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‘This is deadly serious’: House Judiciary member warns Trump’s whistleblower stonewalling is impeachable 20.9.2019 Raw Story
A Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee warned that President Donald Trump’s refusal to release a whistleblower complaint against him could be an impeachable offense. An intelligence official filed the complaint last month, which the inspector general recommended for congressional oversight, but acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire has refused to turn over […]
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The President, The Whistleblower, And Ukraine 20.9.2019 Outside the Beltway
The latest allegations about exactly what the President may have been trying to do in a phone call with a foreign leader that caught the attention of a whistleblower are becoming more serious by the day.
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Zuckerberg meets Trump, senators; nixes breaking up Facebook 20.9.2019 Raw Story
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with US President Donald Trump and members of Congress on a political reconnaissance mission to Washington, where he rejected calls to break up the world’s biggest social network. Zuckerberg’s visit comes as Facebook faces a myriad of regulatory and legal questions surrounding issues like competition, digital privacy, censorship […]
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Congress, intel leaders clash over whistleblower report on Trump 20.9.2019 Raw Story
The US intelligence watchdog briefed lawmakers Thursday about the handling of a whistleblower complaint on alleged behavior by President Donald Trump, with a senior Democrat expressing alarm that the administration refuses to share the complaint with Congress. The allegations, rejected by Trump as “presidential harassment,” have set lawmakers on a collision course with the office […]
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Nasty Sam Bee Goes After the Now-Dead David Koch: ‘Usher in the Apocalypse’ 19.9.2019 NewsBusters
In recent weeks, “comedian” Samantha Bee has used her TBS program Full Frontal to advocate for left-wing policy proposals from gun control to student loan forgiveness. This week, she gave a lecture on climate change. Bee spent most of her monologue trashing the Koch brothers, whom she described as “two guys” who “managed to radically damage Planet ...
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Trump denies promise that led to formal complaint from US spy 19.9.2019 BBC: World
US media report that his comments to an unnamed foreign leader sparked a formal complaint.
Trump calls intel whistle-blower complaint 'fake news;' Dems demand answers 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The House intelligence committee met behind closed doors with the inspector general of the intelligence community amid reports the president's communications with a foreign leader raised concerns.
Trump Whistleblower Gives Democrats Chance To Play Hardball 19.9.2019 Crooks Liars
The Washington Post's startling scoop late Wednesday -- that a whistleblower complaint, which the acting Director of National Intelligence is refusing to forward to the House Intelligence Committee, concerns some sort of troubling and possibly illegal “promise” the president himself secretly made to a foreign government -- potentially adds another article to the litany of impeachable offenses committed by Donald Trump. Unlike the other misdeeds alleged against Trump, however, this one may avoid becoming bogged down in endless delays involving Administration stonewalling and convoluted legal proceedings, and therefore may represent Democrats' best chance of bringing down the ...
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Like the ‘Titanic hitting an iceberg’: Here’s why our system isn’t prepared for the US president to be a counterintelligence threat 19.9.2019 Raw Story
On Thursday, former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa analyzed why the White House’s move to suppress a whistleblower on President Donald Trump’s unspecified “promise” to a foreign leader is so damaging — and exposes a critical shortcoming of the U.S. intelligence system that no one saw coming. The problem, Rangappa argued, is that rules designed […]
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Editorial: Gavin Newsom just decided to carry Trump's water by vetoing an endangered species bill 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom is carrying President Trump's water by rejecting a bill to protect salmon and other endangered species.

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Trump Phone Call Triggered Whistleblower Complaint 19.9.2019 Outside the Beltway
A mysterious conversation with a foreign leader is at the center of a controversy between the intelligence community and Congress.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi to unveil plan to negotiate prices of 250 prescription drugs 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The House speaker has been privately working for months on legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs, a rare shared priority with President Trump.
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Matthews, Friends Think Dem Show Trial of Lewandowski Was a Rousing Success 19.9.2019 NewsBusters
Despite the fact that Lewandowski refused to answer a lion’s share of the questioning and squabbled with a few House Democrats on the Oversight Committee, the A-block panel on Tuesday’s Hardball somehow thought the proceedings were a wildly successful exercise for impeachment and shaming those not in the ...
The battle over fish farming in the open ocean heats up, as EPA permit looms 19.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Advocates say farmed seafood is more sustainable than wild-caught. Critics say these farms pollute surrounding waters. Federal waters have been off-limits to aquaculture, but that may soon change.
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Pentagon washes hands of Turnberry incident — refers all questions to the White House 19.9.2019 Raw Story
Politico reporter Natasha Bertrand uncovered the way President Donald Trump is profiting off of military stop-overs at his Trump Turnberry golf resort. However, now it seems the Pentagon isn’t interested in answering questions. “House Oversight requested that the Pentagon turn over communications/emails relating to Turnberry. But the Pentagon referred that request to the White House,” […]
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Opinion: Trump's bad faith auto emissions mandate is another example of presidential power run amok 19.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

President Trump is showing Congress the downside of granting discretion to the executive branch.

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Facebook and Ford behind coalition fighting Trump’s plan to impose law without congressional approval 18.9.2019 Raw Story
A coalition of business lobbies, which include Facebook and Ford, are working to prevent President Trump from enacting tariffs without approval from Congress, Markets Insider reports. The “Tariff Reform Coalition” was assembled by the The National Foreign Trade Council and is tasked with reviewing “Presidential use of tariff authority” and will represent American businesses that have […]
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Covering up the corruption: GOP tries to block new Mike Pence investigation 18.9.2019 Raw Story
Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Ireland — or more precisely his curious stay at one of President Trump’s hotels — has prompted multiple congressional probes. But the Democrat-led oversight investigations have already drawn complaints and pushback from Trump’s loudest Republican defenders on Capitol Hill, including the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee. Democrats […]
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Minority contractors claiming to be 'Native American' to undergo nationwide review 18.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The U.S. Department of Transportation has called for a review of all Native American companies in its minority contracting program in response to a Times investigation.

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Column: The Koch-backed right-to-try law has been a bust — but still threatens our health 18.9.2019 LA Times: Business

The federal right-to-try law, passed as a Koch-supported device to weaken the FDA, hasn't helped any patients in a year.

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