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Monday, November 2, 2020
A federal officer tells the crowd to move while dispersing a protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 21, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Warning Against Trump 'Coup' Attempt, 15,000+ Sign Petition Urging US Military Leaders to Refuse Any Order to Interfere in Election
"The public very much needs media outlets and prominent officials, including the Secretary of Defense, to state clearly that the president's use of the military to interfere in the election will not be tolerated."
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Journalist Robert Fisk during the 2010 Al Jazeera Forum. (Photo: Mohamed Nanbhay/WikiMedia Commons) 'Greatest Journalist of His Generation': Robert Fisk, Veteran War Reporter and Fierce Critic of US Imperialism, Dead at 74
The managing editor at The Independent— where Fisk worked for 30 years —called him "fearless, uncompromising, determined, and utterly committed to uncovering the truth and reality at all costs."
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'Quite a Closing Message': As Covid-19 Soars, Trump Threatens to Fire Fauci After Election Over
" Trump is telling Americans that he has given up on protecting them from the virus. And that that's what they can expect in a second term."
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Amnesty Slams Trump for 'Condoning Violence and Intimidation' as President Praises Texas Mob for Harassing Biden Campaign Bus
"This aggressive, abusive conduct by his supporters results from Trump continuing to incite acts of intimidation and violence."
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Cars approach a mail-in ballot drop off location on October 13, 2020 in Austin, Texas. 'Attempted Judicial Coup in Progress': Alarms Sound as Texas Republicans Ask Federal Judge to Toss Nearly 130,000 Ballots
"This lawsuit is another desperate and ludicrous attempt by extremists to block the will of the people and disrupt democracy."
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'Nobody Should Fall For It': Sanders Condemns Trump's Reported Plan to Falsely Declare Victory on Election Night
"We will not allow that to happen. Every vote must and will be counted."
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Sunday, November 1, 2020
Residents gather along road damaged by heavy rains brought by the super Typhoon Goni after it hit the town of Malinao, Albay province, south of Manila on November 1, 2020. (Photo: Charism Sayat/AFP via Getty Images) Super Typhoon Goni Strikes the Philippines as 'Strongest Landfalling Tropical Cyclone on Record,' Spurring Calls for Climate Justice
The storm, known locally as Rolly, left at least 10 people dead and nearly 400,000 displaced.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on September 24, 2020. He warned that the U.S. faces an "unprecedented and dangerous moment," as President Donald Trump questions the legitimacy of mail-in ballots and suggests he might not accepts the election results. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) "No, Mr. President," Sanders Says Before Election Day, "You're Not Standing Up for Working Families"
The senator slammed the Trump administration for giving more than $425 billion in contracts to companies that have shipped jobs overseas.
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Saturday, October 31, 2020
President Donald Trump arrives at a rally on October 31, 2020 in Reading, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) 'Trump Is KILLING Americans': As US Cases Top 9 Million, Stanford Study Ties President's Rallies to Covid-19 Spread
The analysis links 18 rallies to over 30,000 cases and 700 deaths—but doesn't include events in October, when states saw infections surge.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as senior adviser Stephen Miller (C) listens during a round-table discussion on border security and safe communities with state, local, and community leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on January 11, 2019. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'So, So Cruel': Rights Advocates, Biden Campaign Sound Alarm About Immigration Agenda Stephen Miller Is Crafting for Trump's Second Term
According to the Democratic nominee, "This agenda is designed to do one thing only: divide our communities with cheap, xenophobic rhetoric, and demonize those seeking to make legitimate asylum claims."
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Friday, October 30, 2020
Supporters listen as the Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), speaks during a campaign event at First Saint John Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas on October 30, 2020. (Photo: Montinique Monroe/Getty Images) Early Votes in Texas Surpass 2016 Total as Democrats and Biden Campaign Continue Push to Flip State
"Now we know this is no time to let up on the pedal though, right?" vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris said in Fort Worth.
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Record early voting—much of it by mail—has caused serious delays in the United States Postal Service. (Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images) Citing Widespread Election-Related Delays, Federal Judge Invokes 'Extraordinary Measures' to Ensure On-Time Delivery, Counting of Ballots
Large areas of the country will be subjected to the measures, which include expedited handling, extra deliveries, and special pickups.
