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Monday, July 20, 2020
School counselor Chloe Gerbec and teachers Malikah Armbrister and Brittany Myers stand in protest in front of the Hillsborough County Schools District Office on July 16, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Teachers and administrators from Hillsborough County Schools rallied against the reopening of schools due to health and safety concerns amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Teachers Sue Florida Governor for Order to Reopen Schools in Defiance of 'Basic Human Needs for Health and Safety'
The state's "push to physically reopen schools full time without any precautions or new resources, and, most importantly, amid a skyrocketing Covid-19 surge, ignores science, safety, and basic humanity."
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A protester wearing a mask holds a sign that reads, "American was never great! We need to Overthrow this system!" in front of a mural with New York Police Department officers in full riot gear and the banner above them that says, "Demilitarize The Police" during a march in Manhattan on July 18, 2020. (Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images) 'Fascism Coming to a City Near You': Trump Pledges to Deploy Secret Police Units to Major US Cities
The president also praised federal agents for doing a "fantastic job" with a widely condemned crackdown on Portland, Oregon.
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'A Moment of Reckoning': Thousands Across Country Take Part in #StrikeForBlackLives
"When we come together in our union and with our community, we have power."
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'Feds Stay Clear, Moms Are Here': Portland Mothers Form Human Shield to Protect Protesters from Federal Agents
"Portland moms are nothing to mess with."
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'Moral and Intellectual Bankruptcy': Trump Seizes on Bush-Era Torture Memo Author John Yoo's Call for Extralegal Executive Authority
"There is a lot of continuity between the Bush and Trump administration, including an almost limitless view of executive power."
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Trump Threat to Unleash Secret Police in Other US Cities Slammed as Scheme to 'Steal the November Election'
"The exercise also has the advantage for Trump of entrenching a new form of secret police and of turning federal agents into instruments of his authoritarianism."
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"I was enraged simply because I did not think they were taking their oath of office seriously or they were compromising their oath of office," Christopher David, the 53-year-old disabled Navy veteran shown above being attacked and pepper sprayed by federal police. "So I actually went down because I wanted to talk to them about it." (Screenshot: via Twitter/Zane Sparling/@PDXzane) 'No Tactics... Just Seemed Like a Gang': Navy Veteran Speaks Out After Attack by Secret Police in Viral Video Viewed Nearly 10 Million Times
"They just started whaling on me with batons, and I let them," said Christopher David.
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Sunday, July 19, 2020
'Existential Threat to Our Democracy': Trump Refuses to Commit to Accepting 2020 Election Results
"A dangerous affront to our democratic system and a slide toward totalitarianism. We cannot take this lightly."
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Progressive Caucus Announces Opposition to 'Wasteful, Bloated' $740 Billion Pentagon Budget Proposal
"Enhanced unemployment benefits expire in less than two weeks. The federal eviction moratorium expires in six days. Congress should be focused on addressing these urgent crises."
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Democrats Demand Trump Reverse 'Irresponsible' Order as States Lose Access to Crucial Covid-19 Data
"The Trump administration's mismanagement of the Covid-19 response and refusal to heed public health expertise continue to put the country in a dangerous position."
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Pressed on Surging Covid-19 Cases and Test Shortages, Trump Says US Is 'Envy of the World'
Contrary to Trump's claim that the U.S. has the best testing system on the planet, one expert said the nation is "nowhere near being able to rein in this virus with the amount of testing we have available at the moment."
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Oregon Senator Vows Amendment to Bar Trump From Sending "Paramilitary Squads Onto America's Streets"
'We won't let these authoritarian tactics stand."
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Saturday, July 18, 2020
'Should Tell You All You Need to Know': Trump Attempting to Block Billions in New Funding for Covid-19 Testing
"Testing saves lives by detecting people who are infectious but don't know it, and allowing them to self-isolate. I try to avoid hyperbole but I can't think what to call this other than attempted murder."
