I’m rushing to finish in time for my appointment. This is my only article today.
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From The Hill: U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon said he would boycott a visit to the White House.
Rippon — the first openly gay athlete selected to a U.S. Winter Olympic team — told the Daily Mail that he would not go to the White House in an effort "to support my community."
"No, I have no desire to go to the White House," he told the Daily Mail.
"But I would like to do something to help my community."
Rippon added he would want to do "something positive and not just stay at home" during the White House visit, such as planning his own event in support of gay rights.
The US would not have won a team figure skating medal, were it not for Rippon’s stellar performance. Hey GOP! Shove that up your Pence! RESIST!!
From The Daily Beast: Julian Assange Offered Hannity Impersonator ‘News’ About Top Democrat
The head of Wikileaks told @SeanHannity__ to seek ‘other channels’ for information on Sen. Mark Warner of the Trump-Russia investigation. ‘@SeanHannity__’ was a woman in Texas.
Anyone care to speculate what "other channels" Assange (R-RU) had for Hannity? RESIST!!
From Think Progress: \Industry-friendly lawmakers are waging a coordinated campaign with the Trump administration to strip Americans of their legal rights to use the courts to hold polluting companies and the government itself accountable for violations of bedrock environmental laws and other important public protections.
Members of Congress have introduced more than 50 bills over the past year that would make it extremely difficult or impossible for people to seek justice in a court of law, according to an in-depth analysis by the Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization. The proposed bills are targeting laws related to environmental protection, public health, consumer rights, and civil liberties.
The number of bills introduced in the current 115th Congress that would strip individuals of their legal rights to seek justice in a court of law have doubled from the previous Congress and quadrupled since the 112th Congress that ended in 2013. Similar to how credit card companies and other retailers block consumers from the use of a court of law to resolve disputes, these bills would have a similar effect by preventing aggrieved members of the public from filing lawsuits to ensure laws are enforced.
Even when polluters harm people directly and intentionally, the Republican Reich protects them from justice. RESIST!!