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Vicki Ibarra opens a late medical bill for her son at her home on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Fresno, California. As Households Face Crushing Debt and Pandemic, Trump CFPB Opens Door for Collectors to 'Endlessly Harass Struggling Families'
Consumer advocates say the rule amounts to "the administration's latest gift to wealthy donors at the expense of consumers."
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Sens. Sherrod Brown (L) (D-Ohio) and Jeff Berkley (D-Ore.) chat while walking in the U.S. Capitol on August 5, 2020. (Photo: Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images) In Bid to Beat 'Public Health and Economic Crises,' Senate Dems Urge Utilities to Suspend Shutoffs During Pandemic
"Minority and low-income families who have disproportionately borne the brunt of the current economic crisis are particularly at risk."
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A red-legged frog sits in a backyard pond in Washington state. The herbicide atrazine, common in the U.S. but banned many other places, is linked to hermaphroditic amphibians as well as various harmful health effects in humans. (Photo: Dan Dzurisin/flickr/cc) EPA Sued for 'Once Again Putting Corporate Interests Over Public Health or the Environment' by Reapproving Herbicide Atrazine
"We're not going to just stand by and watch another generation get poisoned by one of the most dangerous pesticides still in use."
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'Truly Sociopathic Behavior': After Mother Beaten by Philly Cops, Fraternal Order of Police Use Photo of Terrified Toddler as Propaganda
"The underlying story of Philadelphia police conduct is shocking enough, but the added layer of intentional lies and deception... is unbelievable."
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Firefighters and paramedics assist confirmed Covid-19 positive patients on October 26, 2020 in Glen Burnie, Maryland. (Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images) As Covid-19 Infections Skyrocket, House Report Slams Trump's Pandemic Response as Among "Worst Failures of Leadership" in U.S. History
"This report exhaustively documents what has long been clear: the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus crisis has been a tragic failure."
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Experts Warn Trump HHS 'Endangering People' by Covering Up Key Covid-19 Hospitalization Data
"We're now in the third wave, and I think our only way out is really open, transparent, and actionable information."
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IRS headquarters in the Federal Triangle district of Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Soodevilla/Getty Images) Under Trump, Households Making $30 Million Nine Times Less Likely to Face IRS Audit Than Working Poor Making Less Than $25,000
If U.S. police detected murders at the same .03% rate that America's richest families are audited, writes journalist David Cay Johnson, "they would become aware of just five of the 16,214 reported homicides."
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) speaks while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) listens at the NAACP town hall during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations (CBCF) 49th Annual Legislative Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2019. (Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) 'Banking for the People': Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez Unveil Bill to Foster Creation of Public Banks Across US
"It's time for an option that works for the people and not solely privatized profits."
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Unions Representing Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Prepare for General Strike If Trump Subverts Election Results
" Paired with people in the streets, a strike could help stop a GOP coup."
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At least 17 people received medical treatment for heat-related illnesses during U.S. President Donald Trump's packed campaign rally in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, October 29, 2020. (Photo: Screenshot/HuffPost video) Days After Hypothermia Fiasco, Add Heat Stroke to 'Things You Can Get at a Trump Rally': Supporters Hospitalized During Event in Florida
"Trump campaign goes into home stretch by infecting, freezing, and burning its own supporters."
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A voter on bicycle drops off their ballot at a drive through drop-off for absentee ballots on August 11, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota Democrats Implore Voters to 'Drop Off Your Ballot' in Person After Last-Minute Court Ruling
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon called the court's decision a "tremendous and unnecessary disruption to Minnesota's election, just days before Election Day."
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A medical worker takes a nasal swab sample from a student to test for COVID-19 at the Brooklyn Health Medical Alliance urgent care pop up testing site as infection rates spike. 'This Is Trump's Failure': US Reports Record 90,400+ Covid Cases in Just 24 Hours—Equivalent to One New Infection Every Second
"Another record day of Covid cases. Not because of testing—but because President Trump has given up on controlling the virus and his administration has failed the American people."
