Alert: French Army Receives Authorization To Shoot “Yellow Vest” Protesters 

Mar 28, 2019 by

Yesterday, the governor of the Paris military district told France Info that soldiers of the Operation Sentinel counter-terror...

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Alert: Mueller’s Investigation Erases a Line Drawn After Watergate 

Mar 28, 2019 by

The special counsel’s decision not to take a position on whether President Trump’s norm-shattering actions constituted obstruction...

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Alert: Trump-Linked Christian Fundamentalists Are Pouring Dark Money Into Europe, Boosting the Far Right

Mar 28, 2019 by

The rise of far-right movements in Europe aligns with a significant increase over the last five years in spending by Christian groups...

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The People of Palestine Are on the March

Mar 28, 2019 by

Israel will hold an election on April 9, a little more than a week after the first anniversary of the Great March of Return. On the...

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U.S. Supreme Court backs SEC, safeguards investor-protection laws 

Mar 28, 2019 by

The U.S. Supreme Court safeguarded investor-protection laws on Wednesday in a ruling against a New York investment banker who the...

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The Irish Potato Famine Was Caused By Capitalism, Not A Fungus 

Mar 28, 2019 by

While the blight did strike and take down most of Ireland’s potatoes, the truth is that Ireland was exporting more than enough food...

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Brazil’s Labor Unions Prepare for War with Far-Right President Jair Bolsanaro 

Mar 28, 2019 by

Bolsanaro has lowered the minimum wage, dismantled labor law enforcement and is threatening pension cuts. Source: Brazil’s Labor...

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Caught up in Avenatti scandal, Mark Geragos finds himself on the other side of the law 

Mar 28, 2019 by

Mark Geragos, celebrity lawyer to the stars, found himself on other side of law after he was linked to a federal sting operation that...

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Man Who Drove Van Through Crowd in Charlottesville Pleads Guilty to 29 Hate Crimes

Mar 28, 2019 by

 James Fields Jr. pled guilty to 29 of the 30 hate crimes he was charged with after he drove his vehicle into a crowd of...

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In Argentina, Over A Million March In Honor Of Victims Of US-Backed Military Dictatorship 

Mar 28, 2019 by

On the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, over a million Argentinians mobilized to remember the 30,000 victims of the last...

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Happy to Engage Workers and Community on Green New Deal, Ocasio-Cortez Accepts GOP Invite to Kentucky Coal Mine

Mar 28, 2019 by

The New York Democrat has been met with warm welcomes from working people in red states, where poor communities would benefit from...

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Man stopped by ICE uses ‘know your rights’ training, prevents immigrants’ arrest

Mar 28, 2019 by

Bryan MacCormack, 30, executive director of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement in upstate New York, was captured on video...

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Warning: Frankenfish Coming to a Store Near You

Mar 28, 2019 by

The FDA has removed the last roadblock to genetically engineered (GE) salmon hitting supermarket shelves. The GE salmon will have to...

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Educators Can Dismantle Oppression in Their Classrooms. Here’s How.

Mar 28, 2019 by

Dismantling racism and oppression within school systems should be prioritized with mandatory worker training. Source: Educators Can...

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Not Piracy But ‘A Matter of Survival’: Refugees Take Control of Ship Headed Back to ‘Hell’ in Libya

Mar 28, 2019 by

“‘Pirates’—a new label for refugees who refused to return to slave camps in Libya.” Source: Not Piracy...

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The Psychological Aftermath of Surviving School Shootings 

Mar 28, 2019 by

The recent Parkland student suicides call attention to the long-term effects of school shootings on mental health, academic...

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George HW Bush voted for Hillary in 2016, Barbara stopped considering herself a Republican

Mar 28, 2019 by

According to a forthcoming biography by USA Today’s Washington bureau chief Susan Page, the Bush family matriarch and patriarch were...

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Cuba Sends Field Hospital to Help Mozambique amid Cyclone Idai 

Mar 28, 2019 by

Cuba’s vice minister of Foreign Affairs Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo announced that Cuba is sending Wednestay a “field...

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Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan steps down 

Mar 28, 2019 by

Sloan is the second CEO, after John Stumpf, to leave since Wells Fargo’s customer abuse scandals came to light in late 2016....

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Alleged New Zealand Mosque Gunman Linked to Far-Right Group Backed by Steve King

Mar 28, 2019 by

Austrian authorities announced Wednesday that they had discovered a financial link between the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter and...

