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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. ...
Warren criticized for conciliatory remarks on post-coup Bolivia 20.11.2019 Raw Story
Top-tier 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is under fire from progressives and Indigenous activists for her comments Monday about the recent coup in Bolivia—remarks her critics called too conciliatory to the right-wing un-elected government that seized power after President Evo Morales was forced to resign and flee the country. “The Bolivian people deserve […]
A historian explains why Robert E. Lee wasn’t a hero — he was a traitor 20.11.2019 Raw Story
There’s a fabled moment from the Battle of Fredericksburg, a gruesome Civil War battle that extinguished several thousand lives, when the commander of a rebel army looked down upon the carnage and said, “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” That commander, of course, was Robert Lee. […]
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Fox News commentator Sean Hannity appears to be knee-deep in Trump’s Ukraine scandal — despite his denials 20.11.2019 Raw Story
Fox News host Sean Hannity raved that he never spoke with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about ousted Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch after a third witness confirmed the alleged call to impeachment investigators. David Hale, the undersecretary of State for political affairs, testified under oath that Yovanovitch was the victim of a baseless smear campaign […]
Trump’s brief out-of-character anti-vaping stance was a mystery — but he flip-flopped back to form 20.11.2019 Raw Story
The momentary question upon hearing that Donald Trump’s plan to ban flavored vapes had gone up, well, in smoke was only under which category of Trump strangeness to file this new failed act of governance. Was it another example of Trump’s hypocrisy of advocating one thing, only to do another? Was it another opportunity to […]
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Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit in first UK election debate 20.11.2019 Raw Story
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn traded blows Tuesday over Brexit and the health system as they vied for votes during the first ever head-to-head TV debate. The prime-time event, held in Manchester and broadcast on ITV, presented an opportunity for a potentially game-changing moment in an election campaign so far […]
Academic experts analyze Johnson and Corbyn’s claims in first 2019 UK election debate 20.11.2019 Raw Story
Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, and Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, have answered questions from the public in a head-to-head debate as they prepare for the country’s general election on December 12. A court ruling earlier in the day upheld ITV’s decision not to offer podiums to either the SNP or the […]
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Trump Tax Break For Poor Went To GOP Donor’s Superyacht Marina 20.11.2019 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. The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront, a short drive north from Mar-a-Lago. Superyachts, floating mansions that can stretch more than 300 feet and cost over $100 million, are serviced at the marina, and their owners enjoy Rybovich’s luxury resort amenities. Its Instagram account offers a glimpse into the rarefied world of the global 0.1% — as one post puts it, “What’s better than owning a yacht, owning a yacht with a helicopter of course!” Rybovich owner Wayne Huizenga Jr., son of the Waste Management and Blockbuster video billionaire Wayne Huizenga Sr., has long planned to build luxury apartment towers on the site, part of a development dubbed Marina Village. Those planned towers, and the superyacht marina itself, are now in an area designated as an opportunity zone under President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax code ...