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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) speaks with voters in Hollis, Maine on October 29, 2020. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) A Day After Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Violent Hate Crimes, Collins Says Maine Doesn't Have Issue With Systemic Racism
"We are very fortunate in the state of Maine because we have terrific members of law enforcement," the Republican incumbent asserted.
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Roy Casey carries his dog Buddy from his flooded neighborhood on March 30, 2010 as the Pawtuxet River crests in Cranston, Rhode Island. A major rain storm hammered the Northeast, causing flooding and evacuations. National Guard troops were activated in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. (Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images) Federal Court Ruling in Rhode Island Suit Targeting Polluters Called 'More Evidence of the Momentum Behind Climate Accountability Cases'
The appeals court decision dealt a blow to the fossil fuel giants named as defendants in the Ocean State's historic climate liability lawsuit.
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New York State banking regulators have told banks they must factor climate-related risks in their business plans. (Photo: Ramy Majouji/WikiMedia Commons) In 'Road Map for a More Sustainable Future,' NY Regulator Tells Banks to Consider Climate Risks in Planning
"Climate change is happening now, and we have to take steps to manage the financial risks now," said the state superintendent of banking regulation.
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'Disregard for Human Life Could Not Be More Blatant': Despite Covid-19 Risks, Trump Increases Deportations to Haiti
"I believe that they are trying to deport as many people as possible prior to the elections," said one advocate for Haitian refugees.
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"The largest canine native to North America, gray wolves were once common throughout more than two-thirds of the lower 48 states," before being "nearly wiped out in the mid-20th century due to habitat loss and deliberate eradication efforts," Environment America explained in a statement released on Thursday, October 29, 2020. (Photo: Dennis Fast/VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) 'We Will See Them in Court': Howls of Protest and Lawsuit Promised as Trump Takes Wolves Off Endangered Species List
"Let's learn from history: Removing legal protections is a disaster for gray wolves."
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Then-Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech on digitial infrastructure policy at an election campaign event in Lancaster, northwest England on November 15, 2019. 'An Inspiration to Progressive Forces': Allies Stand in Solidarity With Jeremy Corbyn Following Labour Party Suspension
Corbyn was suspended following his reaction to a watchdog report on how the party handled allegations of anti-Semitism within its ranks.
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Certified registered nurses Kimberly Scheider, left, and Debbie Jessell, right, walk up to a patient's car before starting a Covid-19 test at Penn State Health St. Joseph on March 27, 2020. (Photo: Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images) Health Workers Sue Trump Labor Secretary, OSHA Over 'Unconscionable Delay' of Protections Against Infectious Disease
The Trump administration has refused to resume work on new federal regulations—tabled in 2017—despite the coronavirus pandemic.
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'Seismic Shift' in World's Approach to Land Use, Wildlife, and Climate Action Needed to Avoid New 'Era of Pandemics,' Study Says
"The same human activities that drive climate change and biodiversity loss also drive pandemic risk through their impacts on our environment."
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U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wa.) argues that Google and Facebook's "unfair and abusive practices of taking publishers' online content without proper compensation, diverting user traffic away from local news websites, and using formats like Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to obtain data about local news consumers" are decimating the local journalism industry. (Photo Illustration: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Senator's Report Finds Google and Facebook Have 'Hijacked' Local News and Undermined Journalism
"These trillion-dollar companies scrape local news content and data for their own sites and leverage their market dominance to force local news to accept little to no compensation for their intellectual property."
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A child, age 2, from Honduras cries as U.S. Border Patrol agents detain her family near the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas on June 12, 2018. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) 'Reckless Incompetence and Intentional Cruelty': House Issues Scathing Report on Trump Migrant Family Separation Policy
The "inhumane" policy was "driven by an administration... determined to go to unthinkable extremes to deliver on political promises," the report found.
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As GDP Data Shows Economy Still in a Deep Hole, Trump Denounced for 'Trying to Mislead the Public by Claiming an Economic Miracle'
"Americans can believe what he says or they can believe their own eyes. Millions are unemployed—they know the economy is not booming."
