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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Poll Shows Tens of Millions of Americans Would Avoid Covid-19 Treatment Over Cost Fears
"A country that puts people in this situation is not a country upholding its responsibility to its citizens."
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'Owes an Apology to Every Essential Worker': Pence Under Fire for Refusing to Wear Face Mask at Mayo Clinic
"When I warned everyone in February that Pence doesn't believe in science and shouldn't be in charge of Covid response, I meant it," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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'Pathetic': Trump Says No to Additional Covid-19 Stimulus Checks, Backs Cutting Tax That Funds Social Security Instead
"Cutting payroll taxes does nothing to help seniors or the millions of people who just lost their jobs. It does, however, defund Social Security and Medicare—which is why Trump is obsessed with the idea."
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
'Lining Up at the Trough': Federal Reserve to Offer Corporations $500 Billion No-Strings-Attached Bailout Loophole
"Big corporations have shown time and again that they will put their shareholders and executives ahead of their workers if given the choice."
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"The federal government should be stepping in to supplement food distribution networks to get our abundant frozen meat supplies to stores and food banks that need them." 'Catastrophic Harm' Feared as Trump Uses Emergency Powers to Keep Meat-Packing Plants Open
"We only wish that this administration cared as much about the lives of working people as it does about meat, pork, and poultry products."
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After US Suspension of Funding, WHO Expected to Cut 80% of Humanitarian Aid to War-Torn Yemen
"Trump deflecting blame for his handling of the pandemic onto the WHO and making Yemenis pay for it in the end."
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The new film from Michael Moore is coming under fire from climate activists. 'Demoralizing' New Michael Moore Film Attacks Climate Movement at a Time When Solutions Should be at the Forefront, Say Critics
"Throughout, the filmmakers twist basic facts, misleading the public about who is responsible for the climate crisis."
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German Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze participates in the Petersberg Climate Dialogue XI. Amid Dual Crises of Climate and Covid-19, World Leaders Told 'Empty Words Will Not Help Us'
"Despite promising statements, the [Petersberg] dialogue did not result in firm commitments to a green and just recovery."
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Then-Vice President Joe Biden listens to former President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, Feb. 2, 2015. (Photo: Obama White House Flickr) Demand Grows for Biden to Address Tara Reade Allegations as Democrats Wrestle With #MeToo Hypocrisy
"Republicans already basically dismiss sexual assault allegations against their co-partisans out of hand; if Democrats do the same for the leader of their party it will do a great deal to move us back to the pre-#MeToo past."
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'Maybe... Pay People More,' Says AOC as Data Shows Half of US Workers Could Make More From Unemployment Than Low-Wage Jobs
"If $600 a week is a big raise, that's because workers were undervalued."
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Thanks to 'System Set Up to Fail,' Study Shows Number of Unemployed in US Likely Far Higher Than Reported
"It was made complicated so people would get discouraged and give up."
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A resident of the Casa Nepal safe house stands in the upstairs common area on May 8, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The shelter houses approximately 60 women and their children annually. UN Projects 'Staggering' 20% Rise in Gender-Based Violence Worldwide During Pandemic Lockdowns
The new data—which also address child marriages, female genital mutilation, and unintended pregnancies—"shows the catastrophic impact that COVID-19 could soon have on women and girls globally."
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To Curb 'Oligarchic' Power, Warren and Ocasio-Cortez Call for Halt to Corporate Mergers During Pandemic
"We cannot allow mega-corporations and private equity vultures to exploit the coronavirus crisis and entrench their already immense economic power."
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A volunteer carries an injured youth to a hospital following a bomb blast in Haska Mina district of Nangarhar Province on October 18, 2019. US-Backed Forces Killed Twice as Many Children as Taliban and ISIS Did During 1st Quarter of 2020
The new quarterly report on casualties comes a month after U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres called for a global ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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'No Consequences for Negligence That Kills': McConnell Wants Corporate Immunity From Covid-19 Lawsuits
"This is one of the most appalling things I've heard in the context of this crisis."
