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Bernie Sanders Seems Busier Pursuing Progressive Laws Than the Presidency 3.6.2018 Truthout.com
Sanders has set out to replace non-progressive Democrats in congressional caucuses in upcoming elections.

The post Bernie Sanders Seems Busier Pursuing Progressive Laws Than the Presidency appeared first on Truthout.

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Leslie Moonves helped make CBS a TV juggernaut, but the brawl over a Viacom merger could lead to his exit 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

CBS unveils its new fall prime-time schedule each spring by hewing to tradition: The presentation always occurs in mid-May, it always takes place at Carnegie Hall and CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves always relishes his role as the network’s proud papa.

But there was something different this...

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Essential California: For a diverse LAPD, there's praise, criticism and pressure 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, May 17, and here’s what’s happening across California:

TOP STORIES

Today, the Los Angeles Police Department has a police force that almost perfectly matches the demographics of Los Angeles. About 15% of its officers...

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Bill O'Reilly to Newsmax? Yawn. 16.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Bill O'Reilly to Newsmax? Yawn.
Michael Cohen knew of some abuse allegations against former New York attorney general, court filing says 11.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

Long before Eric Schneiderman stepped down as New York state attorney general amid allegations he had abused four women, Donald Trump hinted of trouble in the life of the lawman who was a thorn in his side for years.

“Is he a crook?” Trump tweeted in 2013. “Wait and see.”

At that point, Schneiderman...

AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner is in judge's hands after closing arguments 1.5.2018 LA Times: Business

The fate of AT&T Inc.’s proposed $85.4-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc. — a deal that would reshape the media landscape — now rests in the hands of a federal judge after closing arguments Monday in the government’s antitrust lawsuit to block the merger.

The Justice Department made its final...

Justice Department makes final plea to judge to halt AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner or significantly scale it back 30.4.2018 LA Times: Nation

The government on Monday made its final plea to a federal judge to block AT&T Inc.’s $85.4-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc. or order it significantly scaled back, arguing that the combined company would be so powerful it would hinder competition and raise pay TV prices for consumers.

“This...

The Daily 202: Macron wants to be Trump’s buddy. Can it last? Five flash points to watch. 23.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The French president’s agenda seems destined to put him at odds with POTUS during his state visit.
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Mark Zuckerberg struggles to put his best Facebook forward during a day in the hot seat 11.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in his Harvard dorm room 14 years ago, it was, in his own words, “an idealistic and optimistic company” meant to “connect people” in new ways.

The Facebook chief executive, now 33, expanded that goal Tuesday when he and his social media empire inadvertently...

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NFL draft analysis is a cottage industry — and everyone wants to join the neighborhood 11.4.2018 Washington Post
What was a one-man field just a decade ago has exploded into a round-the-clock, unending frenzy: There are now dozens of podcasts, websites and social media accounts dedicated to the draft, several others dedicated to aggregating them, and still more focused on critiquing them.
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Hungarians go to the polls today. But are voters enough to protect democracy? 8.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Elected politicians can follow the letter of the law and yet manage to tilt the playing field.
Why Sinclair Broadcasting 'Is Extremely Dangerous To Our Democracy': 'BradCast' 4/3/2018 4.4.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Good news for voters in two separate federal court cases concerning the National Voter Registration Act, and bad news for democracy, as a rightwing media outlet is using trusted local television anchors -- and our public airwaves -- to deceptively promote the Trump Agenda. [Audio link to ...
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Murdoch proposes Sky News sale to Disney 3.4.2018 BBC: Business
21st Century Fox says it would sell Sky News to Disney in an effort to ease its proposed acquisition of Sky.
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The Daily 202: Visuals and ego motivate Trump to take a harder line on Putin 30.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Animation of a nuclear attack helped shift the president’s thinking about Russia.
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Overhauling state media for Xi’s ‘new era’ 24.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition

The massive China Central Television Tower (in picture) — a 5,75,000-sq. m. structure — looms high over Beijing’s Central Business District. Its sharp lines, which some say resemble an oddly shaped

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The Batman Villain Behind Cambridge Analytica 22.3.2018 Truthout.com
Billionaire recluse Robert Mercer gave us Breitbart, Steve Bannon and a whole new way to exploit information for political gain. His Cambridge Analytica used Facebook's vast databases to create highly specified voter profiles targeting people's deepest fears and biases while its CEO bragged about using bribery and sex as weapons against opponents. Welcome to the aftermath of Citizens United. Billionaire Robert Mercer speaks on the phone during the 12th International Conference on Climate Change hosted by The Heartland Institute on March 23, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Oliver Contreras / For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Well lookee here, now. We got ourselves a no-shit Batman villain. He is a billionaire computer genius who sees the world as a clockwork of hyperdetailed algorithms, and is often described as "reclusive" and "secretive" by the press. He describes himself politically as "Libertarian," but his actions suggest he is just another person who doesn't really know what the word ...
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Justice Department's effort to halt AT&T-Time Warner merger goes to trial as both sides spar over evidence 20.3.2018 LA Times: Business

The high-stakes antitrust showdown over AT&T Inc.’s planned $85 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc. began in a Washington courtroom Monday as both sides sparred over some key issues that signaled their legal strategies.

Opening arguments aren’t scheduled until Wednesday in a trial U.S. District...

iHeartMedia turns the dial to bankruptcy 15.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The country's largest radio broadcaster, iHeartMedia spent years trying to manage $20 billion in debt. Now, the company has reached an agreement that will cut that debt by half.
Why Sinclair’s latest plan to sell major TV stations has critics crying foul 14.3.2018 Washington Post
Why Sinclair’s latest plan to sell major TV stations has critics crying foul
The Ghost of Fascism in the Age of Trump 13.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 6, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images) Trump may not currently be in possession of storm troopers or planning genocidal acts, but he represents a form of fascism that is distinctive to the United States and needs to be remembered, analyzed and engaged for the lessons it can teach us about the present. While these ghosts of fascism can be terrifying, they can also educate us and imbue us with a sense of civic justice. President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 6, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images) In the age of Trump, history neither informs the present nor haunts it with repressed memories of the past. It simply disappears. Memory has been hijacked. This is especially troubling when the " mobilizing passions " of a fascist past now emerge in the unceasing stream of hate, ...
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