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Mueller could never have saved us from Trump. That’s what politics is for 

Mar 27, 2019 by

Being unfit for office is not a crime. It will be up to the American people to absorb and act on that insight Source: Mueller could...

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Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Lift Up Family Farmers Includes Barring Big Ag Mega-Mergers Like Monsanto-Bayer

Mar 27, 2019 by

The senator unveiled her plan to fight conglomerates like Bayer-Monsanto just before heading to Iowa to meet with farmers Source:...

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Here’s How The 2020 Candidates Rate On Climate 

Mar 27, 2019 by

Climate change is expected to be a major issue among Democrats in 2020 as the White House continues its anti-environmental agenda....

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A psychologist who studies leadership development reveals the simple reason so many incompetent men fail their way to the top

Mar 27, 2019 by

Chamorro-Premuzic shares a few explanatory theories. The first is that overconfidence can easily be masked as competence, especially...

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Democrats Ignore a Progressive Foreign Policy at Their Peril

Mar 27, 2019 by

The 2020 election will not turn on global issues — and more’s the pity. After all, thanks to decades upon decades of...

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Judge strikes down Medicaid work requirements 

Mar 27, 2019 by

It’s a major loss for the Trump administration. Source: Judge strikes down Medicaid work requirements...

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How Trump’s Recognition of Israeli Usurpation of Syrian Golan Strengthens Iran, Russia in ME 

Mar 27, 2019 by

Russian President Vladimir Putin is delighted at Trump’s move, since it cuts off at the knees US objections to the Russian...

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Stacey Abrams Signals She’s Not Interested In Being Biden’s Running Mate 

Mar 27, 2019 by

“I think you don’t run for second place,” the rising Democratic star said on “The View.” Source: Stacey Abrams Signals She’s...

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Alert: Trump’s stance on the Golan will allow Israel to operate with impunity elsewhere

Mar 27, 2019 by

Until now, no country had recognised Israel’s act of plunder. In 1981, UN member states, including the US, declared Israeli...

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The Green New Deal: A Strategy For A More Equal United States 

Mar 27, 2019 by

The Green New Deal often gets portrayed as simply a program for climate protection. But the Green New Deal — as proposed in a new...

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‘Republicans don’t want to have this fight’: Ex-RNC chair warns that health care is a terrible issue for the GOP in 2020 

Mar 27, 2019 by

“The Republican Party,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday, “will soon be known as the party of health care. You watch.” But Steele...

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Barr: White House will have chance to edit Mueller Report before it’s public

Mar 27, 2019 by

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Tuesday that Attorney General William Barr told him he would send the special counsel...

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Alert: Bush/Cheney politically-driven TSA inspections return: The ICE and TSA Role as Journalist Harasser and Media ‘Watchdog’

Mar 27, 2019 by

Sometimes you have to leave the United States to understand how far this country has evolved towards becoming a police state. I got a...

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Warren, Sanders, and Gillibrand Top Performers on 2020 Climate Leadership Scorecard

Mar 27, 2019 by

“No one is getting an A+ on this climate test just for admitting that the climate crisis is happening. Real climate leadership...

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FBI releases documents on Trump Organization after years of resistance 

Mar 27, 2019 by

A pair of subpoenas for testimony to a federal grand jury in Manhattan were among the files released under Foia law Source: FBI...

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Voters don’t want partisan gerrymandering … but the Supreme Court may be another story

Mar 27, 2019 by

Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah all passed ballot measures that weakened the ability of state legislators to pass purely...

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Impeach William Barr if he doesn’t release the Mueller report 

Mar 27, 2019 by

United States Attorney General William Barr is acting as though he has a choice about releasing the Mueller report. He doesn’t....

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Every Senate Democrat Backs Sweeping Campaign Finance, Voting Rights and Ethics Reform Bill

Mar 27, 2019 by

Sen. Tom Udall’s (D-N.M.) bill is a companion to the For The People Act passed by the House in March. Source: Every Senate Democrat...

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Unsealed Documents Shed Light On State Conspiracy Against Chelsea Manning 

Mar 27, 2019 by

On Wednesday, the U.S. Eastern District Court of Virginia unsealed several filings concerning Chelsea Manning’s legal challenge to...

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Vote Him Out: Schumer Compares Ilhan Omar To Trump As Top Democrats Echo GOP’s Criticism At AIPAC 

Mar 27, 2019 by

At the pro-Israel conference, Democratic leaders are helping the Republicans’ claim that the left has turned against Israel and...

