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After a day of hobnobbing with billionaires in Davos, President Trump publicly revealed that cuts to earned Medicare and Social Security benefits will be on the table as soon as the end of this year.

Trump is trying to remove legislation designed to protect citizens from the negative consequences of projects such as pipelines.

Trump: "We’re doing very well. I got to watch enough. I thought our team did a very good job. But honestly, we have all the material; they don’t have the material."

The new film is based on Rob Bilott's 20-year legal battle with a company over contaminated drinking water in West Virginia from toxic chemicals used to make Teflon.

The White House live-streamed a homophobic church service during which a preacher claimed that a “demonic spirit” is behind homosexuality.

A plastics company continue to discharge huge quantities of plastic pellets and PVC powder into Texas waterways, despite losing a $50-million-dollar lawsuit for violating the Clean Water Act.

According to Oxfam's new report on global inequality, men collectively own 50 percent more wealth than women do, and at the top of that wealth gap, the richest 22 men in the world own more wealth than all the women in Africa.

Independent political organizations have poured $4.5 billion into federal elections since 2010, including more than $960 million in spending by groups that don’t have to disclose their donors.

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On #NoDAPL : "We die, and have died, for the sake of expansion and white wealth, and for the maintenance of both."

If minimum wage had increased at the same rate as the average Wall Street bonus since 1985, it would be $33 today, instead of $7.25

Rep. Ilhan Omar: "We have to wonder, if Trump and [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo are so worried about human rights and democracy in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua, why do they actively support horrible regimes in Brazil, Guatemala, and Honduras?"

CNN on Thursday fired contributor Marc Lamont Hill for daring to denounce the oppression of Palestinians and endorse “a single secular democratic state for everyone.”

@IlhanMN  and @SenSanders  are introducing legislation that would wipe out all student debt.

"Police and prosecutors rarely grant a Stand Your Ground and other justifiable homicide defenses to women, particularly Black women like Dixon, when they are defending themselves from abusers."

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a law that strips nearly 10 percent of all voting-age Native Americans living in North Dakota of their right to vote.

"Every bomb dropped, every missile launched, every bullet fired, every bandage used, every body bag filled represents money that once belonged to all of us but has been transferred to a small group of wealthy war profiteers we will never meet."

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