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Progressives Rebel as House Hands Trump War Spending Package 12.12.2019 Truthout.com
Progressives Rebel as House Hands Trump War Spending Package
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Lawmakers green light US space force 11.12.2019 Raw Story
The United States is getting a new space force along with $738 billion in military spending under an agreement backed by lawmakers on Tuesday that fulfils a priority of President Donald Trump. The fiscal year 2020 spending in the National Defense Authorization Act is a jump from the $716 billion authorized last year, and will […]
OPEC considers deeper output cuts as global growth slows 5.12.2019 Raw Story
Faced with slowing global economic growth and abundant reserves putting pressure on oil prices, the OPEC group and its partners could seek to deepen output cuts when they meet in Vienna on Thursday and Friday. The cuts of 1.2 million barrels per day from October 2018 levels were originally fixed in December last year and […]
READ IT: Democrats’ House impeachment report against Trump 4.12.2019 Raw Story
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released their report outlining impeachable offenses committed by President Donald Trump. Read the entire report below. HOME The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report The impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of […]
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Louis Bacon’s sunset ride may foretell ‘mechanized future’ of data-driven investing 27.11.2019 techCrunch
Quants, passive investing and robots aren't necessarily better than humans at investing, but because they already traffic in digital data to do their work, they can show investors what they’re doing,
The Trump Administration Gutted the Staff Overseeing $1 Billion in Aid to Iraq 24.11.2019 Truthout.com
A new report warns that USAID may not be able to effectively oversee $1.16 billion in foreign aid to ...
Red flags raised after Trump officials gutted the staff overseeing $1 billion in foreign aid 23.11.2019 Raw Story
Iraq is one of the top recipients of American assistance, and the U.S. foreign aid agency manages more than $1 billion in projects there, including funding for Iraqi religious minorities pushed by Vice President Mike Pence. But increasingly, the agency doesn’t have people on the ground to make sure the money is being well-spent. The […]
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50 Years of US Arms Sales Have Had Severe and Lasting Impact on Middle East 18.11.2019 Truthout.com
soldiers load artillery into a missie launcher
Most Americans oppose runaway arms trading. Will our government change course?
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Donald Trump Jr smacked around by Iraq war vet for ‘military sacrifice’ comments with challenge to enlist 11.11.2019 Raw Story
Donald Trump Jr. drew outrage in the days before Veterans Day by comparing the business deals his family had to give up when his father took office to the soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery. On CNN Monday, Executive Director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Paul Rieckhoff gave Trump Jr. an […]
Mike Pence’s Office Meddled in Foreign Aid to Reroute Money to Christian Groups 8.11.2019 Truthout.com
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Officials at USAID warned that favoring Christian groups in Iraq could inflame religious tension.
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Mike Pence’s Office Rerouted Foreign Aid Money To Favored Christian Groups 7.11.2019 Crooks Liars
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Last November, a top Trump appointee at the U.S. Agency for International Development wrote a candid email to colleagues about pressure from the White House to reroute Middle East aid to religious minorities, particularly Christian groups. “Sometimes this decision will be made for us by the White House (see… Iraq! And, increasingly, Syria),” said Hallam Ferguson, a senior official in USAID’s Middle East bureau, in an email seen by ProPublica. “We need to stay ahead of this curve everywhere lest our interventions be dictated to us.” The email underscored what had become a stark reality under the Trump White House. Decisions about U.S. aid are often no longer being governed by career professionals applying a rigorous review of applicants and their capabilities. Over the last two years, political pressure, particularly from the office of Vice President Mike ...
How Mike Pence meddled in foreign aid to reroute money to favored Christian groups 6.11.2019 Raw Story
Last November, a top Trump appointee at the U.S. Agency for International Development wrote a candid email to colleagues about pressure from the White House to reroute Middle East aid to religious minorities, particularly Christian groups. “Sometimes this decision will be made for us by the White House (see… Iraq! And, increasingly, Syria),” said Hallam […]
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Trump says he wants to keep Syria's oil. Here's the problem 5.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

President Trump has ordered U.S. forces to secure oil fields in northeastern Syria and has said the United States will keep the oil. But there was never that much oil in Syria, and nearly a decade of civil war has badly damaged the country's capacity to exploit it.

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Former ambassador goes off on Republicans trying to attack decorated war vet testifying against Trump 30.10.2019 Raw Story
National Security Council Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman is a decorated Iraq War veteran, who spoke out to a Congressional hearing Tuesday. In his opening statement, Vindman said that he focused on his sense of duty when deciding whether to testify against the president. Republicans have worked to undermine and attack witnesses, particularly the […]
This Gold Star widow will have to sell her house because of the GOP tax bill — unless Congress acts quick 29.10.2019 Raw Story
CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Monday sat down with a Gold Star widow who says that changes to the tax law made by the Republican Party’s signature 2017 tax cut will force her to sell her house unless real changes are made. Malia Fry, whose Marine husband was killed in 2006 by an improvised explosive device […]
Newsletter: 'This phony Emoluments Clause' 22.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES 'This Phony Emoluments Clause' Trying to dig out from political holes of his own making, President Trump started the workweek by holding forth for 71 minutes during what was ostensibly a Cabinet meeting.

Will Americans let Trump start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel? 19.9.2019 Raw Story
On Saturday, September 14, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia’s oil production by half, from about 10 million to 5 million barrels per day. On September 18, the Trump administration, blaming Iran, announced it was […]
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A man in full: Raw Story interviews George Soros 11.9.2019 Raw Story
The following was originally published Sept. 18, 2006. Raw Story’s John Byrne: I know you didn’t want to get tied down on a particular presidential candidate, or individual personalities, but I’m wondering if the Democrats were to take the House in November, and you were sort of the leader of the party — or the […]
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Andrea Mitchell Fears Mattis ‘Normalizing’ President By Not Trashing Trump 6.9.2019 NewsBusters
Throughout her interview with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell repeatedly urged him to criticize Trump. After Mattis refused to do so, Mitchell lectured: “Do you fear that you might be normalizing the decisions of this president because you are so critical of his ...
Iraq suspends US-funded TV over report on corruption in religious bodies 2.9.2019 Raw Story
Iraq’s media commission Monday slapped a three-month suspension on the US-funded Al-Hurra TV for airing a controversial report alleging corruption in the country’s powerful Sunni and Shiite religious institutions. The 12-minute documentary broadcast on Saturday claimed that Sunni and Shiite Muslim authorities were misusing state funds and had suspicious ties to armed factions. Iraq’s Communications […]
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