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Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors 25.4.2032 - Politics
Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public. ...
L’Oréal heiress was world’s richest woman 21.9.2017 Washington Post
Her later years were marked by a family feud and political scandal involving former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
Seeking to Ban Mosques and Deport All Migrants, Right-Wing Party Is Set to Enter German Parliament 21.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A poster from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) features the party's two main candidates Alexander Gauland (left) and Alice Weidel in Berlin on September 20, 2017, ahead of parliamentary elections on September 24th. (Photo: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP / Getty Images) Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking here. In Germany's upcoming federal elections on September 24, the extremist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) political party is expected to become  the first openly far-right  party to enter the German national parliament since the end of World War II. The AfD party  is polling in third  place at 11 percent of the prospective national vote behind the center-left Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) with 23 percent and Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) with 36 percent. In ...
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The GOP Is Footing Trump Jr.’s Legal Bills. Is That Legal? 21.9.2017 Mother Jones
The Republican National Committee is shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for legal bills incurred by President Trump’s son—and that’s an unprecedented and legally questionable move, campaign finance experts say. The RNC acknowledged Tuesday that it paid more than $230,000 in August for President Trump’s legal expenses and nearly $200,000 to Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyers. […]
Meet Trump's Controversial Federal Election Commission Pick 21.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Last week President Trump nominated Republican attorney James E. "Trey" Trainor III of Texas to serve on the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the independent regulatory agency charged with enforcing campaign finance laws. A graduate of Texas A&M law school, Trainor is a partner in the Austin office of the national law firm Akerman LLP. He served as counsel to Trump's presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee, and he represented Texas on the Standards Advisory Board to the US Election Assistance Commission, according to his  firm's bio . All of the commissioners are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. No more than three can be members of the same political party, and at least four votes are required for any official FEC action. There are currently five commissioners and one vacancy since Democrat Ann Ravel resigned earlier this year. Three of the current commissioners are Republicans, one is a Democrat, and Chairman Steven Walther is an independent. The White House ...
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EPA Adds Prison Locations to Its Environmental Justice Mapping Tool 21.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Chris Salvo / The Image Bank / Getty Images) This story is the seventh piece in "America's Toxic Prisons," an investigative, collaborative series between Truthout and Earth Island Journal. This series dives deeply into the intersection between mass incarceration and environmental justice. As an environmental reporter, it's not every day that I get to communicate good news -- the state of our environment often feels pretty bleak. But today, at least, there is a victory to celebrate: Thanks to the persistence of a small group of prison ecology advocates, the support of their allies, and the assistance of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), prisoners' rights and environmental justice advocates have a new tool to add to their activist arsenal. This summer, the EPA added a "prisons layer" to its Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool . Known as EJSCREEN for short, the tool can be used by the public to assess possible exposure to pollutants that might be present in the environment ...
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Behind the Senate GOP’s high-stakes health-care gamble: Unrelenting criticism back home 21.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Over the August recess, Republicans faced confrontations with some of their closest supporters, donors and friends — at meetings with local business executives, at church, at parks.
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L.A. teachers union calls for embattled ex-president Ref Rodriguez to leave school board 21.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
No Comment: A Story of Immaculate Conception 20.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The following is an excerpt from one of the stories collected in Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers, Ayşe Devrim's "No Comment." An innocent alien visits Providence, Rhode Island on Christmas Eve. A trio of friends visit a haunted, haunting mansion. Queer cybernetically enhanced bands clash in a dystopian landfill. An attempt to summon the Devil doesn't go as planned. An innocent alien visits Providence, Rhode Island on Christmas Eve. A trio of friends visit a haunted, haunting mansion. Queer cybernetically enhanced bands clash in a dystopian landfill. An attempt to summon the Devil doesn't go as planned. These stories and more make up Meanwhile, Elsewhere, a collection of speculative fiction from trans authors . Order this remarkable anthology today with a donation to Truthout! The following is an excerpt from one of the stories collected in Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers, Ayşe Devrim's "No Comment." Mary Walker ...
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Rand Paul: Unconstitutional Saudi War in Yemen Is Not in Our Interest and Congress Should Vote 20.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Sen. Rand Paul speaks at the 2015 Reagan Dinner for the Dallas County Republican Party in Dallas, Texas, January 30, 2015. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) This Truthout original was only possible because of our readers' ongoing support. Can you make a monthly donation to ensure we can publish more like it? Click here to give. Last week, on the Senate floor, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) called out US participation in the Saudi war in Yemen. Senator Paul affirmed that US participation in Saudi Arabia's Yemen war has never been authorized by Congress -- in violation of the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution -- and demanded that Congress vote on it: We're at war in Yemen. We are aiding and abetting the Saudi war in Yemen. And yet they're been no vote on it. 17 million people live on the edge of starvation, because of the Saudi blockade and bombing campaign. We are aiding and abetting that, and yet there's been no vote here in Congress. Senator Paul charged that US participation in the Saudi war in Yemen is ...
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Hillary is Right about the Mainstream Media 20.9.2017 The Moderate Voice

Hillary Clinton’s new cri de coeur discomfits the many Democrats who yearn to put 2016 in the rear-view mirror. She dwells at length on all the factors that constituted the perfect storm – including her own weaknesses as a candidate – but I find myself nodding in agreement about one in particular. She writes that [...]

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Villaraigosa to address PAC that typically supports GOP candidates 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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RNC taps legal account to help pay for Trump’s lawyers in Russia probes 20.9.2017 Washington Post
The Republican National Committee paid more than $230,000 in August to the president’s lawyers, according to a new report. Officials said the money came from a pool stockpiled for election recounts and other legal matters.
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Trump Is Using Campaign Funds to Pay Mounting Legal Bills in Russia Investigation 20.9.2017 Mother Jones
Donald Trump is using donations to his reelection campaign and from the Republican National Committee to foot the legal bills associated with the ongoing probe into his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 election, according to two sources who spoke to Reuters.  One source noted that some of the funds for these legal bills […]
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Ref Rodriguez will step down as president but keep his seat on the L.A. Unified school board 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Ref Rodriguez resigns as LAUSD president amid criminal charges, but remains on board 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Ref Rodriguez resigns as LAUSD president amid criminal charges but remains on board 20.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles Board of Education President Ref Rodriguez announced Tuesday that he would step down from that post.

Rodriguez, 46, said he would retain his seat on the board.

Last week, Rodriguez was charged with perjury and other felonies for allegedly funneling $25,000 of his own money into his...

Trump calls North Korean leader 'Rocket Man' in formal speech to U.N., threatens to end Iran deal 19.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and denounced "loser terrorists" in the normally formal occasion of his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly.

"Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime," Trump said in the provocative...

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Trump, a United Nations foe during his campaign, offers nuanced praise 19.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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UC Irvine's record donation, Harvey's hit on Texas schools, test results delayed: What's new in education 19.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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