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Boeing Wants a Government Bailout. The Pentagon Already Gave It One. 9.4.2020 Mother Jones
A brutal 2019 for Boeing was turning into an even more torturous 2020. After weathering the enormous cost of grounding its scandal-plagued 737 Max jets, Boeing stood to lose even more money from the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on airlines.  Then the Pentagon stepped in to help. Unlike its competitors in the airline […]
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Donald Trump is a ‘predator’ who ‘would be in prison’ if he hadn’t been born rich: clinical psychiatry expert 9.4.2020 Raw Story
Most people find Donald Trump bewildering. His lies, cruelty, corruption, greed, delusions of godlike power and other unconscionable behavior seem unbelievable. If Trump were a character in a TV show, movie or comic book, the audience would laugh at his clumsy, obvious villainy. The whole story would be rejected as horrendously bad writing and a waste of time. […]
‘Resign you thief!’ Internet unimpressed by Kelly Loeffler’s attempt to fix her stock scandal 9.4.2020 Raw Story
Under heavy fire for a series of suspicious stock transactions in the middle of receiving classified briefings on coronavirus, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) announced on Wednesday that she will be selling off her individual stock shares, converting her assets into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. I’m taking action to move beyond the media fixation on […]
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Trump’s latest crime spree: With pandemic as cover, he’s going for epic corruption 8.4.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump is on a search-and-destroy mission to remove anyone who might get in the way of him committing more crimes or using the federal government as a personal piggybank for himself and his friends. And he’s using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover, knowing that both the media and Congress are too busy dealing with […]
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‘Fascism is eyeing this republic like lunch’: Expert warns Trump attack on Inspectors General is ‘late-stage corruption’ 8.4.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump has fired two top Inspectors General since Friday, and freely admitted Tuesday he is targeting for firing at least seven of the federal government’s key watchdogs. The press largely ignored Trump’s brazen admission, but he clearly said Tuesday he intends to “change” out even decades-long veteran Inspectors General, with less-qualified ones loyal […]
‘Break glass moment for our democracy’: Experts sound alarm over Trump plan to purge 7 inspectors general 8.4.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump is expected to fire at least seven top inspectors general, and legal experts are sounding the alarm. Late Tuesday night RealClearPolitics White House and national political correspondent Susan Crabtree dropped this bombshell: Breaking: Trump is firing 7 IGs in one fail swoop, sources confirm to @RealClearNews. Most likely will be the IGs […]
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There’s no respite from Trump’s vindictiveness and foolishness 8.4.2020 Raw Story
As we know, even in the midst of a national emergency, Donald Trump could find time and bandwidth to continue his retribution campaign. He dismissed Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence agencies, for doing “a terrible job,” satisfying his own thirst for vengeance for anyone who actually adhered to law and practice over […]
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Trump’s petty vindictiveness on full display despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis 6.4.2020 Raw Story
As we know, even in the midst of a national emergency, Donald Trump could find time and bandwidth to continue his retribution campaign. He dismissed Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence agencies, for doing “a terrible job,” satisfying his own thirst for vengeance for anyone who actually adhered to law and practice over […]
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Massive coronavirus bailout will inevitably result in scandal – and Trump’s hatred of oversight will aggravate it 3.4.2020 Raw Story
There’s going to be scandal involved in this bailout. It is unquestionable. There is going to be fraud– that is going to be committed in this bailout. There are going to be individuals who are unjustly rewarded, and others who should have been saved and rescued, who will be left on the side  to rot.—Neil […]
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The Deep Problem: Behind the Chaos 27.3.2020 The Moderate Voice

by Rebecca Ralston As we deal with our lives in that face of the corona virus crisis, it is hard to focus on the deeper problems that face us. We may be used to the chaos, corruption, and criminality in the Trump administration. They are but a reflection of an underlying problem. Since the 1970’s, […]

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Voting by mail would reduce coronavirus transmission — but it has other risks 25.3.2020 Raw Story
Because of a rise in its Latino population, Gwinnett County in suburban Atlanta had to mail out absentee ballots with information in both English and Spanish in 2018. The result was chaos. The county accommodated the increased text by printing it in 6.5-point font, making each letter smaller than a sesame seed. Many voters were […]
Brazilians turn against Bolsonaro for government's handling of coronavirus crisis 23.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As the coronavirus crisis worsens in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro still balks at acknowledging the urgency.

Mitch McConnell aide implicated in stock market moves during coronavirus’ early days 21.3.2020 Raw Story
According to a Saturday morning report from Politico, a senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has now been implicated in the growing scandal of lawmakers who made suspicious stock market trades just as the government was becoming aware of the growing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The report notes that “Scott Sloofman, […]
The disturbing ideology lurking behind Senator Richard Burr’s corruption 21.3.2020 Raw Story
You may have noticed by now the number of celebrities, professional athletes and public officials who have come forward to say they are infected by the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The Brooklyn Nets announced Wednesday that the entire team had been examined by a private lab. Four players tested positive, including star Kevin Durant. This article was originally […]
GOP’s Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler hit with ethics complaints over coronavirus insider trading scandal 21.3.2020 Raw Story
In a series of bombshell news reports, two GOP senators, Richard Burr of North Carolina and Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, are facing serious questions surrounding their dumping of hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars worth of stock as the coronavirus began to unfold and become a major international news story. Now, the government watchdog […]
The sobering reality: Republicans supervillains profited while abandoning us to coronavirus 21.3.2020 Raw Story
The No. 1 rule, when it comes to Republican behavior during a crisis, is that it is always worse than you imagined. That was true during Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, when it turned out that the Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee was denying and hiding evidence while trying to undermine the federal investigation into Trump. […]
Coronavirus: A story of blatant GOP corruption and irresponsibility 20.3.2020 Raw Story
As we watch states around the country start to shut down, one by one, as if the lights were all going out across the country, there is plenty of discussion about President Trump’s bungled response and his compulsion to deliver happy talk and disinformation to the American people. Now that he is unable to hold […]
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‘Swamp crook’ Richard Burr torn to pieces over ‘weak as hell’ excuse for insider trading scandal 20.3.2020 Raw Story
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) on Friday finally responded to news that he dumped up to $1.6 million worth of stocks right after he received intelligence briefings on the coronavirus pandemic this past February. Burr, who is the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, claimed that he didn’t dump his stock holdings because of information he’d […]
Republican Senators Commit Insider Trading after Coronavirus Brief 20.3.2020 Outside the Beltway
Richard Burr, Jim Inhofe, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler should go to jail.
‘Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler need to resign now’: Republicans blasted for stock dumping after coronavirus briefings 20.3.2020 Raw Story
Two Republican Senators dumped stock after receiving briefings on the coronavirus crisis and before the plunge in stock prices. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) both revealed their actions in ethics filings. Here’s some of what people were saying about the GOP senators: Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler need to resign now. […]
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