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Ex-coal mine CEO Bob Murray files for black lung benefits — claims he is ‘near death’ 1.10.2020 Raw Story
Robert Murray, former CEO of Murray Energy, filed for Black lung benefits after fighting regulations for the disease. According to West Virginia Public Radio reported on the filing at the Department of Labor Wednesday, recalling that Murray and his company fought mine safety regulations aimed at protecting those in the field from the disease. “I […]
Look who’s not talking: GOP senators have joined the witness protection program regarding Trump’s debate disaster 30.9.2020 Raw Story
Hey fellows, where’d everybody go? One would think that if you’re a Republican senator, you’d be happily churning out Tweets to celebrate your standard bearers’ triumphant victory in the first Presidential debate. Why you’d be trumpeting Trump using the customary FULL CAPS LOCK. Unless, of course, #ProudBoys trending isn’t quite what the consultants ordered for […]
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Defying EU ultimatum, British MPs approve post-Brexit bill 30.9.2020 Raw Story
British lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a bill to regulate the UK’s internal market after Brexit, defying a looming EU ultimatum as the two sides entered a final week of tense talks. Despite deep disquiet even from some members of the ruling Conservatives, the House of Commons passed the bill by 340 votes to 256. Senior […]
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Columnist warns Republicans to stay away from making healthcare an issue — because they’ll get killed 29.9.2020 Raw Story
Columnist and reporter for The Atlantic, Ron Brownstein, told Republicans that the biggest mistake they could make ahead of the November election is to try and talk about healthcare like they have a leg to stand on. Writing Tuesday ahead of the first presidential debate, Brownstein noted that Republicans have been demanding the repeal and […]
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Spain Bankia trial: Thirty-four cleared of bank privatisation fraud 29.9.2020 BBC: World
Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato and 33 other defendants are acquitted over Bankia's 2011 stock listing.
Mudslinging, half-truths and a clash of cultures: Here are 7 things to look for in tonight’s Trump-Biden debate 29.9.2020 Raw Story
Well, we can be sure tonight’s debate will be sarcastic, insulting and lively – and a fact-checker’s heaven, starting with why Donald Trump hasn’t paid any income taxes recently. Donald Trump is reported to have spent his prep time coming up with one-line zingers particularly aimed at his opponent’s family and mental acuity, even as […]
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Trump promised workers new manufacturing jobs — here’s how he abandoned them instead 29.9.2020 Raw Story
Robert B. “Bull” Bulman stood up to FreightCar America because of the poor pay and hazardous working conditions at its Cherokee, Alabama, factory. But the company savagely retaliated with threats to close the plant and relocate to Mexico. Then, after thwarting the union drive, FreightCar America opted to offshore those 500 jobs anyway in a greedy gambit […]
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Obama’s DOJ had a plan to hold police accountable for abuse — but the Trump DOJ has undermined it 29.9.2020 Raw Story
It was caught on tape. A Seattle police officer lunged into the backseat of a patrol car. The Black woman detained inside had been combative, but she already had her hands cuffed behind her back. Still the cop punched her in the face, breaking an orbital bone. The Seattle Police Department moved to fire the […]
Dangerous ‘bomb trains’ are coming soon to a town near you — thanks to Donald Trump and Jared Kushner 29.9.2020 Raw Story
An energy company tied to a hedge fund that loaned millions to the Trump Organization and the Kushner Companies will benefit after Team Trump approved railroads running “bomb trains” through our nation loaded with liquefied natural gas with more explosive power than the atom bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. Liquefied natural gas is even more volatile […]
Republican lawmaker attempts to have his GOP governor arrested for terrorism over COVID regulations: report 29.9.2020 Raw Story
The battle over COVID-19 regulations escalated in Ohio on Monday. “After failing to impeach Gov. Mike DeWine over his COVID-19 response, Clermont County Republican Rep. John Becker tried – and shortly after failed – to charge him with a slew of criminal offenses, including terrorism, bribery and interfering with civil rights,” the Cincinnati Enquirer reported […]
New York City authorities worry over neighborhood coronavirus hotbeds 28.9.2020 Raw Story
Coronavirus infection rates have increased at “an alarming rate” in several New York neighborhoods, particularly among the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, city health authorities warned Sunday, threatening to sanction certain schools if they fail to comply with anti-virus regulations. Although the Big Apple has touted that it kept its infection rate under one percent […]
Trump’s Supreme Court pick has a problem with the Constitution 27.9.2020 Raw Story
Nomination of conservative Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court makes us think about the role of government in our lives and the Republican majority view of winning vs. fairness. That her lifetime confirmation will change the direction of the Supreme Court for many years is a given, and, as it happens a sop toward […]
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Lebanon's PM-designate Adib fails to form new government after blast 26.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The previous cabinet resigned in August amid angry calls for reform after the Beirut port explosion.
The Supreme Court is finished — Republicans have killed it 26.9.2020 Raw Story
Call it what it already is: Donald Trump’s Supreme Court, and it’s as corrupt as he is, as cynical as he is, as outright stupid as he is, as racist as he is, as fascist as he is. The Republican Party killed it, and Trump is driving another nail in its coffin with the nomination […]
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Mitch McConnell understands holding minority power requires ruthless brutality 26.9.2020 Raw Story
In the power grab to fill the Supreme Court seat announced the same evening as the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mitch McConnell didn’t do anything new. The GOP has a long history of playing hardball power politics. In the late 19th century, Republicans added four states (Nevada, Colorado, North Dakota, and South Dakota) purely to gain eight […]
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How a self-described felon convinced officials to help him profit from the pandemic 25.9.2020 Raw Story
The video had the feel of a public service announcement, as the two elected leaders sat around a table in Austin and discussed the importance of COVID-19 testing. It was late March, and these men were among those tasked with organizing the response to the emerging coronavirus pandemic: Ruben Becerra, the chief executive of fast-growing […]
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A historian explains why the Second Amendment was never meant to cover people like Kyle Rittenhouse 25.9.2020 Raw Story
Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyer made headlines recently when he claimed that his client’s gun possession fell under the “well regulated militia” clause of the Second Amendment. The claim was novel, at best; the Supreme Court rulings striking down some gun control laws have made a point to not strike down the very idea of […]
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Trump approves final plan to import drugs from Canada ‘for a fraction of the price’ 25.9.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump, outlining his “America First Health Plan” Thursday, announced that his administration will allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. The final plan clears the way for Florida and other states to implement a program bringing medications across the border despite the strong objections of drugmakers and the Canadian government. Florida, the […]
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PMC Bank collapse: 'We lost our money and then our son' 25.9.2020 BBC: World
Little has changed one year after nearly a million Indians lost their savings in a bank collapse.
Greenwashing Capitalism Won’t Heal the Planet 24.9.2020
To truly heal the planet we have no alternative but to replace our current economic paradigm with a more equitable ...
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