Congress Can Prevent a War with Iran. And It’s More Important than Ever.

Jul 11, 2019 by

Last month, we were ten minutes from war with Iran. After Iran downed an unmanned U.S. drone, President Trump reportedly called off a...

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David Cay Johnston: Here’s how the super rich avoid paying taxes ⁠— and what we can do about it 

Jul 11, 2019 by

Our investigative series The Koch Papers illustrates many deep problems in America’s creaky, century-old income tax system,...

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Can Iran’s Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?

Jul 11, 2019 by

White House bullying and sanctions have succeeded in uniting an otherwise divided Iranian public behind the government. Source: Can...

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The War Against Gerrymandering Successfully Goes On 

Jul 11, 2019 by

With SCOTUS having made clear that no relief from the federal courts is coming, it’s more important than ever to double down on the...

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Warning: New Climate Data Points To Mass Extermination 

Jul 11, 2019 by

in MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, has found that when the rate at which carbon dioxide enters the...

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O-I-L: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis

Jul 11, 2019 by

The fossil fuel’s enduring sway in U.S. policy in the Middle East Source: O-I-L: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran...

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Alert: Former members of Robert Mueller’s special counsel team ordered not to testify to Congress

Jul 11, 2019 by

Robert Mueller’s upcoming testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees is still scheduled for July 17, despite...

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Fed Up With Constant Attacks and Insults, Ocasio-Cortez Slams Pelosi as ‘Outright Disrespectful’ for Singling Out Progressives

Jul 11, 2019 by

“I think that it would be hypocritical for me to remain silent on injustices just because those injustices may come from our...

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Warren Releases Immigration Plans Showing Progressive Approach

Jul 11, 2019 by

Elizabeth Warren released a far-reaching immigration agenda on Thursday that envisions a significant leftward shift in U.S. policy,...

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Did Jeffrey Epstein “Belong to Intelligence?” 

Jul 11, 2019 by

In an article for The Daily Beast,investigative journalist Vicky Ward quotes a former senior White House official, in turn quoting...

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Despite Trump’s Threats of Retaliatory Tariffs, France Passes ‘Pioneering’ Tax on Tech Giants 

Jul 11, 2019 by

The move by French lawmakers came as the U.K. moved forward with a similar tax plan announced last year Source: Despite Trump’s...

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Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ‘Not Worth Fighting’

Jul 11, 2019 by

The polled groups also told the Pew Research Center that the U.S. military campaign in Syria wasn’t worthwhile Source:...

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Why Won’t New York Times Disclose Corporate Ties of Sanders Critics?

Jul 11, 2019 by

New York Times reporter Sydney Ember has a problem with Bernie Sanders. Source: Why Won’t New York Times Disclose Corporate...

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Russia’s ‘Invulnerable’ Satan 2 Nuclear Missile Will Be Ready to Fire by the End of 2020, Space Agency Official Says

Jul 11, 2019 by

The RS-28 Sarmat is reportedly able to carry a nuclear payload capable of destroying an area the size of Texas. Source:...

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D.C. Mayor Asks Trump For Reimbursement After Costly July 4 Bash 

Jul 11, 2019 by

Mayor Muriel Bowser said Trump’s “Salute to America” expenses will further deplete a fund that was never repaid for costs of the...

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House Judiciary to subpoena Jared Kushner, Jeff Sessions, John Kelly and other key figures in Mueller probe 

Jul 11, 2019 by

The House Judiciary Committee approved on Thursday a long list of new subpoenas in their investigation of President Donald Trump, the...

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America Is Drowning in Student Debt. Here’s My Plan to End It

Jul 11, 2019 by

A decade ago, America committed trillions of dollars to bail out Wall Street banks, whose greed had cratered the economy. Now, it is...

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Mass Exodus From Venezuela: Anther Big Regime Change Lie

Jul 11, 2019 by

It is not true that more than 3 million people have emigrated from Venezuela during 2018.Donald Trump, as well as all the White House...

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Some States Are Expanding Taxes on the Wealthy

Jul 11, 2019 by

States are responding to wealth concentration by closing loopholes and ending special tax benefits. Source: Some States Are Expanding...

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Amid the Bans, Abortion Advocates Are Winning Key State Victories

Jul 11, 2019 by

States offering new protections and expanding abortion access can become sanctuaries far beyond their borders. Source: Amid the Bans,...

