GOP Lawmaker Really Doesn’t Want Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Let Lawmakers Know What Life Is Like in Occupied West Bank

Jan 18, 2019 by

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) thinks the “mere prospect” of Tlaib’s proposed congressional delegation is dangerous to...

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Ahead of Third Annual Women’s March, Group Releases Far-Reaching ‘Intersectional Feminist Policy Platform’

Jan 18, 2019 by

New agenda, says group ahead of nationwide marches on Saturday, is “a tangible declaration of how we will protect and defend...

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Mueller’s office disputes BuzzFeed report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress 

Jan 18, 2019 by

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disputed an explosive story from BuzzFeed News as “not accurate” Friday...

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White House says second Trump-Kim summit to take place in February 

Jan 18, 2019 by

Trump met today with North Korea’s lead negotiator in denuclearization talks. Source: White House says second Trump-Kim summit...

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Mitch McConnell essentially admits Republicans can only win if elections aren’t fair

Jan 18, 2019 by

He somehow had the time to craft a Washington Post op-ed attacking H.R. 1, House Democrats’ flagship voting rights and election...

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Merkley Calls for FBI Perjury Probe into Homeland Secretary Nielsen After Child Detention Memo Leaked

Jan 18, 2019 by

“Merkley deserves a ton of credit for his leadership here. This is good, honest, careful work in response to cynicism, cruelty,...

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Leaked Memo Reveals Trump Administration’s “Immoral” Plan to “Traumatize” Migrant Children

Jan 18, 2019 by

“It appears that they wanted to have it both ways—to separate children from their parents but deny them the full...

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Warning: Return of the Neocons!

Jan 18, 2019 by

Neoconservatives, the architects of the War on Terror, are the political version of Jason in Friday the 13th: You can never bank on...

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Let’s Expose Congress Members for the Warhawks They Are 

Jan 18, 2019 by

  There’s one way, in the near term, to expose Beltway bellicosity on foreign affairs: Force Congress to publicly debate and vote on...

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Judge blocks Republican-backed Wisconsin early-voting law

Jan 18, 2019 by

A U.S. federal judge in Wisconsin on Thursday blocked a Republican-backed law that would limit early voting across the state to two...

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‘Historic’ moment: Palestine takes reins of UN coalition of developing countries 

Jan 18, 2019 by

Acknowledging “a long road ahead” on the United Nations ambitious agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Tuesday “the...

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How a rising tide of teacher strikes is finally exposing the corrupt privatizing impulse behind the charter school agenda

Jan 18, 2019 by

In the latest teacher strike in Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest school system, some 30,000 teachers walked off the job...

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A Vital, Vulnerable Conversation With the Leaders of the Women’s March 

Jan 18, 2019 by

It’s time to fracture the white lens through which people have framed, and attacked, the co-chairs. Source: A Vital, Vulnerable...

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US Troops Are a “Sitting Target” in Syria — It’s Time to Bring Them Home

Jan 18, 2019 by

In Syria, a suicide bomber struck a restaurant in the northern city of Manbij on Wednesday, killing 19 people. Source: US Troops Are...

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Our Approach to Zionism 

Jan 18, 2019 by

Jewish Voice for Peace is guided by a vision of justice, equality and freedom for all people. We unequivocally oppose Zionism because...

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 Shut down the war machine! : Saving America and the World by Slashing US Military Spending

Jan 18, 2019 by

The reality is that it is the US which is the most threatening and destabilizing force in the world today. It is US military...

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Palestine launches bid for full UN membership despite US veto

Jan 18, 2019 by

Palestine will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on...

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Trump’s Family Separation Policy Was Exponentially Worse Than Previously Known

Jan 18, 2019 by

The Department of Homeland Security may have separated “thousands” more children from their families than previously reported,...

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Article: France’s Yellow Vests: Their Program Should Be Our Program 

Jan 18, 2019 by

The issues and demands of the Yellow Vests suggest proven reforms that are clearly feasible, since they’ve worked in the past....

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Warning: The U.S. Has Venezuela in Its Crosshairs

Jan 18, 2019 by

As Nicolas Maduro begins his second term as president, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears hell-bent on toppling the Bolivarian...

