FEDERAL AID POLITICS--As thousands of Californians struggle to recover from October’s devastating wildfires, the White House has left California’s appeal for relief funding out of its $44 billion disaster aid request to Congress, meaning the state may not receive any federal aid for them. (Photo above: Smoke obscures the sun in Santa Rosa, Calif., during the October wildfires. )

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RESISTANCE WATCH--Defenders of the open internet are issuing urgent calls to action as news reports indicate that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair Ajit Pai has set his sights on a December 14 vote to kill net neutrality and "destroy the internet as we know it."

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RESISTANCE WATCH-- Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, had the following response to Ralph Northam’s and Justin Fairfax’s victories in the Virginia governor and lieutenant governor races:

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RESISTANCE WATCH--A coalition of more than 200 South Korean civic groups have announced plans to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's escalation of nuclear tensions with North Korea during his scheduled visit to Seoul next week. (Photo above: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump met at the United Nations General Assembly in October.)

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RESISTANCE WATCH--Yikes.

Over 15,000 scientists hailing from more than 180 countries just issued a dire warning to humanity: 

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RESISTANCE WATCH--Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to rail against the Trump administration and its policies, but the march was nothing like the huge demonstrations held across the country after last year’s presidential election.

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RESISTANCE WATCH--As news broke early Monday that former chairman of President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates have turned themselves in to federal authorities, grassroots organizations, lawmakers, and former government officials warned that Trump could be closer than ever to firing special counsel Robert Mueller—and urged members of Congress and Americans to take action in response.

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