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Trump takes another step towards authoritarianism as America grapples with the coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 Raw Story
No sooner did Donald Trump sign the $2-trillion coronavirus aid bill last Friday than he immediately made clear that he intends to break the new law to insist on his own powers, not those dictated by Congress, in seeing how money gets spent. One of the main blocking points to the bill as originally outlined […]
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Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget 30.3.2020 Truthout.com
Headed into a historically expensive election, there remains no independent oversight of the DNC chair’s ...
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Trump Announces Plan to Refuse Congressional Oversight of Corporate Bailout 29.3.2020 Truthout.com
The president intends to give Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin free reign over the $500 billion bailout ...
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‘Unacceptable’: Dems fume after Trump announces plan to refuse congressional oversight of corporate bailout funds 28.3.2020 Raw Story
“This is a frightening amount of public money to have given a corrupt administration with zero accountability.” rogressive lawmakers on Friday evening denounced President Donald Trump’s intention to disregard provisions in the just-passed coronavirus relief bill that would provide crucial oversight of $500 billion in taxpayer money already poised to be a “Wall Street slush […]
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Trump undercuts Democrats’ Congressional oversight safeguard on bailout stimulus package 28.3.2020 The Moderate Voice

When what would become the coronavirus $2 trillion economic stabilization package was hammered out in Congress, it contained a key provision Democrats were adamant had to be included: Congressional oversight on the stimulus and an Inspector General who would report to Congress on the kinds of loans and who was getting them. Donald Trump has […]

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Trump says he has the power to block provision of stimulus that informs Congress where the corporate bailouts go 28.3.2020 Raw Story
The passage of the $2 trillion stimulus bill to give Americans relief from coronavirus was good news for millions of people. But President Donald Trump is already laying the groundwork to ignore provisions of it that impose congressional oversight. In a signing statement, Trump said that he intends to ignore the provision of the bill […]
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Trump and his GOP enablers say the quiet part out loud: Americans must die of the coronavirus in order to save capitalism 27.3.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump has given the Democrats a gift — if they are brave enough to use it. Last Sunday, Donald Trump declared on Twitter: “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO […]
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The Senate Has Passed the Largest Corporate Bailout in US History 26.3.2020 Truthout.com
The package establishes a $4.5 trillion fund to bail out large corporations with little to no enforceable ...
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Walmart was almost charged criminally over opioids — but Trump appointees killed the indictment 25.3.2020 Raw Story
On a Tuesday just before Halloween in 2018, a group of federal prosecutors and agents from Texas arrived in Washington. For almost two years, they’d been investigating the opioid dispensing practices of Walmart, the largest company in the world. They had amassed what they viewed as highly damning evidence only to face a major obstacle: […]
Exxon Now Wants to Write the Regulatory Framework for Methane Emissions 24.3.2020 Truthout.com
Exxon spent decades misleading the public about its own findings on the impacts of burning fossil ...
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Column: The failures of the last bailout should alarm us about the coronavirus bailout 24.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Congress is about to make huge mistakes with the next bailout, says a veteran of the last bailout

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Hiltzik: The New Deal has lessons for the coronavirus crisis — but not the ones you think 23.3.2020 LA Times: Health

FDR's New Deal aimed not to stimulate the economy, but protect families from hardship.

Virus relief bill would let Steve Mnuchin hand out $500 billion ‘slush fund’ to secret recipients: report 23.3.2020 Raw Story
The White House on Sunday reportedly refused to back down from its demand that a coronavirus relief package include $500 billion, which would be provided to corporations at the discretion of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. PBS News Hour correspondent Meredith Lee reported on Sunday that the White House was standing firm on the proposal after […]
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Virus Relief Bill Would Allow Mnuchin To Hand Out $500 Million 'Slush Fund' To Secret Corporations 23.3.2020 Crooks Liars
The White House on Sunday reportedly refused to back down from its demand that a coronavirus relief package include $500 billion, which would be provided to corporations at the discretion of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. PBS News Hour correspondent Meredith Lee reported on Sunday that the White House was standing firm on the proposal after some Democrats called it a "slush fund." A Democratic source told Igor Bobic that the bill would permit the Treasury secretary to withhold the names of corporate recipients for up to six months. "Millions may now lose their jobs," Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote on Twitter. "And Trump wants our response to be a half-trillion dollar slush fund to boost favored companies and corporate executives – while they continue to pull down huge paychecks and fire their workers." Read some of the tweets below. From a senior WH official on phase 3 stimulus plan: -WH *is not* willing to reduce amt of $ for corporate loans (up to$500B in current bill, Dems have criticized as ...
Trump’s Justice Department Proposes Indefinite Detention in Emergencies—Like the Coronavirus Outbreak 22.3.2020 Mother Jones
As part of proposed legislation being pushed in response to the coronavirus, Trump’s Justice Department has asked Congress to allow the indefinite detention of people during emergencies, according to a Politico report published Saturday.  It’s not likely the House’s Democratic majority will support this proposal, which would give federal judges the authority to pause court proceedings at virtually […]
Facebook Admits Posts ‘Incorrectly Removed’ During COVID-19 Crackdown 20.3.2020 NewsBusters
Good news: Big Tech’s bots have not completely replaced tech workers yet. Bad news: The Big Tech bots were unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic. Big Tech companies are struggling to properly moderate their platforms during this current Wuhan virus pandemic. “Multiple Facebook users reported on Twitter” that they were unable to post articles from news websites, “including Business Insider, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, and The Times of Israel,” Business Insider reported on March ...
Gazelka warns against unchecked executive orders 20.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says the executive orders issued by Gov. Tim Walz in response to COVID-19 should not be unilateral and unchecked. He wants lawmakers involved.
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Would Joe Biden, Like Hillary Clinton, Lose to Donald Trump Over the Iraq War? 14.3.2020 Truthout.com
What happened to Hillary Clinton in 2016 could be a harbinger of what could happen to Biden this ...
Thousands of Foster Children Were Sent Out of State to Mental Health Facilities Where Some Faced Abuse and Neglect 12.3.2020 Mother Jones
This investigation was originally published by ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune. ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to get weekly updates about our work. The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper that has stood up for its community since 1847. Please subscribe. Across the country, child welfare officials have […]
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House Democrats Are Pushing for New Power to Investigate Trump. Pelosi Isn’t Interested. 11.3.2020 Mother Jones
In the aftermath of the House impeachment of Donald Trump and his party-line acquittal in the Senate, House Democrats are grappling with the question of whether they should continue to pursue aggressive oversight investigations of Trump in the months before the election. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has signaled her reluctance to engage in more investigations, […]
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