The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis

Jul 15, 2019 by

“As the world’s only superpower, [the United States] must accept its special responsibilities for preserving access to [the]...

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Turkey Calls Trump’s Bluff

Jul 15, 2019 by

Turkey has just called Donald Trump’s bluff by going ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles. The...

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If the Supreme Court Won’t Prevent Gerrymandering, Who Will?

Jul 15, 2019 by

To fill this growing gap, reformers should take an unexpected route: states’ rights. Source: If the Supreme Court Won’t Prevent...

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Sanders accuses Biden of parroting Big Pharma and insurance industry script with attacks on Medicare for All 

Jul 15, 2019 by

In a CNN interview published online Monday, Biden—who came under fire in April for attending a fundraiser hosted by a health...

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Iran’s Not the Aggressor. The U.S. Is.

Jul 15, 2019 by

It’s easy to be confused about what’s happening between the U.S. and Iran. Source: Iran’s Not the Aggressor. The U.S. Is. | Common...

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No PAC Money Pledges Are in, But That Doesn’t Mean Big Money is Out: Understanding the No PAC Pledges 

Jul 15, 2019 by

No Democratic candidate thus far has appeared to have worked as closely with a super PAC as Clinton did. And although President Trump...

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Pelosi’s War on Progressives Risks Another Trump Victory 

Jul 15, 2019 by

There are three reasons Trump won, and some of the leading Democrats don’t seem to understand any of them Source:...

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Alert: Election Systems Across Country Use Software Vulnerable To Hackers 

Jul 15, 2019 by

An AP analysis found the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system....

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The Charter School Primary

Jul 15, 2019 by

Bernie Sanders wants to ban for-profit charters, which represent about 15 percent of the sector, and to halt federal funding for new...

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The Border Crisis Is Fracturing the Democratic Party

Jul 15, 2019 by

The crisis provided the backdrop to an ugly back-and-forth between these progressive women of color and Nancy Pelosi and her staff,...

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‘Racist’ and ‘Patently Unlawful’: Trump Unveils New Rule to Block Asylum-Seekers at Southern Border 

Jul 15, 2019 by

“We’ll be challenging it in the courts and in the streets.” Source: ‘Racist’ and ‘Patently...

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Here Are 11 Questions We’d Ask Robert Mueller

Jul 15, 2019 by

Rather than mining the hearing for valuable new information on what happened between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, they’ll...

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Trump Issues New Rule To End Asylum Protections For Central Americans 

Jul 15, 2019 by

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register , asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible...

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Lori Lightfoot: Why Chicago police will not assist ICE in its raids 

Jul 15, 2019 by

I took these steps in response to a set of policies from your administration that don’t make us safer or stronger as a nation....

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Bill Gates suggests higher taxes on ‘those with great wealth’

Jul 15, 2019 by

He and his wife run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and are worth more than $90 billion. Source: Bill Gates suggests higher...

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Democrats Continue Search For The Smoking Gun They Already Have 

Jul 15, 2019 by

Nancy Pelosi insists on more investigations, even though she thinks Trump has committed crimes. Source: Democrats Continue Search For...

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When Trump Is Tweeting Racist Attacks on Progressive Democratic Women, It’s Time to Impeach 

Jul 15, 2019 by

Rashida Tlaib sums it up: “Want a response to a lawless and complete failure of a President? He needs to be impeached.” Source: When...

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Presidential Candidates Can’t Discuss Gun Deaths Without Discussing Cops

Jul 15, 2019 by

Since 2015, mass shooters have killed 339 people in the U.S., while police have used guns to take 4,355 lives. Source: Presidential...

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Here’s How Much the 2020 Presidential Candidates Have Raised and Spent So Far

Jul 15, 2019 by

Presidential campaigns report their financial activity to the Federal Election Commission on a regular schedule. Use this page to see...

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Thousands Protest Concentration Camps At Vigils Across The US 

Jul 15, 2019 by

Two days before the largest immigration raid in US history, thousands of people in over 700 cities held vigils and protests yesterday...

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How Congress Manufactured a Postal Crisis—And How to Fix it

Jul 15, 2019 by

An unprecedented congressional mandate threatens the Postal Service’s ability to continue to provide good jobs and universal...

