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With BBB Nearing Passage, Critics See a Lack of Meaningful Reforms

Take Action Now By David Dayen, The American Prospect A couple of days ago, I took to The New York Times to lay out a concept for thinking about the Build Back Better Act. We had a pandemic that…

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As Left Priorities Dissolve in Budget Talks, Rep. Omar Rips Corporatists

Take Action Now By Jon Queally, Common Dreams Congresswoman Ilhan Omar offered what she termed “an honest accounting” late Wednesday night of the “ever-evolving negotiations”…

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Hillary Clinton To Receive Humanitarian Award She Doesn’t Deserve

Take Action Now Mark Wood, Medea Benjamin, Helen Caldicott, Margaret Flowers, Cindy Sheehan, David Swanson, World BEYOND War Open Letter to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry We…

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With Millions from Big Pharma, Sen. Menendez Opposes Drug Pricing Bill

Take Action Now By Igor Derysh, Salon Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., one of the top recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, said last week that he won’t support a…

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Fundraising Terrain Dictates Politics In The Democratic Party

Take Action Now Ryan Grim, The Intercept [Ryan Grim, like others, is trying to understand how Sen. Sinema’s mind works. What is she after? But there’s a larger point in play. For…

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Senator Manchin Is In The Pocket of Big Coal

Take Action Now Daniel Boguslaw, DemocracyNow As Senator Joe Manchin demands Democrats drop critical climate funding to replace coal- and gas-fired power plants with renewable energy sources,…

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Biden Will Keep Two of Trump’s Radical Border Patrol Measures

Take Action Now Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept After months of delay, a Senate committee held a confirmation hearing Tuesday for President Joe Biden’s pick to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection,…

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Chicago Groups Send Message To US Senate: Reject Rahm Emanuel

Take Action Now Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams Asserting that former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s role in covering up the police murder of Laquan McDonald disqualifies him from consideration as…

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These Democrats Keep Drug Prices High To Appease Big Pharma Donors

Take Action Now Robert Reich, Substack Excuse me but I have to vent. Three House Democrats and one Democratic senator are now blocking a proposal to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices.…

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Democrats Underestimate How Much Trouble They Are In

Take Action Now Hamilton Nolan, In These Times [Nolan is addressing a debate in Democratic Party circles that asks the question: what national electoral strategy will help Democrats do well in 2022…