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The Queens District Attorney Race Has Turned Into a Battle About Which Votes Count 

Jul 11, 2019 by

With 16 votes separating Tiffany Cabán and Melinda Katz, a recount begins. Source: The Queens District Attorney Race Has Turned Into...

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Alert: Thousands Are Targeted as ICE Prepares to Raid Undocumented Migrant Families 

Jul 11, 2019 by

Some of those targeted might end up being held in hotel rooms until their travel documents can be prepared. ICE’s goal is to deport...

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‘Weaponizing Human Rights’: UN Chief Bachelet’s Venezuela Report Follows US Regime Change Script 

Jul 11, 2019 by

Former UN Special Rapporteur Alfred De Zayas Slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet’s Report On Venezuela As A Politicized Collection Of...

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Because ‘Americans Need Relief Now’ From ‘Insane’ Drug Costs, Sanders to Join Diabetics on Trip to Canada for Affordable Insulin

Jul 11, 2019 by

“When we win,” said the 2020 Democratic candidate, “we won’t wait for drug companies to end their greed. We...

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New generation of political exiles leave Bolsonaro’s Brazil ‘to stay alive’ 

Jul 11, 2019 by

Politicians, academics and writers have fled a climate of death threats and hostility reminiscent of the military dictatorship...

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Google as a landlord? A looming feudal nightmare 

Jul 11, 2019 by

To fight a housing crunch of their own creation, tech companies are planning company towns worthy of Gilded Age robber barons Source:...

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Weaponizing Water in South Asia: World Needs a Water Treaty 

Jul 11, 2019 by

The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it. Ongoing tensions over Kashmir...

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UK Labour Decries BBC’s Documentary on Party’s ‘Anti-Semitism’

Jul 11, 2019 by

Britain’s Labour Party is launching “all-out war” against BBC over a documentary it aired Wednesday the party says misrepresented...

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New Jeffrey Epstein accuser: He raped me when I was 15

Jul 11, 2019 by

Jennifer Araoz says she was recruited outside her New York City high school to provide sexual massages to the wealthy financier....

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Big Pharma CEO: ‘We’re in Business of Shareholder Profit, Not Helping The Sick’

Jul 11, 2019 by

J. Michael Pearson, the CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals has enraged the internet after saying in a recent interview with MSNBC that...

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Stunning new report finds much of Jeffrey Epstein’s wealth is ‘an illusion’ — and he was recently entangled with Deutsche Bank

Jul 11, 2019 by

While Jeffrey Epstein has widely been reported to be a billionaire, this reputation appears to be a myth, according to a detailed New...

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Warning: US seeks to use space as theatre of war, refuses discussion with Russia 

Jul 11, 2019 by

President Donald Trump decreed in February to establish the US Space Force in a bid to counter China and Russia in the space among...

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Ocasio-Cortez Says She’d Consider Abolishing Department Of Homeland Security

Jul 11, 2019 by

The Democratic congresswoman said she saw “horrible” and “inhumane” conditions for migrants in detention centers at the border....

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Expansion of Secrecy Law for Intelligence Operatives Alarms Free Press Advocates 

Jul 11, 2019 by

The C.I.A. wants the law to protect the identities of more covert officers and informants, citing its defunct torture program and...

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A list of children’s foods that are contaminated with Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide

Jul 11, 2019 by

Major food companies like General Mills continue to sell popular children’s breakfast cereals and other foods contaminated with...

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The Dalai Lama is ‘deeply sorry’ for saying a female successor should be attractive.

Jul 11, 2019 by

A good apology from the Dalai Lama. Source: The Dalai Lama is ‘deeply sorry’ for saying a female successor should be attractive. |...

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How Norway turns criminals into good neighbours 

Jul 11, 2019 by

Twenty years ago, Norway started focusing on rehabilitating prisoners, and sharply cut reoffending rates. Source: How Norway turns...

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If the ACA Is Repealed Under Texas v Azar, Millions Will Lose Health Insurance Coverage

Jul 10, 2019 by

If the lawsuit ultimately succeeds, it would have devastating consequences for nearly every American who has health coverage, whether...

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Ilhan Omar Calls Tucker Carlson a ‘Racist Fool’ After His Racist Attack on Air

Jul 10, 2019 by

Tucker Carlson did a monologue on his Tuesday night Fox News show about Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in...