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The Workers in Our Homes Deserve Rights 

Jul 15, 2019 by

A new bill would give nannies, house cleaners and home care workers long overdue protections Source: The Workers in Our Homes Deserve...

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‘Not Acceptable’: Analysis Estimates Biden Healthcare Plan Would Kill 125,000 People in First Decade Alone 

Jul 15, 2019 by

As Biden vows to “do everything in my power” to defend system based on for-profit insurance industry, People’s...

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Describing ‘Future We Want to Live In’ Scores of Groups Unveil New Blueprint for Reproductive Rights

Jul 15, 2019 by

“The last two years,” says new agenda, “have seen increasingly hostile attacks on reproductive autonomy and...

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Alert: Beyond Flint, Lead Contamination Plagues Communities Across the US

Jul 15, 2019 by

Water systems, especially in rural areas, can report much higher levels than the EPA cutoff. In 2017, for example, an elementary...

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The Top Trump Administration Scandals—Aside From Trump’s

Jul 15, 2019 by

Let us just review the record, because it gets hard to remember them all after a while. Source: The Top Trump Administration...

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No Sign On Sunday Of Trump’s Large-Scale Nationwide Immigration Raids 

Jul 15, 2019 by

The American Civil Liberties Union, representing four immigration legal aid nonprofit groups, sued Thursday to block the raids,...

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US Journalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazil’s Web of Corruption

Jul 15, 2019 by

The Intercept’s revelations, known on social media as #VazaJato, (a play on the title of the Car Wash corruption scandal, meaning...

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15 States Have Already Taken Steps to Make the Electoral College Obsolete

Jul 15, 2019 by

Momentum is growing among state legislatures to award electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. Source: 15 States...

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Too Poor to Vote: How the Criminal Justice System Has Created a New Era of Poll Taxes 

Jul 15, 2019 by

In the United States nearly six million individuals are denied the right to vote due to a past conviction, and, for many of those...

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Trump admin stole at least 18 babies as young as 4 months from migrant families, House report says

Jul 15, 2019 by

At least 18 babies and toddlers under the age of two—“including nine infants under the age of one”—were kidnapped from...

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Veteran MD Drops Bombshell About 5G Technology Dangers At 5G Hearing – YouTube

Jul 15, 2019 by

Dr. Sharon Goldberg, an internal medicine physician & professor gives her testimony regarding 5g technology dangers specifically...

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UN chief: Colombia must respect commitments to rebels 

Jul 15, 2019 by

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he regrets the “polarization and division” in Colombia over elements of the 2016 peace...

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New Report Finds Ecuador’s IMF Austerity Program Likely to Result in Economic Recession, Higher Unemployment 

Jul 15, 2019 by

“The IMF’s program for Ecuador calls for undoing a whole range of policies that have been quite successful in recent years in...

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Will San Francisco Become the Second City to Tax Extreme CEO-Worker Pay Gaps?

Jul 15, 2019 by

the San Francisco ballot initiative will undoubtedly educate millions of people about this approach to narrowing the extremely unfair...

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US mayors call on candidates to declare their stance on nuclear weapons 

Jul 15, 2019 by

On July 1, at the close of its 87thAnnual Meeting, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), unanimously adopted a bold new...

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Alert: The Guardian Campaign Against Corbyn 

Jul 15, 2019 by

If criticism against state Zionism is sufficient to prove antisemitism, then many Jewish critics of the Israeli government are...

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Census data was used to identify Japanese Americans to Secret Service for incarceration 

Jul 15, 2019 by

A new study of U.S. Department of Commerce documents now shows that the Census Bureau complied with an August 4, 1943, request by...

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Alert: American Dark Money Is Fueling the Rise of Europe’s Far Right

Jul 15, 2019 by

America’s Christian right has spent at least $50 million in the last decade to fund campaigns and advocacy in Europe. Source:...

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Were the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a war crime and a crime against humanity? 

Jul 15, 2019 by

For men to choose to kill the innocent as a means to their ends is always murder” Source: Were the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and...

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Will Democratic Superdelegates Block a Progressive in 2020?

Jul 14, 2019 by

since there’s so many candidates, wouldn’t that actually significantly increase the chances of no candidate winning in a clear...