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'These Tactics Must Stop': Oregon DOJ Launches Criminal Probe Into Violence by Trump-Deployed Feds
"Every American should be repulsed when they see this happening. If this can happen here in Portland, it can happen anywhere."
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'Congress Must Reject This Dangerous Proposal': Draft of McConnell Corporate Immunity Plan Sparks Alarm
McConnell's proposal, warned one advocacy group, "would ensure that workers, consumers, and students have absolutely no recourse when corporations recklessly disregard their health.
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'Alarming': Trump Blocks CDC Officials From Testifying to Education Panel on School Reopenings
"It's imperative that we listen to the experts... the president is barring them from the room."
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To End 'Unconstitutional Nightmare,' ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Use of Secret Police in Portland
"This is a fight to save our democracy."
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'The World Has Lost a Legend': Civil Rights Hero John Lewis Dies at 80
"It is up to us to pick up his mantle and carry on."
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Friday, July 17, 2020
Outraged Over Trump's Inept School Reopening Push, Teachers Ready #RedForEd Resurrection
"I think we are closer right now to a national teacher strike than we have ever been in this country."
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'Makes Zero Sense': Health Experts Warn Against Feinstein Threat to Withhold Covid-19 Funding to Compel Mask Mandates
"Simply put—there have to be better ways to accomplish the goal of incentivizing mask wearing."
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Protesters rallied in support of immigrants in New York City in 2017. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 120 Rights Groups Demand ICE Immediately 'Release All Detained Families Together'
"Parents must be released with their children to preserve family unity, as family separation is not in the best interests of the child."
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After Trump Deploys Secret Police in Portland, 'Imagine What Happens If He Gets Four More Years'
"They want to see what they can get away with before launching into other parts of the country."
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'Let Us Pray for a Speedy Recovery': Ginsburg's Liver Cancer Latest Health Scare for Liberal Justice
"I swear every time I see a 'Breaking News' about RBG's health, I get an unpleasant sinking in my stomach."
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Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on April 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Denouncing Seema Verma's "Textbook Definition of Corruption," Jayapal Calls for Medicare Chief's Ouster
"She must resign or be removed."
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Mary Trump Says 'Crushing Defeat' of Her Uncle Needed to Increase Likelihood of 'Peaceful Transition' for Biden
"He is somebody who needs to be right all the time and needs to be winning all the time, and will need desperately to spin away from a crushing defeat."
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'Masks for All': Bernie Sanders Calls on Federal Government to Provide Face Coverings for Everyone in the Country
"The science is clear: Wearing a mask not only saves lives, but the widespread use of masks will get Americans back to work sooner and reunite families who have stayed apart."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens during a cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Pompeo Panel Pushes 'Radical, Isolationist, Anti-Rights, Anti-Scientific, Religious Agenda' With Human Rights Report
"The U.S. State Department's effort to cherry-pick rights in order to deny some their human rights is a dangerous political stunt that could spark a race to the bottom by human rights-abusing governments around the world."
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Disapproval of Trump's Covid-19 Response Soars to 60% as US Shatters Single-Day Record With 75,600 New Infections
"This is where we are now because of Trump. The Republican Party isn't just unfit to govern but a threat to your life and the lives of your family."
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Trump Condemned for Authoritarian 'Abuse of Power' as Secret Federal Police Snatch Protesters Off Portland Streets
"Authoritarian governments, not democratic republics, send unmarked authorities after protesters. These Trump/Barr tactics designed to eliminate any accountability are absolutely unacceptable."
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Congress Urged to Reject 'Hostage-Taking' as Trump Threatens to Veto Any Covid-19 Bill That Doesn't Cut Social Security
"Beware of the payroll tax cut! It is just the administration's attempt to cut Social Security and Medicare."
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
US Supreme Court Upholds 'Pay-to-Vote Scheme,' Allowing Florida to Impose Poll Tax on Those With Felony Convictions
"This Court's order prevents thousands of otherwise eligible voters from participating in Florida's primary election simply because they are poor," said Justice Sonia Sotomayor in her dissent.
