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‘Trump Failed, 180,000+ Died’: Protests Surround White House as President Delivers Lie-Filled RNC Nomination Speech

Closing out a GOP convention that featured rampant law-breaking, fascistic hysteria, and cynical distortions of the current administration’s record, President Donald Trump delivered more of the same Thursday night as he formally accepted the Republican Party’s presidential nomination while protesters rallied near the White House blasting music and spotlighting Trump’s deadly failure to combat the …

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Threat of Devastating Hurricane Laura Highlights a GOP With ‘Absolutely No Plan to Deal With the Climate Crisis’

Climate action advocates in the U.S. amplified the urgency needed for political leaders from both major parties—including Republicans in the middle of their 4-day national convention this week—to address the planetary climate crisis as Hurricane Laura, upgraded to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 earlier in the day, barreled toward the Gulf Coast. “It is terrifying …

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‘Honor of My Life’: Alex Morse Scores Big Boost with Ocasio-Cortez Endorsement

Taking aim at one of her party’s most influential members, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday endorsed embattled progressive upstart Alex Morse in his Massachusetts congressional race against Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.  Ocasio-Cortez, often known by her initials AOC, made her endorsement via her political …

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Just Two States Have Begun Paying Out Boosted Unemployment Aid 15 Days After Mnuchin Promised Benefits in a ‘Week or Two’

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin vowed on August 10 that “within the next week or two,” most states would be able to set up and carry out President Donald Trump’s makeshift program authorizing a $300-per-week federal boost to unemployment benefits. As of Tuesday, more than two weeks after Mnuchin’s comments, just Arizona and Texas have begun …

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Confirming Progressive Warnings, Social Security Actuary Says Trump Payroll Tax Cut Would Effectively Destroy Program by 2023

The Social Security Administration’s chief actuary estimated late Monday that eliminating the payroll tax would fully deplete Social Security’s disability and old-age trust funds by 2023, confirming the disastrous consequences progressive advocacy groups and lawmakers have been warning of since President Donald Trump threatened earlier this month to “terminate” the levy if reelected in November. …

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Demands for Removal of DeJoy Intensify After Postmaster General Shows He ‘Doesn’t Know the Basics of His Agency’

Democratic lawmakers ramped up their demands for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to step aside or be removed after the Trump megadonor on Monday demonstrated flippant ignorance of basic U.S. Postal Service operations, refused to cooperate with lawmakers’ requests for documents, and declined to commit to reversing policy changes that have impeded the timely delivery of …

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‘We Can and Will Overcome This Season of Darkness in America’: Joe Biden Accepts Democratic Presidential Nomination

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on the fourth and final night of the party’s virtual convention Thursday, declaring in a speech from Wilmington, Delaware that the nation “can and will overcome this season of darkness in America.” “History has delivered us to one of the most difficult moments America’s …

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AOC Uses 90-Second Convention Speech to Blast ‘Unsustainable Brutality’ of US Economy and Celebrate Movements Fighting for Justice

Making the most of her 90-second speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday night condemned the “unsustainable brutality” of an economy that allows the very few at the top to hoard obscene wealth at the expense of the many and celebrated nationwide grassroots efforts to advance transformative change. “Thank you …

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‘The Price of Failure Is Just Too Great to Imagine’: In DNC Speech, Sanders Urges Popular Front to Defeat Donald Trump

Calling the 2020 election the most important in modern U.S. history—one in which the survival of democracy, the economy, and the planet hang in the balance—Sen. Bernie Sanders used his primetime address at the virtual Democratic National Convention Monday night to warn of the existential dangers of handing President Donald Trump a second term and …

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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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‘What a Disgrace’: Pentagon Weighing $2.2 Billion in Cuts to Military Healthcare Just After Passage of $740 Billion Budget

Just weeks after both chambers of Congress approved a $740 billion Defense Department budget for fiscal year 2021, Pentagon officials are reportedly pushing for more than $2 billion in cuts to military healthcare over the next five years, potentially threatening the coverage of millions of personnel and their families amid a global pandemic. Politico reported …