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7,000+ Colleges and Universities Declare Climate Emergency and Unveil Three-Point Plan to Combat It 

Jul 10, 2019 by

“We all need to work together to nurture a habitable planet for future generations and to play our part in building a greener...

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‘What’s happening with Michael Flynn?’ Reporter explains why Trump’s ex-national security adviser is ‘looking at jail’

Jul 10, 2019 by

Politico reporter Josh Gerstein, who covered the latest developments in the case against the retired U.S. Army general, explained to...

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With Record Numbers Of Displaced People, Deterrence Policies To Stop Their Movement Are Mass Murder 

Jul 10, 2019 by

As unlivable portions of the planet continue to grow, a refusal to open borders, or at least make them considerably more porous, will...

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We Need a Green New Deal to Defeat Fascism and Reverse Inequality

Jul 10, 2019 by

Economist Robert Pollin explains why the Green New Deal is the only viable response to global socioeconomic crises. Source: We Need a...

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CIA Torture Unredacted: Four-Year Investigation Reveals What Was Hidden in US Senate Torture Report 

Jul 10, 2019 by

New report is the most comprehensive public account of one of the most disturbing elements of America’s so-called ‘War on...

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Elizabeth Warren bet everything on regular-people donors, and the bet paid off huge

Jul 10, 2019 by

Elizabeth Warren is the only candidate to have forsworn big-dollar, big-donor fundraisers. Even Bernie Sanders is doing them. And it...

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Warning: Dogs Of War Howl For Blood In Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers On July 4

Jul 10, 2019 by

President Trump’s order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a...

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Assad and Maduro are not “Brutal Dictators” 

Jul 10, 2019 by

We are the ones imposing economic warfare, and regime change wars on non-belligerent countries. We are the ones supporting terrorists...

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New Common Cause Site Tracks Which Members of Congress Have Actually Read the Mueller Report 

Jul 10, 2019 by

Common Cause is tracking which members of Congress have read, or not read, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian attacks...

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Families Of Deported Immigrants Storm Biden Headquarters To Demand Apology 

Jul 10, 2019 by

Six people were arrested after they tried to get the former vice president to acknowledge the harm done by the Obama deportation...

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Do Prisons Make Us Safer? 

Jul 10, 2019 by

New research shows that prisons prevent far less violent crime than you might think Source: Do Prisons Make Us Safer? –...

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Neoliberal pundits want to write off Bernie Sanders again. That’s no surprise 

Jul 10, 2019 by

The same media outlets that failed to predict Trump are pushing their status quo-friendly narrative on the Democratic race Source:...

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Joe Biden, Closet Republican

Jul 10, 2019 by

He’s the liberal Bob Dole, the looser Mitt Romney, the supposedly safe bet who’s owed a shot. Source: Joe Biden, Closet...

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Trump’s Fourth of July event drained Washington DC’s security fund — and will leave it $6 million in the red 

Jul 10, 2019 by

As the home of the United States’ federal government, Washington, D.C. requires a great deal of security — especially in a post-9/11...

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Joe Manchin: No Federal Money For 2026 World Cup Until Women’s Team Gets Equal Pay 

Jul 10, 2019 by

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent any federal funding for the 2026 World Cup until the U.S....

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Americans Actually Do Want Medicare for All

Jul 10, 2019 by

The media and the private insurance lobbyists are doing everything they can to twist the truth about public opinion on a public...

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As Shootings By Chicago Cops Drop 70%, Shootings At Officers Do Not Increase

Jul 10, 2019 by

Chicago police have drastically reduced the number of times officers shoot their guns at civilians, and the reduction in force does...

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Blame US Trade Policy for Sky-High Drug Prices

Jul 10, 2019 by

Why is the administration pushing for intellectual-property rules that give pharmaceutical giants even more price-gouging power?...

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Entry ban at Israeli city park provokes apartheid warnings 

Jul 10, 2019 by

The barring of a lawyer and her infant from a public park in the Galilee last week has triggered a legal battle over whether local...

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Touring the Israeli Occupation: Young U.S. Jews Get an Unflinching View 

Jul 10, 2019 by

Birthright Israel, which takes young Jews to Israel, has been criticized for ignoring the Palestinians. A Times reporter joins an...

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The Road to the World Cup Began With Title IX

Jul 10, 2019 by

Why mixing politics and sports is essential. Source: The Road to the World Cup Began With Title IX | The...