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'The Science Should Not Stand in the Way' of Reopening US Schools, Says White House Press Secretary
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday argued that schools should ignore Centers for Disease Control guidance on reopening.
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'Riddled With Lies': Analysis Finds Fox News Covid-19 Coverage Featured Misinformation 253 Times in Just Five Days
The network, said an MMFA researcher, "downplays the threat of the virus, dismisses the recommendations of public health officials, and misrepresents the scientific consensus on the disease."
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Ocasio-Cortez, NY State Progressives Call on Cuomo to Pass Billionaires' Tax to Support Immigrants Left Out of Covid-19 Relief
"For so long we've been bailing out corporations. Covid has shown us that the most vulnerable people in our community, they too deserve to be bailed out."
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Roger Garbey, from the Goldin Solar company, installs a solar panel system on the roof of a home a day after the Trump administration announced it will impose duties of as much as 30% on solar equipment made abroad on January 23, 2018 in Palmetto Bay, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) 'Big Win for Our Climate and for Communities' as Federal Panel Rejects Attack on Rooftop Solar in US
However, green groups and renewable advocates also expressed concern that another new FERC decision will hamper clean energy expansion.
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Bolstering Case for Extending Unemployment Relief—and Higher Wages Overall—Study Shows Recipients Spent More During Pandemic
"Shocker: Working people spend money when they have it."
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McConnell Corporate Immunity Demand Condemned as 'License to Turn Storefronts and Factories and Offices Into Death Traps'
"It's important to say this clearly and out loud: there is no crisis of Covid-19 litigation . It's made-up, it doesn't exist, it's a ploy to get businesses out of paying for compliance."
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Over 200 National DNC Delegates Call for Withholding of US Military Aid to Israel if Further Annexation Goes Forward
"It is past time for the Party to reaffirm the position of Democratic voters and support human rights and self-determination for Palestinians."
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A file photo shows the FSO Safer supertanker permanently anchored off Yemen's Red Sea coast, west of Hodeida. 'Massive Floating Time Bomb': Warnings of Ecological, Humanitarian Disaster as Tanker Risks Dumping Four Times More Oil Than Exxon Valdez
The potential disaster would "directly affect millions of people in a country that is already enduring the world's largest humanitarian emergency."
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Trump Move to Bring White Nationalist Sebastian Gorka Back to White House Blasted as 'Sanctioning Discrimination'
"Trump and Gorka are spreading fear and division that leads to violence and harassment targeting Jews, Muslims, immigrants, Asian American Pacific Islanders, and all people of color."
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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who sparked the global Fridays for Future movement, joined weekly protests in Turin, Italy on Dec. 13, 2019. (Photo: Greta Thunberg/Twitter) Thousands Join Greta Thunberg in Letter Telling Global Leaders It's Time to #FaceTheClimateEmergency​
"We need to face the full picture. We are facing an existential crisis, and this is a crisis that we can not buy, build, or invest our way out of."
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'A Victory for Us All': In Rebuke to US Mass Surveillance, EU Court Blocks Data Transfers by Web Corporations
"U.S. surveillance violates fundamental privacy rights and continues to be a massive financial liability for U.S. companies trying to compete in a global market."
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'Resounding' Win for Public Health and Climate as Judge Blocks Trump Attempt to Gut Methane Restrictions
"The judge basically rejected every attempt by the Trump administration to gut these common-sense waste prevention measures on behalf of their oil and gas industry cronies."
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'More Georgians Will Die': As Covid-19 Ravages US, GOP Governor Brian Kemp Forbids Local Authorities From Imposing Mask Mandate
"Governor Kemp does not give a damn about us."
