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The US Chose Endless War Over Pandemic Preparedness. Now We See the Effects. 18.10.2020 Truthout.com
Spending trillions on the annual military budget has stolen money that could have been used for pandemic ...
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Trump busted by fact-checker for repeating lie that Obama ‘depleted’ the military 26.9.2020 Raw Story
On Saturday, Snopes.com — one of the oldest and best-known online fact-check organizations — took a hard look at President Donald Trump’s repeated claim that he inherited a “depleted” military from President Barack Obama. Their verdict: the president is not telling the truth. “The U.S. national defense budget was slightly reduced during Obama’s second term, […]
Universities Should Learn Lessons of 9/11 and Transform in the Face of Pandemic 11.9.2020 Truthout.com
Universities Should Learn Lessons of 9/11 and Transform in the Face of Pandemic
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‘He’s an animal’: Iraq veteran rips Trump as a ‘disgusting human being’ 8.9.2020 Raw Story
An Iraq war veteran denounced President Donald Trump’s character after he reportedly slurred service members as “suckers” and “losers.” Paul Rieckhoff, a veterans advocate and host of the Angry Americans podcast, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he doesn’t believe the president’s denials, which were couched in attacks on military leadership. “This is who Donald Trump […]
Trump refuses to defend America and ‘took us to the brink of all-out war’: Retired soldier Jason Kander 7.9.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s election in 2016 could be attributed, at least in part, to his overwhelming support from soldiers supporting him all over the country. That support, however, has taken a hit. Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, who served in the U.S. Army from 2003-2011, explained that after nearly four years under Trump’s […]
Not ‘under my watch’ claims Trump after Pentagon push to destroy Stars and Stripes happened… under his watch 5.9.2020 Raw Story
The slashing of the newspaper’s funding, noted one journalist, “was proposed earlier this year in Trump’s own budget request to Congress.” The Pentagon has ordered the closure of the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, which has served U.S. troops, their families, and civilian employees since the Civil War, according to an internal memo obtained by USA Today. The […]
Feds Seize Luxury Boat Bought With ‘We Build The Wall’ Funds 21.8.2020 Crooks Liars
We've posted about Kolfage before , how he bought his million dollar fishing boat soon after the GoFundMe for 'We Build the Wall' took off, and raised over $25mil. And we mentioned that 'Warfighter' was seized when Kolfage, Steve Bannon, and others were arrested today . But there's just such delicious irony in the fact that Kolfage was literally parading his boat last month in a July 4th Trump Boat parade that it's worth sharing that video as well. You can see 'Warfighter' at about the 19sec mark. Source: Task and Purpose Brian Kolfage, the wounded Iraq veteran indicted for fraud on Thursday, allegedly used fundraising efforts surrounding a privately-built wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to fund a "lavish lifestyle" which included the purchase of a boat he named 'Warfighter,' according to prosecutors. Kolfage, along with former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, was arrested on Thursday and charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s ...
Trump Lies, Says He 'Didn't Like' Steve Bannon's Wall GoFundMe Fraud 21.8.2020 Crooks Liars
During a press conference with the Prime Minister of Iraq, Trump lied to the press and claimed he was always against the "We Build The Wall" fraud led by one of his top supporters and political advisors Steve Bannon. When asked to comment about the arrest, Trump immediately claimed that he did not support the whole idea of privately funding the construction of a border wall. "I know nothing about the project other than I didn't like when I read about it, I didn't like it," he told reporters. "I said this is for government - this isn't for private people and it sounded like showboating and I think I let my opinion be very strongly stated at the time. I didn't like it- it was show boating and maybe looking for funds." Trump was distraught about Steve Bannon, saying it was a very sad thing that happened to Bannon. To Bannon? Trump totally ignored the thousands of people that were swindled by the fraud they allegedly perpetrated, even if their racism was cynically played for fun and ...
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DNC Platform Condemns BDS But Not Israel’s Occupation of Palestine 7.8.2020 Truthout.com
The Democratic National Committee is ignoring 90 percent of its base to side with Trump and the GOP on Israel ...
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From the Iraq War to representing Florida in Congress to Texas GOP chair: Here’s what you need to know about Allen West 21.7.2020 Raw Story
Incoming Texas GOP Chairman Allen West is fairly new to Texas, but he is not new to national politics. West, a one-term former member of Congress from Florida, found his path to a political comeback early Monday when he was declared winner of a tough fight for the state party chairmanship, unseating the current chair, […]
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Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 470 ways Trump failed to protect America from COVID-19 14.7.2020 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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FAILURE: Here are 470 ways Trump failed to protect America from COVID-19 13.7.2020 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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Not Just Roger Stone: A Shockingly Long List of Trump’s Controversial Pardons and Commutations 11.7.2020 Mother Jones
A version of this story was first published on April 13, 2020. Donald Trump has added yet another name to his burgeoning list of friends, loyalists, and conservative celebrities who have received presidential pardons or commutations. This time, the beneficiary was Roger Stone, a longtime adviser convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering […]
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A historian explains how America will collapse by 2025 — using 4 different scenarios 7.7.2020 Raw Story
This story first ran in December, 2010.  A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more […]
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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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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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Russia rips Democrats’ bill — to defend Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Germany 19.6.2020 Raw Story
The leading Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday introduced legislation to block Donald Trump’s administration from withdrawing troops from Germany. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NY), the ranking member on the Senate’s counterpart, unveiled the legislation on social media. “The current U.S. […]
If we’re going to defund militarized police, why not add the Pentagon? 18.6.2020 Raw Story
When Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced a resolution recently to cut $350 billion from the Defense budget, the only media outlets that covered her bill were independent progressive ones. In a statement on her website Lee said, “For years, our government has failed to invest in programs that actually keep our country safe and healthy. The prioritization of defense […]
The National Guard Is Working Double Time on Protests and Pandemic. Next up: Hurricanes. 4.6.2020 Mother Jones
Monday marked the official calendar start of hurricane season. In the United States, we usually see the annual peak of weather disasters between summer and fall, and scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect this year to be especially brutal: Hotter ocean waters could fuel an especially punishing hurricane season, severe flooding in 23 […]
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