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World Erupts in Revulsion as Trump Becomes 45th US President 20.1.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Common Dreams staff

Follow live coverage of official events—as well as protest and dissent—as Inauguration Day unfolds

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Newspaper Front Pages Usher In Uncertainty Of New Trump Era 20.1.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Newspaper front pages across the U.S. and around the world used shots of President-elect Donald Trump arriving in Washington to portray the feeling of uncertainty that comes along with his inauguration  on Friday. “We have no idea what this guy’s gonna do,” The Guardian’s headline reads. Metro Boston used an illustration of Trump’s iconic yellow hair and replaced his face with a giant question mark. Some papers threw in a hint of somberness. Colombia’s El Espectador, for example, went with “God save America” as its headline. Check out some Friday papers from around the world: Today's cover: Americans of all backgrounds ready to celebrate President Trump https://t.co/JfntIAMD5a pic.twitter.com/vlKbcw9cgf — New York Post (@nypost) January 20, 2017 How will Trump’s first 100 days impact you? Sign up for our weekly newsletter to find out.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be ...
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More Allegations Of Deception Surface In Orange County Informant Scandal 20.1.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
LOS ANGELES ― A month after the U.S. Department of Justice announced an investigation of the Orange County District Attorney and Sheriff’s Department over a tainted jailhouse informant program that has allegedly violated the right of numerous defendants, more allegations of rampant cheating have surfaced in court documents filed this week. The allegations raise significant questions about the effort being made by prosecutors and law enforcement to rectify a scandal that has been rocking the county for more than three years.  In a blistering 56-page brief  dated Jan. 18, Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders produces alarming evidence that the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has not acted in good faith to investigate its own role in running a jail informant program; deceived the court about whether top department officials knew of a once-secret database its deputies maintained tracking informants in the jail; failed to produce all records in compliance with lawful court orders; and when it has turned ...
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Utah's New National Monument Marks Big Win for the Protection of Indigenous Cultural Sites 12.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
On Dec. 28, with only 22 days left in office, President Obama set aside nearly 1.35 million acres in southeastern Utah's San Juan County as the Bears Ears National Monument. The  announcement  capped several years of work by a unique tribal coalition that proposed this first-in-the-nation monument to be comanaged by tribes and the federal government. Obama also designated 300,000 acres at Gold Butte in Nevada, homelands of the Paiute people, ironically, near militant rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle operation. What is the value of land? The national monument -- proposed by the Bears Ears Inter-tribal Coalition, which includes the Navajo Nation, the Pueblo of Zuni, the Ute Mountain Ute, Ute tribe, and Hopi tribe -- will preserve an area rich in biodiversity and human history amid one of the country's most iconic landscapes. It, and the political battle that continues to stem from it, also raises a greater question for a nation at odds with itself: What is the value of land? This is at the heart of land ...
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Facebook Doesn't Tell Users Everything It Really Knows About Them 6.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently moved, or like Melania Trump.  But the tech giant gives users little indication that it buys far more sensitive data about them, including their income, the types of restaurants they frequent and even how many credit cards are in their wallets. Since September, ProPublica has been encouraging Facebook users to  share the categories of interest  that the site has assigned to them. Users showed us everything from "Pretending to Text in Awkward Situations" to "Breastfeeding in Public." In total, we collected more than 52,000 unique attributes that Facebook has used to classify users.  Facebook's page explaining "what influences the ads you see" says the company gets the information about its users "from a few different sources." What the page doesn't say is that those sources include  detailed dossiers  obtained from commercial data brokers about users' offline lives. Nor does ...
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If You're Looking For Misinformation, Go To Sarah Palin's Facebook Page 6.1.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Sarah Palin , the 2008 vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor, has over 4.7 million “likes” on Facebook . Almost 4.3 million people have opted to follow her updates, many of which are not true. Many of Palin’s updates are personal in nature ― like when she shares videos of  her son Trig  or blogs written by her daughter Bristol  ― or feature inspirational stories . But Palin, a former contributor to Fox News, also regularly has  misleading or fake  posts about news and politics on her Facebook page.  On Wednesday, Palin’s page featured a story from the conservative website Breitbart News that claimed President Barack Obama awarded himself a Distinguished Public Service medal from the Department of Defense. That is not true ― Defense Secretary Ash Carter gave the medal to the president. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton  have previously received the medal, which is described as “the highest honorary award presented by the Secretary of Defense to non-career Federal ...
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Majority of Americans Unconvinced Trump Can Handle Nation's Top Job 2.1.2017 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Jon Queally, staff writer

With his inauguration now less than three weeks away, a new survey shows a majority of the American people are far from confident that Donald Trump, a former reality television star who won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, is up to the major tasks entrusted to the President of the United States.

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Bears Ears a go — but here’s where Obama drew the line 29.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The designation’s concessions are unlikely to appease ardent opponents.
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The 5 biggest stories of 2016 28.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
From Sagebrush Rebels, to spills and surprise wins.
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‘New Mexico’s DAPL’ is dead 23.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The pipeline would have carried crude oil drilled around Chaco Culture National Historic Park.
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Nurses Top Gallup Poll Again Ranking #1 in Honesty and Ethics 20.12.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

Nurses once again topped the Gallup Poll's annual ranking of how Americans view 22 major professions with 84% of the public rating their honesty and ethical standards as "high" or "very high." Nurses have ranked first for 15 consecutive years and every year except for one in the 18 years that Gallup has surveyed public opinion on what profession is most trusted.

