On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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Trump and Giuliani’s ‘horrifying spectacle’ reveals the GOP is ‘far down the rabbit hole’: columnist 21.11.2020 Raw Story
Although Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin is right-of-center politically, she has been a blistering critic of the direction the Republican Party has taken under Donald Trump’s presidency. Rubin, in a column published on Friday morning, slams Trump and his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for their efforts to steal the election from President-elect Joe Biden — lamenting […]
Ex-White House lawyer: Republicans are helping Trump launch a ‘modern-day Jim Crow’ against voters 19.11.2020 Raw Story
On Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” former Solicitor General Neal Katyal tore into outgoing President Donald Trump and his Republican allies for their latest assault on voting rights in Michigan. “They just want to say Black people in Detroit’s votes don’t count, and that’s what Republicans are doing politically,” said academic Jason Johnson. “It […]
US Rep. Ilhan Omar severs financial ties with husband’s political firm 17.11.2020 Raw Story
MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has told supporters that her campaign is no longer doing business with her husband’s political consulting firm, a connection that had previously sparked scrutiny and complaints to campaign finance watchdogs.In an email late Sunday, Omar said her campaign was terminating its contract with the firm to “make sure that […]
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Jake Tapper stunned after chair of Federal Election Commission vouches for Trump’s conspiracy theorist lawyer 17.11.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s campaign team keeps losing in court, but his lawyers are continuing to fan the flames by pushing conspiracy theories about the election, which Joe Biden won. On Saturday, Trump announced that Sidney Powell would be one of the “wonderful lawyers” on the legal team being spearheaded by Rudy Giuliani. On Monday, Trey […]
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‘Lindsey Graham should be investigated immediately’: Widespread shock after reports of Republican’s ‘election fraud’ 17.11.2020 Raw Story
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday shocked the political world after Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State accused him of election interference. “Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that he has come under increasing pressure in recent days from fellow Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), to question the validity of legally cast […]
Trump and GOP Are Moving to Pack the FEC With Partisans, Says Watchdog Group 14.11.2020 Truthout.com
The FEC would have three Republicans, two independents and only one Democrat if the Senate moves ...
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Trump’s Own People Debunk Trump’s Own Lies (UPDATE) 13.11.2020 The Moderate Voice

UPDATE: According to the New York Post, Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf is refusing to carry out Trump’s order to fire Christopher Krebs, who heads the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Krebs has told associates he expects to be fired after having been instrumental in formulating CISA’s […]

The post Trump’s Own People Debunk Trump’s Own Lies (UPDATE) appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

McConnell Elicits Outrage by Invoking MLK in His Reelection Acceptance Speech 4.11.2020 Truthout.com
As Senate Majority Leader, McConnell has blocked the restoration of the Voting Rights Act since last December.
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EXCLUSIVE: Scandal-plagued GOP congressman could get into even more legal hot water if he wins re-election 3.11.2020 Raw Story
Scandal-plagued Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn defended himself against a report that he appears to have made use of rent-free office space care of a campaign donor by telling the local press last month the story was nothing but partisan lies. But a closer look reveals inconsistencies in his campaign’s explanation for why it appears to […]
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GOP handed another blow as federal judge rejects effort to throw out 127,000 votes cast at Texas drive-thru sites 3.11.2020 Raw Story
Republicans were dealt a major blow Monday when a federal judge rejected another last-ditch effort to invalidate nearly 127,000 votes in Houston because the ballots were cast at drive-thru polling centers. The centers were established during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was brought by conservative Texas activists who have railed against expanded voting access in […]
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In a rapidly changing Georgia, turnout is breaking records, but who is showing up to vote? 2.11.2020 LA Times: Nation

Election 2020: Georgia's demographic and political landscape is shifting and turnout has already broken records. Will Democrats win this new battleground state?

Social Movements Can Win Even With a Hostile Supreme Court 31.10.2020 Truthout.com
From reproductive and civil rights to worker protections, Supreme Court victories followed mass actions by the ...
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Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows committed campaign finance crimes: watchdog group 31.10.2020 Raw Story
The government ethics watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint on Friday accusing White House chief of staff Mark Meadows of campaign finance crimes for allegedly spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses, including clubs, gourmet cupcakes, a jeweler in Washington and lodging at the president’s hotel. This article originally appeared at Salon. The complaint, which […]
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Republicans have been working toward this moment since well before Bush v. Gore — and there’s only one way to stop them 30.10.2020 Raw Story
I have written many times about the ongoing vote suppression schemes by the Republican Party and traced the argument that undergirds it all the way back to the founders, one of whom, John Jay, had a favorite maxim: “Those who own the country ought to govern it.” Those who believe they “own” the country have wanted to keep the right […]
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Kayleigh McEnany’s New Shadow Role With Trump Campaign Riles Ethics Watchdogs 29.10.2020 Truthout.com
Kayleigh McEnany’s New Shadow Role With Trump Campaign Riles Ethics Watchdogs
Experts explain there’s only one way for Trump to win — because voters can’t stand him 29.10.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump has never earned the support of 50 percent of voters, which puts a major damper on his chances of winning re-election. That’s why the president and his Republican allies are doing everything they can to suppress the number of votes that will be counted, especially in areas that are expected to lean […]
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Experts: Kayleigh McEnany’s new shadow role with the Trump campaign could get her in hot legal trouble 29.10.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump‘s White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany appears to have supplemented her government work with a new role as a senior adviser to the president’s re-election campaign. McEnany, who left her job as Trump campaign spokesperson to join the administration, was introduced in a Tuesday segment on Fox Business as “Trump 2020 senior adviser and White House […]
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BUSTED: Utah Republican took at least $135,000 in illegal campaign donations 28.10.2020 Raw Story
On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Burgess Owens, a former football player and Fox News commentator running for Congress in Utah, accepted at least $135,000 in illegal campaign contributions. “Mr. Owens … reported bringing in a staggering $2.5 million during the third quarter fund-raising period, one of the biggest hauls for a Republican […]
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SCOTUS Majority Now Confirmed By Senators Where GOP Represented Fewer Americans Than Dems 27.10.2020 Crooks Liars
On Monday, Senate Republicans confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and in doing so have officially brought minority rule to the highest court in the land: Five of the six conservative justices—a majority of the Supreme Court—have been confirmed by senates with Republican majorities that represented fewer Americans than their corresponding Democratic minorities . Further underscoring this development, three of those five justices—Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh—were appointed by a president who lost the popular vote, while the other two—John Roberts and Samuel Alito—by a president who likewise lost the popular vote for his initial term and might never have become president without that Electoral College victory. Among the conservatives, only Clarence Thomas was both appointed by a president who won the popular vote and a Senate where the majority party represented more Americans. It isn’t just the lack of popular support that delegitimizes this new Supreme Court majority: ...
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Puerto Rico Debt Vultures Give Big to Candidates to Influence Fiscal Board Picks 24.10.2020 Truthout.com
While Biden has received far more than Trump, McConnell significantly surpassed Pelosi in donations from debt ...
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