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Harris County judges unveil drastic new plan for releasing defendants on no-cash bail

Jan 18, 2019 by

The new slate of Democratic judges have approved comprehensive revisions to Harris County’s bail system that could clear the way for...

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Trump was reportedly ‘startled’ to hear his attorney general nominee is close friends with Mueller — here’s what that means 

Jan 18, 2019 by

At his congressional hearing on Tuesday, Trump’s nominee to be the head of the Justice Department said that he had told the president...

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These Parties Are Fighting for the Climate, Human Rights, and Immigrants—and They’re Winning 

Jan 18, 2019 by

After years in the doldrums, the Greens have come roaring back all across northern Europe. Source: These Parties Are Fighting for the...

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Rep. Ilhan Omar: Freshman Dem slammed for tweets on Graham, Israel

Jan 18, 2019 by

Rep. Ilhan Omar is pushing back after being labeled a bigot by critics for two tweets, one about Sen. Lindsey Graham and the other...

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The Twitter Smearing Of Corbyn And Assange 

Jan 18, 2019 by

it has been revealed that the Integrity Initiative Twitter handle and some individuals associated with this program have been...

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It’s Time for Federal Workers to Get Sick 

Jan 18, 2019 by

A sickout by unpaid federal employees could bring the impasse—and their status as hostages to the president’s whim—to an...

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Warning: Hacking the Planet: The Catastrophic Consequences of Climate Engineering 

Jan 18, 2019 by

Climate engineering and weather warfare are ultimately one in the same. The ongoing atmospheric experiments taking place in our skies...

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Every day brings another sign that Democrats are dividing over Israel 

Jan 18, 2019 by

Every day brings another sign that there is at last going to be a wide-open debate about American support for Israel in US politics,...

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U.S. News Headlines on Israel-Palestine Show Systemic Bias

Jan 18, 2019 by

Headlines matter. As studies have repeatedly shown, when it comes to reaching the general public, the words at the top of the page...

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Officially Exonerates Steven Mark Chaney after 30 Years 

Jan 18, 2019 by

Chaney’s conviction more than 30 years ago was based largely on the scientifically indefensible testimony of two forensic dentists...

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To Stop Bolton’s Fire and Fury, Fire Bolton

Jan 18, 2019 by

John Bolton threatens to bring on another endless war. Source: To Stop Bolton’s Fire and Fury, Fire...

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Trump Poll: Net-Changes: Suburban Men-Down 18%, White Evangelicals-Down 13%,

Jan 18, 2019 by

While the longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, President Trump’s approval rating is down, and there are...

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Flint water crisis: hope for justice as top Democrat vows to review investigation 

Jan 18, 2019 by

Critics say there was little accountability when Republicans headed the investigation and its targets have been let off lightly...

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SPLC releases online tool that tracks rising number of hate group flyers and banners 

Jan 18, 2019 by

Emboldened by President Trump’s rhetoric, white supremacist groups have increased their distribution of flyers and banners in public...

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The War On BDS: How Israel’s Agenda Became A US Priority

Jan 18, 2019 by

Cheered on by AIPAC and other pro-Israel lobbies, the US Congress is now leading Israel’s war on the BDS movement, Palestinians and...

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With the Government Shutdown, Is Your Water Safe?

Jan 18, 2019 by

The government shutdown is putting further stress on a regulatory system already strained to the breaking point. Source: With the...

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He Was Born In Grand Rapids And Fought In Afghanistan, But The Local Sheriff’s Office Still Turned Him Over To ICE

Jan 18, 2019 by

“This is what immigration enforcement has come to in this country.” Source: He Was Born In Grand Rapids And Fought In Afghanistan,...

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Cuba: Rebel army freedom caravan — 60th anniversary of their entry into Havana 

Jan 18, 2019 by

In Cuba in January 2019, a Freedom Caravan of Rebel Army combatants commemorated the entry into Havana of Fidel and the rebel army on...

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Karen Pence’s Anti-LGBTQ School To Receive 100 Copies Of LGBTQ Children’s Book 

Jan 18, 2019 by

The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ advocacy organization, announced Thursday that it has sent Immanuel Christian 100 copies of A Day in the...