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Democrats’ Russiagate Fixation Has Obscured Trump’s True Crimes

Mar 27, 2019 by

it wasn’t really collusion with Russia so much as it was collusion with Israel. Because what’s described as a very senior Trump...

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Team Trump Is Out for Vengeance. The Democrats Must Push Back.

Mar 27, 2019 by

Trump’s flunkeys are trying to flip the script on the “treasonous” Obama administration. Source: Team Trump Is Out...

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War and Peace and the 2020 Presidential Candidates

Mar 27, 2019 by

While we can’t guarantee that candidates will stick to their campaign promises, we still must ask this vital question: What...

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America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat 

Mar 27, 2019 by

Donald Trump is one symptom of a wider problem that’s making the United States weaker on the international stage. Source: America’s...

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Congress’s New Progressives Take On the Banks

Mar 27, 2019 by

THE SIX LARGEST WALL STREET banks took home $100 billion in profit in 2018, aided by significant relief from the Trump tax cuts....

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Facebook to ban white nationalist and separatist content

Mar 27, 2019 by

Facebook decided Tuesday to ban content that offers praise and support of white nationalism and white separatism on its platform, and...

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“They don’t even know I’m here.” Audio released of calls made by inmate lost in system 

Mar 27, 2019 by

Audio recordings from an inmate lost in the Oklahoma County Jail for nearly eight months were released to FOX 25 from a source...

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Universal Health Care Benefits 300,000 Bolivians in 20 Days

Mar 27, 2019 by

President Evo Morales reported on Sunday that the Unified Health System (SUS) had benefited a total of 300,000 people who do not have...

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Meet the Billionaires Profiting Off Job Losses at GM

Mar 27, 2019 by

Hedge fund heads buy up mansions and NFL teams, all on the tab of autoworkers. Source: Meet the Billionaires Profiting Off Job Losses...

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America’s Islamophobia Is Forged at the Pulpit 

Mar 27, 2019 by

White evangelicals’ apocalyptic fantasies are driving U.S. policy. Source: America’s Islamophobia Is Forged at the Pulpit – Foreign...

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Paula White: the pastor who helps Trump hear ‘what God has to say’ 

Mar 27, 2019 by

Paula White, Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser and personal pastor, re-enacted a moment at a private White House dinner last month...

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Susan Collins says she opposes the DOJ’s effort to overturn Obamacare. Her votes are the reason it’s happening

Mar 27, 2019 by

The fact is, this lawsuit came to be — and has a slim chance of passing — thanks to a series of right-wing laws and...

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Vietnam Bans Import Of Glyphosate Herbicides After US Cancer Trial Verdict 

Mar 27, 2019 by

Vietnam has announced that it has banned the import of all glyphosate-based herbicides with immediate effect following the latest...

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Can Congress Pass a ‘Red Flag’ Law to Disarm People in Crisis? 

Mar 27, 2019 by

In a departure from their party’s usual stance, many Republicans sounded open and enthused about a gun-control law at a hearing...

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Trump Is Too Pro-Netanyahu for His Own Base 

Mar 27, 2019 by

The love affair between the U.S. president and Israeli prime minister might play well at this week’s AIPAC conference, but it doesn’t...

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Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows 

Mar 27, 2019 by

Accusations that the family behind OxyContin actively played down its perils have led arts and education institutions to rethink...

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Fury as Bolsonaro orders Brazil army to mark 55th anniversary of military coup

Mar 27, 2019 by

Defence ministry told to hold ‘appropriate commemorations’Widespread death and torture under regime that lasted 21 years Source: Fury...

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Broken Faith: Inside the Catholic Church’s plan to quietly pay survivors of sexual abuse

Mar 27, 2019 by

The Church is launching private settlement programs just as states are making it possible for more child sex abuse victims to sue....

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Biden condemns ‘white man’s culture’ as he laments role in Anita Hill hearings 

Mar 27, 2019 by

Potential 2020 contender regrets not giving Hill ‘the hearing she deserved’ during Clarence Thomas confirmation process Source: Biden...

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Alert: Trans Migrant Women in ICE Detention Allegedly Asked to Perform Sexual Favors in Exchange for Food

Mar 27, 2019 by

After speaking out against sexual harassment, withheld medications and dehumanizing treatment by guards at a New Mexico immigrant...

