Insurrection
"If Congress had a shred of decency, this impeachment would be unanimous."
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Image from Public Citizen's new analysis "Bankrolling the Disenfranchisers." 'We Have the Receipts': Analysis Details $170 Million in Corporate Gifts to GOP Lawmakers Who Voted to Overturn Biden Win
"In public, corporate America says it's disgusted. But behind the scenes, corporations and industry groups have heavily funded lawmakers who rejected election results and incited the insurrection."
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Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) speaking on the House floor in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. (Photo: Screenshot/C-SPAN) Cori Bush Booed by House GOP for Denouncing White Supremacy
"What does it mean when they boo the Black congresswoman denouncing white supremacy?" asked the freshman Democrat from Missouri.
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Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) conduct a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center responding to negative comments by President Donald Trump that were directed at the freshmen House Democrats on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) 'We Cannot Be Fearful': Ocasio-Cortez and Omar Counsel GOP Over Death Threats From Pro-Trump Mob
"Courage is being scared to death, but remaining resolute."
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"How the hell are you supposed to wash your hands... when your water has been shut off?" Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) asked in April 2020. (Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) To Combat Ongoing 'Human Rights Crisis,' 600+ Groups Urge Biden to Enact Utility Shutoff Moratorium on Day One
"Private power utilities are disconnecting thousands of families every month, while continuing to reward shareholders."
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'Fascist-Enabling Coward': McConnell Declines to Reconvene Senate for Trial as House Moves to Impeach Trump
"Regardless of what he leaks to the press, McConnell remains Trump's 'Enabler-in-Chief.'"
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Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I) speaks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 as the body debated an article of impeachment agaist President Donald Trump. (Photo: C-SPAN) WATCH LIVE: US House Debates Historic Second Impeachment of Donald J. Trump
"Not one moment longer," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler. "The danger is too great. We must impeach."
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Legislators and advocates are increasingly urging the breaking up of tech titans like Facebook and Google. (Image: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Kicking Trump Off Social Media Won't Save Democracy, Say Antitrust Experts
"If these firms are so powerful that they can be the primary gatekeepers between a president and the public, then they have outgrown democratic control."
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U.S. Capitol Police install a metal detector outside the House of Representatives Chamber, on the very spot where less than a week earlier violent insurrectionists attempted to smash their way through and halt the certification of the Electoral College votes on January 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C. 'They Should All Resign': Here Are the GOP Lawmakers Dodging Metal Detectors Installed After Capitol Assault
"What you will learn is they are the same ones who refuse to protect American children from gun violence and Americans from Covid."
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Supporters of President Donald Trump enter the U.S. Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated certification of the a 2020 presidential election results. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) Amnesty Urges US Mayors and Governors to Protect People From Armed Right-Wing Groups Plotting New Attacks
The group warns the nation is "dangerously vulnerable to those who prefer inequity to fairness, hate over unity, and impunity over justice."
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Police advance on demonstrators who are protesting the killing of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) 'Classic Case of Crisis Opportunism': Republicans in Three States Introduce Bills Criminalizing Protest in Wake of Capitol Attack
These proposed laws are "aimed at police brutality protests, not right-wing insurrection."
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Demonstrators hold a placard reading 'action now!' during a demonstration against climate change on March 15, 2019 in Nantes, western France. (Photo: Sebastien Salom-Gomis/AFP via Getty Images) Demanding Immediate Action Over 'Empty Promises,' Youth Climate Movement Announces Next Global Strikes
"When your house is on fire," says Greta Thunberg, "you don't wait for 10, 20 years before you call the fire department; you act as soon and as much as you possibly can."
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"We should recognize Lisa Montgomery's execution for what it was: the vicious, unlawful, and unnecessary exercise of authoritarian power. We cannot let this happen again," said Kelley Henry, one of Lisa Montgomery's attorneys. Lawyer for Lisa Montgomery Condemns 'Craven Bloodlust' of Trump Administration as DOJ Executes Mentally Ill Woman
"Our Constitution forbids the execution of a person who is unable to rationally understand her execution. The current administration knows this. And they killed her anyway."
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Then-Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush (D-Mo.) spoke outside of the Democratic National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. She was sworn in on January 3, 2021. 'Have They Ever Had a Job Before?' Cori Bush Tears Into Republicans for Evading Metal Detectors to Enter House Chamber
"If you work at McDonald's and you don't wear the uniform, you don't work that day. If you won't abide by the rules of this job, go find another one."
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Amid Reports McConnell Backs Trump Impeachment, GOP Leader Urged to Prove It By Starting Trial 'Immediately'
"We know the forces that attacked the Capitol last week are planning more attacks. We cannot afford to wait one more minute. Every moment Donald Trump is in the White House our nation is put in further danger."
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A firefighter surveys the Bond Fire—started by a structure fire that extended into nearby vegetation—on December 3, 2020 in Silverado, California. (Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) With Dire Assessment, Scientists Warn Humanity in Denial of Looming 'Collapse of Civilization as We Know It'
"We aim to provide leaders with a realistic 'cold shower' of the state of the planet that is essential for planning to avoid a ghastly future."
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
U.S. President Donald Trump stands with newly sworn-in U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett during a ceremonial swearing-in event on the South Lawn of the White House on October 26, 2020. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) With Deep Fossil Fuel Ties, Justice Barrett Called to Recuse Herself From Pending Climate Case
"Barrett posing as an impartial judge in this hearing for climate accountability is about as safe as the Big Bad Wolf giving Little Red Riding Hood directions to Grandma's house."
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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and other ex-officials accused of responsibility for the Flint water crisis will soon face charges, according to a January 12, 2021 Associated Press report. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'About Damn Time': Cautious Optimism as Imminent Charges Reported for Michigan Ex-Officials Over Flint Water Crisis
"Justice for Flint is long overdue," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman. "But we need... reparations and long-term support for the kids and families who were irreparably harmed by racism and greed."
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Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 introduced a bill that seeks to establish "a 9/11-style commission to investigate" the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) 'What the Hell Happened?': Bowman Introduces COUP Act to Investigate Pro-Trump Mob's Capitol Attack
The bill seeks to "establish an investigation into any further ties between Capitol Police and white supremacy, insurrectionism, or fascism."
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