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Top Unions Accuse Trump of Exploiting Loopholes in Covid-19 Stimulus to 'Enrich Corporate Executives'
"The Trump administration has, once again, shown complete disregard for the well-being of working families and failed to implement any requirements that would benefit workers."
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"That Doesn't Do Anything": Experts Warn Trump Plan for States to Test Just 2% of Residents Is Completely Inadequate
"It's totally in our control to fix this. We should be spending $100 billion on the testing. We should just get it going. It's just not that hard."
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Monday, April 27, 2020
A resident waits in line to vote at a polling place at Riverside University High School on April 7, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Growing Number of COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin Fuels National Demands for Vote-by-Mail
"Congress is running out of time to ensure that the chaos that happened in Wisconsin doesn't unfold on a national scale come November."
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WATCH: Bernie Sanders to Host Livestream Discussion on the Coronavirus Pandemic and Undocumented Immigrants
Sanders has called for a robust coronavirus relief package that would include direct monthly payments for undocumented people, who were left out of the CARES Act.
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New York state supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, pictured here at a rally in Queens last year, are angered over a decision to remove his name from the primary election ballot. 'Democracy is Dead,' Declare Sanders Supporters After Bernie Taken Off New York Ballot
The decision was made by the New York Board of Elections, one of whom described holding the primary as a frivolous "beauty contest" for the Vermont lawmaker's supporters.
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Coronavirus 'Effectively Eliminated' in New Zealand Following Comprehensive Approach of Jacinda Ardern's Government
The country boosted healthcare spending to allow for contact tracing and enforced a nationwide lockdown in late March.
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 25: A street remains mostly empty in midtown during the coronavirus pandemic on April 25, 2020 in New York City. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 200,000 lives with infections close to 2.9 million people. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images) 'Environmentally Just' Move Will Open 100 Miles of NYC Streets to Pedestrians as Social Distancing Enters Warmer Months
Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement of the new policy on Monday.
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A sign that reads "shut it down" is pictured at the Northwest Detention Center as during a protest at the Tacoma, Washington facility on Feb. 26, 2017. Citing Pandemic, UN Human Rights Expert Urges US to Release Migrants 'Held for Processing'
"Alternatives to widespread immigration detention in the U.S. would also ensure that migrants are not arbitrarily detained."
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'Irresponsible and Unethical': IRS Calls 10,000 Employees Back to Work But Will Not Provide Protective Equipment
"The IRS should not require any employees it deems essential to report to work until it is able to provide those individuals with the protective equipment they are required to wear."
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'Bad for Democracy': New York Board of Elections Removes Bernie Sanders From Primary Ballot
"It has a chilling effect on democracy as we know it, because the ability of the people to weigh in was stripped from them before they had an opportunity to cast a ballot."
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Without 'Transformative Change' to Global Economic Systems, Humans Risk Causing More Deadly Pandemics
"There is a single species that is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic—us... We have a small window of opportunity, in overcoming the challenges of the current crisis, to avoid sowing the seeds of future ones."
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US servicemembers on a tank, with an American flag behind them 'Halt This Madness': US Drove Last Year's Over $1.9 Trillion in Global Military Spending
"The COVID-19 crisis has made clearer than ever the flaws in our system, one that prioritizes military spending and global instability over the well-being of our people."
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A lone protester holds a sign calling for an end to the lockdown and claiming chloroquine works as she stands in front of the White House in Washington on Saturday, April 25, 2020. FBI-Affiliated Group Warned of Danger of Anti-Vaccine Movement During Pandemic in 2019
Some experts, while acknowledging danger, noted the limited reach of the movement said a "lack of proper government preparation" to the pandemic is a bigger threat to public health.
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'Outrageous': Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Wants to Let Payday Lenders Obtain Small Business Loans
"Payday lenders exploit millions of working families through predatory practices. Congress shouldn't prop them up during this crisis."
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'Grotesque, Deadly Failure': Trump USDA Under Fire for Allowing Millions of Pounds of Produce to Rot as Food Insecurity Surges
"The Agriculture Department took more than a month to make its first significant move to buy up surplus fruits and vegetables."