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British PM and Labour leader spar over Brexit in first election debate 20.11.2019 Raw Story
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn traded blows Tuesday over Brexit and the health system as they vied for votes during the first ever head-to-head TV debate. The prime-time event, held in Manchester and broadcast on ITV, presented an opportunity for a potentially game-changing moment in an election campaign so far […]
Democrats are not ‘censoring’ Donald Trump — his increasingly desperate staff is doing that 20.11.2019 Raw Story
On Friday, Donald Trump, with his usual sociopathic levels of impulsiveness, thought it wise to commit another likely impeachable offense in the middle of a hearing in the ongoing impeachment inquiry. As former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified to Trump’s bizarre, unethical and abusive behavior, he took to Twitter to lambast her in real time, […]
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Britain’s health service becomes election battleground amid ‘crisis’ fears 20.11.2019 Raw Story
As Boris Johnson and his Labour opponent Jeremy Corbyn prepare to face off Tuesday evening in the first TV debate ahead of December’s general election, the condition of the NHS has emerged as a key issue in the campaign, with the head of the British doctors’ association warning that the UK’s beloved state-run National Health […]
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace erupts over GOP attempt to question Vindman’s loyalty: ‘I’m constantly shocked by the bottomlessness’ 19.11.2019 Raw Story
During a roundtable discussion on MSNBC this Tuesday, host Nicolle Wallace slammed Republicans’ apparent attempts to call into question Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s patriotism during his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump. “This is the smear campaign against Lt. Col. Vindman,” Wallace said. “It is active, it is live, and today it […]
Republican impeachment antics backfire as GOP congresswoman Elise Stefanik sets her career on fire 19.11.2019 Raw Story
Since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives following sweeping midterm victories last year, Republicans have had little recourse to stop attempts at congressional oversight of the Trump administration. So, they’ve resorted to rotating a few willing members to dutifully gaslight, grandstand and exhibit fake outrage while hoping to create the illusion of fighting […]
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‘Disqualifying’: Pete Buttigieg faces backlash for praising right-wing Tea Party movement in resurfaced 2010 video 19.11.2019 Raw Story
“I believe we might find that we have a lot in common,” Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said during an event hosted by Citizens for Common Sense. South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is facing backlash over a resurfaced video from 2010 in which he offered words of praise for […]
Newly leaked emails show Stephen Miller regularly pushed Breitbart to run anti-Rubio hit pieces 19.11.2019 Raw Story
Newly leaked emails obtained by NBC News show that Trump White House aide Stephen Miller regularly pressed right-wing website Brietbart News to run pieces attacking Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during the 2016 election campaign. The emails show that Miller regularly sent editorial directives to former Breitbart writer Katie McHugh even while he was working on […]
Cable Nets Label Buttigieg, Bloomberg as ‘Moderates’ 19.11.2019 NewsBusters
MSNBC and Fox on Monday pushed the idea that Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a moderate. However, the facts simply don’t back this up when it comes to the 2020 presidential candidate. In fact, Fox’s Harris Faulkner even lumped in the radically pro-gun control Michael Bloomberg as another “moderate,” saying: “After months of watching the Democratic Party move farther to the left, moderates are now looking to regain control of the 2020 race. But can two new candidates and Pete Buttigieg's recent rise change ...
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Sanders becomes fastest presidential candidate in history to reach 4 million individual donations 19.11.2019 Raw Story
“This is damn impressive,” said progressive strategist Rebecca Katz. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign announced Tuesday morning that it reached four million individual contributions faster than any presidential candidate in history, a milestone the campaign touted as evidence that the Vermont senator is surging with less than 80 days to go before the Iowa […]
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Inside Purdue Pharma’s media playbook: How it planted the opioid ‘anti-story’ 19.11.2019 Raw Story
OxyContin’s makers delayed the reckoning for their role in the opioid crisis by funding think tanks, placing friendly experts on leading outlets, and deterring or challenging negative coverage. In 2004, Purdue Pharma was facing a threat to sales of its blockbuster opioid painkiller OxyContin, which were approaching $2 billion a year. With abuse of the […]
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With Democratic field in flux, what to watch for at the November debate 19.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Pete Buttigieg may face scrutiny after popping in the polls. Elizabeth Warren provided answers about her health care plan, and now she'll have to defend them. And is the field finally set?
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Millionaires Like Gordon Sondland Buy US Ambassadorships 19.11.2019 Crooks Liars
Dennis Jett , Pennsylvania State University In every other developed democratic country, the role of ambassador, with only very rare exceptions, is given to career diplomats who have spent decades learning the art of international relations. In the U.S., however, many ambassadors are untrained in diplomacy, and have simply bought their way into a prestigious post. The involvement of the American ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland , in the Ukraine scandal has prompted interest in the media and Congress in the role of non-career ambassadors like him. On Oct. 30, U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, a Democrat from California, introduced legislation that would require at least 70% of a president’s ambassadorial appointments to come from the ranks of career Foreign Service officers and civil ...
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