As Biden Taps Blinken as Secretary of State, Critics Denounce his Support for Invasions of Iraq and Libya 

Nov 23, 2020 by

“In the U.S., there is no accountability for supporting the worst foreign policy disaster in modern history. Only...

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I’m a contact tracer in North Dakota. The virus is so rampant that we gave up. 

Nov 23, 2020 by

All we can do is notify people, as quickly as we can, that they have the virus. Source: I’m a contact tracer in North Dakota. The...

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San Francisco DA Charges Officer With Homicide In Historic First

Nov 23, 2020 by

Progressive district attorney Chesa Boudin charged a former police officer over the 2017 shooting of an unarmed Black man, Keita...

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Janet Yellen Will Be Joe Biden’s Pick For Treasury Secretary: Reports 

Nov 23, 2020 by

Yellen isn’t simply breaking a gender barrier. If she’s confirmed as treasury secretary, Yellen would be the only person to have held...

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‘No Time to Lose for Climate Action’: Atmospheric CO2 Continued to Rise in 2020 Despite Covid-19 Lockdowns 

Nov 23, 2020 by

The World Meteorological Organization called for “more sustained and ambitious climate action to reduce emissions to net zero...

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Carl Bernstein Names Names: 21 Republican Senators Who’ve Privately Ripped Trump J

Nov 23, 2020 by

Journalist Carl Bernstein  called out Republicans in the Senate for remaining silent as President Donald Trump attempts to overthrow...

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New Jersey Lawmaker Pushes To Disbar Rudy Giuliani For Deceitful, ‘Absurd’ Election Cases 

Nov 23, 2020 by

Giuliani has caused “irreversible damage to the public trust in the fair administration of our elections,” Rep. Bill Pascrell wrote...

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Trump Is Rushing Through His Biggest, Most Dangerous Arms Deal. Congress Could Stop It. 

Nov 23, 2020 by

Well-informed observers told HuffPost they’re increasingly confident a combination of progressives and hawks will send a big signal...

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The time has come for a reckoning on US immigrant abuse 

Nov 23, 2020 by

A letter to the UN by four congresswomen renews hope that abuse of detained immigrants in the US will finally be addressed. Source:...

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How Norway Built an Economy That Puts People First 

Nov 23, 2020 by

The national ethos of economic equity was decades in the making. Source: How Norway Built an Economy That Puts People First | Common...

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Thousands of cars form lines to collect food in Covid-hit Texas 

Nov 23, 2020 by

North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) distributed more than 600,000 pounds of food for about 25,000 people on Saturday, according to...

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Climate Activists “Deeply Skeptical” of John Kerry, Biden’s Climate Policy Lead

Nov 23, 2020 by

His decision to place Kerry, an ardent defender of the accords, on the NSC in a climate policy role will likely be celebrated by many...

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Joe Biden’s Silence on Ending the Drone Wars

Nov 23, 2020 by

With scant comments about U.S. assassination programs, there are indications that Biden would keep the drone wars around. Source: Joe...

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Study: Refusal to wear face mask associated with psychopathy traits

Nov 23, 2020 by

Researchers from the State University of Londrina found that people who reported “antisocial traits,” such as low levels of empathy...

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Alert: America Is Letting the Coronavirus Rage Through Prisons 

Nov 23, 2020 by

It’s both a moral failure and a public health one. Source: Opinion | America Is Letting the Coronavirus Rage Through Prisons –...

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Ben Carson Says He Was ‘Desperately Ill’ With The Coronavirus : Coronavirus Updates 

Nov 23, 2020 by

“President Trump was following my condition and cleared me for the monoclonal antibody therapy that he had previously received,...

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Federal prosecutors hold protesters for months pretrial

Nov 23, 2020 by

Dozens of protesters who took part in the uprisings after George Floyd’s murder have faced prolonged detention despite COVID-19...

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‘It’s time for white women to listen’: writers V and Aja Monet on what will replace The Vagina Monologues 

Nov 23, 2020 by

What comes in its place is Voices, a campaign grounded in black women’s stories from across Africa and its diaspora. An...

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Guaido’s Team Told To Comply With UK Court Order In Gold Litigation 

Nov 23, 2020 by

The UK Judge Presiding Over The Case Of The Venezuelan Gold In The Bank Of England Urged The Legal Team Representing Venezuela’s...

