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Is This the Year Democrats Finally Take Down Steve King? 24.2.2020 Mother Jones
On a Sunday evening in mid-November, J.D. Scholten stood in the Swaledale, Iowa, City Hall and spoke, as he often does, about sandwiches. Scholten, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the state’s once reliably red 4th Congressional District, was in the midst of a series of town halls he called the “Don’t Forget About Us” […]
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Out-of-Control Trump Declares Himself 'Chief Law Enforcement' Officer 19.2.2020 Crooks Liars
Jim Acosta's report here depicts a president utterly out of control, living completely outside reality and giving us all a taste of what is yet to come if we do not remove this man from the White House in November. After pardoning the likes of Rod Blagojevich, Bernie Kerik, and Michael Effing Milken earlier today, Trump puffed himself up and told reporters he isn't involved in the Stone case. HOWEVER, everyone take note: Just so you understand, I chose not to be involved. I'm allowed to be totally involved. I'm actually, I guess the chief law enforcement officer of the country. Yeah, screw that whole Attorney General thing, screw the independent judiciary, because the orange mofo in the White House has declared himself to BE the law, which is pretty different from obeying it. How's that whole "he'll learn his lesson thing" working out for Senator Collins right now, by the way? Well, it turns out that Collins , Murkowski and Alexander sold out for some pork. They gave Trump a pass for his lawless ways for ...
The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract 22.1.2020
The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract
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Factory Farm Conditions Are Unhealthy for Animals and Bad for People, Too 1.12.2019
A worker in a blue smock looks at rows and rows of chickens in cages
An increase in life-threatening antibiotic resistance is one of many public health crises caused by factory farming.
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A Christian enclave proud of its pork confronts a proposal to attract Muslim tourists 9.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Christians in Indonesia's Lake Toba are pushing back against plans to promote halal tourism, as religious and ethnic tensions simmer in the Muslim-dominated country.

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USDA offers pork companies a new inspection plan, despite opposition 18.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Under new federal rules, pork companies can hire workers to do some tasks currently reserved for federal inspectors in hog slaughterhouses. Critics say it's a move toward privatization.
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Pound jumps on Brexit hopes as global stocks firm 14.9.2019 Raw Story
The British pound hit a seven-week high against the dollar Friday amid easing fears of a no-deal Brexit. Stock markets meanwhile won support after China said some US agricultural products including pork and soybeans would be exempt from added tariffs, ahead of trade talks between Beijing and Washington scheduled for October. After flirting with new […]
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Steve King jokes about forced sterilization and Muslim concentration camps: ‘Everyone should eat pork’ 27.8.2019 Raw Story
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) may have hit a new low on Tuesday when he joked that Muslims in Chinese concentration camps should be forced to eat pork. According to Paige Godden of Iowa Starting Line, King made the remarks while speaking at a town hall event. Congressman Steve King tries to make a joke about […]
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Lured by jobs and housing, Karen refugees spread across Minnesota 13.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A small but growing number of Karen refugees are migrating from the Twin Cities metro area to put down roots in places like Albert Lea, Austin, Marshall and Willmar in Greater Minnesota.
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Life-Long Conservative's Explanation Why She Can't Vote for Trump Goes Viral, 'Should Have Republicans Scared' 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"He is not a conservative, and I don't think he's a good man," an Iowa State Fair goer said about President Donald Trump.
Cuba feels the pinch of the Trump administration's travel restrictions 11.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Cuba's fledgling private sector, including cab drivers, tour guides, souvenir sellers and shop owners, is hurting from the Trump administration's travel restrictions on Americans.

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Lefty Late Night Hosts Lecture Americans on Need for More Gun Control 6.8.2019 NewsBusters
It is par for the course to hear demands of gun control from the media in the aftermath coverage of a mass shooting. The leftist brigade of late night hosts’ stood in solidarity Monday night in their opposition to the Second Amendment and calls for stricter gun laws. ...
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Some big farms collect big checks from Trump aid package 6.7.2019 LA Times: Business

When President Trump’s administration announced a $12-billion aid package for farmers struggling under the financial strain of his trade war with China, the payments were capped. But many large farming operations had no trouble finding legal ways around them, records provided to the Associated...

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Big farms find easy ways around Trump trade aid limits 3.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The government paid out nearly $2.8 million to a Missouri soybean-growing operation registered as three entities. More than $900,000 went to five other farm businesses, in Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and two in Texas. Three other farming operations collected more than $800,000. Sixteen more collected over $700,000.
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5 restaurants driving L.A.’s food conversation: Patricia Escárcega’s list 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the six months since Bill Addison and I joined L.A. Times Food as co-restaurant critics, my personal highlight reel of phenomenally good Meals to Remember has blown up to embarrassing proportions. There have been rewarding late-night food truck runs, meticulous multi-course dinners prepared...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed his first budget. Here’s where the $215 billion will go 28.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a $214.8-billion government spending plan - with significant cash for schools and subsidies for many to purchase health insurance.
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A number of Democrats running for president are kind of weird about food 20.6.2019 Raw Story
The New York Times has posted a series of short videos of the Democratic candidates for president answering important questions, like what they propose to do about our broken health care system and just how crooked Donald Trump is. Because campaign coverage demands candidates be allowed “human” (debatable!) moments, the Times also asked the participating candidates […]
California lawmakers quietly tuck cash for local perks inside the state’s new budget 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California lawmakers frequently proclaim that a state budget is an expression of values, a clear sign of what they believe in and why. But that kind of bold assertion is bound to be tested — and sometimes tripped up — by the political realities of Sacramento.

Which brings us to the spending plan...

W. Kamau Bell: Christianity, capitalism, and white supremacy are what bind conservatives together 12.6.2019 Raw Story
Americans are in a political cold war against one another. In the age of Trump this conflict all too often feels as though it will inevitably turn hot. Americans increasingly do not talk to one another across divides of political party and values; they live in information bubbles that are self-confirming, where prior ideas and beliefs […]
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Sobriety in the restaurant industry 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The top food stories from this week at the Los Angeles Times:


Amy Scattergood talks to chefs and food industry folks about how they’re turning the service model on themselves to help those struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse in a profession long fraught with it.


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