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'How about a counter-argument based on fact?': Elizabeth Warren destroys CNBC host over two-cent wealth tax criticism

'How about a counter-argument based on fact?': Elizabeth Warren destroys CNBC host over two-cent wealth tax criticism

-Sen. Elizabeth Warren, photo by Gage Skidmore."There is no evidence that anyone is going to leave this country because of a."That's the two cents Sen. Elizabeth Warren shared on Thursday in response toCNBC host Sara Eisen's fear-mongering about the alleged consequences of requiring the super-rich to pay their fair share in taxes.After Eisenthat a wealth tax "might... chase wealthy people out of this country as we've seen has happened with...other wealth taxes," the Democratic senator from Massachusetts asked: "Can we just keep in mind, right now, in America, who's paying taxes?""You know...

Jan 29
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'We have the receipts': Analysis reveals $170 million in corporate gifts to GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn Biden win

'We have the receipts': Analysis reveals $170 million in corporate gifts to GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn Biden win

-Screengrabs.A new analysis entitled "Bankrolling the Disenfranchisers" calls out the corporate and trade association political action committees that—despite any condemnation of last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol—poured millions in campaign contributions to who voted to object to President-elect Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump. Wednesday by Public Citizen, the analysis finds that these groups have given roughly $170 million to the slate of anti-democratic lawmakers since the 2016 election cycle. Nineteen of the 100 PACs gave more than a million dollars over the past four...

Jan 14
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Congress has 'grave concerns' Trump team is trashing White House records

Congress has 'grave concerns' Trump team is trashing White House records

-As a special thank you from all of us at Raw, we're offering Raw Story ad-free for 15% off - just $2 per week. Now 'til Dec. 31st.LEARN MORE… then let us make a small request. The COVID crisis has slashed advertising rates, and we need your help. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism. Raw Story readers power David Cay Johnston’s DCReport, which we've expanded to keep watch in Washington. We’ve exposed billionaire and uncovered White House efforts to . We’ve revealed , and legal efforts to harm workers exploited by . And unlike other news outlets,...

Dec 21
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Just 1% of Farms Control 70% of Global Farmland: Study Finds 'Shocking State of Land Inequality'

Just 1% of Farms Control 70% of Global Farmland: Study Finds 'Shocking State of Land Inequality'

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Nov 25
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Biden Urged to 'Honor Indigenous Sovereignty and Immediately Halt' Fossil Fuel Pipelines

Biden Urged to 'Honor Indigenous Sovereignty and Immediately Halt' Fossil Fuel Pipelines

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Nov 26
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‘Trump is trying to steal the election and Wall Street is silent’: Corporate executives urged to condemn president’s attacks on democracy

‘Trump is trying to steal the election and Wall Street is silent’: Corporate executives urged to condemn president’s attacks on democracy

RED BARBLUE BARFrom falsely declaring victory over Democrat Joe Biden in the middle of the night to delivering what one journalist described as “the most dishonest speech he has ever given,” President Donald Trump has ramped up his attacks on American democracy since Election Day—and now a coalition of over 130 advocacy groups is pressuring leaders on Wall Street to call him out.ADVERTISEMENT“After all the ways the public has bailed out these financial institutions, they have a moral responsibility to help defend our democracy during this dark hour.”—Amy Gray, Stop the Money PipelineIn the...

Nov 7
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Saudi Arabia joins Trump-led coalition claiming women have ‘no international right to abortion’

Saudi Arabia joins Trump-led coalition claiming women have ‘no international right to abortion’

RED BARBLUE BARFurther distancing itself from longtime U.S. allies regarding reproductive rights, the Trump administration on Thursday joined 32 countries in signing a declaration claiming that pregnant people have “no international right to abortion.”Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended the virtual signing ceremony for the so-called “Geneva Consensus Declaration” after the administration formed an international coalition comprised of countries where abortion care is banned or severely restricted, to counter the United Nations’ support...

October 23, 2020
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Mayors of 12 Major Global Cities Pledge Fossil Fuel Divestment

Mayors of 12 Major Global Cities Pledge Fossil Fuel Divestment

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September 23, 2020
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UK's Met Office Warns Global Temperature Could Soar Beyond 1.5°C Threshold Within Five Years

UK's Met Office Warns Global Temperature Could Soar Beyond 1.5°C Threshold Within Five Years

Published on byBreaching the Paris accord's designated limit temporarily doesn't mean all hope is lost for the long-term target, experts explain, "but it does ring an alarm bell."The Met Office reported this week that global average temperature for 2019 to 2023 will likely be between 1.03°C and 1.57°C above pre-industrial levels. (Photo: Danicek/Shutterstock)As NASA on Wednesday that the past five years have been the hottest on record, the United Kingdom's national weather service warned that the next five years could see global average surface temperature temporarily surpass the...

February 8, 2019
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500+ Scientists Demand Stop to Tree Burning as Climate Solution

500+ Scientists Demand Stop to Tree Burning as Climate Solution

Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and LifeThis website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience while browsing it. By clicking 'Got It' you're accepting these terms.Enter Email...Sign UpEON's biofuel power station in Lockerbie Scotland with timber supplies. Ashley Cooper / Construction Photography / Avalon / Getty ImagesBy Andrea GermanosA group of more than 500 international scientists on Thursday urged world leaders to end policies that prop up the burning of trees for energy because it poses "a double climate problem" that threatens forests' biodiversity and efforts to...

Feb 14
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