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Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration's Covid-19 testing czar, discussed the pandemic on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday. (Photo: NBC/screenshot) Trump's Covid-19 Testing Czar Warns of 'Draconian Measures' to Come If Americans Don't Mask Up
As cases surge just before Election Day, studies show universal mask-wearing prevents outbreaks and could save tens of thousands of lives.
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'It's Not Just That You're a Crook': Watch Jon Ossoff Eviscerate Sen. Perdue Over Insider Trading, Covid Lies, and Healthcare Attacks
"You're attacking the health of the people that you represent," the Democratic challenger said to Georgia's incumbent GOP senator.
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Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner listens to U.S. President Donald Trump speak with members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) As Covid-19 Soars Ahead of Election, Tapes Reveal Kushner Bragging About How Trump Wrestled Response 'Back From the Doctors'
"We know their handling of the pandemic was dictated by politics, and that's a big part of the reason it was such an unmitigated disaster."
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Documents Reveal WH Officials Tried to Use $250 Million in Taxpayer Money on Covid Ad Campaign to Boost Trump Reelection
Democrats on the House Oversight Committee accused HHS officials of engaging in a "cover-up to conceal the Trump administration's misuse of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars for partisan political purposes."
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'Dangerously Authoritarian': Trump Says 'Hopefully' Courts Will Stop States From Counting Ballots After November 3
"He's saying it out loud: he wants courts to block legally cast ballots from being counted."
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A woman deposits her ballot in an official ballot drop box at the satellite polling station outside Philadelphia City Hall on October 27, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 'Drop It Off or Vote in Person,' Advocates Plea as Supreme Court Suggests It Could Toss Out Late Pennsylvania Ballots After Election
"Don't leave your vote in the hands of the Supreme Court."
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) participate in the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. After dropping out of the race, both senators endorsed Biden, the party's nominee. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Sanders and Klobuchar Explain to Trump: 'In America, We Count the Votes to Determine Who Wins'
Their joint statement came after the pair led a Senate report last week summarizing what Americans should expect on Election Day and reinforcing Democrats' call for everyone to vote.
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In 'Extraordinary Step,' International Crisis Group Issues Report Warning of US Election Violence
The report serves as " a testament to the erosion of U.S. democracy and the persistence of minority rule, of which the current presidency is a malignant symptom," wrote one observer.
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Miles Taylor, former chief of staff for the Department of Homeland Security, went public on Wednesday as being the "Anonymous" White House official who spoke out against President Donald Trump—both in a high profile op-ed and then in a book—while still serving in the administration. (Photo: CNN) Miles Taylor (aka 'Anonymous') Goes Public as Voice From Within White House Who Warned of Trump's Depraved Personality and Leadership
"While I claim sole authorship of the work," said the former Department of Homeland Security official.
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Waterfall on Baranof Island, Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. 'One Word for This: Vandalism': Six Days Before Election, Trump Finalizes Plan for 'Catastrophic' Attack on Largest National Forest
"Destructive development in the country's largest national forest—such as extractive logging and expansive road building—will be catastrophic for generations to come," warned Greenpeace.
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A man walks by a U.S. drone graffiti painted on a wall during a campaign against drones in Yemen on May 31, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) 'Eroding Transparency': New Airwars Report Details Deadly US Drone Strikes and Raids in Yemen Under Trump
Since Trump took office, U.S. actions in the country have killed "between 86 and 154 civilians, including at least 28 children and 13 women."
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People receive a prepared meal at the Thessalonica Christian Church during a distribution on October 22, 2020 in New York City. 'Don't Be Fooled': Economists Warn Against Deceptive Trump Spin on New GDP Figures
The GDP figures will come as tens of millions of Americans face "economic calamity" due to Republican lawmakers' persistent refusal to approve additional coronavirus relief.
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The Voice of America building is pictured in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) 'Stuff of Tinpot Dictatorships': Trump Appointee Denounced for Move to Turn US Media Agency Into Mouthpiece for State 'Propaganda'
"Trump stooge Michael Pack is eliminating the legally required editorial independence of U.S.-funded news outlets abroad so they can act like Trump's Ministry of Propaganda," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks with a voter near a polling station during the New York primaries on June 23, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images) Warning of the 'Many Trumps... in Waiting,' Ocasio-Cortez Says Democrats 'Have to Be Better'
"We're not good enough right now," the New York Democrat says of her party, and unless the material lives of working-class people are improved the nation's dangerous slide to the right will continue.
