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Police Reform Hasn’t Stopped the Killings Before. It Won’t Now Either. 5.7.2020 Truthout.com
Police Reform Hasn’t Stopped the Killings Before. It Won’t Now Either.
New York partygoers will face subpoenas if they won’t talk to contact tracers about gathering where 8 caught COVID-19 2.7.2020 Raw Story
Partygoers who are refusing to cooperate with contact tracers could face a subpoena after eight people were sickened at a large New York gathering. Health workers have been trying to speak with some of those who tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a party last month in Rockland County, reported NBC News. “Many do […]
House Oversight Committee Just Confirmed Jared Kushner’s Project Airbridge Was a Bust 2.7.2020 Mother Jones
Earlier this spring, when the country was facing massive shortages of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies needed to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration announced with great fanfare something called Project Airbridge. The effort, spearheaded by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, provided taxpayer funded cargo flights from Asia to expedite the delivery […]
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National security experts accuse White House of ‘politicizing intelligence’ as Trump bans Dems from Russia briefing 30.6.2020 Raw Story
Legal and national security experts expressed concern and anger Monday afternoon as word spread the White House would be briefing Congress on bombshell reports Russia has been paying the Taliban to kill American soldiers – and that Democrats would be banned from that briefing. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said the White House never briefed the […]
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Letters to the Editor: The L.A. Times had years to show it cared about diversity. It failed 29.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Readers criticize the Los Angeles Times for talking a lot about the importance of racial diversity but failing in its hiring and retention.

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Chicago-based Boeing gets go-ahead for test flights of its troubled 737 Max 29.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Boeing has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to start test flights of its 737 Max to demonstrate that it can fly safely with new flight control software. The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, represent a major step in the company’s effort to get its bestselling plane flying again.
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Trump may lose in November — triggering a new national crisis 27.6.2020 Raw Story
Let’s assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that’s a mighty big assumption, despite all the polls currently favoring the Democrats. If the economy begins to recover and the first wave of Covid-19 subsides (without a second wave striking), Donald Trump’s reelection prospects could improve greatly. The Republican Party has a huge […]
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Trump may lose in November — and trigger a new national crisis 27.6.2020 Raw Story
Let’s assume that Donald Trump loses the election in November. Yes, that’s a mighty big assumption, despite all the polls currently favoring the Democrats. If the economy begins to recover and the first wave of Covid-19 subsides (without a second wave striking), Donald Trump’s reelection prospects could improve greatly. The Republican Party has a huge […]
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Rep. Louie Gohmert Plays The Fool: Relentlessly Bangs On Table To Interrupt Witness 24.6.2020 Crooks Liars
During today's House Judiciary Hearing on Justice Department Oversight, as former Bush Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer was giving his opening comments, Rep. Louie Gohmert acted like a petulant child who didn't get his toy truck to play with in the sandbox. Gohmert continually started banging on the table which was highly audible trying to disrupt Ayer's remarks and claimed he did so because he passed his five minute limit. All the Republicans on the committee tried to disrupt, whine and complain about Chairman Nadler for supposed rule violations regarding the hearing because they have no other true defense. Rep. Jordan, Collins and Gohmert bring no merits whatsoever to the committee proceedings except to act like a**holes as usual. Rep. Hank Johnson finally got so disgusted with Gohmert's actions that he asked if the chairman would call the sergeant-at-arms to remove the idiotic Gohmert for disrupting the proceedings. Chairman Nadler shut things down and let Ayer finish his opening ...
WATCH: GOP lawmaker throws a tantrum and tries to drown out witness testimony by banging his desk 24.6.2020 Raw Story
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Wednesday tried in vain to drown out a witness testifying before the House Judiciary Committee by repeatedly banging on his desk. Don Ayer, who served as deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, delivered a scathing opening statement during a House Judiciary session in which he excoriated Attorney General […]
Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 370 ways Donald Trump failed to keep us safe from the coronavirus 22.6.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the […]
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Corporations Are Bankrolling US Police Foundations Without Public Oversight 19.6.2020 Truthout.com
Corporations Are Bankrolling US Police Foundations Without Public Oversight
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An Amazing Sentence 18.6.2020 Outside the Beltway
An amazing statement from Bolton's book.
Column: The destruction of coronavirus bailout oversight foretells another disaster 17.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Trump and Congress have killed oversight of the federal coronavirus bailout.

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Private jet firms get $300 million bailout while Trump fights to block unemployment aid 13.6.2020 Raw Story
Private jet companies have received hundreds of millions in bailout funds under the coronavirus relief bill approved by Congress earlier this year, according to a watchdog group. The Treasury Department has doled out nearly $300 million in bailout funds to 70 private jet companies, according to TrumpBailouts, a website launched by the progressive watchdog Accountable.US […]
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‘I can’t speak negatively about the president’: Official in charge of Trump stimulus oversight 10.6.2020 Raw Story
When Congress was considering passing the more than $2 trillion coronavirus bailout two months ago, President Donald Trump made his vision for oversight clear. “I’ll be the oversight,” he said. The CARES Act empowers a number of different offices to make sure the money is spent wisely and without favoritism. Shortly after he signed it […]
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GOP Sen. Jim Risch Lets Pompeo Off The Hook; No Testimony Needed 9.6.2020 Crooks Liars
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has been trying to get Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify about his department’s annual budget for nearly a handful of months. But securing Pompeo's testimony took on even greater significance after allegations recently surfaced that the department's longtime inspector general had been axed by Donald Trump amid a probe he was conducting into potential Pompeo malfeasance. In fact, Trump himself made it crystal clear that he had fired department watchdog Steve Linick at Pompeo's urging. In short, Pompeo's testimony would have provided a target-rich environment for probing allegations against the secretary of state, which included everything from misusing taxpayer funds to improperly pushing through an $8 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Perfect timing, then, for the GOP chair of the Senate Foreign Relations panel, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, to give Pompeo a pass on ...
GOP senator announces he’ll block two Trump nominees until he gets answers on fired watchdogs 5.6.2020 Raw Story
On Thursday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced that he would block two Trump administration nominees until the president conveys to him the reasons for firing inspectors general. Trump, Grassley warned, is “flouting” federal laws protecting inspectors general and requiring the executive branch to submit cause for termination to Congress — and said “All I want […]
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Speech is not harmful: A lesson to be relearned 1.6.2020 BuzzMachine

Be careful what you clamor for. You demand that platforms deal with harmful speech. Then he whose speech is thus affected unleashes the dogs of Trump. They harass the platform and its employees for exercising their freedom of speech. They threaten to limit freedom of expression for everyone on that platform and the net — including you. […]

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Trump executive order against social media giants denounced as unlawful ploy to ‘eviscerate public oversight of his lies’ 28.5.2020 Raw Story
“Undoubtedly the first step down an increasingly dark path of Trump using the power of his office to intimidate media companies, journalists, activists, and anyone else who criticizes him into silence.” Advocacy groups and legal experts say an executive order President Donald Trump is expected to sign Thursday—a document the White House claims is an […]
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