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Abe Bonowitz of Death Penalty Action, an execution abolitionist group, protests near the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex where death row inmate Wesley Ira Purkey was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on July 15, Purkey was killed the following morning. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) In Another Dead-of-Night Ruling, US Supreme Court's Right-Wing Majority Approves Execution of Man With Dementia
"Proceeding with Purkey's execution now, despite the grave questions and factual findings regarding his mental competency, casts a shroud of constitutional doubt over the most irrevocable of injuries."
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'Dangerous' and 'Horrible': Lawmakers Demand Answers After Trump Upends CDC's Covid-19 Reporting System
"It's hard to see how this step won't further sideline public health experts and obscure the severity of this crisis."
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Trump and GOP Weighing Plan to 'Punish' Schools That Don't Reopen by Withholding Covid-19 Funds
"This is getting really dark. The White House and Senate GOP now want to blackmail states and localities into full reopening of schools."
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
'We Will Sue,' Vow Green Groups After Trump Guts Nation's Key Environmental Law
"We're not going to sit back and allow a decision that could harm public health during a public health crisis go unscathed," said Earthjustice. "We'll be seeing them in court."
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Audience members hold signs during the BET special "Young, Gifted, and Broke: Our Student Loan Crisis" on September 10, 2019 at Howard Theater in Washington, D.C. 101 Organizations Call on Congress to Enact $1.5 Trillion Student Debt Jubilee as Part of Covid-19 Relief
"This is a time to be bold."
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'Bye Bye Senator Collins': Victory for Democrat Sarah Gideon in Maine Sets Stage for Crucial US Senate Battle
"We will fight every day to take back our senate seat and ensure Susan Collins never pretends to represent us again."
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'Beans for Brains': Critics Say Trump Photo Promoting Goya Makes Clear Ivanka's Tweet Was No Mistake
"This is an official campaign by the Trump administration to support Goya."
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Defying 'Logic and the Law,' HHS Inspector General Allows Trump's Vaccine Czar to Maintain Big Pharma Investments
"The IG has given a green light for Slaoui to use his public office for self-enrichment, a practice that has become frighteningly common within the Trump administration."
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UnitedHealth Group company logo seen displayed on a smartphone 'Pandemic Has Been Very Good for Insurance Companies': UnitedHealth Posts Largest Profit—By Far—Amid Covid-19
"Incredible—as hospitals are furloughing workers and cutting wages as budgets are squeezed, UnitedHealth's profits soar."
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Hand sanitizer is offered to students as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions at Happy Day School in Monterey Park, California on July 9, 2020. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) National Academy of Sciences Emphasizes Need for 'Significant' Government Investment as Trump and DeVos Push to Reopen Schools
"The bottom line is that without a comprehensive plan that includes federal resources," says a union leader, "we could be putting students, their families, and educators in danger."
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On Tax Day, Analysis Shows Billionaire Wealth Growth Since Start of Pandemic Exceeds Total Budget Deficits of 23 US States
" Billionaire wealth is booming during the pandemic while states are drowning in red ink. "
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'The Real Fiscal Cliff': McConnell Drags His Feet as 30 Million Are Set to Lose Unemployment Benefits in 10 Days
"It's time for the Trump administration and Senate Republicans to get their act together and extend supercharged unemployment benefits. Our whole economy depends on it."
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Steamrolling Rights of People and Planet, Trump Finalizes Rule Weakening Bedrock Environmental Law
"This is a clear attempt to silence and sideline people to make it easier for industry to pollute our communities," said the NRDC. "We will not let it stand."
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'If It's Trump, It Has to Be Corrupt': Critics Say Goya Bean Tweet by Ivanka Is Clear Ethics Breach
"Ethics rules do not allow" such behavior, noted one political reporter, calling the tweet "pretty much unimaginable in previous administrations."