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Sanders Legal Team Protests Possible 'Involuntary Erasure' of Senator From New York Primary Ballot
"Senator Sanders wishes to remain on the ballot, and is concerned that his removal from the ballot would undermine efforts to unify the Democratic Party in advance of the general election."
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Sunday, April 26, 2020
US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images) Out of 13 Hours of Trump Covid-19 Briefings, Just 4.5 Minutes of Empathy for Victims: Analysis
"During his briefings, Trump spent 10 minutes praising himself for every 1 minute he spent expressing condolences for the 50,000 Americans who died."
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Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, April 26, 2020. (Photo: CNN/Screenshot) 'Just Calm Down,' Says Pelosi, When Asked If She Made Tactical Error in Covid-19 Relief Fight With McConnell
"It's no use going on to what might have been," said Democratic Speaker of the House on Sunday morning when asked about her legislative strategy against Republicans.
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Saturday, April 25, 2020
 Vice President Joe Biden holds a virtual campaign event on March 13, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The scheduled in-person Illinois campaign event was changed to a virtual event because of fears of COVID-19. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) As Poll Shows Nearly 90% Democratic Support, Biden Told Hostility to Medicare for All 'No Longer Tenable Position for You'
"Hey, ⁦Joe Biden, ⁩ as a Democrat running for president in a pandemic, this looks like a popular idea."
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 People watch archival footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Seoul Railway Station on April 21. (Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) Rumors and Fake #KimJongUnDead Hashtag Spark Concern Over Health, Whereabouts of North Korean Leader
"As of Saturday, it's all rumors and unverified reports. NOBODY KNOWS. But that hasn't stopped American Twitter from exulting in its favorite Kim death cult."
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Friday, April 24, 2020
'Same Ideas, Every Disaster': Right-Wing Heritage Foundation Urges Universal School Voucher Program for Coronavirus Recovery
The think tank also recommends immediately revising state requirements for teachers to allow people without teaching certifications to educate students.
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People wait in line as SF-Marin Food Bank hands out 1,600 food bags at a pop-up pantry at Bayview Opera House in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, April 20, 2020. Work furloughs and layoffs created by coronavirus shelter-in-place orders are driving thousands to seek food assistance. (Scott Strazzante/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) Highest Levels Since Great Depression, 'Sobering' CBO Analysis Projects 16% Unemployment in US This Year
"F or the first time a federal agency is saying we likely face a major economic downturn for well over the next year and a half."
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Amazon employees hold a protest and walkout over conditions at the company's Staten Island distribution facility on March 30, 2020 in New York City. As Allegations of Mistreatment and Unsafe Conditions Mount, Amnesty International Declares It Stands With Amazon Workers
"Amazon is one of the world's wealthiest companies and its profits are surging as a result of this crisis. It is repugnant that the company's workforce feel their safety is not being taken seriously."
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President Donald Trump speaks after signing the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C, on April 24, 2020. Calling US Postal Service 'A Joke,' Trump Demands Four-Fold Price Hike for Customers Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
Such a move, say critics, "would be a disaster for millions of Americans who rely on USPS."
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'We Need Congress to Get a Grip': Democrats Urged to End Delay, Fight Like Hell for Covid-19 Relief That Puts People First
"If these are truly legislative priorities for members of Congress, as they should be, they need to start fighting for them."
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Citing 'Utter Inability to Discharge Duties of His Office,' MoveOn Demands Trump Removal Under 25th Amendment
"It's not just Trump's words but his actions that reveal his utter inability to discharge the duties of his office."
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Protesters prepare to lead a "People's Motorcade" past the White House to deliver fake body bags to the Trump International Hotel on April 23, 2020. Because 'People Will Die' If They Listen to Trump, #DontDrinkBleach Hashtag Goes Viral
"Anyone who does this will not die from #COVID19 because they will have already poisoned themselves to death."
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Larissa Vuitika, biologist, works during the virus inactivation process on March 24, 2020 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo: Pedro Vilela/Getty Images) International Coalition of Public Health Advocates Denounces Any Big Pharma Effort to Profiteer Off Covid-19 Treatments, Vaccines
"Health is a human right. Medical knowledge is a public good. No one should be left behind."
