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‘We Need Answers Now,’ Says Warren After Explosive Reports Indicate Top Trump Officials Ordered Changes to CDC Covid-19 Guidelines

After new reporting late Wednesday indicated that abrupt and what experts characterized as dangerously unsound changes to the CDC’s Covid-19 testing guidelines were directed by the highest levels of the Trump administration, lawmakers demanded answers and sounded alarm bells over the White House’s ongoing politicization of America’s public health agencies. CNN and Politico both reported …

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‘Stop Helping Trump Sabotage Our Democracy’: McConnell Urged to Call Senate Back and Pass House Bill Reversing DeJoy Mail Changes

Following the House’s passage over the weekend of legislation that would reverse Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service, progressive advocacy groups are demanding that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “stop playing politics with our right to vote” and immediately call his chamber back from recess to approve the bill. “President …

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Warren Praised for Using DNC Address to Demand Child Care as ‘Part of the Basic Infrastructure of This Nation’

Speaking on the third night of the Democratic National Convention from a Massachusetts kindergarten facility that’s been shuttered for months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday lamented the failure of the wealthiest country on the planet to provide crucial services to families with children and demanded that child care be treated …

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Democrats Demand McConnell Bring Senate Back Into Session to ‘Protect USPS and Our Election’

After Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday she was calling members back from recess to Washington, D.C. early to address the “devastating effects” of President Donald Trump’s efforts to “sabotage” the November election by using the United States Postal Service to disenfranchise voters, Democrats in the upper chamber urged GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

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Sanders Warns of Trump Effort to ‘Destroy the Post Office to Sabotage This Election’

“We will not let Trump destroy the Post Office to sabotage this election. This is a democracy, not a dictatorship.” So declared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Twitter Saturday as he released a video documenting the president’s own statements and recent changes imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to make the case that President Donald …

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With Warren Sidestepped, Wall Street Execs Cheer Biden’s Pick of Harris for VP

With the prospect of longtime bank critic and progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren being chosen as Joe Biden’s running mate now officially dead, Wall Street executives are openly applauding the presumptive Democratic nominee’s selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris as a signal that the top of the party’s ticket in November will be sufficiently “moderate” for …

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Progressives Call Trump Executive Orders What They Are: IIllegal. Inadequate. Misleading. ‘A Disgrace.’ ‘A Sham.’ ‘A Cruel Joke.’

Wholly inadequate. Illegal. Misleading. “A failure.” “A disgrace.” “A sham.” “A cruel joke.” Progressive critics and Democratic lawmakers did not need the help of even the Republican U.S. Senator who used the phrase “unconstitutional slop” to describe President Donald Trump’s slate of executive orders—signed Saturday at his private golf club in New Jersey—to rack up …

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Progressives Say Call Trump Executive Orders What They Are: IIllegal. Inadequate. Misleading. ‘A Disgrace.’ ‘A Sham.’ ‘A Cruel Joke.’

Wholly inadequate. Illegal. Misleading. “A failure.” “A disgrace.” “A sham.” “A cruel joke.” Progressive critics and Democratic lawmakers did not need the help of even the Republican U.S. Senator who used the phrase “unconstituional slop” to describe President Donald Trump’s slate of executive orders—signed Saturday at his private golf club in New Jersey—to rack up …

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Elizabeth Warren Leads Charge Against Trump, Denouncing ‘Dubious’ Executive Orders as ‘Cruel Joke’ on American People

Wholly inadequate. Illegal. Misleading. “A failure.” “A disgrace.” “A sham.” “A cruel joke.” Progressive critics and Democratic lawmakers did not need the help of even the Republican U.S. Senator who used the phrase “unconstituional slop” to describe President Donald Trump’s slate of executive orders—signed Saturday at his private golf club in New Jersey—to rack up …

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Leading Demand for IG Probe, Warren Accuses Trump and New Postmaster General of ‘Sabotaging’ Postal Service

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other top Democrats on Friday demanded that the U.S. Postal Service inspector general launch an investigation into recent operational changes implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy that threaten the timely delivery of mail-in ballots and “the well-being of millions of Americans.” The call for a probe comes after DeJoy, a major …

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SEC Launches Probe Into Kodak After Warren Raised Questions Over Lucrative Covid-19 Deal With Trump

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday reportedly launched an investigation into Kodak after Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded a probe of possible insider trading at the tech company, which gifted its CEO nearly two million stock options just a day before President Donald Trump last week handed the company a $765 million federal loan to …

