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People who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ just don’t understand these 7 things 19.2.2020 Raw Story
“Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal.” How many liberals and progressives have heard this? It’s ridiculously common. Hell, […]
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AI Algorithms Intended To Root Out Welfare Fraud Often Punish The Poor Instead 16.2.2020 Crooks Liars
Automated algorithms – not humans – are increasingly making decisions about who’s eligible for welfare benefits. gorodenkoff/Getty Images Michele Gilman , University of Baltimore President Donald Trump recently suggested there is “tremendous fraud” in government welfare programs. Although there’s very little evidence to back up his claim, he’s hardly the first politician – conservative or liberal – to vow to crack down on fraud and waste in America’s social safety ...
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AI Algorithms Intended to Catch Welfare Fraud Are Punishing the Poor Instead 15.2.2020 Truthout.com
These tools are often built on the assumption that fraud among the poor is endemic. In fact, it is ...
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AI algorithms intended to root out welfare fraud often end up punishing the poor instead 14.2.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump recently suggested there is “tremendous fraud” in government welfare programs. Although there’s very little evidence to back up his claim, he’s hardly the first politician – conservative or liberal – to vow to crack down on fraud and waste in America’s social safety net. States – which are charged with distributing and […]
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‘We’re just getting started,’ says union leader, as worker strike activity hits 35-year high under Trump 12.2.2020 Raw Story
“Trump’s economy is not a workers’ economy, and workers know solidarity is the best way to fight back.” In yet another rebuke to President Donald Trump’s claims that the U.S. economy is “roaring” and his “relentlessly pro-worker” agenda is serving the American public, a report published Tuesday by a progressive think tank revealed that the […]
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‘We’re hurting’: New Hampshire residents aren’t seeing the ‘blue collar boom’ Trump brags about 11.2.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump had a lot to say about the U.S. economy during his 2020 State of the Union speech on February 4, claiming that he has turned around the dysfunctional economy he inherited from President Barack Obama, brought unemployment way down and single-handedly brought about a “blue-collar boom.” But truth be told, the United […]
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Trump says the economy is great — Millennials strongly disagree 8.2.2020 Raw Story
In President Donald Trump’s mind, a signature achievement of his presidency is the American economy, something he hammered home in his State of the Union address last week. This article first appeared in Salon “Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. . . . Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible […]
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Scarborough Seethes: MSM Too Supportive of Trump on Strong Economy! 5.2.2020 NewsBusters
Joe Scarborough accuses the press of "feeding into [President Trump's] hype that somehow, his economy is so much better than former economies. It's a lie."
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Read the Full Transcript of Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address tonight. Here is the full transcript of his remarks, via Vox: Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share […]
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READ IT: Full text of Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address 5.2.2020 Raw Story
Below are the prepared remarks for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address. Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results. Jobs are booming, […]
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Women Perform 12.5 Billion Hours of Unpaid Labor Every Day 24.1.2020 Truthout.com
Women Perform 12.5 Billion Hours of Unpaid Labor Every Day
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Trump compares himself to Martin Luther King Jr. in message celebrating his own inauguration 21.1.2020 Raw Story
Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Americans often spend the day serving their community and volunteering in the spirit of Dr. King’s question “what are you doing for others.” President Donald Trump answered that call by comparing himself to MLK, suggesting that he is a hero to the Black community. “It was […]
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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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