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Trump Keeps Trying to Kill Agency That Investigates Chemical Plant Disasters 17.8.2018 Truthout.com
The Trump administration has twice in its budgets attempted to shut down the Chemical Safety Board.

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ALEC Is Pushing a New Slate of Viciously Anti-Worker, Pro-Corporate Laws 15.8.2018 Truthout.com
This is ALEC’s menu of policy proposals at a New Orleans conference.

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Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire 14.8.2018 Truthout.com
Trump’s proposal to make it easier for global gunrunners to operate from the US has been met with jubilation by the NRA.

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White House takes aim at financial protections for military 13.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Documents obtained by NPR show proposed changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars.
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FBI fires Peter Strzok, political lightning rod who criticized Trump 13.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The embattled former special agent lost his place in the Russia investigation over text messages that criticized then-candidate Trump and has been under a political bullseye ever since.
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Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture 11.8.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Newly released declassified documents prove once and for all that CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw torture in Thailand, which the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee knew all along, as Ray McGovern explains. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News…Read more →
Neoliberal Fascism and the Echoes of History 8.8.2018 Truthout.com
The nightmares that have shaped the past and await return are poised to wreak havoc on us again.

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Federal Judge Issues Game-Changing Ruling on Dark Money 6.8.2018 Truthout.com
Some say this could lead to "significantly more transparency" in elections.

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'The Government Is Not Going to Save Us. WE Are Going to Save Us.': 'BradCast' 8/2/2018 3.8.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, if you're waiting for the government to save us by protecting elections -- or anything else -- that's not going to happen. But you can save us, as I explain today. [Audio link to show follows below.] First up today, voters in Tennessee head to the polls for ...
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Admin Scheme Would Bypass Congress for $100B More in Tax Cuts for Rich: 'BradCast' 8/1/2018 2.8.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Tax cuts by executive fiat? It may depend on what the definition of "cost" is. Republicans used to pretend to oppose "Imperial Presidencies" -- at least when the President in question was Barack Obama -- but, hey, things change. [Audio link to show is posted below.] First up ...
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Is 'Buy America' at Risk? 1.8.2018 American Prospect
(Maurizio Gambarini/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) President Trump sent European Union leaders reeling with his demands that their countries “buy American” during his combative mid-July tour of the continent. But in the president’s continuing quest to contradict himself and discombobulate opponents, federal transit officials back home are going through an elaborate show of garnering public feedback on a potentially explosive topic that could undermine the Reagan-era Buy America program that helps protect certain American industry jobs. “What is a Federal Project?” is a seemingly innocuous question posted in the Department of Transportation’s “Ideas” online forum, which solicits feedback on prospective initiatives.  In this case, the Federal Transit Administration wants to speed up the conception, construction, and delivery of transit projects by recasting how “federal projects” are defined. Federal transit officials intend to “review the thresholds for defining whether a project or project element ...
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Mnuchin Floats More Tax Cuts For The Rich, This Time Avoiding Congressional Approval 31.7.2018 Crooks Liars
Scene: Living Typo Steve Mnuchin, who is also the Treasury Secretary, looked out the window of his lavish office to see deficits running clear to the horizon and then into the Great Beyond. The wailing of the damned Millenials fills his ears with sweet, sweet music. Suddenly a cloud comes over his smiling face. “How,” he wondered to himself, “can I make this worse?” Anyway, something like that I imagine went through his head as Mnuchin announced that through changing regulations and rules the Fourth Reich were going to cut taxes for Billionaires AGAIN without having to get those grubby little people in the Congress involved at ...
Koch Political Network Distancing Itself From Trump’s Republican Party 31.7.2018 Outside the Beltway
A powerful political network is distancing itself from the Trump-dominated Republican Party.
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Top Koch network official warns Trump White House “divisiveness” causing long-term damage 30.7.2018 The Moderate Voice

The divisiness of the Trump White House and some of its policies is increasingly beginning to concern the Koch Brothers and their Koch network. CNN reports: The influential conservative Koch network opened up their summer meeting with an emphasis on bipartisanship while also delivering sharp critiques of President Donald Trump and his administration. “The divisiveness […]

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Republicans Move to Impeach Rod Rosenstein 26.7.2018 Truthout.com
In the event of Rosenstein or Mueller's firing, rapid-response demonstrations are expected.

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House Conservatives Want To Impeach Rod Rosenstein For Some Reason 26.7.2018 Outside the Beltway
In what can only be described as a blatant exercise of partisanship, a group of hard-right conservatives is seeking to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in what clearly seems to be an effort to assist the President in undermining the ongoing Russia investigation: WASHINGTON — A group of House Republicans escalated their feud with […]
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Democratic Socialism (Cartoon and Column) 26.7.2018 The Moderate Voice

I’m not entirely on board with the entire platform of democratic socialism. While I do believe corporations should be subjected to tighter regulations, and profit-sharing by all with their employees would be ideal, I’m not down with government forcing them to share ownership. But, I do believe every American should have access to affordable healthcare, […]

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Resurgent Political Authoritarianism: An Interview With Noam Chomsky 25.7.2018 Truthout.com
Countering authoritarianism will take carefully honed education, organizing and activism, Chomsky says.

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Trump Administration Defangs Nuclear Safety Board 25.7.2018 Truthout.com
In the past, the board has brought serious problems at nuclear labs to light.

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Judge Kavanaugh’s Deregulatory Agenda 25.7.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House Most of us take for granted the federal regulations that make our air cleaner, our drinking water purer, our food, highways and workplaces safer, and our economic transactions less vulnerable to fraud and abuse. And few of us realize the extent to which those protections are subject to reversal by federal courts applying legal principles prescribed by the Supreme Court. If confirmed to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be a fervent vote against even well established forms of regulation. A telling example of Kavanaugh’s ideological aversion to even minimal government regulation is his dissent in a case in which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined SeaWorld of Florida following a tragic incident at its Orlando facility in which a killer whale named Tilikum pulled a trainer off a platform and held her underwater until she drowned.  A ...
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