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Guatemalan President Reviewing Budget, Which Slashed Healthcare Spending, After Outraged Protesters Set Fire to Legislative Building 

Nov 23, 2020 by

“We are outraged by poverty, injustice, the way they have stolen the public’s money,” a psychology professor who...

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Covid in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count 

Nov 22, 2020 by

A detailed county map shows the extent of the coronavirus outbreak, with tables of the number of cases by county. Source: Covid in...

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As Stimulus Runs Out, 56% of US Household Are Worried About Affording Food

Nov 22, 2020 by

More than half of households in the United States are not “very confident” that they can afford to put food on the table as the...

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Crippling Common Good Worldwide, Landmark Study Shows $427 Billion Lost Each Year to Tax Dodging by Corporations and the Rich

Nov 22, 2020 by

“Now more than ever we must reprogram our global tax system to prioritize people’s health and livelihoods over the...

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Why Democrats Will Keep Losing Elections 

Nov 22, 2020 by

I watched my hometown devolve from an industrial powerhouse into a Rust Belt hellscape that eventually became ground zero for...

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Biden’s COVID Plan Is Better Than Trump’s, But Still Far From Sufficient

Nov 22, 2020 by

The pandemic is a structural problem. To truly fight it, we must take on capitalism, agribusiness and racial inequity. Source:...

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Progressive Groups Launch Grassroots Efforts To Lobby Against Corporate Cabinet, Release List of Corporate Insiders Biden Should Reject

Nov 22, 2020 by

Today, five progressive organizations led by the Demand Progress and the Revolving Door Project launched the “No Corporate Cabinet”...

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Senate GOP Shatters 123-Year Tradition to Approve Even More Trump Judges

Nov 22, 2020 by

Judicial nominees of presidents who lost their reelection have not been confirmed after an election since 1897. Source: Senate GOP...

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The Colossal Problem of Publicly Funded Vaccines in Private Hands

Nov 22, 2020 by

As Pfizer and Moderna prepare to roll out their COVID 19 vaccines, the problems associated with publicly funded vaccines in the hands...

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 The Supreme Court’s “Breathtakingly Radical” New Approach to Election Law 

Nov 22, 2020 by

The justices won’t end up deciding the 2020 presidential race, but they have set the stage for a massive rollback of voting rights....

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Biden Doesn’t Need the Senate to Act on Economy and Climate

Nov 22, 2020 by

What Democrats can actually accomplish in the next few years, even in the face of steadfast Republican opposition. Source: Biden...

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Biden is already letting us down 

Nov 22, 2020 by

He’s snubbed Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, walked back promises about student debt, and appointed some disappointing members...

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France Defies European Court Ruling Upholding Right To Boycott Israel 

Nov 22, 2020 by

The court found that the convictions against the activists for calling on shoppers to boycott Israeli goods violated the European...

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The disinformation system that Trump unleashed will outlast him. Here’s what reality-based journalists must do about it. 

Nov 22, 2020 by

It’s time for journalism to stand for something — or lose its audience to the excitement of burgeoning lies. Source: The...

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Beyond COVID-19: The Power Struggle Over Alternatives For Health Care Reform

Nov 22, 2020 by

The profit-driven medical-industrial complex continues to lead the way on the S & P 500 as the “system” raises prices to what the...

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New documents show Mueller investigation unable to concoct charges against Assange and WikiLeaks 

Nov 22, 2020 by

Previously redacted portions of the Mueller report into supposed Russian interference in the US, released this week, have shown that...

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Bad News: Meet the Filthy Rich War Hawks that Make up Biden’s New Foreign Policy Team 

Nov 22, 2020 by

Many of the president-elect’s potential picks for foreign policy positions — including Susan Rice and Michele Flourney —...

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This election showed how the Republicans’ racist ‘Southern Strategy’ is falling apart 

Nov 22, 2020 by

Trump lost because of increased turnout among Black and brown people and their white allies. His appeals to fear and division failed...

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Over 100 Rebellions In Jails And Prisons Over COVID19 Conditions 

Nov 22, 2020 by

U.S jails and prisons, already death traps, have been completely ravaged by COVID-19. Crowded quarters, a lack of PPE, inadequate...

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Declassify America’s Dirty Secrets in Syria to Stop a Biden War 

Nov 22, 2020 by

Opening incriminating documents from the conflict up to the public could discourage Biden from escalating America’s role....

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Warrior-Cops have brought America’s forever wars back to the homeland 

Nov 22, 2020 by

We need to ask if our police are now just another branch of the military, with our “homeland” as the empire to be...

