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Does New Labor Secretary Nominee Alex Acosta Have the Perfect Résumé to Sabotage a Federal Agency?

President Trump has named longtime Republican lawyer Alex Acosta to be his new nominee to head the Labor Department after his first pick, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, withdrew Wednesday. We look at Acosta’s record with Alan Pyke, an editor with ThinkProgress, who argues Trump’s...

Trump Is Asked About Rising Anti-Semitism in U.S., He Responds by Boasting About Election Victory

During Wednesday’s press conference, President Trump was asked about a rise in anti-Semitic attacks and vandalism across the U.S. An Israeli reporter asked, "What do you say to those among the Jewish community in the states and in Israel and maybe around the world...

Glenn Greenwald: Trump Seems to Be Committed to Escalating Violence in Yemen

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has warned journalists and lawmakers against criticizing a botched raid by U.S. commandos on a Yemeni village last month that left 25 civilians and one U.S. Navy SEAL dead. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports the January 28...

Trump Security Protocols Questioned: Mar-a-Lago Resort is Not the White House Situation Room

On Tuesday morning, President Trump tried to divert attention from the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn by saying the "real story" was "illegal leaks," and asked whether there would also be leaks as he deals with North Korea’s recent ballistic missile...

FCC Under Trump: Net Neutrality & Internet Freedom Faces New Attack

We turn now to look at President Donald Trump’s newly appointed chair of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, who has begun to attack net neutrality rules and other consumer protections. In a series of actions earlier this month, Pai blocked nine companies from...

ACLU: We're in a Dangerous Situation as Gov't Claims That Courts Have No Role Reviewing Muslim Ban

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on whether to restore President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States. The case was brought by the states of Washington...

Actor Cynthia Nixon at LGBT Rally Outside Stonewall Inn: Trump's "Fear and Anger Are Consuming Him"

Among the thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators who gathered outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s West Village was actress Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role as Miranda in Sex in the City. Click to view the original article on Democracy Now!

Protests Shut Down San Francisco Int'l Terminal Demanding Release of Detained Passengers

As we continue to cover the protests over Donald Trump’s executive order, we turn to the protests at San Francisco International Airport. Protesters rallied for more than 36 hours and shut down the international terminal. Click to view the original article on Democracy Now!

A Complete Disregard for Democracy: Greenpeace Condemns Trump's Move on Pipelines & Silencing of EPA

In addition to issuing presidential memos to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, President Trump and his team have taken several other actions that have alarmed environmentalists. All references to climate change have been removed from the White House website. Reuters...

Jay Z Calls for Rikers Jail to be Closed in Exclusive Interview with Democracy Now!

Today marks the first anniversary of President Obama ending juvenile solitary in the federal prison system. Obama took the action in response to the case of New York City teenager Kalief Browder, who committed suicide in 2015 at the age of 22. In 2010,...