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Oscar Grant Was Shot by Police 10 Years Ago. Now His Family Is Helping Others to Heal 

Jan 18, 2019 by

Now his family is building bridges between police and the community, and connecting families affected by such violence. Source: Oscar...

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‘Terrible News’ for GOP as Survey Shows Generation Z Shaping Up To Be Most Progressive Ever

Jan 17, 2019 by

“This data suggests there is a reason why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets so much heat from conservatives—she and this...

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Israel’s Election – A Turning Point for Democracy? 

Jan 17, 2019 by

In this election season, we are witnessing more people speak about the strength of Israel’s democracy as a central issue. This comes...

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There’s a Good Reason Many Jewish Women Will Be Joining the Women’s March 

Jan 17, 2019 by

We feel it’s where we belong. Source: There’s a Good Reason Many Jewish Women Will Be Joining the Women’s March | The...

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Maxine Waters takes over House Financial Services Committee and prepares to pressure Wall Street

Jan 17, 2019 by

With the Democratic takeover of the House or Representatives earlier this month, Waters becomes the first woman and first black...

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The Trump-Russia Scam – How Obama Enabled The FBI To Spy On Trump

Jan 17, 2019 by

The Mueller investigation, thanks to the snooping Obama and the FBI enabled, knows the content of every phone call, chat and email...

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Ballot Initiatives Are Bringing Medicaid Expansion to Some of America’s Most Conservative States 

Jan 17, 2019 by

The passage of Medicaid expansion in three deeply conservative states is evidence that a less partisan presentation of policy is...

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Warning:William Barr Is a Trojan Horse

Jan 17, 2019 by

Barr’s mellow, wordy lawyer’s schtick was the perfect Trojan horse for all the bad policies with which he intends to infest the...

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How the ‘forever-war crowd’ of congressional members, media pundits and semiretired generals hold the reins on US foreign policy 

Jan 17, 2019 by

If they know where their representatives stand, constituents can hold them accountable if they choose to prolong unpopular conflicts....

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Shame: The Democrats’ capitulation to William Barr 

Jan 17, 2019 by

Democrats on the Judiciary Committee seem to be looking right past red flags. Source: The Democrats’ capitulation to William Barr...

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Warning: Criminalizing BDS and free speech: US Politicians are Selling Out the 1st Amendment and Their County for AIPAC cash 

Jan 17, 2019 by

An AIPAC-backed effort to make boycotting Israel — or even calling for a boycott of Israel — over its oppression of...

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The Only Way to Stop Israel From Screwing Over the Palestinians 

Jan 17, 2019 by

Palestine is applying to be a full member of the United Nations, a move that could finally slow Israel’s politicide against...

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Public Takeover of PG&E: A Radically Common-Sense Proposal

Jan 17, 2019 by

Californians want a publicly owned utility that’s reliable, affordable and willing to lead on climate change. Source: Public...

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Revealed: The US detention center where sick children receive ‘the bare minimum’

Jan 17, 2019 by

Advocates and former detainees say it is normal for children held at the Berks Family Residential Center in Pennsylvania to have...

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Bernie Sanders Meets With 2 Dozen Former Staffers To Address Harassment Claims 

Jan 17, 2019 by

In his latest effort to address allegations of sexism as he mulls another bid for the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) met...

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10 Things We All Lose If Bernie Chooses Not to Run in 2020

Jan 17, 2019 by

What policy issues would be off the table? What demands for transformation would be watered down? Source: 10 Things We All Lose If...

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250 more hospitals just joined in on a plan to make their own drugs and the effort could upend the generic pharma business

Jan 17, 2019 by

Another 12 health systems joined an organization aiming to lower the price of prescription drugs. The hope is to make generic drugs...

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LA Teachers Strike Shows There Is Little Difference Between Dems & Repubs On Corporatized Education 

Jan 17, 2019 by

When you get right down to it, there is very little difference between many Democratic policymakers and their Republican...

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Warning: The Scott Warren Case is Part of a Crackdown on Aid to Migrants 

Jan 17, 2019 by

Scott Warren offered food, water, and clothing to migrants on a deadly stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Now he’s facing twenty...