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Louis DeJoy Warren Rips USPS Board Members for 'Acting as Accomplices' to DeJoy as He Sabotages Mail Delivery—and the Election
"Once again, I call on the Board members to release their financial disclosure forms, remove DeJoy, and do their jobs by reversing DeJoy's actions."
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President Donald Trump speaks to 5,000 contractors at the Shell Chemicals Petrochemical Complex on August 13, 2019 in Monaca, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) 'Grotesquely Fitting' Say Climate Campaigners as Trump Mulls Pro-Fracking Executive Order Ahead of Election
Polling data doesn't support the idea that the issue is politically popular overall, and critics say the order would be "just one more desperate attempt by this White House to make fracking into a winning campaign issue."
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Texas Supreme Court Upholds 'Shameful, Naked Voter Suppression' With Ruling Allowing State to Limit Counties to One Ballot Drop Box
" Texas continues to be openly hostile to voting rights."
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An aerial photograph taken on February 24, 2014 depicts the destruction of an Indonesian rainforest—the habitat of endangered orangutans, tigers, and other animal as well as plant species—cleared to make way for a palm oil plantation on Borneo Island. (Photo: Bay Ismoyo/AFP via Getty Images) 'Bankrolling Extinction': Report Shows Big Banks Lent Over $2.6 Trillion to Fund Global Biodiversity Destruction in 2019
"Imagine a world in which projects can only raise capital when they have demonstrated that they will contribute meaningfully and positively to restoring the planet's bounty and a safe climate for all. That's the future this report envisions and builds toward."
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'He Needed Social Supports, Not Bullets': Mass Protests Engulf Philly Streets for Second Straight Night Over Police Killing of Walter Wallace
"This killing must be thoroughly investigated, and the officers responsible for Wallace's death must be held accountable for their actions."
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'We've Made Such Progress, It's Incredible,' Trump Lies as US Hits Record 500,000 Covid Cases in One Week
"Trump's anti-science attitude is why 225,000 Americans are dead and why the pandemic is surging nationwide," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Count every vote Top Federal Election Official Corrects Trump: 'Counting Ballots—All of 'Em—Is the Appropriate, Proper, and Very Legal Way to Determine Who Won'
"An election is not a reality show with a big reveal at the end," said FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Far-right militia members armed with weapons including assault rifles in Stone Mountain, Georgia on August 15, 2020. (Photo: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images) Michigan Judge Accused of Jeopardizing Safety and Democracy With Reversal of Open Carry Ban at Polling Places
Citing her "sworn duty to protect every voter and their right to cast the ballot free from intimidation and harassment," the Democratic secretary of state vows to appeal the judge's injunction.
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Brad Rose looks at rows of soybean plants that show signs of having been affected by dicamba use on August 9, 2017. He doesn't use it on his crops and he's assured by neighbors within a mile and a half that they haven't used it either. According to him, that means that the chemical had to travel about two miles to reach his crops. (Photo: The Washington Post) Despite Court Ruling and Drift Concerns, EPA Approves Use of Dicamba Products on Soybeans and Cotton for Five Years
One critic charged that the agency "has shown such callous indifference to the damage dicamba has caused to farmers and wildlife alike."
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'We. Will. Vote. Her. Out.': Maine Progressives Not Fooled Even a Little Bit by Susan Collins' Cynical Vote on Barrett
"Senator Collins has continued to enable Trump and McConnell's anti-choice, anti-freedom agenda. This vote is too little, too late."
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An satellite view of the Laptev Sea, Siberia. (Photo: NASA) Researchers Worry Methane Discovery in Arctic Ocean Could Signal Dangerous New Climate Feedback Loop
"Climate warming is awakening the 'sleeping giants' of the carbon cycle," warned one researcher.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says goodby to members of a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee afters testifying during a hearing on June 16, 2020. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) FCC Accused of Prioritizing Corporate Interests Over Needs of American People by Doubling Down on Net Neutrality Repeal
"This remand order callously dismisses the valid concerns of public-safety officials, competitive broadband providers, and millions of disconnected low-income families who can't afford to get online."