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Report: Incarceration Destabilizes Neighborhood Economies, Doesn’t Increase Safety 

Nov 22, 2020 by

Cutbacks in housing, healthcare, public transportation and economic opportunities and the criminalization of underground economy...

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COVID-19 travel restrictions by state: What you need to know before you travel

Nov 22, 2020 by

USA TODAY has an update on the states that are discouraging interstate travel by requiring or recommending that visitors and...

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Jewish-Led Groups Condemn Pompeo For Declaring Boycott-Divestment Movement Anti-Semitic 

Nov 22, 2020 by

Jewish peace activists led a wave of stinging rebuke of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday after he declared the peaceful...

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Trump Passes on COVID Vaccine Summit as Pandemic Cases in US Exceed 12 Million

Nov 22, 2020 by

Donald Trump skipped a virtual summit with G20 leaders on financing vaccine collaborations to go golfing. Source: Trump Passes on...

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Democrats Are Scared to Use Their Best Leverage

Nov 22, 2020 by

I have an idea: the Defense bud­get. That is what the Democ­rats can hold hostage. That is the bar­gain­ing chip that they can use to...

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Across the Country, Voters Remove Racist Symbols and Language from Founding Documents 

Nov 22, 2020 by

Throughout American history, dynamic moments of change are often interspersed with long, slow periods of struggle, Luckett said. The...

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Lindsey Graham’s alleged interference in Georgia’s election is felony election fraud.

Nov 22, 2020 by

If he weren’t a senator, Graham might be facing years in prison, according to legal experts in Georgia. Source: Lindsey Graham’s...

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Erin Brockovich Slams Joe Biden’s EPA Transition Team Pick: ‘Are You Kidding Me?’ 

Nov 22, 2020 by

“Someone who advised DuPont on how to avoid regulations is not someone we want advising this new administration,” the activist wrote...

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This historian saw it all coming 30 years ago: How America’s failure is pushing us ‘off the cliff’ 

Nov 22, 2020 by

But even in 1991, Goldstone had seen worrying signs in America of the same sorts of problems his book described in England and France...

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Whistleblowers are Democracy’s Last Defense 

Nov 22, 2020 by

When brave individuals speak up against wrongdoing, they can mitigate the damage and prevent further harm. Source: Viewpoint:...

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As left and right argue over election results, cannabis got more votes than Trump And Biden in many states 

Nov 22, 2020 by

Though the left and the right fought to the bitter end over the pussy grabber and the child sniffer, when they went to the polls...

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Ousted cyber official: Giuliani press conference ‘most dangerous 1hr 45 minutes’ of TV in US history 

Nov 22, 2020 by

Christopher Krebs, the top federal cybersecurity official who was fired by President Trump this week, called Thursday’s press...

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Eight Hundred Pennsylvania Nurses Went on Strike This Week. Now They’re Locked Out.

Nov 22, 2020 by

Nurses at St. Mary Medical Center have been dealing with understaffing, long hours, low pay, and a lack of protective equipment...

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Shocking inequality: why San Francisco voted for ‘overpaid executive tax’

Nov 22, 2020 by

Faced by inaction on national and state level, city decided to go it alone and tackle huge wealth gap Source: Shocking inequality:...

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Bad news: US formally withdraws from Open Skies Treaty that bolstered European security 

Nov 22, 2020 by

The US on Sunday formally exited the decades-old Open Skies Treaty, some six months after President Donald Trump first announced the...

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Joe Biden’s begging bowl demeans the world’s most powerful post 

Nov 22, 2020 by

‘Here’s the deal: Because President Trump refuses to concede and is delaying the transition, we have to fund it ourselves and need...

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Why the imperialists hate China the most: it’s taking away their global economic grip 

Nov 22, 2020 by

This month, fifteen Asia-Pacific nations signed a trade deal that will restrict Washington’s ability to project neo-colonial...

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To Push Biden Left, We Must Build Movements to Challenge His Corporate Backers

Nov 22, 2020 by

As many commentators have suggested recently, the establishment Democrats would rather lose elections than embrace a progressive...

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Argentina approves ‘confiscatory’ wealth tax on millionaires 

Nov 22, 2020 by

In an early glimpse of what wealth redistribution will look among developed nations in coming years, on Wednesday the lower house of...

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell helped pay for suspected Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s $2M bail, attorney says

Nov 22, 2020 by

Attorney Lin Wood said in a tweet on Friday that Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, Inc., and actor Ricky Schroder helped raise the...