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Spain’s Formula to Live Forever

Jul 10, 2019 by

 Spain topped the 2040 list ahead of Japan and Singapore, while the United States fell to 64th in the rankings, down from 43rd for...

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Appeals Court Affirms That Trump Is Violating Constitution by Blocking People on Twitter

Jul 10, 2019 by

“Once it is established that the President is a government actor with respect to his use of the Account, viewpoint discrimination...

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A Pastor Who Was Put On A Watch List After Working With Immigrants Is Suing The US

Jul 10, 2019 by

he Rev. Kaji Douša said her First Amendment rights were violated after she was surveilled and questioned by the government for her...

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House Committee to Issue Blitz of Subpoenas, Raising Heat on Trump 

Jul 10, 2019 by

The Judiciary Committee will vote this week on subpoenas targeting the administration’s family separation policy and the biggest...

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Another Billionaire Running for President?

Jul 10, 2019 by

Running as a Democrat, hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer is throwing his hat into the 2020 presidential election. Source: Another...

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The Real Culprit in the Central Park 5 Convictions

Jul 10, 2019 by

Before you join the chorus of outrage against the prosecutors in the Central Park jogger case, it’s worth thinking about the systemic...

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Christopher Steele found to be ‘credible and even surprising’ after 2-day interview with DOJ officials

Jul 10, 2019 by

Christopher Steele, the former British spy behind the infamous “dossier” on President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, was interviewed...

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Colorado Congressman To Visit Migrant Detention Center Weekly To Demand Oversight

Jul 10, 2019 by

Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) wants more oversight at the Immigrant and Customs Enforcement detention facility in his district ― so his...

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Current Investigation of ExxonMobil Could Spur Broader Climate Action

Jul 10, 2019 by

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a state-led investigation into ExxonMobil’s climate change deception. Source: Current...

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Alert: ICE Just Quietly Opened Three New Detention Centers, Flouting Congress’ Limits 

Jul 10, 2019 by

The facilities are all run by private prison companies, and one experienced a violent riot. Source: ICE Just Quietly Opened Three New...

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‘Only the Tip of the Iceberg’: Outrage Over Border Abuses Grows Amid Reports of Sexual Assault and Retaliation by CBP Agents 

Jul 10, 2019 by

“This is trauma that will forever impact their lives.” Source: ‘Only the Tip of the Iceberg’: Outrage Over...

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“There’s Huge Pressure on All the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to Bring Trafficking Cases”: Jeffrey Epstein, Keith Raniere, and the Most Potent Post-#MeToo Weapon Against Bad Men 

Jul 10, 2019 by

Trafficking, often carrying harsher penalties than assault, is being repurposed by prosecutors to pursue Epstein and his ilk. Source:...

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Alert: Trump Can Keep Profiting Off Trump Hotel, Judges Rule 

Jul 10, 2019 by

The ruling protects an open channel for foreign officials, lobbyists and anyone else who can afford it to funnel money to a sitting...

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Alex Acosta Desperately Tries to Cover for Letting Epstein Off the Hook

Jul 10, 2019 by

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta—the former federal prosecutor who orchestrated Epstein’s ridiculously lax non-prosecution agreement...

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Israel’s Apartheid Wall Stands 15 Years After UN Deemed It Illegal

Jul 10, 2019 by

Despite it all, 15 years later construction continues, and as the ICJ warned, illegal annexation of Palestinian territory increase,...

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White Arizona Man Charged In Slaying Of Black Teen Over Rap Music

Jul 10, 2019 by

Michael Adams, 27, allegedly killed Elijah Al-Amin, 17, because the music made him feel “unsafe.” Source: White Arizona Man Charged...

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‘Little Free Pantries’ Pop Up Around the World to Help People Who Can’t Afford Food

Jul 10, 2019 by

While Little Free Pantries don’t tackle or solve the root causes of food insecurity, the project could complement the help...

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A World Without Dollars? Are We Approaching The End Of America’s Financial Order? 

Jul 9, 2019 by

For Washington, the U.S. dollar is leverage, a financial weapon to dominate the world economy, to impose its foreign policy agendas...

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Congressional Dems Can Have Trump’s New York Tax Returns But Don’t Seem to Want Them

Jul 9, 2019 by

New York has a new law giving congressional tax committees access to state tax returns. They have to want it, though. Source:...

