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As House Sends Impeachment Article, Schumer and McConnell Told to 'Remove Seditious Senators' From Trump Trial

As House Sends Impeachment Article, Schumer and McConnell Told to 'Remove Seditious Senators' From Trump Trial

Published on by"Senators who supported Trump's insurrection cannot also be his judges," argues MoveOn's Rahna Epting. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y., right) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky., left) are being called upon to preclude senators who supported efforts to reverse the outcome of the 2020 presidential election from participation in former President Donald Trump's upcoming impeachment trial. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) As the House of Representatives an article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday for...

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Canadians Against War on Yemen Block Shipment of Armoured Vehicles Headed to Saudi Arabia

Canadians Against War on Yemen Block Shipment of Armoured Vehicles Headed to Saudi Arabia

Published on byThe direct action in Hamilton, Ontario coincides with hundreds of events to pressure the new Biden administration and other world governments to stop arming Saudi Arabia.People hold a banner and stand in front of trucks at Paddock Transport International in Hamilton, Ontario to stop the company from shipping what activists say are Canadian-made tanks to Saudi Arabia, on January 25, 2021. (Photo: World BEYOND War Canada)Antiwar activists in southern Ontario put their bodies in front of trucks at a Canadian company Monday to disrupt what organizers say is the transport of...

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Amnesty Calls on Biden to Close Guantánamo and End Military Commissions 'Once and For All'

Amnesty Calls on Biden to Close Guantánamo and End Military Commissions 'Once and For All'

Published on byThe group says the prison symbolizes U.S. "use of torture, rendition, and indefinite detention without charge or trial—in complete violation of internationally agreed-upon standards of justice and human rights."President Joe Biden is facing demands from human rights groups to immediately close down the U.S. military prison at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station. (Photo: /flickr/cc)After U.S. military prosecutors filed formal charges against three longtime prisoners at the Guantánamo Bay offshore prison for nearly 15 years without trial, Amnesty International on Monday reiterated...

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'That's Insane... He Still Has the Money': SCOTUS Tosses Emoluments Lawsuits Targeting Trump

'That's Insane... He Still Has the Money': SCOTUS Tosses Emoluments Lawsuits Targeting Trump

Published on byOne watchdog critic angered by the court's decision said, "Congress must act now to ensure that no future president can profit off the presidency."Last year, an artist projected "Pay Trump bribes here" and "emoluments welcome" onto the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. to protest President Donald Trump's refusal to divest from his businesses. (Photo: /Twitter)The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed lawsuits related to whether former President Donald Trump illegally profited from his presidency in violation of the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clauses, eliciting swift...

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Susan Collins, Supporter of $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts for the Rich, Claims $1,400 Survival Checks Not 'Targeted' Enough

Susan Collins, Supporter of $1.5 Trillion in Tax Cuts for the Rich, Claims $1,400 Survival Checks Not 'Targeted' Enough

Published on by"Weird that Susan Collins didn't care so much about the 'rich people getting more than they need' issue when it was massive upper income tax cuts on the table."Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee to be President-elect Joe Bidens pick for Director of National Intelligence on Capitol Hill on January 19, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine complained during a call with Biden administration officials on Sunday that the $1,400 direct relief payments the president has...

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'Jim Crow Relic': Progressives Ramp Up Efforts to Finally Get Rid of Filibuster

'Jim Crow Relic': Progressives Ramp Up Efforts to Finally Get Rid of Filibuster

Published on by On the Filibuster: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "A Cherished Tool of Segragationists"; former President Barack Obama: "Jim Crow Relic"; and ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Outlived Its Usefulness."Democratic Congresswoman from New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks as now Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer listens during a press conference in the Corona neighborhood of Queens on April 14, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Johannes Eisele / AFP via Getty Images)A coalition of more than 40 progressive groups—is ramping up the pressure on Majority Leader Chuck...

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Dr. Birx Criticized for Failing to Speak Out on Trump's 'Parallel Data': Her 'Legacy is One of Sycophancy and Failure'

Dr. Birx Criticized for Failing to Speak Out on Trump's 'Parallel Data': Her 'Legacy is One of Sycophancy and Failure'

Published on by'Dr. Birx went out of her way to praise Trump and just straight up lied'Former US President Donald Trump looks on as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx speaks about the coronavirus outbreak in the press briefing room at the White House on March 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Dr. Deborah Birx, who was the Trump administration's coordinator of the Coronavirus Task Force, said in a CBS News' Face The Nation interview that aired Sunday that ex-President Donald Trump had been reviewing “parallel” data sets on the...

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'Devastating Effects' of CA Prop 22 Begin as Albertsons Stores Move to Replace Unionized Drivers With Gig Workers

'Devastating Effects' of CA Prop 22 Begin as Albertsons Stores Move to Replace Unionized Drivers With Gig Workers

Published on by"Albertsons was happy to reap public goodwill during the pandemic. But once Prop 22 gave the company the option of replacing workers with lower-paid contractors, they jumped at the opportunity."James Hang, a driver for Vons home delivery, loads grocery orders onto his truck in Torrance, CA on April 27, 2020. (Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)Unionized grocery delivery drivers with full-time benefits at California stores owned by Albertsons are this month and replaced with "independent contractors" working under adverse conditions for third-party gig...