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Instead of Repeating the Obama Administration, Biden Must Do Better. Here’s How. 

Nov 19, 2020 by

A successful Biden presidency will require immediately making people’s lives better – and this is where to start. Source:...

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‘Substantial evidence’: Mueller prosecutor explains why Biden could be forced to prosecute Trump 

Nov 19, 2020 by

As for his conduct during the Mueller investigation, Weissmann explained that not prosecuting Trump for the ten examples of...

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Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Joe Biden Can Fix on Day One 

Nov 19, 2020 by

Donald Trump loves executive orders as a tool of dictatorial power, avoiding the need to work through Congress. But that works both...

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COVID-19’s Third Surge Is Breaking Health-Care Workers 

Nov 19, 2020 by

More people than ever are hospitalized with COVID-19. Health-care workers can’t go on like this. Source: COVID-19’s Third Surge...

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Alert: A New U.S. Missile Defense Test May Have Increased the Risk of Nuclear War

Nov 19, 2020 by

A November 2020 U.S. missile defense test stands to upend strategic stability and complicate future arms control. The test marks a...

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The Last Thing the Economy Needs Is Joe Biden’s Austerity

Nov 19, 2020 by

Joe Biden represents something now rare in American politics: he’s a dyed-in-the-wool true believer in austerity and deficit...

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A world being made for war: Behind the push for an era of great-power competition with China

Nov 19, 2020 by

War: what is it good for? Apparently, in Washington’s world of think tanks, the answer is: the bottom line. Source: A world...

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US Passes 250,000 COVID Deaths as Hospitals Brace for Holiday Surge

Nov 19, 2020 by

As the official U.S. COVID-19 death toll breaks worldwide records and passes 250,000, hospitals are at capacity, and overwhelmed...

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GAO Study Shows How Taxpayers Subsidize “Starvation Wages” of Corporate Giants

Nov 19, 2020 by

Pinpointing a reality denounced as “morally obscene” by Sen. Bernie Sanders, a new government study shows how some of the nation’s...

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The Failure of Conservative Politics to Foster Wellbeing 

Nov 19, 2020 by

Where conservative social policies prevail, Americans, men, women, children, regardless of race or gender, are less healthy and have...

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Top Government Adviser in Iran Warns Military Action by Trump Would Lead to ‘Full-Fledged War’ 

Nov 19, 2020 by

“Definitely, the United States, the region, and the world cannot stand such a comprehensive crisis.” Source: Top...

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Moderna, Pfizer covid vaccines: What you need to know 

Nov 19, 2020 by

Both appear to be more than 90 percent effective in clinical trials and could begin to be available before the end of the year....

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New Report: ‘Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health’

Nov 19, 2020 by

A “Delinquent Dozen” Pandemic Profiteers, Including Owners of Walmart, and CEOs of Amazon and Target, Failed Essential Workers and...

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Who’s in Charge of the Democratic Party? 

Nov 19, 2020 by

That’s actually a surprisingly difficult question to answer. We must have more accountability and transparency if the party is to...

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions set to drop to lowest level in three decades

Nov 19, 2020 by

The 9 percent fall has been partially offset by the emissions from extreme forest fires. Source: BloombergNEF study: Rebound next...

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Tyson Must Fire Executive Vice Chairman Noel White, Who Was CEO While Plant Managers Bet on Employees’ Lives 

Nov 19, 2020 by

“It is utterly unconscionable that the managers of this Tyson plant would place bets on the lives of their employees. Tyson and other...

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Warren to Biden: Raise Minimum Wage, Cancel Student Debt, Invest in Child Care

Nov 19, 2020 by

enator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday urged the incoming Biden administration to use all the “tools in their toolbox” to push through...

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Alert: The Rise of the Anti-Lockdown Sheriffs 

Nov 19, 2020 by

Opposition to stay-at-home orders is the latest example of a history of powerful sheriffs, which stretches back to the end of slavery...

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Alert: Biden national security briefing included two board members of a massive defense contractor 

Nov 19, 2020 by

In a CNBC interview in late-October, Raytheon CEO Gregory Hayes said it was “ridiculous” to think that Biden would reduce...

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Indigenous and Progressive Activists and Lawmakers Plan Rally at DNC to Push Biden in Greener Direction 

Nov 19, 2020 by

Organizers are calling for “a corporate-free Cabinet and administration staffed with personnel committed to addressing the...

