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100 Young Climate Activists Storm Capitol Hill Demanding A Green New Deal

Young Climate Activists Storm Capitol Hill Demanding A Green New Deal

December 11, 2018

Over 140 were arrested in protests calling for Democratic leaders to create a plan to decarbonize the economy

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 Trumpland: Get Ready for the Storm Ahead   

November 30, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. The feeling is palpable: with the Christmas recess coming to Capitol Hill, and then with Democrats about to take over the House, a whole lot of shit is about to hit the proverbial fan. So far, this is only a feeling. It is anybody’s guess in what form (or forms)…

GOP Tax Bill is Even Worse Than We Think

December 1, 2017

The secretive Senate Republican tax bill is one of the largest wealth transfers to elites in US history, and economist James Henry says its damage to lower-income earners will likely be even worse than thought once its full contents are known

Trump’s HHS Nominee ‘Should be Under Criminal Investigation’

November 29, 2017

Health and Human Services nominee Alex Azar, a former president of Eli Lilly should be indicted for price gouging, not picked to oversee a department vital to the public health, says Alex Lawson of Social Security Works

2020 and the Fight Within the Democratic Party

November 28, 2017

Nina Turner talks with Paul Jay about the struggle within the Democratic Party in the lead-up to the 2020 elections

Democrats Urged to Return Money From Donor Involved In Death of Black Male Escort

November 27, 2017

The California Democratic Party African-American Caucus is pushing for the party to adopt a resolution to return donations from a wealthy donor after a black male escort died in his home

Trump’s Coup on Consumer Protection

November 27, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is in limbo as two people claim to be its new acting director. The outgoing head tapped Leandra English as his successor, but Donald Trump then appointed Mick Mulvaney, who has called the CFPB a “sick, sad” joke

Keystone XL Pipeline Approved in Nebraska After Major Dakota Spill

November 20, 2017

The Trump administration gains a victory as regulators in Nebraska approve controversial pipeline

Young Voters Turn to Socialism as Solution

November 20, 2017

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant discusses the surge of Democratic Socialists of America, reforming the Democratic Party, opposing Trump, and fighting corporate power at the local level

Wasserman Schultz Ally Resigns Amid Allegations of Creating ‘Creepy’ Work Environment for Women

November 17, 2017

Billionaire donor, Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel, resigns from position he won in controversial election