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Ocasio-Cortez Is on the Financial Committee, and Banks Are Afraid

Jan 17, 2019 by

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s assignment to the powerful House Financial Services Committee has triggered a fresh round of...

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Why Is the AP Carrying Water for William Barr? 

Jan 17, 2019 by

The wire service conveniently omits that Trump’s pick for attorney general pardoned six officials for their role in the...

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Michael Cohen Paid A Tech Firm Owned By Jerry Falwell To Manipulate Online Polls In Trump’s Favor

Jan 17, 2019 by

Simply, what Michael Cohen has to do with Jerry Falwell, Jr. is this: a man named John Gauger is the Chief Information Officer for...

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As Texas prison camp for migrant kids closes, another facility in Florida nearly doubles in size

Jan 17, 2019 by

One monstrosity in the Texas desert has been shuttered even as another one along the Florida coastline is expanding. Following the...

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Exclusive: The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed 

Jan 17, 2019 by

How US military spending keeps rising even as the Pentagon flunks its audit. Source: Exclusive: The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting...

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Despite denials, documents reveal U.S. training UAE forces for combat in Yemen

Jan 17, 2019 by

newly obtained documents reveal that the United States has also been training coalition military personnel from the United Arab...

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‘Our Nation’s Capital Has Officially Become a Playground’: Trump Sends ‘Childish’ Letter Canceling Pelosi’s Overseas Trip

Jan 17, 2019 by

A day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for the delay of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address...

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Israel’s Plan To ‘Worsen Conditions’ For Palestinian Prisoners Is An Opportunity For Unity 

Jan 17, 2019 by

Depriving Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails of their basic rights is a “moral duty”, according to Israeli Public...

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Reform District Attorneys Aim to Boost Police Accountability With Brady Lists 

Jan 17, 2019 by

In the racially divided city of St. Louis the chief prosecutor has embraced a controversial tool to hold police accountable:...

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An interpreter explains why the keeper of Trump’s meeting with Putin faces an ethical dilemma 

Jan 17, 2019 by

The code of ethics for professional conference interpreters states that they “shall be bound by the strictest secrecy, which must be...

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Go inside a smuggling tunnel Trump’s wall can’t stop

Jan 17, 2019 by

MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff travels 70 feet below San Diego for a look at the cross-border smuggling tunnels Trump’s border...

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The Philosophical Roots of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Tax Plan 

Jan 17, 2019 by

AOC’s tax proposal finds inspiration not in Karl Marx, but in mainstream American political philosophy. How we tax the rich depends...

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 Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO 

Jan 17, 2019 by

The New York Times loves NATO, but should you?Judging by comments in social media and the real world, millions of people in the...

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Lindsey Graham Just Accidentally Admitted That Suppressing Black Voter Turnout Is a Core GOP Goal

Jan 17, 2019 by

If Graham is actually as bewildered as he says he is by black civil rights advocates’ low opinion of the GOP, perhaps his own...

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What Back Alley? These Women Say DIY Abortion Can Be Empowering

Jan 17, 2019 by

Ending a pregnancy without professional help has its risks, from medical complications to imprisonment. But the abortion methods...

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Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate 

Jan 17, 2019 by

A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved...

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Judge Rules That Biometrics Are the Same As Passwords

Jan 17, 2019 by

 a California judge has issued a new ruling in how law enforcement is allowed to use, or not use, a suspect’s biometric features. In...

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Citigroup Bravely Announces It Pays Women Like S–t 

Jan 17, 2019 by

The bank said in a blog post that women at the bank earn 71 percent of their male colleagues’ pay. Source: Citigroup Bravely...

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Hungary Finally Has an Opposition Worth a Damn

Jan 17, 2019 by

The country’s youngest party has united the left and right against Viktor Orban. Source: Hungary Finally Has an Opposition Worth a...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Was More Radical Than We Like To Remember 

Jan 16, 2019 by

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we would do his memory justice by honoring all of his legacy. Not just the parts that make white...

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A Dream Deferred: MLK’s Dream of Economic Justice is Far From Reality

Jan 16, 2019 by

90 years after King was born, the racial wealth divide is actually growing — which drags down the entire economy Source: A...