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New global data shows G20 countries have committed $151 billion to supporting fossil fuels as part of coronavirus recovery packages. (Photo: CGP Grey/Flickr/cc) Failing Test for Green Recovery, Tracker Shows G20 Nations Pumping $151 Billion Into Fossil Fuel Industry Amid Pandemic
"G20 leaders keep lying to themselves and their citizens as they prop up coal, oil, and gas with public money in the name of private financial return."
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Citing 'Callous Disregard for Human Life,' Groups Urge Trump and Pence to Hand Covid-19 Response Over to Health Experts
"Under your failed leadership, the Executive Branch's response to the pandemic has been inept and incoherent in nearly every respect."
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'Attempted Murder of Your Post Office': Outrage as Trump Crony Now Heading USPS Moves to Slow Mail Delivery
"The deliberate delaying of Americans' mail delivery would be a stunning act of sabotage against our Postal Service."
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Warnings of Possible Cover-Up in Progress as Trump Orders Hospitals to Stop Sending Coronavirus Data to CDC
"While many governments suppress the virus, the U.S. suppresses information about the virus."
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
US Corporations a Driving Force Behind 'Unprecedented Wave' of Global Land Privatization: Report
"Unfettered capitalism has brought us to this disaster. We must halt and reverse the privatization of the commons to protect and nurture these natural resources for future generations."
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"The Inspector General's report makes it clear that the Department of Veteran Affairs misled the public while conducting cruel experiments on dogs in violation of federal law," said Rep. Titus in a statement. (Photo: Molly Wald / Best Friends Animal Society) Lawmakers Rebuke Dept. of Veterans Affairs for Using 'Taxpayer Dollars to Fund Cruel, Painful Experiments on Dogs'
"Congress needs to pass legislation to permanently ban these gruesome experiments."
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'We Will Never Back Down': Landowners and Green Groups File New Lawsuit Against Keystone XL
"The Keystone XL project was never in the public interest, and the administration continues to flout key environmental laws to promote this dirty and dangerous pipeline."
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a CNN climate crisis town hall on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. 'More Work to Do' But 'Major Step Forward': Progressives Welcome Biden's $2 Trillion Green Energy Plan
"Biden gets a lot right... but he's still got a lot of room for improvement in increasing the scale, scope, and speed in which he addresses the climate emergency."
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'A Winning Issue' for 2020: Polling Shows Strong Support for Bold Climate Policies
"Voters are eager to support candidates that pledge to transform our country into a clean energy economy that will thrive for generations to come."
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'Violence by Number Tampering': Trump Manipulated Government Estimates of Climate Costs, Says GAO Report
" The Trump administration's recklessness will hurt our nation and our planet for decades to come," said Sen. Tom Udall.
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Deregulation's Deadly Consequences: Report Details How Trump's Assault on Government Exacerbated Pandemic
"These rollbacks have put all of us—especially low-income communities, Black people and people of color, and essential workers—at higher risk of contracting and dying from Covid-19."
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Agricultural laborers pick lemons inside the orchards of Samag Services, Inc., in Mesa, California on March 27, 2020. (Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images) Endangering Lives and Food Supply, Trump Labor Dept. Refuses Covid-19 Protections for Guest Farmworkers
"The Trump administration should be prioritizing the health and safety of the nation's farmworkers who are essential to our food security instead of spending time on reducing protections for farmworkers' wages and working conditions."
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'The Suspect Can't Be the Investigator': ACLU Demands Special Counsel Probe Into Barr Over Police Assault on Protesters
"Attorney General Bill Barr and other administration officials appear to have criminally conspired to violently attack lawful demonstrators."
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Amid Pandemic and Recession, Ivanka Trump-Led #FindSomethingNew Campaign Denounced as 'Stunningly Tone Deaf'
"Holy shit, this can't be real."
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'Something's Gotta Give Here': Urgent Action Demanded as 23 Million US Families Face Possible Eviction by October
"This is madness," said Diane Yentel of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. "We need a national eviction moratorium and rent relief now."
