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NEW YORK TIMES: Betsy DeVos Is Briefly Blocked From Entering a School

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“We will unleash our activists in a way that I don’t think any secretary of education has ever experienced,” said Heidi Hess, a campaign manager for CREDO, a mobile phone company with a liberal activist arm. “If she holds field hearings, we will make sure we pack them with activists. If she travels for meetings or if she visits schools, we will confront her with protesters and have people lined up to ask her questions.”

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VOX: “There will be a massive revolt”: the left demands Senate Ds fight Trump on Supreme Court

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“If any of them vote for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, we’re going to mark them down as collaborators,” CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed said. “If Chuck Schumer wants to maintain any credibility as a progressive leader, he needs to shut the Supreme Court seat down. And if he doesn’t do it, there will be a massive revolt.”

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BLOOMBERG: Trump Pins Keystone and Dakota Pipeline Fate on Renegotiation

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Josh Nelson, the deputy political director of the CREDO activist group said the action would show Trump is “in the pocket of big corporations and foreign oil interests.” “Fierce grassroots activism has stopped these pipelines over and over again,” he said. “CREDO will do everything in its power to stop the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, and keep dirty fossil fuels in the ground where they belong.”

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HUFFINGTON POST: Progressive Phone Company Discloses Legal Battle Over FBI’s National Security Letters

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For the past three years, CREDO, represented by the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation, has been fighting in court both the constitutionality of the FBI’s request and the bureau’s demand that CREDO stay silent. The fight over the legality of the request is ongoing, but earlier this year, the Federal District Court for Northern California said the FBI failed to show the need for the gag order. The government dropped its appeal of that decision, and CREDO subsequently published redacted versions of the two national security letters.

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