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Facebook Is 'Like A Toddler Who Has Gotten His Hands on A Book of Matches': Senator Blasts Cryptocurrency Plan 17.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Facebook has demonstrated through scandal after scandal that it doesn't deserve our trust... We'd be crazy to give them a chance to experiment with people's bank accounts," Sherrod Brown said.
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Esper criticized for industry tries, but appears headed for confirmation as Defense secretary 16.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Trump's nominee for Defense secretary brushed aside Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call for him to recuse himself from dealing with his former employer, a major defense contractor.

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“This Is Outrageous”: Elizabeth Warren Unloads on Trump’s Pentagon Nominee 16.7.2019 Mother Jones
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tore into Mark Esper, President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Pentagon, during a series of heated questions at Esper’s confirmation hearing Tuesday morning. Esper was a top lobbyist for defense contractor Raytheon from 2010 until Trump nominated him as Army secretary in 2017 and he pledge to recuse himself from issues […]
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Trump Insists His Racist Tweets Were “NOT Racist” 16.7.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again defended his racist weekend tweets targeting four Congresswomen of color, this time insisting that he doesn’t “have a Racist bone” and accusing the lawmakers of “hat[ing] our Country.” …..Congresswomen, who I truly believe, based on their actions, hate our Country. Get a list of the HORRIBLE things they […]
Judge Bars Roger Stone From Social Media 16.7.2019 Mother Jones
A federal judge banned Roger Stone from using popular social media platforms after finding he had repeatedly violated her order barring him from publicly commenting on the case against him, but she stopped short of exercising her power to jail him by revoking his bond.   “You may not post on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook […]
Last chance for impeachment: Next week Robert Mueller will shape history — but how? 16.7.2019 Raw Story
When Robert Mueller comes to Congress next week to field questions — “answer” is too optimistic — about what he learned in his investigation of Russia and Donald Trump, it’ll be his and our last chance to get it right; to inform the American people of the enormity of Trump’s offenses and our sacred duty […]
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Trump Wants to End Asylum at the Border—and Quickly Deport Migrants to the Countries They’re Fleeing 16.7.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration is about to make it much more difficult for migrants to seek asylum in the United States, announcing a new policy Monday that would drastically change asylum policies as we know them. The new rule, set to go into effect Tuesday, would force migrants from anywhere outside of Mexico or Canada to […]
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The Pentagon’s Chain of Command Is—in Military Parlance—FUBAR 16.7.2019 Mother Jones
When retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis stepped down as secretary of defense in December, he promised to “ensure stability within the Department” by remaining in his post until the end of February, he wrote in a letter announcing his resignation—”a date that should allow sufficient time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed.”  That, […]
The US Government Has Done “Almost Nothing” to Stop Cyber Attacks 16.7.2019 Mother Jones
In 2004, as he sat before the commission investigating the 9/11 attacks, Richard Clarke famously declared, “Your government failed you, those entrusted with protecting you failed you, and I failed you,” before asking for understanding and forgiveness. Clarke, a former senior government counterterrorism official, told the world that before the terrorist attacks, President George W. […]
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US Journalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazil’s Web of Corruption 16.7.2019 Truthout.com
At the root of the campaign is a latent homophobia fueled by Bolsonaro and his supporters.
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The Worst Responses to Trump’s Racist Tweets 15.7.2019 Mother Jones
While President Donald Trump continues to double down on his racist weekend tweetstorm, his fiercest defenders are contorting themselves to try to explain that, actually, those comments weren’t racist.  On Sunday, Trump unleashed a string of attacks on four freshman Democratic congresswomen of color—Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley […]
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This Is Why Republicans Won’t Condemn Trump’s “Go Back” Home Tweets 15.7.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump’s assertion that “both sides” were to blame for the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia is widely viewed as a hallmark moment in the president’s longstanding record of racist behavior—a turning point so defining that it attracted what has become an exceedingly rare response in American politics: bipartisan condemnation. “Why don’t they […]
Matt as Hell: A Roundup of Matt Gaetz’s Most Outrageous Remarks 15.7.2019 Mother Jones
Some members of Congress make a name for themselves with signature legislation or federal funds for their districts. Matt Gaetz has chosen a more Trump-like route, defending the president at all costs and hurling insults at anyone who dares to cross either of them. Here are some of his most outrageous comments: In 2013, taking […]
Lots of Activists Are Really Not Happy that Tom Steyer Has Entered the 2020 Race 15.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Billionaire activist Tom Steyer announced his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, promising a populist campaign that harnesses his years of work fighting the fossil fuel industry and advocating for climate action. Yet his decision to enter the race—after […]
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On Foreign Policy, Biden Is The Anti-Trump 13.7.2019 Outside the Beltway
Joe Biden delivered his first major foreign policy address of the campaign. It's not perfect, but it's better than what we have right now.
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If Dan Coats Leaves, Trump Might Just Pick This Far-Right Islam Critic to Take Over 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump is reportedly planning a shakeup of his national security team. The news site Axios reported Friday that Trump is planning to oust Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and, along with several other outlets, identified the president’s preferred replacement as Fred Fleitz, John Bolton’s former deputy and a former CIA analyst best known […]
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Watch Al Franken Grill Trump’s New Labor Chief for Promoting Sweatshops 12.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Friday, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta will be replaced on an acting basis by Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella.   As Mother Jones reported in 2017, after reviewing hundreds of pages of billing records and emails, Pizzella worked in the late 1990s with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to […]
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‘I’m with him’: Trump whines about Alex Acosta resigning over Epstein scandal 12.7.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump on Friday appeared outside of the White House alongside his Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta, to announce his cabinet member’s resignation. “But I just want to let you know this was him, not me,” Trump said. “Because I am with him. He was a tremendous talent. He’s a Hispanic man, he went to […]
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A major Russian financing scandal connects to America’s Christian fundamentalists 12.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
A series of reports over the past few months have pulled back the curtain on discussions about secret funding from Russia to far-right forces in Europe. Now, there are new questions about the connection the funding has with perhaps the most notorious international anti-LGBTQ group in existence — a joint Russian-American brainchild called the World […]
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The Trump administration wants to dismantle the agency overseeing 2 million federal workers – and weaken safeguards against partisanship 12.7.2019 Raw Story
The U.S. government has put expertise and competence ahead of political considerations when it hires people for more than 135 years. As a result of changes made during President Chester Arthur’s administration, the vast majority of government jobs can only be awarded on the basis of merit. Prospective employees historically had to complete a competitive […]
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