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House Votes to Prevent Trump From Entering Unauthorized War With Iran, Setting Up Showdown With Senate

Jul 14, 2019 by

The move sets up a likely showdown with the Senate over whether the Iran restriction, which includes an exception for cases of...

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Alert: Report Shows How War Profiteers Are Now Refugee Profiteers, Too

Jul 14, 2019 by

Arms dealers flood war-torn Middle East with weapons and then lobby EU to militarize borders against refugees—profiting from...

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Rashida Tlaib Wants to Tax the Rich, Save Detroit, and Free Palestine

Jul 14, 2019 by

Rashida Tlaib talks to Jacobin about her family’s struggles, fighting giveaways to Detroit’s mega-rich developers, trespassing...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The Democrats Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Being the Party of FDR

Jul 14, 2019 by

 It’s hard to recall a newly elected freshman representative to Congress who has made a bigger impact than Alexandria...

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U.S. House of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis for Any Foreign Bases 

Jul 14, 2019 by

By a vote of 219 to 210, at 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman...

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Maine Governor Mills Signs Law To Support Net Neutrality And Protect Internet Users 

Jul 14, 2019 by

The legislation restricts internet service providers from blocking, slowing down, or speeding up the delivery of online content at...

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Alert: Top Assange Defense Account Deleted By Twitter 

Jul 14, 2019 by

One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, @Unity4J,...

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Facebook to be fined $5 billion for Cambridge Analytica privacy violations – reports 

Jul 14, 2019 by

The $5bn fine would be the largest ever levied by the Federal Trade Commission against a technology company.The Federal Trade...

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The U.S. Needs to Clean Up Its Own Act on Nuclear Weapons 

Jul 14, 2019 by

The U.S. frets about nuclear weapons in North Korea and accuses Iran of wanting the same, all while refusing to honor its own...

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Majority of US Veterans doubt Value of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria Wars

Jul 14, 2019 by

If a majority of Republican veterans can’t be found to uphold the value of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria Wars, we damn sure...

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How Europe Can Save What’s Left of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Jul 14, 2019 by

With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region...

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Trump tells four liberal congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries, prompting Pelosi to defend them

Jul 14, 2019 by

Pressley was born in Cincinnati, Tlaib was born in Detroit and Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York — about 20 miles from where...

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Nancy Pelosi’s renewed attacks on AOC aren’t just disrespectful, they’re dangerous 

Jul 14, 2019 by

As America grows increasingly brazen in its bigotry, Pelosi should be standing up for her new colleagues — so why isn’t she?...

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‘Epstein was running a blackmail scheme under the cover of a hedge fund’: NY magazine reports on Wall St speculation

Jul 14, 2019 by

Convicted sex offend Jeffrey Epstein claims to be a billionaire hedge fund manager. But his real business may have been a blackmail...

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‘Visit the Camps Yet?’ Campaign Urges Pelosi to See for Herself the Horrific Conditions at Trump Detention Centers 

Jul 14, 2019 by

Instead of attacking members of Congress who are fighting to end the appalling conditions inside President Donald Trump’s...

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Jeffrey Epstein is ‘Exhibit A’ for capitalism’s moral bankruptcy 

Jul 14, 2019 by

The elevation of Donald Trump to the Presidency marks the high-water mark for this underworld crew who masterfully play the compliant...

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Tell Rep. Adam Schiff to Remove This Dangerous Secrecy Provision From This Year’s Intelligence Bill

Jul 14, 2019 by

Largely unnoticed until yesterday, the CIA is pushing Congress to pass a bill that will vastly expand secrecy laws, threaten press...

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Voters Don’t Want Democrats to Be Moderates. Pelosi Should Take the Hint.

Jul 14, 2019 by

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should be attacking Trump, not AOC. Source: Voters Don’t Want Democrats to Be Moderates. Pelosi Should...

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On First Anniversary of Kavanaugh Nomination, Groups Demand Democrats Follow Through on Promise to Probe Perjury and Assault Accusations

Jul 14, 2019 by

“Serious questions remain about whether Kavanaugh is ultimately fit to be a Supreme Court justice, and House Democrats now have...