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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) Warning of 'Poisonous Consequences,' Pennsylvania County Elections Board Calls on Barrett to Recuse Herself in Crucial Mail-in Ballot Case
"It is reasonable to infer that, in Trump's mind, Barrett must repay his appointment by refusing to recuse, and then by voting both to secure his election and to gut the Affordable Care Act," wrote one legal ethicist.
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Donald Trump Election 2020 "I Don't Believe That's By Our Laws," Trump Says of Counting All the Votes in an Election
"He wants to throw out legal votes. That's what he's saying here."
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E. Jean Carroll speaks during the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year summit in New York City. (Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Glamour) Federal Judge Denies Motion to Substitute DOJ for Trump in Rape Accuser's Defamation Suit
"President Trump defamed our client because she was brave enough to reveal that he had sexually assaulted her, and that brutal, personal attack cannot be attributed to the office of the president," a lawyer for E. Jean Carroll said.
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 voter puts a ballot in a ballot box on June 9, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) After Supreme Court Guts Expansion of Mail-In Voting in Wisconsin, Fears Grow of Similar Rulings in Pennsylvania and North Carolina
Republicans and the Trump campaign are hoping the Supreme Court will reject efforts to extend the deadline for receiving absentee ballots.
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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) As Election Nears, Polling Shows 82% of Voters Believe 100% Clean Power Should Be Primary US Energy Goal
The survey also found that over seven in 10 Americans support legislation to eliminate fossil fuel emissions from the transportation, electricity, buildings, industry, and agricultural sectors by 2050.
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As Trump Says 'Must Have Vote Total' on Nov. 3, Nearly 400 'Protect the Results' Rallies Planned to Fight Election Night Theft
"We think the likelihood of activation is high," the Protect the Results coalition says.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally at Altoona-Blair County Airport in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania on October 26, 2020. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) Where the President Goes, Coronavirus Follows: Analysis Shows Spike in Covid-19 Cases After Numerous Trump Rallies
"These rallies offer a boost to the president's ego but risk leaving behind a trail of sickness and increased strain on local public health departments and medical systems."
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'Drop It Off. Drop It Off. Drop It Off': USPS Deadline to Mail Ballots Is Today, But Voters Urged Not to Rely on DeJoy-Led Postal Service
"Don't put it in the mail. Not at this point. If you can drop it off in person, drop it off in person."
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'Should Be Ashamed': After Installing Barrett, McConnell Adjourns Senate for Recess With No Covid Relief in Sight
"Small business owners, workers, and families are desperate for support—and lawmakers and the president abandoned them in order to focus on jamming through a historically non-transparent and extreme Supreme Court pick."
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Kavanaugh Supreme Court Wisconsin "He's Down to Steal This Thing": Kavanaugh Parrots Trump Mail-In Ballot Lies as Supreme Court Bars Extension of Wisconsin Deadline
"Kavanaugh is announcing to the world that if it will help Trump win he will join a decision to not count votes."
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Monday, October 26, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump, newly sworn-in U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett and her husband Jesse Barrett look on during a ceremonial swearing-in on the South Lawn of the White House October 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Senate confirmed Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court today by a vote of 52-48. (Photo:  Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'Expand the Court': Ocasio-Cortez Leads Charge With 3-Word Democratic Strategy After Barrett Sworn In
"Republicans do this because they don't believe Dems have the stones to play hardball like they do," said the New York Democrat. While admitting "for a long time they've been correct," she indicated those days would soon be over.
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Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump at a 2015 New York gala. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images) Jared Kushner Eviscerated as 'Face of White Privilege and Nepotism' After Mocking Racial Justice Protesters
President Donald Trump's son-in-law—some of whose wealth comes from being what one user called "the highest-ranking slumlord in the country"—also implied that Black people do not want to succeed.