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Opinion | Following the Money to Dark Places With the Stink of Trump

Opinion | Following the Money to Dark Places With the Stink of Trump

Photo by Peter Van Agtmael/ Magnum for Time MagazineIt seems the veterans of the Great Capitol Insurrection, high and low, are not faring well. Scores of rioters have been and continue to be , many moronically incriminating themselves en route - with their "Murder the Media" t-shirts, their selfieproclaiming Trump needs to "fire the bat signal" and theirfrom airplanes for yelling "Trump 2020!" and their they were in "a fit of rage" on that now-murky day after unsuccessfully to flee to non-extradicting Switzerland. Their slimy Fuhrer, meanwhile, is daily being proved guilty of fomenting it...

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John Dean: Insurrectionist Senators are Co-Conspirators and Should Not Sit in Judgment of Trump

John Dean: Insurrectionist Senators are Co-Conspirators and Should Not Sit in Judgment of Trump

Published on byAOC: "Sen. Hawley is trying to wiggle out of inciting a riot that killed 5""Senators Hawley, Cruz, Graham, Johnson and others who pushed the big lie are co-conspirators and should not sit in judgment of Trump, rather they MUST BE DISQUALIFIED!" Photo: Josh Hawley, R-Mo., left, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., attend the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett in Hart Senate Office Building on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo/Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)On Friday evening Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer...

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Biden Orders on Food Aid Heralded as 'Most Significant Anti-Hunger Actions in Modern Times'

Biden Orders on Food Aid Heralded as 'Most Significant Anti-Hunger Actions in Modern Times'

Published on byThe expected executive action comes as "families are struggling with food insecurity like never before."New Yorkers in need receive free produce, dry goods, and meat at a Food Bank for New York City distribution event at the Barclays Center on July 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)Social justice organizations and Democratic lawmakers on Friday welcomed President Joe Biden's expected executive actions boosting federal food aid as part of a broader and immediate coronavirus relief effort."As someone who has relied on food stamps and works in Congress...

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35 House Democrats Join Reps. Bush and Pressley in Calling on Biden to End Federal Executions for Good

35 House Democrats Join Reps. Bush and Pressley in Calling on Biden to End Federal Executions for Good

Published on byWarning that future administrations could follow in Trump's footsteps, the lawmakers urge Biden to commute the death sentences of all federal inmates to "ensure that there would be no one left on death row to kill."Anti-death penalty activist Judy Coode of Pax Christi International demonstrates in front of the U.S. Justice Department's Robert F. Kennedy Building July 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Reps. Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley led 35 fellow House Democrats on Friday in pushing President Joe Biden to commute the sentences of all...

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Progressive International Calls on Biden to End Illegal US Sanctions Responsible for 'Untold Death and Devastation'

Progressive International Calls on Biden to End Illegal US Sanctions Responsible for 'Untold Death and Devastation'

Published on by"Biden must take urgent action to restore the right of all countries to have sovereign relations with the world, untrammeled by U.S. interference through their sanctions policy."An Iranian citizen reads a newspaper in Tehran following U.S. President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election, which many hope will lead to a restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal and a lifting of economic sanctions. (Photo: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)A fighting for a more egalitarian, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable society on Wednesday demanded that newly sworn-in U.S....

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'Mask Up, America': Biden Signs Pandemic Mandates for Traveling and Federal Properties

'Mask Up, America': Biden Signs Pandemic Mandates for Traveling and Federal Properties

Published on by"The experts say that by wearing a mask from now until April, we'd save more than 50,000 lives," the president asserted. President Joe Biden holds up a mask as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2021. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)In a stark—and according to many public health experts welcome—departure from his mask-averse predecessor, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an requiring many interstate travelers to wear face coverings in order to help combat the coronavirus...

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48 Years After Landmark Ruling, Advocates Push to #ReimagineRoe and Build Abortion Justice

48 Years After Landmark Ruling, Advocates Push to #ReimagineRoe and Build Abortion Justice

Published on by"Roe is the floor. We want an end to Hyde. We want people to access abortion care, when they need it, without discrimination, stigma, or harm."Pro-choice supporters gathered outside of the U.S. Supreme Court before the Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on October 26, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)Nearly a half-century after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that access to safe, legal abortion is a constitutional right, advocates are now pushing the Biden administration and Congress to...

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Rights Advocates Alarmed by US Spy Agency's Purchase of Warrantless Phone Location Data

Rights Advocates Alarmed by US Spy Agency's Purchase of Warrantless Phone Location Data

Published on by"Congress must end this lawless practice and require the government to get a warrant for our location data, regardless of its source."Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) says he will introduce legislation—the Fourth Amendment Is Not for Sale Act—which would prohibit government agencies from buying personal information from data brokers. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AFP via Getty Images)Digital rights advocates reacted with alarm to a report published Friday detailing how Defense Intelligence Agency analysts in recent years bought databases of U.S. smartphone location data without first...

