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2019 Dec 9 - 3:01pm
The Democratic Party and its liberal supporters are perplexed. They presented hours of evidence of an impeachable offense, although they studiously avoided charging Donald Trump with impeachable offenses also carried out by Democratic presidents, including the continuation or expansion of presidential wars not declared by Congress, exercising line-item veto power, playing prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner to kill individuals, including U.S...
Tags: Chris Hedges, bill grueskin, Congress, corporatists, Democrats, donald trump
2019 Dec 9 - 7:28am
CHARLESTON, S.C.—Elizabeth Warren said Sunday she believes Americans are ready for a presidential ticket with two women at the top, rejecting concerns from some Democrats that a woman can’t beat President Donald Trump. “Sure, why not?” the Democratic presidential candidate told The Associated Press in an interview ahead of a town hall campaign event in Charleston. “I think (voters) would support a lot of different...
Tags: 2020 presidential race, all-female ticket, Elizabeth Warren, hillary clinton, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris
2019 Dec 9 - 6:55am
NEW YORK—The Senate’s top Democrat said Sunday that congressional leaders have reached a “real breakthrough” deal to give 12 weeks of paid parental leave to millions of federal workers as part of the annual defense policy bill. Sen. Charles Schumer said the agreement over the National Defense Authorization Act was reached late Friday night and a vote is expected later this week. The establishment of President Donald Trump’s proposed Space...
Tags: Ivanka Trump, national defense authorization act, paid parental leave, parental leave for federal workers, sen. charles schumer, space force
2019 Dec 9 - 2:01am
Danish researchers have settled a problem of US disaster accounting, confirming that in the last century North America’s worst hurricanes have become three times more frequent – and significantly more destructive. Such calculations sound as though they ought to be simple. They are not. In 1900, the entire population of the planet was about 1.6 billion people, most of whom lived in rural areas. By 2018, global population had reached 7.5 billion,...
Tags: climate change, climate crisis, Environment, Global Warming, hurricanes, niels bohr institute
2019 Dec 9 - 1:10am
Just one Republican—Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania—joined a united House Democratic caucus on Friday to pass what rights groups hailed as “historic” legislation to restore and expand voter protections that were gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. Lisa Gilbert, vice president of legislative affairs for Public Citizen, said passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4) is a “critical step” in combating...
Tags: civil rights, congressional progressive caucus, democrats for the people act, House Democrats, HR4, leadership conference on civil and human rights
2019 Dec 8 - 10:00pm
“Invisible People: Stories of Lives at the Margins” A book by Alex Tizon, edited by Sam Howe Verhovek The ashes filled a black plastic box about the size of a toaster. It weighed three and a half pounds. I put it in a canvas tote bag and packed it in my suitcase this past July for the transpacific flight to Manila. From there I would travel by car to a rural village. When I arrived, I would hand over all that was left of the woman...
Tags: Book Review, alex tizon, alexis camins, Book Review, books, filipino
2019 Dec 8 - 4:49am
WASHINGTON—Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary Committee do not spell out the formal charges against the president, which are being drafted ahead of votes, possibly as soon as next week....
Tags: articles of impeachment, House Democrats, house judiciary committee impeachment report, impeachment of president trump, jerrold nadler, mueller report
2019 Dec 8 - 2:35am
All over the nation, organizers are calling attention to the tremendous power of prosecutors and demanding reforms that protect public safety and accountability for all communities, especially black people, people of color and poor people. Marilyn Mosby in Baltimore, who pressed charges against the officers who beat Freddie Gray to death, and Larry Krasner in Philadelphia, who released a progressive values-based memo on how his office would...
Tags: Black Lives Matter, California, color of change, death penalty, district attorney, jackie lacey
2019 Dec 8 - 1:08am
PENSACOLA, Fla.—The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. One of the three students who attended the dinner party videotaped outside the building while the shooting was taking place at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, said the U.S. official,...
Tags: florida, gov. ron desantis, jamal khashoggi, joshua kaleb watson, mohammed saeed alshamrani, naval air station pensacola
2019 Dec 8 - 12:32am
LOS ANGELES—Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence. The utility says the deal, which still requires court approval, represents a key step in leading it out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The deal is expected to resolve all claims...
Tags: bill johnson, butte fire, California, california wildfires, camp fire, ghost ship fire
2019 Dec 7 - 8:24am
In 2014, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, commissioned by the UK government and Wellcome Trust, estimated that 700,000 people around the world die each year due to drug-resistant infections. A follow-up report two years later showed no change in this estimate of casualties. Without action, that number could grow to 10 million per year by 2050. A leading cause of antibiotic resistance? The misuse and overuse of antibiotics on factory farms...
Tags: animal cruelty, Antibiotic Resistance, antibiotics, department of agriculture, epa, European Union
2019 Dec 7 - 7:26am
SAN FRANCISCO—Uber, as part of a long anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018. That figure includes 235 rapes across the company’s 1.3 billion rides last year. The ride-hailing company noted that drivers and riders were both attacked and that some assaults occurred between riders. The Thursday report, which the company hailed as the first of its kind,...
Tags: abuse & incest national network, ceo dara khosrowshahi, lyft, rainn, rape, rideshare

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