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Senate Finance Chair Accuses Rich Developers of Exploiting Trump Tax Break

This story was first published by ProPublica. ProPublica Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Register now The Big Story newsletterGet stories like this in your inbox The Senate Finance Committee chair is asking for information from several billionaire developers in order to determine if they are abusing a Trump tax cut that was supposed to be beneficial […]

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Sanders Says Manchin and Sinema Are Undermining US Democracy

Sen. Bernie SAnders said Friday that by vowing to uphold the archaic Senate rule standing in the way of voting rights legislation, his Senate colleagues Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are putting “the future of American democracy” at risk. “It is a sad day when two members of the Democratic caucus are prepared to allow […]

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Even After Release, Guantánamo Survivors Live Under Surveillance and in Anguish

It is a sad fact that it requires a major anniversary, two decades on from the arrival of the first prisoners in hoods and orange jumpsuits at Guantánamo Bay’s Camp X-Ray prison, for the media and the U.S. public to pay attention to Guantánamo and the 39 men who remain imprisoned there. The 741 men […]

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Right-Wingers Are Pushing to Take Over School Boards in Leadup to Midterms

When Sarah Markey ran for the school board in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, in 2018, the area’s right wing paid little attention. When she was elected to the board along with three other progressive women, that changed. Their first act was to declare that the school system would no longer cooperate with Immigration and Customs […]

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Dark Money “Persuasion Machine” for GOP Raised Record Cash Before 2022 Midterms

A “dark money” group raised record cash in 2020 shortly before it reportedly began touting digital operations aimed at electing Republicans in 2022, OpenSecrets review of tax records found. Dubbed a “stealth persuasion machine” by the Washington PostAmerican Culture Project is a group associated to John Tillman, a conservative activist and a circle close-knit nonprofits. […]

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Southern States Largely Excluded from Historic Minimum Wage Increases

2022 marks ten years since the beginning fast food workers in New York first went on strike to demand higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to unionize — sparking the Fight For $15 movement. California is now a leader in the movement. raising its minimum wage $15 an hour, and many other states […]

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Thousands of Students Stage Walkouts, Protest In-Person Classes Amid COVID Surge

Thousands of U.S. students and teachers are organizing walkouts and work stoppages over their schools’ lack of COVID-19 precautions – a development that comes amid an unprecedented upsurge in coronavirus cases as the the Omicron variant tears through the nation. On Tuesday afternoon, hundreds upon hundreds of students from New York City’s schools participated in […]

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Florida Republicans Push for 15-Week Abortion Ban

Florida Republican legislators have introduced legislation to ban abortion after 15 weeks of gestation. This measure is similar to a Mississippi near-total abortion ban that is currently being upheld in the U.S. Supreme Court. The ban was introduced on Tuesday by State Sen. Kelli Stargell (R) and Rep. Erin Grall (R)The law does not allow […]

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Warren Demands Private Equity-Backed Firms Answer for Role in Rising Rent Prices

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.Massachusetts), is calling for answers from housing corporations that have backing from private equity. She claims they are involved in inflating housing costs for buyers and renters. Warren sent letters to CEOs of Progress Residential, American Homes 4 Rent and Invitation Homes to condemn rent hikes and rising house prices that she […]

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How Did We Go From Stimulus Checks to “Go to Work With COVID”?

In the early days, Democrats criticized Donald Trump for not doing enough in order to allow people to remain at home during the pandemic. “Flatten the curve” was the phrase of the month, and even centrist Democrats found their inner democratic socialist, at least temporarily. They argued for regular monthly payments to Americans at the […]

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