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The GOP meltdown in Georgia is simply spectacular

Nov 19, 2020 by

Both Perdue and Loeffler are now attempting to thread the needle of being Trumpy enough to excite his delusional base voters while...

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Trump ‘reached out’ to 2 Michigan election officials day before they rescinded certification of results 

Nov 19, 2020 by

Wednesday Palmer and Hartmann signed documents declaring they were rescinding their votes to certify, “under penalty of...

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Julian Assange prison block locked down after Covid outbreak 

Nov 19, 2020 by

The prison block in which Julian Assange is being detained under extradition proceedings has been locked down following an outbreak...

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Why Should the Covid Vaccine Manufacturers Keep All the Profits? 

Nov 19, 2020 by

Gregg Gonsalves on virus profiteering Source: Why Should the Covid Vaccine Manufacturers Keep All the Profits? | The...

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Long-Term Care Fiasco a Warning About Private Ownership 

Nov 19, 2020 by

The private sector almost always does things to make a profit, and that can leave the rest of us paying a high price—in dollars...

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Alert: Pompeo Tramples on International Law, Free Speech, and Human Rights With His Support for Settlements and Attack on BDS

Nov 19, 2020 by

“This is about shielding the Israeli government from accountability for its apartheid rule over Palestinians.” Source: Pompeo...

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LAPD bars use of third-party facial recognition systems, launches review after BuzzFeed inquiry 

Nov 19, 2020 by

LAPD bars the use of outside facial recognition platforms after learning some detectives had used a commercial software platform...

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More than 900 Mayo Clinic staff members diagnosed with Covid-19 in Midwest over two weeks 

Nov 19, 2020 by

“Our staff are being infected mostly due to community spread (93% of staff infections), and this impacts our ability to care...

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Rapidly intensifying hurricanes shattered records in 2020 

Nov 19, 2020 by

Ten storms rapidly intensified this Atlantic season, some to a record degree. Source: Rapidly intensifying hurricanes shattered...

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WIND AND SOLAR CAPACITY TO OVERTAKE BOTH GAS AND COAL GLOBALLY BY 2024 SAY IEA

Nov 19, 2020 by

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) anticipates wind and solar capacity will double over the next five years...

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Detainees allege abuse, torture at Mississippi ICE detention center

Nov 19, 2020 by

Officers at an immigration detention center in Mississippi allegedly abused and tortured detainees in an effort to force them to sign...

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Will Biden Name a Deficit Hawk to Head OMB? 

Nov 19, 2020 by

There is a big risk that he will—at a time when we need massive public investment. Source: Will Biden Name a Deficit Hawk to Head...

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Is Trump leaving 2500 Troops in Iraq and in Afghanistan as a Poison Pill for Biden?

Nov 19, 2020 by

If Biden is the one who withdraws completely from Afghanistan and then Kabul falls, it will be the Democrats who have egg on their...

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Joe Biden officially declared winner of Georgia following recount – as it happened

Nov 19, 2020 by

Audit upheld the original tally, secretary of state’s office said Source: Joe Biden officially declared winner of Georgia following...

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Another Democratic congresswoman takes aim at Nancy Pelosi: ‘We need new leadership’

Nov 19, 2020 by

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to take fire from members of her own caucus, as Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin is now stating she...

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Republicans seek to stymie Biden with final Trump nominees 

Nov 19, 2020 by

The Senate GOP is working to stock the government with conservative appointments in the lame duck. Source: Republicans seek to stymie...

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Why Jeff Sessions’ Consent Decree Memo Is Worse Than You Thought 

Nov 19, 2020 by

Stymieing future consent decrees is bad enough, but Sessions’ memo will make it challenging to negotiate any effective police reform...

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Dear Joe Biden: Are You Kidding Me? –Erin Brokovich

Nov 19, 2020 by

The president-elect has tapped a former DuPont consultant to join his Environmental Protection Agency transition board Source: FOCUS...

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Why Charges Against Protesters Are Being Dismissed by the Thousands 

Nov 19, 2020 by

Prosecutors declined to pursue many of the cases because they concluded the protesters were exercising their basic civil rights....

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‘The Real Looting in America Is the Walton Family’: GAO Report Details How Taxpayers Subsidize Cruel Low Wages of Corporate Giants 

Nov 19, 2020 by

“I say to the Walton family: Get off welfare,” declared Sen. Bernie Sanders in response to the government study he...

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