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Top Dems demand IG probe into possible illegal election influencing in favor of Trump by William Barr 18.9.2020 Raw Story
Recent actions by the U.S. Attorney General, said chairs of key House committees, “clearly appear intended to benefit President Trump politically.” Four Democratic House committee chairs on Friday urged the Justice Department’s internal watchdog to launch an emergency probe into whether DOJ officials, including Attorney General William Barr, violated the law by taking actions intended […]
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Trump administration moves ahead with bans on WeChat, TikTok 18.9.2020 LA Times: Business

WeChat will be banned in the U.S. and new downloads of and updates to TikTok will not be available starting Sunday, the Commerce Department said.

House Dems request ’emergency investigation’ into Bill Barr’s Russiagate probe 18.9.2020 Raw Story
Four of the most powerful Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Friday requested that Department of Justice inspector general Michael Horowitz launch an “emergency investigation” into Attorney General Bill Barr’s probe of the actions American intelligence officials took during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The letter — which was […]
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Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open 18.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In late April, as COVID-19 raced through meatpacking plants sickening and killing workers, President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order aimed at keeping […]
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Mitch McConnell loves the filibuster — and that’s why Democrats need to destroy it 18.9.2020 Raw Story
The persistence of the filibuster is one of the deeper political mysteries of the age. As a legislative tool, it has a profoundly dishonorable history. People remember it as the tool that Sen. Jefferson Smith used to defeat Sen. Joseph Harrison Paine and his corrupt political machine. But Jeff Smith and Joe Paine never existed; […]
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Meatpacking Industry Drafted The Executive Order To Keep Plants Open 18.9.2020 Crooks Liars
[Above: NBC News affiliate covers Trump's executive order, April 2020 -- eds] ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In late April, as COVID-19 raced through meatpacking plants sickening and killing workers, President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order aimed at keeping the plants open to supply food to American consumers. It was a relief for the nation’s meatpackers who were being urged, or ordered, to suspend production by local health officials worried about the spread of the coronavirus. But emails obtained by ProPublica show that the meat industry may have had a hand in its own White House rescue: Just a week before the order was issued, the meat industry’s trade group drafted an executive order that bears striking similarities to the one the president signed. The draft that Julie Anna Potts, the president of the North American Meat Institute, sent to top officials at the ...
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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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DeJoy Donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP After Postmaster General Job Opened 15.9.2020 Truthout.com
DeJoy Donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP After Postmaster General Job Opened
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‘Blatantly corrupt’ DeJoy donated $600,000 to Trump and GOP after top USPS job opened: report 15.9.2020 Raw Story
During a House hearing Monday examining Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s myriad potential conflicts of interest, researcher Lisa Graves testified that the former North Carolina logistics executive donated more than $600,000 to the GOP and President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign in just a two-month period after the top Postal Service job opened up late last year. […]
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Column: Coming soon — 'righteous prosecution' of Trumpian misdeeds? 15.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

if allegations of his campaign finance misdeeds are correct, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy deserves Justice Department action.

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“No One Knows Where This Came From”—Trump Bans Offshore Drilling 13.9.2020 Mother Jones
Something weird happened at a Trump campaign appearance in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday. President Trump—long-time antagonist of environmental regulations and big-time proponent of oil and gas development—announced a decade-long ban on offshore drilling off the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. “This protects your beautiful Gulf and your beautiful ocean, and it will for a long time […]
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Americans are renouncing US citizenship in record numbers – but maybe not for the reasons you think 11.9.2020 Raw Story
President Trump hosted a televised naturalization ceremony at the White House, aired during the Republican National Convention. “You’ve earned the most prized, treasured, cherished, and priceless possession anywhere in the world,” he told the five new United States citizens. “It’s called American citizenship.” Prized? Perhaps. But maybe not priceless. A record number of Americans are […]
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The NYPD Repeatedly Promoted Cop Accused of Racist, Invasive Strip Searches 11.9.2020 Truthout.com
Eighty-six NYPD leaders have at least one credible misconduct allegation on file. This officer has the ...
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Rick Perry was trying to help friends cash in on a big gas deal while accidentally getting Trump impeached 11.9.2020 Raw Story
Rick Perry came to Washington looking for a deal, and less than two months into his tenure as energy secretary, he found a hot prospect. It was April 19, 2017, and Perry, the former Texas governor, failed presidential candidate and contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” was sitting in his office on Independence Avenue with […]
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How the wealthiest member of Congress helped big banks get an offshore tax dodge after the 2008 meltdown 11.9.2020 Raw Story
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the appointed Georgia Republican who faces a tough election race this fall, helped her company establish a Cayman Islands offshore tax dodge months after the Great Recession hit. This allowed some of the world’s biggest banks to avoid paying U.S. taxes on their risky Wall Street bets — including on the financial instruments that were […]
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Our attorney general is a fanatic — and it’s even worse than you think 10.9.2020 Raw Story
Attorney General Bill Barr is by far the most dangerous member of Donald Trump’s inner circle of neofascists, white supremacists, grifters, liars and enablers. Not only is Barr a hardline proponent of the “unitary executive theory,” which promotes a broad expansion of presidential power, but he is also a true believer in the virtue and […]
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UK holds crisis talks with EU as Pelosi warns on Brexit bill 10.9.2020 Raw Story
Britain headed into emergency talks with the European Union on Thursday facing warnings of legal action over a new Brexit bill and a threatening reminder of its obligations to Northern Ireland from leading US Democrat Nancy Pelosi. Warnings redoubled too within the ranks of the ruling Conservative party as former prime minister John Major, who […]
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Americans are renouncing US citizenship in record numbers 10.9.2020 Raw Story
President Trump hosted a televised naturalization ceremony at the White House, aired during the Republication National Convention. “You’ve earned the most prized, treasured, cherished, and priceless possession anywhere in the world,” he told the five new United States citizens. “It’s called American citizenship.” Prized? Perhaps. But maybe not priceless. A record number of Americans are […]
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House to Investigate DeJoy for Perjury Over Illegal GOP Fundraising Scheme 8.9.2020 Truthout.com
House Oversight Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney said the postmaster general faces “criminal exposure” for lying under ...
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Trump Admin’s Small Business Bailout Has Been Plagued by Waste, Fraud and Abuse 6.9.2020 Truthout.com
Trump Admin’s Small Business Bailout Has Been Plagued by Waste, Fraud and Abuse
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