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House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel arrives at the Rayburn House Office Building before a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill May 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C. After Hawkish Engel's Ouster, Progressives Demand Next Foreign Affairs Chairman Commits to 'Ending Our Endless Wars'
The House Foreign Affairs Committee chair must advance "the bold, progressive foreign policy that this country deserves."
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White House Pushes 'Pure Giveaway' to Rich Investors While Urging Cut to Pandemic Unemployment Aid
Recipients of the enhanced unemployment benefit could see the aid slashed by more than 50% under a plan being discussed by the Trump administration and GOP
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Bill Pelke of Anchorage, Alaska expresses his opposition to the death penalty during a protest near the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana where Daniel Lewis Lee was scheduled to be executed on July 13, 2020. Lee was ultimately killed the following morning after an overnight decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) In Dead-of-Night Ruling, Supreme Court's Right-Wing Majority OKs First Federal Execution in 17 Years
Condemning the state-sanctioned murder of Daniel Lewis Lee, critics accused the high court of enabling the DOJ to "short-circuit federal appellate process to allow it to execute people in the middle of a global pandemic."
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Study Shows 5.4 Million Have Lost Insurance Amid Pandemic. Progressives Note Number Under Medicare for All Would Be: 0
"If we had Medicare for All, nobody would be losing their healthcare."
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Monday, July 13, 2020
Students wear facemasks and sit at desks spaced appropriately apart as as per coronavirus guidelines, during summer school sessions at Happy Day School in Monterey Park, California on July 9, 2020. Citing Covid Threat, LA Public Schools—2nd Largest District in US—Won't Resume In-Person Teaching This Fall
"The skyrocketing infection rates of the past few weeks make it clear the pandemic is not under control."
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'A Change That Should Have Been Made a Long Time Ago': After 87 Years, Washington's NFL Team Drops Racist Name
"This is the result of decades of Native activism, mostly led by Native women."
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attending a press briefing on Covid-19 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. "No Return to the 'Old Normal' for Foreseeable Future," Warns WHO Chief
"If the basics aren't followed, there is only one way this pandemic is going to go. It's going to get worse and worse and worse."
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A federal judge on Monday blocked Tennessee's latest restrictive abortion law within an hour of the state's GOP governor signing off on it. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'Critical Win for People in Tennessee': Federal Judge Immediately Blocks Sweeping State Abortion Ban
"Abortion is an essential health service, and this law clearly violates the constitutional rights of patients and disproportionately harms communities of color."
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'Inappropriate, Unjust, and Unreasonable': 300+ Groups Slam Duckworth Water Privatization Bill
"This bill is an egregious handout to giant water corporations which would embolden them to manipulate and fleece struggling communities—particularly communities of color."
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'Lives and Livelihoods Are on the Line': Progressive Ad Campaigns Target GOP Senators for Blocking Relief as Covid-19 Rages
"This is not the time for senators to go on vacation. Mitch McConnell's partisan games are an act of violence and recklessness against the American people."
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Abraham Bonowitz of Columbus, Ohio, joins fellow members of the Abolitionist Action Committee during an annual protest and hunger strike against the death penalty outside the U.S. Supreme Court July 1, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The committee has been organizing the "Starvin' for Justice: Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty" protest for 26 years. Citing Likelihood of 'Extreme Pain and Needless Suffering,' US Judge Halts Resumption of Federal Executions
"We haven't had a federal execution in 17 years: There is absolutely no reason for the government to rush forward with such a reckless and dangerous plan."
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'Privatize the Profit, Socialize the Mess': Abandoned Fracking Wells Left Spewing Climate-Killing Methane Nationwide
"Are we going to be responsible for the mess that these companies leave behind?"
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Abigail Disney, who inherited much of her wealth from her family's entertainment fortune, is among 83 millionaires who signed on to a new letter urging governments to impose higher taxes on the rich. ( To Fund Covid-19 Recovery and Better Future, 83 Super Rich People Say Tax Us More 'Immediately. Substantially. Permanently.'