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Supporters of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and pro-choice advocates gathered outside of the U.S. Supreme Court before the Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee on October 26, 2020. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) In 'Partisan Power Grab,' Republican Senators Confirm Third Trump Nominee Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
Critics warn that she "will only embolden the court's most conservative judges to further gut protections for Americans' healthcare, free speech, and the environment, and unleash a new wave of corporate greed."
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Despite CDC Moratorium—and With Help From White House—Corporate Landlords Have Gone on Eviction Spree
"The spike in homelessness that results from the absence of continuing tenant protections in the Covid era spells disaster for too many Americans."
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference in Tehran on June 10, 2019. At UN, Iranian Foreign Minister Blames US War on Terror for 'Countless Broken Societies'
The Iranian foreign minister took at at the "eight violent wars that the United States initiated or joined since 2001."
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'Prove Him Wrong': Progressives Demand Democrats Accept McConnell's Challenge, Expand Supreme Court If They Win Elections
"Mitch McConnell doesn't think we can fight back to save our courts. He's wrong. The first step is winning in November."
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A sign reminds residents to 'Wash Hands Often' on the quiet streets of Monterey Park, California on March 26, 2020 as people stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) As Congress Drags Feet on Covid-19 Relief, 120+ Groups Urge CDC Director to Issue National Water Shutoff Moratorium
"Water is essential for disinfecting and controlling the spread of Covid-19. This is a basic matter of public health."
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In response to Facebook's attempt to cancel a NYU research project that has been collecting data about the company's ad-targeting practices, Common Cause has launched a petition imploring the social media giant to "shut down disinformation on their platform—instead of trying to shut down the advocates and academics who are trying to expose it." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Watchdog Fights Back as Facebook Attempts to Shut Down Research Exposing 'Political Disinformation' in Ad Practices
"Rather than combat the rampant disinformation and hate on its platform, Facebook has decided to go after the people who are helping voters understand who is trying to influence their votes."
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"I'm Gonna Die in Here": Investigation Shows How Jails' Privatized Healthcare Places Profit Over Prisoners, With Deadly Results
A Reuters report found that inmates in jails with contracted medical services were more likely to die and suffer substandard care than those in facilities with publicly managed care.
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International Study Finds US Republican Party Heading Towards Becoming One of World's Most Authoritarian Factions
"Disrespect of political opponents, the encouragement of violence, and also the violation of minority rights... they have all clearly increased with the Republican Party in recent years," said one of the lead authors.
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The charred remains of a car are seen near a burning house in Pine Canyon during the Lake Fire on August 12, 2020 in Lake Hughes, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) GM and Ford Knew, Too: Reporting Reveals Auto Giants Recognized Looming Climate Crisis in 1960s—and Helped Bury Reality
"Like the major oil and gas companies, leading car companies took a calculated risk that they—and the world—could delay action to address the drivers of climate change. We are all paying for that gamble."
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As Senate Dems Hold Talkathon in Protest, Warren Condemns GOP Vote on Barrett as 'Last Gasp of a Desperate Party'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others slammed the Republicans for prioritizing the judge's confirmation over providing coronavirus relief for American families.
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Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the U.S. Senate in 2017. (Photo: C-SPAN / Senate Television) With Covid-19 Rife Among VP Staffers, Democrats Says Pence Presiding Over Senate a 'Violation of Common Decency'
"Your presence alone could be very dangerous to many people—not just Senators, but to all the truly essential staff—both Democratic and Republican—who must be physically present inside the U.S. Capitol for it to function."
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Citizens in favor of rewriting the Chilean constitution celebrate while awaiting the official results of the referendum at Plaza Italia Square in Santiago, Chile on October 25, 2020. (Photo: Alejandro Olivares/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) 'Let This Echo Around the World': Nearly 50 Years After US-Backed Coup, Chile Votes to Rewrite Pinochet Era Constitution
"This historic day belongs to those who have struggled for decades, to those who have given their lives, to the tortured, to the mutilated, and especially to those who remain imprisoned."
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Sunday, October 25, 2020
'Victory for Humanity': Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons to Take Effect as Honduras Becomes 50th Nation to Ratify
The United States has not ratified the treaty and the Trump administration is actively urging nations to withdraw from it.