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Grand Canyon Instead of Protecting Public Health During Covid-19 Crisis, Trump Moves to Prop Up 'Dirty, Dying' Uranium Mining Industry
"It's despicable to risk irreversible harm to spectacular wild places by propping up uranium companies that can't compete in global markets."
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Former U.S. Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers duringthe  China Development Forum 2017 at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 20, 2017 in Beijing. Larry Summers as Joe Biden Advisor Adding to 'Major Trust Gap' Between Dem Nominee and Progressives
"If Summers were to land a top job in the Biden administration it would signal a clear shift to the right."
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A red admiral butterfly  stands on a flower in an urban garden in the city center on August 9, 2018 in Berlin. 'Silent Spring Is Already Here': Global Study Shows Nearly 25% Drop in Insect Population Over 30 Years
"We keep getting clear signs that the way we live and the actions we take are having severe consequences."
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Massive Backlog of Unpaid Jobless Benefits Leaves 'A Nightmare' for Millions on Brink of Financial Ruin
"I was finally able to sit on hold almost four hours. Then I got disconnected," said one Arizona man attempting to apply for benefits.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks on the House floor on April 23, 2020. AOC Takes Brave, Lonely Stand Against 'Unconscionable' Covid-19 Relief Package That Doesn't Sufficiently Help Those Hurt the Most
"We are so grateful for the unapologetic moral clarity and political courage," said Sunrise Movement, questioning when House Democrats will "use their leverage to fight for us."
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'A Power Grab': Postal Union Slams Trump for Holding USPS Funds Hostage to Force 'Draconian Cuts'
"This administration is committed to fulfilling the decades-long pursuit by some to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit."
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"Please Don't": Doctors Forced to Speak Out as Trump Ponders Aloud Whether Injecting Disinfectants Could Treat Covid-19
"ALERT! Please do not ingest, inject, inhale, or otherwise use any disinfectant outside of its labeled instructions. And do not start using tanning beds or sunning without sunscreen."
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.)., speaks during her weekly news conference in Washington on Thursday, March 12, 2020. 'This Is Unbelievable': Citing Need for GOP Input, Pelosi Yanks Remote Voting Rule at Last Minute
"Forgive me for asking, but who won control of the US House in the 2018 election?"
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) making remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on April 23, 2020. (Photo: C-SPAN/Screenshot) 'It Is a Joke': AOC Uses 30-Second Floor Speech to Rip GOP Over Inadequate Covid-19 Relief Efforts
"If you had urgency, you would legislate like rent was due on May 1st and make sure that we include rent and mortgage relief for our constituents," said New York Democrat ahead of vote.
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Third grader Emilia Cisneros (left), and her sister, Eden, who is in fourth grade, do their schoolwork at home on March 18, 2020 in San Anselmo, California. Both of the schools that the girls attend are closed because of COVID-19. (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Parents Fear Exploitation as Children's Screen Time Skyrockets 500% During Coronavirus Pandemic
"This is not a problem that parents can solve on our own. We need Congress to include online safety measures for our children in the next stimulus package."
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 "Sanctions kill innocents indiscriminately just like bombs." 70+ Groups Demand Trump Immediately End US Sanctions Against Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and Others During Covid-19 Crisis
"In a context of global pandemic, impeding medical efforts in one country heightens the risk for all of us."
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A U.S. fighter jet practices maneuvers over the desert. 'No Warming, No War': Report Details How US Militarism and Climate Crisis Are Deeply Interwoven
"In the face of both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, we urgently need to shift from a culture of war to a culture of care."
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'Lowest of the Low': McConnell and Trump Ripped for Blocking Food Assistance in Covid-19 Package
"McConnell and Trump don't have to worry about where their next meal is coming from—but they don't think others should be afforded the same right."
