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Sen. Johnson’s Denials About Russian Disinfo Look More And More Bogus 18.9.2020 Crooks Liars
A very damning report in The Daily Beast reveals that U.S. intelligence has warned for more than a year that Andriy Derkach – recently cited as an “active Russian agent” by the U.S. Treasury Department – was suspected of election interference. The blacklisting [of Derkach] has caused problems for one legislator in particular: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who is nearing the end of a probe into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s activities in Ukraine—specifically, the discredited notion that the then-vice president halted a corruption probe that might have interfered with his son Hunter’s business interests there. It’s a would-be controversy that’s been fueled by a nexus of Trump allies and pro-Russian ...
Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open 18.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In late April, as COVID-19 raced through meatpacking plants sickening and killing workers, President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order aimed at keeping […]
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Mitch McConnell loves the filibuster — and that’s why Democrats need to destroy it 18.9.2020 Raw Story
The persistence of the filibuster is one of the deeper political mysteries of the age. As a legislative tool, it has a profoundly dishonorable history. People remember it as the tool that Sen. Jefferson Smith used to defeat Sen. Joseph Harrison Paine and his corrupt political machine. But Jeff Smith and Joe Paine never existed; […]
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Biden Volunteers Are Encountering a Shocking Number of Voters Pushing an Unhinged Smear 17.9.2020 Mother Jones
Since she retired last year, my mom has spent a good deal of her free time knocking on doors and making phone calls for political candidates. During the pandemic, she’s turned to text-banking as a way to stay involved politically at a time when social distancing and travel restrictions have made it difficult to canvass […]
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Republicans say the quiet part out loud: Biden probe ‘would certainly help Donald Trump win re-election’ 17.9.2020 Raw Story
Democrats accused Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., of abusing his position after he publicly admitted that his investigation into the party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden would “certainly” help President Donald Trump’s re-election chances. Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has led a probe into Obama-era intelligence activities and Biden’s alleged ties to Ukraine […]
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The CDC Head Said Masks Are Better Than Vaccines. Here’s What He Meant. 17.9.2020 Mother Jones
Earlier today, Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control, provoked the ire of some parts of the internet when he suggested that masks might be more effective than vaccines. “I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I […]
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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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Bipartisan House Group Tries to Revive Pandemic Aid Negotiations With Longshot Bill 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
A bipartisan coalition of 50 House representatives unveiled a new coronavirus relief proposal on Tuesday, in hopes of restarting pandemic relief negotiations and passing an aid package in the weeks ahead of the November election. The plan splits the difference between the meager Senate GOP bill and the more expansive House Democratic one, but it’s […]
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Ohio Republican may be most unpopular politician in history — and is likely to be re-elected in November 16.9.2020 Raw Story
No matter how far the disgraced former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives is on track to win re-election in November in spite of his fall from grace with voters. “Indicted Republican former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder now has the potential to claim another title – albeit an undesirable one – for his […]
“No One Knows Where This Came From”—Trump Bans Offshore Drilling 13.9.2020 Mother Jones
Something weird happened at a Trump campaign appearance in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday. President Trump—long-time antagonist of environmental regulations and big-time proponent of oil and gas development—announced a decade-long ban on offshore drilling off the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. “This protects your beautiful Gulf and your beautiful ocean, and it will for a long time […]
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Young. Black. Gay. Heading to Congress. Meet the Ascendant Mondaire Jones. 11.9.2020 Mother Jones
Mondaire Jones is what they like to call a “rising star.” He is in line to become one of the first gay Black men to serve in the US Congress after winning the Democratic primary for New York’s 17th Congressional District in June, forming a class of candidates upending expectations and tapping into a fervor […]
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The Election Interference Is Coming From Inside the White House 11.9.2020 Mother Jones
Last week, 11 Democratic senators signed on to a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding the United States impose new sanctions on Russians who attempt to interfere with the 2020 election. “There is virtually no national security threat more serious,” they wrote, “than that posed by those who would undermine confidence in, and the […]
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The NYPD Repeatedly Promoted Cop Accused of Racist, Invasive Strip Searches 11.9.2020
Eighty-six NYPD leaders have at least one credible misconduct allegation on file. This officer has the ...
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Rick Perry was trying to help friends cash in on a big gas deal while accidentally getting Trump impeached 11.9.2020 Raw Story
Rick Perry came to Washington looking for a deal, and less than two months into his tenure as energy secretary, he found a hot prospect. It was April 19, 2017, and Perry, the former Texas governor, failed presidential candidate and contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” was sitting in his office on Independence Avenue with […]
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Coronavirus and Russia: Trump and the GOP’s Double Betrayal 11.9.2020 Mother Jones
Not since the Civil War—when leaders responsible for the enslavement and brutalization of millions of Americans sought to destroy the United States and took military action that resulted in the violent deaths of hundreds of thousands of citizens—has a group of politicians so profoundly betrayed the republic. And this band—Donald Trump and GOP officials—has done […]
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Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Worked With an “Active Russian Agent” to Discredit Joe Biden 11.9.2020 Mother Jones
A Ukrainian parliamentarian who has supplied Rudy Giuliani with information intended to smear Joe Biden has been “an active Russian agent for over a decade,” according to the US Treasury Department. On Thursday, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control placed the official, Andriy Derkach, on a list of “Russia-linked election interference actors” and slapped him […]
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Homeland Security whistleblower has classified info to confirm DHS changed intel to match Trump 10.9.2020 Raw Story
It was reported this week that a whistleblower has come forward claiming the Department of Homeland Security intentionally altered intelligence to match what President Donald Trump was saying publicly. To make matters worse, DHS also tried to “censor or manipulate the intelligence information” connected to Russia’s interference in U.S. elections, as well as the threat […]
GOP senator implicated in Rudy Giuliani plot to smear Biden with help from Russian spy 10.9.2020 Raw Story
The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned one of Rudy Giuliani’s contacts in Ukraine for allegedly trying to interfere in the U.S. election, possibly with the help of a Republican senator. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney worked closely with Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Derkach, who the Treasury Department described as an active Russian agent for over a decade, […]
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Vanessa Guillén Family Wants Fort Hood Shut Down Over Its Rape Culture Cover-Up 10.9.2020
The family is set to release the final draft of a forthcoming bill in Vanessa Guillén’s name as soon as ...
Why Is the DOJ Intervening in E. Jean Carroll’s Suit Against Trump? A Former US Attorney Explains 10.9.2020 Mother Jones
Yesterday, in what the New York Times dubbed a “highly unusual legal move,” the Department of Justice moved to take over the defense of President Donald Trump in the defamation lawsuit filed against him by E. Jean Carroll, a writer and advice columnist, who alleges Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the […]
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