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Protester Storms Stage, Grabs Mic From Kamala Harris at Event

Protester Storms Stage, Grabs Mic From Kamala Harris at Event

An interview of at the MoveOn “Big Ideas Forum” was interrupted by a protester who jumped onstage and wrested the microphone from Harris before being removed.While Harris was discussing, of all things, the gender pay gap, the male animal rights protester, Aidan Cook, stormed the stage and grabbed the mic out of Harris’s hand. (Not a good look, bro.) Before security could reach the stage, Karine Jean-Pierre, MoveOn’s Chief Public Affairs Officer, bravely put herself between Harris and Cook.“I’m asking for your attention for a much bigger idea than…” Cook said into the microphone before it...

June 2, 2019
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DOJ Wants to Suspend Certain Constitutional Rights During Coronavirus Emergency

DOJ Wants to Suspend Certain Constitutional Rights During Coronavirus Emergency

The Department of Justice has secretly asked Congress for the ability to detain arrested people “indefinitely” in addition to other powers that one expert called “terrifying” The Trump Department of Justice has asked Congress to craft legislation allowing chief judges to indefinitely hold people without trial and suspend other constitutionally-protected rights during coronavirus and other emergencies, according to a report by Politico’s Betsy Woodruff Swan. While the asks from the Department of Justice will likely not come to fruition with a Democratically-controlled House of...

March 21, 2020
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Jim Acosta Calls Out 'Fox’s Chief White Power Correspondent' Tucker Carlson

Jim Acosta Calls Out 'Fox’s Chief White Power Correspondent' Tucker Carlson

Anchor called out the “toxic” denial of systemic by hosts and Republican lawmakers alike. During a Saturday afternoon monologue, Acosta singled out Laura Ingraham, calling her an expert in telling lies, and , labeling him “Fox’s chief white power correspondent.”Acosta played a recent video clip of Ingraham minimizing the numerous cases of police violence against black people by framing those incidents as “white cops having bad interactions with black Americans” above a chyron that read: “Left Pushing Systemic Racism Lie.” Acosta went in on Ingraham, saying the Fox host’s “only expertise in...

Apr 24
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Greta Thunberg Warns Congress: You’ll Have to Explain to Your Children Why You Didn’t Act on Climate

Greta Thunberg Warns Congress: You’ll Have to Explain to Your Children Why You Didn’t Act on Climate

Testifying before Congress on Earth Day, , the 18-year-old , warned of the dire consequences if the United States continues to subsidize the fossil fuel industry. The fact that these subsidies exist, she said, is “clear proof that we have not understood the climate emergency at all.”Thunberg, who at age 16, told a House subcommittee that the world is way behind where it needs to be to avoid a climate crisis.“The fact that we are still having this discussion and even more that we are still subsidizing directly or indirectly using taxpayer money is a disgrace,” she said. President Biden has...

Apr 22
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Fauci Responds to Attacks from Rep. Jordan and Republican Vaccine Hesitancy

Fauci Responds to Attacks from Rep. Jordan and Republican Vaccine Hesitancy

Dr. was asked about Republican bomb-thrower Rep. ’s extended congressional hearing rant against protective measures meant to save lives during a pandemic.Jordan’s attention-seeking attack against Fauci as he testified before Congress went viral this week when Jordan made baseless accusations claiming the government censors medical professionals who don’t agree with Fauci. After the false charge, Fauci sternly responded to Jordan, saying, “You’re making this a personal thing.” Jordan interrupted, saying he was not, causing Fauci to reply, “That is exactly what you’re doing.”"You're making...

Apr 18
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Jon Stewart Goes to Washington to Fight for Vets

Jon Stewart Goes to Washington to Fight for Vets

went to Washington to advocate for who suffer from diseases stemming from exposure to burn pits and who have been denied government benefits.The comedian joined members of both political parties on Tuesday to fight for legislation that would allow easier access to Veterans Affairs benefits for these service members. As of now, veterans suffering from diseases like cancer that are thought to be linked to toxic fumes from burn pits have to pay for tests to prove that connection in order to receive benefits, and, according to veterans advocates, the majority of claims are denied.“For those...

Apr 13
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Liz Cheney Blasts Trump for Continuing To Use Language That 'Provoked Violence on Jan. 6'

Liz Cheney Blasts Trump for Continuing To Use Language That 'Provoked Violence on Jan. 6'

Wyoming Republican Congresswoman ripped Trump , saying the former president not only used language in the past that ultimately led to the attack on the Capitol but that he continues to do so to this day.On Sunday, Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan asked Cheney about former Republican speaker John Boehner saying that January 6th was an example of “political terrorism” and how the events of that day should have been a wake-up call for the GOP. Boehner, the host said, doesn’t understand why more Republicans don’t speak up. Brennan then noted how Trump has threatened to back a primary...

Apr 11
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Trump Calls McConnell a 'Dumb Son of a Bitch' and 'Stone Cold Loser' at Donor Event

Trump Calls McConnell a 'Dumb Son of a Bitch' and 'Stone Cold Loser' at Donor Event

spoke to Republican Party donors at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Saturday night and tore into Republican Senate leader , calling him a “dumb son of a bitch” and “a stone-cold loser.”Speaking to attendees of the Republican National Committee’s donor retreat about the 2020 presidential election that he lost, Trump blamed the Republican leader in the Senate for not interfering with democracy.“If that were [Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer instead of this dumb son of a bitch Mitch McConnell they would never allow it to happen. They would have fought it,” Trump said, according to the...

Apr 11
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CDC Declares Racism a 'Serious' Public Health Threat

CDC Declares Racism a 'Serious' Public Health Threat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared a “serious threat” to public health. In a statement announcing a health equity initiative on Thursday, the agency acknowledged that racism “negatively affects the mental and physical health of millions of people, preventing them from attaining their highest level of health, and consequently, affecting the health of our nation.”As part of the initiative to address racism’s impact on public health, the agency plans to study how social determinants (the environments in which we live and work) affect health outcomes for Americans. The...

Apr 8
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Ron Johnson Spreads the Stupid While Sharing Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Ideas

Ron Johnson Spreads the Stupid While Sharing Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Ideas

A little over one year ago, the nation’s top public health official Dr. Anthony Fauci, correctly stated “,” when asked about recent comments from Wisconsin Republican Senator . Today, we are sad to report, the doctor is still correct.During a Thursday interview with a local conservative radio host, as first reported by , the Trump sycophant senator railed against the efforts to get Americans vaccinated by dangerously suggesting that there are conspiratorial motives behind the movement to save lives.Johnson, who has no medical expertise whatsoever, gave his opinion on the quick approval of...

Apr 23
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