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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. Virus-Denialist-in-Chief: Trump Claims 'You May Not Even Have Corona Coming Back' as Fauci Says 'I Am Convinced' It Will
As U.S. president champions anti-science movement and publicly contradicts his own experts, WHO warns of Covid-19 fight for 'long time' to come.
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Majority of Americans Reject 'Astroturf' Anti-Lockdown Protests, Say Social Distancing Orders Must Remain in Place to Fight Pandemic
Only 13% of respondents to a CBS survey said they would return to public spaces in the next few weeks if their cities and states encouraged them to do so.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives for a pro forma session at the U.S. Capitol on April 21, 2020. In 'Callous, Shortsighted' Comments, McConnell Suggests Forcing States Into Bankruptcy Better Option Than More Federal Aid
"We've seen this before—it's crisis opportunity focused on a power grab, not help for the people."
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In this photo illustration, a person files an application for unemployment benefits on April 16, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. Spotlighting Need for Response 'At the Scale of This Catastrophe,' US Unemployment Claims Hit 26.5 Million
"Another 4.4 million unemployment claims... A one-time $1,200 check that many of us still haven't received isn't going to do a damn thing."
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To Ensure 'No One Is Left Behind,' UN Chief Says Human Rights Must Be Central in Fight Against Covid-19
"We are all in this together. In what world do we want to live when this is all over? The way in which we respond now can help to shape that future—for better or for worse."
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People take part in an Alliance for Boys and Men of Color car rally in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, April 16, 2020. US 'Obsession With Incarceration' Could Lead to 100,000 More Deaths Than Projected
"Failing to protect incarcerated people will hurt all of us."
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'Working to Save Democracy': Postal Service Reaffirms Policy of Delivering Mail-In Ballots Even Without Postage
"Protect the USPS at all costs."
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'Cronyism Ahead of Science': Federal Doctor Says He Was Fired for Resisting Trump Promotion of Untested Covid-19 Treatments
Dr. Rick Bright said he "resisted efforts to provide an unproven drug on demand to the American public."
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In No Rush to Approve Covid-19 Aid, McConnell Says He Will Start Confirming More Trump Judges 'As Soon As' Senate Returns
"This is all they care about: stacking courts with ideologically extreme judges to roll back our rights for decades."
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Warren Demands Investigation Into Trump's Coronavirus Response, Saying He Put 'Political Expediency' Before Public Health
"Americans should not have to wonder whether their lives are being put at risk by the president's concern for his political prospects amidst a public health and economic calamity."
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Money signs on bombs Coronavirus Crisis Makes Clear Pentagon Should Get No More Money This Year for Its 'Wasteful War Machine': 60+ Groups
"We cannot continue spending billions of dollars on weapons of war while people across the country struggle to buy food, pay rent, and survive a pandemic."
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Demonstrators at an Earth Day 2017 event carry signs promoting science and challenging President Donald Trump's agenda. Ex-EPA Officials Mark 50th Earth Day With Scathing Snapshot of How Trump 'Is Hurting People and the Natural World'
"Critical public health and worker protections are being rolled back solely to maximize corporate profits."
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Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) speaks during a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment against President Donald Trump on December 17, 2019. After Revelations of Improper Stock Sales by Rep. Shalala, Groups Demand Pelosi's Pick for Bailout Oversight Step Down
"Not understanding disclosure is a pretty bad look for the member of Congress chosen to force disclosure out of the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve on its lending programs."
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New Report Shows Social Security Is Strong, But Advocates Warn GOP Must Be Stopped From Using Covid-19 to Launch 'Stealth Attack'
"Republicans, led by Donald Trump, are trying to use the pandemic as an excuse to slash payroll contributions, Social Security's dedicated funding."
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled new guidance Tuesday which excludes undocumented students from receiving emergncy assistance through a new $6 billion program for college students amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images) 'Cruel and Outrageous': DeVos Blocks Undocumented Students From Receiving Coronavirus Emergency Aid
"This is what [it's] like to be an immigrant under Trump."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 'Time Is Running Out': MoveOn Demands Congress Stay in Session as McConnell Balks at Swift Next Step on Relief
"We are in a national health and economic emergency and we need Congress to start acting like it."