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It Is Long Past Time for a National Reckoning With the Catastrophic Costs of Endless War 

Mar 26, 2019 by

We need space for real dissent from the views of a foreign policy establishment that has so clearly failed us. Source: It Is Long...

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“A Crime in Public View”: How William Barr Pardoned Donald Trump 

Mar 26, 2019 by

Trump had plenty of reasons to obstruct Mueller’s investigation, whether or not there was an underlying crime. The most obvious one...

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DARPA Is Building a $10 Million, Open Source, Secure Voting System

Mar 26, 2019 by

The system will be fully open source and designed with newly developed secure hardware to make the system not only impervious to...

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The Illusory Truth Effect: how millions were duped by Russiagate 

Mar 26, 2019 by

 Bit by bit, mainstream American consciousness is slowly coming to terms with the death of the thrilling conspiracy theory that the...

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Russian Troops, Aid Arrive In Venezuela After Delivering Red Line Warning To Trump 

Mar 26, 2019 by

Just days after a high-level meeting in Rome this week, during which Russia reiterated a grave warning to the US — Moscow will...

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Dear World, Here’s How To Close Your U.S. Military Bases 

Mar 26, 2019 by

 First of all, do everything you can to let people in the United States know how much they are paying financially for the bases in...

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Joe Biden Is Hillary Clinton 2.0 – Democrats Would Be Mad to Nominate Him

Mar 26, 2019 by

The definition of insanity,” Einstein didn’t say, “is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”...

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OxyContin Maker Settles Opioid Lawsuit With Oklahoma, Will Pay $270 Million to Study Addiction

Mar 26, 2019 by

Purdue Pharma and the state of Oklahoma have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the drugmaker’s role in the deadly opioid crisis, a...

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Alert: Pentagon Says Google’s Drone Work Is Exempt From Freedom of Information Act

Mar 26, 2019 by

The Pentagon cited a law permitting government agencies to block the disclosure of records that pertain to “critical infrastructure...

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Andrew Gillum plans massive voter registration effort as FL Republicans try to undo Amendment 4.

Mar 26, 2019 by

Gillum is going to use his organization to help turn Florida blue in 2020. The new organization is called: Bring It Home Florida....

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I Prayed With Migrants In The Caravan. The Government Put Me On A Watchlist.

Mar 26, 2019 by

When I see DHS’s photograph of me, with a yellow X like a crosshair across my face, my emotions swing between fury and terror....

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Over 300,000 Internet Users Tune In as Net Neutrality Bill Clears Major Hurdle ‘Unscathed’

Mar 26, 2019 by

Digital rights group Fight for the Future said so many people were watching the hearing online that they “broke the...

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Mueller Report Ends a Shameful Period for the Press 

Mar 26, 2019 by

The fatuous, self-serving coverage of “Russiagate” has driven one more nail in the coffin of America’s declining news operations....

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Where To Look For Hope In Brazil 

Mar 26, 2019 by

A New Generation Of Politicians And Movements Are Challenging Inequalities And Standing Up For Human Rights Under Jair Bolsonaro’s...

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Fukushima at Eight: Ongoing Cover-Up of the Nuclear Hazards in Japan and Abroad

Mar 26, 2019 by

Dr. Helen Caldicott  collaborated with other experts to provide a one of a kind volume detailing the medical and ecological costs of...

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‘Dark Day for Internet Freedom’: EU Approves Rules to Create Online Censorship Machine

Mar 26, 2019 by

Despite widespread grassroots opposition, the European Parliament Tuesday approved sweeping copyright rules that critics warn will...

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UN accuses Blackstone Group of contributing to global housing crisis

Mar 26, 2019 by

World’s largest corporate residential landlords called out for their practices of inflating rents and ‘aggressive evictions’ Source:...

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MADURO ON THE OFFENSIVE? 

Mar 26, 2019 by

Last Friday, Maduro’s security services arrested Guaidó’s chief of staff, eliciting a barrage of international...

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MPs seize control of Brexit process by backing indicative votes amendment 

Mar 26, 2019 by

MPs have inflicted a fresh humiliating defeat on Theresa May, voting to seize control of the parliamentary timetable to allow...

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McConnell Green New Deal Vote Fails to Slow Momentum; Sunrise Movement Preparing for 100+ Town Halls Across US

Mar 26, 2019 by

Tuesday’s vote did little to slow growing momentum behind the Green New Deal, which recently gained the support of Sen. Van Hollen...