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1 Million Americans Will Be Shot in the Next Decade’- Trauma Doctors Take On the NRA and Gun Violence 

Jul 14, 2019 by

Trauma surgeons describe gun violence as a public-health crisis. Source: Trauma Doctors Take On the NRA and Gun Violence – The...

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Wyoming Billionaire Plans To Buy Around 15% Of The Planet To Protect Its Nature 

Jul 14, 2019 by

this retired billionaire is set to help mend the planet’s most fractured natural areas by establishing a new campaign –...

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Arizona city fights to spread compassion for migrants amid border crisis

Jul 14, 2019 by

The progressive stance of Tucson, Arizona’s second largest city, is evident in the area’s rich history of immigration activism...

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‘I accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Now I sleep with a loaded gun’ 

Jul 14, 2019 by

Advice columnist E Jean Carroll on what happened after she told her story Source: ‘I accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Now I...

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1,500 executions; 166 exonerations 

Jul 14, 2019 by

Or, to put it another way: for every nine condemned men or women executed, one condemned person has been found innocent and released....

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Trump Gives Up on Census, Launches New Attack on Democracy

Jul 14, 2019 by

The president rolled out plans for an executive order demanding every federal agency hand over records outlining the number of...

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There’s No Such Thing As “Underage Women”. They Are Children

Jul 14, 2019 by

Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier who has been tied to Price Andrew, President Trump, and former President Clinton has been...

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Alex Acosta resigns as Trump’s labor secretary

Jul 14, 2019 by

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announced Friday that he will resign next week during an appearance with President Trump at the White...

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Illinois is going to expunge marijuana convictions from 800,000 criminal records

Jul 14, 2019 by

If you’ve been arrested for weed in Illinois, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Source: Illinois is going to expunge marijuana...

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Formerly incarcerated citizens across Louisiana are celebrating their right to vote

Jul 14, 2019 by

Many of those affected will be eligible to vote as soon as October 12 of this year—a change they say finally gives them a...

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Wave-Powered Desalination Promises To Deliver Clean Water To Developing Countries And Island Nations

Jul 14, 2019 by

Using the power of ocean waves, innovators from Boston, U.S., have developed a technology that can produce fresh water off-grid and...

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Jeffrey Epstein: how US media – with one star exception – whitewashed the story 

Jul 14, 2019 by

The Miami Herald exposed a vast criminal network and a government cover-up – but why the silence elsewhere? Source: Jeffrey Epstein:...

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Protesters Demand Amazon Break Ties With ICE and Homeland Security

Jul 14, 2019 by

 Hundreds of protestors demonstrated outside of the annual Amazon Web Services summit in New York on Thursday, demanding the tech...

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Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost Was a Member of Secret Facebook Group

Jul 14, 2019 by

Provost is one of several Border Patrol supervisors The Intercept has identified as current or former participants in the secret...

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Trump’s Epstein problem isn’t going to go away with Acosta, with more women coming forward

Jul 14, 2019 by

“The people we are speaking to are underage victims in Florida and in New York. They are not individuals whose claims have...

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We Have The Money To Fix Our Food System 

Jul 14, 2019 by

Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn’t have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. The Institute for Policy Studies...

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‘Just as We Said They Would,’ Says Ocasio-Cortez as ICE Opens Three New Detention Centers in Defiance of Congress 

Jul 14, 2019 by

“DHS and ICE are flagrantly violating congressional orders.” Source: ‘Just as We Said They Would,’ Says...

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Why do billionaires keep presenting themselves as America’s great new hope? 

Jul 14, 2019 by

From Ross Perot to Tom Steyer, rich megalomaniacs run for president by preying on voters’ disillusionment Source: Why do billionaires...

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The United States Can Afford The Programs Needed For People And Planet

Jul 11, 2019 by

The Democratic Party has clearly swung to the progressive left, with candidates in the first round of presidential debates coming up...

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Nancy Pelosi’s Leadership Now Constitutes a Constant Dereliction of Duty

Jul 11, 2019 by

The Speaker is beefing with her own caucus while failing, repeatedly, to hold a lawless administration to account. Source: Nancy...

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Alert: Nancy Pelosi is not on our side 

Jul 11, 2019 by

Do as I say, not as I do, never publicly criticize the so-called “Blue Dogs” in the Democratic caucus, no matter how...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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