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May 15

"It is immoral to have 37 million people without healthcare. It is immoral not to pay living wages when we know we can do it. It is immoral that people don’t ha...ve single-payer healthcare for everybody as a matter of human rights." - Rev. William J. Barber II on the new "Poor People's Campaign" that launched Monday across the U.S.

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Robert Jeffress, a Dallas pastor who led a prayer at the American Embassy opening in Jerusalem, has said that "you can’t be saved being a Jew" and that Jewish people are going to hell.

Robert Jeffress, a Dallas evangelical pastor, played a prominent role in the ceremony, as did the Rev. John C. Hagee, a televangelist with a history of inflammatory remarks.
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"Too many jobs in China lost," the President tweeted.

After the Commerce Department last month ordered American companies to stop selling products to the Chinese telecom giant ZTE, President...
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Says the guy who armed actual terrorists with illegal guns.

Activists pushing for stronger gun laws are engaged in “civil terrorism”, Oliver North, the former Fox News commentator appointed as the next president of the National Rifle Association, has claimed.
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That even some part of John McCain's final days is consumed by this sort of garbage, writes Chris Cillizza, is maddening. And depressing.

Former President Obama used the Antiquities Act to create the Bears Ears National Monument. In December, President Trump removed 100 million acres, shrinking the monument by 85 percent.

In the rugged and remote canyons of Southern Utah, scientists say they've barely scratched the surface of discoveries that can reach back millions of years, or shed light on the last 10,000 years of human history. But their work in Bears Ears National Monument is now caught up in the shifting politi...
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Being Progressive shared CNN's post.
May 9

The request from President Donald J. Trump includes a $7 billion cut to CHIP, which covers about 9 million children whose parents usually earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to afford private health coverage

"These guys had no real experience in the media… Their idea is to let a company flounder, and pretty much destroy whatever’s left, take out what they can and then move on to the next."

There's a rising rebellion against censorship and layoffs from the nation’s second-largest newspaper chain, Digital First Media, and the hedge fund that controls it, Alden Global Capital.
democracynow.org

Texas, Alabama, South Dakota, Virginia and Michigan already have such laws in place.

State lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma have approved legislation to grant protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes. Supporters of such measures argued that the core issue is protecting a group's right to live out its religi...
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By January 2020, the Trump administration will have turned *400,000* people who are currently in the US legally into unauthorized immigrants.

It’s yet another move that will turn people who are in the US legally into unauthorized immigrants.
vox.com

Latinos continue to make up a disproportionate share of the number of adults without health insurance. We had seen a decrease in this number of uninsured adults... thanks to the ACA.

But now health coverage disparities between Latinos and Whites have increased for the first time in at least four years.

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Public policy and political rhetoric can have a profound impact on people’s ability to get health care.
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May 2
A district court ruled against the state’s voter-ID law in April—but with midterms looming, the fight for Native voting rights isn’t over yet.
thenation.com

"When Rep. Patrick Meehan announced his immediate resignation on Friday, he got rid of a big political headache: a pending ethics committee investigation" into sexual harassment allegations and the use of taxpayer money to pay for a settlement.

When Rep. Meehan announced his immediate resignation Friday, he got rid of a big political headache: a pending ethics committee investigation into sexual harassment allegations.
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"You can’t live in a community where most people in the community came out and cheered while someone was burned alive, where someone was tortured, where someone was hanged, and expect to be a healthy community by never talking about it. It just doesn’t work that way. That stuff festers."

A new memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, looks to confront one of this country’s greatest shames: its brutal history of racial terror and the systematic lynching of thousands of African Americans. Jeffrey Brown reports.
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