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Senate GOP Slammed for Allowing Eviction Moratorium to Expire, Putting Millions of US Families at Risk During Covid-19 Crisis

Housing and human rights advocates on Saturday slammed the Republican-controlled Senate for skipping town and allowing a federal moratorium on evictions to expire, putting millions of households across the country at risk for losing their homes in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “As a result of the Senate’s failure to act, then leaving …

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Warren Urges CDC Director to Push Mask Mandates as Covid-19 Cases and Deaths Surge Across the US

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on communities across the United States, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get involved in mandating face masks to “ensure the health and safety of all Americans” and help “control the surge” in Covid-19 cases that …

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Progressive Groups Say Biden-Warren Ticket Best Way to Excite Voters and ‘Win the White House’

A pair of national progressive organizations that endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary published an open letter Tuesday morning urging presumptive nominee Joe Biden to select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as his running mate in order to “unify the party and take back the White House.” “Senator Warren is deeply qualified to …

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Victory for “Wall Street’s Army of Lawyers and Lobbyists” as Supreme Court Puts CFPB Chief Under Trump’s Control

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau statute shielding the agency’s director from being fired by the president without cause, a decision that critics warned threatens the bureau’s ability to protect the public from corporate abuses without political interference. The high court’s conservative majority ruled that the CFPB provision …

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‘As Pathetic as It Is Reckless’: Mike Pence Ripped for Dismissing Surge in Covid-19 Cases

A day after encouraging governors to parrot White House falsehoods about why Covid-19 cases are spiking in states across the U.S., Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday dismissed fears of a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus as “overblown”—contradicting repeated warnings from the nation’s top infectious disease expert—and declared “we are winning the fight against the …

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‘As Pathetic as It Is Reckless’: Mike Pence Ripped for Dismissing Surge in Covid-19 Cases and Declaring Victory

A day after encouraging governors to parrot White House falsehoods about why Covid-19 cases are spiking in states across the U.S., Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday dismissed fears of a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus as “overblown”—contradicting repeated warnings from the nation’s top infectious disease expert—and declared “we are winning the fight against the …

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‘As Pathetic as It Is Reckless’: Mike Pence Ripped for Dismissing Alarm Over Surging Covid-19 Cases and Declaring Victory

A day after encouraging governors to parrot White House falsehoods about why Covid-19 cases are spiking in states across the U.S., Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday dismissed fears of a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus as “overblown”—contradicting repeated warnings from the nation’s top infectious disease expert—and declared “we are winning the fight against the …

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Warren Tops MoveOn Survey for Preferred Biden VP Pick

Sen. Elizabeth Warren emerged as the top preference to be Joe Biden’s vice president on the Democratic ticket in a new poll of progressive group MoveOn’s members. According to the results of the survey, released Wednesday, 73% of the progressive advocacy group’s members would be more likely to vote for Biden if he chooses former …

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In Tense Exchange Over Bailouts, Warren Accuses Mnuchin of Putting ‘Wall Street Buddies’ Before US Workers

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday accused Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin of looking out for his friends on Wall Street instead of U.S. workers after the former Goldman Sachs banker repeatedly refused to say whether he would require companies that receive coronavirus bailout funds to keep their employees on payroll. “Giant companies with ready access to …

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Sanders Bill Would Expand Medicare During Covid-19 Crisis Instead of Costlier Plan to Prop Up Private Insurers

Countering a proposal from Democratic congressional leadership to subsidize private health insurers, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday led a group of progressive lawmakers in introducing a competing bill to leverage the existing Medicare payment infrastructure to cover all out-of pocket health costs for every person in the country during the coronavirus pandemic. “During this public …

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‘Serial IG Purges’ by Trump Fuel Dems’ Call for Anti-Corruption Provisions in Next Covid Package

Sen. Richard Blumenthal pointed on Sunday to President Donald Trump’s intention to oust another inspector general—this time of a Department of Health and Human Services watchdog—to bolster his call for the next coronavirus legislative relief package to include measures to “forestall fraud and favoritism.” Trump’s serial IG purges must be stopped as part of a …

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‘Anyone But Elizabeth’: With Bernie Out, Big-Dollar Biden Donors Aim to Nix Warren as VP Choice

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Warren and Khanna’s “Essential Workers Bill of Rights” Cheered as Much-Needed Protections for Those on Frontlines of Crisis

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ro Khanna’s proposal unveiled Monday for an “Essential Workers Bill of Rights” is being cheered by leading progressive organizations who are demanding the next coronavirus relief package take care of those on the frontlines of the pandemic. “It should be simple: the frontline workers who are risking their lives to …

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