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A Protester Injured in ‘Brutal Attack’ by Turkish President’s Guards Speaks Out
May 24th, 2017, 03:36 PM

A human rights activist talks about the attack she endured - as well as her larger fight for ethnic minorities - while peacefully protesting Turkish President Recep Erdogan's visit to the White House last week. Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Industry Group Wants to Quit Kids’ Suit For Climate Action
May 24th, 2017, 03:36 PM

An industry group representing fossil fuel companies is looking to pull out of a case in which 21 young Americans, ranging in age from 8 to 21, are suing the federal government to force it to take action on climate change. Continue reading

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Hit Trump Where It Hurts
May 24th, 2017, 03:36 PM

In normal times, Dee from New York would have ordered her copy of The Handmaid’s Tale from Amazon, but these are not normal times. Amazon is on the Grab Your Wallet list, a campaign to boycott retailers that sell Trump family products, which began as a response to the video revealing our now-president’s penchant for grabbing women. Dee bought her book from a smaller retailer instead. Continue reading

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Dig Deep: An investigative week like few others
May 24th, 2017, 03:36 PM

Investigative news revelations broke last week one after another like incoming waves before a big storm. Meet some of the dogged journalists who are chasing facts down every pathway of power. Continue reading

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New Orleans Mayor Defends Removing Confederate Monuments
May 24th, 2017, 03:36 PM

The last of four major Confederate monuments in New Orleans came down on Friday, the final step of a campaign launched in 2015 by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. While construction workers were taking down the enormous statue of Robert E. Lee, Landrieu delivered a powerful speech about Confederate monuments, the reason they were erected — and why they must come down.
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Daily Reads: The Trump Budget Is a Cruel Disaster; Carl Icahn’s White House Role “a Clear Conflict of Interest”
May 24th, 2017, 03:36 PM
Roger Ailes: The Man Who Destroyed Objectivity
May 23rd, 2017, 03:36 PM

Fox News creator and former chief Roger Ailes, who died at 77 last week from complications after a fall in his Florida home, may have been the most significant political figure of the last 35 years — which isn’t necessarily a compliment to those of us who believe media mavens shouldn’t also be political operatives. Continue reading

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The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack
May 23rd, 2017, 03:36 PM

While the country has been fixated on President Trump’s firings, leaks, and outbursts involving the Department of Justice, that agency has itself been stealthily attacking our democracy by telling good lawyers to stop representing people. Continue reading

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As Trump Ignores Climate Change, Seas Threaten to Swallow Alaskan Villages
May 23rd, 2017, 03:36 PM

Even as the Trump administration struggles to determine how fully to lean into its climate denial — Should the US remain in the Paris Agreement? Should it sign an international declaration that mentions climate change? — Americans in the Arctic are facing the disruptive effects of three record-breakingly warm years following decades of rising temperatures, rising seas and melting permafrost. Continue reading

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‘RussiaGate’ Has Become a Catastrophic Failure of Leadership — and a Debacle From Which the Trump Presidency Will Not Recover
May 23rd, 2017, 03:36 PM

A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian contacts with advisers to President Donald J. Trump and his campaign team was about to become much more serious and much more directly focused on the president himself, and would have deeply troubling consequences for our democracy. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: Flynn Takes the Fifth; Could Trump Pardon Himself? Why Rob Quist Has a Real Shot
May 23rd, 2017, 03:36 PM

A roundup of stories we're reading at BillMoyers.com HQ... Continue reading

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Are EPA Scientists In Trump’s Crosshairs?
May 23rd, 2017, 03:36 PM

Anyone worried that the Trump administration will politicize or interfere with sound scientific research received a warning shot earlier this month. Nine members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) were suddenly informed that they would not be offered a second three-year term. The BOSC is a group of experts that monitors and advises EPA’s internal research departments on their methodology in exchange for travel expenses and a modest honorarium. Continue reading

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Everything We Know So Far About the Comey Firing (in One Place)
May 22nd, 2017, 03:36 PM

The speed and magnitude of last week’s developments relating to the Trump/Russia Timeline has been historic and stunning. Continue reading

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A Timeline: Russia and President Trump
May 22nd, 2017, 03:36 PM

Investigative reporters have begun to flesh out the Trump/Russia timeline. To keep everything in one location, here’s an updated summary (so far). Continue reading

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Trump & Co. Put Out a Call for Plumbers
May 22nd, 2017, 03:36 PM

With so many leaks in the White House and no one to stop them, the Trump administration and the right-wing media are stepping up attacks on the "fake news" mainstream media and whistleblowers. Continue reading

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