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Coming up: Draining the swamp 20.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Guests will talk about President Trump's pre-election promises.
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Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate With Mueller 14.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
Another day, another plea agreement in the Mueller investigation. This one could prove to be problematic for the President.
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Dianne Feinstein Refers ‘Secret’ Letter About Kavanaugh To F.B.I. 14.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
Some last minute dramatics in the Kavanaugh nomination fight, but it seems unlikely to impact the outcome of the nomination fight.
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Democrats refer Kavanaugh allegations to FBI, deepening divide over his nomination 14.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Sen. Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to federal authorities dealing with allegations that Democratic sources say were made by a California woman about conduct that allegedly occurred in high school.
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Former Top Senate Judiciary Attorney Calls for Kavanaugh's Impeachment: 'BradCast' 9/11/2018 12.9.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, we're closely watching a number of things: Major storms, major elections, and major lies (under oath) revealed as coming from the nominee for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. [Audio link to full show is posted below.] First up, we're watching the "monster" Category 4 Hurricane ...
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Justice probe into bias at tech companies should include Democrats, California AG says 11.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Attorney General Xavier Becerra is calling on the Justice Department to invite Democrats to the Sept. 25 meeting focused on social media and tech companies or risk proving the event's political bent.
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If Trump were a CEO, his board would have fired him by now 10.9.2018 The Moderate Voice

Bert Spector, Northeastern University The Trump White House has endured a lot of bad publicity in its short lifespan, but recent disclosures may be among the worst. On Sept. 4, an early account of Bob Woodward’s new book revealed the “nervous breakdown” unfolding within the Trump administration. Then, the next afternoon, a “senior official” went […]

The post If Trump were a CEO, his board would have fired him by now appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Kavanaugh Hearings End With Little Doubt On The Outcome Of The Fight 8.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
After four days of hearings, the fate of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court seems assured.
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By Kavanaugh's Own Standard, He Must Be Impeached, Not Confirmed 8.9.2018 Crooks Liars
This week it became apparent that Brett Kavanaugh not only lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee in his pursuit of a seat on the United States Supreme Court, he also lied twice before, once in confirmation hearings. Before Brett Kavanaugh was a liar, he really didn't care much for them. As former Judiciary Committee staffer Lisa Graves writes in a scathing takedown of his participation and use in the theft of thousands of emails during the Bush years, Kavanaugh hated lies before he didn't. Significantly, he did so even though a few years earlier he had helped spearhead the impeachment of President Bill Clinton for perjury in a private civil case. Back then Kavanaugh took lying under oath so seriously that he was determined to do everything he could to help remove a president from office. Manny Miranda's stolen emails Republicans have long valued hacked emails, whether it be from a Russian hacker or from one of their own. Manny Miranda was one of their own. In 2003, Miranda figured out how to get access ...
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Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings 7.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Senators began the fourth and final day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday, but with the nominee finished answering questions the day they seemed unlikely to alter his path to confirmation.
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Kavanaugh’s Second Day Of Questioning Was Bumpy, But Won’t Derail His Nomination 7.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
The second day of questioning for Judge Brett Kavanaugh was a bit rockier than the first, but nothing happened that seriously threatens his eventual confirmation.
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PERJURY? Sen. Leahy Proves Kavanaugh Used Stolen Dem Documents 7.9.2018 Crooks Liars
Sen. Patrick Leahy said Wednesday that emails being withheld by Senate Republicans show that SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, may have lied under oath during prior confirmation hearings in 2004 and 2006, ie, PERJURY. By a JUDGE!!! Huffington post reports that "six emails from Kavanaugh’s time in the George W. Bush White House may contradict testimony Kavanaugh gave when being confirmed for his federal judgeships. But according to Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has labeled the emails as “committee confidential,” meaning they can’t be released to the public." Leahy said on Wednesday: “There is simply no reason they can’t be made public.” So what are they hiding? So far Grassley only requested about 10% of the documents from Kavanaugh's time at the Bush White House and only 7% were provided. Of those, 189,000 are being *withheld* by Grassley. WHY? Huffington Post reports that the "six emails in question related to a scandal from 2002 and 2003 in which a Republican ...
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Kavanaugh Sails Through First Day Of Questioning Unscathed 6.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
Day One of questions for Judge Brett Kavanaugh went about as you'd expect.
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Progressive Upset in MA; Kavanugh Stumbles on Day 2; Trump White House Gets Own Deepthroat: 'BradCast' 9/5/2018 6.9.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: A stunning political upset in MA's primary on Tuesday, the Kavanaugh hearings continue, and a senior Trump Administration official drops an anonymous late day bombshell in the New York Times. [Audio link to full show follows below.] First up today, primary election results out of Massachusetts, including the ...
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Bob Woodward’s New Book To Detail Explosive Accusations About Trump White House 4.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
A new book by legendary Washington reporter Bob Woodward appears to contain explosive revelations about the President and the operation of the White House.
The man who could be White House counsel prepares for battle 1.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Emmet Flood is currently the lawyer handling the Russia investigation for the White House, but his name comes up frequently as a possible replacement for outgoing White House counsel Don McGahn.
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Private Firms Pitch Dubious PTSD Treatments to Veterans Affairs 1.9.2018 Truthout.com
“The answer is: If it hasn’t been proven, it’s not something the VA should endorse,” says one agency official.

The post Private Firms Pitch Dubious PTSD Treatments to Veterans Affairs appeared first on Truthout.

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Major Cities Need to Provide Accessible Public Transportation and Housing 31.8.2018 Truthout.com
In major cities like New York City, access to basic needs for people with disabilities remains difficult.

The post Major Cities Need to Provide Accessible Public Transportation and Housing appeared first on Truthout.

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After Ordering Pay Cut for Public Workers, Trump Proposes Billions to the Rich 31.8.2018 Truthout.com
Concerns for "fiscal sustainability" are quickly dropped when it comes time to deliver gifts to the rich.

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Democrats Plan Extensive Use Of Subpoena Power If They Take House 25.8.2018 Crooks Liars
If the Dems take control of the House in November, expect them to make extensive use of subpoena power to investigate the Trump administration. Via Huffington Post: Democratic members on the committee have asked the Republican majority to issue subpoenas related to the administration’s conduct 52 times during the first 20 months of Donald Trump’s presidency. Republicans turned down each of those 52 requests. If Democrats held the committee gavel, the subpoenas would be approved. Vigorous use of the subpoena power, which was granted to Congress to oversee the executive branch, could bring real attention to the many stories of inept governance, malicious policy and outright corruption that seem to bubble up as brief controversies, only to sink under the flood of the president’s Twitter froth. “If Democrats win the majority in November, we would finally do what Republicans have refused to do, and that is conduct independent, fact-based, and credible investigations of the Trump Administration to address ...
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