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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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To Halt Fascist March With Progressive Power, Sanders and Omar to Host ‘United Against Trump’ Town Hall at DNC Convention

As the Democrats gear up to unseat President Donald Trump this fall, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will join forces with Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and a coalition of progressive organizations to host a virtual town hall next week during the Democratic National Convention.   “There are rare and crucial times in history when a united front for a …

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Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama Agree: Trump’s Attack on Postal Service a Direct Assault on 2020 Election

Both Sen. Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama on Friday raised alarm over President Donald Trump’s open attempt to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service by refusing to provide emergency funding in what critics call an effort to hamper the general election—in which millions of Americans are expected to vote by mail.  In an email to …

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Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama Agree: Trump’s Attack on Postal Service Is an Attack on 2020 Election and US Democracy

Both Sen. Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama on Friday raised alarm over President Donald Trump’s open attempt to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service by refusing to provide emergency funding in what critics call an effort to hamper the general election—in which millions of Americans are expected to vote by mail.  In an email to …

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Denounced as Going ‘Too Far’ When Sanders Said It—American Bar Association Backs Full Voting Rights for Incarcerated People

Bolstering a proposal which was denounced by centrists and conservatives as going “too far” in the fight for voting rights when Sen. Bernie Sanders backed it during the Democratic presidential primary, the American Bar Association won applause from rights advocates on Thursday regarding its support for full enfranchisement for current and former prison inmates. At its annual meeting earlier …

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‘Morally Obscene,’ Says Sanders as McConnell Adjourns Senate for Month-Long Recess Without Deal on Coronavirus Relief

Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the U.S. Senate for the rest of August on Thursday after failing to come anywhere close to approving another Covid-19 relief package, leaving tens of millions of out-of-work, hungry, and eviction-prone Americans without additional financial aid as the pandemic and economic crisis continue with no end in sight. “During …

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Ro Khanna Announces ‘No’ Vote on DNC Platform Over Exclusion of ‘Moral Issue of Our Time’—Medicare for All

Congressman Ro Khanna, co-chair of the California delegation to the Democratic National Convention, announced in an op-ed for Common Dreams Thursday that he is voting against the 2020 Democratic platform over its failure to endorse Medicare for All, joining what has become a significant delegate revolt against the party’s refusal to commit to guaranteeing healthcare as …

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With Biden-Harris Ticket Set, Climate Groups Demand ‘Transformative Action From Day One’ If Elected

Since presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, green groups have responded by welcoming the choice and expressing hope that the California Democrat will push for ambitious, justice-focused climate and environmental policies if they win in November. As a 2020 presidential primary candidate until late last …

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‘Our Movement Didn’t Just Win. We Earned Mandate for Change,’ Says Ilhan Omar After Soundly Defeating Big-Money Challenger

Fueled by small donations, grassroots progressive enthusiasm, and an expanding base of support, Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday handily defeated a dark money-backed challenger in the Democratic primary for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district—a win the progressive incumbent characterized as further evidence that “organized people will always beat organized money.” Omar, a Somali refugee and one …

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In ‘Battle for the Soul of This Nation,’ Biden Names Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential Running Mate

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday afternoon named Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate in the 2020 presidential race, putting to an end months of speculation about who he would select as his vice presidential nominee as he campaigns to defeat President Donald Trump in November. In an email to supporters, …

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Sanders Joins Calls for Resignation or Removal of Postmaster General Over Efforts to ‘Suppress the Vote and Undermine Democracy’

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday became the latest lawmaker to demand the immediate resignation or removal of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major GOP donor to President Donald Trump whose brief tenure as head of the most popular government institution in the U.S. has brought major nationwide slowdowns in package delivery less than 90 days …

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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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Vowing to Defend Retirees, Biden Denounces ‘New, Reckless War on Social Security’ by Trump

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has hit back against President Donald Trump’s open threat on Saturday to make permanent the payroll tax which funds both Social Security and Medicare, two of the nation’s most popular and vital safety net programs. Even as White House officials on Sunday did their best to walk back Trump’s …

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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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