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Alert: ‘Catastrophically messy’: A constitutional scholar explains the subtle way Trump could circumvent the 2020 election if he loses 

Mar 26, 2019 by

I am most afraid of the fact that Donald Trump may not leave office peacefully, and that there will be no real transition to a new...

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The DCCC Is Trying to Put Me Out of Business – and I’m a Democrat

Mar 26, 2019 by

Six hours after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced that it was blacklisting firms that work with primary...

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Concern trolling Medicare for All: NYT begins by saying investors matter, patients and doctors don’t

Mar 26, 2019 by

As it becomes clear that the eventual Democratic nominee will run on Medicare For All, we can expect the policy to be attacked by the...

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‘People aren’t panicking enough’: Financial analysts are spooked as a key economic warning sign is ‘flashing red’ 

Mar 26, 2019 by

If you’re worried about predicting the next economic recession, there’s a key indicator in the financial markets to watch: the yield...

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Prosecutors drop all charges against Jussie Smollett 

Mar 26, 2019 by

“Today, all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of this...

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Sandy Hook and Parkland Grieve Once Again, Following Three Suicides

Mar 26, 2019 by

The pain from mass shootings reverberates years later. Source: Sandy Hook and Parkland Grieve Once Again, Following Three Suicides...

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Obama Pilloried for Playing the ‘How You Gonna Pay for It?’ Card on Progressive Agenda

Mar 26, 2019 by

“No president since FDR has been handed as many opportunities to transform the U.S. into something that doesn’t threaten...

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Thirty years after Exxon Valdez, the response to oil spills is still all wrong 

Mar 26, 2019 by

Chemicals used to clean up spills have harmed marine wildlife, response workers and coastal residents. The EPA must act Source:...

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Colbert Brings Down The House With A Special Post-Mueller Message Just For Trump

Mar 26, 2019 by

As Colbert noted, many on the right are demanding apologies from those who have criticized Trump over the past two years. Colbert was...

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HASC Chairman rejects Trump’s Space Force proposal, says committee will seek ‘other options’ 

Mar 26, 2019 by

“The details of the Space Force proposal sent to Congress by the President are highly problematic,” Smith said in the...

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Alert: DCCC Warns It Will Cut Off Firms That Challenge Incumbents

Mar 26, 2019 by

“The Democratic and Republican parties are commercial enterprises and they’re very much interested in their own survival.” To apply...

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As War on Yemen Hits the 4-Year Mark, Here’s a Brief History of U.S. Involvement 

Mar 26, 2019 by

As the political tide in the United States finally turns against the war, we must not let its U.S. proponents whitewash their...

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Popularity of Bolsonaro government plummets in Brazil: Ibope poll 

Mar 26, 2019 by

The government of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has seen its popularity plummet since he took office in January, with...

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DeVos Defends $18 Million Cut to Special Olympics Funding While Asking Congress for $60 Million for Charter Schools

Mar 26, 2019 by

“Just when you thought the Trump administration couldn’t possibly stoop any lower…” Source: DeVos Defends $18...

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Family That Made Millions on Opioids Gave to Anti-Muslim Groups

Mar 26, 2019 by

The Sacklers portrayed themselves as patrons of the arts, but some of their Oxy-Contin profits made their way to Islamophobic...

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Thousands of Uber Drivers are Striking in Los Angeles 

Mar 26, 2019 by

Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles are refusing to pick up customers today — part of a one-day strike to protest Uber’s...

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Presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke back moratorium on federal death penalty

Mar 26, 2019 by

In an interview with O. Kay Henderson at Radio Iowa Thursday, when O’Rourke was asked whether he would suspend capital punishment at...

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Women in New Zealand Wear Headscarves to Show Solidarity With Muslims

Mar 26, 2019 by

“We love, support, and respect you.” Source: Women in New Zealand Wear Headscarves to Show Solidarity With...

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Nasa cancels all-female spacewalk, citing lack of spacesuit in right size 

Mar 26, 2019 by

Space agency blames shortage of outerwear after first-of-its-kind mission falls through Source: Nasa cancels all-female spacewalk,...

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These Haunting Red Dresses Memorialize Murdered And Missing Indigenous Women

Mar 26, 2019 by

On a steel-gray winter day, the red dresses each hung, flapping in the wind along the plaza surrounding the Smithsonian’s National...

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