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Opinion | Media Allow Republicans to Use 'Unity' as Tool of Division

Opinion | Media Allow Republicans to Use 'Unity' as Tool of Division

Published on byThe narrative the GOP will work for the next two years to build is that Democrats are the ones sowing division by refusing to work together to get things done.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks to reporters following the weekly Republican policy luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 15, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)“In Biden’s Washington, Democrats and Republicans Are Not United on ‘Unity,’” declared the headline over a New York Times analysis by (), with the subhead:The new president...

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'One More Check Is Not Enough': Ilhan Omar Calls on Biden to Back Recurring Direct Payments

'One More Check Is Not Enough': Ilhan Omar Calls on Biden to Back Recurring Direct Payments

Published on by"We need to provide those struggling and left behind with consistent reliable cash payments during this Covid-19 crisis."Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks to reporters in Statuary Hall on Capital Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)Warning that one additional check is nowhere near sufficient to ease the inflicted by the ongoing pandemic and economic collapse, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is circulating a letter urging fellow lawmakers to join her in pressuring President Joe Biden to include...

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Majority of US Voters Across Political Spectrum Back Landmark Pro-Democracy Reform Bill: Poll

Majority of US Voters Across Political Spectrum Back Landmark Pro-Democracy Reform Bill: Poll

Published on byOne prominent campaign finance expert called the For the People Act "an incredibly important piece of comprehensive democracy reform."Then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y., center) stands flanked by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) at the original Senate introduction of the For the People Act on March 27, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) After decades of erosion by corporate and plutocratic interests and the battering ram that was the Donald Trump presidency, a Friday suggests the democratic ideals enshrined in the landmark For the...

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'Hell, Even David Brooks Agrees' Democrats Should 'Absolutely Kill the Filibuster'

'Hell, Even David Brooks Agrees' Democrats Should 'Absolutely Kill the Filibuster'

Published on by"Can't believe David Brooks and I finally agree on a thing," said one progressive organizer.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) leads a press conference to introduce new Senators like Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC Thursday January 21, 2021. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)Even New York Times columnist David Brooks—widely reviled over many years for his "" brand of right-wing commentary—agreed Friday with the many progressive voices arguing that Democrats will ultimately be justified...

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Opinion | Bernie's Mittens

Opinion | Bernie's Mittens

Famed, shot of Depression-era NYC construction guys at lunch             "Hey Bernie, things are looking up."Please select a donation method:More in:, , , , , ,Get our best delivered to your inbox.Connect With UsIt was a day. The brute is gone. Biden declared that fragile democracy has prevailed. Harris shattered multiple ceilings as she was sworn in by Sonia Sotomayor with her hand on Thurgood Marshall's Bible. Black, brown, young, female voices spoke. Among them was poet Amanda Gorman, who called on an "era of just redemption" for "a country that is bruised, but whole." That night,...

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'Basically Trying to Overturn the Senate Election': McConnell Delaying Democratic Takeover in Effort to Preserve Filibuster

'Basically Trying to Overturn the Senate Election': McConnell Delaying Democratic Takeover in Effort to Preserve Filibuster

Published on by"McConnell is already abusing the filibuster to block the constitution of the new majority. Nuking the filibuster is the appropriate response."Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stand back to back in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)In an early effort to keep the GOP in a position to cripple President Joe Biden's agenda, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a must-pass organizing resolution that establishes the rules...

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Schumer Urged to Deny Committee Seats to Hawley, Cruz, and Other Republicans Who 'Incited Deadly Insurrection'

Schumer Urged to Deny Committee Seats to Hawley, Cruz, and Other Republicans Who 'Incited Deadly Insurrection'

Published on byRepublicans who attempted to overturn the 2020 election, said MoveOn, "have no place in the U.S. Senate and most certainly should not be rewarded for their deadly attacks on democracy."Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) attend a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, December 10, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images)Progressive advocacy group MoveOn is calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to deny committee seats to Sens. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and other Republicans who attempted to overturn the results of the 2020...

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Progressives Applaud Biden Pick of Rosenworcel to Lead FCC Out of Carnage Left by Ajit Pai

Progressives Applaud Biden Pick of Rosenworcel to Lead FCC Out of Carnage Left by Ajit Pai

Published on by"She knows the FCC from the bottom up and she understands how to make good things happen there," said one former Commissioner.President Joe Biden appointed Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as the acting FCC chairperson on January 21, 2021. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Digital rights and other progressive groups on Thursday hailed President Joe Biden's choice of Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to lead the Federal Communications Commission into a new era of consumer advocacy following four years of former Chairman Ajit Pai's corporate-friendly...

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'A Big Deal': Lawmakers Reintroduce Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

'A Big Deal': Lawmakers Reintroduce Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Published on by"We cannot allow the wealthiest individuals and corporations to flood our elections with cash through complex webs of super PACs and dark money groups that put special interests above the will of the American people."A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers reintroduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling on January 21, 2021. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) In a bid to reverse the outsize influence of corporations and the wealthiest Americans over the nation's electoral process, a...

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