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With US ‘Drilling Towards Disaster,’ Report Warns Anything Less Than Urgent Green New Deal Will Be ‘Too Little, Too Late’

Jan 16, 2019 by

A report(pdf) by Oil Change International (OCI), which warns that—unless radical action on the scale of a Green New Deal is...

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Democrats Need to Rein In Our Out-of-Control Military Spending

Jan 16, 2019 by

 Democrats, for good reason, vehemently oppose almost everything Trump proposes, but when he asks for a huge increase in military...

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FERC data suggest new renewable capacity in US could be 4x greater than fossil fuels by 2021

Jan 16, 2019 by

According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of the latest data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), ...

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Here’s How Democratic Presidential Contenders Should (Not) Talk About Russia 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Candidates gearing up for 2020 may be blazing new trails on domestic issues, but when it comes to engagement with Russia, they...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Tax Proposal Could Raise $720 Billion Over The Next 10 Years 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Such a high tax rate is not unheard of and higher rates used to be the norm during a large portion of the 20th century because higher...

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Women’s March leader asked to condemn anti-semitic comments by Louis Farrakhan of Nation of Islam 

Jan 16, 2019 by

On The View‘s Monday episode, Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory asked to condemn anti-semitic comments made by...

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Warning: US Adopts Christian Ideology to Guide Foreign Policy

Jan 16, 2019 by

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the American University in Cairo began with his acknowledgement that he views the...

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Vote Him Out: Steny Hoyer Deploys ‘Republican-Lite Talking Points’ to Oppose 70% Tax Rate on Ultra-Rich That Most Americans Want

Jan 16, 2019 by

The bold agenda being pushed by lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “is not a litany of progressive issues; it’s...

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Warning: Paygo Is a Mistake for House Democrats

Jan 16, 2019 by

While Paygo might at first glance seem like a reasonable commitment to “fiscal responsibility,” it’s really just another obstacle,...

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Billionaires vs. LA Schools

Jan 16, 2019 by

The Los Angeles teachers’ strike isn’t all about wages. At its core, the strike is a fight against the privatization of...

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Piling On Syria Sanctions Undermines Diplomacy 

Jan 16, 2019 by

In addition to imposing new sanctions against Syria, the Senate bill contains the Combating BDS Act, which would provide legal cover...

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Worried Republicans are questioning McConnell’s political strategy in shutdown

Jan 16, 2019 by

Republican pals of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are dishing to conservative outlet The Washington Examiner’s David...

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The Inspector General Should Review the FBI Counterintelligence Probe into Trump

Jan 16, 2019 by

 I was struck by the recent New York Times story about the FBI opening a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump after...

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McConnell Blocks House Bill to Reopen Government for Second Time

Jan 16, 2019 by

Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed package to reopen the federal government for a second time in as many weeks on Tuesday....

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Theresa May survives no-confidence vote 

Jan 16, 2019 by

A day after her Brexit plan suffered the worst parliamentary defeat in modern British political history, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa...

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Landmark Democracy Bill Would Protect Every Voter’s Voice in the Political Process and Restore Trust in Government 

Jan 16, 2019 by

On January 3, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced HR 1, a bill to make vital, high-priority improvements to our...

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Cory Booker and Kamala Harris expose William Barr’s cluelessness on criminal justice 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Barr hasn’t a clue about the criminal justice system of 2019, as Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris showed. Source: Cory...

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Chris Christie burns down Trump’s entire inner circle: ‘Grifters, weaklings and felons’ 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t just have his knives out for Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner — he also has unkind words...

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Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism Or Corporate Power? 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Private forms of corporate ownership are “simply a legal fiction.”* The economic requirements of the modern corporation no longer...

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Urban Sheriffs Flee ICE Program as Small Counties Join Trump’s Deportation Push 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Even as dozens of smaller counties join President Trump’s call for sheriffs to help with deportations at local jails, larger urban...

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Corruption Alert: T-Mobile executives flock to Trump hotel while seeking Trump administration merger approval

Jan 16, 2019 by

The Obama administration said no when T-Mobile tried to merge with Sprint, because having the third- and fourth-biggest cellphone...

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