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Mark Meadows Coronavirus "We're Not Going to Control the Pandemic," Trump Chief of Staff Says on Live TV as Covid Cases Surge
"'It is what it is' wasn't a randomly tossed off phrase: it's the official policy."
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Amy Coney Barrett climate 70+ Climate Journalists Pen Open Letter Condemning Barrett for Enabling the 'Ecological Crisis of Our Times'
"At the moment when the facts of the case were presented to her, this arbiter of justice freely chose to side with mistruths. Judge Coney Barrett's responses are factually inaccurate, scientifically unsound, and dangerous."
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Pence Coronavirus Pence Denounced for 'Grossly Negligent' Decision to Keep Campaigning Despite Exposure to Top Aide With Covid-19
"It's just an insult to everybody who has been working in public health and public health response."
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'Such an Insult': Doctors Furious as Trump Peddles Baseless Claim That They Are Inflating Covid Death Count for Profit
"We report deaths how they occur. If you did your damn job we wouldn't be reporting so many."
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Saturday, October 24, 2020
'Very Dark Moment for the Senate': Republicans Block Consideration of Covid Relief While Rushing Ahead With Barrett Confirmation
"Two hundred twenty thousand Americans have died from Covid, but the Senate GOP only seems to care about forcing Trump's nominee through an illegitimate process."
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Trump Lawsuit to Stop Mail-In Vote Counting in Nevada Condemned as 'Obvious' and 'Desperate' Suppression Attempt
"This suit is nothing but a sham."
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Louis DeJoy Postal Service XPO contract 'Epic Level of Corruption': Postal Service Quietly Awards $5 Million Contract to DeJoy's Former Company
"Reminder that Louis DeJoy still needs to be fired."
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McConnell Amy Coney Barrett 'This Is Not Normal': McConnell Keeps Senate in Session Over Weekend to Shut Down Debate on Barrett, Set Stage for Confirmation Vote
Sen. Jeff Merkley warned that Republicans "are hellbent on ramming through this nomination even if it means torching Senate's traditions, rules, and integrity."
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'We're Rounding the Corner Beautifully,' Trump Lies Just Before US Hits Another Record: 85,000+ New Covid-19 Cases
"Trump's lies and his rejection of science have cost us tens of thousands of lives. We need a new president," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Friday, October 23, 2020
Protesters with the group Rise and Resist stage a demonstration outside Fox News headquarters in New York City on October 22, 2020. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket/Getty Images) 'Another Victory for Voters' as Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Mail-In Ballot Signatures Don't Need to Match Registration Rolls
"The Election Code does not... require county election boards to reject absentee or mail-in ballots during the canvassing process based on an analysis of a voter's signature," the court unanimously ruled.
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks as Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hold a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib Lead Call for UN Probe Into Alleged DHS Human Rights Abuses
"Our government cannot be allowed to commit human rights atrocities or escape investigation, oversight, or criticism based on its powerful geopolitical position, as it so often has."
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People wearing face masks visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Oct. 16, 2020. According to a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University, D.C. has the highest rate of mask-wearing and the lowest percentage of people who know someone with Covid-19 symptoms in the country. (Photo: Xinhua/Ting Shen via Getty Images) Universal Mask-Wearing Would Save Nearly 130,000 Lives by Spring 2021, Study Finds
Separate research showed that in states where people frequently or always wear face coverings in public, fewer people know someone who has had symptoms of Covid-19 in their communities.
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President Donald Trump in the White House Oval Office after announcing an agreement between the U.S., Israel, and Sudan to normalize relations between Jerusalem and Khartoum. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Palestinian and Peace Leaders Condemn Trump's Israel-Sudan Normalization Deal as 'Stab in the Back'
Critics say the U.S.-brokered agreement normalizes not only relations between the former foes, but also Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people.
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Constitutional law experts on Friday endorsed a bill that would create 18-year term limits for U.S. Supreme Court Justices. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/44768401@N07/4122928968/in">Matt Wade</a>/flickr/cc)</p> Constitutional Law Experts Endorse Democrats' Bill to Create 18-Year Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices
The called it "a critical piece in prescribing how our country's leaders can work to depoliticize the Supreme Court and its confirmation process."
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