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The Trump Administration Is Getting Sued Over Its New Food Stamps Rule 17.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last month, the Trump administration announced that it was moving forward with its proposed rule that would change the work requirements for those described as “able bodied adults without dependents” who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. Advocates for the poor have estimated that the new rule would cut off  […]
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Bad reporting on the economy is allowing Trump to make things even worse 28.12.2019 Raw Story
While the corporate news media puts all of its focus on the Trump impeachment, it continues to advance the fiction of an economy that’s delivering for Americans and in so doing robs us of something essential; a grasp of the deteriorating circumstance for tens of millions of American households who struggle each month to make […]
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Opinion: Bernie Sanders on healthcare, homelessness and Trump 26.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

In a meeting with the L.A. Times editorial board, Sen. Bernie Sanders talks about how to beat President Trump, how to sell Medicare for all, and how to end homelessness, among other topics.

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How America broke up with the Democratic Party 18.12.2019 Raw Story
Many grassroots Democrats separated from their party in the 1990s, and the 2020 election may be the last chance to save the marriage. While the GOP has been trying to establish a semi-permanent ruling majority through bigotry, gerrymandering and voter suppression, Democrats had long-term majority control of American politics pretty much continuously for more than […]
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UN: Climate Change Will Create “New Great Divergence” Between Rich and Poor 10.12.2019 Truthout.com
Uprisings around the world are a sign that societies are not meeting the needs of most of their ...
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Trump's Christmas gift to millions of poor Americans: A cut to their small food stipend 9.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Congress wouldn't allow Trump to force food stamp restrictions into last year's farm bill. So he made the changes through executive action.

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Fox And Friends Can't Contain Their Joy At SNAP Cuts 6.12.2019 Crooks Liars
Fox and Friends is practically dizzy with glee about cutting nearly 700,000 poor people off from the food stamps program, also known as SNAP by tightening the work requirements for receiving food assistance. Steve Doocy and Emily Compagno announced proudly that their president was continuing to mAkE 'mUrIcA gRaTe by getting lazy moochers off their couches to find a job, already. Star Parker, founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, pretended this program was being narrowed because the Trump administration sees your potential, poor people! This has nothing to do with cruelty! They're just helping you not be ...
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The Prophet of Silicon Valley 22.11.2019 Mother Jones
Imagine the tycoons of Silicon Valley engineered a presidential candidate they could really get behind. He would be a man, of course. He would not be a stuffy academic or politician but, like them, a big thinking entrepreneur. He would understand online culture. He would have a slogan that would place technological progress over ideology, […]
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Trump Tax Break For Poor Went To GOP Donor’s Superyacht Marina 20.11.2019 Crooks Liars
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront, a short drive north from Mar-a-Lago. Superyachts, floating mansions that can stretch more than 300 feet and cost over $100 million, are serviced at the marina, and their owners enjoy Rybovich’s luxury resort amenities. Its Instagram account offers a glimpse into the rarefied world of the global 0.1% — as one post puts it, “What’s better than owning a yacht, owning a yacht with a helicopter of course!” Rybovich owner Wayne Huizenga Jr., son of the Waste Management and Blockbuster video billionaire Wayne Huizenga Sr., has long planned to build luxury apartment towers on the site, part of a development dubbed Marina Village. Those planned towers, and the superyacht marina itself, are now in an area designated as an opportunity zone under President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax code ...
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Iowans flocked to Trump in 2016. He betrayed them 17.11.2019 Raw Story
There has been no escape this week from the mainstream media’s wall-to-wall Trump impeachment drama. Yet while the media’s fixation on the Beltway crime wave makes for good television (and newsprint), there is scant attention being paid to the continuing slide of the economic circumstances of tens of millions of American families. This article first […]
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A Trump Tax Break to Help the Poor Went to a Rich GOP Donor’s Superyacht Marina 14.11.2019 Truthout.com
Wealthy donors lobbied Florida's then-Gov. Rick Scott for the tax break and won it. Poorer communities lost ...
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A Trump tax break to help the poor went to a rich GOP donor’s superyacht marina 14.11.2019 Raw Story
The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront, a short drive north from Mar-a-Lago. Superyachts, floating mansions that can stretch more than 300 feet and cost over $100 million, are serviced at the marina, and their owners enjoy Rybovich’s luxury resort amenities. Its Instagram account offers a glimpse into the rarefied […]
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Chileans Face State Repression as They Continue Revolt Against Neoliberalism 13.11.2019 Truthout.com
Despite 20 people being killed since the protests began, people are showing no signs of backing ...
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Our Veterans: Who Are They? 12.11.2019 The Moderate Voice

Today we are pausing to honor and thank the men and women who have served and sacrificed in all branches of our military. We know that there are approximately 18.2 million living veterans. But what else do we know about them? To learn more about these men and women, we go to USAFacts, “a non-partisan, […]

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Uprooted: The 1950's plan to erase Indian Country 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal sovereignty, but its impact is still felt today.
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Iraqis defy crackdown to hold biggest antigovernment protests yet 2.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Tens of thousands of Iraqis mass in Baghdad, defying a crackdown that has killed scores of people since antigovernment protests erupted a month ago.

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Minimum wage workers win big union victory in anti-union Texas 21.10.2019 Raw Story
While Donald Trump’s Labor Department works to diminish employee rights, organized workers have scored an important victory deep in the heart of anti-union Texas. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2021 for 8,000 people at the city’s two airports. That’s a 65% increase for […]
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Rand Paul gets laughed off the stage by The View crowd: ‘Our audience says that’s not true!’ 11.10.2019 Raw Story
“The View” audience hooted and jeered Sen. Rand Paul for attacking Sen. Bernie Sanders and socialism in a contentious panel discussion. The Kentucky Republican was prompting his new book, “The Case Against Socialism,” but he didn’t find a receptive audience for his claims. “Bernie Sanders’ form of socialism is actually unpopular, and he would never […]
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Wage inequality is surging in California — and not just on the coast. Here's why 10.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Wage inequality has risen more in California cities than in the metropolitan areas of any other state, with seven of the nation's 15 most unequal cities located in the Golden State.

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At least 31 dead after bloody protests erupt across Iraq 4.10.2019 Raw Story
Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Iraq’s capital and across the south on Thursday, the third day of mass rallies that have left 31 dead. Defying curfews, tear gas and live rounds, truckfuls of demonstrators gathered to vent anger over corruption, unemployment and poor services in the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minister […]
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