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Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz Warns US Barreling Toward Second 'Great Depression' Thanks to Trump-GOP Failed Covid-19 Response
"If you leave it to Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell we will have a Great Depression. If we had the right policy structure in place we could avoid it easily."
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A resident wearing a face mask stands next to a mural featuring Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and her quote "You're never too young to save the world" on March 30, 2020 in the Trullo district of Rome during Italy's lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Humanity Must 'Tackle Two Crises at Once,' Says Greta Thunberg of Climate and COVID-19 on 50th Earth Day
U.N. Chief António Guterres declared the pandemic "an unprecedented wake-up call" and urged world leaders to pursue a "green recovery."
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Calls for Vote-by-Mail Intensify After At Least 19 Cases of Coronavirus Are Linked to Wisconsin Primary Election
" This was completely avoidable."
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Iranian soldiers take part in the "National Persian Gulf day" in the Strait of Hormuz, on April 30, 2019. The date coincides with the anniversary of a successful military campaign by Shah Abbas the Great of Persia in the 17th century, which drove the Portuguese navy out of the Hormuz Island, after which is named the waterway which separates the Gulf from the Sea of Oman. (Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images) 'Mother of All Distractions': Amid Covid-19 Failures, Trump Threatens War With Order to 'Shoot Down' Iranian Boats
"If the xenophobia isn't doing the trick and providing a good enough distraction, there's always the classic authoritarian move: gin up a war."
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'Never Heard of Anything Like This': Watchdogs Sound Alarm as Trump Puts For-Profit Insurer in Charge of Covid-19 Hospital Funds
"It's simply bizarre and unconscionable that the Trump administration would have United manage billions in relief to hospitals."
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'Gives Away All Democratic Leverage': Progressives Urge House to Vote Down 'Pathetic' Interim Coronavirus Bill
"This is a win for McConnell and Trump. The Senate has had its say. The people's House should now use its power to make it better rather than rubber stamping Trump and McConnell's failed agenda."
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'We Are Abdicating Our Responsibility': Ocasio-Cortez Rips Senate Passage of Inadequate Covid-19 Interim Measure
"Every time we pass one of these bills we're hearing that the real solution is coming in the next bill, and then the next bill, and the next bill, and at some point we have to raise our hands and say, 'When is the solution coming?'"
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a news conference with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) at the U.S. Capitol January 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. 'Democrats Cave': Senate Interim Funding Bill for Coronavirus Relief Spurns Progressive Priorities
"This isn't good."
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The Trump International Hotel on its first day of business September 12, 2016, in Washington, D.C. 'Oh, Hi, Corruption': Trump Organization Seeks Rent Relief for DC Hotel From Trump Administration
"Whoever would have imagined this relationship would prove complicated and fraught? Oh, right, the Founders. Who prohibited it. In the Constitution."
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Big Banks Sued for Putting Large Corporations Ahead of Main Street Small Business Owners for Covid-19 Rescue Loans
"This is why oversight is important. No matter when or who it hurts, big business and corporations will always try to cash in."
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks to the media after the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami. Warnings of 'Suspension of Democracy' in New York as State Officials Weigh Removing Sanders From Primary Ballot
"We think this is a power play on the part of the governor."
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WATCH: Bernie Sanders Holds Virtual Town Hall With Postal Union Leaders on How to Save USPS
"The Post Office will likely run out of money sometime between July and September of this year. If they run out of money, then the people lose the service."
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'Enough Is Enough': In Largest Strike Yet, Amazon Workers Call In Sick Over Unsafe Working Conditions
"No worker should be subjected to unsafe conditions at work. And no worker should be retaliated against for standing up for their rights."
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People wait in line, six feet apart to socially distance, to get groceries at a pop-up food pantry hosted by Pan Y Cafe in Chelsea, MA on April 14, 2020. 'Deliberately Cruel': Millions of US Citizens Blocked From Stimulus Payments Because They Married Immigrants
"We're flat broke. We don't know what's gonna happen."