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‘They all knew’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe busts Trump, Clinton and NYC’s wealthy elite for enabling Jeffrey Epstein’s depravity

Jul 9, 2019 by

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blamed New York City’s wealthy elite — including President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton —...

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CBO analysis shows $15 federal minimum wage would raise pay for 27 million workers and lift 1.3 million out of poverty

Jul 9, 2019 by

“It has been more than 10 years since congress raised the minimum wage—the longest stretch in history. This is a shameful...

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New Silk Road: Russia to build 2,000km highway linking Europe and China 

Jul 9, 2019 by

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the construction of a new tolled motorway across Russia designed to significantly shorten...

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Call to Action by Journalists, Academics Urges Americans to Use ‘All Nonviolent Means Necessary’ to Shut Down Trump Detention Camps 

Jul 9, 2019 by

“From abolitionism to Standing Rock, Americans have come together time and again to defy horrific injustice. Now, as the...

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Pelosi, Schumer add their voices to those calling for Acosta’s resignation over earlier Epstein case

Jul 9, 2019 by

The House speaker said in a tweet that the former U.S. attorney made an “unconscionable agreement” with the financier in 2007 in...

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AOC Wants to Change the World Through Action. Nancy Pelosi Wants to Do It Through Pithy Phrases 

Jul 9, 2019 by

I’m bored with the folk tale of Nancy Pelosi in which she drives the aspiring tyrant Donald Trump mad by using ironic turns of...

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Revealed: Immigration agency secretly searches millions of Americans’ ID photos 

Jul 9, 2019 by

The news has raised alarm in states that allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses: Utah, Vermont and Washington...

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Will Corporate Democrats Team Up to Block Warren and Sanders?

Jul 9, 2019 by

The odds are now very strong that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic presidential...

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Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War

Jul 9, 2019 by

This bit of propaganda was floated by Vice President Cheney over a decade ago to justify his push for war against Iran. Source: Lies...

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The EU must not de-regulate gene-edited crops and foods 

Jul 9, 2019 by

The trigger for the de-regulation push is last year’s ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that organisms obtained by...

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Reading Reuters Between The Lines: Why The US Puppet President Of Venezuela Is Toast 

Jul 9, 2019 by

Even the corporate media are losing enthusiasm for the US government’s ploy to replace the democratically elected President Nicolás...

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Activists Officially Petition Congress to Investigate Kavanaugh 

Jul 9, 2019 by

The petition details the claims – including perjury and ethics violations – that must be investigated by the House...

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Venezuela Urges UN To Intervene Against US Sanctions 

Jul 9, 2019 by

The Venezuelan government has urged the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to intervene against the US trade...

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Sanders, Blumenauer and Ocasio-Cortez Announce Introduction of Climate Emergency Resolution 

Jul 9, 2019 by

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced the introduction of a...

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Judge writes a scathing order slapping down the DOJ’s attempt to switch lawyers in the Census case 

Jul 9, 2019 by

In a concise and brutal order, Judge Jesse Furman ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department cannot switch its lawyers arguing the...

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‘We Need to Ban It Entirely’: Beyond Regulation, New US Campaign Calls for Moratorium on Facial Recognition Surveillance 

Jul 9, 2019 by

“Imagine if we could go back in time and prevent governments around the world from ever building nuclear or biological weapons....

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Trump is denying having any ‘relationship’ with Jeffrey Epstein — despite ‘clear evidence’ he did: report 

Jul 9, 2019 by

“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump booms from a speakerphone. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said...

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Thousands of U.S. Citizens Have Been Mistakenly Detained or Deported 

Jul 9, 2019 by

  Proving citizenship can require collecting a significant number of records, including birth certificates from multiple generations,...

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U.S. Senate: Former marine Amy McGrath to challenge the grim reaper Mitch McConnell in Kentucky

Jul 9, 2019 by

Former marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath announces on Twitter that she’s running for Mitch McConnell’s Senate seat in Kentucky.Please...

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Brilliant Defiance: Megan Rapinoe and AOC Are the Future

Jul 9, 2019 by

Rapinoe and AOC are already living in a future where the tantrums of rich white men don’t matter. And it’s beautiful....

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Milk sales plummeted by $1.1 billion in 2018 

Jul 9, 2019 by

Good news: dairy milk sales dropped by $1.1 billion in 2018! This is partly due to a consumer shift towards plant-based alternatives....

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