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  1. Protests in Poland as Right-Wing Ruling Party Dismantles Democracy
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer

    Tens of thousands poured into the streets in Poland Thursday night, condemning proposed laws that would dramatically weaken the nation's judicial system, just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump visited the country and praised its commitment to freedom and democracy, speaking to "an audience of close to 15,000 enthusiastic, flag-waving Poles—many of them bused in by Poland's ruling right-wing" party.

  2. Six Months After Women's March, Invigorated Resistance Sees Impact
    Julia Conley, staff writer

    A new Pew Research poll finds that since President Donald Trump's inauguration, Americans, particularly women, have become more engaged in the political system by contacting elected officials, attending demonstrations, and even paying more attention to political news.

  3. Red Alert: Team Trump Unveils Anti-Planet, Anti-Worker Corporate Wish List
    Jake Johnson, staff writer

    Amid swirling controversy over the burgeoning investigation into President Donald Trump's alleged Russia ties, groups are raising the alarm after the Trump administration on Thursday quietly unveiled its plan to roll back hundreds of Obama-era regulations aimed at shielding workers and the planet from corporate abuse.

  4. Amid Ongoing Israeli Crackdown, Three Palestinians Killed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Protests
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer

    At least three Palestinians reportedly have been killed by gunfire, and more than a hundred injured, in clashes with Israeli forces on Friday, during large-scale protests against enhanced security measures at the Al-Aqsa mosque, according to reports from the Ma’an News Agency and Al-Jazeera

  5. As Mueller Probe Widens, Trump Team Exploring Presidential Pardon Powers
    Julia Conley, staff writer

    According to a Washington Post report released Friday, President Donald Trump appears to be preparing for the worst as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates his alleged ties to Russia and those of members of his administration.

  6. Defending Public Schools, Demonstrators Greet Betsy DeVos at ALEC Annual Meeting
    Julia Conley, staff writer

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was met by hundreds of protesters in Denver on Thursday, where she spoke at the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.

    Demonstrations outside the Hyatt Regency included teachers and parents who disapprove of DeVos's agenda, particularly voucher programs (also known by the innocuous-sounding term "school choice"), a pet cause of ALEC, as well as for-profit education companies.

  7. Proposed Law Seeks to Reform System That Jails People Just for Being Poor
    Jon Queally, staff writer

    Civil liberties and criminal justice reform groups are celebrating the introduction of a new bill in the U.S. Senate on Thursday that would overhaul the nation's money bail system which critics have long decried for incarcerating people regardless of guilt or innocence but simply because of their inability to pay.

  8. Worker Wages Flat, But Since 1978 CEO Pay Has Soared by 'Outrageous' 937%
    Jake Johnson, staff writer

    New analysis shows how corporate bosses rake in huge salaries and bonuses as inequality continues to soar.  "Simply put, money that goes to the executive class is money that does not go to other people."

  9. Warren Flunks Trump: Report Card Details Broken Promise to 'Drain Swamp'
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a former law professor, just flunked President Donald Trump.

  10. NYT Trump Interview Makes Waves, But Did Reporters Go Too Easy?
    Julia Conley, staff writer

    Though an explosive interview with President Donald Trump conducted by the New York Times published Wednesday evening resulted in breaking news bulletins across the media and provided an inside look at Trump's state of mind regarding current events, including healthcare, some in the journalistic community are expressing disappointment at the lack of substantive questions asked of the president—adding to growing concern about how the press engages with the current White House.

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