"The problems caused by, and revealed by, Covid-19 can't be solved with charity, no matter how generous. Government leaders must take the responsibility for raising the funds we need and spending them fairly."
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As Schumer Endorses Sanders Proposal to Slash Pentagon Budget by 10%, Other Senate Democrats Urged to Follow Suit
"A big thanks to Sen. Sanders for helping Schumer begin to see the light. We must urge more of Congress to defund the Pentagon."
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'Extremely Regrettable': Okinawa Governor Rips US for Letting Covid-19 Infections Surge on American Military Bases
"Infections are rapidly spreading among U.S. personnel when we Okinawans are doing our utmost to contain the infections."
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Trump Accused of Suppressing CDC Warning That Full School Reopenings Pose 'Highest Risk' of Covid-19 Spread
"By trying to bury what the CDC recommends, Trump is betraying every student, teacher, and parent in this country. Shame on him. Shame on those who enable him."
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Sunday, July 12, 2020
Adding Insult to the 'Injury of Colonialism,' Trump Suggested Selling Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, Former Advisor Says
"You may try to sell the office you hold, your personal integrity and your soul, Mr. President—but I assure you Puerto Rico is not for sale!" tweeted Rep. Nydia Velazquez.
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US Teachers and Pediatricians Demand Major Federal Investment In Schools to Allow for Safe Reopening
"It's incredible to me that the federal government would see the necessity of bailing out airlines and banks and not see the need to do something similar for the public schools in this country," said one San Diego teacher.
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Saturday, July 11, 2020
With Covid-19 Deaths on the Rise, Hardest-Hit States Report Hospitals Are Near Capacity Following Early Reopenings
"It's consistently picking up. And it's picking up at the time you'd expect it to."
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Federal Court Strikes Down Trump's ACA Rule Amounting to 'Intentional, Targeted Attack on Abortion Access'
"It would have created a logistical nightmare for health insurers and individual enrollees and pushed abortion even further out of reach in the midst of a global pandemic that has upended our economy."
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'Trump At His Most Corrupt': President Commutes 40-Month Sentence of Longtime Ally Roger Stone
"The president whose administration had peaceful protesters pepper sprayed in the name of 'law and order' has repeatedly stepped in to make sure his cronies don't see the consequences of their actions."
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Friday, July 10, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci (R), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and U.S. President Donald Trump participate in the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Fauci Admits Penchant for Facts About Covid-19 Threat Explains Why He's Not on TV So Much Anymore
As one critic of the White House pointed out this week, keeping the top public health expert off the air makes sense if the goal is "not public safety but to avoid making the president look bad—no matter the cost."
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Watchdog Accuses Trump's NOAA of 'Choosing Extinction' for Critically Threatened Right Whales by Hiding Scientific Evidence
"The North Atlantic right whale is the world's first large whale species nearing extinction. Its extinction is entirely preventable."
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Ilhan Omar Demands Pentagon Acknowledge, Compensate US Drone Strike Victims 'Illegally Killed' in Somalia
Congresswoman's call, says one rights advocate, "is an important acknowledgment that civilians unlawfully harmed have a right to redress."
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President Donald Trump makes a statement with Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Report Exposes Trump DOJ's Secretive Efforts in Obtaining Drugs to Resume Federal Executions
"It built a secret supply chain for the lethal drugs so that participating companies wouldn't face public pressure to have nothing to do with this barbarity."
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'Protect Our Democracy Before It's Too Late': Groups Demand Senate Cancel Recess and Pass Election Funding
"Senate Republicans have blocked nearly every effort to help states safely administer their elections this fall. It's hard to see their opposition as anything other than blatant voter suppression in the middle of a pandemic."
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Despite Trump Claim, Research Shows US Covid-19 Testing Rate Just 39% of Level Needed
The U.S. would have to double its daily testing rate in order to control the coronavirus, and even more testing would be needed to suppress the outbreak.
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