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Fired Trump Adviser Tells Moscow Audience How Great Exxon CEO Would Be For Russia 13.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to President-elect Donald Trump , said on Monday in Moscow that members of the incoming Trump administration have a “great enthusiasm” for strengthening U.S.-Russian relations, starting with Trump’s reported pick for secretary of State, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. “I’m really personally excited about Rex Tillerson,” Page said during his presentation at the Russian government-owned Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency. “Being awarded the [Russian] Order of Friendship, his [oil drilling] ventures in the Kara Sea and Black Sea, I mean the list goes on and on.” The speech by Page, a global energy consultant who works closely with Russian state-owned companies, was carried live online by RT, a news outlet with ties to the Kremlin, and posted on YouTube . As a candid assessment of the incoming administration’s politics from someone with direct knowledge of them, his statements were remarkable for their divergence with Republican Party doctrine. As ...
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A morning routine to clear your head 9.12.2016 TreeHugger
Called 'Morning Pages,' the practice of handwriting three pages every morning has been embraced by many successful individuals.
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Orange County Sheriff's Deputies' Once-Secret Log On Jail Informants Reveals Rampant Misconduct 6.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
LOS ANGELES ― An Orange County Superior Court judge released a trove of notes from a once-secret document kept by sheriff’s deputies detailing their involvement in a tainted informant program that has allegedly violated the rights of numerous defendants for years. The behavior of prosecutors and members of law enforcement described in the log raises significant questions about decades’ worth of criminal convictions in Orange County. The 242 pages of notes , made public for the first time Monday by Judge Thomas Goethals, reveal the inner workings of the county’s infamous informant program, and appears to contradict testimony given by some deputies who had previously denied knowledge of working with informants. The notes also describe deputies’ recruitment and utilization of informants; destruction and falsifying of documents; collaboration with prosecutors and other local law enforcement agencies while operating “capers” to glean further evidence from inmates; and other unconstitutional scams they used to ...
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The Wall Street Journal Shows How Not To Handle Donald Trump's False Voting Claim 29.11.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK ― Several news organizations hastily  promoted  Donald Trump’s false claim  that “millions” voted illegally in the 2016 election.  Most of the offenses Sunday afternoon likely came as a result of media outlets rushing stories online immediately after Trump’s aggrieved tweets and failing to qualify in headlines that the president-elect’s allegation was without merit.  The Wall Street Journal wasn’t in a similar rush, however, when it published atop Monday’s front page “Trump Takes Aim At ‘Millions’ Of Votes.”  Such a headline might understandably suggest Trump is taking aim at votes he reasonably believes are fraudulent when, in fact, that’s not the case at all. He appears to just be amplifying a  conspiracy theory that “millions” illegally voted against him, and as a result, he lost the popular vote. Democrat Hillary Clinton currently leads Trump by over 2 million in the popular vote count. The Journal originally placed Trump’s allegation  inside the paper  in earlier editions before moving it ...
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The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text 28.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
An encyclopedia-style book published in 1933 offers surprising perspective.
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Student activists aren't just fighting climate change. They're fighting corporate university bureaucracy. 22.11.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Gallup Finds Record Divisions in Trump's America 21.11.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Lauren McCauley, staff writer

The poll's finding reflected the general mood of the country, evidenced through ongoing protests, political turmoil, and unprecedented unfavorability for the incoming commander-in-chief.

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Harassing Trump-Supporting Students As A Form Of Pedagogy 21.11.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The most recent issue of the magazine Guernica features an essay-letter written to “my fellow teachers” by Nell Boeschenstein, who teaches writing at Sweet Briar College. Boeschenstein reports that on the Wednesday morning after the election of Donald Trump she pondered a choice: “Did I walk into class today and say, ‘I know we’re all tired and feeling sensitive today, now let’s turn to page 46 and pick up where we left off’ or did I walk in and say, ‘There’s an elephant in the room that we’ve got to discuss?’” You pretty much know what she will end up doing when she prefaces option #1 (“let’s turn to page 46”)with a verbal arm around the shoulder: “I know we’re all tired and feeling  sensitive today.” With all that sensitivity in the air, how could she justify business as usual? Page 46 will have to wait; discussing the elephant — Donald Trump — is obviously the only way to go. The path to that choice is smoothed by the first person plural “we’re” (“We’re ... feeling sensitive”) which creates a ...
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HUFFPOLLSTER: Donald Trump Has The Lowest Favorability Of Any Recent President-Elect 18.11.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Views of the new President-elect remain unusually polarized.. Most Democrats want to get rid of the Electoral College. And Donald Trump might have gotten more support from rural Hispanic voters than previous Republican nominees did. This is HuffPollster for Friday, November 18, 2016. DONALD TRUMP’S FAVORABILITY RISES, BUT REMAINS LOW - Jeffrey M. Jones: “Donald Trump’s favorable rating has improved from 34% to 42% after his election as president. While a majority in the U.S. still have an unfavorable view of him, his image is the best it has been since March 2011 when 43% viewed him positively….Republicans have shown the greatest increase ― 11 percentage points ― to 82%. Thirty-nine percent of independents, up from 32%, and 10% of Democrats, up from 5%, view Trump positively….The last three presidents-elect had much higher favorable ratings at comparable time periods than Trump currently does. Then President-elect Barack Obama had the highest favorable rating, 68%, in November 2008. Fifty-nine percent of ...
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