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Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site, which is the fourth largest oil field in California. 'The Opposite of #PeopleBeforeProfit': Trump Orders Big Oil Bailout Just a Day After Historic Price Collapse
Calling for Democrats to fight back with plans to transition to clean energy, Naomi Klein declared it is "time to wind down this abusive industry that has always relied on massive public subsidies."
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'Listen... And Take Action': In Front of White House, Nurses Read Names of Colleagues Who Have Died From Covid-19
"We are here because our colleagues are dying. I think that right now people think of us as heroes, but we're feeling like martyrs. We're feeling like we're being left on the battlefield with nothing."
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Soacha's Mayor Juan Carlos Saldarriaga, delivers food to the community during the mandatory quarantine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Soacha, Colombia on April 15, 2020. Colombia extended its national lock down until April 26 to control spread of COVID-19. (Photo: Leonardo Munoz/VIEWpress via Getty Images) Warning of 'Hammer Blow' From Pandemic, UN Food Agencies Say Coronavirus Could Double Global Levels of Acute Hunger
A new report states 265 million people could face food insecurity by the end of 2020, up from 130 million last year.
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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), center, looks at Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), right, as McGovern speaks during a news conference on Monday, March 9, 2020. House to Vote on Allowing Members to Use Proxies, Opening Door for Full Remote Voting
"We ought to use this time as an opportunity to prepare for Congress to be able to work according to its full capabilities even with social and physical distancing guidelines in place."
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The 2020 Press Freedom Index from Reporters Without Borders Coronavirus Pandemic Exacerbating Global Threats to Press Freedom: Watchdog Group
"Press freedom in the United States continued to suffer during President Donald Trump's third year in office," RSF added in its annual Press Freedom Index.
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An Italian Carabinieri officer, wearing a respiratory mask, stands guard at a road block on April 10, 2020 in Milan, Italy. Milan's Plan to Limit Cars After COVID-19 Lockdown Lauded as 'Excellent Example of #BuildBackBetter'
"Of course, we want to reopen the economy, but we think we should do it on a different basis from before."
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'A New Roadblock': IRS Gives Social Security Recipients Until Wednesday to File for $500 Payments for Their Children
"It is impossible to tell from the outside if this latest outrage is the result of incompetence, mean-spiritedness, or both."
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Trump Says He's Aiming to Shield Corporations From Legal Liability for Workers Who Contract Covid-19 on the Job
"Businesses are asking for the right to expose their workers to fatal risks with no consequences. It's bad economics and bad policy."
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'Exploiting Coronavirus to Continue Their Nativist Agenda': Trump Tweets Plan to Suspend All Immigration to US
"This isn't about coronavirus or jobs. This is about this administration's hate for immigrants."
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Monday, April 20, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard crews work to put out a fire during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard) Decade After BP Deepwater Horizon, Green Groups Demand: End Fossil Fuels 'Once and for All'
Ten years after the nation's worst oil disaster, the impacts remain, but the Trump adminstration moves to expand dangerous drilling.
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As Oil Prices Fall Below $0 Per Barrel, Climate Advocates Urge Against Fossil Fuel Industry Bailout
" The oil price collapse creates a historic opening: a public buyout of the fossil fuel sector to enact a managed decline of extraction and ensure a just transition for workers and communities."
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Betty Bailey of SEIU Local 1 protests with Whole Foods Market employees and other union activists outside a Whole Foods Market store on July 31, 2013 in Chicago. 'Minority Report Union-Busting' Tactics at Whole Foods Decried Following Reporting on Company's Labor Activism Heat Map
The company, which is owned by Amazon, uses factors like race, turnover, and "loyalty" to determine each store's score.
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'Incrementalism Is Not Helpful in This Moment': Ocasio-Cortez Rejects Settling for Crumbs in Next Covid-19 Stimulus
"I'm not here for a $5 bill. And I will not insult my community with one."
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Though 'Children Need Peace Now More Than Ever,' US and Russia Block UN Efforts to Impose Global Ceasefire
American and Russian diplomats have publicly praised calls for a global ceasefire, but say they cannot sign on to a blanket agreement.
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